of the important planetary events of 2008 is the transit of the modern planet Neptune
from the sidereal zodiac sign Capricorn to the next zodiac sign Aquarius. It first occurs on
April 16, 2008. Neptune stays in Aquarius till July 8, 2008 and then with its retrograde motion
it returns to Capricorn and stays
in Capricorn till February 9, 2009. After February 9, 2009 it will continue to
Aquarius for the following 14 years (till April 2022). Although it is going to be in Aquarius for only about 3 months in 2008 before it returns to
Capricorn, Neptune being the most spiritual planet
of our solar system, it will certainly affect the matters related to Aquarius in a
being an air and fixed sign ruled by Saturn, some of its significant
characteristics are: intelligent, mentally powerful, artistic, talented,
patient, persistent, strong willed and determined, humane, musical, open-minded,
impersonal, intuitive, ascetic and introvert. These qualities complement very
well with qualities of Neptune that include: spiritual, intuitive, divine,
psychic, magical, highly emotional, moody, clairvoyant, inspiration,
imaginative, compassionate and mystical.
a result, a subtle and slow change in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions are
certainly going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before. This era (next
14 years) will be remembered as
the period of spiritual inspiration and transformation. Interestingly, this
era also complements well with the era of
Pluto's transit in sidereal Sagittarius (another spiritual sign) that runs in parallel during the same
time. The way we have been used to deal with
religions will no longer be our norms. Our moral codes will be greatly influenced by our collective
spiritual experiences. And in that sense a subtle but most effective
transformation of world morality during this unique era of 14 years is likely
to take us to a level where the norms solely based on spiritual experiences will
dictate and guide our lives with new level of understanding.
being the sign for academics, scientists, musicians, paranormals, and
philosophers, these respective fields will go through significant transformations to reflect the new norms of
morality and ethics, advances in science and technology keeping in line with
steady progress in longevity, and creation of arts and music that complements
our spiritual progress.
In scientific and
technological areas lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will
find their way into innovations and discoveries. The
scientific and technological growth rate will be at a very rapid pace.
However, it will be the first time the scientific and technological research
will be more focused in areas that will bridge the gap between the science and
morality. The likely areas of research will be in biotechnology, medicine,
spiritual healing, and life-force related activities. A
new wave of philosophers with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly
transform our world in next 14 years to a new level of understanding.
the downside, the return of a similar to
sixties hippies era is very likely.
The increase usage of mind altering drugs,
disregard for social and to some extent
moral responsibility, rise in mental
disorders, and losing the touch with reality
are some of the likely manifestations of
negative side of Neptune.
Other significant planetary configurations for April are: Neptune-Uranus ninefold
(March 25 - April 18), Mars-Uranus (April 20-25) and
Pluto-Saturn (April 10 - May 11) regular trines, Uranus-Jupiter
(March 16 - June 2) sextile, and Neptune-Rahu (April 15
- May 14) regular and Pluto-Uranus ninefold
The Uranus-Jupiter sextile and Pluto-Saturn trine will
provide for the political stability
around the world. Particularly the Jupiter-Uranus
sextile is very positive for bringing out a positive
change in religious world by discarding the outdated and
old non-useful norms and adapting to new ones. This will
be obvious in the United States of America where the
religious norms will see the phenomenal shift. The
Neptune-Uranus ninefold trine will be reflected in
positive growth and advances in technology and
scientific research areas confirming the fact that we
live in very exciting times.
The Neptune-Rahu conjunction will certainly be responsible
for huge social and political changes in Russia and
China. These changes are likely to occur over the next
two months or so. These will have lasting impact
on world politics and global economy. World
financial markets will likely to be very volatile.
The countries that are most likely to be affected during
this period would be: Russia, China, United States, Iraq, Palestine and Israel.
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
President Bush's most operating and the currently dominating
planet Pluto will continue transiting though the 8th
house of his ninefold progressive chart during April. As
he will continue to be frustrated with the international
as well as domestic matters, and he will continue to
have disagreements with his own
administration with regard to economy, and several domestic as well as international
Also, during April Uranus squares his natal Uranus and
lunar nodes. Therefore,
he will have extremely difficult time in dealing with
not only the congress but with his own administration,
especially the homeland security department, and that will be reflected in his
failures and frustration in governing the country.
The Uranus-Jupiter sextile and Pluto-Saturn trine will
provide for the political stability and spiritual
evolution. Particularly the Jupiter-Uranus sextile
is very positive for bringing out a positive change in
religious world by discarding the outdated and old
non-useful norms and adapting to new ones. This will be
obvious in the United States of America where the
religious norms will see the phenomenal shift.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold trine and Uranus-Jupiter auspicious
sextile will be responsible for continued advances in technology and science.
Uranus-Jupiter sextile will transform the democratic
party to a new level as it goes through the political
crisis of inconclusive democratic race for the
front-runner. However, towards the end of the month the
problem may get solved by itself.
Overall, April may prove to be relatively a positive
month for the country.
Russia: The Neptune-Rahu conjunction
(April 15 - May 14) will certainly be responsible for
rise in covert activities, especially the ones that
involve political dealings of Russia with its
adversaries. The international politics will certainly
take a turn for new power struggle in Russia due to
potential drastic political and social changes in
Europe: The Neptune-Rahu conjunction
will certainly be responsible for rise in covert
activities, especially those that involve political
dealings with Russia and possibly with China. There
might be an eruption of international crisis that will
require European Union to get heavily involved with it.
However, the Euro will keep rising against US dollar.
China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:
For China the second half of the month will be very
crucial to deal with both the domestic and international
human rights issues. It may reflect in confusion and
protest resulting in violence in Beijing for Olympic
games. In addition, the
man-made and natural calamities are likely to occur
during the same period. For Japan and Pacific-rim countries,
April looks to be very positive month from economical
Middle East: The Neptune-Rahu
conjunction will be responsible for secret terrorist
attacks and continued violence in Middle-East (Iraq, Israel,
Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region)
during April 15 - May 14. Also, Mars-Rahu and
Mars-Neptune ninefold quincunxes (April 26-30) will be
responsible for intense fighting in Iraq and possibly
new wave of violence in Iran and Palestine-Israeli
sextile (March 16 - June 2) is going to be very positive
for most of the religions around the world. The changes
in spiritual activities, especially in the United States,
will bring out positive changes in religious
world by discarding the outdated and old non-useful
norms and adapting to new ones. And therefore these new
activities, due to their momentum,
will result in some
Natural and Man-made Calamities: The likely notable dates
for calamities around the world are: April 15-30.
Earthquakes: Based on our earthquake
the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or
higher, if occur, are likely to occur on April 2-4, 6,
9-13 and 22-23.
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