January 2021 Astro Report


Download-Happy-New-Year-2021-Images-photos-wallpapers-4Of course the 1st of January as the beginning of a new year has no correlation to any cosmic calendar, but just because we are dealing with cultural customs I have taken a look at the chart for the beginning of the year. The good news is that the Moon, the heavenly body responsible for how we feel and instinctively react, is in the beautiful Nakshatra of Pushya at midnight at the year’s changeover. It is also directly opposite Saturn and Jupiter. Taken as an omen for the New Year, we could say that we feel rather oppressed by the Saturn opposition, but if we use this beautiful position of the Moon we can truly nourish and look after each other in every way, even though we may feel frustrated. This will make us happy and content. It will serve us well to stay in touch with our intuition and instincts this year. Pushya is a spiritual Nakshatra, ruled by the Guru of the Gods, so spiritual counselling and practice is also favoured.

To look at the heavenly happenings for January, we must recap, as the former conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter and the Solar Eclipse of December are still affecting us. Thus the restrictions and squashing of our hopes and the mighty fight for supremacy by world leaders is ongoing. The remedy for this could be the return of the teachings of our elders and of course looking after our own inner authority is a must now.

We begin the month with a Venus/Ketu conjunction in the sign of Scorpio (31st Dec). This may make us feel the separation from our loved ones acutely, particularly on last new year’s eve. We may riminess over fun and love we experienced in the past, and as Venus is also our money, we may wonder why we don’t have so much of it right now, or we might not want to spend any. Magic can happen with Ketu though. We may get in touch with loved ones from the past or from past lives, or have an unexpected financial windfall, due to karmic influences.XC560-902321751

Venus will travel through the Gandantha point and the Eclipse point, all in the first week of this month. Don’t be surprised if you have a bit of a wobble or a little freak-out particularly if you are a woman. After the 7th Venus is well established in Sagittarius and all will calm down on this front, although the feeling of wanting to escape from lock-down restrictions will remain.

But we are not quite out of the woods, during the last week of this month Venus will pass by Pluto, this may cause a blow up in Venus related matters such as relationships.



At the New Moon on the 13th, always a beginning of a monthly cycle, we find the Sun (authorities) and Moon (mental health) with Saturn (the restictions), Jupiter (children and teachers, financial and judicial system) and Mercury (publications , press) all close together. We can expect a hectic time with many talks and meeting to do with the Covid measures, perhaps again new regulations will be negotiated, with all the above in mind.

Meanwhile a conjunction of Mars and Uranus is building up, on the 20th triggered by the Moon, who joins them then.Mars Uh oh, expect the unexpected! Mars is extra strong in its own sign of Aries. Perhaps some mega explosion of anger and protests is on the cards, or some movement of police and army personnel or unexpected trouble involving these people. Whatever it is , it won’t be pretty, as Mars, the planet of anger, action and war has been frustrated for quite a while now and is about to blow its top. Please mind yourself in the days around the 20th of January, don’t be the one that flips it’s lid and stay out of danger zones. This takes place in the Nakshatra of Ashwini, the Star of Transport, so traffic accidents may not be ruled out either. 

The Full Moon on the 28th is in the Stars of Pushya,8 Pushya just as the Moon was at the beginning of the New Year. So again, there is the indication that whatever happens we will have the ability to look after each other in the best possible way by the end of the month. Celebrate these qualities on the Full Moon.

Pushya teaches us to consider how we can be of benefit to others, how we can give , provide comfort, how we can spiritually uplift those we come in contact with. How to be patient, soft hearted and wise. If we enhance these Pushya qualities in ourselves the world will certainly become a better place, and that’s what we are establishing through the chaos of coming years:       … A Better Society for All…




Happy New Year to You
Best Wishes from Ireland

~ Madhuri ~


The Great Conjunction of December 2020

The great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter is happening in a few days, on the winter solstice. (Northern Hemisphere)


It has been extensively written and talked about by astrologers and astronomers for the last while now.

Some say this conjunction was the Star of Bethelehem, as if that is a good thing. Let’s hope it’s not. The events that took place around that time were not pretty. First of all: there was a terrible regime that made all citizens go to their place of origin for a census, no matter what. Then there was the battering down of doors to pull all male babies from their parents arms to brutally murder them. We do not hope to see similar events taking place now. Besides, there was no Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in the year 0000.


