September 30, 2022

Monthly Astrological Insights for October 2022

As the Uranus-Rahu (north lunar node) conjunction energy is vanning (being separated more than three degrees now), its manifestation will clearly be evident less violent and less anxiety filled atmosphere, especially in the United States, during this month. 

However, the energy of the Saturn-Uranus square (Sept 15 – Oct 23) cannot be ignored as the clashes between the democratic and totalitarian regimes of the world, especially between the Unites States and Russia, United States and China likely to continue and the clashes between the democrats and the republicans in the United States intensify. Another manifestation of energy of the Saturn-Uranus square is the recently interrupted violence in Iran due to the protest over death of a woman in police custody.

On an individual level, the good news is Mercury turns direct on October 2.  While for Mercury to return to its average speed may take a week longer (October 10), the working of its retrograde energy will certainly be over by then.

Since Saturn’s return to the sidereal Capricorn last month joining Pluto, the course of destructive and fearful period, war like atmosphere, future uncertainties, senseless killings and chaotic situations all around the world would continue, especially in Ukraine.  The uncertainties and anxieties will clearly be reflected in the volatile world financial markets. And Covid-19 although on its decline will continue to stay with us till April 15, 2023.

With Neptune’s return to the sidereal Aquarius on September 17 we have been witnessing a temporary but a sudden shift in our collective consciousness and it’s well reflected in a turnaround in Putin’s behavior. With decline in support for war both internationally and domestically, he has shifted his position in maneuvering the war. This shift is likely to prove to be a confusing one. Being cornered, humiliated and isolated, Putin may become irrational and resort to tactics that result in further escalation of the Ukraine war with far more senseless killings.

Retrograde Mercury (Sept 10 – Oct 2) 

On September 10, the planet Mercury turned retrograde in sidereal Virgo. It will stay retrograde in Virgo all the time until it becomes direct on October 2. 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 small businesses, working class blue collar people, money managers, farmers, builders, and students. This is not a good time 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 as your active planet, then you are more likely to experience pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this period with respect to matters signified by the house it’s currently transiting through in your Gochar (transit) chart.  However, for those who have Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries or Gemini as their ninefold ascendant are least likely to be affected during this period.

Clashes between Democratic and totalitarian regimes (Sept 15 – Oct 23)?

One of the most important and deadly planetary combinations of 2022 is the Capricorn Saturn and Aries Uranus square, which occurs within one degree during Sept 15-Oct 23.

Aries being a fire and cardinal sign is very suitable for brilliant, independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus. The changes in world political landscape have been tremendously influenced by Uranus’s transit in Aries (Brexit’s revival, Briton intensely suffering from Covid-19 crisis, humiliating defeat of Donald Trump despite last ditch efforts to overturn the results and Jan 6 hearings, etc.,). 

Now combine the Uranus’s energy with that of steadfast and subtle but very powerful energy of Capricorn Saturn through its challenging square with Uranus. It’s a perfect combination for material world disasters including the natural calamities such as a possible outbreak and spreading of a new virus. Unless these energies are properly understood, the man-made calamities might include increased friction between world powers (USA-Russia and China) perhaps resulting into war-like climate. 

The people who are likely to be most affected by this square are military personnel, people in power such as business and political leaders.  In scientific and technological areas expect some drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their ways into innovations and discoveries.  Since the characteristics of Uranus are closely tied with that of the United States as a country (especially the states of California, Oregon and Washington) a likelihood of serious natural and man-made calamity, political and financial upheaval is very strong.

Thus, the manifestation of this undesirable planetary square is likely to be reflected in both the natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives during this period. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if an intense battle emerges between the right wing republicans and the left wing democrats not only in congress but all over the country that might last through this period.  

However, a potential for profound spiritual growth, both individually and collectively is an amazing silver lining of this materially destructive Uranus-Saturn square. 

Saturn’s return to sidereal Capricorn (July 14 – April 15, 2023)

On July 14, Saturn with its retrograde motion returned to sidereal Capricorn and it will stay in Capricorn until April 15, 2023.

Capricorn being the earth and cardinal sign, Saturn’s energy has strongly been reflected in the volatility and changes in the world financial markets, especially the energy (oil) markets, economy and material expansion/contraction. Entrepreneurs, business leaders, politicians, philanthropists, philosophers, scientists, reformers and to some extent monks will shape the future of the world. Those who have Saturn in Capricorn (Saturn return) in their natal charts will be experiencing Saturn’s energy as their lives get transformed to a new settings due to a drastic change (mostly) at material and psychological levels. In my opinion, despite a painful period of frustration due to unexpected drastic changes in life, it’s going to be an exciting period for those who have dominant Saturn in their birth chart and have Pisces, Aries, Leo and Scorpio as their natal ninefold (Navamansha) ascendant. 

Furthermore, the Saturn’s return to the sidereal Capricorn on July 14, joining Pluto will certainly not let up the destructive and fearful period, war like atmosphere, effect of the climate changes, future uncertainties, senseless killings and chaotic situations all around the world, especially in the United States. 

Is Russian-Ukraine war and senseless killings… going away?

