Sundar Balakrishnan



As per the analysis below, we can expect the tensions within Taiwan tol increase in the coming months especially between September 2020 to November 2021 and also in the middle of 2022. This will be mainly due to the relationship between China and the USA. So called WAR will begin between the China and the USA and it will slowly spread to the other countries.  


Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. Taipei is the capital as well as the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Taiwanese indigenous people settled the island of Taiwan around 6,000 years ago. In the 17th century, partial Dutch colonization opened the island to mass Han immigration. After the brief Kingdom of Tungning in parts of the southern and western areas of the island, the island was annexed in 1683 by the Qing dynasty of China, and ceded to the Empire of Japan in 1895. Following the surrender of Japan in 1945, the Republic of China, which had overthrown and succeeded the Qing in 1911, took control of Taiwan on behalf of the World War II Allies. The resumption of the Chinese Civil War led to the loss of the mainland to the Communist Party of China and the flight of the ROC government to Taiwan in 1949. Although the ROC government continued to claim to be the legitimate representative of China, since 1950 its effective jurisdiction has been limited to Taiwan and numerous smaller islands. In the early 1960s, Taiwan entered a period of rapid economic growth and industrialisation called the “Taiwan Miracle”. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the ROC transitioned from a one-party military dictatorship to a multi-party democracy with a semi-presidential system.


There are many dates of formation of Taiwan as per various books. As per the book titled “Book of World Horoscopes” by Nicholas Campion, it is stated that…”It would also be reasonable to cast a horoscope for the proclamation of the People’s Republic, either on September 21, 1949 or October 1, 1949, symbolising the separation of the two Chinas, and set this for Taipei, the capital of Taiwan”. However, Taiwan as an independent country adopted its constitution on December 25, 1947.

On October 25, 1945, Taiwan was officially handed over to Republic of China, which is known as “Retrocession Day”. It is the name given to the annual observance and unofficial holiday and former public holiday in Taiwan to commemorate the end of Japanese rule of Taiwan and Penghu, and the Kuomintang’s claimed “retrocession” (return) of Taiwan to the Republic of China (then the recognized government of “China”). However, the idea of “Taiwan retrocession” is still in dispute.  

The relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC), commonly known as “China” and the Republic of China (ROC), commonly known as “Taiwan” is complex and controversial due to the dispute on the political status of Taiwan after the administration of Taiwan was transferred from Japan at the end of World War II in 1945 and the subsequent split of China into the above two in 1949 as a result of civil war, and hinges on two key questions: whether the two entities are two separate countries (either as “Taiwan” and “China” or Two Chinas: “Republic of China” and “People’s Republic of China”) or two “regions” or parts of the same country (i.e. “One China”) with rivaling governments. The English expression “Cross-Strait relations” is considered to be a neutral term which avoids reference to the political status of either side.

Recently, the tensions between China and USA have started getting worse. The prospect of a military clash in the Taiwan Strait is rising precariously. The United States and China clashed in the month of February, 2020 over the issue of Taiwan’s exclusion from World Health Organization (WHO) meetings, where it is represented by China. China responded sharply, saying there is ample cooperation between China and Taiwan on the virus epidemic and “we feel that the Chinese central government can say it is very sincere in protecting the health and well-being of Taiwan compatriots”. “I would like to reiterate that Taiwan is part of China, this fact cannot be changed,” the delegate, said. Taiwan is not a WHO member because China, which views the island as a wayward Chinese province and not a country, says it adequately represents Taiwan in the organization. Whereas, democratically governed Taiwan says it is an independent country called the Republic of China – its formal name – and has never been part of the People’s Republic of China.

In Taiwan, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu pointed to an “unprecedented” number of Chinese military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, cautioning the increasing risks of conflict. “The threat is on the rise,” he said. These concerns parallel the sharp deterioration in Sino-American relations, which a number of observers have characterized as a Cold War.

So, I will take up the chart for October 1, 1949 for midnight to analyse the probable events those can take place in the next one/two years. The reason being all those are happening today are clearly depicted in the chart below.

The Asc rising is Cancer 19 deg 48’. The Asc lord Moon is in sesquiquadrate to Saturn (lord of 7th and 8th). This shows that the people of Taiwan (Asc lord Moon), have always been denied (8th house) their true independence and there has been a constant interference from foreign allies (7th house, China). It also signifies, that the people of Taiwan (Asc lord Moon) have always been struggling (8th house) to get their true identity.

  1. The above chart, gives the aspects between the Natal vs Progressed as of August 1, 2020.
  2. The progressed Moon (which is the significator of events unfolding) is forming a conjunction with the natal Mars and Pluto. The natal Mars is the lord of 10th house, which signifies Government of the country. The Pluto is the lord of 5th house signifying “Status”. The Moon is the Asc lord signifying the people of country. Therefore, the people of Taiwan will protest with the Government crying for their independent Identity and protests will rise in the coming months.
  3. In the above chart, between September, 2020 to November, 2021, progressed Mercury lord of 3rd house (China) is in the 6th house (war) will be sesquiquadrate to natal Mars and Pluto. Mars and Pluto are significators of war too.   
  4. In the above chart, the natal lord of 3rd house, Mercury signifying China (bordering country) is closely conjunct the progressed Nodes. This again reiterates the point (3) above.
  5. In the middle of 2022, progressed Moon will be conjunct Saturn (lord of 7th and 8th house, signifying war) in the 3rd house (bordering countries).

The following chart gives the aspects between Natal vs Transits as on August 31, 2020.

  1. The transit Pluto is exactly transiting in the 7th house of war and conjunct the natal Jupiter (lord of 6th– disputes, riots, fights, protests, etc). So, there will be protests by the people of Taiwan and it will be dragged into dispute arising out of USA and China.
  2. The transit Pluto will also go over the natal Moon in the 7th house, which is lord of Asc (people of Taiwan).
  3. From April/May 2021 Pluto will turn retrograde and it will again activate the natal positions of Moon and Jupiter. The transit Pluto will be activating the natal Moon and Jupiter in the 7th house in the coming one/two years. This activation by transit Pluto will flare up dispute in the region.
  4. Later in the middle of 2020, transit Pluto will be sesquiquadrate natal Saturn in the 3rd house (bordering countries-China). Saturn is lord of 7th (foreign allies) and 8th (disputes). This is also a configuration which will trigger the dispute between Taiwan and China.
  5. In the month of April, 2022, transit Uranus will form quincunx with natal Mercury, lord of 3rd house. The transit Uranus will turn retrograde after few months and thus maintaining its aspect on natal Mercury for almost rest of the year of 2022.

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: August 18, 2020  

Time: 09.00 AM, Mumbai, India

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