Modern Vedic Jyotish

Friday, March 03, 2006

Retrograde Mercury !

The letter I wrote to one of the members of MSN Astrology Research promoted by Sandy Crawther regarding retrograde Mercury and itsx likely impact.
Retrograde Mercury
.Let me briefly describe, my understanding as on date with reference to Mercury's retrogression.
A retrograde Mercury is usually seen in the charts of highly trickish people. Infact it is an asset for politicians, lawyers, highly successful businessmen,document writers and those who are in similar "Liars profession" or where manipulation or duplication is a part and parcel.A retrograde Mercury in the 6-8-12 Rasis from the Ascendant or Moon sign is usually a prelude of nervous breakdown or disease connected with brain.In several female nativities, I have observed, Rx mercury leading to thyroid complaints.Retrograde mercury connected to 2nd Rasi is often noted in giving stammering and similar speech related problems; since mercury is the planet representing power of speech.Connected to 3rd, it gives audibility problem.Agreements or Contracts entered in during the retrogression phase of Mercury won't be really honoured by the parties effecting the contract or there will be an attempt by both the parties to the contract to defraud the other.A mission undertaken when Mercury goes slow or on the day it goes on retrogression will lead to quick disasters.To cite an example, a decade back, to be precise on 16 May 1996, when Mer was in Rx motion, consequent to 11th general elections of India, of A B Vajpayee , leader of BJP took oath as PM of India. A couple of days before , in a thickly packed astrological conference organised under the aegis of "Jyotisha Prachara Sabha " of Dr N E Muthuswamy, solely based on this retrogression factor of Mercury, I publicly predicted the Ministry will collapse within days.The prediction came too true and BJP opted out of office within a fortnight. During the retrogression phase of mercury, one needs to be very careful, while signing agreements; because there will be some clauses that may be twisted in future.Investments especially in shares ,will on a later date ,prove to be unwise.Basically cunning people will turn more trickish during this period.Note the Rasi in which Mercury retrogrades, If it is 6-8-12 either from the ascendant or the moon sign, you can expect the following experience
----importants documents are likely to be misplaced
-----Computer may stop functioning or it may get infected with virus
----Accounts may not tally
----if you are constructing a building, you will meet the architect several times and alter your plans
---unprecedented problems relating to travel documents, tickets, passport visa etc.
-----you are likely to be duped by middle-men or Brokers
---if Rx mer influences your 3rd or its lord, your writings are likely to be misunderstood.If it influences your 2nd Rasi, you will be making some equivocal statements that will not be taken by others in the proper sense.
---you may find your friends, nephew or niece's behaviour ridiculous
Lastly,Mercury rules weather,hence when it turns retrograde, climatic variations occurs.Mercury rules North. So when Mercury goes on retrogression, climatic changes occurs on the Northern part of the country.

Retrograde Mercury !

