Date Posted: November 30, 2014
Saturn’s transit in the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio
On October 31, Saturn entered the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio, and it will remain in Scorpio till January 26, 2017.
Scorpio being the water and fixed sign, for about the next two and half years, Saturn will strongly influence the world psyche, world religions, commerce, and economy. In addition, Scorpio (disease, epidemics) Saturn (restrictions, challenges) can be very conducive for spreading of viruses like Ebola. Scorpio being a water sign (emotions, violence) and ruled by Mars (aggression, power and violence), it is the most complicated (misunderstood) sign of the zodiac, and when Saturn (the planet of restriction and challenges) transits through this sign, typical manifestation of this transit are: wars, violence, disagreements, sufferings, mental sickness, injustice, famine and chaos in general.
Those who have Saturn in Scorpio will see their lives transformed to a new setting (Saturn return) due to a drastic change (mostly at emotional and psychological level). In my opinion, it’s going to be a very positive and exciting two and half years for those who have dominant Saturn in their birth chart and have Virgo, Gemini, Aquarius, and Capricorn as their natal ninefold (Navmansha) ascendant.
In the next two and half years, on a world political scene, countries like India and Pakistan will make news headlines. Covert activities in most part of the world will be on rise. Terrorism or terrorist activities will gain new found momentum with increasing number of incidences. The Middle-East region will continue to be the battle ground, especially the countries like Syria, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Turkey and Iran.
The important challenging planetary configurations for December include Neptune-Rahu (Dec 22-30) ninefold opposition; Neptune-Saturn (Dec 5-11) and Uranus-Rahu (Dec 5-19) ninefold quincunxes; Uranus-Jupiter (Dec 1-23) ninefold square and Pluto-Uranus (Nov 22-April 6) square.
The Neptune-Rahu ninefold opposition may become responsible for social as well as economic turmoil in Russia and China. Eastern Europeans are also likely to be negatively influenced by this planetary configuration. 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.
The manifestation of Neptune-Saturn ninefold quincunx may be reflected in rise in covert activities, natural and man-made calamities. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries are likely to see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open.
The influence of the Uranus-Rahu ninefold quincunx may be reflected difficult in period for the United States and in particular, for the Republic Party. Also, USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
The Uranus-Jupiter ninefold square may become responsible for the challenges religious leaders around the world are likely to face with earthshaking ideas that they must attend to. The ones who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time.
The ninefold square of Uranus with Pluto is likely to become responsible for a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against terrorism agenda and other international issues, and also with its domestic matters. There will be a transformation of a political strategy that will result in a change in the current political agenda and foreign policy matters of the Obama 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 Obama administration could continue to get tangled with.
The auspicious planetary configurations for December include Rahu-Jupiter (Dec 7 – Jan 13) and Uranus-Saturn (Dec 14-19) ninefold trines; and Pluto-Rahu (Dec 10-17) ninefold sextile.
The manifestation of the Rahu-Jupiter ninefold trine may be reflected in positive developments with respect to religions all around the world. People will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith.
The Uranus-Saturn ninefold trine may become responsible for excellent period for religious activities around the world. Also, this is a great time for the USA to make some extraordinary progress in enhancing her image both internationally and domestically.
The influence of the Pluto-Rahu ninefold sextile maybe reflected in a good period for economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States, Russia, Africa and the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions).
About President Obama….
For December 2014, President Obama’s operating planets are going to be again the prominent planet, Mercury, and less prominent planets, Venus and Neptune. The month begins with Mercury in sidereal Scorpio and transits through Scorpio till December 13, it then enters sidereal Sagittarius and remains there for the rest of the month. Therefore, in his progressive chart, Mercury will remain in the 4th house till December 13, then in the 5th house for the rest of the month.
Since the fourth house Mercury is favorable for him, during the first 13 days of December, Mercury will provide him the energy he needs to successfully deal with the both international and domestic crises and issues. However after December 13, he will be facing new challenges and difficulties and it will take lot of energy for him to overcome those challenges and difficulties.
Venus being in the fourth and the fifth house will be favorable for him but Neptune, being in the 7th house of his progressive chart, will continue to play a role of deception in dealing with people around him. As a result of this Neptune, when he is confronted with crisis to make some critical decisions he needs to be aware of possibility of deception in his thinking process.
The ninefold square of Uranus with Pluto (Nov 22 – April 6) is likely to become responsible for a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against terrorism agenda and other international issues, and also with its domestic matters. There will be a transformation of a political strategy that will result in a change in the current political agenda and foreign policy matters of the Obama 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 Obama administration could get tangled with.
The influence of the Uranus-Rahu ninefold quincunx (December 5-19) may be reflected in a difficult period for the United States and in particular, for the Republic Party. Also, USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
· Russia: The Neptune-Saturn ninefold quincunx (Dec 5-11) may become responsible for political and economic turmoil, rise in covert activities and the natural and man-made calamities. The Uranus-Saturn ninefold trine means a better relationship between Russia and the USA. The influence of the Neptune-Rahu ninefold (Dec 22-30) opposition may be reflected in covert activities with regard to terrorism and other international conflicts.
· Europe: The manifestations of the Uranus-Saturn (Dec 14-19) and the Rahu-Jupiter (Dec 7 – Jan 13) ninefold trines maybe reflected in for excellent period for religious activities and positive developments with respect to religions. Europeans will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. During the last week of the month, however the possibility of the economic turmoil exists.
· China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries: The positive influence of the Uranus-Saturn and the Rahu-Jupiter ninefold trines will be reflected in positive period for the region from the economical and social progress standpoint. However, the influence of the Neptune-Rahu ninefold opposition (Dec 22-30) may become responsible for politically challenging period for China.
· Middle East: Under the influence of the ninefold quincunx of Uranus and Rahu (Dec 5-19) and the Pluto-Uranus square (Dec 1-30) the terrorist activities will be on rise all through the month.
· Religion: Except for the first week of the month religious world is likely to enjoy positive period during this month.
· Natural and Man-made Calamities: The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, air crashes as well as man made accidents are very likely to occur during December 5-11 and 14-31.
Earthquakes: Based on the latest earthquake prediction model III (yet to be published) the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on December 3-7, 9-11, 16, 18, 25, 28-29. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT).
While man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, accidents, and air crashes, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts, hurricanes or typhoons, thunderstorms, earthquakes and fires.