Monthly Global Predictions for August 2016

Date Posted: July 31, 2016

About Donald  J  Trump…….

Mr. Trump was recently nominated as a presidential candidate by the Republican Party at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  Based on information obtained from Astro-data Bank (Astro.Com) with Rodden rating AA, Mr. Trump’s birth details are:  

Birth Date: June 14, 1946

Birth Time: 10:54 AM (EDT)

Birth Place: Jamaica, New York  (40N41, 73W48)  

This analysis is based on the sidereal (Constellation based) zodiac system with Placidus house division, and the method of interpretation is mostly according to Vedic astrology. His sidereal natal chart is shown below.

Mr. Trump was fittingly born under Leo ascendant (rising sign) as a very independent minded person with heavy chips on shoulder,  with lot of fire and charismatic personality. The ascendant ruler Taurus Sun occupies the tenth house, the house of profession, business, politics, fame and prestige, and thus, making him a person whose entire life revolves around the sole goal of accumulating wealth.  The tenth house cusp ruler, Cancer Venus, occupies the 11th house, potentially assuring him success in any business endeavors he might pursue.  

In addition, the most striking planetary configuration in this chart is the placement of the lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu.  Mr. Trump was born just a few hours prior to the beginning of a total lunar eclipse.  If he were born during the eclipse period, the story would be entirely different and I wouldn’t be writing about him.  And also, he was born during late morning when the Moon was not visible, minimizing the direct influence of the eclipse. 

Nonetheless, he was born close to the eclipse.  As a result, the first house ruler Sun conjuncts the north lunar node Rahu in the tenth house and the 12th house ruler Moon conjuncts Ketu in the fourth house.  Since the materialistic Rahu loves the tenth house, Rahu in the tenth house with a very powerful Sun (being the ruler of the first house, yogakaraka planet) makes him extraordinarily egoist and a wealthy professional.  Furthermore, the Taurus Uranus is with in three degrees with Rahu in the tenth house, providing him with possibility of becoming the leader of the USA since Uranus very closely represents the characteristics of USA.  

It’s interesting note the presence of Rahu-Uranus conjunction in both President George W Bush and Barack Obama’s natal chart. Thus, Rahu-Uranus conjunction may be used as one of the litmus-tests to confirm a potential of becoming the president of the USA.  Therefore, it’s not surprising (although it was totally unexpected) that he became the presidential nominee of the Republican Party in July 2016.

In my opinion, typically, the axis along which the lunar nodes lie in a natal chart, defines the axis of the major challenges in life for that person.  Thus, for Mr. Trump that axis lies through the 4th-10th house. It is clearly evident from his life experiences that most of the ups and downs that he experienced in his life dealt with the 4th house (real estate, home, house) and the 10th house (profession, business, politics, etc.,).  Also, Sun (Showmanship) being in Taurus ruled by Venus (celebrity) in the 10th house and the 10th house ruler Venus in the 11th house (famous celebrity) makes him a celebrity.  However, according to Vedic astrology, if the first house ruler conjuncts Rahu, then typically person has a character flaw, and invariably this flaw eventually brings the person down.  In Mr. Trump’s case the first house ruler Sun conjuncts Rahu in the 10th house with in three degrees, and therefore despite Rahu’s favorable position in the tenth house and in Taurus sign, Mr. Trump is likely to do himself in and bring himself down.

Other important planetary configurations in his chart include, the placement of Virgo (material wealth) Jupiter (5th, 8th and the 9th house ruler) in the second house making him a person born in a large, rich and well to do family, and blessed with wonderful children and lucky!   The 4th house ruler, Leo Mars in the 12th house means he is stubborn and loves being confrontational.

Sidereal Natal Chart of Donald J Trump

Since Mr. Trump was born just before an eclipse, occurrences of eclipses (though they last few hours at the most) are usually challenging for him, especially with respect to his 10th house activities (professional, political and business).  A total solar eclipse will be occurring on September 1 (9:06 GMT).  Although it is not going to be visible in the United States, (and therefore, it’s not going to be very intensive for him) it may leave its mark on him as it occurs along the sidereal Leo-Aquarius axis with Sun and Rahu in Leo.

As of now, I haven’t had a chance to work on democratic party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.  For Secretary Clinton, there appears to have confusion with regard to her birth time (8:02 AM versus 8:00 PM), and I need to figure out which time to choose as the basis for her natal chart and the predictions. If anybody has her verified birth time, I would certainly appreciate receiving it.  Next month, I will provide you with my detailed analysis of both nominees’ charts and the subsequent presidential election prediction.

About Jupiter’s sidereal Virgo ingress……

On August 10, Jupiter leaves (sidereal) Leo and enters the next zodiac sign, Virgo.  Jupiter’s transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. Virgo being an earth and mutable sign ruled by Mercury, Jupiter in Virgo has a tendency to enhance material prosperity of those who have well placed and connected Mercury and Jupiter in their birth charts while others may experience their prosperity increase or diminish based on the planetary configuration in their natal charts. In general, transit of Jupiter in the earth sign Virgo is about positive from the wealth accumulation standpoint.  For one thing material prosperity around the world is likely to be expand. (It must be noted that despite Jupiter’s positive influence on world material prosperity, effects of other planets should also be taken into account to assess the net result or effect). In addition, the influence of entrepreneurs, publishers, and people involved in communication industry such as internet will shape the future direction of our social evolution through the material,  philosophical and spiritual debate. In general, the Virgo Jupiter is known to be responsible for world material and wealth expansion. So from that perspective expect some positive economic changes during this period and welcome the Jupiter’s entry in Virgo.

On individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and have Capricorn, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Pisces as their natal ninefold ascendant are likely to experience a very positive twelve months period beginning August 10.

About transit of Mars in Scorpio……

The planet Mars entered the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio on February 20. While in Scorpio, it turned retrograde on April 18.  With its retrograde motion it went back in Libra on June 18.  It became direct in Libra on June 30 and then with it’s direct motion it re-entered Scorpio on July 11.  It will remain in Scorpio until September 18.  Thus, except for June 18- July 11, Mars occupies Scorpio from February 20 through September 18.  Saturn, being in Scorpio all through 2016, conjuncts Mars with one degree orb during August 20-28.

Scorpio being a water and fixed sign ruled by Mars, it becomes extremely challenging for Scorpio resident Saturn when Mars is in Scorpio.  Because by nature, Mars and Saturn do not complement each other, when Mars dominates (being the ruler of Scorpio) Saturn is naturally going to feel totally out of place in Scorpio.  Furthermore, because Scorpio is a water (emotional) sign, Saturn in Scorpio feels suffocated, withdrawn and paralyzed.  Due to the presence of Mars, Saturn is very likely to go off track and potentially become self-destructive.

As a result of this challenging combination of Saturn and Mars in Scorpio, February 20 through September 18 will be filled with undesirable activities that will affect not only the Middle-East but the entire world. Some of the manifestations of this conjunction are: terrorism, ongoing barbaric activities, senseless killings, persecutions, pain and suffering, violence, wars and intolerable and tragic situations for those who cannot defend themselves. In the United States, the Republican Party will go through a dramatic and painful experience since Saturn represents conservative principles.  Financial markets, especially oil and energy-related markets will exhibit tremendous volatility. Natural calamities, including extreme weather conditions, abnormal weather patterns, earthquakes of significant magnitude, wildfires, hurricanes, snow storms etc., are likely to occur more frequently. Those who are born with the Scorpio as ascendant or with Moon in Scorpio are likely to experience difficult period filled with challenges; but the very same experience will likely to provide them with the opportunity to transform their lives in a positive way (self-discovery).  

Uranus enters sidereal Aries ……..

One of the important planetary events of 2016 is the transit of the modern planet Uranus from sidereal Pisces to Aries. Uranus entered sidereal Aries on June 24, and it will stay there till September 4 before it returns to Pisces due to its retrograde motion.  It will station in Pisces until April 6, 2017 and then will return to Aries, and will stay in Aries for the next seven years or so. 

Although it’s going to be in Aries for a short while (June 24 – Sept 4) before it returns to Aries next year, Uranus being the planet of change will certainly affect the matters related to Aries in a big way. Aries being the fire and cardinal sign, which is very suitable for independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus, the changes in world political landscape is going to be tremendously influenced by Uranus’s transit in Aries. The people who are most affected by this transit are military personnel, business leaders and political leaders.  In scientific and technological areas expect a lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth rate will rise at a very rapid pace.  A new wave of world political and corporation leaders with their new perspectives on world order will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new level to which we must adjust to. Since the characteristics of Uranus are closely tied with that of the United States as a country, I wouldn’t be surprised if the both democratic and republican presidential nominees go through a painful process of conducting their campaign and may be faced with unwanted surprises at least until September  4.

On individual level for those who have Aries ninefold ascendant should get ready for a brand new cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle if Uranus is a dominant planet in their birth charts. The changes that might occur would be sudden and would deal with pretty much all aspects of life including marriage, profession, surroundings, common perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.

About Brexit..

Personally, I don’t put a lot of stalk in the chart of a country since before the inception time of the chart the land existed.  Instead, I look at the characteristics of the zodiac signs and planets associated with that land and the planetary transits. 

 In my opinion, UK is very closely tied with the sign Aries, a cardinal and fiery sign ruled my mighty Mars, and where Sun gets exalted.  This is clearly reflected in the way Briton dominated the world in last few centuries.  

