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Monthly Global Predictions for May 2014
Date Posted: April 30, 2014

 

About the Malaysian Airline Flight 370.........

This is what was posted last month (March 31).....

With the north lunar node (Rahu) and the retrograde Mars within 5 degrees in sidereal Libra along with the exalted Saturn and Moon, we enter the Spring Equinox of 2014. The mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian flight 370 (Rahu + retrograde Mars in air sign Libra) on Saturday, March 8 (soon after Mars and Saturn turned retrograde) is intriguing.  The nature of the retrograde Mars, Rahu and the retrograde Saturn means a possible tragedy in air (accidents?).  Did the plane crashed over sea?  Considering the planetary picture, none of these planets connected to water sign…and therefore, it doesn’t seem likely that the plane crashed over waters. Did it crash over land?  Only if the mystery gets solved before the Mars become direct.  If the mystery is not solved by the time Mars becomes direct (May 20) then it’s possible that survivors of that flight (at least some of them) might be found.

Update......

As of now no trace of the plane or bodies.  Nobody knows what happened to the plane. Since Mars will be in the earth sign Virgo, it seems either the mystery gets solved (crashing on land) before May 20 or we may be looking at the surprise of "the survivors of that flight".  We just have to wait and see...

 

About the Ukrainian Crisis.....

This is what was posted last month (March 31).....

As for the Ukrainian crisis, I expect we are likely to witness a full blown crisis situation during June – Oct 2014 period, as was pointed out, as a probable period for such crisis in my 2014 Annual Prediction column. 

Update....

As the eastern part of Ukraine is being occupied by Russian forces threatening the escalation of the conflict and the NATO is mobilizing its forces to counteract Russian aggression in Ukraine, the stage is being set for a full blown crisis for June-October period.

Global Predictions......

The important challenging planetary configurations for May include, the retrograde Mars (March 2 - May 20), the retrograde Saturn (March 3 - July 21), Uranus-Saturn (April 28 - May 5) ninefold quincunx, Pluto-Uranus (April 3 - May 6) square and Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (May 7-15) ninefold squares.

Retrograde Mars (March 2 - May 20)

From the planetary influence standpoint, one of the major events for the next 2-3 months is the retrograde Mars, and on average it occurs once every two years.  On March 2, Mars becomes retrograde in the sidereal zodiac sign Libra, via it's retrograde motion it goes back in Virgo on March 26, and stays retrograde in Virgo till May 20. Astrologically speaking, what does the retrograde Mars mean? And what can we expect from the retrograde Mars?

In 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, fierce, high ego and energy, and more impulsive nature, usually when retrograde, it make things worse with incredible speed. 

In particular, during this retrograde Mars period, artists, entertainers, judges, musicians, engineers, designers, accountants and business people are likely to be more affected than others.

Also, during this period, expect a political tension building among developed nations.  Destruction of wealth due to natural calamities or man made accidents and violence are also very likely. Due to the presence of Rahu and Saturn in Libra, other possibilities include a sudden rise in terrorist activities, escalation in a warlike climate between Israelis and Palestinians, and increased covert activities among nations.

Retrograde Saturn (March 3 - July 21)

Saturn became retrograde on March 3 and is going to stay retrograde till July 21, 2014 in sidereal Libra.  On the world scene, generally, the projects that deal with expansion are likely to either stay on hold or experience sluggish progress.  In religious world, things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate.  In the political arena what may seem like progress will turn out to be a disaster.

The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx has been reflected in rise in covert activities among nations, possibilities of natural as well as man-made calamities and political and social turmoil in places like Russia (Ukraine) and China.  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. 

The Pluto-Uranus square has been responsible for bringing a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against terrorism and other international issues, and also with its domestic matters. As a result, there has been (and further will be) a transformation of a political strategy that has become responsible for a change in the current political agenda and foreign policy matters (especially in dealing with Russia) of the Obama administration as the planet Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the field of politics to a new level or setting with a new set of norms.

The influence of ninefold squares of the lunar nodes with Neptune (May 7-15) will be reflected in escalation of secret activities all around the world including political covert activities. Social confusion and chaos in countries like Russia (Ukraine) and China is very likely.

The auspicious planetary configurations for May include Saturn-Jupiter (May 20-27) trine and Neptune-Saturn (May 1-6), Pluto-Saturn (May 5-14) and Uranus-Saturn (May 26-31) ninefold trines. 

The Neptune-Saturn ninefold trine may turn out to be positive for Russia. In addition, most of the technological areas (especially biotech) are likely to make significant progress via inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy, creating a very healthy atmosphere around us.

The manifestation of Pluto-Saturn ninefold trine may be reflected in economic growth, especially in  Europe and Russia. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

The Uranus-Saturn ninefold trine will be responsible for positive religious activities all around the world.  Also, this is a marvelous time for the USA to make some extraordinary progress in enhancing her image both internationally and domestically.

Finally the influence of the Saturn-Jupiter trine will be reflected in joyous religions activities around the world with positive experiences.  People will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. 

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Russia, Ukraine, China, United States, Europe and the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions).

 

About President Obama......(rise in his popularity in public opinion polls?)

Until June 26, 2014, President Obama's operating planets are going to be  Mercury and Moon. Mercury will remain in Aries till May 4, and then it enters Taurus and remains in Taurus till May 22 and then in Gemini for the rest of the month. Therefore, in his progressive chart, Mercury will remain in the 9th house till May 4, in the 10th house till May 22, and then in the 11th house for the rest of the month. The 9th house Mercury will continue to be challenging for him for the first 4 days of the month. But then the favorable 10th house Mercury will be positive for him till May 22 during which time he will manage successfully govern the country. During the last 9 days of the month his period becomes even more bright from him from the political success and positive accomplishment standpoint. For a change his popularity during the second half of the month will rise due to the favorable influence of Mercury.

About USA.....

The Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx will likely to be the cause for rising friction between democratic and republican leaders.  Also, the possibilities of natural as well as man-made calamities can not be ruled out.

The Pluto-Uranus square could become responsible for remarkable and irreversible changes in the political landscape of the democratic party.  The new ways of dealing with the politics will emerge and become very visible for not only for the democratic party but for the both parties. 

The Saturn-Jupiter trine will bring joy via religions activities with positive experiences.  

·        Russia:  The influence of ninefold squares of the lunar nodes with Neptune will be reflected in escalation of secret activities in Russia. Social confusion and chaos in Ukraine and Russia will dominate the headline news.

·        Europe:  The Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx will likely to be the cause for rising friction between the USA and some of the major European countries. Also, the possibilities of natural as well as man-made calamities can not be ruled out. The Saturn-Jupiter trine is very positive for continent in terms of rising optimism and the importance of morality.

·        China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:  Except for China, it seems the entire region is going to enjoy this month with positive events. For China, the first half of the month may turn out to be chaotic from social and political stability standpoint. However the economic activities will likely to expand in the entire region.

·        Middle East:  During the first half of the month the situation in the Middle-East will become more volatile and uncertain.  A new crisis is likely to emerge in the region. However, from religion standpoint,  religious leaders are likely to enjoy positive period during the second half of the month.

·        Religion:  The influence of the Saturn-Jupiter trine will be reflected in joyous religions activities around the world with positive experiences.  People will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. 

·        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 very likely to occur during the first half of the month.

      Earthquakes: Based on the earthquake prediction model II, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on May 1-3, 6, 11, 14, 19, 21-22 and 24-26.

      While man-made 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

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