Date Posted: November 6, 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.
Total Lunar Eclipse (Nov 8/9)
A total lunar eclipse occurs on November 8/9 approximately during the hours of 21:15 to 3:15 GMT. This eclipse will be visible in entire Europe, North, Central and South America, Middle-East, Africa, Russia, Indian subcontinent and Western China.
This eclipse is important since the Sun will be within 3-4 degrees with Ketu, the Southern or descending node in the sidereal zodiac sign Libra, and similarly Moon with Rahu in Aries.. Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Libra or Aries rising or as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with either Sun or Moon 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 house.
On world scene, the middle east (especially Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and perhaps Saudi Arabia), some part of Europe, and United States are likely to experience occurrences of violence.
Partial Solar Eclipse (November 23/24)
A partial solar eclipse occurs on November 23/24 during the hours of 22:00 to 2:00 GMT. It’s not a strong eclipse, and it will be visible in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. It will be visible for Pacific-rim countries, Japan, Australia, and Western part of North America. Since it’s a weaker type, I don’t expect it to influence the world events in significantly negative way.
Neptune-Rahu ninefold opposition (Neptune-Ketu ninefold conjunction) (Nov 4-14)
If you have a poor placing of Neptune-Rahu (or Neptune-Ketu), by being especially in the sixth, eighth, and the twelfth house in their birth chart, and if your current operating cycles are influenced by one of these planets then you are likely to experience instability in your life caused due to sudden change in your activities or surroundings. Such experiences might turn out to be very unfortunate and frustrating. It would certainly be wise not to commit to anything new during this one to two week period and remain very low key.
On the collective level, social as well as economic turmoil in Russia and China can not be ruled out. 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.
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.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold trine (Nov 21-30)
This is a very good period for those who have Uranus-Saturn trine in their natal charts, and one of these two planets are operating though their current cycles. Depending on the houses with which these planets are connected in the birth charts expect some real positive development in those respective aspects of 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.
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-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.