2021 starts with Kaal Sarpa and combustions

There are a lot of things coming up in the next few months. I thought of writing separate posts but the events are occurring simultaneously and are interlinked. So this is a single post on the general astrological trends till Mid-April 2021. The major events are,

  1. Sun entering Capricorn
  2. Stellium in Capricorn
  3. Combustion of Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury in Capricorn.
  4. Combustion of Venus from 15 Feb to 17 Apr in Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces and Aries.
  5. Against the background of the Kaal Sarpa energy cycle till mid-April.


We are already in the cyclic Kaal sarpa loop. All planets are currently transiting within the Rahu Ketu axis. There will be the Kaal sarpa combination for every alternate 15 days till April when Mars finally moves into Gemini. ie Between 10th – 25th Jan, 6th -21st  Feb, 5th -20th  Mar and 1st -13th Apr all the planets will be on one side of the Rahu Ketu axis creating the complete Kaal sarpa energy. (one tip, if you have a planned delivery of your baby, avoid these days where the Kaal sarpa is fully active). On the other alternating 15days during this period only Moon will be out of the Rahu Ketu hemming, temporarily creating a partial Kaal Sarpa. The Kaal sarpa will force everyone to complete a very big chunk of karma in a sudden way. The Kings of Karma provide a huge burst of energy during this period and you get ultra focussed on completing this one major pending karmic work with their blessings. What this karma will be depends on your birth chart and ongoing Dasha. Analyse what Rahu means to you in your birth chart and what he is up to in this current transit. This will give you the clues on what you are being made to work on now. Kaal Sarpa or even partial Kaal Sarpa can be a good thing, if you can consciously use the energy. If you cant then they will swamp you.

The Sun will be entering Capricorn rashi, ie Makar Sankranti on 14th Jan 2021. He will be joining Mercury, Saturn (post here) and Jupiter (post here) who are already there in Capricorn. On this day you should spend the early morning time after sunrise in some spiritual activity, in silence, in mediation, doing some mantra jaap, Dhyan, pujas, Agnihotra, going to Temples etc. Try to sit outside and let the sun rays fall on you during this time. This day is for specifically worshiping the Sun as he enters the 10th sign of the zodiac owned by his son, Saturn. Doing this will help you harness the power of your self-ego, your divine spark. You can actively complete karmic work and reduce the karmic bindings you have laid on your own soul. Sun transiting in Capricorn is generally considered to be useful.


This year, we are going to see a cluster of planets in Capricorn. At one point of time in Feb 2021, there will be 6 planets together in Capricorn, ie Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn. This will aggravate the imbalance in the skies. ‘Stellium’ is a hyped up word, actually having too many planets together in one sign is not a good thing (post here). It causes planetary war, graha yuddha (post here) and messes with the ability of the planets to give auspicious results. The planets are friends and enemies with each other so interfere. One planet may consider another to be his friend but the other may not necessarily reciprocate. The planet who has moved the maximum into the sign tends to dominate the others. At this point of time Mercury is the winner. But Saturn the owner himself, is in Capricorn, so he will always have the over-riding say over the other planets who will enter Capricorn. The over-riding energy will be Saturn, and as long as Saturn remains combust the Sun will dominate all. 

More planets in one house, disturbs the balance of the chart. So many planets focussed on one area of life and the other areas of life are relatively silent. So many planets are going to be in Capricorn. So whatever Capricorn stands for in your birth chart, be prepared to see lots of action here. eg For Libra ascendants, this is the 4th house, so you might see effects like this, old parents come over to stay, you do more housework, more cooking, rest is less, comfort is denied, house will be messy, car will break down, you are always tired at home. However Capricorn being the natural 10th house, all of us will see a lot of activity on the professional and social front, most of it confusing.

Capricorn is going to see some interesting energies. Saturn himself is there with Jupiter who is debilitated (post here). Mercury currently the winner of the planetary war is moving fast. Sun is coming in and he will be combusting the whole lot eventually. As he ‘evaporates’ the planets, he will absorb their energies and paint his self-ego all over the keywords linked to them. The ‘Sun-energy’ in the sky, during these days, will not be the pure Sun as he usually is. He is going to be a blend of so many energies, which will directly hit you at the individual self-ego level.


Jupiter combust from 19 Jan – 16 Feb. He is debilitated to begin with in Capricorn. (post here) His ability to give his regular auspicious results is constrained. And then the combustion will reduce it even more. In these times, malefic energies become more prominent. Generally Jupiter combust reduces public health levels, lowers gold and grain prices, reduces helpfulness, people are less inclined to do auspicious deeds, etc. Getting and giving proper advice will be difficult. As he is debilitated and together with Saturn everyones minds are constrained and self-ego is very active. People have become selfish and hard-hearted. Starting anything new during this time is going to be difficult. Positive energy overall is reduced. A combust Jupiter with Saturn is very bad for general auspiciousness. Saturn will unrestrainedly give his results and repaying bad karma from the past is now due for everyone.

