Date Posted: August 31, 2002
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 (Sept 15 – Oct 7)
On September15, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in its motion. It will stay retrograde in the sidereal zodiac sign Virgo until October 7. Typically retrograde Mercury means unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Virgo, in general, means more frustrating periods for businesses (small businesses as well as corporations), professionals in academic field, and people in entertainment industry.
In addition, for those who deal with law enforcement, diplomats, teachers, farmers, accountants, columnists, editors, publishers, comedians, and ambassadors are more likely to experience the negative aspect of the retrograde Mercury. Also, 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 effects of retrograde Mercury during this period.
Uranus-Rahu ninefold trine (and Uranus-Ketu sextile) (Sept 3 – Oct 5)
If through your current progressive chart influence of either Uranus or lunar node is active and if Uranus is favorably positioned with respect to lunar nodes in your natal chart expect a very favorable time during September. 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 rapid positive development in your existing or new relationships, or business partnerships, or success in capturing the audience if you deal with masses. If eleventh house is involved September may financially prove to be a very rewarding month
On a collective level, this is a good period for the United States as the differences between the republicans and democrats will narrow and there will be more willingness to get something new accomplished. Also, international relations between USA and its allies will improve. This period (Sept 3 – Oct 5) is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
Neptune-Saturn ninefold opposition (Sept 9-24)
If you have either a Neptune-Saturn square, or opposition in your birth chart, and if your current planetary operating cycle is influenced by either of these planets then you are likely to experience a subtle but serious financial or social setback or an unpleasant secrete will be revealed to you. If you are planning to take long distance (overseas) trips during this period, be extra careful of nasty surprises, or even being stranded in places you never dream of.
On the collective level, covert activities will be on rise. Possibilities of natural as well as man-made calamities are very likely. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries are likely to see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open.
Pluto-Uranus ninefold square (Sept 24 – Oct 11)
On a collective level, the Pluto-Uranus square could influence the way the Bush administration deals with other nations with respect to it’s war against terrorism agenda. Unless Bush administration comes up with a totally new approach (transformation of the present approach) in dealing with its policy to oust present regime in Iraq, President Bush will face an uphill battle to carryout his agenda. During September 24-Oct 11 period I expect a lot of foreign matter related activities that U.S. government is going to be busy with. Expect some very serious issues that the Bush administration is going to be tangled 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 working hard and in the middle of a project, and suddenly you have to call the project off due to circumstances beyond your control.