Astrological Insights for August 2019
of the significant planetary events for August is the transit of Mercury in
sidereal Cancer until August 26, (because Mercury was retrograde in Cancer,
its transit in Cancer is extended till August 26) and it is likely to
play a significant role, the manifestation of which will distinctly be
reflected in confusion, misunderstanding, frustration not only in
political matters all around the world (especially in United States, Middle
East (Israel, Iran, Syria), India and Pakistan) but also at personal level in
lives of those who have poor placement of Mercury in their natal
charts. Mercury in water sign Cancer, being suffocated, usually have
trouble expressing himself or herself.
significant event (which has been going on since March) continues to be the perfect conjunction of transiting Saturn
and the south lunar node Ketu (and opposition of Saturn and Rahu) in sidereal
Sagittarius being a fire and spiritual sign ruled by Jupiter, it's about the
righteousness and our judicial perception coming under attack. It will be
reflected in all aspects of our lives, especially in social, political areas and the areas
where power and corruption dominates.
a period when karmic forces are working under full force, and experiences that
typically have no logical explanations resulting in "why it's happening
to me?" are likely to be far more frequent at both personal and
collective level. But at the same time, It's a period when after having
gone through painful experiences ultimately patience and perseverance
a period when our prejudices and conditionings are challenged and open up the
possibilities to shed them through understanding of "what is" and
let go of "what should be or what we would like it to be" and the
potential for seeing the reality by lifting the fog of illusion around us-a
process referred to as self-realization. This is a period when a
potential for true transformation (a spiritual experience) happens if we are
aware and conscious about our surroundings. More on this below under Saturn-Rahu
a result, it's possible that the collective political, religious and social
events all around the world, may go through a process of irreversible
transformation (a recent example, a series of president Trump's recent racist
appearing tweets and the debates among the democratic party's presidential
nominee hopefuls) that might be required to align the forces of nature
conjunction), as a next step of our human evolution!
transit of the lunar node Rahu in sidereal Gemini and Ketu in sidereal
Sagittarius (March 8, 2019 - September 25, 2020).......
backward moving lunar nodes (which represent the point of intersections of
earth's orbit around the Sun and the Moon's orbit around the Earth) Rahu and
Ketu stay in one sign for approximately 18 to 18 1/2 months, and on
March 8, they changed signs (Rahu from Cancer to Gemini and Ketu from
Capricorn to Sagittarius). And they remain in their respective signs till
September 25, 2020.
for individuals, Rahu and Ketu are considered as karmic planets. Those who
have Aries, Leo, Virgo, Libra and Capricorn ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant are
likely to be benefited by positive energy of these lunar nodes for next 18
months or so. While Leo and Virgo ninefold ascendant people will likely
to see financial gains and professional success, Libra and Aries ascendant
people will put their new ideas to work by successfully implementing them. The
Capricorn ascendant people will be victorious over their rivals and overcome
heavy odds to be successful in whatever they do.
next next 6 to 8 months the lunar node Rahu will be making oppositions with
planets Saturn and Pluto (and simultaneously the lunar node Ketu will conjunct
Saturn and Pluto) These opposition and conjunction aspects will be very
strong and intense.
Saturn-Rahu opposition occurs during March 31 - October 23 (within
three degrees). It usually deals with intense karmic experiences for
both individuals and collectively for a society or nation as a whole.
individuals, based on their natal charts, if they have challenging placement
of these planets, they are likely to go through painful material experiences as a
part of their karmic redemption process, and only through the awareness
while going through
these painful experiences, such individuals can transform their lives by
understanding themselves, a process usually refers as a self
collective level (societies or nations), places like Russia, China, Saudi
Arabia and Iran are likely to experience social or political unrest. In the
United States, the political Republican party and republicans may go through
unwanted painful experiences during this period.
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently active for
him) for August continue to be Saturn, Venus, Pluto and Ketu. While Saturn
and Venus will continue to be operating planets for him for several more years, Pluto and
Ketu will continue to be till
August 29, 2019.
Saturn will be in the sidereal Sagittarius, in the seventh
house of his progressive chart, and in the 5th house of his ninefold progressive
chart. Venus will be in sidereal Cancer (the 2nd house of his progressive chart) till
Aug 16, and then in Leo (the 3rd house of his progressive chart)
for the rest of the month.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
continues to be unfavorable, being in the seventh house of his progressive
chart, and also unfavorable, being in the 5th house of his ninefold
progressive chart. Due to being in the 7th house of his progressive
chart, Mr. Trump, as has been and will continue to face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries
alike. He will still be haunted by Mueller report and testimony's fallout, his
income tax returns and business litigations, and his self-created feud with
Congress men and women and others. He will even get involved in direct
confrontations with people that include with his
cabinet and family members. In addition, being in the
5th of of his ninefold progressive chart) Saturn is unfavorable for him, and
therefore, confusion and disappointment become
keywords to describe his political experiences.
