Date Posted: February 29, 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.
Retrograde Pluto (March 24 – Aug 31)
Pluto became retrograde on March 24 and it will stay retrograde until August 31, 2004 in the sidereal zodiac Scorpio. For those who have a well placed Pluto in birth charts and if Pluto’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, violence and terrorism is likely to accelerate and peace process will certainly take back stage. The world economy may experience a choppy growth.
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.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold opposition (March 14 – April 10)
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Neptune opposes or conjuncts 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 unique configuration.. 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 unique experience in that particular field. Be ready to embrace this powerful and spontaneous experience. Some of the likely scenarios are: unexpected move (change of residence), unexpected job change (or change of surrounding at work place), meeting a person who is going to influence your life in a very dramatic fashion, unexpected financial windfall, unexpected severe depression, finding your center that you were always wanting to, etc.
At a collective level, the manifestation of Neptune-Uranus ninefold opposition will reflect in sudden change (either positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia (and countries of former Soviet Union), magnificent advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries.
Uranus-Rahu (and Ketu) ninefold square(s) (March 5 -11)
Uranus-Rahu (and Ketu) ninefold 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 very careful. The best thing to do is not make any new commitment, and totally avoid taking any business or monetary risk. Remember the time when you felt financially very secured, happy with family, and suddenly the landscape turned against you and everything disappeared. Well, if not exactly this way but something like this has a good potential to happen again …be careful!
On a collective level, United States and particularly the President Bush and his administration should take extra precaution in dealing with foreign matters. Terrorist activities are likely to be on rise in United States besides the volatile region of the Middle-East (Israel and Palestine).
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.