Monthly Astrological Insights for April 2021

Date Posted: March 31, 2021

On April 5, Jupiter enters the sidereal Aquarius. It’s going to reside in Aquarius till September 15, 2021.  Then with its retrograde motion Jupiter returns to Capricorn and for the last time stays in Capricorn till November 20 before it reenters Aquarius. For the entire world, in general, it’s going to be an auspicious time from the philosophical and collective spiritual advancement  point of view. The resulting philosophical influences will likely to be long lasting.  Also, academia, social reformers, social justice, morality, universal brotherhood and to some extent religions are likely to be positively influenced by Jupiter’s transit in Aquarius. More on Jupiter below.

The month of April is likely to continue witness events similar to that in March as the influence of the Saturn-Uranus square remains dominant for USA, especially for the west coast and Texas. The manifestation of this undesirable planetary square (especially along with the transformational Capricorn Pluto) is likely to be reflected in both the natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives during this period (return of Covid-19 pandemic with different variants, climate crisis, uprising in Middle-East, Russia and the United States).  

Jupiter’s transit in the sidereal Aquarius  (Phase 1: April 5 – Sept 15; Phase 2: Nov 20, 2021 – April 13, 2022 )

On April 5, Jupiter leaves (sidereal) Capricorn and temporarily enters the next zodiac sign, Aquarius.  Jupiter’s transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. This time, the first phase of Jupiter’s transit in Aquarius will last until Sept 15, 2021. Then with its retrograde motion it will return to Capricorn and stay in Capricorn till November 20, 2021. And then on November 20, 2021, it reenters Aquarius and starts its second phase and that will last until April 13, 2022.

Aquarius being the air sign Jupiter’s manifestation in Aquarius will certainly  be reflected in emergence of new philosophies, philosophical debates, and as a result, perhaps new norms and new way of living.  For the entire world, in general, it’s going to be an auspicious time from the spirituality advancement point of view. In addition, Aquarius being a fixed sign, the resulting philosophical influences will likely to be long lasting.  Also, academia, social reformers, social justice, morality, universal brotherhood and to some extent religion are likely to be positively influenced by Jupiter’s transit in Aquarius.

While in Capricorn (September 15 – November 20), being a cardinal and earth sign ruled by Saturn, Jupiter in Capricorn has a tendency to enhance material prosperity of those who have well placed and well connected Saturn and Jupiter in their birth charts while others likely to experience their prosperity diminish. In general, transit of Jupiter in Capricorn is positive from material prosperity standpoint. It must be noted that despite Jupiter’s positive influence on world material prosperity, influence of other planets should be taken into consideration to assess the net effect for an individual based on his or her natal chart. In general, the Capricorn Jupiter is known to be responsible for world economic expansion.

On individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and have Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, Leo, or Libra as their natal ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant are likely to experience a very positive period beginning April 5 thru September 15, and then Nov 20, 2021 thru April 13, 2022.

Saturn-Uranus Square (January 18 – July 19)

One of the most important and deadly planetary combinations of 2021 is the Capricorn Saturn and Aries Uranus square during January 18 thru July 19 and then during the entire month of December 2021.

Aries being a fire and cardinal sign is very suitable for brilliant, independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus. The changes in world political landscape have been tremendously influenced by Uranus’s transit in Aries (Brexit’s revival, Briton intensely suffering from Covid-19 crisis, humiliating defeat of Donald Trump despite last ditch efforts to overturn the results and inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States of America, etc.,). 

Now combine the Uranus’s energy with that of steadfast and subtle but very powerful energy of Capricorn Saturn through its challenging square with Uranus. It’s a perfect combination for material world disasters including the natural calamities such as a possible outbreak and spreading of new virus . Unless these energies are properly understood, the man-made calamities might include increased friction between world powers (USA-Russia and China) perhaps resulting into war-like climate. 

The people who are likely to be most affected by this square are military personnel, people in power such as business leaders and political leaders.  In scientific and technological areas expect drastic changes; and emerging new ideas will find their ways into innovations and discoveries.  Since the characteristics of Uranus are closely tied with that of the United States as a country (especially the states of California, Oregon and Washington) likelihood  of serious natural and man-made calamities, political and financial upheavals is very strong.

Thus, the manifestation of this undesirable planetary square is likely to be reflected in both the natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives during this period.

As far as the United States is concerned, since characteristics of Uranus are more aligned with liberal ideas and that of Saturn with conservatism, I wouldn’t be surprised if an intense battle emerges between the right wing republicans and the left wing democrats not only in congress but all over the country that might last through July.

About President Joe Biden and his challenges…….

