From the ISIS Lagna chart (previous article), it was obvious that they are trying to establish a kingdom as the lagneśa Mercury is in 9th bhāva (independent) and is also a ātmakāraka (king). Since the ārūḍha is in Libra with Rāhu and Saturn, the manifestation of this ārūḍha shall take place during their period – Saturn daśā Rāhu antardaśā (Apr, 2013 – Mar, 2016). After their initial huge victories, the formation of a Caliphate was declared. ISIS Caliphate chart given below.
On June 28, 2014 at 7:05 am the Caliphate was declared at Ar Raqqah, Syria (Zone: 3:00 E, 39 E 01′, 35 N 57′). It was the first day of the lunar month of Āsāḍha and a Saturday showing the manifestation of Saturn-Rāhu energy.
The lagneśa Moon, dhaneśa Sun are with 12th lord Mercury – and Saturn is kāraka for this bhāva. The dominant yoga is the deadly Kālasarpa showing that the end shall be very bad, especially as Saturn (in rājabhaṇga nīca yoga) conjoins Rāhu. To add to the woes, the lagneśa Moon is combust. The only saving grace is that of Jupiter, exalted and lord of janma tārā.
The tenth house has Ketu aspected by Mars showing piśāca yoga. The tenth lord is ill placed in the 3rd bhāva (battle) and its dispositor has gone to 12th bhāva (loss) and conjoined a combust Moon (longevity). Mars is also in debility in navāṁśa in the 12th bhāva. It is clear that its leaders will fall one after another and that is the manner in which the Caliphate will disappear. The terrible Kālasarpa spells doom for the chart. Firstly, Rāhu is the ātmakāraka and is also the 8th lord. Secondly, Saturn in exalted rāśi and debility navāṁśa is in rājabhaṇga nīca yoga. Saturn conjunction with combust Moon and warrior Ketu in Aries (war) navāṁśa shows the end shall be terrible with many falling in battle.
Haṁsa mahāpuruṣa yoga is defunct as the same Jupiter, although vargottama is placed in 12th bhāva in navāṁśa. In addition, the Moon, placed in the 12th bhāva from lagna is combust and is very severely afflicted by debilitated Saturn and Ketu. Venus as bādhaka adds to the woes. In fact, Jupiter favours the enemy and not the native.
Every Caliphate must have people to govern and this is indicated by the fifth bhāva, Scorpio. Scorpio is vacant and it has two lords – Mars and Ketu. Mars indicates one part of the population which is in the 3rd bhāva Virgo (battle weary, normal people, farmers) and in debility in navāṁśa (frightened) in the 12th house (fleeing). Ketu indicates another part of the population which is in the 10th bhāva Aries (ruling, militant, violent and headless) that includes the Caliph himself. Now, unfortunately these planets are in ṣaḍāṣṭaka (mutual 6th-8th) showing that Ketu shall punish Mars and Mars must keep paying all sorts of debts, in cash and flesh, that a headless Ketu extracts.
ISIS has been tightening security along the borders of its “caliphate” to prevent people from fleeing and have started forcing people to register with the de-facto government. People are terribly scared of the forced recruitment drive and are fleeing. Women below 45 and boys below 19 are prohibited from leaving Ar-Raqqah. The area that is controlled by the terrorist organization has one road that civilians can go out from, and they open it in specific dates and times. They have various tactics for blocking the exodus. “In Mosul, ISIS requires anyone leaving the city to provide the militants with the names of relatives who can vouch for their return” reports The New York Times. If the person does not return, their relatives are arrested. The New York Times reported that a “cottage industry” of smugglers have cropped up to extricate people from ISIS territory.
They claim to create this Islamic utopia, and Muslims are fleeing in droves. A legitimate caliphate … is supposed to be able to provide services to its citizens.Daveed Gartenstein-RossCounterterrorism Analyst, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; quoted in Business Insider, September
Ādhana Vimśottari Daśā
We apply ādhana vimśottari daśā when the Moon is very weak in the 8th or 12th bhāva.
The ādhana vimśottari daśā of Mars shows that the people will continue to be beaten and will flee until something is done. In fact, this will become the common cause for the world to take up arms against the Caliphate. With the advent of Saturn antardaśā the enemy (World forces, A6 in Aquarius) will start dealing crippling blows to the Caliphate (Saturn in 6th bhāva from AL is in nīca navāṁśa) and their territory will shrink considerably (Saturn in 4th bhāva). Many of their leaders (Saturn in rājya-aṁśa i.e. Aries navāṁśa which is 10th bhāva of rāśi chart) will be felled (Sat in debility with Moon + Ketu) by enemy aircrafts and battles (Ketu in Aries).
The battle is going to be long drawn due to many squabbles between the World forces (śatrupada A6 Lords Saturn and Rāhu are in bādhaka sthāna from A6 which causes troubles due to vidveṣaṇa). They need to improve their coordination, talk together and have a clear focus – elimination of the terror-government that threatens to take the world back to the dark ages.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), better known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a Salafi jihadist militant group that follows an Islamic fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam. The group is also known as Ad-Dawlah Al-Islāmiyah fī ‘l-ʿIrāq wa-sh-Shām (DAESH) and has been informally active since 1999 in collusion with various other jihadi outfits. However, the entire terror took a completely new turn when they formed ISIS formally on 9 Apr, 2013 with a clear objective of forming a Caliphate. The ISIS chart shows this resolve in the tenth house with two planets Mars and Sun, in digbala (directional strength). These planets are responsible for administration and security indicating that they were serious about their objective of forming a separate country. Let us examine this chart.
Nature and Identity
Lagneśa Mercury is in the ninth house (religion) showing a very independent organisation that is tightly wedded to its theology. The dispositor and ninth lord Saturn is exalted showing that they will have quite a few success and are fortunate. Rāhu conjoining Saturn forms śrāddha yoga (final rites, death) showing that the dharma (actual religious practise) will translate to many deaths and beheading (Rāhu is a head without body). However, the karma associated is better called ‘preta yoga’ since it leads to the creation of many ghosts. In addition, since this is the ārūḍha lagna, the reputation of the organisation will be tarnished and they will become terrorists and wild barbarians. Since this is also the fifth house of followers, all such people will swarm to fill their ranks and form a terrible blood-thirsty army of great evil. The number of fighters is estimated at 31,000 by CIA and ISIS says 40,000 but this does not include the large number of children who are also trained to wield weapons. Rāhu shows that a majority shall be foreigners – about two-thirds.
Bear in mind that the strong mix of politics and religion is quite old in this planet. Politics (Rāhu) causes serious disruption when it mixes with faith and religion (Jupiter). This was also the underlying philosophy of the Nazi party.
My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel. Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels
Paul Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was Adolf Hitler’s Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany.
