Astrological Insights for April 2020
The manifestation of the Pluto's
ingress in Capricorn and the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in
sidereal Capricorn will continue to be reflected in painful, fearful and
destructive world events (especially the Coronavirus outbreak, natural as well as
man-made calamities, violence, senseless killings, etc.,). The posting of
March 17, 2020 on Coronavirus outbreak underscores the Pluto's Capricorn
ingress, and is reiterated (below) in this posting.
The political, social and
economical turmoil, especially in the United States will
likely to continue during the entire month and beyond, especially with respect to the
president Trump's governing style in uncertain political, economical and
However, a few observations (silver
that can be made from the ongoing "Coronavirus worldwide outbreak"
are worth mentioning.
As the world has been forcefully
slowdown (or shutdown? or lockdowns) by bowing to the spread of the virus
to avoid catastrophic human casualty, there were articles and pictures in
New York Times showing the comparison of the amount of air pollution in big
cities (New York City, Los Angeles, Beijing and others) year ago and
today. The results are striking! The daily normal air pollution
due to just driving (car, trucks etc) in these cities were significant and
alarming compared to today.
What does this tell us?
that for living, we need to work, and therefore, we must get from home to work by
car or any other means of transportation.
When we work, economy grows and
material wealth is created. However, as we keep expanding our objective of
annual growth in GDP, we give more emphasis to work. The question then becomes: is there
a limit to which we can extend our economic growth that becomes harmful or
has a downside? The New York Times articles, as mentioned above, clearly tell
us that with increase in activities in cities the pollution
grows. And the more the pollution, the more the health risk. Then there
has to be optimum point for GDP to flatten out. Perhaps, the present
crisis will easily prove that point (and thus teach us) at which the work is
maximized without sacrificing our health and quality of life. (pollution of air, water, noise,
I wonder if the same reasoning could be
extended in inquiring about "climate change", and other aspects of
life as we uncover them going forward. If we look at the life as a
whole, wouldn't all aspects of life (money, health, psychological and
emotional well being, etc.) need to be considered? And if we did, then
would this "awareness" of what's going on around us, become the
beginning of our collective transformation leading to spirituality?
As I had mentioned in my 2020 annual prediction
Annual Prediction ):
year 2020 is likely to go on the record to be the most eventful year for the
first two decades of the 21st century, as three spiritual planets (Pluto,
Saturn and Jupiter) converge in sidereal Capricorn during this year. “
As recently as
last January we have witnessed the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in
Wuhan province in China, and then it slowly but steadily has been
progressing all over the world, making it the worldwide pandemic.
Astrologically speaking, in my opinion, this is clearly the mark of
the modern planet Pluto’s transit in sidereal Capricorn.
It (Pluto transit)
occurred during February 2020. Pluto stays in Capricorn till July 3, and
then with its retrograde motion returns to Sagittarius and stays in
Sagittarius till December 28. After December 28, 2020 it will remain in
Capricorn for the following 19 to 20 years (till March 2039).
Although it's going
to be in Capricorn for only about little over 4 months before it returns to
Sagittarius, Pluto, being the planet of transformation, has been and will
certainly provide us the glimpse of what to expect during the following
19-20 years after it returns to sidereal Capricorn by the end of 2020. And
we certainly have been experiencing the manifestation of Pluto’s energy
while it transits through Capricorn as reflected in “Coronavirus
Capricorn being the
earth sign (material world) ruled by Saturn (spiritual planet) and being the
cardinal sign (leader of the earth signs) and Pluto being the planet of
transformation (irreversible change), the drastic changes in our collective
perceptions of our material world are certainly going to be manifested in
the way we never experienced before by Pluto's transit in Capricorn. Such transformations, in the material world are
In light of
Coronavirus outbreak, one can relate the possibility of spiritual
transformation of our material world as it brings us closer to as human
By the end of the
year 2020, the following 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. This may mean the events
that are likely to take place during this twenty year era are going to be
the result of the Pluto’s transformation energy through the destruction of
material world for (transforming it to) creating a new world that would
reflect the next level of human evolution entailing the quality that aligns
with clear perception of the world around us. However, I must add:
perhaps the idea behind the destruction of material world might be (Pluto in
Capricorn) a wakeup call for us to realize and understand that the happiness
(or joy in life as I would prefer to put it) is not in material things
around us (this doesn’t by any means we do away with the material world,
but we do not put sole emphasis on the material gains) but to connect with
each other as human beings. We take so many things for granted.
