Date Posted: August 31, 2016
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.
A Total Solar Eclipse (September 1)
A total solar eclipse occurs on September 1 at 9:04 GMT, and approximately it will last through 3 to 5 minutes. This eclipse will be visible in Central Africa (Gabon, Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar).
This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 3 degrees from Rahu, the Northern or ascending node in the sidereal zodiac sign Leo. Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Leo rising or Leo as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with either Sun or Moon in their natal charts 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 during the time of eclipse.
On world scene, Central Africa may experience an undesirable happening.
Retrograde Mercury (August 31 – September 21)
On August 31, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Virgo. It will stay retrograde until September 21. While retrograde it will return to Leo on September 10. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Virgo means more frustrating periods for detail oriented people such as accountants, researchers, bookkeepers, also for people in agriculture and forest areas, people in small businesses and diplomats. Retrograde Mercury in Leo means more frustrating periods for politicians, diplomats, leaders in most of the fields, military personnel, etc., 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 Mercury is currently your 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-Saturn square (August 24 – September 21)
If you have a Neptune-Saturn square in your birth chart, and if any one of these two planets influencing you now through your current progressive chart, then during this period you might want to consider postponing your plans of expansion or any new venture, and just stay in a defensive mode. This square has a tendency to ruin your plans in a very deceptive manner, and usually, there is very little you can do about it once the process begins.
On a collective level, countries like China and Russia may face very difficult time during this period. Both Neptune and Saturn are very secretive and deceptive planets. As a result, covert activities will be on rise during this period. Also, upheaval and revolutionary atmosphere in places like Russia and China can not be ruled out.
Pluto-Jupiter ninefold quincunx (September 15-18)
This is an important planetary event for people who deal with religion, religious and academic institutes. This quincunx could become responsible for a unique stalemate in the field of religion as the planet Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power to oppose and eventually transform religion and academics to a new level or setting with a new set of norms.
In your birth chart if Jupiter and Pluto are either in quincunx or opposition, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your current progressive chart, then you are perhaps standing on the thresh-hold of a new era that’s about to begin in your life. Depending on the houses these planets occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a totally new and a very different experience in that particular field. Be ready to accept this new settings with new challenges as well as the rewards that come with them.
On a collective level, religious and academic and to some extent social fields are very likely to see changes coming in their respective fields.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold trine (September 7-15)
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 the current cycle. Depending on the houses involved expect some real positive development in 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 enhancing her image both internationally and domestically.
Mars-Uranus quincunx (September 15-17)
Watch-out for 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 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.
Saturn-Rahu/Keru squares (September 17 – October 3)
Saturn-Rahu (and Ketu) squares are going to be devastating for those who have such squares in their natal charts. Anything that you attempt will be failed or will result in agonizing and frustrating experience. This is not the time to take any risk. If you have such squares in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through the current progressive cycle then you need be extra careful. The best thing to do is not make any new commitment, and totally avoid taking any business or monetary risk.
On a collective level, barbaric activities all around the world are likely to increase. Terrorists are likely to be successful in creating confusion and chaos. Social turmoil in Europe and Middle East is likely. Religious activities could get stalled for no apparent reason.
Pluto-Saturn ninefold sextile (September 26 – October 4)
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.