Lunar eclipse 8 Nov 2022 astrological predictions 

We recently witnessed a solar eclipse on 25th Nov (post here). It was for about 4 hrs, so its global effects will fade over the next 4yrs. A total lunar eclipse is now coming up on 8th Nov 2022.

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The entire eclipse, ie from the start of the partial phase to the end of the partial phase is about 3hrs 20mins. So the direct effect of this eclipse on the overall Earth will fade in about 3-4 weeks. (For lunar eclipse, number of hours = approx number of weeks). More than half of the Earth’s geographic area will experience the partial/ total phases. Only those regions who experience the total and partial eclipse will be affected. The penumbral part of the lunar eclipse does not have much of an astrological significance. This lunar eclipse will be visible in the land/sea areas on Earth as per this map (from

The entire Pacific ocean and the North sea areas above the Pacific will experience totality. Some parts of the Atlantic, Indian and Southern oceans will also experience the total and partial eclipse phases. Huge water bodies spanning both the hemispheres will be absorbing the energies of the eclipsed Moon. Among the nations, notably Japan, New Zealand, China, Australia, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada and USA will experience totality. The central and eastern part of Russia, eastern parts of Kazakasthan and other central Asian nations too will witness totality. Partial eclipse will be visible in both North and South Americas, Australia, the entire landmass of Asia, a small part of Antarctica etc. For Bharat / India, the eastern part will witness totality and the rest will see a partial lunar eclipse phase briefly from after sunset till 06:19pm. (New Delhi will witness a partial eclipse). 

In the recent Solar eclipse of 25th Oct 2022, the Sun was very deeply debilitated, Mercury was not combust and had power from being in his own Virgo, Venus was completely combust, Moon had zero paksha bala, Saturn was retrograde and Mars was moving forward. Now these planets have dramatically changed energies and will give somewhat different results in this lunar eclipse.

The configuration of the planets in the skies during the eclipse is as follows,

  • Aries – Bharani nakshatra with Rahu (post here) and Moon.
  • Gemini – retrograde Mars in Mruga nakshatra (post here). The eclipse is occurring in his Aries.
  • Libra – Svati nakshatra with Ketu. Vishakha nakshatra with the debilitated Sun (Libra is his sign of debilitation), completely combust Mercury (within 1deg) and combust Venus (5 deg away).
  • Capricorn – Dhanishta nakshatra with Saturn (post here). 
  • Pisces – Uttarabhadrapada nakshatra with retrograde Jupiter (post here) He is not directly involved in the eclipse.

The nakshatra involved in the eclipse are – Rahu and Moon in Bharani, Ketu in Svati and the Sun in Vishakha. And the signs are Aries and Libra.

  • The Bharani, Poorvaphalguni and Poorvaashadha nakshatra borns should be especially careful for 3-4 weeks after the eclipse, ie those with their birth Moon, birth Sun or ascendant signs in these nakshatras should avoid unnecessary risks. If you have any birth planets in these nakshatras in your personal horoscope, then whatever areas these are supposed to signify in your life will experience a burst of karmic energy.
  • Also if your ascendant sign or birth Moon sign falls in Aries/ Libra, it is advisable to be careful. In fact any birth planet in 15-25 deg in these two in your personal horoscope will trigger karma.

The eclipse will involve 6 graha. Sun, Moon, Rahu and Ketu are the usual four. Mercury and Venus are the two additional ones. Whatever these six planets signify in your chart, you will see a sudden release of karma in these areas of your life. 

  • Venus is strongly aspecting Moon. Even if he is combust but 5deg away now and he is still a Guru thus has some potential to support the Moon. (I am counting on this one position to grant auspiciousness for some of us at least.) 
  • Mercury is completely combust so for all practical purposes he does not exist. Sun has absorbed him completely and become a composite Sun+Mercury energy system. So when interpreting results for the Sun, do add the keywords of Mercury to him.
  • Saturn is aspecting Libra and the 4 planets in it. He is quite powerful in Capricorn/ Dhanishta nakshatra. This is an uncomfortable aspect and he will trigger delays, restrictions, karmic retributions and suffering in the matters connected to this sign and these planets in your chart. Also the natural significations of these graha/sign will show obstructions. Eg Libra is the natural intellectual processes, balance, equitable trade, fair deals, relationships based on legal procedures, your relationship with your self etc, all this will suffer. 
  • And retrograde Mars (post here) is aspecting this Saturn in Capricorn with his 8th aspect. Mars has gained power by virtue of his retrograde. This is not a good aspect (post here). Mars will force his impatience, aggression and temper on Saturn/ Capricorn. So whatever Saturn/ Capricorn indicates in your life, be ready for premature actions and unwonted aggression here. You will be goaded into action without due preparation. Also the natural things linked to Capricorn and Saturn, eg Capricorn is the natural governments, social structure, professional status etc will be subjected to Mars’s typical nature of aggression etc. He is retrograde so indirect, stealthy, under the surface actions will dominate the mindset/ behaviour.

Briefly for the signs of the zodiac.

