Makar Sankranti 2022 predictions

Sankranti means the transit of Surya into the next Rashi. There are 12 Sankrantis in one solar year. Makar Sankranti, ie Sun’s entry into Capricorn is possibly the most important Sankranti of the lot.

In each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, the Sun appears in different forms, the twelve Aditya. The form of the Sun in Capricorn sign is called Bhaga Aditya. He is the giver luck, fortune, prosperity etc. In this solar month we are expected to work hard for what we want and not give up. We have to earn the comforts we desire. To be reliable, responsible, use our intelligence and be honest with ourselves. There may be legacies, inheritances, windfalls etc during this time, some unexpected opportunities. We have to use our intelligence get into the details. If any problems arise we should break them down and deal with them. If this Sankranti is good for you then you will enjoy the above advantages for the coming new Samvatsar, if not then you will be mean, stingy and unyielding thus cause problems for yourself and others.

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This year Makar Sankranti occurs on 14:43 IST 14th Jan 2022 afternoon. The best time to do pujas is from 14:43 to 16:34 IST, this is the Maha punya kaal. But the time till sunset is generally auspicious, this is the Punya kaal. Make use of this time to perform some auspicious actions. Whatever you do in this time will help you in the oncoming new year, ie in the Shri Shubhakruti naam samvatsar. 

As the actual Sankranti is on the afternoon of 14th, you will have to do some pujas on 14th from 14:43 to sunset. And also give Arghya etc to the rising Sun on 15th Jan.

What to do on Makar Sankranti is a common question so I am listing out the easiest possible options. You can add more as per your culture and family traditions.

  • Wake up before sunrise and get ready etc, as usual. 
  • Make sure to put sesame oil on the body before bathing and put some sesame seeds, white Til seeds, in your bath water. 
  • Wear fresh clothes, Tilak on your forehead etc. Do your morning Agnihotra at the exact sunrise minute/second. Give Arghya to the risen Sun at the eastern horizon. Recite the Aditya Hrudaya stotra. Do puja of your household deities/ Kuldevata. (This is a daily thing for followers of Sanatan Dharma)
  • The special naivedya for this day is sweets made of white sesame seeds and jaggery (Til-gul) and sugar candy.
  • Do your morning Gayatri puja, ie the complete Sandhyavandanam or at least recite the Gayatri mantra 108 times. (Again this is a daily schedule)
  • Next do some puja of the Sun ie make a Surya yantra and do its puja, or in any way as per your family traditions. 
  • Go to a nearby temple during the Punya kaal. If possible go to a Navagraha temple, but if there isn’t one nearby you can go to any temple. Take your family, children etc also with you. Offer sweets made of white Sesame seeds and jaggery to the deity. 
  • Give Daana as per your capacity to any worthy Brahmin or to the deity or the running water/sea. This can be as simple as pouring a bottle of sesame seed oil into the Deepak lamps around the temple. Daan and Mantra are the sure shot remedies for all astrological problems.
  • If you live near auspicious rivers and water bodies, ie Ganga, Narmada, Yamuna, Kavery, Sindhu, Godavari etc then you can take a snan in these rivers and give Arghya to the Sun with their waters.
  • As per local culture and traditions do participate in whatever activities are prescribed for this day. Eg flying kites, lighting up a Fire and worshipping it, doing puja of the cow, having fun-fairs Mela, etc. We are one Bharatvarsha and we celebrate the Makar Sankranti together, Suggi Habba, Lohori, Pongal, Uttarayani, Magh Bihu, Maghi, Khichadi, Shishur Sankrant, etc, it all a celebration of the same energy of the Sun entering the Capricorn sign.
  • All followers of Sanatan Dharma intend happiness and positivity on this important day.

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Now the phal, ie the fruit of this Makar Sankranti. If you open any standard printed Panchangam, you will see a description of the Sankranti purush. For this Makar Sankranti 2022 it is as follows. 

  • Naam Mishra – Name – Mixed 
  • Drushti Nairrutya – Looking at the South west.
  • Gamana Purva – Traveling towards the East
  • Vahana Bagha – Main vehicle Tiger
  • Upa Vahana Ghoda – second vehicle Horse 
  • Vastra Peeta – Robes Yellow
  • Ayudha Gada – Weapon Mace
  • Bhakshya Padartha Payasa – Eating a sweet dish made of rice, sugar and milk 
  • Gandha Dravya Kumkuma – fragrance applied is saffron
  • Varna Bhuta – color is pale 
  • Pushpa Jati – wearing jasmine flowers 
  • Vaya Kumar – age teenager 
  • Avastha Bhoga – desirous of enjoyment 
  • Karana Mukha Dakshina – thought process towards the south
  • Sthiti Baithi – posture sitting 
  • Bhojana Patra Chandi – Silver vessel for eating food
  • Abhushana Kankana – wearing a bracelet as a jewellery
  • Kanchuki Hari – upper body cloth of green color. 

Interpreting all this, overall there will be an environment of fear and uncertainty. Advisers, philosophers, scholars etc will not be able to give very sensible or practical advice. People will feel afraid for no real reasons, imaginary troubles will disturb the mind. War like situations are possible. Fast moving and unexpected events will occur. People will not be able to act in time as required by the circumstances. There will be a tendency to get things by illicit or illegal means. in the age groups, teenagers may face typical issues. Silver, jewellery, water, white colored items, sugar, rice, milk, green colored items, perfumes, flowers, saffron, essential commodities, yellow colored items will increase in price. South western and Eastern parts of Bharat will face troubling times. The south will face more challenge times compared to the north. The indications are overall mixed for our nation for this month of Jan-Feb and this will carry on subtly in the incoming new Samvatsar.

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This time a lot is happening around this Sankranti. Let’s also take a look at the planet positions. 

  • Partial Kaal sarpa, the Moon is outside the hemming. 
  • Conjunction of Sun Saturn Mercury in Capricorn.
  • Mercury retrograde in Capricorn.
  • Venus retrograde in Sagittarius.
  • Moon exalted in Taurus at this time is helpful. Will ensure health on the physical and emotional levels at least.
  • Mars in swa-kshetra, Scorpio adds to his power to be auspicious.
  • Ketu and Rahu are very powerfully placed in Taurus and Scorpio, their potential can be harnessed.
  • Saturn is powerful in his own sign, so can be used intelligently.
  • Jupiter in Aquarius though average can still be used to create good in your life.

So though the Sankranti Purush is not very favourable, if you perform some pujas for the Sun or Graha shanti etc you will be able to make the most of the power of these graha. Will highlight the possible positives for the birth Moon signs,

  • Aries – must try to make the most of the Dharma Karma yog operating. Profession and gains are favourable if you make the efforts.
  • Taurus – Jupiter is favourable for you so try to create opportunities for gains in your life. Profession may feel a bit dull, but you are building a base for your future so persevere here. Travel may create opportunities.
  • Gemini – if you are in business, this Jupiter can give you good results. In your personal life too, partnerships can act as a foundation for something bigger in the future. You have to work but also be patient.
  • Cancer – for you hold on to your personal spiritual practice as this will give you the necessary strength to carry on in life. There can be some scope for those in business but only if you have done your ground work systematically earlier. 
  • Leo – This is one of the very best times, enemies are ineffective. Jupiter is bringing you close to important people and to your spouse, money from business too should be coming in. Make the most of it.
  • Virgo – there is a limited scope for calculated risks, if you have done your homework well. But do not break rules and think everything through before taking any step. Do your spiritual practice as this will help you generate positive energy during this time.
  • Libra – You will feel very creative but will not have the time to take up these things. But note down your ideas, they are all good and their time too will come. Your children will be a source of happiness to you in this time.
  • Scorpio – For you this is a very good time. You have the necessary opportunity, courage, intelligence and resources to take up any of the things you want to. Make the most of it, all life aspects are generally favourable. 
  • Sagittarius – Money flow can increase so you can take up investments after thinking them through. Your extended family and teammates may unexpectedly come to your assistance.
  • Capricorn – Focus on your spiritual practice to generate positivity during this time. Be patient. 
  • Aquarius – Traveling can generate opportunities. There is good scope for expansion but remember to keep your health first in all cases.
  • Pisces – You continue to get positive results, with several opportunities for gains of different types. But focus on getting yourself fit on the physical, emotional, financial etc aspects as your Sade sati will be starting soon. 

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(I am using data from Drikpanchangam for place Ujjain.)

Mercury retrograde combust predictions 2022 Jan Feb

Mercury will be going retrograde and combust soon,

  • Retrograde on 14th Jan 2022 – Forward on 4th Feb 2022 – Total 21 days in Capricorn (14th Jan is also Makar Sankranti, Sun enters Capricorn.)
  • Combust from 17th Jan to 30th Jan, 13 days,

He is very closely associated with the Sun and Saturn during this time. This is his first retrograde and he will be travelling back from Shravan to Uttarashadha nakshatras. One good thing is that Mercury is not changing his sign while in the retrograde motion. This means that the changes that he brings in will not be very intense. 

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However the general readings will be somewhat like this. 