This wakeup call might bring us that awareness that material world
cannot lead us to permanent happiness (joy).
to expect during 2020?
One of the biggest
planetary aspects of 2020 is the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in sidereal Capricorn.
Pluto is a planet
of transformation. The process is irreversible and very subtle.
The old must die for the new to be born. These two
spiritual planets will be in Capricorn for next two and half years and in
close conjunction in Capricorn during September 10 - October 13, 2020 (+/- 3
degrees orb) to bring out the best in these two spiritual planets reflecting
the accelerated collective spiritual growth as a result of Pluto's
phenomenal speed of transformation (being in conjunction with Saturn in the
sign (Capricorn) ruled by Saturn.
conjunction is likely to bring drastic changes in our collective moral and
spiritual perceptions (consciousness), as Pluto breaks away from the traditional
barriers of our collective prejudices and conditionings,
and Saturn fully supports Pluto in its endeavor.
wonderful process of spiritual transformational growth is likely to be
accompanied by very painful, chaotic
and frustrating human experiences (wars, violence, terrorism, social
and political conflicts, natural (such as virus outbreaks) and man-made
calamities are some of the few examples) required to completely
annihilate our present social norms and our prejudice based conditioning,
resulting in drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual
The world financial markets have been
and will likely to be very volatile
throughout this year.
In scientific and
technological areas, lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find
their ways into innovations and discoveries that are aligned with our
collective spiritual progress, as those (new ideas) will be more focused in
areas that will bridge the gap between the science and morality. The likely
areas of research will be in biotechnology, medicine, spiritual healing, and
life-force related activities. A new wave of philosophers with their new
perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world to a
new level of understanding.
As far as the
Caronavirus is concerned, in my opinion, it is likely to linger around at
least until the retrograde Pluto returns to Sagittarius (July 3).
Until that time, we are more likely to be forced to live in certain
way that we are not accustomed to . However,
after July 3, we might get a much needed break (perhaps we have a solution
by then; at least, the clinical trials would be underway to test the
vaccine). The following six
months would hopefully result in successful trials and then vaccine
development. However, after the
beginning of 2021, we may be faced with the next painful crisis reflecting
the Pluto’s material world transformation (it may occur at subtle level
before it becoming apparent). Regardless,
the next couple of decays will certainly change our lives and world
perception reflecting the spiritual growth as we march ahead into future.
near term, the transiting Mars will be in conjunct with the transiting Pluto
(March 22-24) and then with transiting Saturn (March 30 – April 1).
I wouldn’t be surprised if these days turn out to be significant
reflecting the painful journey of Coronavirus outbreak.
Astrological Insights for April 2020
Jupiter's brief entry
in sidereal Capricorn on March 29, 2020 (Mar 29 - July 1)
March 29, 2020, Jupiter entered Capricorn, it becomes retrograde in
Capricorn on May 11 and with its retrograde motion returns to Sagittarius
on July 1, 2020. Thereafter, it stays in Sagittarius until November 20,
2020. While in Capricorn, being a cardinal and earth sign ruled by Saturn,
Jupiter in Capricorn (despite debilitated 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.
However, given the Pluto's presence in Capricorn, the rate of destruction of
material wealth far outweighs the material prosperity of Capricorn Jupiter.
During this period of March 20 - July 1, 2020, the influence of
contemporary philosophers on society will shape the future direction of
our social evolution through the philosophical and metaphysical debates.