Others proclaim: this solstice conjunction is the dawn of the age of Aquarius. We must remember that the greater cosmic cycles like the turning of the ages are not like flipping a switch. It is not as if one day we are in the age of Pisces and the next day in the age of Aquarius. These transitions happen slowly. We can already clearly see some of the qualities of the Aquarian age unfolding, where “the group”, represented by Aquarius, is more important than “the individual”, represented by the opposite sign Leo. Aren’t we all experiencing the loss of individual freedoms for the greater good of the entire population right now? Please don’t think for one minute that the Aquarian age is going to be all love, hugs and flowers as we were perhaps led to believe since the sixties or so.

But okay, what can we say about this upcoming great conjunction? By now we have all heard that the conjunction of these two giant planets is going to be a spectacle not seen in the heavens for 800 years or so. Even though this conjunction happens every 20 years, this time around Saturn and Jupiter will not only line up in longitude, but also by declination or latitude, thus making them shine in the sky as one single planet, and of course this occurring on the solstice adds to the significance too.

 I believe this conjunction heralds enormous changes in the world, and because of the 20 years cycle I believe these changes will take 20 years to complete. As Pluto is also a player in the game this time, and this planet takes 20 years to travel through a zodiac sign, we see the 20 year idea two times over in this regard.

In my investigations I looked at the great conjunction of the year 1961, because we know of the revolutionary changes that happened during that decade. Really, I was more than surprised to find that the great conjunction of 1961 also took place in the sign of Capricorn (sidereal zodiac) and even in the same Nakshatra, Uttarashada, as the conjunction of this December. I had to check it twice to make sure. (and I still find it hard to believe, please check it for yourself too)

To predict the exact nature of the upcoming changes is going to be impossible, we cannot know or even imagine. One of my favourite film clips that shows the societal changes in the sixties, is of scandalized middle aged men in suits, looking as if they are stuck in another era, dragging a young Jim Morrison of the Doors off stage, assisted by uniformed police. This little film illustrates that the new paradigm of the sixties was unimaginable before it exploded on the world stage. So it will be now with this Great Conjunction, the Great Reset, as many astrologer call it. We cannot predict or imagine in detail what changes it will bring.

Let’s dive into the Vedic Chart to see what we can make of it.

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Chart for the great conjunction, 21st December 2020

We have Saturn, the planet of karma (work), time, grief, discipline, delay, limitations, and service in a very strong position in Capricorn. Both Saturn and Capricorn like to maintain the status quo. Then we have Jupiter, who stands for fortune, wealth, hope, expansion, knowledge and optimism. Jupiter is usually not strong or working very well in Capricorn, its sign of debilitation. But in this case, (not going into technical details) according to Vedic Astrology, Jupiter is Neech Bhang, meaning: the debilitation is cancelled. When planets are less than one degree apart they engage in planetary war. This is already in operation and will last till the end of this year. We can conclude that there is a fierce battle going on between the values of Jupiter, such as expansion, belief systems, faith and blessings, and the Saturnal qualities of deprivation, ascetism, hard work and poverty. In Capricorn, the natural 10th house in a chart, this battle will take place in the field of career or occupation, the structure of society.

The planet Saturn indicates: the workers, the poor, the servants, the Joe Soaps, the elderly and disadvantaged.

Jupiter is the indicator of children, teachers, stockbrokers, bankers, university professors, judges, heads of corporations and religious figures.

To predict what is going on here, we must look at the Nakshatra Uttarashada, where this conjunction takes place.21 Uttarashada The stars of Uttarashada give Unchallengeable Victory, or permanent success. The energy here can be likened to a new chapter that starts after a war has been won. With Uttarashada we have to consolidate the new territory and take responsibility for maintaining peace and use all the resources that are available wisely and justly. Uttarashada gives wisdom, truth, willpower and responsibility. The Sun is associated with this Nakshatra, this indicates: people in power, authority figures, the governments, the ruling elite, the big corporate bosses. We must throw these kind of people into the mix with the above mentioned, under Jupiter and Saturn. As the Sun is in the Nakshatra of Moola during the Great Conjunction, we may see these power mongers exposed for what they truthfully are, or destroyed and impoverished due to Moola’s Kali-like qualities. You can now see how just about everybody is involved in this planetary war: the rich, the old, the children, the poor, the workers, the bankers, the priests, the bosses, the governments, everybody. And the changes are taking place in the 10th house where society is organized and systems are put in place. So, I imagine, you are involved in this change too.

