Date Posted: January 31, 2019
The transit of Mars in the sidereal Aries (Feb 5 – March 22)………
The transit of Mars in the sidereal Aries is likely to dominate the headlines for February and March. Mars enters the sidereal Aries on February 5, and it stays in Aries till March 22.
Mars is the planet of action, energy and strength, and a fire sign Aries is ruled by Mars. Aries is also the cardinal sign that loves to rule, lead and dominate the surroundings. Thus, for fiery and action oriented dominating planet like Mars, it’s the perfect setting for Mars to explode (cardinal being the lead sign) with tremendous strength. And the manifestation of that energy will be reflected in both the material (Mars being the material planet) and spiritual (Aries being the fire sign) with tremendous ups and downs that will be intensely felt by the entire world, especially by the military personnel (Mars being the fire sign with tremendous energy and strength), sportsmen, warriors, fighters, commanders, leaders and people in power in almost every field (especially in politics and business). Also, Aries being the fire sign, the sign of domination, aggression, power, the transit of Mars means volatility in international as well as in national politics and in the financial markets.
In addition, and probably one of the most important planetary combinations, is the conjunction of Mars with Uranus. Although the close conjunction (with in a degree) occurs during three days, February 11-13, both being in Aries (Fire and cardinal sign) it’s a very powerful conjunction in Aries that will last through March 22.
As mentioned above, Aries being the fire and cardinal sign, is very suitable for independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus. The changes in world political landscape has been tremendously influenced by Uranus’s transit in Aries (Brexit, Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory, etc.,) . Now combine the Uranus’s energy with that of explosive and impulsive Mars, it’s a perfect recipe for disaster if these energies are not properly aligned. The upcoming Brexit saga will certainly make a big headline during February, especially around Feb 11-13. At the same time, president Trump is likely to face a very stressful period.
The people who are most affected by this conjunction are military personnel, people in power such as business leaders and political leaders. In scientific and technological areas expect drastic changes; and emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries. Since the characteristics of Uranus are closely tied with that of the United States as a country, with Uranus-Mars conjunction, expect extraordinary political and financial events until March 22.
Furthermore, Mars squares lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu during February 6-7. The manifestation of this undesirable planetary combination likely to be reflected in both the natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives during this period.
About President Donald Trump and his challenges……
President Trump’s operating planets (the planets that presently active for him) for February 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 5th house of his ninefold progressive chart till February 25, and then in the sixth house of his ninefold progressive chart for the rest of the month. Venus will be in sidereal Sagittarius (the 7th house of his progressive chart) till Feb 24, and then in Capricorn..
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn continues to be unfavorable, being in the seventh house of his progressive chart, and in the 5th house (till Feb 25) of his ninefold progressive chart . As a result, Mr. trump is likely to continue to have challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. He will continue to be haunted by Russia probe. He will even get involved in direct confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his cabinet members, family members and friends. Frustration, confusion, depression, etc, will take the center stage for the entire month for him.
The manifestation of the 7th house resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a direct confrontation with females causing him to not only worry about feeling defeated, but becoming quarrelsome, and forced to face the mounting pressure of political and legal challenges. A serious health issue may develop. An existing rift between him and the first lady is likely to become wider. His involvement and issues with women likely to continue. Also, the transiting Rahu will continue to be in conjunct with his natal Venus till Feb 7, confirming a higher degree of possibility of surfacing his problems with women.
In addition, the transiting Rahu, conjuncts his natal Saturn with in a degree starting February 7, and the conjunction will last through March 17. Rahu being a karmic planet and Saturn being a planet of trials and tribulations, this period of working out of his karma will be very intense, affecting him in almost all aspects of his life.
Thus, during February, the transits of both the progressive and ninefold progressive Saturn are unfavorable, Venus, being in the 7th house of his progressive chart, is very difficult causing him to experience a painful period, feeling defeated, quarrelsome, and forced to face mounting political and legal challenges. Furthermore, the transiting Rahu in conjunct with his natal Saturn, spells a troubling karmic period for him from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in an extremely challenging, trying and eventful month for him to deal with the ongoing Russia probe, immigration, women, suspicious and insecure people around him and for advancing his political agenda.
The important challenging planetary configurations for February include Neptune-Saturn (Jan 27 – Feb 4) ninefold opposition; Uranus-Saturn (Feb 4-11) and Pluto-Rahu (Feb 9-16) ninefold quincunxes; Pluto-Mars (Jan 31 – Feb 2) and Rahu/Ketu-Mars (Feb 6-7) squares; Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 9-15) ninefold squares and Uranus Mars (Feb 11-13) conjunction.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Saturn (Jan 27 – Feb 4) ninefold opposition maybe reflected in rise in covert activities and natural as well as man-made calamities. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries (such as Saudi Arabia) 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 Uranus-Saturn (Feb 4-11) ninefold quincunx may mean rising tensions between USA and China as well as between USA and Russia. Russia and/or China may experience social or political turmoil at home.
The Pluto-Rahu (Feb 9-16) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for an eruption of new waves of violence in the Palestine-Israel, Syria and Afghanistan-Pakistan regions. And perhaps, towards the end of this period due to Pluto’s transformation process, the resulting changes are likely to become irreversible. In addition, 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.
The Pluto-Mars (Jan 31 – Feb 2) and Rahu/Ketu-Mars (Feb 6-7) squares collectively may become responsible for both natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives around the world.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 9-15) ninefold squares may be reflected in acceleration of political covert and secret activities. Social confusion and chaos in countries like Russia and China is a real possibility.
The Uranus Mars (Feb 11-13) conjunction may become responsible for a possibility of sudden outbreak of a new conflict affecting the United States of America. Or it could be a man-made accident or a mishandling incident by the US government.
The important auspicious planetary configuration for February include Pluto-Neptune (Dec 20 – Mar 11) trine, Saturn-Jupiter (Feb 4-16) and Saturn-Rahu (Feb 27 – March 3) ninefold trines, Neptune-Saturn (Jan 18 – Feb 13) sextile, Pluto-Saturn (Jan 28 – Feb 4) and Uranus-Rahu (Feb 2-9) ninefold sextiles.
The Pluto-Neptune (Dec 20 – Mar 11) ninefold trine may become responsible for either in 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. Also, on technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields.
The manifestation of the Saturn-Jupiter (Feb 4-16) and Saturn-Rahu (Feb 27 – March 3) ninefold trines may be reflected in joyful and positive experiences the religions around the world might be having. People are likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will likely have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith.
The Neptune-Saturn (Jan 18 – Feb 13) sextile may become responsible for expansion of religious activities all around the world with new vigor and energy. Conservatives will find ways to expand their agenda without compromising with liberals on sticky issues. China and Russia are likely to experience a positive and rewarding period in handling their domestic issues as well as improving the foreign relations through better policies.
The Pluto-Saturn (Jan 28 – Feb 4) ninefold sextile may mean a good period for European economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: Russia, China, Europe, United States and the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia 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 February 1-8 and 11-13.
Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model V (yet to be published) the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on February 1-5, 7, 11, 17-19, 22-28. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2019 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2019. 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