Date Posted: February 28, 2006
With occurrence of two eclipses (a strong solar and a weak lunar), six ninefold quincunxes, a mighty Mars-Uranus, and a morale testing Neptune-Jupiter square, March is going to be filled with events that will seriously affect our world. While the influence of favorable Saturn-Rahu trine will continue to maintain world stability and economic prosperity, the morale challenging Neptune-Jupiter square will keep manifesting in the form of new crisis that will clearly reflect apparent religious (similar to cartoon crisis) conflicts. In addition, the explosive Uranus-Mars square (March 9-14) will be responsible for either a new political crisis involving national security or a deadly natural or man-made calamity in the United States, and violence, suicide bombings in Iraq perhaps causing more US lives. Also, Israel and Palestine region will experience similar incidents of violence and terrorism.
The countries that are likely to make headline news are: USA, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Europe, and Russia.
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
The first week of the month is certainly not good for president Bush as the opposition of Uranus to his natal Mars will make him agitated and he will continue to have hard time in dealing with his own staff and party. The Saturn’s transit in the twelfth house of his ninefold chart will be beneficial for him for his planned visit to Indian subcontinent. However, just before he returns, he better be prepared to deal with a serious political challenge that may involve both India and Pakistan. In addition, the 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. At home he is likely to deal with problems than are likely to be lot less serious in nature than those in the recent past.
The Saturn-Rahu regular trine and Jupiter-Uranus ninefold sextile are positive for the country from economy and technological progress standpoint manifesting in news reflecting technological advances and innovations especially in the field of medicine and biotechnology. However, the Mars-Uranus square; Neptune-Uranus, Rahu-Uranus, and Saturn-Uranus ninefold quincunxes will certainly dominate the news in the form of either political crisis involving national security, social crisis that might link with unfair business practices, covert activities encroaching on the freedom rights, or a severe natural or man-made disaster.
While Saturn-Rahu trine has been somewhat positive for republicans, Uranus-Saturn and Neptune-Saturn ninefold quincunxes will put them on defensive on several domestic issues and as a result, republicans will experience the loss of credibility. The disagreements between liberals and conservatives will be phenomenal during the latter half of the month.
For democrats, March 9-14 period may turn out to be a disaster one. In what form this disaster will manifest? It’s difficult to predict. Perhaps differences among the senior party leaders may become the primary source for this potential crisis. Also, they must watch out during the second half of the month as the friction between democrats and republicans is likely to rapidly grow during that time.
· Russia: Tension between USA and Russia will accelerate especially during the last two weeks of the month. Despite the favorable influence of Saturn-Rahu trine, Neptune-Jupiter square will be responsible for significant domestic and economical crisis.
· 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, Uranus-Saturn and Uranus-Rahu ninefold quincunxes may become responsible for increased disagreement with USA on several economy and security related issues. Natural or man-made calamities are likely to occur during the first week and the last two weeks of the month.
· China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries: Although the entire month looks to be positive for China from economical and social progress standpoint the friction between USA and China during the second half of the month may create unwanted problems for the region. Possibilities of political covert activities during the last two weeks of the month are real. The economic growth for China, Japan and the entire pacific-rim region will continue to remain at the enviable pace.
· Middle East: Violence and suicide bombings will continue to dominate the center stage in the middel east, especially in Iraq and Palestine-Israel regions during second and third week of the month. US casualties are likely to rise during the same period.
· Religion: The influence of Neptune-Jupiter square will continue to dominate during this month, and as a result, religious conflict (similar to cartoon crisis) is likely to manifest again in some new form of crisis.
· Natural and Man-made Calamities: Uranus-Rahu, Uranus-Saturn, and Neptune-Uranus ninefold quincunxes, and Neptune-Mars and Neptune-Jupiter squares will be responsible for both the natural and man-made disasters during March. The notable events will likely to occur during March 9-26.
Earthquakes: Based on our earthquake prediction model, March may turn out to be the most notable month of 2006 for earthquakes. Probability of occurrence(s) of an earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher is very high during this month. The most probable dates are March 1, 10-12, 24-27. Our model seems to indicate a very high probability of an earthquake of magnitude between 8 and 9 occurring during March 24-26.
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.