Monthly Astrological Insights for July 2020
Date Posted: June 30, 2020
we begin July, two major planets: Pluto and Jupiter are returning to
sidereal Sagittarius on or about July 3 due to their retrograde
motion. This is a significant planetary event as the explosive Pluto
from the earth
sign Capricorn (material destruction and forceful life style changer)
returns to spiritual and friendly fire sign Sagittarius, and the Sagittarius
ruler Jupiter returning to its own sign. Although these returns in
Sagittarius are for short term (Jupiter re-enters Capricorn on November 20,
2020 and Pluto on December 26, 2020) they are likely to provide a bit of
relief from the Covid-19 outbreak as I outlined in my posting of
March 17, 2020 on Coronavirus outbreak.
However, in a grand scheme of Pluto's (first) Capricorn transit that already
happened, the Covid-19 is not likely to disappear soon.
month of July is likely to experience a variety of planetary impulses (
activating forces of nature) that are likely to stem from four retrograde planets (Pluto, Saturn,
the retrograde planets, Pluto, Saturn, 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
The manifestation of the Pluto's next
ingress in Capricorn by the end of 2020 and the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in
sidereal Capricorn thereafter will likely to be responsible for return of painful, fearful and
destructive world events (especially the resurgent of Covid-19 outbreak or a
similar other virus outbreak or an entirely different unwanted event, natural as well as
man-made calamities, unfortunate deaths, violence (racism), senseless killings, etc.,).
Retrograde Mercury (June 18 - July 12)
18, the planet Mercury became retrograde in
It stays retrograde in Gemini
all the time while it's retrograde. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Gemini means
more frustrating periods for leaders, communicators, authors, editors, small
business people, people that deal with any kind of communication business. This is the time not 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 your operating 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
Retrograde Jupiter (May
15 - September 13)
became retrograde in
sidereal Capricorn on May 15 and with its retrograde motion it returns to Sagittarius
on July 1, 2020. It remains retrograde in
Sagittarius until September 13.
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.
But during its retrograde period in Capricorn and
given the Pluto's presence in Capricorn, the rate of destruction of
material wealth is likely to be more significant.
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 July continue to be Saturn and Venus. In addition, Neptune continues to be the operating planet till
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 for the
entire month. The Venus will be in sidereal Taurus (the 12th house of his Gochar
Chart) for the entire month too.
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. 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
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 likely to dominate to describe his political experiences.
The manifestation of the
12th house resident transiting Venus
is likely to be
for him when it comes to dealing with women and his personal finances.
personal finances, it wouldn't be surprising if the upcoming Supreme Court
decision on his income taxes doesn't favor him. The 9th house resident Aquarius Neptune and the first house resident ninefold
Neptune in his Gochar (transit) charts will continue to
create deceptive atmosphere around him (either created by himself, such as by
taking hydroxychloroquine, or by some of the
people surrounding him)
The most serious
challenge that has been going on for a while is due to the opposition of transiting Pluto
and Jupiter to his natal Saturn. During July it is likely to become more
intensive than the previous month for him. 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.
opposition of the transiting Pluto and Jupiter 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 bring that "CHANGE".
important challenging planetary configurations
for July include
(June 30 - July 5) ninefold opposition; Saturn-Rahu (July 25 - Sept 16)
quincunx, and Pluto-Neptune (June 8 - July 8) and Neptune-Rahu (July 16 -
Aug 2) ninefold quincunxes; Neptune-Uranus (July 21 - Aug 11) and
Uranus-Jupiter (July 26-30) ninefold squares.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn
(June 30 - July 5) ninefold opposition may be reflected in
social or political turmoil in the United States of America, Russia or China as well as tensions rising among
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.
The Pluto-Neptune (June 8 - July
8) ninefold quincunx may mean an outbreak of violence and terrorist activities
in Middle east, especially in Syria, Iraq, Israel and Palestine region. Also,
the occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities are more likely during
this period. Some of the east-European
countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
(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 Neptune-Uranus
(July 21 - Aug 11) ninefold square may be reflected in a sudden change (either
positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia.
(July 26-30) ninefold square may mean challenging times for world
religions and religious leaders. Those religious
leaders, who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new
and fresh and constructive ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our
religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time.
important auspicious planetary configuration for
July include Pluto-Uranus (July 11-24) ninfold trine; Neptune-Rahu (July 27
- Aug 18) and Neptune-Jupiter (July 19 - Aug 6) sextiles; Saturn-Jupiter
(July 6-17) and Uranus-Rahu (July 23-31) ninefold sextiles; and Pluto-Jupiter
(June 19 - July 9) conjunction.
(July 11-24) ninfold trine may become responsible for extraordinary times for
technological discoveries and inventions. Expect some new
important technological breakthroughs during this month. For the United States, in
general, this month is going to be remarkable and successful month.
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
(July 27 - Aug 18) sextile may mean positive period
for China and Russia. Also, most of the
technological areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and
discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive
energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.
Saturn-Jupiter (July 6-17)
ninefold sextile may become responsible for religions
and religious leaders around the world having positive experiences. People will likely to be
convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining
their religious faith.
(June 19 - July 9) conjunction may mean religious and academic and to
some extent social fields are likely to see positive changes coming in their
respective fields. 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: China,
Russia, United States, Europe and Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions).
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 July
on the Earthquake
prediction model V, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if
occur, are likely to occur on
11-15, 18-31. Please
note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience,
the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2020 are provided at Earthquake
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