Monthly Astrological Insights for January 2021

Date Posted: December 31, 2020

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).  

About President Donald Trump and his current challenges

Since President Trump would be finishing his term by January 20, this is the last analysis about him and his challenges.

This will be the last leg of Rahu being progressively in conjunction with natal Sun, Rahu and Uranus since the first week of Nevember 2020. During the first couple of weeks of January, Rahu (24 deg 45 min Taurus) conjuncts his natal Uranus (24 deg 52 min) and become responsible for the final blow to President Trump’s karmic connection to this country’s destiny as reflected in his defeat.

During January 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 10th house till January 21. The transiting Venus will be in sidereal Scorpio (the 6th house of his Gochar Chart) till Jan 4 and then in the seventh house of his Gochar chart till Jan 28. The Mercury will be in the 7th house till Jan 5 and then 8th house.

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn, being in the eighth house of his Gochar (transit) chart, continues to be unfavorable, but being in the 10th house of his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart, indicates the change of job/career/profession accompanied by workplace frustration.  As a result, President Trump will continue to be self-destructive and face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike and will be living in his self created world where he is still the president. Overall his focus for the month and during waning days of his presidency is to figure out to save the face without admitting being a loser.

The manifestation of the the 6th house resident transiting Venus (till Jan 4) is certainly not favorable for him as he will be worrying about his future litigations, debt and health. The 7th house resident transiting Venus (Jan 4-28) is also not favorable for him. During that period he would have hard time in not getting involved in feud with women in politics.  Mercury will be favorable for him after January 5th from his family matters and his well being stand point. 

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for January include: Saturn-Rahu (Jan 2-5) and Pluto-Rahu (Jan 13-19) ninefold quincunxes; Saturn-Mars (Jan 11-15) and Uranus-Jupiter (Jan 14-21) squares; Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (Jan 2-10) and Pluto-Saturn (Jan 27 – Feb 3) ninefold squares; and Uranus-Mars (Jan 19-22) conjunction.

The Saturn-Rahu (Jan 2-5) ninefold quincunx 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-Rahu (Jan 13-19) ninefold quincunx may result in an eruption of new waves of violence in the Palestine-Israel, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan-Pakistan regions are likely. 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 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 manifestation of the Saturn-Mars (Jan 11-15) square may be reflected in a likelihood of a short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence around the world, especially in Iran, Syria and Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening and occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities all around the world are strong possibilities.

The activation of Uranus-Jupiter (Jan 14-21) square may be reflected in challenges with earthshaking ideas that world religions must attend to. 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 Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (Jan 2-10) ninefold squares may become responsible for accelerated secret activities all around the world including political covert activities. Social confusion and chaos in countries like Russia and China are real possibilities. 

The manifestation of the Pluto-Saturn (Jan 27 – Feb 3) ninefold square maybe reflected in experiences of serious challenges and sudden political challenges that Russia and to some extent China are likely to go through.

The Uranus-Mars (Jan 19-22) conjunction in Aries is likely to prove to be very volatile, especially in financial and political worlds. A possibility of sudden outbreak of a new and unprecedented conflict in the the United States of America can not be ruled out.  Or it could be a man-made accident or a mishandling incident by the government. 

The important auspicious planetary configuration for January includes Uranus-Saturn (Jan 13-18)  ninefold trine; Neptune-Saturn (Dec 30 – Jan 5) ninefold sextile; and Neptune-Jupiter (Jan 27-29) ninefold conjunction.

The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn (Jan 13-18) ninefold trine may be reflected in a good period for religious activities all around the world.  Also, this is a great time for the USA to make some extraordinary progress in enhancing her image both internationally and domestically.

The Neptune-Saturn (Dec 30 – Jan 5) ninefold sextile may become responsible for expansion of religious activities all around the world with new vigor and energy, conservatives are likely to find ways to expand their agenda without compromising with liberals on sticky issues. Republicans will have upper hand over democrats. China and Russia are likely to experience a positive and rewarding period in handling their domestic issues as well as improving the foreign relations through better policies.

The Neptune-Jupiter (Jan 27-29) ninefold conjunction is positive for collective spiritual expansion of the world. It  maybe accompanied by a painful process of conflict where the world religions are challenged with new realities of way of living that are not non-traditional, and conditioning and age-old prejudices based.

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

      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 January 2-15, 19-22 and 27-31.

      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 for the month of January 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