most important planetary configuration for January is the second
leg of Uranus-Saturn opposition (Jan 26 - Feb 13). Other
important planetary configurations include:
Neptune-Saturn quincunx (Dec 1 - Jan 8), Pluto-Saturn ninefold
opposition (Jan 5-17), Uranus-Rahu ninefold conjunction (Jan
17-23), and the auspicious Neptune-Uranus ninefold trine (Dec 1 - Feb 5).
The Uranus-Saturn opposition lies along the sidereal Leo-Aquarius
Leo-Aquarius axis for both the Uranus and Saturn is very strong and intense
since Saturn occupies the challenging sign Leo. The manifestation of
this opposition during January 26 - February 13 is likely to result in another
round of challenges of economical downturn, volatile oil prices, increased
violence in the Middle-East (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and
Palestine), political challenges for the US president as well as for US
lawmakers. At a subtle level, the people's perception of life and life
philosophies will go through a painful transformation as demanded by this
forceful Saturn-Uranus opposition.
quincunx may become responsible for political and social crisis
in Russia and China. However, due to secretive nature of both the
Neptune and Saturn details of such crisis may be kept from reaching the
public domain. The Pluto-Saturn ninefold opposition will
manifest itself in increased violence in the Middle-East, especially in
Israeli-Palestine and Afghanistan-Pakistan region. And the Uranus-Rahu ninefold conjunction
will be responsible for political drama in the United States as well as for financial instability around the world.
On a positive note, Neptune-Uranus ninefold trine
is very auspicious for
technological breakthroughs in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, high
technology and space science.
The countries that are most likely to be affected during
month would be: United States, Middle-East (Iraq, Iran,
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel), Russia and
President Bush and his administration:
Although President Bush is wrapping up his
last days at the White house, there will be
no real positive change stored for him
during the final days as he will continue maintaining his below par
performance in governing the country due to
his operating and the currently dominating
planet Pluto's transition though 8th house of his ninefold progressive chart.
addition, during the entire January, the transiting Uranus will square
his natal Uranus and the lunar nodes, and
the ninefold Uranus will transit through the 7th house of his
ninefold progressive chart.
Consequently, he will continue to feel
depressed and helpless and eagerly
waiting for his departure date.
The last week of the month will likely to be chaotic
for the country from the economic and political events
standpoint due to the influence of the Uranus-Saturn opposition. Natural and manmade calamities are also likely
during the same time. However, the Neptune-Uranus ninefold trine
will be responsible for new inventions,
scientific discoveries and technological
Technological breakthroughs in
fields of medicine, biotechnology, high
technology, and space science will continue
to make the headline
For the President-elect Obama, about a week
after his sworn in ceremony, he will be challenged with a
new either financial or international crisis (January 26 - February 13)
along with the pending crisis of the Illinois Governor's
defiant stand against the resigning his post.
However, in my opinion, due to the unique placing of Mars,
Uranus, Rahu and Pluto in the seventh house of his natal
chart he will be successful in dealing with these
Russia: Until January 8, Neptune-Saturn quincunx will
keep Russia on defensive in international
matters. Pluto-Saturn ninefold opposition may become responsible
for domestic crisis during Jan 5-17, and the Saturn-Uranus
opposition (Jan 26-Feb 13) will manifest itself in a
skirmish between the United States and the Russia. On a positive note, the ninefold Neptune-Uranus trine will be
reflected in a slightly better relationship with the USA in
science and technology area.
Europe: The first half of the month
may prove to be real challenging for the continent. Economic
instability and social unrests are
some of the symptoms that continent is
likely to experience during that
period. During the last week of the
month the relationship between the USA and
the European Union may turn sour.
China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:
Neptune-Saturn quincunx will be responsible
for economic and political instability in
China during the first week of January. Then
during the following two weeks China may face a new
domestic crisis. For Japan and Pacific-rim countries,
the month looks to be neutral from economical
Middle East: The Neptune-Saturn
quincunx, the Pluto-Saturn ninefold opposition, Uranus-Rahu
ninefold conjunction, and the Uranus-Saturn opposition
will all contribute to increased violence in the Middle-East
region (Iraq, Israel,
Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Pakistani region).
The United States is likely to face new
crisis in the region especially during the last week of
the month. The entire month is likely to be will be filled with
both manmade and natural calamities in the
Religion: The first half and the
last week of the month will be very challenging for
religious leaders and authorities all around the world to carry
out their agendas.
Natural and Man-made Calamities: The notable dates
for calamities around the world are likely to be:
January 1-23 and 26-31.
Earthquakes: Based on our earthquake
the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or
higher, if occur, are likely to occur on January 6, 11,
13 and 19-20.
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