of Mars in sidereal Capricorn.......
of the important astrological events of 2018 is the transit of Mars in the sidereal
Capricorn. Mars enters the
sidereal Capricorn on May 2, 2018 and it stays in Capricorn for more
than six months till November 6, 2018. During that stay in
Capricorn, Mars turns retrograde on June 27 and then it becomes direct on
is the planet of action, energy and strength, and it becomes exalted in
Capricorn. Capricorn being the earth and cardinal sign, it's the
perfect sign for Mars to explode (cardinal being the lead sign) with a
tremendous strength. And the manifestation of that energy will be
reflected in the material world (earth sign) with tremendous ups and
downs (ups during its direct motion and downs during its retrograde
motion) that will be intensely experienced by the entire world,
especially by the military personnel (Mars being the fire sign with
tremendous energy and strength), sportsmen, warriors, fighters,
commanders, leaders and people in power in almost every field
(especially in politics and business). Also, Capricorn being the earth
sign, the sign of accumulation of material wealth, the transit of Mars
through Capricorn means volatility in the financial markets.
May 2 - June 27, we are likely to enjoy the positive energy of Mars as it
begins its journey through Capricorn. But then during June 27
through August 28, we are likely to feel the negative energy of the
retrograde Mars as the ride starts becoming painful and
frustrating. Thus, during June 27-August 28, the possibility of
war, violence, destruction of material wealth due to natural as well as
man-made calamities, social and political uproars, financial markets
coming under tremendous pressure, political leaders and business
executives feeling the pains are very real. After August 28 till
November 6, we are
likely to go through a slow period of recovery for at least few weeks
before we regain the full speed of positive energy of Mars.
intensity of negative energy of Capricorn Mars will be more apparent
during its close square (with in three degrees) with Uranus (May 12-17;
July 28 - Aug 4; Sept 15-20) and
opposition with the lunar north node, Rahu (June 9-18; July 12-22; Sept
for those who have well placed Mars in their natal charts are likely to
do well during this transit of Mars, the others will feel unbearable
pain and perhaps emotional breakdowns depending on the Mars placements
in their natal charts.
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently influence
him most) for May will continue to be Saturn and Venus. In addition,
operating planet for the rest of the month.
During May, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh
house of his progressive chart. And it will be in the 3rd house of his ninefold
progressive chart. Venus will be in sidereal Taurus (the 12th house of his progressive chart)
until May 14, and then in Gemini (the 1st house of his progressive chart) for the rest of the month.
Neptune will be 9th
house of his progressive chart and in the 11th house of his ninefold progressive
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
is unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart) for him,
but being in the 3rd house of his ninefold progressive chart, it's favorable for
him during May. Therefore, while Mr. trump will likely to continue to cause a lot of stir by exhibiting immature and
senseless behavior in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike,
simultaneously he is also likely to get his way in moving his agenda forward and to some
extent victorious over his adversaries. However, through the entire month he might get involved in direct
confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his
family members and friends.
The manifestation of the
Venus, until May 14, will be reflected in, as far his dealings with
women are concerned, more vulnerability to women and improper behavior with
The deceptive Neptune
may become cause for he being surrounded with deceptive atmosphere and will likely to face with lot
of issues related to the ongoing Russia probe by the special council, while
intense opposition from GOP leaders.
When the planetary transits with respect to his natal
chart are considered, the transiting Mars will oppose his natal Saturn during
May 2-5 resulting in intensive political fire work and drama. Furthermore the
transiting Mars will oppose Venus (May 6-12), and would likely to bring out the
sex related scandals that he had in the past but denied being involved with
them. In addition, the transiting Mars will be in 8th house of his progressive chart,
and it will make him more frustrated and helpless in governing the White
House and the country.
during April, the favorable
transit of ninefold Saturn may bestow him with some political success, the
deceptive Neptune and turbulent Mars in his transit chart are likely to become responsible for yet another extremely challenging and trying month for him to deal with
the ongoing Russia probe, women, suspicious and insecure people around him and in advancing
his political agenda.
important challenging planetary configurations
for May include
Uranus-Rahu (May 10-16) and Pluto-Uranus (May 28 - June 7) ninefold
oppositions, Neptune-Rahu (May 15-23) ninefold quincunx, Uranus-Saturn (April 24-May 2) ninefold
square and Uranus-Mars (May 12-15) square.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Rahu (May
ninefold opposition will be reflected
in a difficult period
the United States, and in
particular, the Republican Party and republicans are likely to run into. Also, USA and
China likely to continue to go through a crisis situation during this period.
(May 28 - June 7) ninefold opposition may become responsible for a unique change in the way the current
Trump administration deals with other
nations with respect to its Make America Great Again and terrorism agenda and
foreign policy matters. Expect some serious issues that the Trump administration could get
The Neptune-Rahu (May
15-23) ninefold quincunx may become cause for a social as well as
turmoil in Russia and China.
Covert activities around the world may find a new momentum (but because of
Neptune's secretive character we may never know) with regard to terrorism and
other international conflicts.
(April 24-May 2) ninefold square may become responsible for a social or
political turmoil in the USA, Russia or China, as well as rising tensions
between the USA and Russia, and USA and China.
12-15) square means a strong possibility of some sudden outbreak of an
undesirable happening and both natural and man-made
calamities. The countries that are most likely to be affected during this period would be the United States of America,
Syria, Iraq, Iran, Palestine and
important auspicious planetary configuration
for May include Neptune-Saturn (April 17 - May 5)
and Pluto-Saturn (May 26 - June 9) ninefold trines, and Neptune-Jupiter (May
17 - June 1) trine,
Neptune-Saturn (April 17 - May 5) ninefold trine may become responsible for
a significant progress in
most of the
technological areas via inventions and discoveries and the influence of
spiritual and religious activities imparting positive energy and creating a very healthy atmosphere around
us, the Pluto-Saturn (May
26 - June 9) ninefold trine means a good period for
European and Russian economy. This period is also good for progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
The manifestations of the Neptune-Jupiter
(May 17 - June 1) trine may be reflected in the positive changes in religious, academic, and social
fields collectively helping the material and spiritual growth for humanity in
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: USA, China, Russia, North and South
Korea and the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran and Palestine-Israel
Natural and Man-made Calamities........
The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes,
heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as man made accidents are more
likely to occur during May 1-2, 10-23, 27-31.
prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if
occur, are likely to occur on
5-7, 9-21, 25, 27-29, 31.
note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience,
the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2017 are provided at Earthquake
There was no
earthquake of magnitude seven and higher during May.
calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, accidents,
and air crashes, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather
conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts,
hurricanes or typhoons, thunderstorms, earthquakes and fires
on the last month's World Financial Markets
financial markets for May begin with a bearish tone for a couple of days, then
mixed for about five days, then bearish again for a week and finally markets end the month with a mixed tone.
must be noted that the basis for the following predictions mainly includes the
influence of the planets Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars along with the slower moving
modern planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. For the ninefold analysis, the fast
moving planets like Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Moon can also influence the outcome
of the world markets. However, these influences, although usually insignificant,
are difficult to account for as the analysis then becomes too complex to make
market predictions. Therefore, should it become necessary to account for
the influence of fast moving planets the timely advanced updates whenever
appropriate will be provided.
The copying, republication or
redistribution of Astro Insight Content, including by
framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited
without the prior written consent of Astro Insight.