Retrograde Mercury (Feb 17 - Mar 10)
17, the planet Mercury
becomes retrograde in
It will stay retrograde in Aquarius until march
10. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Aquarius
more frustrating periods for educators, academics, philosophers,
philanthropists, social reformers, activists and researchers. This is not a good
time to start
a new project or venture, but rather reflect on what's been done so far.
Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you
have been postponing due to lack of time.
In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if Mercury
is currently your operating planet, then you are more
likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this
period with respect to matters signified by the house it's currently transiting through in your
Gochar (transit) chart.
in Sagittarius and Saturn in Capricorn conjunction (Jan 23 - Feb 17)
On December 6, 2019, the first time since about last 36 years,
Saturn approached Pluto (with
in 3 degree orb) in sidereal Sagittarius (almost close to the end of
Sidereal Sagittarius); then Saturn entered Capricorn on January 23 and this
conjunction (with Pluto still in Sagittarius and Saturn in Capricorn) within
three degrees continues until February 17. The two spiritual
planets in conjunction, with Plito in the spiritual sign Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter
and Saturn in its own spiritual sign Capricorn makes
this planetary event extremely powerful and spiritual.
Pluto is a planet of transformation. The
process is irreversible and very subtle. The old must die for the new
to be born. Thus, it brings drastic changes in our collective moral and
spiritual perceptions (consciousness), as Pluto breaks away from the traditional
barriers of our collective prejudices and conditionings.
Sagittarius being the sign that deals with
religious philosophy and teachings, this is a period of religious or
philosophical revolution, and the way we perceive the surroundings through
our conditioned (based on our upbringing and prejudices) lens is likely to be
transformed during this period. And when Pluto conjuncts
Saturn, the process of transformation becomes exceptionally significant, as the
manifestation of the synergy of these two spiritual planets will clearly reflect
in (drastic) events happening all around us (or our world).
Sagittarius, being the sign for justice and
judicial system, the conventional norms of our judicial systems are likely to
come under attack and scrutiny, and transform into to reflect the new norms of
morality and ethics. The manifestation of this conjunction
would certainly reflect in the senate impeachment trial of president Trump during this
period. With Saturn's conjunction, Pluto's energy will accelerate the
process of transformation. And such transformations are inevitably accompanied
by painful experiences. Therefore, the likelihood of war, violence,
uprisings, social conflicts and anxiety filled atmosphere all around the
world are real possibilities, especially in places like Middle-East, and in
particular, in Israeli and Palestine region.
The world financial markets will continue to be
very volatile during this period.
scientific and technological areas, a lot of drastic changes and emerging new
ideas will find their ways into innovations and discoveries that are aligned
with our collective spiritual progress, as those (new ideas) will be more
focused in areas that will bridge the gap between the science and morality. The
likely areas of research will be in biotechnology, medicine, spiritual healing,
and life-force related activities. A new wave of philosophers with their new
perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world to a new
level of understanding.
About President Donald Trump and
operating planets (the planets that presently active for
him) for February continue to be Saturn and Venus. And they will continue to be
operating planets for him for several more
Saturn will be in the sidereal Capricorn, in the eighth house of his Gochar (transit)
chart. Also, in his
ninefold Gochar (transit) chart, Saturn will be in the 8th house until February
23 and then in the 9th house for the rest of the month. Venus will be in sidereal
Aquarius (the 9th house of his Gochar chart)
until February 3, and then in sidereal Pisces for the rest of the month.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
continues to be unfavorable, being in the eighth house of his
Gochar (transit) and in the 8th and 9th house of his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart. As a result,
President Trump becomes self-destructive and continues to face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries
alike. In addition to be
frustrated and depressed, he is likely to be in the company of wrong people. In light of
his on going impeachment
trial in the Senate, he will
continue to have an on going friction with democrats of several committees as the
impeachment trial process unfolds. Furthermore, he will be dealing with his self-created feud with
congress men and women and others. Overall chaos, fear, confusion and disappointment become
keywords to describe his political experiences.