The letter I wrote to one of the members of MSN Astrology Research promoted by Sandy Crawther regarding retrograde Mercury and itsx likely impact.
Retrograde Mercury
.Let me briefly describe, my understanding as on date with reference to Mercury's retrogression.
A retrograde Mercury is usually seen in the charts of highly trickish people. Infact it is an asset for politicians, lawyers, highly successful businessmen,document writers and those who are in similar "Liars profession" or where manipulation or duplication is a part and parcel.A retrograde Mercury in the 6-8-12 Rasis from the Ascendant or Moon sign is usually a prelude of nervous breakdown or disease connected with brain.In several female nativities, I have observed, Rx mercury leading to thyroid complaints.Retrograde mercury connected to 2nd Rasi is often noted in giving stammering and similar speech related problems; since mercury is the planet representing power of speech.Connected to 3rd, it gives audibility problem.Agreements or Contracts entered in during the retrogression phase of Mercury won't be really honoured by the parties effecting the contract or there will be an attempt by both the parties to the contract to defraud the other.A mission undertaken when Mercury goes slow or on the day it goes on retrogression will lead to quick disasters.To cite an example, a decade back, to be precise on 16 May 1996, when Mer was in Rx motion, consequent to 11th general elections of India, of A B Vajpayee , leader of BJP took oath as PM of India. A couple of days before , in a thickly packed astrological conference organised under the aegis of "Jyotisha Prachara Sabha " of Dr N E Muthuswamy, solely based on this retrogression factor of Mercury, I publicly predicted the Ministry will collapse within days.The prediction came too true and BJP opted out of office within a fortnight. During the retrogression phase of mercury, one needs to be very careful, while signing agreements; because there will be some clauses that may be twisted in future.Investments especially in shares ,will on a later date ,prove to be unwise.Basically cunning people will turn more trickish during this period.Note the Rasi in which Mercury retrogrades, If it is 6-8-12 either from the ascendant or the moon sign, you can expect the following experience
----importants documents are likely to be misplaced
-----Computer may stop functioning or it may get infected with virus
----Accounts may not tally
----if you are constructing a building, you will meet the architect several times and alter your plans
---unprecedented problems relating to travel documents, tickets, passport visa etc.
-----you are likely to be duped by middle-men or Brokers
---if Rx mer influences your 3rd or its lord, your writings are likely to be misunderstood.If it influences your 2nd Rasi, you will be making some equivocal statements that will not be taken by others in the proper sense.
---you may find your friends, nephew or niece's behaviour ridiculous
Lastly,Mercury rules weather,hence when it turns retrograde, climatic variations occurs.Mercury rules North. So when Mercury goes on retrogression, climatic changes occurs on the Northern part of the country.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

An appraisal of Canadian Elections- Jan,23,2006

The text of of my posting to Sandy's list in the yahoo groups on 4th November,2005.The prediction given before any visible trends proved very correct.

Friends,
Someone in another list forwards me ,the details of the contestants of Canadian election scheduled for 23 Jan 2006,with a request to comment Here are the details.
Stephen Harper
Date: April 20, 1959
Time: 13:16:00
Time Zone: 5:00:00 (West of GMT)
Place: 79 W 25' 00", 43 N 40' 00"
Toronto, Canada
Asc---00Leo25: 36(Lahiri's)
DBA on 23 Jan 2006 ----Jup/Ven/Sat
Paul Martin

Date: August 28, 1938
Time: 13:33:00
Time Zone: 5:00:00 (West of GMT)
Place: 83 W 02' 00", 42 N 20' 00"
Windsor, Canada
Asc----10Sco17:33 (Lahiri's)
DBA on 23 Jan 2006 ---Mer/Mrs/Mrs
Analysis
The last SE (3rdOct)fell on sign Virgo, that is 11 H for Paul Martin.Nevertheless, it is not activating any sensitive points in his chart.The Mars sub period cannot elevate him to PM. Reason is Mars is within a degree(Powerless) in sign Leo.Transit Jupiter will be moving on 202* on 23 Jan,2006, very near to his radical Rahu. If my memory is correct, such a Transit of Jupiter on the natal Rahu of Mrs Indira Gandhi, way back in 1985, gave her a crushing defeat in the electoral battle of 1985. An important point that members should notice is in the last SE,Transit Kethu was in the exact degree of the radical Rahu of Stephen Harper's chart .Member's attention is invited to the Nodal crossing taaking place in Stephen Harper's chart, thesedays.Nodal crossings always triggers important events in ones life Rahu in Stephen's chart is a significator of the improving houses viz 2 & 3 .This Rahu is getting activated in the SE.This is by any yardstick, an advantage for Stephen Harper.His subperiod Venus is in its own sign and is in "Vargottama".His Dashanath Jupiter is the lord of trine 5H (Mantri=Minister).So on a final scrutiny , Luck seems to take an upswing for Stephen Harper and he is likely to be the next PM of Canada.Come 23rd Jan,2006
Ma

Friday, March 11, 2005

PASSING AWAY OF A LEGEND

By Madhu N Nair


Professor N.E Muthuswami, the father of Astrological renaissance movement of Kerala passed away on 28th February 2005. He was the beacon light, crusader and guiding personality of Astrology in Kerala. He held a proactive role in the growth and development of astrology in Kerala. He brought distinction and luster to the astrological discipline through his tireless and persistent work.