Such a powerful Saturn sitting in the bhāva of power and authority brings them to power quickly. By December 2015 ISIS controlled over vast landlocked territory in Iraq and Syria, larger thank the UK and with a population of about 5-8 million people. The extreme interpretation of sharia law was enforced by Rāhu. In addition, its affiliates control areas of North Africa and South Asia. In Saturn daśā Rāhu antardaśā (Apr, 2013 – Mar, 2016) it’s ‘negative’ preta-ārūḍha of fear and prominence rose as these planets occupy the ārūḍha in Libra in great strength. In 2014 it fought a pitched war with Iraq capturing major areas in the west including Mosul followed by the Sinjar massacre.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. Adolf Hitler
Mercury as lagneśa and ātmakāraka shows powerful propaganda and communication through social media and internet (in Aquarius). Dextrous with social media, ISIS has purposely made videos of beheadings of both soldiers and civilians, including journalists and aid workers, to aid its propaganda of fear. It is through fear alone that political power and law can be reinforced. Mercury in Aquarius is the means to carry forward the objectives of the preta-yoga of Saturn-Rāhu combo in Libra.
Aquarius rises in the navāṁśa promising that the preta-yoga shall be strongly implemented and followed. Sun and Saturn forming pitṛ-doṣa (suffering of the manes) is in lagna showing that many families shall shed tears due to their rise to power, particularly in Saturn daśā. Being in the ninth from kārakāṁśa (Me AK in Ge navāṁśa), it forms their dharma-devatā as Saturn is the lord of 9th bhāva from kārakāṁśa. Fortunately, this daśā ends in Sep, 2018.
They will be forced to change by the power of Jupiter and Mercury (AK) in the fifth bhāva. This is the power of holy books like the Bhagavat Gita, the power of god.
I take this opportunity to thank Sanjay Prabhakaran, my ardent student for retrieving this old article so that t maybe available for the benefit of all astrologers. SanjayP is the SJC Jyotish Guru for Chennai
Ravi Rohini Pravesha Chakra
Forecasting rainfall has been one of the primary functions of Jyotish. In the days of yore when the economy was primarily agricultural, planning depended on accurately forecasting rainfall and crop. Various methods are available in Jyotish for this purpose and include (1) Ravi Rohini Pravesha Chakra (2) Rohini Chakra (3) Saptanädi Vedha Chakra (4) Jala Nädi Chakra (5) Trinädi chakra etc.
The Ravi Rohini Pravesha Chakra is given below:
Table 1Rohini Pravesha Chakra
#1: Rohini Pravesha
Rohini nakshatra is the fourth nakshatra reckoned from Aswini and extends from Taurus 10*-23*20’. The sun traverses this nakshatra in 13 days as reckoned from the date of its entry (day-1). Depending on the day from this Rohini entry, if even a meager rain is noticed, the starting date of rainfall (monsoon season) is predicted using the Rohini Pravesh chakra.
Chart 1 Rohini Pravesh 2002
Example 1: this year (2002), the Sun chart for the entry of the Sun into Rohini nakshatra is drawn. If on the very day of its entry (day-1), a brief shower or rain is noticed in any region, then predict that the monsoon shall commence 72 days thereafter. Since the date of entry is May 25 2002, then the 72nd day will be August 25 2002. It is evident that this requires a genuine observation of rainfall and that this has to be noted for major villages in a region before a final conclusion is drawn for the region as a whole. This is a late monsoon and the farmers will have to be advised to depend on irrigation facilities and accordingly time their sowing. Example 2: If some rainfall is noticed on the ninth day from the date of Rohini Pravesh, then rainfall should be predicted from the 28th day thereafter. The ninth day reckoned from May 25 2002 is June 2 2002. The 28th day reckoned from this date is June 29, 2002 and this is the day the Monsoon will begin. This is an early monsoon and hence the farmers will have to be forewarned to quickly sow the seeds and be prepared.
#2: Excess Heat
If during the Sun’s passage of Rohini nakshatra excessive heat is noticed, then predict that during the forthcoming monsoon/rainy season ample rainfall shall occur.
#3: Flash Floods
If heavy rainfall (like those causing flash floods) occurs during the Sun’s passage of Rohini nakshatra, then during the subsequent monsoon/rainy season excellent/adequate rainfall shall occur.
If low rainfall or just meager showers with moderate temperatures occur during the Sun’s passage of Rohini nakshatra, then during the subsequent monsoon/rainy season drought like conditions will prevail in the region with very low or meager rainfall. Suitable irrigation schemes will have to be launched and water will have to be managed carefully.
Get the meteorological data for (a) any station, (b) any district and (c) any country during the period of Rohini Transit and check the validity of the rules.
What is the importance of Rohini Nakshatra and what is its link to rainfall?
This Chakra is based on the tide factor. It is a well-known fact that the tide follows the Moon and the height of the tide is also proportional to the gravitational pull of the Moon. On days of the full Moon the tide is the highest as the Moon has a tremendous pull. The Moon indicates the tide and consequently rainfall. Its favorite nakshatra is Rohini, which is its Moolatrikona (office), although the exaltation of the moon occurs in Krittika Nakshatra (2° Taurus).
The longitude of the Moon (or simply Moon sign or star) at any point of time indicates the point of high tide and consequently, the point (or sign/star) in the seventh house from it also indicate high tide. The signs in the fourth/tenth from the Moon sign will indicate the low tide. If the high tide of the Moon indicates high rainfall, then the low tide signs/stars indicate low rainfall.
Drawing the Rohini Chakra
Two constellations from the Moon star are called Samudra (Sea), the next two are called तट (taṭa: bank, shore), the next one is called Parvata (mountain) and the next two are called Sandhi (junction). In this manner the 28 nakshatra (including the intercalary nakshatra Abhijit) are group into the four categories of samudra, tata, parvata & sandhi respectively.
Judgment of results
Draw a chart for Mesha Sankranti (solar ingress of sidereal Aries – used for Samvatsara determination). Count from Janma nakshatra to Rohini nakshatra. If Rohini nakshatra is in Samudra, predict excellent and adequate rainfall and excess harvest & grains. If Rohini nakshatra is in Tata, predict just adequate rainfall and sufficient harvest & grains. If Rohini is in Parvata, predict sporadic and meager rainfall with poor crops, low yield and shortage of food. If Rohini nakshatra is in sandhi, then predict draught or floods causing a bad harvest and
Example 3: New Delhi, Samvatsara Chakra (during 2002 AD). The Samvatsara Chakra is used for mundane astrology including the prediction of rainfall, drought, earthquakes etc. In the example, the Moon is in 13Ar17’ in Aswini nakshatra. Draw the Rohini Chakra for this Nakshatra.
Chart 2 New Delhi, Samvatsara Chakra
Table 2 Rohini Chakra Example 3
Rohini is in the second column in Tata (Bank/shore) indicating just about sufficient rainfall and that there will be adequate rainfall in the world.
