VIRGO ascendant is rising at the Dawn of New
Year 2018. Ascendant lord as well as 10th
lord Mercury is placed in the 3rdand deprived
of any benefic aspects. This indicates imminent tussle
for protection of land from neighbours.
This is a
year of new positive developments in the areas
concerning judicial system, religion, diplomats,
foreign missions, imports and exports, foreign
exchange, students, immigration and long
distance communication, legal profession, higher
education, science and media.
7th lord Jupiter joining
with Mars became strong indicating opposition gaining
some strength this year. But it may not be in a position
to challenge the Ruling party. Ninth lord Moon exalted
in Moola-Trikona indicates religious harmony, changes
in Central Cabinet atleast two times in this year.
Jupiter’s placement in the second indicates that
Government will give Tax rebates and cut the
Tax percentage for the benefit of the people, to
boost economy. India will gain name, fame,
honour and recognition from abroad. The
nation’s influence on the world and the world’s
opinion of it will be positively increased. But
there will be problems with leaders of lowcastes.
They are likely to create problems to
Government, making allegations against upper castes.
Incidents of lower-caste people criticizing and
ridiculing the upper-castes will be a common
|GDP growth rate :
Due to high fluctuations in
exchange rate, waiver of agricultural loans, cold
response to Disclosure of Black money Scheme by
the public and practical difficulties in implementation
of GST resulted in the decline of GDP growth rate.
Despite many odds, India’s GDP growth remained at
7.1% during the financial 2016-17. Due to the roll out
of Goods and Services Tax and some lingering impacts
of demonetization, most experts see a rebound ahead and the economy will show less than 7% growth in
the year 2018. (The Economic Times).Astrologically,
ascendant and 10th lord Mercury placed adversely in
the 3rd indicates reduction in GDP growth in the year
2018. However, India would continue to be the fastestgrowing
First House :
Health of the people of the country,
people in general, welfare of the country,
administration, unity among the public, progress of
the states and success of the country and its leaders
are indicated here. Ascendant lord placed in the third,
being aspected by enemy Moon denotes mixed results
in respect of first house indications. People in general
would suffer with seasonal aliments, water-borne
diseases. Aspect of Saturn on the ascendant would
make the citizens sick in general. The Government
at the Centre seems to be getting weaker and the
public criticism of the Government will be a common
phenomena. In brief, the first house is not strong.
Second House :
Financial position of the country, business, banking,
receipts and payments, Taxes, expenditure on
establishment, recoveries, State resources etc., are
covered by the second house. Placement of Mars
and Jupiter in the 2nd indicates that people in general
would become accustomed to luxurious life, adversely
affecting their saving potential. Devoid of any
beneficial aspects, the second house also is not
indicating any encouraging results. Money, material
possessions, property, using past experience and
knowledge acquired already for present growth are
indicated from this house. Lord of Second house,
Venus, along with arch-rival Mars is posited in the
6th, which is indicating discouraging events in the
above areas. This is further deteriorated by the fact
that neither the second house nor the second lord is
receiving any beneficial aspects. Tough time to
financial institutions including RBI. They are likely to
be criticized in a big way. There will be a quixotic
change in family relations. Cases of men and women
living together without marital bond will increase in
Third House :
Its significations are Transport, Motors
and Railway, Posts and Telegraph, stock markets,
writers, poets, educational institutions, information,
newspapers. Monthly magazines and anti-social elements. Placement of Mercury, a fast-moving planet
here, being aspected by Moon is giving strength to
third house in all respects. Press and media would
get recognition befitting, to their talents. People with
journalistic flair will flourish more this year. One of
our Journalists will receive international recognition
India enters into New Year 2018, while ascendant Virgo is rising and its lord as well as 10th lord Mercury
is placed in the 3rddeprived of any benefic aspects. This indicates imminent tussle for protection of land
from neighbours. This is a year of new positive developments in the areas concerning judicial system,
religion, diplomats, foreign missions, imports and exports, foreign exchange, students, immigration and
long distance communication, legal profession, higher education, science and media.7th lord Jupiter joining
with Mars becomes strong, indicating the Opposition gaining strength this year. But it may not be in a
position to challenge the Ruling party. Ninth lord Moon exalted in Moola-trikona indicates religious
harmony, changes in Central Cabinet atleast two times in this year. India will gain name, fame, honour
and recognition from abroad. The nation’s influence on the world and the world’s opinion of it will be
positively changed. India’s earnings of foreign exchange by sale of marine products will be more this year.
