Democratic Convention

Chakrapani Ullal - Saturday, July 23, 2016

What can we expect as we move on to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week?
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Terrorism, Mars, and Saturn

Chakrapani Ullal - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The June 28 terrorist attack in Turkey becomes yet another expression of the Saturn/Mars phenomenon which is with us until the end of August – 2 more months. As I've said, retrograde conjunct Saturn/Mars is intensely powerful and will be experienced on a global scale.  read more

British Referendum, Mars and Saturn

Chakrapani Ullal - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

We are not the only ones contending with the eerie, disorienting environment created by the current Mars/Saturn set-up;  it is a global phenomena .  In Great Britain, for example, they are grappling with the polarizing issue of whether to leave the European Union which goes to vote Thursday. It is no small affair as England's association with the continent has enormous and far flung implications to all parties, and yet even at this late date, the outcome appears too close to call.  Both sides of the  referendum argue passionately for their cause; those voting 'leave', or 'Brexit'  believe that the interests of the common people will be represented by asserting their independence from Europe . Much of the underlying sentiment is driven by reformists claiming they want to return the  power of governing to the people, reclaiming their right to establish policies in the independent interest of Britain rather than being mired in the complex and often conflicting concerns of the EU.  Those advocating to stay in the EU believe that nothing less than the future viability of Britain's economy is at stake.   They also believe that a strong and united coalition with Europe serves Britain's interests with regards to combating terrorism and cooperatively dealing with important mutual concerns like mass migrations. They believe that agenda put before the EU coalition affects Britain dramatically, and that leaving the EU will render them powerless to influence EU policy decisions of critical national importance. They speak of potential gloom and doom outcomes of epic proportions were Brexit to be implemented.  read more

Acts of Violence, Mars, and Saturn

Chakrapani Ullal - Thursday, June 16, 2016

Clients have been asking about the recent shooting in Florida and the potential for continuing violence. My response is that unfortunately, this is another expression of the current Mars/Saturn planetary set-up that I have been referring to in recent blogs. I wish I could say it is over and done but that is not the case. This is a general period of heightened caution for everyone. Retrograde, conjunct Mars/Saturn brings challenges of this type, including acts of violence and revolution, accidents, and the potential for natural disasters.
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Politics, Mars, and Saturn

Chakrapani Ullal - Friday, June 03, 2016


As discussed in my previous blogs, these days we are paying close attention to the movement of Mars and Saturn which are creating unavoidable challenges, affecting any and everyone to varying degrees depending on their own planetary set-up.


To better understand the nature of this Saturn and Mars you only need look to the state of American politics today. Saturn, the planet of democratic process, and Mars, the planet of revolution and conflict have created an environment of nearly unprecedented upheaval. The presidential contest has been turned on its ear, replacing an established process with an “anything goes” kind of surreal unreality. This is the power of retrograde, conjunct Mars and Saturn.


Until the fall, Mars and Saturn continue to play a key role as far as creating problematic situations, not just in America but across the globe. With retrograde Mars becoming direct June 30, there will be some slight let-up to the negative influence (for a few weeks at the beginning of July). If you recall, retrogration, (a planet moving backwards) always brings the negative aspect of the planet to the fore – with Mars that can be fairly intense.


Presently, retrograde Mars (since April) is in Scorpio until June 17, thereafter continuing in a backwards movement into Libra until June 30, then becoming direct and remaining in Libra until July 13 – another 6 weeks. July 13 Mars re-joins Saturn in Scorpio, (after a 2 week separation). In tandem, their negative influence intensifies, and they continue conjunct (together) for 2 months until mid-September. September 17 Mars moves into Sagittarius at which point this challenging period is more-or-less over. At that point Saturn will have been direct since August 14. The basic thrust of this planetary period has to do with disorganization, restructuring and reformation. It’s not a comfortable process.


As of mid-September, what remains of the Mars/Saturn situation is Saturn in Scorpio, which is there until November 2017, (a little over a year). Saturn, always the great teacher – can bring difficulties, but it is actually positive for many people depending on their native Saturn.

These are the most important influences you should be aware of in this upcoming period. It remains a generally cautionary time, especially during the last 2 weeks of August.

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Mars Saturn Transits 2016

Chakrapani Ullal - Monday, May 09, 2016

In answer to recent questions I have told many of you that these days are very much colored by major malefics, Saturn and Mars retrogration and conjunction. It bears repeating as the influence is there until mid-September and it is significant, wreaking havoc on a global level and within the sphere of our personal affairs as well. Saturn and Mars in this set-up attracts conflicts, war-like aggression, disputes amongst countries, fire, accidents, floods or even earthquakes; the influence lasting until mid-September. read more

Mars Transit Leo

Chakrapani Ullal - Friday, November 11, 2011

On October 31, Mars entered Leo.  Ordinarily, a Mars transit in any particular sign would last about 45 days.  However, in this instance Mars will be in Leo until June 20, approximately seven months.

Because Leo is a fiery sign, and Mars itself is a fiery planet, this is a potentially explosive situation - literally.  Inevitably, during this period there will be a greater incidence of fire, explosions, earthquake, accidents; as well as the potential for violence, regarding revolts or protests of one kind or another.

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The Mars/Saturn Influence

Chakrapani Ullal - Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happily, for most of us, the Mars/Saturn influence which has been so problematical since the last week of July, intensifying through August has come to significant end as of September 10th. (It will continue in a diminished capacity until mid-October.) Mars/Saturn brought us many problems including conflicts, loss of life, uncertainties of various kinds, natural disasters and many kinds of challenges. It also brought significant progress to the agenda of the common man. read more

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