Modern Planet Transits

Pluto’s entry in sidereal Capricorn

December 31, 2019

One of the important planetary events of 2020 is the transit of the modern planet Pluto from the sidereal zodiac sign Sagittarius to Capricorn. It first occurs on February 22, 2020. Pluto stays in Capricorn till July 3, and then with its retrograde motion returns to Sagittarius and stays in Sagittarius till December 28. After December 28, 2020 it will remain in Capricorn for the following 19 to 20 years (till March 2039).  Although it’s going to be in Capricorn for only about little over 4 months before it returns to Sagittarius, Pluto being the planet of transformation will certainly affect the matters related to Capricorn in a big way. 

Capricorn being the earth sign (material world) ruled by Saturn (spiritual planet) and being the cardinal sign (leader of the earth signs) and being the planet of transformation (irreversible change), the drastic changes in our collective perceptions of our material world are certainly going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before by Pluto’s transit in Capricorn. 

This era (next 19 to 20 years) will be remembered as the period of material destruction and transformation to a new and very different way of living that would align with our human evolution.  The way we have been used to deal with material world will no longer be our norms.  Although it’s very likely that some of the world business leaders or companies will either become obsolete or transformed into other forms, the material way of living will be greatly influenced by our collective spiritual experiences and subsequent understanding of the world due to Pluto’s transformational transit. 

And in that sense a subtle but most effective transformation of the material world during this unique era of about 20 years is likely to take us to a new level of material living where the norms solely based on spiritual experiences will dictate and guide our lives with a new level of material world understanding. 

Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted March 17, 2020

As I had mentioned in my 2020 annual prediction column (2020 Annual Prediction ): 

The year 2020 is likely to go on the record to be the most eventful year for the first two decades of the 21st century, as three spiritual planets (Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter) converge in sidereal Capricorn during this year. “

As recently as last January we have witnessed the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan province in China, and then it slowly but steadily has been progressing all over the world, making it the worldwide pandemic.  Astrologically speaking, in my opinion, this is clearly the mark of the modern planet Pluto’s transit in sidereal Capricorn.

It (Pluto transit) occurred during February 2020. Pluto stays in Capricorn till July 3, and then with its retrograde motion returns to Sagittarius and stays in Sagittarius till December 28. After December 28, 2020 it will remain in Capricorn for the following 19 to 20 years (till March 2039). 

Although it’s going to be in Capricorn for only about little over 4 months before it returns to Sagittarius, Pluto, being the planet of transformation, has been and will certainly provide us the glimpse of what to expect during the following 19-20 years after it returns to sidereal Capricorn by the end of 2020. And we certainly have been experiencing the manifestation of Pluto’s energy while it transits through Capricorn as reflected in “Coronavirus outbreak”

Capricorn being the earth sign (material world) ruled by Saturn (spiritual planet) and being the cardinal sign (leader of the earth signs) and Pluto being the planet of transformation (irreversible change), the drastic changes in our collective perceptions of our material world are certainly going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before by Pluto’s transit in Capricorn. Such transformations, in the material world are very painful.

In light of Coronavirus outbreak, one can relate the possibility of spiritual transformation of our material world as it brings us closer to as human beings.

By the end of the year 2020, the following 19 to 20 years will be remembered as the period of material destruction and transformation to a new and very different way of living that would align with our human evolution.  This may mean the events that are likely to take place during this twenty year era are going to be the result of the Pluto’s transformation energy through the destruction of material world for (transforming it to) creating a new world that would reflect the next level of human evolution entailing the quality that aligns with clear perception of the world around us. However, I must add: perhaps the idea behind the destruction of material world might be (Pluto in Capricorn) a wakeup call for us to realize and understand that the happiness (or joy in life as I would prefer to put it) is not in material things around us (this doesn’t by any means we do away with the material world, but we do not put sole emphasis on the material gains) but to connect with each other as human beings. We take so many things for granted.  This wakeup call might bring us that awareness that material world cannot lead us to permanent happiness (joy).

What to expect during 2020?

One of the biggest planetary aspects of 2020 is the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in sidereal Capricorn. 

Pluto is a planet of transformation.  The process is irreversible and very subtle.  The old must die for the new to be born. These two spiritual planets will be in Capricorn for next two and half years and in close conjunction in Capricorn during September 10 – October 13, 2020 (+/- 3 degrees orb) to bring out the best in these two spiritual planets reflecting the accelerated collective spiritual growth as a result of Pluto’s phenomenal speed of transformation (being in conjunction with Saturn in the sign (Capricorn) ruled by Saturn. 

Thus, this conjunction is likely to bring drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions (consciousness), as Pluto breaks away from the traditional barriers of our collective prejudices and conditionings, and Saturn fully supports Pluto in its endeavor. 