Misunderstandings, errors in communication, a subtle change in logical and reasoning ability, increase in irrational behaviour as people will become more adamant and unable to see their own mistakes. People will be more willing to see the bad in everything rather than the positives so you will need to put more efforts in convincing your bosses, clients etc.

Anything that involves ‘two’ can suffer. Obviously communication and relationships will see arguments. Also physical activities like travelling from one place to another will face trouble. Transport, roadways, and other transport means will see tiny niggling things which will cumulatively cause problems. Then media will twist words/events be overall irresponsible and try to cause anarchy. IT firms and software dependant systems will see issues. People involved in these professions will face trouble.

This is not a good time to start new projects as your planning may have some errors in it. Being impulsive now can cost you later. Avoid giving irrational responses to the situations which unfold around you. Best avoid anything that requires planning, foresight, logical thinking etc and continue whatever you have started before the retrograde began. Error in judgment is likely, trigged by imaginary fears. Loss of money by self triggered actions is possible. A strong sense of commitment will be essential to tide you through during this period.

Mercury controls upper respiratory tract and digestive tract. Also the nerves and skin. So if you are prone to any medical issues to these organs they can get aggravated now. He is the embodiment of the mental process so can cause depression, emotional instability, sleeplessness, anxiety etc when retrograde. Importantly from the COVID 19 point of view, colds, cough, fevers etc will increase. Lungs are paired organs and under the control of Mercury (through Gemini) so the respiratory system can take a hit. He is going to be here with Saturn and all are combust. Also skin and nerve diseases are possible depending on the individual charts. If you are going for some medical procedure do it before the retrograde starts. Any optional or new procedure during the retrograde must be avoided as misdiagnosis is possible. Obviously in case of emergencies do not delay. 

Political movements will be governed by mean mindedness and selfishness. This may have significant effects on the 5 states due for elections. There is a good possibility that people will vote for independent candidates rather than party candidates.

He is changing the Nakshatra from Shravan to Uttarashadha. While he is retrograde in Shravan, established law, conventions, rules and regulations will be challenged by people guided by their own petty interests and self ego. While retrograde in Uttarashadha, expect impractical, misplaced ideas to interfere with actual work that needs to be done. The greater good will be sacrificed for the sake of individual ego. 

Several major things are happening at this time (post here) and Mercury retrograde will add to the confusion.

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Generally Mercury retrogrades are good for finishing pending past work. A possibility of rare flashes of intuition helps you find the exact solution for pushing these old stuck projects but he does not allow consistent efforts. In addition now he is combust, ie working very closely with the Sun and conjunct with Saturn. Sun is in Capricorn the zenith of the zodiac. This sign is owned by his own son, Saturn. Saturn respects the elders, ie he has a sense of duty towards his father and Sun admires his own creative expression, ie his own son. If you can grasp this concept you will be able to make use of their combined energy. This time is good for performing certain specific jobs where you repeat your responsibilities and honor your creativity but only after deep introspection. If you do not do this, you will face problems, restrictions and delays due to your faulty thinking, inability to think of others, egoistic behaviour and selfish logic. 

You can fine tune the readings by considering the house counted from the birth Moon in which Mercury is going retrograde. 

He is more favourable when he transits the 4th 6th 8th 10th 11th signs from the birth Moon. So the signs Pisces, Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra will be better able to navigate through and also benefit in some way from this retrograde. His positive effects will be boosted as per the individual chart. You will tend to take more efforts in doing things so will be able catch possible errors before they cause you harm. However his combust status can add a dose of selfishness to your actions, so take due care. But for Gemini as it is ruled by Mercury and he is combust and retrograde both, he will cause problems.

And he is troublesome when he transits over the birth Moon and also in the signs 2nd 3rd 5th 7th 9th and 12th from the birth Moon. These would be the birth Moon signs, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus and Aquarius. Here you must take adequate care as the negative effects will be amplified. You may fail to understand the significance of events around you and get involved in sudden unpleasant events.  Especially Virgo, Capricorn and Cancer should be vigilant as sudden reversals in fortune are possible.

If you are undergoing a significant Vimshottari Dasha of Mercury care must be taken. 

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General remedy for all issues is listening or reciting Vishnu Sahastranama or worship of the Vighnaharta Ganpati and of course the Gayatri mantra.

But in this time, you can also try eating foods and wearing colors or perfumes linked to Mercury. Or giving Daan of the items linked to him or his mantra on the day he turns retrograde. On the behavioural side, keep in mind what can go wrong and modulate your behaviour accordingly. Finally keep up your personal spiritual practice and daily pujas. 

How to analyse your birth Moon chart

I have referred to the birth Moon chart in several of my posts. There were some recurring doubts on this so writing a basic post for analysing the birth Moon chart. Use this step wise framework to know more about your emotions, innermost tendencies, feelings and the astral body.

In Jyotish, you first analyse the Ascendant sign/ lord, and the basic birth chart. This gives you the physical and material stuff. The vitality of the physical body, the power of the overall environment around you. And how you make use of all these physical stuff.

Next in importance is the birth Moon. He represents your astral body, (there are 5 layers to the the body you are in post here). He is the sum of all of the individual you, ie your past present, future and parallel lives. He is your needs, your capacity to receive, your ability to change in response to the external/ internal stimuli, your entire potential. He is your experience, perceptions, feelings, emotions, instinct, nature and nurture. A strong Moon in the birth chart significantly elevates the quality of the entire life. You can never ignore the birth Moon chart.

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Let’s use the example Aleister Crowley. A genius occultist, creator of the Thoth tarot deck, a spy, a mountaineer, writer, highly confident, intelligent etc and also the other negative stuff which you can get from the internet. He is dead, accurate birth data available and a well documented life, an ideal subject. His birth data 12th Oct 1875, 11:43 pm Leamington UK.

The ascendant is Cancer and so the birth chart is this,

Birth chart Aliester Crowley

The birth Moon is in Pisces sign and he is in 9th house from the Ascendant sign. For deriving the Moon chart, we redraw the same planet positions but put the Moon in Pisces sign as the first house. The rest of the planets and their signs remain the same as the birth chart. We just count everything in relation to the Moon. Birth Moon in Pisces is our focus point. We want to know more about the Moon and how the other planets are interacting with him.

So this below is his birth Moon chart, Pisces as the 1st house containing Moon and also Rahu.

analysing the moon chart

Step 1 –

  • First to understand how the Moon functions in Pisces sign.
  • Then to work out how Moon in the 9th house will behave.
  • And finally how the other planets conjunct (Rahu) and aspecting (Saturn, Sun) will affect him.
  • If you have studied the lunar mansions, then use the keywords of the Purvabhadrapada nakshatra to get more information on Crowley’s personality.

This analysis will tell you what exactly is his birth Moon capable of.

(You can also use the Ashtakvarga points of Moon in Pisces, the total points of Pisces sign, the Shadbala, the Vimshopaka bala, the Navamsha etc if you are an advanced student)

Step 2 –

To find out how this person ‘feels’ about the various aspects of his material life.

  • We will refer to the birth chart for the actual physical material life event and the Moon chart for the connected feelings etc (revise the basic keywords).

The birth ascendant sign (Cancer) is placed in the 5th house from the Moon (in Pisces). So he felt his entire personality and the overall environment to be very strongly a part of his creative power. He felt all the keywords of his ascendant sign to be capable of pushing him on the center-stage, he felt confident about his genius. He felt his physical existence to be a ‘child/ product/ extension/ creation’ of his astral immensity and he deeply felt this to be true. No wonder he used the occult so extensively in his life, his personality was defined by the occult. (‘Occult’ is nothing but a way of connecting to the astral dimension controlled by the Moon)

The birth chart’s 5th house (Scorpio) which represents the physical expression of creativity is counted 9th from his birth Moon. So his physical genius felt like the foundational philosophy of his life. ie he physically created several things, books, Thoth tarot deck, secret societies etc. He perceived his these actions to be his anchor on the internal levels. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces form his Dharma trikon in both the ascendant chart and the moon chart.

(Having the birth Moon in the 1st, 5th or 9th house from the ascendant sign always drives you upwards, it is a self feeding positive loop. You feel emotionally good about the material events. This motivates you, your creativity, foundation, personality, feelings all are working together, ie the astral and the material work together perfectly.)

Next his birth 2nd house (Leo) is placed 6th from the birth Moon. So he must have felt the matters of the family, the time spent with the family /friends to be a waste of his energy, a drudgery. He must have felt saving money to be stressful activity. Maintaining a link with his family history must have felt draining etc.

His birth 3rd house (Virgo) is placed 7th from the birth Moon. He must have felt a business-like bond with his teammates and group members etc. Similarly link up every house of the ascendant chart to the birth Moon to get a sense of how he interpreted the physical things around him on the deeper levels.

Here you have combined the keywords of the houses (1) as counted from the ascendant sign and (2) as counted from the Moon sign. This analysis will give you precious insights into how the subject feels about every physical aspect of his life.

