This new year 2022 will start with the Kaal sarpa combination where planets are all on one side of the Rahu Ketu axis. The major slow moving planets are in Capricorn/ Saturn and Aquarius/Jupiter on one side of Rahu Ketu in Taurus/ Scorpio. The Sun arrived on ‘this side’ of the nodal axis in November with Mercury and Venus in tow. And when Mars also arrives on ‘this side’ of the hemming, the Kaal sarpa season starts. This time Mars will be exactly conjunct Ketu on 15th Dec 2021 and kick off the kaal sarpa season till 22nd Apr 2022. The Kaal sarpa hemming will be broken by the Moon at 15day intervals as he moves out of the hemming, then it can be considered to be a partial Kaal sarpa energy.
And combustions. This is because the major slow moving planets are in Capricorn and Aquarius and Sun always enters Capricorn in mid January. So we will see a combustion of Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury during this background energy of the Kaal sarpa.
And several unbalanced stelliums in Capricorn. Capricorn is the zenith, the 10th sign of the zodiac. It represents profession /salary, father, social structure, social image and mobility, the karmic work you are supposed to do etc. It represents the maximum height that you can possibly attain in your life. Any disturbance to this sign has implications on the person, the society and the economy.
- Starting with 4 planets in Capricorn, on 30-31 Jan 2022, an Amavasya ie Sun Moon Mercury Saturn.
- And with 5 planets, 27-28 Feb 2022, Saturn Moon Mercury Venus, Mars.
- And the next 27-28 Mar 2022, 4 planets, Saturn Mars Venus Moon.
And major transits. The slowest graha, Saturn Rahu Ketu Jupiter will be changing their signs in Mar/Apr.
First let’s analyse the Kaal sarpa. Here the nodes use the energy of the hemmed in planets to do what they want to do. They are responsible for releasing past karma or creating more karma so they grant you a huge burst of energy to do just this. The best way to use them is to focus strongly on one part of your life and get some significant karmic work done during this time. What this karmic work is, depends on your birth chart and the ongoing Dasha/transit. Look for clues in the position, birth/ transit, of Rahu to find the direction of your desire and Ketu to understand what past learnings can be harnessed now. Kaal Sarpa or even partial Kaal Sarpa can be a good thing, but only if you consciously use its energy.
Sun entering Capricorn, the Makar Sankranti is an important event. Strange as it may sound, the Sun reaches the pinnacle of his power in the sign of Saturn. So use the Makar Sankranti energies on 14th Jan 2022 when Sun will enter Capricorn owned by his own son, Saturn. On this day, in the early morning after sunrise do some spiritual activity, express your gratitude to the Sun, in silence, in mediation, doing some mantra jaap, Dhyan, pujas, Agnihotra, going to Temples etc. This time Saturn himself is placed in Capricorn. Father and son do not get along but Saturn never fails in his duty (to his father) and Sun always appreciates his creative genius (ie his son). So do make use of their combined power in Capricorn to get ahead in your profession, society and in fulfilling your karmic duty.
During this kaal sarpa season, Sun will combust the other planets changing their energies temporarily.
- Mercury combust – 17th Jan – 30th Jan and again on 18th Mar – 12th Apr
- Personal selfishness dominates the thinking process. Social media can be misused. Communication of all forms leads to misunderstandings etc.
- Jupiter combust – 24th Feb – 23rd Mar
- This will be a dangerous period as people will take actions which they project will be for the general good but will actually be for their own personal selfish ends. People will quote lofty ideas to hide their egoistic core. Lying and cheating will increase. Performing auspicious activities during this time is not allowed.
- Venus combust – 6th Jan 11th Jan
- Thankfully this is a very short time. But for these few days we will not be able to gauge the true value of things/people/events around us. It will be easy to get misguided during this time. Vested interests will try to stir up trouble by presenting ideals and philosophies in a twisted manner. Do not perform auspicious activities during this time.
- Saturn – 12th Jan – 11th Feb
- Saturn combust is not given much importance but it is quite critical. He controls the profession, society, markets and gains. Being combust means that these aspects of everyone’s life and on the global levels will be tinged by selfishness. People will stop working for common goals and for the growth of the society. In the current state of the economy this can be dangerous. Some people will make use of this to gain in illegal and underhand ways.
Stelliums in Capricorn. This year again, several planets are going to cluster in Capricorn aggravating the imbalance in the skies. Having too many planets together in one sign causes planetary war, graha yuddha. The planet who has moved the maximum into the sign tends to dominate the others, this dominant planet will keep changing as the planets move. But Saturn, the owner himself, is in Capricorn so will want to control what these others do in his house. The planets are friends/ enemies with each other so interfere. And when Saturn goes combust, the Sun will temporarily take over the functions of Saturn too. It is a rapidly changing scene. Some of you will see opportunities coming in very fast which you can make use of.
Stelliums tend to disturb the balance of the chart. 4-5 planets focussed on one area of life and the other areas of life going silent. So whatever Capricorn stands for in your birth chart, there will be lots of activity here. However Capricorn being the natural 10th house, all of us will see a lot of activity on the professional and social front. And Capricorn is going to see these unbalanced energies for some time. So overall the profession will be unpredictable, social life disturbed, social image may take a beating, your Dad or Boss may dominate your time etc. Depending on which planet is dominating the cluster, you will see arguments, fights, competition, treachery, emotional meltdowns, late nights in the office, lack of rest, selfishness, but also intermittently cooperation, profits, strokes of genius etc which can be used.
