Sundar Balakrishnan



Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, these are known as exterior or external planets. In mundane astrology these planets give out several events across the universe based on its conjunctions in various zodiacal signs. Whenever, all these planets or majority of these planets jointly transit in a particular sign, it always gives major events like, storms, floods, earthquakes, major accidents in rail/air/sea, war, military coup, epidemics/pandemics, etc. Presently (as on April 25, 2020), Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Pluto all together are transiting in the sign Capricorn sign. In Brihat Samhita by Sage Varahamihira (which is compendium on mundane astrology) in Volume – I, Chapter 47, under the notes culled out from various Shastras, it is said that when Jupiter and Saturn both together transit in a single zodiac sign, then there will be pestilence, cholera and deaths among the people may occur. In this explanation, it has given occurrence of deaths, which can mean deaths on account of various events as mentioned above. The Indian shastras don’t take into account the planets like Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. However, its effects as per tropical astrology have great importance in mundane astrology. The planet Pluto for example is cause of deaths on a mass scale and is the main cause of major earthquakes too. Hence, its importance cannot be ignored. Presently, as mentioned earlier, heavy weights planets like Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus are all jointly transiting in the sign Capricorn.

On November 8, 2019, both Jupiter and Saturn were together in the sign Sagittarius. These two planets stayed together till January 23, 2020 in the sign Sagittarius. Later, Saturn transited to sign Capricorn on January 24, 2020. Then, Jupiter transited the sign Capricorn on March 30, 2020 thereby joining Saturn. Since then, all the four planets have been together in Capricorn (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto). The planet Mars will move away from Capricorn on May 4, 2020. Then, Jupiter and Pluto together will move back from the sign Capricorn to Sagittarius on June 30, 2020. Then again Jupiter will move away from the sign Sagittarius to Capricorn on November 20, 2020, thereby joining again with Saturn in Capricorn. The planet Pluto will also join Jupiter and Saturn on December 30, 2020. These three planets namely Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will stay together in the sign Capricorn till April 5, 2021 and then move to sign Aquarius on April 6, 2021. Again on September 14, 2021, Jupiter will come back to Capricorn where again Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all will be together in the sign Capricorn. Then, Jupiter will finally leave Capricorn and go to sign Aquarius on November 21, 2021. This will be the last conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. The next conjunction of both Jupiter and Saturn will happen on June 3, 2039. As said earlier, the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in a zodiac sign gives several events of significance. I have studied the patterns of these planets in the past and listed out various events those have occurred. I have gone back till the year 1960.

You have been witnessing the events those have been there from 2019 end and till date. I have not listed those as these are fresh in your memories. I have listed below the date on which both Jupiter and Saturn have stayed together in one zodiac sign and the related events have also been specified. I have given links from Wikipedia. These events given are for all over the world and events occurred in India are highlighted. I have listed separately major events of significance. If you wish to know the other events you can go through the weblink provided above of Wikipedia. The period till November 21, 2021 is the period to be watched for.


Jupiter/Saturn from June 7, 2000 in Taurus to till June 17, 2001  – For events around the world in 2000 read amd for events around the world in 2001 read

Major events….

  1. June 4, 2000 – The 7.9 Mw  Enggano earthquake shakes southwestern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), killing 103 people and injuring 2,174–2,585.
  2. July 10, 2000 – In southern Nigeria, a leaking petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers who were scavenging gasoline.
  3. July 25, 2000 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde aircraft, crashes into a hotel in Gonesse just after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the hotel.
  4. September 26, 2000 – The Greek ferry Express Samina sinks off the coast of the island of Paros; 80 out of a total of over 500 passengers perish in one of Greece’s worst sea disasters.
  5. October 3, 2000 – Approximate start of Autumn 2000 Western Europe floods (particularly affecting England) precipitated by days of heavy rain.
  6. October 31, 2000 – Singapore Airlines Flight 006 collides with construction equipment in the Chiang Kai Shek International Airport, resulting in 83 deaths.
  7. November 11, 2000 – Kaprun disaster, Austria: A funicular fire in an Alpine tunnel kills 155 skiers and snowboarders.
  8. November 17, 2000 – A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
  9. December 25, 2000 – The Luoyang Christmas fire at a shopping center in China kills 309 people.
  10. January 13, 2001 – A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits all of El Salvador, killing at least 800 people and leaving thousands homeless.
  11. January 26, 2001 – The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 13,805–20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured.
  12. February 13, 2001 – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  13. February 16, 2001 – Iraq disarmament crisis: British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids, attempting to disable Iraq’s air defense network.
  14. February 19, 2001 – The 2001 United Kingdom foot-and-mouth outbreak begins.
  15. June 5–9, 2001 – Tropical Storm Allison produces 36 inches (900 mm) of rain in Houston, killing 22, damaging the Texas Medical Center, and causing more than US$5 billion of damage overall.
  16. June 23, 2001 – The 8.4 Mw southern Peru earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami follows, leaving at least 75 people dead, and 2,687 injured.

