Date Posted: February 28, 2002
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.
Retrograde Jupiter (Nov 3 – March 2)
For those who were negatively influenced for about last 4-5 months by the retrograde Jupiter can now relax! Jupiter is becoming direct on March 2. In general, things should start improving, and life returning to normal with less daily hassles.
On the world scene, particularly in religious world, “confusion” state will turn into a “normal” state. Religious matters will move forward at normal speed with positive results. The world economy will return to a normal growth pattern.
Rahu’s entry in sidereal Taurus (and Ketu’s in sidereal Scorpio)
The lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu transit through a zodiac sign for about one and half years. Therefore, the upcoming Rahu’s entry in sidereal zodiac sign Taurus and simultaneously Ketu’s entry in sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio on February 22nd becomes an important astrological event. Generally lunar nodes dictate major events in our lives.
Depending upon their strength as evident in the birth chart their influence on individuals can be significant. Most of the famous people in all walks of life have unique placing of these lunar nodes in their birth charts or horoscopes.
For those who have Pisces, Cancer, Libra, or Aquarius as either rising sign (ascendant) in their birth charts or in their ninefold birth charts are likely to experience a very rewarding period for the next year and half. Depending on the proximity of Rahu’s position from its house cusp results will manifest accordingly.
For those who have Aries, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, or Sagittarius, as either rising sign (ascendant) in their birth charts or in their ninefold birth charts are likely to experience difficult challenges. Of course the severity of such experiences will be proportional to the weakness of these nodes in the natal chart.
On the world scene, during the next six months or so (especially when Rahu opposes the Pluto while Ketu becomes in conjunction with Pluto) expect a lot of turmoil and violence as Israelis and Palestinians accelerate their fight against each other. Don’t be surprised if other Middle Eastern countries get involved in the conflict. As a result, the world stability will certainly be remain threatened.
Pluto-Uranus ninefold square (March 28 – April 14)
At a collective level, the Pluto-Uranus square could bring a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations as well as with its domestic matters. There will be a transformation of a political strategy that might become responsible of a change in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the Bush administration as the planet Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the field of politics to a new level or setting with a new set of norms.
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.
Mars-Neptune Square (March 14-17)
The three days in March (Mar 14-17) are going to witness Mars-Neptune square. Typically this square is very unfavorable and unfortunate in general. 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.
On the world scene, expect some sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening, good possibility of both natural and man-made calamities. The countries that are most likely to be affected during these three days would be Pakistan and Russia.
Neptune-Rahu ninefold trine (Mar 1-8)
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. It’s time to jump in and enjoy this period.
On a collective level, religious activities all around the world 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.