Hindu New year, Corona and Aftermath
The chart for the Hindu new year is cast when the Sun and Moon transit at the same degrees in the sign of Pisces, in Chaitra month, Shukla Paksh (waxing Moon) Pratipada (first day of New Moon). This year, the Sun and Moon were transiting at the same longitudes in Pisces on 24th March, at 14:58 Hrs (IST). Cancer ascendant was rising with hard core malefics, Saturn & Mars in the seventh house aspecting the Lagna (ascendant). In Mundane astrology it indicates a ‘war like situation’, and it IS a war like situation for India with the Corona virus crises causing a complete ‘lock down’ as it happens during war time.
In my article on 15th of March, Corona Virus – Impact on India and rest of the world, I have given the details of the crises and immediate future of India and some other countries.
Two malefics in the 7th house also indicates a lean and stressful period for the country business, economy, social harmony and diplomatic relations of the country. In the Bhava chart both Saturn and Mars go in the sixth house though remain in Capricorn (Makar). This indicates an ‘Emergency’ like situation in the country later after May also. There are three major eclipses in the months of June & July out of which two will be visible in India. The Summer eclipse fall in the 2/8 axis of the Independent India chart of Taurus ascendant.
Benefic Venus in the 10th house aspected by ‘Yogakaraka’ Mars (which is also exalted) and also Jupiter the 6th and also the 9th lords is a very good indication of positive outcomes of the efforts of the Central and State Governments to restrict the community spread of Corona. As indicated earlier also, the situation will start, just coming under control between 23rd to 28th of April when Mercury transits to Aries and Rahu transits out of Ardra Nakshatra (23/04) which happens to be its own Nakshatra. Later when Mars leaves Capricorn (5th May) and enters Aquarius leaving Saturn and Jupiter, the situation will further improve and come in control. All in all the situation will start looking positive in the last week of May ’20. September 2020 is finally when the dear of Corona and its spread will start reducing. India is running the Moon-Saturn MD/AD since December 2019 till July 2021. Saturn though not placed well in the watery and unfriendly sign of Cancer is still the ‘Yogakaraka’ for the Taurus ascendant chart of Independent India. Transit of the 9th lord in ninth house along with Mars and the ever benefic Jupiter indicates a divine protection for the country to be able to come out of the Corona crises. The final relief will though come in September when Ketu transits out of Saggitarius where currently it is transiting its own Nakshatra, Moola.
The transit of two malefics and Jupiter in Capricorn however is not a good indication for the economy of the country. Hence the country is likely to plunge further in the economic recession for another year at least. It would start coming out of this recession by July 2021 when the Moon/Saturn dasha ends and Mercury AD starts. The benefic Mercury Ad will also get the Stock market on track along with the economy since it is the lord of second (Finance) and fifth (stock market) house in the foundation chart of India.
Jupiter Saturn conjunction
The two of the biggest planets, Saturn and Jupiter are now conjunct in Capricorn. Saturn Jupiter conjunction indicates rise of socialism across the globe where capitalism will get exposed and public will start pressurizing their respective Governments for more of Public welfare policies to be implemented. India will also experience the same trend. The conjunction of these two planets is happening in the ninth house of the chart of India which also indicates that people in the country will become more religious and also opt for remedies of alternative and traditional medical therapies like Yoga, Ayurveda, Naturopathy and organic treatment.
The Hospitality, Airline, Travel & Tourism and Entertainment sector will continue to suffer for a longer period of time, though this can be indicated by anyone without using astrology also. The 9th lord Jupiter is in the 6th house of the new year chart aspecting the 10th house with Moon and Sun in the 9th house give a similar indication of Judiciary giving decisions favouring the Government.
8th lord (research) conjunction with 10th and 5th lord Mars also indicates a good Yoga for new research projects to be undertaken. 12th Lord Mercury in 8th house also indicates research in the field of medicine where India may develop some vaccines to counter epidemics like Corona.
Jupiter and Saturn will remain in Uttara Ashada nakshatra during the summer season in Capricorn (Makar). Capricorn, in Mundane astrology is treated as a watery sign, hence the summer will be moderate. The conjunction of Mars, Saturn and Jupiter in Uttara ashada in April tend to indicate mild earth quakes before 15th April in northwest part of India and some part of Pakistan also. Onwards from May India will likely get the much needed relief from Corona rather the Indian Sub continent (including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Pakistan) will get the relief. Heat wave will increase by the end of April when Mercury conjoins Sun in the fiery sign of Aries.
Corona however will remain a concern in USA and Europe for a longer period till September when it will majorly subside when Ketu leaves Sagittarius and its own Nakshatra, Moola.
#staysafe #pray #meditate
Sandeep Sharma Astrologer April 7, 2020