Jupiter/Saturn from May 26, 1999 in Aries to June 1, 2000  – Events all over the World in 1999, read and events specifically with respect to India in 1999, For events all over the world in 2000 read,

Major events….

  1.  May 7, 1999 – Kosovo War: in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese embassy workers are killed and twenty others wounded when a NATO B-2 aircraft bombs the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
  2.  May 7, 1999 – In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
  3.  May 26, 1999 – The Indian Air Force launches an attack on intruding Pakistan Army troops and mujahideen militants in Kashmir.
  4.  July 11, 1999 – India recaptures Kargil, forcing the Pakistani army to retreat. India announces victory, ending the 2-month conflict.
  5.  August 17, 1999 – The 7.6 Mw  İzmit earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving more than 17,000 dead and around 50,000 injured.
  6.  August 7, 1999 – Hundreds of Chechen guerrillas invade the Russian republic of Dagestan, triggering a short war.
  7.  August 26, 1999 – The Second Chechen War begins.
  8.  September 7, 1999 – The 6.0 Mw  Athens earthquake affected the area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 143, injuring 800–1,600, and leaving 50,000 homeless.
  9.  September 8, 1999 – The first of a series of Russian apartment bombings occurs. Subsequent bombings occur on September 13 and 16, while a bombing on September 22 fails.
  10.  September 21, 1999 – The 921 earthquake, also known as the Jiji earthquake (magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale), kills about 2,400 people in Taiwan.
  11.  October 12, 1999 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attempts to  dismiss Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf, who is out of the country. The generals lead a coup d’état, ousting Sharif’s administration, and Musharraf takes control of the government.
  12.  October 29, 1999 – A super cyclonic storm impacts Orissa, India, killing approximately 10,000 people.
  13.  October 31, 1999 – EgyptAir Flight 990, travelling from New York City to Cairo, crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on board.
  14.  November 12, 1999 – The 7.2 Mw  Düzce earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 845 people were killed and almost 5,000 were injured.
  15.  November 26, 1999 – The 7.5 Mw  Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.
  16.  December 26, 1999 – Cyclones Lothar and Martin killed 140 people as they crossed France, southern Germany, and Switzerland.
  17.  December 27, 1999 – Storm Martin caused damage throughout France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy, including an emergency due to flooding at the Blayais Nuclear Power Plant.
  18.  January 30, 2000 – Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes off the coast of Ivory Coast into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
  19.  January 31, 2000 – Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes off the California coast into the Pacific Ocean, killing 88.
  20.  February 5, 2000 – Second Chechen War: Novye Aldi massacre – Russian forces summarily execute at least 60 civilians in a suburb of Grozny.
  21.  February 9, 2000 – Torrential rains in Africa lead to the worst flooding in Mozambique in 50 years, which lasts until March and kills 800 people.
  22.  March 10, 2000 – The NASDAQ Composite Index reaches an all-time high of 5,048.[11] Two weeks later, the NASDAQ-100, S&P 500, and Wilshire 5000 reach their peaks prior to the Dot-com bubble, ending a bull market run that has lasted over 17 years.
  23.  May 4, 2000 – The 7.6 Mw Central Sulawesi earthquake affects Banggai, Indonesia, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong), leaving 46 dead and 264 injured.
  24.  May 5, 2000 – After originating in the Philippines, the ILOVEYOU computer virus spreads quickly throughout the world.
  25.  June 4, 2000 – The 7.9 Mw  Enggano earthquake shakes southwestern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), killing 103 people and injuring 2,174–2,585.

