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Comments on last month's (April) Predictions
Date Posted: April 30, 2016

Comments on Predictions for the last month

About transit of Mars in Scorpio......(the biggest story of 2016)

The Planet Mars entered the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio on February 20. While in Scorpio, it turns retrograde on April 18.  With its retrograde motion it goes back in Libra on June 18.  It becomes direct in Libra on June 30 and then with it's direct motion re-enters Scorpio on July 11.  It remains in Scorpio until September 18.  Thus, except for June 18- July 11, Mars occupies Scorpio from February 20 through September 18.  Saturn, being in Scorpio all through 2016, conjuncts Mars with one degree orb during August 20-28.

Scorpio being a water and fixed sign ruled by Mars, it becomes extremely challenging for Scorpio resident Saturn when Mars is in Scorpio.  Because by nature, Mars and Saturn do not complement each other, when Mars dominates (being the ruler of Scorpio) Saturn is naturally going to feel totally out of place in Scorpio.  Furthermore, because Scorpio is a water (emotional) sign, Saturn in Scorpio feels suffocated, withdrawn and paralyzed.  Due to the presence of Mars, Saturn is very likely to go off track and potentially become self-destructive.

As a result of this challenging combination of Saturn and Mars in Scorpio, February 20 through September 18 will be filled with undesirable activities that will affect not only the Middle-East but the entire world. Some of the manifestations of this conjunction are: terrorism, ongoing barbaric activities, senseless killings, persecutions, pain and suffering, violence, wars and intolerable and tragic situations for those who cannot defend themselves. In the United States, the Republican Party will go through a dramatic and painful experience since Saturn represents conservative principles.  Financial markets, especially oil and energy-related markets will exhibit tremendous volatility. Natural calamities, including extreme weather conditions, abnormal weather patterns, earthquakes of significant magnitude, wildfires, hurricanes, snow storms etc., are likely to occur more frequently. Those who are born with the Scorpio as ascendant or with Moon in Scorpio are likely to experience difficult period filled with challenges; but the very same experience will likely to provide them with the opportunity to transform their lives in a positive way (self-discovery).  

Global Predictions......

The important challenging planetary configurations for April include Uranus-Rahu (March 30 - April 16) quincunx, Uranus-Jupiter (April 10-21) and Neptune-Jupiter (April 9-15) ninefold quincunxes, Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (April 6-11) and Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (March 30 - April 5) ninefold squares.

The Uranus-Rahu (March 30 - April 16) quincunx may become responsible for a painful and very difficult period for the United States, and in particular for the Republican Party. Also, USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.

The manifestation of the Uranus-Jupiter (April 10-21) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in the challenges that the world religious leaders will face with the earthshaking ideas that they must attend to. The religious leaders, who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time. 

The influence of the Neptune-Jupiter (April 9-15) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in challenges that world religions are likely to face. New controversial issues will take the central stage in the religious world. Religious leaders will be challenged as they are going to be put on the test. 

The manifestation of Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (March 30 - April 5) ninefold square may be reflected in acceleration of secret activities (including political covert activities) all around the world.  Social confusion and chaos in countries like Russia and China are real possibilities.

The Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (April 6-11) ninefold square become responsible for irruption of terrorism, not only in the Middle-East, but also in the United States. During this period United States and particularly the President Obama and his administration should take extra precaution in dealing with foreign matters.

 

The important auspicious planetary configurations for April include Pluto-Neptune (March 21 - April 15) ninefold trine and Neptune-Uranus (April 16 - May 7) ninefold conjunction.

The Pluto-Neptune (March 21 - April 15) ninefold trine is positive in either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major terrorist cells through covert operation. In addition, this ninefold trine is good for Russia and to some extent for China. Also, on technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields. 

The manifestation of Neptune-Uranus (April 16 - May 7) ninefold conjunction maybe reflected in sudden change (either positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia, magnificent advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  USA, Russia, China and Europe and the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions).

 

About President Obama....

President Obama's operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) continue to be Mercury, Sun and Pluto.

During April, the Mercury with its direct motion stays in sidereal Pisces (in the eighth house of his progressive chart) till April 3, then it enters sidereal Aries (the ninth house of his progressive chart). On April29, Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Aries and remains retrograde in Aries till the end of the month.

The favorable eighth house Mercury means, he will continue to be successful in achieving some of his goals.   However, after April 3, due to the unfavorable ninth house Mercury, he will have to deal with delays, obstacles and direct confrontation not only with his adversaries but some of his own cabinet members.

Sun is presently transiting through the unfavorable eighth house of his progressive chart till April 13. And then for the remaining part of the month, again through the unfavorable ninth house of his progressive chart.  As a result, until April 13,  he will have serious differences with people he is dealing with concerning the present international as well as domestic issues.  After April 13, due to Sun's transit through the ninth house of his progressive chart, he will continue to face difficulties in dealing with his adversaries, sometimes resulting in direct insult, despair, resulting in tremendous mental stress.

Pluto being placed in favorable 5th and unfavorable 4th house of progressive and the ninefold progressive chart  respectively, While Pluto continues to provide him with a positive and refreshing change enabling him to govern the country with a higher degree of confidence, the fourth house ninefold progressive chart Pluto will turn out to be responsible for him to deal with a new national security related crisis.

Thus, overall, the entire month of April doesn't look to be favorable for him. He is likely to find April very  challenging from the standpoint of governing the country.

About USA.....

The Uranus-Rahu (March 30 - April 16) quincunx may become responsible for a painful and very difficult period for the United States, and in particular for the Republican Party. 

The Pluto-Neptune (March 21 - April 15) ninefold trine is positive in either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major terrorist cells through covert operation.  Also, on technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields. 

Religion....    

      The manifestation of the Uranus-Jupiter (April 10-21) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in the challenges that the world religious leaders will face with the earthshaking ideas that they must attend to. The religious leaders, who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time. 

The influence of the Neptune-Jupiter (April 9-15) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in challenges that world religions are likely to face. New controversial issues will take the central stage in the religious world. Religious leaders will be challenged as they are going to be put on the test . 

Natural and Man-made Calamities........

      The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as man made accidents are likely to occur during April 1-21.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on April 8. 10, 28. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2016 is provided at Earthquake Predictions 2016

April 15: Region: KYUSHU, JAPAN, Geographic coordinates: 32.782N, 130.726E, Magnitude: 7.0, Universal Time (UTC):  15 Apr 2016  16:25:06, Time near the Epicenter: 16 Apr 2016  01:25:06

April 16:  Region: NEAR THE COAST OF ECUADOR, Geographic coordinates: 0.371N,  79.940W, Magnitude: 7.8, Universal Time (UTC): 16 Apr 2016  23:58:37, Time near the Epicenter:16 Apr 2016  18:58:37

April 28:  Region: VANUATU, Geographic coordinates: 16.094S, 167.337E, Magnitude: 7.0, Universal Time (UTC): 28 Apr 2016  19:33:27, Time near the Epicenter: 29 Apr 2016  06:33:27

There were three earthquakes in April of magnitude 7 and higher.  They occurred (as detailed above) on April 15, 16 and 28. While the first two were miserably missed by the Earthquake Prediction Model III, the last one did occur on the date predicted by the model.  So far this year the model has correctly predicted four out of six, and the missed two occurred in April.

 

      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 April begins with a distinct bearish tone for first eleven days, and then the markets turn mixed through the next ten days, followed by mixed to bullish sentiment 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.

April 1-11: Bearish

April 12-21: Mixed

April 22 to 30: Mixed to Bullish

With the exception of few days, the world financial markets pretty much  followed  the predictions during the month.

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