Date Posted: July 31, 2005
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-Jupiter opposition (Ketu-Jupiter conjunction) (Aug 14 – 22)
While Rahu-Jupiter opposition is likely to temporarily favor orthodox and ultra conservative religious authorities, it also is going to sow seed of self destruction for those authorities. Some sort of religious upheaval or conflict is likely to surface in the later part of the year.
For those who have favorable Rahu-Jupiter aspect in their birth charts are likely to see some positive changes occurring in their lives during this period. However for those who have lunar nodes squaring with the Jupiter are likely to face some rough time during this period.
On a collective level, besides its influence on religion as stated above, Rahu-Jupiter opposition may become responsible in slowing down social progress, humanitarian efforts, and charity work. The morality, in general, is likely to take backseat.
Neptune-Jupiter trine (Aug 13 – 22)
This auspicious trine is good for all world religions as well as for people who are engaged in activities that help us expand morally, socially as well as materially.
For those who have well placed Jupiter and Neptune in their birth chart (conjunction, trine, sextile, opposition) are likely to experience very positive time during this period. People involved in the religious activities are likely experience a sudden boost in their daily activities, and religious authorities are going to be well recognized by societies.
On a collective level, religious, academic, and social fields are very likely to enjoy the new and positive changes occurring in their respective field.
Neptune-Ketu ninefold trine (Aug 1 – Sept 27)
For those who have well placed Neptune, and if she is in trine with any of the two lunar nodes, and are presently being influenced by any of these planets (Neptune, Rahu, or Ketu) through their current operating cycles, are likely to experience a very positive period. Rise in self confident, strong intuitive power, and in general feeling great about everything around are some of the symptoms that you are likely to enjoy.
Collectively on global scene, this period is very positive for Russia and China. Also, most of the technological areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.
Mars-Neptune Square (Aug 25 – 31)
These six days of August are going to witness Mars-Neptune square. Typically this square is very unfavorable and unfortunate in general. For those who have such square in their birth chart, and if they have any one of these planets influencing them through the current progressive cycle need be extra careful. The best thing to do is to lay low key, not make any new commitment, and avoid taking any sort of risk.
On the world scene, expect some sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening, good possibility of both natural and man-made calamities. The countries that are most likely to be affected during these days would be Pakistan and Russia.
Mars-Saturn square (July 29 – Aug 2)
Mars-Saturn square, for no apparent reason, changes a perfectly normal and healthy situation in to the one with a lot of tension and friction with new challenges. For those who have such square in their birth charts, and if any one of these planets are influencing them through the current progressive cycles certainly need to be on guard. If you must involve in an unwanted situation, be extra careful and try to minimize the damage. Experiences like fire burns, rape, accidents, loss of precious things, and monetary disasters are real possibilities.
On the world scene, a short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan is very likely. Terrorism and violence, especially in Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are real possibilities.
Saturn-Rahu (and Ketu) ninefold square(s) (Aug 28 -31)
Saturn-Rahu (and Ketu) ninefold squares are going to be devastating for those who have such squares in their natal charts. Anything that you attempt will be failed or result in agonizing and frustrating experience. This is not the time to take any risk. If you have such squares in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through the current progressive cycle then you need be extra careful. The best thing to do is not make any new commitment, and totally avoid taking any business or monetary risk.
On a collective level, barbaric activities all around the world are likely to increase. Terrorists are likely to be successful in creating confusion and chaos. Social turmoil in Europe and Russia is likely. Religious activities could get stalled for no apparent reason.
Neptune-Saturn ninefold square (Aug 28 – Sept 1)
If you have Neptune-Saturn square in your birth chart, and if any one of these two planets influencing you now through your current progressive chart, then during this period you might want to consider postponing your plans of expansion or any new venture, and just be in defensive mode. This square has a tendency to ruin your plans in a very deceptive manner, and usually there is very little you can do about it once the process begins.
On a collective level, countries like China and Russia may face some difficult time during this period.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold quincunx (May 26 – Sept 12)
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Neptune is in quincunx with Uranus, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your current progressive chart, then you are very likely to be affected by this unique configuration.. Depending on the strength of these planets and houses they occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a sudden and totally new and a very unique experience in that particular field. Be ready to embrace this powerful and spontaneous experience. Some of the likely scenarios are unexpected move (change of residence), unexpected job change (or change of surrounding at work place), unexpected severe depression, and frustration.
At a collective level, the manifestation of Neptune-Uranus ninefold quincunx will reflect in sudden change (negative) in relationship between USA and Russia (and countries of former Soviet Union).
Pluto-Saturn ninefold opposition (July 30 – August 3)
For those who have a conjunction, square, or opposition of Pluto and Saturn in their birth charts, and for those whose current planetary operating cycle is influenced by either of these planets are likely to experience a setback or turmoil in their lives. Such opposition can become a very strong force to destroy the current setting of your lifestyle and transform it to a totally new setting which may or may not be desirable depending on the strength and positive influence of these planets in the natal chart. In any event it’s going to be an irreversible situation.
On the collective level, expect the outbreak of violence and terrorist activities, natural as well as man-made calamities, and to some extent, war-like climate in some parts of the world. Tension between Israelis and Palestinians is likely to escalate again at a new level. A few eastern European countries, Russia, and China may experience political or social turmoil.
Pluto’s temporary return to the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio (May 28 – Nov 28)
One of the important planetary events of this year is the transit of the modern planet Pluto from the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio to Sagittarius. It first occurs on January 28. Pluto stays in Sagittarius till May 28, and then with its retrograde motion returns to Scorpio and stays in Scorpio till November 28. After November 28, 2005 it will remain in Sagittarius for the following 14 to15 years (till February 2020). Although it’s going to be in Sagittarius for only about 4 months before it returns to Scorpio, Pluto being the planet of transformation will certainly affect the matters related to Sagittarius in a big way. The drastic changes in our collective moral and religious perceptions are certainly going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before by Pluto’s transit in Sagittarius. This era (next 15 years) will be remembered as the period of religious revolution. The way we have been used to deal with religions will no longer be our norms. Although it’s very likely that some of the world religions will either become obsolete or transformed into other forms the religious or moral codes will be greatly influenced by our collective spiritual experiences. And in that sense a subtle but most effective transformation of world religions during this unique era of 15 years is likely to take us to a level where the norms solely based on spiritual experiences will dictate and guide our lives with new level of understanding.
During its temporary return to Scorpio (May 28 – Nov 28) the natural as well as man-made disasters will be on rise, the Palestine-Israel region will lot more of violence and terrorism. The insurgency in Iraq will escalate, and in general, the world becomes more anxiety-stricken.
On individual level for those who have Scorpio ninefold ascendant should become careful and prepare for a period of a potential turmoil, especially if Pluto is a dominant planet in your birth charts