Monthly Predictions for July 2018
A Total Lunar Eclipse (July 27/28)
A total lunar eclipse occurs on July 27, approximately
during the hours
of 18:00 to 23:00 GMT. This eclipse will be visible in Europe,
Africa, Asia, Australia and Pacific-rim countries including Japan.
This eclipse is important since the Sun
and Moon will be only within a degree from Rahu and Ketu respectively, and therefore,
will last for a long time (4 plus hours). In addition, the retrograde Mars will
be within two degrees of Ketu and Moon making it more intense. The eclipse will occur with the Southern or descending node
in the sidereal zodiac sign Capricorn and the ascending node Rahu in Cancer . Consequently this eclipse, according to
Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Cancer or
rising or Cancer or Capricorn as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with
either Sun or Moon in their natal charts, should watch-out. It's probably not a good
day. Take extra precaution and avoid any sort of new activity or new venture
during the eclipse.
On world scene, Europe, Middle
East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific-rim countries might experience undesirable
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently influence
him most) for July continue to be Saturn and Venus.
In addition, Sun, Jupiter, Uranus and Rahu will continue to be his operating
planets till the end of this month. As a result, the entire July is going
to be much more eventful for Mr. Trump.
the retrograde 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 July 26 and then in the first. Venus will be in sidereal Cancer (the 2nd
house of his progressive chart) till July 5th and then in Leo (the third house
of his progressive chart).
In his progressive chart Sun will be in Gemini (the 1st
house) till July 15 and then in Cancer (the second house), Jupiter in Libra (the 5th house), Uranus in Aries (the 11th house) and
Rahu (the second house) in Cancer. In his ninefold progressive chart the slow
moving planet Jupiter will be in 10th house, Uranus in the 1st house and Rahu in the
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
is unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart and in the
second and the first house of his ninefold progressive chart) for him. Therefore, while Mr. trump will likely to continue to cause a lot of stir by exhibiting immature and
senseless behavior in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. He might
even get involved in direct
confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his
family members and friends.
The manifestation of the
2nd and the 3rd house
resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a favorable period for him from his
showmanship standpoint but vulnerable for dealing with women.
The transiting Sun will become responsible for possible health issues,
humiliation, delays and disappointments, economic crisis due to his
trade policies, political insecurity. The transiting Jupiter will be in
general, favorable for him from prestige and showmanship standpoint. The
transiting Uranus may become responsible for unwanted quick swings in his
moods making it difficult to effectively govern the country. And the
transiting Rahu (the north lunar node) will be sort of neutral, but negatively
affecting his personal life and finances.
When the planetary transits with respect to his natal
chart are considered, the transiting
Sun will conjuct his natal Saturn
around July 15 triggering an undesirable political situation from which it will be very
difficult for him to escape.
Thus, during July,
both the transit of Saturn and the ninefold Saturn are unfavorable. The challenging first
and the second house Sun and eleventh
house Uranus along with the 7th house transiting Saturn in his transit chart spell
a very chaotic and action filled period resulting in for yet another extremely challenging and trying month for him to deal with
the ongoing Russia probe, immigration, women, suspicious and insecure people around him and in advancing
his political agenda.
of Mars in sidereal Capricorn.......
of the important astrological events of 2018 is the transit of Mars in the sidereal
Capricorn. Mars enters the
sidereal Capricorn on May 2, 2018 and it stays in Capricorn for more
than six months till November 6, 2018. During that stay in
Capricorn, Mars turns retrograde on June 27 and then it becomes direct on
is the planet of action, energy and strength, and it becomes exalted in
Capricorn. Capricorn being the earth and cardinal sign, it's the
perfect sign for Mars to explode (cardinal being the lead sign) with a
tremendous strength. And the manifestation of that energy will be
reflected in the material world (earth sign) with tremendous ups and
downs (ups during its direct motion and downs during its retrograde
motion) that will be intensely experienced 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, Capricorn being the earth
sign, the sign of accumulation of material wealth, the transit of Mars
through Capricorn means volatility in the financial markets.
May 2 - June 27, we are likely to enjoy the positive energy of Mars as it
begins its journey through Capricorn. But then during June 27
through August 28, we are likely to feel the negative energy of the
retrograde Mars as the ride starts becoming painful and
frustrating. Thus, during June 27-August 28, a possibility of
war, violence, destruction of material wealth due to natural as well as
man-made calamities, social and political uproars, financial markets
coming under tremendous pressure, political leaders and business
executives feeling the pains are very real. After August 28 till
November 6, we are
likely to go through a slow period of recovery for at least few weeks
before we regain the full speed of positive energy of Mars.
intensity of negative energy of Capricorn Mars will be more apparent
during its close square (with in three degrees) with Uranus (May 12-17;
July 28 - Aug 4; Sept 15-20) and
opposition with the lunar north node, Rahu (June 9-18; July 12-22; Sept
for those who have well placed Mars in their natal charts are likely to
do well during this transit of Mars, the others will feel unbearable
pain and perhaps emotional breakdowns depending on the Mar's placement
in their natal charts.
Retrograde Saturn (April 18 -
Saturn became retrograde on April 11 in sidereal Sagittarius, and is going to stay retrograde till
September 6, 2018. For those who have a well placed Saturn in their birth charts and
if Saturn's period is currently in operation, then they are likely to continue
to experience their positive period but at
slower rate. Usually a better way to deal with retrograde Saturn is
either put more energy in
to whatever you do to work towards your goal or use this time to take pause in
your outward activity and divert your energy more inward, such as reflecting
on what you have been doing.
If Saturn is not placed in your natal chart, and it is
currently active as an operating planet, then it's better to lay low and not
take any risk in starting a new activity or venture. In stead, focus on
things that you have postponing due to lack of time, such as cleaning that
closet, work around house or read a book you always wanted to read.
the world scene, generally, the projects that deal with expansion are likely to
either stay on hold or experience sluggish progress. In religious world,
things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate. In the political arena what may seem like progress
will turn out to be a disaster.
important challenging planetary configurations
for July include:
The manifestation of the Rahu-Mars (July
12-22) opposition will be reflected
in both natural and
man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives, and perhaps passing
of an international political leader.
(July 13-30) ninefold opposition may become responsible for a possible 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. And the Republican party in USA is likely to
experience more political challenges than normal.
(July 6-17) ninefold quincunx and Saturn-Jupiter (July 25-30) ninefold
square may mean religions around the world will
find difficulty in carrying out their activities, more controversies that test
traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious
authorities will have difficulty in keeping people
of the Pluto-Neptune (July 13 - Aug 28) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in
a fresh outbreak of violence and terrorist activities
in Middle east.
the occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities are more likely. Some of the east-European
countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
Uranus-Mars (July 28 - Aug 4) square may become responsible for a sudden outbreak of an
undesirable happening and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made
important auspicious planetary configuration
for July include: