Date Posted: October 31, 2022
The manifestation of the energy of the Saturn-Uranus square continues to be reflected in November as the friction between the democratic and totalitarian regimes of the world continues. The friction between the Unites States and Russia, United States and China are likely to become severe. The protest in Iran against the authoritarian regime is likely to continue. And the clashes between the democrats and the republicans in the United States are likely to intensify as the mid-term election results pour in during the first half of November.
Interestingly, on November 8, approximately during the hours of 9:00 to 13:00 GMT (before the sunrise in the United States) a total lunar eclipse occurs involving the sidereal zodiac sign Aries ruled by Mars. I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes responsible for the unprecedented drama that’s likely to unfold in next several days following the eclipse. More on eclipse is detailed below.
From the planetary energy standpoint, one of the major events of 2022 is that of retrograde Mars. Mars becomes retrograde on October 31, 2022 in sidereal Gemini. It returns to Taurus on November 14, 2022 due to its retrograde motion. It becomes direct on January 13 in Taurus and returns to Gemini on March 13, 2023. The transit of retrograde Mars in the sidereal Gemini and Taurus is likely to dominate the news headlines November 2022 through March 2023. More on Mars is detailed below.
In addition, during the second half of November Neptune squares Mars with in three degrees. This square is going to be very intense in the world of covert operation and espionage. This is likely going to be responsible for twists and turns in Russia-Ukraine war and the financial crisis in Briton. Furthermore, it may result for other countries to be drawn into in Russia-Ukraine war.
Since Saturn’s return to the sidereal Capricorn few months ago joining Pluto, the course of destructive and fearful period, war like atmosphere, future uncertainties, senseless killings and chaotic situations all around the world will continue, especially in Ukraine. The uncertainties and anxieties will clearly be reflected in the volatile world financial markets. And Covid-19 and other viral infections although on its decline will continue to stay with us till January 17, 2023.
A Total Lunar Eclipse (November 8)
A total lunar eclipse occurs on November 8, approximately during the hours of 9:00 to 13:00 GMT. This eclipse will be visible in Asia, Australia, the North America and some part of South America and pacific island regions including Hawaii.
This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 3 degrees from the Southern (Ketu) and the northern (Rahu) lunar nodes respectively and therefore will last for a long time (4 hours). The eclipse will occur with the Southern or descending node Ketu, in the sidereal zodiac sign Libra and the ascending node Rahu in Aries. Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Aries or Libra rising or Aries or Libra as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with either Sun or Moon in their natal charts, should be careful. It’s probably not a good day. Take extra precaution and avoid any sort of new activity or new venture during the eclipse.
On world scene, Eastern Asia, Australia, the United States, Canada, South America and Pacific island region including Hawaii, might experience some challenging events.
Retrograde Mars (October 31- January 13, 2023)
From the planetary energy standpoint, one of the major events of 2022 is the retrograde Mars which on average occurs once every two years.
Mars becomes retrograde on October 31, 2022 in sidereal Gemini. It returns to Taurus on November 14, 2022 due to its retrograde motion. It becomes direct on January 13 in Taurus and returns to Gemini on March 13, 2023. The transit of retrograde Mars in the sidereal Gemini and Taurus is likely to dominate the news headlines November 2022 through March 2023.
Astrologically speaking, what “the retrograde Mars” means? And what can we expect from the retrograde Mars?
In general, when a planet turns retrograde, the positive energy offered by that planet is expected to slowly diminish. For an individual, any planet can be positive or negative based on its placement in the natal chart.
The positive side of Mars is: amazing energy, independence and high ego. While high ego proves to be ultimately negative, it does help in the beginning to provide in utilizing amazing energy with total independence that make the person feel he/or she is master of the universe. The ego help maintains that momentum of Mars to push forward and conquer more frontiers. However, if not correctly understood through awareness, the same ego can make person arrogant, dictator, un-empathetic and inhuman. Thus, a poorly placed Mars can lead to the self-destruction.
Now when Mars is retrograde, a favorably placed Mars is not expected to perform 100% (unless it’s an auspicious Mars) as its speed slows down. A poorly placed Mars makes things worse during the retrograde period if it’s transiting through the unfavorable house in the transit chart.
Gemini being the air sign and ruled by Mercury, Gemini Mars energy represents more directly related to brain power than physical power. Therefore, the manifestation of this energy will be reflected in both the material (Mars being the material planet) and knowledge (as Gemini is ruled by Mercury) with tremendous ups and downs that will be intensely felt by the entire world, especially by people in power at research and academic institutes, diplomats, space technology, communications such as cell phones, internets, social media and information technology.
The transit of Mars in Taurus (the earth sign) means significant volatility in financial markets and drastic changes and shifts in international politics.
For those of you who have poorly placed predominant Mars in their birth chart and if its energy is active you through the Gochar (transit) chart, then, you are very likely to experience a sudden setback in your professional as well as in other activities. You may have to repeat things over many times to get it right, or you may have to deal with unfortunate and totally unexpected circumstances, and in general, you may end up in having a very frustrating experience.
During Oct 31 – Nov 14, while in Gemini, the retrograde Mars is likely to be unfavorable for those who have Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Taurus as a rising sign or ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant. It’s going to be very intensive and frustrating period if you have an active Mars through the Gochar (transit) chart. Staying low key and riding this challenging period out may be way to go. If you must take a risk, be on guard. In particular, people in power at research and academic institutes, diplomats, space technology, products related to communications such as cell phones, internets, social media and information technology.
During Nov 14 – Jan 13, the retrograde Mars will be transiting through Taurus. The Taurus retrograde Mars is going to be unfavorable for those who have Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aries as a rising sign or ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant. It’s going to be very challenging and frustrating period if you have an active Mars in your Gochar (transit) chart. In particular, business people, politicians, corporations and financial organizations.
At a collective level, expect a political tension building among developed nations. Financial crisis in UK may become very severe during Nov 14 – Jan 13. Cyber wars and internet communication breakdowns will likely to be very frequent. Destruction of wealth due to natural calamities (fires, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.) or man-made accidents (social and/or political unrest) are also very likely.
Saturn’s return to sidereal Capricorn (July 14 – January 17, 2023)
On July 14, Saturn with its retrograde motion returned to sidereal Capricorn and it will stay in Capricorn until January 17, 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?
As in October, the momentum of the war between Russia and Ukraine will continue in November 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 (January 2023), the Ukraine war is likely to continue its course of devastation and destabilization of 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 November
November may bring President Biden a mixed bag of results, especially the mid-term election results. However, after December 26, he may find a way to successfully advance his political agenda. On the international front his efforts to deal with Ukraine-Russia war will continue to be pointing towards success.
According to his current Dasa in Vedic astrology, he has been in a Saturn’s major cycle of 19 years since September 8. 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.
In his natal chart, the Taurus Saturn rules the third and the fourth house, and occupies the 7th house. It sextiles Pluto within three degrees, a very favorable aspect, especially Pluto being in the Nakshatra (constellation) ruled by Saturn becomes a very important and active planet for him for the next 19 years. During the next 17-18 years the transiting Pluto will be in the 4th house of his transit chart, thus making it an extremely powerful planet of politics for him 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. Perhaps this is a part of the Nature’s doing as we grow both collectively and spiritually.
As for this month, with Saturn’s major, intermediate and sub-cycle, the planets that fall in the constellations ruled by Saturn become active are: Pluto, Venus and Sun.
Presently the transiting Pluto is going to be in the 4thhouse, and also in the 4th house of his ninefold transit chart. It will stay there it Dec 26. Until then he will continue to be challenged with strong political head winds and there will be a drastic change in the way politics being played.
As for Venus, it’s very favorable for him from health and personal happiness standpoint. From the Sun’s energy point of view, during the first half of the month he may have to deal with some minor health issues and delays, and in the second half betrayal and deception by his open and hidden adversaries.
