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Monthly Prediction for January 2001
Date Posted: December 31, 2000
 
    4) Comments for the previous month's predictions:

Comments for the last month's predictions (For those who are interested in following up last month's predictions against the actual events):

In general, from astrological predictions standpoint the December predictions turn out to be reasonably close to their targets.

The following were the expectations from planetary influence for the last month.

The month of December (especially after December 5) is expected to bring much needed relief to the world of politics and economy. The planetary configurations that are likely to influence most through this months are:

Favorable ninefold trine between Uranus and Neptune. It will continue to provide the excellent environment for economic expansion via scientific discoveries and inventions, and also for merger and acquisitions in the financial world. 

However, ninefold squares between Uranus and lunar nodes (Rahu and Ketu) exerting their influence until December 4, and the square between Saturn and Neptune which begins on December 18 and last through December 25 will likely to exert strong negative influence creating unfavorable and detrimental atmosphere during the respective period for world politics and economy.  Based on October and November results the influence of the negative forces manifesting due to ninefold squares are likely to prove to be serious in nature. 

World financial Markets have been under selling pressure till the last week of December.

Favorable trine between the lunar nodes and Pluto occurring on December 14 and lasting through December 20 is likely to bring the end to the current US presidential crisis. Even before that a trine between Uranus and Jupiter occurring on December 8 may become responsible for paving the way to the finality of the presidential election. 

US presidential crisis ended on December 13-14.

Overall, it seems that a period of extreme uncertainty and volatile activities in world of politics and economics (especially for the USA) that the world had experienced most through November, and still continue experiencing it is likely to come to end somewhere in the second week of December. 

US presidential crisis ended on December 13-14.  Mid East crisis, although still continuing, lost its momentum by the middle of December.

The Pluto-Jupiter square is likely to cause uproar in religious world during December 18 through 22. The Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx may pose some difficulty for Clinton administration in handling international policies during December 21 through December 25.

I have no comments here, but will appreciate your input.

Saturn-Neptune square will likely to cause a potential political as well as economical crisis for both Russia and China during December 18 through December 25.

Sorry, did not keep up with news from Russia and China. Your help is appreciated.

        United States: The first week of December is very likely to create serious difficulties for Clinton administration in dealing with both international matters and domestic presidential election outcome crisis .The conjunction between Pluto and Sun occurring on December 4 is likely to make that day very eventful possibly reaching a climax.  However, December 5 onward, the Clinton administration can expect to breath a sigh of relief as the outcome of presidential crisis is likely to become clear. 

Seems like the events pertaining to the presidential election crisis were pretty much on track.

Around December 21, a possibility of serious political crisis are likely to occur that would involve Russia and (or) China with the United States. Setbacks in foreign policy with Russia and China during the same period are likely. Also, until December 4, Mr. Clinton might want to consider taking extra precaution in whatever he does and deals with. The same precaution is also likely to hold for the president-elect since until December 4,  it's not a positive period for the country's leader.

As far as the presidential election crisis outcome is concerned, in my opinion, it is very likely to come to end by December 14, or even as early as December 8. However, there exists a potential (about 35 to 40 percent possibility) that somehow the crisis may get dragged on through Christmas holidays.

Looking back, it's interesting that the crisis ended exactly on December 14, when the Vice President Al Gore gave his concession speech.

For presidential election prediction with analysis please check out the presidential election prediction page where updates are provided when necessary.

        Russia: Saturn-Neptune ninefold square, and Uranus-Saturn ninefold quincunx  occurring in the later half of the month (December 18 through December 25) may lead to a severe domestic crisis situation both economically and politically. As pointed out earlier, expect some political tension between USA and Russia during the second half of the month.  

Is anything happened or not happened in Russia during December 18-25?

        China, Hong Kong, and Pacific-rim countries:   During December 18 through December 25 China is likely to face crisis in resolving political and economic issues at home.  But from economic standpoint, the entire pacific-rim region, China, Japan, and Hong Kong are likely to experience downturn.  

Is anything happened or not happened in China or in Pacific-rim countries during December 18-25?

        Europe:  After December 4, Europe can expect to look forward to some positive development in resolving economical and political issues.  Euro currency crisis is likely to end.   A crisis situation is likely to develop during the last half of the month causing some friction among European countries.

Except for Ireland, didn't hear any significant news from Europe.

        Religion:  December 7 through December 12  period is likely to be favorable for world religious activities. The latter half of the month, especially December 18 through December 22 is likely to see some crisis developing in the religious world especially in the continent of Europe and Middle East.   

Any comments here?

