June 30, 2024

With Pluto retrograde in sidereal Capricorn, Saturn recently turned retrograde on June 30 in sidereal Aquarius (both signs ruled by Saturn), and Neptune turning retrograde on July 2 in sidereal Pisces, July is likely to unfold as a challenging month from a daily chore standpoint, characterized by a slow pace. As we approach the first week of July, the Earth’s orbital speed around the Sun reaches its nadir, potentially reinforcing a slowdown in terrestrial activities. This period may usher in what feels like summer doldrums in the northern hemisphere, with a perceived stagnation in progress and material advancement.

According to the 2024 annual predictions and recent astrological insights, Uranus’s ingress into sidereal Taurus has already heralded a turbulent phase in the US political landscape. Recent events such as Russian President Putin’s visits to North Korea and Vietnam, coupled with ongoing presidential election campaigns, are generating significant headlines and raising serious concerns about President Biden’s ability to effectively govern the country. Taurus, being an earth sign and fixed in nature, reflects Uranus’s energy of independence, ambition, energy, impulsivity, and unpredictability, suggesting profound changes in global politics and material realms.

The retrograde motion of Neptune signifies a prolonged and grinding phase in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, marked by twists, turns, deception, and confusion. This period is likely to intensify uncertainty and anxieties on a global scale.

In summary, July appears set to be a month of slow progress and significant challenges, influenced by planetary retrograde motions and dynamic shifts in political and financial landscapes. These astrological indicators suggest a period where patience and strategic navigation maybe essential.

Uranus Ingress Sidereal Taurus

A Period of Material World Transformation and Female Dominance

After entering sidereal Taurus on May 31, Uranus stays in Taurus till Dec 16, 2024. However, with its retrograde motion Uranus returns to sidereal Aries. Then after transiting through Aries until March 16, 2024, Uranus finally reenters Taurus and will stay in Taurus for next seven years or so.  

Uranus being the planet of a sudden and uninvited change will certainly affect the matters related to Taurus in a big way. Taurus being the earth and fixed sign, the energy of extremely independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and capricious Uranus will be reflected in drastic changes in the material world (banking, stock brokers, financial institutes, the US Federal reserve and reserve banks all over the world) in next seven years.  World Financial markets would likely to be extremely volatile possibly dipping into a short term but severe depression. But the good news is we may not experience this severity at least until May of 2025, as it will be offset by Jupiter’s materially favorable transit through Taurus.

Business leaders, the wealthy, real estate magnates, and influential figures in the entertainment industry will feel the impact of Uranus’s transit most significantly. The period will witness innovations and breakthroughs in science and technology, driving rapid advancements and discoveries. A new wave of spiritually inclined leaders in politics and corporations will emerge, integrating compassion and human values into their approach.

In scientific and technological world expect a lot of positive changes as the emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth will continue to rise at a phenomenal rate.  A new wave of spiritually inclined world political and corporation leaders with their human and compassion laced perspectives will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new world that balances the material world with spiritual or non-material world.

The challenging aspect of the Uranus’s transit in Taurus is the painful transformation of the material world. The material norms that we are used to would likely to be altered and transformed to a set of new norms that will certainly reflect the direction of our spiritual growth and human evolution in line with and as outlined in past annual predictions by the energies of Capricorn Pluto and Piscean Neptune.

Other manifestations of Uranus’s transit in the earth sign Taurus are: economic wars that include cyber wars, currency manipulation, economic persecutions, agriculture wars, real estate meltdowns and intolerable and tragic situations for those who are economically deprived. In addition, natural calamities, especially wildfires, abnormal weather patterns, earthquakes of significant magnitude, unbearable summer and winter months, etc., will continue to occur more frequently. 

Another important aspect of Uranus’s transit in Taurus is the prominence of female dominance in leadership roles. Taurus being the female sign, more females will be replacing their male counterparts for leadership positions in both political and financial world. 

The timing of Uranus’s transit coincides with the next US presidential election, potentially leading to the election of a female president. However, the brief return of Uranus to Aries from December 16, 2024, to March 16, 2025, may introduce political chaos and instability, delaying the inauguration process and potentially impacting the outcome.

For those who have a reasonably well placed Uranus in their birth charts and have Pisces, Sagittarius, Leo or Cancer as a ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant will likely to experience a very positive period, especially during the time Uranus is active in their transit charts.

Jupiter ingress Sidereal Taurus, a year of material expansion!

On April 30, 2024, Jupiter concluded its transit through sidereal Aries and transitioned into the subsequent zodiac sign, Taurus. Typically occurring approximately once a year, Jupiter’s shift from one zodiac sign to another marks a significant astrological event. Taurus, being a fixed earth sign governed by Venus, signifies stability and material abundance. Jupiter’s presence in Taurus has a propensity to amplify the material prosperity, particularly for individuals with well-positioned and interconnected Venus and Jupiter placements in their birth charts. It’s essential to consider the interplay of all planetary influences in an individual’s chart to comprehensively assess the overall interpretation.

At a collective level, Jupiter’s ingress into Taurus heralds a period where the influence of entrepreneurs and financial institutions such as banks and brokerage houses will significantly shape the trajectory of global economic and societal evolution. This influence extends beyond mere material expansion, fostering philosophical and spiritual discourse that underpins societal progress. Overall, the transit of Jupiter in Taurus bodes well for global economic growth and prosperity, indicating positive shifts on the horizon.

