THE transit of Saturn from the fiery sign
Sagittarius is considered very important, as it
brings major global socio-economic
transformations. Saturn is in Sagittarius again after a
period of 30 years and is astrologically expected to
trigger a great political and economic revolution
Few historic events, during Saturn’s stay in
Sagittarius in the last Century.
1929 Great Depression -
In the year 1929, the Wall
Street crash in USA started the period of Great
Depression, which lasted till the mid of 1930s, seriously
affecting the world economy. Saturn was transiting from
Sagittarius during 1929-30. In India, the 'Indian National
Congress' demanded complete Independence (Poorna
Swaraj) from the British in 1929. Later in 1930,
Mahatama Gandhi started his 'Dandi March' (Salt
March) to protest against the British monopoly over
the production of salt. This 'civil disobedience'
movement was the turning point in India’s freedom
1959-60 : Tibet annexation by China and African
During the transit of Saturn from Sagittarius during 1959-
60, the Tibet was incorporated into the People Republic
of China. The Tibetan government was abolished after
a failed uprising. Many of the Tibetan leaders fled to
India, led by Dalai Lama, to take refuge.
In the year 1960, as many as 17 African nations got
their Independence. This year is known as the 'year
1989-90 : Fall of Soviet Union and end of Cold War
Saturn's transit from Sagittarius during 1989-90 was
the most influential in re-shaping the world-order. The
collapse of USSR triggered the fall of Communist
governments in Eastern Europe. The Berlin Wall
crumbled after 28 long years and Germany was united.
In China, the ‘Tiananmen Square Protest’ shocked the
whole world; after great massacre of students, the
Chinese President Deng Xiaoping resigned in 1989.
In Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev became the President during that year and initiated democratic
reforms in the country. Gorbachev worked closely
with US President George Bush Senior, in ending the
era of Cold War.
For India, the transit of Saturn from Sagittarius in
1989-90 was very disturbing. The country was
struggling with religious, political and economic crisis.
The ‘Ram temple movement’ by the BJP and the anticorruption
protests by V.P. Singh, on the issue of
Bofors Scandal, saw the fall of Rajiv Gandhi during
the General elections of 1989. A minority government
led by V.P.Singh was ruling the country, struggling
with economic crisis, in which India had to airlift its
national Gold reserves as a pledge to the IMF
(International Monetary Funds), in exchange for a
loan to cover balance of payment debts. The Prime
Minister V.P. Singh later had to resign in November
1990, after a series of protests in the country against
the implementation of ‘Mandal Commission’ report,
giving 27% job reservations for the OBC (Other
in government jobs.
Interestingly, during the last transit of Saturn from the
Sagittarius sign, the economy of China and India started
to become open for the world. The goal of 'global
economic liberalization’propagated by USA was to
make the economies more market and service-oriented
and to expand the role of private and foreign
investments. Now, the rise of nationalist movements in
Europe and Donald Trump’s policy of protectionism
have started threatening the system of ‘economic
Trade Wars Between the Nations :
The year 2018
could be the year of ‘Trade wars between the Nations’,
as per the astrological analysis of the Foundation
horoscopes of major countries of the world.
The political tensions between the USA, China, Japan
and Russia may initiate a 'trade war', which can
damage the global economy very seriously. The issue
of North Korea, South-China-Sea dispute and Syria
war is potentially dangerous, in starting a new 'cold
war' between major countries of the world. Transit of Saturn from the 'war sign' Sagittarius can induce 'trade
war' between the Nations.
Prices of Crude oil and Gold :
The transit of Saturn
from the Fiery sign Sagittarius will bring tremendous
fall in the production of Crude oil, leading to sharp
increase in its prices. The prices of Crude oil may cross
$80 per barrel mark or even higher, by the end of year
2018. The sky–rocketing prices of Crude oil will affect
the common man in developing nations like India, due
to increase in the prices of essential commodities. The
stock markets around the world will start falling
specifically after the Total Lunar eclipse of 31 January
2018. The prices of Gold will increase, due to Jupiter’s
transit from its enemy sign Libra.
Now let us analyze the Foundation horoscopes of
major countries in this regard.
Source : From the data of K.N.Rao
Balance of Dasa in Vimshottari: Mars 2 years 3 months 11 days
The Vimshottari period of Mars-Moon from March
2018 to October 2018 is going to be very difficult for
the USA, as per its Leo lagna Foundation horoscope.
It is the 'Dasa Chiddra' and the next mahadasa would
be of Rahu, which is falling in the 12th house of ‘war
losses’. Moon is the lord of 12th house placed in the
7th house, which as per Mundane astrology signifies
trade agreements, foreign relations, war etc. Moon is
the 12th lord here and is in 'Kemadruma Yoga'.
Donald Trump has already pulled out USA from the 'Paris climate accord' and has openly shown his
disrespect for the trade agreements with various
nations. Trump may put various sanctions on the
imports from China and can also target the companies
outsourcing various services. The period of Mars-
Moon and later the Rahu mahadasa will put USA in
confrontation with China and Russia in many traderelated
matters. The ‘Buy American, Hire American’
policy of Trump will directly hit the economic interest
of India, China and some of the other South-Asian
Balance of Dasa in Vimshottari: Moon 9 years 11 months 23 days
Source: The book of World Horoscopes
In the Makar (Capricorn) lagna Foundation horoscope
of China, the period of ‘Sade-Sati’ has just begun.
During this ‘Sade-Sati’ of Saturn, the Chinese society
will go through great socio-economic changes. The
demand for democratic reforms may trouble the
Communist government of China in the coming years.
The Vimshottari period of Saturn-Jupiter shows that
the country will invest heavily in foreign investments.
The China may increase its investments in Africa and
South-America, to cover the losses due to trade
sanctions from USA. The antardasa lord Jupiter is
Vargottama (3rd and 12th lord), which shows the focus
of the country on its relations with neighbours and on
foreign trade. The Chinese economy may overtake
the Indian economy in terms of GDP growth rate, to
become the fastest growing economy in the world.
Balance of Dasa in Vimshottari: Mars 0 years 7 months 13 days
Source: The book of World Horoscopes
In the Dhanu (Sagittarius) lagna Foundation
horoscope of Japan, the Vimshottari period of
Mercury-Jupiter from December 2017 to April 2020
shows improvements in the economy. At present the
GDP growth rate of Japan is just around 1% only. It
is, however, the 3rd largest economy in the world in
terms of nominal GDP and fourth largest in terms of
Since last few years, the growth
rate of Japanese economy is declining. This
situation can now change for the positive.
However, there is a great possibility that the country
may have to invest heavily in the development of
military infrastructure, due to threat of war from North
Korea and China. The mahadasa lord Mercury is
the lord of 7th house of war and the antardasa lord
Jupiter is in the house of Mars, receiving its aspect
showing military-related events. The economy of
Japan will now see higher growth rate, due to its heavy
investments in military infrastructure.