Jupiter/Saturn from September 27, 1980 in Virgo till October 27, 1981  – For several events around the world in 1980, read For events all over the world in 1981, read,

Major events…

  1. September 12, 1980 – Kenan Evren stages a military coup in Turkey. It stops political gang violence, but begins stronger state violence leading to the execution of many young activists.
  2. September 26, 1980 – Oktoberfest bombing: 13 people are killed and 211 injured in a right-wing terror attack in Munich (West Germany).
  3. October 10, 1980 – The 7.1 Mw  El Asnam earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,633–5,000 and injuring 8,369–9,000.
  4. November 23, 1980 – The 6.9 Mw  Irpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,483–4,900 and injuring 7,700–8,934.
  5. January 10, 1981 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
  6. January 23, 1981 – An earthquake of M6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
  7. January 25, 1981 – Jiang Qing (“Madame Mao”) is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
  8. January 25, 1981 – In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
  9. January 25, 1981 – January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
  10. February 24, 1981 – A powerful, M6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
  11. March 30, 1981 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
  12. June 5, 1981 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.
  13. June 6, 1981 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
  14. July 17, 1981 – Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.
  15. August 23, 1981 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
  16. August 30, 1981 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
  17. September 20, 1981 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
  18. September 27–29, 1981 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
  19. October 6, 1981 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.

Jupiter/Saturn from August 30, 1979 in Leo till November 3, 1979 – For events all over the world in 1979, read

Major events..

  1. September 12, 1979 – Hurricane Frederic makes landfall at 10:00 p.m. on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
  2. October 31, 1979 – Western Airlines Flight 2605 crashes upon landing at Mexico City International Airport, killing 72 occupants plus one on the ground; 16 people on board survive.
  3. November 1, 1979 – Military coup in Bolivia.
  4. November 1, 1979 – Iran hostage crisis: Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urges his people to demonstrate on November 4 and to expand attacks on United States and Israeli interests.
  5. November 4, 1979 – Iran hostage crisis begins: 500 Iranian radicals, mostly students, invade the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (53 of whom are American). They demand that the United States send the former Shah of Iran back to stand trial.

Jupiter/Saturn from October 9, 1961 in Capricorn till February 24, 1962 – For events around the world during 1961 read For events around the world in 1962 read

Major events….

  1. September 1, 1961 – The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins, with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.
  2. September 1, 1961 – The first meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement is held. The Soviet Union resumes nuclear testing, escalating fears over the ongoing Berlin crisis.
  3. September 28, 1961 – A military coup in Damascus, Syria effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
  4. October 10, 1961 – A volcanic eruption on Tristan da Cunha causes the whole population to be evacuated to Britain, where they will remain until 1963.
  5. October 17, 1961 – Paris massacre of 1961: French police in Paris attack about 30,000 protesting a curfew applied solely to Algerians. The official death toll is 3, but human rights groups claim 240 dead.
  6. October 19, 1961 – The Arab League takes over protecting Kuwait; the last British troops leave.
  7. October 30, 1961 – Nuclear weapons testing: The Soviet Union detonates a 58-megaton yield hydrogen bomb known as Tsar Bomba, over Novaya Zemlya (it remains the largest ever man-made explosion).
  8. October 31, 1961 – Hurricane Hattie devastates Belize City, Belize killing over 270. After the hurricane, the capital moves to the inland city of Belmopan.
  9. November 8, 1961 – Imperial Airlines Flight 201/8 crashes while attempting to land at Richmond, Virginia, killing 77 persons on board.
  10. November 18, 1961 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
  11. November 19, 1961 – A military uprising overthrows the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic.
  12. December 11, 1961 – American involvement in the Vietnam War officially begins, as the first American helicopters arrive in Saigon, along with 400 U.S. personnel.
  13. December 17, 1961 – A circus tent fire in Niterói, Brazil kills 323.
  14. December 18 – India opens hostilities in its annexation of Portuguese India, the colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu.
  15. December 19, 1961 – The Portuguese surrender Goa to India, after 400 years of Portuguese rule.
  16. January 10, 1962 – An avalanche on Nevado Huascarán in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
  17. January 12, 1962 – The Indonesian Army confirms that it has begun operations in West Irian.
  18. January 16, 1962 – A military coup occurs in the Dominican Republic.
  19. January 19, 1962 – A counter-coup occurs in the Dominican Republic; the old government returns, except for the new president Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly.
  20. February 7, 1962 – Luisenthal Mine Disaster: A coal mine explosion in Saarland, West Germany kills 299.
  21. February 16, 1962 – Heavy storms flood Germany’s North Sea coast, mainly around Hamburg; more than 300 people die and thousands lose their homes.

