The United States and Cuba formally agreed this week to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, 2015, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first US Secretary of State to visit the country in 70 years. US President Obama noted that ties between the countries were severed in the year he was born, 1961. A long battle of subterfuge and outright aggression followed as Cuba closely aligned with the Soviet Union, nearly leading to a nuclear war in 1962 over Soviet missiles stationed on the island. Isolating Cuba – part of the Caribbean archipelago – had been a foreign policy pillar under 10 US presidents, continuing long after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Washington's allies have consistently flayed the policy, and Obama declared that it had failed to promote democracy or improve the lives of Cubans living in a one-party state, and now they are set to change all that by re-establishing diplomatic relations.
Date :- 04th July, 1776
Place :- Philadelphia, USA
Time :- 10.21 A.M
Date of Independence :- 20th May, 1902
Place :- Havana, Cuba
Time :- 12.00 P.M.
Astrological comparison of the Charts of both Countries.
- The Ascendant is of Leo and the Lord of Ascendant, Sun is with Mars, Jupiter and Venus in the House of Gains of the Natal Chart.
- The Lord of the 7th House, Saturn is posited in the 2nd House of Finance.
- Retrograde Mercury, the Lord of 11th House is in the 12th House with Rahu.
- The Moon, the Lord of 12th House, is in the 7th House.
- USA will be under the influence of Major period of Mars and small period of Mercury till 25th January, 2016.
- The Ascendant is of Leo and the Lord of Ascendant, Sun is with Mercury in the 10th House of the Natal Chart.
- Swagruhi Mars, the Lord of Fortune is with Ketu in the 9th House.
- Lord of the House of Performance, Jupiter is with retrograde Saturn in the 6th House. Jupiter is debilitated in the Chart.
- The Lord of the 10th House, exalted Venus is in the 8th House.
- The 12th House Lord, Moon is in 3rd House with Rahu.
- Cuba will be under the influence of Major period of Rahu and small period of Saturn till 30th September, 2015.
The Current Transits Relevant to USA's Natal Chart -
- Jupiter will be transiting through the Ascendant of USA's Natal Chart. It will be aspecting Moon, post 14th July 2015.
- Saturn, transiting through the 4th House, will be aspecting Ketu till 25th January 2017.
- Rahu is transiting over Saturn through the 2nd House.
The Current Transits Relevant to Cuba's Natal Chart -
- Jupiter will be transiting through the Ascendant of Cuba's Natal Chart. It will be aspecting Mars and Ketu, post 14th July 2015.
- Saturn transiting through the 4th House will be aspecting Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and retrograde Saturn till 25th January 2017.
- Ketu is transiting over Venus through the 8th House.
- What are the future prospects of mutual relations between the two former Cold War enemies?
- Considering the planetary positions of both the countries, Ganesha feels that the Ascendant Sign of both is Leo which is good for both the countries as it indicates that they will share a good mutual understanding.
- Jupiter, the Lord of Performance, transiting through Leo, will encourage both to perform their responsibilities towards each other in the coming days.
- Cuba is under the influence of small period of Mercury, the Lord of the House of Gains, which proves that Cuba will benefit because of having agreed for the meeting.
- The Lord of Power and Position, Venus is transiting through the Ascendant of the Chart which indicates that both will coordinate on the power and position equation to strengthen their positions.
- Mars is the “Yogakaraka“ Planet and Lord of the House of Fortune in the Chart of both countries, and besides, USA is under the influence of major period of Mars, which has prompted both countries to come together for mutual benefit.
Will the move benefit Cuba economically in the future?
- Considering the influence of transiting planets through the Chart of Cuba, Ganesha feels that Cuba is going through a good phase and favourable circumstances, as they have agreed to meet to restore diplomatic relations on July 20. Cuba is passing through the Dasha of small period of Mercury (significator of Commerce/Business). Jupiter is aspecting the 'Yogkaraka” Mars (Swagruhi) posited in the 9th House of the Chart, which will surely benefit Cuba on the economic front, and hasten its economic progress. The Lord of Power and Positions, Venus is transiting through the Ascendant of the Chart which indicates that Cuba's position will strengthen.
- Ganesha feels that Cuba will be in a better position with regard to its overall performance, and will also progress economically in the coming days.
Ganesha wishes good luck to USA and Cuba.
With Ganesha's Grace,
Rantidev A. Upadhyay
The GaneshaSpeaks.com Team