Date Posted: October 1, 2007
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 12 – Nov 2)
On October 12, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Libra. It will stay retrograde till November 2 in Libra. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Libra means more frustrating periods for artists, entertainers, actors, directors, musicians, and producers. 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 is influenced by Mercury as an operating planet, 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.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold trine (September 1 – October 3)
Uranus-Neptune trine is going to be very favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts. Expect some sort of spiritual awakening as well as monetary gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you always wanted to pursue non-material 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 spiritual period.
On a collective level, this is an extraordinary time for collective spiritual growth, technological discoveries and inventions. Expect some new important technological breakthroughs during this month. For the United States, in general, it’s going to be remarkable and a very successful month.
Saturn-Rahu opposition (Saturn-Ketu conjunction) (Oct 6 – 18)
Saturn-Rahu conjunction period 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 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. You should avoid taking any kind of risk at any cost during this period. Such conjunction can make things difficult for you and make you feel miserable. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new ventures and postpone the matters that require you to make a crucial decision till this period is passed.
On a collective level, Middle-East including Israel and Palestine region, Russia, China and to some extent, Europe may experience social or political turmoil during this period. Also, for the Republic Party in the United States and for republicans including President Bush, it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during this period.
Uranus-Jupiter square (Oct 5 – 14)
While Jupiter deals with outward and material things Uranus’s influence on us is very sudden and intense. Jupiter-Uranus square occurs once (actually 2-3 times with in a year’s period due to their retrograde motions) in about 8-9 years. If you have such a square 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. It’s a challenging time! If you overcome the challenge it’s time for marching ahead with a quantum step in the process of your 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 are going to fade away with time.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold square (Oct 16 – 21)
The Saturn-Uranus ninefold square 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. The Middle-East area will likely to experience increased violence.