Monthly Predictions for
transit of Mars in Scorpio......
The Planet Mars
enters 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
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suffocated, withdrawn and paralyzed.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.......
In next two months
or so, Uranus and Pluto will be making their fifth and the last
square until the next one that will occur about 75-80 years from
now. 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, social,
cultural and technological fields for the United States of
The manifestation of the Saturn-Rahu
(Jan 28-Feb 1) ninefold conjunction may be reflected in difficult period
for Russia, China and to some extent Europe from the political
turmoil standpoint. Also, for the Republican Party in
the United States (and for republicans as well), it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
The Uranus-Mars (Feb 3-6) square may
become responsible for severe natural and/or man-made calamities in the United
The Neptune-Jupiter (Feb
26-29) ninefold square may become the cause for 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 Pluto-Rahu (Feb 11-19)
sextile means a good period for economy. This period is also good for progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu (Feb 21-28) ninefold sextile may be reflected
in a positive period for Russia and China. Also, most of the
technological areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and
discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive
energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.
Saturn-Jupiter ninefold (Feb 28 - March 2) sextile may become
responsible for the world religions having positive
activities and experiences. People will likely to be
convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining
their religious faith.
The countries that are
more likely to be affected during
month are: Russia, China, Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel
regions) and the USA.
President Obama's operating planets
(the planets that presently influence him most) continue to be Mercury,
Sun and Pluto.
During February, the Mercury
with its direct motion stays in sidereal Sagittarius (in the
house of his progressive
chart) till February 8, then enters sidereal Capricorn (the
sixth house of his
progressive chart). And it remains in Capricorn till the end of the month.
The unfavorable fifth house Mercury
means, he will be
brooding over the matters of important from national security
standpoint, and he will continue to have difficulty in reaching a
decision till February 8. However, after February 8,
due to the favorable sixth house Mercury, he will be
reasonably successful in dealing with the both domestic and
Sun is presently transiting through the
favorable sixth house of his progressive chart till Feb 13. And then for the remaining
part of the month,
through the not so favorable seventh house of his progressive chart. As a result,
until Feb 13, he is likely to enjoy a positive period of
overcoming his adversaries and for pushing forward his political
February 13, due to Sun's transit through the seventh house of his
progressive chart, he will face difficulties in dealing with
being placed in
favorable 5th and the 3rd house of progressive and the ninefold
progressive chart respectively Pluto will bring him a positive
and refreshing change enabling him to govern the country with a
higher degree of confidence.
overall, while during February 8-13, he will have least difficulties in
dealing with his adversaries and have a reasonable success in
carrying out his agenda, the remaining days of February will turn
out to be challenging from the standpoint of governing the country.