transit of Mars in the sidereal Aries (Feb 5 - March 22).........
transit of Mars in the sidereal Aries is likely to dominate the headlines
for February and March. Mars enters the sidereal Aries on February 5,
and it stays in Aries till March 22.
is the planet of action, energy and strength, and
a fire sign Aries is ruled by Mars.
Aries is also the cardinal sign that loves to rule, lead and dominate the
for fiery and action oriented dominating planet like Mars,
it's the perfect setting for Mars to explode (cardinal being the lead sign)
with tremendous strength. And the manifestation of that energy will be
both the material (Mars being the material planet) and spiritual (Aries
being the fire sign)
with tremendous ups and downs that will be intensely felt by the entire
world, especially by the military personnel (Mars being the fire sign with
tremendous energy and strength), sportsmen, warriors, fighters, commanders,
leaders and people in power in almost every field (especially in politics
and business). Also, Aries being the fire sign, the sign of domination,
aggression, power, the transit of Mars means volatility in international as
well as in national politics and in the financial markets.
addition, and probably one of the most important planetary combinations, is
the conjunction of Mars with Uranus. Although the close conjunction
(with in a degree) occurs during three days, February 11-13, both being in
Aries (Fire and cardinal sign) it's a very powerful conjunction in Aries
that will last through March 22.
mentioned above, Aries
being the fire and cardinal sign, is very suitable for
independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus.
The changes in
world political landscape has been
tremendously influenced by Uranus's transit in Aries (Brexit, Donald Trump's
stunning upset victory, etc.,) . Now combine the Uranus's energy with that
of explosive and impulsive Mars, it's a perfect recipe for disaster if these
energies are not properly aligned. The upcoming Brexit saga will certainly
make a big headline during February, especially around Feb 11-13. At
the same time, president Trump is likely to face a very stressful period.
The people who are most
affected by this conjunction are military personnel, people in
power such as business
leaders and political leaders. In scientific and
technological areas expect drastic changes; and emerging new ideas will
find their way into innovations and discoveries.
Since the characteristics of Uranus are closely tied with
that of the United States as a country, with Uranus-Mars
conjunction, expect extraordinary political and financial events
until March 22.
Furthermore, Mars squares lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu during
February 6-7. The manifestation of this undesirable planetary combination
likely to be reflected in both the natural and
man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives during this period.
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently active for
him) for February continue to be Saturn and Venus.
February, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh
house of his progressive chart, and it will be in the 5th house of his ninefold
progressive chart till February 25, and then in the sixth house of his
ninefold progressive chart for the rest of the month. Venus will be in sidereal
Sagittarius (the 7th
house of his progressive chart) till Feb 24, and then in Capricorn..
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
continues to be unfavorable, being in the seventh house of his progressive
and in the 5th house (till Feb 25) of his ninefold progressive chart .
a result, Mr. trump is likely to continue to have challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries
alike. He will
continue to be haunted by Russia probe. He will even get involved in direct
confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his
family members and friends. Frustration, confusion, depression, etc, will
take the center stage for the entire month for him.
The manifestation of the
resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a direct confrontation with
females causing him to not only worry about feeling defeated, but becoming
quarrelsome, and forced to face the mounting pressure of political and legal challenges. A
serious health issue may develop. An existing rift between him and the first
lady is likely to become wider. His involvement and issues with women likely
transiting Rahu will continue to be in conjunct with his natal Venus till Feb
7, confirming a higher degree of possibility of surfacing his problems with women.
In addition, the transiting Rahu, conjuncts his natal Saturn
with in a degree starting February 7, and the conjunction will last through
March 17. Rahu being a karmic planet and Saturn being a planet of
trials and tribulations, this period of working out of his karma will be
very intense, affecting him in almost all aspects of his life.
February, the transits
of both the progressive and ninefold progressive Saturn are unfavorable, Venus, being in the
of his progressive chart, is very difficult causing him to experience a
painful period, feeling defeated, quarrelsome, and forced to face mounting
political and legal
challenges. Furthermore, the transiting Rahu in conjunct with his natal
a troubling karmic period for him from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in
an extremely challenging,
trying and eventful month for him to deal with
the ongoing Russia probe, immigration, women, suspicious and insecure people around him and
his political agenda.
important challenging planetary configurations
for February include
Neptune-Saturn (Jan 27 - Feb 4) ninefold opposition; Uranus-Saturn (Feb
4-11) and Pluto-Rahu (Feb 9-16) ninefold quincunxes; Pluto-Mars (Jan 31 - Feb 2)
and Rahu/Ketu-Mars (Feb 6-7) squares; Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 9-15) ninefold
squares and Uranus Mars (Feb 11-13) conjunction.
manifestation of the Neptune-Saturn
(Jan 27 - Feb 4) ninefold opposition maybe reflected in rise in covert
activities and natural as well as man-made calamities. Places like Russia and China are likely to
experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries (such as Saudi
Arabia) are likely to
see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious
activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open.
(Feb 4-11) ninefold quincunx
may mean rising tensions between USA and
China as well as between USA and Russia. Russia and/or China may
experience social or political turmoil at home.
ninefold quincunx may become responsible
for an eruption of new waves of
violence in the Palestine-Israel, Syria and Afghanistan-Pakistan regions. And perhaps,
towards the end of this period due to Pluto's
transformation process, the resulting changes are likely to become irreversible. In addition,
world religions in general,
and religious leaders in particular, may experience themselves having to go
through crisis that demand changes. In other words, the orthodox religious
leaders may come under social and moral pressures to change the way they handle
Pluto-Mars (Jan 31 - Feb 2) and Rahu/Ketu-Mars (Feb 6-7) squares
collectively may become responsible for both natural and
man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives around the world.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu/Ketu
(Feb 9-15) ninefold squares may be reflected in acceleration of political covert
and secret activities. Social
confusion and chaos in countries like Russia and China is a real possibility.
Uranus Mars (Feb 11-13) conjunction may become responsible for a possibility of sudden outbreak
of a new conflict affecting the United States of America. Or it could be a man-made accident or a mishandling incident by the
important auspicious planetary configuration
for February include
Pluto-Neptune (Dec 20 - Mar 11) trine, Saturn-Jupiter (Feb 4-16) and
Saturn-Rahu (Feb 27 - March 3) ninefold trines, Neptune-Saturn (Jan 18 - Feb 13) sextile,
Pluto-Saturn (Jan 28 - Feb 4) and Uranus-Rahu (Feb 2-9) ninefold sextiles.
Pluto-Neptune (Dec 20 - Mar 11) ninefold trine may become responsible for
either in 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.
Saturn-Jupiter (Feb 4-16) and
Saturn-Rahu (Feb 27 - March 3) ninefold trines may be reflected
in joyful and positive experiences the religions around the world might
be having. People are likely to be
convinced with the importance of moral values and will likely have no difficulty in maintaining
their religious faith.
Neptune-Saturn (Jan 18 - Feb 13) sextile may become responsible for expansion
of religious activities all around
the world with new vigor and energy. Conservatives will
find ways to expand their agenda without compromising with liberals on sticky issues.
China and Russia are likely to experience
a positive and rewarding period in handling their domestic issues as well as
improving the foreign relations through better policies.
Pluto-Saturn (Jan 28 - Feb 4) ninefold sextile may mean a good period for
European economy. This period is also good for progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: Russia, China,
Europe, United States and the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions).
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 more
likely to occur during February
1-8 and 11-13.
on the Earthquake
prediction model V (yet to be published) the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if
occur, are likely to occur on
7, 11, 17-19, 22-28.
note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience,
the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2019 are provided at
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