A Y2003 Calendar of Astrological Events
By D.W. Sutton 12/11/2002

This calendar of mundane astrological events evaluates the most important aspects being formed by the planets in the sky during the 2003 calendar year. Each aspect must be assessed within the context of the current mundane conditions.

The aspects formed by the planets in the sky very often have a long time frame determined by the planets and the type of aspect they form. The critical stage of the aspect indicates when the aspect is at its peak influence - when the two planets forming the aspect are within a one-degree orb of perfect. But this does not mean that a major event related to the aspect will occur at this critical stage. An event related to a particular aspect can occur while it is within its orb of influence. Then, any aspect formed by the same planets in their cycle charts or the other cycle charts, map definite times when the added astrological stimulation can cause an event related to the aspect to occur. Of course environmental support is an event prerequisite.

The evaluation of a particular aspect, via a chart erected for the time it is perfect for any capital city, primarily focuses on the two planets forming the aspect and their house positions. But very often other planets and houses are so outstanding in the chart that they indicate important factors that should be considered in the chart's interpretation.

Observation indicates that high-discord violence events do occur when Mars in the sky forms a square aspect with one of the outer planets. Conjunction, opposition and square aspects involving Mars do map violent inner-plane weather conditions that externalize as violence events. Square and opposition aspects formed by the planets in the sky indicate discordant inner-plane conditions that externalize as failure, regress, detrimental circumstances, misfortune and bad-new events. Trine aspects formed by the planets indicate harmonious inner-plane conditions that externalize as success, progress, beneficial circumstances, good-fortune and good-news events.


This calendar of astrological events in the sky details:

The date and time the aspect is perfect
The aspect - the planets involved and their sign locations
The time-frame of the aspect
The critical stage of the aspect - when it is at its peak influence
A general trend and event evaluation and
A precise evaluation of the Washington chart


Date: February 16th, 2003 at 10.55am EST
Aspect:
Mars conjunct Pluto in Sagittarius
Time-frame: February 1 to March 4, 2003
Critical Stage: 14th - 18th February

Evaluation: High-discord violence and coercion comes into prominence. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires and military matters. Pluto is the planet of coercion, groups, terror networks, international cooperation and drastic measures. Sagittarius rules religion, law, tourists and tourism. The conjunction aspect brings the events indicated by Mars and Pluto into prominence highlighting the war on terror, violent aggression, terrorist attacks, coercion, bombings, fires accidents, vicious murders, kidnappings, groups of people, drastic developments and troop movements.

At Washington the Mars-Pluto conjunction is in the 7th house - war, open enemies and relations with foreign powers. The aspect maps an obvious time when Washington will expand its war on terrorism. It indicates a terrorist attack on US citizens and a violent retaliation by the US government. A military attack on Iraq? A lack of international cooperation supports drastic action. International unity on military matters seems an imperative. Saturn in the 1st house [the people] opposition the Mars-Pluto conjunction indicates widespread fear, grief and suffering. Saturn is the planet of security issues. Neptune (oil, chemicals and inflation) in the 10th house (the President) is opposition Jupiter (rising prices) in the 4th (the homeland and buildings). This is a high-discord chart and the external events will reflect the violent inner-plane weather conditions it maps.



Date: February 16th, 2003 at 4.10am EST
Aspect:
Jupiter in Leo opposition Neptune in Aquarius
Time-frame: January 1 to July 30, 2003
Critical Stage: 10th - 23rd February

Evaluation: High discord financial uncertainty. Jupiter is the planet of finances, commerce, trade, treaties, religion, legal matters, banks and business. Neptune is the planet of uncertainty, confusion, oil, chemicals, inflation, aviation, fraud-rooms, stock companies and refugees. Leo rules speculation, amusements, children, kings, queens and rulership. Aquarius rules inventions, humanitarian issues and human rights. The opposition aspect brings the mundane matters ruled by Jupiter and Neptune into deadly conflict where they tear apart and separate. It indicates adverse financial conditions; high-discord financial developments; inflation; rising prices - particularly for oil, drugs and airline tickets; and business fraud. This aspect maps a great deal of financial and business deception and it will be difficult to determine exactly what is going on.

