Date Posted: August 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.
Partial Lunar Eclipse (Sept 7)
A partial lunar eclipse occurs on September 7 during the hours of 16:00 to 21:00 GMT. It’s not a strong eclipse, and it will be visible in Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Since it’s a weaker type it’s unlikely to influence the world events in a significantly negative way.
Total Solar Eclipse (Sept 22)
A total solar eclipse occurs on September 22, approximately during the hours of 9:00 to 15:00 GMT. This eclipse will be visible in continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the east-coast of South America.
This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 3-4 degrees from Ketu, the Southern or descending node in the sidereal zodiac sign Virgo. Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Virgo rising or Virgo 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 Iran) countries are likely to experience violence.
Uranus-Rahu ninefold trine (Uranus-Ketu ninefold sextile) (Aug 4 – Sept 15)
Uranus-Rahu trine is going to be very favorable for those who have lunar nodes favorably placed in their natal charts with respect to Uranus. 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 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.
Pluto-Rahu and Pluto-Ketu squares (Sept 20 – Oct 18)
The squares of Pluto with the lunar nodes are generally have tendencies to destroy the present setting of life and transform it into a totally new one. Those who have better placed lunar nodes and their connections with Pluto are likely to adapt well to this new change and move to their next level of evolution while others are likely to struggle and may find the change unbearable. Perhaps the best way to deal with this situation is to stay alert and be 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 wanted to begin till this period is passed.
On a collective level, a new wave of renewed violence between Israel and Palestinians, as well as outbreak of terrorism around the world during these ten days are real possibilities.
Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine (Sept 6 -30)
At a collective level, the Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine is positive in either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major terrorist cells through covert operation. In addition, this ninefold trine is good for Russia and to some extent for China. Also, on technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in high technology and biotechnology fields.
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto is in sextile with Neptune or Pluto-Neptune form a ninefold trine, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your current progressive chart, then you are very likely to be positively affected by this trine. Depending on the houses these planets occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a positive experience in that particular field. Enjoy this experience!
Neptune-Saturn opposition (Aug 25 – Sept 6)
If you have 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 secret will be revealed to you. If you are planning to take a long distance (overseas) trip 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.
Mars-Rahu opposition and Mars-Ketu conjunction ( Aug 31 – Sept 3)
During these four days Mars conjuncts Ketu and opposes Rahu. 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 chart. Probably the best thing to do is to lay low key, not make any new commitment and avoid taking any sort of new risk.
On the world scene, during these four 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-Uranus quincunx (Sept 24-27)
Watch-out for a bad news during these 3-4 days! Sudden and undesirable happenings are likely to occur if you have such quincunx in your birth chart. It could be a sudden loss of money, unfortunate accident, or a bad news. Only thing I suppose you could do is be prepared for worse and avoid taking any new risk during this period.
On a collective level, natural and man-made calamities are likely, especially in the United States of America.
Neptune-Jupiter square (Sept 20-29)
Both Jupiter and Neptune are considered as auspicious planets. While Jupiter deals with outward and material things Neptune’s influence on us is very abstract and subtle. Jupiter-Neptune square occurs once (actually 2-3 times with in a year’s period due to their retrograde motions) in about 6-7 years. If you have such 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 a transformation (irreversible change) in your beliefs and moral values that you have been attached to. It’s time for marching ahead with a quantum step in the process of self discovery (or evolution). Embrace this period with total openness and vulnerability. It’s the time of rejuvenation with a positive force in your life. Enjoy!
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.