Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn combust in Sagittarius  

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.

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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.

 

Kundalini, an overview

Ketu conjunct planets Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

This period from Nov 2019 to Jan 2020 is a very unusual period. The slowest moving graha, Saturn, Jupiter and Ketu are conjunct. This combination has not occurred at least in the past 300-400 yrs!

And all this in Sagittarius, a sign owned by Jupiter himself. This makes their energies more potent. This is the natural 9th house of the chart and it represents hope, luck, kindness, benevolence, life-foundations, life-philosophy, the support of peers and patrons, the blessing or curses of the ancestors, religious views, the right action to be performed. Having this major planets in this sign affects everyone at very deep levels.

Generally two planets conjunct is a frequent combination, more planets conjunct is rare. During this period we will witness a six planet conjunction and the seventh Rahu opposite them so he too is drawn into their energies. This is a very high energy event.

During this period we have the following things happening too,

  • Venus, Mercury, Moon and Sun will conjunct the trio (Saturn + Jupiter +Ketu) at different periods briefly.
  • Combustion is when the Sun draws off the energies of the planets placed very close to him. Saturn and Jupiter will go combust.
  • Sun will get eclipsed, a total eclipse.
  • Moon will get eclipsed, a partial eclipse.
  • Rahu and Ketu, the true nodes are moving very slowly in their forward motion, almost stationary.
  • there is a planetary war going on in Sagittarius, graha yuddha

The energy of these 2 months is extraordinary and most of us will be experiencing events which will have life-time impacts on us.

To decipher Multiple Spouses

Let’s look on things from Ketu’s perspective in this post. Ketu is the headless graha, the real Moksh karak, he is the things you have no attraction to in this life and he represents the lessons you have learnt deeply in your past lives. You are unaware of the Ketu-things in life. Ketu will be conjoint these following planets during these two very happening months.

Before going on, do a small analysis of what these planets mean to you in your birth chart. To know what they will give you and how will they will behave in transit, you first need to know what the planet is capable of in your chart.

Ketu in Sagittarius has brought to all of us some lessons learnt from the past life experiences of philosophy, benevolence, kindness, all-inclusive nature, luck, optimism, faith, inner self, long journeys, learning, teaching and the blessings of the Guru. We have done all this in some past life or the other, but were unaware of the learnings. This Ketu has given us the fruits of those experiences, we can consciously use them during this period. There is general optimism as Sagittarius belongs to Jupiter and Ketu reflects Jupiterian qualities here. This is a philosophical placement by itself and the only down-side would be uncontrolled over-expansion which brings a downfall later.

During this period, you must have learnt new ways of communication. You have passed on whatever you have learnt. Writing ability, adaptability, flexibility, logical analysis and putting your thoughts out clearly must have happened in some way or the other.

Saturn – Ketu

This conjunction is quite rare and occurs every 18yrs, in the present time it is going on since Ketu entered Sagittarius in March 2019 and will continue till 22nd Jan 2020 when Saturn will leave Sagittarius. I have written about this combination in this post.

Ketu is fiery and dissociative. Saturn is airy and restrictive. They together is a tough combination. Saturn is the work required to rebalance karma. Ketu is the lessons you have so learnt completely and deeply in your part lives, but you are consciously unaware of them. There is an underlying negative or pessimistic attitude during their conjunction and there are often tragic situations. You might have issues in your profession or a run of bad luck. Ketu can bring focus on the negative qualities of Saturn or go to the other extreme where you are unaware of Saturn’s role in your life! In which case it can bring some relief from the demands for karma rebalance. A lot depends on the birth chart and the house where the transit is happening. It is like having Saturn with double the power in this point of your chart.

Sagittarius has its calming effect on both the planets and now that Jupiter himself has joined them, he will reduce their combined negative effect further. For a brief time till 15th Dec the Daityaguru Shukra, Venus is also conjunct here, a very potent combination.

Overall Ketu and Saturn have challenged your views on your personal life philosophy and you have been made to work with new perspectives. Ketu also means penetration and an unusual instinct. Saturn is routine. Together these two have brought in some new-ness in your life foundations, though you may not have been able to accept it at first. However there is significant benefit in long-term, so whatever the situation is, follow your conscience, be patient and keep on working.

Jupiter – Ketu

This is a good combination as Jupiter gives Ketu a direction. It is like having two Jupiters in Sagittarius! Jupiter + Ketu combination is also relatively rare and occurs every 12yrs or so, but the fact that it is happening in Sagittarius makes it special and auspicious.

