Date Posted: August 31, 2004
As we begin September two important astrological events are going to take place. Just before the month begins (August 26) Jupiter enters the sidereal zodiac sign Virgo and on September 3, Saturn enters the sidereal zodiac sign Cancer. The both events are important because both of these planets are not just only going to impact world politics and economies but going to be responsible for shift in balance of political power and economical resources around the globe.
Saturn has been in sidereal Gemini for about last 2 1/2 years. Gemini being the important zodiac sign of USA, with 9/11 and subsequent events leading to Iraq war, Saturn has been putting the USA under tremendous pressure and has been testing the will and character of American people for last 2 1/2 years. With it’s departure from Gemini (actually with it’s retrograde motion it returns to Gemini in next January and stays there for few months before reentering Cancer) Saturn should provide Americans with some relief from terrorism and terrorist acts. However, it’s important to note that as long as Uranus remains in sidereal zodiac sign Aquarius (a sign ruled by Saturn) acts of terrors and the looming threat of terrorism is likely to continue. Incidentally Uranus leaves Aquarius by March 2009 or so. For Asian subcontinent Saturn’s entry in Cancer is not only likely to renew friction between India and Pakistan but the political instability in both countries may lead to new elections or drastic changes in their governments. In addition, Saturn’s entry in Cancer will put religious leaders on defensive, especially in Europe.
While Saturn predominantly influences world power and politics Jupiter becomes responsible for altering world economies and material expansion. Virgo is very suitable sign for Jupiter to positively influence world economies. Pacific-rim-countries are likely to make significant economical progress during next twelve months.
Among other planetary configurations for September the Uranus-Ketu trine will continue exert its positive force for scientific and technical breakthroughs, innovations, and discoveries. The Uranus-Saturn ninefold opposition (Sept 7-11) and Mars-Pluto square (Sept 8-11) will be responsible for the violence in the middle east manifesting itself in the form of suicide bombings and terrorist acts.
The countries that are likely to make headline news are: United States, Iraq, Middle Eastern countries including Saudi-Arabia, Israel and Palestine.
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
The Pluto continues to transit over the President bush’s natal Ketu (Southern lunar node) and opposes his natal Rahu (Northern lunar node) and Uranus. Therefore his post Iraq war policy and the constant violence in Iraq will continue to be in the limelight constantly putting him under pressure to deal with the Iraq situation. In his ninefold progressive chart, being in the fourth house, Pluto will continue to create chaotic situation in the white house. From planetary cycles standpoint, presently he is being influenced by Saturn and Pluto cycles. With Saturn’s entry in Cancer on September 3, his Saturn’s progression will begin in the ninth house of his ninefold chart ending his period of frustration at least for next few weeks . However, during the second week of September he should be careful in dealing with foreign affairs, especially with the Iraq related issues. On a positive note, Jupiter becomes auspicious for him and as a result he is likely to regain his lead in politics over his opponent.
For the country as in August September will prove to be very positive month from scientific and technological advances standpoint due to auspicious Uranus-Ketu trine. This trine will positively influence the nation with rapid technological progress through new inventions and discoveries. However, Sept 7-11 and Sept 30 – Oct 3 periods may prove to be challenging for the country due to increased friction with Russia and oil supply uncertainties from the middle east (especially Iraq) countries. A tragic event in the United States during September 30 – October 3 can not be ruled out.
For the Republic Party the Sept 7-11 and then Sept15-19 are challenging. Some unwanted surprises for the party during these periods are likely.
In general, democrats are likely to enjoy the entire month. However, John Kerry will continue to have difficulty in quenching his critics as Pluto continues to transit over his natal Sun. There will certainly be more negative campaign that will predominantly focus on his character.
· Russia: During the first week of September (Sept 7-11) a friction between Putin and Bush administration is likely manifest in a nasty political event. Also, during the same time Russia may experience political setback with European countries. Oil production instability is likely to occur during the first two weeks of the month. Problem with Chechnya is likely to get worse.
· Europe: Except the latter part of the first week and the earlier part of the second week the month looks good for European continent. However, violence and suicide bombings may be likely towards the end of the month.
· Religion: The second and the third week of the month will prove to be challenging for religious leaders around the world.
· Natural and Man-made Calamities: The Uranus-Saturn ninefold (Sept 7-11) and Mars-Uranus regular quincunx (Sept 30 – Oct 3) are likely to be responsible for events related to both man-made and natural calamities.
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.