Date Posted: June 30, 2003
World events in July are likely to be dominated by continued growth in scientific discoveries and inventions (especially in medicine, biotechnology, high tech, and information technology areas) and their applications for enhancing our material lives. With Pluto-Jupiter trine occurring during July 2-5 major changes in religious worlds with respect to religious codes, conducts, authorities and laws are likely to take place during this month. Particularly in the United States, religion will be at crossroads and religious faith will be tested. However, on a positive note, the long term effect of these changes will be very beneficial for society. Also, in the United states liberals and conservatives will be at each others throat through a series of political and social debates on issues that matter. If activities in July were to be described by one word, it would be “deception”. In most of the world events occurring in July “deception” will play a central role.
The planetary configurations that will influence world events in July are Neptune-Uranus and Saturn-Ketu ninefold oppositions, Pluto-Jupiter trine, Uranus-Jupiter and Neptune Jupiter ninefold squares, Saturn-Rahu and Pluto-Saturn ninefold conjunctions.
The countries that are likely to make headline news are: United States, Russia, China, Israel, Palestine, Western Europe and Middle eastern countries including Iraq
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
As noted last month President Bush and his administration has been frustrated in having to defend and justify the threat of WMD was the sole reason to go to war with Iraq. And they have been unsuccessful so far! And their credibility, not just with international community, but also with the American people, has been sliding. And since (as mentioned earlier) July is going to be dominated with “deception”, look out for a lot of smoke and mirror type of activities coming from the administration during this month. It would be interesting to see how the Senate and the House committees inquiries lead on intelligence report on which the decision to go to war was based as claimed by the administration. In addition, with respect to Iraq war, despite Bush’s declaration that war was over by May 1, the administration has been presently faced with new guerilla type warfare in which Americans are being killed almost everyday…making it yet tougher for administration to silence their critiques.
For Bush administration July is likely to be dominated with domestic security issues and domestic violence. Personally for President Bush, as Saturn squares his natal Neptune (towards the end of July) and as both of these planets are influencing him through their current cycles I would expect him to be either misled by his advisors during the last week of the month or he himself might get in a situation where he couldn’t escape from being a liar as it would become increasingly difficult for him to separate reality from illusion (his personal agenda and wish). As Neptune approaches opposite his natal Mercury and Pluto (actually this transit will be more pronounced and crucial for him during next couple of months-August and September) he is likely to get involved in situations plagued by deceptions and deceits, and his abilities of making sound (and right) decision are likely to get hindered by his own ego.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold opposition seems to indicate that subtle changes have been taking place in US politics and social life from June through mid-August. These changes are likely to manifest themselves with painful drastic and abrupt changes in social and political environment on a short term basis. But in the long run they will turn out to be positive for the country.
Relationships between United States and Russia, and United States and China will continue to stay either neutral or get worse (latter’s more likely). Domestic violence (may not be related to imported terrorism) may be on rise. Most of the political activities (especially the presidential nomination races-for both parties) will be heavily loaded with deceptions and deceits. For the Republican Party the last week may prove to be difficult and frustrating due to an unexpected and unpleasant political crisis.
· Russia: The relationship with USA (particularly with Bush administration) will continue to be as it has been (neutral) if not worse. In domestic affairs during the last week of the month, an unwanted political or social crisis may occur.
· Europe: Pluto-Jupiter trine may adversely impact religious order in European churches. Religious laws and codes will come under pressure for reforms. Violence and terrorism during the last week of the month is likely. Other than that, relatively, month looks relatively quiet for the continent.
· China, Japan and Pacific-rim Countries: Except for the last week the month looks to be alright for China. During the last week they may be a situation that would reflect social unrest or a political crisis.
· Religion: As mentioned earlier, with Pluto-Jupiter trine occurring during July 2-5 major changes in religious worlds with respect to religious codes, conducts, authorities and laws are likely to take place during this month. Particularly in the United States, religion will be at crossroads and religious faith will be tested. However, on a positive note, the long term effect of these changes will be very beneficial for society.
· Natural and Man-made Calamities: During July 21-24 and July 30 – August 3 either violence as a result of terrorist activities or natural calamities are likely to occur. The violence and terrorism related activities are more likely to occur in Israel-Palestine area and also against US (embassies and consulates) interests abroad.
While man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, and accidents, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts; and thunderstorms, earthquakes, air crashes and fires.