  • Aries borns will remain under stress and need to be careful in all aspects of life.
  • Taurus borns will be able to manage but personal health will be affected, unexpected losses are possible, unknown fears will trouble the mind.
  • Gemini can make some gains if they control their ego and behaviour.
  • Cancer borns may feel the pressure at their jobs but overall this time is average for them.
  • Leo borns will be unable to meet expectations, overwork is expected, but some opportunities can pop up. Act only if you are convinced about these projects.
  • Virgo borns should avoid trusting others unnecessarily. Family pressures and personal health issues can disrupt your mind/body. 
  • Libra borns are under severe karmic pressure, pay attention to your self first. Stress is expected from all aspects of life. 
  • Scorpio may have physical losses, unknown fears and diseases which cannot be easily diagnosed.
  • Sagittarius should not allow their self ego/ personal opinions to spoil their relationships.
  • For Capricorn, home repairs, property disputes and mother’s health can be a stress point.
  • Aquarius will have some unexpected opportunities which can be utilized with due care.
  • Pisces have scope for monetary gains but overall tiredness will make you irritable.

To determine the specific results expected for you, open your individual horoscope.

  • Evaluate the power of your birth Moon, ascendant sign/ lord. If these are strong then there is a good possibility of favourable results. (Especially Aries, Cancer, Leo and Libra signs should make an extra effort to utilise the eclipse energies.) 
  • If your birth Venus is strong then he will help you better channelise the eclipse.
  • If you have a strong birth Sun (and/or Mercury), then this possibility becomes even stronger.
  • Finally if your birth Rahu or Ketu are yogkarak for your personal chart (post here) then some positive results are definite in the next 3-4 weeks.
  • Note where Aries falls in your personal birth Moon chart. For the next 1month or so, whatever this house signifies, you will experience unexpected events which will leave deep impressions in your life. Eg if your birth Moon is in Pisces then Aries is the second sign counted from him and this eclipse will influence resources, money, investments, family members, your family properties etc. 
  • But if your birth chart is not strong enough, or if your birth Moon is weak, or if you are undergoing an adverse dasha/ transit then you should take adequate precautions for the next 3-4 weeks at least as the eclipse energies will cast a destabilising effect on you. 

Avoid taking risks, especially near water. Avoiding adventure sports like rafting, swimming in natural water bodies, water sports etc. Travel and tourism in natural areas like forests, seashores etc is not advisable for at least 1 month. Games of chance eg gambling, and processes which are based on unpredictability eg stock market will be even more unpredictable than usual. Mental turbulence will be quite high for sometime so be careful if you have to take major decisions now.

For the global level predictions, 

  • This lunar eclipse is going to be visible over very huge expanses of water. A dramatic change in the weather patterns which originate in these oceans will have global long term indirect impacts. The coasts and in the water/air routes will remain vulnerable. 
  • Mars is retrograde, so we can expect an overall ‘cooling down’. However this will also lead to simmering tensions, sheath attacks, sabotage, accidents, blasts, terrorist attacks, unexpected disasters, underwater explosions, volcanic activity etc. Human actions will provoke, instigate, invade etc typical Mars’s keywords amplified by Rahu and powered by the Moon. And natural processes will be unpredictable, dangerous and generate imbalance, scattered by Ketu.
  • All the nations who will experience the eclipse and especially those whose national capital will absorb the total eclipse will face economic issues, civil unrest and political instability.
  • If you have the precise birth details of national leaders then note their birth Moon sign/ ascendant sign. If their time is favourable then they may be able to support their nations also. 
  • I have mentioned this eclipse in the list of major eclipses which will cause significant change (post here). The deeper ongoing conflict between the East and the West will continue for several years (post here). A overt war is already on in West Asia. Russia and its allies are fighting the West through Ukraine by proxy. This eclipse is not visible in Moscow nor in Kiev but the graha combination is an indication of escalation. If you look at the charts, ie it is only Russia and Ukraine for now, Russia has the advantage as its foundation birth chart is better. 
  • This eclipse will trigger a significant destabilisation in the Central/ Eastern Asian region. Totality will cover the points China/Taiwan, N/S Korea etc. The central Asian nations will also be pressurised about choosing a side. The failed and the already in-trouble nations like Afghanistan, Pakistan will become even more unstable, all of which will threaten the overall region. 
  •  There is a real danger to/from the trigger happy leaders of the ‘collective west’. Canada, USA (both – current lunar eclipse’s effects) and Europe (past solar eclipse’s effect) will continue their downward trajectory. 
  • The eclipse is affecting more than half the world directly and the rest of the world indirectly. There is a possibility of change in leadership after the eclipse for several nations. Maximum destabilisation is expected during the 1month post-eclipse.

For Bharat, some losses are inevitable. Economic gains will fluctuate in the short term. Our prominent leaders, army officers and people critical in maintaining our nation’s security must take due care. Our leaders are trying their best, however these oncoming challenges are going to be severe. Everyone must do whatever they can to support our nation. 

If this eclipse is visible where you live, it is advisable to some spiritual activity during the eclipse. There are only two ways of addressing karmic imbalances, Daana and Mantra. As always use your common sense. Do only that much as advisable and as per your level to absorb.

Solar eclipse Oct 2022 astrological predictions

Eclipses act as trigger points for events which have personal and global implications. A partial solar eclipse is coming up on 25th Oct 2022 on Diwali Amavasya.  It will be visible in almost all of Europe, north Africa, Middle East and west Asia. It is visible all over Bharat/ India. The areas in the dark yellow colored zone will be more affected by the eclipse compared to the areas in the light yellow colored zone of this map. The light blue sea areas and the white colored land area will not be directly affected by the eclipse energies. The eclipse is visible for about 4hrs, so its effect will gradually fade over 4yrs. 

