Details about the chart can be read in a previous issue of the Jyotish Digest. In the chart of Y. Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR), Moon is in Mūla gaṇḍānta in the 12th bhāva. The exact position of the Moon at 1°28’ is just outside the Abhukta mūla range of 0°50’ indicating that the bay would survive. This gaṇḍānta afflicts the agni tattva and Sun is the lord of the 8th house as well in this chart.

Y.S. Raja Reddy, father of Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, was killed in a bomb attack in his native Kadapa district while he was returning to Pulivendula from his farm house in a car May 23, 1998. This murder of father incident happened in Mars daśā Moon antardaśā in the chart of YSR showing the power of the gaṇḍānta Moon to bring sudden losses and suffering. Affliction to agni tattva also afflicts father and male elders besides son.

YSR died due to a helicopter crash in a storm when the chopper was hit by lightening[1]. The accident (Mars or Ketu) and death happened on 2nd September 2009 at about 9.02 am. The accident and/or death occurred near Rudravaram in his Rāhu daśā Ketu antardaśā. It is noteworthy that Ketu conjoins Mars in the 6th house in navāṁśa. Jaimini teaches that if Mars and Ketu conjoin the 2nd or 6th bhāva in navāṁśa, then the native is killed by partner. This can mean spouse or any other important partner or someone travelling with the native. In any case, it just proves that affliction to agni tattva, which includes Sun, Mars and Ketu shows a violent sudden death, a gaṇḍānta that leaves a vacuum and everyone in shock.

If we were to follow the planet in 8th house, or 8th lord then, Saturn is in the 8th house and in Gemini navāṁśa. The 4th from this is Virgo which is occupied by Mars and Ketu in navāṁśa.

It is also noteworthy that in both the examples, either the Moon is in Lagna or the lord of Moon sign (śubhapati) is in Lagna. The direct association of the Lagna with the gaṇḍānta Moon does bring the gaṇḍānta doṣa on the native. Yet there can be some peculiar instances where this may not work, as in the next case of Anthony Hopkins.

[1] Mercury rules natural calamities and lightening is definitely ruled by Jupiter – these confirm the natal position of debilitated Jupiter aspecting the 3rd house from ārūḍha lagna showing the manner in which death is to come

In the chart of Barrack Obama, the Moon is in its exaltation sign in Taurus while Jupiter is in its debility sign in Capricorn. Moon in the 5th house gives many friends (dṛṣṭi 11H of friends), popularity and being in exaltation it gives great success and fame. As such it is the lord of the 7th house placed in 5th bhāva showing devotion to the almighty Śiva (Holy Father) and this brings power, position and fulfillment of all desires.
The aspect of the Moon on the 11th house brings many friends and supporters but this is Scorpio, its sign of debility. Therefore this may prove to be his undoing or fall of the significations of the Moon. Friends may end up using his goodwill. It is evident that whenever a planet is exalted, it shall aspect its sign of fall and this is its weak spot.
Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn and being in fall it destroys the significations of the houses it shall own, and not the house it is placed it. Jupiter is the lord of the 3rd and 12th houses which are generally classified as bad houses. Therefore the placement of Jupiter in debility is a kind of blessing in disguise as it damages secret enemies in the 12th house and challengers in the 3rd house. A retrograde Jupiter is truly beneficial when in debility as then it gives the results of its opposite sign Cancer. And we know that Jupiter in Cancer is exalted. Therefore during the period of Jupiter he rose, slowly and surely to become a senator.
Moon is the lord of Cancer and is in the 5th house from Jupiter besides being the lord of its exaltation sign. During the conjoined period of these planets Jupiter daśā Moon antardaśā, his popularity soared and he became the President of the United States.
In this manner we see how planets in exaltation or in debility can dramatically alter life. These are powerful positions and should be studied carefully.
Some of you may give an argument that Jupiter is conjoined Saturn whose results he is sure to give. Now we know that Saturn is in Sasa Mahāpuruṣa Yoga and has astoundingly high ṣaḍbala (188). Besides it is retrograde and gives the results of being in Cancer. It is said that Jupiter in Pisces and Saturn in Cancer are sure sign of rājayoga as they have the strength of Tārā Mahāvidyā. In fact Jupiter and Saturn in water signs give the powers of Tārā while these planets in wind signs bring the might of Kālī Mahāvidyā. Perhaps for this reason the three wise kings of the east went looking for a baby (Jesus) when Jupiter and Saturn conjoined in Pisces. In any case if Jupiter was giving its own nīcabhañga or the conjunction with Saturn, both results were one of rājayoga.
But then by the same argument, Saturn should be giving the rājayoga of Jupiter plus its own power, and Saturn daśā starts only in July 2012. Till then Obama has to deal with a terrible Rāhu spoiling the rājayoga of Jupiter by pāpa-argalā (8th house from Jupiter) as well as pāpa-argalā on Moon (4th house). In any case we can say that the exalted Moon brings the blessings of Kṛṣṇa promising huge popularity and success in destroying enemies (Osama Bin Laden for example). We can also say that the debilitated Jupiter needs Tārā śaktī to get activated, and this must have happened for him to attain the high position. How did this happen? (A) Moon, the lord of exaltation sign of Jupiter is exalted, (B) Saturn the lord of debility sign of Jupiter is in kendra from Lagna and in Mahāpuruṣa yoga and conjoins Jupiter, (C) Mars the planet which gets exalted in Capricorn, the debility sign of Jupiter is placed in kendra from the Moon.

