Influence of planets on Individuals for August 2002

Date Posted: July 31, 2002

Although it’s very difficult to predict the influence of planets on a given individual without referring to his or her birth chart the following is intended only as a general guideline.  For confirmation, however, you must refer to your birth chart. Based on the assessment of planetary strengths or weaknesses in your birth chart, placement of planets in your current progressive regular and ninefold charts, and the current operating planetary cycles the following may or may not be applicable.  

Rahu-Pluto opposition (and Ketu-Pluto conjunction) (regular: July 1 – Aug 24, and ninefold: July 23-Aug 10)

Rahu-Pluto opposition occurs, on average, once every 16-17 years. Unless these planets are favorably placed in your birth chart, such opposition or squares between Pluto and lunar nodes, in general, mean drastic changes (transformations) pertaining to aspects of your life described by the houses these planets belong to. Usually such transformations are accompanied with severe pains if lunar node Rahu (or Ketu), and/or Pluto is affecting your life via your current progressive chart.  In my opinion, best way to deal with this situation is to (which is not easy to do) accept it (the inevitable change), and move on with your life. There’s no point in brooding over it, and not letting your past go. Just believe that on long term basis, such changes are good for you.

On a collective level, an eruption of new waves of violence in the Palestine-Israel and Kashmir regions are likely. And perhaps, towards the end of this period (by the end of August) due to Pluto’s transformation process, the resulting changes are likely to become irreversible. Hope we see some kind of a solution. In addition, world religions in general, and religious leaders in particular, may experience themselves having to go through crisis that demand changes. In other words, the orthodox religious leaders may come under social and moral pressures to change the way they handle their responsibilities. 

Uranus-Rahu ninefold trine (and Uranus-Ketu sextile) (August 25-31)

If through your current progressive chart influence of either Uranus or lunar node is active and if Uranus is favorably positioned with respect to lunar nodes in your natal chart…expect some real positive surprises during the last week of August.  Such positive events will be related to the affairs signified by the houses these planets occupy or aspects. For example if the seventh house is involved, expect rapid positive development in your existing or new relationships, or business partnerships, or success in capturing the audience if you deal with masses.

On a collective level, this is a good period for the United States as the differences between the republicans and democrats will narrow and there will be more willingness to get something new accomplished. Also, international relations between USA and its allies will improve. This period (Aug 25-31) is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

Uranus-Mars opposition (August 22-25)

Watch-out for these 3-4 days in August from sudden and undesirable happenings in your life if you have such square in your birth chart.  It could be a sudden loss of money, unfortunate accident, or a bad news. Only thing I suppose you could do is to be prepared and avoid taking in new risk during that time.

On a collective level, natural and man-made calamities are likely, especially in the United States of America.

Uranus-Saturn regular trine (Aug 13-29) and ninefold conjunction (Aug 19-24)

This is very good period for those who have Uranus-Saturn trine in their natal charts, and one of these two planets are operating though the current cycle.  Depending on the houses involved expect some real positive development in your life.

On a collective level, this is a good period for religious activities all around the world.  Also, this is a great time for the USA to make some extraordinary progress in both internationally and domestically.