Monthly Astrological Insights for September 2021

Date Posted: August 31, 2021

Events for the month of September are likely to be dominated by the energy of the Pluto-Uranus ninefold square lasting through October 4 and the activation force of the retrograde motion of the five major planets: Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter.

As it was outlined in my 2020 and 2021 annual predictions, the sidereal Capricorn Pluto’s energy have been responsible for the drastic changes in material world due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent surges in its variants. The way we used to deal with material world is no longer our norms. And the continued process of the material world transformation seems to take us to a level of material living where the norms solely based on our collective spiritual experiences dictate and guide our lives with a new level of material world understanding. And Saturn, being with Pluto in Capricorn for at least until mid 2022, will likely to intensify the process of this transformation.  

In addition, the sidereal Aquarius Neptune and Jupiter, also in the sign ruled by Saturn, are likely to significantly aid this process of spiritual transformation. While it’s a very painful process (wars, violence, significant rise in both the man-made and natural calamities, unstable, uncertain and anxiety filled atmosphere almost all around the world) the silver lining of spiritual growth will continue to remain unabated. 

The manifestation of the energies of these five major retrograde planets will likely to be reflected in a slow economic growth and the stalled progress in new economic and political activities all around the world. Perhaps at this point in time, it might collectively prove to be wise (for the whole world) to step back and reflect on what’s been happening around us and where we going from here, and perhaps requiring us to change our priorities for our way of living.

The energy of the Pluto-Uranus ninefold square is likely to be responsible for a challenging time for the United States with respect to the war-like climate in the Middle-East especially in Afghanistan, Syria and Israeli-Palestine region. 

Retrograde Mercury (Sept 27 – Oct 19) 

On September 27, Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Libra. It will stay retrograde in Libra (until Oct 2) and then in sidereal Virgo till October 19. 

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 entertainers; movie producers, directors, actors; musicians, singers, artists, etc.,. 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 as an active planet, then you are 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 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, and people involved in social justice and morality related fields 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 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 are 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 have achieved 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 is likely to experience a real 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.

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. After September 8, the sub cycle of Ketu begins and lasts through October 28.  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, and in the Nakshatras ruled by Ketu are Moon and Rahu. Thus, until Sept 8, the activation of energies of Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Ketu and then in addition to those Moon and Rahu 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 17, 2021 and then slightly less favorable to neutral for the rest of the month; the unfavorable Mercury in the 12th house till September 22 and then in the first house.  the favorable Mars in the 11th house till September 6, and then it becomes unfavorable for the rest of  month, and Ketu in the 2nd house.

Given Gochar chart dispositions of the above planets, Jupiter will be favorable for him till Sept 17 to be successful in achieving his goals: dealing with Afghan refugees crisis and providing them needed help and assistance anyway he can, humanitarian needs such as continued Covid-19 nationwide vaccinations efforts, global vaccine drive, infrastructure bill, voting right bill etc. After Sept 17, Jupiter will be neutral and if not achieved, he is likely to get stuck in achieving those goals.  Mercury continues to be unfavorable for him for the entire month and that will be reflected in strenuous and stressful situation in dealing with media as well as his adversaries. He is likely to be seen as a failure and being humiliated. His popularity will certainly be declining, at least for a short term.

In addition, the 12th house Gochar Mars will be extremely challenging for him as he will be severely attacked and accused by his critics on a daily basis 

More importantly, the continuation of the opposition of the transiting Uranus to his natal Mars will likely to continue tol test his ability to govern.  It is likely to be a very painful experience for him, especially the energy of the transiting Uranus opposing his natal Mars is likely to force him to be more confrontational, the act that he always like to avoid.

Overall, September may turn out to be a month of disaster despite his recent success in getting infrastructure bill passed in the senate. However, he is likely to come out stronger than before in the following few months.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for September include:  Neptune-Mars (Sept 1-3) opposition, Uranus-Saturn (Aug 27 – Sept 10) and Saturn-Jupiter (Sept 9-20) ninefold quincunxes; Pluto-Uranus (Aug 8 – Oct 4) and Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (Sept 26 – Oct 8) ninefold squares; and Uranus-Jupiter (Sept 7-13) ninefold conjunction.

The Neptune-Mars (Sept 1-3) opposition may become responsible for rising in covert activities. China and Russia are likely to experience some very drastic changes in the political arena, and those changes will likely to influence the psyche of those nations at a deeper level.

The Uranus-Saturn (Aug 27 – Sept 10) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for social or political turmoil in the USA, Russia and or China as well as tensions rising among them. 

The manifestation of the Saturn-Jupiter (Sept 9-20) ninefold quincunx maybe reflected in religions around the world finding difficulties in carrying out their activities. More controversies are likely to occur to test traditional moral values, and in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in having people keep their faith.

The Pluto-Uranus (Aug 8 – Oct 4) ninefold square may become responsible for a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its international agenda, and also with its domestic matters. (This has been clearly reflected in current Afghanistan crisis–getting Americans out of Afghanistan safely, and providing the asylum to the frightened Afghans, especially girls and ladies). There will be a transformation of a political strategy that might become responsible of a change in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the Biden administration as the planet Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the field of politics to a new level or setting with a new set of norms. Expect some serious issues that the Biden administration could get tangled with.

The manifestation of the Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (Sept 26 – Oct 8) ninefold squares may be reflected in a new wave of violence in Afghanistan, Syria, Israel and Palestine region, as well as outbreak of terrorism around the world during these days.

The Uranus-Jupiter (Sept 7-13) ninefold conjunction means the challenges that the world religion leaders must face and deal with. 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 will fade away with time. 

The important auspicious planetary configurations for September include Pluto-Saturn (July 29 – Sept 14) ninefold trine and Neptune-Rahu (Sept 8 – Oct 3) ninefold sextile.

The Pluto-Saturn (July 29 – Sept 14) ninefold trine  may become responsible fora 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 manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu (Sept 8 – Oct 3) ninefold sextile may be reflected in a positive period for Russia and China. Also, most of the technological areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  The Middle Eastern countries-Afghanistan, UAE, Bahrain, Israel and Palestine, United States, Russia, China 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 more likely to occur -made accidents are more likely to occur during Sept 1-10, 15-30.


 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