Overall, November may bring him a mixed bag of results, especially the mid-term election results. However, after December 26, he may find a way to successfully advance his political agenda. On the international front his efforts to deal with Ukraine-Russia war will continue to be pointing towards success.
The important challenging planetary configurations for November include: Pluto-Mars (Oct 23 – Nov 5) quincunx; Pluto-Neptune (Oct 26 – Nov 13), Pluto-Jupiter (Oct 30 – Nov 6) and Pluto-Saturn (Nov 29 – Dec 13) ninefold quincunxes; Neptune-Mars (Nov 16-22) square; Pluto-Uranus (Nov 13-23) and Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (Nov 5-20) ninefold squares.
The Pluto-Mars (Oct 23 – Nov 5) quincunx may become responsible for a sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening, and possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities are likely.
The energy of the Pluto-Neptune (Oct 26 – Nov 13) ninefold quincunx may mean likelihood of outbreaks of violence and terrorist activities in Russia, Ukraine and 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 east-European countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
The Pluto-Jupiter (Oct 30 – Nov 6) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for challenges that people who deal with religion, religious and academic institutions must face. 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.
The Pluto-Saturn (Nov 29 – Dec 13) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for an outbreak of violence and terrorist activities in Middle-East, a strong possibility of natural as well as man-made calamities, and further escalation of Ukraine-Russia war. Tension between Israelis and Palestinians will remain unabated. Some of the east-European countries, Russia, Ukraine and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Mars (Nov 16-22) square may be reflected in both the natural and man-made calamities. Atrocities of Putin’s regime in Ukraine-Russia war will be on rise. In addition, the countries that are more likely to be affected during these three days would be China and Middle-East region.
The energy of the Pluto-Uranus (Nov 13-23) ninefold square may become responsible for a sudden change in the way the current US administration deals with international crisis with respect to its war against atrocities. Expect some serious issues that the current administration could get tangled with.
The manifestation of energies of the Neptune Rahu/Ketu (Nov 5-20) ninefold squares may be reflected in: an acceleration of covert activities all around the world and confusion and chaos in Russia and China.
The important auspicious planetary configurations for November include Pluto-Rahu (Nov 4-13) and Neptune-Uranus (Nov 23 – Dec 11) ninefold trines; Neptune-Jupiter (Oct 28 – Nov 9), Neptune-Saturn (Nov 16-27) and Uranus-Saturn (Nov 23-29) ninefold sextiles; and Saturn-Jupiter (Nov 9-18) ninefold conjunction.
The Pluto-Rahu (Nov 4-13) ninefold trine may become responsible for: a good period for economy, rapid progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious leaders reconciling with challenges of our times.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Uranus (Nov 23 – Dec 11) ninefold trine maybe reflected in an extraordinary time for collective spiritual growth, technological discoveries and inventions. Expect some new important technological breakthroughs during this period. For the United States, in general, it’s going to be a remarkable and very successful period.
The energy of manifestation of the Neptune-Jupiter (Oct 28 – Nov 9) ninefold sextile maybe reflected in the activities that all world religions might get engaged in to help 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 Neptune-Saturn (Nov 16-27) ninefold sextile may become responsible for expansion of religious activities all around the world with new vigor and energy, conservatives will find ways to expand their agenda without compromising with liberals on sticky issues. Republicans will have upper hand over democrats. China and Russia are likely to experience a positive and rewarding period in handling their domestic issues as well as improving the foreign relations through better policies.
The Uranus-Saturn (Nov 23-29) ninefold sextile may mean conservatives will find ways to compromise with liberals on sticky issues. Democrats and Republicans will agree on more matters than the ones they disagree. This is a good time to get those lingering bills passed in U.S. Congress and Senates. China and Russia are likely to experience some mild setbacks in their foreign policies, especially the ones that deal with the United States.
The energy of the Saturn-Jupiter (Nov 9-18) ninefold conjunction will be clearly evident in challenges that world religions face in carrying out their daily activities, more controversies that test traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in keeping people happy.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: Russia, Ukraine, China, United States, Europe 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 manmade accidents are likely to occur during November 1-13, 16-22.
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