Total lunar eclipse 16 May 2022 astrological results

The first lunar eclipse of this year is a total lunar eclipse on 16th May 2022. It is the second eclipse of this 2022, following the partial solar eclipse of 30th Apr 2022 (post here). The results will also be somewhat on the same lines, but now hitting on the keywords of the Moon. This map below from timeanddate.com shows the areas which will experience the eclipse. The event will last for an approx 5hrs so its effects will fade in about 5 weeks.

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First, the astrological configuration of the graha in the skies.

During this eclipse, all the nations in South America will witness totality and it will have a significant effect on them. Also some parts of Antarctica, Mexico, USA and Canada will experience totality. All those nations whose national capital will experience the totality will be more affected by the eclipse energies. It is advisable that people living here perform some mantra etc to channelise the energy, else it will swamp them.

Nations experiencing the some part of the total and the partial Umbral eclipse phases will also be affected by the energies. The intensity of disruption will depend on if their ‘birth charts’ are weak at this point of time. This includes western part of the African continent and the western tip of Asia which includes the European nations. The people living in these areas should try to channelise the energy of the eclipse so that it helps them in some way.

The eclipse is occurring above the oceans. Practically the whole of Atlantic ocean, the eastern half of the Pacific and a huge chunk of the South Ocean will be affected. A lunar eclipse and affecting such huge tracts of water is bound to cause significant disruption. The global weather patterns which originate from these oceans will be affected and this will have long term repercussions all over the globe.

For the other nations/ people who are going to experience just the penumbral eclipse or will not experience the eclipse at all, its effect will be negligible.

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The eclipse is occurring in Krutika nakshatra. Even if Rahu and Sun are in different signs they are in the same lunar mansion. Mercury is retrograde and combust too. He is in Krutika thus closely involved with the eclipse energies. Ketu and Moon, though in different signs, are still in the same Vishakha nakshatra. 

Saturn and Mars in the same sign but thankfully now they are so far apart, one at the very start of Aquarius and one on the verge of leaving it. They have minimal influence on each other per se. But Saturn will continue to feel the effect losing the graha yuddha to Mars. Saturn continues to aspect Aries with his 3rd aspect thus also influencing Rahu in it. Mars is aspecting Sun and Mercury with his 4th aspect.

Jupiter and Venus are not directly connected to the eclipse, but Jupiter is aspecting Moon with his 9th aspect which is good. But they have their own war going on the sidelines, with its own repercussions. They are close enough to influence each other. Exalted Venus has won the graha yuddha and Jupiter will have to follow his lead for the time being.

The eclipse is releasing its energies in the Krutika-Vishakha axis so let’s briefly analyse these two lunar mansions to gain some insight into the subtle aspects of this eclipse. 

  • Krutika is connected to the Sun, ruled by Agni and is very fiery by nature. Expect increase in harshness and a ruthless desire to conquer everything. Arguments, conflicts, wars etc at different levels will continue tinged by ego, ambition, pride, politics etc. Actions requiring courage, ability, initiative etc will be taken but at their core will be a knot of selfishness. Military activity will increase, police and other enforcement agencies will also remain on high alert.
  • Vishakha is connected to Jupiter and ruled by Agni and Indra. Personal goals will become all important as everyone is willing to go to any extent to achieve their desires, selfishness increases. Peace of mind, pleasantness and relaxation will reduce as negative emotions, internal emptiness, restlessness and frustration increases. Immoral and unethical behaviour increases. Challenges will also increase. However most of us will have sufficient resources to tide over. Agriculture will be affected by untimely rain and violent winds. Expect an increase in consumption of intoxicating substances. Troublemakers will try to disrupt the society. Secret dangerous activities will cause problems.  

I have already written detailed posts on the results expected in this Vedic year, Shri Shubhakruti. Result of Saturn’s transit in Aquarius. Saturn’s transit in Dhanishtha nakshatra. Rahu Ketu transit into Aries/Libra. Jupiter’s transit into Pisces. A post on Apr-Jul 2022 and several on the past eclipses etc. (do use the index page.) This year 2022-23 is a very happening one with lots of activities and changes expected during this time. Eclipses act as trigger points for events which have personal and global implications. 

