Retrograde Jupiter (Jan 4 - May 4)
Jupiter, which becomes retrograde on January 4, will stay retrograde until May 4, 2004 in the sidereal zodiac Leo. 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 the political world, "confusion"
will dominate and things are likely to get worse or move at much slower rate. The world economy may experience a slower growth.
Philanthropist, social reformers, philosophers and like are likely to find
difficulty in carrying out their work.
Retrograde Mercury (December 18 - Jan 6)
On December 18, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in
It will stay retrograde until January 6 in Sagittarius. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius
more frustrating periods for religious leaders and authorities, teachers,
professors, explorers, entrepreneurs. This is the time not to start
a new project or venture, but rather reflect on what's been done so far.
Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you
have been postponing due to lack of time.
In addition, 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 pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this
Pluto-Uranus ninefold square (Jan 11 - Feb 8)
At a collective level, as it did in Nov/Dec, the Pluto-Uranus ninefold square could
bring another change in the way the current US administration deals with other
nations with respect to its war against terrorism agenda, and also with domestic matters. There will be a
transformation of a political strategy that might become responsible of a change
in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the Bush 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. Serious natural as well as manmade calamities, especially in the USA
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto
makes a square with Uranus, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your
life via your current
progressive chart, then you are very likely to be affected by this square.
Depending on the houses these planets
occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a sudden and a totally new and a very
unpleasant experience in that particular field. Be ready to face this unwanted
experience. Stay alert and try not to start a new venture that requires taking risk.
It's like you are on a business trip or company assignment and you are
immediately called off or caught in a situation that you find very difficult if
not impossible to get out.
ninefold square (Jan
8 - Feb 12)
ninefold square is going to be unfavorable for those who have
such squares in their natal charts. Loss of motivation, insecure feeling, loss of direction in
life, general unhappiness, difficulty in keeping the faith in God are some of
the symptoms of this square. This is like a test period. A period that can be
viewed a real positive from self discovery standpoint since it will require you
to bring best out of you to deal with situations around you. If you have such
a square 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
new commitment. Remember
the time when you felt the life is not fair and not worth living, very unsure of
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
find difficulty in carrying out their activities, more controversies that test
traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious
authorities will have difficulty in keeping people
Pluto-Rahu ninefold trine (and Pluto-Ketu sextile)
If through your current progressive chart influence of
either Pluto or lunar node is active and if Pluto is favorably positioned with
respect to lunar nodes in your natal chart expect a very favorable time during
January 3-10. Such positive events will be related to the affairs signified by the
houses these planets occupy or aspects. For example if the seventh house is
involved, expect a new and positive development in a relationship, or business
partnership, or success in capturing the audience if you deal with masses. If
eleventh house is involved January may financially prove to be a very rewarding
On a collective level, this is a good period for progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
ninefold trine (Jan
27 - Feb 3)
trine is going to be very auspicious and favorable for those who have these
planets favorably placed in their natal charts. Expect monetary as well as
power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social
fields. The ideas that you always wanted to pursue but somehow could never
get started....now is the time to follow that dream. You will distinctly notice
and feel the positive energy flowing through you during this period. Your
intuitive power will be at its best. It's
time to jump in and enjoy this period.
On a collective level, religious activities all around
the world, especially in Europe, are likely to expand with new vigor and energy, conservatives will
have upper hand over the liberals, China and Russia are likely to see positive
developments occurring in the social and economical fields.