Simple rule: This calculation can also be done in a simple manner by counting from the Janma nakshatra to Rohini, expunging multiples of 7 and then reckoning the position of Rohini. If the remainder is 1-2 the result indicates Samudra; if 3-4 Tata; if 5 Parvata and if 6,7 or 0 Sandhi
Example 2: Determine the rainfall for India in 2002. The same chart-2 is used. The Janma Nakshatra is Aswini (1). Counting from this to Rohini (4), we get four (4) both inclusive. This indicates Tata (bank/shore) indicating just about sufficient rainfall and that there will be adequate rainfall and harvest will be just sufficient.
Now, for India as a region, consider the Lagna nakshatra. Lagna is in Pisces, which is an ubhayodaya rasi while its Lord Jupiter is in Gemini. The results of the Lagna shall be felt in the middle (or beginning) while that of the Lagna lord shall be felt later. Lagna is at 22Pi49’ in Revati (28) nakshatra. Counting from here to Rohini (4) both inclusive, we get five (5) indicating Parvata or that in the beginning there shall be drought like conditions. The Lagna lord Jupiter is at 14Ge37’ in Ardra (6) nakshatra. Counting from here to Rohini (4) both inclusive, we get twenty-seven (27). Expunging multiples of 7, the remainder is six (6) that is a Sandhi, confirming that there shall be drought like conditions and flash floods in some regions.
It is noteworthy that in the middle of the year there were various announcements of drought and every part of India either feared drought while parts of Bihar had flash floods and loss of lives! However, later the Monsoon picked up and there is just about sufficient rainfall for adequate harvest and food.
Determine the Mesha Sankranti chart for any nation and determine its results for any given year in the past. Compare this to the actual rainfall for the year.
Predict the rainfall for next year (2003) for three countries and compare this to the rainfall that will happen next year.
Sapta Nädi Vedha Chakra
Chart 3 Sapta Nädi Chakra
Starting from Krittika nakshatra the twenty eight nakshatra (including Abhijit) are placed in the seven Nädi in the snake order (Sarpa gati) moving forward and then reverse. A group of four nakshatra constitute a Nädi.
Chanda Nädi: The group of four nakshatra Krittika, Vishakha, Anuradha & Bharini fall in this category. Saturn represents this Nädi. Chanda means fierce, violent, cruel, impetuous, hot, and angry; The Harivamsa refers to it as a demon causing diseases while the Matsya Purana uses this to describe the clouds that cause the deluge (drowning) of the earth. Devi Mahatmya refers to this as one of the eight sakti of Durga and its use in Mahisasura killing. As such this is a violent and very destructive nadi causing excess heat and wind.
Vata Nädi: The group of four nakshatra Rohini, Swati, Jyestha & Aswini fall in this category, which is represented by the Sun. Vata refers to the Wind-God (Vayu) and indicates strong winds that blow away rain clouds. Thus, this is also a violent nadi causing strong wind.
Dahana Nädi: The group of four nakshatra Mrigashira, Chitra, Moola & Revati fall in this category, which is represented by the Mars. Dahana means burning, consuming by fire, scorching, destroying and specifically refers to the Fire-God (Agni). This is a violent and destructive Nädi causing by excess heat.
Saumya Nädi: The group of four nakshatra Ardra, Hasta, Poorvasadha and Uttar Bhadrapada fall in this category. Jupiter represents this nadi. Saumya means placid, gentle or mild and refers to the Soma juice. As describing a mood it indicates happy, pleasant, cheerful and also a worshipper or an adherent. This is a pleasant, non-destructive nadi causing mild temperatures and moderate breeze.
Nira Nädi: The group of four nakshatra Punarvasu, Uttar Phalguni, Uttarasadha & Poorva Bhadrapada falls in this category, which is represented by the Venus. Nira means juice or liquor and also refers to water. This is a benevolent nadi causing some water/fluid (humidity) in the atmosphere.
Jala Nädi: The group of four nakshatra Pushya, Poorva Phalguni, Abhijit & Satabhisaj fall in this category, which is represented by the Mercury. Jala specifically means water. This is a benign Nädi causing rain and distributing water over the planet causing the greenery to flourish.
Amrita Nädi: The group of four nakshatra Ashlesha, Magha, Shravana & Dhanistha fall in this category, which is represented by the Moon. Amrita means ‘life rejuvenating nectar’ and refers to water for human beings and as such to those liquids and juices that rejuvenate life or cause life to sustain. This is a very beneficial nadi causing water.
The nädis are further grouped into three parts called Bhaga. The middle Saumya nadi is called Madhya (literally ‘middle’) while the three nadi prior to it are called Yama Bhaga and the three succeeding it are called Saumya Bhaga. Yama is the God of death and the three Chanda, Väta & Dahana nadi belong to the portion presided by Yama (represented by Saturn). Sauma is the Moon-God who rejuvenates and sustains life and the three Nira, Jala and Amrita nadi belong to the portion presided by Sauma (represented by the Moon).
Judgment of Results
If malefic planets are in the Yama portion and benefic planets in the Saumya portion, then mediocre results obtain for the year.
If either of benefic or malefic planets are in the Madhya (middle) portion, then the nature of the planet shall dictate its result.
Planets in Chanda nadi indicate extreme winds and heat.
Planets in Väta nadi indicate strong winds, hurricanes etc, but no heat.
Planets in Dahana nadi indicate tremendous heat but low winds.
Planets in Saumya nadi indicate a pleasant weather.
Planets in Nira nadi indicate some humidity and mild to moderate rain.
Planets in Jala nadi specifically indicate rainfall, especially if it is the Moon.
Even one planet in Amrita nadi gives substantial rainfall for the year.
Planets in their own nadi show profound increase in the indications of the nadi. For example if Mars is in Dahana (heat) nadi, we should expect excess heat with low or stagnant wind.
Determine the nakshatra occupied by the Moon and the nadi this nakshatra is in. If the Moon conjoins/aspects the lord of the nadi, then there shall be rainfall. This is sure to happen during a full Moon.
The Moon in Amrita nadi and three other planets in Amrita nadi indicate rain throughout the day; four planets in Amrita nadi indicate rain for three days consecutively, five planets in Amrita nadi indicate rain for seven days consecutively and if all planets are in Amrita nadi, the whole earth has rainfall and appears like an ocean!
The Moon in Jala Nadi and three other planets also in Jala nadi indicates rain for half a day; five planets also in Jala nadi indicates rain for five days.
The Moon in Nira nadi and three other planets also in Nira nadi indicates rain for one Prahara (3 hours); four planets instead indicates rain for half a day; five planets instead in Nira nadi indicates rain for three days.
If all planets other than the Moon are in Amrita nadi then it rains consecutively for 18 days; if instead they are in Jala nadi, it rains for 12 days and if in Nira nadi the rainfall is for 6 days.
If all planets are in the Saumya Bhaga then at least 3 days rainfall is observed whereas if the malefic planets are in Yama Bhaga, then shortage of rain occurs.
If all planets other than the Moon are in Dahana, Väta or Chanda nadi, excessive heat and strong winds cause and the earth to dry up.