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Some general predictions. As with every eclipse, first and foremost there will be disruptions in the weather. Heavy winds, rain, cyclones, flooding and turbulence especially for the nations who will witness totality (map above). Weather will be affected on a global level. On the political front, Canada and USA (capital cities of both nations will see the total eclipse) will face political/ economic crises. All the South American nations are also going to feel the energy hit, their governments should be ready for turmoil. African nations, especially those on the west coast will see tension, local skirmishes, civil unrest and terrorist activity. European nations will continue to feel unsafe. The lack of food, energy etc will now start showing its impact, the local population here will get restless and civil disruptions are expected. The Ukraine Russia war continues and it will trigger several critical events in this decade. Russia has a better birth chart and a current transit chart, so will have the upper hand. Overall, secretive actions and clandestine activities will increase everywhere. We might see deaths of a few prominent national leaders/ famous individuals during this time. Few unsavoury secrets of celebrities will be out in the open. Industrial, mining and agriculture related mishaps are possible. In our homes, electrical equipment can malfunction. Karma will come calling for some at the individual levels too. Deaths are possible by drowning or by blood related diseases, sharp wounds and connected to the fluids in the body. Emotionally charged but essentially hollow rhetoric will cause more damage to everyone at some level or the other. 

For Bharat, both coasts will see cyclones, the east coast will suffer more. Central areas will be hot and windy. Monsoon will arrive earlier than expected. The rain will be overall sufficient but will be accompanied by high winds, thus cause damage to agriculture. Landslides and flooding is possible. Civil disturbances, internal traitors etc will continue their anti national activities. But overall, despite everything, the nation will progress. 

On personal levels, if you are born with Cancer, Leo, Aries, Libra, Taurus or Scorpio Moon signs or even as ascendant signs then you will be more influenced by the eclipse. In case you are undergoing a Vimshottari Mahadasha or Antardasha of the planets involved, ie Moon, Sun, Rahu, Ketu or even Mercury you will see more eclipse triggered action in your life. In case your birth Moon nakshatra is Punarvasu, Vishakha or Poorvabhadrapada then too you can expect some significant change in your life during these coming 5 weeks. 

Eclipses give spiritual gains and can also be channelised to give material stuff. They are energy released by a combination of Rahu Ketu and Sun Moon. Sun and Moon are the energies of the Sahasrara and Ajnya chakras while Rahu and Ketu are the energies of desire/ non desire which push your perfect energy geometry out of shape. So if you perform some spiritual activity during eclipses, you can create or trigger events connected to the houses of your individual charts where the eclipse is occurring. ie for the present eclipse, it would be Taurus – Scorpio axis and the Krutika – Vishakha nakshatra axis. Whatever these signs/ nakshatra indicate in your life will see some significant change.

Positive effects are more likely if your own horoscope is powerful enough to absorb this energy burst. In any case, it is advisable to perform some sort of puja, mantra jaap, daan, spiritual practice etc during the duration of the eclipse so that negative effects are reduced and positivity is generated in life.

The Rahu Ketu axis

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.)

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)

Saturn retrograde Capricorn sign Shravan nakshatra 2021

Saturn goes retrograde on 23rd May 2021 and then forwards on 11th Oct 2021. He will be stationary or stambhit for about 5 days before changing his apparent direction. He will remain in Shravan nakshatra and Capricorn sign this entire time.

The current year Shri Plava naam samvatsara is overall a rough period for the world. The major reason for this is Saturn in Shravan nakshatra, a highly karmic position which invariably causes pain, suffering and turmoil in the world. Everyone is affected in some way or the other during this transit which continues for about 13 months and repeats every 30yrs. If you study past events when Saturn transits in Capricorn sign as a whole, things generally and personally are always turbulent. This transit over the sign takes about 2.5yrs on an average, so has the potential to mess up a lot of things. Now Saturn is poised to go retrograde in Shravan nakshatra, his effects will intensify and also take more time to get over with.

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Let’s briefly note the movements of other planets during these 4-5 months. Whenever these transit though Cancer, they will mutually aspect with Saturn in Capricorn. Mars, Venus, Sun and Mercury will briefly mutually aspect Saturn modifying his results. You will have to factor these short term transits for any precise predictions you may need to make. (Unfortunately in the current scenario, most questions are about health of family and friends. Refer to the Shatpanchashikha for these Prashna analysis.)

  • Mars in Cancer – 2nd June – 20th July
  • Venus in Cancer – 22nd June – 17th July
  • Sun in Cancer – 16th July – 17th Aug
  • Mercury in Cancer – 25th July – 9th Aug
  • Moon will be aspected by Saturn whenever he transits through Cancer, Libra and Pisces. 

Jupiter will go retrograde from 20th Jun to 18th Oct, I have written about the possible results for this in an earlier post. Mercury will be retrograde 30th May- 23rd June and 27th Sept – 18th Oct, predictions for this are also covered in this earlier post.

