Planetary Placement and World Affairs
There is an environment of suspicion and anger between nations that threatens peace. One feature that is of particular concern for everyone who seeks peace is the flashpoints that have spread throughout the world. In short, there is a feeling of insecurity, be it economic or territorial.
In Vedic astrology, we focus on slow moving planets and the occurrences of eclipses to predict events on the world stage. This does not mean, however, that faster moving planets play no role. Further, a deduction of about 24° 7" relevant for year 2015 from positions of ascendant and planets in tropical zodiac is made to obtain sidereal zodiac position followed in Vedic astrology. The following variables used in the analysis are noteworthy:
- Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio on November 2, 2014, and will remain there throughout 2015 as well. It will be retrograde from March 15 to August 2, 2015. The new lunar year commences on March 20, when a total solar eclipse also occurs.
- Jupiter will be passing through Cancer until July 12, 2015. Thereafter, it will enter the sign of Leo on July 13, 2015, and will remain there until August 11, 2016. The planet will be moving somewhat close to Rahu, the north node of the Moon, from November 2015 onward.
- Rahu entered Virgo on July 2014 and will remain in that sign until January 2016. Ketu, the south node of the Moon, will be passing through sign Pisces, maintaining a distance of 180°.
- Mars is one of faster moving planets. Its role in formulating national events cannot be overestimated. This is because Mars, named after the god of war, rules over passion, energy, and ambition.
- In 2015, four eclipses will occur: a total solar eclipse on March 20, a total lunar eclipse on April 4, a partial solar eclipse on September 13, and a total lunar eclipse on September 28.