- eg For Cancer ascendants, this is the 7th house, so your business will need more of your attention, your spouse will also demand your time, your income will need looking into, your spiritual practice will reach a critical juncture etc.
Then the transits of the major planets are all within weeks of each other.
- True Rahu enters Aries 17th Mar 2022 (Mean Rahu 12th Apr)
- True Ketu enters Libra 17th Mar 2022 (Mean Ketu 12th Apr)
- Jupiter enters Pisces 13th Apr 2022
- Saturn enters Aquarius 29th Apr 2022
This will aggravate the rate of change in everyone’s life. These long term planets set the background energies against which the short term planets do their fine tuning. Such rapid change in such short time in the background energy will cause upheaval. Of these four graha, Jupiter will give significantly improved results as he is going to leave Saturn’s Aquarius and enter his own Pisces. Saturn’s ‘flavour’ changes as he moves from his own Capricorn to his own Aquarius, both are his domain. Rahu Ketu are more comfortable in Taurus/Scorpio than in Aries/Libra where they will be shifting into. So the positivity of their overall results will go down slightly. This time till Apr 2022 is generally unstable as too many variables are shifting.
Briefly this time till 22nd Apr 2022 for the birth Moon signs,
Aries – use Saturn in your 10th house and Jupiter in your 11th house to gain. This is a Dharma Karma yog operating for you. So focus in your profession, social activities, health and whatever you understand by ‘gain’ and try to convert your efforts into solid material achievements in this time itself.
Taurus – These few months show an increase in issues especially personal and spouse’s health. However you will be given more responsibility in your office and your social image will improve. Saturn in 9th means that you must do pujas of kuldevata or go for pilgrimage or do pujas in your house/local temple to make the most of it. Overall it will be an average but a busy/ tiring time.
Gemini – Jupiter is supportive so your personal self, health and environment will remain positive and stable. Worship of Kuldevata is a must. You will get unexpected luck, opportunities and help. make the most of them and materialise your gains as long as Jupiter is in Aquarius. Your enemies will not be able to go against you and some gains from foreign locations are possible.
Cancer – These few months will increase your stress. Jupiter in 8th, Saturn in 7th, Rahu in 11th Ketu in 5th for you do not give any respite. Keep doing your pujas etc and maintain things on average. Avoid getting into arguments and issues with your spouse, business partner, children, students etc. Friends may seem like lifesavers but avoid trusting them unnecessarily.
Leo – One of the best periods coming up for you. Saturn will destroy enemies. Jupiter will support in every way possible also bring important people in your circle and expand positivity. Rahu will want to shine in profession/society. Ketu can help you in your spiritual endeavours. Use this time to the fullest and get your solid material benefits in this time frame.
Virgo – This time is stressful as Jupiter in the 6th will increase your service requirements. Saturn in the 5th does not allow full expression of your intelligence and keeps your confidence down. Rahu in the 9th can help to some extent if you do your pujas etc. Ketu in the 3rd can also be of help but avoid trusting your siblings too much.
Libra – Jupiter is supportive and you will feel more confident and capable of expressing yourself. Saturn can cause tiredness and he denies rest. Rahu can cause health problems so take due care. Ketu has the potential to give you some financial advantages but will deny nutrition. Overall this time is favourable, use the Jupiter to get your work done before he goes to Pisces.
Scorpio – Saturn is favourable for most of the year, so finances, interactions with team-mates, boss and family should be good. Jupiter is also overall favourable for the entire year, so rest, diet etc will be ensured. Also opportunities will come up and confidence will be strong. Once Rahu Ketu shift things will be even more favourable for you. Use this year wisely to get your gains in place.
Sagittarius – The time is average with some issues popping up. Rahu Ketu are supportive as of now, you are protected from your enemies. But the last phase of the Sade sati is emotionally tiring. Jupiter in the 3rd house is also an average position. So best would be to keep things on an even keel and avoid unnecessary risks or chances. Take care of your physical health.
Capricorn – Jupiter has the potential to change your finances and health for the better. Emotional health will remain in the grip of the Sade sati. Ketu can give some improvement in finances if you do not trust the markets too much and remain practical. Rahu and Saturn are not very positive but you can use Jupiter to consolidate yourself in this time.
Aquarius – Sade sati is draining on the emotional levels, tiredness and overwork is possible. Janma Guru, ie Jupiter in Aquarius can give benefits only if your birth chart is powerful, else he will increase stress. Rahu and Ketu are also not positive at the moment. Try to keep things moving on average, do not take unnecessary risks and keep yourself stable in this time.
Pisces – Saturn is favourable in your 11th house, Jupiter is average but Rahu is favourable and Ketu can be made favourable by doing pujas going to pilgrimages etc. For the past 2yrs or so, you have been experiencing the best period as compared to the other signs so make use of this time while you can. Consolidate your gains, set your long terms goals in place, complete all pending major decisions, get your investments in place during this phase.
These readings are till Apr 2022 only and will be modified as per individual birth chart’s power and the ongoing Dasha/ transit. You can combine the results by using the information above for your birth Moon sign and ascendant sign. eg if your birth Moon is Taurus, it may be an emotionally tiring time. But if your ascendant sign is Leo, the physical opportunities might make up for it. And if Leo is stronger than Taurus in your birth chart then it may even be a good time overall.
Remedies. The best ones are behavioural, Mantra or Daana. Behavioural changes are possible if you understand the energies and have a good control over your mind. Mantra helps the mind relax and thus change your perception of the issue. Daana means that you give away the unbalanced energy to a Intelligence capable of receiving it.