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eclipse 2A partial solar eclipse is coming up on 25th Oct 2022 on Diwali Amavasya. Eclipses act as trigger points for events which have personal and global implications.

(This map and data is from

First let’s note the configuration of the planets in the skies,

  • Libra – Svati nakshatra with Sun Moon Venus and Ketu who is doing the eclipse. Sun is completely debilitated in Svati, so is anyways not going to give auspicious results. The Amavasya Moon has almost zero strength, he is just a degree away from the Sun. Venus the sign lord being here would have helped ease the energies of the eclipse but he is completely burnt out, combust within a degree of the Sun. And all three are within 15deg of Ketu. In short, all four graha are supremely uncomfortable in Svati.
  • Virgo – Chitra nakshatra with Mercury. He is within 15deg from the Sun/ Moon energies in the neighbouring Svati so is associated with the eclipse energy.
  • Aries – Bharani nakshatra with Rahu participating in the eclipse. Rahu indicates the direction of desire and also the possible source of fascination, danger, deceit, illusion, smoke and mirrors.
  • Capricorn – Dhanishta nakshatra with a powerful Saturn who is aspecting the eclipse in Libra with his 10th aspect. 
  • Pisces – Uttarabhadrapada nakshatra with a retrograde Jupiter, he is not directly involved.
  • Gemini – Mruga nakshatra with a slowly moving Mars, he too is not directly involved. But Mars is aspecting Saturn from 16th Oct till 13th Nov. This is a very typical combination which is extremely suffocating for Saturn at the moment. This will act as a dangerous trigger in the overt and covert war that is raging in the world at present.

The eclipse is occurring in the Svati – Bharani nakshatra axis in the Libra – Aries signs. Whatever these signs/ nakshatra indicate in your life, they will trigger some significant change. Here are some possible generic astrological predictions. 

Svati nakshatra is ruled by the devata Marut is linked to Rahu and will host 4 planets during the eclipse. A huge burst of energy will be channeled through the Svati filter. The eclipse energies will cause severe turbulence as most of us will lose track of our purpose and our path. Imbalance will be evident everywhere. ‘Breaking up’ of various types is expected. This can be breakups in relationships in personal lives or breaking up of nations at the global levels. Whatever level this energy operates, it will be a cruel, ruthless and a destructive process. There will be a coldness, a lack of heat, all over, this can be expressed as oncoming physical cold weather or coldness in human relationships or a dip in the economy. Thought processes will be scattered, no point of focus, hazed out intellect. We all will try to put off taking decisive action. Diplomacy, socialisation and other hallmarks of a civilised society will vanish, crass and crude behaviour will predominate. Selfishness, greed, deceit and betrayals are possible. People will forget their strengths, their potential and not be able to actively use their resources. Their minds will be closed to new ideas and be unable to accept the other’s view points. Everyone will talk too much but there will be no cohesion in their words. Restlessness will be very high and there will be difficulty in concentrating on the important stuff. Long term planning will be marked by its absence. It will be easy to whip passions and create mass movements which will cause damage in the long term.

Bharani nakshatra is ruled by the devata Yam and linked to Venus. Only one graha, Rahu will be present here during the eclipse. So there will be a subtle desire to end things. But this ‘end’ will not be random event but a karmic end as per the law of balance. A phase of destruction coupled with a promise of reconstruction in the future. Extreme events accompanied by chaos and confusion are expected. Detailed planning is under process either in secret or on the subconscious levels now before the actual events become evident after the eclipse. But these actions will be taken without regard to the long term consequences. Recklessness and an explosive desire to break the society, established norms, culture, rules etc and act against common sense is going to be on a high.

I have already written detailed posts on the predictions for this year and the current situation with Jupiter retrograde, Saturn in Dhanishta, Venus combust, the upcoming Mars retrograde and now this eclipse. Rahu and Ketu both are subconscious urges, it is not easy to pinpoint their activities.

Some general predictions. As is common with every eclipse, weather disruptions will be evident. Heavy winds, more so as Svati is involved, cyclones, flooding etc will occur in hill and coastal areas. Electrical grid failures and power shortages are possible. Accidents and fires in the shipping/ aerospace industry or gas related industries or caused by water and liquids are possible. Agriculture will suffer.  Economy will see wild fluctuations. People with susceptible horoscopes should avoid going swimming etc as drowning type of deaths are possible. Diseases linked to Vaat and Kapha, ie the respiratory system are possible so if you are suffering from such a chronic condition be careful for a month or so after the eclipse. For the nations who will face the eclipse energies, the time will be especially turbulent. All the nations whose national capital will experience the eclipse will face political instability. Most nations in Europe and Central Asia will face political instability, and the extent of turbulence will depend on their ‘birth horoscopes’.  Eg for Russia the national capital and half the area is under the darker yellow belt but its ‘birth horoscope’ is quite strong. For Ukraine its birth chart is not as powerful, so it will suffer more. The Ukraine Russia war is obviously going to intensify. Ukraine will suffer more. Any strategy conceived during this period will not be of any help in ending the war. The sea areas at the north are in the darker yellow color so I anticipate something here that will reduce their use to use. Eg formation of more ice in these waters which stops the shipping routes. Or perhaps mines placed in the sea routes.

The planets involved are the usual four Sun, Moon, Rahu, Ketu and the additional Venus and Mercury, a total of six planetary energies. This eclipse is especially turbulent for the birth Moon signs/Janma rashi, Aries Gemini Cancer Virgo Libra Scorpio and Pisces. 