Introduction
Muthuswami was born as the third child of Sri N.S.Ewasara Iyer and Smt.A.V. Anandalexmi ammal on 26th December 1925. After primary education he took Mahopadhaya ( in Vyakarana and Tarka) with flying colours from Government Sanskrit college Trivandrum. Later he did D.I.M a six year course from Ayurveda College Trivandrum. In the mean while, he privately passed Hindi Sahithya Ratna and Hindi Vidwan course. Had a brief stint as lecturer in Mar Ivanios College Trivandrum, Quilon S.N.College and ST Hindu College, Nagercoil. He joined as Hindi lecturer in University College Trivandrum in 1954; and later served as the principal of Government Hindi college Thrissur and as a Professor in Pattambi Sanskrit College and finally as an editor in Ayurveda College Trivandrum. He retired from service in 1981.

Debutant of Prof.Muthuswami

Subsequent to his retirement he was actively involved in teaching and publication of astrological textbooks, He established Jyothisha Prachara Sabha in 1984 for the propagation of Astrological wisdom. At a time when astrology in Kerala had lost its ancient glory and was languishing Prof. Muthuswami made his debutant. Astrology, at that time, was practically confined to few Sanskrit scholars with limited clientele. It was due to Prof. Muthuswami’s effort, astrology was brought to the door step of lay men. Prof. magnified the ingredients of the Jyothish both in his pith and content and revived the dying subject to re-emerge in Kerala’s social life in a dynamic and vibrant form. It could be rightly said that Prof Muthuswami laid down the foundation of applied astrology in Kerala in the closing decade of last century.

He was a true scion in the illustrious linage of Keralite astrological scholars like Thalakulathur Bhattathiri, Kaikulangara Rama Warrier Punnasseri Nilakanda Sharma. However he excelled them in the number of astrological publication and was responsible for the democratization of astrology that was hitherto accessible only to the privileged few.

Invaluable contributions
Through his incisive writings, brilliant translation into Malayalam critical classical astrological textbooks and the scintillating lecturers he gave in his classes, he established a case for astrology. He has translated or written more than 70 books in Astrology. Specific mention may be made about “Jyothisha phala Nikandu’ an annotated dictionary of predictive astrology. This book is considered to be a milestone in astrological literature and is often treated as a mini encyclopedia rather than as a dictionary.

Secular and Progressive Outlook

Though Prof. Muthuswami was a Brahmin to the core and never deviated from the bramanic way of life, he had a very progressive and secular outlook. This is evident from his disciples coming from various caste and religion. Perhaps for the first time in Kerala without gender bias, astrology was taught to the women also.

A Pedagogue par Excellence

Professor’s classes were verily an un-describable experience. Since he encouraged scientific amateurism, countless men and women from engineering, medical, law and other branches of knowledge were attracted to astrology and used to attend his classes.

Social Commitment

None of his predecessors in Kerala had exhibited social commitment, in the manner Prof.Muthuswami did. Being a visionary with missionary zeal, he organized single handedly, more than 60 astrological seminars to create awareness of astrology among public and was pioneer in rendering nearly 40 astrological classics in Sanskrit, in audio cassettes, so as to facilitate the correct rendering of the same; a useful addition, both to the novice and practitioner. He leaves behind a rich legacy through his 70 and odd writings. He had taught and trained thousands in astrology in his inimitable manner.

He was instrumental for bringing astrological luminaries to Trivandrum including revered Dr.B.V.Raman, the father of modern astrology, Mrs.Gayathri devi Vasudev, the editor of renowned Astrological magazine, V.S.Kalyanaraman IPS the eminent astrological scholar etc.

I am sure he will be spoken with great respect in the top echelon of astrologers and will be long remembered by the astrological posterity of Kerala.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

MUSINGS ON RETROGRADE SATURN


By MADHU N NAIR

(This article of mine was published in the November 2004 issue of express star teller, of course, undergoing several changes in the editorial desk. The original manuscript, submitted for publication is given below for the sake of assiduous students of astrology )

Do the planets actually ‘Retrograde’?