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Elizabeth taylor died on 23 March 2011 at 1.28′ am PST at Los Angeles, CA. The death of actress Elizabeth Taylor on Wednesday marked the passing of another era, according to local film historian Robert Holladay. “As far as I’m concerned, she’s the last of the movie stars,” said Holladay, a retired high school English teacher who still teaches at McMurry University. “There are still movie stars but they don’t have anything to do with the old Hollywood. She was the last.”

Taylor, who died at age 79, was arguably better known for eight marriages, stormy romances and outspoken support of AIDS than she was for her body of work. However, Holladay said her legendary beauty overshadowed the fact that she was a great actress. “Actors like Paul Newman said that people would only talk about her beauty and they would ignore that she was a great actress,” he said. “She was also very funny.” Liz Taylor received two Oscars in her career, the first coming in 1960 after being nominated the three previous years but not winning. She won for her performance of call girl Gloria Wondrous in the movie “Butterfield 8.” Holladay said Taylor had better performances.

The Birth Chart [ Date: February 27, 1932; Time: 2:15 am; Place: 0 W 07′, 51 N 30′ London, United Kingdom]


Scorpio Lagna in the birth chart has two lords – Ketu and Mars. The Arudha Lagna generated from Mars is at Aquarius with Mars, Sun and Mercury showing success in the birth place (London) while the Arudha Lagna generated by Ketu is in the 9th house, which is also the badhaka rashi showing success in a foreign country (Hollywood, USA). It is evident that the powerful retrograde and exalted Jupiter supported by saturn in the 7th bhava from the Arudha in Cancer worked for her. This is more so because of the Moon which is the significaot rof arudha. Moon in the 12th bhava shows that the nativewill finally take up residence in this foreign country where her life is manifesting for her.

Exalted Jupiter which is also debilitated in the navamsha would not have given such undying fame and beauty if it wasnot retrograde. The rajabhanga yoga generated by Jupiter exalted in rashi and debilitated in navamsha gets reversed due to its retrogression generating a nicabhanga rajayoga. This forming the 9th bhava brings a grand fortune. It is estimated that what she has left behind is worth a billion dollars! Jupiter in the arudha gives undying fame, especially when it is alone. In addition, the Moon as the lord of this arudha is in the 12th bhava which shows her great attchment to the land she adopted as her home (Los Angeles, CA) besides hospitals and health care. She has encouraged her fans to spend mony in donating to health care instead of sending flowers to her grave … now who could have thought about Liz Taylor like that. Her heart has proved to be equally as beautiful as her. I mourn her death in that the most beautiful flower of this world has left us, but I shall continue to rejoice in all the beauty she has left for us to enjoy.

The death (Punya chart)


YEAR OF DEATH: The working arudha was Cancer and Saturn sits strong in Capricorn in the 7th bhava from AL. This triggers the death transits and will give disease towards the end of life (Saturn). Finally when Saturn transited over the Lagna Lord Ketu (in Virgo) which is also a trine to Capricorn, her last days came. This is in lines with Raths Rules for death in Crux of Vedic Astrology.

MONTH OF DEATH: The sidereal month of death is from the mrityu pada. This is in the sign Libra and its lord Venus is exalted and conjoined Rahu. Options are – an air sign or Pisces. The latter is more likely due to the Rahu affliction. She died in the sidereal Pisces month when the Sun passed through it.

DATE OF DEATH: The vedic date is the Tithi and the strongest among the 5th lord and planets aspects should decide this – Jupiter rules and this can be Tithi 5 (Panchami) or Tithi 13 (Trayodashi). She died on Krishna Panchami (Ttithi 5).

TIME OF DEATH: Finally the Lagna or the hour of death. This should be in trines to the arudha lagna and a water sign would be indicated by Cancer. She died at the fag end of Scorpio lagna [11.10 pm – 1.32 am] …she died at 1.23 am.

Introduction: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd President of the United Sates of America. FDR was born in Hyde Park, New York at “Springwood”, his family’s country estate. He was related to the President Theodore Roosevelt. His aristocracy is easily seen from the rising Leo ascendant aspected both by the lagna lord Sun and Ātmakāraka Jupiter (Rāśi dristi). A similar situation occurs in the Navāṁśa with lagna lord Mars and A.K. (Jupiter) placed in Lagna – a king is born.
Daśā applicability: There are 3 planets in quadrants to Ascendant and one (Mars) in quadrant to the Moon. The ascendant is stronger and Vimśottari daśā will have to be started from the cusp of the ascendant.

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Swami Bhimananda in police custody

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police today invoked provisions under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against self-styled Godman Swami Bhimananda, 39, who was arrested last week for allegedly running a sex racket in the city. ”The police has invoked the provisions of MCOCA against Shiv Murat Dwivedi[1],” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said. ”We found substantial evidence to invoke provisions of MCOCA in this case,” he added.
The 39-year-old Dwivedi alias Ichchadhari Sant Swami Bhimanand Maharaj Chitrakoot Wale was arrested last week with six women, including two airhostesses, for allegedly running a a multi-crore prostitution racket from his ashram in Khanpur area of South Delhi. Police said yesterday that the accused has high-end contacts not only in India but Las Vegas in the US, also. ”The baba apparently has clients and contacts not only in India but also in Las Vegas. It has been known that he was taking classes to learn English also,” the DCP said yesterday.
The police also told mediapersons that the contacts of the accused were revealed from six diaries, seized at the time of his arrest. ”The diaries reveal the names of 100 high-profile policemen, politicians and bureaucrats, besides prostitutes,” the police said. ‘‘He used the internet to trap girls. He always looked for girls who had hunger for money and who lived away from their homes,’’ said an officer.
It was revealed that flesh trade was just one part of his vast ‘‘business’’ network. ‘‘The prostitution racket was not his only occupation. The police have found evidence that the godman lent money at high interest rates, invested in real estate and tried to garner charity funds using dubious means,’’ said DCP (south) H G S Dhaliwal.

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Newspaper Reports on the nirvana (passing, moksha) of Gurumā Pravrajika Shraddhaprana Mataji

Pravrajika Shraddhaprana Mataji Nirvāṇa

Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission president Pravrajika Shraddhaprana Mataji died at Dakshineswar Tuesday after being indisposed for three months. She was 90.Mission sources said Shraddhaprana was suffering from severe gastro-intestinal problems since October last year. She developed acute chest infection and tracheostomy was also performed on her for proper management of respiratory distress.

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Recently a senior Lok Sabha MP from Orissa enquired about how long Naveen Patnaik would continue in power, and my reply was that his Mercury daśā is far from over and is responsible for his rājayoga. This daśā is for 17 years and started in 2000 AD bringing him to power in Orissa. Readers can refer to my old article ‘The next Chief Minister of Orissa’ – a prediction which conclusively proved the importance of the āruḍha lagna (image).

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The Next Chief Minister of Orissa

By Sanjay Rath [1999] Horoscope of Sri Naveen Patnaik (Cabinet Minister of India)
Date 16th October 1946, Time: 1 AM, Cuttack, India. (AL: Āruḍha Lagna; A7: dārāpada or āruḍha of seventh house; HL: Horā Lagna; VL: Varṇadā Lagna; GL: Ghāṭikā Lagna; UL: Upapada; A10: Rājya Pada)


The horoscope of Shri Naveen Patnaik has Cancer Lagna with Saturn in it. This by itself, is one of the most powerful Rājayoga that can be present in any chart as “Saturn in Cancer or Jupiter in Pisces in the Throne can give a very powerful Rājayoga”. This combination was present in the chart of the Late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi and Adolf Hitler was responsible for their dramatic rise and wielding of power. The throne implies the first or tenth houses and if this is in Lagna, then the person shall be born in a family wielding Political power (Saturn in throne) or Religious/Financial power (Jupiter in throne). Naveen Patnaik is a worthy son of the illustrious Biju Patnaik (ex-Chief Minister of Orissa). However, the married life of such people with Saturn causing the Rājayoga will either be disturbed or absent. Indira Gandhi was separated from her spouse while Hitler married just before his death and here Naveen Patnaik is a bachelor.

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The Stars Show It All

William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
The chart of President Bill Clinton which has 03.47 AM recorded as the Birth time, has been corrected to 03.44 AM. Note that this is the birth time given by his mother. The important considerations are as follows: –
If the Atmakaraka conjoins the Navamsa Lagna, then the native is born in a Royal family, but if the lord of navamsa Lagna conjoins the Atmakaraka, the native even if born in an ordinary family, will become a King. This and various other considerations have gone into fixing the Lagna of Bill Clinton. Normally I do not like to discuss private matters. However, in view of the Scandal, and the extent of exposure, there is nothing to HIDE!

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Vajpayee-7295Please note that this is an old article written and published in 1998. It is republished in the website for astrological studies.


The first part of the article titled the Future of India appeared in the Times of Astrology (June 1998 issue) which was available in the market in the first week of May. Readers will appreciate that some of the predictions like ‘the acquisition of Nuclear Bomb and other arsenal’ and ‘problems related to the health department’ have already come true. The learned reader will appreciate the use of Narayana Dasa as a fine predictive tool in Vedic Astrology.

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