At Washington Jupiter is in the 7th house - war open enemies and relations with the international community; and Neptune is in the 1st house - the domestic agenda and the people. The aspect maps a period of business uncertainty and financial confusion. It indicates unwise financial optimism, self-deception influencing the people and very unreliable financial conditions. The active 1st and 2nd houses put the emphasis on the people and their finances. Inflation, business fraud and problems for the aviation industry are likely. Oil is an important issue. The aspect highlights a dangerous mix of over-optimism and the desire to get something for nothing. This is a tricky aspect so only believe 10% of what the financial commentator's claim. Problems with trade and deceptive religious developments are also indicated.



Date: February 20th, 2003 at 9.14am EST
Aspect:
Mars in Sagittarius opposition Saturn in Gemini
Time-frame: February 1 to March 10, 2003
Critical Stage: 19th - 22nd March

Evaluation: High-discord violence and suffering. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires and military matters. Saturn is the planet of loss, fear, anxiety, grief, suffering and hardship. It rules the weather, orthodoxy, land and environmental issues, the farming and mining sectors and natural disasters. Sagittarius rules religion, law, tourists and tourism. Gemini rules communication, transportation, postal service and newspapers. The opposition aspect brings the mundane matters ruled by Mars and Saturn into deadly conflict where they tear apart and separate. It indicates heavy losses in the fighting, retreats, withdrawals, mining accidents, fires, harsh orthodoxy, revenge, retribution, the death penalty, land disputes, attacks on farmers and widespread suffering and grief.

At Washington Mars is in the 8th house - death and taxes; and Saturn is in the 2nd house - finances and $US. The aspect maps violent deaths, deaths of armed forces personal, financial hardship, taxation disputes - and money spent on military matters. Pluto the planet of terrorism and drastic action in the 8th house is conjunct Mars and opposition Saturn. Jupiter (financial matters, law and religion) in the 5th house (Wall St) is opposition Neptune (oil, chemicals, aviation, inflation and uncertainty) in the 11th house (Congress). The very active 11th house emphasizes the role of Congress as events unfold.



Date: March 20st, 2003 at 8.00pm EST
Astrological Event:
Y2003 Sun cycle commences

Brief evaluation: In this chart the aspects formed by the Sun are a key factor to consider and they indicate a mixed bag of developments during the Y2003 astrological year. The Sun conjunct Mercury highlights a year of political talk and controversy. Sun trine Jupiter maps fortunate financial-trade conditions as 'luck' benefits the capitalist's market. Sun square Saturn maps adverse right-wing political developments as 'obstacles' hinder security efforts generating high-levels of fear. Sun semisextile Uranus maps fortunate radical (left-wing) political developments as 'growth' benefits freedom and liberty; and Sun semisquare Neptune maps political uncertainty as 'friction' events involving oil, chemicals and aviation generate confusion. This is a general event chart where the prominent planets and houses in a particular chart have the outstanding influence.



Date: May 14th, 2003 at 10.36am EDT
Aspect:
Mars conjunct Neptune in Aquarius
Time-frame: April 20 to June 10, 2003
Critical Stage: 12th - 16th May

Evaluation: High-discord violence and confusion comes into prominence. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires and military matters. He rules the police and military personnel. Neptune is the planet of oil, petroleum, drugs, chemicals, poisons, aviation, refugees, fraud, chaos, confusion and uncertainty. Aquarius rules technology, inventions, human rights and humanitarian issues. The conjunction aspect brings the events indicated by Mars and Neptune into prominence highlighting attacks on oil refineries, oil wars, drug wars, oil fires, plane crashes, troop movements and violence-accident events involving refugees. This is a high-discord chart releasing a dangerous mix of idealistic aggression.

At Washington Mars and Neptune are in the 7th house - war, open enemies and relations with the international community. This 7th house stimulation maps a bio-chemical terror event and Washington is marching to the beat of war drums. The Neptune influence highlights terror chemicals, oil, and planes as weapons of destruction. An escalation in the war on terror, but a chaotic international situation is made more confusing by Neptune's lies and deceptions. Oil and/or terror chemicals are the issues. Jupiter in the 1st house (the people) indicates misplaced optimism and financial foolishness. Mercury in the 10th house (the administration) square to Mars and Neptune indicates controversial comments and rash talk by the President.



