The world events for April are going to be dominated by Mars-Rahu
conjunction (April 22-25), Uranus-Saturn quincunx (April
21 – May 27), and Mars-Saturn quincunx (April 28 –
May 2). In addition, Neptune-Saturn ninefold quincunx
(April 5 – 21) will play a significant role in
influencing the events around the world.
Mars-Rahu conjunction and the ninefold and direct quincunxes
will be responsible for natural as well as man-made
disasters in Middle-East, Europe, and United States.
Volatile oil prices, unsteady political situation in
Middle East (as has been reflected in continuous
violence in Afghanistan, Iraq, and particularly, in the
city of Baghdad), and sudden and unexpected calamities
(both man-made and natural) or terrorist activities that
include suicide bombings and deadly attacks.
Other planetary configurations for April include
Saturn-Jupiter trine (April 26 – May 13), Mars-Jupiter
square (April 29 – May 2). The trine will be
responsible for world political stability, and the
Mars-Jupiter square may prove to be beneficial for
religions and religious activities.
The countries that are likely to make headline news will be:
United States, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan,
Israel, and Palestine.
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
Since Pluto continues to quincunx his natal Saturn in
April, President Bush will continue to be negatively
influenced by people surrounding him and as a result, he
will be frustrated with ongoing political crisis (US
Attorney General Gonzales and veto to Iraq withdrawal
timetable as passed in both houses of congress) and his
international dealings with respect to both Iraq and
Iran. In addition, Uranus-Rahu conjunction in the
fourth house of his progressive chart will likely to
force him to make some drastic changes in his cabinet.
On a positive note, because Jupiter opposes his natal
Uranus and Rahu, he will somehow manage to survive the
current string of crisis. The new appointees will likely
to be acceptable to both democrats and republicans.
However, his public image will continue to be mired in
Neptune-Saturn ninefold quincunx may become
responsible for deceptive media event and deceptive
politics in April. The Uranus-Saturn quincunx
towards the end of April (April 21 – May 27) is
certainly not positive for the country. Political chaos
and social unrest are likely during that period..
On a positive note, Uranus-Jupiter ninefold sextile
(April 1 -11) will be responsible for moral awareness
and expanded religious activities.
For republicans, the period of April 5 – 21 is not
positive. A direct clash between republicans and
democrats will reach its peak during the last week of
Russia: In general, the second and
the third week of April are not positive for the country
for domestic politics. The second half of the month
looks to be less positive for the country from the
economical progress standpoint. Man-made and natural
calamities, and rise in covert activities are likely
during the second and the third week of the month.
Europe: Except for the last week,
April is going to be favorable for the continent from
economical growth and political stability standpoint. During
the last week natural and man-made calamities are
China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:
Relationships between China and the United States likely
to become tense during the second and the third week of
the month. However, the entire month will be positive
for China, Japan and pacific-rim-countries from the
economical growth standpoint.
Middle East: Violence and suicide
bombings in Iraq and Palestine-Israel regions may start
tapering down in April. However, the last week of April
will prove to be very deadly for the region from
violence standpoint. The notable dates for violence
related activities are: April 21-30.
Religion: The first week of the
month is positive for the religious activities all
around the world. The last week of April may prove
to be disastrous for the religious leaders and
Natural and Man-made Calamities: Uranus-Saturn
quincunx and Mars-Rahu conjunction will be responsible
for both the natural and man-made disasters during the
last part of the month. The likely notable dates are:
Earthquakes: Based on our earthquake
prediction model, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or
higher are likely to occur on April 4-5, 11, 21-24, 28,
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