December 31, 2008
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2009
The theme for this year will be dominated by the strong influence of the Saturn-Uranus opposition. This opposition has five legs. Meaning it occurs five times due to retrograde motions of both the Saturn and Uranus. The first one has already occurred during Oct 27 – Nov 14 of 2008 yielding the historical US presidential election race and the election of the first African-American president Barack Obama. The remaining four legs of the Saturn-Uranus opposition will occur on:
1. January 26 – February 13, 2009
2. September 9 – 21, 2009
3. April 18 – May 7, 2010
4. July 16 – August 4, 2010
Thus, during the year 2009 the Uranus will oppose Saturn twice. During the first opposition the Saturn and Uranus lie along the sidereal Leo-Aquarius axis while during the the second one along the sidereal Virgo-Pisces axis.
The Leo-Aquarius axis for both the Uranus and Saturn is very strong and intense since Saturn resides in the challenging sign Leo. The manifestation of this opposition during January 26 – February 13 is likely to result in another round of challenges of economical downturn, volatile oil prices, increased violence in the Middle-East (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and Palestine), political challenges for the US president as well as for US lawmakers. At a subtle level, the people’s perception of life and life philosophies will go through a painful transformation as demanded by this forceful Saturn-Uranus opposition.
While the first opposition will be responsible for chaotic and painful social, economical and political challenges, the next opposition will bring us hope and stability as Uranus moves into the sidereal spiritual sign Pisces and Saturn into a friendly Virgo. Therefore, beginning about September 9, 2009, the manifestation of the second Uranus-Saturn opposition of 2009 will reflect in the beginning of economic and political stability across the globe and more optimistic and hopeful environment around. There will be more mending of political and moral differences between the cultures and nations. However, as far as the religions are concerned this will be the period of painful but needed transformation from morality standpoint. There will be a host of challenges that religious leaders must face and deal with to survive and evolve.
In addition to the powerful influence of Uranus-Saturn opposition, the Pluto-Saturn square which occurs twice (Nov 2 – Dec 6, 2009 and Jan 10 – Feb 14, 2010) will be responsible for dealing with challenges that must be overcome for inevitable and irreversible spiritual transformation and growth. In my opinion, despite seeming unprecedented chaos around us, during this very period the seeds for the rapid spiritual growth will be planted in our collective consciousness for the next level of spiritual evolution. Also, Neptune-Jupiter conjunction (May 5 – July 23) of two powerful spiritual planets in sidereal Aquarius (a philosophical and spiritual sign) will be extremely positive in accelerating the spiritual human evolution.
In general, the year 2009 will be dominated by the Saturn-Uranus opposition in shaping the future of the world. It will prove to be extremely difficult and challenging year from economic and political stability standpoint. International issues will predominantly deal with economy, morality, religion and general well being of human race. The world will become closer and instantaneous communications will continue to make us feel like a borderless world.
Despite challenges of economical growth all around the world, advances in technology and sciences will continue to be phenomenal. The major scientific and technological breakthroughs in fields of medicine, biotechnology, high technology and space science will be noticeable.
Both man-made and natural calamities are very likely to occur during January 26 – February 13, September 9 – 21, and November 2 – December 6.