I am optimistic. Once Jupiter moves away from Saturn and leaves the planetary war zone in January, and for about four to five  months after that, we may see great changes for the better. At least there will be hope and optimism. Particularly in the Northern Hemisphere after winter solstice, when the light returns, is an auspicious time. Things will start to happen and they will happen fast (as Jupiter is moving fast). Sure it will be a roller coaster, not an easy time and very unpredictable. 

What to do?

We know upheaval and changes are coming, so we will have to be proactive and be ready to make our own changes.  A Jupiter and Saturn conjunction forces us to work hard for our ideals. It actually give us the stamina to build a structure for the future we imagine for ourselves. Now is not the time to be defeated or to be lazy, but feel inspired and take action. Jupiter, our highest inspiration, combined with Saturn, the planet of material reality, give us the opportunity to work towards realizing our dreams. Uttarashada gives us the wisdom and willpower to initiate new projects and also the stability to see these projects through to completion. Ten deities, the Vishwa Devas, are associated with this Nakshatra. We do well to embody all their qualities, to use their gifts and wisdom to help us realize our dreams and ambitions. Their gifts are as follows. *1. Awareness. *2. Truth. *3. Strategy. *4. Expertise. *5. Attention to detail. *6. Inspiration. *7. Patience. *8. Action. *9. Dealing with Failure *10. Rejoicing with Success. These are the 10 qualities that lead to Unchallengeable Victory as indicated by Uttarashada. Please remember we are dealing with the effect of the Great Conjunction immediately for about 4 or 5 months. At the same time for at least 6 months with the effects of the last Solar Eclipse, which I called “the Battle for Supreme Authority” (see December 2020 Astro Report). So you will have to combine these two energies. And, as said before, the whole process could take 20 years to complete.

It is also very good practice to strengthen Jupiter qualities now, especially on the day of the conjunction. It is good to buy something gold or a special coin, or even a new wallet (good for finance). For spiritual advancement, buy spiritual books, watch inspirational movies, visit your Guru, or start a mantra practice or any other sadhana. This will give result for all the 20 year cycle.

And, hey, the symbol for Uttarashada is an elephant’s tusk. So look after your teeth!

We are certainly living through wild times. Hope you are enjoying it.

Best Wishes from Ireland,

~ Madhuri ~

December 2020 Astro Report

Who is the boss?

The Solar Eclipse of December 14th

Planetary movement during the month of December will set the scene for the future.

A total solar eclipse, as will take place on the 14th this month, is always seen as an unpleasant event. The Sun represents authority figures, leaders and governments, so a solar eclipse will always leave a mark on the world.

In the sign of Scorpio we will have to deal with Scorpio themes such as: secrets, scandals, fear and death. When the light goes out the skeletons in the closet will become visible. These revelations can affect some of us personally, but they will certainly throw a spanner in the works for political leaders and governments.

If we fine tune the placement of the solar eclipse, we find it will take place in the Nakshatra of Jyestha, the Chief Star.18 Jyestha Unfortunately very close to the explosive Gandantha point.

So don’t be surprised when sudden events will “explode” on the world stage during the next few months. 

The Sun, Moon, Ketu and Mercury will all be in this Nakshatra at the time of the eclipse.

Continue reading “December 2020 Astro Report”

September 2020 Astro Report part 2

Be Prepared….

This month three planets will change direction.

From our earthly point of view planets go retrograde and then later forward or direct again. Before changing direction they will be stationary, apparently at a standstill. At this stationary stage, the energy of a planet is extraordinary pure and powerful.

In September Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all be stationary at some point. All three situated in their own sign, and thus able to follow their own agenda, will give us an incredible opportunity to tune into these planetary energies. Not by doing anything, but by simply being, by tuning in.

It seems like nothing is happening at all. There is a feeling of suspense, as if we are travelling through no-mans-land, waiting for something to happen.

Don’t worry, at lot of thing will start to happen shortly!

Mars will go retrograde on the 10th of Sept.

This impulsive warrior will then get pretty riled up about past issues that are unresolved. BLM, riots, protests about the Covid restrictions and such issues will be repeated. Due to Mars’ position in Ashvini Nakshatra there will be an aura of courage, of speed, of impulsive power. The object will be to finally receive healing for any of the issues that are highlighted.

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Expect Mars to keep fighting on this front at least until the end of February 2021. Only in January next year, this battle will start to show some progress. Of course Mars rules the army and police force, so do fully expect them to be ready show their might too!

Jupiter will go direct on Sept. 13th. In Sagittarius Jupiter is wholly concerned with belief systems. In the stars of Poorvashada it may become fanatical and declare a righteous war. Hemmed between Pluto (at near standstill and ready to go direct next month) and Ketu (ready to change sign and at “boiling point” in Gandhanta), Jupiter will unleash its frustrations as soon as it moves forward mid month. There will be an undercurrent of almost religious fervour to Jupiter’s undertakings. This is great for spiritual practice and our sadhana of course, but it will fuel combatant Mars with “righteousness” by aspect and will make riots, protests and demonstrations “bigger and better” later this month.

In November Jupiter will catch up with Pluto, which has gone direct too. Surely the revolution will be in full swing then. Better get used to it, prepare and change our lives accordingly if necessary.

Saturn, the planet of restriction, goes in forward motion by the end of this month. More on this next month.

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Mercury (2nd-22nd) and Sun (2nd half of the month) are in the sign of Virgo, as always the case this time of the year. Virgo rules cultivated land and gardens and the constant work that goes into keeping this in order for food production. So, as usual, this is the time of year to show our biggest pumpkin at the agricultural show. Celebrate the harvest! Catalogue and store seeds for next year. Pay attention to minute detail, sort things, tidy up. With Mercury also being the planet of communication, it is a great time to boast about your best onions and cabbages on social media. Mercury is the 4th planet in its own sign this month, this is quite extraordinary. It seems all is as it should be. Mercury acts very intelligent in its own sign, it doesn’t fantasize or embellish. It states the facts.

When Rahu and Ketu change signs on the 23rd a big change in attitude and focus of attention will become apparent.The great hysterical internet exchange of wild ideas will finally die down a bit. Now Rahu will focus on security, on what we really value, on how to make our lives abundant in new ways during this time of upheaval and revolution. It’s time to start thinking about these issues in our own lives. Rahu can be obsessive, but will come up with solutions that are “out of the box”, novel or even taboo.

A year and a half period will start where we will be forced to implement absolute new ways to ensure abundance and food security for ourselves and our immediate family. Financial security too will be under scrutiny. Also, it heralds a time perhaps to use our voice to speak person to person, rather than communicate through electronic devices.

The search for new ideas is on.

Certainly food production and distribution is going to be unusual and this will be an “in your face” issue by next year. Unfortunately Rahu will grab what it wants by any means possible. By the looks of it, it is likely we will see food shortages in certain areas. Theft of food in transport may become a common occurrence. Truckers and transport companies are already refusing to go to certain areas in the USA. After Rahu moves into Rohini Nakshatra next year, we will see this issue escalate.

In any case, we need to get our act together and start inventing new ways of tapping into the abundance of Mother Earth and get in touch with what it is that we truly value.

.Ketu’s move into Scorpio will start a cycle of digging up dirt, secrets and scandals from the past. It will be an excellent time for deep research in any subject, not the least subjects of a spiritual or esoteric nature.

Alright, it seems this monthly report has gone into some long term trends and predictions. Please read it and share this with your friends.

We truly need to be prepared for what is coming.

As always, Best Wishes to everyone,

Greetings from Ireland,


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September 2020 Astro Report. part 1

The Sting in the Tail of the Scorpion

So much is going on in the heavens this coming month, I will write this in two parts.

(Remember we are working with the sidereal zodiac which differs from the tropical zodiac used in Western Astrology. The sidereal zodiac is astronomically correct; it is what we actually see in the sky)


Lets looks at Venus first.

Venus moves from Gemini into the sign of Cancer on the 1st of September.XC560-902321751

The planet of Love, Pleasure and Comfort always has an agenda or an ulterior motive. It loves beauty, money and wants to exchange energy. It always expects a return of goods or love for favours given.