Rahu Ketu transit in Taurus and Scorpio will continue here for this entire year (this post.) But they will go stationary and turn forwards around the eclipses. There will be two major eclipses which will affect the environment and the people living where these events can be seen. A total Lunar eclipse on 26th May and a total Solar eclipse on 10th June.

Generally for Saturn, if his direct transit is favourable for your birth Moon sign then during his retrograde motion things will slow down but they will not go unfavourable. The only 3 birth Moon signs currently experiencing positive effects from Saturn are Leo, Scorpio and Pisces. These people will feel a reduction in positivity but will be able to better manage things than the other birth Moon signs.

If Saturn direct is unfavourable for your birth Moon sign then sometimes in his retrograde he may ease off, give you 4-5 months to relax and get your life back in shape. But sometimes he can aggravate the issues he has created, so best be alert.

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First the effects of Saturn retrograde in Shravan nakshatra and Capricorn sign on the general levels.

The COVID 19 pandemic and more importantly its after-effects will continue. So keep doing all you can to improve your personal immunity and take adequate precautions. I have written earlier also that this trouble will start easing when Jupiter enters Poorvabhadrapada nakshatra and hopefully after he enters his own Pisces in 2022 we all will be able to start healing our lives. For India, we will face the brunt until Rahu remains in Rohini ie till Sept-end. Rohini and Shravan nakshatra both are linked to the Moon. So, not only India, but all those nations who are going through Dasha periods connected to Moon or Saturn now, or have Moon or Saturn in critical transits in their mundane charts will have a worse time than the rest. We all must be alert until Rahu continues in Rohini. (I hope Rahu in Krutika 4th pada starts giving some relief at least, it is a pushkar navamsha. If we can use this window of opportunity, we can better continue the recovery when Jupiter enters Poorvabhadrapada in Jan 2022.) For public health, generally, during this Saturn’s retrograde, the time when Mars Saturn mutually aspect will cause more damage to people already suffering from blood related diseases. Younger people can be more susceptible. Risky treatment methods may be adopted. When Venus will mutually aspect Saturn, expect frustrations, loneliness, drug and alcohol dependancy to take its toll on the public health. During this time on personal levels, avoid short term flings and affairs, they will not last and create new trauma for you. After that, Sun mutually aspecting retrograde Saturn will reduce overall vitality for everyone. People with a history of heart problems should be careful during this period. Finally Mercury mutually aspecting this Saturn can cause issues in medicine availability. Medical frauds, improper administration of medicines, fake medicines, incorrect diagnosis etc can take its toll.

Overall this is not a time to be careless about health.

On the political front, most major nations are facing external or internal treachery. War-like situations in several parts of the world. Civil unrest and traitors attempting cause nation-wide disruptions. Arm-chair and social media activists have become a source of significant negativity. Media too is playing a negative role in everyone’s life increasing stress. This stress is affecting the physical and emotional health on the individual level. (Shri Plava is unfortunately unfolding just as predicted). On an personal levels, do not let this external negativity enter your life, try to preserve your personal equilibrium. Trust the national governments to do their job the best they can in this very critical time of Saturn in Shravan, while you keep your focus on your personal health, relationships and finances.

On the professional front, there are limited opportunities overall. The global economy will remain weak and employment avenues will reduce. All major nations are suffering on the financial front. So remain where you are and try to make the most of what you have. Avoid unnecessary confrontations in your work place and with your bosses. Work burden will increase for everyone, so tempers will be high. This is obviously not a good time for new investments. In fact your past investments may not give expected returns either. Budgeting may be necessary. Do not play the stock market etc unless you have a very good idea of what you are doing.

Generally on the personal front, there is hardship for everyone. Mental fatigue, demotivation and a lack of passion in life is to be expected. Even if you are not ill yourself, there will be someone in your family/ friends who will be, so you too will worry. Or you will be bombarded by negativity from the news channels. Your past mistakes will come to haunt you, as you might regret them now. The areas of your life linked to Capricorn will be more active, ie you will have to perform more karmic duties related to this house in your birth chart. You will be overworked and tired in these parts of your life.

  • Eg. Capricorn in your 4th house can mean stress to your mother and thus to you too. Lack of proper rest, your house may want repairs, vehicle may break down or you may have to do more actual house work.
  • Eg. Capricorn  in your 12th house can indicate a lack of rest leading to other issues. Unexpected ill-health, mental restlessness, emotional loneliness etc are possible.

