the planetary influence standpoint, one of the major events of early 2012 is the
retrograde Mars which on average occurs once every two years. On January
Mars became retrograde in the sidereal zodiac sign Leo, and will stay retrograde
in Leo till April 24. After becoming direct on April 14, it will stay in Leo
until June 21. Astrologically speaking, what does the retrograde Mars mean? And what can we
expect from the retrograde Mars?
general, when a planet turns retrograde, the positive energy offered by that
planet is expected to slowly diminish. In case of Mars, being a planet of
total independence, high ego and less maturity usually make things worse when
those who have predominant Mars in their birth chart and if it's
influencing them through their current progressive chart, then they are very likely
to experience a sudden setback in their professional as well as in other
activities. They may have to repeat things over many times to get it right,
or they may have to deal with unfortunate and totally unexpected circumstances,
and in general, they may end up in having a very frustrating experience. In
particular, politicians, social leaders, community organizers, construction workers, people who work in
military, and managers are likely to be more affected by this retrograde Mars than others.
a collective level, expect a political tension rising among developed
nations. Destruction of wealth due to natural calamities or man made
accidents are also likely. Other possibilities include a sudden rise in
terrorist activities, escalation in a warlike climate between Israelis and
Palestinians, and of course increased covert activities among developed nations.
The important challenging planetary
configurations for April include Uranus-Mars (March 27 - April 3) quincunx,
Pluto-Neptune (April 18 - May 11) ninefold quincunx,
Uranus-Saturn (April 17-21) and Uranus-Rahu (April 28 - May 4)
the manifestation of
Uranus-Mars quincunx may be reflected in natural and man-made calamities, especially in the United States of
America, The Pluto-Neptune ninefold quincunx may become
responsible for outbreak of violence and terrorist activities
in Middle east, especially in Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine region. Also,
for the occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities,
and for turmoil in some of the east-European
countries, Russia and China.
The manifestation of
Uranus-Saturn ninefold conjunction may be reflected in rising
political tensions between the United States and Russia, and
social turmoil in Russia and China. The Uranus-Rahu ninefold
conjunction that occurs towards the end of the month may become
responsible for difficulties the Republic Party and the leading
republican party congressmen likely to face during that period.
Also, during the same period, USA and
Russia and USA and
China may experience a crisis like situation.
The auspicious planetary configurations for
April are: Uranus-Rahu (April 21- May 9) trine, Neptune-Uranus
(April 7-28), Pluto-Saturn (April 11-19), Neptune-Saturn (April
16-22) and Pluto-Uranus (April 18-29) ninefold sextiles.
The Uranus-Rahu trine, the Neptune-Uranus and the
Pluto-Uranus ninefold sextiles will be responsible for extraordinary times for
collective spiritual growth,
technological discoveries and inventions. Expect some new
important technological breakthroughs during this month. For the United States, in
general, it's going to be a remarkable and very successful period.
The manifestation of Pluto-Saturn ninefold sextile may be
reflected in a fabulous period for
European and Russian economy. This period is also good for progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
The Neptune-Saturn ninefold sextile will be responsible for
the expansion of religious activities with new vigor and
energy. Conservatives will
find ways to expand their agenda without compromising with liberals on sticky issues.
Republicans will have upper hand over democrats. China and Russia are likely to experience
a positive and rewarding period in handling their domestic issues as well as
improving the foreign relations through better policies.
The countries that are
more likely to be affected during
month are: the United Sates, Russia, China, and Middle-East (Syria, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel region).
President Obama and his administration:
President Obama's operating
planet Neptune, being in the seventh house of his
progressive chart, continues to be responsible until July 3 for deceptive environment
around him that he ought to be aware of. However,
with Jupiter in Aries, the 9th house (11th from the eleventh) of his progressive
chart, he will continue to be successful in governing the country and inch towards
in meeting his goals and obligations to American people.
The Uranus-Mars quincunx may become the
responsible for natural and man-made calamities during the first
three days of April. The Pluto-Neptune ninefold quincunx is likely to
manifest itself in a crisis like situation for the republican
party and for natural and man-made calamities. The Uranus-Saturn
ninefold conjunction may become responsible for intense friction
between the conservatives and the liberals by making the
existing divide between them more distinct. The influence of the retrograde Mars will certainly be
reflected in political snafus and crisis. Also, the friction
between the republicans and democrats will likely to escalate
further and there will be times, at least momentarily, the
country may seem paralyzed.
positive note, the influence of Uranus-Rahu trine,
Neptune-Uranus, Pluto-Uranus ninefold sextiles will
reflected in positive
period for most of the
technological areas, as those areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and
Russia: During the third week
(April 17-21) there might be en emergence of social or political
crisis, but it will not last long. Otherwise the rest of April
looks positive for the country.
Europe: Pretty much the entire month
looks to be positive for the continent. However, during the third week of
April, the occurrences of natural
calamities or man-made accidents are likely.
China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:
For China, the second half of April may turn out to be turbulent from
political and economical stability standpoint. However, for the
rest of the pacific-rim region and Japan the economical growth will be reflected in rising
Middle East: The Pluto-Neptune ninefold
become responsible for violence and unrest in Middle East
(especially in Syria, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine region) during
the second half of the month. Also, during the same period,
the natural and man-made calamities (with violence) are likely.
Religion: The entire month looks to
be positive for the world religion and world religious leaders.
Natural and Man-made Calamities: The natural calamities like
extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, air
crashes as well as man made accidents
are more likely to occur during April 18-30.
on the new earthquake prediction model,
the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are
likely to occur on April 2-4, 6-7, 11, 15, and 26-28.
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