Fourth House :
Agriculture, crops, clouds, minerals,
housing, land reforms, roads and highways are
governed by the fourth house. Fourth lord Jupiter
placed in the second indicates that the standard of
living of people in general will go up this year. People
of India will be comfortable. India is likely to extend
its territories further. In other words, gain of land to
India is indicated. Rainfall will be good, though not
sumptuous. Implementation of Housing Schemes as
a Social Welfare Scheme will be implemented by
majority of State Governments.
Fifth House :
Circus, Cine theatres, musicians,
dancers, cine industry, schools and students, education
and training, births and deaths of children, prices and
bullion market are indicated here. Fifth lord Saturn
placed in the fourth indicates that the citizens of india
in general will behave decently and lead a dignified
way of life. The average level of intelligence of Indians
will be more this year. Indians will make new
revelations in Science and Technology. India’s efforts
to make Super Computer under 'made in India
brand' will be successful this year. Efforts of ISRO
in Space Research and Satellite building will become
successful as usual this year also.
Sixth House :
Its significations are Health centres,
epidemics, diseases, prevention and control, public
health, health services, surgery, navy, labour problems
and resolution, State service units and foreign aid.
This house is not indicating favourable results. Labour
unrest, epidemic and endemic diseases, failure of many
surgeries, inability of the Police to provide protection in time to public are indicated. People in general will
be quarrelsome; regional, language, caste, creed and
sect differences will be blown out of proportions and
people will be seriously involved in this.
Seventh House :
Its significations are Relations and
agreements with other countries, war, agitations,
disputes, marriage institution, hostile atmosphere,
Police Department, Strength of Opposition, troubles
to Government/ruling party in power.7th lord Jupiter
placed in the 2nd and joined with friendly planet Mars
indicates favorable results in respect of the above.
The fact that 7th lord is more powerful than the
ascendant lord indicate Opposition is likely to gain
some public support and may brighten up their chances
in State Assembly elections to be held this year, but it
will not be in a position to challenge the Ruling Party.
Eighth House :
Its mundane significations are
Accidents, murders, suicides,defence, agitations
against the Government and loans from other
countries. Eighth lord has become weak by placement
in the second, but with the joining of Jupiter, it got
more strength indicating mixed results. Agitations
against the Government, both in Centre and States,
will be held in good number. But these will be under
control. Accidental deaths also will be more this year.
Defence will prove its mettle now.
Nineth House :
Its significations are Legal advice,
advocates, legal experts,, Court, Litigations, trustees,
religious advisors, endowments department, business
dealings with other states, scientists, aviation, changes
in the cabinet.Nineth house lord Moon placed in own
house fortifies it. Favorable results in respect of all
the above are indicated. With too much strength, 9th
lord Moon may cause changes in the Central Cabinet
a number of times.
Tenth House :
Its significations are King (President),
Government officials and their welfare, felicitations,
societies, Army, Navy and Air Forces, Taxes, receipts and banks. 10th lord in 3rd indicates Government
authorities will be diplomatic and talkative. Not
withstanding their bureaucratic temperament, they
seem to be courteous and possess knack in their dayto-
day office routine. Tax collections will be awfully
good and Governments will be with surplus funds,
enabling them to go for various subsidies and social
Eleventh House: :
Its significations are Parliament
(Lower House), Assemblies, gains from the
friendship, foreign investment and aid. 11th lord in the
9th and the 11th house stationed by Rahu indicate that
people in general will be traditional, respecting their
own customs and religions. Favorable indications are
more for the issues governed by the 11th house. India
is likely to get unexpected gains and Indians in general
will feel the same.
Twelfth house :
Jails and their officials, health
centers, ashrams, service centers, religious institutions,
orphanages, old age homes, murders, foreign invasions,
terrorist activities, secret enemies, spies, black
marketeers, vehicle thieves, antisocial elements and
those who sue the Government are governed by 12th
house. The lord of 12th placed in the 4th and devoid of
any beneficial aspects is giving negative indications.
Hoarding, Black-marketing will increase. Dubious
Ashrams and Babas will have their sway on the public
this year too.
|Indian Independence Chart
India did face a lot of problems in health, education,
social, economy and other sectors. But as a Nation,
we managed fantastically. This is the beauty of
“Pravajya yoga” in the third house. India has come
up on its own without the help of anybody. Our
neighbour Pakistan got independence along with us
and is always looking towards other countries for its
survival, whereas we have been self-reliant, right from
the beginning. No wonder a Nation that could not
make a needle when it got freedom has mesmerized
the world, by sending more than 100 satellites into space,
At the time of the Formation of the Independent
Nation, Taurus lagna was rising on the eastern horizon
and Rahu is placed in it. All the seven planets of this
chart are on the left side of the Rahu-Ketu axis. India
was running Saturn dasa at the time of independence.