What you ‘feel’ about something is paramount. eg someone may ‘feel’ good even if living a life of a beggar. Or someone may not ‘feel’ satisfied even if he is the richest man in the world. Your feelings about the reality surrounding your individual soul are decided by the Moon, ie the birth Moon chart.

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Step 3 –

Locate the other planets from the birth Moon sign to know how they interact with the Moon’s energy. In our example, Rahu is with the Moon. Ketu is 7th. Sun is also placed 7th from the birth Moon. Venus, Jupiter and Mercury are placed 8th from the Moon . Mars and Saturn are placed 11th from his birth Moon. There are several combinations/ yog which are seen from the birth Moon, do find out more about them in case the chart shows any. Here is a basic analysis,

  • Rahu with the Moon is the Shakti yog. He will not hesitate to ‘use and throw’ others on the emotional levels, an inherent desire for destruction exists etc. Plus it means the Moon’s maturity is held back till Rahu matures in the late 40’s.
  • Jupiter in the 6/8 axis from the Moon is the Shakat yog. It gives a delay in marriage/ failed marriages/ multiple marriages, immaturity in love affairs, lack of judgement, headstrong nature, arrogance, vacillating nature which ultimately causes damage to oneself. There are cycles of misery and happiness in life.
  • Venus in the 6/8 axis from the Moon will give inappropriate love affairs and unnatural intimate relationships. Secret affairs and problems with the legal wife. Highly sensitive to emotions which can cause problems. Can grant intuitive abilities and spiritual growth later. But there are severe shocks and changes to be gone through first.
  • Saturn placed 11th from the birth Moon gave him a lot of communities/ associations of the occult and also non-occult kind. Mars adds his energy here. Crowley lived a rather happening public life, had several colleagues with whom he cooperated and also competed. Plus the aspect ensured a deep set fear.

Step 4 – 

Analyse the birth Moon chart just as you would analyse a regular chart.

  • the 1st house, (here Pisces) defines the emotional personality and the astral environment this person live in. Here you will use the keywords of Pisces but in the context of emotions, nature, nurture, astral, occult, intuition etc.
  • the 2nd house here Aries is vacant but aspected by Venus, Jupiter and Mercury. Also aspected by its own lord Mars. Mars in the 11th. So Crowley was capable of using emotionally charged words to gain his like minded groups, create fundamental change in the people he was emotionally close to by catastrophic means etc.
  • Similarly analyse the remaining houses as counted from the Moon.

This is a brief framework which you can use to analyse your own birth Moon chart and get more pointers into your own Mind.

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There are several more things which you can deduce from the birth Moon chart but one particular thing of interest will be the Dasha analysis. The Vimshottari dasha is the first Dasha system you will learn and it is based on the position of the birth Moon.

  • In this example chart there are 3 planets placed 8th from the Moon. In the Dasha periods controlled by these planets, there will be sudden transformative shocks to the emotional self, to the mental make-up and to the astral body. ie during their Mahadasha and their Antardasha in other planet’s Mahadashas. There will be significant pain to the self, deep seated changes in how the subject feels himself to be, his innermost subconscious tendencies desires etc will change drastically, occult, secrets, explorations, danger to the mind etc are all indicated in such dasha periods.
  • Similarly if there were any planets placed 6th from or 12th from the birth Moon we would have predicted emotionally turbulent results in their Dasha periods too.
  • If there were any planets placed in the 5/9 axis from the birth Moon then their Dashas would be expected to go well. The mental, emotional component of the life during this time period would be stable and show a positive growth.

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There are two typical situations with the birth Moon.

  1. The birth Moon is in the ascendant sign itself, then your birth Moon chart is the same as your basic birth chart. You feel about the material situations in the same context, there is no conflict, no difference in what is happening and what you are feeling about it.
  2. The Cancer ascendant. Here Moon himself is the ascendant lord. The ascendant lord is responsible for creating the physical environment, the physical personality and specifically controls how the material environment and the personality interact. So the person’s feelings about his reality and what is actually happening will not vary much. However even then, the birth Moon chart still will have to be seen for more details.

Venus retrograde combust Dec 2021 to Jan 2022

The intelligent force of beauty and balance, Venus goes retrograde once every 18 months. This time Venus is going retrograde from 19th Dec 2021 to 29th Jan 2022, for 41 days. In this time, he will also be combust for from 6th Jan 11th Jan.

  • He had entered Capricorn on 8th Dec.
  • He will enter Sagittarius in retrograde motion on 30th Dec
  • And enter Capricorn again in forward motion on 27th Feb. 

In terms of Nakshatra he will move back from Uttarashadha to Poorvashadha during this retrograde. He will be combust while retrograde in Poorvashadha. 

The signs primarily affected are Sagittarius and Capricorn. Also his own signs Taurus and Libra will show the effects. In your own birth chart, wherever these signs are and whatever they signify in your life will show the effects of Shukra Vakri. Also whatever Venus signifies for you, he will show his effect.

  • Eg if your ascendant sign or birth Moon sign is any of these signs then the physical body or the emotional states will show more impact of the revision that Venus is doing to do now.
  • Eg if Libra is your 10th house, the 10th house things will show a lack of balance, fairness and several things connected to this might be reviewed, rolled back or redone during this time. So keep track of your profession, Dad and your social activities.
  • Eg if Venus is in your 9th house then you will find your luck suddenly going bad, denial of expected help you expect from your seniors, misguidance on important issues etc.

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Generally when Venus is retrograde, we cannot much rely on his guidance. Our concepts of value and validation are turned upside down. It becomes difficult to understand the true value of things, people, actions, emotions, relationships, thoughts, desires etc. Validation from the loved ones may fail to satisfy. 

In this time, avoid giving advice to others, else you might be blamed when things go wrong later. Payments for work may get delayed. Addictions may start. Personal meditative and spiritual practice might suffer. Financial losses, separations from loved ones, breakdown of partnerships are temporarily possible. Family tensions and issues in marriage are possible. If you meet someone new during this time, then it is most likely an unsuitable and short term attraction. But you might also see your old relations and ex loves come back in your life as retrograde Venus expects you to give yourself a proper closure or to resolve things. Or rarely, there may be some happy reunions as the past misunderstandings are cleared up in this reviewing period and genuine deep love might resurface.

Creative arts, beauty, aesthetics etc will suffer. So people in films, music etc might not be able to express themselves properly. Or really twisted things may be passed off as ‘entertainment’. Venus retrograde period is more challenging for businessmen as ‘fairness’ does not exist. Salaried people holding secure jobs are in a better position to tide over in this period, but be prepared for overload and stress in work. 

New beginnings during this period generally do not take off as expected so starting new projects etc is not advisable. Avoid taking major decisions related to your appearance, business, job, investments, relationships, home improvements etc now and keep your diet in control.

However it is not all bad as Venus after all is a natural benefic, he is the Guru of the esoteric, of the inner spiritual. He may bring up some situations which if handled properly can give you long term gains but this will be possible after he goes forward again. Or help you recover something of value from your past which you were not being able to get easily.

Briefly analysing using the Nakshatra energies of Uttarashadha and Poorvashadha lunar mansions.

  • Poorvashadha is ruled by Apah and connected to Venus.
  • Uttarashadha is ruled by Vishvedev and connected to the Sun. 

So during this time, materialistic behaviour will increase. Listening to others or finding common ground or a mutually acceptable compromise will be difficult. Everyone will make more mistakes which will have long term implications. People will act selfishly and fail to remain in harmony with nature thus ill health or mental stress will increase. Lying, dishonesty, superficial irresponsible behaviour will increase. People will feel disconnected from everything around them. Travelling may be curtailed, matters will fail to reach their logical conclusions or break off inexplicably, starting new things will not be auspicious. 

Venus combust while retrograde in Sagittarius will add to the confusion. The Venus ‘eclipse’ will add a sense of selfishness, ego, self-entitlement and noncooperation to the scene for this brief time.

Retrograde planets in transit or in birth charts, indicate that there are unresolved conflicts pending from the past lives. Your subconscious tendencies and conscious actions do not synchronise. You are internally constantly revising all the time. ie You look at the physical event in all possible dimensions in all possible ways so that you can extract the maximum information from it. You reflect on yourself, your experience and your deepest motives again and again. You desire complete understanding.

If you have Venus retrograde in your birth chart then you are more likely an introvert. Relationship related issues with parents, siblings and friends are common as you have unrealistic expectations which cannot be fulfilled. So a sense of artificialness, hollowness exists in all interactions, even with close relations. You wish to always withdraw from the situation you are placed in. You feel like you do not belong anywhere, but still you want to feel what ‘belonging’ means. If you can manage to reconcile these two conflicting tendencies then you can live a more balanced life. Eg you can try creating extravagant over-the-top artistic expressions which are placed for public viewing but live an intensely private personal life.

For those with retrograde Venus at birth, this time can sometimes be doubly hard as too many issues come up for resolution. So keep your Mind steady and remain practical in your approach.

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Strong birth charts do not suffer so very much in terms of transits as the foundational energy is able to cope with the changes that come with time. So if your birth Ascendant sign/lord and birth Moon are strong then the effects will be lesser or more manageable. In such cases, I give 75% weightage to the permanent birth positions and 25% to the temporary transit effects. 

