Date Posted: October 31, 2007
Although it’s very difficult to predict the influence of planets on a given individual without referring to his or her birth chart the following is intended only as a general guideline. For confirmation, however, you must refer to your birth chart. Based on the assessment of planetary strengths or weaknesses in your birth chart, placement of planets in your current progressive regular and ninefold charts, and the current operating planetary cycles the following may or may not be applicable.
Jupiter’s transit in the sidereal zodiac sign Sagittarius (November 21)
On November 21, Jupiter leaves (sidereal) Scorpio and enters the next zodiac sign, Sagittarius. Jupiter’s transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. Being its own zodiac sign Jupiter will be residing in its own home for a year. Therefore, for the entire world, in general, it’s going to be an auspicious year. Sagittarius is a mutable and fire sign, and it deals with philosophy, morality, and religion. Since Jupiter will be in conjunction with Pluto soon (early December), the possibility of a severe religious or morality crisis is very likely. Certainly the way we have the religious and morality based norms today will be challenged by the new forces of human evolution. The contemporary philosophers, reformers, scientists, writers, poets, and all those who have power to influence people with their unique intelligence based talents will enjoy this period to its fullest. In addition, the influence of contemporary spiritual leaders on society will shape the future direction of our social evolution through the theosophical and metaphysical debates
In general, Sagittarius Jupiter is known to be responsible for leading the world towards more spiritual direction through subtle action. So from that perspective expect some positive morality related changes during this period and welcome the Jupiter’s entry in Sagittarius.
On individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and have Libra, Capricorn, Aries, Gemini, or Leo as their natal ninefold ascendant are likely to experience a very positive twelve months period beginning November 21.
Retrograde Mars (Nov 15 – Jan 30)
From the planetary influence standpoint, one of the major events of November is the retrograde Mars which, on average, occurs once every two years. On November 15, Mars becomes retrograde in the sidereal zodiac sign Gemini, and stays retrograde till January 30 of the next year. Astrologically speaking, what does the retrograde Mars mean? And what can we expect from the retrograde Mars?
In general, when a planet turns retrograde, the positive energy offered by that planet is expected to slowly diminish. In case of Mars, being a planet of total independence, high ego, and less maturity usually make things worse with incredible speed.
For those of you who have predominant Mars in their birth chart and if it’s influencing you through the current progressive chart, then you are very likely to experience a sudden setback in your professional as well as in other activities. You may have to repeat things over many times to get it right, or you may have to deal with unfortunate and totally unexpected circumstances, and in general, you may end up in having a very frustrating experience. In particular, businessmen, people in communication business, academics, and like are likely to be more affected than others.
At a collective level, expect a political tension building among developed nations. Destruction of wealth due to natural calamities or man made accidents are also very likely. Other possibilities include a blackout in major cities, espionage in communication area, uncovering of political covert activities, and failures of diplomatic efforts between nations.
Retrograde Mercury (Oct 12 – Nov 2)
On October 12, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Libra. It will stay retrograde till November 2 in Libra. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Libra means more frustrating periods for artists, entertainers, actors, directors, musicians, and producers. 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 your current planetary cycle is influenced by Mercury as an 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 transiting in your progressive chart.
Pluto-Saturn ninefold square (Nov 6 – Dec 24)
If in your birth chart Pluto makes a square with Saturn, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your current progressive chart, then you want to consider taking extra precaution in dealing with money matters, people at work, especially with your adversaries. In general, this is the time to stay low key and not be aggressive. Be cautious and alert as much as possible. Do not trust anybody during this period.
On a collective level, Russia is likely to face with some serious challenges and perhaps sudden changes. To some extent China is also going to have a similar experience.
Neptune-Rahu ninefold trine (Nov 13 – 22)
Neptune-Rahu trine is going to be very auspicious and favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts. Expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you always wanted to pursue but somehow could never get started….now is the time to follow that dream. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive energy flowing through you during this period. It’s time to jump in and enjoy this period.
On a collective level, religious activities all around the world are likely to expand 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.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold trine (Nov 20 – January 1, 2008)
Uranus-Saturn ninefold trine is going to be favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts. Expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you always wanted to pursue but somehow could never get started….now is the time to follow that dream. However don’t neglect your family during this busy time. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive energy flowing through you during this period. It’s time to jump in and enjoy this period.
On a collective level, religious activities all around the world are likely to expand with new vigor and energy, conservatives will find ways to compromise with liberals on sticky issues. Democrats and Republicans will agree on more matters than the ones they disagree. 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 one that deals with the United States.