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Monthly Predictions for November 2018  

What to expect for US Mid-Term Elections ...........

The most dominant force behind the current political events in the United States from planetary standpoint is the squares of Uranus with the lunar nodes as they are approaching the exact square aspects around November 6 (within 1/2 degree).  Since Uranus loves change and likes to do away with the existing structure by replacing a new, As a result, I wouldn't be surprised if most of the congressional incumbents find themselves with tremendous difficulties in retaining their seats.  As I have pointed out below, next couple of months are going to witness extra-ordinarily chaotic, violent and painful period for the USA, especially from politics and social unrest standpoint.  In addition, the Uranus-Venus opposition (with both planets being retrograde), there is likely to be huge election surprises with lot of women winning the congressional seats.

Retrograde Mercury (Nov 17 - Dec 7) 

On November 17, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Scorpio. It will stay retrograde in Scorpio until December 7. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Scorpio means more frustrating periods for people in military, surgeons, sportsmen and people in politics in general, and particularly for those who are in governments, academic area and researchers. 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 due to lack of time.

In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if Mercury is currently your operating planet, 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 currently transiting through in your progressive chart.

Squares of Uranus with Lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu (Sept 29 - Dec 29).......

Months of October, November and December are likely to turn out to be extra-ordinarily chaotic, violent and painful for the USA, especially from politics and social unrest standpoint (as evidenced by the recent Supreme Court nominee hearings about sexual allegations) as the lunar nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will be squaring Aries- transiting Uranus during these months. This is a long three month period due to retrograde Uranus moving almost at the same speed as the backward moving lunar nodes.  And because Uranus happens to be the planet of USA and lunar nodes being Karmic, it's likely to be filled with lot of anxieties and uncertainties culminating into the capitulation of the current state of politics in the United States as the national Karma is going to be worked out during this long three month period.  

In light of President Donald Trump's achievements and challenges so far, in my opinion, he is the symbol of the current state of the American public sentiment and the divide. Despite all the challenges, chaos and his defiance of the established norms, the reason he is still in power is solely due to the strength of his tenth house Rahu-Uranus conjunction in his natal chart representing the powerful force (support of his solid base that totally shares his view of the world) and of entanglement of his destiny with the country's destiny.  Now with Uranus squaring the lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu, his challenges are likely to multiply manifold during these three months.  

The question would then be "would he survive?".  My short answer to this question is "Most likely not".  If he does (representing, for better or worse, the karmic force of the destiny of the USA), then the manifestation of his survival would certainly be reflected in the strength of his tenth house Rahu-Uranus conjunction in his natal chart representing the powerful force (support of his solid base that shares his view of the world) of entanglement of his destiny with the country's destiny.

However, I wouldn't be surprised if on one the fine mornings during 2018 or early 2019  we wakeup with his tweet of quitting his job or resignation or by legally being removed from the White House due to the fatal Sun-Rahu conjunction in the tenth house of his natal chart.

About President Donald Trump and his challenges...... 

President Trump's operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) for November continue to be Saturn and Venus. In addition, Mercury will be his operating planet till November 25, 2018.

During November, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house of his progressive chart, and it will be in the 2nd house of his ninefold progressive chart till November 27, and then in the third house of his ninefold progressive chart till the end of the month. The retrograde Venus will be in sidereal Libra (the 5th house of his progressive chart) for the entire month, and it becomes direct on November 16.  Mercury will be in sidereal Virgo (the 6th house of his progressive chart) for the entire month.  Mercury becomes retrograde on November 17 and stays retrograde in Scorpio till the end of the month.

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn continues to be unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart and in the second house of his ninefold progressive chart till November 27) for him.  Therefore, Mr. trump will likely to continue to have challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. He will continue to be haunted by Russia probe. He will even get involved in direct confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his cabinet members, family members and friends. 

The manifestation of the 5th house resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a favorable period for him from his showmanship standpoint and solid support from his base for the entire month. However, while its retrograde, Venus may become detrimental to his showmanship performance, probably due to his dealing with females or female issues.  Also, for the entire month, he might get involve with women for the wrong reason and become frustrated as a result.