The manifestation of the
resident transiting Venus is favorable for him for financial gains and material happiness
till Aug 16. And then the 3rd house resident transiting Venus will also be favorable
for him from recognition, showmanship and success standpoint. Thus, it's a
mixed picture when activation energies of unfavorable Saturn and favorable
Venus are combined.
The 7th house
resident Pluto in both the progressive and ninefold progressive charts is
certainly not positive for him as he will encounter sudden, unexpected
and explosive situations, and finding them extremely difficult to deal with.
In addition, the transiting Pluto is going to be in quincunx with his natal
Rahu, making it extraordinarily
challenging from politics standpoint. Furthermore, the 7th
house resident transiting Ketu, with its conjunction with the transiting Saturn will certainly add fuel to fire
the matters worse.
Thus, during August,
of Saturn in his the progressive and the ninefold progressive
chart presents a challenging picture, the favorable transit of Venus provides
him with the opportunities to have a political success. The conjunction of explosive and operating
transiting planets Saturn and Ketu in the 7th house of his progressive
chart will certainly create more political and
personal challenges from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in an yet
another trying and frustrating month for him to deal with
the fallout from Mueller report, investigations by House democrats into his
taxes and business dealings, his feud with congress women and suspicious and insecure people around him.
when one looks at the close conjunction of Sun and Rahu, and Rahu and Uranus
in the 10th house of his natal chart, and Moon in very close conjunction
with the lunar node Ketu in the 4th house of his natal chart, it's not very
surprising why he does the way he does. It seems to me, he is totally
driven by the country's (USA) destiny (at least at this point in history)
which is very closely tied with his own due to the Rahu-Uranus conjunction in
the 10th house of his natal chart.
the reflection of what collectively the country (USA) as a whole is going
through at this point in time. Perhaps, it's a part of painful process of
transformation and discovery of the next phase of its evolution, as reflected
in constant churning (and becoming aware of them) of our die hard social
prejudices and inherent, deeply rooted biases.
important challenging planetary configurations
for August include
Saturn-Rahu (April 25 - Sept 30) opposition; Pluto-Mars (Aug 2-4), Rahu-Jupiter
(Aug 15 - Sept 4) quincunxes, Neptune-Saturn (Aug 9 - Sept 23) and
Pluto-Neptune (June 23 - Sept 21 ninefold quincunx; Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (July 24 - Aug 2)
and Saturn-Jupiter (Aug 14-23) ninefold squares.
(April 25 - Sept 30) opposition
may become responsible for
social or political unrest in places like Russia or China (Hong Kong turmoil), and also for eruptions
of violence incidences at unexpected places stemming from racism and
religious hate. In addition, for the Republican Party and republicans
in the United States, it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
The manifestation of Pluto-Mars (Aug
2-4) quincunx may be reflected in a sudden outbreak of undesirable
happenings and possibilities of both natural and
man-made calamities in places like United States of America, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan,
Palestine and Israel.
The cause of Rahu-Jupiter (Aug 15 - Sept
4) quincunx may result in challenges that might surface for world
religious leaders in carrying out their routine activities.
The Pluto-Neptune (June 23 - Sept
21) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for: An eruption
of new waves of violence in the Palestine-Israel, Iran, Syria and
Afghanistan-Pakistan regions. Occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities
all around the world, and Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
The manifestation of Neptune-Saturn
(Aug 9 - Sept 23) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in rise in covert
activities all around the world. Natural
as well as man-made calamities are very likely during this period.
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.
The manifestation of Uranus-Rahu/Ketu
(July 24 - Aug 2) ninefold squares are likely to be reflected in a difficult
and messy situation for President Trump and his administration in
dealing with foreign matters. Terrorist activities are likely to occur in
the United States besides the volatile region of the Middle-East (Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel and
(Aug 14-23) ninefold square may become responsible for more controversies that test
traditional moral values in religious world, and in general, religious
authorities will have difficulty in keeping people
important auspicious planetary configuration
for August include Neptune-Jupiter (July 16-August 24) ninefold
trine and Pluto-Saturn (Aug 15 - Oct 9) ninefold sextile.
(July 16-August 24) ninefold trine may become responsible for new and positive changes
in religious, academic, and social
fields that people are likely to enjoy.
The manifestation of the Pluto-Saturn
(Aug 15 - Oct 9) ninefold sextile may be reflected in 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 countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: Russia,
China, USA, Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions), and Europe.