        Natural and Man-made Calamities: Until December 4,  Uranus-Rahu and Uranus-Ketu squares are likely to be responsible for natural calamities occurring all around the world. In addition, Saturn-Neptune square may cause both man-made accidents and natural calamities especially in the pacific-rim area and Russia during December 18 to December 25 period. Other than these two specified periods, the rest of the month is pretty much trouble free. While the man-made calamities may manifest in terrorism, unrest, violence, and accidents, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters in the northern hemisphere, and equally intensive droughts in the southern hemisphere; and thunderstorms, earthquakes, fires, and natural accidents.

Sorry for not keeping up with the news.  But a series of winter snow and ice storms in the United States, and an earthquake in Mexico are few things I remember.

 

2) World Financial Markets

Financial markets around the world are likely to continue to be very volatile through the first week of December. But overall this month is likely to turn out to be more bullish than bearish, definitely not like the bearish November.

It must be noted that the following predictions basis mainly include the influence of slow moving modern planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto), Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars.  For ninefold analysis the fast moving planets like Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Moon can also influence the outcome of financial markets but are difficult to account for as the analysis process becomes too complex to predict for the entire month.  Therefore, should it become necessary to account for the influence of fast moving planets (which at this time I can only predict for 2 to 3 days out in future) I hope to provide the timely advanced updates whenever appropriate.

December 1 December 4:  Very volatile, sharp swings likely, bearish

December 5 December 11: Mostly mixed to slightly bullish

December 12 December 13: Bullish  

December 14 December 17: Bullish to mixed

December 18 December 25: Mixed to bearish  

December 26 December 31: Bullish  

 

Except for a couple of days, the above predictions seem to track well with reality.

US Presidential Election Prediction
Date Posted: November 3, 2000 

Recent updates (November 9, 18, 26, December 4, 9, and 16) are towards the bottom of this page.

 

     

    Based on the following (unconfirmed) birth information,

     

    Governor George W. Bush

    Birth Date: July 6, 1946

    Birth Time: 7:26 AM (EDT)

    Birth Place: New Haven, CT  (41.3 N; 72.93 W)

     

    Vice President Al Gore

    Birth Date: March 31, 1948

    Birth Time: 12:53 PM (EST)

    Birth Place:  Washington D.C. (38.9 N; 77 W)

     

    (and assuming they have no personal objection in analyzing their charts,) the analysis is as follow:

     

    Applying bird's eye view it seems to me that Vice President's birth time is likely to be off by about half an hour to hour since for what he has achieved in his life thus far doesn't even closely reflect in the birth chart based on the above time. There is not a single planet on or near cusp of any house. And therefore, the horoscope or chart reduces to that of an average person. My guess is his birth time is probably somewhere around 1:30 to 1:50 PM.  Based on this assumption I have used 1:40 PM to be his approximate birth time.

     

    Since most of the readers are probably not very interested in astrological jargon I have kept astrological details to minimum. For those who are interested in these details may directly contact me via e-mail.  This analysis is based on sidereal (fixed) zodiac system and the method of interpretation is mostly according to Vedic astrology.

     

    Governor George Bush

     

    Governor is born under Cancer ascendant (rising sign) with Mercury and Pluto right on the ascendant cusp. Moon, the ruler of the ascendant (first house) is in Virgo in the third house thus exchanges house with Mercury. Moon is in conjunction with auspicious Jupiter.  Same time Uranus and Rahu are in conjunction in the eleventh house, the house of fame, money, PRship, representative of masses.  In addition, both Jupiter and Moon are in auspicious trine with eleventh house Uranus and Rahu. This trine and Uranus, Rahu and Moon, Jupiter conjunctions virtually assures Governor that he has a potential to become a world leader, especially when the planetary cycles which provide the positive influence of Uranus, Rahu, Moon, and Jupiter are in operation. 

     

    In governor's ninefold birth chart with Scorpio ascendant, there are 6 planets in the tenth house, the house of profession, action, and achievements. These are: Rahu, Mars, Uranus (within in 3 degrees), and Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter (Moon and Saturn with in 3 degrees).  This confirms that politics is the destiny of this man.  Note the planets Uranus, Rahu, Moon, and Jupiter all coming together in the tenth house of his ninefold birth chart virtually assures him that he would be a very successful politician.  And he certainly has a potential of becoming the ultimate politician and the world leader, the president of the United states.