If malefic planets conjoin/associate with the Moon & Venus, even if other indications like their presence in Saumya portion (Nira, Jala or Amrita nädis) are for good rainfall, there will be a shortage of rain. On the other hand benefic planets influencing Venus & Moon indicate rainfall even if they are in Yama portion (Chanda, Väta & Dahana Nadi).
The various traditional tools for timing should be used. These include (a) the moment of retrogression & direct motion (especially of Saturn & Jupiter) or (b) the time of Sunrise (udaya käla) which can be used for the day or (c) the moment of solar ingress into a sign called Sankranti which can be used for the predictions for the month while the Mesha Sankranti can be used for the year itself, or (d) the natural seasons ruled by the six planets with the Sun indicating specifically for the year etc.
Example 4: Predict the seasons using the Samvatsara Chakra
The Samvatsara chakra will always have the Sun at zero degrees in Aries in Aswini nakshatra and hence this effect is to be ignored. The remaining six planets as per 19 (d) above are used to predict the seasons.
Refer to Chart-2: The Saptanädi Vedha Chakra is given below
The aspects to the planets are seen as per the Sarvatobhadra chakra. As an example, let us examine the Moon to determine the rainy season.
Figure 1 Sarvatobhadra chakra showing aspects on Aswini
The Moon is placed in a Vata nadi, which should normally indicate scanty rainfall. Lord of Vata nadi is the Sun and it conjoins the Moon indicating excellent rainfall in the year. [Rule 11 above]
The Moon is also ill aspected by Saturn & Ketu from Rohini & Jyeshtha respectively indicating fears and initial shortages i.e. the rainfall maybe delayed (Saturn). However it is well conjoined by natural benefic Mercury indicating that there shall be sufficient water for the crops. Venus is ill placed in a Dahana nadi and is ill aspected by Mars showing some trouble to the seeds and crops due to excess heat and wind in the initial months of monsoon. [Rule 18 above].
Investigate the other methods for prognostication and determine how you will use this knowledge for each season, month and day.
Try to predict tomorrow’s weather and keep a list of the right and wrong predictions. Pat yourself for a good prediction and try to find out the errors you made in the wrong predictions. Try to predict the exact time rain would start on a particular day. Late Pt. Ramesh Bhattacharya could do this, and so can you with some practice.
What are the other methods for predicting rainfall? Have you investigated this area at all? Take a look at the classics and maybe you will find some clues and tools.
 Literally Solar ingress of Rohini nakshatra chart.
 May 6 days + June 30 + July 31 + August 25 = 72 days.
 Pronounced samudra taṭa parvata & sandhi respectively
 Sarpa gati indicates moving onwards and then reverse as the table progresses.
 A kind of nectar emanating from the Moon (Mind) or like the Moon and referring to the Moon-God
The Republic of Yemen was formed on 22 May 1990 when the two Yemens (North and South) united as Republic of Yemen with Mr Saleh as president, as the Soviet bloc imploded. However the tension between former states endured as their fundamental differences had not been ironed out. The unification chart is given below
The strength of a nation to stay united is seen from the fourth house. In this chart the fourth house Scorpio has two lords – Ketu which is very badly places in the 12th house of losses and breakdowns and Mars placed in the 7th house of death, in marana karaka sthana. Both lords are not in a good position to protect the new nation. To add to the woes, the planets ruling the two factions of Yemen – North ‘Mercury’ and South ‘Mars’ are not in balance. Mercury is sitting with the Moon in the ninth house of good fortune thinking it has just won a lottery ticket while Mars is about to get extinct being in Marana Karaka Sthana in the 7th house.
The Narayana Dasha shows the trends and tensions unfolding in the destiny of this. Trea Aquarius as the first house and study planet positions to know the trend.
Aquarius Dasha 1990-91: While the first dasha of Aquarius with Mars showed the formation, it was for a short duration of one year only. The people were still very confused about the new state of affairs (Mars in Lagna with lagnesa Saturn in 12th house) there are signs of simmering anger.
Cancer Dasha 1991-94: Ketu is in the 12th house in Cancer and Moon ruling food is in badhaka sthana. In 1992 Food price riots in major towns shook the tender fabric of unity. The North-South divide starts showing cracks and in August 1993, Vice-President Ali Salim al-Baid withdraws to Aden, alleging that south is being marginalised and southerners are being attacked by northerners. Mars ruling the ‘South’ is sitting at the door (7H) and will compel defeated leaders of the South-Yemen to flee in fear.
Sagittarius Dasha 1994-2000: Jupiter, the lord is in Mrtyu-pada indicating that the time has come for the unification to die. But since it is Jupiter, the giver of life, this will not happen. In 1994 May-July, just as Sagittarius Dasha started, Al-Baid declared independence of Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen). Northern forces (Mercury) captured Aden and once again southern leaders (Mars) fled abroad (Mars in 7H) and were sentenced to death in absentia.
In the meantime they have a new neighbor Eritrea, which was formed in 1993 and joined the United Nations. In 1995 Yemen and Eritrea clashed over disputed Hanish Islands in Red Sea. Jupiter favours Yemen being in the 11th house and aspects the 3rd house of neighbors. The battles continued till 1998 until they got tired and listened to the United Nations where International arbitration panel awarded the Greater Hanish island to Yemen and divided other smaller islands between the two countries. Yemen was also fortunate during this period as Eritrea found a new enemy to fight and focused its attention in the new Eritrean-Ethiopian border clashes which turned into a full-scale from 1998-2000 killing about 70,000 people. The beneficial effects of Jupiter aspecting its own sign Sagittarius were felt in the last part of Sagittarius Dasha.
Taurus Dasha 2000-11: The Sun is in Taurus showing a new beginning and an effort to establish governance, law and order. Saturn and Rahu are in badhaka rasi (Capricorn) from Taurus showing the head of a very dangerous snake that breathes the poison of hatred, shall rise. In October 2000, the US naval vessel USS Cole was damaged in Al-Qaeda suicide attack in Aden. Seventeen US personnel were killed. It was the first antardasa of Pisces (May 2000 – Apr 2001) with Venus in Pisces showing a sailing vessel. The aspect of Saturn on Pisces in the 8th house shows the suicidal attack and damage.
In the same antardasa in Feb 2001 violence erupted to the run-up to disputed municipal polls and referendum and back extension to presidential term and powers. The perception was of a failed democracy. Whenever the 10th lord in a mundane chart, is in a dusthana, democracy gets reduced to kleptocracy due to the corruption of the leaders. Tenth bhava shows leaders and the placement of its lord shows their character. An exalted 10th lord shows some good ideals but the 8th house – definitely corrupt.
In 2002 February under Aquarius antardasa with MKS Mars (flee, expel, leave…), Yemen expelled more than a hundred foreign Islamic clerics in it’s crackdown on Al-Qaeda. The reaction happened in the next antardasa of Capricorn with the Rahu-Saturn combination. In Oct 2002 Al-Qaeda attacked and badly damaged oil supertanker MV Limburg in Gulf of Aden, killing one and injuring 12 crew members and costing Yemen huge in lost port revenues.
