One of the more challenging transits of the year began on May 7th when Mars entered Gemini where it joins Rahu. In Gemini, Rahu and Mars are transiting opposite Saturn and Ketu, which is in Sagittarius. The entire transit will last until June 22nd and will be at its peak on June 12th which is when Mars and Rahu form an exact conjunction. On the same day, Saturn and Ketu will also be in an exact conjunction. Together, the two sets of malefic conjunctions will form an exact super-opposition of each other.
In my yearly presentation, World Predictions 2019, I mentioned this period and said that it would raise world tensions, producing a variety of challenging events, including the increased threat of military conflicts. It is worth noting that on exactly May 7th, Donald Trump announced that he was sending a new wave of aircraft carriers to the Middle East to confront Iran. Since Trump's announcement came at the exact beginning of the transit, it makes it likely that this military build up could intensify in some way, as we get closer to the peak date of the conjunction on June 12th.
One of the problems with this aspect is that Mars and Rahu tend to promote impulsive and erratic behavior. This combination can sometimes produce accidents, sudden outbursts of anger, and other types of unexpected events. The conjunction is famous for what I call, the verbal accident, for example. Since Trump has is Mercury in Gemini, he will be affected by the conjunction in a pronounced way. Since he is not known for holding back his verbal impulses, it is quite likely that we will experience a stronger dose of aggressive tweets, texts, and impulsive announcements on a variety of topics including the situation in Iran, the trade war with China (which Trump also escalated a day or two after May 7th) and the conflict between Trump and Congress. But while it is one thing to have an impulsive, erratic, and unpredictable president in office who is fighting with congress over his tax records, or fighting with China over international trade issues, it is quite another to have a personality like Trump's at the helm of a military standoff that involves aircraft carriers and Patriot missiles.
Only time will tell how these various conflicts may play out in the next month. In any case, weather you are president, a military leader, or just an average person, this period is a good time to lie low, dial back your ego a few notches, and try to refrain from poking the grizzly bear.
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