Iraq: Matibhramana yoga

Article Published in The Jyotish Digest Editorial for Jan-Mar, 2003; written March 2002. That old Iraq of 1932 is now history…
Chart 1 : Iraq Rasi chakra

Historical perspective
Historically, Iraq was a part of the Ottoman Empire before becoming a British protectorate. Then she became a kingdom and finally a totalitarian state. Saddam Hussein became its President in 1979 and ruthlessly maintained power through political purges not even sparing members of his own family.

India

Article published in 1997 in the Times of Astrology. Readers will appreciate the accurate prediction about the BJP coming to power during theNārāyaṇa Daśā daśā of Pisces (1997 – 2002). This is exactly what happened and in the net daśā, the BJP lost power.
India
Indian democracy has been witnessing a turbulent period with hung parliaments and not a single party is able to get absolute majority. Governments have to be made through compromises and understanding with other parties.

Swami Vivekananda’s Passing

A New Finding by Chandrashekhar Chattopadhyay
(Translated from Bengali by Swami Chetanananda)
4th July 1902 was a memorable day. Swami Vivekananda, a great prophet of modern India, passed away at about 9:00 pm while he was in meditation. The flame of his life-lamp, which brightened the spiritual world, suddenly blew out in the deep darkness of night. The next morning this sad news spread throughout Calcutta and all over India. Swamiji’s disciple Kanai Maharaj (Swami Nirbhayananda) came to our house in Ahiritola and gave us the news. I was then busy performing worship in a temple nearby.

Sri Jayendra Saraswati

DOB: 18th July 1935 TOB: 07:00 PM IST POB: Irul Nekki (10 N 42)(79 E 26)
The Horoscope

Above is the chart of His Holiness the Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti peetham. Capricorn rises with a powerful Saturn & Moon conjunction in the second house. This combination in the 4th, 10th & 11th house gives Rajyog and in the 1st/10th house in Cancer can give Maharaj yog. In other trines it produces Kali Yoga (i.e. the person has to face a lot of strife & hardship and by worshipping Maha Kali Rajyog results).

Gunas in towns and villages

Rath wrote: Cities have tremendous satva guna to keep so many human beings together in such a small space but in the process the human beings tend to brush their rajas in a bad way thereby spoiling the beauty of the city.
Ramakrishna A : With respect to your above mail I have few queries. Could you please clarify?
While it is true that cities pack a lot of people in a small space, they don’t care for each other in cities. For example, most of the people in big apartments don’t even know who their neighbor is.