The answer is an emphatic ‘No’. It may often, each planet (except the lights) ceases its normal forward movement around the zodiac (called the ‘direct motion’) and appears to move backward (retrogression) for a time. This happens whenever the earth passes up the other planet, as they both orbit the sun, similar to how a slower car appears to move backwards, when you pass it at higher speed on the highway. After a time, the planets stops the reverse motion and resumes its normal, direct motion again.

Saturn Retrograde

Saturn retrogrades once in every eight months for 4-5 months. The stationary period is approximately 10 days.


SATURN Retrogrades at 3°25’ in the sign Cancer on November 8 2004 at 12 hrs 25 mts IST and directs at 26°27’ in the sign Gemini on 22nd March 2005 at 9 hrs 29 mts IST Retrogression last for 134 days.

Who all are affected?

Any one who has a Gemini or Cancer as ascendant, Mid-Heaven or moon in Gemini or Cancer will be profoundly affected by this retrogression. This retrogression of Saturn will also affect people who have Sun, Moon, Ascendant or Mid-Heaven in Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces; since these are the signs that are aspect or occupied by the retrograde Saturn and can cause action in a chart.

Retrograde Saturn in Mother’s Sign

If you have your natal moon sign in the emotional, loving, protective, sympathetic, intuitive and imaginative sign Cancer, when Saturn retrogrades you are susceptible to become changeable and moody, overemotional and touchy. Cancer is a watery sign, cold and moist and the inimical sign of Saturn. It corresponds to phlegm, humor etc. Hence retrograde Saturn in Cancer might bring disease from moisture and coldness such as chills, coughs and pneumonia and diseases arising from contaminated water. Being the fourth sign of natural Zodiac, the sign of Cancer is all about family, cords of connection between yourself and loved ones. When Saturn retrograde in Cancer, reviews may have to be made about the issues concerning emotional securities and self-sufficiency along with family relationships and responsibilities and also that connected with conveyance properties and homes. In the mundane sphere, retrograde Saturn in Cancer signals problems for government, as some of its policy may work to the dissatisfaction of public. The common man and laborers bear the burden and unemployment increases progressively. Retrograde Saturn in Cancer can bring bad weather and crop failure: which have an adverse effect on the economy, the people, livestock and the land itself. It will increase the number of single parents.
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Retrograde Saturn in Gemini

Retrograde Saturn enters Gemini by mid of January 2005. Gemini is the 3rd house in the natural Zodiac and hence it is the house of communication, Travel, writing, Information & Technology, Primary & Secondary Schools, Automobile, Rail roads, Dot.Com companies, Journalism, Space technology, younger co-born, neighbors and community. Retrograde Saturn will bring forth into limelight these entire subjects and may also bring a change in the way of living. Travel & communication could change by leaps and bounds. There will be a tendency during Saturn retrograde periods for all the institutions mentioned above to have a change in their policy or to become overextended, either financially or in other important ways.

Retrograde Saturn in Nativities

Saturn is a planet of caution, contraction and discipline. Persons with retrograde Saturn usually have an aversion for Publicity and seek solace in intellectual and philosophical outlets. They are usually found to be malleable and appear shy, uneasy, introvert and lack self- assertion. They try to cover their lapses with the pretest of arrogance. They feel glom, loneliness and are often separated from their friends and seldom understood and are very reserved. At birth, if the retrograde Saturn as the fifth lord occupies a watery sign such natives brood over minor matters and easily tend to get agitated. Minor problems of day-today life appear enlarged in their mind and they try to overcome it by blaming others. A retrograde Saturn in the 7th house delays the marriage considerably: often leading to multiplicity in relationships. A disease that may crop up during the sub period of retrograde Saturn is likely to be lingering and make the native go whirling. If you are running the sub period of Saturn, then anticipated auspicious events are un likely to materialize till it turns direct in transit.

