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 February include Saturn-Jupiter (Jan 30 - Feb 4) ninefold
quincunx, Pluto-Saturn (Feb 23 - March 4) ninefold square, and
Neptune-Rahu (Feb 13-20) ninefold
ninefold quincunx may become responsible for challenges that the
world religious leaders might be facing with respect to their
objectives and people's expectations. The manifestation of
Pluto-Saturn ninefold square may be reflected in terrorist activities
in the volatile region of the Middle-East (Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Israel and Palestine) and North African region.
Feb 27: Afghan Protests Over the Burning of Korans at a
U.S. Base Escalate
The Neptune-Rahu ninefold conjunction may become the cause
turmoil in Russia and China. 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.
The auspicious planetary configurations for February are: Neptune-Saturn (Dec 22 - Feb
trine, Uranus-Saturn (Feb 16-24) and Uranus-Rahu (Feb 23-28)
The manifestation of Neptune-Saturn trine will be
reflected in positive
period for Russia and China. Also, most of the
technological areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and
discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive
energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.
Uranus-Saturn and Uranus-Rahu ninefold sextiles will be
responsible for expansion of religious activities all around
the world (especially in the United States) with new vigor and energy. The conservatives will
find ways to compromise with liberals on sticky issues. Democrats and
Republicans will agree on more matters than the ones they disagree. This
is a good time to get those lingering bills passed in U.S. Congress and Senates.
Feb 15: Lawmakers move to cusp
of deal on payroll tax cut
Feb 16: Congress
reaches deal on payroll tax cut and jobless benefits
The countries that are
more likely to be affected during
month are: Russia, China, United States of
America, European countries 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, becomes responsible for deceptive environment
around him that he ought to be aware of. In addition, due to his another operating planet,
Mars, being retrograde and in the first house of his progressive chart, his patience will be
tested to its limit as he will be forced to deal with political
challenges that will put him not only on defensive but those
challenges will annoy and irritate him a great deal, and make
it extremely difficult for him to deal with the current
pressing issues: the economy, deficit and the international
issues. The dealings with republic house will become an ordeal. Furthermore, the ninefold Saturn
(another operating planet) conjuncts the ninefold
Neptune in the fourth house making it extremely challenging for
him to deal with domestic political issues during the first half of
with Jupiter in Aries, the 9th house (11th from the eleventh) of his progressive
chart, he will still be able to govern the country and inch towards
in leading the country
The Neptune-Rahu ninefold conjunction may become the cause
for deceptive development in Republican party's
presidential nominee race during February 13-20. And in the
following days, the deception will become obvious. The
Pluto-Saturn ninefold square (Feb 23 - March 4) is likely to
manifest itself in a crisis like situation within the republican
party. 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 Neptune-Saturn trine (Feb 1-14) will
reflected in positive
period for most of the
technological areas, as those areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and
Russia: The positive influence
of Neptune-Saturn trine will continue to be reflected in a
favorable period for Russia during the first half of the month.
However, during the last week of the month new crisis (political
or social) are likely to emerge..
Europe: The first half of the month looks to be
positive for Europe from the economical growth and political stability standpoint.
The positive influence of
Neptune-Saturn trine will be reflected in sense of security,
well being and general happiness. However, during the third week of the month,
covert activities might be on rise causing increased friction
among the European countries.
China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:
For China, the positive influence of Neptune-Saturn trine will
continue to be reflected in political stability and economic
expansion during the first half of the month. The third
week of the month may see increased social tension in China, and
during the last week of the month occurrences of natural
calamities or man-made accidents are likely.
Middle East: Except for the last
week of the month, the February may prove to be
relatively less violent and more peaceful than other times for
the region. The auspicious Neptune-Saturn trine may prove to be
boon for the region from the moral transformation and economical
growth standpoint during the first half of the month. The
Pluto-Saturn ninefold square may
become responsible for violence and unrest in Middle East during
the last week of the month.
Religion: The month looks to be
relatively calm for the religious activities around the
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 February 23-29.
Feb 23-28: Afghan Protests Over the Burning of Korans at a U.S.
on the new earthquake prediction model,
the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are
likely to occur on February 3, 12-17, 23, and 27-29.
There was no
earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher occurred in February
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
on the last month's World Financial Markets
financial markets in February will begin with a mixed tone followed by a bearish
period, then bullish, mixed and finally end the month with a bullish tone.
It must be noted that the basis for the following predictions
mainly includes the influence of the planets Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars along
with the slower moving modern planets Uranus, Neptune,
and Pluto. For the ninefold analysis, the fast
moving planets like Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Moon can also influence the outcome
of the world markets. However, these influences, although usually insignificant,
are difficult to account for as the analysis then becomes too complex to make
market predictions. Therefore, should it
become necessary to account for the influence of fast moving planets the timely advanced updates whenever
appropriate will be provided.
February 1-12: Mixed
February 13-20: Bearish
February 21-24: Bullish
February 25: Mixed
February 26-29: Bullish
the exception of few days, the
world financial markets pretty much followed the predictions
during the month.
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