Ketu is instinct, the past life lessons you fall back upon and Jupiter is wisdom and hope. Together they are quite good. Past karma of the positive sort is willing to give its results now. You are capable of being a good teacher, a good philosopher, a successful spiritual aspirant and you are bound to be this now. However there may be unexpected bumps and restrictions on your path, be patient and persevere. If Jupiter is afflicted in the birth chart, there may be problems in social life and issues with the peers and ancestral spirits. Avoid being rigid about your own opinions, listen to the other side also. This can get cruel sometimes if Ketu overpowers Jupiter’s inherent humanistic tendencies, so consciously try to be kind to yourself and also to others. But as this is happening in Sagittarius, Jupiter’s own house so guard against over-expansion. Keep your analytical mind ready and act after thinking things through. You will be sensitive to things, intuition will be high. Ketu’s typical ability to fog the mind or conversely penetrate through the fog will operate. You might be blessed with children now if the birth horoscope indicates it. Avoid getting married during this period.

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Venus – Ketu

Venus will be with Ketu + Jupiter + Saturn till 15th Dec 2019. Ketu + Venus indicates that the past life karma connected to relationships of all types has reached its apex, you have learnt all the possible lessons from the Venus syllabus. Till now you were unaware of your these lessons, but now you will be made aware of them. For the spiritual aspirants this period is pure gold! You can use those skills from your past lives consciously.

You might get some opportunities to showcase your artistic talents. For those in the fashion industry this period can be quite productive. Avoid making serious business commitments or financial transactions or getting married during this period. Be careful of starting new relationships during this period. You will search for love, but it will lead to disappointment and frustration. For those who are already married, marital happiness might swing between extremes, passion and apathy. If you are trying to conceive a child, best wait for some time.

Moon – Ketu

Moon in his monthly transits will pass over Sagittarius, coming in conjunction with Ketu here. During this brief window of 2.25days per month, you might observe these sort of effects on your mind/ emotions. This has already happened once on 28-30 Nov 2019 and will happen once more on 25-27 Dec 2019. For the spiritual aspirant, this can be a very good period for Devi pujas. The eclipse on the no-moon Amavasya of 26th Dec is going to be exceptional.

Dreams, visions, deep mediative states, psychic stuff. Insights into the paranormal and other dimensions or sixth sense can operate. Your astral self is influenced by the separative planet Ketu. If your Moon has matured in your birth chart, you will benefit as Ketu will trim off the over-emotional and over-reactive bits of the mind. This might help you focus on the important things and allow multi-tasking and analytical abilities. Ketu has the ability of creating a fog or penetrating through the fog. On the flip side, you might feel fear of unknown or actual ghosts or negative energies around you. Intense Ketu and sensitive Moon together can sometimes be quite difficult to handle, especially if the Moon has not matured yet.

However do remember that on 25-27 Dec 2019, Moon is going to be influenced by several planets, keep your emotions in control and don’t let anything distract you.

Sun – Ketu

Sun enters Sagittarius on 17th Dec 2019 adding his energies to the Jupiter + Saturn + Ketu already present here. Ketu and Sun are in a way similar,  fiery, can get quite angry, are intense, royal, have a penetrating intelligence etc. Heat and cruelty are characteristics of both. During this conjunction in transit, the traits of the Sun are strengthened. Creative energy, centre roles, prominence in public etc are possible. There is clarity of thought and action. Aggression born of a feeling of entitlement will be there. So make use of this.

Ketu eclipses the Sun, which he will be doing now. The Solar eclipse in the morning of 26th Dec 2019 will be a soul-changing experience for all of us in the eastern hemisphere where the eclipse will be seen. Especially for India and people in India at that time, this eclipse is very important. The Sun is our self-ego, so this eclipse by Ketu is actually good for spiritual growth. However this can also be seen as a loss of confidence or self-centric behaviour or mental confusion. Avoid the extremes of pessimism and also over-enthusiasm and you will be alright. Take care of the physical health and especially of the eyes. I have written about eclipses and their energies in my other posts, do go through them to make full use of the eclipse energies.

Sagittarius is a fiery sign so the environment is conducive for both of them. This conjunction is a very unique opportunity for all of us.

Chakras and their conscious energies

Mercury – Ketu

Mercury enters Sagittarius on 25th Dec adding his energy to Sun + Jupiter + Saturn + Ketu present here. Analytical Mercury and the other-dimensional Ketu energies will change the way people think for a brief period. There is willingness to think out of the box, to try innovative things, to experiment and do new stuff. Imagination and the ability to act both will be boosted.

If you have a positive Mercury in your chart, this period will lead to a very creative phase. Astrologers would be able to give really good predictions, as the analytical ability is boosted. Finances, stocks and money making abilities are favoured.

If this Mercury is unable to give good results then, criticism, irritating juvenile behaviour is expected. Analytical ability will be affected, this can lead to frustrations in crisis. There is possibility of harm by gossip and loose talk. Legal issues are possible. Avoid financial dealings and speculations during this period.