During October the momentum of the war between Russia and Ukraine will continue with unprecedented casualties on both sides.  Ukraine will continue to have an upper hand in this war. It’s very likely that US involvement in this war may become more prominent due to the Uranus-Saturn square (Sept 15 – Oct 23). Until Saturn completely returns to Aquarius (April 2023), the Ukraine war is likely to continue its course devastating and destabilizing the country.

Neptune’s temporary return to the Sidereal Aquarius (Sept 17 – Feb 16)

With Neptune’s return to the sidereal Aquarius on September 17 we have been witnessing a temporary but a sudden shift in our collective consciousness and it’s well reflected in a turnaround in Putin’s behavior. With decline in support for war both internationally and domestically, he has shifted his position in maneuvering the war. This shift is likely to prove to be a confusing one. Being cornered, humiliated and isolated, Putin may become irrational and resort to tactics that result in further escalation of the Ukraine war with far more senseless killings.

Aquarius being an air and fixed sign ruled by Saturn, some of its significant characteristics are: intelligent, mentally powerful, artistic, talented, patient, persistent, strong will, humane, musical, open-minded, impersonal, intuitive, introvert, and ascetic. These qualities complement reasonably well with qualities of Neptune that include: spiritual, intuitive, divine, psychic, magical, highly emotional, moody, clairvoyant, inspiration, imaginative, compassionate and mystical. 

Aquarius, being the sign for academics, scientists, musicians, paranormal people, and philosophers, these respective fields will go through significant transformations to reflect the new norms of morality and ethics, advances in science and technology keeping in line with steady progress in longevity, and creation of arts and music that complements our spiritual progress. 

President Biden’s challenges in October

For President Biden, despite seemingly chaotic period, October may prove to be a month for further advancing his agenda as positive changes in economy and political climate favor his political agenda. Also, he is likely to be successful in achieving international recognition.

According to his current Dasa in Vedic astrology, he has been in a brand new Saturn’s major cycle of 19 years since September 8. Pluto being in the Nakshatra (constellation) ruled by Saturn, going forward his political activities will be governed by the energy of Pluto. This is a major cycle shift and although it takes at least a few months to see the shift it will certainly be reflected in his activities going forward.

Pluto being the planet of transformation and a total change, expect drastic changes occurring on the political landscape.  In the next few months it may seem to be a very chaotic political climate in the USA, but it will all fall in place (a much needed transformation) when we look back few years from now.

As for this month, in addition to focusing intensively on the mid-term elections, his international agenda is likely to seriously lead the USA in world politics. It’s very favorable period for him from the success and recognition standpoint. However, he may have to deal with some minor health issues during the second half of October.

Overall, despite seemingly chaotic period, October may prove to be a month for international recognition as he successfully engages in the world diplomacy in dealing with Ukraine-Russia war.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging possibilities for October include: 

Sept 15 – Oct 23:  Social or political turmoil in USA, Russia and/or China.  More importantly friction between Russia and the United States is likely to spike over Ukraine war during this period.  Also, the friction between China and USA will remain unabated.

Oct 9-15:  Greater possibility of both natural and man-made calamities around the world. Also, an outbreak of an undesirable event is likely during this period.

Oct 23 – Nov 5:  Greater possibility of both natural and man-made calamities around the world. Also, an outbreak of an undesirable event is likely during this period.

Oct 26 – Nov 13:  Likelihood of outbreaks of violence and terrorist activities in Russia, Ukraine and in the Middle east is high, especially in Israel and Palestine region. Also, the occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities are likely. Some of the eastern-European countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.

Oct 30 – Nov 6:   Religious and academic institutions will likely to face challenges. A unique and significant change in the field of religion is likely occur 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. 

 

The important auspicious possibilities for October include:

Oct 12-20 and Oct 28 – Nov 9:  World religions are likely to be engaged in to helping us expand morally, socially as well as materially.  As a result, religious, academic, and social fields are very likely to enjoy the new and positive changes occurring in their respective fields.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Russia, Ukraine, China, United States, and the Middle Eastern countries, especially Israel and Palestine region.

 Natural and Man-made Calamities……..

The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as man-made accidents are more likely to occur –made accidents are more likely to occur during the entire October.

Earthquakes: Based on a new Earthquake prediction model (the work is still in progress), the earthquake(s) of magnitude 6.9 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on following dates and Times: Earthquake Predictions 2022. Please note that these hourly predictions refer to the Universal time (GMT).

While man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, accidents, and air crashes, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts, hurricanes or typhoons, thunderstorms, earthquakes and fires.

Planetary Energies for Individuals  

Uranus-Saturn Square (Sept 15 – Oct 23)

Saturn-Uranus square is unfavorable for you if you have such a square or opposition in your birth chart. In addition, if the planet Uranus or Saturn is active via your Gochar (transit) 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 square or 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. 

Pluto-Jupiter ninefold trine (Oct 1-5)

In your birth chart if Jupiter and Pluto are either in conjunction or trine or sextile, and if either of these planets is currently active in your life via your Gochar (transit) 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 setting with new challenges as well as the rewards that come with them.   (More )