Retrograde Mercury (September 7-30)
On September 7, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in
It will stay retrograde until September 30. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Virgo means
more frustrating periods for researchers, accountants, organizers,
mathematicians and business people. This is the time not to start
a new project or venture, but rather reflect on what's been done so far.
Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you
have been postponing for a long time due to lack of time.
In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart, and if
your current planetary cycle provides the results of Mercury then you are more
likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this
period with respect to matters signified by the house it's transiting in your
ninefold trine and Neptune-Ketu ninefold sextile (Aug
22 - Sept 14)
trine is going to be very auspicious and favorable for those who have these
planets favorably placed in their natal charts. Expect monetary as well as
power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social
fields. The ideas that you always wanted to pursue but somehow could never
get started....now is the time to follow that dream. You will distinctly notice
and feel the positive energy flowing through you during this period. It's
time to jump in and enjoy this period.
On a collective level, religious activities all around
the world are likely to expand with new vigor and energy, conservatives will
have upper hand over the liberals, China and Russia are likely to see positive
developments occurring in the social and economical fields.
Uranus-Saturn opposition (September 8 - 21)
The Saturn-Uranus opposition occurs about once every
40-42 year. This is the third leg of the Uranus-Saturn opposition since we just
had two during last Oct 27 - Nov 14, and Jan 26 - Feb 13. During this leg Saturn
is direct in Virgo and Uranus is retrograde in Pisces. It is not good for those
who have such opposition or square in their birth charts. In addition, if the
planet Uranus or Saturn is affecting your life via your current progressive
chart, then you might want to consider taking extra precautions in the areas
which are affected by these planets as shown in your natal chart. Such
people should avoid taking any kind of risk at any cost during this period.
Such opposition can make things so miserable and difficult for you that most
likely you are not going to forget them in your entire life. Staying low key is
certainly the way to go. Avoid any new ventures and postpone the matters
that you want to begin till this period is passed.
On a collective level, the United States of America,
Russia or China may experience social or political turmoil at home as well as
tensions rising among them.
Neptune-Saturn quincunx (September 5-18)
you have Neptune-Saturn quincunx in your birth chart, and
if your current planetary operating cycle is
influenced by either of these planets then you are likely to experience a subtle
but serious financial or social setback or an unpleasant secret will be
revealed to you. If you are planning to take a long distance (overseas) trip
during this period, be extra careful for nasty surprises, or even being stranded
in places you never dream of. You may experience situations totally beyond your
On collective level, covert activities will be on rise. Possibilities of natural as well as man-made
calamities are very likely during this period. Places like Russia and China are likely to
experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries are likely to
see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious
activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open.
Pluto-Saturn ninefold quincunx (September 7-11)
For those who have quincunx, square, or opposition of Pluto and Saturn in
their birth charts, and for those whose current planetary operating cycle is
influenced by either of these planets are likely to experience a severe setback
or turmoil in their lives. Such quincunx can become a very strong force
to destroy the current setting of your lifestyle due to misfortune or things
beyond your control and transform it to a totally
new life setting which may or may not be desirable depending on the strength and
positive influence of these planets in the natal chart. In any event it's going
to be a irreversible event.
a collective level, expect another outbreak of violence and terrorist activities
in Middle-East, a good possibility of natural as well as man-made calamities, and to
some extent, war-like climate in some part of the world. Tension between
Israelis and Palestinians will remain unabated. Some of the east-European
countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
Pluto-Rahu ninefold trine (and Pluto-Ketu sextile)
If through your current progressive chart influence of
either Pluto or lunar node is active and if Pluto is favorably positioned with
respect to lunar nodes in your natal chart expect a very favorable time. Such positive events will be related to the affairs signified by the
houses these planets occupy or aspect. For example, if the seventh house is
involved, expect a new and positive development in relationship area, or business
partnership, or success in capturing the audience if you deal with masses. If
eleventh house is involved it may financially prove to be a very rewarding
On a collective level, this is a good period for economy. This period is also good for progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
Neptune-Saturn ninefold square (September 11-14)
If you have a Neptune-Saturn square in your birth chart,
and if any one of these two planets influencing you now through your current
progressive chart, then during this period you might want to consider
postponing your plans of expansion or any new venture, and just stay in a defensive
mode. This square has a tendency to ruin your plans in a very deceptive
manner, and usually, there is very little you can do about it once the process
On a collective level, countries like China and Russia
may face some difficult time during this period.
Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine (September 16 - October
At a collective level, the Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine
is positive in either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major
terrorist cells through covert operation. In addition, this ninefold trine is good for Russia
and to some extent for China. Also, on technological front, expect some positive
breakthroughs in space, medical, high technology and biotechnology fields.
On individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto is
in sextile with Neptune or Pluto-Neptune form a ninefold trine, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your
life via your current
progressive chart, then you are very likely to be positively affected by this
Depending on the houses these planets
occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a positive experience in that particular field.
Enjoy this experience!
(Saturn-Ketu sextile) (September
24 - October 4)
trine is usually favorable for those who have lunar nodes favorably
placed in their natal charts with respect to Saturn. If such placing is
connected to the first house, second house, ninth house, tenth house, or
eleventh house then expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and
improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you
always wanted to pursue your desired goals but somehow could never get started....now is the time
to follow that dream. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive energy
flowing through you during this period. It's time to jump in and enjoy
Neptune-Uranus ninefold square (September 16 -
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Neptune
squares Uranus, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your
life via your current
progressive chart, then you are very likely to be affected by this ninefold
Depending on the strength of these planets and houses they
occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a totally new challenge in that particular
field signified by the house they occupy in your natal chart. Be ready to face this powerful
and spontaneous challenge. Some of the likely scenarios are unexpected move (change of
residence), unexpected job change (or change of surrounding at work place),
meeting a person who is going to influence your life in a very dramatic fashion,
unexpected financial windfall or loss, unexpected severe depression, etc.
At a collective level, the manifestation of
Neptune-Uranus ninefold square will reflect in sudden change (either
positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia (and countries of
former Soviet Union) and magnificent advances in science and technology through
innovations, inventions, and discoveries.