What is going to happen in these few months is very unpredictable as there are so many forces and events happening one after the other very fast. But whatever happens will leave its effect on your for a life-time or several life-times. Do some spiritual practice so that this energy gets channelised in the best possible manner. Burst of energy is not the problem, in fact tantriks /shamans and energy practitioners are already doing their thing and channelising this enormous energy.

So in conclusion, these few months that we are living through now are very dynamic with almost all planets (except Mars) being affected by the Rahu/ Ketu axis. It is very significant that the true nodes are practically stationary in the forward motion and the rest of the planets are moving very rapidly over them. It is an exceptional time which will not repeat in our life-time. So do make use of the opportunity and create something lasting for yourself during this time.

 

Exalted and debilitated, Rahu, Ketu and Saturn

More on Eclipses and their astrological results

Eclipses are important astronomical events where the Lunar nodes intersect the apparent position of the Sun or the Moon in the sky. Rahu or Ketu occult the luminaries and obscure their light. These events are important for those who are actively engaged in spiritual practice and if you do any Mantra-Jaap or energy ritual during this period it will be successful/ accomplished (Siddh). Eclipses release a significant chunk of energy which if not utilised mindfully, will cause temporary imbalances in your life.

Eclipses can occur in clusters, often a lunar eclipse will be followed immediately by a solar eclipse and 2-3 eclipses can occur one after the other within a span of 2-3 months. In such cases the effects of the eclipse energies will continue for extended periods.

Solar eclipses are always more powerful than Lunar ones. During the Solar eclipses, the Moon’s energies are already absent, it is an Amavasya, a no-moon night, already bursting with energy. A solar eclipse is when the Moon comes exactly between the Earth and the Sun. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon’s shadow misses the Earth. If all three are aligned perfectly it then becomes a complete solar eclipse. The energies are more intense if you are within the eclipse zone. Eclipses occurring elsewhere do not influence you so much. A complete eclipse obviously releases more energy than a partial one.

Here is how you ascertain the effect of a solar eclipse (or even lunar eclipse) on your horoscope. Find out the Ascendant sign, Moon sign and Sun sign of your personal horoscope. (Vedic/ Indian software)

  • The ascendant sign indicates your physical and manifested reality.
  • The Moon sign represents your sub-conscious, astral self, your emotions and psychological effects.
  • The Sun sign will represent your personal ego, creativity, divine inspiration etc.

Find out the sign in which the current Sun in transit is in the sky. i.e. the sign of the zodiac in which the eclipse is due to occur.

  • Now count from your ascendant sign till this Sun’s current transit sign to get the effect on your physical environment
  • Count from your birth Moon sign to this sign in which the eclipse is occurring to get the effect on your mind and emotions.
  • Count from your birth Sun sign to this sign which will have the eclipse to get the effect on your overall well-being.

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Two special cases here, Cancer and Leo signs owned by the luminaries. Wherever they are placed in your birth horoscope, those aspects of your life will be affected. eg if your ascendant sign is Libra, your Cancer will be the 10th house so expect turbulence in your work and social activities. Then the Leo will be in the 11th house so expect sudden changes in your financial gains.

Sun rules Leo, so for some time before and after a solar eclipse, Leo sign suffers. Depending on which aspects of your life it represents, you may be suddenly depressed, lack vitality, health may suffer, sudden losses in financial transactions, insomnia, lack of mental peace, quarrels etc. If Leo is in the Ascendant /Moon /Sun sign you will feel even worse. You will regain your energy a few days after the eclipse, however it is best to be careful for at least a fortnight.

Moon owns Cancer. So if your birth Moon sign or ascendant sign is Cancer you might be even worse off. Cancer borns are closely linked to the Moon transits and in addition feel the effects of the no-moon/Amavasya and full-moon/ Pournima more intensely. You have to be careful. If Cancer is in the Ascendant or Moon sign in your horoscope take special care of your physical body, immediate environment, do not engage in dangerous sports, be careful around ‘liquids’, e.g. blood related conditions, do not go for swimming, refrain from over intake of alcohol, etc around eclipses. If its is your birth Moon sign then you will feel the emotional effects, your astral body bears the brunt. Sleep might be affected, disturbed dreams and astral travel can make it difficult for you. I have observed that Cancer-Sun’s are also affected to some extent.

If the eclipse is occurring in the actual sign in your Ascendant/ Moon/ Sun house or in the house diametrically opposite from this, here are some general indications, (1st and 7th axis). An eclipse in the 1st-7th axis can also cause death depending on the individual horoscope.

