Monthly Astrological Insights for November 2020

Date Posted: October 31, 2020

As November 2020, the month of the US presidential election, begins, Mercury stays retrograde until November 4, the day after the US presidential election, it’s significant from the uncertainty of the US presidential election outcome standpoint.

For President Trump, presently Rahu is at about 27  deg and 50 min sidereal Taurus. In his natal chart Rahu is at 27 deg 44 min Taurus, thus making a perfect conjunction. It will stay with in a degree (very intense) conjunction for at least until November 19. Thus, the force of the Return of Rahu for Mr. Trump has been in a fully active state since October 18 and will stay fully active till November 19. And this force will certainly likely to be reflected in bringing that final blow to his karmic connection to this (USA) country’s destiny. In addition, the opposition of the transiting Saturn to his natal Saturn will likely to be very intensive, devastating and painful for him. 

It’s a reflection of what collectively the country (USA) as a whole is going through at this point in time. Perhaps, it’s a part of painful process of transformation and discovery of the next phase of its evolution. If the country’s destiny is at the crossroad of “CHANGE” at this point in history, that will certainly be reflected in presidential election outcome. Perhaps, it seems more and more likely that the Coronavirus outbreak and its ultimate toll on Americans finally may bring out that “CHANGE”.

The details of the influence of Rahu’s transit and other transits for President Trump are provided below. Also, a detailed 2020 presidential election prediction analysis (which was posted on October 4, 2020) is reiterated below.

About President Donald Trump and his current challenges

President Trump’s operating Gochar planets (the planets that presently active for him) for November continue to be Saturn, Venus and Mercury.  

During November the transiting retrograde 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 8th house until November 19 and then in the 9th house for the rest of month. The transiting Venus will be in sidereal Leo (the 4th house of his Gochar Chart) till Nov 16 and then in the fifth house. The Mercury will be in the fifth house in his transit chart till November 28 and then in the 6th house.

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn, being in the eighth house of his Gochar (transit) and in the eighth house of his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart, continues to be unfavorable for him at least until November 19.  As a result, President Trump will continue to be self-destructive and face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. In addition to be frustrated and depressed, he is likely to be in the company of wrong people. Despite the on going Coronavirus crisis, he will continue to misbehave by ignoring the CDC guidelines,  driving his own agenda with no evidence or proof and have friction with his cabinet members, members of the Coronavirus task force and political adversaries. Overall chaos, fear,  confusion and disappointment will likely to dominate to describe his political experiences.

The manifestation of the 4th and the 5th house resident transiting Venus is likely to be favorable for him from prestige and showmanship standpoint. Mercury will be unfavorable for him as it becomes responsible for him causing feud with women in politics.

The most serious challenge for him continues to be, however, from the lunar node Rahu’s transit.  Rahu’s closest conjunction with his natal Rahu (the planet of Karma and ) happens exactly during the first week of November. This may prove to be disastrous for him for being deeply humiliated and from health standpoint.

Also, as reflected in his natal chart, Rahu-Uranus conjunction in the 10th house is closely tied with his destiny to the country’s destiny.  And the return of Rahu progressively becoming in conjunction with the natal positions of Rahu (27 deg 44 min Taurus–exact during the first week of November) and Uranus (24 deg 52 min Taurus–during December) will certainly likely to bring that final blow to his karmic connection to this country’s destiny.  In addition, the opposition of the transiting Saturn to his natal Venus will be intensive and painful for him as it will be reflected in his feud with women in politics.

Retrograde Mercury (Oct 14 – Nov 4) 

On October 14, the planet Mercury became retrograde in sidereal Libra. It stays retrograde in Libra until November 4. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Libra means more frustrating periods for educators, entertainers, judges, philosophers, artists, dancers and musicians. 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 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.

Retrograde Mars (September 10 – November 14)

From the planetary influence standpoint, one of the major events of 2020 is the retrograde Mars which on average occurs once every two years.  On September 10, Mars became retrograde in the sidereal zodiac sign Aries. With its retrograde motion it returned to the sidereal Pisces on October 4.  While in Pisces Mars becomes direct on November 14, and then with its direct motion re enters Aries on December 24, 2020.  

