Date Posted: August 31, 2017
Jupiter’s transit in the sidereal zodiac sign Libra (September 11)
On September 11, Jupiter leaves (sidereal) Virgo and enters the next zodiac sign, Libra. Jupiter’s transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. Jupiter will stay in Libra until October 11, 2018. Libra being cardinal and air sign ruled by Venus, the Libra Jupiter’s manifestation will be reflected in changes and enhancement of judiciary system, especially for the United States, since Jupiter will be in opposition with Uranus during the first month (September 15 – October 15) after it enters Libra (and even afterwards), I wouldn’t surprised some important landmark cases will be handled by the Supreme Court of the United States during this one year period. Judicial systems around the world are also likely to become focus of public scrutiny, and as a result, implementation of positive changes within the existing system are likely.
In addition, the influence of contemporary philosophers on society will shape the future direction of our social evolution through the philosophical and metaphysical debates. In general, Libra Jupiter is known to be responsible for justice and fairness. So from that perspective expect some positive human right related changes during this period and welcome the Jupiter’s entry in Libra.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Jupiter opposition (almost through the entire year, especially during the rest of 2017) will also be reflected in the changes the way we understand and perceive the role of religion and what religion means to us.
Because Libra being the air sign representing intelligence, humanity, society, rule of law etc., lawyers, judges, academia (professors, teachers, researchers), social reformers, philosophers, philanthropists and religious leaders are likely to lead us into future. Also, Venus being the ruler of this sign and Jupiter’s tendency of expansion of qualities of the sign it transits, a new wave of artists, musicians, art directors, actors, film producers, architects, etc., are likely to influence the society through their work and through subtle but long lasting impressions.
For those who have well placed Jupiter and Venus in their birth charts, are likely to enjoy the Jupiter’s transit in Libra. In general, transit of Jupiter in Libra is positive. For one thing spirituality and humanity related endeavors around the world are likely to expand.
On individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and have Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Aquarius as their natal ninefold ascendant are likely to experience a very positive twelve months period beginning September 11. It must be noted that despite Jupiter’s positive influence on world, for individuals, effects of other planets in their birth charts should also be taken into account to assess the net result or effect.About President Donald Trump and his challenges……
President Trump’s operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) continue to be, until September 10, Saturn, Venus, Pluto and Ketu. And after September 10, Saturn, Venus and Mars.
During September, the Saturn will be in sidereal Scorpio (the sixth house of his progressive chart), and in his ninefold progressive chart Saturn will be in the 10th house. Venus will be in sidereal Cancer and Leo, the second and the third house of his progressive chart.
From Dasa standpoint, while Saturn seems to become favorable for making it easy for him to move forward possibly with his health care, tax reform and budget agenda, the 10th house resident ninefold Saturn will be responsible for more challenges in dealing not only with his legislative agenda but also with foreign affairs and adversaries. The second house and the third house resident transiting Venus will probably be positive for him for his showmanship.
However, until September 10, Pluto, being in the 7th house of his progressive chart, he will continue to make matters more difficult for him to deal with, especially with his own cabinet members and his agenda. In addition, the manifestation of the eighth house resident Ketu in his progressive chart will be reflected in delays, disappointment, failures and anger. After September 10, however, the third house resident Mars becomes operative planet, and perhaps it will change his course for better governing.
More importantly, when the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Saturn has been opposing his natal Rahu (July 10 – Oct 10). As a result, he will continue likely to delve in matters that will prove to be self destructive, resulting in failures due to his impulsive and unpredictable behavior. Additionally, the transiting Saturn has been in conjunction with his natal Ketu (July 10 – Oct 10) and his natal Moon (June 28 – Oct 18), and the manifestation of these transits have been reflected in family crisis (Donald Jr.’s Russian connection) and his separation from his family members (possibly Donald Jr., Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump).
Thus, while the operating planets are not so unfavorable for him from the Dasa cycle standpoint, and the influence of transiting Saturn as explained above, may become responsible for yet another extremely challenging and serious month for him to deal with people around him and his political agenda.
Also, As indicated last October in my US 2016 Presidential Election prediction, column,as reproduced below, there was a very strong possibility that President Trump would have difficulty remaining in power and have to let that power go.
“However, I must add that, regardless of the election outcome, the destiny of the United States, which in my opinion, is very much dependent on the transiting Uranus. And because the retrograde Uranus being temporarily back in the sidereal Pisces and will not return to sidereal Aries (the cardinal fire sign) until April 2017, there’s a strong possibility that the election outcome may not matter come April 2017. Without being sensationalizing and dramatizing the future of the United States, I think that when Uranus returns to sidereal Aries in April 2017 it will certainly and drastically change the political landscape. As a result, it’s very likely that the person who will be the leading the world’s powerful nation then as the president of the USA will be a different one.”
August 30, 2017
While the strong possibility of President Trump let his power go has not so far materialized, he is not out of woods yet as the transiting Saturn opposes his natal Rahu and conjuncts his natal Ketu (July 10 – Oct 10) (demeaning, impulsive, arrogant, divisive, vicious and failures); conjuncts his natal Moon (June 28 – Oct 18) (family crisis); opposes his natal Sun (Oct 11 – Nov 4) (self destructive and self humiliating), quincunxes his natal Saturn (Oct 21 – Nov 13) (confrontational, frustrating and tired) and quincunxes his natal Venus (Nov 10-30) (governing mess).
Retrograde Saturn’s return to the sidereal Scorpio (June 22 – Oct 24)
On June 22, the retrograde Saturn returned to the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio, and it became direct on August 25. It will stay in Scorpio until October 24. Then it reenters sidereal Sagittarius and remains there till January 23, 2020.
Scorpio being the water and fixed sign, for the next four months, 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. 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 four months for those who have dominant Saturn in their birth chart and have Virgo, Gemini, Aquarius, and Capricorn as their natal ninefold (Navmansha) ascendant.
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 September include Neptune-Mars (Sept 22-24) and Uranus-Jupiter (Sept 23-30) oppositions, Neptune-Rahu (Sept 3-28), Neptune-Saturn (Sept 26 – Oct 3) and Saturn-Rahu (Sept 23-29) ninefold conjunctions.
The Neptune-Mars (Sept 22-24) opposition may become responsible for a period of heightened covert activities. China and Russia are likely to experience some very drastic changes in the political arena, and those changes will influence the psyche of those nations at a deeper level.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Jupiter (Sept 23-30) opposition will be reflected in serious challenges that the religious leaders in the United States likely to face. Religious norms are likely to be scrutinized in light of apparent political divide. Those religious leaders, 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 will fade away with time. The new age philosophers are likely to emerge as lead contemporary philosophers.
The Neptune-Rahu (Sept 3-28) ninefold conjunction may become responsible for social as well as economic turmoil in Russia and China. Eastern European countries 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 manifestations of the Neptune-Saturn (Sept 26 – Oct 3) ninefold conjunction is likely to 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 Saturn-Rahu (Sept 23-29) ninefold conjunction may become responsible for social or political turmoil in places like Russia, China and to some extent, Europe. Also, for the Republic Party in the United States and for republicans, it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during this period.
The important auspicious planetary configuration for September include Saturn-Rahu (Sept 15 – Oct 4) trine.
Saturn-Rahu (Sept 15 – Oct 4) trine is going to be favorable for conservatives in the United States. Republicans in the both houses are likely to get some important legislative items passed. This is also favorable period for economic expansion.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: Russia, China, United States, the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions) and European countries.
Natural and Man-made Calamities……..
The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as man made accidents are more likely to occur during September 3-28.
Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on September 11, 20, 25. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2017 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2017. 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