Date: June 2nd, 2003 at 10.57pm EDT
Aspect:
Jupiter in Leo opposition Neptune in Aquarius (again)
Time-frame: January 1 to July 30, 2003
Critical Stage: 27th May - 9th June

Evaluation: High discord financial uncertainty. Jupiter is the planet of finances, commerce, trade, treaties, religion, legal matters, banks and business. Neptune is the planet of uncertainty, confusion, oil, chemicals, inflation, aviation, fraud, stock companies and refugees. Leo rules speculation, amusements, children, kings, queens and rulership. Aquarius rules inventions, humanitarian issues and human rights. The opposition aspect brings the mundane matters ruled by Jupiter and Neptune into deadly conflict where they tear apart and separate. It indicates adverse financial conditions; high-discord financial developments; inflation; rising prices - particularly for oil, drugs and airline tickets; and business fraud. This aspect maps a great deal of financial and business deception and it will be difficult to precisely determine what is going on.

At Washington Jupiter is in the 7th house - war open enemies and relations with the international community; and Neptune is in the 1st house - the domestic agenda and the people. This pattern duplicates the situation in the previous Jupiter-Neptune opposition chart on February 16th. Thus what was written there applies to this chart. Most likely this chart maps further developments with the events that occurred at that time.



Date: June 23rd, 2003 at 4.02pm EDT
Aspect:
Mars conjunct Uranus in Pisces
Time-frame: June 1 to November 9, 2003
Critical Stage: 20th June - 26th June

Evaluation: High discord extremist violence comes into prominence. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires and military matters. Uranus rules strikes, protests, demonstrations, rebellions, radical action, revolutionaries, extremists, exposÚs, reform, sudden disturbances and extreme situations. Pisces rules restrictions, relief measures, disappointments, crime and rivers. The conjunction aspect brings the events indicated by Mars and Uranus into prominence highlighting extreme danger, extremist violence, aggressive action by radical elements, sudden attacks by the military, attacks on trains, car bombings, train crashes and violent strikes and demonstrations. This is a high-harmony energy mix and the aggression and strife of Mars will reap benefits.

At Washington the Mars-Uranus conjunction is in the 4th house - the homeland, territories, buildings, farming/mining sectors, weather conditions and environmental issues. There are radical developments in the war on terror. The aspect highlights surprise attacks, military initiatives, bomb attacks on buildings, car bombings, territorial disputes, land disputes, radical action by the farm lobby, mining accidents, extreme weather conditions and sensational news regarding the environment. The Sun and Saturn in the 8th house (death and taxes) are trine the Mars-Uranus conjunction indicating a beneficial political-security influence on the event. This is a high-harmony chart and the radical aggression it releases will reap rewards.



Date: June 23rd, 2003 at 12.21am EDT
Aspect:
Mars in Pisces trine Saturn in Cancer
Time-frame: June 1 to November 9, 2003
Critical Stage: 20th June - 26th June

Evaluation: High-harmony aggressive security measures. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires and military matters. Saturn is the planet of loss, fear, anxiety, grief, suffering and hardship. It rules the weather, orthodoxy, land and environmental issues, the farming and mining sectors and natural disasters. Sagittarius rules religion, law, tourists and tourism. Pisces rules restrictions, crime, relief measures and rivers. Cancer rules the home, family matters and oceans. The trine aspect merges the mundane matters ruled by Mars and Saturn in harmonious cooperation. It indicates success resolving land and/or territorial disputes; successful security initiatives; farming disputes and mining accidents. At this time the gains made by Mars and Saturn will involve strife, loss and hardship.

At Washington Mars is in the 12th house - behind the scenes activity, the FBI, CIA, secret enemies and disappointments; and Saturn is in the 4th house - land, buildings, farming sector and weather. Homeland security is an issue. The FBI and other security agencies have success in their war on terror. Uranus conjunct Mars, and Sun conjunct Saturn, add unexpected political benefits to the event. This is high harmony chart and the outer-world events will reflect the beneficial inner-plane weather conditions it maps although Mars does make gains through strife and aggressive action.



Date: June 24th, 2003 at 7.33pm EDT
Aspect:
Saturn in Cancer trine Uranus in Pisces
Time Frame: : January 1 to September 1, 2003
Critical Stage: 17th June - 2nd July

Evaluation: High-harmony ultra-progressive security measures and technologies. Saturn is the planet of loss, fear, anxiety, grief, suffering, hardship and security. It rules the weather, orthodoxy, land and environmental issues, the farming and mining sectors and natural disasters. Uranus is the planet of change, reform, strikes, protests, demonstrations, rebellions, radical action, revolutionaries, extremists, exposÚs, sudden disturbances and extreme situations. It rules freedom, liberty and ultra-progressive technologies. Cancer rules the home, family and oceans. Pisces rules restrictions, relief measures, disappointments, crime and rivers. The trine aspect merges the mundane matters ruled by Saturn and Uranus in high-harmony cooperation. It indicates radical new security measures, losses for the extremists, sudden exposÚs and sensational weather and/or environmental events. This high-harmony union between the orthodox and unorthodox favours practical change.

