Date Posted: March 31, 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 (April 13)
A weak and partial lunar eclipse occurs on April 13 during the hours of 14:00 GMT and 18:30 GMT. It’s not a strong eclipse and, it will be visible in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Since it’s a weaker type I don’t expect it to influence the world events in significantly negative way.
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-Pluto Opposition (April 6 -10)
Five days of April (April 6-10) are likely to be very frustrating for some of us. Typically this opposition is very unfavorable. Unexpected problems are likely to occur with astonishing speed and without any notice. For those who have such opposition or conjunction in their birth chart, and if they have any one of these planets influencing them through the current progressive cycle need to be on guard. Stay very 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 involving explosive material are very possible.
On the world scene, probability of a sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening, and possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities are high. The countries that are most likely to be affected during these five days will be the United States of America, Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel.
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.
Pluto-Rahu ninefold quincunx (April 11 – 25)
Unless these planets are favorably placed in your birth chart, such quincunx between Pluto and lunar nodes, in general, means drastic unwanted changes (transformations) pertaining to aspects of your life described by the houses they belong to. Usually such transformations are very painful if lunar node Rahu (or Ketu), and/or Pluto is affecting your life via your current progressive chart. In my opinion, best way to deal with this situation is to (which is not easy to do) accept it (the inevitable change), and move on with your life. There’s no point in brooding over it, and not letting your past go.
On a collective level, an eruption of new waves of violence in the Palestine-Israel, Iraq and Kashmir regions are likely. And perhaps, towards the end of this period due to Pluto’s transformation process, the resulting changes are likely to become irreversible. In addition, world religions in general, and religious leaders in particular, may experience themselves having to go through crisis that demand changes. In other words, the orthodox religious leaders may come under social and moral pressures to change the way they handle their responsibilities.
Uranus-Rahu ninefold opposition (and Uranus/Ketu conjunction) (April 15 -21)
If in your birth chart Uranus is in the direct opposition 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. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. This opposition can become dangerous, and ruin your plans and bring about the unexpected disaster in every which way. In short during this period you have been 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 a difficult period. Also, USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine (April 24 -May 18)
At a collective level, the Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine is positive in either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major terrorist cells through covert operation. In addition, this ninefold trine is good for Russia and to some extent for China. Also, on technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in high technology and biotechnology fields.
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto is in sextile with Neptune or Pluto-Neptune form a ninefold trine, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your current progressive chart, then you are very likely to be positively affected by this trine. Depending on the houses these planets occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a positive experience in that particular field. Enjoy this experience!