Monthly Astrological Insights for January 2022

Date Posted: December 31, 2021

Venus turned retrograde on December 19, and it’s going to stay retrograde until January 29. In general, a retrograde Venus means a very challenging period for women, marriages, home life, lovers, artists, musicians, singers and entertainment industry in general.  Expect the divorce rates to peak, fighting between spouses to intensify, and delays, frustrations, and misunderstandings to take a center-stage in domestic matters. More on Venus below.

On January 14, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Capricorn. It will stay retrograde in Capricorn until February 4. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. More on Mercury below.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Uranus (Jan 1 – Feb 22) ninefold square may be reflected in sudden change (either positive or negative) in relationship between USA and Russia; however at the same time expect some magnificent advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries.

Retrograde Mercury (Jan 14 – Feb 4) 

On January 14, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Capricorn. It will stay retrograde in Capricorn until February 4. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Capricorn means more frustrating periods for business people, corporations, entrepreneurs, government personnel, social reformers and activists. 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 your active 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 Venus (December 19 – January 29)

On December 19, the planet Venus turned retrograde in its motion in sidereal zodiac sign Capricorn. With its retrograde motion it returned to Sagittarius on December 30 and stays in Sagittarius. It then becomes direct on January 29 and reenters Capricorn on February 27. 

Venus becomes retrograde about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for about six weeks. In general, a retrograde Venus means a very challenging period for women, marriages, home life, lovers, artists, musicians, singers and entertainment industry in general.  Expect the divorce rates to peak, fighting between spouses to intensify, and delays, frustrations, and misunderstandings to take a center-stage in domestic matters. 

The energy of the retrograde Venus in Capricorn does tend to reflect a challenging period for industries that produce luxury goods and provide luxury services.  

If you have a dominating Venus in your birth chart, and if the Venus energy is active via your current planetary cycle, then you are more likely to experience the challenging period till January 29. The executive producers, directors of entertainment industries as well as the entertainers like actors, actresses, singers, musicians, comedians and others related to luxury based consumer industries may find themselves in a challenging situation during this retrograde Venus period.

About President Joe Biden and his challenges…….

President Joe Biden’s current Dasa cycles are: Jupiter major, Rahu intermediate and Venus as sub cycle lasting through March 22, 2022.  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 Venus: none. Thus, the activation of energies of Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Ketu and Moon and Venus are expected to be reflected in President’s present activities and actions. 

For him January is likely to be a lot better month than the previous months as he finally hopefully ekes out, albeit not getting as much as he wanted, a multi trillion dollar spending bill (Build Back Better) that progressive and moderate democrats had not been in agreement. Nonetheless, it would finally still be seen as a victory for democrats as they would reluctantly come together to pass it.

With Libra as his ninefold (Navamansh) ascendant, favorable Jupiter continues to be in the 5th house of his Gochar (transit) chart; Mercury in the 4th house of his transit chart continues to be favorable all January as it becomes retrograde in sidereal Capricorn and stays in Capricorn all January. Also, Venus is going to be in the favorable third house of his transit chart all month. Although Mars is likely to be unfavorable for him until January 16, it will become very favorable for him after January 16 for the rest of the month. Given the transit (Gochar) chart dispositions of his active planets, the favorable Jupiter is likely to help him successfully executing his domestic agenda and start achieving his goals for 2022;  getting passed the “Build  Back Better” spending bill in Congress, continued Covid-19 nationwide vaccinations efforts, global humanitarian vaccine drive and providing help to needy nations, etc.

The favorable Mercury in the 4th house of his transit chart makes it a lot easier for him to deal with his critics and adversaries. As a result he would likely to make some political gains and perhaps recover from his sliding popularity. The energy of the favorable Venus will be reflected in valuable guidance and efforts that he receives by his advisors in successfully governing the country.

While the active Mars will continue to be challenging for him until January 15 as he might experience some betrayal from international allies and adversaries, during the second half of January the energy of the 3rd house transiting Mars will likely to be reflected in successful diplomacy and international prestige.

The opposition of the transiting Pluto to his natal Jupiter is likely to seemingly create a bit chaotic political situation for him, however, it’s a very subtle and favorable energy that will go a long way to help him navigate through this challenging period and it will ultimately prove to be politically favorable.

Overall, January is likely to be a better month for him than December.

 

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for January include: Saturn-Jupiter (Jan 12-18) ninefold opposition; Rahu-Mars (Jan 21-23) quincunx, Pluto-Saturn (Jan 6-13) and Saturn-Rahu (Jan 25-28) ninefold quincunxes; Neptune-Mars square (Jan 10-12) and Neptune-Uranus (Jan 1 – Feb 22) ninefold square.

The energy of the Saturn-Jupiter (Jan 12-18) ninefold opposition is likely to be reflected in difficulties that religions around the world find 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 Rahu-Mars (Jan 21-23) quincunx maybe reflected in natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives all over the world.

The energy of the Pluto-Saturn (Jan 6-13) ninefold quincunx might become responsible for an outbreak of violence, natural and 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 energy of the Saturn-Rahu (Jan 25-28) ninefold quincunx may mean social or political unrest in Russia and/or China. Some challenging environment for the republican lawmakers in the United States congress is a good possibility.

The Neptune-Mars (Jan 10-12) square may become responsible for a sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening and greater possibilities of natural and man-made disasters, especially in Russia, China and in the Middle-East region.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Uranus (Jan 1 – Feb 22) ninefold square may be reflected in sudden change (either positive or negative) in relationship between USA and Russia; however at the same time expect some magnificent advances in science and technology through innovations, inventions, and discoveries.

 

The important auspicious planetary configurations for January include Neptune-Rahu (Jan 25 – Feb 2) ninefold trine and Uranus-Saturn (Jan 18-23) ninefold sextile. 

The Neptune-Rahu (Jan 25 – Feb 2) ninefold trine may become responsible for expansion of religious activities all around the world with new vigor and energy. Conservatives will likely to have upper hand over liberals. China and Russia will likely to see some positive developments occurring in social and economic fields.

The manifestation of the the Uranus-Saturn (Jan 18-23) ninefold sextile may reflect in positive period for religious leaders. Conservatives and liberals in the United States will likely to find ways to compromise on sticky issues. Democrats and Republicans will agree on more matters than the ones they disagree. This is a good time to get those lingering bills passed in U.S. Congress and Senates. China and Russia are likely to experience some mild setbacks in their foreign policies, especially the ones that deal with the United States.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  The United States, Europe, Russia, China and the Middle Eastern countries-Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and Palestine.

 

 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 Jan 6-12, 21-28.

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

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