Monthly Astrological Insights for April 2022

Date Posted: March 31, 2022

Awful yet Awesome April

Around April 14, the north lunar node Rahu will enter the deadliest sidereal Aries and Saturn’s presence in Capricorn with Pluto will continue to create fearful atmosphere around the world with ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s solo resistance to the invasion. In addition, due to the conjunction of lunar node Rahu with Uranus in sidereal Aries (a fire sign), despite being not directly involved, United States is very likely to get involved in this conflict for next 18 months. And therefore, the awful scenes of senseless killing, unimaginable suffering of women and children refugees and unbreakable resolve of Ukrainian men and women to fight Russian invaders will continue to dominate the news headlines.

However, as I have outlined in 2022 annual predictions the biggest story of April is the simultaneous ingress of the two most benefic planets, Jupiter and Neptune, in sidereal Pisces as they conjunct within a degree during April 13-22.  Therefore, April will prove to be one of the most eventful and spiritually profound months marking the beginning of the next phase of our collective spiritual growth, and it will be remembered for a long time to come.

Neptune’s Entry in Sidereal Pisces

One of the extraordinary planetary events of 2022 is the transit of the modern planet Neptune from the sidereal zodiac sign Aquarius to the next zodiac sign Pisces. It first occurs on April 15, 2022, and Neptune stays in Pisces till September 15, 2022. And then with its retrograde motion Neptune returns to Aquarius and stays in Aquarius till February 16, 2023. After February 16, 2023 it will continue to transit through Pisces for the following 14 years (till mid 2036).  Although it is going to be in Pisces for only about 5 months in 2022, Neptune being one of the spiritual planets that deal more with heart than mind, it will certainly affect the matters related to Pisces in a significant way. 

Pisces being a water and mutable sign ruled by Jupiter, some of its significant characteristics are: divine, fruitful, fertile, emotional, honest, outspoken, religious, spiritual, nonviolent, polite, modest, moody, affectionate, hermit, psychic, water, compassion, love, heart connection, non-verbal communication and introvert. These qualities complement very well with qualities of Neptune that include: spiritual, intuitive, divine, psychic, magical, highly emotional, moody, clairvoyant, inspiration, imaginative, love, compassionate and mystical. 

As a result, a subtle and slow change in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions is 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 Capricorn (a sign ruled by spiritual Saturn) 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.  

Pisces, being the sign for poets, musicians, singers, monks, religious leaders, spiritual leaders, nurses, nuns, social workers, caregivers, saints, psychics, actors, sailors and ship captains, these respective fields will go through significant transformations. And these transformations will be reflected in the new norms of morality and ethics, expansion of our collective psychic abilities and mystical experiences keeping in line with steady progress in our ability to directly perceive truth. Also, creativity in areas of music will likely complement our spiritual progress. 

In scientific and technological areas, a lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas coupled with mystical experiences will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  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 spiritual healing, and life-force related activities. The return to the holistic and Ayurvedic practices and alternate medicines will be significant. A new wave of philosophers and philanthropist with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world in next 14 years with a new level of understanding of life.

On the downside, the religious leaders and social reformers may tend to form cults and spread cult like activities, rise in organized religion scandals, deceptive activities under the disguise of promise of spiritual experiences are likely to be on rise in certain parts of the world.  The scandals of the secretive collaboration between the medical doctors and pharmaceutical industries will be exposed. 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 symptoms of the negative side of Neptune. 

The influence of the Neptunian energy will be reflected in profound changes that are likely to occur in authoritarian countries like Russia and China in next 14 years. The authoritarianism will be challenged and people in power of authority are likely to lose their power in coming years. In addition, the organized religions will likely to be come under tremendous pressure to abandon their norms that have been the hindrances in transforming our humanity to universal love. 

On individual level for those who have water sign (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) as their ascendant in their natal ninefold (Navamansh) chart 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, psychic abilities to perceive truth, divine experiences, transformed perceptions and beliefs and the way of living.

The simultaneous ingress of Jupiter and Neptune in sidereal Pisces

On April 13, Jupiter enters sidereal Pisces and it will be in Pisces for the rest of the year. Interestingly, around April 15, Neptune also enters sidereal Pisces. As already mentioned earlier, while Neptune stays in Pisces for only about 5 months during 2022 ( as it becomes retrograde and returns to Aquarius on September 15), the combined impulse of spiritual planets Neptune and Jupiter will certainly be felt around the world as the world spiritually further transforms with a greater speed.

The simultaneous ingress of two most benefic planets, Jupiter and Neptune in sidereal Pisces as they conjunct within a degree during April 13-22 is a most remarkable and profound spiritual planetary event for 2022.  Since Neptune takes about on average 168 years to circle around the zodiac, such configuration occurs once every 170 to 180 years.

Pisces is a water and mutable sign. It’s ruled by Jupiter, and according to western astrology it is also ruled by Neptune.  Both Neptune and Jupiter are friends and love water signs.  In Vedic astrology both are considered benefics and visionary. While air signs exclusively deal with mind, the water signs are considered to be directly connected to heart.  Because the impulses arising from heart are most natural and spontaneous (not clouded by judgmental and prejudiced mind) the path to spirituality is more direct and natural. 