A point to Probe

Some classical authorities aver that, Saturn is the causative planet for father for night births. Irrespective of the fact whether the birth occurred during the day or night, in my studies, in several nativities with retrograde Saturn, the owners admitted that they distanced themselves emotionally from their father mainly because they are unable to accept their father’s point of view and outlook. Sometimes they fail to get affection and care they expect from their father. The father may be immersed in his work and he provides every thing for the native except the most cherished love and attention, which the native badly seeks. Sometimes, the father happens to be good for nothing and turns a blind eye towards the evolution of his family; with the result the native nurtures resentment against him .If Saturn as the ninth lord is retrograde at birth ,the father will be good for nothing and henpecked. The mother will have upper hand in the family.
Do’s and dont’s for the individuals.
When Saturn retrogrades, it is going back over some of your life decisions and directing you to reflect and perhaps re-direct some of your latent energies. When Saturn retrogrades, there will be refocusing, reconsideration and re-evaluation of the general issues of life’s. It is a time for assessing and solidifying commitments made, projects started and responsibilities under taken in the past.

During the Saturn’s retrogression avoid change in career, image or position in groups or world at large. You should not take any unnecessary responsibilities or long-range commitments. One should be extra careful while appointing subordinates, servants, dealing with labor union leaders etc. Relationships and love affairs during Saturn’s retrogression might bring problems and infamy and one has to be careful about that too.

Retrograde Saturn in Classics

Opinions differ among the classical authorities regarding ‘ retrogression’. In Hindu astrology, retrogression is considered to be a source of strength and is technically called ‘Cheshtabal’. According to some text books, the natural benefices such as Venus, Mercury and Jupiter are powerful while natural malefic such as Mars and Saturn are weak when retrograde; unless, Mars and Saturn happens to be lord of the ascendant or that of a trine. However, this scribe does not subscribe to this view: since practical studies reveals no such distinction is required between retrograde natural benefices and malefic since both functions in a bizarre way. I vividly recollect a horoscope with Scorpio rising, having retrograde Jupiter in the fifth, in its major period making the native rise from a humble position to a multi millionaire businessman, eventually thrusting on him a debt to the tune of several million and forcing him to attempt suicide and literally making him a bankrupt in the end

Saturn is the ‘Bhavakarka’ i.e. the causation planet for the 10th house signifying activity. Obviously, Saturn tuning retrograde will slow down the normal rate of activity and will pave the way for the formulation of better method and strategies. The result of Saturn’s retrogression may not be immediate and startling, but they are noticeable over time particularly in retrospect. Nevertheless, if you are running the sub period of Saturn, whether direct or retrograde at the time of birth, then the Saturn turning retrograde might manifest in a sudden withdrawal, a volte-face, which alleviates tense or dangers. If a situation has reach the zenith of explosion, and no solution appears in sight then Saturn turning retrograde might defuse the heightened tension creating more relaxed environment. However, a promise to the similar effect has to be there in the nativity to have the above experience.

Retrograde Saturn and Mundane affairs

Saturn stands for labor class, the left parties, Democracy, Insurance, Leather exports, mining industry etc. Usually when Saturn retrograde the above significations gets badly hit. It is a period of reversals. Saturn was retrograde during the outbreak of World War II, the Vietnam War, The Falkland War, and also when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

Retrograde Saturn and India



Asc
Rahu
Mars

Indian Independence
Aug 15, 1947

New Delhi
Moon
Mer
Sat
Ven
Sun



Ket
Jup

Time Zone +5:30, New Delhi India, 28N39, 077E13

Longitudes
Asc 7°44’ Mars 7°27’ Venus 22°34’
Sun 27°59’ Mer 13°41’ Sat 20°28’
Moon 3°59’ Jup 25°52’ Rah 5°44’
Kethu 5°44’

In mundane chart, the 2nd Stand for food, the 3rd stand for communication, neighbors etc, 4th for education, 8th for natural calamities, the 9th for constitution, export, foreign exchange, higher education of its citizens ,11th for friendly nations and the 12th for terrorist activities. The retrogression of Saturn will activate the conglomeration of five planets in Cancer, though not necessarily degree-wise. It may be profitably noted that the Saturn is getting retrograde exactly on the natal degrees of the third lord moon. This could mean