Remedies will include Mantra and Dana for Venus on the day he turns retrograde and on the day that he changes signs. Or you can do pujas of Devi Laxmi or any other feminine deity of your choice. Reciting Shri Sukta will also work as usual. Wearing clothes, fragrances and eating foods linked to Venus will also help you balance his energies within you during his retrograde. 

There are two main phases in this retrograde, Venus in Capricorn and in Sagittarius.

Venus in Capricorn till 30th Dec 2021

  • The birth Moon signs Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces should take special care of their health and take measures to reduce mental stress. More efforts will needed to excel in the Venus things.
  • Average for Taurus, Cancer and Virgo, a mixed bag of results so do something for Venus to increase his positive results. The birth Moon signs, Aries, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn and Aquarius will be given few new opportunities but there is some scope to consolidate your past gains.

Venus in Sagittarius from 30th Dec 2021 to 27th Feb 2022

  • He might give trouble to birth Moon signs, Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Aquarius. You will have to take extra efforts in the aspects of your life connected to Venus. Or channelise the energy consciously to avoid getting overloaded.
  • He is average for Aries, Gemini and Leo, there will be some positives and some negatives mixed up in the results of Venus in your life. Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces will be given some opportunities to revise some past achievement and consolidate gains.

This general reading will depend on the power of the individual chart and the ongoing Dasha/ transits. But it is always advisable to do some remedial activity to improve his results in your life. Also try to think back in your life on the Venus related events which have occurred from about 20th Nov till 19th Dec 2021. These may be reviewed during this Venus retrograde. Some revision or restructuring is possible. Eg if your matrimonial alliance was fixed during this time then some issues may pop up.

But this period is vitiated by,

  1. A very dangerous combination of Mars and Ketu in Scorpio. A very strong Saturn in Shravan nakshatra, a relatively average Jupiter, a powerful Rahu in Taurus and an equally powerful Ketu in Scorpio.
  2. The recurring Kaal Sarpa yog which starts from 15th Dec till 22nd Apr 2022. The complete and partial Kaalsarpa will alternate every 15days during this time
  3. Retrograde and combust Mercury in Jan 2022.
  4. The effects of the recent lunar and solar eclipses of Nov and Dec.

So overall, everyone must take care of themselves, keep an average profile and avoid unnecessary risks.

For our nation Bharat/ India.

In the ‘birth’ chart, the ascendant sign is Taurus with Rahu practically on the rising degree and Ketu in the 7th. Today they are on the same axis and Mars with Ketu has added his fire to the 7th house. We are going through a tough situation, no doubt about it, enemies circling around us and traitors active from within. There will be serious issues. But still I trust the transit Jupiter who has made a favourable 5/9 axis with the birth Jupiter. And the transit Yogkarak Saturn is in the 9th house in his own sign. They will manage to somewhat protect the nation in their own way. However the time till 7th Apr 2022 remains dangerous as Mars will cause turbulence and pain to the nation and its citizens. Expect internal traitors to cause mischief, some civil riots especially caused by politically motivated religion, or aggression from other nations during this time or major accidents. But at least this time the national leadership will be able to cope with what is happening.

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(I have taken the dates from drikpanchang.)

2022 1st quarter predictions, Kaal sarpa stelliums combustions transits

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Predictions over longer time periods part 2

The first part is here and this one is a continuation. I will highlight the relevant combination, you will have to come to your own conclusion about it.

Revising a few basic concepts, 

  • Conjunctions of several planets, ie popularly called stelliums are a serious energy imbalance. So 3 or more planets together at a time is not good.
  • Eclipses in critical points of the zodiac where several planets, ie more than 6 are involved, invariably create extreme turmoil.
  • Generally eclipses have at least 4 graha together/opposite, ie Rahu Ketu Sun Moon. 
  • Solar eclipses cause changes over longer time than lunar eclipses. Solar eclipse – effects last for as many hours as many years. Lunar eclipse – effects for as many hours as many weeks.
  • There is a fundamental difference in eclipses caused by Rahu and Ketu. In eclipses by Rahu, the events are triggered by the action of humans. And in Ketu’s eclipses, the events are triggered by nature or forces beyond human comprehension. 

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I had covered the basic trends till 2027 or so in my earlier post. Continuing in very brief,

We generally miss the exalted Jupiter in Cancer opportunity as he changes his signs often, goes back and forth staying for only 3-4 months in Cancer at a stretch. If a planet changes his sign in retrograde motion, he revises things so much that is unable to give deep or long lasting results. But depending on the individual charts some of us will definitely use of these brief windows of opportunity. 

Saturn will go debilitated in Aries in Feb 2028 – Mar 2030, this will hurt the world economy, the damage will become evident from the later half of 2027.  (Remember the 1998 financial crisis?) Saturn protects the profession, society, social structure, markets and the overall economy. So gains will be affected, common interest groups will give in to extreme selfishness and common goals of humanity will be affected. The 1st house is his Maran karak sthan, and Aries is the natural first house.

During this period Jupiter will traverse progressively through, Leo, Virgo and Libra, going forwards, retrograde etc doing, revising, redoing things. Jupiter in Leo and also in Libra has the potential to give reasonably good results, but Saturn, ie karmic enforcer, is not capable of auspicious results, so Jupiter is unable to offer much support in this time. But again depending on individual charts some of us will benefit from this Jupiter.

Then we come to the most dramatic event. After a really long time, Apr 2030 will see Jupiter Rahu in Scorpio and Saturn Ketu in Taurus. This combination will continue till Jun 2031. 

  • Jupiter Rahu, Guru Chandal yog, presents a superficially rosy picture which turns into betrayal.
  • Saturn Ketu is a weird mix of limitless expansion v/s restriction, nebulous instinct vs solid grounded reality etc. Their natures are strongly opposite but both have this common point, they give malefic results, kroor graha. So Ketu will limitlessly magnify Saturn’s Karmic agenda. Saturn works on the objective level and Ketu on the subjective. Ketu is something similar to a subjective Mars energy, so you can use this post to get more idea on their behaviour together. 

In this time frame, 7 eclipses will occur. The most intense one will be the total solar eclipse on 25th Nov 2030 involving 8 planets. Sun Mercury Moon Venus Jupiter Saturn Rahu Ketu in the Taurus Scorpio axis. Nakshatra involved are Rohini and Anuradha/Jeyshtha. It will be for 5 hours and totality will last for 3hrs.

  • Rahu Sun Moon Mercury Venus Jupiter in Scorpio
  • Ketu Saturn in Taurus.

A dangerous time will be triggered as it will influence the world strongly for the next 3yrs, gradually fading in 5yrs. (Scorpio is the 12th counted from Sagittarius, the natural house of foundations). I anticipate a complete change in the world order as we see it now. This will be a primarily destructive energy, caused by the actions of humans. Recovery from this event will be slow, protracted and heavily dependant on the transits which will occur after this eclipse event. (eg Jupiter in Sagittarius will help in restoring Dharmic foundations. Saturn in Gemini will help local trade where real tangible skills and genuine work is involved etc.)

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Some points around the eclipse event for you to base your analysis on.

  • Taurus with Saturn Ketu means a severe restriction on and dissociation from wealth, food, family, good times, stored resources etc. (Use the keywords of Rohini nakshatra to get a clearer picture.)
  • Scorpio is the main stage, its group of attributes influencing so many planets. Six planet energies sucked into the never ending bottomless desire that Rahu in Scorpio signifies. The turbulent catastrophic environment of Vrushick will force a change in identity for several in several ways. Scorpio is the home of dangers, catastrophes, mysterious deaths and unexpected events.
  • Rahu is doing the eclipse in Scorpio. So he is going to use the energies of Scorpio, Sun, Mercury Moon, Venus, Saturn to drive his desires, overreach and fail in so many ways spectacularly. All that these planets and sign signify will not be available to us in a positive sense for the time the eclipse energy remains active. (Add the keywords of Anuradha and Jeyshtha to get more information.)

So this much is all that I will write on this topic. Students of Jyotish should try to work out things for themselves using the transits of the period immediately before and after this critical eclipse. For destinies of the individual nations, most have a ‘birth date/time’ associated with some historical fact. Try to see how this eclipse plays out for your chosen nation. For individual charts, determine the longevity first, as this eclipse is a good 10yrs away. Jyotish is an enabling tool, so it must be used in this sense. Again, all this is quite a few years in the future. So rather than overthinking about it, do the best you can in this present time. The present moment is all that you have. Use it.

This reminds of me of a beautiful song from the movie ‘Waqt’. One line especially elevates the emotion expressed. ‘Kal kisne dekha hai, kal kisne jana hai, Is pal se paega, jo tujhko pana hai’. ie ‘Who has seen the future? Who has understood the past? You achieve what you want, only in the present moment.’

(I was reluctant to write this, but there were several questions.)

Total solar eclipse 4 Dec 2021

A total or annular solar eclipse is coming up on 4th Dec 2021. This map shows the areas affected.

