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December 31, 2018

Wishing you a Happy, Prosperous and Safe 2019

One of the biggest stories  of 2019 is the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in sidereal Sagittarius. The two spiritual planets in conjunction in the spiritual sign Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter makes this planetary event extremely powerful and spiritual.  

The conjunction occurs twice.  The first, during April 6 - May 28, 2019 (with in three deg orb) and the second one with three degree orb occurs during December 6, 2019 through February 17, 2020.  With in the second conjunction period, a close conjunction of one degree orb happens from December 31, 2019 thru January 23, 2020.

Pluto is a planet of transformation.  The process is irreversible and very subtle.  The old must die for the new  to be born. Thus, it brings drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions (consciousness), as Pluto breaks away from the traditional barriers of our collective prejudices and conditionings. 

Sagittarius being the sign that deals with religious philosophy and teachings, this is a period of religious revolution (the way we perceive the surroundings through our religious lens).  And when Pluto conjuncts Saturn, the process of transformation becomes exceptionally significant, as the manifestation of the synergy of these two spiritual planets will clearly reflect in (drastic) events happening all around us (or our world).

Sagittarius, being the sign for justice and judicial system, the conventional norms of our judicial systems are likely to come under attack and scrutiny, and transform into to reflect the new norms of morality and ethics.  With Saturn conjunction, Pluto's energy will accelerate the process of transformation. And such transformations are inevitably accompanied by painful experiences. Therefore, the likelihood of war, violence, uprisings, social conflicts and anxiety filled atmosphere all around the world are real possibilities, especially in places like Middle-East, and in particular, in Israeli and Palestine region.

The world financial markets will continue to be very volatile throughout this year.

In scientific and technological areas, lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their ways into innovations and discoveries that are aligned with our collective spiritual progress, as those (new ideas) will be more focused in areas that will bridge the gap between the science and morality. The likely areas of research will be in biotechnology, medicine, spiritual healing, and life-force related activities. A new wave of philosophers with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world to a new level of understanding. 

The next important planetary events are: Saturn-Rahu opposition and Pluto-Rahu opposition.

The 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.

For 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 realization. 

On 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.

The 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.

For 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 their responsibilities. 

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 standpoint.

Other planetary events are:  

Mars-Uranus conjunction (Feb 11-13) ---  A possibility of sudden outbreak of a new conflict affecting the United States of America can not be ruled out. It could be a man-made accident or a mishandling incident by the government. 

Rahu-Mars conjunction (June 12-14) --- Both natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives, and perhaps a demise of an international level political leader are likely.

Pluto-Mars opposition: (June 18-20)--- sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening,  possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities are likely.

Thus, while painful karmic experiences of Saturn-Rahu and Pluto-Rahu oppositions will dominate the events, simultaneously, the year 2019 will be significantly affected by the subtle but very powerful energy of Saturn-Pluto conjunction spiritually transforming our world to a new level, a necessary step as a part of our collective spiritual growth.

 

Monthly Predictions for January 2019  

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

President Trump's operating planets (the planets that presently affect him most) for January continue to be Saturn and Venus.

During January, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house of his progressive chart, and it will be in the 4th house of his ninefold progressive chart till Jan 22, and then in the fifth house of his ninefold progressive chart for the rest of the month. Venus will be in sidereal Scorpio (the 6th house of his progressive chart) for the entire month.

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn continues to be unfavorable, being in the seventh house of his progressive chart, and in the 4th and 5th house of his ninefold progressive chart.  As a result, Mr. trump is 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. Frustration, confusion, depression, etc, will take the center stage for the entire month for him.

The manifestation of the 6th house resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a very inauspicious and painful period causing him to not only worry about feeling defeated, but becoming quarrelsome, and forced to face the mounting pressure of legal challenges. A serious health issue may develop. His involvement and issues with women likely to continue. Also, the transiting Rahu will be in conjunct with his natal Venus, confirming the higher degree of possibility of surfacing his problems with women.

In addition, as described under the squares of Uranus with the lunar nodes, the transiting Rahu will be in square with the transiting Uranus till middle of January, and Rahu and Uranus being in conjunction in the 10th house of his natal chart, his challenges are likely to multiply manifold during this month. Also, the transiting Rahu will be in conjunct for next two months with his natal Venus, and therefore, his problems further multiply when it comes to governing the country (Venus being the 10th house ruler) and treating women.