At Washington Saturn is in the 7th house - war, open enemies and relations with foreign powers; and Uranus is in the 2nd house - financial conditions and economic policies. Saturn indicates international security initiatives and Uranus indicates their cost. The aspect favours practical changes with US foreign policy that benefit the financial sector and good relations with a foreign power. Sun conjunct Saturn and Mars conjunct Uranus add beneficial political initiatives to the event. This high-harmony aspect will actualize as favorable security events and conditions during 2003.



Date: July 1st, 2003 at 8.39am EDT
Aspect:
Jupiter in Leo trine Pluto in Sagittarius
Time Frame: : June 1 to August 15, 2003
Critical Stage: 26th June - 6th July

Evaluation: High-harmony trade and religious cooperation. Jupiter is the planet of finances, commerce, trade, treaties, religion, legal matters, banks and business. Pluto is the planet of coercion, groups, terror networks, international cooperation and drastic measures. Pluto rules collaboration for mutual benefit. Leo rules speculation, amusements, children, kings, queens and rulership. Sagittarius rules religion, law, tourists and tourism. The trine aspect merges the mundane matters ruled by Jupiter and Pluto in high-harmony cooperation. The aspect favours religious tolerance and cooperation, mutually beneficial trade treaties, new corporate laws and international financial cooperation. At this time Jupiter's good-will and Pluto's spirit of cooperation will transcend Saturn's self-interest motivated selfishness.

At Washington Jupiter is in the 1st house - the domestic agenda and people; and Pluto is in the 5th house - Wall Street, children, fun, pleasure and entertainment. The aspect favours religious tolerance and cooperation by the people, new corporate laws to fight corruption on Wall Street, the beneficial influence of groups of children and high-harmony birth events. The high-harmony 7th house indicates a beneficial foreign influence on developments and the high-harmony 11th house indicates a supportive role by Congress. This is high harmony chart and the outer-world events will reflect the beneficial inner-plane weather conditions mapped by Jupiter and Pluto. (It is important to note that the news networks prefer bad news because it sells, and this means the good news mapped by a high-harmony 'good-news' aspect very often doesn't get the coverage it deserves.)



Date: August 30th, 2003 at 12.37am EDT
Aspect:
Jupiter in Virgo opposition Uranus in Pisces
Time Frame: : July 20 - October 10, 2003
Critical Stage: 26th August - 3rd September

Evaluation: A high-discord financial disturbance. Jupiter is the planet of finances, commerce, trade, treaties, religion, legal matters, banks and business. He rules hope, faith, optimism, good-will and tolerance. Uranus is the planet of change, reform, strikes, protests, demonstrations, rebellions, radical action, revolutionaries, extremists, exposÚs, sudden disturbances and extreme situations. It rules freedom, liberty and ultra-progressive technologies. Virgo rules work, labor, sickness and agricultural production. Pisces rules restrictions, relief measures, disappointments, crime and rivers. The opposition aspect brings the mundane matters ruled by Jupiter and Uranus into deadly conflict where they tear apart and separate. It indicates a sudden financial disturbance, high-discord financial developments, radical moves by the banks and a sensational financial-business exposÚ.

At Washington Jupiter is in the 4th house - land, homes, buildings and weather conditions; and Uranus is in the 10th house - the President and his administration. Uranus indicates radical moves by the administration and Jupiter indicates benefits for the farming sector. Radical trade initiatives seem to be the issue; but the administration's reputation is in tatters. With Jupiter ruling the 7th house cusp the international community is at odds with the administration. The Sun conjunct Jupiter and Mars conjunct Uranus add an aggressive political element to the event. This is a high-discord chart and the external events at the time will reflect the inner-world financial and/or trade turmoil it maps.



