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The twenty year Venus
major period ended in April 2016 when the six year Sun major period began. The
change is remarkable as Venus is the weakest planet in the SAMVA USA chart, while the Sun
is the most powerful. This shift has long been predicted to result in a major reinvigoration of the national life from 2016, based on more dynamic national leadership.
In 2017, the pace of progressive developments in the national life is likely to pick up. At the same time, the developments will be variable as the sub-periods are shorter in the Sun major period, and thus changing more
frequently than in Venus period. In the coming year, three sub-periods will be running. The first two sub-periods of Moon and Mars are auspicious while the third, of Rahu from mid June, will be less auspicious. Moreover, the transit influences during the year will also bring change. The slow moving functional malefic planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu, will change signs and houses, enter into stationary movement and make contacts in the chart. Overall, we may expect continued improvement in the national life in the first half of the year while setbacks are likely in the second half.
The Sun major period in
the SAMVA USA chart began on April 19, 2016. As predicted, it is ushering in more dynamic
leadership that will boost the status of and international respect for the USA. The new leadership will also begin to resolve significant socio-economic imbalances that have accumulated over decades. However, the effort to introduce reforms could run into unexpected problems or challenges in the second half of the year. When making a prediction for the USA in 2017 the challenge is to account for the brief influences of each of the three sub-periods operating during the
year. Their key influences are likely to be as follows:
The Moon sub-period, which runs from August
8, 2016 to February 5, 2017, is expected to bring a stronger sense of self and a greater focus on income and future
plans. During this period, the leadership is more willing to respond to challenges, slights and impositions against the country.
The Mars sub-period, which operates from February
5 to June 13, 2017, is likely to bring a greater emphasis on the good functioning of the military, government and
legislature as well as on a robust manufacturing sector. The fame of the country is likely to increase.
The Rahu sub-period, that runs fromJune 13,
2017 to May 8, 2018, is expected to bring manipulative influences to the government, legislature and
foreign trade. Adverse transits involving Rahu at this time are likely to be especially difficult.
There are several
changes of signs involving all the functional malefic planets in the 20° Cancer
rising SAMVA USA chart, as well as numerous stationary placements, and
transit-to-transit and transit-to-natal aspects during the year, when notable trend changes are likely to be felt.
The year begins with
- 6th lord Jupiter in stationary motion at 28° Virgo and 3rd house from January 1
to March 15, 2017. As transit Jupiter in this placement is not in aspect to natal planets or points in the SAMVA
USA chart, the influence is less but with some scope for conflict and
mishaps in communication and transportation.
- 8th lord Saturn in
direct motion in late Scorpio and 5th house, which brings an energy of obstacles and endings to e.g. entertainment, speculation and universities. At 27° Scorpio at the year opens, transit 8th lord Saturn is closely conjunct natal Saturn at 26° 46‘ Scorpio and 5th house of the chart. This contact is likely to bring stormy weather
conditions as well as dangerous, life threatening situations. On January 27, transit Saturn will enter Sagittarius and the 6th house, which is expected to bring an energy of obstacles and endings to conflict, financial stability and health matters. As a result, economic growth may disappoint in 2017. Transit Saturn becomes stationary at 3° Sagittarius from February 19 to May 25. Fortunately, it will not be casting any aspects in the chart and the problems related to its bad placement are reduced as a result (while other problems lie ahead).
- Rahu entering stationary motion at 9° 19' Leo and 2nd house and Ketu in Aquarius and 8th house from January 8 to April 12, 2017. Rahu's energy can bring problems for relations with neighbours, while Ketu's energy can disrupt the legitimacy or credibility of the country. As the nodes have passed the most effective point (MEP) in the chart, their presence is made easier, also with a view to the favourable Moon and Mars sub-periods in the first half of the year. However, strains or difficulties are likely for the new President around February 22, 2017 when transit 2nd lord Sun becomes conjunct transit stationary Ketu in the 8th house.
Of the fast moving planets, the transits of 4th lord Venus and 10th lord Mars bear mention.