Jupiter will be in conjunction with Pluto during March 27 - April 15, 2020
in Capricorn, the possibility of a severe religious or morality crisis as
well as financial crisis are very likely. Certainly, the way we have
the religious and morality based norms today will be challenged by the new
forces of human evolution. And the world financial markets will exhibit
unprecedented volatility. The contemporary philosophers, reformers,
industrialists, scientists, and all those who have power to influence
people with their unique intelligence based talents will enjoy this period
to its fullest.
About President Donald Trump and
President Trump becomes self-destructive and continues to 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. In light of
his on going Coronavirus crisis, he will
continue to have an on going friction with his cabinet members and political
adversaries. Furthermore, he will be dealing with his self-created feud with
congress men and women and others. Overall chaos, fear, confusion and disappointment
will continue to dominate to describe his political experiences.
period for him when it comes to dealing with women and his personal finances.
The most severe
challenge due to the opposition of transiting Pluto
to his natal Saturn during April is very likely to turn out to be extremely intensive
for him from governing the country standpoint for he would likely to be overwhelmed by
defeat and humiliation due to his eccentric behavior.
Thus, during April, the
of Saturn present very intensive and painful time for him. In addition, the
opposition of the transiting Pluto to his natal Saturn will certainly
continue to create
explosive political climate, governing failures, mishandling of coronavirus
crisis, and therefore, resulting in
another trying and frustrating month.
when one looks at the close conjunction of Sun and Rahu, and Rahu and Uranus
in the 10th house of his natal chart, and Moon in very close conjunction
with the lunar node Ketu in the 4th house of his natal chart, it's not very
surprising why he operates the way he does. It seems to me, he is totally
driven by the country's (USA) destiny (at least at this point in history)
which is very closely tied with his own due to the Rahu-Uranus conjunction in
the 10th house of his natal chart.
the 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, as reflected
in constant churning (and becoming aware of them) of our die hard social
prejudices and inherent, deeply rooted biases.
country's destiny is at the crossroad of "CHANGE" at
this point in history, that will certainly be reflected in political events of
April. Perhaps, the Coronavirus outbreak and its ultimate toll on Americans
finally may bring that "CHANGE".
important challenging possibilities
for April include:
Apr 8 - May
13: Challenges the world religions (or
religious leaders) are likely to face 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 will fade away with time. The new age
philosophers are likely to emerge as lead contemporary philosophers.
man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives and perhaps a demise
of an international level political leader.
Apr 18 - May
or social unrest in China or Russia (or both). Also, in the United State for the
Republican Party and Republicans
including President Trump, it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
7-13: Social as well as economic
turmoil in Russia and China; covert activities around the world may find a new momentum (but because of
Neptune's secretive character we may never know) with regard to terrorism and
other international conflicts.
difficult period for the United States, and in
particular, the Republican Party and Republicans. Also, USA and
China may go through a crisis situation during this period.
A possibility of some sudden outbreak of an
undesirable happening and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made
calamities in the United States.
Apr 26 - May
4: Barbaric activities
are likely to take place all around
the world. Terrorists are likely to be successful in
creating confusion and chaos. Social turmoil in Europe and Russia is likely.
Religious activities could get stalled for no apparent reason.
important auspicious possibilities for April include:
19 - May 24: Positive changes
likely to occur in religious, academic, and social
Apr 12 - May 7:
European and Russian economy, progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
Apr 20 - May
11: An extraordinary time for
collective spiritual growth,
technological discoveries and inventions. Expect some new
important technological breakthroughs during this month. For the United States, in
general, it's going to be a remarkable and very successful period
Mar 27 - Apr
changes in religious and academic and to some extent social
fields are likely. Initial
reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic,
but the majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and are very
likely to enjoy it.
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States, China,
Russia, Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions).
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States,
China, Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions), Europe and India.