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Special: Listen to Dr Rakesh Kumar, giving out his Predictions for the New Year 2018 on WBAI Radio 99.5 FM New York on Christmas day, Dec 25th at 1pm EST.
The program included listenders that called live and were given the opportunity to ask personalized questions, and receive live answers from Dr Kumar.

A recording of this program can be played here.


Predictions for the New Year 2018 - December 24th 2017 (PDF)
>>The Planets
>>Predictions for America
>>Predictions for India
>>Predictions for Individuals
>>Message for All
– By Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D., December 24th 2017

Dear Friends,

The Planets:

solar system planets

Let me first tell you how the planets are placed on Jan 1st 2018 at 6 am. These planetary positions are as per Vedic Astrology and not Western astrology.

Sagittarius is rising with sun, Venus and Saturn in it, Ketu in the 2nd house in Capricorn, Moon in the 7th house in Gemini, Rahu in the 8th house in Cancer, Jupiter and Mars in the 11th house in Libra and Mercury in the 12th house in Scorpio. Towards the night it is going to be a full Moon. These planetary positions look good for the year. There are some planetary combinations that show progress and prosperity for the world and financially this year is going to be good.



Predictions for America:

american flag

First let’s see how these planets affect America.

As per the chart of declaration of independence, Sagittarius was rising with Ketu in 2nd house in Capricorn, Moon in the 3rd house in Aquarius, Jupiter, Sun, Mars and Venus all placed together in the 7th house in Gemini, Mercury and Rahu in the 8th house in Cancer and Saturn in the 10th house in Virgo. The planets in transit now are quite in harmony with the American independence chart and many planets reciprocate with each other. This means 2018 is going to be good for America. There will be good businesses, plenty of trade with foreign countries, new alliances going to be formed and economy is going to be good. Common man will benefit from these influences and the U.S. Dollar is going to be high compared to other currencies. This whole positive transit and good effects is going to be on until October 2019. So many people who are a bit skeptical about the country’s future can lay their minds at rest.

Donald Trump is going through the 7 ½ year cycle of Saturn, that’s why he keeps facing opposition from people and his plans do not work out. He will start experiencing deficiency in his own business and finances for some time. But from September/October 2018 onwards, he will start doing well again. From October 2018 onwards, he will make some big overseas treaty or contract from which America will benefit. He will also expand and make new additions in the U.S. Navy. Ivanka Trump will get some important portfolio and will do pretty good in it. Vice President Mike Pence is going to be in limelight also, and from September/October 2018, he will become very influential and will handle the country’s defense or other important portfolios. His time is looking very good later part of the year. So overall, I see a very positive time for America.


Predictions for India:

indian flag

As per the Indian independence chart, the time looks good also. There will be emphasis on growth, military empowerment and foreign alliances. Later this year starting from September 2018, India will really start to grow economically, financially and do lots of import and export. India will soon become the number one economic country of the world and I foresee many foreign countries investing in India as the best prospect of financial and economic returns. Between October 2018 to October 2019, India will do very well and the country will go to top level.

Indian Prime Minister: As per the horoscope of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, he is past the peak of the 7 ½ year cycle of Saturn but he will continue getting flak from his opposition and will be struggling to balance the financial and economic conditions of the country and its stability. Between now and Jan 2020 be may get very stressed out and may also suffer a heart problem. He will continue to be a strong Prime Minister and lead the country to prosperity in the later part of 2018.

The leader of opposition, the congress party president Rahul Gandhi’s planets are difficult now. He is in the peak of the 7 ½ year cycle of Saturn. His Saturn is debilitated in 7th house, Mars and Sun in the 9th house aspected by Saturn and Rahu shows loss of father in early age. But his horoscope does not show that he would last long in his newly elected position. He is likely to get married in 2018. He may get married to someone much younger, in another country or another community or religion. But his married life will be limited. If he doesn't get married until October 2018, then the next chance for his marriage will come after 2 years, or then after 5 years. During 2018, he will amass wealth and property. He will face lots of challenge in 2019 elections. His political career will not be successful.



Predictions for Individuals:

zodiac signs

Now I will tell you briefly about all 12 Zodiac signs and what you should expect in 2018. These readings are from the Moon signs and not the western sun signs.







Those who are born with Moon in Aries will have it good with family, relationships and better home conditions or have a new home. Throughout the year, they will have good relationships. Those who are single may find their partners and soul mates.



Taurus Moon signs may experience some stress or difficulty in their work area. Some may have to leave and seek change. They may get a new assignment soon. But their relationships are also going to be difficult until mid January 2018. This may be a time for them to re-evaluate their time and priorities in life. They are recommended to wear a Blue Sapphire which will be of great help. 



