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Comments on last month's (Oct 06) Predictions
Date Posted: October 31, 2006


Comments on Global Predictions for the last month

In October there will be three major planetary transits: On October 16, Rahu enters sidereal Aquarius (and Ketu sidereal Leo), on October 27, Jupiter enters sidereal Scorpio and on October 29, Saturn enters sidereal Leo. The most challenging planetary configurations for October are Pluto's direct squares with the lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu (Sept 20 - Oct 18), Saturn-Rahu direct quincunx (Oct 16-31), Saturn-Rahu/Ketu ninefold (Oct 21-25) and Saturn-Jupiter direct (October 18-31) squares . However, the counter-balancing favorable planetary configuration that may become responsible for world political and economical stability are Jupiter-Rahu (Oct 21-27) direct and Saturn-Neptune (Oct 24 - Nov 1) ninefold trines.

Pluto-Rahu and Pluto-Ketu squares will be responsible for rise in natural and man-made calamities all around the world, renewed insurgency in Iraq, and escalating fight in Israel and Palestinian region. Saturn-Jupiter direct square will manifest in moral challenges that religious leaders must deal with. Also, the Jupiter-Saturn square may become responsible for economic slowdown. Saturn-Rahu quincunx is certainly doesn't bode well for Europe and the Middle-East region. The Middle East will continue to be the center stage for insurgency in Iraq and ongoing conflict between the militants and Israel (and its allies). 

Despite the negative influence of planetary configurations as described above, the hope for the world stability will come from Jupiter-Rahu direct and Saturn-Neptune ninefold trines in the form of economic expansion and diminishing friction between USA and Russia and USA and China.

The countries that are likely to make headline news will be:  Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, United States, key European countries including France and United Kingdom.

  • United States of America:    

President Bush and his administration:  

Since all through October Uranus quincunxes his Natal Pluto, President Bush will be under intense pressure from his advisors as well as American people to pursue the path of withdrawal of U.S. military force from Iraq as the post Iraq war activities are clearly move in the direction to prove that Iraq war and subsequent US involvement has been a huge liability.

Oct 21: Bush Refuses to Change U.S. Strategy in Iraq

Oct 22: Bush faces political nightmare if Democrats win

Oct 22: U.S. official admits "arrogance" in Iraq

Although his Neptune trines his natal Moon all through the month, the tenth house ninefold Neptune will create an atmosphere of deception around him. And as a result, he will continue to be totally delusive and end up making wrong decisions on both foreign and domestic policy issues.  The post-Iraq war crisis will continue to dodge him until he finally gives up sometimes before the end of the year. 

During the last two weeks of the month Uranus opposes his natal. As a result, president Bush will likely to be forcefully confronted with American people.  His rating in poll will decline.

The Country:

Pluto-Rahu/Ketu direct squares (till Oct 18) will continue to be challenging to the country as they will manifest in political crisis, social discontent, and natural and man-made calamities.  The general mood of Americans will continue to reflect discontentment and anxieties.

Oct 1: FBI Examining Capitol Hill Page Scandal

Oct 5: Foley Scandal Erodes Support for Hastert

For republicans, the second half of the month is certainly not positive. Their popularity in poll will be declining as their credibility with American people diminish. The party leaders will continue to maintain distance from Bush administration due to post-Iraq war mismanagement and failed domestic policies.

For democrats, the first week of October will prove to be a challenging week from providing a cohesive alternative strategy for post Iraq conflict.  But overall, they are likely to sail smooth through the month. The last week of the month is certainly positive for democrats as they likely to gain support from American people for the upcoming midterm election.

Oct 22: Bush faces political nightmare if Democrats win

        Russia:  The second half of the month will likely to be disastrous for Putin administration due to internal management crises. Man-made and natural calamities will also play important part in disrupting normal life in Russia during the second half of the month.

        Europe:  The month doesn't look to be positive for Europe, especially the second half. A possibility of a terrorist activity, especially in Italy, can not be ruled. Religious conflict will escalate.  Religious leaders may come under severe pressure from public as well as from international community. Also, the entire month is bad from the occurrence of a natural or man-made calamity standpoint.

Oct 17: 1 dead, 100 hurt in Rome subway crash

        China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:  The last two weeks of October will be politically very challenging for China as Rahu-Saturn quincunx will manifest in social unrest and anxiety-filled atmosphere in politics. A possibility of riots can not be ruled out.  From economic progress standpoint the entire region is likely to experience a short term slowdown.

