Date Posted: January 31, 2020
On January 31, Mercury turns retrograde in sidereal Capricorn, an earth and cardinal sign ruled by Saturn. It will stay retrograde in Capricorn until February 20. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Capricorn means more frustrating periods for business people, corporations, entrepreneurs, people in government, social reformers and activists.
But, 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. 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 or other new virus related crisis –Covid-19 strain, South African variant, war, climate crisis, uprising in Middle-East, Russia and the United States). More on this below.
Retrograde Mercury (Jan 31 – Feb 20)
On January 31, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Capricorn. It will stay retrograde in Capricorn until February 20. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Capricorn means more frustrating periods for business people, corporations, entrepreneurs, people in government, social reformers and activists. This is not a good time to start a new project or venture, but rather reflect on what’s been done so far. Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you have been postponing due to lack of time.
In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if Mercury is currently as your operating planet, then you are more likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this period with respect to matters signified by the house it’s currently transiting through in your Gochar (transit) chart.
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 (return of Covid-19 pandemic or other new virus related crisis, war, climate crisis, uprising in Middle-East, Russia and the United States).
Crowding of planets in sidereal Capricorn (January 28 thru March 10)
During Jan 28 thru Mar 10, in addition to the slow moving planets Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter (as described above), Sun, Venus and Mercury will join them in sidereal Capricorn. Since Capricorn is a friendly sign for Saturn, Mercury and Venus, the resulting activation of positive energy will certainly be reflected in events and activities all around the world including political alliances, scientific breakthroughs, Covid-19 under control with unprecedented vaccination success, and hope and optimism about better future. However, the challenges posed by Saturn-Sun conjunction and their (Sun and Saturn) presence in Capricorn would also be simultaneously played out in the form of instability in global political world, perhaps due to increased friction between powerful countries (USA, Russia and China, and also countries in the Middle-East, particularly between Iran and Saudi Arabia and Iran and Israel).
The important challenging planetary configurations for February include: Pluto-Rahu (Feb 21 – Mar 1) ninefold opposition; Uranus-Saturn (Feb 7 – Mar 2) square; Pluto-Saturn (Jan 27 – Feb 3) and Saturn-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 10-13) ninefold squares; and Uranus-Rahu (Feb 1-10) ninefold conjunction.
The Pluto-Rahu (Feb 21 – Mar 1) ninefold opposition may become responsible for natural and man-made calamities all around the world.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn (Feb 7 – Mar 2) square maybe reflected in social and political turmoil in the United States, Russia and China as well as tensions rising among these countries.
The Pluto-Saturn (Jan 27 – Feb 3) ninefold square may become responsible for serious and sudden political challenges that Russia and to some extent China are likely to face. Also, the chaos and violence in the Middle-East area can not be ruled out.
The Saturn-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 10-13) ninefold squares may mean increase in barbaric activities all around the world. Terrorists are likely to be successful in creating confusion and chaos. Social turmoil in Europe and Russia is likely. Religious activities could get stalled for no apparent reason.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Rahu (Feb 1-10) ninefold conjunction may be reflected in a difficult period for the USA, in particular for the Republican Party. In addition, relationship between USA and Russia and/or that between USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
The important auspicious planetary configuration for February includes Rahu-Jupiter (Feb 22-28) trine; Neptune-Rahu (Feb 12-19) and Saturn-Jupiter (Feb 14-19) ninefold sextiles.
The manifestation of the Rahu-Jupiter (Feb 22-28) trine may be reflected in positive energy and experiences that religions around the world would likely enjoy and People will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith.
The Neptune-Rahu (Feb 12-19) ninefold sextile may become responsible for a positive period for Russia and China. Also, most of the technological areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.
The Saturn-Jupiter (Feb 14-19) ninefold sextile is positive for collective spiritual expansion of the world. In addition, it’s a good period for religions around the world.
The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States, Russia, China, Europe 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 February 1-10, 14-28.
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