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Comments for last month's (Jan 06) Predictions
Date Posted: January 31, 2006


Comments on Global Predictions for the last month

    January of 2006 may turn out to be a disastrous month from natural and man-made calamities standpoint. While Saturn-Rahu trine continues to be very favorable and prosperous planetary configuration responsible for world stability and peace, the ninefold squares of lunar nodes with Uranus and Neptune, Uranus with Saturn, and Neptune with Mars will pose difficulties and challenges that will likely to be reflected in several man-made and natural calamities all around the world and creating an atmosphere of uncertainty and anxiety. 

    See below under natural and man-made calamities.

    The countries that are likely to make headline news are:  USA, Russia, Europe, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, India and Pakistan.

    • United States of America:    

    President Bush and his administration:  

    As retrograde Saturn transiting through his ninefold ascendant, all through January President Bush will be faced with serious political challenges this month. As a result, under the political pressure from his party leaders, he is likely to be forced to let go some of his cabinet members and people in important political positions. In addition, he is likely to continue change his stance on Iraq post-war issues. During (the latter half of the month) the ninefold Saturn and Rahu conjunction and Saturn's transit through his natal Mercury he must not just only be prepared to deal with on going political difficulties, but also, must take care of his health and necessary precautions for his personal safety. During the first week of January as Mars squares his natal Pluto and Mercury he is likely to become accident prone, and therefore, should be careful against taking any undue risk or adventurous outing.

    Secret wiretapping of US citizens 

    The Country:

    The most critical period of the month is likely to occur during January 11-27.  There are several possibilities of likely events though which this critical period is going to manifest.  Terrorism for one. Would it occur on U.S. soil?  Well, if it's going to happen in 2006 then it's likely to occur during Jan 11-27. Other possibilities include political scandal, social unrest, religious conflicts, natural calamities such as snow storms, snow blizzards and alike.

    Interestingly Bin Laden's audio tape made a big news and became a serious cause for concern during Jan 11-27.

    The victory of Hamas Party in recent Palestine elections is probably the most important event that will make it extremely difficult to keep the peace process between Israel and Palestine moving further.  USA, European countries, and Israel  will likely to be negatively influenced by this event for a very long time with no easy solution. It might change the whole political equation in the Middle East giving rise to instability and more terrorism.

    The Saturn-Rahu trine and Pluto-Uranus sextile are positive for the country from economy and technological progress standpoint. Positive news reflecting technological advances and innovations will dominate media news. 

    January may prove to be a better month for republicans (not for Bush administration) than that for democrats. However, the differences between the senior leaders of the Republican party and the Bush administration on domestic and Iraq war issues will remain and will continue to be the cause for friction between them. The party leaders are likely to distance the administration or take neutral stand on most of the issues that are going to dominate the political news during January.

    Jan 27: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to block Bush's nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito to the US supreme court.

    For democrats, January is going to be a difficult month. The party will experience the pain of transformation which has been going on at a much subtle level for quite sometime. 

              Russia:  The Saturn-Rahu regular trine is positive for economical and political progress in Russia.  As a result, the country is likely to enjoy January a great deal. However, during the the last few days of the month an occurrence of man-made or natural disaster is likely.

              Europe:  The positive influence of Saturn-Rahu trine will continue to be reflected in economic expansion and general well being of public all over Europe. However, Uranus-Saturn ninefold square will manifest in violence or attempts of suicide bombings during Jan 17-21. Jupiter-Mars opposition may manifest into either a religious or faith based crisis or social unrest during Jan 10-20. In addition, during Jan14-21 events of natural calamities are likely.

              China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:  The second and the third week of January may prove to be very challenging for China with respect to dealing with world. On domestic front, the last week may turn out to be a disaster one. However, the economic growth for China, Japan and the entire pacific-rim region will continue to be at an enviable pace. 

              Religion:  Jupiter-Mars opposition may bring out direct confrontation between religious orthodox and their liberal counterparts.  This confrontation has a potential of turning into an ugly incident. This is likely to happen during Jan 10-20.  Neptune-Jupiter ninefold square (Jan 23 - Feb 2) may manifest in revelation of a deceptive or secretive deed that involved higher level religious authorities. 

            Natural and Man-made Calamities:   Uranus-Saturn quincunx, Neptune-Mars square, Uranus-Rahu/Ketu and Uranus-Saturn ninefold squares will be responsible for both the natural and man-made disasters during January. Although the entire month is likely to be susceptible for both man-made and natural calamities, the notable days would likely to fall between Jan 11 and Jan 21.

    Jan 1: Flooded California Hit by Second Storm

    Jan 2: Israeli air strikes, unrest pummel Gaza Strip

    Jan 2: West Virginia explosion traps 13 coal miners

    Jan 4: Suicide Bomber Kills 120 at Iraq Funeral

    Jan 8: Death toll from record Japan snowfall rises to 63

    Jan 8: U.S. helicopter crash kills 12 in Iraq

    Jan 9: Attack on Iraq Interior Ministry Kills 29

    Jan 12: Death toll in Saudi haj tragedy could hit 300: medics; At least 345 pilgrims killed in Saudi haj crush

    Jan 13: US helicopter shot down in Iraq, two pilots killed

    Jan 16: US helicopter down in Iraq

    Jan 16: At least 26 dead in Afghan suicide bombings

    Jan 17 : Abductors threaten to kill journalist in Iraq

    Jan 19: Bombings on Same Baghdad Street Kill 23

    Jan 19: Palestinian suicide bomber wounds 22 in Tel Aviv

          Earthquakes:  During January 1-5, 15-21, and 25-26, a probability of occurrence of an earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher is likely in regions of Asia that include Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan; and also in regions of Central America. 

    Jan 2: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake EAST OF SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS has occurred at: 60.81S 21.46W Depth 10km Mon Jan 2 06:10:49 2006 UTC

    Jan 2: A magnitude 7.1 earthquake IN THE FIJI REGION has occurred at: 19.88S 178.23W Depth 579km Mon Jan 2 22:13:40 2006 UTC

    Jan 27: A magnitude 7.7 earthquake IN BANDA SEA has occurred at:  5.45S 128.10E Depth 342km Fri Jan 27 16:58:48 2006 UTC

    It is interesting to note that the two earthquakes larger than 7 magnitude occurred on January 2, one of the predicted dates, and third one on January 27 that missed the prediction date by a day.

    As far as the prediction of location is concerned, it's been off, and clearly further research is warranted to improve the model.

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

    Comments on the last month's  World Financial Markets predictions

    World financial markets for January will likely to begin with a bullish sentiment till almost half way through the month, then the markets will turn bearish for about a week to 10days, and finally turn mixed to bullish till the end 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.

    January 1-10: Bullish

    January 11: Mixed

    January 12-21: Bearish

    January 22-31: Mixed to Bullish

The month world financial markets seem to follow the predictions pretty close throughout the month.