Saturn is also combust from 12 Jan and till 14 Feb. Sun is Saturn’s father and they do not get along with each other. Your past karma or the more negative sort are in focus, things are harsher now. Plus self-ego interferes with your destined duties. Arguments with the father/ boss, more work at office and at home, aged family members needing more attention, etc will make you tired and frustrated, you will feel alone and helpless. Personal loneliness and emotional turmoil. 

Mercury going combust with Jupiter will affect businesses, stocks, finance and the economy. For students especially exams will be difficult. Overall juvenile selfishness will prevail over everything. Mercury has just come out of combustion on 8th Jan and will be again combust from 3-16 Feb. And again from 30 Mar – 28 Apr. Illogical arguments, misunderstandings, loss of tact and diplomacy, rash decisions, etc are all possible during this period. Expect differences with your teammates, officemates and siblings fueled by selfishness.

Venus combust is spanning 4 signs this time, he is continually combust for over 60days, this is a severe disruption. All things signified by Venus will be absent from life. You will feel disconnected from all personal relationships, finance, spiritual practice will feel a vacuum. Self-centred self-ego dominates all Venusian things. When Venus is combust, he cannot guide us. We cannot offer value and validation, nor do we get this from others during this period, loneliness predominates. Judging the true value of anything, people, actions, emotions, relationships, thoughts, desires etc is difficult. All creative endeavours suffer. Cheating, forgeries, immoral behaviour increases, inability to take decisions. You might get tangled in irrelevant issues. Avoid giving advise to others, else you will be blamed when things go wrong later.


While either Jupiter or Venus is combust, followers of Sanatan Dharma/Hindus will not perform any auspicious ceremonies. Jupiter and Venus are the two Guru-s, even if one of them is unable to guide us, then the auspicious activity etc will not give its full results. And we are going to have both combust back to back, so time from 19th Jan to 17th Apr is not very auspicious overall. The effect of combustion of so many planets together on you individually will primarily depend on the strength of the Sun in your personal birth horoscope. If the Sun is strong then you will feel very self-confident which can easily become a highly self-entered selfishness. If the Sun and is weak in your birth chart and his relationship with the planets he has combusted is uncomfortable then you will suffer from an inferiority complex and other people can take advantage of you.

(For remedies for combust planets read this post and this post)

A general reading for this time till mid-April at least would be on these following lines. The governments will be more strict, will enforce more rules. There will be unpleasantness as the public refuses to acknowledge government authority. Political turmoil, failure of administration and war like situations can develop in several nations. The budget sessions in March will see controversial measures for improving the economic conditions world-over. Public unrest and dissatisfaction will increase. Corruption and cheating will be on a high. Financial institutions and banks can go bust during this period. Religious fanatics will cause terrorist attacks and also try to disrupt the governments by planned protests world over. The COVID 19 vaccines will show some side-effects, but this situation should hopefully resolve after Mars breaks the kaal sarpa loop in mid-April. Overall and also because of this COVID 19 scare, people will turn more towards holistic wellness regimes including ayurved. So after this negative period, hopefully we will be a more healthier world.

This time till mid-Apr is actually not very good for everyone. But still is better for birth Moon signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Pisces. The rest of the birth Moon signs will have a below average time till mid-April and should take care of themselves. There might be challenges, disruption in professional and personal life, health issues, litigations, humiliations etc depending on the individual charts. After the Kaal Sarpa breaks in mid-Apr things will improve to some extent.

There are too many variables and energies are changing very fast in these first 3 months or so of 2021. Kaal sarpa, combustion, graha yuddha, etc mainly in the environment of Capricorn. So events will happen with suddenness and have deep impacts on all of us. The testing times are not yet over. Jupiter is in Capricorn and Aquarius in this year, not of much use. Saturn is in Capricorn, and he will ensure that we all face our karma in 2021. 



28 thoughts on “2021 starts with Kaal Sarpa and combustions

  1. aashishghiya January 13, 2021 / 4:45 pm

    Respected mam..good noon..hope u and ur family are all fine and safe..!!
    Hv read all ur articles, last one is no.533..and with ur blessings trying to learn and understand the concepts..
    Ur each and every post is divine..it describes ur creative divine soul..divine spirit..may be..u hv thousands of posts in ur mind..and we are just able to read some of them which u post here..!! Really appreciating..thanks..to u and ur respected parents and ur respected divine Guru..!!

