Date Posted: February 29, 2020
Retrograde Mercury (Feb 17 – Mar 10)
On February 17, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Aquarius. It will stay retrograde in Aquarius until March 10. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Aquarius means more frustrating periods for educators, academics, philosophers, philanthropists, social reformers, activists and researchers. This is not a good time to start a new project or venture, but rather reflect on what’s been done so far. Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you have been postponing due to lack of time.
In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if Mercury is currently your operating planet, then you are more likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this period with respect to matters signified by the house it’s currently transiting through in your Gochar (transit) chart.
About President Donald Trump and hispresent challenges
President Trump’s operating planets (the planets that presently active for him) for March continue to be Saturn and Venus. And they will continue to be operating planets for him for several more years. In addition, after March 24, Sun becomes operating planet which remains active until May 10.
During March Saturn will be in the sidereal Capricorn, in the eighth house of his Gochar (transit) chart. Also, in his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart, Saturn will be in the 9th house until March 30 and then in the 10th house for the rest of the month. Venus will be in sidereal Aries (the 11th house of his Gochar chart) until March 27, and then in sidereal Taurus (the 12th house of his Gochar Chart) for the rest of the month.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn continues to be unfavorable, being in the eighth house of his Gochar (transit) and in the 9th house of his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart. As a result, President Trump becomes self-destructive and continues to face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. In addition to be frustrated and depressed, he is likely to be in the company of wrong people. In light of his on going Coronavirus and other crisis, he will continue to have an on going friction with his cabinet members and political adversaries. Furthermore, he will be dealing with his self-created feud with congress men and women and others. Overall chaos, fear, confusion and disappointment will continue to dominate to describe his political experiences.
However, the manifestation of the 11th house (March 1-27) resident transiting Venus is likely to be favorable for him for almost the entire month as he will be successful in portraying his showmanship characteristics that helped him to win the 2016 presidential election.
On the other hand, the most severe challenge due to the opposition of transiting Pluto to his natal Saturn during entire March is very likely to turn out to be extremely intensive for him from holding on to power standpoint for he would likely to be overwhelmed by defeat and humiliation.
Thus, during March, the challenging transit of Saturn present very intensive and painful time for him. In addition, the opposition of the transiting Pluto to his natal Saturn will certainly create explosive political climate and serious personal challenges from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in yet another trying and frustrating month for him to deal with crisis like coronavirus as well as other political situations; business dealings and having suspicious and insecure people around him.
However, when one looks at the close conjunction of Sun and Rahu, and Rahu and Uranus in the 10th house of his natal chart, and Moon in very close conjunction with the lunar node Ketu in the 4th house of his natal chart, it’s not very surprising why he operates the way he does. It seems to me, he is totally driven by the country’s (USA) destiny (at least at this point in history) which is very closely tied with his own due to the Rahu-Uranus conjunction in the 10th house of his natal chart.
It’s the reflection of what collectively the country (USA) as a whole is going through at this point in time. Perhaps, it’s a part of painful process of transformation and discovery of the next phase of its evolution, as reflected in constant churning (and becoming aware of them) of our die hard social prejudices and inherent, deeply rooted biases. If the country’s destiny is at the crossroad of “CHANGE” at this point in history, that will certainly be reflected in political events of March.
The important challenging planetary configurations for March include
Pluto-Uranus (Mar 13-31), Uranus-Rahu (Mar 12-18) ninefold oppositions; Neptune-Saturn (Feb 24 – Mar 5) ninefold square; Pluto-Mars (Mar 22-24), Saturn-Mars (Mar 30 – Apr 1) conjunctions and Pluto-Rahu (Mar 7-15) ninefold conjunction.
The Pluto-Uranus (Mar 13-31) ninefold opposition may become cause for the unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against coronavirus outbreak, terrorism agenda, and also with the domestic matters. There will be a transformation of a political strategy that might become responsible of a change in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the Trump administration 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. Expect some serious issues that the Trump administration could get tangled with.
The Uranus-Rahu (Mar 12-18) ninefold opposition may become responsible for a difficult period for the United States, and in particular, the Republican Party and republicans. Also, USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Saturn (Feb 24 – Mar 5) ninefold square may be reflected in difficult time for China as well as for Russia.
While the Pluto-Mars (Mar 22-24) conjunction may become responsible for escalation of terrorism and violence, especially in Israel-Palestine area, a sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities around the world, the Saturn-Mars (Mar 30 – Apr 1) conjunction may become cause for a short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence, especially in Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are real possibilities.
The manifestation of the Pluto-Rahu (Mar 7-15) ninefold conjunction maybe reflected in natural and man-made accidents and calamities all around the world.
The important auspicious planetary configuration for March include Neptune-Rahu (Feb 29 – Mar 7) ninefold trine, and Uranus-Rahu (Mar 5-24) sextile and Saturn-Rahu (Mar 24-29) ninefold sextile.
The Neptune-Rahu (Feb 29 – Mar 7) ninefold trine may become responsible for vigorous expansion of religious activities all around the world with new energy, conservatives likely to have upper hand over the liberals, China and Russia are likely to see positive developments occurring in social and economical fields.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States, China, Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Palestine-Israel regions), Europe and India.
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 through the entire month, more specifically during March 1-5, 7-31.
Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model V, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on March 2, 9, 14-19, 22, 24, 28-30. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2020 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2020. 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