It was only in Scorpio antardasa, the 4th house of Home, with Mars in MKS and Ketu in 12H getting activated that the North-South divide became intense. In June-Aug 2004, hundreds died as troops battled Shia insurgency led by Hussein al-Houthi in the north. In September Hussein al-Houthi was killed by government troops and later in 2005 March, hundreds again died when the Houthi clased with the troops in revenge for the killing of their leader. Fighting continues with various terror acts till 2007 June when rebel leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi accepted a ceasefire. But the problem is that these leaders cannot control the madness they unleash and the very next month a suicide bomber attacked a tourist convoy killing eight Spaniards and two Yemenis in the province of Marib. By the time Taurus dasha came to a close in 2011, Yemen had become a battleground and a pit of scorpions where people had total distrust for each other and stung at the slightest provocation. The poison of the badhaka sign from dasha rasi was too strong to quench.
Libra Dasha 2011-17: Libra with the Upapada (UL) is the seat of marriage between the North-South Yemen and it is also conjoined the satrupada (A6), the seat of the enemy. Put the words together and it sounds like “sleeping with the enemy”. The problem in Yemem is that everyone is fighting everyone. BBC gives a nice picture.
The Houthis: Zaidi Shia-led rebels from the north, who seized control of Sanaa last year and have since been expanding their control
President Hadi: Fled to Saudi Arabia after rebel forces advanced on his stronghold in the southern city of Aden
AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula): Seen by the US as the most dangerous offshoot of al-Qaeda, AQAP opposes both the Houthis and President Hadi.
Islamic State: A Yemeni affiliate of IS has recently emerged, which seeks to eclipse AQAP
The fourth bhava from dasha sign has Rahu and Saturn showing that Yemen has become a land haunted by the ghosts of doom. The snake which had slid inside Yemen during the Taurus dasha has nested and is laying eggs. Foreign countries have started to battle openly in Yemen with Saudi Arabia sending troops to battle the Houthi who are supported by Iran.
There is no final result in sight no matter what each side is saying. The Saudi’s cannot afford to fail and Iran will not stop supporting the Houthi who are hell bent on getting a ‘corruption-free government’. They all say that, and when they get power, their own corruption and nepotism knows no bounds.
My only advise to all Asians and foreigners is to get out of Yemen and stay out until 2017. Libra dasha is going to prove to be terrible. It may seem as though the entry of Jupiter into Leo (Summer 2015-16) will bring a lull in the fighting but this only reduce the intensity before the real challenges of 2016-17. Indians who have been working in Yemen should look for job alternative and if they really want to get back, wait and watch till after May 2017.
The Solar Eclipse of 20 Mar, 2015 is going to be an important turning point for the world of jyotiṣa. It is going to hit many astrologers, doctors, healers of all types and jailers as well, thereby disturbing the sign Pisces which governs these people. In addition its lord Jupiter indicates scholars, scientists and educators.
The conjunction of Mars and Ketu with this eclipse is particularly dangerous for all these people who have Mars as their ruling planet (ascendant lord) or have Mars or Ketu in the ascendant. IN addition, if the signs Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Libra is the ascendant then it can spell doom. Rāhu occupying Gemini navāṁśa brings the energy of death when this is also the ascendant (lagna) or sign of ascendant lord (pāka lagna).
If your Sun is in Pisces i.e. birthday is between 15 March to 14 April, then this can prove to be a very vital turning point in life – positive or negative depends on view point. But one thing is assured, it shall be a spiritually rewarding period. Your mantra will have great power and you will have close association with your Iṣṭa Devatā.
The Chart given below is for the Start of Eclipse for New Delhi and is to be used for studying the professions and regions that will surely suffer destruction of some kind. Those who are smart will use this as a turning point to grasp the change. Those who are foolish will cling to memories of past to live with (दर्द भरे गीत). Normally we ignore these eclipse readings as this is the way of life, but since it affects astrologers in particular, we felt that it would be a good idea to share this along with the one infallible remedy from the Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upaniṣad.
नमो रुद्राय विष्णवे मृत्योर्मे पाहि।
namo rudrāya viṣṇave mṛtyorme pāhi
Until 1946 the map of Greece kept changing shape with small regions moving in and out of the conglomeration of independent states. A civil war followed in the aftermath of World War II. Two decades of democracy ended abruptly when the Greek coup d’état took place on 21 April 1967 [Friday, Śukla Dvādaśī (Me), Pūrva phālguṇa nakṣatra], just weeks before scheduled elections, when a group of right-wing army officers led by Brigadier General Stylianos Pattakos and Colonels George Papadopoulos and Nikolaos Makarezos seized power in a coup d’etat. This coup occurred just a few days before the total lunar eclipse of April 24, 1967 (Svātī Nakṣatra).
People of Greece are basically freedom loving and Athenian Democracy is an old concept. There were many revolts and in November 1973 students occupied the Polytechnion of Athens revolting against the military regime. The military government in Greece has collapsed in 1974 and the former prime minister Konstantinos Karamanlis returned from Paris where he was in self-imposed exile. Karamanlis was sworn in at 4:00am of July 24, 1974 in Athens as prime minister and this is the ‘Democracy Chart for Modern Greece’.
One point that strikes the mind immediately is the weakness of the lords of the ninth house Aquarius – Saturn is in maraṇa kāraka sthāna in lagna while Rāhu is in debility in the sixth house. But the dharma bhāva is strong with a retrograde Jupiter blessing the chart. Two elements of the past will end while a new Jupiter rules the heavens. Rāhu in debility in Scorpio is the end of the military dictatorship while Saturn in maraṇa sthāna shows an end to the old royalty. Previously the monarchy had been abolished in 1973 and in a referendum on the issue later in 1974 Greek voters rejected re-establishing the king and voted for a presidential system. Accordingly after the November elections, when his new party, the Nea Dimokratia came to power, Karamanlis founded the Greek Republic with a new constitution in 1975. The main objective of Karamanlis was to bring Greece into the EEC which he finally did in 1980 in the very first Nārāyaṇa Daśā of Gemini having a powerful rājayoga of the lagna and fourth lord Mercury conjoining the lords of trines Venus and Saturn. The EEC was also known as the Common Market in the English-speaking world and sometimes referred to as the European Community even before it was officially renamed as such in 1993. This is the first pillar of EU (European Union).
A Greek God emerges in Sc-Li-Pi Narayana Dasa
Today the Greeks are celebrating the victory of the Left-wing party leader Alexis Tsipras, who wants to renegotiate Greece’s debt. They are calling it a rewriting of Greek history. The BBC says that “Anti-austerity Syriza party has won Greece’s general election, putting the country on a possible collision course with the EU over its massive bailout.”
If we look at the chart, the striking feature is the fifth house rājayoga showing a fun-loving (Venus is fifth lord) happy-go-lucky (Venus conjoins Mercury in Gemini) people who eat excellent food (Moon in digbala in 4th house) and are very strong, being blessed by the Mother Divine (digbala Moon).