  • Aries are going to face issues from practically every aspect of life, but personal health, finances and relationships will be more stressful. Do some mantra/dana to help yourself in this time.
  • Taurus can get some opportunities to gain, use them well. Your enemies, diseases and debts will be under control but pay attention to your physical health as long as Venus is combust.
  • Gemini should keep their ego under control. Else this will impact your finances and love relationships. Children can suffer or cause you suffering, so pay attention to their issues.
  • Cancer will face unanticipated expenditure and financial losses. Your family members, mother, home or property can be a source of stress. 
  • Leos can use their personal courage and boldness to seize opportunities which come their way. Be ready for some unpleasant encounters in the near future. Teammates will cause stress in office.
  • Virgo will face opposition in everything it takes up. Unwonted criticism and gossip can cause you harm. Family members will be irritating and you might have unanticipated expenses.
  • Libra is going to face tough times in all aspects of life. 4 planets here, including Venus, who are all uncomfortable together and aspected by Saturn. Do some pujas and invoke the protection of your owner Venus and his friend Saturn to help you. 
  • Scorpio will face problems but you will not be able to pinpoint the sources nor arrive at a solid solution. Rest will be disturbed and your mind will not be able to concentrate. There will be losses which will drain your vitality.
  • Sagittarius can get unexpected gains from earlier investments. This eclipse can give you some positive results if you remain alert and act in time.
  • Capricorn will be able to positively use these energies. There will be some opportunities in the professional field but evaluate them carefully before committing yourself. But the father’s health may cause concern.
  • Aquarius may get some positive support from their elders/seniors in their endeavours. Doing pujas of the Kuldevata will be helpful in making full use of the eclipse energy.
  • Pisces will see sudden changes in their lives which will cause stress. If you have any underlying health condition then be alert in this time. Avoid unnecessary risks. Occult and unknown forces are at work in your life.

If you wish to see the result counted from your ascendant signs/ Lagna rashi then the effects will be more on the physical levels with lesser emotional involvement.

Eclipses give spiritual gains and can also be channelised to give material stuff. They act as trigger points as the subjective forces of Rahu and Ketu obscure the internal divinity ie the Sun or the nourishing divinity ie the Moon and release unbalanced karma on significant levels. After an eclipse some of us will experience unexpected losses and some will get unexpected gains depending on the individual charts. Positive effects are more likely if your birth horoscope is powerful enough to absorb this energy burst. If you live in a region where the eclipse is visible it is advisable to perform some sort of mantra or daan during the duration of the eclipse so that negative effects are reduced and positivity is generated in life. 

Mars 2022 retrograde analysis and predictions 

Mars will be going retrograde in the signs of Taurus and Gemini soon. The time line of the planet’s movements are as follows,

  • Mars entered Taurus on 10th Aug and has entered Gemini on 16th Oct.
  • He will be almost stationary on 29th – 31st Oct as he apparently reverses his direction. This stationary phase is called stambhan and the planet is said to be a stambhit graha. 
  • Mars will be going retrograde on 30th Oct in Gemini.
  • He re-enters Taurus retrograde on 13th Nov.
  • And starts his forward motion on 13th Jan 2023 in Taurus. (He retraces his position to about 13deg Taurus. He was here last on 3rd Sept 2022 in his forward motion.)
  • Mars reenters Gemini on 11th Mar 2023 and will reach the same degree on which he had started his retrograde on 30th Oct 2022.

This means that the effects of this retrograde will applicable broadly from 3th Sept 2022 till 15th Mar 2023. And strongly applicable from 30th Oct 2022 to 13th Jan 2023.

During this time he will be going through all the eight types of movements. Ie is going to be going forward, then moving very slowly, then stationary, then retrograde then again slow down, then stationary then slowly forwards and finally forwards. During this time, about 7-8months, he will be visiting and revisiting very intensely a very small, about 18deg, arc length of the zodiac. (Normally Mars travels 5-6 signs in 7-8 months in his usual forward motion.) 

Planets become stronger when retrograde so during this time the martian influence over each one of us will increase. But during this time, the energy will directed inwards or towards the past. ie you may be able to recognise certain tendencies within you to be problematic and thus use the energy generated during this time to address them. Or you may be able to identify certain issues in the past which have caused problems for you and now the energy of this time can help you address these.

For predicting events during this time frame we need to look at the other events in the skies during this time too. There are two eclipses coming up, one solar and one lunar and the solar eclipse on Divali amavasya will be especially strong. Saturn is retrograde, karma are building up and that too in Dhanishta nakshatra. Venus is combust and Jupiter retrograde, thus both Gurus unable to function normally. During this time Mars will be in Taurus and Gemini signs and in the Rohini and Mruga nakshatras. The broad predictions during this time are as follows,

