Monthly Global Predictions for July 2018

Date Posted: June 30, 2018

Update on July 21:  Incidentally, President Trump was born just a few hours before a total lunar eclipse.  It would be interesting to see how the upcoming (see below) total lunar eclipse will turn out for him.  Based on my analysis (see below under the caption: “About President Donald Trump and his challenges….”) where I wrote: 

When the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Sun will conjunct his natal Saturn around July 15 triggering an undesirable political situation from which it will be very difficult for him to escape

the possibility of more chaos and uncertainties leading to an extremely difficult situation for him to continue to be president can become much more likely in light of the upcoming total lunar eclipse, the effect of which can extend over a 6 to 8 weeks period after the eclipse.

A Total Lunar Eclipse (July 27/28)

A total lunar eclipse occurs on July 27, approximately during the hours of 18:00 to 23:00 GMT.  This eclipse will be visible in Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia, Australia and Pacific-rim countries including Japan.

This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be only within a degree from Rahu and Ketu respectively, and therefore, will last for a long time (4 plus hours). In addition, the retrograde Mars will be within two degrees of Ketu and Moon making it more intense. The eclipse will occur with the Southern or descending node Ketu, in the sidereal zodiac sign Capricorn and the ascending node Rahu in Cancer . Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Cancer or Capricorn rising or Cancer or Capricorn as moon sign. 

For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with either Sun or Moon in their natal charts, should watch-out.  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, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific-rim countries might experience undesirable events.

About President Donald Trump and his challenges…… 

President Trump’s operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) for July continue to be Saturn and Venus. In addition, Sun, Jupiter, Uranus and Rahu will continue to be his operating planets till the end of this month. As a result, the entire July is going to be much more eventful for Mr. Trump.

During July, the retrograde Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house of his progressive chart. And it will be in the 2nd house of his ninefold progressive chart till July 26 and then in the first. Venus will be in sidereal Cancer (the 2nd house of his progressive chart) till July 5th and then in Leo (the third house of his progressive chart).  

In his progressive chart Sun will be in Gemini (the 1st house) till July 15 and then in Cancer (the second house), Jupiter in Libra (the 5th house), Uranus in Aries (the 11th house) and Rahu (the second house) in Cancer. In his ninefold progressive chart the slow moving planet Jupiter will be in 10th house, Uranus in the 1st house and Rahu in the 5th.

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn is unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart and in the second and the first house of his ninefold progressive chart) for him.  Therefore, while Mr. trump will likely to continue to cause a lot of stir by exhibiting immature and senseless behavior in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. He might even get involved in direct confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his family members and friends.

The manifestation of the 2nd and the 3rd house resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a favorable period for him from his showmanship standpoint but vulnerable for dealing with women.

The transiting Sun will become responsible for possible health issues, humiliation, delays and disappointmentseconomic crisis due to his trade policies, political insecurity. The transiting Jupiter will be in general, favorable for him from prestige and showmanship standpoint. The transiting Uranus may become responsible for unwanted quick swings in his moods making it difficult to effectively govern the country. And the transiting Rahu (the north lunar node) will be sort of neutral, but negatively affecting his personal life and finances.

When the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Sun will conjuct his natal Saturn around July 15 triggering an undesirable political situation from which it will be very difficult for him to escape

Thus, during July, both the transit of Saturn and the ninefold Saturn are unfavorable. The challenging first and the second house Sun and eleventh house Uranus along with the 7th house transiting Saturn in his transit chart spell a very chaotic and action filled period resulting in for yet another extremely challenging and trying month for him to deal with the ongoing Russia probe, immigration, women, suspicious and insecure people around him and in advancing his political agenda.

Transit of Mars in sidereal Capricorn…….

One of the important astrological events of 2018 is the transit of Mars in the sidereal Capricorn. Mars enters the sidereal Capricorn on May 2, 2018 and it stays in Capricorn for more than six months till November 6, 2018.  During that stay in Capricorn, Mars turns retrograde on June 27 and then it becomes direct on August 28.  

Mars is the planet of action, energy and strength, and it becomes exalted in Capricorn.  Capricorn being the earth and cardinal sign, it’s the perfect sign for Mars to explode (cardinal being the lead sign) with a tremendous strength.  And the manifestation of that energy will be reflected in the material world (earth sign) with tremendous ups and downs (ups during its direct motion and downs during its retrograde motion) that will be intensely experienced by the entire  world, especially by the military personnel (Mars being the fire sign with tremendous energy and strength), sportsmen, warriors, fighters, commanders, leaders and people in power in almost every field (especially in politics and business). Also, Capricorn being the earth sign, the sign of accumulation of material wealth, the transit of Mars through Capricorn means volatility in the financial markets.