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  • The white colored land areas and light blue colored sea areas will not witness the eclipse.
  • The light grey to dark blue colored seas will see a partial eclipse. The orange tips of Africa, New Zealand and Australia will see a partial eclipse, ie the solar disc will be shadowed to some extent. Progressively darker shades will mean more of the disc being obscured. Entire Antarctica will see the eclipse. Totality will be visible in the South Seas and a sizeable chunk of Antarctica.

People, if any, in these areas will have to take precautions regarding the eclipse. But this time the eclipse will influence limited human inhabitations. However it affecting Antarctica, ie the South pole and oceans around it will cause disturbances in the ocean, wind and weather patterns which originate from this area. Totality is lasting for just over 1hr, so its effect on the global levels will last for about 1-2yrs and gradually fade over 3-4yrs . 

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(This data from timeanddate.com)

The astrological configuration.

  • Sun Moon and Mercury in Jeyshtha nakshatra in Scorpio. 
  • Ketu in Anuradha nakshatra, Scorpio.
  • Mars in Vishakha nakshatra, at 29deg 20min at the end of Libra. He is within 15deg of Ketu so is involved in the eclipse energy.
  • Rahu in Krutika nakshatra, in Taurus.
  • Venus in Uttarashadha, Sagittarius. Jupiter in Dhanishtha, Aquarius. Saturn in Shravan, Capricorn. These three are not involved in the eclipse.

Planets involved – Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Rahu, Ketu. Ketu is doing the eclipse this time.

Nakshtra involved are Jeyshtha, Anuradha, Vishakha and Krutika. 

Analysis of the eclipse in brief. 

This eclipse follows the long lunar eclipse of 19th Nov 2021 so it will influence, exaggerate the effects triggered by this eclipse energy. Very few humans and nations are directly involved now but the effect on South Pole means that there will be critical impact on the earth as a whole. Environment, weather etc are going to be more affected.

Krutika Nakshatra lies partially in Aries 1/4th and in Taurus 3/4th. The Nakshatra devata is Agni. Rahu in Krutika is a sensitive position and he will try to create violent and destructive situations. Misuse of creativity and increase in ego. An increased desire to solve issues by fighting. A need to provoke, defend and offend. Misguided behaviour with reduced regard for diplomacy, social harmony, rest, etc. Body parts connected to Krutika are face and neck, so ailments connected to these areas can be triggered.

Vishakha nakshatra lies partially in Libra 3/4th and in Scorpio 1/4th. It is linked to Jupiter and ruled by Indra Agni. Mars is in Vishakha during the eclipse. Political and military posturing will increase and there is a possibility of outright war. Aggressive and misguided decisions will be taken by self centric and ambitious political leaders. Violence, impulsiveness and ruin is expected in some areas of life. Body parts are kidneys, adrenals and the lower abdomen, diseases related to these areas are possible. 

One day after the eclipse, Mars will be joining Ketu, Sun, Moon, Mercury in Scorpio, which is a potentially dangerous situation. Some things will be trigged in everyone’s lives which may have a long term and destructive impact.

Anuradha nakshatra lies completely within the Scorpio sign. During the eclipse Ketu will be in Anuradha. Illusions are Rahu which mesmerise everyone and Ketu is the reality which is ignored. What is really happening at the Rahu’s end has to seen from Ketu’s position in Anuradha. It is ruled by Mitra and linked to Saturn. Saturnine energies magnified by the limitless Ketu is past Karma due in a big way. This can create confrontations, threatening situations, loss of livelihood, sudden deaths, communal violence, fanaticism, a sense of rebellion, everyone wanting to break free from whatever is binding them. Several will leave their physical bindings too. Body parts linked to Anuradha are reproductive organs, hips, lower abdomen. Drain on stored ‘reserves’, ie health, spiritual or financial etc. Actions may be required for self-preservation. ‘Sensitivity’ will increase, mental issues are possible. He is in a Pushkar navamsha, so as long as the energies of the eclipse remain active, he will deny support. Especially intense effects are possible from mid-Dec 2021 to mid-Feb 2022, positive or negative will be determined by the individual charts.

Jeyshtha nakshatra is ruled by Indra and linked to the planet Mercury. This is the main background energy filter as Sun and Moon are present here. It is a no Moon, Amavasya day. This eclipse indicates a loss of protection in several ways, including by taking unacceptable risks. Failure in governance due to inability to exercise or misuse of authority. Carefully built images of prominent people will crack. Astral and unseen forces will try to overpower and the general public may see adverse times. The weaker sections of the society will suffer more. Secret health issues can erupt unexpectedly. Negative emotions like loneliness, jealousy, pettiness, vengeance, age, tiredness will take its toll. Finances will remain affected. The energy of this eclipse can be used for occult activities, deep spiritual practices, exercising one’s authority especially the planning part etc.

On the global levels, there will be aggression, political turmoil, military activity and unrest. Health will be affected. Travel and other restrictions on life will increase. Weather will be unpredictable. Rain, hail and snow will be unpredictable and unprecedented. Winds, flow of air, will be affected, it will be cold. Winter crops may be spoilt. The world and the earth itself will suffer in subtle ways as a tendency for self-destruction is triggered.

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Brief predictions for your birth Moon sign or the ascendant sign. Readings from the birth Moon give the emotional context. Reading from the ascendant sign gives the physical context. This eclipse will affect Taurus and Scorpio the most. Whatever these signs mean for you in your chart, expect karmic events to occur which will affect you for the next 1yr or so. The immediate effects last for about 2 weeks before and after the eclipse. 

  • For Aries, Taurus in the 2nd house, a negative effect on the finances and health of family members. Scorpio is the 8th sign, so take adequate precautions, avoid risky behaviour. Sudden health issues can erupt. 
  • For both Taurus and Scorpio, all the effects described above will be seen. For Scorpios, Saturn being favourable has helped.
  • Gemini needs to take due care. Service requirements, profession, etc will be difficult, rest will be denied, tiredness and loneliness will predominate. 
  • Cancer and Leo both feel the effects of all eclipse acutely as their owners Moon and Sun are directly involved in it. For Cancer, expected gains will be stuck for some time. Your children can be a source of concern. Avoid speculation and investing in risky ventures. And for Leo, if your birth chart is good then you can use this energy in your profession. Avoid selfishness and ego in your professional ventures and they can be successful now, Saturn is helping you.
  • Virgo can use this energy fruitfully if the birth chart is strong. Doing some pujas of your family deities before taking up anything new in this time will help
  • For Libra, Mars in the last degree can cause unexpected problems but will also help resolve them. Avoid risks and pay attention to your budget, health and rest. 
  • Sagittarius’s sleep and rest will be affected, disturbing dreams or astral events are possible. Keep a track of your dreams and in case there is anything take corrective action.
  • Capricorns can use this energy to gain if their birth chart is strong. Similarly Aquarius can also keep themselves on a generally average track. As usual Pisces will have the best time of the lot as Saturn is currently favourable for them. (Right now the strongest graha in the skies is Saturn, so if your Saturn is auspicious either in the birth chart or in transit, you will be in a better position to tide through.)

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This coming time has the following additional influences operating adding to to the eclipse effects.

  • Venus going retrograde from 19th Dec – 29th Jan
  • Mercury going combust 3rd Dec – 7th Jan
  • Kaal sarpa operating in its full and partial modes.

(I have written several posts on analysing eclipses and on the past eclipses. Do use the index)

Jupiter reenters Aquarius Nov 2021 Apr 2022 predictions

Jupiter has reentered Aquarius and most importantly come out of his debilitation in Capricorn. I wrote a detailed nakshatra/ rashi level post on Jupiter’s transit 2021-22. I written some additional observations here about the planetary positions till Apr 2022. 

Jupiter had already entered Aquarius earlier this year, but was retrograde, entered Capricorn and forward, again reentered Aquarius today. Now he will be moving very fast, covering the 30deg of Aquarius and the Nakshatra of Dhanishtha Shatataraka and Purvabhadrapada in about 5 months. So his results during this transit will not be very deep nor long lasting. Added to this is the fact that soon Saturn himself will be occupying Aquarius. So if you act under misguided hope, philosophical attitude etc and forget about the practical work related aspects, whatever you may achieve during this brief transit of Jupiter in Aquarius will be wiped out by Saturn’s upcoming transit on 29th Apr 2022. 

Next year, Mar – Apr 2022, is going to be a very typical time as Rahu, Ketu, Jupiter and Saturn will all change their signs within 45 days of each other. The four slow moving graha changing their signs back to back in a short time span is not a good thing. All the aspects of life which they control in your chart will see sudden changes. If the birth chart, ascendant sign/lord and birth Moon are powerful then you will be able to adjust to this rapid change but if not then there will be stress.

Right now, till Apr 2022, consider this time as a breathing space. Saturn in Capricorn is strong, Jupiter is average in Aquarius and Rahu in Taurus, Ketu in Scorpio can still be made to give something favourable. Try to make something of this. 

