January 31, 2024

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One of the important planetary events for February is the Mars ingress sidereal Capricorn. Mars enters sidereal Capricorn on February 5, and it will transit through Capricorn till March 15. Being a sign of exaltation, Mar’s transit is always significant in Capricorn.  Capricorn is a cardinal and an earth sign ruled by Saturn.  This is where Mars finds the balance between the impulsive nature and steadiness, between dynamic nature and patience, between child’s ambition and matured person’s wisdom.

Another important planetary event that began on January 27 is Uranus turning direct in its motion in sidereal Aries. As a result, going forward the uncertain and fuzzy picture of political landscape in the United States as well as confusion in international politics and affairs that include both the Ukraine-Russia and Israeli-Hamas wars is likely to fade away and a clear picture likely to emerge with in few weeks as it takes about couple of weeks for the stagnant Uranus to pick up the speed.

Finally, with Mercury entering Capricorn on February 1, Mars on February 5 and Sun residing in Capricorn until February 13, the first two weeks of February may turn out to be extremely active and eventful period both at collective and individual levels.  In our personal lives either we may be forced to make certain decisions that might significantly impact our lives or we may be guided by our destiny resulting in more meaningful and enjoyable experiences.

Mars ingress sidereal Capricorn

Mars enters sidereal Capricorn on February 5, and it will transit through Capricorn till March 15. Being a sign of exaltation, Mar’s transit is always significant in Capricorn.  Capricorn is a cardinal and an earth sign ruled by Saturn.  This is where Mars finds the balance between the impulsive nature and steadiness, between dynamic nature and patience, between child’s ambition and matured person’s wisdom.

For individuals, placement of Mars in their natal charts is important. The most favorable houses for Mars to occupy are tenth, eleventh, sixth and the third.  The most challenging houses would be the first, fourth, seventh, eighth and twelfth.  However, for exalted Mars, almost all houses can be positive unless its energy is blocked by the adverse planets.  The favorable houses become more favorable and the challenges are almost reduce to zero in unfavorable houses.

For those who have Scorpio, Leo, Pisces and Aries as their ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant are very much likely to enjoy this six weeks period with success, recognition, victorious over adversaries and pretty much things going their way.

At collective level, Mars in Capricorn means very active and brisk period for political leaders, entrepreneurs, military personnel and leaders in almost all fields. It’s also a very event driven period that would likely to leave its mark for a long time. 

With Uranus direct in Aries a clear picture emerges in world affairs.

On January 27, Uranus became direct in motion in sidereal Aries. Therefore, going forward the uncertain and fuzzy picture of political landscape in the United States as well as confusion in international politics and affairs that include both the Ukraine-Russia and Israeli-Hamas wars is likely to fade away and a clear picture likely to emerge with in few weeks as it takes about couple of weeks for the stagnant Uranus to pick up the speed. I wouldn’t be surprised if the obstacles for the aid from the United States to Ukraine and Israel wars disappear as both parties in the congress come together and clear the way for the aid.

At collective level, the ongoing presidential politics of both the Republican and Democratic parties will start picking up the speed culminating by the end of May as Uranus then will be leaving the sidereal Aries and entering the next sign Taurus. A lot of surprises in the US politics are likely to emerge. During the same period politics of the United Kingdom is also likely to take a center stage in world affairs.

At individual level, for those who have a reasonably well placed Uranus in their birth charts and have Aquarius, Scorpio, Cancer or Gemini as a ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant will likely to experience a sudden change in their daily routine as the things that were stagnant start moving forward, especially if Uranus is active in their transit charts.

President Biden’s challenges in February

For President Biden, politically, this February looks to be a better month than January, especially during the second half of the month when his popularity starts rising, success and prestige follows, and his future prospects start looking better.

The transiting Pluto has been in the 4th house and the transiting ninefold Pluto will enter the 6th house from the fifth on February 12. The 6th house being a favorable house for the transiting ninefold Pluto, interestingly the political environment for him becomes positive. His popularity is likely to rise. Success and recognition will follow and in general he is likely to feel pretty good about his future prospects.

 As for Venus, the entire month looks to be favorable from personal and family happiness standpoint.

From the Sun’s energy point of view, however, until February 13, he may have to deal with some health issues, unanticipated delays and disappointments, difficulties dealing with people in his administration as well as with democrats in Congress. Even after February 13, he may continue to deal with his health issues and stress caused by his adversaries.

As for the transiting planet’s interaction with his natal chart, the transiting Pluto continues to sextile his natal Sun and Venus, and opposes his natal Jupiter.  Given the Sun’s current transit, it’s politically not so favorable for the month.

In summary, February looks to be a better month than January, especially during the second half of the month when his popularity starts rising, success and prestige follows, and his future prospects start looking better.

 

Global Insights……..

The important challenging possibilities for February include: 

Jan 28 – Feb 8: Likelihood of terrorist activities in the United States besides the volatile region of Israel-Palestine area. President Biden and his administration may end up taking extra precaution in dealing with foreign matters.

Jan 30 – Feb 6: Economic turmoil in Russia and or China. Covert activities around the world may find a new momentum (but because of Neptune’s secretive character we may never know) with regard to terrorism and other international conflicts.

Feb 13-15:  An escalation of terrorism and violence in the Middle-East, especially in Israel-Palestine region. Also, a strong possibility of both natural and man-made calamities.

Feb 14-19:  World religious leaders likely to face challenges. Those who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time. 

Feb 15-18:  A likelihood of political instability in Russia, China and to some extent in Europe. In addition, for the Republican Party in the United States and for republicans, it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during this period.

Feb 23-29:  A strong possibility of social or political turmoil in the United States of America, Russia or China as well as rising tensions among these nations.

Feb 27 – March 2: Significant changes in religious, academic and to some extent in social fields. Initial reaction to these changes might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic, but a majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and enjoy it.

Feb 28 – March 6: A rise in covert activities and natural as well as man-made calamities. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political or social turmoil. Non-democratic countries are likely to see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open. 

The important auspicious possibilities for February include:

Jan 20 – Feb 16: Time for extraordinary collective spiritual growth, technological discoveries and inventions. Some new important technological breakthroughs during this period likely. For the United States, in general, it’s going to be a remarkable and successful period.

Jan 24– Feb 19: Positive experiences religions and religious leaders around the world likely to enjoy. People will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. 

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Ukraine, Russia, China, the United States, Europe and Middle-East including the Israeli and Palestine regions.

Natural and Man-made Calamities……..

The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as man-made accidents are more likely to occur -made accidents are more likely to occur during February 1-8, 13-15, and 23-29.

 While man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, accidents, and air crashes, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts, hurricanes or typhoons, thunderstorms, earthquakes and fires.

 

Planetary Energies for Individuals  

Mars-Pluto Conjunction (Feb 13-15)

Typically this conjunction offers very sudden and extremely undesirable result with astonishing speed.  For those who have such conjunction in their birth charts, and if they have any one of these planets being activated through their Gochar (transit) charts, then they need be extra careful. For those ones, perhaps these might prove to be the worst five days of the year. Avoid making any new commitment and taking any new risk. Also, experiences like a sudden incident of fire, or an accident, or a financial misfortune are the doings of this conjunction.

Pluto-Jupiter ninefold opposition (Feb 17 – March 2)

In your birth chart if Jupiter and Pluto are either in conjunction or opposition, and if either of these planets is currently active in your Gochar (transit) chart, then you are perhaps standing on the thresh-hold of a new era that’s about to begin in your life. Depending on the houses these planets occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a totally new and a very different experience in that particular field. Be ready to accept this new setting with new challenges as well as the rewards that come with them.  (More )