However, this wonderful process of spiritual transformational growth is likely to be accompanied by very painful, chaotic and frustrating human experiences (wars, violence, terrorism, social and political conflicts, natural (such as virus outbreaks) and man-made calamities are some of the few examples) required to completely annihilate our present social norms and our prejudice based conditioning, resulting in drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions (consciousness).  

The world financial markets have been and will likely to be very volatile throughout this year. 

In scientific and technological areas, 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. 

As far as the Caronavirus is concerned, in my opinion, it is likely to linger around at least until the retrograde Pluto returns to Sagittarius (July 3).  Until that time, we are more likely to be forced to live in certain way that we are not accustomed to .  However, after July 3, we might get a much needed break (perhaps we have a solution by then; at least, the clinical trials would be underway to test the vaccine).  The following six months would hopefully result in successful trials and then vaccine development.  However, after the beginning of 2021, we may be faced with the next painful crisis reflecting the Pluto’s material world transformation (it may occur at subtle level before it becoming apparent).  Regardless, the next couple of decays will certainly change our lives and world perception reflecting the spiritual growth as we march ahead into future.

Incidentally, for near term, the transiting Mars will be in conjunct with the transiting Pluto (March 22-24) and then with transiting Saturn (March 30 – April 1).  I wouldn’t be surprised if these days turn out to be significant reflecting the painful journey of Coronavirus outbreak.  

What to expect during 2020?

One of the biggest planetary aspects of 2020 is the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in sidereal Capricorn. 

Pluto is a planet of transformation.  The process is irreversible and very subtle.  The old must die for the new to be born. These two spiritual planets will be in Capricorn for next two and half years and in close conjunction in Capricorn during September 10 – October 13, 2020 (+/- 3 degrees orb) to bring out the best in these two spiritual planets reflecting the accelerated collective spiritual growth as a result of Pluto’s phenomenal speed of transformation (being in conjunction with Saturn in the sign (Capricorn) ruled by Saturn. 

Thus, this conjunction is likely to bring drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions (consciousness), as Pluto breaks away from the traditional barriers of our collective prejudices and conditionings, and Saturn fully supports Pluto in its endeavor. 

However, this wonderful process of spiritual transformational growth is likely to be accompanied by very painful, chaotic and frustrating human experiences (wars, violence, terrorism, social and political conflicts, natural (such as virus outbreaks) and man-made calamities are some of the few examples) required to completely annihilate our present social norms and our prejudice based conditioning, resulting in drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions (consciousness).  

The world financial markets have been and will likely to be very volatile throughout this year. 

In scientific and technological areas, 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. 

As far as the Caronavirus is concerned, in my opinion, it is likely to linger around at least until the retrograde Pluto returns to Sagittarius (July 3).  Until that time, we are more likely to be forced to live in certain way that we are not accustomed to .  However, after July 3, we might get a much needed break (perhaps we have a solution by then; at least, the clinical trials would be underway to test the vaccine).  The following six months would hopefully result in successful trials and then vaccine development.  However, after the beginning of 2021, we may be faced with the next painful crisis reflecting the Pluto’s material world transformation (it may occur at subtle level before it becoming apparent).  Regardless, the next couple of decays will certainly change our lives and world perception reflecting the spiritual growth as we march ahead into future.

Incidentally, for near term, the transiting Mars will be in conjunct with the transiting Pluto (March 22-24) and then with transiting Saturn (March 30 – April 1).  I wouldn’t be surprised if these days turn out to be significant reflecting the painful journey of Coronavirus outbreak.  

 

Pluto’s entry in the sidereal Sagittarius
Date posted:  December 31, 2004

One of the important planetary events of 2005 is the transit of the modern planet Pluto from the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio to Sagittarius. It first occurs on January 28. Pluto stays in Sagittarius till May 28, and then with its retrograde motion returns to Scorpio and stays in Scorpio till November 28. After November 28, 2005 it will remain in Sagittarius for the following 14 to15 years (till February 2020).  Although it’s going to be in Sagittarius for only about 4 months before it returns to Scorpio, Pluto being the planet of transformation will certainly affect the matters related to Sagittarius in a big way. The drastic changes in our collective moral and religious perceptions are certainly going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before by Pluto’s transit in Sagittarius. This era (next 15 years) will be remembered as the period of religious revolution.  The way we have been used to deal with religions will no longer be our norms.  Although it’s very likely that some of the world religions will either become obsolete or transformed into other forms the religious or moral codes will be greatly influenced by our collective spiritual experiences. And in that sense a subtle but most effective transformation of world religions during this unique era of 15 years is likely to take us to a level where the norms solely based on spiritual experiences will dictate and guide our lives with new level of understanding. 