In addition, the manifestation of the
10th house (Feb 3-28) resident transiting Venus
is likely to be very unfavorable
for him for the entire month as
he will be creating more feuds with women politicians and his adversaries in
And the most severe
challenge due to the opposition of transiting Saturn to his natal Saturn during
the first half of February is very likely to turn out to be extremely intensive
for him from
holding on to power standpoint for he would likely to be overwhelmed by
defeat and humiliation. The same time the transiting Pluto will be
opposing his natal Saturn, further making the situation worse.
Thus, duringFebruary, the
of Saturn present very intensive and painful time for him. In addition, the
opposition of the transiting Saturn and Pluto to his natal Saturn will certainly create
explosive political climate and serious personal challenges from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in
another trying and frustrating month for him to deal with the looming Senate impeachment
taxes and business dealings and suspicious and insecure people around him. And that might result in
down with unwanted challenges and failures, further accelerating his downfall.
when one looks at the close conjunction of Sun and Rahu, and Rahu and Uranus
in the 10th house of his natal chart, and Moon in very close conjunction
with the lunar node Ketu in the 4th house of his natal chart, it's not very
surprising why he operates the way he does. It seems to me, he is totally
driven by the country's (USA) destiny (at least at this point in history)
which is very closely tied with his own due to the Rahu-Uranus conjunction in
the 10th house of his natal chart.
the reflection of what collectively the country (USA) as a whole is going
through at this point in time. Perhaps, it's a part of painful process of
transformation and discovery of the next phase of its evolution, as reflected
in constant churning (and becoming aware of them) of our die hard social
prejudices and inherent, deeply rooted biases.
country's destiny is at the crossroad of "CHANGE" at
this point in history, that will certainly be reflected in political events of
important challenging planetary configurations
for February include
Rahu-Mars (Feb 23-25) opposition, Neptune-Jupiter (Feb 19-22)
ninefold opposition; Uranus-Rahu (Feb 2-10) and Uranus-Saturn (Feb
10-17) ninefold quincunxes; Saturn-Jupiter (Feb 11-17) and Neptune-Saturn
(Feb 24 - Mar 5) ninefold squares; and Saturn-Rahu (Feb 8-11) ninefold conjunction.
While the Rahu-Mars (Feb
23-25) opposition may become responsible for both natural and
man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives, and perhaps a demise
of an international level political leader, the Neptune-Jupiter
(Feb 19-22) ninefold opposition may become cause for challenges that world
religions and their leaders might face with earthshaking ideas that they must attend to. Those 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 Uranus-Rahu (Feb
2-10) ninefold quincunx may mean difficult period
for the United States in general, and the Republican Party
in particular. Also, USA and
China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
(Feb 10-17) ninefold quincunx may become
responsible for social or political turmoil
in USA, Russia and/or Chaina, as well as rising tensions among these
The manifestation of the Saturn-Jupiter
(Feb 11-17) ninefold square may be reflected in religions around the world
finding difficulty in carrying out their activities, more controversies that test
traditional moral values, and in general, religious
authorities having difficulty in keeping people
(Feb 24 - Mar 5) ninefold square may become responsible for difficult time
for China as well as for Russia.
(Feb 8-11) ninefold conjunction may become responsible for
social or political turmoil for Russia, China and to some extent for Europe. Also, for the Republican Party in
the United States and for republicans, it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
important auspicious planetary configuration
for February include Pluto-Neptune (Jan 30 - Feb 2)
and Neptune-Rahu (Feb 29 - Mar 7) ninefold trines;
and Neptune-Jupiter (Feb 15-26) sextile.
of the Pluto-Neptune (Jan 30 - Feb 2) ninefold trine maybe reflected in
breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields. Also,
it may become responsible for a positive period for Russia
and to some extent for China.
29 - Mar 7) ninefold trine may become responsible for
vigorous expansion of religious activities all around
the world with new energy, conservatives likely to have upper hand over the liberals, China and Russia are likely to see positive
developments occurring in social and economical fields.
(Feb 15-26) sextile may activate the energy that becomes responsible for
new and positive changes in religious, academic, and social
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States, Russia,
China, Europe and Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions).