December 31, 2014
Wishing you a
very happy and prosperous 2015
The year 2015
is going to be distinctly influenced by the Scorpio Saturn, exalted
Jupiter, and of course by the modern planets Pluto, Neptune and Uranus. While
worldwide spiritual growth will continue to expand the ongoing political and
social crisis will remain unabated.
In January 2005, Pluto entered sidereal
Sagittarius and marked the beginning of an accelerated process of spiritual
growth. This spiritual expansion
has been marked by globalization, with technological and social developments
that have enabled humans to become more closely connected. However,
the occurrences of the natural and man- made calamities especially during February-March
(as explained later) and to lesser extent from June-October will highlight the year.
all the modern planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) will continue to reside in
spiritual (sidereal) zodiac signs: Pluto in Sagittarius, a fire and mutable
sign ruled by Jupiter; Neptune in Aquarius, an air and fixed sign ruled by
Saturn; and Uranus in Pisces, a water and mutable sign ruled by Jupiter (those
who are born with (sidereal) Sagittarius, Aquarius or Pisces ascendant or Moon
are likely to feel the intensity of the modern planets in a significant and
transformational way). Because both Saturn and Jupiter are planets of spiritual forces (as they rule
the last four signs of the zodiac), in 2015, our subtle spiritual human
evolution will continue to be at a phenomenal speed. In fact, until
July 14, 2015, the exalted Jupiter in the spiritual water sign Cancer will
certainly become responsible for collective spiritual
growth and the emergence of new ways of living in accordance with the
accelerated spiritual growth is likely to be accompanied with pain and
suffering (Scorpio Saturn) as will be reflected in violence and terrorism in places like
Afghanistan-Pakistan, North Africa, Iraq-Iran, and other regions of the Middle
East. Simultaneously increased frequency of natural calamities that include extreme weather
conditions, abnormal weather patterns, earthquakes of significant magnitude, wildfires, hurricanes, snow storms
etc. are also very likely. Those who are born with the Scorpio ascendant or
Moon are likely to experience difficult period filled with challenges;
but the very same experience will likely to provide them with the the
opportunity to transform their lives in a positive way (self-discovery).
transits in Cancer until July 14, 2015.
Since cancer is a cardinal and water sign, and Jupiter
becomes exalted in Cancer, Jupiter's
collective influence will continue to boost the spiritual growth during the first
half of the year. The United States (a Uranus country) will continue to
provide the platform for this spiritual growth since Uranus
resides in Pisces, a sign ruled by Jupiter. During the second half of
2015, Jupiter's transit in sidereal Leo (a favorable sign for Jupiter since it
is ruled by friendly Sun) will likely to become responsible for increased
growth in righteousness and humanity related activities. Advances
in technology and sciences will absolutely be phenomenal due to the favorable
placement of the modern planets: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The
major scientific and technological breakthroughs in fields of medicine,
biotechnology, high technology and space science will therefore be remarkable.
The lunar nodes
Rahu (the north node) and Ketu (the south node) will continue to be in
sidereal Virgo and Pisces respectively. The influence of
the lunar nodes will create challenges (Rahu opposing Uranus and Ketu nearing
Uranus). As a result,
additional effort will be necessary to begin and maintain new humanitarian
projects. Those who
have well placed lunar nodes in their charts and have either Cancer, Aries or
Scorpio as their ninefold (navamansa) ascendant are likely to experience a
very positive year.
the ninefold squares of Pluto-Uranus and Uranus-Saturn, and the ninefold
conjunction of Pluto-Saturn occur among
the planets of action (Pluto, Uranus and Saturn), approximately during February 17 through March 30
period as shown in the chart below. These planetary
configurations may lead to undesirable events, such as wars,
uprisings, violence and revolutions. During the same period, the world’s
financial markets will exhibit marked volatility.
events of 2015 will continue to transform the world to the next new level, a necessary
step as a part of our collective spiritual growth that began in 2005.