Ø Some decisive change in the central govt. regarding communication information and technology; perhaps licensing radio TV users, more cyber laws, some vital decision pertaining to NRI’s , allowing further foreign investment in the communication sector. Liberalization of Visa procedures, re-writing of history books, law for regulating self-financing colleges, provision for food for job extended to more districts etc. could be anticipated during this period. Some announcement regarding steel industry can also expected during this phase. As pointed out earlier this period might see certain setbacks for the left parties and bickering are likely to occur on this score within the UPA. However, it is to be no way construed that Manmohan ministry will collapse during this period.

Ø Some states might formulate new laws to curb the terrorist menace since retrograde Saturn will influence the 9th and 12th house of the independence chart representing law and terrorism respectively.





Retrograde Saturn and the fate of the Mulayam Ministry


Rah

Sat
Mar
Mulayam’s Oath Taking Chart
29:08:2003
10:10:50
Lucknow


Sun
Jup
Ven


Asc
Ket
Moon
Mer

Time Zone 82:30:00, Lucknow India, 26N50, 80E54

Asc 9°56’


Saturn retrogrades in the 10th house influencing the 7th house, which signifies the alliance. This period might see the Cong (I) threatening to withdraw its support to the Mulayam Ministry.

Retrograde Saturn and the Chart of Pakisthan

Asc
Rahu
Mars Moon


Pakisthan Independence
Aug 14, 1947

Karachi

Mer
Sat
Ven
Sun



Ket
Jup


Time Zone +5:30, Karachi, Pakisthan, 24N51, 067E04

Longitudes
Asc 23°16’ Mars 6°47’ Venus 21°20’
Sun 27°02’ Mer 11°54’ Sat 20°20’
Moon 18°51’ Jup 25°48’ Rah 5°52’
Kethu 5°52’




Saturn retrograde in the fourth influencing the 10th, which stands for the ruler.

President Musharraff may not step down as Army Chief during the retrogression period, despite the popular protest.

Disquiet in the health of Pope

When Saturn retrogrades in Gemini, it will influence both Sagittarius and Pisces, the signs ruled by Jupiter the planet of religion. In my personal studies, I have noticed that the sign Pisces as much to say about the religion Christianity. Venus, the planet of luxury gets exalted in this sign Christianity is a religion preached in the name of luxury. Further this sign stand for Jesus and his 12 disciples. Saturn signifies the end of everything. Retrograde Saturn influencing this sign will cause further deterioration in the health of Pope.
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Sunday, October 31, 2004

US PRESIDENTIAL RACE 2004

US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2004
From vedic astrology perspective
By Madhu N Nair

Backdrop

(This article has been prepared and submitted as early as in June 2004, in response to an astrological competition announced by a South Indian monthly magazine supposed to be disseminating astrological knowledge. The said magazine promised to publish this article in November 2004 issue (expected to be out by mid of October). In spite of the promises, the magazine failed to publish the articles for reasons best known to the editor. It was informed in the eleventh hour that the article won't be published Thanks to Mrs GDV, this article will soon be published as cover story in the Dr B V Raman's The AM as well as by DR Nimai Banarjee in Planets and Forecasting.

The writer of this article is an acknowledged research scholar in vedic astrology, with several successful predictions to his credit. He is a non-practicing astrologer. Nevertheless, If any of the esteemed readers have any doubt regarding the technical side of this article, Please feel free to e-mail the correspondents Mr.Nair directly in his e-mail Id vyasatvm@yahoo.com)

The election to the presidency of the United States of America ,perhaps the world’s most powerful position, is looked upon with keen interest by all, cutting across its national boundaries, on to the every nook and corner of the globe. The Americans will be going to the poll on November 2nd 2004 to select the next president.

Republicans fielded its sitting president Mr.George W Bush for the second time while the democrats had fielded senator John Forbes Kerry of Massachusetts.

In a bid to analyse the possible outcome of presidential election, let us astrologically scrutinise the horoscopes of both John Forbes Kerry and George W Bush.

