Date Posted: October 31, 2006
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.
Retrograde Mercury (Oct 29 – Nov 18)
On October 29, the planet Mercury became retrograde in sidereal Scorpio. With its retrograde motion it will enter Libra on November 2, and then it will stay retrograde until November 18 in Libra. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Scorpio means more frustrating periods for risk takers, explorers, entrepreneurs, military personnel; retrograde Mercury in Libra means more frustrating and agonizing period for entertainers, film industry, artists, and people involved with the judicial branch of the government. 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 with respect to matters signified by the house it’s transiting in your progressive chart.
Jupiter’s transit in the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio (October 27)
On October 27, Jupiter leaves (sidereal) Libra and enters the next zodiac sign, Scorpio. Jupiter’s transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. Scorpio being a fixed and water sign ruled by Mars, Jupiter in Scorpio being a close friend of Mars, has a tendency to enhance creativity and physical capacities of Mars for those who have well placed and connected Mars and Jupiter in their birth charts. For one thing dynamic activities such as sports activities, friction in the form of war or terrorism, chaos, etc., and political maneuvering around the world is likely to expand at a phenomenal rate. However, because of Jupiter’s auspicious influence the final outcome or world transformation is certainly going to be positive for collective happiness. Military personnel around the world are likely to enjoy public support, and as a result, the dealing with adversaries would likely to become relatively easy from success standpoint. In addition, the influence of contemporary spiritual leaders on society will shape the future direction of our social evolution through the theosophical and metaphysical debates. In general, Scorpio Jupiter is known to be responsible for leading the world towards more spiritual direction through visible action. So from that perspective witness some positive human evolution related changes during this period and welcome the Jupiter’s entry in Scorpio.
On individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and have Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, Taurus, or Cancer as their natal ninefold ascendant are likely to experience a very positive twelve months period beginning October 27.
Saturn’s transit in the sidereal zodiac sign Leo (October 29)
On October 29, 2006 Saturn will enter the sidereal zodiac sign Leo, and it will remain in Leo till January 13, 2007. It returns to Cancer on January 14 via its retrograde motion (actually becomes retrograde on December 6, 2006) and will stay in Cancer till July 14, 2007 before reentering in Leo.
Leo being the fire and fixed sign, for the next two and half years, Saturn will strongly influence the world politics and economy. Those who have Saturn in sidereal Leo will see their lives transformed to a new settings due to a drastic change (mostly at emotional and psychological level). In my opinion, it’s going to be a very positive and exciting two and half years for those who have dominant Saturn in their birth chart and have Gemini, Pisces, Scorpio, and Libra as their natal ninefold ascendant.
On a collective level, in the next two and half years, on a world political scene, countries like United Kingdom and China will make news headlines. Direct confrontation between superpowers in most part of the world will be on rise. Terrorism or terrorist activities will also be on rise.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold quincunx (Nov 18, 2006 – Jan 31, 2007)
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Neptune quincunxes 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 quincunx.. Depending on the strength of these planets and houses they occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a sudden and a totally new and a very undesirable experience in that particular field. Be prepare to face this powerful and painful experience. Some of the likely scenarios are unexpected loss of money or job, demotion, business downturn, meeting a person who is likely to cause you lot of anguish in your life, and perhaps unexpected severe depression.
At a collective level, the manifestation of Neptune-Uranus ninefold quincunx will reflect in sudden change in relationship between USA and Russia (and countries of former Soviet Union) for worse. Advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries are likely to slow down.
Pluto-Saturn trine (Nov 1 – Dec 5)
If through your current progressive chart influence of either Pluto or Saturn is active and if Pluto is favorably positioned with respect to Saturn in your natal chart expect a very favorable time during this period. 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 a new and positive development in a relationship, or business partnership, or success in capturing the audience if you deal with masses. If eleventh house is involved it may financially prove to be a very rewarding period.
On a collective level, this is a good period for European and Russian economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
Mars-Neptune Square (Nov 16 – 19)
These four days are going to be influenced by 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 three days would be Pakistan and Russia.
Mars-Saturn square (Nov 27 – Dec 1)
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 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.
Pluto-Ketu ninefold trine (and Pluto-Rahu sextile) (Nov 13 – 20)
If through your current progressive chart influence of either Pluto or lunar node is active and if Pluto is favorably positioned with respect to lunar nodes in your natal chart expect a very favorable time during this period. 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 a new and positive development in a relationship, or business partnership, or success in capturing the audience if you deal with masses. If eleventh house is involved November may financially prove to be a very rewarding period.
On a collective level, this is a good period for European economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
Saturn-Ketu ninefold trine (Saturn-Rahu sextile) (Nov 21 – 29)
Saturn-Ketu trine is usually favorable for those who have lunar nodes favorably placed in their natal charts with respect to Saturn. If such placing is connected to the first house, second house, ninth house, tenth house, or eleventh house then expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you always wanted to pursue your desired goals 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.