     

    According to Vedic astrology, since all of the planets in the Governor's birth chart reside on one side of the the lunar nodes, this chart may be affected by Kal-Surp-Yog (meaning a possibility of being a bit unlucky in achieving what the person deserves or the final victory may be denied).  However, in my opinion, this is really not true since the planet Uranus is at 26 1/4 degrees of Taurus (just before and not after the ascending lunar node Rahu) while Rahu is at 26 1/2 degrees of Taurus.

     

    On the election day (November 7) evening the planets that influence Governor's day are: Saturn, Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, Rahu, and Mars.  Note all of these planets reside in the tenth house of his ninefold natal chart.  In his progressive chart for that day Saturn and Jupiter are in the seventh house, Moon in the fifth house, Rahu in the eighth house, Mars in the eleventh, and Uranus in the third. In the corresponding ninefold progressive chart Saturn is in the fourth, Jupiter and Rahu in the seventh, Mars in the fifth, Uranus in the ninth, and Moon in the tenth.

     

    While Uranus and Jupiter are favorably placed for Governor on that evening, Saturn and Rahu are not, and Moon and Mars are sort of neutral.

     

    Now lets look at Vice President Gore's birth chart.

     

    Vice President Al Gore

     

    Vice President is also born under Cancer ascendant but with fiery Mars and prudent Saturn near the ascendant cusp. Moon, the ruler of the ascendant (first house) is in Sagittarius but in the the fifth house in conjunction with auspicious Jupiter.  It's interesting that both of these men's birth chart have the same ascendant, both have Jupiter-Moon conjunctions.

     

    The important configurations in Vice President's chart are the Rahu-Saturn, Ketu-Saturn, Mars-Saturn, and Mars-Ketu squares. These squares have been testing him pretty much all his life. So things never really come easy for him. But he has to work hard for them. But because of auspicious aspect of Sagittarius Jupiter looking after the first house, the first house Saturn and Mars, even both have a totally opposite characteristics, have provided him the strength required to successfully dodge through his life. The Mars Saturn conjunction near the first house cusp virtually assures the man that he would be dealing with problems of contradictory nature and be able to find solutions to those problems. 

     

    Another important planetary position in his horoscope is eleventh house Uranus (same as that in Governor's birth chart).  Uranus being the planet of USA is so appropriately placed in the eleventh house of his birth chart, and further it's positive strength is confirmed by it's placement in the ninth house of his ninefold birth chart.

     

    The ninth house Pisces Sun is in direct opposition with the third house Virgo Neptune.  This Neptune adds a bit of deceptiveness to Vice President's personality.  Third house Neptune is very positive for vision, ideas, and inspiration.  I'm pretty sure this Neptune keeps this Man going by providing the tremendous power to the opposite Sun to carry out or execute his plans with confidence despite the oppositions raised by those four squares between lunar nodes and Saturn and Mars as mentioned earlier.

     

    In Vice President's ninefold birth chart with Capricorn ascendant, Saturn and Venus are in conjunction in the ascendant, thus making that Saturn very powerful and positive for him. A powerful and auspicious Moon in the seventh house virtually assures him success in dealing with people.  This Moon also means his wife may also play very important role in his life. Despite his busy political schedule he would always find time for her.

     

    Jupiter in the fifth house in both of his natal and ninefold natal chart pretty much describe his children and his love for them.  It's the same Jupiter also aspects the ascendant providing the necessary strength for Saturn and Venus.

     

    Thus Jupiter, Moon, Uranus, Saturn, lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu, and Mars are responsible for his political achievements so far in his life and made him a very successful politician.  Also, they also support that he certainly has a potential of becoming the ultimate politician and the world leader, the president of the United states.

     

    On the election day (November 7) evening the planets that influence Vice President's day are: Saturn, Mars, Sun, Rahu, and Pluto.  In his progressive chart for that day Saturn is in the fifth house, Mars in the ninth house, Rahu in the sixth house, Sun in the tenth house, and Pluto in the eleventh house. In the corresponding ninefold progressive chart Saturn is in the second, Mars in the third, Sun in the fourth, Rahu in the fifth, and Pluto in the twelfth.

     

    While Rahu and Mars are favorably placed for him on that evening, Saturn is not, and Sun and Pluto are sort of neutral.

     

    From planetary standpoint it seems that neither of them has a better chance over other.  No wonder this race is so close thus far!  And it's likely to be extremely tight...probably will come down to few thousand votes difference. That very election night Mercury just changes its retrograde course and becomes direct. And that could bring surprise! 

     

    Only thing that may not work for Vice President Gore that night is that he has Saturn in square with lunar nodes in his birth chart, and currently Saturn is in ninefold square with lunar nodes and it's going to last through November 17.  This square alone may become responsible for not fulfilling Vice President's wish that night.

