December 31, 2009
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new decade and the year 2010
The new year will continue to be dominated by the last two legs of the Saturn-Uranus opposition. This opposition has five legs total (due to the retrograde motion of both Saturn and Uranus) of which three have already occurred. The first leg was Oct 27 – Nov 14 of 2008 during the historical US presidential election race and the election of the first African-American president Barack Obama.
The second leg occurred during January 26 – February 13, 2009, and it was marked by the financial market turmoil and the influence of President Obama with respect to the international politics. The third leg occurred during September 9 – 21, 2009, and as predicted last year, it marked the emergence of heavy debate on the health care reform and the beginning of the financial market recovery.
Last year’s (2009) prediction due to the influence of the 2nd and 3rd legs of the opposition as follows: [Note: “first opposition” in the text below refers to the first opposition in 2009, but the 2nd leg].
The Leo-Aquarius axis for both the Uranus and Saturn 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.
The fourth and fifth legs of the Saturn-Uranus opposition will occur in 2010 along the sidereal Virgo-Pisces axis:
4. April 18 – May 7, 2010
5. July 16 – August 4, 2010
In my opinion, these two legs of the Saturn-Uranus opposition will be positive for the country since the oppositions occur along the creative and spiritual Virgo-Pisces axis. Manifestations of these oppositions will be world financial market growth and less political instability around the world.
Two other important planetary influences for 2010 will have negative and positive impacts. The occurrence of the retrograde Mars in sidereal Cancer, and Mars’s stay in Cancer (a debilitated water sign) for almost the entire first half of year (until May 26) will have a primarily negative impact. It will be responsible for natural and man-made calamities, increased violence in Middle East and Afghanistan region, increased fire-related accidents, volatility in the financial markets, and in general, an anxiety-filled atmosphere all around the world. However, Jupiter’s unprecedented transit through Aquarius (only taking 4 months to transit through Aquarius and enter Pisces on May 1) means a great deal of prosperity and advances in science and technology. Aquarius is the most powerful air sign representing the intelligence as well as spirituality. With the presence of Neptune in Aquarius and Uranus in Pisces (a sign ruled by Jupiter), I wouldn’t be surprised if the world gets transcended to a new level of intelligence and creativity.
In summary, with the exception of Mars in Cancer through the first 6 months, the year 2010 will be largely positive. The positive aspects of the dominant Saturn-Uranus opposition will be accentuated by Jupiter’s accelerated transit in Aquarius, the presence of Neptune in Aquarius, Uranus in Pisces, and Pluto in Sagittarius (another sign ruled by Jupiter), leading to rising economic and political stability. International issues will predominantly deal with economy, morality, religion and general well being of the human race. The world will become closer and instantaneous communications will continue to make us feel like a borderless world.
Despite the challenges of economic growth around the world, advances in technology and sciences will be absolutely phenomenal. The major scientific and technological breakthroughs in fields of medicine, biotechnology, high technology and space science will be noticeable.