Monthly Global Predictions for February 2017

Date Posted: January 31, 2017


I will be speaking on Vedic astrology (Interpreting a Vedic chart) and presenting earthquake prediction research work at the upcoming NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research2017 National Conference in Baltimore during February 16-20, 2017.  

About President Donald Trump and his challenges……

Presently President Trump’s operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) are Saturn and Venus. 

During February, Saturn  remains in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house of his progressive chart and the 11th house of his ninefold progressive chart.  Venus will be in sidereal Pisces, the tenth house of his progressive chart.  Both of these planets will be unfavorable for him as the seventh house resident transiting Saturn makes the matters difficult to deal with, especially his own cabinet members, and the 10th house resident transiting Venus, distracts him from his presidential duties due to some external influence. 

In addition, when the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Saturn (his operating planet) will be opposing his tenth house resident natal Sun (the ruler of the first house) during the first week of February.  It wouldn’t be surprising if he manages to put himself in a very troublesome and self-destructive type situation during this week.  Also, the transiting Saturn will quincunx the 11th house resident natal Saturn and Venus during the entire month, and the manifestation of this particular transit may be reflected in situations that he will find beyond his control to deal with. 

Thus, the operating planets are unfavorable from the Dasa cycle standpoint, and the influence of transiting Saturn as explained above, may become responsible for anextremely challenging month for him to deal with the people around him.

About Uranus’s entry in sidereal Aries ……..

One of the important planetary events of 2017 is the transit of the modern planet Uranus from sidereal Pisces to Aries. It will station in Pisces until April 6, 2017 and then will enter Aries, and will stay in Aries for the next seven years or so. 

Uranus being the planet of change will certainly affect the matters related to Aries in a big way. Aries being the fire and cardinal sign, which is very suitable for independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus, the changes in world political landscape is going to be tremendously influenced by Uranus’s transit in Aries. The people who are most affected by this transit are military personnel, business and political leaders.  In scientific and technological areas expect a lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth rate will rise at a very rapid pace.  A new wave of world political and corporation leaders with their new perspectives on world order will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new level to which we must adjust to. 

On individual level for those who have Aries ninefold ascendant should get ready for a brand new cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle if Uranus is a dominant planet in their birth charts. The changes that might occur would be sudden and would deal with pretty much all aspects of life including marriage, profession, surroundings, common perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.

About Brexit..

Personally, I don’t put a lot of stalk in the chart of a country since before the inception time of the chart the land existed.  Instead, I look at the characteristics of the zodiac signs and planets associated with that land and the planetary transits. 

In my opinion, UK is very closely tied with the sign Aries, a cardinal and fiery sign ruled my mighty Mars, and where Sun gets exalted.  This is clearly reflected in the way Briton dominated the world in last few centuries.  

Uranus in Aries could be a spark of brilliance. Uranus being very independent and also Aries (ruled by Mars) being an extremely independent sign…this combination may prove to be very positive for UK.  But Uranus being whimsical and as it constantly demands change (therefore, unsteady) it had been interesting to watch events unfolding during June 24 – September 4, 2016 in UK.  Because, after September 4, 2106, Uranus returned to sidereal Pisces and will stay in Pisces till April 6, 2017 a possibility of reversal of Brexit (which may very well be short lived) exists! Let us see how Briton evolves during next few months.  It will be a glimpse or indication of what to come in the following 6-7 years for UK.

Saturn’s entry into the sidereal Sagittarius (January 24)…….

On January 24, Saturn entered the sidereal zodiac sign Sagittarius, and it will remain in Sagittarius till June 22, 2017 before it temporarily returns to Scorpio via its retrograde motion and stays in Scorpio until October 25.  Then it reenters sidereal Sagittarius and remains there till January 23, 2020.

Sagittarius being the fire and mutable sign, for the next two and half to three years, Saturn will strongly influence the world psyche and world religions. Philosopher, pioneers, scientists and reformers will shape the future of the world. Those who have Saturn in Sagittarius will see their lives transformed to a new setting due to a drastic change (mostly at emotional and psychological level). In my opinion, it’s going to be a very positive and exciting two and half years for those who have dominant Saturn in their birth chart and have Pisces, Aquarius, Libra, and Cancer as their natal ninefold ascendant. 

In the next two and half to three years, on the world political scene, countries like India and Pakistan will go through a period of intense conflict. Religious leaders, reformers, philosophers and scientists will likely to further transform the world with their successful creative and productive activities.  

Global Predictions……

The important auspicious planetary configuration for February include Uranus-Jupiter (Feb 21 – Mar 9) opposition and Pluto-Uranus (Jan 1-Mar 13) ninefold trine.

The manifestation of the Pluto-Uranus (Jan 1 – March 13) ninefold trine may be reflected in an extraordinary time for technological discoveries and inventions.  Expect some new important technological breakthroughs during this period. For the United States, in general, this period is going to be remarkable and successful.

The Uranus-Jupiter (Feb 21 – Mar 9) opposition may become responsible for challenges that world religious leaders face with earthshaking ideas that they must attend to. The religious leaders, 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 will fade away with time. The new age philosophers are likely to emerge as lead contemporary philosophers.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  The United States, Russia, Europe and Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions).

About USA…..

The manifestation of the Pluto-Uranus (Jan 1 – March 13) ninefold trine may be reflected in an extraordinary time for technological discoveries and inventions.  In the United States expect some new important technological breakthroughs during this period. For the United States, in general, this period is going to be remarkable and successful.

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 during Feb 1-7, 20-22, 25-26.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur onFebruary 1, 3, 17, 20. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2016 is provided at Earthquake Predictions 2017.        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.