Date Posted: January 31, 2006
The global events that will dominate the month of February will be reflected in the manifestation of desirable Saturn-Rahu trine for world stability and economic prosperity on one hand, and the challenging Neptune-Jupiter square for secret political maneuvering and religious conflicts on the other. In addition, explosive Pluto-Mars quincunx will be responsible for continued violence in Iraq, Israel and Palestine region while favorable Mars-Rahu and Mars-Saturn sextiles will help provide solutions to on going political conflicts and expand world economy. As far as natural and man-made disasters are concerned the first three weeks (till February 23) are likely to be filled with lot of such events. While Saturn-Rahu trine continues to be very favorable and prosperous planetary configuration responsible for world stability and peace, the ninefold squares of lunar nodes with Neptune and Neptune with Saturn pose difficulties and challenges that will likely to be reflected in religious and morality based conflicts all around the world.
The countries that are likely to make headline news are: Russia, Europe, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan and United States.
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
The good news for president Bush is that on February 5, the retrograde Saturn will leave his ninefold ascendant and enter the twelfth house of his ninefold progressive chart. As a result, he will likely to be facing less political challenges compared to his adversaries. His adversaries are likely to find themselves frustrated in dealing with the White House. However the bad news for him is the opposition of Uranus to his natal Mars. This will make him irritated, he may speak too soon to be embarrassed later, and he will have hard time dealing with his own staff and party. In addition, as a result of Rahu’s opposition to his natal Moon, during the first two weeks of February, he is likely to come under severe mental stress and therefore, will become very indecisive in dealing with international matters that deal with Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and India. Also, transit of Mars in the seventh house of his ninefold chart means he will be unable to avoid direct confrontation even with his own administration in dealing with both domestic and international politics. In a nutshell, it will be very prudent of him to think twice before he opens his mouth during this month.
The Saturn-Rahu regular trine, Pluto-Uranus and Uranus-Ketu ninefold sextiles are positive for the country from economy and technological progress standpoint. Positive news reflecting technological advances and innovations especially in the field of medicine and biotech will dominate the media during the first half of the month.
While Saturn-Rahu trine has been somewhat positive for the republicans, the ninefold squares between the lunar nodes and Neptune will certainly manifest during the first half of the month in the form of an event that will expose yet another political scandal. In general, the republicans are likely to stay on defensive during the entire month.
For democrats, February may turn out to be an outstanding month, especially they will enjoy the second and third week of the month. Bipartisan efforts on domestic issues are likely to be successful during February 11-16.
· Russia: Secret political activities are likely to accelerate during the first week of the month. Social confusion and chaos is a good possibility. However, the Saturn-Rahu regular trine will continue to be positive for economical progress. During the the first week of the month an occurrence of man-made or natural disaster is likely.
· Europe: The positive influence of Saturn-Rahu trine will continue to be reflected in economic expansion and general well being of public all over Europe. However, Pluto-Mars quincunx and Neptune-Rahu/Ketu and Neptune-Saturn ninefold squares may manifest in violent activities or attempts of suicide bombings during Feb 1-12.
· China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries: Except for the first week the entire month of February looks to be positive for China from economical and social progress standpoint. Possibilities of political covert activities during the first week are likely. The economic growth for China, Japan and the entire pacific-rim region will continue to remain at an enviable pace.
· Middle East: An eruption or eruptions of new waves of violence in Iraq, Palestine-Israel and Afghanistan-Kashmir regions are likely during Feb 1-12 and Feb 15-23.
· Religion: During this month, 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. Neptune-Jupiter square may manifest in revelation of a deceptive or secretive deed that involved higher level religious authorities.
· Natural and Man-made Calamities: Pluto-Rahu ninefold opposition, Pluto-Mars quincunx, Neptune-Rahu/Ketu and Neptune-Saturn ninefold squares will be responsible for both the natural and man-made disasters during February. The notable events will likely to occur during Feb 7-12, and Feb15-23.
Earthquakes: During February a probability of occurrence of an earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher is low. If it does occur, it will likely to be on Feb 1, 5 or during February 22-28.
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.