The transiting Mercury in the 6th house of his progressive charge is good for his personal life, fame and success in his political endeavors. 

In addition, as described under the squares of Uranus with the lunar nodes (above) the transiting Rahu will be in square with the transiting Uranus till the end of the year, and Rahu and Uranus being in conjunction in the 10th house of his natal chart, his challenges are likely to multiply manifold during the next two months. 

Thus, during November, both the transit of Saturn and the ninefold Saturn are unfavorable, especially the ninefold Saturn (being in second house of his progressive chart till November 27). While Venus is partly  favorable for him from his showmanship standpoint, the transiting Saturn and the transiting Uranus squaring the transiting lunar nodes spell a troubling period for him from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in for yet another extremely challenging, trying and eventful month for him to deal with the ongoing Russia probe, immigration, women, suspicious and insecure people around him and for advancing his political agenda.

Transit of Venus in sidereal Libra (September 1 - December 31)......

On September 1, the planet Venus entered the sidereal Libra, and it is going to stay in Libra till the end of this year (December 31), a long four month period.  It's because while transiting through Libra it turns retrograde on October 6th, stays retrograde till November 16, and then becomes direct and stays in Libra till December 31.

Venus becomes retrograde about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for about six weeks.  In general, a Libra  retrograde Venus means a very challenging period for women, marriages, home life, lovers, entertainment industries.  Expect the divorce rates to peak, fighting between spouses to intensify, and delays, frustrations, and misunderstandings to take a center-stage in domestic matters. Sexual scandals of prominent people are likely to make headlines.  

However during its direct motion Sept 1 through Oct 6 and then Nov 16 through December 31, it's a very positive and rewarding period for people with Libra Venus in their natal charts.  Entertainment industries likely to advance with phenomenal success.

If you have a dominating Venus in your birth chart, and if your current planetary cycle influences your life via Venus then you are more likely to experience the effects of the retrograde Venus during its retrograde period. The entertainers like actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, movie directors and producers may find themselves in a miserable situation during the retrograde Venus period especially if they are currently being influenced by Venus through their current progressive cycles.

Jupiter's transit in the sidereal Scorpio (October 11)........

On October 11,2018,  Jupiter left (sidereal) Libra and entered the next zodiac sign, Scorpio.  Jupiter's transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. Jupiter will stay in Scorpio till March 27, 2019 and then enter Sagittarius and briefly stay there until April 25 (just about a month) and then return to Scorpio and stays in Scorpio until November 5, 2019.  Scorpio being fixed and water sign ruled by friendly Mars, Jupiter in Scorpio has a tendency to enhance material prosperity of those who have well placed and connected Mars and Jupiter in their birth charts. For those who have Jupiter's placement in their natal chart more inclined towards non-material aspects of life, Jupiter in water sign Scorpio is likely to help them evolve spiritually. In general, transit of Jupiter in Scorpio is positive.  For one thing spiritual prosperity around the world is more likely to expand. (It must be noted that despite Jupiter's positive influence on spiritual prosperity, effects of other planets should also be taken into account to assess the net result or effect). In addition, the influence of spiritual leaders, social reformers and in general, people that deal with philanthropy and philosophy are likely to take lead in shaping the future direction of human evolution through the philosophical and spiritual debates. Being in the challenging water sign Scorpio, Jupiter's journey through Scorpio will be marked with painful transformation.  In general, the Scorpio Jupiter is known to be responsible for world spiritual transformation and expansion. So from that perspective expect some positive spiritual changes during this period and welcome the Jupiter's entry in Scorpio.

On individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and have Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer or Libra as their natal ninefold ascendant are likely to experience a very positive twelve months period.

 

Global Predictions........

The important challenging planetary configurations for November include:

The manifestation of the Pluto-Uranus (Nov 17-27) ninefold opposition maybe reflected in a unique change in the way the Trump administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against terrorism agenda, and also with its domestic matters. A transformation of a political strategy is likely to become responsible of a change in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the Trump administration as the planet Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the field of politics to a new level or setting with a new set of norms. Expect some serious issues that the Trump administration could get tangled with.