     

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    Update  November 9, 2000

     

    As predicted, the race has been extremely tight, and has come down to a few thousand votes (actually only about 1700 for Florida, and in thousands for popular votes), and also the election night (November 7) turned out to be a strange and frustrating night for both parties (direct Mercury surprise!).  Although in hindsight the election result delay due Florida vote recount event is not surprising, I didn't envision that possibility when analyzing their birth charts to predict above.  In my opinion, it's retrograde Saturn who is the cause of this event.  

     

    The final election outcome still may not favor Vice President if it happens before November 17 due to Saturn and lunar node squares in his progressive ninefold chart as explained earlier in my November 3 prediction. However, should the election outcome remains in limbo beyond November 17, the final outcome is likely to favor Vice President. At this point it's very difficult to predict the timing of this outcome.

     

    As events unfold and more data become available to further confirm the planetary influence as shown in their both birth and progressive ninefold charts, appropriate updates, if required, will be forthcoming. 

     

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    Update: November 18, 2000

    As predicted earlier, beyond November 17, the election outcome is likely to favor Vice President Gore.  Assuming the outcome is not likely to happen before Monday, November 20 the following analysis deals with period beyond November 19.

    Three very important planetary configurations that are now likely to affect the election outcome most are:

    Uranus-Saturn ninefold opposition ( November 19 - November 26)

    Uranus-Lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu squares (November 25 - December 4)

    Although there exist a potential for the post-election drama to continue through the middle of January 2001 (until Saturn remains retrograde), in my opinion, the drama is more likely to be over before December 4.  (If it does continue beyond December 4 then perhaps we are likely to see this drama continue through January of the next year)

    For this update I'm only going to consider November 19 - November 26 period.  If necessary the next update will cover November 27 through December 4 period.

    By definition, Uranus-Saturn opposition means a direct friction between liberals and conservatives. So the nation (USA) is likely to witness very confusing, dramatic, and unbelievable  week with a series of twists and turns. Additionally, it's very important week for US politics, economy, and world diplomacy.  Clinton administration is likely to be burdened with far more dealings (crisis(?)) than it can handle. 

    Looking at birth chart of Mr. Gore, on November 20, the ninefold progressive Uranus is leaving the 7th house of his ninefold progressive chart, and thus, his political opposition is going to be weakened from that point onward.  As noted earlier, Saturn-Rahu and Saturn-Ketu ninefold squares are now out of his way, and Saturn enters the first house of his ninefold progressive chart on November 24. Thus, it seems that November 20 through November 24 period is more favorable for him than the latter of the week.

    As for Governor's birth chart, as the ninefold progressive Uranus enters the 10th house of his ninefold progressive chart on November 20, and being opposed to Saturn in the fourth house means he is likely to experience sudden changes in his political profession, and since both of these planets have diametrically opposite characteristics, November 20 through November 24 period is not favorable for Governor.

    Should the crisis continue beyond November 24, then for Governor, November 25, being only good day of the week for him may bring him a surprise victory. If he misses that day, then planets are likely to favor Mr. Gore again until possibly December 4.  

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    Update: November 26, 2000, 8:00 PM (CST)

    As predicted earlier, during November 20 through November 26,  the nation (USA) witnessed a very confusing, dramatic, and nerve-wrecking  week with a series of twists and turns.  For this update, I will once again only consider the November 27 - December 4 period.  The important planetary configuration that is likely to influence the election outcome most is:

    Uranus-Lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu squares (November 25 - December 4)

    Although there exists a potential for the post-election drama to continue through the third week of January 2001 (while Saturn remains retrograde), in my opinion, this week is most crucial. This week will most likely set the tone for the eventual outcome of this drama. Expect another suspense filled week with lots of twists and turns! 

    As noted earlier, in Vice President Gore's birth chart, Saturn-Rahu and Saturn-Ketu ninefold squares were out of his way on November 17, and Saturn entered the first house of his ninefold progressive chart on November 24. It seems that November 27 through December 4 period is likely to favor him more than for Governor Bush.

    As for the Governor's birth chart, as predicted previous week, since Uranus entered the 10th house of his ninefold progressive chart on November 20, he has been experiencing sudden changes in his political surrounding and is more likely to be faced with crucial decisions that will require him to put everything on the line (I wouldn't be surprised if he has begun making some drastic changes in his original list of advisors and potential cabinet ministers). Since the tenth house Uranus is squaring with the lunar nodes in his ninefold progressive charts, the November 27 through December 4 period is going to be extremely challenging, and more likely to be far less favorable for him.

