Talk on Astrology Concepts -3

Difficult Transits for India

   During  the days of my study in Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan we had been repeatedly told that affliction along Taurus-Scorpio axis and Cancer-Capricorn axis brings big changes in India.Many of such changes may not be pleasant. For example Indo-China War of 1962, Indo-Pak War of 1965 and 1971,Operation Blue Star in 1984 and Ram Mandir destruction at Ayodhya by Mir Baqi in1528— all these events happened when there was affliction along Cancer-Capricorn or Taurus-Scorpio axis.

Transit of Saturn

 Saturn is transiting in Capricorn sign since 25th January 2020.Transit of Saturn in Capricorn or Cancer has always brought great  changes in Indian history.  Cancer-Capricorn Rasis fall in three nine axis of foundation chart of India. Third house in a national chart indicates communications, neighbouring countries,border clashes,mental attitude of the people,written agreements, telephones, press, broadcasting, publications ,traffic ,travel ,aeroplanes , advertisement,loss or gain of land in case of war,accidents etc.Ninth house indicates judicial system of a country, international laws,international bodies ,universities ,coastal areas, ministry of external affairs,foreign trade,immigration,public relations,religions, places of worship,sacred books and ethnic clashes etc. Hence these areas may need special attention during transit of Saturn in Capricorn from January 2020 to April 2022 and from July 2022 to January 2023 when Saturn will be transiting Capricorn Rasi by retrogression. Big changes in many of these areas have already taken place.

Big telephone companies BSNL and MTNL are running in heavy losses and Govt has declared a revival package that includes raising sovereign bonds,monetising assets and voluntary retirement scheme for employees in addition to merger of these two companies. Government is also trying to effect sale of Air India. Ram Janam Bhoomi dispute has finally been resolved and construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhaya is not far away. Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been made Union Territories. China, Pakistan and Nepal  have started making mischief on our borders.

Many more examples can be quoted.All  these incidents indicate big changes in India but all of them are obviously not pleasant.Even internal changes , some of which may be the need of the hour, are not pleasant for all those who are affected by these changes. 

  One more point about Saturn’s transit in Capricorn sign needs our attention. Transit of Saturn in Shravan Nakshatra is very important. Shravan Nakshatra falls in Capricorn sign from 10 degree to 23 degree 20 minutes. Saturn will enter Shravan Nakshatra on  23rd January 2021 and will remain in Shravan Nakshatra till 17th February 2022. What are the effects of Saturn’s transit in Shravan Nakshatra–“श्रावण नक्षत्र में स्थित शनि राजा के अधिकारी ,प्रधान ब्राह्मण, वैद्य और पुरोहितों को पीड़ित करता है “—बृहत् संहिता अध्याय 10 श्लोक16.In modern context we can say that above period will be difficult  for persons in power,for medical staff and for religious leaders of our country.Saturn’s last transit in Shravan Nakshatra was from14 Mar 1991 to 16 April 1992.Some Major events of India during this period were as follows:-

(1) Assassination of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May 1991

(2) Sh P V Narsimha Rao became Prime Minister on 21 June 1991

(3) Rudrapur bombings on 17 October 1991 killing many people

(4) Uttarkanshi Earthquake with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX-Violent on 20 October 1991

Transit of Rahu 

Rahu-Ketu will be afflicting Taurus-Scorpio axis from 23 Sep 2020 to 12 April 2022.Taurus-Scorpio signs fall in first and seventh house of our national chart. Influence of malefic planets on lagna(first house) create discontent and trouble in the country. Some tragic and disastrous event may take place.It may also lead to shuffle and reallocation of portfolios among ministers. Similarly influence of malefic planets on seventh house may lead to war like situations on the border or even to actual war.Anti-social and criminal minded people may try to disrupt social peace and harmony in the country.

As in  case of Saturn transit in Shravan Nakshatra is very sensitive so in case of Rahu its transit in Rohini Nakshatra is very sensitive.Saturn’s transit in Rohini Nakshatra is also very troublesome but this time Saturn is not transiting in Rohini Nakshatra hence we will talk only about Rahu’s transit in Rohini Nakshatra. Rohini Nakshtra falls in Taurus sign from 10 degree to 23 degree 20 minutes. Rahu’s entry in Taurus results in events like war, famine and communal riots. Rahu’s entry in Rohini Nakshatra gives these effects in a stronger way. Rahu will transit in Rohini Nakshatra from 13 Feb 2021 to 19 Sep 2021 when Saturn will be already in Shravan Nakshatra. This affliction of Taurus-Scorpio axis needs to be considered seriously as it coincides with transit of Saturn in Capricorn sign from 23 Sep 2020 to 12th April 2022.In addition to it Mars will conjuct/oppose heavy planets many times during this period as explained below. 

Previously Rahu had transited in Taurus Sign from 01-03-2002 to 28-08-2003 and in Rohini Nakshatra from 24-07-2002 to 28-02-2003.Death of Vice President Sh Krishan Kant Sharma,Abduction of Sh Hannur Nagappa former minister of Karnataka State( his dead body found by police after about four months) by notorious bandit Veerappan,Derailment and consequent death of 119 passengers of Rajdhani Express train from Kolkota to New Delhi, Attack on a Hindu Temple in Gandhi Nagar by two heavily armed gunmen killing 32 people and formation of coalition government of PDP and Congress in state of Jammu and Kashmir took place during last transit of Rahu in Rohini Nakshatra.  

