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Comments on last month's (January) Predictions
Date Posted: January 31, 2020


Monthly Astrological Insights for January 2020  


Saturn conjuncts Pluto (Dec 6 - Feb 17, 2020 with in 3 degree) in Sagittarius

On December 6, 2019, the first time since about last 36 years, Saturn approached Pluto (with in 3 degree orb) in sidereal  Sagittarius (almost close to the end of Sidereal Sagittarius).  The two spiritual planets in conjunction in the spiritual sign Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter makes this planetary event extremely powerful and spiritual.  

This conjunction occurred earlier during April 6 - May 28, 2019 (with in three deg orb) but it didn't occurred with in a degree. With in the second conjunction period, a close conjunction of one degree orb happens from December 31, 2019 thru January 23, 2020.

Pluto is a planet of transformation.  The process is irreversible and very subtle.  The old must die for the new  to be born. Thus, it brings drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions (consciousness), as Pluto breaks away from the traditional barriers of our collective prejudices and conditionings. 

Sagittarius being the sign that deals with religious philosophy and teachings, this is a period of religious or philosophical revolution, and the way we perceive the surroundings through our conditioned (based on our upbringing and prejudices) lens is likely to be transformed during this period.  And when Pluto conjuncts Saturn, the process of transformation becomes exceptionally significant, as the manifestation of the synergy of these two spiritual planets will clearly reflect in (drastic) events happening all around us (or our world).

Sagittarius, being the sign for justice and judicial system, the conventional norms of our judicial systems are likely to come under attack and scrutiny, and transform into to reflect the new norms of morality and ethics.  Wonder what would the manifestation of this conjunction reflect in the senate impeachment trial of the president Trump during this period.  With Saturn's conjunction, Pluto's energy will accelerate the process of transformation. And such transformations are inevitably accompanied by painful experiences. Therefore, the likelihood of war, violence, uprisings, social conflicts and anxiety filled atmosphere all around the world are real possibilities, especially in places like Middle-East, and in particular, in Israeli and Palestine region.

The world financial markets will continue to be very volatile during this period.

In scientific and technological areas, a 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. 

About President Donald Trump and his Senate Impeachment Trial

President Trump's operating planets (the planets that presently active for him) for January continue to be Saturn and Venus. And they will continue to be operating planets for him for several more years. 

During January Saturn will be in the sidereal Sagittarius till January 23, in the seventh house  of his Gochar (transit) chart and afterward in the 8th of his Gochar (transit) chart respectively.  Also, in his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart, Saturn will be in the 7th house till January 23, and then in the 8th house for the rest of the month. Venus will be in sidereal Capricorn (the 8th house of his Gochar chart) until January 8 and then in sidereal Aquarius for the rest of the month.

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn continues to be unfavorable, being in the seventh and the eighth house of his Gochar (transit) chart and the ninefold Gochar (transit) chart.  As a result, President Trump will continue to face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike.  His health might become a cause of concern. In addition to be frustrated and depressed, he is likely to be in the company of wrong people.   In light of his looming impeachment trial in the Senate, he will continue to have an on going friction with democrats of several committees as the impeachment trial process unfolds. In addition, he will be dealing with his self-created feud with Congress men and women and others.  Overall chaos, confusion and disappointment become keywords to describe his political experiences.

However, the manifestation of the 8th house (until Jan 8) and the 9th house (for the rest of the month) resident transiting Venus is favorable for him for the entire month from personal gains, recognition and showmanship standpoint. 

On the downside, during Jan 20 - Feb 8 period the transiting Saturn will be opposing his natal Saturn. This may turn out to be extremely intensive period for him from holding on to power standpoint for he would likely to be overwhelmed by defeat and humiliation.  The same time the transiting Pluto will be opposing his natal Saturn, further making the situation worse.

Thus, during January, the challenging transit of Saturn present very intensive and painful time for him.  In addition, the opposition of the transiting Saturn and Pluto to his natal Saturn will certainly create explosive political climate and serious personal challenges from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in  yet another trying and frustrating month for him to deal with the looming Senate impeachment trial, his taxes and business dealings and suspicious and insecure people around him. And that might result in bringing him down with unwanted challenges and failures, further accelerating his downfall.