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However this time has its own challenges,

  • The Kaal Sarpa will be active intermittently from Dec 2021 – Apr 2022. Total Kaal sarpa alternating with the partial Kaal sarpa as the Moon breaks out from the Rahu Ketu hemming every 15days. (This similar situation existed at the start of 2021.) As the planets get hemmed in between the Rahu and Ketu axis, whatever Rahu has planned for you in your life, pleasant or unpleasant, will get a boost of energy. And whatever lessons Ketu has decided for you, will be absorbed very strongly.
  • Mars and Ketu combination in Scorpio, 6th Dec 2021 to 16th Jan 2022, is an explosive mix. This period can give unpredictable and intense events. Especially those Aries and Scorpio birth Moon or ascendants should take due care. For the rest, whatever Scorpio signifies in your chart, will see severe events in that part of the life. Eg if Scorpio is your 4th house then the home, mother, landed property, sense of security etc can show traumatic changes. Nations should be prepared for unexpected changes.
  • Saturn will be conjunct Mercury and Sun, Jan – Feb 2022 preventing them from giving their full results. Makar Sankranti results which are generally considered to be auspicious will be affected.
  • 28th Feb 1st Mar will see a 5 planet combination in Capricorn, Sun, Moon, Saturn, Mars and Venus which could trigger undesirable events. The COVID 19 crisis was triggered by the stellium linked to a solar eclipse on26th Dec 2019. This resulting instability will have its effect on the world for at least 5.5yrs. During this time, any stelliums of 4 plus planets together have the ability to create additional imbalances in an already unstable system. 
  • Saturn will be conjunct Venus and Mars, Mar – Apr. Saturn with Mars is a problematic combination where energy is simultaneously released and constricted. And Saturn and Venus have known to give weird results, as you are simultaneously attracted and repelled by the same thing.
  • Sun will be combusting several planets during this period. The planets are have moved into one half the zodiac, so he is going to combust Venus, Saturn, Mercury, Jupiter back to back till Apr 2022.

But still, there is a potential for positivity, and this must be consciously utilised as Jupiter, entering Poorvabhadrapada in Mar 2022, ie a Nakshatra linked to him, can give some individual specific gains.  Overall, he still does not have the necessary power to lift the global economy, this will remain in doldrums. There might be some small improvements, but if the people/ nations fail to consolidate them till Apr 2022, these too may not last. Those who manage to plan and act will see continued improvement during the Saturn in Aquarius phase too. At present Saturn is dominating everything from his position in Capricorn so budgeting and sensible use of resources remains necessary. 

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A brief prediction as per the birth Moon signs, from today till April 2022. Remember that Jupiter always gives better results for the signs/houses he aspects ie 5th 9th 7th from him. So whatever the signs, Gemini, Leo and Libra mean to you in your chart, he will grant you a good chance of positivity here.

Aries – overall situation especially profession will improve from what it was earlier. But physical health may go down, especially when Mars is conjunct Ketu in Scorpio. Not a time to take risks, keep a regular profile and be consistent. You will see better results for the duration when Mars transits Sagittarius, Saturn Capricorn and Jupiter Aquarius, use this time well and try to create some long term assets.

Taurus – professional life will see some positive changes, if the birth chart is favourable then you can take carefully calculated risks. Overall restlessness and loneliness in personal life as you remain focussed on your career. Health can be a concern, so pay attention to yourself. Do some thing to fortify your 9th house, pujas pilgrimages etc to trigger your luck.

Gemini – Jupiter becomes favourable so some positivity in life but Saturn still overshadows everything. Physical health and money can cause concern. Try to do some Kuldevata or Guru pujas to get more benefits from Jupiter, this will stabilise your personal and professional life.

Cancer – neither Jupiter nor Saturn are of much use, take adequate care. Several fronts in life, from personal to professional will be unsatisfactory. Expenses and stresses will be high. Do not get into arguments as you might end up offending important people in your life. In case you suffer from some medical condition, do not neglect your health in this time.

Leo – Saturn and Jupiter both are going to give positive results almost on all fronts.  Opportunities, new people, new ideas, new philosophies, new discussions etc will open for you. But you have to convert them into practical work, tangible stuff, else Saturn in Aquarius will dissolve them all in Apr. Budgeting is required. Leos will see the most dramatic changes post 21st Nov and post Apr 2022, so keep yourself grounded. 

Virgo – Personal health can be an issue. You might find yourself blocked in critical areas of your life, progress in profession/business will be slow. Arguments within the family will increase, overall stress will increase. Budgeting is required. Try to be consistent and avoid unnecessary risks.

Libra – Home life continues to be a burden, you feel tired all the time. Opportunities will come your way, profession will give some satisfaction, but make sure everything is right before taking decisions. You might feel overly optimistic about things so be practical about taking decisions. This time can be used to create a good foundation for the future.

Scorpio – this time is going to be better than what you were facing till now, there will be some positivity in profession and finances. Health issues are possible when Mars and Ketu are conjunct in Scorpio. But unexpected legal issues and overwork is a possibility.

SagittariusSade sati’s last phase can cause issues as Saturn shows you the real face of people and situations. Jupiter in 3rd is not very useful but his aspects over your 7th, 9th, 11th houses can give positive results. Pay attention to your diet, savings and avoid giving unnecessary advice to others. 

Capricorn – Middle period of the Sade sati but Jupiter can grant some benefit now, especially on the money front, but budgeting will be required. Overwork and loneliness can cause emotional and physical issues. Still you can take calculated risks if you feel convinced.

Aquarius – starting phase of Sade sati with its troubles. Health and emotions both can be an issue. Try to make use of Jupiter, read some philosophical works or take up some spiritual practice. Try to combine ideas with actual work.

Pisces – Saturn remains favourable. Jupiter goes a bit negative, still overall it is a good time. Pay attention to your health, savings and avoid unnecessary risks.

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If Jupiter is your ascendant lord or a functional benefic or a functional malefic for your chart or is conjunct significant planets in your birth chart then his transit will be more significant for you.

Check out the Ashtakvarga points that Jupiter has in the Aquarius sign in your ashtakvarga table. Points below 4 indicate unfavourable results and above 4 he can give pleasing results.

Similarly you can use the Janma Navtara chakra and Jupiter’s nakshatra level transits to get more precise idea for results for periods of about 2 months, as he will stay in one Nakshatra for about 2 months.

If you are in a Vimshottari Dasha ruled by Jupiter, ie if you are in Jupiter Mahadasha or Jupiter’s Antardasha in any other planet’s Mahadasha then the effects will be stronger.

Remedies are Dana and Mantra, for reducing the negative effects and boosting the favourable effects of Jupiter’s transit. Doing pujas of your Kuladevata ie family gods is one of the best ways to increase the auspiciousness of Jupiter in your life.

Saturn transiting through Navamshas or Nakshatra pads

Jyotish has several techniques which help give accurate predictions. A astrology technique post today. (Navamsha posts are based on CS Patel’s work.)

One navamsha arc of 3deg 20min, exactly corresponds to one quarter of the nakshatra. 108 navamsha (9×12) and 108 nakshatra quarters (27×4). The navamsha arc is the same as the nakshatra pads (lunar mansion quarters).

If you analyse the transits at this level especially for the slow moving planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu, you can get some really precise predictions.

Saturn fascinates my readers the most, so I will take Saturn’s transit as an example.

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First to understand this “table of navamsha signs”.

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  • The first column has the arc ‘degrees of signs’ of the 9 navamsha in a sign. Each navamsha covers a 3deg 20min arc of the zodiac so there are 9 navamsha arcs in a 30 deg sign.
  • The top row has the 12 signs, from Aries to Pisces, ie the Mesha to Meena rashi.
    • In the column of Aries/Mesha, you see the 1-9 navamsha of Aries. They are ruled by the signs from Aries to Sagittarius, these are given as numbers from 1-9. ie the first navamsha arc is owned by Aries itself/1. The second arc by Taurus/2 and so forth.
    • In the column Taurus/Vrishabha, the its 9 navamsha are ruled by the 9 signs starting from Capricorn/10 to Virgo/6.
    • And similarly for the other signs.
  • eg if your ascendant degree is in 14deg Cancer/Karka, it will be allotted to Scorpio navamsha.
  • eg if your Jupiter is at 1deg Pisces/Meena then he will be allotted to Cancer navamsha.

Saturn stays in one navamsha, ie a 3deg 20 min arc in the skies, for approx 1-3 months. He completes his round around the 360deg zodiac in 30yrs. He tends to go forwards and retrograde for months, has different speeds etc so its approx 1-3 months per navamsha.

At present he is in Capricorn sign. Currently in the Shravan nakshatra. Capricorn sign contains nine navamsha belonging to the nine signs from Capricorn to Virgo. Shravan lunar mansion is made of the four quarters which are the four navamsha owned by the four signs from Aries to Cancer. So to put it together, 14th Nov 2021, Saturn is in Taurus navamsha which is the same as the Shravan nakshatra 2nd pad/quarter, in the Capricorn sign.