If your birth chart has Saturn retrograde then I have written some rules for analysing retrograde planets in this post. Now, there may be an increase in conflicts, as you might assert yourself inappropriately or uncharacteristically. You will be burdened with more responsibilities during this period. Try to keep things on agreeable levels and work hard.

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Briefly for each sign the results which Saturn will give during his retrograde period. This is as per your birth Moon sign. (However if your ascendant sign is more powerful then you can see this from the ascendant sign too.)

Aries – You will feel more confident. Health can improve, however try to get adequate rest. Focus on your profession, there will be stress but you may also get some opportunities, use them well. Try to consolidate your gains in the professional field in this retrograde period. Avoid all unnecessary arguments in relationships. Be especially careful when Mars and Saturn mutually aspect as this period will temporarily cause overwork and ill-health.

Taurus – Home environment will be overall supportive but sudden issues can erupt in your relationships. Keep an eye on your and your family members health. Professionally a good period with sudden positive changes. But jealousy and office politics can cause stress. Be alert, avoid taking unnecessary risks. Be especially careful when Venus and Saturn mutually aspect, as hidden enemies may confront you.

Gemini – You can expect a break from the troubles caused by Saturn in his direct phase. However personal life can remain stressful. There may be an improvement in the profession and finances. Use this time wisely to consolidate your life. But avoid long term risks on all fronts. Be especially careful when Mercury and Saturn mutually aspect as together they can create tiny problems which can have long term implications.

Cancer – Hidden enemies, jealousy, betrayals, conspiracies against you are possible. There will be stresses in all your relationships, family and friends. Professional life and finances can suffer. Keeping a low profile is an good option at this time. Moon transits one sign in 2.25days, so you should keep an eye out when Moon transits in Cancer, Libra and Pisces as here he gets aspected by Saturn. Thankfully these are short transits but happen more frequently so issues will not be deep-rooted but more chronic in nature.

Leo – Things will be slow but still positive growth is possible. Health will be good. Family will be supportive. Profession, business etc will be good. Investments and finances will give returns. You will be able to handle all situations with patience and confidence. However be careful when Sun and Saturn mutually aspect as then health issues can crop up.

Virgo – There will be some trouble in your personal and professional life. Health can be an issue. Avoid quarrelling with your family members as relationships will cause stress. You might need to budget. Avoid all unnecessary risk. Be flexible so that you can better adapt to your circumstances. Mercury and Saturn will be mutually aspecting briefly, they can trigger small issues which can later impact your future gains, so be alert.

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Libra – This is a average time for you. You can take reasonable decisions related to your family and your future. Professional, personal life will be ok. Finances are average but avoid speculations. Be careful when Venus and Saturn mutually aspect as you may suffer during this period. Saturn is a yogkarak for you so even though in the 4th house he will not harm much but combined with Rahu present in your 8th house now, you have to take care of your health. 

Scorpio – There may be some minor issues but you will be able to overcome them easily. You will be overburdened with personal and professional commitments so prioritise. Take care when Mars and Saturn will mutually aspect, long-hidden issues may suddenly crop. Personal health should always be on priority.

 Sagittarius – You will be active. There will be some troubles especially with your family so avoid arguments. You will be overburdened at work but you should be able to handle it. Money can be tight so budgeting is advisable. Avoid speculation and keep your expectations realistic. Jupiter will be going retrograde so be alert regarding personal health.

Capricorn – This is a small window which you can use for consolidating your life. However you will be required to work hard. This time will be better than what the troubles that the direct Saturn has brought to your life. However avoid taking long term risks and avoid all disputes as Saturn in Capricorn is not favourable for you overall. 

Aquarius – This is not a good time. Hidden enemies, jealousy, conspiracies, etc can pop up. Expect issues in your personal and professional life. Keep an eye on your finances and legal issues. You will feel tired. Avoid arguments as relationships spoilt now might break completely.

Pisces – This period will give slower growth than the time when he was direct. Work burden can go up. Personal life may have some ups and downs but it will be manageable. Keep your expectations low and continue working hard. You have the necessary knowledge, skills and wisdom to get through this. Jupiter will be going retrograde too, so in this period you should take care of your personal health.

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As per Maharishi Parashar, there are two remedies for astrological problems, Daan and Mantra (index page). Do these if you feel like it. Try to keep yourself balanced by taking up some practice which involves slow and deep breathing. Pranayam and similar meditative practices will help you in coping. If you are relatively fit you can try doing Yogasan-s at home. However never exert yourself overmuch, do only that much which you safely can. Saturn retrograde in Shravan nakshatra is not good time. Everyone should be careful and stay safe.