Global Prediction for January 2015
The challenging planetary
The Uranus-Rahu (Jan
19 - Feb 10) opposition may
become responsible for a difficult and challenging 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 the Rahu-Mars
(Jan 27-29) quincunx maybe reflected in both the natural and
man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives, and perhaps a demise
of an international political leader.
The Uranus-Saturn (Jan
20 - Feb 4) ninefold square means social or political turmoil
for the USA, Russia and/or China as well as the increasing
friction between the USA and Russia or China.
The ninefold squares of the lunar nodes
Ranu and Ketu with Saturn (Jan 28 - Feb 1) may become
responsible for the rise in barbaric activities all around
the world. Terrorists are likely to be successful in
creating confusion and chaos. Social turmoil in Europe and Russia is likely.
Religious activities could get stalled for no apparent reason.
The influence of Saturn-Mars
(Jan 13-15) square may result in a short term but very intensive
friction between India and Pakistan, terrorism and violence
around the world,
especially in Iraq and Israel-Palestine area, the outbreak of an
undesirable happening and the occurrences of both natural and man-made
The manifestation of the squares of the
lunar nodes with Pluto (Jan
9-31) maybe reflected in a new wave of renewed violence
between Israel and Palestinians.
The ninefold square of Uranus with Pluto (Nov 22-April 6)
has been becoming responsible for changes in the way the
Obama administration deals with other
nations with respect to its war against terrorism and other international as
well as domestic matters. There has been a
transformation of a political strategy (dealing with the ISIS and other militant
groups) of the Obama administration as the planet
Pluto with its tremendous energy and power has been irreversibly transforming the
field of politics to a new level or settings with a new set of
For January 2015, President Obama's operating planets
are going to be the prominent planet, Mercury,
and less prominent planets, Venus and Neptune. The
month begins with Mercury in sidereal Capricorn (and in the 6th
house of his progressive chart) and on January 22, Mercury
becomes retrograde in Capricorn and remains in Capricorn through
the entire month.
Since the sixth house Mercury
is favorable (popularity, gains and success) for him, he is
likely to enjoy Mercury's positive energy to successfully deal with the both international
and domestic issues throughout the entire month.
Venus transits through
the sixth and the seventh house of his progressive chart through
January, and he might find bit more stressful to deal with
females; and Neptune,
being in the 7th house of his progressive chart, will continue
to play a role of deception in dealing with people around him. As a result
of this Neptune's placement, when and if he is confronted with
crisis to make some critical decisions he needs to be aware of
the possibility of a deception in his thinking process.
The ninefold square of Uranus with Pluto
(Nov 22 - April 6) means a new political drama between the Obama
administration and the both chambers of congress. There will be a big
transformation of a political strategy that president Obama will adapt to for
dealing with the congress 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
The influence of the Uranus-Saturn
20 - Feb 4) ninefold square will be reflected in the
friction between the Democrats and the Republicans as the new
term begins. (More)
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 January 2, 6, 8, 10, 13-16, 18-20, 27, 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. (More)
Pluto-Rahu and Pluto-Ketu squares
The squares of Pluto with the lunar nodes are generally
have tendencies to destroy the present setting of life and transform it in to a
totally new one. Those who have better placed lunar nodes and their connections
with Pluto are likely to adapt well to this new change and move to their next
level of evolution while others are likely to struggle and may find the change
unbearable. Perhaps the best way to deal with this situation is to stay alert
and be extremely cautious in dealing with your surroundings that affect you. Avoid taking any
new risk during this period. And probably be prepared for situations that are going
to get worse before they get better with new direction in life. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new
ventures and postpone the matters that you wanted to begin till this period is
Astrology course offerings
A six week (once a week on Wednesdays)
"Principles of Vedic Astrology Part-I" is being offered January 7, 2015
through February 11, 2015.
For details click here.
A six week (once a week on Thursdays)
"Principles of Vedic Astrology Part-II" is being offered January 8, 2015
through February 12, 2015. For details click here.