Date Posted: February 28, 2006
Although it’s very difficult to predict the influence of planets on a given individual without referring to his or her birth chart the following is intended only as a general guideline. For confirmation, however, you must refer to your birth chart. Based on the assessment of planetary strengths or weaknesses in your birth chart, placement of planets in your current progressive regular and ninefold charts, and the current operating planetary cycles the following may or may not be applicable.
Partial Lunar Eclipse (March 14/15)
A weak and partial lunar eclipse occurs on March 14/15 during the hours of 21:00 to 02:00 GMT. It’s not a strong eclipse, and it will be visible in Europe, Middle East, Western Russia, Africa, Indian subcontinent and both continents of America. Since it’s a weaker type I don’t expect it to influence the world events in significantly negative way.
Total Solar Eclipse (March 29)
A total solar eclipse occurs on March 29 approximately during the hours of 8:00 to 13:30 GMT. It will be visible in Europe, Middle East, Western Russia, Africa, Indian subcontinent, South America, and Eastern part of North America.
This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 3-4 degrees from Rahu, the Northern or asscending node in the sidereal zodiac sign Pisces. Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Pisces rising or Pisces as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with either Sun or Moon should watch-out. It’s not a good day! Take extra precaution and avoid any sort of outdoor activity requiring you to get out of house.
On world scene, the middle east (especially Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and perhaps Saudi Arabia) countries are likely to experience violence.
Retrograde Saturn (November 22 – April 6, 2006)
Saturn has been retrograde since November 22 and is going to stay retrograde till April 6, 2006. For those who have a well placed Saturn in their birth charts and if Saturn’s period is currently in operation, then they are likely to experience slower progress. Best way to deal with retrograde Saturn is to put more energy in to whatever you do to work towards your goal.
On the world scene, generally, the projects that deal with expansion are likely to either stay on hold or experience sluggish progress. In religious world, things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate. In the political arena what may seem like progress will turn out to be a disaster.
Saturn-Rahu trine (Saturn-Ketu sextile) (Nov 5 – April 14, 2006)
Saturn-Rahu trine is usually favorable for those who have lunar nodes favorably placed in their natal charts with respect to Saturn. If such placing is connected to the first house, second house, ninth house, tenth house, or eleventh house then expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you always wanted to pursue your desired goals but somehow could never get started….now is the time to follow that dream. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive energy flowing through you during this period. It’s time to jump in and enjoy this period.
Mars-Uranus Square (March 9-14)
During these five days in March (March 9-14) Mars squares Uranus. Typically this square offers very unfavorable results with astonishing speed and without any notice. For those who have such square in their birth chart, and if they have any one of these planets influencing them through the current progressive cycle need be extra careful. The best thing to do is to lay low key, not make any new commitment, and avoid taking any sort of risk. Also, experiences like a sudden incident of fire, or an accident, or missing or drowning of a child are the doings of this square.
On the world scene, expect some sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities. The countries that are most likely to be affected during these four days would be the United States of America, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel and perhaps India.
Neptune-Jupiter square (Jan 16 – Mar 27)
Both Jupiter and Neptune are considered as auspicious planets. While Jupiter deals with outward and material things Neptune’s influence on us is very abstract and subtle. For those who have such square in their birth charts, and if they have any one of these planets influencing them through the current progressive cycle are certainly going to experience a period of test and confusion with regards to their beliefs and moral values that they have been attached to. It’s time to reflect! It’s time to stay course with regards to moral values. Your surroundings and apparent nature of people surrounding you is likely to be deceptive but just hang in there for a while.
On the world scene, world religions are likely to be challenged with earthshaking ideas that they must attend to. New controversial issues will take the central stage in the religious world. Religious leaders will be challenged as they are going to be put on the test . Those who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas without losing morality, are the ones that going to be responsible to guide people. Others are likely to fade away with time.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold quincunx (March 20 – April 14)
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Neptune quincunxes Uranus, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your current progressive chart, then you are very likely to be affected by this quincunx.. Depending on the strength of these planets and houses they occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a sudden and a totally new and a very undesirable experience in that particular field. Be prepare to face this powerful and painful experience. Some of the likely scenarios are unexpected loss of money or job, demotion, business downturn, meeting a person who is likely to cause you lot of anguish in your life, and perhaps unexpected severe depression.
At a collective level, the manifestation of Neptune-Uranus ninefold quincunx will reflect in sudden change in relationship between USA and Russia (and countries of former Soviet Union) for worse. Advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries may become stagnant.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx (March 11 -17)
Occurrence of Saturn-Uranus ninefold quincunx is not good for those who have such quincunx or square in their birth charts. In addition, if the planet Uranus or Saturn is affecting your life via your current progressive chart, then you might want to consider taking extra precautions in the areas which are affected by these planets as shown in your natal chart. Such people should avoid taking any kind of risk at any cost during this period. Such quincunx can make things very miserable and difficult for you. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new ventures and postpone the matters that you want to begin till this period is passed.
On a collective level, the United States of America, Russia or China may experience social or political turmoil at home as well as tensions rising among them.
Uranus-Rahu ninefold quincunx (March 15 -20)
If in your birth chart Uranus is in the direct quincunx with the lunar node Rahu, and if any one of these two planets are influencing you now via your current progressive chart, then you might want to consider taking extra precautions in your professional and financial areas during this period and be prepared for unwanted surprises and obstacles. This quincunx can become dangerous, and ruin your plans and bring about unexpected disaster in every which way. In short, during this period you are being tested. If you have very strong and positively placed lunar nodes and Uranus in your birth chart, then perhaps you need not worry.
On a collective level, the United States and in particular, the Republic Party and republicans including the republican president Bush are likely to run into some very difficult period. Also, USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
Neptune-Saturn ninefold sextile (March 5 – 12)
Neptune-Saturn ninefold sextile is going to be favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts. Expect a positive period that could include promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. Also, a subtle shift in your attitude towards looking at the things would change for better, and thus, help you understand your role. You will distinctly notice and feel positive about yourself and possibly far more relax and content.
On a collective level, religious activities all around the world are likely to expand with new vigor and energy, conservatives will find ways to expand their agenda without compromising with liberals on sticky issues. Republicans will have upper hand over democrats. China and Russia are likely to experience a positive and rewarding period in handling their domestic issues as well as improving the foreign relations through better policies.