During May 2 – June 27, we are likely to enjoy the positive energy of Mars as it begins its journey through Capricorn.  But then during June 27 through August 28, we are likely to feel the negative energy of the retrograde Mars as the ride starts becoming painful and frustrating.  Thus, during June 27-August 28, a possibility of war, violence, destruction of material wealth due to natural as well as man-made calamities, social and political uproars, financial markets coming under tremendous pressure, political leaders and business executives feeling the pains are very real. After August 28 till November 6, we are likely to go through a slow period of recovery for at least few weeks before we regain the full speed of positive energy of Mars.  

The intensity of negative energy of Capricorn Mars will be more apparent during its close square (with in three degrees) with Uranus (May 12-17; July 28 – Aug 4; Sept 15-20) and opposition with the lunar north node, Rahu (June 9-18; July 12-22; Sept 19-23).

While for those who have well placed Mars in their natal charts are likely to do well during this transit of Mars, the others will feel unbearable pain and perhaps emotional breakdowns depending on the Mar’s placement in their natal charts.

Retrograde Saturn  (April 18 – September 6)………

Saturn became retrograde on April 11 in sidereal Sagittarius, and is going to stay retrograde till September 6, 2018.  For those who have a well placed Saturn in their birth charts and if Saturn’s period is currently in operation, then they are likely to continue to experience their positive period but at slower rate.  Usually  a better way to deal with retrograde Saturn is either put more energy in to whatever you do to work towards your goal or use this time to take pause in your outward activity and divert your energy more inward, such as reflecting on what you have been doing.  

If Saturn is not placed in your natal chart, and it is currently active as an operating planet, then it’s better to lay low and not take any risk in starting a new activity or venture.  In stead, focus on things that you have postponing due to lack of time, such as cleaning that closet, work around house or read a book you always wanted to read.

On the world scene, generally, the projects that deal with expansion are likely to either stay on hold or experience sluggish progress.  In religious world, things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate.  In the political arena what may seem like progress will turn out to be a disaster.

Retrograde Mercury (July 26 – Aug 19) 

On July 26, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Cancer. It will stay retrograde in Cancer until August 19. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Cancer means more frustrating periods for psychologists, reformers and people who work in hospitals.  This is the time not 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. It’s also very emotional time that may turn into a very depressing period for those who have Mercury in Cancer and it is currently an operating planet.

In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if Mercury is currently your operating planet, then you are more likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this period with respect to matters signified by the house it’s currently transiting through in your progressive chart.

Global Predictions……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for July include Rahu-Mars (July 12-22) opposition, Neptune-Rahu (July 13-30) ninefold opposition, Rahu-Jupiter (July 6-17)  and Pluto-Neptune (July 13 – August 28) ninefold quincunxes, Uranus-Mars (July 28 – Aug 4) square and Saturn-Jupiter (July 25-30) ninefold square.

The manifestation of the Rahu-Mars (July 12-22) opposition will be reflected inboth natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives, and perhaps passing away of an international political leader.

The Neptune-Rahu (July 13-30) ninefold opposition may become responsible for a possibleeconomic turmoil in Russia and China. Covert activities around the world may find a new momentum (but because of Neptune’s secretive character we may never know) with regard to terrorism and other international conflicts. And the Republican party in USA is likely to experience more political challenges than normal.

The Rahu-Jupiter (July 6-17) ninefold quincunx and Saturn-Jupiter (July 25-30) ninefold square may mean religions around the world will find difficulty in carrying out their 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 manifestation of the Pluto-Neptune (July 13 – Aug 28) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in a fresh outbreak of violence and terrorist activities in Middle east. Also, the occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities are more likely. Some of the east-European countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.

The Uranus-Mars (July 28 – Aug 4) square may become responsible for sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities.

The important auspicious planetary configuration for July include Pluto-Jupiter (July 1-20) ninefold trine and Neptune-Uranus (July 25 – Aug 25) ninefold sextile.

The Pluto-Jupiter (July 1-20) ninefold trine may become responsible for significant changes in religious, academic and to some extent social fields. Initial reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic, but the majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and are very likely to enjoy it.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Uranus (July 25 – Aug 25) ninefold sextile 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 countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  China, Russia, USA, North and South Korea, Europe and the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran and Palestine-Israel regions).   

      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 during July 13-30.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on July 1, 3-5, 7-8, 11-18, 21-23, 29.  Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2017 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2018. 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