Monthly Astrological Insights for August 2020
Date Posted: July 31, 2020
On August 16, the mighty Mars will be
entering sidereal Aries, a fire and cardinal sign ruled by Mars. About
the same time the Aries resident explosive Uranus will become retrograde
creating tremendous uncertainty to the already volatile political atmosphere
in the United States. It would be a drama of the decade. Furthermore,
later in September, when Mars turns retrograde joining the retrograde Uranus
(both in the fire sign Aries), the planetary impulses of both Mars and
Uranus are likely to activate the force of nature that might appear to be
very painful and deadly.
those of you who have predominant Mars in their birth charts and if it's
currently active through your Gochar (transit) chart, then you are very likely
to experience an extremely eventful month with lot of 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. In
particular, politicians, leaders, engineers, designers, construction workers, people who work in
military, managers and like are likely to be more affected than others.
a collective level, expect a political tension building among developed
nations. Destruction of wealth due to natural calamities or man made
accidents are also very likely. On going aftermath of Covid-19 worldwide
outbreak and a sudden rise in
terrorist activities, escalation in a warlike climate, and of course increased covert activities among
nations are the real possibilities.
in July, two major planets ( Pluto and Jupiter) will likely to continue the
painful experiences (such as the Covid-19) in August that we have been
through in July.
the retrograde planets, Pluto, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and Jupiter are certainly important as
they all will be imparting their impulses, requiring us to stop going
forward with our ambitious agenda of acquiring material success and instead
taking a pause to look inward and perhaps reflect on life in a meaningful
way. And these reflections become the basis for our next step of collective
Retrograde Jupiter (May
15 - September 13)
became retrograde in
sidereal Capricorn on May 15 and with its retrograde motion it returned to Sagittarius
on July 1, 2020. It remains retrograde in
Sagittarius until September 13.
Sagittarius, being a fire and mutable sign ruled by Jupiter itself,
Jupiter in Sagittarius deals with judicial matters, being righteous and
believes in the cause of social reforming, through the forces of activism and
other it finds way to meet those goals.
For those who have
a well placed Jupiter in their birth charts and if Jupiter's period is currently in
operation, such folks are likely to feel the deceleration in their progress.
Remember it's only temporary! Need to put more energy in to whatever you
do to achieve what you need to achieve.
the world scene, particularly in religious world, "confusion"
will dominate and things are likely to move at much slower rate.
The world economy may experience a slower growth.
Retrograde Saturn (May 11 -
Saturn became retrograde on May 11 in sidereal Capricorn, and is going to stay retrograde till
September 29 in Capricorn. For those who have a well placed Saturn in their birth charts and
if Saturn's period is currently in operation, then they are likely to experience
slow progress. Best way to deal with retrograde Saturn is to put more energy in
to whatever you do to work towards your goal.
the world scene, generally, the projects that deal with expansion are likely to
either stay on hold or experience sluggish progress. In religious world,
things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate. In the political arena what may seem like progress
will turn out to be a disaster.
About President Donald Trump and
operating Gochar planets (the planets that presently active for
him) for August continue to be Saturn and Venus. In addition,
Jupiter, Uranus, Rahu and Sun continues to be the operating planet till
August the 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 ninth house till August
8, and then in the 8th house for the rest of the month. The Venus will be in sidereal
Gemini (the 1st house of his Gochar
Chart) for the entire month. While the transiting Jupiter, Uranus, Rahu
and Sun will be in the 7th, 11th, 1st and the 2nd/3rd house respectively in his
transit chart, in the ninefold transit chart Jupiter, Uranus and Rahu will be in
the 6th, 3rd and the 5th house respectively.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
continues to be unfavorable, being in the eighth house of his
Gochar (transit) and in the ninth house of
his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart till August 8 and then in the 8th house. As a result,
President Trump may appear to be 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.
Despite the on going Coronavirus crisis, he will
continue to misbehave by driving his own agenda with no evidence or proof and have friction with his cabinet members, members of the Coronavirus
task force and political
Furthermore, he will be dealing with his self-created feud with
congress men and women and others. Overall chaos, fear, confusion and disappointment
will likely to dominate to describe his political experiences.
The manifestation of the
1st house resident transiting Venus
is likely to be very favorable for him from the showmanship
standpoint. His rating might start rising again,
albeit slowly. In addition, Uranus is going to favor him in figuring out the
winning strategy as election date nears. While Jupiter will be unfavorable
from the health standpoint, Rahu will be responsible for him adhering to lying
The most serious
challenge that has been going on for a while is due to the opposition of transiting Pluto
to his natal Saturn. During August it will continue to be
intensive. From governing the country standpoint,
he would likely to be overwhelmed by
defeat and humiliation.
will continue to present very intensive and painful time for him.
But the favorable influence of Uranus and Venus
transit will help him pave the way to get out of the slump and rise again in
poll numbers. However, 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 surprising why he operates the way he does. It seems to
me that 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. If the
country's destiny is at the crossroad of "CHANGE" at
this point in history, that will certainly be reflected in political events of
seems more and more likely that the Coronavirus outbreak and its ultimate toll on Americans
finally may out
bring that "CHANGE".
important challenging planetary configurations
Saturn-Rahu (July 25 - Sept 16)
quincunx, Neptune-Rahu (July 16 -
Aug 2) and Uranus-Saturn (Aug 4-12) ninefold quincunxes; Neptune-Uranus (July 21 - Aug 11)
11-15) and Saturn-Mars (Aug 21-28) squares.
The Saturn-Rahu (July
25 - Sept 16) quincunx may become responsible for
social or political unrest in places like Russia or China. Also, in the United State for the Republican Party and republicans
including for the republican president, it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
(July 16 - Aug 2) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for 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.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn
(Aug 4-12) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in
social or political turmoil in Russia, China and the United States, as well
as in rising tensions among these nations.
(July 21 - Aug 11) ninefold square may be become responsible for a sudden change (either
positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia.
While the Pluto-Mars (Aug 11-15)
square may become responsible for natural and
man-made calamities all around the world, the manifestation
of the Saturn-Mars (Aug 21-28) square may be reflected in a short term but very intensive
friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence around the world,
especially in the Middle-East and particularly in Israel-Palestine area will
be on rise. Also, outbreak of an undesirable happening, and
occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are strong
important auspicious planetary configuration for
August include Neptune-Saturn (Aug 6-22) ninefold trine; Neptune-Rahu (July 27
- Aug 18) and Neptune-Jupiter (July 19 - Aug 6) sextiles and Pluto-Rahu
(Aug 1-19) ninefold sextile;
(Aug 6-22) ninefold trine and the Neptune-Rahu
(July 27 - Aug 18) sextile may
turn out to be positive for
Russia and China from economy standpoint. In
addition, most of the
technological areas, especially in the medical field, are likely to make
significant progress via inventions and
discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive
energy, creating a very healthy atmosphere around us.
The manifestation of the Neptune-Jupiter
(July 19 - Aug 6) sextile is likely to be reflected
in new and positive changes in religious, academic, and social
Pluto-Rahu (Aug 1-19)
ninefold sextile may become responsible for economic
expansion. Also, this period is good for progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: Russia, China, United States,
India, Europe and Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions).