Date Posted: February 29, 2016
Total Solar Eclipse (March 9, GMT)
A total solar eclipse occurs on March 9 approximately during the hours of 1:30 to 02:15 GMT. This eclipse will be visible in Indian subcontinent, far-east Asia (east of India), eastern China, Japan, Pacific rim-countries, Australia, Pacific-islands countries and Hawaii.
This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 2 degrees from Ketu, the Southern or descending node in the sidereal zodiac sign Aquarius. Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Aquarius rising or Aquarius 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 not a good day! Take extra precaution.
On world scene, Indian subcontinent, far-east Asia (east of India), eastern China, Japan, Pacific rim-countries, Australia, Pacific-islands countries and Hawaii might experience some undesirable happenings.
About transit of Mars in Scorpio……
The Planet Mars entered the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio on February 20. While in Scorpio, it turns retrograde on April 18. With its retrograde motion it goes back in Libra on June 18. It becomes direct in Libra on June 30 and then with it’s direct motion re-enters Scorpio on July 11. It remains in Scorpio until September 18. Thus, except for June 18- July 11, Mars occupies Scorpio from February 20 through September 18. Saturn, being in Scorpio all through 2016, conjuncts Mars with one degree orb during August 20-28.
Scorpio being a water and fixed sign ruled by Mars, it becomes extremely challenging for Scorpio resident Saturn when Mars is in Scorpio. Because by nature, Mars and Saturn do not complement each other, when Mars dominates (being the ruler of Scorpio) Saturn is naturally going to feel totally out of place in Scorpio. Furthermore, because Scorpio is a water (emotional) sign, Saturn in Scorpio feels suffocated, withdrawn and paralyzed. Due to the presence of Mars, Saturn is very likely to go off track and potentially become self-destructive.
As a result of this challenging combination of Saturn and Mars in Scorpio, February 20 through September 18 will be filled with undesirable activities that will affect not only the Middle-East but the entire world. Some of the manifestations of this conjunction are: terrorism, ongoing barbaric activities, senseless killings, persecutions, pain and suffering, violence, wars and intolerable and tragic situations for those who cannot defend themselves. In the United States, the Republican Party will go through a dramatic and painful experience since Saturn represents conservative principles. Financial markets, especially oil and energy-related markets will exhibit tremendous volatility. Natural calamities, including extreme weather conditions, abnormal weather patterns, earthquakes of significant magnitude, wildfires, hurricanes, snow storms etc., are likely to occur more frequently. Those who are born with the Scorpio as ascendant or with Moon in Scorpio are likely to experience difficult period filled with challenges; but the very same experience will likely to provide them with the opportunity to transform their lives in a positive way (self-discovery).
About Pluto-Uranus square…….
Uranus and Pluto have been making their fifth and the last square since last January, and it will last for another month or two. The Pluto-Uranus square is about the transformation (irreversible change), and since the astrological characteristics of Uranus are very closely linked with that of the United States, this square will certainly leave its mark that will be reflected in the drastic changes (transformation) in political (impact of justice Scalia’s death and GOP primary drama), social, cultural and technological fields for the United States of America.
The important challenging planetary configurations for March include Uranus-Jupiter (March 1-10) and Uranus-Rahu (March 30 – April 16) quincunx, Saturn-Jupiter (March 15-31) square, and Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (March 30 – April 5) ninefold squares.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Jupiter (March 1-10) quincunx may be reflected in the challenges that the world religious leaders will face with the 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 are going to fade away with time.
The Uranus-Rahu (March 30 – April 16) quincunx may become responsible for a painful and very difficult period for the United States, and in particular for the Republican Party. Also, USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
The Saturn-Jupiter (March 15-31) square may become the cause for a period of transition for the religions around the world. Religious leaders will find difficulty in carrying out their activities. More controversies that test traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in keeping people happy.
The important auspicious planetary configurations for March include Pluto-Jupiter (March 9-22) trine, Pluto-Neptune (March 21 – April 15) ninefold trine and Uranus-Rahu (March 6-11) ninefold sextile.
The manifestation of the Pluto-Jupiter (March 9-22) trine may be reflected in positive changes that the religious and academic and to some extent social fields are very likely to see in their respective fields. Initial reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic, but the majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and are very likely to enjoy it.
The Pluto-Neptune (March 21 – April 15) ninefold trine is positive 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. Also, on technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: European continent, USA, Russia, China and the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions).
About President Obama….
President Obama’s operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) continue to be Mercury, Sun and Pluto.
During March, the Mercury with its direct motion stays in sidereal Aquarius (in the seventh house of his progressive chart) till March 19, then enters sidereal Pisces (the eighth house of his progressive chart). And it remains in Pisces till the end of the month.
The unfavorable seventh house Mercury means, he will be frustrated in dealing with the matters of important from governing the country standpoint (such as a new supreme court nomination) as he will have confront with the congress till March 19. However, after March 19, due to the favorable eighth house Mercury, he will be successful in achieving some of his goals.
Sun is presently transiting through the unfavorable seventh house of his progressive chart till March 14. And then for the remaining part of the month, again through the unfavorable eighth house of his progressive chart. As a result, until March 14, he will continue to face difficulties in dealing with his adversaries. After March 14, due to Sun’s transit through the eighth house of his progressive chart, he will have serious differences with people he is dealing with concerning the present international as well as domestic issues.
Pluto being placed in favorable 5th and the 3rd house of progressive and the ninefold progressive chart respectively Pluto will continue to provide him with a positive and refreshing change enabling him to govern the country with a higher degree of confidence. However, after March 24, the ninefold Pluto enters the fourth house of his ninefold progressive chart, causing him to deal with a new national security related crisis during the last week of the month.
Thus, overall, while during March 19-24, he will have least difficulties in dealing with his adversaries and have a reasonable success in carrying out his agenda, he is likely to find the remaining days of March challenging from the standpoint of governing the country.
The Uranus-Rahu (March 30 – April 16) quincunx may become responsible for a painful and very difficult period for the United States, and in particular for the Republican Party.
The Pluto-Neptune (March 21 – April 15) ninefold trine is positive in either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major terrorist cells through covert operation. Also, on technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Jupiter (March 1-10) quincunx may be reflectedthe challenges that the world religious leaders will face with the 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 are going to fade away with time.
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 likely to occur during March 1-10 and 30-31.
Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on March 1-3, 21. 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 2016.
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