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  2. Shala January 13, 2021 / 7:35 pm

    Maam if ascendant, and one other planet (though sitting in same house as rahu, but in the nakshatra prior to the nakshatra of the rahu) and rest of planets in rahu ketu axis , then at best this is partial kaal sarpa yoga is what I have gathered from your articles. As it is am an all or none personality in all my endeavours. Either I deep dive into the ocean or not go the beach at all. 😀
    This time is going to be amazing for meditation . 🙏

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  3. Christine Q January 13, 2021 / 9:29 pm

    Ma’am, thank you for this post! Extremely helpful to have specific directions for tomorrow.


  4. A January 14, 2021 / 4:15 am

    Thank you Tejaswini ji, for a very timely precious post!

    You mentioned about the impact on certain birth moon signs. Is Capricon ascendant any differently affected than others, other than the first house keywords (since the stellium is happening in Capricon)?

    Thanks 🙏


    • astrologerbydefault January 15, 2021 / 6:51 pm

      Hi there
      obviously it will
      if you have any capricorn asc or capricorn birth moon person around observe him


      • A January 15, 2021 / 11:22 pm

        Thank you Tejaswini ji🙏

        Related to one of the comments here on kaal sarpa in birth chart along with other family members, is it one of the criteria for jeeva in choosing the womb? My husband & both kids have partial kaal sarpa.

        One other thing on the bhav chalit, i was going through your article on how to shift based on the ascendant degree. If the ascendant is at 23 deg & 39’, technically a saturn in 5th house at 12 geg should remain in the same house, correct? Somehow one of the apps (drik panchang) when tried shows a shift to 4th house! Could it be because of the difference in the system used by different astrologers?

        Thank you 🙏


      • astrologerbydefault January 16, 2021 / 3:32 pm

        Hi there
        there are repeated patterns seen in the same family, similar karma in certian areas of life
        eg me my mom and my son have the same ascendant sign
        me my son and my husband have the same graha in the 12th house
        my dad, my husband and my son have rahu ketu in the same axis

        collect sample charts from your family you will see patterns repeating

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  5. Simmi January 14, 2021 / 7:23 am

    Dearest T,

    So I wanted to check with u about retrograde jupiter in natal chart and how will this effect will show in real life with above mentioned changes.

    Also I have sun at 9°, Saturn at 10° and merc at 22 in 8th sagittarius with retro jupiter in 1st but since rahu is pushing forth karmic debt clearance from the 10th house, will it manifest into issues with work, authorities , mental capacity , boundaries for personal self or lack of being able to do anything but in a hidden manner . And problems in internal thought also ?

    Im trying to join the dots.
    Also thanks for the Sri sukta suggestion. That works so perfectly with gayatri. I’m surprised because mantras never used to work for me but somehow it really is. Thankyou so much 💓

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    • astrologerbydefault January 15, 2021 / 6:50 pm

      Hi there
      I have written on retrograde Jupiter somewhere and the behavioural changes which you can do to make use of him in a more conscious manner.
      Shri sukta will work for everyone and Gayatri too,
      every mantra will work if you have the intention, intention is a part of the 5th house energies,
      read tht post on mantra siddhi, probably your 5th house/lord is better placed now


      • simmi January 15, 2021 / 7:58 pm

        Oh Yes! of-course , makes sense now. the 5th house lord combustion might be reason that it’s working for now. this is exciting…

        Does the energy work like a door or something? Being in the way that the combustion currently has left the locks open loose so the mantra are actually accessible to me (cookie jar much..lol) ?

        I’ve read the post on Navarna Mantra like 10 times accidentally while browsing . Is there enough time to attempt it while i still can? fear of missing out is so real.


      • Madhuri January 19, 2021 / 9:24 pm

        @Hello Dear Tejashwini Ji

        Iam so humbled to have you known through your blog which is becoming a gateway to learning and experiencing spirituality .

        Kindly ..do let us know.. through which website have you purchased Shri Suktam by Uma Mohan ?
        I wish to buy them too.


  6. aprasingh137 January 14, 2021 / 7:33 pm

    Namaste Tejaswini Ji,

    I am really indebted to you for creating this ocean of knowledge. In this age where till now, I mostly found business minded Spiritual Gurus and Astrologers, selling their services and I felt inside that if they are really connected to that source how could they even think of selling it, you come as a ray of hope. I can’t thank God enough to make me come across this blog of yours.

    Want to ask many things but don’t know where to start with and nor do I find any other way apart from commenting on these blogs to connect to you, which I wish I could. But still I am graced to have known you.

    I have inclination in Spirituality but feel very misguided, wish to get some guidance from you.
    Thank-you & Regards,🙏


    • astrologerbydefault January 15, 2021 / 6:48 pm

      Hi there
      Money is not important, of course it is necessary for living a reasonably comfortable life but after that level why chase after money?
      Anywys Jyotish etc are Vidya-s, putting a price on them is inviting horrible karma.
      And there are genuine Guru-s still, if you really want a living Guru, intend it and it will happen at some point of time.

