Monthly Astrological Insights for July 2021

Date Posted: June 30, 2021

The month of July (at least the first half of it) will continue to be affected by the explosive and deadly Uranus-Saturn square. During the first half of this month this square will be within a degree. As detailed below the manifestation of this square will be reflected in continued friction between the Israelis and Palestinians (the Hamas faction), the ongoing global vaccine drive challenges, especially the potential spread of the delta variant in the United States, senseless killing and shootings, violence, social unrests in the Middle-East, Russia and China, and a significant rise in natural (heat waves, tornados, severe storms) and man-made calamities in the United States. 

In addition, the energies of Neptune-Mars (July 17-19) and Pluto-Mars (July 21-23) quincunxes may become responsible for an outbreak of covert activities among leading nations and possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities in the United States of America, Russia, China, Iraq, Iran, Palestine and Israel.

Other important event is retrograde motion of four major planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. The energies of these retrograde planets may result in a general slowdown in economy (Jupiter), stalling of ongoing peace negotiations, especially in the Middle-East area (Saturn and Pluto), and surfacing (or uncovering) of the political scandals that happened during the last 6 to 8 months (Neptune).

Retrograde Jupiter (June 20 – October 18)

On June 20, Jupiter turned retrograde in sidereal Aquarius.  With its retrograde motion it will return to the sidereal Capricorn on September 15.  It will continue to be retrograde in Capricorn until October 18.

While it’s in Aquarius, it’s the time for academia, social reformers, philosophers, philanthropists, people involved in social justice and morality related fields might want to step back a little and reflect on what has been achieved or done so far. When it’s in Capricorn, entrepreneurs, business people, CEO’s of big companies, money managers, etc., should consider in taking a pause in their activities and review their goals and agendas.

For those who have a well placed Jupiter in their birth charts and if Jupiter’s period is currently in operation likely to feel a slight deceleration in their progress.  Remember it’s only temporary!  Need to put more energy in to whatever you do to achieve the same result that you would when it’s direct. Especially those born with Capricorn, Libra, Leo, Gemini and Aries as a ninefold (Navamansha) ascendant are likely to do well while Jupiter in Aquarius, and those who are born with Sagittarius, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus and Pisces as a ninefold (Navamansha) ascendant would experience favorable period when Jupiter in Capricorn. 

On the world scene, particularly in religious world, “Confusion” will dominate and their agendas are likely to get stalled. The world economy may experience a slower growth.

Jupiter’s transit in the sidereal Aquarius (Phase 1: April 5 – Sept 15; Phase 2: Nov 20, 2021 – April 13, 2022 )

On April 5, Jupiter left (sidereal) Capricorn and temporarily entered the next zodiac sign, Aquarius.  Jupiter’s transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. This time, the first phase of Jupiter’s transit in Aquarius will last until Sept 15, 2021. Then with its retrograde motion it will return to Capricorn and stay in Capricorn till November 20, 2021. And then on November 20, 2021, it reenters Aquarius and starts its second phase and that will last until April 13, 2022.

Aquarius being the air sign Jupiter’s manifestation in Aquarius will certainly  be reflected in emergence of new philosophies, philosophical debates, and as a result, perhaps new norms and new way of living.  For the entire world, in general, it’s going to be an auspicious time from the spirituality advancement point of view. In addition, Aquarius being a fixed sign, the resulting philosophical influences will likely to be long lasting.  Also, academia, social reformers, social justice, morality, universal brotherhood and to some extent religions are likely to be positively influenced by Jupiter’s transit in Aquarius.

While in Capricorn (September 15 – November 20), being a cardinal and earth sign ruled by Saturn, Jupiter in Capricorn has a tendency to enhance material prosperity of those who have well placed and well connected Saturn and Jupiter in their birth charts while others likely to experience their prosperity diminish. In general, transit of Jupiter in Capricorn is positive from material prosperity standpoint. It must be noted that despite Jupiter’s positive influence on world material prosperity, influence of other planets should be taken into consideration to assess the net effect for an individual based on his or her natal chart. In general, the Capricorn Jupiter is known to be responsible for world economic expansion.

For individuals, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and have Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, Leo, or Libra as their natal ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant are likely to experience a very positive period beginning April 5 thru September 15, and then Nov 20, 2021 thru April 13, 2022.

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) 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 in the United States is very strong.