The energy of both Pisces Jupiter and Pisces Neptune is the source of universal love and compassion. Their impulses stem from heart and not from mind. Therefore, it transcends the barriers of race, religion, cultures and others which are created by man to ultimately reach universal love and compassion for all living beings. This energy will be reflected in work activities of poets, musicians, singers, philosophers, healers, spiritual leaders, social workers, nurses, teachers, saints and even in work-activities of ordinary people who are unaware of this beautiful energy. 

President Biden’s challenges in April

President Joe Biden’s current Dasa cycles are: Jupiter major, Rahu intermediate and the sub cycle of Sun. The planets in the Nakshatras (constellations) ruled by Jupiter are: Jupiter and Mercury; in the Nakshatras ruled by Rahu are: Mars and Ketu; in the Nakshatras ruled by Sun are Uranus and Neptune. Thus, the activation of energies of Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Ketu, Uranus and Neptune (till May 5) are expected to be reflected in President’s present activities and actions. 

With Libra as his ninefold (Navamansh) ascendant, the favorable Jupiter continues to be in the 5th house of his Gochar (transit) chart till April 12 and then neutral in the 6th house; Mercury in the 6th house till April 8, in the 7th house till April 24 and then in the 8th house for the rest of the month. While for the 6th and 8th house Mercury is favorable, the 7th house Mercury (April 8-24) may prove to be challenging for successfully staying on the course. Mars, on the other hand, may turn out to be somewhat unfavorable.

Given the transit (Gochar) chart dispositions of his active planets, the favorable Jupiter, at least until April 12, is likely to help him successfully executing his domestic and international agenda. After April 12, his adversaries may get strengthened to block his efforts for carrying out his agenda. Also, it may prove to be politically stressful period for him.

During the first week of April, the favorable Mercury in the 6th house of his transit chart makes it a lot easier for him to deal with his critics and adversaries. But later on until April 24, he is likely to be bogged down with his administration’s slow progress in carrying out his agenda. However, during the last week of the month, he is likely to be successful in governing the country as a whole.

Mars is looking to be challenging from the health standpoint mostly due to unprecedented stress level and dealing with international political challenges.

As predicted last month, the activation of energy of Uranus and Neptune since March 22 brought the sudden change in his political future as he was visiting Brussel and Poland and gave that famous speech severely condemning Putin.

Uranus being in the seventh house of his transit chart (and in the 12th house of his Navamansa transit chart until April 21 and then in the first house) he is likely to experience a very stressful period till April 21. But afterwards, he is likely to experience a successful and rewarding period. As a result, it may help him recover from his sliding and stalled popularity.

The Neptune on the other hand, will be favorable till April 12 and then for the rest of the month Neptune may prove to be challenging for him in carrying out the international diplomacy as political deception played by adversaries likely to play a problematic role in stalling his agenda.

Overall, his performance for the entire month of April is a mixed bag of success. But slowly but surely, his performance is likely to trend upward.

Global Insights….

The important challenging planetary configurations for April include: Neptune-Rahu (April 11-17) ninefold opposition; Rahu/Ketu-Mars (April 6-8) and Saturn-Rahu/Ketu (April 14-19) squares; Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (April 16-21), Neptune-Uranus ((April 19 – May 11) and Neptune-Saturn (April 29 – June 18) ninefold squares; Saturn-Mars (April 4-6) conjunction and Uranus-Saturn (March 20 – May 30) ninefold conjunction.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu (April 11-17) ninefold opposition will likely to be reflected in social and economic turmoil in Russia and China.  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 Rahu/Ketu-Mars (April 6-8) squares may become responsible for natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives all around the world, especially in Europe and Asia.

The Saturn-Rahu/Ketu (April 14-19) squares mean rise in barbaric activities all around the world. Terrorists are likely to be successful in creating confusion and chaos. Social turmoil in Europe and Middle East is more likely. Religious activities could get stalled for no apparent reason.

The energy of the Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (April 16-21) ninefold squares may become responsible for challenging period for the United States and particularly for President Biden and his administration in dealing with foreign matters. Terrorist activities are likely to occur in the United States besides the volatile region of the Ukraine and Russia.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Uranus ((April 19 – May 11) ninefold squares may be reflected in a sudden change (either positive or negative) in relationship between USA and Russia (and countries of former Soviet Union) and magnificent advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries.

The Neptune-Saturn (April 29 – June 18) ninefold square may become responsible for social or political turmoil in Russia or China.

The Saturn-Mars (April 4-6) conjunction means a short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan is very likely. More killing and violence in Ukraine is likely to continue. Violence in Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are real possibilities

The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn (March 20 – May 30) ninefold conjunction may be reflected in social or political turmoil in the United States of America, Russia and/or China as well as tensions rising among these nations.

The important auspicious planetary configurations for April include Rahu-Jupiter (April 10-16) and Pluto-Jupiter (April 29 – May 8) sextiles and Neptune-Jupiter (April 7-17) conjunction. 

The energy of the Neptune-Jupiter (April 7-17) conjunction may become responsible for extraordinary challenges world religions might face. Those religious leaders, who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time. 

The Rahu-Jupiter (April 10-16) sextile may mean the religions around the world are likely to enjoy their activities with positive experiences. People are likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. 

The manifestation of the Pluto-Jupiter (April 29 – May 8) sextile maybe reflected in significant changes that might occur in religious, academic and social fields.  Initial reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic, but majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and are very likely to enjoy it.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Europe, China and the Middle Eastern countries-Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and Palestine.


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 6-8, 14-30.

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 2022.  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