Sagittarius, being the sign for justice and judicial system, judicial systems all around the world will go through significant transformations to reflect the new norms of morality and ethics.

In scientific and technological areas lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth rate will rise at a very rapid pace.  However, it will be the first time the scientific and technological research 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 in next 15 years to a new level of understanding. 

On individual level for those who have Sagittarius ninefold ascendant should get ready for a brand new and long lasting (15 years) cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle if Pluto is a dominant planet in your birth charts. The changes that might occur would be very subtle and would deal with pretty much all aspects of your life including relationship, marriage, profession, surroundings, common perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.

 

Neptune’s entry in the sidereal Aquarius
Date posted:  March 31, 2008

One of the important planetary events of 2008 is the transit of the modern planet Neptune from the sidereal zodiac sign Capricorn to the next zodiac sign Aquarius. It first occurs on April 16, 2008. Neptune stays in Aquarius till July 8, 2008 and then with its retrograde motion it returns to Capricorn and stays in Capricorn till February 9, 2009. After February 9, 2009 it will continue to transit through Aquarius for the following 14 years (till April 2022).  Although it is going to be in Aquarius for only about 3 months in 2008 before it returns to Capricorn, Neptune being the most spiritual planet of our solar system, it will certainly affect the matters related to Aquarius in a significant way. 

Aquarius being an air and fixed sign ruled by Saturn, some of its significant characteristics are: intelligent, mentally powerful,  artistic, talented, patient, persistent, strong willed and determined, humane, musical, open-minded, impersonal, intuitive, ascetic and introvert. These qualities complement very well with qualities of Neptune that include: spiritual, intuitive, divine, psychic, magical, highly emotional, moody, clairvoyant, inspiration, imaginative, compassionate and mystical. 

As a result, a subtle and slow change in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions are certainly going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before. This era (next 14 years) will be remembered as the period of spiritual inspiration and transformation. Interestingly, this era also complements well with the era of Pluto’s transit in sidereal Sagittarius (another spiritual sign) that runs in parallel during the same time. The way we have been used to deal with religions will no longer be our norms.  Our moral codes will be greatly influenced by our collective spiritual experiences. And in that sense a subtle but most effective transformation of world morality during this unique era of 14 years is likely to take us to a level where the norms solely based on spiritual experiences will dictate and guide our lives with new level of understanding.  

Aquarius, being the sign for academics, scientists, musicians, paranormals, and philosophers, these respective fields will go through significant transformations to reflect the new norms of morality and ethics, advances in science and technology keeping in line with steady progress in longevity, and creation of arts and music that complements our spiritual progress. 

In scientific and technological areas lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth rate will be at a very rapid pace.  However, it will be the first time the scientific and technological research 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 in next 14 years to a new level of understanding.  

On the downside, the return of a similar to sixties hippies era is very likely.  The increase usage of mind altering drugs, disregard for social and to some extent moral responsibility, rise in mental disorders, and losing the touch with reality are some of the likely manifestations of negative side of Neptune. 

On individual level for those who have Aquarius ninefold ascendant should get ready for a brand new and long lasting (14 years) cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle if Neptune is a dominant planet in your birth charts. The changes that might occur would be very subtle and would deal with your new or renewed interest in spirituality, openness, philanthropy, transformed perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.  

 

Uranus enters sidereal Aries, June 24, 2016
Date Posted: May 31, 2016

 

One of the important planetary events of June 2016 is the transit of the modern planet Uranus from sidereal Pisces to Aries. Uranus will enter sidereal Aries on June 24, and it will stay there till September 4 before it returns to Pisces due to its retrograde motion.  It will station in Pisces until April 6, 2017 and then will return to Aries, and will stay in Aries for the next seven years or so. 

Although it’s going to be in Aries for a short while (June 24 – Sept 4) before it returns to Aries next year, Uranus being the planet of change will certainly affect the matters related to Aries in a big way. 

Aries being the fire and cardinal sign, which is very suitable for independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus, the changes in world political landscape is going to be tremendously influenced by Uranus’s transit in Aries. The people who are most affected by this transit are military personnel, business leaders and political leaders.  In scientific and technological areas expect a lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth rate will rise at a very rapid pace.  A new wave of world political and corporation leaders with their new perspectives on world order will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new level to which we must adjust to. 

Since Uranus is the characteristics of Uranus closely tied with that of the United States as a country, I wouldn’t be surprised if the current presumed the democratic and the republican presidential nominees go through a painful process of conducting their campaign and may be faced with surprises at their party’s national  convention since both of these conventions are going to take place during June 24 – September  4.

For financial world, this Uranus transit is very important since it will set the tone for financial challenges world might be facing going forward. World financial markets will certainly exhibit unprecedented volatility as energetic, change-freak and whimsical Uranus transits through the fiery cardinal sign Aries.

