Retrograde Mercury (March 31 - April 23)
31, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in
It will stay retrograde until April
retrograde, it returns to Pisces on April 3 and stays in Pisces until it becomes
direct on April 23. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Pisces
more frustrating periods for social workers, reformers, psychologists, religious
leaders, philanthropist, philosophers and nursing mothers. This is the time not to start
a new project or a venture, but rather reflect on what's been done so far.
Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you
have been postponing due to lack of time.
In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart, and if
your current planetary cycle provides the results of Mercury then you are more
likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this
period with respect to matters signified by the house it's transiting in your
ninefold sextile (Saturn-Ketu trine) (March
11 - April 10))
ninefold sextile is usually favorable for those who have lunar nodes favorably
placed in their natal charts with respect to Saturn. If such placing is
connected to the first house, second house, ninth house, tenth house, or
eleventh house then expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and
improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you
always wanted to pursue your desired goals but somehow could never get started....now is the time
to follow that dream. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive energy
flowing through you during this period. It's time to jump in and enjoy
Pluto-Rahu and Pluto-Ketu ninefold squares (March 27
- April 7)
The ninefold squares of Pluto with the lunar nodes are generally
have tendencies to destroy the present setting of life and transform it in to a
totally new one. Those who have better placed lunar nodes and their connections
with Pluto, are likely to adapt well to this new change and move to their next
level of evolution, while others are likely to struggle and may find the change
unbearable. Perhaps the best way to deal with this situation is to stay alert
and be extremely cautious in dealing with your surroundings that affect you. Avoid taking any
new risk during this period. And probably be prepared for situations that are going
to get worse before they get better with new direction in life. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new
ventures and postpone the matters that you wanted to begin till this period is
On a collective level, a new wave of renewed violence in
Iraq, Israel and Palestinians, as well as outbreak of terrorism around the
world during these days are real possibilities.
Neptune-Saturn ninefold quincunx (April 6 - 12)
you have Neptune-Saturn quincunx in your birth chart, and
if your current planetary operating cycle is
influenced by either of these planets then you are likely to experience a subtle
but serious financial or social setback or an unpleasant secret will be
revealed to you. If you are planning to take a long distance (overseas) trip
during this period, be extra careful for nasty surprises, or even being stranded
in places you never dream of. You may experience situations totally beyond your
On collective level, covert activities will be on rise. Possibilities of natural as well as man-made
calamities are very likely during this period. Places like Russia and China are likely to
experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries are likely to
see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious
activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open.
Neptune-Rahu ninefold quincunx (April 9-16)
If you have a Neptune-Rahu quincunx (with either of these
planets being especially in the sixth, eighth, or the twelfth house in
their birth chart) and if your current operating cycle is influenced by one of these
planets, then you are likely to experience instability in your life caused due to sudden change in
your routine activities and surroundings. Such experiences might turn out to be
very unfortunate and frustrating. It would certainly be wise not to commit
to anything new and stay low key during this period.
On collective level, social as well as economic
turmoil in Russia and China can not be ruled out. Eastern European
also likely to be negatively influenced by this planetary configuration.
Covert activities around the world may find a new momentum (but because of
Neptune's secretive character we may never know) with regard to terrorism and
other international conflicts.
Square (April 10-11)
square may cause great turmoil in
lives of individuals who have Pluto-Mars square in their natal charts.
Depending on the positions of these planets the matters related to the respective houses are
likely to be affected. The severity of the manifestation would be
proportional to the strength of this square in the natal chart. The sudden
or drastic change in profession or at work place are common manifestations of
collective level or on world scene, natural and man-made calamities can not be ruled out.
Mars-Saturn Opposition (April 16-18)
Mars-Saturn opposition, for no apparent reason,
changes a perfectly normal and healthy situation in to the one with a severe
tension and friction. If you have such opposition in your birth chart, and if
you have any one of these planets
influencing you through the current progressive cycles, then you certainly need to be on
guard. Simply lay back and do nothing. If you must involve in an unwanted
situation, be extra careful and try to minimize the damage. Experiences like fire burns,
rape, accidents, loss of precious things, and monetary disasters are real
On the world scene, a short term but very intensive
friction between India and Pakistan is very likely. Terrorism and violence,
especially in Middle East will be on rise. Outbreak of an
undesirable happening, and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made
calamities are real possibilities.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold square (April 23 - 26)
Saturn-Uranus ninefold square is
unfavorable for you if you have such a square or opposition in your birth chart.
In addition, if the planet Uranus or Saturn is affecting your life via your
current progressive chart, then you might want to consider taking extra
precautions in the areas which are affected by these planets as shown in your
natal chart. You should avoid taking any kind of risk at any cost
during this period. Such square or opposition can make things so miserable and
difficult for you that most likely you are not going to forget them in your
entire life. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new
ventures and postpone the matters that you want to begin till this period is
On a collective level, the United States of America,
Russia or China may experience a social or political turmoil at home as well as
tensions rising between them.
Uranus-Rahu ninefold quincunx (April 27 - May
If in your birth chart Uranus is in the direct quincunx with the lunar node
Rahu, and if any one of these two planets are
influencing you now via your current progressive chart, then you might want to
consider taking extra precautions in your professional and financial areas
during this period and be prepared for unwanted surprises and
obstacles. This quincunx can become dangerous, and ruin your plans and bring about the
unexpected disaster in every which way. In short during this period you
have been tested. If you have very strong and positively placed lunar nodes and
Uranus in your birth chart, then perhaps you need not worry.
On a collective level, the United States and in
particular, the Republic Party is likely to run into some very difficult period. Also, USA and
China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine (April 23 - May 15)
On individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto is
in sextile with Neptune or Pluto-Neptune form a ninefold trine, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your
life via your current
progressive chart, then you are very likely to be positively affected by this
Depending on the houses these planets
occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a positive experience in that particular field.
Enjoy this experience!
At a collective level, the Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine
is positive in either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major
terrorist cells through covert operation. In addition, this ninefold trine is good for Russia
and to some extent for China. Also, on technological front, expect some positive
breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields.