Astrological Report for 2019 … part 1 …

March 6th 2019

Jyotish, the Science of Light, Vedic Astrology

General Astrological Weather Report for the rest of this year.

The Saturn, Ketu, Pluto conjunction.


Hold on to your hat, this year, from March onward, we see some difficult conjunctions of opposing forces. Transformation and Revolution are on the cards.

Some of us, depending on planetary positions in our birth chart and individual planetary time periods, may be breezing through this coming time, but most of us will be affected psychologically and/or by outward circumstances.

Be patient, stay cool and in the here & now.

The Nodes of the Moon, Rahu and Ketu are about to move sign, into Gemini and Sagittarius respectively. Ketu will travel the sky with Saturn and Pluto for the rest of 2019, which will make for very unexpected situations, past karmic resolutions, tension, hard work and dissatisfaction. Eventually this must lead to revolution and transformation, due to this a lot of the time this year we will have the feeling that we really don’t know what’s going on.

To get a flavour of these conjunctions, think of the chaos of Brexit or the Yellow Vest movement as a little fore runner of events to come.

For all of us, some ingrained habit or some structure we have built for ourselves will be highlighted by dissatisfaction. We will realize that falling back on some of our long familiar patterns or situations does not make us happy or fulfilled. In fact, maintaining these habits will become crucially painful. This painful process is necessary to force the breakdown of the old and outdated, within ourselves and for the world in general. Usually there is no need for change when everything is feeling groovy. But this year will be the game changer.

Change however will be near impossible and not voluntary with Saturn the planet of boundaries and structure involved. Saturn is much better at suffering than at letting go, thus opposing change, stoically bearing the pain and discomfort until the bitter end.

Yeah. Ouch.

Ketu represents our deeds from the past, the things we are familiar with, the safe patterns we fall back on, it even represents past lives. Saturn is the planet of karma and stark reality.  Now we will have to face the reality we have created for ourselves, the result of our past actions. We will realize that we will have to set a new pattern if we are unhappy in certain areas of out lives. A combination of these two planets may bring back people or issues from the past that we are not finished with. Pluto will bring sudden dissolution and transformation. Depending on our individual birth chart we will be confronted with, for example: past lovers, past non-payment of tax, long neglect of home or car maintenance, old enemies we haven’t dealt with properly, old family matters, people from past lives, out-dated ideas and beliefs about ourselves, or long standing wrong habits that may now result in ill health.

Check in what areas in your life you are beginning to feel really uncomfortable, eventually you will be forced to transform these things. This year will initiate the breakdown of the old, resulting in a period of dissatisfaction and uncertainty until a new paradigm will become manifest.

In general, because the conjunctions take place in the sign of Sagittarius, we will see an “en masse” breakdown of religious institutions and a huge realization of dissatisfaction with (moral) authority figures and structures world wide, gurus, judges, institutions and governments included.

This will include a possible change in our own beliefs systems and moral attitudes.

Religious desperadoes trying to hold on, resisting change, may resort to fanaticism and terrorism. Governments authorities counteracting the trend of dissatisfaction may instigate draconian laws.

If we fine tune to Nakshatra level, we find that these planetary conjunctions take place in the Nakshatra of Poorvashada. Poorvashada is ruled by the Apah, Deity of flowing water. Because of this we may see flooding and particularly bursting dams, as the indication is that structures (Saturn) will disintegrate (Ketu), resulting in sudden disaster (Pluto). Saturn the planet of karma will then demand compensation for the resulting damage to life and property.

With Ketu we may see sudden fires too.

Any old and unresolved enmity between nations may flare up, as Poorvashada is the Nakshatra that declares war. For example look at India and Pakistan, who are right now getting very worked up at each other.

Using the energy of Poorvashada to our advantage, we may “declare war” on our own old nasty habits, thus transforming our lives for the better in the long run. As within, so without, as the saying goes. If we want to see change in the world, we need to do the inner work as well. This Nakshatra is very optimistic by nature and good at enjoying the here and now, so lets try to tune into those qualities. As the outcome of the revolution will not become apparent this year, amid the uncertainties we may as well focus on the moment.

These conjunctions in Sagittarius, the sign of inner wisdom and truth, will ensure that meditation and higher learning will serve us well during this time. The spiritual aspects of the Ketu/Saturn combination can give us the determination to set a regular spiritual practice of meditation and contemplation.

Om Namah Shivay & Enjoy.



Be Well.   Best Wishes.

Greetings from New Zealand,     … Madhuri …

next episode:  Rahu in Gemini. Outrageous Communication.

read the next episode here: https://1008vedicastrology.com/2019/03/20/408/

Astrological report 2019 part 2

Rahu in Gemini, outrageous communication.

March 20th 2019

Jyotish, the Science of Light, Vedic Astrology.