Thus, during January, the transits of both the progressive and ninefold progressive Saturn are unfavorable,  resulting in a real challenging period.  In addition, Venus, being in the 6th house of his progressive chart, is very inauspicious causing him to experience a painful period, feeling defeated, quarrelsome, and forced to face mounting legal challenges.  Furthermore, the transiting Saturn and the transiting Uranus squaring the transiting lunar nodes and the transiting Rahu in conjunct with his natal Venus, spell a troubling period for him from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in an 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.

 

Squares of Uranus with Lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu (Sept 29 - Jan 15).......

Months of October, November and December turned out to be extra-ordinarily chaotic, violent and painful for the USA, especially from politics and social unrest standpoint (as evidenced by the Supreme Court nominee hearings about sexual allegations, California wildfires, mass killing incidents in California, Chicago and other places) as the lunar nodes (Rahu and Ketu) squared Aries- transiting Uranus during these months. This period further extends at least until January 15, 2019.  This has been a long three to four 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 was filled with lot of anxieties and uncertainties culminating into the capitulation of the current state of politics (Democrats winning the House of Congress) in the United States as the national Karma 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.

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  (months of January and February or so) we wakeup with his tweet of he 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.

 

Global Predictions........

The important challenging planetary configurations for January include:

The manifestation of the Neptune-Saturn (Jan 27 - Feb 4) ninefold opposition maybe reflected in rise in covert activities and natural as well as man-made calamities. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries (such as Saudi Arabia) 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 Jupiter-Neptune (Jan 7-18) square may mean world religions are likely to be challenged with earthshaking ideas that they 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 Saturn-Mars (Jan 19-21) square may become responsible for a short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence around the world, especially in Iraq and Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening, and occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are strong possibilities.

The manifestation of the Pluto-Mars (Jan 31 - Feb 2) square maybe reflected in natural and man-made calamities all around the world. Also, warlike climate in some parts of the world is a real possibility.

 

The important auspicious planetary configuration for January include:

The Pluto-Neptune (Dec 20 - Mar 11) ninefold trine may become responsible for either in  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 medical, high technology and biotechnology fields. 

The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu (Dec 30 - Jan 7) ninefold trine may be reflected in expansion of religious activities all around the world 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.

The Pluto-Rahu (Jan 1-7) ninefold trine may mean a good period for economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn (Jan 3-8) ninefold trine maybe reflected in a good period for religious activities all around the world.  Also, this is a great time for the USA to make some extraordinary progress in enhancing her image both internationally and domestically.

The Neptune-Saturn (Jan 18 - Feb 13) sextile may become responsible for expansion of religious activities all around the world with new vigor and energy. Conservatives will find ways to expand their agenda without compromising with liberals on sticky issues. China and Russia are likely to experience a positive and rewarding period in handling their domestic issues as well as improving the foreign relations through better policies.

The Pluto-Saturn (Jan 28 - Feb 4) ninefold sextile may mean a good period for European 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, Europe, United States, India, Pakistan 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 January 7-21. 

     Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model V (yet to be published) the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on  January 1, 4-5, 7, 9-12, 16, 20-21, 23-31.  Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2019 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2019

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

Neptune-Jupiter square (Jan 7-18)

Both Jupiter and Neptune are considered as auspicious planets. While Jupiter deals with outward and material things Neptune's energy us is very abstract and subtle. Jupiter-Neptune square occurs once (actually 2-3 times with in a year's period due to their retrograde motions) in about 6-7 years. If you have such square 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 transformation (irreversible change) in your beliefs and moral values that you have been attached to. It's time for marching ahead with a quantum step in the process of self discovery (or evolution). Embrace this period with total openness and vulnerability. It's the time of rejuvenation with a positive force in your life. Enjoy!

Neptune-Saturn sextile (Jan 18 - Feb 13)

Neptune-Saturn sextile is going to be favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts.  Expect a positive period that could include promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields.  Also, a subtle shift in your attitude towards looking at the things would change for better, and thus help you understand your role in life. You will distinctly notice and feel positive about yourself and possibly far more relax and content.  (More)

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