  • Agriculture will be affected on a global scale, in fact all production related activities will show losses. Nature will become ‘unproductive’ and every activity based on the creative power of nature will suffer. This includes all primary goods and raw materials that we harvest directly from nature which will now be in scarce supply.
  • Economy will slow down drastically, as all financial and commercial activities will be affected. Stored resources will literally burn up during this time. Those nations who have managed to stockpile essential resources, ie power, water, food, medicine etc will be able to come out of this time safely, others will be in serious trouble. Basic requirements for living a normal life will be denied to several.
  • Global economy will be shaky and this is not a time for risky investments. Prices will increase for precious metals and raw materials. Export import and all such activities where transport and communications are involved will also grind to a halt.
  • Software will be used as a weapon. Nations will try to attack the data, software etc of their enemies. Propaganda and misinformation will be used as a tool to control narratives and people.
  • Physical activity will go down as everyone becomes just a little lazy. Motivation to move around, work and actually do stuff may go down. There will be low physical drive and activity levels.
  • Mental activity however will remain high and this time is conducive for planning and strategising. Everyone will express their aggression in an unpredictable manner and show changes in their behaviour during this time.
  • Possibility of short lived romantic affairs, as people search desperately for love. Marital disputes will show an increase. Everyone will be driven to chase money and resources by any means possible. 
  • Natural calamities are expected. Winter will be colder than average. Heavy rains with strong winds in the hill/ coastal states are possible. In the hills, expect snow, cloudbursts and associated landslides etc. One severe earthquake is possible. Electricity/ power generation will be affected.
  • Accidents, road rage, electrical accidents, home invasions and robberies etc are also going to increase. 

The Ukraine Russia war will continue and even intensify. Russia will always have the upper hand in this war as it has a better chart. (I have written two posts on long term predictions here and here)

For Bharat, in addition to the general predictions above, times are going to be tough and our government will take the necessary tough decisions from time to time. These decisions will trigger protests from anti national groups which will cause violent disruptions in public life from time to time. Death of at least one major public figure is expected during this retrograde. We will endure as we always have, but a few years of significant disruptions and an existential struggle are in the offing. (Each one of us has to contribute in some way. The least you can do is to pray for our Bharat’s welfare in your daily routine.)

A very drastic change is in the air, those who adapt to the inevitable will be more successful after March 2023. But post 2023, all this confusion created by Mars can again erupt in a violent manner, so it is best to be careful for a couple of months afterwards.

In a broader way, our entire human civilisation will be affected. A very dramatic change is coming up which will affect the current human civilisation, stability and order in a very turbulent way. Those who will not be able to adjust and adapt to this change will physically leave. Mars is going retrograde in Rohini after a very long period. 

This Mars is unfavourable for all the signs as he is going retrograde in a very sensitive portion of the zodiac, ie in the Rohini nakshatra. However here are some sign-wise pointers,

  • Mars owns Aries and Scorpio. Aries will face non stop issues which will cause stress. Especially family problems, financial and legal issues. Scorpio will face the highest turbulence and severe hurdles in every aspect of life so be very careful.
  • Mars is linked to the nakshatra Mruga, Chitra, Dhanishta. So if you have your birth Moon in any of these you will face confusion, will be unable to take appropriate decisions, will be unable to adapt to the changes coming up and suffer losses. 
  • Also this time is unfavourable for the signs Taurus Gemini Libra and Aquarius. Taurus will have enough financial resources but there will be uncertainty and lack of direction. If you can control your ego then you can remain balanced in this time. Gemini will face exhaustion and all the relationships in your life will cause stress. Be patient and use your spare time to rest. Libra has to be careful about its physical health and its erratic behaviour will cause short term disputes and also long term problems. Aquarius will be financially stable but legal issues will pop up and the spouse will cause stress. 
  • This Mars is somewhat favourable for the rest of the signs. Briefly. Cancer will be able to reap the benefits of all the work that they have put in in the past few months. So be decisive and implement your plans confidently. Leo has to be alert, there are some opportunities coming up but you have to act quickly in order to make the most of these. Beware of gossip and backstabbing in office. Virgo will have to struggle in your professional/personal life and things will seem hopeless from time to time, but Jupiter is favourable for you and will save you from the worst. Sagittarius will recover from past problems but slowly. Keep going steadily, do not take risks. However there can be stress from the children. Capricorn will face isolation and loneliness, as separation from children and spouse is possible. Be clear about your purpose, evaluate why are you doing what you are doing. Pisces will see some positive changes in life, new opportunities in work, improvement in health and finances is possible, short journeys for work/ pleasure will be fruitful. 


Finally you need to analyse your birth chart and check if Mars is favourable or unfavourable for you at birth. This is something which even beginners can find out. In case he he unfavourable for your chart then he will cause turmoil in your life during this period. If he is favourable then you will be offered some opportunities which you must be intelligent enough to recognise and boldly act upon. 

For more advanced students there are several tools, from the Janma nav tara chakra, Kota chakra, Ashtakvarga scores etc which can be used to gain more information on how this retrograde will be affecting your life.

Remedies are as always Daana and Mantra. Or if you can, then intelligently modulating the behaviour to make the most of the prevailing energies.

Venus combust 2022 analysis and predictions

Venus is in charge of all one-one relationships, and all the things which satisfy you. Daityaguru Shukracharya can grant Moksh to the more evolved individual souls or material pleasure to those lower down in the spiritual levels. He signifies luxuries, sexual relationships etc, pleasures of the mind/ body. If he is spoilt in the chart then he grants addictions, casual physical affairs, unstable finances, no sense of the spiritual etc. He is a very cryptic graha, and he tests your abilities of single-pointed focus, endurance and intelligence.

Venus is considered combust when he is 10deg around the Sun in the forward motion. It is like the planet has evaporated, absorbed by the Sun. Its attributes temporarily weakened. And when it gets exceptionally close to the Sun, it feels as if it has vanished from the skies. Combustion in transit affects all of us together. So before combustion season starts it is better to be aware and be prepared for an over-load of the Sun’s scorching energy. Sun is a natural malefic and so close to a naturally auspicious graha, ie Venus, he damages the Daityaguru’s capacity to do good for everyone, everywhere.

