Date Posted: February 4, 2004
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.
Rahu-Jupiter trine (Ketu-Jupiter sextile) (Feb 14 – Mar 11)
While Rahu-Jupiter trine is likely to favor orthodox and ultra conservative religious authorities, it also is going to sow seed of transformation of strong conservative ideas to more moderate or liberal conservatism.
For those who have favorable Rahu-Jupiter aspect in their birth charts are likely to see some positive changes occurring in their lives during this period.
On a collective level, besides its influence on religion as stated above, Rahu-Jupiter trine will bring economic prosperity and social progress to regions of Europe and Russia.
Neptune-Rahu (and Ketu) square(s) (February 26 – March 19)
Neptune-Rahu (and Ketu) squares are going to be very unfavorable for those who have such squares in their natal charts. Expect sudden loss of money, power, demotions at work place and/or tarnished reputation in professional and social fields. If you have such squares in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through the current progressive cycle then you need be extra careful. The best thing to do is not make any new commitment, and totally avoid taking any business or monetary risk. Remember you never suspected a closed friend, and you suddenly find out that he or she secretly doing things behind your back to hurt you….well something similar is likely to happen….be careful!
On a collective level, secret activities all around the world are likely to accelerate including political covert activities in Europe. Also, Al-Qaeda activities might be on rise. Social confusion and chaos in countries like Russia and China is very probable.
Pluto-Uranus ninefold square (Jan 11 – Feb 8)
At a collective level, as it did in Nov/Dec, the Pluto-Uranus ninefold square has been bringing another change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against terrorism agenda, and also with domestic matters. Recent example of President Bush having agreed to have an independent commission to investigate the failure of intelligence on Iraq war. Serious natural as well as manmade disasters and calamities, especially in the USA, are likely.
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto makes a square with 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 square. Depending on the houses these planets occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a sudden and a totally new and a very unpleasant experience in that particular field. Be ready to face this unwanted experience. Stay alert and try not to start a new venture that requires taking risk. It’s like you are on a business trip or company assignment and you are immediately called off or caught in a situation that you find very difficult if not impossible to get out.
Saturn-Jupiter ninefold square (Jan 8 – Feb 12)
Jupiter-Saturn ninefold square is going to be unfavorable for those who have such squares in their natal charts. Loss of motivation, insecure feeling, loss of direction in life, general unhappiness, difficulty in keeping the faith in God are some of the symptoms of this square. This is like a test period. A period that can be viewed a real positive from self discovery standpoint since it will require you to bring best out of you to deal with situations around you. If you have such a square in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through the current progressive cycle then you need to look at the things with a different attitude. The best thing to do is to stay the course of present action without making new commitment. Remember the time when you felt the life is not fair and not worth living, very unsure of yourself, and unhappy with family.. Well, that’s how you going to feel this time. Keep your faith strong!
On a collective level, religions around the world will find difficulty in carrying out their activities, more controversies that test traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in keeping people happy.
Neptune-Rahu ninefold trine (Jan 27 – Feb 3)
Neptune-Rahu trine is going to be very auspicious and favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts. Expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you always wanted to pursue 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. Your intuitive power will be at its best. It’s time to jump in and enjoy this period.
On a collective level, religious activities all around the world, especially in Europe, are likely to expand with new vigor and energy, conservatives will have upper hand over the liberals, China and Russia are likely to see positive developments occurring in the social and economical fields.
Retrograde Jupiter (Jan 4 – May 4)
Jupiter, which became retrograde on January 4, will stay retrograde until May 4, 2004 in the sidereal zodiac Leo. For those who have a well placed Jupiter in their birth charts and if Jupiter’s period is currently in operation, such people are likely to feel the deceleration in their progress. Remember it’s only temporary! Need to put more energy in to whatever you do to achieve what you need to achieve.
On the world scene, particularly in the political world, “confusion” will dominate and things are likely to get worse or move at much slower rate. The world economy may experience a slower growth. Philanthropist, social reformers, philosophers and like are likely to find difficulty in carrying out their work.