Presently President Joe Biden is having Dasa cycles as: Jupiter major, Rahu intermediate and Saturn sub cycle until May 5, 2021.  The planets in the Nakshatras (constellations) ruled by Jupiter are: Jupiter and Mercury; in the Nakshatras ruled by Rahu are: Mars and Ketu; and in the Nakshatras ruled by Saturn are Sun, Venus and Pluto.  Thus, until May 5th, the activation of energies of Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Ketu, Sun, Venus and Pluto are expected to be reflected in President’s activities and actions. No wonder he has been swamped with many challenges and responsibilities that he must handle them simultaneously and expeditiously. 

With Libra as his ninefold (Navamansh) ascendant, Jupiter will be in the 4th house of his Gochar (transit) chart till April 4 and then in the 5th house, Mercury in the 6th till April 16 and then in the 7th house till the end of the month; Mars in the 8th till April 13 and then in the 9th house; Ketu in the 2nd house, Sun in the 6th till April 14 and then in the 7th, Venus in the 6th till April 9 and then in the 7th and Pluto in the 4th house of his Gochar chart.

Given their Gochar chart dispositions, Jupiter will be favorable for him starting April 4 in achieving quite a few goals that he has set out to do, and these likely to include humanitarian needs such as continued Covid-19 nationwide vaccinations efforts, schools opening, and perhaps immigration related matters. Mercury on the other hand will be favorable for him till April 16 in dealing with his adversaries, but afterwards, he will have to directly confront his adversaries to achieve his legislative agenda. Sun and Venus will be reasonably favorable for him for his personal life.

The 8th house Gochar Mars will be continue to be a real challenge for him through April 13. In dealing with congress, both the republicans and democratic alike, he will continuously be seriously challenged to advance his agenda for getting things done.  However, after April 13, he will likely to get what he wants from Congress.

Overall, as in March, April will likely to be a very intensive month for him as he must face challenges on several fronts simultaneously and expeditiously. It’s a mixed picture, but he is likely to overcome most of his challenges with a reasonable success.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for April include: Pluto-Mars ( April 17-19) quincunx; Pluto-Rahu (April 8-18) and Pluto-Uranus (April 15-26) ninefold quincunxes; Neptune-Mars (April 8-11) square; Neptune-Saturn (March 26 – April 10), Neptune-Rahu (April 28 – May 6) ninefold conjunctions.

The Pluto-Mars ( April 17-19) quincunx may become responsible for a sudden outbreak of violence or undesirable happening, especially in the Middle-East region, and natural and man-made calamities all around the world.

The manifestation of the Pluto-Rahu (April 8-18) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in a new wave of violence in the Palestine-Israel, Syria and  Afghanistan-Pakistan regions.  In addition, world religions in general, and religious leaders in particular, may experience themselves having to go through crisis that demand changes. In other words, the orthodox religious leaders may come under social and moral pressures to change the way they handle their responsibilities. 

The Pluto-Uranus (April 15-26) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its international agenda, and also with its domestic matters. There will be a transformation of a political strategy that might become responsible of a change in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the Biden administration as the planet Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the field of politics to a new level or setting with a new set of norms. 

The Neptune-Mars (April 8-11) square means possibility of outbreak of natural and man-made calamities. Russia, the Eastern European countries, China may experience political scandals.

The Neptune-Saturn (March 26 – April 10) ninefold conjunction may become responsible for rise in covert activities. Natural as well as man-made calamities are very likely. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries are likely to see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open. 

The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu (April 28 – May 6) ninefold conjunction may be reflected in social as well as economic turmoil in Russia and China. Eastern European countries are also likely to be negatively influenced by this planetary configuration.  Covert activities around the world may find a new momentum (but because of Neptune’s secretive character we may never know) with regard to terrorism and other international conflicts.

The important auspicious planetary configurations for April include Saturn-Rahu (April 15 – May 5) trine and Uranus-Rahu (April 14 -19) ninefold sextile.

The manifestation of the Saturn-Rahu (April 15 – May 5) trine may be reflected in a positive period for Europe, Pacific rim-countries and Indonesia. It is also a good time for religious leaders to expand their activities helping people restore their religious faith. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

The Uranus-Rahu ( April 14 -19) ninefold sextile may become responsible for an excellent period for the United States for scientific research, discoveries and inventions as well as expansion of modern technologies.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Russia, China, United States, Europe, pacific rim countries and Middle-East (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Palestine-Israel regions).

      Natural and Man-made Calamities……..

      The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as manmade accidents are likely to occur during April 8-11, 20-30.

      Earthquakes: Based on a new Earthquake prediction model (the work is still in progress), the earthquake(s) of magnitude 6.9 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on following dates and Times: Earthquake Predictions 2021 Please note that these hourly predictions refer to the Universal time (GMT).While man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, accidents, and air crashes, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts, hurricanes or typhoons, thunderstorms, earthquakes and fires