Date Posted: September 30, 2004
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.
Uranus-Ketu trine (Uranus-Rahu sextile) (July 14 – Oct 22)
Uranus-Ketu trine is going to be very favorable for those who have lunar nodes favorably placed in their natal charts with respect to Uranus. If such placing is connected to the first house, second house, ninth house, tenth house, or eleventh house then 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.
Neptune-Rahu ninefold conjunction and Neptune-Ketu ninefold opposition (Oct 4 -17)
For those who have a poor placing of Neptune-Rahu (or Neptune-Ketu) by being especially in the sixth, eighth, and the twelfth house in their birth chart, and current operating cycles is influenced by one of these planets are likely to experience instability caused due to a sudden change in their activities and surroundings. Such experiences might turn out to be very unfortunate and frustrating. It would certainly be wise not to have new commitment during this two week period and stay low key instead.
On the collective level, political, social, economic turmoil as well terrorism in Russia can not be ruled out. Eastern European countries are also likely to be negatively influenced by this planetary configuration. Covert activities around the world may find a new vigor (but because of Neptune’s secretive character we may never know) with regard to terrorism and other international conflicts.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold opposition (Oct 29 – Dec 23)
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Neptune opposes or conjuncts Uranus, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your current progressive chart, then you are very likely to be affected by this unique configuration. Depending on the strength of these planets and houses they occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a sudden and a totally new and very unique experience in that particular field. Be ready to embrace this powerful and spontaneous experience. Some of the likely scenarios are unexpected move (change of residence), unexpected job change (or change of surrounding at work place), meeting a person who is going to influence your life in a very dramatic fashion, unexpected financial windfall, unexpected severe depression, finding your center that you were always wanting to, etc.
At a collective level, the manifestation of Neptune-Uranus ninefold opposition will reflect in sudden change (either positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia (and countries of former Soviet Union) and magnificent advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx (October 7- 15)
The time when Saturn-Uranus ninefold quincunx occurs is unfavorable for those who have such quincunx in their birth charts. In addition, if the planet Uranus or Saturn is affecting your life via your current progressive chart, then you might want to consider taking extra precautions in the areas which are affected by these planets as shown in your natal chart. Such people should avoid taking any kind of risk at any cost during this period. Such opposition can make things very miserable and difficult for you. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new ventures and postpone the matters that you want to begin till this period is passed.
On a collective level, the United States of America, Russia or China may experience a social or political turmoil at home as well as tensions rising among these countries.
Pluto-Saturn ninefold quincunx (October 4 – 13)
If in your birth chart Pluto makes a quincunx 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, terrorism is likely to manifest in the form of suicide bombings and deadly attacks in Israeli-Palestine area, Iraq, and in the middle east in general. Russia may face with some serious challenges and perhaps sudden changes. To some extent China is also going to have a similar experience.
Partial Solar Eclipse (Oct 14, 1:00 AM GMT)
A partial solar eclipse occurs on October 14 approximately during the hours of 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM GMT. This eclipse will be visible in continents of Asia, eastern Africa, and Australia. It’s not a strong eclipse, and I don’t expect it to influence the world events in significantly negative way.
Total Lunar Eclipse (October 28)
A total lunar eclipse occurs on October 28 during the hours of 12:30 AM to 5:00 AM GMT. This eclipse will be visible in Europe, Middle East, western Africa, South America, and the eastern part of North America.
This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 3-4 degrees from Ketu, the Southern or descending node in the sidereal zodiac sign Libra. Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Libra rising or Libra as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with either Sun or Moon should watch-out. It’s not a good day! Take extra precaution and avoid any sort of outdoor activity requiring you to be outdoors..
On world scene, the middle east (especially Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and perhaps Saudi Arabia) countries are likely to experience violence.