Date Posted: April 30, 2017
May 12, 2017
Update — About President Donald Trump and his current challenges……
In light of recent developments after firing the FBI director James Comey, with his interview with NBC, his meeting with Russian envoy and everyday self damaging tweets, it seems, President Trump may have reached the tipping point where the public perception of him as a sane person is fast eroding. In addition to my monthly forecast about him below, I wondered about his near term (especially the month of May) political prospects from the planetary configuration with respect to his natal chart standpoint, especially if there are any significant planetary configurations are occurring for the rest of the month. And here’s what I have found.
The transiting Mars is presently at sidereal Taurus 21 degrees. It will soon conjunct his 10th house (profession, career, job etc.,) resident natal Uranus, Rahu and Sun. The Mars being in the 12th house (confrontation, drama, chaos, loss, separation and abandonment) of his natal chart, I wouldn’t be surprised it will create unprecedented and unimaginable events for him during the rest of May.
May 18-20: Mars conjuncts natal Uranus…..a possibility of very sudden event that may turnout to be very damaging for the country. Lot of unexpected happenings.
May 22-24: Mars conjuncts natal Rahu…. a self destructive period for him
May 25-27: Mars conjuncts natal Sun…..His behavior may reach to a point of being totally insane
About President Donald Trump and his challenges……
President Trump’s operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) continue to be Saturn and Venus. In addition, after May 21, Moon, Pluto and Ketu will join Saturn and Venus.
During May, Saturn remains in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house of his progressive chart. In his ninefold progressive chart Saturn will be in the 11th house for the the entire month. Venus will be in sidereal Pisces, the tenth house of his progressive chart. While Saturn may tend to be less unfavorable, Venus will continue to be unfavorable for him as the the 10th house resident transiting Venus, distracts him from his presidential duties due to forces of external influence. After May 21, Pluto being in the 7th house of his progressive chart, it will join the seventh house resident transiting Saturn and both of them together will make matters more difficult to deal with, especially with his own cabinet members.
In addition, when the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Saturn will quincunx the 11th house resident natal Venus during the entire month, and the manifestation of this particular transit may be reflected in situations that he will find beyond his control to deal with. Also, the square of the transiting Uranus with his natal Saturn will continue to create friction between his administration and the House and Senate republicans.
Thus, the operating planets are unfavorable from the Dasa cycle standpoint, and the influence of transiting Saturn as explained above, may become responsible for yet another challenging month for him to deal with the people around him.
Also, As indicated last October in my US 2016 Presidential Election prediction, column, as reproduced below, there was a very strong possibility that President Trump will have difficulty remaining in power and have to let that power go.
“However, I must add that, regardless of the election outcome, the destiny of the United States, which in my opinion, is very much dependent on the transiting Uranus. And because the retrograde Uranus being temporarily back in the sidereal Pisces and will not return to sidereal Aries (the cardinal fire sign) until April 2017, there’s a strong possibility that the election outcome may not matter come April 2017. Without being sensationalizing and dramatizing the future of the United States, I think that when Uranus returns to sidereal Aries in April 2017 it will certainly and drastically change the political landscape. As a result, it’s very likely that the person who will be the leading the world’s powerful nation then as the president of the USA will be a different one.”
While the strong possibility of President Trump let his power go has not so far materialized, he is not out of woods yet as the transiting retrograde Saturn will oppose his natal Sun (June 8 – July 10) and his natal Rahu (July 10 – Oct 10); quincunx his natal Saturn (May 28 – June 27); and conjuncts his natal Moon (June 28 – Aug 10). These four hits of the transiting retrograde Saturn are crucial for him to overcome until the Saturn becomes direct (August 25) and then again the transiting Saturn sweeps through the same part of the zodiac making the same four aspects (hits) till the end of the year that he must overcome.
About Uranus’s entry in sidereal Aries ……..
One of the important planetary events of 2017 is the transit of the modern planet Uranus from sidereal Pisces to Aries. It was stationed in Pisces until April 6, 2017 and then entered Aries, and will stay in Aries for the next seven years or so.
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 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.
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.
The important challenging planetary configurations for may include Pluto-Rahu (May 5-19) ninefold opposition, Saturn-Mars (May 27-29) opposition; Pluto-Uranus (May 6-15) and Pluto-Saturn (May 23 – June 4) ninefold quincunxes, and Pluto-Mars (May 17-19) and Neptune-Jupiter (May 6 – June 4) quincunxes.
While the Pluto-Rahu (May 5-19) ninefold opposition may become responsible for natural and man-made calamities all around the world, the manifestation of the Saturn-Mars (May 27-29) opposition may be reflected in a short term but very intense friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence, especially in Middle East will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are real possibilities.
The Pluto-Uranus (May 6-15) ninefold quincunx could bring a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against terrorism agenda, and also with its domestic matters. Expect some serious issues that the Trump administration could get tangled with.
The Pluto-Saturn (May 23 – June 4) 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 to some extent, war-like climate in some part of the world. Tension between Israelis and Palestinians will remain unabated. Russia and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
The manifestation of the direct square of Jupiter with Neptune (May 6 – June 4) maybe reflected in the challenges with the earthshaking ideas that the world religions are likely to face and must attend to. New controversial issues will take the central stage in the religious world. Religious leaders will be challenged as they are going to be put on the test. Those who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas without losing morality, are the ones that going to be responsible to guide people. Others are likely to fade away with time.
The Pluto-Mars (May 17-19) quincunx may become the cause for a sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening and possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities.
The important auspicious planetary configuration for May include Uranus-Saturn (May 9-26) trine.
The Uranus-Saturn (May 9-26) trine means a good period for religious activities all around the world. Also, this is a great time for the USA to make some extraordinary progress in both internationally and domestically.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: The United States, The Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions), India, Russia, China and the European countries.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu (April 21-28) ninefold sextile may be reflected in significant progress in technology field via inventions and discoveries. In addition, spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.
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 May 6-19 and 23-29
Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on May 1, 4-7,11-13, 15-25, 30. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2017 is provided at Earthquake Predictions 2017.
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