Mars will continue its influence in shaping the global
events in January. These events will be reflected in economical and global trade related
crisis, wild fluctuations in world financial markets, and destruction of wealth due to natural calamities or man made
accidents. In addition, communication in general, will be severely affected
causing misunderstanding between the communicating
parties as well as among nations. Also, military personnel all around the
world are likely to be negatively influenced in carrying
out their activities. The political and social turmoil
in Pakistan will continue to be on rise.
Other important planetary configurations for January are:
Pluto-Mars opposition (Jan 1-5), Neptune-Rahu/Ketu ninefold squares
(Jan 1-5), Pluto-Rahu ninefold opposition (Jan 11 - 17),
and Pluto-Ketu (Jan 3-25) and Saturn-Jupiter (Jan
18-24) auspicious trines.
The Pluto-Mars opposition is likely to become responsible for an escalating tension in the
Middle East, and for unfortunate incidents that include
both man-made and natural calamities all around the
world. the ninefold Neptune squaring the lunar nodes
will be reflected in social as well as political crisis
in Russia and to some extent in China. Pluto-Rahu
ninefold opposition will be the cause for suicide
bombings and terrorism related activities, mainly in the
However, Pluto-Ketu and Saturn-Jupiter auspicious trines will
provide the political stability and prevent the
situations from becoming worse. The positive influence
of these trines will also be reflected in world economic
growth and advances in technology and science.
The countries that are likely to make headline news will be: Iraq, Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Israel, Palestine, Europe, Russia,
China, and the Unites States.
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
President Bush's most operating and the currently dominating
planets, Ketu (South lunar node) and Pluto will transit though the
house of his ninefold progressive chart during January.
Therefore, he is
likely to have difficulties in carrying out his agenda
when he visits the Middle-East in January. In addition,
he will face serious problems in dealing with his own
administration with regard to domestic as well as international
During the second half of January his Uranus quincunxes
his natal Moon. As a result, he might become too
impatient in reaching some key decisions that later he
will come regret.
On a positive a note, with Neptune's trine with his natal
Rahu and Uranus, he will continue, with the help of his
advisors, to manage and salvage his presidency by not taking
the country to the extreme downhill direction.
The retrograde Mars in sidereal Gemini will
continue to manifest in the form of natural
and mostly man-made calamities during the entire month. U.S. Military personnel will
likely to become odds with their non-military
counterparts such as the State department and like.
The auspicious Pluto-Ketu and Saturn-Jupiter trines will be
positive, and these trines will be reflected
in economic expansion, advances in technology and science,
more research breakthroughs in biotechnology, medicine,
high tech industry and engineering sciences.
Uranus-Rahu ninefold quincunx (Jan 11 - 17) will not be
positive for the democratic party.
Russia: The Neptune-Rahu/Ketu ninefold
squares are not positive for Russia and the Putin
administration during the first week of the month as
deception and corruption will rule the Russian politics.
During this period man-made and natural calamities are likely.
Europe: Pluto-Ketu trine
will certainly be positive for European Union during the
first three weeks of the month from
economic progress standpoint. The Euro will continue to
rise against US dollar and other international
currencies. However, the Neptune-Rahu/Ketu ninefold
squares may become responsible for natural and man-made
disasters during the first week of the month.
China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:
For China the first week is certainly not positive.
economic progress will continue at a phenomenal rate.
Pluto-Ketu trine (Jan 3-25) will manifest in the form of
social prosperity and happiness. For Japan and for
Pacific-rim countries, from economic standpoint, January
may prove to be one of the positive months.
Middle East: The Mars-Pluto
opposition will be responsible for continued
violence and terrorism in Middle-East (Iraq, Israel,
Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region),
especially in Pakistan during the first week of the month. The notable dates for violence
related activities are: January 1-5, 26-28..
waning, the influence of Jupiter-Pluto conjunction may
continue during the first half of the month. The possibility of a
religious or morality crisis during that period is likely.
Natural and Man-made Calamities: The likely notable dates are:
January 1-5, 16-22, 16-28.
Earthquakes: Based on our earthquake
prediction model, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or
higher, if occur, are likely to occur on January 8-9,
13-14, 17-20, 22, 26, 29.
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