    I feel the drama will near its end by December 4 or 5.  However, should the crisis continue beyond December 4, the Governor may expect some relief in his existing situation of negativity, and surely after about December 17 may hope for favorable period; but those details if required will be dealt in the next update.

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    Update:  December 4, 2000  (5:30 PM CST)

    As predicted earlier on November 26, the past week and weekend has been very dramatic and suspense-filled with a series of twists and turns.  Although it was predicted that the November 27- December 4 period favored Vice President Gore more than for Governor Bush, beyond the December 4 the Governor Bush was expected to experience some relief from the negative forces that kept him from becoming the President-elect. 

    Today a Tallahassee Florida court ruled against Vice President Gore who was asking the court for ruling to hand count disputed ballots in two to three Florida counties.  Earlier Today, the US supreme court asked the Florida supreme court to clarify why they allowed to extend original certification deadline and ballot hand counting.  These events clearly suggest that the Vice President Gore has exhausted most of his efforts to overturn earlier ruling on Florida presidential certification. Astrologically sometimes today, the negative influence of the Uranus-lunar nodes squares for the Governor ended today.  And his path to become the next president of the United States now seems more straight forward and the drama nearing its end.

    From this point onward, according to the Governor's progressive chart, his tenth house (the house of profession) is trouble free as it (the tenth house) is no longer influenced by Uranus. Also, the influence of Saturn through his current planetary cycle, being in the third house of his ninefold progressive chart, doesn't adversely affect the tenth house. 

    As for the Vice President Gore, the tenth house of his ninefold progressive chart is also trouble free.  Saturn being in the first house, and also being the influential planet through his current planetary cycle aspects the tenth house of his ninefold progressive chart. This means the Vice president is less likely to give up his legal maneuvering to pursue his quest for the White House.

    At this point, the comparison of both horoscopes suggests that both are having almost equally favorable or unfavorable times. Perhaps planets might favor the Governor slightly more than for the Vice President Gore. In my opinion, unless Vice President concedes, the crisis might get dragged on through yet another very eventful, anxiety-filled, and possibly dramatic week.  

    Although very unlikely, should the election outcome for the White House still remains in limbo by December 11 another update will be forthcoming.

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    Update: December 9, 2000, 2:30 PM  (CST)

    The rapid current development for Presidential election 2000 to determine the final winner of the Florida's 25 electorates made me go back to Birth charts of both candidates to see if I could gain any further insight to the election outcome.  As predicted in my previous update, the week of December 4 has been eventful, anxiety-filled, and dramatic.  But looking further, it seems, the same trend is likely to continue for quite some time before we see the final outcome.

    Based on the happenings of the last 32 days, it seems that most likely this drama has been influenced most by the retrograde Saturn.  If that's true, (I hope not) the potential of continuation of this drama well into the third or perhaps the fourth week of January (while Saturn remains retrograde) becomes a real probability. Saturn becomes direct on January 25, and in that case, we may very well have the house speaker as an acting president for a short time in January (until January 25-26).

    As I noted earlier, the birth charts of both candidates are so similar and their current planetary cycles that provide the analysis is so close that it is extremely difficult to predict the precise final outcome. However, to a fair degree of certainty the favorable and unfavorable days for each of them can be determined and compared to predict a probable outcome for a given day.  

    Based on their current progressive and ninefold progressive charts the near term (about a week's period) outlook is as follow:

    Governor Bush:  Saturn being the only influencing planet is in the seventh house of his progressive chart, and in the third house of his ninefold progressive chart.

    Vice President Gore: Until December 29 the influencing planets for him are: Saturn, Pluto, Sun, and Mars.  Saturn is in the fifth house of his progressive chart, and in the first house of his ninefold chart. Pluto and Sun are sort of neutral while Mars, at least until December 12 is not favorable.

    Saturday (December 9),  favors Gore, while Sunday and Monday favor Bush.  

    Tuesday (December 12): neutral.

    Wednesday (December 13) through Friday (December 15) period: favors Gore.

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    Epilogue:  December 16

    On Tuesday night (December 12) the US Supreme Court decision gave the victory to the Governor Bush as country's next president. The day as per prediction was neutral to both Gore and Bush.  Looking back (refer to November 26 update) it seems that since December 4, as Saturn in his ninefold progressive chart moved from the fourth house to the third, the severe opposition of Uranus and Saturn in his ninefold progressive chart ended and the Tallahassee Florida court ruled against Vice President Gore who was asking the court for ruling to hand count disputed ballots in two to three Florida counties. Since then Governor was pretty much out of the wood. 

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