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Comments for last month's (February) Predictions
Date Posted: February 29, 2004

 

Comments on General Global Predictions of the last month

Note:  Due to lack of time instead of providing detailed comments, the pertinent text is highlighted in bold italics. 

The major planetary configurations that will be responsible for global events in February are: auspicious Rahu-Jupiter (Feb 14 - Mar 11) trine and Uranus-Ketu (Feb 8 -13) ninefold trine, deadly Pluto-Uranus (Jan 11 - Feb 8) and Saturn-Jupiter (Jan 8 - Feb 12) ninefold squares that have been negatively influencing global events since Jan 11 in the form of violence and suicidal bombings, and Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 26 - Mar 19) secretive squares. While the squares will continue to manifest themselves in challenges of counteracting violence and terrorism, dealing with covert activities, and manmade and natural calamities, the auspicious trines will be responsible to maintain economical and social progress all around the world.  Secret activities all around the world are likely to accelerate towards the end of February including political covert activities in Europe. Also, during the same period (Feb 26 - Mar 19) Al-Qaida activities might be on rise, and social confusion and chaos in countries like Russia and China is very probable.

In general, while the first week will continue to be under the influence of Pluto-Uranus and Saturn-Jupiter squares manifesting into violence and terrorism related activities the  second and the third week of February look to be positive. The last week may bring some unwanted surprises to some key global political leaders, and of course, events of more violence and bombings in Iraq, Palestine and Israel area will continue.

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

  • United States of America:    

President Bush and his administration:  

In February President Bush is going to be challenged by the retrograde Saturn square to his natal Neptune. As a result, to win their approval he will have to resort to deceptive tactics of repositioning himself before American people directly contradicting to his earlier stand on both domestic and foreign policy (WMD) matters. Would he be successful in doing so? It all depends on how he handles this square.  In my opinion, he will have difficult and frustrating time in overcoming this challenge (as he is more likely to remain stubborn and reluctant to let his ego go), and therefore, he is more likely to take a frustrating path of digging his own grave than escape from the mess he has created.  From health standpoint, he may experience knee or foot problem.

This is what media was reporting about Bush in February:

"This may have been the worst six weeks of Bush's political career," said Rick Davis, who managed the 2000 presidential bid by Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain which lost to Bush.

In the latest embarrassment to hit the White House, the administration on Wednesday distanced itself from its own buoyant employment forecast that had predicted 2.6 million new jobs this year.

That followed red faces over a statement by Gregory Mankiw, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, who described the process by which hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs are migrating overseas as both natural and good.

With many Americans extremely anxious over their job security, that statement seemed particularly callous and politically ill-judged.

"For whatever reason, the White House has hit a rough patch and can't seem to get its political machinery in motion," said Keith Appell, a Republican political consultant.

"They seemed to be caught by surprise by the force of the negative rhetoric that emerged from the Democratic presidential campaign and now they need to start scrambling to get their own message out," he said.

Republicans say the media have focused on the contest among Democrats to find an opponent for Bush in the November election and have been dominated by the candidates' fierce criticism of Bush over Iraq, the economy and other issues.

A CNN/Gallup/USA Today poll issued on Thursday showed the two top Democratic contenders with big leads over Bush. Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the front-runner, led Bush 55 to 43 percent among likely voters and North Carolina Sen. John Edwards was ahead 54 percent to 44 percent.

Appell and other strategists say early year jitters may mean little for the election outcome. Many believe Bush, with a big advantage in campaign funds -- he has raised almost $150 million -- still has the upper hand going into the battle.

Still, for a White House renowned for its political skills, the past six weeks have been sobering. The list of misfires is lengthy.

STRING OF PROBLEMS

Bush's State of the Union Address was not well received and neither was his budget. Major policy initiatives on sending humans to Mars and reforming immigration law had a mixed reception at best. An interview with NBC's Tim Russert, a rare such appearance for Bush, failed to quiet the criticism.

The White House allowed a controversy over Bush's service in the National Guard to grab headlines for two weeks. And the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Bush's main justification for last year's war, promises to be a continuing embarrassment

The Country:

For the country in general, the second and the third week are very positive from economic expansion and technological advances standpoint. 

Although the democratic party in general is likely to remain in confusion till Feb 8  it will have found its footing and direction by February 13 or so. As mentioned here last month, at a subtle level, there has been a significant shift in people's perception about country's future.  While (until Feb 12) republic party is likely to remain under the deceptive influence of Bush administration the last week of the month will turn out to be very favorable for the party. 

            Russia:  Almost the entire month seems positive for the country, especially for the Putin administration. However, towards the end of the month the political challenges and social uprising are likely.

            Europe:  Until Feb 12, Saturn-Jupiter square is likely to leave its mark with respect to religious activities in Europe.  The last week of the month seems favorable for the continent from social as well as economic progress standpoint.  

            Religion:  Until Feb 12, Saturn-Jupiter ninefold square will create new challenges and controversies that religious authorities must face and come up with new solutions. After Feb 14 expect some positive developments in religious world.

            Natural and Man-made Calamities:   As stated last month the period of Jan 11 through Feb 12 will likely to filled with events related to both man-made and natural calamities. During Feb 13 - 21 there might be occurrences of events that deal with natural and man-made disasters. 

         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

World financial markets in February are likely to be mixed to bearish in the first week, then mixed to bullish for the rest of the month.

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.

February 1-3: Mixed

February 4-7: Bearish

February 8: Mixed 

February 9-13: Bullish

February 14-15: Mixed

February 16-19: Bullish

February 20-21: Mixed

February 22-25: Bullish

February 26-29: Mixed

Except for few days in the last week of February world markets seem to follow predictions pretty close through the entire month.