Date: September-October 2003
Aspect:
Mars in Pisces conjunct Uranus in Aquarius
Special comment: Mars and Uranus are within orb of a conjunction aspect between June and November 9, 2003. Although the planets never form the exact conjunction they are within a one-degree (critical stage) orb between September 16 and October 4. Precise event charts do not apply and the aspect indicates a general Mars-Uranus trend rather than a precise event.
Critical Stage: 16th September - 4th October

Evaluation: High discord extremist violence comes into prominence. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires and military matters. Uranus rules strikes, protests, demonstrations, rebellions, radical action, revolutionaries, extremists, exposÚs, reform, sudden disturbances and extreme situations. Pisces rules restrictions, relief measures, disappointments, crime and rivers. Aquarius rules humanitarian issues, human rights and inventions. The conjunction aspect brings the events indicated by Mars and Uranus into prominence highlighting extreme danger, extremist violence, aggressive action by radical elements, sudden attacks by the military, attacks on trains, car bombings, train crashes and violent strikes and demonstrations..



Date: November 20th, 2003 at 8.59am EST
Aspect:
Mars in Pisces opposition Jupiter in Virgo
Time Frame: : August 17 to December 13, 2003
Critical Stage: 17th - 23rd November

Evaluation: High-discord financial and religious strife. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires and military matters. He rules disputes, conflicts, fights, feuds and aggressive action. Jupiter is the planet of finances, commerce, trade, treaties, religion, legal matters, banks and business. He rules hope, faith, optimism, good-will and tolerance. Pisces rules restrictions, relief measures, disappointments, crime and rivers. Virgo rules agricultural production, labor and sickness. The opposition aspect brings the mundane matters ruled by Mars and Jupiter into deadly conflict where they tear apart and separate. It indicates financial disputes, religious conflict, legal disputes, shipping accidents, attacks on bankers, bombings and bank robberies.

At Washington Mars in the 3rd house - transportation, newspapers and postal service; and Jupiter is in the 9th house - trade, law, religion and tourism. Mars indicates train accidents and strife and/or violence involving the postal service. Jupiter will focus on trade and religious issues. The aspect indicates a trade dispute with a neighbouring country; a major legal dispute or battle; religious hatred and/or religious inspired violence. This is a high discord chart with the 3 Sagittarius (religious-sign) planets all forming a T-square with the Mars-Jupiter opposition. Their location in the 12th house highlights crime, secret enemies, restrictions, disappointments, undercover work and the FBI as events unfold.



Date: November 26th, 2003 at 6.20PM EST
Aspect:
Mars in Pisces square Pluto in Sagittarius
Time Frame: : November 3 to December 16, 2003
Critical Stage: 25th - 29th November

Evaluation: High-discord accident and terror events. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires and military matters. He rules disputes, conflicts, fights, feuds and aggressive action. Pluto is the planet of coercion, groups, terror networks, international cooperation and drastic measures. Pisces rules crime, relief measures, restrictions and disappointments. Sagittarius rules religion, law, tourists and tourism. The square aspect merges the Mars-Pluto energies in a highly dangerous manner where the discord will actualize as terrorist threats, terror events, acts of terrorism, group violence and violent coercion. (The Bali bombing on Sept 21, 2002 occurred under the previous Mars-Pluto square aspect.)

At Washington Mars is in the 10th house - the president, administration and business; and Pluto is in the 6th house - the workers and working conditions. Mars indicates aggressive action by business and Pluto indicates drastic-coercion by the workers. The aspect maps an employer-employee dispute (over working conditions), violent attacks on business and business-worker disputes. This high-discord mix of aggressive-coercion will flare up into a major row involving business and employee groups. Jupiter in the 4th house (land, homes and buildings) is opposition Mars and square Pluto adding an antagonistic financial-legal element to the event. Strife and coercion are the driving forces behind this violent dispute.



Date: December 17th, 2003 at 2.19pm EST
Astrological Event:
Y2003 Mars cycle commences
Brief Evaluation: This is a precise-influence chart indicating the influence of Mars on the 'strife' agenda from December 17th, 2003 to June 20th 2005. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires and military matters. He rules disputes, conflicts, fights, feuds and aggressive action. The aspects formed by Mars indicate the quality of the Mars energy and its potential to express constructively or destructively. Sun square Mars maps a high-discord destructive war influence on the political agenda and acts of violence on world leaders. Mars and the Sun map a dangerous mix of aggressive leadership. Moon opposition and parallel Mars maps a high-discord destructive war influence on the general public and acts of violence on civilians. Mars semisextile Uranus maps a constructive war influence on the radical agenda and benefits through new war technologies; and Mars semisquare Neptune maps a destructive war influence on oil, chemicals, drugs, inflation and aviation. Mars and Neptune map a dangerous mix of aggressive-idealism. In individual country charts the house location of Mars and the other prominent planets should be given due consideration.