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Monthly Global Predictions for January 2017
Date Posted: December 31, 2016

 

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Predictions for January 2017

Date posted: December 31, 2016

About President Elect Donald Trump and his challenges......

Presently President elect Trump's operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) are Saturn and Venus. 

During January, Saturn  remains in sidereal Scorpio (the sixth house of his progressive chart) until January 24 and then during the last week of the month it will be in the seventh house of his progressive chart.  Venus will be in sidereal Capricorn (the eighth house of his progressive chart) and sidereal Aquarius (the ninth house of his progressive chart).  While Venus is favorable for him from political activities standpoint, the Saturn may become responsible for rising friction between him and his adversaries during the last week of the month.

In addition, when the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Saturn (his operating planet) will be opposing his tenth house resident natal Rahu (North lunar node) from December 26 through January 12. It wouldn't be surprising if he manages to put himself in a very troublesome and self-destructive type situation during this period.  Also, the transiting Saturn will be going over his fourth house resident Moon and Ketu (South lunar node) during the the same period, and the manifestation of this particular transit may be reflected in a very painful family crisis that he must deal with.  

Furthermore, the transiting Saturn will be opposing his tenth house resident Sun (the ruler of the first house) from January 15 through February 2.  This transit may become responsible for a rocky start of his presidency.

Thus, while the operating planets are mostly favorable from the Dasa cycle standpoint, the influence of transiting Saturn as explained above, may become responsible for an extremely difficult month for him to deal with his political challenges.

Saturn's entry into the sidereal Sagittarius (January 24).......

On January 24, Saturn enters the sidereal zodiac sign Sagittarius, and it will remain in Sagittarius till June 22, 2017 before it returns to Scorpio via its retrograde motion and stays in Scorpio until October 25.  Then it reenters sidereal Sagittarius and remains there till January 23, 2020.

Sagittarius being the fire and mutable sign, for the next two and half to three years, Saturn will strongly influence the world psyche and world religions. Philosopher, pioneers, scientists and reformers will shape the future of the world. Those who have Saturn in Sagittarius will see their lives transformed to a new setting due to a drastic change (mostly at emotional and psychological level). In my opinion, it's going to be a very positive and exciting two and half years for those who have dominant Saturn in their birth chart and have Pisces, Aquarius, Libra, and Cancer as their natal ninefold ascendant. 

In the next two and half to three years, on a world political scene, countries like India and Pakistan will go through a period of intense conflict. Religious leaders, reformers, philosophers and scientists will likely to further transform the world with their successful creative and productive activities.  

About Jupiter and Saturn Sextile......

Jupiter-Saturn sextile is favorable for those who have such sextile in their natal charts.  A proper balance between the optimism and conservatism will protect you from becoming over optimistic (or aggressive) as well as over protective.  If you have such sextile in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through your current progressive cycle then you are likely to enjoy this period with full vigor and success as it would seem to come to you naturally. So enjoy! 

On a collective level, religions around the world will enjoy their activities 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. 

About Uranus's entry in sidereal Aries ........

One of the important planetary events of 2016 is the transit of the modern planet Uranus from sidereal Pisces to Aries. Uranus entered sidereal Aries on June 24, and it stayed there till September 4 before it returned to Pisces due to its retrograde motion.  It will station in Pisces until April 6, 2017 and then will return to Aries, and will stay in Aries for the next seven years or so. 

Although it was in Aries for a short while (June 24 - Sept 4, 20116) before it returns to Aries April 2017, Uranus being the planet of change will certainly affect the matters related to Aries in a big way. Aries being the fire and cardinal sign, which is very suitable for independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus, the changes in world political landscape is going to be tremendously influenced by Uranus's transit in Aries. The people who are most affected by this transit are military personnel, business and political leaders.  In scientific and technological areas expect a lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth rate will rise at a very rapid pace.  A new wave of world political and corporation leaders with their new perspectives on world order will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new level to which we must adjust to. 

On individual level for those who have Aries ninefold ascendant should get ready for a brand new cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle if Uranus is a dominant planet in their birth charts. The changes that might occur would be sudden and would deal with pretty much all aspects of life including marriage, profession, surroundings, common perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.

About Brexit.....

Personally, I don’t put a lot of stalk in the chart of a country since before the inception time of the chart the land existed.  Instead, I look at the characteristics of the zodiac signs and planets associated with that land and the planetary transits. 

In my opinion, UK is very closely tied with the sign Aries, a cardinal and fiery sign ruled my mighty Mars, and where Sun gets exalted.  This is clearly reflected in the way Briton dominated the world in last few centuries.  

Uranus in Aries could be a spark of brilliance. Uranus being very independent and also Aries (ruled by Mars) being an extremely independent sign…this combination may prove to be very positive for UK.  But Uranus being whimsical and as it constantly demands change (therefore, unsteady) it had been interesting to watch events unfolding during June 24 - September 4 in UK.  Because, after September 4, Uranus returned to sidereal Pisces and will stay in Pisces till April 6, 2017 a possibility of reversal of Brexit (which may very well be short lived) exists! Let us see how Briton evolves during next few months.  It will be a glimpse or indication of what to come in the following 6-7 years for UK.

 

Global Predictions......

The important auspicious planetary configuration for January include Pluto-Uranus (Jan 1-Mar 13) ninefold trine and Saturn-Jupiter (Dec 1 - Jan 22) sextile. 

The manifestation of the Pluto-Uranus (Jan 1 - March 13) ninefold trine may be reflected in an extraordinary time for technological discoveries and inventions.  Expect some new important technological breakthroughs during this period. For the United States, in general, this period is going to be remarkable and successful.

The Saturn-Jupiter (Dec 1 - Jan 22) sextile is very positive for religions as they are likely to enjoy their activities with rewarding 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:  The United States, Europe and Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions).

 

About USA.....

The manifestation of the Pluto-Uranus (Jan 1 - March 13) ninefold trine may be reflected in an extraordinary time for technological discoveries and inventions.  In the United States expect some new important technological breakthroughs during this period. For the United States, in general, this period is going to be remarkable and successful.

Natural and Man-made Calamities........

      The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as man made accidents are more likely to occur during Jan 16-19, 27-31.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on January 1, 12, 21, 24-25, 30-31. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2016 is provided at Earthquake Predictions 2017

      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