He was retrograde from 23rd May 2021 to 10th Oct 2021. So in this year that he has transited over this Shravan 2nd quarter three times in total, forwards, backwards and now forwards again.

The Janma navtara chakra

The example chart. Aleister Crowley, 12th Oct 1875, 11: 42pm, Leamington Spa, Britain. He is dead and has a reasonably well-known life, happening on several levels, a good study subject.

Birth chart Aleister Crowley

Navamsha Aleister Crowley
Navamsha Aleister Crowley

Birth Moon is Poorvabhadrapada nakshatra, this lunar mansion lies in Pisces sign. He was born in the 4th quarter of Poorvabhadrapada, so birth Moon is in a Navamsha owned by Cancer sign.

(This post on the Janma Navtara chakra, it is useful in several ways. Find the lunar mansion occupied by your birth Moon, the ‘Janma nakshatra’. Next find out the nakshatra’s specific pad/quarter in which the Moon was at the time of your birth.)

We are taking it down to the navamsha levels here. I have also written the quarter/pad number, so this chakra is technically called the Janma navtara amsha chakra for Crowley.

Tara Nakshatra count Planet
Janma amsha P.bhadrapada 4th pad Punarvasu 4th pad Vishakha 4th pad Jupiter
Sampat amsha U.Bhadrapada 4th pad Pushya 4th pad Anuradha 4th pad Saturn
Vipat amsha Revati 4th pad Ashleysha 4th pad Jeyshtha 4th pad Mercury
Kshema amsha Ashvini 4th pad Magha 4th pad Mula 4th pad Ketu
Pratyari amsha Bharani 4th pad P.phalguni 4th pad P.ashadha 4th pad Venus
Sadhaka amsha Krutika 4th pad U.phalguni 4th pad U.ashadha 4th pad Sun
Naidhana amsha Rohini 4th pad Hasta 4th pad Shravan 4th pad Moon
Mitra amsha Mruga 4th pad Chitra 4th pad Dhanishtha 4th pad Mars
Ati Mitra amsha Aradra 4th pad Swati 4th pad Shatataraka 4th pad Rahu

Crowley’s birth Moon in the 4th pad of a nakshatra, so whenever a planet crosses the specific 4th pad of any nakshatra, it will always give him a definite tangible result. This result will depend on what this planet stands for in the life. You know that Saturn is right now favourable for Pisces moon sign overall, so his overall transit in Capricorn sign will be auspicious for Crowley. But if you want to pinpoint the actual occurrence of a specific favourable result, then this table helps narrow down the prediction to a window of 1 month or so.

So, for Crowley, when Saturn transits the Shravan 4th pad, this would be the Naidhana Tara amsha. To predict what kind of results, we have to analyse the karakatva of Saturn. He is the ruler of the 7th and 8th house from the ascendant sign so is a class one malefic. It would be an overall bad time for him with endings of several types, turmoil in the keywords related to Saturn. But because Saturn is overall favourable for Pisces sign, things will not go really bad. Or he will gain something positive from the things which are going to end.

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Note one more thing.

This year, Saturn entered Shravan nakshatra, reached its 3rd quarter and turned retrograde. He moved backwards through 3rd 2nd and 1st quarters. Then while sitting in the 1st pad, he turned forwards again. Going forward, he is again travelled in quarters 1st 2nd 3rd.

  • So if your personal birth Moon is in the 1st 2nd 3rd quarter of your birth Nakshatra then Saturn would have given you more ups and downs as compared to people who were born in the 4th pad of any Nakshatra. As Saturn would have crossed over your birth lunar mansion quarter, ie Janma navtara amsha, three times in this year 2021.

So open your own Janma navtara chakra and see what Tara Shravan is for you.

  • If Shravan is your Janma tara, Vipat tara, Pratyak tara or Naidhana tara and if you were born in the 1st 2nd 3rd quarters of any Nakshatra then you must have experienced a lot of fluctuations in your life connected to Saturn in 2021 which would have caused you significant strain.
  • If you were born in the 4th quarter of any Nakshatra, then you are luckier. You will be facing Saturn in the Shravan 4th quarter for a brief period, 21 Jan – 17 Feb 2022 that too in his direct motion. Whatever he brings for you will not be revised or reviewed as he does not turn retrograde in these degrees in this cycle, it will be his final result for this cycle. So again, be careful if he is in the Janma, Vipat, Pratyak or Naidhana for you, he can give severe stresses. Reasonably average results for Kshema and Mitra. And expect good results for Sampat, Sadhaka and Atimitra, if Saturn is auspicious for you.

This is how you can understand and predict the results of planets, forward and retrograde using the Nakshatra quarters/Navamsha coupled with the transit results.

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The 64th Navamsha. 

One more technique, linked to the navamsha transits.

The Khara navamsha, 64th, its energies are similar to the Khara Drekkana. It lies in your 8th house. Significant transits of planets over this, especially of malefic planets, will cause some sort of ‘endings’ in your life. This can even be your own or your close family member’s physical death in case the longevity of the chart is at an end. Use the table of the navamsha signs above to find the 64th Navamsha starting from your birth Moon navamsha and from the ascendant degree navamsha. So you will get two significant navamshas, both of which can be called the 64th navamsha. The one counted from the Moon will give endings linked more to emotions and the one linked to the ascendant degree will give endings more on the material side.

Eg. for Crowley, the Khara navamsha,

  • from the birth Moon is the 1st navamsha of the Libra sign, owned by Libra itself. He should brace himself for emotional shocks whenever a planet crosses this span of the zodiac arc.
  • and from the ascendant degree is the 5th navamsha of the Capricorn sign owned by Taurus. So he should be ready for some unpleasant change in his material / physical environment whenever a planet crosses these degrees in the skies.

From this table, if your birth Moon or ascendant degree in Gemini sign – Aquarius navamsha, then Saturn currently at Shravan 2nd quarter, is transiting your Khara navamsha. Currently in the skies, Saturn is powerful and forward in his own sign and Mercury, (owner of Gemini) is debilitated in Libra. As you already know that this Saturn transit is not favourable for Gemini sign, he is transiting 8th from it. But to pinpoint the exact timing of the unfavourable results, use the Khara navamsha. So if you were born in Gemini sign Capricorn navamsha, ie your birth Moon or ascendant degree falls in this then you might be facing severe turmoil in life at this point of time, some things may have ended for you. You will get some relief after Saturn moves out from the 2nd quarter Shravan.

Next Saturn will enter the Shravan 3rd quarter, this is the 64th Navamsha for Gemini sign – Pisces navamsha borns. These people should take care then during his this upcoming transit.

When a slow moving planet transits the 64th navamsha, the things that this planet signifies in your life might come to a final end. Thus whatever Saturn signifies in your life may come to a conclusion during his this transit. eg If Saturn is connected to your 4th house then you may have to sell your house. Or if you have a birth planet in your Khara navamsha, you may be separated from what it means to you during this sensitive time. eg if he signifies your physical mother then take care of her during this time.

If there are any planets in the khara navamsha at birth then these planets will not be able to give very stable or satisfying results in life.

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Some more ideas for you to explore with your sample charts,

The elements, the Nakshatra pad and the Navamsha. If you analyse the sequence of the navamsha in the nakshatra, then you will observe that the

  • The 1st nakshatra pad/ navamsha is owned by fiery signs, Agni rashi ie Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. These are the natural Dharma trikon
  • The 2nd nakshatra pad/navamsha is owned by earthy signs, Pruthvi rashi ie Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, which make up the natural Arth trikon
  • The 3rd nakshatra pad/navamsha is owned by airy signs, Vayu rashi ie Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, the natural Kama trikon
  • The 4th nakshatra pad/navamsha is owned by watery signs, Jal rashi ie  Cancer Scorpio Pisces the natural Moksh trikon.

So as a planet, especially a slower moving one, transits through the Nakshatra quarters, he sequentially change the flavour of his result from Dharma, Arth, Kama and finally Moksh. The planet initiates an activity, gives it meaning, fulfils all desires associated with that activity and finally saturates you with the experiences of that activity. Then he is ready to move on into the activity indicated by the next Nakshatra in sequence. This cycle repeats endlessly.

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You can similarly analyse current events using Jupiter’s navamsha transits, he stays in one navamsha for about 1.5 months or so. Eg in the current time if he is in a positive Tara amsha for you then he will grant you something that is pleasing to your mind, eg the  if he stands for your life partner, you will be given a chance to be reunited with him/ her.

eg Today Jupiter is in Dhanishtha 2nd quarter. For Crowley, Dhanishtha is his Mitra tara, so during this time the Jupiter things/ people will be more friendly disposed towards him. But if Jupiter has to give him some specific result then this will be more likely during 15th – 31st Dec 2021 as Jupiter then will be transiting the Dhanishtha 4th pad, ie the specific Mitra tara amsha.

Rahu and Ketu stay in one navamsha for about 1 month or so. As they are kroor graha their way of giving results will be always turbulent. After this turbulence, if they are auspicious for you then they will give pleasing results or if not then unfavourable results are to be expected.

Try to refine your predictive ability by observing your sample charts, the events in these people’s lives and the movement of the planets in the skies.

