Date Posted: January 31, 2018
A Total Lunar Eclipse (January 31)
A total lunar eclipse occurs on January 31, approximately during the hours of 11:28 to 15:28 GMT. This eclipse will be visible in the Western United States, Canada, Pacific island regions including Hawaii and Asia (China, Pacific-rim region and Indian subcontinent)
This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 3-4 degrees from Ketu and Rahu respectively, and therefore will last for about 4 hours. The eclipse will occur with the Southern or descending node Ketu, in the sidereal zodiac sign Capricorn and the ascending node Rahu in Cancer . Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Cancer or Capricorn rising or Cancer or Capricorn as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with either Sun or Moon in their natal charts, should watch-out. It’s probably not a good day. Take extra precaution and avoid any sort of new activity or new venture during the eclipse.
On world scene, Western United States, Canada, Pacific island regions including Hawaii and Asia (China, Pacific-rim region and Indian subcontinent) might experience undesirable events in next few weeks.
About President Donald Trump and his challenges……
President Trump’s operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) for February will continue to be Saturn and Venus.
During February, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house of his progressive chart. And it will be in the 2nd house of his ninefold progressive chart. Venus will be in sidereal Capricorn (the eighth house of his progressive chart) till February 6 and then in Aquarius (the 9th house of his progressive chart) for the rest of the month.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn is unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart) for him and therefore, Mr. trump will likely to continue to cause a lot of stir by exhibiting immature and senseless behavior in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. Through the entire month he might get involved in direct confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his family members.
The manifestation of the eighth house resident transiting Venus, until February 6, will be reflected in some success in dealing with politics. After after February 8, the 9th house Venus becomes favorable for him in having successful period in general.
When the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Uranus has been in square with his natal Saturn (Nov 15 – Feb 20). And currently Saturn being his operating planet, this square may continue to become cause for more chaos, uncertain environment in the White House, and drastic and destructive changes in his administration.
Thus, while during February, the favorable transit of Venus may bestow him with some political success, the violent square of Uranus with his natal Saturn still can become responsible for yet another extremely challenging and trying month for him to deal with the ongoing Russia probe, suspicious and insecure people around him and in advancing his political agenda.
The important challenging planetary configurations for February include Neptune-Rahu (Feb 17 – March 10) quincunx and Saturn-Rahu (Feb 25 – March 1) ninefold quincunx, Uranus-Saturn (Jan 29 – Feb 6) and Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 1-8) ninefold squares.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu (Feb 17 – March 10) quincunx will be reflected in economic turmoil in Russia and China. Also, 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.
The Saturn-Rahu (Feb 25 – March 1) ninefold quincunx means Russia or China may experience social or political unrest. Also, in the United State for the Republican Party and republicans it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during this period.
The Uranus-Saturn (Jan 29 – Feb 6) ninefold square may become responsible for social or political turmoil in the United States of America, Russia or China as well as tensions rising between them.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 1-8) ninefold squares may be reflected in terrorist activities in the United States besides the volatile region of the Middle-East (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel and Palestine). The President Trump and his administration might want to take extra precaution in dealing with foreign matters during the first week of February.
The important auspicious planetary configuration for February include Pluto-Neptune (Feb 11 – March 26), Pluto-Saturn (Feb 22 – March 7) and Neptune-Saturn (Feb 17 – March 5) ninefold trines.
The Pluto-Neptune (Feb 11 – March 26) ninefold trine means a welcome change in either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major terrorist cells through covert operation. In addition, this ninefold trine is good for Russia and to some extent for China from international relations standpoint. Also, on technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in medical, high technology and medical fields.
While the manifestations of the Pluto-Saturn (Feb 22 – March 7) ninefold trine may be reflected in a positive economic period for Europe and Russia and also for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation, the Neptune-Saturn (Feb 17 – March 5) ninefold trine may become responsible for significant progress (especially in the biotech field) via inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy, creating a very healthy atmosphere around us.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: Russia, China, the USA, North and South Korea and the Middle East (Syria, Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel 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 during Feb 1-8, 15-17 and 25-28.
Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on February 12. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2017 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2018. 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