Date Posted: November 30, 2010
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.
Total Lunar Eclipse (December 21)
A total lunar eclipse occurs on December 21, approximately during the hours of 5:00 to 11:00 GMT. This eclipse will be visible in the North and South American continents and pacific island regions including Hawaii.
This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 2 degrees from Ketu and Rahu respectively, and therefore will last for a long time (6 hours). The eclipse will occur with the Southern or descending node Ketu, in the sidereal zodiac sign Gemini and the ascending node Rahu in Sagittarius . Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Gemini or Sagittarius rising or Gemini or Sagittarius as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with either Sun or Moon in their natal charts, should watch-out. It’s not a good day! Take extra precaution and avoid any sort of outdoor activity requiring you to get out of the house.
On world scene, the United Sates, Canada, South America, Mexico and Pacific island region including Hawaii, are likely to be affected with undesirable events.
Pluto-Rahu conjunction (Pluto-Ketu opposition) (November 15 – December 7)
Pluto-Rahu conjunction is not favorable for those who have such conjunction or squares in their birth charts. In addition, if the lunar node Rahu (or Ketu), or Pluto 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 conjunction can make things so miserable and difficult for you that you are never going to forget them in your 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, natural accidents and calamities to occur all around the world are likely.
Mars-Uranus Square (December 1-3)
Typically this square offers very unfavorable results with astonishing speed and without any notice. 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. Also, experiences like a sudden incident of fire, or an accident, or missing or drowning of a child are the doings of this square.
On the world scene, expect some sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities. The countries that are most likely to be affected during this period will be the United States of America, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Palestine and Israel.
Mars-Rahu conjunction and Mars-Ketu opposition (Dec 10-12)
During these three days Mars conjuncts Rahu and opposes Ketu. Typically Mar’s conjunction and opposition with lunar nodes are very unfavorable and unfortunate in general. For those who have such oppositions or conjunctions in their birth chart, and if they have any one of these planets influencing them through the current progressive cycle need be very careful about the matters indicated by the respective houses in their birth charts. Probably the best thing to do is to lay low key, not make any new commitment, and avoid taking any unnecessary risk.
On the world scene, during these days both natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives, and perhaps a demise of an international level political leader are likely.
Mars-Pluto Conjunction (Dec 12-14)
Typically this conjunction offers very sudden and extremely undesirable result with astonishing speed. For those who have such conjunction in their birth charts, and if they have any one of these planets influencing them through the current progressive cycle need be extra careful. For those ones perhaps these might prove to be the worst five days of the year. Avoid making any new commitment and taking any new risk. Also, experiences like a sudden incident of fire, or an accident, or a financial misfortune are the doings of this conjunction.
On the world scene, escalation of terrorism and violence, especially in Israel-Palestine area are very likely. Also, sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities are also likely. The countries that are most likely to be affected during these days will be the Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel.
Neptune-Rahu ninefold trine (Dec 13-21)
Neptune-Rahu ninefold trine is going to be very auspicious and favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts. Expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you always wanted to pursue but somehow could never get started….now is the time to follow that dream. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive energy flowing through you during this period. It’s time to jump in and enjoy this period.
On a collective level, religious activities all around the world are likely to expand with new vigor and energy, conservatives will have upper hand over the liberals, China and Russia are likely to see positive developments occurring in the social and economical fields.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold square (December 20 – February 12, 2011)
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Neptune squares 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 ninefold square.. Depending on the strength of these planets and houses they occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a totally new challenge in that particular field signified by the house they occupy in your natal chart. Be ready to face this powerful and spontaneous challenge. Some of the likely scenarios are unexpected move (change of residence), unexpected job change (or change of surrounding at work place), meeting a person who is going to influence your life in a very dramatic fashion, unexpected financial windfall or loss, unexpected severe depression, etc.
At a collective level, the manifestation of Neptune-Uranus ninefold square will reflect in sudden change (either positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia (and countries of former Soviet Union) and magnificent advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries.
Neptune-Saturn ninefold square (December 22 – January 25, 2011)
If you have a 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 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 may face some difficult time during this period.
Mars-Saturn square (Dec 27-29)
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 the 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 around the world, especially in Iraq and Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening, and occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are strong possibilities.
Uranus-Jupiter conjunction (December 25 – January 11, 2011)
While Jupiter deals with outward and material things Uranus’s influence on us is very sudden and with intensity. Jupiter-Uranus conjunction occurs once (actually 2-3 times with in a year’s period due to their retrograde motions) in about 16 years. If you have such conjunction in your birth chart, and if you have any one of these two planets influencing you through your current progressive cycle then you are certainly going to experience an extreme transformation (irreversible change) in your beliefs and moral values that you have been attached to. This period is challenging and of transformation. If you overcome the challenge it’s time for marching ahead with a quantum step in the process of self discovery (or evolution).
On the world scene, world religions are likely to be challenged with earthshaking ideas that they must attend to. 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.