Date Posted: October 31, 2014
Saturn’s transit in the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio
On October 31, Saturn will enter 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 November include Neptune-Saturn (Nov 6-11) ninefold opposition; Neptune-Rahu (Oct 23 – Nov 7) and Uranus-Saturn (Nov 19-23) ninefold quincunxes; Uranus-Mars (Nov 11-12), Rahu/Ketu-Mars (Nov 16-18) and Pluto-Uranus (Nov 22-April 6) squares.
The Neptune-Saturn ninefold opposition may become responsible for rise in covert activities. Possibilities of natural as well as man-made calamities are very likely during this period. 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 manifestation of Neptune-Rahu ninefold quincunx may be reflected in economic turmoil in Russia and China. 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 influence of the Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx may be reflected in social or political turmoil in USA, Russia and China as well as rising friction among them.
The Uranus-Mars and Rahu/Ketu and Mars squares may become responsible for sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities in countries like United States of America, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Palestine and Israel.
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 get tangled with.
The auspicious planetary configurations for November include Saturn-Jupiter (Oct 18 – Nov 11) and Pluto-Neptune (Oct 26 – Nov 18) ninefold trines; and Pluto-Saturn (Nov 6-12) ninefold sextile.
The manifestation of the Saturn-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 Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine may become responsible for either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major terrorist cells through covert operation. Also, on technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields.
The influence of the Pluto-Saturn ninefold sextile maybe reflected in a good period for European and Russian 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 October 2014, President Obama’s operating planets are going to be Mercury, Venus and Neptune. The month begins with Mercury in sidereal Virgo, it then enters sidereal Libra on November 4 and Scorpio on November 24. Therefore, in his progressive chart, Mercury will remain in the 2nd house until November 4, then in the 3rd house till November 24 and after that in the 4th house for the rest of the month. Venus will be favorable for him but Neptune being in the 7th house of his progressive chart it will continue to play a deceptive role. As a result when he is confronted with crisis to make some critical decisions he needs to be aware if deception in his thinking process.
Since the third house Mercury is not favorable for him, during November 4-24, he will certainly experience difficulties in communicating with people around him and find it difficult to get through. However, during the first 4 days of November, and then after November 24, Mercury being in the favorable second and the fourth house respectively in his progressive chart, Mercury will provide him the energy he needs to successfully deal with the both international and domestic crises and issues.
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 Uranus-Mars (Nov 11-12) and Rahu/Ketu and Mars ( Nov 16-18) squares may become responsible for sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities.
· Russia: The Neptune-Rahu ninefold quincunx (Nov 1-7) may continue to become responsible for economic turmoil in Russia. Covert activities 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 pro-Russian forces in Ukraine are likely to be successful in creating confusion and chaos. However, the Pluto-Saturn ninefold sextile (Nov 6-12) may turn out to be a positive period for the Russian economy.
· Europe: During the first half of the month, the influence of the ninefold trine of Neptune with Pluto is good for European economy, social stability and prosperity in general. However, during the second half, Europe is likely to face new political, economical and social challenges due to Pluto-Uranus square. Relationships between the EU and USA may turn sour.
· China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries: The Neptune-Pluto ninefold trine (Nov 1-18) is positive for the region from the economical and social progress standpoint. However, the influence of the Neptune-Rahu ninefold quincunx (Nov 1-7) may turn out to be politically challenging period for China.
· Middle East: Under the influence of the ninefold quincunx of Uranus and Saturn (Nov 19-23) and the Pluto-Uranus square (Nov 22 -30) is certainly very negative from the terrorist activity standpoint. Terrorists will likely to be at least partially successful in creating confusion and chaos. Covert activities will be accelerated.
· Religion: During the middle ten days of the month due to PLuto-Jupiter ninefold opposition (Nov 9-23) then religious world is likely to face challenges that they must respond to quickly.
· 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 November 11-12, 16-18, 19-23 and 24-27.
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 November 1-2, 5-8, 10, 12, 15-17, 23-24 and 26. 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.