General Astrological Report for the rest of 2019. Part 2



Rahu, the North node of the Moon, has entered Gemini on the 7th of March this year and will travel through this zodiac sign until the 20th of September 2020. This calculation is based on the sidereal zodiac using the mean node for Rahu.

Many Vedic astrologers will see Gemini as the exaltation sign for Rahu, that means Rahu can accomplish it’s agenda very well here, which may sound like good news but we must remember that Rahu is a malefic influence.

Rahu is wild and much inclined to excess, as it is only the head of the mythological snake, it can not digest and is ever hungry for new experiences and never satisfied. Rahu is ravenous. In Gemini it will look for communication, fun and sharing with other people to the utmost.

Publication, interaction, courage, self-will, the media, and city life are some of the fields indicated by Gemini, while Rahu indicates new technology, taboo subjects, deception, drugs, intensity, and strangers among other things.

With this placement we can expect some new advances in technology, especially to do with communication, internet, film, computer games, advertising etc. If we look at Gemini as the city and Sagittarius as nature, then with Rahu (advance at all costs) in Gemini (city) vs Ketu (dis-interest) in Sagittarius (nature) we must be ready to face the onslaught of new technological developments at the cost of the natural world. This we are already experiencing with the beginning of the 5G roll out and the felling of a massive amount of trees to facilitate this, particularly in the cities. Despite protests and concern, with these placements of Rahu and Ketu we must expect to see full development of 5G and more destruction of nature accordingly this year. Rahu in Gemini wants more and faster communication, and no matter how fast, it is never satisfied.

Another development we might see this year with Rahu, (technology) in Gemini (interaction) is in the field of virtual reality, there could be much more advertising, innovation and discussion on this subject.

Gemini is known as Mithun in Vedic astrology, the symbol is not the twins but a couple, male and female, thus the sign has some sexual implications. With Rahu the taboo breaker in Gemini we may see some more weird and (not so) wonderful sexual technological excesses, gender confusion, sex robots and possibly things we cannot even imagine at the moment in the field of internet dating, pornography and related subjects.

I write all this not because i am interested in these subjects but as a warning. Rahu is very prone to addiction, deception and temptation. We must be extra careful during this one and a half year period, as we can be too easily influenced by our interaction with other people, it is best to stay aware of our own integrity and not be deceived and seduced by outward glitter and fireworks.

Recreational use of drugs to enhance interaction may be another issue, with addiction easily a possibility, as Rahu indicates drugs and illusion.

We must also be aware of what we say and publish, as we maybe prone to over the top comments on internet forums and social media, or outrageous replies to what people say to us. We may be resort  to ranting, in speech or otherwise, trying to share our delusions with others. Of course we are all likely to forget this advice of moderation while in the spur of the moment during this year.

Hopefully the opposition of Saturn to Rahu will keep us in touch with reality. Saturn being a planetary friend of Rahu may save us from the worst irrational desires and temptations. So folks, work with Saturn and keep it real.

With Rahu being so unpredictable, we can expect the unexpected in the field of technology and communication. Cyber crime is a possibility for sure.

Despite the bad rap Rahu gets, it plays an important part in our development. We have all incarnated on this planet to participate in life and to learn and integrate new experiences and lessons. Depending on what house of our Vedic birth chart Gemini represents, this house will get activated by Rahu, and whatever field of life that house represents for us, there we will be forced to participate, however reluctant we may be.

On the bright side: there will be lots of fun, interaction and entertainment. We will have the courage to say and do what we want, what makes us happy, to show who we are and share it. We will want to meet strange and unusual people, indeed the weirdos may even move in next door this year. We will want it all and then even more of it. Do not expect to gain any deep knowledge and higher studies from Rahu in Gemini. Mostly there will be a distinct lack of concentration. Variety, a little bit of everything, is the name of the game.

Meditation and truth must be found in the Ketu/Saturn conjunction.                                         

 Read about this in part 1 here:  https://1008vedicastrology.com/2019/03/07/astrological-report-for-2019-part-1/

Meanwhile, the faster moving planets will be changing signs and interaction with each other often, adding more spice or peace the overall situation. The results of Rahu are dependent  on the placement of it’s depositor, for this one and a half year period that is the planet Mercury. Mercury moves sign each month (unless it’s retrograde), so expect Rahu in Gemini to change agenda about once a month. Other planetary movements will also change the overall flavour of our experience during the year. For example: in mid June, Mars will conjunct Rahu and be in opposition to Saturn and Ketu, a perfect time to get busy, tense and angry or overthrow the status quo, get ready for some revolution if that’s your thing. More on the movements of the other planets and Rahu’s movement through the Nakshatras in later posts.

Enjoy the wild ride.

Stay well and balanced and keep it real.



Best Wishes and Greetings from New Zealand,

~ Madhuri ~

Next episode: 2019 Jupiter Gandanta, the boiling point.