The Uranus-Jupiter (Nov 3-10) quincunx may become responsible for the challenges involving earthshaking ideas that world religions might face and must attend to. The religious leaders, who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time.

The Rahu-Mars (Nov 13-15) quincunx may mean natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives and perhaps a demise of an international level political leader.

The Neptune-Rahu (Nov 1-14) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for social as well as economic 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.

The manifestation of the Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (Sept 29 - Dec 29) square may be reflected in having United States and particularly the President Trump and his administration to take extra precaution in dealing with foreign matters (recent one is the alleged killing of Washington Post reporter in Turkey in Saudi consulate). This is a long three month period, and it's likely to be filled with lot of anxieties and uncertainties culminating into the capitulation of the current state of politics. In addition, 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 Palestine). 

The Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (Nov 21-29) ninefold square may turn out to be a cause for a new wave of renewed violence in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Israel and Palestinians, as well as outbreak of terrorism around the world.

 

The important auspicious planetary configuration for November include:

The Pluto-Saturn (Nov 7-15) ninefold trine may become responsible for a positive period for European and Russian economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Saturn (Nov 20-26) ninefold trine may be reflected in a positive for Russia and China. In addition, most of the technological areas, especially in medical field, are likely to make significant progress via inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy, creating a very healthy atmosphere around us.

The Rahu-Jupiter (Nov 5-12) trine and the Saturn-Jupiter (Nov 24-29) ninefold sextile are positive for religions around the world. Religious organizations will enjoy their activities with positive experiences. People will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. 

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  United States, Europe, Russia, China and the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Palestine-Israel regions).  (More)              

    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 November 1-30, especially in the United States.

     Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on  November 1, 6, 11, 13, 29-30.  Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2018 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2018

While man-made 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

 

Individual Predictions

Uranus-Jupiter quincunx (Nov 3-13)

While Jupiter deals with outward and material things Uranus's influence on us is very sudden and intense. If you have this quincunx in your birth chart, and if you have any one of these two planets influencing you through your current progressive cycle then you are certainly going to experience a period of self inquiry confrontation requiring for you to very closely pay attention to your own self. Of course, it's up to you to deal with this process  and courageously and spiritually transform by understanding yourself better or escape from it to have to go through the similar frustration (experience) again in future. It also means you have the opportunity to transform (irreversible change) in your beliefs and moral values that you have been attached to. This period is challenging.  If you overcome the challenge it's time for marching ahead with a quantum step in the process of self discovery (or evolution). 

Retrograde Venus (October 6 - November 16)

On October 6, the planet Venus turned retrograde in its motion in sidereal zodiac sign Libra. And it will stay retrograde till November 16 in Libra. Venus becomes retrograde about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for about six weeks.  In general, a retrograde Venus in Libra means a very challenging period for women, marriages, home life, lovers, entertainment industries.  Expect the divorce rates to peak, fighting between spouses to intensify, and delays, frustrations, and misunderstandings to take a center-stage in domestic matters. If you have a dominating Venus in your birth chart, and if your current planetary cycle influences your life via Venus then you are more likely to experience the effects of the retrograde Venus till November 16. The entertainers like actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, movie directors and producers may find themselves in a miserable situation during the retrograde Venus period especially if they are currently being influenced by Venus through their current progressive cycles. 6, the planet Venus turned retrograde in its motion in sidereal zodiac sign Libra. And it will stay retrograde till November 16 in Libra. Venus becomes retrograde about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for about six weeks.  In general, a retrograde Venus in Libra means a very challenging period for women, marriages, home life, lovers, entertainment industries.  Expect the divorce rates to peak, fighting between spouses to intensify, and delays, frustrations, and misunderstandings to take a center-stage in domestic matters. If you have a dominating Venus in your birth chart, and if your current planetary cycle influences your life via Venus then you are more likely to experience the effects of the retrograde Venus till November 16. The entertainers like actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, movie directors and producers may find themselves in a miserable situation during the retrograde Venus period especially if they are currently being influenced by Venus through their current progressive cycles.  (More)

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