What is unfortunate is the Scorpio Nārāyaṇa (2008-17) has not ended and the rioting and fire that started in winter of 2008 continues in the hearts of the people. This is the sixth house of ṣaḍripu (six weaknesses) where a debilitated Rāhu causes the mind to become very confused, particularly in matters of dharma (righteousness) as it is the co-lord of the ninth house.
Rāhu got into action as soon as Scorpio daśā started in the summer of 2008 and started fomenting dissent and mistrust. On 6 Dec 2008 when the Moon was in Śatabhiṣaj nakṣatra, a day ruled by Rāhu, Alexandros Grigoropoulos a 15-year-old Greek student, was killed by two policemen and Greek riots started resulted in large protests and demonstrations, which escalated to widespread rioting, with numerous rioters damaging property and engaging riot police with Molotov cocktails, stones and other objects. Demonstrations and rioting soon spread to several other cities, including Thessaloniki, the country’s second-largest city. Outside Greece, solidarity demonstrations, riots and, in some cases, clashes with local police also took place in more than 70 cities around the world! Rāhu had raised its hood and hissed venom in the air. There was a global economic depression and no single government can find a magical solution to the problems they create. People are the same everywhere – some slightly more docile others more heated. It all depends on the food and ‘daśā’.
Honestly, people are expecting some sort of miracle. Look at what has been happening. Greek financial crisis started in 2010, a year after the demonstrations. The elections of May 2012 did not get any result, so they had another election in June 17, 2012. A pro-bailout party in Greece won the votes but could not deliver the nation from the coils of the giant snake (Rāhu) that has a firm grip on the nation in the sands of Scorpio where there is no water to quench the fire that burns their throats nor any rain to bring prosperity.
Acronym meaning the ‘Radical Coalition of the Left’
Syriza was formed in 2004 as an umbrella group
Led by 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras
The party first came to prominence following the 2008 Greek riots
आजीविक (ājīvika) Philosophy: Eat ghee even if you have to die in debt, for who knows what happens after life.
Syriza promises an end to Greece’s painful austerity measures and wants to renegotiate its debt. Markets worry about a Greek debt default and a possible exit from the Eurozone which is unlikely as the yoga of Mercury, Venus and Saturn is very strong in Lagna but is presently weak being in the eighth from the daśā rāśi Scorpio. By the way, Syriza says it wants to keep the euro! Why? It’s the perennial water source during these hard times. Who in his right mind wants to let go of a hen that lays golden eggs every once in a while. If the eggs are not forthcoming, squeeze the hen and it will fall out.
Don’t expect Syriza to deliver a magic recipe during this Scorpio daśā which continues till the summer of 2017. The real changes will happen only in 2017-19 during Sagittarius Nārāyaṇa Daśā and Greece will have prosperity and become debt free in the years that will follow from 2019-26. What the world needs to do is to realise that Greece is passing through troubled times. They fight a giant snake that grips their consciousness and it is wise to lend a helping hand, to be with them in these times. A friend in need is a friend indeed. Let us be the friend they need today and tomorrow, that is after 2019, they will prove to be great friends.
Exactly as expected and foretold, the Greeks voted for self-respect.
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Narayana Dasha works. The Greeks are not in amy mood to continue with their emasculation. They have started on the path of ‘self-respect’ and are likely to continue …with a NO vote. When Devani was hoping for some sort of breakthrough in April, I was surprised. Why would they yeild?
What they owe Germany is a miniscule of the amount that was physically looted from Greek Banks in WW-II …and Germany has never returned this loot. Someday they (Germany and Greece) have to settle this karma. Thats the future. For now, most Opinion Polls gave a slight margin for YES vote, but we think it maybe a NO vote thats going to made on 5 July, 2015 when the Moon is in Dhanistha Nakshatra supported by a strong rikta tithi (chaturthi) More on BBC
Greek voters have decisively rejected the terms of an international bailout. he final result in the referendum, published by the interior ministry, was 61.3% “No”, against 38.7% who voted “Yes”. Greece’s governing Syriza party had campaigned for a “No”, saying the bailout terms were humiliating. More on BBC
that a new campaign launched in Tanzania aims to protect albino people after a rise in the number of them being murdered. In the last three years over 70 albinos have been killed, but only ten convictions have been made. There is a belief among some in Tanzania that the body parts of someone with albinism bring wealth. Salim Kikeke reports from Mwanza in north-west Tanzania Watch BBC Video
The horror of a rapidly growing industry in the sale of albino body parts. This unimaginable evil is driven by the belief (in some areas of the country) that the body parts of PWA possess magical powers capable of bringing riches if used in potions produced by local witchdoctors for Albinism Related Attacks in Tanzania). Detailed Document
Leaders in the albinism community believe that many of the attacks and killings remain undocumented and thus the numbers are likely much higher than our records show. While Tanzanian police first started documenting them in 2006, it is widely known that these witchcraft related assaults against PWA have been going on since time beyond memory. Reports also indicate that albino body parts are being exported outside of Tanzania. In one instance, a Tanzanian trader was caught traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the head of an infant with albinism in his possession. He told police that a businessman there was going to pay him for the head according to its weight. Download PDF
In sub Saharan Africa, there has been a long standing and widespread lack of public awareness about albinism. Powerful myths surround albinism, including these:
PWA never die – They simply vanish – They are not human – They are ghosts.
PWA are born to black women who have slept with a white man, or a European ghost. (Most women giving birth to a baby with albinism are abandoned by the father of the child. In most cases, neither parent knows that the father always carries the gene as well as the mother.)
A PWA is a curse from the gods or from dead ancestors. As a result, touching a PWA will bring bad luck, sickness or even death.
As a result of these and other myths, many families do not bother to educate their children with albinism. Also, employers avoid hiring a PWA due to fears that their customers and staff will “catch” the condition, or that food would be contaminated. Sadly, in some social settings, many PWA are not offered the same kind of social & physical contact, due to this kind of misinformation.
Moon trines to only exalted Rāhu in Lagna and Saturn in Kumbha rāśi (very high vāta) in 9th bhāva shows the predominance of dark faiths in Tanzania which brings about this misfortune among the people. Moon in the 5th does show caring and loving people, especially in Libra it shows the population is oriented towards trade and normal life. Yet we cannot ignore the exalted Rāhu in Lagna which makes the Sun a very malefic planet, anywhere in the chart. The maleficence of the Sun is transferred to the planets it conjoins or the houses it aspects. In this case Sun in the 11th bhāva is aspecting the 5th bhāva of people. From the 5th bhāva it is the bādhakeśa conjoining Mercury and indicating not only a huge incidence of Sūrya doṣa (skin diseases of various kinds that causes albino).
Sun is in the 1st Pada of Bharaṇī nakṣatra
If the Sun associates with the Moon then the native is very kind natured and has a rare quality of always being of assistance to others. He employs many people for various activities.