In scientific and technological areas expect big innovations and discoveries in fields of high technology, medicine, biotechnology, health and fitness. During the time when Uranus transits through Aries, Pluto transits through Sagittarius, another fire sign. Thus during next 5 years or so there will be two modern planets transiting through the fire signs resulting in a phenomenal change in world order and politics. Because Aries is a material sign and Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) is a spiritual (non-material) sign, mystic and material experiences are likely to merge to provide the direction and expansion for human awareness. In other words, science and spirituality will merge in a way we can never imagine, and the scientist will continually be involved in researching the origins and the source of development of subjective experiences.

On individual level for those who have Aries ninefold ascendant should get ready for a brand new cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle if Uranus is a dominant planet in their birth charts. The changes that might occur would be sudden and would deal with pretty much all aspects of life including marriage, profession, surroundings, common perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.

 

Uranus’s entry in the sidereal Pisces
Date posted:  March 31, 2009

One of the important planetary events for the year 2009 is the transit of the modern planet Uranus from (sidereal) Aquarius to Pisces occurring on April 2, 2009. Uranus will stay in Pisces till October 12, 2009, and then with its retrograde motion returns to Aquarius and remains in Aquarius till January 20, 2010. After January 20, 2010, it will reenter Pisces and stay in Pisces for the next 7 years (2016/17).

Uranus, being the planet of change, will certainly affect the matters related to Pisces sign in a big way. Pisces is a mutable water sign. It’s a very emotional and spiritual sign ruled by the planet Jupiter. Some of the unique characteristics of Uranus include: unorthodox, skeptical, extremely independent minded, brilliant, innovative, unyielding until fully convinced, standing up for oppressed or those who can not defend themselves. As a result, Uranus’s transit through Pisces will be responsible for transforming the world in which the morality and spirituality will evolve to meet the social needs of the twenty first century. Typically Uranus, the unconventional and forceful planet, brings about the transformation in a painful manner.  As a result, there will be a severe crisis in the religious world before the transformation begins.  The orthodox religious leaders as well as conventional philosophers will be forced to abandon their ways of thinking and accept the new norms or become extinct. The religions or the way of our living will be questioned time and again through the next 7 years to modify the existing norms.

The transit of Uranus through Pisces is particularly important for the United States as it directly influences that country in shaping her future.

Another important aspect of this transit is the terrorism.  About 8 years ago (April 2001) Uranus entered in the sidereal Aquarius.  Aquarius is an air sign ruled by Saturn. Among other demographic locations, Saturn rules the Middle-East. Since Uranus and Saturn do not get along well, the very entry of Uranus in Aquarius was marked by the September 11 attack on the twin towers in New York City and the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. Now that Uranus will be leaving Aquarius and entering Pisces, there’s a good chance this transit will be marked by the capture and defeat of terrorists who attacked the United Sates. And therefore, I would not be surprised if Bin Laden is captured (dead or alive) very soon (between now and October, 2009).

For financial world this Uranus transit is very important since it will set the tone for financial recovery soon after April 2, 2009. World financial markets have likely to hit the bottom before April 2.

In scientific and technological areas expect big new ideas will find their way to manifest themselves into innovations and discoveries in fields of oceanography, medicine, biotechnology, health and fitness. New techniques of meditations will be invented. During the time when Uranus transits through Pisces, Pluto transits through Sagittarius, another spiritual sign ruled by Jupiter. Thus during next 7 years or so there will be two modern planets transiting through the spiritual signs resulting in a phenomenal growth in world spirituality.  Mystic experiences will be norm than exceptions, and expansion of human awareness will certainly reach to unimaginable level. Science and spirituality will merge in a way we can never imagine, and for the first time in history the scientist will be involved in researching the origins and the source of development of subjective experiences.

 

Uranus’s entry in the sidereal Aquarius
Date posted:  March 31, 2001

One of the important planetary events of April is the transit of the modern planet Uranus from (sidereal) Capricorn to Aquarius on April 4. It will stay in Aquarius till July 27, and then with its retrograde motion returns to Capricorn and stays in Capricorn till January 24, 2002. After January 2002 it will reenter Aquarius and stay there for the following 6 to 7 years.  Although it’s going to remain in Aquarius only for a short while before it returns to Aquarius next year.

Uranus being the planet of change will certainly affect the matters related to Aquarius sign in a big way. The drastic changes in our social perception about the way we live is going to be tremendously influenced by Uranus’s entry in Aquarius. In scientific and technological areas expect a lot of big changes and new ideas will find their way to manifest into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth rate will rise at a very rapid pace.  A new wave of philosophers with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new level of understanding.

The transit of Uranus through Aquarius is particularly important for the United States as it directly influences that country in shaping her future.