According to the data available Kerry was born on 11th December 1943 ; 8:03 AM MWT; Fitzsimons CO; Time of birth given to Boston area astrologer, Karan Thorne, by senator Kerry himself in 1996, the chart is prepared on the basis of Lahiri Ayanamsha.

Longitudes


Mars(R)
Moon

Saturn
(R)

Birth Chart
John Kerry
December 11, 1943
Rahu
Ketu
Jupiter
Mercury
Lagna
Sun
Venus

Lagna 22°57’ Mars 17°31’ Venus 10°37’
Sun 25°35’ Moon24°26’ Mer 12°09’
Jupiter03°59’ Saturn 00°26’ Rahu14°41’
Jupiter
Ketu
Mars (R)
Sun

Navamsha
Mercury
Lagna
Venus
Moon

Rahu
Saturn (R)


Mr Kerry is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam war. Mars, the causative planet of war occupying an angle influencing the tenth house signifying once activities, accounts for this. He had second thought about the US involvement in the South East Asia. He became a prominent member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. US awarded a bronze star for his valor. All this happened on Jupiter’s dasha,. hailed as the causative planet of name and fame ; occupying the tenth house, representing the career, receiving the aspect of the war lord Mars; no wonder the subject participated in the war and received recognition Subsequently he rose to the position of top notch prosecutor of Middle sex county Mass. It may be noted that, Jupiter is the causative planet of Law, owning the second house, signifying oratorical ability, a must for a successful lawyer. Further Jupiter, the second Lord representing the communicative ability receives the aspect of retrograde Mars, there by conferring pyrotechnics to once words.

Kerry was elected to the US senate in 1984 during the Swabhukthy of Saturn. Generally, a planet in direct mode within the first degree and past 29 degree of a sign is considered to be powerless.Please take note that the Saturn is within the first degree of the sign Gemini. Nevertheless, it is retrograde and begets an exalted Navamsha. Remember the dicta “ Amsakam balam uthamam” which means the strength of the planet in the divisional charts fares better. Though Saturn is ill placed in the trika house eighth from the ascendant; it owns the ninth house of luck and tenth signifying activities as reckoned from the Chandra lagna and placed in second from it.

He was reelected in the sub period of Kethu in the major period of Saturn. Kethu is in the ninth house of luck as reckoned from the Chandra lagna.

Again he was elected in 1996 in the sub period of Moon in the major period of Saturn. Moon is the lord of luck by virtue of being the ninth house owner and is exalted.

The third house stands for games and sports. Mr. Kerry is a hunter and Windsurfer and also rides a Harly Davidson. The presence of energizing planet Kethu in the third house identical with the Shravana nakshtra, whose symbol is three-foot prints, accounts for his athletic pursuits.

Whenever Sun occupies an angle identical with the sign Scorpio; such natives are usually noticed to have expressed a keen interest in politics. In Kerry’s chart sun occupies an angle identical with the sign Scorpio.

In 2003, Kerry suffered from prostate Cancer. This happened in the Swabhukthi of Mercury in its major period. Prostate comes under the purview of the eighth house. Mercury is the lord of eighth from the ascendant and is stationed in eighth from the Chandra lagna. Mercury receives the aspect of retrograde Mars, incidentally the sixth lord ( the disease giver!) and also by retrograde Saturn – the bhava karaka (Causation planet) for the sixth house (Disease !). However the benign influence of Jupiter saved the situation from going out of control Mercury is not a well meaning planet for Scorpio ascendant. It owns the eighth house of surgical removal and the eleventh house of recovery and occupies a dual sign Sagittarius. Hence the dual experience of sickness and recovery. To compound the matters, he was having Sade-Sathi

Let us examine the blemish of Mercury whose sub period is in currency.

v Mercury owns the adverse eighth house from the ascendant.

v Mercury is placed in the eighth house from the Chandra lagna

v Mercury begets an inimical navamsha – Cancer.

