Monthly Astrological Insights for March 2021

Date Posted: February 28, 2021

Events of the last month (February) were clearly dominated by the planetary energies of the Saturn-Uranus square (especially for USA and in particularly for Texas where the dominant square’s influence vividly reflected in mishandling and un-preparedness of Texas private energy companies by ignoring their  responsibilities for providing power to people), along with transformational Capricorn Pluto, crowding of planets in Capricorn and the retrograde Mercury in Capricorn (Feb 1-21, especially during Feb 13-21—anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores). 

The month of March is likely to continue witness similar events as the influence of the Saturn-Uranus square remains dominant for USA, especially for the west coast and Texas. 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, climate crisis, uprising in Middle-East, Russia and the United States). Incidentally, there is a strong possibility of earthquake of large magnitude (around 9 or so) sometimes during March, especially in the second half of March and early April. It can happen anywhere in the world.

If one looks at a deeper level to understand these events, the underlined theme is certainly in line with Pluto’s Capricorn transit that started just about a year ago as I outlined in 2020 annual predictions (highlighted below):

“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 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 in Capricorn.”

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.

As far as the United States is concerned, 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.

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 the Saturn-Pluto and Saturn-Sun conjunction and their 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). 

About President Joe Biden and his challenges…….

Presently President Joe Biden is having Dasa cycles as: Jupiter major, Rahu intermediate and Saturn sub cycle until May 5, 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 Saturn are Sun, Venus and Pluto.  Thus, until May 5th, the activation of energies of Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Ketu, Sun, Venus and Pluto are expected to be reflected in President’s activities and actions. No wonder currently he is swamped with many challenges and responsibilities that he must handle them simultaneously and expeditiously. 

With Libra as his ninefold (Navamansh) ascendant, Jupiter is in the 4th house of his Gochar (transit) chart, Mercury in the 4th till March 11and then in the 5th house till the end of the month; Mars in the 8th and Ketu in the 2nd house, Sun in the 5th till March 14 and then in the 6th, Venus in the 5th till March 16 and then in the 6th and Pluto in the 4th house of his Gochar chart.

Given their Gochar chart dispositions, Jupiter will be favorable for him till March 19 in achieving quite a few goals that he has set out to do, and these likely to include humanitarian needs such as Covid-19 vaccinations, distribution of stimulus money to needy, schools opening, and perhaps immigration related matters. After March 19, he may face stagnation due to obstacles that he may not have control over to carry out his task. Mercury on the other hand will be favorable for him until March 11 in dealing with crisis, but afterwards, he will face new difficulties in dealing with on-going crisis. Sun and Venus will be fairly favorable for him for his personal life.

The 8th house Gochar Mars will be a real challenge for him through the entire month. In dealing with congress, both the republicans and democratic alike, he will be seriously challenged to advance his agenda for getting things done.  However, with continued efforts he will ultimately achieve at least a reasonable amount of success if not everything he wanted.

Overall, it’s a very intensive month for him as he must face challenges on several fronts simultaneously and expeditiously. It’s a mixed picture, but he is likely to overcome most of his challenges with a reasonable success.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for March include:  Uranus-Saturn (Feb 7 – March 2) square; Saturn-Jupiter (March 14-18) and Neptune-Jupiter (March 19-22) ninefold squares; Rahu-Mars (March 27-29) conjunction and Neptune-Saturn (March 26 – April 10) ninefold conjunction.

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 Saturn-Jupiter (March 14-18) ninefold square may become responsible for challenges that religions around the world would likely to face as they find difficulties in carrying out their activities, dealing with controversies that test traditional moral values. And in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in keeping people happy.

The challenges posed by the Neptune-Jupiter (March 19-22) ninefold square may mean world religions are likely to be faced with earthshaking ideas. 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 manifestation of the Rahu-Mars (March 27-29) conjunction may be reflected in both natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives, and perhaps a demise of an international level political leader.

The Neptune-Saturn (March 26 – April 10) ninefold conjunction may become responsible for rise in covert activities. Natural as well as man-made calamities are very likely. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries are likely to see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open. 

The important auspicious planetary configurations for March include Pluto-Saturn (March 8-16) ninefold trine and Pluto-Jupiter (March 31 – April 2) ninefold trine.

The manifestation of the Pluto-Saturn (March 8-16) ninefold trine may be reflected in a good period for European and Russian economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

The Pluto-Jupiter (March 31 – April 2) ninefold trine may become responsible for new and positive changes occurring in religious, academic and social fields.

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 manmade accidents are likely to occur during March 15-31.

      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