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Comments for last month's (April) Predictions
Date Posted: April 30, 2004

 

Comments on General Global Predictions of the last month

As we enter in April, Neptune-Uranus ninefold opposition which began on March 14 will continue to provide fuel for friction (at least until April 10) between conservatives and liberals in the United States.  The Pluto-Rahu ninefold opposition (April 8-23) will likely to accelerate terrorist activities (including those originated by Al-Qaida organization) not just only in the Middle East attacking western interests (particularly those of US and its allies) but also in Europe and Asia. During the same time a new crisis in Europe and the occurrences of natural and man-made calamities all around the world are very likely.  However, on a positive note, terrorist may come under pressure and some of them are likely to be captured during April 16 - May 9 period. 

April has been the worst month for mounting US casualties in Iraq with different factions of (Shiites and Sunnis) Iraqis and others simultaneously fighting against US army and marines in cities of Fallujah and Najaf.

At home 9/11 hearings, abortion, Iraq war justification provided more fuel to conservatives and liberals to get at each others throat.

April 19: British police foiled a series of bomb attacks at a Manchester United Soccer match with the arrest of 10 people in anti-terror raids.

A terror plot to bomb Jordanian intelligence building and US embassy in Jordan was foiled.

For science and technology until at least up to April 10 is a very favorable period.  Acceleration in research activities resulting in innovations and discoveries in modern medicine and biotechnology will continue to take place.  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:  United States, major European countries, Iraq, Middle Eastern countries including Israel and Palestine, and Russia. 

  • United States of America:    

President Bush and his administration:  

For President Bush during April Saturn will be squaring his natal Neptune at least until April 15 and the lunar nodes will be squaring natal Pluto from the last week of the month to the first couple of weeks in May.  As a result, I expect a lot of smoke and mirror type of activities coming out of Bush White House in defending their position against the charges brought up by Mr. Clarke as well as on going Iraq crisis. There may be some changes occurring in the existing White House cabinet during the same time.  But... it's the three week period beginning the last week of April ..that will prove to be very crucial for the President.  Personally, it's certainly going to be extremely frustrating for him as the likelihood of some of his very close associates deserting him or forced to leave him becomes high.  In addition, some of the key republican leaders are likely to be disappointed with his performance and more importantly with his stubbornness.   

President Bush has been frustrated with daily attacks on US army and marines in Iraq and is under severe pressure from both democrats and republicans to answer a lot of questions including the Iraq exit strategy.  During the last week President has been having close meeting with military commanders and key cabinet ministers for dealings with terrorism in Iraq. 

The Country:

For the country in general, April is not that bad a month. April 7-19 is really positive period for the country. Positive news with respect to terrorism related activities are likely after April 16.  However, a possibility of either man-made or natural calamity does exist during April 8-23.

April 21: Over 80 tornadoes swept in Illinois.

For the Democratic Party April 7-19 is a favorable period to score some political gains over its rival Republic Party. During the same time the party may go through a surprise transformation (I can't really predict what exactly that transformation will be) to enhance its position for the upcoming presidential election. For the Republic Party the third week is positive but the last week indicates frustration.

            Russia:  April 24 through May 2 will certainly be a challenging week for the Putin administration.  More covert activities are likely to be on rise. However, over all, the country will do just fine.

            Europe:  April 8 through 23 is not positive for the continent as a major shift in political or in social arena is very likely to happen causing an irreversible change in European politics. It may have to do with violence or fighting against terrorism.  

            Religion:  Religions or religious leaders will come under social scrutiny and political pressure as traditional norms will be challenged by a new wave of living demanding more individual freedom and less dogmatic pressure. 

            Natural and Man-made Calamities:   April 8-23 is likely to filled with events related to both man-made and natural calamities. 

    In addition to daily bombings and attacks in Iraq (especially during the first three weeks of the month) there were severe tornadoes in Illinois and a train collision in Korea causing hundreds dead and thousands wounded.   

         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 half of April are likely to be mixed to bullish, then mixed to bearish and as we approach the end of the month are likely to turn bullish.

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.

April 1: Mixed to bullish

April 2-6: Mixed

April 7: Bullish 

April 8-10: Mixed

April 11-15: Mixed to bullish

April 16-17: Bullish

April 18-21: Bullish to mixed

April 22-23: Mixed to bearish

April 24: Mixed to bullish

April 25-26: Mixed to bearish

April 27-30: Bullish

Except for the last week the world financial markets in April seem to follow predictions pretty close.