Jupiter will get combust on 14th Dec 2019 till 10th Jan 2020. Jupiter within 11 degrees to Sun is considered combust. He is ‘evaporated’ by the harshness of the Sun. The Sun ‘absorbs’ the power of Jupiter and becomes a composite Jupiter+Sun. This period is however complicated by the fact that, Mercury (24th Dec to 25th Jan) and Saturn (28th Dec to 30th Jan) too will get combust together.
In addition to all this, is the solar eclipse of 26th Dec 2019 and the lunar eclipse of 10th Jan 2020. When Ketu and Sun overlap, it becomes an eclipse of the Sun not a ‘combustion of Ketu’. And when the Sun and Moon overlap, it is not said to be a ‘combustion of the Moon’ but the no-moon night or the Amavasya. So much is happening, literal explosions of energy in Dec-2019 and Jan 2020!
The ‘Sun-energy’ in the sky, during these days, is not the pure Sun as he usually is. He is going to be a blend of so many energies, (combustions, eclipses, amavasya) during this period. So many planets combust at the same time! The best way of balancing this composite-Sun’s energies during this period is to offer energised water to the Sun, this is called an ‘Arghya’. I have written about it in this post. If you can offer arghya to the Sun, do it, it will act as an easy remedy.
While Jupiter is combust (or Venus is combust), Indians will not perform any auspicious ceremonies like marriage or buying/selling property, investments, or heavy-duty pujas, setting up new business etc. We can only plan these things during this period, but not perform them. Jupiter and Venus are the two Guru-s, if one of them is missing or unable to give his full guidance, then the rituals, auspicious activity etc will not give its full results. Sagittarius and to a lesser extent Pisces are facing challenging times. Jupiter getting combust in his own sign affects these two the most.
Mercury will enter Sagittarius and go combust too. Generally Mercury-Jupiter in Sagittarius should have given excellent results but now this will affect businesses, gold-prices, stocks, for students exams will be difficult, making a decision can get difficult, selfishness will prevail. Ketu and Saturn are two malefics affecting them, so things will seem turbulent. Sagittarius’ environment helps smooth out issues, but the quantum of turbulence is too great this time.
Saturn combust makes the world suddenly harsher. Your past karma are up for rebalancing in an aggressive way. You might get caught in arguments, your profession will require more work, luck will be down, family especially aged parents will need more attention, there will be quarrels with the father/boss. Sun is Saturn’s father and they do not get along with each other. Now Sun and Saturn so close to each other will add discomfort in your life too. You might feel alone and there will be emotional stress.
You can do personal spiritual practice, visit temples, perform some family pujas, give charity etc, these things do help. And get a health check-up, the combust planets together indicate your body frame, bones, ligaments, teeth, eyes, sense organs, nerves, fat, sugar, etc, so if you feel something is wrong consult a doctor. Try to keep your finances in budget. Follow your Dharma, do not attempt short-cuts or try to evade your duty. All this is happening in Sagittarius, Jupiter’s sign and Jupiter himself is here, so things will be a bit better, but do not take unnecessary risks.
In general, people born in the signs owned by Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury and Leo/ Cancer too, will feel the heat. These signs are in the middle of the whirlwind and will find relief only after Jan 2020. If you can use these times, it will create a life-time asset, else the potential for problems exists. And whatever is signified by the Gemini-Sagittarius axis in your birth chart will take a hit, because of the tremendous energy release here.
Now open your birth chart and check if these planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury were are combust in your birth chart, or you were born on an Amavasya or Full-moon day/pournima. If so, you should take extra precautions and think positively. Try to keep a healthy life style, get enough rest, avoid intoxicants and do some regular spiritual practice. Generally such combust, eclipse etc events occur routinely, but this time so many planets are caught in this axis, it is going to have effects on almost everyone. Pay more attention to your behaviour and take care if,
- The combust planets are transiting the 8th house from your Moon sign or Ascendant, ie those with Taurus Moon sign/ascendant sign take care of yourself.
- If you are undergoing a Mahadasha/main period or Antardasha/ sub period of any of the combust planets. Check your Vimshottari dasha section in your Vedic astrology software.
- If your birth Moon is placed in a Nakshatra owned by the combust planets (check the list in this post)
- If your ascendant lord is combust.
On the positive side, Venus in Capricorn is generally well-placed to give good results. Mars is in Libra and will then move in Scorpio during this period, so we can expect average to good results from him too.
These 2 months are not a good time to plan a baby. If you are already pregnant, then be very careful during the actual eclipse times. Two eclipses are coming up. Eclipses are very trying times for pregnant women. If you are living in an area where the eclipse is going to be visible, the best thing you can do during these few hours, is to sit at home, not go out, not sleep nor eat/drink nor do any housework. Just sit in front of your puja ghar/ altar and mentally recite some mantra for the duration of the eclipse. If you are due for delivery, talk to your doctor and avoid giving birth during the actual eclipse time. It can lead to complications and the baby will have an eclipse in his birth chart which would be quite problematic.
For all of us, try to follow the internal conscience. All actions taken during this period will have long terms repercussions. Avoid taking impulsive decisions, be patient and only then decide, especially marriages, divorces, finances, business deals, think logically. You might get tempting offers during this period but think before you act. And take care of your health.