Monthly Astrological Insights for February 2023

Date Posted: January 31, 2023

One of the most important planetary events of 2023 is going to occur around February 15 when Neptune reenters sidereal Pisces. The manifestation of the event has been emerging as it seems to be clearly reflected in the protests and unrest in authoritarian regimes. As a result, it’s very likely that the friction between the Unites States and Russia, as well as that between the United States and China, and United States and Iran will be becoming more severe.  While Neptune makes its mark going forward, the recent ingress of Saturn in sidereal will likely to become responsible for upheaval in media and industries related to social media. More on these are covered in detail below.

The month of February may turn out to be an extraordinary and joyous for lovers, loving ones (especially children) and, in general, for families as the ingress of Neptune and Venus occurs simultaneously in Pisces around the Valentine’s Day. Pisces is the sign where Venus is in exaltation and Neptune rules Pisces. Just a wonderful combination when, for a change, world is likely to witness love of heart more than the intelligence of mind.

Finally there is not a single planet either becoming retrograde or in retrograde in February, and except for Uranus, all planets gain more than their respective average speed making it a period of less frustrations, delays and disappointments.  February may turn out to be one of those rare months of least stress and more fun.  Enjoy!

Neptune’s reentry in sidereal Pisces (Feb 15)

After being retrograde, Neptune returns to Pisces and continues to transit through Pisces for the following 14 years (till mid 2036). Neptune being the spiritual planets of our solar system 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 the next 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, looking for ways to tap new sources of energy without disturbing global climate (recent news about the possibility of harnessing energy from nuclear fission and minimizing the usage of fossil fuels will very likely be materialized in next 14 years). The return to the holistic and Ayurvedic practices and alternate medicines are also very likely. The availability of inexpensive generic drugs for those who cannot afford the expensive brand name drugs is becoming a reality. Thanks to Mark Cuban and Amazon who are already filling up the prescriptions at almost no cost for many.  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 continue to 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. One of the prominent fall-outs of the Piscean Neptune will be a significant decline of authoritarian regime’s influence around the world.  Russia, China and other authoritarian regimes will continue to lose their hold as they face the forces of our collective spiritual transformation.

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.  

Saturn’s return to sidereal Aquarius (January 17, 2023)

On January 17, Saturn returned to the sidereal Aquarius and will stay in Aquarius until March 29, 2025.

What does Saturn in the sidereal Aquarius mean?

Aquarius being the air (intelligence) and fixed (perseverance) sign, Saturn’s energy will likely be strongly reflected in the scientific research that deal with information technology which help us collectively bring us together at a phenomenal rate leading to a new level of understanding of this world as a part of the process of our spiritual growth.

Thus, philanthropists, social reformers, philosophers, scientists, spiritual leaders (not religious leaders) and peace-makers will shape our world with better clarity and purpose.

On the downside, some of the prominent social media and internet related companies likely to go under and replaced with new companies as a part of Saturn/Pluto’s transformation process.

Those who have Saturn in Aquarius (Saturn return) in their natal charts have already been experiencing Saturn’s energy as their lives transformed to a new settings due to a drastic change (mostly) at mental and psychological levels. In my opinion, despite a painful period of frustration due to unexpected drastic changes in life, it’s going to be an exciting period for those who have dominant Saturn in their birth chart and have Aries, Taurus, Virgo and Sagittarius as their natal ninefold (Navamansha) ascendant. 

Russian-Ukraine war and senseless killings

While the intensity of Russian-Ukraine war may seem to be diminishing, this war is very likely to continue on and off for a long time.  It will still continue, but at a different level. It is likely to become more intense in Cyber-space.  Until the Russian president Putin loses its grip and becomes powerless this war is not going to end and so will be killings of innocent civilians.


President Biden’s challenges in February

For President Biden, February looks to be very unfavorable and politically challenging.  However, in a long term, his prospects of successfully governing the country still look to be very promising.

As it was pointed out several times in the past few months, according to his current Dasa in Vedic astrology, he has been in a Saturn’s major cycle of 19 years since September 8, 2022. This is a major cycle shift, and since then it has been slowly but certainly reflected in his achievements as a commander in chief.  In a long term, things will look to be slowly falling in place for him.

In my opinion, it is because in his natal chart, the Taurus Saturn rules the third and the fourth house, and occupies the 7th house.  It sextiles Pluto within three degrees, a very favorable aspect, especially when Pluto being in the Nakshatra (constellation) ruled by Saturn becomes a very important and active planet for him for the next 19 years. During the next 17-18 years the transiting Pluto will be in the 4th house of his transit chart, thus making it an extremely powerful planet of politics for him going forward. 

As for this month, with Saturn’s major, intermediate and sub-cycle, the planets that fall in the constellations ruled by Saturn become active are: Pluto, Venus and Sun.

Presently the transiting Pluto is going to be in the 4thhouse, and in the 5th house of his ninefold transit chart. Despite being nonstop challenged by his adversaries, especially due to the discovery of the classified material in his house and garage in Delaware, he still will slowly continue to pave his way by figuring out the political solutions and effectively govern the country.

As for Venus, it’s very favorable for him for his personal life and family happiness until February 13, and then he will be struggling to deal with his adversaries, trouble with law (classified material). It’s going to be very stressful second half of February for him.

From the Sun’s energy point of view, the first half of February is going to turn out to be very difficult period for him as he will be mired in dealing with not only his adversaries but even with his supporters. In addition, during the second half of the month, he may have to deal with some health issues and perhaps an accident. Also, he must face the unforeseen and uninvited challenges both at home and abroad

Thus, in summary, February looks to be very unfavorable and politically challenging for him.


Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for February include:  Pluto-Rahu (Jan 29 – Feb 3) ninefold opposition, Saturn-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 15-18) and Pluto-Saturn (Feb 28 – March 6) ninefold squares.

The manifestation of the Pluto-Rahu (Jan 29 – Feb 3) ninefold opposition maybe reflected in an eruption of new waves of violence in the Palestine-Israel, Syria and Afghanistan-Pakistan regions. And perhaps, towards the end of this period due to Pluto’s transformation process, the resulting changes are likely to become irreversible. In addition, world religions, in general, and religious leaders in particular, may experience themselves having to go through undesirable situations that require changes. In other words, the orthodox religious leaders may come under social and moral pressures to change the way they handle their responsibilities. 

The energy of Saturn-Rahu/Ketu (Feb 15-18) ninefold squares may become responsible for 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 all around the globe could get stalled for no apparent reason.

The Pluto-Saturn (Feb 28 – March 6) ninefold squares means Russia is likely to face with some serious challenges and sudden changes in the Ukraine war.  To some extent China is also going to have to deal with serious domestic challenges such as uprising and unrests.

The important auspicious planetary configurations for February include Neptune-Saturn (Feb 9-16) ninefold trine and Uranus-Rahu (Feb 1-9) ninefold sextile.

The manifestation of energy of the Neptune-Saturn (Feb 9-16) ninefold trine maybe reflected in progress in most of the technological areas, especially in medical field leading to significant inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy, creating a very healthy atmosphere around us.

The energy of the Uranus-Rahu (Feb 1-9) ninefold sextile is likely to be reflected in economically favorable period for the United States. In addition, the lawmakers on both sides of the isle (Republicans and Democrats) are likely to find solution for the looming debt ceiling crisis.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Russia, Ukraine, China and the United States.

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 February 1-3, 15-18 and 24-28.

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 2023. 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