Monthly Global Predictions for October 2018

Date Posted: September 30, 2018

Jupiter’s transit in the sidereal Scorpio (October 11)……..

On October 11,2018,  Jupiter leaves (sidereal) Libra and enters the next zodiac sign, Scorpio.  Jupiter’s transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. Jupiter will stay in Scorpio till March 27, 2019 and then enter Sagittarius and briefly stay there until April 25 (just about a month) and then return to Scorpio and stays in Scorpio until November 5, 2019.  Scorpio being fixed and water sign ruled by friendly Mars, Jupiter in Scorpio has a tendency to enhance material prosperity of those who have well placed and connected Mars and Jupiter in their birth charts. For those who have Jupiter’s placement in their natal chart more inclined towards non-material aspects of life, Jupiter in water sign Scorpio is likely to help them evolve spiritually. In general, transit of Jupiter in Scorpio is positive.  For one thing spiritual prosperity around the world is more likely to expand. (It must be noted that despite Jupiter’s positive influence on spiritual prosperity, effects of other planets should also be taken into account to assess the net result or effect). In addition, the influence of spiritual leaders, social reformers and in general, people that deal with philanthropy and philosophy are likely to take lead in shaping the future direction of human evolution through the philosophical and spiritual debates. Being in the challenging water sign Scorpio, Jupiter’s journey through Scorpio will be marked with painful transformation.  In general, the Scorpio Jupiter is known to be responsible for world spiritual transformation and expansion. So from that perspective expect some positive spiritual changes during this period and welcome the Jupiter’s entry in Scorpio.

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

Squares of Uranus with Lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu (Sept 29 – Dec 29)…….

Months of October, November and December are likely to turn out to be extra-ordinarily chaotic, violent and painful for the USA, especially from politics and social unrest standpoint (as evidenced by the recent Supreme Court nominee hearings about sexual allegations) as the lunar nodes (Rahu and Ketu) will be squaring Aries- transiting Uranus during these months. This is a long three month period due to retrograde Uranus moving almost at the same speed as the backward moving lunar nodes.  And because Uranus happens to be the planet of USA and lunar nodes being Karmic, it’s likely to be filled with lot of anxieties and uncertainties culminating into the capitulation of the current state of politics in the United States as the national Karma is going to be worked out during this long three month period.  

In light of President Donald Trump’s achievements and challenges so far, in my opinion, he is the symbol of the current state of the American public sentiment and the divide. Despite all the challenges, chaos and his defiance of the established norms, the reason he is still in power is solely due to the strength of his tenth house Rahu-Uranus conjunction in his natal chart representing the powerful force (support of his solid base that totally shares his view of the world) and of entanglement of his destiny with the country’s destiny.  Now with Uranus squaring the lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu, his challenges are likely to multiply manifold during these three months.  

The question would then be “would he survive?”.  My short answer to this question is “Most likely not”.  If he does (representing, for better or worse, the karmic force of the destiny of the USA), then the manifestation of his survival would certainly be reflected in the strength of his tenth house Rahu-Uranus conjunction in his natal chart representing the powerful force (support of his solid base that shares his view of the world) of entanglement of his destiny with the country’s destiny.

However, I wouldn’t be surprised if on one the fine mornings during 2018 or early 2019  we wakeup with his tweet of quitting his job or resignation or by legally being removed from the White House due to the fatal Sun-Rahu conjunction in the tenth house of his natal chart.

About President Donald Trump and his challenges…… 

President Trump’s operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) for October continue to be Saturn and Venus. In addition, Mercury will be his operating planet till November 25, 2018. 

During October, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house of his progressive chart, and it will be in the 1st house of his ninefold progressive chart till October 17th and then in the 2nd house of his ninefold progressive chart. Venus will be in sidereal Libra (the 5th house of his progressive chart) and it becomes retrograde on October 6, and  Mercury will be in sidereal Virgo (the 4th house of his progressive chart) till October 6, in sidereal Libra (the 5th house of his progressive chart) till Oct 26 and then in sidereal Scorpio (the 6th house of his progressive chart) for the remaining part of the month.

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn continues to be unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart and in the first house of his ninefold progressive chart till Oct 17 and then in the 2nd house) for him.  Therefore, Mr. trump will likely to continue to be abrasive and cause a lot of stir by exhibiting immature and senseless behavior in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. He will continue to be haunted by Russia probe. He will even get involved in direct confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his cabinet members, family members and friends. 

The manifestation of the 5th house resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a favorable period for him from his showmanship standpoint and solid support from his base at least until Oct 6. However during its retrograde period (Oct 6 onward) Venus may become detrimental to his showmanship performance, probably due to his dealing with females or female issues.  Also, for the entire month, he might get involve with women for the wrong reason and become frustrated as a result.