In this year Venus will be going combust from 15th Sept to 2nd Dec 2022. And during this time he will be transiting through four signs from Leo to Scorpio.

Also during this time Mercury will be briefly combust and retrograde till 2nd Oct, he is in Virgo. Saturn in Capricorn is retrograde till 22nd Oct and Jupiter will remain retrograde in Pisces till 21st Nov. Interestingly all three are in their own signs. (And Venus will also be going combust in his own Libra for some time.) And Mars will be going retrograde in Gemini and Taurus from 30th Oct (will write a separate post on Mars soon). Two eclipses, lunar and solar will occur during this time frame. The solar eclipse on the Deepavali amavasya will be especially intense. This is all the overall background energy.

The ascendant and birth Moon signs Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio will be affected the most. Also wherever these signs are placed in your chart, you will feel the pressure. Eg if in your chart, Taurus represents your mother then you will feel a strange disconnect from her etc. Similarly the lunar mansions linked to Venus, ie Bharani, Poorvaphalguni and Poorvashadha nakshatra will also see some effects of this combustion, so be alert if your birth Moon or ascendant degree/ Lagna falls in these nakshatra. 

To pinpoint the effect of this combustion on you individually, you will have to first analyse your chart. A weak chart suffers more in adverse transits and a stronger chart can convert adversity to opportunity. A strongly placed ascendant sign, Ascendant lord and birth Moon grant physical and mental strength to easily navigate through any situation.

Then note what all Venus signifies in your chart, the houses he owns, his position, influences on him, exalted or debilitated, ashtakvarga, nakshatra, shad-bala, etc his power to give results should be examined in depth. Also if the chart is going through the following stronger effects will be seen.

  • If you are going through Vimshottari Venus mahadasha, or Venus sub-period ie Venus antardasha in any other planet’s mahadasha.
  • Taurus as the Lagna or Moon sign Taurus should pay attention to personal health, especially heat related diseases. Also this is the most determined sign of the zodiac so you might be even more stubborn and headstrong than usual.
  • Libra ascendant or birth Moon sign Libra– again health issues and turbulent unexpected changes coupled with a deep sense of imbalance which affects you in every way.
  • Note which house Venus is transiting in your chart and expect turbulence from the keywords of this house and also the house opposite it. Eg When Venus is transiting Libra, also pay attention to the stuff that Aries signifies in your chart.
  • If you have Venus combust in your birth chart then you generally feel lonely but unwilling to accept or express it. You feel unbalanced in one-one relationships and often lose out on important interactions because of your self centred behaviour. When Venus goes combust in transit, you will feel even more restrictions in relationships, financial, material, spiritual etc matters. Do try to focus on what you really want deep inside, rather than what you think you want.

The effect of combustion will also depend on the strength of the Sun in your personal birth horoscope at birth and also in transit. So you should also be aware of what the Sun stands for in your birth chart. If the Sun is a functional benefic for the chart, there would be some good results. If your birth Sun is strong or if he gains strength during this time in transit, then you might feel a very high level of self-confidence which can as easily become over-confidence in the matters related to Venus.

Combust Venus means that the energy of the planet is absorbed by the Sun. A ‘Venus eclipse’ and everything connected to Venus be dominated by your self-ego. All the attributes of Venus, ie fairness, balance, law, equitable relations, money, resources, etc will be unbalanced. No one will feel like sharing anything but will feel entitled to dominate, grab and hoard things selfishly for their own selves. 

When Venus is combust his guidance is no longer available. The esoteric Guru has evaporated. It becomes difficult to judge the true value of things, people, actions, emotions, relationships, thoughts, desires etc during this period. Inability to appreciate what you have. Validation will be conspicuous by its absence. Unfairness in love and a disinclination to give and receive from your loved ones, out of balance irrational behaviour. A sense of internal loneliness is triggered which is expressed as a superficial exaggerated bravado in the matters controlled by Venus. Yet on the inside, there will be low self esteem, discomfort, a sense of defeat, desperation and inferiority.

There will be disputes in the family and with the spouse. Expect criticism from loved ones. Spiritual practice might suffer. Financial losses, separations from loved ones, breaks in business partnerships, addictions etc. Creative arts, eg films music etc might not be able to express themselves for sometime, ‘writer’s block’ is possible. Recognition for creativity will reduce, some might not get paid enough for their work. Forgeries, cheating, corruption, immorality etc can increase. Warped ideas will be promoted as ‘creativity’. Decision making capacity will decrease. Some might find themselves tangled in intense but short term legal issues and erratic romantic affairs. 

An unhealthy fascination with cosmetic procedures and artificial modifications of the body. In extreme cases by performing irreversible and dangerous surgeries on the body. Do recognise that this desire to go under the surgical knife stems from an inability to love your own self. The real solution is to follow some daily ritual where you spend some time with yourself and learn to appreciate your own beauty. 

This period is not suitable for any auspicious activities, pujas, ceremonies etc and especially the sanskars of our Dharma are not performed during this time.

