Although itís 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.
Retrograde Mercury (January 19 - February 8)
On January 19, the planet Mercury became retrograde in its
motion. It will stay retrograde in the sidereal zodiac
sign Capricorn until February 8. Typically
retrograde Mercury means unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines,
unforeseen obstacles, and disappointment in daily chores.
Retrograde Mercury in Capricorn, in general, means more frustrating periods for
businesses (small businesses as well as corporations), political leaders, people
in authoritative positions, and scientists among others.
In addition, for those who deal with media or journalism, academic institutions like
universities and colleges, banks, as well as marketing and sales people,
diplomats, advisors, counselors, are more likely to experience the negative
aspect of the retrograde Mercury. Also, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart, and if
your current planetary cycle provides the results of Mercury then you are more
likely to experience the effects of retrograde Mercury during this period.
Retrograde Jupiter (Nov 3 - March 2)
Jupiter will continue to be retrograde in its
motion in February. It will stay retrograde until March 2 in the sidereal zodiac Gemini. For those who have
a well placed Jupiter in their birth charts and if Jupiter's period is currently in
operation, such people are likely to feel the deceleration in their progress.
Remember it's only temporary! Need to put more energy in to whatever you
do to achieve what you need to achieve.
the world scene, particularly in religious world, "confusion"
will take the center stage and things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate. The world economy will likely to experience a lot
Retrograde Saturn (September 27 - February 8)
Saturn will continue to be retrograde only for about a
week in February (Feb 8). For those who have
a well placed Saturn in their birth charts and if Saturn's period is currently in
operation, relax! your days of frustrations are going to be over.
the world scene, generally, the projects that deal with expansion are likely to
either stay on hold or experience sluggish progress. In religious world,
things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate. In the political arena what may seem like progress
will turn out to be a disaster.
entry in sidereal Taurus (and Ketuís in sidereal Scorpio)
The lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu
transit through a zodiac sign for about one and half years.
Therefore, the upcoming Rahuís entry in sidereal zodiac sign Taurus and
simultaneously Ketuís entry in sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio on February 22nd
becomes an important astrological event. Generally
lunar nodes dictate major events in our lives.
Depending upon their strength as
evident in the birth chart their influence on individuals can be significant.
Most of the famous people in all walks of life have unique placing of
these lunar nodes in their birth charts or horoscopes.
For those who have Pisces, Cancer,
Libra, or Aquarius as either rising sign (ascendant) in their birth charts or in
their ninefold birth charts are likely to experience a very rewarding period for
the next year and half. Depending
on the proximity of Rahuís position from its house cusp results will manifest
For those who have Aries, Gemini,
Leo, Scorpio, or Sagittarius, as either rising sign (ascendant) in their birth
charts or in their ninefold birth charts are likely to experience difficult
challenges. Of course the severity
of such experiences will be proportional to the weakness of these nodes in the
the world scene, during the next six months or so (especially when Rahu opposes
the Pluto while Ketu becomes in conjunction with Pluto) expect a lot of turmoil
and violence as Israelis and Palestinians accelerate their fight against each
other. Don't be surprised if other Middle Eastern countries get involved
in the conflict. As a result, the world stability will certainly be remain