Date Posted: April 30, 2015
For… Babies born during April 14 – May 2, 2015……..
Having a couple of exalted planets and couple of planets in their own signs is usually rare in a chart. Well, since April 14, 2015, the sidereal Aries Sun has been exalted and will remain exalted till May 14. The sidereal Cancer Jupiter being exalted in the sign Cancer since July of 2014, will stay in Cancer till July 14, 2015. The sidereal Aries Mars has been in Aries (in its own sign) and will stay in Aries till May 3, 2015. The sidereal Taurus Venus has been in Taurus (in its own sign) since April 6, 2015 and will remain in Taurus till May 2, 2015. Thus, since April 14, 2015, there have been two planets (Sun and Jupiter) in their exalted zodiac signs and two planets (Mars and Venus) in their own zodiac signs.
In addition, the passage of Moon through Pisces (April 16-17) making mutual reception with the exalted Jupiter in Cancer, through its exalted sign Taurus (April 21-22), and through its own sign Cancer (April 25-26) makes it possible to have five planets in favorable sidereal zodiac signs during April 14 – May 2, 2015. Furthermore, the placement of the the lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu respectively in sidereal Virgo and Pisces is very desirable and favorable. Of course, the placement of these planets with respect to their favorable house disposition as dictated by the birth time and the birth place is necessary to realize the auspicious and positive influence of these planets.
As a result of this wonderful planetary configurations during these 18 day period, it wouldn’t be surprising if some of the most prominent and influential people of the twenty first century come from the bunch born during this period.
May 6: The above caption was posted on April 30, well before the news of the Royal Baby, who was born May 2, 2015 at 8:34 a.m. GDT in London, England. The planetary placements mentioned in the above caption will obviously apply to her chart, so Buona Fortuna, Princess Charlotte!
The important challenging planetary configurations for May include Saturn-Mars (May 13-15) opposition; Neptune-Rahu (April 8 – May 2) and Pluto-Jupiter (May 12-26) quincunxes; Pluto-Rahu (April 19 – May 2), Neptune-Saturn (May 3-10) and Uranus-Saturn (May 15-20) ninefold quincunxes; Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (May 5-10) ninefold squares and Neptune-Mars (May 24-25) square.
The Saturn-Mars (May 13-15) opposition may become responsible 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-Jupiter quincunx maybe reflected in significant (positive or negative) changes in religious and academic fields.
The Neptune-Saturn ninefold quincunx (May 3-10) may become responsible for rise in covert activities and increased natural and man-made calamities all around the world. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries 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 influence of the Uranus-Saturn (May 15-20) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in social or political turmoil in the United States, China and Russia, and increased friction between the USA and Russia.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (May 5-10) ninefold squares maybe reflected in the rise of terrorist activities in the United States besides the volatile region of the Middle-East (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Israel and Palestine).
The Neptune-Mars (May 24-25) square may become responsible for some sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening and greater possibility of both natural and man-made calamities. The countries that are most likely to be affected during these couple of days would be Pakistan and Russia.
The ninefold squares of Neptune with the lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu (April 17-24) are likely to become responsible for accelerations of secret activities all around the world including political covert activities. Social confusion and chaos in countries like Russia and China is a real possibility.
The auspicious planetary configuration for May include Pluto-Uranus (May 12-22) ninefold trine.
The manifestation of the Pluto-Uranus (May 12-22) ninefold trine may be reflected in an extraordinary time for technological discoveries and inventions. New important technological breakthroughs during this period are likely. For the United States, in general, this period may turn out to be a fabulous one.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States, Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions), Russia and China.
About President Obama….
President Obama’s operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) continue to be Mercury and Jupiter till July 6, 2015. During May Mercury will remain in sidereal Taurus (and in the 10th house of his progressive chart). On May 19, Mercury becomes retrograde and stays retrograde till June 12.
Since the tenth house Mercury is favorable (optimism, political gains and success) for him, all through May he is likely to enjoy Mercury’s positive energy to successfully deal with the both international and domestic issues. However the the retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. And therefore, he is likely feel a slow period in navigating through daily chores and dealing with his adversaries from May 19th through the end of the month. However, he will continue to successfully govern the country.
The other planet, Jupiter is presently transiting through the 12th house of his progressive chart, and in his ninefold progressive chart, through the 5th house till May 7 and then through the 6th house for the rest of the month. As a result, his efforts will continue to see bearing fruits till May 7, but after May 7, he will have real tough time dealing with his adversaries (6th house) and likely to experience few setbacks in carrying out his agenda through the remaining May.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx (May 15-20) may mean a turbulent political and social period. At the same time, the influence of the Pluto-Jupiter quincunx (May 12-26) may bring out the new moral and ethical challenges in the religious and academic fields.
The manifestation of the the Pluto-Uranus ninefold trine (May 12-22) may be reflected in an extraordinary time for technological discoveries and inventions. New important technological breakthroughs during this period are likely. For the United States, in general, this period may turn out to be a fabulous one.
During May 5-10, the USA needs to be on guard for a possible terrorist related activity.
· Russia: The influence of the Uranus-Saturn (May 15-20) and the Neptune-Saturn (May 3-10) ninefold quincunxes may be reflected in social and economic turmoil and increased friction between USA and Russia. And the Saturn-Mars (May 13-15) opposition may become responsible for terrorism and violence. Also, outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are real possibilities.
· Europe: During the first week of May, the Neptune-Saturn (May 3-10) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for rise in covert activities and increased natural and man-made calamities. The Saturn-Mars (May 13-15) opposition may become responsible for terrorism and violence.
· China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries: During the third week of the month, the influence of the Uranus-Saturn quincunx may be reflected in social and economic turmoil in China. Also, during the first week of the month, the ninefold quincunx of Neptune with Saturn is likely to become responsible for rise in covert activities. Nonetheless the Pacific-rim countries and Japan are likely to economically do well.
· Middle East: During the first three weeks of May, terrorism and violence in the region by extremists under the name of religion is very likely, especially in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Israel-Palestine area.
· Religion: During the May 12-26 period, the 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.
· Natural and Man-made Calamities: The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, air crashes as well as man made accidents are very likely to occur during May 5-20.
Earthquakes: Based on the latest earthquake prediction model III (yet to be published) the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on May 8-12, 14, 17, 20, 26, 29 and 31. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2015 is provided at Earthquake Predictions 2015.
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.