India had suffered the evil effect of Kala-Sarpa dosha
for many years.Five planets – Sun, Saturn, Venus,
Mercury, Moon – are placed in the third house. When
more than two planets are involved in a Raja yoga,
then they shed their inherent inimical qualities and
start giving good results.
Mars has occupied the second house and Jupiter is
placed in the sixth house, which is splendid. There is
a first-rate fifth-ninth connection between these two
naturally friendly planets. They give wonderful results,
despite a thousand and one odds against them.There
is bound to be struggle in the beginning and that
struggle lasted for long. This is due to Sun and Saturn
together in the Cancer sign. The Sun may be
comfortable to an extent in this sign, but Saturn being
a cruel planet is not happy in his lesser enemy sign of
Moon and absolutely defiant with the Sun.
At the dawn of 2018, as per Independence chart, India
will be in Moon dasa Rahu Bhukthi upto August 2018
and will continue in Jupiter bhukthi till the year-end.
The Dasal lord Moon represents the mind and the
mind always remains young. That is the basic reason
that new innovative ideas can always pop up from
anybody, whether young or old.Luckily, India is a
young country in the world, with more than 70 per
cent of its population comprising young and active
minds. Our PM Narendra Modi is trying to remind us
and the world that we are the young Nation, which
has the capacity to give a new direction to the world.
It is noted that the Moon has occupied the third house
in the Independence chart and its mahadasa of 10
years is in operation. The third house represents
neighbours. Right from its inception, India’s
neighbours have been creating problems. Soon after
independence in 1947, India was forced to enter into
a war with Pakistan, over the Kashmir issue and the
same pattern is continuing even now.
In Moon’s mahadasa, Pakistan has accelerated its
terrorist activities at the border and terrorists have
caused damage in other areas also. Of late, China is
creating problems and Dolkam has become a bone
of contention between the two countries. The India-
China border has become quite sensitive in the last few months and 'real peace' does not seem to be in
sight in the future. Hence, Moon Dasa Rahu bhukthi
is a tough time to India with regard to relations with
Pakistan, China and other neighboring countries upto
In 2018, prices of construction material such as Cement, Iron and Wood will increase
considerably, giving adverse impact on the Real Estate sector.
Gold prices, by and large, would remain stable.
There will not be much wide fluctuations in Sensex. It will increase steadily.
Not a very good time at the Sports-front to India.
Government has to face labour-unrest severely this year.
Rahu and GST
The Modi government launched the GST at the stroke
of midnight on June 30, 2017. Presently India is running
Moon Dasa Rahu bhukthi upto Aug.2018. It is general
observation that natives(India) in the realm of Rahu
feel like they are in web, feeling exhausted without
reaching anywhere. This is the situation India is facing
at present.Also, as we know in astrology, Rahu gives
illusions, which are inter-mingled within themselves
in such a way that confusion keeps on mystifying
further and further.
If the Moon and Rahu are affecting us as citizens,
then one wonders that they must also be confusing
our rulers, who come out with strange policies. It is
difficult to blame anybody, because when the Moon
and Rahu are in operation, then everybody seems right
and has a good reason to prove his point and win the
game in his or their favour.
Already, there is a growing unrest in trade, commerce
and business circles, apart from general public on
haphazard implementation of GST. Hence, I
apprehend Government will face too many
bottlenecks, obstructions and hindrances in the
implementation of the same. Probably the Govt may
have to pronounce number of exemptions, extension
of deadlines for filing of various statutory forms and
also relaxation from many penal provisions to avoid
public wrath. Really, implementation of GST will
become a tough task to Modi’s Government.
Solar Eclipses : The first Solar eclipse occurs on 15
Feb. 2018(Partial) in South America, Pacific, Atlantic
and Antarctica. Not visible in India. The second
Solar eclipse occurs on 13 July 2018(Partial) and this
is visible inAusralia, Pacific and Indian ocean. The solar eclipses will not have any bearing on the
prospects of India.