On an individual level, those with prominent Jupiter placements in their birth charts, particularly if Taurus, Aries, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, or Cancer feature prominently as their natal ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant signs, are likely to experience a highly auspicious twelve-month period commencing May 1. This period holds promise for significant personal growth, material gain, and overall well-being, aligning with the favorable astrological energies associated with Jupiter’s transit in Taurus.

Russian-Ukraine and Israel-Hamas war and senseless killings

With the approval of over sixty billion dollars in aid from the United States, Ukraine is poised to gain an upper hand in its conflict against Russia. The intensity of the Russian-Ukraine war has remained constant for the past six months, resulting in significant human casualties and economic devastation. However, with this influx of aid, Ukraine is expected not only to halt further territorial losses but also to reclaim some of its lost ground.

With the continued Neptune’s transit in Pisces, and Neptune turning retrograde on July 2, Russia will likely to go through an incredible change with internal power and political struggle and perhaps Putin slowly beginning to lose his grip on Russia as an autocrat. Ukraine is likely to continue gain grounds despite human casualties and destruction.

Turning to the Israel-Hamas conflict, although it may be losing momentum, violence persists, particularly in Gaza where shortages of essential supplies exacerbate the humanitarian crisis. Regardless of short-term developments, this enduring conflict is expected to persist unless there is a profound spiritual awakening in the region that transcends religious divisions.

President Biden’s challenges in July

For President Biden, July may prove to be a make or break month as persistent political challenges continues to hinder him in navigating the current political landscape.

As for Venus, the period until July 6 appears promising. However, challenges and political difficulties may intensify for the remainder of the month.

From the perspective of the Sun’s energy, challenges are anticipated until around July 15, characterized by unexpected political opposition that may prove stressful. During the first half of the month he must fight to survive despite serious health issues. If successful, later in the month could bring about success, recognition, and prestige.

Saturn’s influence brings a sense of confusion, particularly in managing both domestic and international affairs. Adversaries are expected to effectively resist Biden’s agenda, potentially highlighting political challenges and areas of concern.

In summary, July stands as a critical month for President Biden, marked by persistent political hurdles that could significantly impact his ability to navigate the current landscape. While challenges during the first half of the month, including political opposition and health concerns may shape the month’s outcomes, potential for success later exist if these obstacles can be overcome effectively.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging possibilities for July include: 

June 17 – July 6:  A new wave of renewed violence in Ukraine, Israel and Palestinian area, as well as a possible outbreak of terrorism around the world.

July 13-28: Deterioration in relationship between the USA and Russia and USA and China.  In addition, progress in science and technology, characterized by innovations, inventions, and discoveries may face stagnation.

July 14-16: A possibility of sudden outbreak of a new conflict affecting the United States of America. Alternatively, there may be a man-made accident or mishandling incident by the government that could occur during this period.

July 21 – Aug 6: A rise in covert activities worldwide, including political covert operations. Social confusion and chaos may escalate in countries like Russia and China, posing real challenges.

The important auspicious possibilities for July include:

July 2-13: Potentially a favorable period for growth in religious activities worldwide. Moreover, it presents an opportune moment for the USA to make remarkable strides in enhancing its image both on the international stage and domestically.

July 9-15: Thriving of religious activities worldwide, fostering positive experiences. People are likely to be persuaded of the importance of moral values and will find it easy to maintain their religious faith.

July 21-28: An extraordinary time for technological discoveries and inventions. Significant technological breakthroughs are likely to take place during this period. For the United States, in general, this period is going to favorable.

July 28 – Sept 4: Potentially carries positive implications for bringing terrorism under control, even dismantling major terrorist cells through covert operations. Furthermore, this alignment bodes well for Russia and to a lesser extent for China. Expect positive breakthroughs in the fields of medicine, high technology, and biotechnology on the technological front.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Ukraine, Russia, China, United States and Middle-East–especially Iran, Iraq and the Palestinian-Israel 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 -mad e accidents are more likely to occur during July 13-30.

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-Mars conjunction (July 14-16)

For individuals with unfavorable placements of Mars in relation to Uranus in their natal charts, this brief period may bring intense and challenging experiences. Expect sudden and potentially devastating changes that will test your resilience to the core. Be prepared for a complete upheaval of your surroundings and the possibility of encountering a hostile atmosphere. Exercise caution and remain vigilant, as the range of potential challenges is vast. Conversely, those with well-placed Uranus-Mars configurations in their birth charts are likely to emerge victorious and successful in their endeavors.

Neptune-Rahu and Neptune-Ketu ninefold squares (July 21 – Aug 6)

The Neptune-Rahu and Neptune-Ketu ninefold squares can be highly unfavorable for individuals with these squares in their natal charts. Anticipate sudden losses of money, power, and potential demotions at the workplace, along with the risk of a tarnished reputation in professional and social circles. If you have such squares in your birth chart and if either of these planets is presently influencing you through the current transit chart, exercise extra caution. It’s advisable to refrain from making any new commitments and to avoid taking business or monetary risks. Be vigilant, as unexpected betrayals by close associates may occur, akin to discovering a friend engaging in secretive actions to harm you.  (More )