Since characteristics of Uranus are more aligned with liberal ideas and that of Saturn with conservatism, I wouldn’t be surprised if an intense battle emerges between the right wing republicans and the left wing democrats not only in congress but all over the country that might last through July.

About President Joe Biden and his challenges…….

Currently President Joe Biden’s Dasa cycles are: Jupiter major, Rahu intermediate and Mercury as sub cycle lasting till September 8, 2021.  The planets in the Nakshatras (constellations) ruled by Jupiter are: Jupiter and Mercury; in the Nakshatras ruled by Rahu are: Mars and Ketu; and in the Nakshatras ruled by Mercury: none. Thus, the activation of energies of Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Ketu are expected to be reflected in President’s 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 September 15, 2021; Mercury in the 8th till July 7th, 9th till July 25 and then in the 9th house. Mars in the 10th house until July 20 and then in the 11th for the rest of  month, and Ketu in the 2nd house.

Given Gochar chart dispositions of the above planets, Jupiter will be neutral for him till July 22. And then after that it will be favorable for him to be successful in achieving his goal: including humanitarian needs such as continued Covid-19 nationwide vaccinations efforts, global vaccine drive, a possible Israel-Palestine peace effort, infrastructure bill. Mercury continues to be successful for him at least until July 7th, then neutral until July 25, and then real positive in getting things done during the last week of the month. His popularity is likely to remain high as Americans continues to experience more stability. 

In addition, both the 10th and 11th house Gochar Mars will be favorable for him in achieving his major goals after a significant effort and fight in congress in getting some important bills passed. The lunar node Ketu will be somewhat neutral in having few obstacles in governing the country.

However, the continuation of the opposition of the transiting Uranus to his natal Mars, the square of the transiting Saturn to his natal Mars and the conjunction of the transiting Rahu to his natal Saturn will likely to be reflected in more challenges that will test his ability to govern.  It may prove to be a very painful experience for him, especially the energy of the transiting Uranus and Saturn likely to force him to be more confrontational, the act that he always like to avoid.

Overall, July, like June, is likely to fair a mixed month for him with success in dealing with ongoing issues on one hand but facing the new challenges requiring him to be more confrontational with unknown outcome on the other.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for July include: Pluto-Saturn (June 30 – July 2) and Saturn-Mars (July 1-2) oppositions; Saturn-Jupiter (July 3-20) ninefold opposition; Neptune-Mars (July 17-19) and Pluto-Mars (July 21-23) quincunxes; Pluto-Saturn (May 2 – July 3) and Uranus-Rahu (July 23-31) ninefold quincunxes.

The  Pluto-Saturn (June 30 – July 2) opposition means a strong possibility of a short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence, especially in Middle East will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are real possibilities.

The Saturn -Mars (July 1-2) opposition may become responsible for a short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence, especially in Middle East will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable happening, and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities all around the world are real possibilities.

The Saturn-Jupiter (July 3-20) ninefold opposition means religions around the world may 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 manifestation of the Neptune-Mars (July 17-19) quincunx may be reflected in an outbreak of covert activities among leading nations and possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities in the United States of America, Russia, China, Iraq, Iran, Palestine and Israel.

The Pluto-Mars (July 21-23) quincunx may become responsible for a sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening and  possibilities of both natural and man-made calamities in the Middle-East region.

The manifestation of the Pluto-Saturn (May 2 – July 3) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in an outbreak of violence and terrorist activities in Middle-East, a strong possibility of natural as well as man-made calamities, and to some extent, war-like climate in some part of the world. Tension between Israelis and Palestinians will remain unabated. Some of the east-European countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.

The Uranus-Rahu (July 23-31) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for a strong and possibly unprecedented friction between the USA and Russia, and also between the USA and China. In addition a social or political turmoil in Russia and China likely.

The important auspicious planetary configurations for July include Pluto-Rahu (June 20 – July 11) and Uranus-Saturn (July 17-23) ninefold trines and Uranus-Jupiter (July 15-20) ninefold sextile.

The Pluto-Rahu (June 20 – July 11) ninefold trine may become responsible for a good period for economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn (July 17-23) 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 Uranus-Jupiter (July 15-20) ninefold sextile may mean good period for all world religions as well as for people who are engaged in activities that help us expand morally, socially as well as materially. Also, academic and social fields are very likely to enjoy the new and positive changes occurring in their respective fields.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Russia, China, United States, India, Pakistan, 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 manmade accidents are likely to occur during July 1-3 and 17-31.

      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 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