      I have written several posts on Sanatan Dharma and on spiritual practices from simple ones to relatively more time taking ones, the choice is yours in case you wish to do any of those

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      • aprasingh137 January 15, 2021 / 11:12 pm

        Thank-you, I would love to inbuilt them, But I was reading your posts on Cancer Ascendants and me being one of them with moon in 1st house and Saturn in 7th, Rahu ketu on 6/12 axis, Jupiter in 2nd, Venus in 3rd and rest all planets in 5th house.
        With such placements am I truly spiritual or its just my imagination because I am not able to stick to any Spiritual practice for long and In that post you wrote, Cancereans might be totally materialistic but consider themselves to be spiritual or it could be vice versa, so I am not sure what my true nature is.

        Also m married just the way you described it to be for Cancer ascendant and feel that being married I can’t progress Spiritually.

        I don’t know, so many things are there and somewhere I know they are result of my own karma but I don’t really know I am choosing right thing or not.

        Regards 🙏


      • astrologerbydefault January 16, 2021 / 3:38 pm

        Hi there
        you have to work out things for yourself,
        i have written a lot on a lot of topics,
        cancer ascendant has chosen a typical route, but now that you know that you are as per your planetary positions you can make use of them to understand your nature better,
        once you understand you can do anything…
        i dont do readings anymore.
        Jupiter in 2nd leo is a very good position, saves from a lot of things in life.
        take up the simplest spiritual practice you can think of, as cancer people tend to change things abruptly. choose something which you can do without it seeming to be a burden and stick to this for a life time, things will sort themselves out

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  7. Anne January 15, 2021 / 10:32 am

    Dear Mam

    Thank you for the wonderful article, as always 🙏🙏.

    In recent times, as you have mentioned, there is a lot going on…yet I see so many births happening and cannot stop wondering the fate of the kids born during this time. Would they be carrying these energies all their life?

    I have seen two births in my circle with debilitated (in D1 and D9) jupiter as ascendant lord (sagittarius ascendant) and I don’t know how will those babies fare as they grow up. Hope all goes well 🙏🙏


    • astrologerbydefault January 15, 2021 / 6:45 pm

      Hi there
      everyone chooses their own life, the choice of birth time is a conscious one,
      eg someone i know has the kaal sarpa combination and several of his family members too,
      when his child was to be born, it was interesting as the child chose exactly 1hr after the kaal sarpa kicked in, she could have chosen to be born 1hr earlier but no, its the soul’s choice,

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  8. sunny January 15, 2021 / 5:20 pm

    Can AV points system used to gain more insights?
    Capricorn is 6th house in my d-1, total 34 points. Almost every planet is giving 5-6 points.


    • astrologerbydefault January 15, 2021 / 6:42 pm

      Hi there
      of course, assuming tht the Ashtakvarga table has been calculated correctly


      • sunny January 15, 2021 / 9:55 pm

        it is as per jagganath hora
        generally higher points means planet is favorable materialistically. but this is not happening. since last two week, jupiter entered capricorn, things have changed drastically. difficult to focus on both studies and spiritual practice, conflicts at workplace, old health issue suddenly resurfaced….
        i am afraid of missing out spiritual practice…


      • astrologerbydefault January 16, 2021 / 3:48 pm

        Hi there
        i have already said that ‘assuming ur AV table is corect’
        do it by hand once, as software often gives wrong results


  9. F January 15, 2021 / 11:04 pm

    Pranam Tejaswiniji,

    Highly useful information very much needed🙏🏻

    You wrote that this is not a good time for doing anything auspicious. Does it mean we can’t do any poojas? I am a victim of black magic (done every month on me) and have been doing poojas (homas) to protect myself. Since there will be an increase of bad things, does it mean that evil people who do black magic will do it more to cause harm.

    Since last 2 years I have been trying to find someone (who does not do black magic) to remove the black magic done on me, but have had no luck so far.

    Please can you suggest what I could do during this time.

    Thanks in advance.

    Much love & gratitude

    Much love & gratitude


    • astrologerbydefault January 16, 2021 / 3:41 pm

      Hi there
      this means that we will not perform marriage ceremonies, yajyopavit sanskar, or gruhapravesh or something major like that.

      regular daily pujas, removing evil eye etc are regular things! you should do them daily/regularly
      i have written several posts on black magic, psychic attacks, cleansings etc , see if you can do any of these things reguarly


      • F January 17, 2021 / 11:34 pm

        Pranam Tejaswiniji,

        Thanks a lot🙏🏻 Did read the articles, they are very useful👍🏻 I will do the techniques given.

        I have loved all of your articles I have read so far, some I have re-read while there are some yet to be read. Infinite thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule and sharing your knowledge with us and also replying to our queries🙏🏻♥️

        Much love and gratitude


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