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Comments for last month's (May) Predictions
Date Posted: May 31, 2003


Comments on General Global Predictions of the last month

May is going to be a positive month for most of the world as the formation of planetary configurations for May reflects more auspicious trines and sextiles and less undesirable oppositions and squares. This month is likely to be remembered for breakthroughs in technology area (high-tech, biotech, medicine, etc.,), probably lot less violence, and in general, a positive environment for peace and prosperity all around the world.  Even usual violent atmosphere in Israeli-Palestine area will likely to be considerably diminished. And at least, on a short term basis, peace process between Israeli-Palestine may seem to look like off to a good start.

The planetary configurations that will influence world events in May are:

Direct Opposition: Jupiter-Mars; Ninefold Opposition: Pluto-Ketu

Ninefold Trines: Pluto-Neptune, Pluto-Saturn, Neptune-Saturn, Saturn-Rahu, Neptune-Rahu, Uranus-Ketu, Rahu-Jupiter

Ninefold Squares: Pluto-Jupiter, Rahu/Ketu-Jupiter, Pluto-Saturn

Ninefold Sextiles: Saturn-Ketu, Neptune-Ketu, Uranus-Rahu, Ketu-Jupiter, Pluto-Jupiter, Pluto-Uranus

Direct Conjunction:  Neptune-Mars

The countries that are likely to make headline news are: United States, Russia, China, Western Europe, Israel and Palestine, Middle eastern countries including Iraq

  • United States of America:    

President Bush and his administration:  

Last month's predictions called for President Bush to continue with frustration and anxiety with his ongoing occupation with the Iraq war. Predictions also included that President Bush and his administration would continue to be frustrated with his mission of Iraq war with very little or no success insight.  But Bush administration had a swift and magnificent military success. Thus, I have totally failed in my prediction if the victory of US military in removing Saddam Hussein from power is perceived as a successful mission. In hindsight, the positive influence of Jupiter becoming direct (April 4) and Saturn's ingress to sidereal zodiac sign Gemini (April 4) far outweighed the negative influence of Uranus-lunar nodes squares. However, the slow and long term influence of Pluto transiting directly opposite President Bush's natal Uranus and lunar node Rahu can not yet be ignored. Therefore, if finding of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, proving a link between the Saddam Hussein's regime and al-Qaeda and a decrease in terrorist activities against USA as a result of this war were the reasons for President Bush to go to war then we just have to wait.

Recently Pentagon (May 30) has admitted that so far, despite their very frustrating and laborious efforts to find the Weapons of Mass Destructions in Iraq, they have not found anything that would back the administration's claim and the sole reason to go to war.  Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld now seems to suggest that Iraq probably destroyed the chemical and biological WMD before the war began. If administration doesn't come up with WMD it will have hard time maintaining its credibility in future when dealing with international matters.

For Bush administration May looks to be a positive month except for the last week. On going efforts of building Iraq will continue to make progress. Domestically President's popularity will be on rise.  World opinion about him and his administration's credibility, however, will remain questionable. Personally, he will do well at least up to May 11.  On May 11 his ninefold Saturn enters ascendant of his ninefold progressive chart.  And since he is being influenced by Saturn's cycle he should take care of his health.  Emerging new crisis (domestic as well as international) will overwhelm him. Again Saturn in the eighth house of his progressive chart and in the ascendant of his ninefold progressive chart indicate a cause of concern for his personal safety.  It would be prudent of him to take extra care for his personal safety.

The first three weeks of May are very positive for the country, especially from breakthrough, innovations, and discoveries in technical and scientific areas standpoint.  Also, general mood of the public will turn very optimistic about future.

For one thing, financial markets have been very strong during May reflecting positive public sentiment and future optimism.

            Russia:  Except for May 12-16 and May 25-28,  May looks to be favorable for Russia in general, and for Putin administration in particular. The relationship with USA (particularly with Bush administration) will continue to remain as it has been.... a sort of indifference towards each other.

            Europe:  All the ninefold trines look to be favorable for Europe, and therefore, except for May 9-12 and May 27-30 the month looks to be real good.

            China, Japan and Pacific-rim Countries:  The spreading of SARS will likely to stay under control. First couple of weeks are positive for the entire region from economy standpoint. May 12-16 is the time during which a new crisis situation (political or social) may occur. Again May 27-30 period may prove to be a challenging period for Chinese government. 

            Religion:  The first week of the month may prove to be a challenging period for religious leaders.  But in general, rest of the month looks to be quiet and perhaps positive for religions around the world. 

            Natural and Man-made Calamities:   Except for the last week of the month, May looks to be real positive. Both the natural and man-made calamities, if occur, will occur during May 25-30 and possibly in the Middle-East region.

    The suicide simultaneous multiple bombings in Saudi Arabia and Casa Blanca and Earthquake in Algeria occurred earlier in the month.  During the last week of the month the following news headlines summarize the events related to the calamities:

    Plane crash in Turkey killing 72 Spanish peace keepers as they were returning from Afghanistan.

    Earthquake in Japan

    Toronto back in SARS trouble

          While man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, and accidents, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts; and thunderstorms, earthquakes, air crashes and fires.


Comments on the last month's  World Financial Markets predictions

In general, financial markets are likely to be bullish in first three weeks of May. The last week is looking mixed to bearish. The planetary configurations that are going to affect the financial markets are: Jupiter-Rahu/Ketu and Pluto-Saturn squares, Rahu-Saturn, Neptune-Rahu, and Uranus-Ketu ninefold trines, Pluto-Uranus sextile, and Neptune-Mars conjunction. The total lunar eclipse that occurs on May 16 may become a cause for market volatility for a couple of days.

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.

May 1-4: Bullish

May 5-6: Mixed

May 7: Mixed to bearish

May 8: Bullish

May 9: Bullish to mixed

May 10: Bullish

May 11-12: Mixed

May 13-26: Bullish

May 27: Bearish

May 28-29: Mixed to bullish

May 30-31: Mixed to bearish

Overall the world financial markets for the month ended to be bullish.  US financial markets seem to closely track the predictions offered as above.