transit of the lunar node Rahu in sidereal Gemini and Ketu in sidereal
Sagittarius (Mar 8, 2019 - Sept 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 or
around March 8, they will change 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 (navamnsa) 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 conjuction 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 or Saudi
Arabia 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.
Pluto-Rahu opposition within three degree orb, occurs during February
16 - May 25 (within three degrees). Similar to Saturn-Rahu opposition it
deals with intense karmic experiences for both individuals and societies or
nations, but such experiences will likely to be very drastic and unbearable.
those who have challenging placements of these planets in their natal
charts, are likely to have intense karmic experiences. These experiences are
extremely intense, and they will certainly (and drastically) change our
comfort zones that we are used to, and after having gone through a period of
struggle and adjustment, we (in a way forced) will likely to arrive at and
must adjust to a new level of living (both materially and
non-materially). Again the idea here is the same as that for Saturn-Rahu
opposition that only through the awareness while going through
these painful experiences,
such individuals can transform their lives by understanding themselves, a
process usually refers as self realization.
On a collective level, an eruption of new waves of
violence in the Palestine-Israel region is likely. In addition, world religions in general,
and religious leaders in particular, may experience themselves having to go
through crisis that demand changes. In other words, the orthodox religious
leaders may come under social and moral pressures to change the way they handle
When combined, during
April 6-14, all these three (Saturn-Pluto conjunction, Saturn-Rahu and
Pluto Rahu oppositions) planetary combinations overlap, and it would be interesting to witness the
world events during this period from the spiritual transformation
(March 6 - 29).........
6, the planet Mercury
becomes retrograde in
sidereal Pisces. The retrograde Mercury will stay in Pisces until March
15, then with its retrograde motion returns to the sidereal Aquarius,
and then on March 29 it becomes direct in sidereal Aquarius. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Pisces means
frustrating periods for emotional people, social reformers, charities,
hospitals, religious organizations, people on cruises, boats, and ocean liners.
The retrograde Mercury
in Aquarius means frustrating periods for
academic institutions, research organizations, philanthropists, philosophers,
writers, progressives and the new age 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 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
transit of Mars in the sidereal Aries (Feb 5 - March 22).........
transit of Mars in the sidereal Aries is likely to dominate the headlines
for February and March. Mars enters the sidereal Aries on February 5,
and it stays in Aries till March 22.
is the planet of action, energy and strength, and
a fire sign Aries is ruled by Mars.
Aries is also the cardinal sign that loves to rule, lead and dominate the
for fiery and action oriented dominating planet like Mars,
it's the perfect setting for Mars to explode (cardinal being the lead sign)
with tremendous strength. And the manifestation of that energy will be
both the material (Mars being the material planet) and spiritual (Aries
being the fire sign)
with tremendous ups and downs that will be intensely felt 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, Aries being the fire sign, the sign of domination,
aggression, power, the transit of Mars means volatility in international as
well as in national politics and in the financial markets.
addition, and probably one of the most important planetary combinations, is
the conjunction of Mars with Uranus. Although the close conjunction
(with in a degree) occurs during three days, February 11-13, both being in
Aries (Fire and cardinal sign) it's a very powerful conjunction in Aries
that will last through March 22.
mentioned above, Aries
being the fire and cardinal sign, is very suitable for
independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus.
The changes in
world political landscape has been
tremendously influenced by Uranus's transit in Aries (Brexit, Donald Trump's
stunning upset victory, etc.,) . Now combine the Uranus's energy with that
of explosive and impulsive Mars, it's a perfect recipe for disaster if these
energies are not properly aligned. The upcoming Brexit saga will certainly
make a big headline during February, especially around Feb 11-13. At
the same time, president Trump is likely to face a very stressful period.
The people who are most
affected by this conjunction are military personnel, people in
power such as business
leaders and political leaders. In scientific and
technological areas expect drastic changes; and emerging new ideas will
find their way into innovations and discoveries.
Since the characteristics of Uranus are closely tied with
that of the United States as a country, with Uranus-Mars
conjunction, expect extraordinary political and financial events
until March 22.
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently active for
him) for March continue to be Saturn and Venus.
During March, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh
house of his progressive chart, and it will be in the 6th house of his ninefold
progressive chart. Venus will be in sidereal Capricorn (the 8th
house of his progressive chart) till March 22, and then in Aquarius (the 9th
house of his progressive chart).
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
continues to be unfavorable, being in the seventh house of his progressive
chart, but favorable being in the 6th house his ninefold progressive chart . Thus,
it's a mixed picture. Due to being in the 7th house of his progressive
chart, Mr. trump will likely to continue to face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries
alike. He will
continue to be haunted by Russia probe and litigations. He will even get involved in direct
confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his
family members and friends. However, being in the 6th house of his
ninefold progressive chart Saturn becomes favorable for him, and
therefore, at least to some extent he is likely to have things go in his way
with political success.
The manifestation of the
resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a temporary positive
recognition for his political achievements.
Despite his temporary success, the most challenging
planetary event, the conjunction of the transiting Rahu with his natal Saturn
with in a degree lasting through
March 17, remains! Rahu being a karmic lunar node and Saturn being a planet of
trials and tribulations, this period of working out of his karma will be
very intense, affecting him in almost all aspects of his life.
Thus, during March, the
of Saturn in his the progressive and the favorable transit of Saturn in his ninefold progressive
chart presents a mixed picture. Venus, being in the 8th house
of his progressive chart, is favorable for him for his showmanship and political
recognition and achievements. But, the transiting Rahu being in conjunct with his natal
a troubling karmic period for him from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in
trying and eventful month for him to deal with
the ongoing Russia probe, immigration, suspicious and insecure people around him
his political agenda.