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Comments for last month's (May) Predictions
Date Posted: May 31, 2004

 

Comments on General Global Predictions of the last month

May begins with a total lunar eclipse (May 4). Since this eclipse occurs on the sidereal Aries-Libra axis and is visible in Europe, Asia (Middle east), Africa and Australia, the possibility of occurrence of terrorist activities and violence is very likely in any one of those regions. In addition, the conjunction of Mars and Saturn which occurs during May 20-23 in sidereal Gemini  may become responsible for a severe natural disaster or a huge manmade calamity due to communication problems. Of course, during the same period it will not be surprising to see the conflict between the Israel and Palestine gets flared up and the Iraq situation becomes worse.

There were several incidences of violence and retaliation in Israel and Palestine areas making the situation worse than it was at the beginning of May.  Terrorism (Nick Burg beheading, daily loss of American lives in Iraq), a bomb killing Chechen president, A huge wave of tornados sweeping most of the midwest region of the USA, and similar natural calamities in different parts of world occurred during May. 

On a positive note, however, we have a lot more to be thankful to Saturn-Ketu (May 11-22), Rahu-Jupiter (May 20-June 5), Mar-Uranus (May 16-18), and Mars-Ketu trines and Saturn-Jupiter (April 23 - May 12) and Mars-Jupiter (May 20-23) sextiles. I expect the world economy to expand very convincingly and more terrorist plots to be foiled than succeed. And some of the key terrorist might get captured.

For science and technology May will turn out to be a very favorable month as escalation in research activities resulting in innovations and discoveries in modern medicine and biotechnology will continue.  Innovations in other fields such as high-tech and information technology will also make the headlines.

The countries that are likely to make headline news are:  Russia, United States, European countries, Iraq, Middle Eastern countries including Israel and Palestine, and China. 

  • United States of America:    

President Bush and his administration:  

Although May, in general, may turn out to be a good month for the world, for President Bush it's a different story. During May for him the lunar nodes will be squaring his natal Pluto and natal Mercury till May 15, and as a result, the first two weeks of May will prove to be very crucial for him in dealing with domestic as well as foreign matters. In my opinion, personally, it's certainly going to be extremely frustrating period for him as the likelihood of some of his very close associates deserting him or forced to leave him becomes high, and some of the key republican leaders are likely to be disappointed with his performance and more importantly with his stubbornness.   In addition, during the conjunction of Mars with Saturn (May 20-23) he should take care of his health and personal safety.  On a positive note, as Jupiter transits his natal Mars in May his popularity in poll is likely to stay ahead of his democratic counterpart.

May 7: U. S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld publicly testified before congress and apologized for Iraqi Prison abuse. 

May 9:  Iraqi Prison abuse trial set.

May 22:  President Bush fell off his bike in his Ranch in Crawford, Texas and had bruised his knee, chin, and nose.

The Country:

For the country in general, May is a positive month except perhaps during May 20-29 period. Positive news with respect to terrorism related activities such as foiling of terrorist plots or actual capturing of key terrorists are very likely during May.  

There was a news of capturing of key possible Al-Qaida operatives in Briton and elsewhere during May 20-29 period. 

For the Republic Party the first two weeks are positive, but the third week and possibly the first half of the fourth week is not favorable. 

For the Democratic Party except for May 20-29 the month looks to be positive.

The event of Iraqi prison abuse crisis requiring Defense Secretary to testify in public before congress  and had to apologize clearly put the administration and the republic party on defensive while Democrats tried to use this opportunity for political gain.

            Russia:  May may turn out to be a crucial month for Russia and Putin administration. Some sort of social or political crises are likely to emerge during May 15-27 period. Covert activities will be on rise during the same period. 

    May 9: Bomb kills Chechen President

            Europe:  During May 20-29 an event is likely to occur that will become the cause for the (further) friction between the USA and Europe. Although not very likely terrorist related activities might occur during the first and the last two weeks of May. 

            Religion:  Except for the last week of May religions or world religious leaders should enjoy their activities and work.

            Natural and Man-made Calamities:   The lunar eclipse (May 4), and May 15-27 periods are likely to filled with events related to both man-made and natural calamities. 

         There were several incidences of violence and retaliation in Israel and Palestine areas making the situation worse than it was at beginning of May.  Terrorism (Nick Burg beheading, daily loss of American lives in Iraq), a bomb killing Chechen president, A huge wave of tornados sweeping most of the midwest region of the USA, and similar natural calamities in different parts of world occurred during May. 

         While 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 crashes and fires.

     

Comments on the last month's  World Financial Markets predictions

World financial markets in the first ten days of May are likely to trend bullish, then mixed for about a week followed by a week of bullishness and then bearish  as we approach the last week the month.

It must be noted that the basis for the following predictions mainly includes the influence of the planets Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars along with the slower moving modern planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. For the ninefold analysis, the fast moving planets like Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Moon can also influence the outcome of the world markets. However, these influences, although usually insignificant, are difficult to account for as the analysis then becomes too complex to make market predictions.  Therefore, should it become necessary to account for the influence of fast moving planets the timely advanced updates whenever appropriate will be provided.

May 1-9: Bullish

May 10: Bullish to mixed

May 11-14: Bullish 

May 15-18: Mixed

May 19-24: Bullish

May 25-26: Mixed

May 27-29: Bearish

May 30-31: Bearish to mixed 

My predictions were more or less totally off for the entire May. Apparently the influence of quincunxes was far more pronounced than I expected.