v Multiple influence of two retrograde malefics viz mars and saturn

Transit

At the time of elections the Jupiter will be in the eleventh from the ascendant and the fifth from the Chandra Lagna. No doubt it is a boon for Mr.Kerry. Unfortunately the operating major, sub and subsub period during the time of elections will be that of Mercury/mercury/rahu .The subsub period rahu occupies the 9nth from the ascendant; incidentally the badha rasi(sign of obstruction!) of the sign scorpio.Further, the subsub period rahu and the major period mercury are forming shashtashtama ie 6/8 axis from one another.And all these negative points, will see to it that Kerry is defeated
Horoscope of Mr.George W Bush

Born July 6, 1946, 7:26 AM – New Haven, CT (USA)
Longitudes


Rahu

Sun

Birth Chart

George W.Bush
July6,1946

Lagna
Mercury
Venus
Saturn

Mars

Kethu

Moon
Jup

Lagna 14°00’ Sun 20°40’ Moon 23°36’
Mars 16°12’ Mer 16°43’ Jup 25°02’
Saturn03°24’ Venus 28°23’ Rahu 27°29’


Ayanamsha – Lahiri’s

Ven
Ket
Sun

Navamsha


Moon
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Mer
Asc

Rah


The uniqueness of this horoscope is four planets inclusive of yogakarakas begets ‘Leo’ Navamsha, whose ruler is ‘sun’ signifying the Government. Due to paucity of space we are not going into the life events of President Bush.

The operating vimsottari sub period is that of Jupiter in the major period of Saturn. The last sub period of a planet in the major period of another planet is technically called “Dasha Sandhi; which means labyrinth or junction point of life This period,the dasha sandhi, is generally not comfortable as it indicates the the transition of one major period into another. Generally it is believed the Dasha Sandhi periods are fraught with unexpected calamities. Let us examine the blemish of Jupiter, the operating subperiod..

v Jupiter is stationed in its inimical sign Virgo.

v Saturn the eighth lord from its inimical sign cancer aspects Jupiter.

v Rahu influences Jupiter through its fifth house aspect.

v Jupiter suffers from ‘ubaya kendradhipathya dosha’,ie the blemish of owning two angular dual signs, when seen from the Chandra lagna.

Of course all these factors will have a negative impact on his health; and he will be prone to accidents, surgeries, assaults or terminal illness , so on and so forth.. In spite of these adverse points, Jupiter is the lord of fortune from the ascendant and likely to emit the good results of the famous Kesari yoga( conjunction of moon and Jupiter) due to its association with moon.; incidentally the ascendant lord..
An interesting transit
On November 2nd 2004,transit saturn will be in the exact degree, he held in the sign cancer,during the time of Bush’s birth.The reader may take note that similar transit of Saturn in Mrs Gandhi’s birth chart identical with her cancer ascendant, with Saturn in the same sign at birth, in the fag end of 1978 , paved the way for her downfall from power and even imprisonment in Tihar jail. However in the case of Bush, it is unlikely to cause an exit from power ;though it will augment the negative implications of the ‘dasha sandhi’,, which he is currently passing through.
At the time of election, transit Jupiter will be in the sign of Virgo. The Classics consider transit entry of Jupiter in the radical moon sign as baneful.Rishi Pulippani laments ‘when Jupiter in its sojourn came to moon occupied sign at birth of Lord Sri Rama,who is noneother than Lord Vishnu incarnate, was forced to go on exile,then what predicaments awaits ordinary mortals during such a passage of jupiter’s transit over the moon sign’Suffice is to say that our ancients looked upon the transit of Jupiter in the moon occupied sign at birth, appallingly.In the modern context, such a transit of Jupiter is often noticed to give displacement or transfer to unwanted places.So shall we interpret the transit of Jupiter in the radical moon of Bush as an indicator of his expulsion from the oval office ? The answer is an emphatic ‘NO’ Herein lies some subtle points of jyotisha .In this scribe’s opinion, the transit of Jupiter into the sign Virgo, in a limited, sense, is going to be a boon for Mr.Bush(from the point of view of elections only ) ;since Jupiter will be entering into the sign occupied by it at the time of birth. If the elections takes place on November 2 ,2004, as scheduled no doubt ,the winner will be Bush only



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