Jupiter/Saturn from January 23, 1960 in Sagittarius till February 1, 1961 – For events around the world in 1960 read For events around the world in 1961 read

Major events…..

  1. January 21, 1960 – Coalbrook mining disaster: A coal mine collapses at Holly Country, South Africa, killing 435 miners.
  2. January 21, 1960 – Avianca Flight 671 crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica killing 37, the worst air disaster in Jamaica’s history and the first for Avianca.
  3. February 26, 1960 – A New York-bound Alitalia airliner crashes into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
  4. February 29, 1960 – The 5.7 Mw  Agadir Earthquake shakes coastal Morocco with a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme), destroying Agadir, and leaving 12,000 dead and another 12,000 injured.
  5. March 6, 1960 – Vietnam War: The United States announces that 3,500 American soldiers will be sent to Vietnam.
  6. March 17, 1960 – Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710 crashes near Tell City, Indiana, killing all 63 on board.
  7. March 21, 1960 – The Sharpeville massacre in South Africa results in more than 69 dead, 300 injured.
  8. April 19, 1960 – April Revolution: South Korean students hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against President Syngman Rhee, eventually leading him to resign from that office.
  9. May 1, 1960 – Several Soviet surface-to-air missiles shoot down an American Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Its pilot, Francis Gary Powers of the Central Intelligence Agency, is captured.
  10. May 22, 1960 – The 9.4–9.6 Mw Valdivia earthquake affects Chile with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XII (Extreme). This megathrust earthquake ruptures from Arauco to Chiloé Archipelago, causing the most powerful earthquake on record and a destructive basin-wide tsunami.
  11. May 27, 1960 – In Turkey, a bloodless military coup d’état removes President Celâl Bayar, and installs General Cemal Gürsel as the head of state.
  12. June 9, 1960 – 1960 Pacific typhoon season: Typhoon Mary kills 1,600 people in China.
  13. August 9, 1960 – The government of Laos is overthrown in a coup.
  14. August 29, 1960 – Hurricane Donna kills 50 people, in Florida and New England.
  15. November 14, 1960 – Stéblová train disaster: A head-on collision between two trains in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia, kills 118 people.
  16. December 16, 1960 – New York mid-air collision: A United Airlines DC-8 collides in mid-air with a TWA Lockheed Constellation over Staten Island in New York City. All 128 passengers and crewmembers on the two airliners, and six people on the ground, are killed.
  17. December 19, 1960 – Fire sweeps through the USS Constellation, to become the U.S. Navy’s largest aircraft carrier, while she is under construction at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; killing 50 workers and injuring 150.
  18. January 3, 1961 – Aero Flight 311 (Koivulahti air disaster): Douglas DC-3C OH-LCC of Finnish airline Aero crashes near Kvevlax (Koivulahti), on approach to Vaasa Airport in Finland, killing all 25 on board, due to pilot error: an investigation finds that the captain and first officer were both exhausted for lack of sleep, and had taken excessive alcohol at the time of the crash. It remains the deadliest air disaster to occur in the country.
  19. February 4, 1961 – The Portuguese Colonial War begins in Angola.

Sundar Balakrishnan

B.Com., MFM Finance (NMIMS)

2 Year Jyotirvid and 3 Year Jyotirvisharad

(From Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Mumbai)

Professor of Astrology at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai

Date: 25th April, 2020  

Time: 01.00 AM, Mumbai, India

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public comments
    Rajiv Bhatnagar
    Very interesting read Sir. We have to watch out till Jupiter and Saturn finally move apart.

    Does it mean till nov21 2021, the world will be facing cholera or earthquakes etc ??

    Excellent compilation and astrology linkage Sir.

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