Lunar eclipse by Rahu : On 31 Jan. 2018 Wednesday,
the eclipse occurs from 05.17 PM to 08.41 PM. This
should not be viewed by the natives of Aslesha birth
star (falling in Cancer sign). This will result in severe
public unrest, untimely rains, floods, loss of human
life in drowning, decisions taken by Government
getting widespread criticism, danger to women and
children more frequently.
On 27 July 2018, Moon will be eclipsed by Ketu from
11.54 PM to 02.43 AM the next day. This should not
be viewed by Uttarashada and Sravana birth star
natives, falling in Sagittarius and Capricorn signs.
This lunar eclipse would increase the domestic feuds,
disputes and differences between various States over
sharing of water, sharing of common properties prior
to separation, land disputes, disrespect to women and
many epidemics spreading uncontrollably.
Chart of Indian Republic
Two major planets Jupiter and Saturn remain in
retrogression from 17th April 10th July. This period
will have many positive developments in Science and
Technology, Success in launching of satellites,
increase in export of leather, iron and textlies from
India, reforms in air travel to the benefit of general
public are indicated. During this period, major mishap
in air traffic is indicated.
Three planets Mars, Saturn and Mercury will be
in Retrogression from July 28th to Aug.18th. Murky
dealings in defence, aircraft, coal and Steel sectorsare
likely to surface. Opposition will have the chance to
level allegations. People in high places in Educational
institutions will be targeted and their image will be
tarnished. Labour unrest and rebellion of lower castes
are very much indicated. Prices of petroleum products
in India will become cheaper because of retrogration
of three planets in this year. Cost of construction
material like Steel, Cement and wood will become
costly foretelling trouble to Real estate sector.
Three planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be in
Retrogration from 27th June to July 10th. Enthusiasm
of the youth in general will be very low. In sportsfront,
India will not shine well in this period. Political
leaders at the helm of affairs will have to face many
allegations. Instances of dubious financial institutions
swindling away the hard-earned money of the public
comes to surface now. People in general will be very
much dissatisfied with the Government. Tourism
sector will flourish well in this year.
India became Republic in Ketu dasa and will be
running Jupiter dasa Mercury bhukthi at the dawn of
the year 2018 and will continue up to 26th May 2018.
Afterwards, the bhukthi of Ketu will be in operation
for the rest of the year The period upto May is very
much favorable for Trade, commerce and foreign
exchange dealings. Good number of start-up
companies will see their birght future in this period.
Also, companies of international repute would start
their trading with India. New innovations/theories in
Atomic science, Astro-physics, Environmental science
will be propounded by our scientists, which will attract
global attention. In Ketu bhukthi, demands of State
Governments for increased share in GST and for
funding of their popular schemes will create problems
to Modi Government.
General Elections in 2018?
Assembly elections to
7 States are due in the year out of whom major states
are Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Also
many other States need to gear-up for their Assembly
polls in the year 2019. General Elections are actually
due in the year 2019. To avoid elections a number of
times and also to avoid wasteful expenditure, Modi is
reported to be contemplating to conduct State
elections also along with general elections. In such
case, will the year be a year of general elections?
India, so far has conducted General Elections 16 times,
the latest one was held in 2014. Out of the above,
irrespective of the reasons behind them, the following
elections were held in advance (quite ahead of due date) and termed as Mid-term polls :
5th General Elections held in 1971 - Indira Gandhi
broke away from Congress and conducted elections.
7th General Elections held in 1980 - Janata Party
failure resulted in this election.
Rest of the elections were held in time, except the
6th one, where Indira postponed it, for one year under
the guise of Emergency.
For the purpose of my analysis, I have considered
the planetary position at the Dawn of respective
years i.e., 1971, 1980 etc., to test whether the traces
of planetary combination of premature elections is
appearing in Dawn of 2018 for advancement of
General Elections in 2018.
Major planetary combinations at the dawn of
the year, when elections were held
Jupiter is joined with Rahu or Ketu or placed in
angles or trines with them.
Mars and Saturn either joined or in angles or trine to
each, but never in upachayas to each other.
Venus joining most of the times with Ketu (1984,
1999) or Rahu (1991) or placed at a distance of only
2 houses with them(nodes),
Manah Karaka Moon and Ruling planet of
democracy Saturn stationed together or in a distance
of only 2 houses.
The above characteristics are lagging in the planetary
combination depicted at the dawn of 2018. Hence,
Modi may not be going to advance the General
Elections due in 2019. The Elections to Sate
Governments which fall due in 2018 will be held as
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