of 2006 may turn out to be a disastrous month from natural and
man-made calamities standpoint. While Saturn-Rahu trine continues to
be very favorable and prosperous planetary configuration responsible
for world stability and peace, the ninefold squares of lunar nodes
with Uranus and Neptune, Uranus with Saturn, and Neptune with Mars
will pose difficulties and challenges that will likely to be
reflected in several man-made and natural calamities all around the
world and creating an atmosphere of uncertainty and anxiety.
below under natural and man-made calamities.
The countries that
are likely to make headline news are: USA, Russia, Europe,
Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, India and Pakistan.
President Bush and his administration:
retrograde Saturn transiting through his ninefold ascendant, all
through January President Bush will be faced with serious
political challenges this month. As a result, under the political
pressure from his party leaders, he is likely to be forced to let
go some of his cabinet members and people in important political
positions. In addition, he is likely to continue change his stance
on Iraq post-war issues. During (the latter half of the month) the
ninefold Saturn and Rahu conjunction and Saturn's transit through
his natal Mercury he must not just only be prepared to deal with
on going political difficulties, but also, must take care of his
health and necessary precautions for his personal safety. During
the first week of January as Mars squares his natal Pluto and
Mercury he is likely to become accident prone, and therefore,
should be careful against taking any undue risk or adventurous
wiretapping of US citizens
most critical period of the month is likely to occur during
January 11-27. There are several possibilities of likely
events though which this critical period is going to manifest.
Terrorism for one. Would it occur on U.S. soil? Well, if
it's going to happen in 2006 then it's likely to occur during Jan
11-27. Other possibilities include political scandal, social
unrest, religious conflicts, natural calamities such as snow
storms, snow blizzards and alike.
Bin Laden's audio tape made a big news and became a serious cause
for concern during Jan 11-27.
victory of Hamas Party in recent Palestine elections is probably
the most important event that will make it extremely difficult to
keep the peace process between Israel and Palestine moving
further. USA, European countries, and Israel will
likely to be negatively influenced by this event for a very long
time with no easy solution. It might change the whole political
equation in the Middle East giving rise to instability and more
Saturn-Rahu trine and Pluto-Uranus sextile are positive for the
country from economy and technological progress standpoint.
Positive news reflecting technological advances and innovations
will dominate media news.
may prove to be a better month for republicans (not for Bush
administration) than that for democrats. However, the differences
between the senior leaders of the Republican party and the Bush
administration on domestic and Iraq war issues will remain and
will continue to be the cause for friction between them. The party
leaders are likely to distance the administration or take neutral
stand on most of the issues that are going to dominate the
political news during January.
Jan 27: Senate Minority Leader Harry
Reid said on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to
block Bush's nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito
to the US supreme court.
democrats, January is going to be a difficult month. The party
will experience the pain of transformation which has been going on
at a much subtle level for quite sometime.
Saturn-Rahu regular trine is positive for economical and political
progress in Russia. As a result, the country is likely to
enjoy January a great deal. However, during the the last few days
of the month an occurrence of man-made or natural disaster is
The positive influence of Saturn-Rahu trine will continue to be
reflected in economic expansion and general well being of public
all over Europe. However, Uranus-Saturn ninefold square will
manifest in violence or attempts of suicide bombings during Jan
17-21. Jupiter-Mars opposition may manifest into either a
religious or faith based crisis or social unrest during Jan 10-20.
In addition, during Jan14-21 events of natural calamities are
Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:
The second and the third week of January may prove to be very
challenging for China with respect to dealing with world. On
domestic front, the last week may turn out to be a disaster one.
However, the economic growth for China, Japan and the entire
pacific-rim region will continue to be at an enviable pace.
Jupiter-Mars opposition may bring out direct confrontation between
religious orthodox and their liberal counterparts. This
confrontation has a potential of turning into an ugly incident.
This is likely to happen during Jan 10-20. Neptune-Jupiter
ninefold square (Jan 23 - Feb 2) may manifest in revelation of a
deceptive or secretive deed that involved higher level religious
Uranus-Saturn quincunx, Neptune-Mars square, Uranus-Rahu/Ketu and
Uranus-Saturn ninefold squares will be responsible for both the
natural and man-made disasters during January. Although the entire
month is likely to be susceptible for both man-made and natural
calamities, the notable days would likely to fall between Jan 11
and Jan 21.
1: Flooded California Hit by Second Storm
2: Israeli air strikes, unrest pummel Gaza Strip
2: West Virginia explosion traps 13 coal miners
4: Suicide Bomber Kills 120 at Iraq Funeral
8: Death toll from record Japan snowfall rises to 63
8: U.S. helicopter crash kills 12 in Iraq
9: Attack on Iraq Interior Ministry Kills 29
12: Death toll in Saudi haj tragedy could hit 300: medics; At
least 345 pilgrims killed in Saudi haj crush
13: US helicopter shot down in Iraq, two pilots killed
16: US helicopter down in Iraq
16: At least 26 dead in Afghan suicide bombings
17 : Abductors threaten to kill journalist in Iraq
19: Bombings on Same Baghdad Street Kill 23
19: Palestinian suicide bomber wounds 22 in Tel Aviv
Earthquakes: During January 1-5, 15-21, and 25-26, a
probability of occurrence of an earthquake of magnitude 7 or
higher is likely in regions of Asia that include Turkey, Iran, and
Afghanistan; and also in regions of Central America.
2: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake EAST OF SOUTH
SANDWICH ISLANDS has occurred at: 60.81S
21.46W Depth 10km Mon Jan 2 06:10:49 2006 UTC
2: A magnitude 7.1 earthquake IN THE FIJI REGION has
occurred at: 19.88S 178.23W Depth 579km Mon Jan 2 22:13:40 2006
Jan 27: A magnitude 7.7 earthquake
IN BANDA SEA has
occurred at: 5.45S 128.10E Depth 342km Fri Jan 27 16:58:48 2006 UTC
is interesting to note that the two earthquakes larger than 7
magnitude occurred on January 2, one of the predicted dates, and
third one on January 27 that missed the prediction date by a day.
far as the prediction of location is concerned, it's been off, and
clearly further research is warranted to improve the model.
man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest,
violence, accidents, and air crashes, the natural calamities are
likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold
winters, and equally intensive droughts, hurricanes or typhoons,
thunderstorms, earthquakes and fires.
Comments on the last
month's World Financial Markets predictions
financial markets for January will likely to begin with a bullish
sentiment till almost half way through the month, then the markets
will turn bearish for about a week to 10days, and finally turn mixed
to bullish till the end of 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.
22-31: Mixed to Bullish