When it enters Cancer, ruled by the Moon, it has to play according to the rules of the Moon, the planet of motherly, unconditional love which does not expect anything in return for love, we can deduct that Venus is not entirely comfortable during her transit this month (until the 28th when she moves on, into Leo).

A Venus/Moon combination can also play very romantic and unrealistic scenarios in our minds and will make us overly emotional. That said, this month is not a bad time for romance or even true love to blossom.

Venus moves through Cancer once a year. What makes it interesting this time around is the mutual aspects of Saturn and Mars who are both retrograde.

Saturn’s 7th aspect will certainly add a feeling of frustration with our partner (or wife/husband), who seems to be too busy with mundane matters, or we will feel that our partner is restricting us in some ways, particularly in the realm of emotions. There may be a lack of emotional support or connection.

The Mars aspect will normally make things passionate and sexy, but now with mars retrograde we may feel the lack of these qualities, resulting in anger and more frustration.

Anyway, the planet Venus rules women. So do not be surprised if the women in your life have a massive freak out or an emotional meltdown, particularly on the 13th and 14th of this month when the Moon joins Venus. The frustration is real. Just be supportive and know that it will pass. The women in your life have been patiently giving too much of themselves recently. Don’t start a huge argument, it will not be helpful.


Full Moon takes place on the 2nd of September in the Nakshatra of Shatabhisha.24 Shatabhisha (2)

It can give certain flashes of insight when we take the time to contemplate the mysteries of the Universe. It is great for meditation on “nothingness”. Also, these are superb stars for healing the Aquarian way. Vibrational medicine, shamanic healing rituals and the like will be helpful. Due to the deity Varuna who rules this Nakshatra and who is said to see all we do and think, searching our hearts for our own wrong-doings and then true repentance will help a great deal towards healing ourselves under this influence, as Varuna is said to accept our apologies.

In the sign of Aquarius this Full Moon will inspire a wonderful feeling of “power to the people”. This is a great energy for another demonstration or uprising, or any other group activity that is meant to bring about healing or change.

When we look in the sky at this full Moon, we are looking directly at “100 faint stars” behind it. Each of these “stars” are actually galaxies, not stars at all. So this gives us a pretty far out and cosmic Full Moon energy.


Rahu and Ketu are changing signs later this month, on the 23rd.

Personally I feel that Rahu always makes one last desperate attempt to fulfil its particular mission before a change of track (or sign) is forced upon it.

Rahu in Gemini has resulted in a most outrageous outpour of conflicting ideas on the internet. Communication on social media has likewise reached hysterical levels at this time, and this will reach its crescendo during September.

We may feel likewise compelled make some comments or take some actions as if our life or future depends on it. With Rahu this kind of stuff may later prove to be absolutely over the top or even entirely illusory. Keep it cool folks!

More on what’s to come in the next episode….


Ketu, the South node, also getting ready to change sign, is in an extra precarious position known as Gandhanta in Vedic astrology. 19 MoolaThis Gandhanta point is between Scorpio and Sagittarius, where water and fire signs meet. Ketu is always retrograde and moves now from Fire (Sagittarius) to Water (Scorpio). This transition results in an explosion of hot steam. Furthermore this area of the heavens aligns with the black hole at the centre of our Galaxy, the ultimate source of our Galactic existence and the ultimate truth. It also aligns with the Stars in the tail of Scorpio, where we can expect a poisonous sting.

Ketu in Sagittarius makes great fanatics, religious or otherwise, so we can expect some more surprising and explosive action from people or groups defending their particular believe system or point of view. Ketu deals with the past, with the subconscious and is not able to reason things through. It works mostly irrational and with sudden eruptions. Whatever happens (if anything), we won’t see it coming.                  When Ketu establishes itself in Scorpio next month it will have to start working on a whole new agenda.                                                                      By the end of this month Ketu, while still in explosive mode, may reveal some deep dark secrets or scandals, for us individually or for the world at large.


Another titbit of news from the sky:

On the first of September Asteroid 11 ES 4 will zipp by extremely close to the Earth, so learned astronomers tell us.

The September 2020 Astro story will be continued in part 2…..


Best Wishes,

Greetings from Ireland

~ Madhuri ~