Transit of Venus

Sh K N Rao has explained about one more transit which brings about cataclysmic changes in India. He discovered that entry of Venus in Gemini sign brings big changes in India especially when  it is afflicted or entry of Venus in Gemini coincides with other serious afflictions in the Indian  Chart. Venus is lagna lord of Indian chart.There is zero bindu in Gemini sign in Bhinashtakvarga of Moon.Gemini sign has only 19 bindus in samudayak ashtakvarga. Hence transit of lagna lord i.e.Venus in Gemini Sign brings adversities.Venus will be transiting Gemini from 01-08-2020 to 31-08-2020; 29-05-2021 to 22-06-2021 and from 14-07-2022 to 06-08-2022. This transit of venus in Gemini is near  dates of severe affliction along Cancer-Capricorn and Taurus-Scorpio sign and may therefore bring some important changes in Indian scene

Transit of Mars

    Jupiter is also transiting Capricorn sign from April 2020.There is Saturn-Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn sign which will continue till April 2021.In mundane astrology conjunction of heavy planets is extremely important. These indicate turning points in the history of the nations. Sh K N Rao is of the view that dramatic,violent and  incidents of historical importance occur when Mars conjoins or aspects this conjunction.Mars transited Capricorn sign from 23 March 2020 to 04 May 2020. Sh Kamal Nath had to resign as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on 20 March and Sh Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan became Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on 23 March.After Janta Curfew on 22nd March, lock down was announced till 14th April 2020.Skirmishes between India and China occurred on 5th May 2020.Saturn-Jupiter-Mars conjunction is very rare.It had previously occurred 793 years ago. As per a software programme it had  previously occurred in Capricorn sign from 04-11-1226 to 12-12-1226.In addition to it there will be Saturn-Mars opposition from 02 June 2021 to 19 July 2021 when Venus will be already in Gemini upto 22June 2021 and also Jupiter-Mars opposition from 20 July 2021  to 6 September 2021.Mars will conjuct Rahu in Taurus from 23 Feb 2021 to 13 April 2021 and will oppose Rahu in Scorpio from 05 Dec 2021 TO 15 Jan 2022. When Rahu combines wirh Mars or Saturn it becomes very destructive.Interaction of Mars with Saturn,Jupiter and Rahu-Ketu is not rare but it becomes important when Cancer-Capricorn or Taurus-Scorpio axis are already afflicted.    

    If we consider above time tested adverse planetary transits then we can say that year 2021 also is not a good year for the whole world and for India.I have made a very simple analysis in which I have not taken into consideration dasa pattern in national chart of India, yearly charts,lunar charts,surya veedhi charts,role of eclipses and role of appearance of  comets etc.Still planetary indications are that India should prepare herself for some big changes all of which may not be pleasant

We should consciously engage ourselves in collective good karmas to ward off the negative effects of the planetary transits and mentally prepare ourselves for some  big changes in above areas.

Which is my actual rashi?

A large number of people read their daily,weekly and monthly predictions in news papers. Some news papers give predictions according to first alphabet of their name while others give predictions according to their date of birth.Hence their Rashi in such two news papers do not match and they get puzzled.I have received many phone calls in this respect.Hence I thought it better to clarify it in simple words for information of the general public.

First letter of your alphabet is decided on the basis of Rashi in which Moon was there on the date and time of your birth.One Rashi consists of 2.25 Nakshatras and each Nakshatra has four padas. Each pada has been assigned an alphabet.Hence  each Rashi has nine alphabets.This system was prevalent among Hindus so that first alphabet of name of  each person gave a lot of information about him.First  alphabet of your name made clear the pada of a specific Nakshatra you were born in and in which Rashi was Moon at the time of your birth. It is called your Moon Rashi. Now each Rashi has some specific characteristics and possibilities.So your name conveyed many things to an astrology knowing person.News papers which give predictions on the basis of first alphabet of your name give predictions on the basis of your Moon Sign.Moon remains in a Rashi around 48 to 60 hrs.

Your date of birth tells the Rashi in which Sun was on the date and time of your birth.Sun remains in a rashi for about a month.News Papers which write predictions on the basis of date of birth do so on the basis of Rashi in which Sun was at the time of your birth. It is called Sun Sign.Now you should be able to understand that your Moon Sign and Sun Sign can be different.Hence do not get  confused about your Rashi and read your predictions according  to Sun Sign or Moon Sign.No news paper gives predictions according to above two systems simultaneously.

I am inclined to make one more thing clear.Your Lagna is neither your Moon Sign nor Your Sun Sign.Roughly speaking Lagna  changes every two  hours. For it some calculations are required to  be done.Actually Lagna is that Rashi which rises in the horizon at the place and time of your birth.All the twelve Rashis rise in  horizon in twenty four hours. Hence even for a given time different Rashis may rise at different places.That  is why place  of your birth is also  important for making your chart.Hence your Sun Sign,your Moon Sign and your Lagna may be different.Predictions given on the basis of Lagna and its divisions(called divisional charts) are most accurate.But these are personal to each individual.Next in order are predictions based on your Moon Sign which changes every 48 to 60 hrs.Predictions given on basis of Sun Sign are based on very broad classification as Sun Sign changes after about one mont. 

When a layman asks your Rashi he is actually asking  for your Moon Sign.



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