Influence of planets on Individuals for December 2003

Date Posted: November 30, 2003

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.  

Uranus-Rahu ninefold conjunction (Uranus/Ketu opposition)  (Nov 30 – Dec 8)

If in your birth chart Uranus is in the direct conjunction with the lunar node Rahu, and if any one of these two planets are influencing you now via your current progressive chart, then you might want to consider taking extra precautions in your professional and financial areas during the first week of December. Staying low key is certainly the way to go.  This opposition can become dangerous, and ruin your plans and bring about the unexpected disaster in every which way.  In short during this period you will be tested. If you have very strong and positively placed lunar nodes and Uranus in your birth chart, then perhaps you need not worry.

On a collective level, the United States and in particular, the Republic Party and republicans including the republican president Bush are likely to run into some very difficult period. Also, USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.

Pluto-Uranus ninefold square (Nov 9 – Dec 7)

At a collective level, the Pluto-Uranus ninefold square could bring a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against terrorism agenda, and also with domestic matters. There will be a transformation of a political strategy that might become responsible of a change in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the Bush 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 matters that President Bush and his administration will be forced to face with.

On an individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto makes a square 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 square.  Depending on the houses these planets occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a sudden and a totally new and a very unpleasant experience in that particular field. Be ready to face this unwanted experience. Stay alert and try not to start a new venture that requires taking risk. It’s like you are on a business trip or company assignment and you are immediately called off or caught in a situation that you find very difficult if not impossible to get out. 

Pluto-Saturn ninefold conjunction (Dec 23 – 28)

For those who have Pluto in conjunction with Saturn in their birth charts, watch out!  If Saturn and or Pluto is influencing you now through your current progressive chart your life is more likely to be shaken up, and depending on the placement and the strength of these planets in your birth chart, the severity of the outcome will vary. Although the experience that you might go through seem unbearable, this may prove to be the beginning of the next plateau of your life cycle that you are destined for. 

On a collective level, the outbreak of violence and terrorism around the world is very probable. Also, natural calamities like earthquakes, severe weather conditions, natural as well as man made accidents are more likely during this period.

Pluto-Rahu and Pluto-Ketu ninefold squares (Nov 27- Dec 4)

The squares of Pluto with the lunar nodes are generally have tendencies to destroy the present setting of life and transform in to a totally new one. Those who have better placed lunar nodes and their connection with Pluto are likely to adapt well to this new change and move to their next level of evolution, and others are likely struggle and may find the change unbearable. Perhaps the best way to deal with this situation is to stay alert and extremely cautious in dealing with your surroundings that affect you. Avoid taking any new risk during this period.  And probably be prepared for situations that are going to get worse before they get better with new direction in life. Staying low key is certainly the way to go.  Avoid any new ventures and postpone the matters that you want to begin till this period is passed. 

On a collective level, a new wave of renewed violence between Israel and Palestinians, as well as an outbreak of terrorism around the world during these seven or eight days is very likely.

Retrograde Mercury (December 18 – Jan 6) 

On December 18, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in Sagittarius. It will stay retrograde until January 6 in Sagittarius. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius means more frustrating periods for religious leaders and authorities, teachers, professors, explorers, entrepreneurs. This is the time not to start a new project or venture, but rather reflect on what’s been done so far.  Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you have been postponing due to lack of time.

In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart, and if your current planetary cycle provides the results of Mercury then you are more likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this period.

Rahu-Jupiter trine (Ketu-Jupiter sextile) (Dec 10 – 28)

Rahu-Jupiter trine is generally very auspicious for material progress and Ketu-Jupiter sextile is favorable for spiritual progress.

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 auspicious influence for material expansion, Rahu-Jupiter trine will certainly help maintain the desired peace and security in our daily lives despite growing fear of violence and actual violence. It will also be responsible for social  progress, humanitarian efforts, and charity work.

Neptune-Saturn ninefold square (Dec 11 -17)

If you have Neptune-Saturn square in your birth chart, and if any one of these two planets is influencing you now through your current progressive chart, then during December 11-17 period you might want to consider postponing your plans of expansion or any new venture, and just stay in a 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 as well as former Soviet Union countries may face difficulty in the form of social instability or economic crisis during this period.

Uranus-Saturn ninefold square (December 27- 31)

The time when Saturn-Uranus ninefold square occurs is unfavorable for those who have such square or opposition in their birth charts. In addition, if the planet Uranus or Saturn is affecting your life via your current progressive chart, then you might want to consider taking extra precautions in the areas which are affected by these planets as shown in your natal chart.  Such people should avoid taking any kind of risk at any cost during this period.  Such opposition can make things so miserable and difficult for you that most likely you are not going to forget them in your entire life. Staying low key is certainly the way to go.  Avoid any new ventures and postpone the matters that you want to begin till this period is passed. 

On a collective level, the United States of America, Russia or China may experience a social or political turmoil at home as well as tensions rising between them.