Monthly Astrological Insights for December 2020

Date Posted: November 30, 2020

Some of the key planetary configurations that could be correlated with events in December are: 

A total solar eclipse that occurs on December 14

On December 14, a total solar eclipse occurs during the hours of 13:30 – 18:00 GMT with the maximum point reaching at about 16:18 GMT.  This eclipse will be visible mainly in continents of South America and South Africa. As a result, (according to Vedic astrology) South America (especially in Chile and Argentina) and South Africa are likely to experience some natural calamities related challenges and maybe man-made related unfortunate events in next 4 to 6 weeks.

Mar’s re- ingress in sidereal Aries on December 23

The Aries Mars is likely to be unfavorable for those who have Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, and Pisces as a rising sign or ninefold ascendant.  It’s going to be very intensive and frustrating period if you have Mars influencing you through the current Gochar (transit) chart.  Staying low key and riding this challenging period out may be the way to go.  If you must take a risk, be on guard. In particular, politicians,  fire fighters, metallurgical, electrical and computer engineers, designers, construction workers, people who work in military, leaders and managers are likely to be more affected than others.  

Pluto’s re-ingress in sidereal Capricorn 

Sometimes during December 24-28 Pluto re-enters sidereal Capricorn. As outlined in details below, Pluto being the planet of transformation will certainly affect the matters related to Capricorn in a big way, especially the ones related to the material world.

Saturn-Jupiter conjunction

This is the most important planetary event of December, and it occurs (with in one degree) during December 13-30. It is more influenced by the energy of Saturn than that of Jupiter (Jupiter being debilitated in Capricorn). However, the direction in which the manifestation and flow of Saturn’s energy is likely to be dictated by both the Saturn and Jupiter’s mode of spirituality. The details of possible manifestations of this conjunctions are provided below.

Pluto’s Re-entry in sidereal Capricorn

The transit of the modern planet Pluto from the sidereal zodiac sign Sagittarius to Capricorn first occurred around February 22, 2020 .Pluto stayed in Capricorn till July 3, 2020 and then with its retrograde motion returned to Sagittarius and stays in Sagittarius till about December 28, 2020. On or about December 26, 2020 it re-enters Capricorn and will remain in Capricorn for the following 19 to 20 years (till March 2039).  As stated in my the year 2020 annual predictions, 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 (which we have been experiencing since the outbreak of Covid-19 in mid Feb 2020) 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. 

Saturn-Jupiter conjunction (Dec 13-30) along with Pluto in Capricorn

The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn is more influenced by the energy of Saturn than Jupiter (Jupiter being debilitated in Capricorn). However, the direction in which the manifestation and flow of Saturn’s energy is likely to be dictated by both the Saturn and Jupiter’s mode of spirituality.  

Jupiter’s process (or journey) towards spirituality is through knowledge (mind) followed by understanding of the world through self-knowledge and self awareness.  On the other hand, Saturn leads us towards spirituality through actual hard life experiences (usually painful) followed by understanding of the world through self-knowledge and self-awareness. 

Thus, along with the transformational planet Pluto in Capricorn, this conjunction brings drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions (consciousness) though material life experiences, as Pluto breaks away from the traditional barriers of our collective prejudices and conditionings of material living. Some of these experiences may deal with scenarios such as: while enjoying the comfort zone of material life, we could suddenly be faced with crisis by losing that comfort zone.  During that period, only through self awareness we have an opportunity to transform our lives by understanding the crisis. And if we succeed, we would be able look back and understand that the real life is not in being stagnant (in that desire based comfort zone) but in becoming free from those desires.  A truly free person enjoys life regardless of being in a comfort zone or being in crisis zone.

However, this wonderful process of spiritual transformational growth is likely to be accompanied by very painful, chaotic and frustrating human experiences (wars, violence, pandemic, terrorism, social and political conflicts, natural 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).  

A Total Solar Eclipse (Dec 14, 2020 13:00 – 17:00 GMT)

On December 14, a total solar eclipse occurs during the hours of 13:30 – 18:00 GMT with maximum point reaching at 16:18 GMT.  This eclipse will be visible mainly in continents of South America and South Africa.

This eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 4 degrees off Ketu, the Southern or descending node in the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio. Consequently this eclipse, according to Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Scorpio rising or Scorpio as moon sign. 

