Date Posted: March 31, 2001
Although it’s very difficult to predict the influence of planets on a given individual without referring to his or her birth chart the following is intended only as a general guideline. For confirmation, however, you must refer to your birth chart. Based on the assessment of planetary strengths or weaknesses in your birth chart, placement of planets in your current progressive regular and ninefold charts, and the current operating planetary cycles the following may or may not be applicable.
Uranus’s entry in the sidereal zodiac sign Aquarius (April 4)
One of the important planetary events of April is the transit of the modern planet Uranus from (sidereal) Capricorn to Aquarius on April 4. It stay in Aquarius till July 27, and then with its retrograde motion will return to Capricorn and will stay in Capricorn till January 24, 2002. After January 2002 it will stay in Aquarius for the following 6 to 7 years. Although it’s going to be in Aquarius for a short while before it returns to Aquarius next year, Uranus being the planet of change will certainly affect the matters related to Aquarius in a big way. The drastic changes in social perceptions about the way we live is going to be tremendously influenced by Uranus’s transit in Aquarius. In scientific and technological areas expect a lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries. The scientific and technological growth rate will rise at a very rapid pace. A new wave of philosophers with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new level of understanding.
On individual level for those who have Aquarius ninefold ascendant should get ready for a brand new cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle if Uranus is a dominant planet in their birth charts. The changes that might occur would be sudden and would deal with pretty much all aspects of life including marriage, profession, surroundings, common perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.
Retrograde Venus (March 9 – April 20)
On March 9, the planet Venus becomes retrograde in its motion in sidereal zodiac sign Pisces. Venus becomes retrograde about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for about six weeks. In general, a retrograde Venus means a very challenging period for women, marriages, home life, lovers, entertainment industries. Expect the divorce rates to peak, fighting between spouses to intensify, delays, frustrations, and misunderstandings to take a center-stage in domestic matters. If you have a dominating Venus in your birth chart, and if your current planetary cycle provides the results of Venus then you are more likely to experience the effects of the retrograde Venus from March 9 to April 20. The entertainers like actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, movie directors and producers may find themselves in a miserable situation during the retrograde Venus period especially if they are currently being influenced by Venus through their current progressive cycles.
Pluto-Jupiter Opposition (April 29 -May 11)
This is an important planetary event for people who deal with religion, religious and academic institutes. This opposition could become responsible for a unique transformation in the field of religion as the planet Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the field of religion and academics to a new level or setting with a new set of norms.
In your birth chart if Jupiter and Pluto are either in conjunction or opposition, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your current progressive chart, then you are perhaps standing on the thresh-hold of new era that’s about to begin in your life. Depending up on the houses these planets occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a totally new and very different experience in that particular field. Be ready to accept this new settings with new challenges and the rewards that come with them.
On a collective level, religious and academic and to some extent social fields are very likely to see in changes coming. 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.
Neptune-Jupiter trine (April 1 -April 11)
This auspicious trine is good for all world religions as well as for people who are engaged in activities that help us expand morally, socially as well as materially.
For those who have well placed Jupiter and Neptune in their birth chart (conjunction, trine, sextile, opposition) are likely to experience very positive period during April 1- April 11. People involved in the religious activities are likely experience a sudden boost in their daily activities, and religious authorities are going to be well recognized by societies.
On a collective level, religious, academic, and social fields are very likely to enjoy the new and positive changes occurring in their respective field.
Saturn-Rahu ninefold conjunction (and Saturn-Ketu ninefold opposition) (April 18 -21)
The time when Saturn-Rahu ninefold conjunction occurs is not good for those who have such conjuction or squares in their birth charts. In addition, the lunar node Rahu (or Ketu), or Saturn is affecting your life via your current progressive chart, then you might want to consider taking extra precautions in the areas which are affected by these planets as shown in your natal chart. Such people should avoid taking any kind of risk at any cost during this period. Such conjunction can make things so miserable and difficult for you that you are never going to forget them in your life. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new ventures and postpone the matters that you want to begin till this period is passed.
On a collective level, Russia or China may experience social or political turmoil. Also, in the United State for the Republic Party and republicans including the republican president Bush it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during April 18-April 18 period.