However, 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. 

It's 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. 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 January.


Global Predictions........

The important challenging planetary configurations for January include Rahu-Jupiter (Jan 3-9)  opposition;  Pluto-Uranus (Jan 1-17) and Uranus-Saturn (Jan 9-13) ninefold oppositions; Uranus-Mars (Jan 6-8) and Rahu-Mars (Jan 13-15) quincunxes; Neptune-Mars (Jan 27-29) square; Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (Jan 22-29) ninefold squares and Pluto-Saturn (Jan 1-23) conjunction.

The Rahu-Jupiter (Jan 3-9) opposition may become responsible for slowing down of social progress, humanitarian efforts and charity work. The morality, in general, is likely to take a backseat. While Rahu-Jupiter opposition is likely to temporarily favor orthodox and ultra conservative religious authorities, it also is going to sow seed of self destruction for those authorities.  Some sort of religious upheaval or conflict is likely to surface during this period.  

The manifestation of the Pluto-Uranus (Jan 1-17) ninefold opposition may be reflected in a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other nations with respect to its war against terrorism agenda, and also with its domestic matters. There will be a transformation political strategy or strategies that might become responsible for change(s) in the current political agenda and foreign policy matters of the Trump 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 Trump administration could get tangled with.

The Uranus-Saturn (Jan 9-13) ninefold opposition may become a cause for social or political turmoil in the United States of America, Russia or China as well as tensions rising among these nations.

While the Uranus-Mars (Jan 6-8) quincunx may become responsible for natural and man-made calamities in the United States of America, the Rahu-Mars (Jan 13-15) quincunx is likely to be responsible for not only both natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives all around the world, but perhaps a demise of an international level political leader.

The Neptune-Mars (Jan 27-29) square may mean a sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening and greater possibility of both natural and man-made calamities. The countries that are more likely to be affected during these three days would be Russia, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan region.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Rahu/Ketu (Jan 22-29) ninefold squares maybe reflected in accelerations of secret activities all around the world including political covert activities. Social confusion and chaos in countries like Russia and China is a good possibility.

The deadly Pluto-Saturn (Jan 1-23) conjunction may become responsible for outbreak of violence and terrorism around the world. Also, natural calamities like earthquakes, severe weather conditions, natural as well as man made accidents are more likely during this period.


The important auspicious planetary configuration for January include Neptune-Saturn (Jan 14-20) and Pluto-Neptune (Jan 30 - Feb 2) ninefold trines and Neptune-Uranus (Jan 1-3) ninefold sextile

The Neptune-Saturn (Jan 14-20) ninefold trine may become responsible for positive period for Russia and/or China. In addition, most of the technological areas, especially in 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 Pluto-Neptune (Jan 30 - Feb 2) ninefold trine maybe reflected in positive breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields. Also, it may become responsible for a positive period for Russia and to some extent for China.

The Neptune-Uranus (Jan 1-3) ninefold sextile may become cause for 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

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States, Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Palestine-Israel regions), China and Russia.


      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 through the entire month, more specifically during Jan 1-23.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model V, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on January 2-5, 7-8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21, 24, 28- 31. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2019 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2020  

     January 28: Region: Cuba region, Geographic coordinates: 19.440N,  78.754W, Magnitude: 7.7, Universal Time (UTC): 28 Jan 2020  19:10:25, Time near the Epicenter: 28 Jan 2020  14:10:25

      There was only one earthquake of magnitude of 7 and higher that occurred on January 28.  And it was a prediction date.

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


Comments on the last month's  World Financial Markets predictions


World financial markets for January begin with a mixed tone for first few days, then turn bearish for about a week, then bearish to mixed for about ten days, then bearish for a week followed by a bullish tone for the last couple of days of the month.

January 1-3: Mixed  

January 4-10: Bearish 

January 11-21: Bearish to Mixed

January 22-29: Bearish

 January 30-31: Bullish