Given Mars in sidereal Scorpio with Saturn…(read below about transit of Mars in Scorpio) not a very desirable combination for UK.  However, Uranus in Aries could be a spark of brilliance. Uranus being very independent and Aries (ruled by Mars) being extremely independent sign…this combination may produce very positive for UK.  (read below about the Uranus transit in Aries). But Uranus being whimsical and as it constantly demands change (therefore unsteady) it would be very interesting to watch events unfolding during June 24 – September 4 in UK.  Because Uranus returns to sidereal Pisces after Sept 4 and stays in Pisces till April 6, a possibility of reversal of Brexit (which may very well be short lived) exists! Let us see how Briton evolves during next few months.  It will be a glimpse or indication of what to come in the following 6-7 years for UK.

About President Obama and his challenges……

President Obama’s operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) continue to be Mercury and  Sun.  In addition, until August 20, 2016, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn remain to be operating planets for him. After August 20, Moon joins Mercury and Sun as an operating planet for him.

During August, Mercury stays in sidereal Leo (the first house of his progressive chart) till August 18, then it enters Virgo (the second house of his progressive chart) and remains in Virgo till the end of the month. Mercury becomes retrograde on the last of the month.

Until Aug 18, the unfavorable first house Mercury means, he will continue to have difficult time in staying focused and avoiding the wrong company of people.  As a result it will be a very stressful period for him. After August 18, however, the second house Mercury will provide him the  opportunity to be successful in effectively governing the country.

Sun is presently transiting through the unfavorable twelfth house of his progressive chart till August 15.  And then for the remaining part of the month, through yet another unfavorable house (the first house) of his progressive chart.  As a result, for the entire month, from Sun’s transit standpoint, he is likely to face with disappointment, delays, mental stress and defeat in governing the country.

Mars transits through Scorpio (the  unfavorable fourth house of his progressive chart) until August 20. Therefore, he will continue to find himself in a swirl of domestic challenges with a diminishing degree of success in dealing with them till Aug 20.

Jupiter is favorable for him till August 10.  This period will be a bright spot for him to be successful until August 10. Afterwards till Aug 20, he will still be successful but to a lesser degree.

The retrograde Saturn being in the fourth of house of his progressive chart, one of the prominent activities of his presidency will be the Homeland Security.  He will be occupied fulltime in dealing with homeland security issues till August 20.

After August 20, due to the Moon’s influence as an operating planet and Moon being wonderfully placed in his natal chart, he will finally return to his normal rhythm of success and fame. 

Thus, summing the influence of all the operating planets as explained above, overall, August looks to be an extremely challenging month for him until August 20, and afterwards he can finally breath a sigh of relief as his success rate starts improving.

Global Predictions……

The important challenging planetary configurations for August include Uranus-Rahu (July 23 – Aug 3) ninefold opposition, Uranus-Jupiter (Aug 7-16) quincunx, Neptune-Mars (Aug 23-26), Neptune-Saturn (Aug 24 – Sept 21), and Rahu/Ketu-Mars (Aug 27-30) squares, and Saturn-Mars (Aug 21-24) conjunction.

Uranus-Rahu (July 23 – Aug 3) ninefold opposition may mean a very difficult period for the Republican Party and republicans, and also for the United States, in general. In addition, USA and China will likely go through a crisis situation during this period.

The Uranus-Jupiter (Aug 7-16) quincunx may become responsible for a challenging period for world religions as they would be confronted with the earthshaking ideas that can not be ignored. 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 are going to fade away with time.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Mars (Aug 23-26) square may be reflected in a sudden outbreak in an undesirable happening and increased possibility of both natural and man-made calamities. The countries that are most likely to be affected during these three days would be Pakistan and Russia.

The Neptune-Saturn (Aug 24 – Sept 21) square may become responsible for a difficult time for China and Russia from political and social stability standpoint. 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 Russia and China can not be ruled out.

The direct square of Mars with the lunar nodes (Aug 27-30) means the occurrence of both natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives during these days.

The manifestation of the Saturn-Mars (Aug 21-24) conjunction may be reflected ina short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence, especially in Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are real possibilities.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  USA, Russia, China, Europe, Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions) and India.

About USA…..

The Uranus-Jupiter (Aug 7-16) quincunx may become responsible for a challenging period for religious leaders in the United States as they would be confronted with the earthshaking ideas that can not be ignored. Those 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 are going to fade away with time.

As a result of the ongoing deadly Mars-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio, the Republican Party will continue to go through a dramatic and painful experience since Saturn represents conservative principles. 


      The Uranus-Jupiter (Aug 7-16) quincunx may become responsible for a challenging period for world religions as they would be confronted with the earthshaking ideas that can not be ignored. 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 are going to fade away with time.


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 likely to occur during August 21-30.

Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on August 4, 23, 26-28, 30Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2016 is provided at Earthquake Predictions 2016

      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