        Middle East:  Violence and suicide bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan and in Palestine-Israel regions will continue through all month, especially during October 1-18 and Oct 23-27.

Oct 3: Violence in Iraq leaves at least 52 dead

Oct 7: Violence kills at least 25 around Iraq

Oct 8: U.S., Iraqi troops kill 30 militants in Shi'ite city

Oct 10: Police find 60 bodies dumped in Baghdad's streets

Oct 11:  Fire Erupts at U.S. Ammo Depot in Iraq. Insurgent Group Claims Responsibility for Massive Explosions

Oct 11: 5 killed in violence around Iraq

Oct 12: Gunmen storm Iraqi TV station, kill 11

Oct 15: 46 Sunnis die in Iraq revenge killings

Oct 17: 91 die in sectarian violence in Iraq

Oct 18: U.S. military says 10 troops killed in Iraq

Oct 19: Suicide bomber, clashes kill 20 Iraq's Mosul

Oct 20: Pakistan bomb blast kills 7, wounds 41

        Religion:  The Saturn-Jupiter direct square (Oct 18-31) will certainly play an important role in creating new challenges that must be dealt by different denominations of religious groups and authorities. A possibility exists for a stepping down of an higher religious authority or a shameless scandal being exposed during the second half of the month.

        Natural and Man-made Calamities:  Jupiter-Saturn direct square, Rahu-Mars and Saturn-Rahu direct quincunx, and Pluto-Rahu/Ketu direct squares will be responsible for both the natural and man-made disasters during October. The likely notable dates are: Oct 1-18 and Oct 21-25.

Oct 3: Violence in Iraq leaves at least 52 dead

Oct 6: Chemical Fire Spews Chlorine Over N.C. Town

Oct 6: Shots fired at tense Korean border

Oct 15: 46 Sunnis die in Iraq revenge killings

Oct 15: Strong quake rattles Hawaii, no tsunami warning

Oct 15: Hawaii hit by strong quake

Oct 16: Suicide attack on Sri Lanka military convoy kills 92

Oct 17: 91 die in sectarian violence in Iraq

Oct 17: 1 dead, 100 hurt in Rome subway crash

Oct 18: U.S. military says 10 troops killed in Iraq

Oct 19: Suicide bomber, clashes kill 20 Iraq's Mosul

Oct 20: Pakistan bomb blast kills 7, wounds 41

Oct 22: At least 44 Iraqis killed across country

      Earthquakes: Based on earthquake prediction model, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher are likely to occur on October 10-11, 13, 15-16, 22-30.

Comments:   Although there wasn't an earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher, interestingly, all six and higher magnitude earthquakes (as listed below) occurred  on the likely dates as stated above.  The model seems to work reasonably well.  However it's being constantly refined and retuned with the hope that next time it does a better job.

Oct 10: A magnitude 6.0 earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN has occurred at: 37.24N 142.71E Depth 30km Tue Oct 10 23:58:07 2006 UTC

Oct 13: A magnitude 6.0 earthquake IN THE KURIL ISLANDS has occurred at:  46.34N 153.22E Depth 10km Fri Oct 13 13:47:40 2006 UTC

Oct 15: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake IN THE HAWAII REGION, HAWAII has occurred at: 19.84N 156.06W Depth 24km Sun Oct 15 17:07:48 2006 UTC

Oct 16: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake IN THE NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. has occurred at: 5.92S 151.01E Depth 58km Tue Oct 17 01:25:15 2006 UTC

Oct 22: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake IN SOUTHEAST INDIAN RIDGE has occurred at: 45.77S 95.99E Depth 10km Sun Oct 22 08:55:17 2006 UTC

Oct 23: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake IN THE IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION has occurred at: 29.36N 140.27E Depth 40km Mon Oct 23 21:17:24 2006 UTC

     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 the first week in October will be bearish, then turn mixed for a couple of days, then mixed to bearish for a little over week, and finally mixed and then bearish through the last week 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.

October 1-9: Bearish

October 10-11: Mixed

October 12-20: Mixed to Bearish

October 21-27: Mixed

October 28-31: Bearish

Except for a few days, the world financial markets seem to follow the predictions pretty close throughout the month.