Although itís very difficult to predict the influence of
planets on a given individual without referring to his or her birth chart the
following is intended only as a general guideline. For confirmation, however, you must refer to your birth
chart. Based on the assessment of planetary strengths or weaknesses in your
birth chart, placement
of planets in your current progressive regular and ninefold charts, and the
current operating planetary cycles the following may or may not be applicable.
Retrograde Mercury (Jan 3 - 23)
On January 3, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in
Capricorn. It will stay retrograde until January 23. While retrograde it will return
to Sagittarius on January 10. Typically retrograde Mercury means
anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations,
missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores.
Retrograde Mercury stays in Capricorn until January 10, and, in general, it means more frustrating periods for
corporations and for people with high social status. After January 10, it enters
Sagittarius, and that would mean the people who deal with religions and social
activities should be cautious and allow extra time for carrying out their daily
chores while expecting lower than normal efficiency.
In addition, for those
who deal with education, diplomats, preachers, publishers, and ambassadors are more likely to
experience the negative aspect of the retrograde Mercury. Also, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart, and if
your current planetary cycle provides the results of Mercury then you are more
likely to experience the effects of retrograde Mercury during this period.
Retrograde Jupiter (Dec 4 - April 4)
Jupiter which became retrograde on December 4, will stay retrograde until April 4, 2003 in the sidereal zodiac Cancer. For those who have
a well placed Jupiter in their birth charts and if Jupiter's period is currently in
operation, such people are likely to feel the deceleration in their progress.
Remember it's only temporary! Need to put more energy in to whatever you
do to achieve what you need to achieve.
the world scene, particularly in religious world, "confusion"
will dominate and things are likely to move at much slower rate. The world economy may experience a slower growth.
Retrograde Saturn (October 11 - February 22)
Saturn became retrograde on October 11 and is going to stay retrograde till February 22,
2003. For those who have a well placed Saturn in their birth charts and
if Saturn's period is currently in operation, then they are likely to experience
slow progress. Best way to deal with retrograde Saturn is to put more energy in
to whatever you do to work towards your goal.
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.
Uranus-Rahu ninefold opposition (and Uranus/Ketu conjunction)
(Jan 4 -13)
If in your birth chart Uranus is in the direct
opposition with the lunar node Rahu, and if any one of these two planets are
influencing you now via your current progressive chart, then you might want to
consider taking extra precautions in your professional and financial areas
during Jan 4-13 period. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. This
opposition can become dangerous, and ruin your plans and bring about the
unexpected disaster in every which way. In short during this period you
have been tested. If you have very strong and positively placed lunar nodes and
Uranus in your birth chart, then perhaps you need not worry.
On a collective level, the United States and in
particular, the Republic Party and republicans including the republican
president Bush are likely to run into some very difficult period. Also, USA and
China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
Mars-Uranus Square (Jan 10-13)
The four days in January (Jan 10-13) are going to
witness Mars-Uranus square. Typically this square offers very unfavorable
results with astonishing speed and without any notice. For those who have
such square in their birth chart, and if they have any one of these planets
influencing them through the current progressive cycle need be extra careful.
The best thing to do is to lay low key, not make any new commitment, and avoid
taking any sort of risk. Also, experiences like a sudden incident of fire,
or an accident, or missing or drowning of a child are the doings of this square.
On the world scene, expect some sudden outbreak of an
undesirable happening, and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made
calamities. The countries that are most likely to be affected during these four
days would be the United States of America, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and
(and Ketu) ninefold square(s) (Jan
(and Ketu) ninefold squares are going to be very unfavorable for those who have
such squares in their natal charts. Insecure feeling, loss of direction in
life, general unhappiness, difficulty in keeping the faith in God are some of
the symptoms of these squares. If you have such squares in your birth
chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through the
current progressive cycle then you need to look at the things with a different
attitude. The best thing to do is to stay the course of present action without making any new commitment. Remember
the time when you felt the life is not fair and not worth living, very unsure
about yourself, and unhappy with family.. Well, that's how you going to feel this
time. Keep your faith strong!
On a collective level, religions around the world will
likely to come under pressure in carrying out their activities and in general, keeping people
happy. Loss of a well known religious figurehead is likely.