Astrological Views on World News – Feb 2013 by Joni Party, USA

Joni Party

Joni has been a practicing astrologer and teacher for over 30 years, and founder of the “Galactic Center” in Dallas. She has been an online Vedic Instructor for the Online College, for the American College of Vedic Astrology’s Online program, is a faculty member for ACVA (American Council of Vedic Astrology), and served as the executive secretary for CVA (Council of Vedic Astrology), where she published and distributed the International CVA Journal. As a writer, she has published three books and many articles and research in Vedic astrology. Her book Eastern Astrology for Western Minds is a complete manual of Vedic astrology. Joni has organized international symposiums and is often a keynote speaker for national and international conferences. She has been on national television and radio programs as an authority on both Western and Vedic astrology. Her clientele includes the Who’s Who of America, including Hollywood celebrities. Her web site, , has a good deal of information for all students of astrology. She can be contacted at

Indications for the Month of February

Mars conjunct  Mercury 

What does Mars combined with Mercury produce? The month of February Mars and Mercury will conjunct. This entire month will have the influence of these two planets coming together. Mercury will go retrograde hovering very close to Mars around the end of the month. Mercury as it slows down in motion before it reverses is intensified by the forcefulness of Mars. This will bring forth and magnify everything connected with both these two energies. 

Mercury rules over all forms of communication meaning anyway we connect to each other. This entails communications such as telephones, internet, television, air travel, computers, vehicles involved in any kind of transit, cars, buses, trains, and ships. It rules speaking, writing, publications, education and learning. So it rules over transit and trade of all kinds, exchange of ideas, products and sales. 

Mars is considered a malefic planet because it’s energy is harsh, direct, and is associated with war. Mars rules anger, disputes,

attacks, weapons of all types, guns, knives, bombs, and explosives. On a positive note it also rules intelligence, sports, ambition, and courage. And many are unaware that it rules over property and real estate.

Mercury is a neutral planet and is said to take on the energy of the planets it is with in a chart. So as Mercury conjoins with Mars the mind becomes provoked with anger and hostility. This combination is excellent for lawyers for their job is to provoke but with an intelligent mind. Mercury combined with the disruption of Mars means any form of communication will be disturbed and disrupted in a forceful manner. Mars can sometimes indicate violence. So certain areas of communications should be avoided, if possible, this month. Travel, signing contracts, and arbitration. 

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Another factor involved in this conjunction in February is that both Mercury and Mars will transit over Neptune. Neptune is known to cause fogginess, denial and even deception. But in mundane astrology it rules fuel and oil. This brought together with the combination of Mars and Mercury produces miscommunication that results in anger. But there will be problems with the production or delivering fuel needed to export or import and travel. There will be unforeseen problems with fuel, and the lines of communication are broken down, such as radar, computers, and the internet. 

The sign these planets occupy influence the results as well. Mercury and Mars are in the air sign of Aquarius further enforcing the indication of confusion with travel, communications and even severe weather pertaining to intense winds. 

The faster moving planets (Sun, Mercury, Mars, Venus) are coming together where they will be traveling in unison creating havoc in the signs they converge month after month for the next four months. 


February 4:  Mars will conjunct Neptune in Aquarius. This will intensify and activate Neptune, meaning hidden agendas will surface and cause anger and fear. Corruption and financial fraud will be uncovered in the financial markets. There is a major glitch in the production and distribution of oil around the world causing gas prices to suddenly rise. 

Financially there is a lock on the ability for these companies to reap the benefits of financial gain. The oil companies are in trouble. The government begins excessive taxation, which ultimately affects the middle class. This glitch will have major repercussions globally causing financial losses. Forces behind this problem will keep their secrets of manipulation under cover. The media will instill fear but with many false accusations focusing the attention away from the truth.

02/18: Saturn turns retrograde

02/23: Mercury turns retrograde   his causes a stalemate between the government and the people. More constraints are put on the oil companies damaging the economy. It will limit growth in the United

States because of dependency on foreign oil, which may be withheld. There is a political war emerging, and the end result could be devastating. This war is actually within our government, but will be blamed on foreigners. The controls that rule the world will not go easy on the power hungry political forces in play, and there may be a radical event to eliminate their further actions. 

02/01 Mercury enters Aquarius 

02/04 Mars conjunct Neptune

02/06 Mercury conjunct Neptune

02/07 Jupiter trine Venus 

02/08 Mercury conjunct Mars

02/09 Mercury square Jupiter

02/10 New Moon 27 degrees Capricorn; nakshatra Dhanishtha, Mars square  Jupiter 02/11 Venus square Saturn

02/12 Sun enters Aquarius, Mercury trine Saturn

02/16 Mars trine Saturn

02/18 Saturn stationary retrograde 17 degrees Libra

02/21 Sun conjunct Neptune, Venus enters Aquarius

02/23 Mercury stationary retrograde 25 degrees Aquarius 

02/25 Sun square Jupiter, Full Moon 13 degrees Leo; nakshatra Purva  Phalguni

02/26 Mercury conjunct Mars

02/28 Venus conjunct Neptune

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