On the other hand, the aspect of Mars brings forth a very cruel streak that gives great dexterity in the art ‘divide and rule’ called ‘vidveṣaṇa tantra’. It gives ability of intervening with divine powers (black or white magic depends on lagna). His eyes are red, his body is strong and healthy.
Jupiter association shows a helping nature, prosperity and political popularity. He is very well educated with high qualifications and can serve well as a caring physician or as a bureaucrat.
Venus association indicates living with people of low values. He misuses his money with characterless friends and has a great friend circle due to his loose pocket.
Saturn associating with the Sun makes him lazy, craving for unearned wealth which can make him a robber but he will be endowed with patience.
Although it may seem to be a very good placement of the Sun with Mercury and Jupiter, actually there is graha yuddha between Sun (13°44’) and Mercury (13°51’) in Bharaṇī nakṣatra 1st pada. Jupiter also takes a beating being combust at 10°15’. Both these benefics are blocked by two malefics Mars and Saturn in the preceding signs.
In addition, the 5th Lord Venus is in the 12th bhāva, although in its own sign, indicating Sūrya doṣa as this is one of the bhāva signified by Saturn. Saturn signifies three bhāva – the duṣthāna namely
6th bhāva which is the maraṇa sthāna of Venus showing Lakṣmī doṣa
8th Bhāva which is the maraṇa sthāna of Moon showing Durgā doṣa
12th bhāva which is the maraṇa sthāna of Sun showing Sūrya doṣa
Venus is also subject to a terrible pāpa kartari yoga between Rāhu and Sun, which is a grahaṇa yoga showing a kind of eclipse enveloping the lives of the people. They live in great fear for their lives and all sorts of black magic and evils rule the roost.
Finally, almost all the planets are in five signs from the 9th house Saturn (spirituality) to the 9th Lord Rāhu forming a bad graha mālikā – in fact it is a garland of thorns. Ātmakāraka Mars, although vargottama, is quite helpless in this scenario. Jupiter, Mercury struggling to deal with their combustions and emasculation by the Sun while Venus is too caught up trying to run away to a better life in a foreign land.
Melbourne has suffered a Rāhu attack in the form of a Sixteen-hour siege on Monday, 15 Dec 2014 a day before Dhanus saṅkrānti. A brief outline of the events and the vimśottari daśā [Ven-Sat-Sun-Rāhu] of Australia Chart. In the Australia natal chart Venus and debilitated Rāhu conjoin the 8th bhāva showing troubles and suffering.
The siege occurred at Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place, a busy plaza in the heart of Melbourne city.
The chart for the incident start (assumed 9:00 am) has exalted bādhakeśa Mars in exchange with lagneśa Saturn in bādhaka rāśi Scorpio in a terrible conjunction with the 8th lord Sun.
ErrataAbhijit has pointed out the place is Sydney and not Melbourne as taken in the chart. The is approximate and when we make the chart for Sydney, planet positions on the Rasi Chart will be the same. None of the points which are based on the Rasi chart change. Error regretted. Author
There is no relief whatsoever and these three malefic planets also have a pāpa kartari yoga on Mercury and Venus in the 12th bhāva which shows the two people who died –
Mercury: Tori Johnson, aged 34, the young man who was the owner of the Lindt Café is shown by Mercury who conjoins the 10th lord Venus
Venus: Katrina Dawson, aged 38, the lawyer indicated by Mercury conjoining Venus
Man Haron MonisDramatic footage of moment armed police storm café amid gunfire and explosions Mirror
The terrorist(s) are seen from the 7th bhāva which is Cancer with retrograde Jupiter indicating the terrorist as a cleric. Retrograde exalted Jupiter gives results of being in debility showing a fallen cleric or an imposter. The 7th lord Moon in Virgo conjoining Rāhu in maraṇa kāraka sthāna shows that the terrorist will also get killed.
This happened around 2:20 AM on Tuesday (16 Dec, 2014) when Virgo was rising with Moon and Rāhu showing the unfolding of the siege-chart. Police officially confirm end of siege at 2:48 AM.
Background The terrorist was a self-styled sheikh Man Haron Monis, was formerly Manteghi Boroujerdi an Iranian refugee. A former self-styled Shia cleric living in southwest Sydney, he was 50 years old and had been living in Australia since 1996. He had recently converted to Sunni Islam and had posted “I used to be a Rafidi, but not anymore. Now I am a Muslim, Alhamdu Lillah” on his website earlier this month. Monis, along with his current partner Amirah Droudis, had been arrested and charged as an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife Noleen Hayson Pal, in 2013. Noleen was stabbed and set on fire on the staircase of her apartment in Sydney but both Haron and Amirah were released on bail after the case was deemed ‘weak’ by magistrates.
Offensive Mail Haron and Amirah gained notoriety in Australia after sending numerous offensive letters to the grieving families of Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan within days of their deaths between 2007 and 2009. Although he pleaded guilty to 12 charges relating to the malicious letters after a four-year legal battle, he was unrepentant.
From now on when I want to advise people not to kill children I should do it by hand delivery, not by using postal service!Man Haron Monis
Sex Crime History Haron was also arrested by Australian sex crimes squad detectives in April and charged with the indecent and sexual assault of a 27 year-old woman at his property in 2002. During a recent court appearance in October 2014 he was charged with a further 40 sexual offences, including 22 counts of aggravated sexual assault and 14 counts of aggravated indecent assault relating to six other women. He was operating as a self-proclaimed ‘spiritual healer’ at the time of the alleged offences. Out in bail he was to appear in court shortly for these charges.
Everyone in western Europe seems alarmed at the news report on Sloviansk, a city in eastern Ukraine. India is just too busy with its elections, Maoist bombs and Modi’s wife to be bothered about whats happening in Europe. The whole attitude to Ukraine is ‘Let the people decide’. But that’s exactly the problem. Who are the people who have to decide for who? Just as we had warned in the previous article, the Europen Union move is going to be perceived in very negative light and the Ukraine government, instead of waiting to win the confidence and faith of the people, is perceived by at least those in the east, as weaklings who will become slaves for Germany, the EU champion.
On 12 Apr 2014, armed men dressed in camouflage clothing have seized a police station in eastern Ukraine. Police said the gang fired shots and used stun grenades to seize the offices in Sloviansk, near the Russian border. In fact armed men took over police stations and official buildings in three cities on Saturday – Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and Druzhkovka.
Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov called the gunmen “terrorists” and said special forces would repel the attack. He added “Pro-Russian protesters have taken over government buildings throughout eastern Ukraine…the unrest is being orchestrated from Moscow.”
Protesters in the eastern city of Donetsk, 130km (80 miles) from Sloviansk, have been occupying government buildings for days and demanding a referendum on becoming part of Russia.
A similar move prompted a Russian takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region earlier this year. The US and EU have put sanctions on Russian and Crimean people they say were connected with the takeover.