Astrologically speaking, what does the retrograde Mars mean? And what can we expect from the retrograde Mars?

In general, when a planet turns retrograde, the positive energy offered by that planet is expected to slowly diminish.  In case of Mars, being a planet of total independence, amazing energy, high ego, and less maturity usually make things worse with incredible speed. 

For those of you who have poorly placed predominant Mars in birth charts and if it’s influencing you through the current Gochar (transit) chart, then you are very likely to experience a sudden setback in your professional as well as in other activities.  You may have to repeat things over many times to get it right, or you may have to deal with unfortunate and totally unexpected circumstances, and in general, you may end up in having a very frustrating experience. 

During Sept 10 – October 4, while in Aries, the retrograde Mars is likely to be unfavorable for those who have Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, and Pisces as a rising sign or ninefold ascendant.  It’s going to be very intensive and frustrating period if you have Mars influencing you through the current Gochar (transit) chart.  Staying low key and riding this challenging period out may be way to go.  If you must take a risk, be on guard. In particular, politicians,  fire fighters, surgeons, metallurgical, electrical and computer engineers, designers, construction workers, people who work in military, leaders, managers are likely to be more affected than others.  

During October 4 through November 14, the retrograde Mars will be transiting through Pisces. The Pisces retrograde Mars is going to be unfavorable for those who have Aries, Leo, Virgo. Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces as a rising sign or ninefold ascendant. It’s going to be very challenging and frustrating period if you have Mars influencing you through the current Gochar (transit) chart. In particular, activists, social reformers, religious leaders, hospitals, doctors, psychiatrists,  psychologists, people in asylums and charity organizations are likely to be more affected than others.  

At a collective level, expect a political tension building among developed nations.  Destruction of wealth due to natural calamities (fires, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.) or man made accidents (social and/or political unrest) are also very likely. Other possibilities include a sudden rise in terrorist activities, escalation in a warlike climate between Israelis and Palestinians, and of course increased covert activities among nations. Since the US presidential election is during the first week of November, the retrograde Mars will certainly make its Mars in providing us a sensational political drama.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for November include: Uranus-Saturn (Nov 21-25) ninefold opposition; Pluto-Rahu (Nov 1- 6) and Rahu-Jupiter (Nov 1-10) quincunxes; Saturn-Rahu (Nov 20-24) ninefold quincunx; Neptune-Uranus (Oct 30 – Nov 21) and Neptune-Saturn (Nov 24 – Dec 1) ninefold squares.

The Uranus-Saturn (Nov 21-25) ninefold opposition may become responsible for social or political turmoil in the USA, Russia and/or China as well as tensions rising among them.

The Pluto-Rahu (Nov 1-6) quincunx may result in new waves of violence in the Palestine-Israel, Syria and  Afghanistan-Pakistan regions. 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 activation of Rahu-Jupiter (Nov 1-10) quincunx may result in religions around the world finding difficulty in carrying out their activities and in general, keeping people happy. 

The manifestation of Saturn-Rahu (Nov 20-24) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in 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 Neptune-Uranus (Oct 30 – Nov 21) ninefold square may become responsible for sudden shift (either positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia and magnificent advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries.

The manifestation of Neptune-Saturn (Nov 24 – Dec 1) ninefold square may be reflected in a difficult period for countries like China and Russia.

The important auspicious planetary configuration for November includes Neptune-Rahu (Nov 2-17) ninefold trine and Pluto-Jupiter (Nov 6-18) conjunction. 

The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu (Nov 2-17) ninefold trine may be reflected an expansion of religious activities all around the world with new vigor and energy, conservatives will have upper hand over the liberals, China and Russia are likely to see positive developments occurring in the social and economical fields.

The Pluto-Jupiter (Nov 6-18) conjunction may become responsible for significant change happenings in religious,  academic and to some extent social fields. Initial reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic, but the majority of us are likely to embrace this new wave of change and likely to enjoy it.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  United States, Russia, China, Middle-East (Syria, 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 Nov 1-10 and Nov 20-25.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model V, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on November 2-12, 16-19, 23-25, 27-30. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2020 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2020. 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