  • An eclipse in the actual house involves your personality and your environment. If Rahu is placed here you will over-do the things associated with your own self, unnecessary risky activities getting you into trouble. So try to remain balanced and act logically. If Ketu is here then you will ignore things which are actually important to you and thus get into trouble. Try to focus even if you don’t feel like, go through things twice so that you don’t make avoidable mistakes.
  • Eclipses in the house opposite will affect your legal partnerships, marriage and businesses. Again depending on if it is Rahu or Ketu influencing this house you will feel your legal partner’s behaviour changing temporarily. He might try to over-whelm, dominate, cheat you or get disinterested and temporarily break up with you. Finances may be affected. Either way remember that the eclipse effects are temporary, so you should not overreact and make the situation worse.

An eclipse in the 2nd-8th axis. Just a few lines to help trigger your own thought process.

  • Eclipse occurring in the 2nd house can cause financial difficulties or wind-falls. Separation from the families or intense family times. It can also time the death event so should avoid taking unnecessary risks. There will be scope for increasing social visibility depending on if Rahu/Ketu gets placed here. Rahu is attraction and Ketu is apathy. So in the couple of weeks before and after the eclipse be careful of your financial situation do not take risks on this front.
  • Eclipses in the eighth house can cause accidents, surgeries, healings or death. These are intense energies and the 8th called the ‘Randhra’, this means a vulnerable or assailable point. Anything connected to the 8th becomes your vulnerable point. Or a point of vulnerability which you can sense on others and use. You might benefit by deaths of others or secrets of others. Hidden opportunities might be made available to you but do refer to your conscience before actually taking advantage of these. You might gain or lose but on a very intense scale.

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Eclipse in your chart’s 3-9 axis.

  • The 3rd house is the choices which are available to you in life. If Rahu – eclipse is in your 3rd house you might see options in life opening up and you might be tempted to take more risks here. Speculations might give short term gains so take care to capitalise on the few weeks of eclipse energy. If it were Ketu-eclipse in the 3rd your interactions in the neighbourhood and extended family can cause issues. So be alert and nip things in the bud before they erupt.
  • An eclipse in the 9th house can cause turmoil in the life-foundation. This can be a crisis in the spiritual life which will open more options for you in your inner philosophical development. You might suddenly get very overtly religious or shun religion altogether. You opinions and understanding of what is good/bad, moral/immoral will be shaken up and questioned. Ancestral debts, spirits may come up and you might be required to pay them.

Eclipse energy in the 4th and 10th house axis can release a lot of useable energy if you harness it well, else the potential problems can be quite bad.

  • The 4th is connected to emotional and physical security. All eclipse events always affect your sense of comfort. You are forced out of your comfort zone, as unpleasant and heavy energies are triggered around you. There may be a crisis in your home, your mother, lands, properties. Vehicles can be affected do not take risks while driving. You might buy or sell some of the things which provide you with emotional/physical security.
  • An eclipse in the 10th house can give gains on the social front, you might be recognised for your work, maybe a bonus. Here Rahu and Ketu both can give good results if Saturn or the 10th house owner is well placed. 

Eclipse energies in the 5th and 11th houses can confer rare opportunities to showcase your genuis.

  • If Rahu is occulting in the 5th house, you might be impelled to put yourself in the public eye, to express your creativity, glamour and glitz. Gambling and similarly high risk activities will attract. However you should remember that the window of opportunity will be short so make the most of it, know when to stop. Try to not break too many rules. Ketu if occulting in the 5th can cause initial gains but then this can turn to sudden failures because of disinterest. However gains on the spiritual front are quite possible.
  • Eclipses in the 11th house will bring you in the focus of everyone who knows you in some way or the other. You will gain material stuff if Rahu is active here, gains of every sort. You can do more as you are given more freedom. Ketu here can give short term gains of high magnitude. So if you have an eclipse on the 5th/11th axis of your birth chart, be ready to take advantage of the opportunities which will turn up.

Eclipse energy in the 6th-12th axis. This is the most sensitive axis of your horoscope. Karma overload and demands for service. Health should be carefully monitored during the weeks before and after an intense eclipse in the 6th -12th axis of your birth chart.

  • The 6th house is the karma you have chosen to rebalance in this life. You are very sensitive here as imbalance reigns here. Ghosts from your past, disease, debts, enemies will be brought into the foreground. You might fall more ill or might recover from some long standing illness. This will depend on your own horoscope and if it was Rahu/ Ketu placed in that house during the eclipse.
  • The 12th house is loss of the physical and gain of the astral. You will suffer some pain, sleep and rest will be affected. Disturbances in dreams astral travel etc is all possible. Life threatening incidents are possible.

So if there are eclipses around, do some spiritual practice or some mantra-jaap of Rahu/ Ketu and the Sun/ Moon. Use the energies of the eclipse, a huge chunk of energy is literally exploding across the skies during this period. If you do not channelise this energy properly with your conscious intentions it can cause disturbances in your life.  Eclipses occur very rarely so why this emphasis on them? That is because these events release humongous amounts of energies in a very short span of time, hours. If you use them actively, you can catapult yourself to such unimaginable heights.

 

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