The transiting Mercury in the 4th house of his progressive charge is good for his personal life until October 6, but then during Oct 6-26, being in the 5th house Mercury becomes unfavorable for him, especially with regard to dealing with females, as he will be creating more enemies and operate under fear of losing his presidency, humiliation, and disappointments during that time.

In addition, as described under the squares of Uranus with the lunar nodes (above) the transiting Rahu will be in square with the transiting Uranus till the end of the year, and Rahu and Uranus being in conjunction in the 10th house of his natal chart, his challenges are likely to multiply manifold during the next three months. 

Thus, during October, both the transit of Saturn and the ninefold Saturn are unfavorable, especially the ninefold Saturn (being in the first and the second house of his progressive chart). While Venus is partly favorable for him from his showmanship standpoint, the transiting Saturn and the transiting Uranus squaring the transiting lunar nodes spell a troubling period from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in for yet another extremely challenging, trying and eventful month for him to deal with the ongoing Russia probe, immigration, women, suspicious and insecure people around him and for advancing his political agenda.

Transit of Venus in sidereal Libra (September 1 – December 31)……

On September 1, the planet Venus entered the sidereal Libra, and it is going to stay in Libra till the end of this year (December 31), a long four month period.  It’s because while transiting through Libra it turns retrograde on October 6th, stays retrograde till November 16, and then becomes direct and stays in Libra till December 31.

Venus becomes retrograde about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for about six weeks.  In general, a Libra  retrograde Venus means a very challenging period for women, marriages, home life, lovers, entertainment industries.  Expect the divorce rates to peak, fighting between spouses to intensify, and delays, frustrations, and misunderstandings to take a center-stage in domestic matters. Sexual scandals of prominent people are likely to make headlines.  

However during its direct motion Sept 1 through Oct 6 and then Nov 16 through December 31, it’s a very positive and rewarding period for people with Libra Venus in their natal charts.  Entertainment industries likely to advance with phenomenal success.

If you have a dominating Venus in your birth chart, and if your current planetary cycle influences your life via Venus then you are more likely to experience the effects of the retrograde Venus during its retrograde period. The entertainers like actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, movie directors and producers may find themselves in a miserable situation during the retrograde Venus period especially if they are currently being influenced by Venus through their current progressive cycles.

Transit of Mars in sidereal Capricorn (May 2 – November 6)…….

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, duringJune 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.

Global Predictions……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for October include Saturn-Rahu (Sept 9 – Oct 3) quincunx, Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (Sept 29 – Dec 29) square and Neptune-Saturn (Oct 16-23) ninefold square

The manifestation of the Saturn-Rahu (Sept 9 – Oct 3) quincunx maybe reflected in social or political unrest in Russia and/or China. In addition, for republican party and republicans including president Trump, it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during this period.

The Neptune-Saturn ( (Oct 16-23) ninefold square may become responsible for challenging period for countries like China and Russia.

The manifestation of the Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (Sept 29 – Dec 29) square may be reflected in having United States and particularly the President Trump and his administration to take extra precaution in dealing with foreign matters. This is a long three month period, and it’s likely to be filled with lot of anxieties and uncertainties culminating into the capitulation of the current state of politics. In addition, terrorist activities are likely to occur in the United States besides the volatile region of the Middle-East (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel and Palestine). 

The important auspicious planetary configuration for October include Pluto-Rahu (Oct 1-12) and Saturn-Rahu (Oct 23-27) and Neptune-Uranus (Oct 1 – Nov 2) ninefold sextiles, and Saturn-Jupiter (Oct 5-9) ninefold conjunction.

The Pluto-Rahu (Oct 1-12) ninefold sextile may become responsible for phenomenal period for economy and new innovations and discoveries in technical fields such as high-tech and bio-tech. In addition, religious challenges can be minimized through reconciliation among the religious heads and their counter parts. 

The manifestation of the Neptune-Uranus (Oct 1 – Nov 2) ninefold sextile may be reflected in extraordinary time for collective spiritual growth, technological discoveries and inventions.  Expect some new important technological breakthroughs during this month. For the United States, in general, it’s going to be a remarkable and very successful period.

The Saturn-Jupiter(Oct 5-9) ninefold conjunction means religions around the world are likely find difficulty in carrying out their activities, and more controversies that test traditional moral values are likely to occur. However, this period can be viewed a real transformational opportunity from self discovery and the collective spiritual growth standpoint since it will require individuals as well as societies to bring best out of them to deal with situations around.  

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  United States, Russia, China, Europe and the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran and Palestine-Israel regions), USA, Russia, China, North and South Korea and Europe.

      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 October 1-30, especially in the United States.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on October 7, 11-17, 19-20, 23-24, 26, 29-31.  Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2018 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