Date Posted: October 1, 2007
There are two major and challenging planetary aspects that will certainly be leaving their marks on events in October.
The first one is Saturn-Rahu opposition (and Saturn-Ketu conjunction), and it is usually considered to be a deadly one. It will be most intense during October 6-18. What are the possible manifestations of this unique conjunction? Well, first of all it’s mostly likely to become responsible in accelerating the violence in Middle-East, especially in Iraq and Israel-Palestine region. The Bush administration as well as the Republican party will likely to face some new and unwanted challenges. It will also create new political problems for Russia and European countries. The man-made and natural calamities will be on rise all around the world. Pakistan is likely to go through a huge political as well as social turmoil during this period. Chinese government may experience some domestic resistance or calamities.
The second one is Uranus-Jupiter square; and it will run its dramatic and intense spiritual influence during October 5-14. It’s most likely manifestation will be through the religious and moral crisis in the United States. Both planets being in the sidereal fixed signs means a ruthless and stubborn challenge that the religious leaders in the United States will be faced with as they are likely to come under severe pressure from public. It also means, it is the time of religious and moral transformation from present to a higher level. Meaning the present norms will be faced with new difficulties and will be required to undergo a change to meet the needs of our human evolution for its survival. The eventual outcome, even though we will not know it for a long time to come, in my opinion, will be very positive and necessary for our collective growth.
In addition to these above two major planetary configuration, Uranus-Saturn ninefold square (Oct 16-21) will also play an important role in shaping the world events in October. The most pronounce influence of this configuration will be reflected in the direct confrontation between Democrats and Republicans in the United States. Also, Bush administration is likely to falter on both foreign and domestic policy matters, further widening the credibility gap between the administration and the American public.
On the positive side, the auspicious planetary configurations for October are: Mars-Rahu trine and Mars-Ketu sextile (Oct 7-12), Mars-Saturn sextile (Oct 5-12). These will be responsible for some noticeable successful and positive events all around the world. Some of these may include: positive breaks for U.S. Military in Iraq and Afghanistan, world economic expansion, a beginning for new world order and humanitarian heroic acts of certain individuals that human race should be very proud of. Also, advances in technology and science will be more prominent during this period via remarkable research breakthroughs in biotechnology, medicine, high tech industry and engineering sciences.
The countries that are likely to make headline news will be: European Union, United Kingdom, United States, Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and Palestine, and Pakistan.
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
President Bush’s most operating and currently dominating planet Mercury will be in the twelfth house of his progressive chart during the entire October. In addition, Mercury becomes retrograde on October 12 and stays retrograde till the end of the month. As a result, especially during the retrograde Mercury period, he is likely to blunder on several fronts for his brain (and therefore, the functioning of his brain) will be tremendously influenced by the negative retrograde Mercury being in the twelfth house, the house of “loss”.
In addition, his operating planet Pluto quincunxes his natal Saturn during the last week of October. So by the end of this month President Bush will be tremendously frustrated with his inability to govern the country. As a result, he will continue to look to be a weak and exhausted president responsible for his own downfall.
On a positive a note, with Neptune’s trine with his natal Rahu and Uranus he can still hope for some relief from continuous pressure from his adversaries. The relief may come from an event that will temporarily take him off from the public spotlight.
As mentioned earlier, the spiritual influence of Uranus-Jupiter square be dramatic and intense during October 5-14 as it will manifest through the religious and moral crisis in the United States. The religious leaders will be faced with new moral crisis. The present religious and moral norms will be faced with new difficulties, and will be required to undergo a change to meet the current needs of human evolution. The eventual outcome, even though we will not know it for a long time to come, will be positive and necessary for our collective growth.
For democrats, the first half of the month will prove to be a challenging period as they will be forced to show their clear stand to their republican counterparts on matters ranging from Iraq war to health care. Also, for republicans, the first three weeks of the month will be challenging as they will have difficulty in dealing with stubborn Bush administration as well as with democrats on foreign and domestic issues.
· Russia: In general, the half of the month is certainly not positive for the country. During this period the political and social turmoil are very possible, and and man-made and natural calamities are likely. The relationship between the USA and Russia is likely to become strained during this month.
· Europe: In general, the half of the month is going to be very unfavorable period for the continent from political stability, and natural and man-made disasters standpoint.
· China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries: For China the first half of the month is not positive from political stability and social unrest standpoint. During this period natural and man-made calamities are also likely.
· Middle East: The violence and suicide bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions will accelerate during the first half of the month. Covert activities and killing behind the scenes will continue to dominate the news. The notable dates for violence related activities are: October 6-18.
· Religion: The Uranus-Jupiter square will manifest in the form of new crisis forcing the world religious leaders, especially the ones in the United States, to take a hard look at the present issues and norms of morality and perhaps modify them to accommodate the changing relalities and needs.
· Natural and Man-made Calamities: The likely notable dates are: Oct 6 -18, and Oct 28-31.
Earthquakes: Based on our earthquake prediction model, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on October 2, 7-14, 16 and 28. The model shows possibility of very strong earthquakes during October 8-9, and 12-13. 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.