On the global levels. As I have repeatedly mentioned, the war in Ukraine will drag on, there is really no end in sight. Russia has the upper hand for several reasons, to begin with it has a better chart. This war will consume the ‘West’ ie Europe and USA. Their collective economy will go down, people will physically exit this earth and there will be continued turmoil and suffering. All this will have an overall negative impact on the global economy which will also slow down. National and international treaties, contracts, partnerships or agreements will not be honoured. Every nation will try to secure its own assets at the expense of its neighbours. Discussions on non-issues will consume public energy. Expect civil unrest and riot like situations in several nations. Public health will be affected. Generally the nations to the east of Bharat will fare better than those on the west. (And the transits etc of the other planets will aggravate the situation instead of showing a way out, especially Mars in Taurus will wreck finances, currencies, national treasuries etc.)

Specifically for Bharat’s Independence Day chart, Taurus is the ascendant sign. Venus is the ascendant lord going combust and with all the additional planetary movements, the coming time is not good. He will be combust and transiting the 4th to 9th house of the national chart, impacting the keywords of these houses as he goes through them in sequence. There will be national security concerns. The economy will see a slowdown. Public health will be affected. Financial measures will have to be taken which can hurt. Agricultural produce will be affected, in fact all sort of production will see a decrease. Natural disasters especially excessive rainfall, high wind, flooding etc is expected. There will be civil unrest, protests etc by anti national elements which will adversely affect several states. Anti-national activities will rise. (Shakun shastra is the study of omens. I was reading a news item last week where a crack was seen in the Arun stambh of the Bhagwan Jagannath temple at Puri. This is not an auspicious shakun and it indicates negative results for the state of Odisha and also for the nation.)

Our society is based on relationships of so very many types. Every relationship, where two or more entities are involved, is based on agreements, even the most romantic partnership will have some said/unsaid rules. And when Venus is combust in the skies, all these agreements go for a toss, and this is leads to unsolvable problems.


Remedies as always are Daan and Mantra.

  • You can try to do daan on the day Venus turns combust. And daan is not charity, it is a conscious giving away of the unbalanced energy to a Consciousness capable of accepting it.
  • Mantra of Venus on Fridays will be very helpful. Or worship of any feminine deity or reciting the Shri Sukta or any mantra or stotra of a feminine deity will also equally work as a remedy.
  • Also you can try wearing the fragrances or colors associated with Venus to subtly bring about a change in the energy. Venus is associated with certain foods which you can also add to your diet.
  • You can also alter your behaviour or change your expectations during this time frame. But intelligently modulating the mindset is possible only if you are on a higher spiritual level or are already practicing some regular spiritual practices.
  • A daily schedule of simple pujas for your Kuldevata or Ishtadevata etc is always recommended as this helps hold you together even in trying circumstances and it also helps the additional remedies to act more effectively on you.

Analysing Varna of the Nakshatra

(I wrote a detailed post on the energy dynamics of the four Varna of a Dharmic society here. This post is about using the Varna concept in Jyotish.)

In Uttar Bharat, the signs/ rashi are assigned Varna. This concept is commonly used in the Ashtakoota system for matching charts for marriage. In this system, the birth Moon sign determines the varna.

In Dakshin Bharat, the Nakshatra varna is more commonly used. The Varna of the Lunar mansion occupied by the birth Moon ie the Janma Nakshatra, is considered during matching charts for marriage.

  • Vipra – Ashwini Pushya Ashleysha Vishakha Anuradha Shatataraka Poorvabhadrapada.
  • Kshatriya – Bharani Punarvasu Magha Swati Jeyshtha Dhanishtha Uttarabhadrapada.
  • Vaishya – Krutika Aradra Poorvaphalguni Chitra Moola Shravan Revati
  • Shudra – Rohini Mruga Uttaraphalguni Hasta Poorvaashadha Uttaraashadha

And the graha also have Varna.

The Varna concept is used in marriage chart matching but also can be applied in regular life, for analysing the personality, the mental/ emotional tendencies etc. If you are aware of your Mind you can proactively live a more settled and successful life. The Varna of the nakshatra occupied by the Moon, ie the Janma nakshatra, will indicate your mental tendencies. The Varna of the Lagna nakshatra, ie the lunar mansion occupied by the ascendant degree will give some pointers as to the overall personality and the environment you are placed in. And I have observed that in charts with powerful Rahu or Ketu, the nakshatra occupied by the more powerful node also has a significant but subtle impact on the person.

The Nakshatra level analysis indicates the subtle points about the personality which are generally ignored. This sort of analysis will be relevant only for those charts which are on a reasonably good evolutionary level.  You have to have some level of self awareness and some clarity about your life and life purpose to understand and use this information. It is of no use for individuals who do not wish to self introspect or make efforts to change themselves.

So check out the lunar mansion occupied by your birth Moon. The Moon is the indicator of the Mind and you are basically what your Mind says you are. This is why a brilliantly placed birth Moon is the best ‘yog’ possible. The nakshatra of the Moon works as a filter between you/your Mind and everything else. It also filters out what you need for this life from your sum total. ie your astral self which is the Moon, is filtered by this nakshatra and this creates the Mind for your current lifetime.

If your birth Moon occupies a Vipra Nakshatra then you will naturally feel more inclined to the Vipra type of activities. You are highly intelligent, you learn things by heart and also understand concepts very deeply, you are willing to learn. You are capable of studying long hours, practicing your routines seriously, very dedicated, you have faith in an higher intelligence and are religious or spiritual in some way. Your ideal way of working out things is through civilised dialogue, trying to understand and thus resolve differences, you are rather philosophical by nature. You like helping others and may be seen as a wise elder by others around you. You can become a very good teacher, counsellor, advisor, researcher, writer, etc. If you perform the Gayatri puja, ie the trikaal Sandhya sincerely you will get excellent results from this sadhana. You are the intellectual and philosophical foundation of the Dharmic society. It is the duty of the Vipra to learn, teach and to do pujas for the wellbeing of the individual/ public. To literally share their blessings. To follow Dharma in life and also to motivate others to do so by example and by teachings. So if you engage in such activities, you will get the desired results easily and you will also feel deeply satisfied on the inside. However do not let others take advantage of your typical nature and try to be practical about things.

