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September 19, 2019

In light of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Houston on September 22, I thought it might be a worthwhile experience to look at his natal chart (Somehow, I never thought of looking at his chart in the past…probably it slipped out of my mind) and shed some light on how and why Mr. Modi has ascended to such an internationally recognized political status in a short period. Last time I checked, President Trump is scheduled to meet him and share the stage with him in Houston. Thought some of you might be interested in my astrology based perspective on his political success.

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August 31, 2019

Monthly Astrological Insights for September 2019  

One of the significant planetary events for September is the  the perfect conjunction of transiting Saturn and the south lunar node Ketu (and opposition of Saturn and Rahu) in sidereal Sagittarius. 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. 


It's 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 wins! 


It's 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 opposition.


As 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 frustrating  and insecurity driven tweets reflecting unimaginable anxieties he is exhibiting  and the debates among the democratic party's presidential nominee hopefuls) that might be required to align the forces of nature (Saturn-Ketu conjunction), as a next step of our human evolution!



The last leg of intense Saturn-Rahu opposition and Saturn-Ketu conjunction (with in one degree) ending by  September 25, 2019....... 


The 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.


Especially for individuals, Rahu and Ketu are considered as karmic planets. Those who have Aries, Leo, Virgo, Libra and Capricorn ninefold (Navamansha) ascendant are likely to be benefited by positive energy of these lunar nodes for next 12 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.


During September the lunar node Rahu will continue to be making opposition with Saturn (and simultaneously the lunar node Ketu will conjunct Saturn). This opposition and conjunction aspects will be very strong and intense.

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,  Saudi Arabia and Iran are likely to experience social or political unrest.  In the United States, both the political parties, Republican and Democratic, are likely to go through unwanted painful experiences during this period.


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

President Trump's operating planets (the planets that presently active for him) for September continue to be Saturn and Venus.  And starting August 30, Mars.  While Saturn and Venus will continue to be operating planets for him for several more years, Mars will continue to be till Oct 22, 2019.

During September, Saturn will be in the sidereal Sagittarius, in the seventh house of his Gochar (transit) chart, and in the 5th house of his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart. Venus will be in sidereal Leo (the 3rd house of his Gochar chart) till Sept 9, and then in Virgo (the 4th house of his Gochar 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 Gochar chart. Due to being in the 7th house of his Gochar 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 Gochar chart) Saturn is unfavorable for him, and therefore, confusion and disappointment become keywords to describe his political experiences.

The manifestation of the 3rd house resident transiting Venus is favorable for him from recognition, showmanship and success standpoint till Sept 9. And then the 4th house resident transiting Venus will also be favorable for him family happiness and good times at the golf clubs. Thus, it's a mixed picture when activation energies of unfavorable Saturn and favorable Venus are combined.

The 3rd house resident Mars in his Gochar chart is positive for him till Sept 24 for political success, showmanship, prestige and power. After Sept 24, the 4th house resident Mars brings challenges and political snafus and failures.

Thus, during September, while the challenging transit of Saturn in both of his the Gochar and the ninefold Gochar charts 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 Gochar 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. 

However, 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. 

It's 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.


Global Predictions........

The important challenging planetary configurations for September include:

The Saturn-Rahu (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 the Neptune-Mars (Sept 12-14) opposition may be reflected in rise in covert activities around the world. China and Russia are likely to experience some very drastic changes in the political arena, and those changes will influence the psyche of those nations at a deeper level.

The Uranus-Jupiter (Sept 11-16) ninefold opposition may become responsible for the challenges that world religions might face. Those 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 will fade away with time. The new age philosophers are likely to emerge as lead contemporary philosophers.

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. Places 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 the Neptune-Jupiter (Sept 13-26) square is likely to be reflected in the challenges that world religions might face. Those 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 will fade away with time. The new age philosophers are likely to emerge as lead contemporary philosophers.


The important auspicious planetary configuration for September include:

The Pluto-Rahu (Sept 5-19) 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 Saturn-Jupiter (Sept 21-26) ninefold trine may become responsible for religions around the world having 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 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, Europe, USA and 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 Sept 1-26.

      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  September  6, 8-14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 30. 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 (Sept 13-26)

Both Jupiter and Neptune are considered as auspicious planets. While Jupiter deals with outward and material things Neptune's energy is activated in a very abstract and subtle way. 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 have a potential for 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!

Saturn-Jupiter ninefold trine (Sept 21-26)

Jupiter-Saturn ninefold trine is favorable for those who have a Jupiter-Saturn trine in their natal charts.  A proper balance between the optimism and conservatism will protect you from becoming over optimistic (or aggressive) as well as over protective.  If you have such trine in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through the current progressive cycle then you are likely to enjoy this period with full vigor and success as it would seem to come to you naturally. So enjoy!   (More)       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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