BBC News “Unconfirmed reports suggested official buildings had also been taken over in two other cities – Mariupol and Yenakievo.” In the regional capital, Donetsk, several public buildings have been occupied and Pro-Russian activists have blockaded the security services’ office in Luhansk.
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Battle for Sloviansk
The battle for Sloviansk started when the Moon transited the ‘graha yuddha’ sign Leo on 12 Apr, 2014. The government at Ukraine woke up from its slumber the next day when the Moon entered Virgo, showing the government in power. Mars conjoining the Moon showed the decision that was inevitable – retaliation against the local militia, who are mostly ethnic Russian and are supported by Russia. Todays reports are streaming in about one Ukrainian state security officer killed and five wounded on the government side in what interior minister Arsen Avakov called Sunday’s “anti-terrorist” operation adding that there were many casualties on the “separatist” side.
The transit of Mars in Virgo is going to continue til 14 July, 2014 and this transit over its natal position which is a Pisacha Badhaka is terrible for the people of Ukraine as Mars is the lord of the 5th house showing ‘people and population’. By nature Mars in digbala in the 10th house, as the 5th lord shows the people of Ukraine are heroic and very brave which simply means, they will dig in and fight. Thats not good news for the government at Kiev.
We want to join Russia. We would be very grateful if Russia helps us,” said a gunman in the centre of Slaviansk who gave his name as Alexander, wearing camouflage fatigues and a black balaclava mask. “We will stand until victory. Honestly, it’s not scary for me to die for freedom.”Thomas Grove of Reuters
If you read the previous article of this series “Crimea: The Beginning”, the name itself spelt out what is expected in the stars of Ukraine. What happened in Crimea was only a beginning and the map showed where this is heading.
While Luhansk can be called a “border-city”, all the others cannot be called cities at the border and show the systematic manner in which the ethnic divide of Ukraine is gradually undermining its unity.
We had categorically pointed out and warned that if the government moved towards the EU at this delicate juncture and that too without the confidence of the population, the situation would worsen. In fact that’s exactly what Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said “it was Ukraine’s Western-leaning government, viewed by the Kremlin as illegitimate, that was stoking the tensions”.
Unlike the lunar eclipse which has a more spiritual signification as well as personal, the solar eclipse is of much greater importance as this shows the world changing around us. There are FOUR eclipses in 2014 (NASA Eclipse Web). Highlights of the eclipses are –
The two lunar eclipses precede the two solar eclipses
The first pair occurs in April 2014 – lunar eclipse on April 15 and annular solar eclipse on April 29
The second pair occurs in October 2014 – lunar eclipse on Oct 8 and partial solar eclipse on Oct 23
Type of Eclipse: In this article we study the eclipse of 29 Apr, 2014. The solar eclipse is far more serious than a lunar eclipse. However, this year, 2014 it is just an annular eclipse which in Sanskrit, is named ‘madhya-tamas grahaṇa’ which literally means ‘centre-dark eclipse’ or a circle of darkness in the solar disc. The eclipse of 2015 is far more dangerous and is a ‘total eclipse’ occurring on 20 Mar, 2015.
Path of Eclipse: None of the north-hemisphere nations are covered in the path of the annular solar eclipse of 2014 which passes over Southern Indian ocean, Australia and finally has its annular phase over Antarctica. Therefore, I find it hard to fathom the terrible fear and disaster that Susan Miller has been predicting about.
In fact, the eclipse of 2015 has a harder path over many nations and is also a total eclipse meriting concern and some remedial measures. It passes over Iceland, Europe, North Africa, and North Asia. It has its total phase over north Atlantic, Faeroe Islands etc.
India: The next solar eclipse that is locally visible over India is on 9 Mar, 2016. The lack of visibility make the impact much lessor for the nation as such, but we cannot sya that it does not impact … read on.
Eclipse Time (Global) IST
Start of Eclipse: 9:22:58
Start of Annularity: 11:28:52
End of Annularity: 11:38:03
End of Eclipse: 13:44:18
General effect: Globally the people will tend to become unruly and unjust. Couples will quarrel and divorces and separation will be on the increase. The Brahmins and priests will cease to have faith in prayer or meditatation which will bring down the consciousness globally to a more tamas (dark) level. People are sad and discontented.
Who needs to check chart?
The eclipse occurs on 28 Apr, 2014 in Washington which is 29 Apr, 2014 in India. People born close to these dates, say between 25 April to 1 May, must have their charts checked by a capable Vedic astrologer who should provide accurate analysis of their natal chart and the eclipse transit.
The eclipse will impact the health and/or life of people born in the same month as that of the eclipse (especially when the eclipse is in the same nakṣatra as natal Sun). We are talking about all people in general, born between 16 April and 15 May.
People born between 16-28 April will feel the impact of the eclipse after the eclipse date of 28/29 April 2014. The impact will be strongest for people born on 26-28 April.
People born between the dates 29 Apr to 15 May in general, would already be feeling the effects of the solar eclipse in the last six months. Their fears and troubles are likely to subside after the eclipse is over.
Bharaṇī Nakṣatra (Natal Moon)
The eclipse occurs in Bharaṇī Nakṣatra.
People having their natal moon (janma nakṣatra) in Bharaṇī nakṣatra must have their charts read specifically for eclipse analysis and remedy for their personal life.
People having their names starting with the letter ‘L’ like Lovelace or Leela must get their charts checked for impact on reputation and personal life.
People having their Lagna and/or Lagneśa in Bharaṇī must check their charts for exact longitude and conjunction of eclipse effects
Meṣa Rāśi (Aries)
The eclipse occurs in Meṣa rāśi which will torment the heads of governments and all political figures. Governments will fall like ninepins all over the world. The aggression of Mars and the lagna needs to be checked in their natal charts.
We have already seen the recent fall of Government in France. This trend is likely to continue in many parts of the world.
The President will prove his ability and deliver on his promises. This is going to be a period of great success for the government on various counts. Central America shall start to grow in a big way.
The government will fall and there will be chaos and many troubles in Madhya Pradesh, East Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and North Andhra Pradesh where there will be various political demands and fights. In Chattisgarh and naxalite infested areas of the country there will be great dissent. Many challenges lie ahead for India. However as the eclipse is not visible, the intensity of these troubles will be well contained.
This is a particularly difficult period for women in general and the working classes in particular. Since the eclipse is not visible, the intensity will not be as great.
Artisans and artists will find it difficult to make a living in the absence of peace. The cleaners will be overloaded and workers will start questioning the rationale behind the political system itself. Foreigners will be very worried and fearful and this includes foreign visitors as well as dignitaries. Some ministers who will fail to perform will resign.
It is a bad time for Agriculture with the production dipping and the market demand higher than availability. The church and some extremists can come down heavily on ‘heretics’ and non-believers showing increate in social fragmentation. Traders will rush to make a killing but will run short of funds and costs would eat into their profits. The armed forces would be disillusioned as the army chief loses heart. Again, absence of any eclipse visibility make these milder.
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