Tomorrow, July 22, restrictive Saturn leaves Taurus, where is has been transiting since June of 2000 and wrecking all kinds of havoc, especially during itís last 5 months in this earth sign.
Mars, the planet of war and sex has added its violence and degradation
to Saturnís realism and denials since July 5, when Mars entered
itís fallen constellation of Cancer. Mars exits Cancer August
19, heralding the ending of dissonant planetary energies plaguing the
world and many individuals since last September and particularly from
However, by the end of July, Marsí influence will be considerably lessened, and we can look forward to beginning the task of rebuilding: lives, families, institutions, businesses and progress toward peace.
Here is the basic situation of the slow moving planets with Saturn transiting
into Gemini: Rahu (an eclipse point and head of
a dragon in Hindu mythology) is alone now in Taurus, supporting wealth
and learning, although Rahu in this 2nd constellation of the nat- ural
zodiac will also stimulate tough, even harsh rhetoric. Ketu
(the other eclipse point
the 4 slow moving planets having significant effects, are now
generally well placed for the next year. What really catches the
attention is that Rahu, Saturn and Jupiter are
There is one period this winter, however, that will threaten and
perhaps even overwhelm hard-won gains in wealth, peace and stability.
Beginning January 7, 2003, Saturn will retrograde back into Taurus,
rejoining Rahu to precipitate more victimizing. On the exact same day,
Mars will enter Scorpio, joining Ketu, which was the combination bringing
violence on 9-11. An example chart for January 27 is below,
showing Saturn again with Rahu and Mars again with Ketu at the most
difficult time. (Note, the Moon, symbolizing the benefits in
life, is sandwiched between Mars and Ketu that day at 10:14 Am, EST in
Scorpio, its fallen constellation.) While the entire Mars
transit through Scorpio until February 23 is threatening, January 27
can bring a violent calamity or even the beginning of the invasion
remainder of the year, through July 2003, will again support the
rebuilding process. April and May will be particularly fine
months, for several planets will be in
The other point of concern is President Bush, who will experience Saturn in his 12th house of loss beginning tomorrow for the next two years. Bush will be particularly vulnerable until mid November, and he will be powerless to change his fate. This is not the prediction of death Western Astrologers offer but rather suggesting downfall, or at least irreparable damage to his reputation. Bush is the wild card here, injuring the recovery and stability through the fall but also possibly negating a war with Iraq in January February.
Copyright 1999-2004 Doug Riemer