For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with either Sun or Moon in their natal charts might want to be careful.  It’s not a good day!  Take extra precaution and avoid any sort of outdoor activity requiring you to get out of house during the time of eclipse.

On world scene, South America (especially in Chile and Argentina) and South Africa are likely to experience some natural calamities and maybe some undesirable happenings in next 4 to 6 weeks.

About President Donald Trump and his current challenges

As stated in my last several month’s predictions, the return of Rahu progressively becoming in conjunction with the natal positions of Rahu (27 deg 44 min Taurus–exact during the first week of November) and Uranus (24 deg 52 min Taurus–during December) has certainly brought the final blow to President Trump’s karmic connection to this country’s destiny as reflected in his defeat.

During December the transiting Saturn will be in the sidereal Capricorn, in the eighth house  of his Gochar (transit) chart. In his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart, Saturn will be in the 9th house until December 23 and then in the 10th house for the rest of month. The transiting Venus will be in sidereal Libra (the 5th house of his Gochar Chart) till Dec 11 and then in the sixth house. The Mercury will be in the 6th house in his transit chart till December 17 and then in the 7th house for the rest of the month.

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn, being in the eighth house of his Gochar (transit) is unfavorable, but being in the ninth house of his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart till December 23 is neutral, and during Dec 23-31 being in the 10th house of his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart it is slightly favorable. As a result, President Trump, while he will continue to be self-destructive and face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike he is likely to be less theatric and very subdued. Despite the on going Coronavirus crisis, he will continue to ignore the CDC guidelines,  but will likely to stay away from driving his own agenda with no evidence or proof. Overall his focus for the month and during waning days of his presidency is to figure out to saving the face without admitting being a loser.

The manifestation of the the 5th house resident transiting Venus (till Dec 11) is likely to be favorable for him from showmanship standpoint, but afterwards he would have hard time in not getting involved in feud with women in politics and had to deal with his own personal litigation battles.  While Mercury will be favorable for him for the first half of the month, he will certainly will be picking the fights with his adversaries in the second half of December. 

The serious challenge for him will be from the lunar node Rahu’s transit.  While the Rahu’s closest conjunction with his natal Rahu (the planet of Karma and ) that happened during the first couple of weeks of November and its influence is significantly diminished, Rahu’s close conjunction with his natal Uranus during the last week of the month, and the manifestation of this conjunction will be reflected in an event that would affect not only the political turmoil but also the turmoil will spill into social and financial areas of USA.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for December include: Saturn-Rahu (Dec 13-16) ninefold opposition; Pluto-Uranus (Dec 11-23), Uranus-Saturn (Dec 18-22) ninefold quincunxes; Pluto-Mars (Dec 21-25) square; and Saturn-Jupiter (Dec 13-30) conjunction.

The Saturn-Rahu (Dec 13-16) ninefold opposition may become responsible for social or political unrest in Russia and/or China. Also, in the United State for the Republican Party and republicans, it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during this period.

The Pluto-Uranus (Dec 11-23) ninefold quincunx may result in an 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 current 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 activation of Uranus-Saturn (Dec 18-22) ninefold quincunx may result in social or political turmoil in the United States of America, Russia or China as well as tensions rising among these nations. 

The manifestation of the Pluto-Mars (Dec 21-25) square may be reflected in natural and man-made calamities all around the world.

The Saturn-Jupiter (Dec 13-30) conjunction occurs about once in a twenty years, and this one is important because it occurs in Capricorn (a sign ruled by Saturn).  Expect significant political event during this period. The world financial markets are likely experience high volatility. In addition, religions around the world will find difficulty in carrying out their activities, more controversies that test traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in keeping people happy.

The important auspicious planetary configuration for December includes Pluto-Rahu (Dec 4-11) ninefold trine; Pluto-Saturn (Dec 18-26) and Neptune-Saturn (Dec 30 – Jan 5) ninefold sextiles. 

The manifestation of the Pluto-Rahu (Dec 4-11) ninefold trine may be reflected in economic expansion and accelerated progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) in line with for collective good and positive human evolution. 

The Pluto-Saturn (Dec 18-26) ninefold sextile may become responsible for positive period for European and Russian economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  United States, Russia, China, European 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 man made accidents are likely to occur during Dec 11-23.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model V, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on December 2-4, 8-10, 14, 16, 20, 29, 31. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2020 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2020. 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