Date Posted: February 28, 2009
The important planetary configurations for March include Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx (March 2-6), Neptune-Mars conjunction (March 6-8), Pluto-Uranus ninefold conjunction (March 18-30), Saturn-Jupiter quincunx (March 19-25), and the auspicious Uranus-Saturn (March 26-31) and Pluto-Ketu (March 21-27) ninefold trines.
The Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx will be responsible for increased violence in the Middle-East especially in Israeli-Palestine and Afghanistan-Pakistan region. The United States of America, Russia or China may experience social or political turmoil at home as well as tensions rising among them. The Neptune-Mars conjunction will manifest itself in increased covert activities. China and Russia are likely to experience drastic political changes.
Pluto-Uranus ninefold conjunction could bring a unique change in the way the Obama administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against terrorism policy and other global issues, and also with the domestic matters including the economy. There will be a transformation of political strategy that might become responsible for a change in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters as the planet Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the field of politics to a new level or setting with a new set of norms. Therefore, it’s likely that the Obama administration could get a positive break despite serious issues in dealing with domestic and international matters.
Saturn-Jupiter quincunx will be responsible for the difficulties that religious leaders will face in carrying out their activities. More controversies are likely to occur to test the traditional moral values, and in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in having people keep their faith.
On a positive note, the Uranus-Saturn and Pluto-Ketu auspicious ninefold trines will provide the positive lift to counter balance the negative forces of the quincunxes described above by manifesting themselves as solutions to world financial crisis as well as the Middle-East unrest.
The countries that are most likely to be affected during this month would be: United States, Middle-East (Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel), Russia and China.
- United States of America:
President Obama and his administration:
For President Obama, during March, his operating planet is Ketu. Ketu being in the twelfth house of his progressive chart and in the fourth (till March 13) and in the third house through the rest of March of his ninefold progressive chart, he is likely to encounter enormous difficulties during the first half of the month and then seeing the signs of progress through the other half of the month. Ketu being in the first house of his natal chart–he is being tremendously tested all through this month.
In addition, transiting Uranus opposes his natal Mars, and the transiting Neptune opposes his natal Uranus. As a result, he will be constantly under pressure to lead his country through the ongoing financial crisis as well as to form a new policy for international dealings. As I already mentioned in this last month’s prediction column, due to the unique placing of Mars, Uranus, Rahu and Pluto in the seventh house of his natal chart he will be ultimately successful in dealing with these challenges.
The first week of March will likely to be chaotic for the country from the economic event standpoint due to the influence of the Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx and Neptune-Mars opposition. Natural and manmade calamities are also likely during the same time. However, during the last two weeks of the month, Uranus-Ketu and Pluto-Ketu ninefold trines will be responsible for new inventions, scientific discoveries and technological advances helping the economy from the growth standpoint. Technological breakthroughs in fields of medicine, biotechnology, high technology, and space science will continue to make the headline news. The Pluto-Uranus ninefold conjunction will manifest itself in an irreversible change in psychology of the nation, and this change is likely to be positive for the country.
· Russia: During the first week of the month, the Saturn-Uranus ninefold quincunx will be responsible for a political skirmish between the United States and the Russia. During the same period, a new domestic crisis is likely to emerge in Russia. However, during the second half of the month, the influence of the ninefold Pluto-Ketu trine and ninefold Pluto-Uranus conjunction will be help improve her relationship with USA for achieving common goals.
· Europe: The first week of the month may prove to be real challenging for the continent with respect to its dealing with the USA and economy. Also, social unrests is likely during the same period.
· China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries: The influence of Saturn-Uranus ninefold quincunx is likely to be reflected in friction between China and USA on political as well as economical matters. However, for China, Japan and Pacific-rim countries, the second half of the month looks to be positive from economical progress standpoint.
· Middle East: The Saturn-Uranus ninefold quincunx and Pluto-Uranus ninefold conjunction will contribute to increased violence in the Middle-East region (Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Pakistani region). However, the influence of Pluto-Ketu and Uranus-Ketu ninefold trines is likely to outweigh the negative influence of the quincunx and conjunction as listed above. In a nutshell, the first ten days of the month may witness increased violence while the second half of the month more peace in the region.
· Religion: Saturn-Jupiter quincunx will be responsible for the difficulties that religious leaders will face in carrying out their activities. More controversies are likely to occur to test the traditional moral values, and in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in having people keep their faith.
· Natural and Man-made Calamities: The natural calamities like earthquakes, severe weather conditions, natural as well as man made accidents are more likely during March 1-8 and 19-25.
Earthquakes: Based on our earthquake prediction model, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on March 7, 10, 13, 15-19, 21-23, and 31. 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.