- 4th lord Venus becomes
exalted in Pisces and 9th house from January 28 to May 31, 2017. This is likely to bring some lucky developments, improving the communal harmony. On March 18-19, transit debilitated 3rd lord Mercury becomes conjunct Venus at 15° Pisces, possibly bringing good news regarding transportation,
communication or housing sectors. In April, Venus in early Pisces falls under the aspect of
natal 6th lord Jupiter, which is likely to be accompanied by communal disharmomy.
- 10th lord Mars will pass through its own Moolatrikona sign, Aries, and the 10th house from March 2 to April 12, which would be favourable for the government, industry, military and legislature. In mid March, transit Mars will cast an aspect to its own placement at 10° Scorpio and 5th house. At the same time, transit Mars will come under the aspect of transit stationary Rahu at 9° 08' Leo and 2nd house. The military may gain a strategic advantage or the government a material benefit.
From April 14 to June 6, transit 6th lord Jupiter becomes stationary at 19° 10 Virgo and the MEP of the 3rd house. This is likely to bring incidents of conflict or mishaps in the areas of transportation and communication. The communication of the government may be more assertive at that time.
Setbacks in the summer
On April 1, a difficult malefic contact begins which lasts for over six months, when transit Rahu at 8° Leo and 2nd house casts a trinal aspect to transit 8th lord Saturn at 3° Sagittarius and
6th house. In June, the orb of this aspect will be just over 1° transit, when Saturn will be without strength in infancy and a malefic house. Hence its indications will be threatened by manipulations or the actions of adversaries.
After June 13, the aspect of Rahu to transit Saturn is expected to become more intense, when two things begin: i) the Rahu sub-period, and ii) a transit station of Rahu at 0° Leo and 2nd house. From that time, some setback for the indications of 8th lord Saturn is possible. This is more so from June 21, when transit Rahu will also enter into an applying aspect to natal 8th lord Saturn at 26°
46‘ Scorpio and 5th house. This increases the likelihood of problems for the indications of Saturn and the 8th house. Significant events involving fatalities or death-like experiences are likely, as well as setbacks for easy gains, especially for speculators. Moreover, transit 8th lord Saturn will become stationary at 28° 30‘ Scorpio and
5th house on July 5 until October 10, when the aspect from Rahu is applying. At the time when transit Rahu is aspecting both transit and natal Saturn, transit Saturn and natal Satrurn will also become closely conjunct, well within 1° but not exact. The aspect becomes closest in late August.
The transits become quite intense for Saturn in the summer of 2017
The malefic influences are thus further increased due to iii) the stationary movement of transit 8th lord Saturn and iv) the conjunction of transit and natal Saturn. The setbacks associated with these combined aspects could manifest with regard to obstacles, challenges or a crises regarding the legitimacy of US foreign policies, the territorial integrity of the country or its resources. The economy, working people, mining sector, or easy gains may experience a setback in the summer. Any fast moving transit contacts in the
time period can trigger significant events in this regard, such as on August 17, when transit 2nd lord Sun becomes conjunct transit stationary Rahu. The transit station of the nodes ends on October 10, 2017.
Shifting trends in the fall
The transit influences change on September 9, 2017when Rahu enters Cancer and the 1st house and Ketu
enters Capricorn and the 7th house, remaining there until March 24, 2019. The transit of the nodes through these signs and houses is expected to bring problems for the self and foreign relations of the USA. International agreements could become a source of difficulty at that time. The aspect of transit Rahu to transit Saturn becomes exact on October 10 and to natal Saturn on on November 2, 2017, when transit Rahu will be in normal retrograde motion. The intensity of Rahu's aspect to transit and natal Saturn is expected to become less intense at that time. On September 13, 2017, transit 6th lord Jupiter will enter Libra and 4th house, where it will remain until October 13, 2018. This transit is likely to bring the energy of conflict to the house of communal harmony. On October 27, transit 8th lord Saturn will re-enter Sagittarius and 6th house, were it will stay until January 25, 2020. The energy of obstacles and endings will thus be felt in the house of conflict, financial stability and health matters.