If you are in a profession where you are doing these sort of activities then you will feel emotionally fulfilled as you do your work and also progress well. Else you can take up a hobby or do some above mentioned activities in your spare time which will help you find an outlet for your Varna energy.

If your Lagna is in a Vipra nakshtra then you will be more often physically placed in situations described above. eg if you have a Vipra Lagna nakshatra and Shudra Janma nakshatra, then you may be required to teach mechanical engineering applications to engineering students.

If your birth Moon is in a Kshatriya nakshatra then you are more aggressive and physical by nature. You like exercising and are the one who wants to get up at 5am to go to the gym. You may have learnt marital arts or may be good at team games or may compete in individual sports. You cannot bear injustice and are willing to stand up for the values you believe in. You are an aggressive person and this will be evident in some way eg in your speech, mannerisms, body language or you may be outrightly violent. In our Dharma the Kshatriya are responsible for punishing specific types types of criminals (An enemy/Atatayi is the one who the intention of killing, damaging or hurting – sets fire, poisons, attacks with weapons, steals wealth, loots property, robs land or kidnaps women. Such Atatayi are given the death penalty and this is the Dharma, the responsibility of the Kshatriya varna). Kshatriya are also responsible for governing the nation, so you might feel comfortable in government jobs and you will genuinely feel responsible and do good in such jobs. In our current society, you can also take up a profession in law enforcement, police, military, etc where you feel that you are in the role of a protector and have some scope for physical activity. You are the protective and governing foundation of the Dharmic society. However do not let others take advantage of your typical nature. If someone purposely tries to push your buttons do take a minute to think through things before leaping into action.

If you are not in a profession which offers you an outlet for these energies then you should take up some hobby where you can act in the ways described above. eg learning a martial art or reading about wars and war strategies etc.

If your Lagna is in a Kshatriya nakshtra then you will be more often placed in the situations described above. eg your Lagna nakshatra is Kshatriya varna and Janma nakshatra is Vaishya, then you may be required to trade in weapons or be a supplier to the army.

If your Janma nakshatra is of the Vaishya varna then you are more comfortable in commerce. Buying, selling, trading, bargaining is your forte. You like talking, communicating, keeping track of what is happening, what can be capitalised on, what can be converted into value. You have an innate understanding of how money, stock markets, financial transactions etc work. You are more comfortable in situations where these sort of energies prevail. You are practical about things and a good negotiator. You are aware of your strengths and weakness and can accurately gauge the position of others you are dealing with. You rarely give others the benefit of doubt and will not help others unless you stand to gain something from it. You will succeed in all activities where the theme is exchange of value for mutual profit. You are the foundation of value and trade in a Dharmic society. However do guard against others using your own nature against you. Profit attracts you but you should not engage in dubious or risky actions for money, these can eventually rebound on you. 

If you are in a profession with these sort of vibes then you will feel more satisfied in life and also earn loads of money. But if you are not then you should engage in some of these Vaishya type of activities in your spare time, it will help you find an outlet from your innate nature.

If your ascendant degree, ie lagna nakshatra is of the Vaishya varna you will be put into situations where you will be required to value, trade, exchange etc as described above. eg Your lagna nakshatra is Vaishya but your Janma nakshtra is a Vipra then you might become an economist, someone who philosophises and teaches theories about money.

If your birth Moon is in a Shudra varna nakshatra then you have the capacity to work and produce stuff. You know how to get things done, set up a work flow or a production line, determine realistic goals and practical deadlines. You are the one sincere person in your office who always achieves targets. Learning skills is easy for you. You are hard working, systematic and capable of following rules. You have a practical mind and can organise things. You are the ideal worker and depending on the rest of the chart can do well in any sector where there is actual measurable output, eg in industries, around machines, agriculture farms, animal husbandry, carpentry, mechanics etc. You know how physical things can be worked together to actually produce tangible material, ie food, metal items, cloth, shoes, buildings, roads etc. Everything that you see around you is ‘produced’ or ‘built’ and thus is your domain. There are unlimited opportunities for you as you are the physical foundation, the material prosperity on which the Dharmic society rests.

You should pursue activities where you can actually create something on the material level. If you are in such a profession then it will help you channelise your energies and gain. But if you are not, then choose an art or craft type of a hobby where you work with your hands. This will give you the necessary emotional satisfaction and help you balance out your innate energies.

If your Lagna nakshatra is Shudra then you will be put in situations where you are required to physically act to produce material stuff. eg If your Lagna nakshatra is Shudra and your Janma nakshatra is Vipra then you may be a publisher who publishes text books, Dharmic books, books on philosophy etc.

(This is the first time on the internet, that Varna and Nakshatra Varna have been analysed in depth.) Do read the previous post on the nature of the four Varna and how the Dharmic society is based on the equal foundations of the four Varna. Also how an individual uses the Varna to maintain Dharma within the self. Unless you understand the previous post, you won’t be able to make full use of this one.