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  November 30, 2017

Announcement:  I will be speaking at the India House, Houston, Texas on Saturday, December 16, 2017 4-6PM.  I will be speaking on the connection between astrology and philosophy (a way of living).  For details click here.


 Monthly predictions for December 2017  


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

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

During the month, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house of his progressive chart. And it will be in the 12th house of his ninefold progressive chart till December 25, and then in the 1st house for the remainder of the month. Venus will be in sidereal Scorpio (the sixth house of his progressive chart) till December 20 and then in Sagittarius (the 7th house of his progressive chart) for the rest of the month.

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn is unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart) for him and therefore, Mr. trump is likely to continue to cause a lot stir by exhibiting immature and senseless behavior in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike.  

The sixth house resident transiting Venus will be detrimental for his prestige and personality and therefore, Mr. Trump will find himself fuming with his advisors.  He may get involved in feud with women during the same time or become entangled with currently hot sexual harassment issues . Also, the seventh house resident transiting Venus means lot of disagreements with his cabinet members and trouble with women.

When the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Uranus has been in square with his natal Saturn (Nov 15 - Feb 20).  And currently Saturn being his operating planet, this square may become cause for more chaos, uncertain environment in the White House, and drastic and destructive changes in his administration.

Thus, while he did manage to survive the cruel transit of Saturn with respect to his natal Saturn, Sun, Moon and Rahu during  October and November, the unfavorable transit of Venus and equally unfavorable 7th house transit of Saturn, and the violent square of Uranus with his natal Saturn may become responsible for yet another extremely challenging and trying month for him to deal with the ongoing Russia probe, suspicious and insecure people around him and in advancing his political agenda.

Retrograde Mercury (December 3-23) 

On December 3, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Sagittarius. It will stay retrograde in Sagittarius until December 10, then with its retrograde motion Mercury will enter Scorpio. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius means more frustrating periods for leaders in general, and particularly for those who are religious leaders, explorers, politicians, philosophers and researchers. And Mercury in Scorpio means more trying period for military personnel, politicians, athletes, terrorists, and for the people involved in secrecy and covert operations. 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 availability.

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.

Global Predictions......

The important challenging planetary configurations for December include:

The manifestation of the Pluto-Saturn (Nov 28 - Dec 4) ninefold opposition will be reflected in an outbreak of violence and terrorist activities in Middle-East and a strong possibility of natural as well as man-made calamity, and to some extent, a war-like climate in some part of the world. Tension between North Korea and the United States will continue to persist. Some of the east-European countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.

The Pluto-Rahu (Nov 27 - Dec 20) quincunx means an eruption of new waves of violence in the Palestine-Israel, Syria and  Afghanistan-Pakistan regions is likely. And perhaps, towards the end of this period due to Pluto's transformation process, the resulting changes are likely to stay irreversible.

The Pluto-Uranus (Dec 5-18) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for a drastic change in the way the Trump administrations deals with other nations, and also in domestic matters. There will be a transformation of a political strategy that might become responsible for 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 is likely to get tangled with.

The manifestations of the Saturn-Rahu/Ketu (Dec 4-7) ninefold squares maybe reflected in increase in the barbaric activities all around the world. Terrorists are likely to be successful in creating confusion and chaos. Social turmoil in Europe and Russia is likely. Religious activities could get stalled for no apparent reason. And the Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (Dec 6-13) ninefold squares may become responsible for a new wave of renewed violence in Syria, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestinians, as well as outbreak of terrorism around the world.

The Jupiter-Rahu/Ketu (Dec 26 - Jan 3) squares means religions around the world will find difficulty in carrying out their activities and in general, keeping people happy. Loss of a well known religious figurehead is likely.


The important auspicious planetary configuration for December include:.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Jupiter (Nov 27 - Dec 6)) trine may be reflected in positive changes in the fields of religion, academia and social environment.

The Pluto-Neptune (Dec 2 - Jan 14) ninefold trine means a welcome change in either 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 Uranus-Saturn (Dec 28 - Jan 2) ninefold sextile may become responsible for expansion of religious activities all around the world with new vigor and energy, conservatives will find ways to compromise with liberals on sticky issues. This is a good time to get those lingering bills passed in U.S. Congress and Senates. China and Russia are likely to experience some mild setbacks in their foreign policies, especially the ones that deal with the United States.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  The United States of America, Europe, Russia, China, North and South Korea, and the Middle East (Syria, Afghanistan 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 December 1-20.

Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on December  2-3, 7, 10, 14-15, 31.  Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2017 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2017.  


Individual Predictions

Pluto-Rahu quincunx (Nov 27 - Dec 20)

Unless these planets are favorably placed in your birth chart, such quincunx between Pluto and any one of the lunar nodes, in general, means drastic unwanted changes (transformations) pertaining to aspects of your life described by the houses they belong to. Usually such transformations are very painful if lunar node Rahu (or Ketu), and/or Pluto is affecting your life via your current progressive chart.  In my opinion, best way to deal with this situation is to (which is not easy to do) accept the inevitable change, and move on with your life. There's no point in brooding over it, and not letting your past go.

Saturn-Rahu (and Ketu) ninefold squares (Dec 4-7)

Saturn-Rahu (and Ketu) ninefold squares are going to be devastating for those who have such squares in their natal charts.  Anything that you attempt will be failed or will result in agonizing and frustrating experience. This is not the time to take any risk.  If you have such squares in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through the current progressive cycle then you need be extra careful. The best thing to do is not make any new commitment, and totally avoid taking any business or monetary risk.   

Rahu-Jupiter (and Ketu-Jupiter) square(s) (Dec 26 - Jan 3)

Jupiter-Rahu (and Ketu) squares are going to be very unfavorable for those who have such squares in their natal charts.  Insecure feeling, loss of direction in life, general unhappiness, difficulty in keeping the faith in God are some of the symptoms of these squares.  If you have such squares in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through the current progressive cycle then you need to look at the things with a different attitude. The best thing to do is to stay the course of present action without making any new commitment. Remember the time when you felt the life is not fair and not worth living, very unsure to yourself, and unhappy with family.. Well, that's how you going to feel this time. Keep your faith strong!  (More)


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