of the major and deadly planetary configurations that happens once
about every 8 years is going to
occur during April (Apr 3-23), and it is the square between Uranus and each of
the lunar nodes (Rahu and Ketu). It is probably the most crucial and
challenging time of the year for the USA and especially for the Bush
administration in dealing with the nations of the world and its adversaries (Refer to
my annual prediction caption for 2003 in archived comments). And the
influence of this configuration will be felt all over the world. It's going to be a
period marked with domination of fear, uncertainties and anxieties about
future. There will be more violence, social unrest and terrorism in the Middle-East,
USA as well as in other regions of the world. And, as has been
predicted in this column for last few
months, President Bush and his administration will continue to
struggle with Iraq war with no end and success in sight.
configurations that will
influence world events in April are: Mars-Saturn and Mars-Rahu
regular and Saturn-Rahu ninefold quincunxes, Uranus-Rahu/Ketu
squares, Pluto-Neptune and Jupiter-Rahu ninefold trines, and Ketu-Jupiter
and Uranus-Saturn sextiles.
The countries that
are likely to make headline news are: United States, Russia, Western
Europe, China, Middle eastern countries including Iraq, North Korea
President Bush and his administration:
As predicted last month, President
Bush had been frustrated and consumed in facing his adversaries and traditional
international allies during March due to his decision of going
ahead with war with Iraq. And as it has been repeated
before he will be in for a long and frustrating
spring with a very little success.
on President Bush's current planetary transits, he will continue
to be engulfed with frustration and anxiety with his ongoing
occupation with the Iraq war. The transit of Pluto that opposes
his natal Uranus and lunar node Rahu will continue to be a cause
of anguish and personal pain for him. In addition, the
intense pressure from the square aspect of Uranus with lunar nodes
in April makes it extremely difficult for him to handle his own
ego. Also, from health and personal safety standpoint April is not
so favorable for him. President Bush must take an extra care of his
health during this month and it
would be very prudent of him if he takes extra precaution for his
own personal safety during this month.
first three weeks of April are not good for the country,
especially from terrorism, general social unrest and on going
anti-war protests standpoint.
Russia: While Saturn-Rahu ninefold quincunx may
prove to be negative for Putin administration during the third
week (April 15-19) of April, Pluto-Neptune
ninefold trine (April 11-30) should prove to be positive from
international diplomacy standpoint. The relationship with USA (particularly with Bush administration)
will reflect a sort of indifference towards each other.
Europe: Uranus-Rahu/Ketu squares (Apr
3-23) will certainly prove to be very negative as far as
relationship between Western European countries and USA is
unrest and increased terrorist activities are likely.
Japan and Pacific-rim Countries: April is not going to be that bad
for China. Besides a possibility of some new domestic crisis
occurring I don't see a whole lot happening in China.
However, terrorism and violence in Pacific-rim countries
(Indonesia, for instance) will likely to be on rise.
In general, except for United States, the entire month will be a
quiet month for religions around the
world. In United States the friction between the religious
authorities and their counter parts will accelerate.
Except for the last week of the month, April doesn't look
favorable. Both the natural and man-made calamities (especially
the latter) are very likely to
occur, particularly in western world as well as in the Middle-East
man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest,
violence, and accidents, the natural calamities are likely to
include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts; and thunderstorms, earthquakes, air