November 30, 2017
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Monthly predictions for December 2017
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently influence
him most) for
December will continue to be Saturn and Venus.
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
The sixth house
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
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)
3, the planet Mercury
becomes retrograde in
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
more frustrating periods for leaders in general, and particularly for those who
are religious leaders, explorers, politicians, philosophers and researchers. And
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
In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if
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
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,
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.
(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
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
(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
(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.
important auspicious planetary configuration
for December include:.
manifestation of the Neptune-Jupiter
(Nov 27 - Dec 6)) trine may be
reflected in positive changes in the fields of religion, academia and social
(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.
(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
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.
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.
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