Astrological Insights for January 2020
conjuncts Pluto (Dec 6 - Feb 17, 2020 with in 3 degree)
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.
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
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
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
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
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
another trying and frustrating month for him to deal with the looming Senate impeachment
taxes and business dealings and suspicious and insecure people around him. And that might result in
down with unwanted challenges and failures, further accelerating his downfall.
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
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
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
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
(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.
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.
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
(Jan 14-20) ninefold trine may become responsible for positive period for
Russia and/or China.
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.
of the Pluto-Neptune (Jan 30 - Feb 2) ninefold trine maybe reflected in
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.
(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