Date Posted: November 30, 2004
As was pointed out last month, the most important and auspicious planetary configurations for December continue to be: Neptune-Uranus ninefold opposition (Oct 30 – Jan 25), Saturn-Ketu (Nov 11 – Jan 10) ninefold trine and the Saturn-Rahu ninefold sextile.
From the human evolution standpoint the Neptune-Uranus ninefold opposition is very important as these modern planets will accelerate the process of human evolution not only just in the technical and scientific areas but also in social and religious fields. Since both Neptune and Uranus have been at very close to their slowest possible orbital motion and will remain almost at that level for another two months or so this ninefold opposition is going to last through January 25, 2005. Therefore, this period is going to be extremely important.
Because the United States of America is directly influenced by Uranus, this opposition will be distinctly reflected in the transformation of American ideals and convictions through the new political and social changes. The norms that Americans have been used to will certainly going to be transformed to a new setting, and as a result, world politics will be significantly affected. In the short run it may seem to be a chaotic and confusing situation (deception, attitude of reluctance to change) but in the long run it seems this is a much needed change required for Americans to evolve both socially and morally.
In addition to USA, Russia is likely to be significantly influenced by this Uranus-Neptune opposition (Nov 11 – Jan 10) as its manifestation will be reflected in sudden change (either positive and negative) in relationships between USA and Russia (and countries of former Soviet Union). This probably has been reflected in the recent stress created by Ukraine voting result in the diplomatic relationship between the two countries. And the last but not the least important are the magnificent advances that have been taking place through this period in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries.
Since Saturn turned retrograde on November 8 its ninefold trine with Ketu will last for a considerable period of time (through January 10). This ninefold trine has not been only responsible for world prosperity but also for transforming the moral codes for world to follow in future.
The other important planetary configurations for December are: Uranus-Saturn (Dec 4 -12) ninefold quincunx, Saturn-Mars (Dec 17-20), Pluto-Ketu (Dec 16-23) and Pluto-Saturn (Dec 20-24) ninefold trines. While the Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx is likely to be responsible for violence, suicide bombings, terrorism, and natural and manmade calamities all around the world, especially in the middle east region during the first part of December, in the latter part of the month, the aforementioned ninefold trines will be responsible for bringing positive, peaceful and uplifting period for most part of the world.
The countries that are likely to make headline news are: United States, Russia, Europe, Iraq, Middle Eastern countries including Israel and Palestine.
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
As predicted separately at this website, the presidential race (refer to prediction details) between Bush and Kerry did turn out to be very close (came down to the state of Ohio’s voting result, and almost ended up to be a repeat recount scenario as in the last presidential election), and as predicted, the planets did slightly favor president Bush to eek out another presidential victory.
For president Bush, from December 20 onwards (Dec 20 – Feb 17), Neptune quincunxes his natal Sun. In his ninefold progressive chart the ninefold Neptune will remain in the eighth house until December 26. Therefore, during those six days in December, he needs not only to be worried about of his own personal safety but also needs to be extra careful in dealing with situations that could potentially get totally distorted by his political adversaries causing him later lot of agony in dealing with future international political matters. On a positive note, Jupiter’s transit over his natal Moon (Dec 27 – Jan 26) is certainly very positive for him to accomplish his both domestic and international political goals. His popularity, especially in January, is likely to reach a significant milestone.
As the Planet Uranus rules the The United States of America, the Uranus-Neptune opposition (Oct 30 – Jan 15) will be distinctly reflected in the transformation of American ideals and convictions through the new political and social changes. The norms that Americans have been used to will certainly going to be transformed, and as a result, world politics will be significantly affected. In the short run it may seem to be a chaotic and confusing situation (deception, attitude of reluctance to change, etc.,) but in the long run it seems this is a much needed change required for Americans to evolve both socially and morally. To put it differently, perhaps it’s the force of American destiny causing Americans to go through a series of unique and painful experiences before it transforms the nation to a new reality.
Expect significant advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries through this period (Oct 30 – Jan 15).
During the first two weeks of December friction with Russia as well as with European countries is likely to get worse. Also, the liberals and conservatives will likely to remain at each other’s throat. But the second half of the month looks to be positive not only for the country but for most part of the world.
· Russia: Putin administration is likely to stay on defensive in dealing with international politics including the Ukraine crisis. However, despite the recent difficulties the Russian government is likely to succeed in controlling the damage caused by the Ukraine voting crisis and likely to regain its positive image on the international scene.
· Europe: Political friction between the USA and the European countries is likely to increase during the first half of the month. The remaining half of the month seems favorable for economics and politics.
· Religion: The entire month seems to be positive for all world religions and the respective religious leaders all across the globe.
· Natural and Man-made Calamities: Overall the month looks to be lot more peaceful than other months. However, the events related to both man-made and natural calamities, if happen, are likely to occur during the first two weeks of the month especially in Iraq and the middle east region including Israel and Palestine.
While man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, and accidents, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts; and thunderstorms, earthquakes, air crashes and fires.