Gemini moon signs will be happy and content. Those who already have children will see progress in their schools, or some child graduating, or someone getting a job or getting married. Jobs and businesses will be good and relationships will be stable. This is going to be a good and successful year for the Geminis.



Cancer moon signs will consolidate their work area and get a better position. They are likely to buy a property and move into this property soon. There may be differences of opinions between them and their spouses but remaining firm and clear will resolve issues. It may be a good idea for them to relax and take it easy.



Those born under Moon in Leo should be relieved as a mentally and emotionally stressful time passed away. They should be following some spiritual path from which they would benefit. Some may take to Yoga and meditation.  Relationships may be a bit restrained but will get along okay. Career and business will do fine also.



Virgo moon people will be challenged with home situations and work stresses from 1st week of March until end of April. They may later face some health issues pertaining to the stomach, digestive or reproductive system. Taking care of diet will prevent these possible situations. Nothing serious to worry about. Those who have children may want to observe their children’s health and well being during this time.


Those born under Libra moon sign will be having a very progressive year. Financially they will be good and they will be in an administrative position in work and will do well in their work. They may travel during this year and will also visit some spiritual or holistic places. This may happen between May to October. They may have to deal with some difficult home situations but will prevail. But generally, Libra signs will have a fairly successful year.



Those born with moon in Scorpio will be having some overseas travels. Their children will do very well and they will get all the comforts of home. Those seeking employment will have to wait until February/March. Their mother’s health may cause concern and Scorpio Moon people may experience some heaviness in the chest area. So they should take care. Since they are in the Saturn cycle, it would be better for them to be strictly vegetarian on Saturdays.



Sagittarius signs are under the peak of the 7 ½ year cycle of Saturn and these times are challenging and can be stressful in areas of work. Specially those born between mid September to mid October. I would advise them to pray every Saturday morning and be strictly vegetarian on Saturdays as it is the day of planet Saturn. It would be good for them to wear an Emerald to strengthen their Mercury which represents their work area and life partners. Some of you may find your life partners, some may get married or find love and relationships in 2018. Some may conceive and have children. Therefore it is a mix of challenges and getting some good things in life.



Capricorn signs are likely to get a new job or start on a new business which would be successful. They are also likely to invest in or buy a property. Their work area becomes solid and overall they will have a good year. They just need to be a bit careful as to not to go overboard with spending money.



Those who have Moon in Aquarius are generally going to do well this year. They may experience some mental and emotional issues, but they can be handled with wisdom and some spiritual understanding of their karma and destiny. Those who are looking forward to getting married may expect some delays and obstacles. It would be advisable for Aquarius Moon signs to wear a Ruby and a Moonstone.



The Pisces people should be ready to move from their job locations and some may have to work at distant places. This will affect their home life and may they not be able to spend much time at home. Spouses may be upset at their schedules. No doubt this brings a stressful situation but life is all about balancing. It would be very helpful if Pisces signs wore a Yellow Sapphire, the gemstone for the planet Jupiter. This will not only ease the situation but may propel some good fortunes.


Please remember that all these predictions are based on the Moon sign only. To get a proper and detailed reading, one has to see the complete horoscope, all 9 planets, 27 constellations, the transits, major and sub ruling periods of the planets, the strength of the planets, benefic and malefic planets, their placements, aspects etc.

For more information on astrological gemstones, you can read here:


*These predictions are general based on the Moon signs. The exact effects can only be determined by accurately studying one’s individual horoscope in details. All 9 planets, the constellations, the major periods, sub periods and transits of planets, position of planets, their strengths and weaknesses, the significators and many such things have to be studied for a complete reading.

prayersI would like to write about the Saturday prayers. One should do prayers every Saturday morning, after bath or washing up before eating anything. Each one must follow their own faith, as God only understands the language of the heart. So from the deepest of your hearts, pray to God to protect you from the negative energy of the planet Saturn and as a resolve, for balancing of karma, you should be strictly vegetarian every Saturday. As per the Hindu calendar, the day starts from sunrise and ends on the sunrise the nest day. You may have milk, cheese or butter. But should not have eggs, fish, chicken or meat and no alcohol. This is a spiritual remedy to balance bad karma.



Just one word of wisdom before I close,

Live in faith, not in fear. Always follow the righteous path and have faith in God and confidence in yourself. No faith, no fate. God gave us a mind, senses, intelligence, the power of discrimination and a conscience. Try to put your mind above the senses, and let your conscience prevail over mind. When conscience aligns with consciousness, then God becomes the protector and divine grace helps us deal with everything in life.


May God bless you all, and may He bring peace, harmony and happiness in the world. All of you are recipients of God’s love.

God Bless ALL!

Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Tel: 718-429-1892 (New York)


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