(Someone recently said that I am writing only on heavy duty astrology. Todays post is an example. So if my readers want me to write on specific topics apart from astrology, Reiki, Runes, Tarot, Cartomancy, general essay etc etc types do let me know. Will write on something different next week. Thanks 🙂 )

Lunar eclipse Nov 2021 nakshatra level analysis

A partial Lunar Eclipse is coming up on 19th Nov 2021. 

  • Penumbral Eclipse begins 19 Nov 06:02:09 UTC
  • Partial Eclipse begins 07:18:42 UTC
  • Maximum Eclipse 09:02:55 UTC
  • Partial Eclipse ends 10:47:04 UTC
  • Penumbral Eclipse ends 19 Nov 12:03:40 UTC
  • Total eclipse duration of the eclipse is 6 hours, 2 minutes.
  • Duration of the partial eclipse is 3 hours, 28 minutes.

Map (from timeanddate.com)

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  • The white colored areas will not witness the eclipse.
  • The light purple colored areas in the map will see only the penumbral eclipse, this does not carry the real power of the eclipse. People living here are not required to follow the rules regarding the eclipse. The shadowing of the Moon will not be visible here.
  • The dark purple colored areas will see the actual umbral eclipse which is the real thing. People living in these areas will have to take all precautions regarding the eclipse.

For India / Bharat, The effects of the lunar eclipse last for as many weeks as many hours it was visible in an area. So for us, the effect will be very less on the national level and on the regional level it will subside in 1-2 weeks.

  • the umbral eclipse (dark purple colored at the eastern tip) is only visible in the eastern most tip, ie the eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh and eastern tip of Assam will briefly see the partial lunar eclipse. People living here will have to take the precautions for this brief time.

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Now for the astrological configuration.

  • Moon is transiting in Kruttika nakshatra in Taurus and will be under the influence of Rahu.
  • Sun in Vishakha and Ketu in Anuradha in Scorpio.
  • Mercury in Vishakha in Libra, he is combust.
  • Saturn in Shravan nakshatra in Capricorn. 
  • Jupiter in Dhanishtha nakshatra, Capricorn aspecting Taurus with his 5th aspect. This influence is not very strong as Jupiter is almost out of Capricorn and Moon is just entering Taurus. But Jupiter is still technically debilitated.
  • Venus in Poorvashadha nakshatra in Sagittarius.
  • Mars in Swati nakshatra, Libra. He too is combust, he will come out of combustion on 20th Nov.
  • The planets involved are obviously Moon, Rahu, Sun, Ketu. But we will also consider the additional influence of Mercury and Mars because of their combust state. 

Nakshatra involved are,

  • Krutika,
  • Vishakha
  • Anuradha.

Moon with Rahu is called a Shakti yog as described by Rishi Jaimini. This happens every month for 2.25days in transit. If you observe yourself and your surroundings on these days you can sense the effect of this yog in transit too. The upcoming eclipse will to some extent express this Shakti yog energy. Moon is in his highest degree of exaltation and its a Pourima, full Moon, he has maximum paksha bala too! This is a rare opportunity for people who are going to experience this eclipse. Do use the eclipse energy in some productive way.

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Analysis of the Nakshatra involved

Krutika Nakshatra lies partially in Aries 1/4th and in Taurus 3/4th. The Nakshatra devata is Agni. Rahu in Krutika is a typical position and we are seeing his effects. Now we have to factor in the Moon and his eclipse. Destruction of life in several ways as the nourishing energy fails, overall vitality will reduce. Creativity will be used for destruction. Misguided violence in several forms, ie harshness, ego, pride, short temper, accidents, rash behaviour, etc, there will be an increased desire to solve issues by fighting. Desire to show off physical or military abilities. There will be a requirement to defend oneself in different ways, eg maybe someone attacks, insults or someone tries to snatch your things by force. Possibility of being misguided in love, one to one, or personal relationships is high. Diplomacy, social harmony, rest, etc will all be pushed into the background. Any relationships broken during this time will not be easy to repair. Spoilage of useful things will increase. Body parts connected to Krutika are face and neck, so ailments connected to these areas can be triggered.

Vishakha nakshatra lies partially in Libra 3/4th and in Scorpio 1/4th. It is linked to Jupiter and ruled by Indra Agni. Sun and Mercury are in Vishakha during the eclipse. Political and military posturing will increase, but there will be an inability take proper decisions. Self centric and ambitious political leaders will prefer to divine and rule. Some critical secrets will come out in the open. But mostly people will try to hide their real motives and try underhand means to gain what they want. Violence, impulsiveness and ruin will be expected in some areas of life. A turbulent, self destructive streak will run high during this time. Again diplomacy, social interactions, rest etc will not be allowed. Body parts are kidneys, adrenals and the lower abdomen, diseases related to these areas are possible.

Anuradha nakshatra lies completely within the Scorpio sign. During the eclipse Ketu will be in Anuradha. Illusions are Rahu which mesmerise everyone and Ketu is the reality which is ignored. What is really happening at the Rahu’s end has to seen from Ketu’s position in Anuradha. It is ruled by Mitra and linked to Saturn. Saturnine energies magnified by the limitless Ketu means past Karma due in a big way. This can create confrontations, threatening situations, loss of livelihood, sudden deaths, communal violence, fanaticism, a sense of rebellion, everyone wanting to break free from whatever is binding them. Several will leave their physical bindings too. Body parts linked to Anuradha are reproductive organs, hips, lower abdomen, which can cause trouble. Drain on ‘reserves’, ie health, spiritual or financial or any other type of stored reserves. Actions may be required for self-preservation. ‘Sensitivity’ will increase, so mental issues are possible. He is in a Pushkar navamsha, so as long as the energies of the eclipse remain active, he will deny support. Especially intense effects are possible from mid-Dec 2021 to mid-Feb 2022, positive or negative will be determined by the individual charts.

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Effects on the nations.

The intensity of the effect will depend on for how long the nations saw the eclipse over their territory. If the national capital is involved then the effect will be more intense and affect the entire nation. This is a long eclipse, so its effect on the global levels will persist for about 6-7 months in some way or the other. To begin with there will be a decrease in temperatures, winters this year will be colder than expected. Rainfall, hail and snowfall will be more than the norm and cause destruction. Military posturing will increase. Governments will take strict actions and decisions. Advice given will be more on the lines of what the people in power want to hear rather than the genuine thing. 

We can get more information per the Navnayak scheme of things for this year, Shri Plava naam samvatsara. Of the 9 posts possible, 7 are directly affected. Mars is King, Commander, Flowing things, Clouds. Jupiter is Food grains. Moon is Essences causing positivity. In addition the eclipse itself is in Taurus, ruled by Venus – Essences which cause negativity. So temporarily all these will be afflicted. Only Saturn – agriculture is apparently out of the eclipse energies in this scheme. (Edit:But he is in a Navamsha owned by Taurus, so involved in a subtle way)

Effects on the individuals – These effects will be evident on you only if you are living in areas where this eclipse is visible. Significant effects will be seen on individuals with

  • Birth Moon conjunct Ketu or Rahu.
  • Birth Moon or even ascendant degree in Kruttika, Uttaraphalguni or Uttarashada nakshatra.
  • Birth Moon or ascendant sign in Vishakha, Punarvasu and Poorvabhadrapada.
  • Taurus or Scorpio as birth Moon sign or Ascendant.
  • Cancer and Leo birth Moon or ascendants should always be careful during all eclipses, karmic overload is possible.
  • If you are going through dasha periods of Moon, Sun, Rahu, Ketu these are common for all eclipses. But in addition, this time also Jupiter’s dasha periods.

Pregnant women must be careful. Best option is for this time duration, to sit in front of the puja ghar, household gods, altar etc and read something spiritual. Do not do any work or any other activity, just sit comfortably, read the texts or mentally recite some mantra or stotra, hymns etc.

Positive results can be expected for the following signs, if you do pujas during the eclipse and have a supportive birth/ transit chart.

  • Pisces birth Moon are again in the best position to gain from this eclipse, its occurring in the 3rd house from the birth Moon.
  • Sagittarius birth Moons are in the last phase of their sade-sati so it is hard for them. This eclipse in the 6th house can grant some positivity.
  • Cancer birth Moons will see some positivity as the eclipse in the 11th can help.
  • Capricorn and Virgo birth Moons can gain if you do pujas during the eclipse.

Eclipses are a burst of energy. So if you can channelise it you can gain else you will be swept away in its flow. So its always recommended that you do some sort of mantra, jaap, puja etc spiritual activity during the eclipse. Rahu and Ketu are astral forces and the Sun and the Moon are your highest chakras, Sahsarara and Ajnya. Some spiritual practice during the eclipse can grant both spiritual and material benefits. This time can grant some important insights, solutions if you remain focussed on your objective. You can use this time to get rid of old negative habits and start on a new leaf. Rahu will try to emotionally mess things up, but if the Mind can remain focussed on its purpose then this lunar eclipse energy can be harnessed for the greater good.

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