India's economy is set to grow at 7% in 2019, picking up to 7.2% in 2020, as per the estimates of International
Monetary Fund (IMF) in their World Economic Update of 23 July, 2019.Earlier the IMF estimated a
GDP growth at 7.8% to India in the year 2019. The revision in GDP estimates is necessitated, because of
recessionary tendencies and the ramifications of US-Sino trade war, which was started in the second quarter
of the year 2019. As per initial trends, the GDP is showing decline due to poor performance in manufacturing,
exports, oil exploration, real estate and service sectors.
Addressing a press conference on 26 Aug. 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam said that the global
growth may probably be very weak, but the Indian economy is still doing better than the other countries,
including the United States and China. She asserted that India is still the fastest economy in the world,
despite weak global cues.
However, the claims made by Honble Finance Minister appears to be very tall in the wake of recessionary
tendencies prevailing in India, right from the second quarter of 2019. This topic requires an in-depth study.
is when the economy declines significantly for at least six months. There's a drop in the following five economic indicators: real gross domestic product
, income, employment, manufacturing
, and retail sales . Recession can become a depression
, if it continues for an year or more. But there is a positive side of recession i.e. it is a cure for inflation.
During the years 2008 and 2009, there were four
consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth i.e.,
last two quarters of 2008 and first two quarters of
2009. In 2008, the GDP declined by 2.1% in 3rd
quarter of 2008, and 8.4% in 4th quarter. In 2009
these figures are 4.4% and 0.6% respectively. The
glaring effect of this in 2008 and 2009 is that about
2 lakh people lost their jobs and unemployment rose
to a high of 15%. Our economy could recover, only
in November 2009, when about 12,000 jobs were
added. (Source:Businessinsider.in/next global
The planetary positions of 2008 and 2009 indicated
conjunction of Saturn with Ketu most of the time.
Saturn, which is ahead of Ketu by more than 10
degrees as on 1st Jan 2008, turned retrograde and
had conjunction with Ketu all through the year. We
are well aware that Saturn in retrogression is causative
of financial losses, jittery, downfall in prices and
unemployment; Ketu indicates melancholy,
depression and solitude; the joining of the two had caused Recession in economy.
New Year 2020
In the horoscope cast for New Year 2020, Saturn is
quite ahead of Ketu in the beginning. But it will
become retrograde from 12th May 2020 to 20th
Sept. 2020. Hence, the effects of Recession will
have their effect in a moderate way upto Sept.2020.
The ill effects of Recession will get modified with
the presence of the following benefic yogas in the
New Year 2020 horoscope.
: Lord of 1st and 10th Mercury is
placed in angle (4th): This gives the people of India,
good longevity, purposeful education with required
: Ascendant lord is placed in angle or
trine to it. Placement of ascendant lord Mercury in
4th confers this, causing power and fame to rulers
of the country.
: All planets are placed in five houses.
This Yoga ensures good family life, good earning
capacity, amicability with others. But the negative side of this Paasa Yoga results in possibility of many people getting imprisonment in this year.
Virgo lagna is rising at 09:55 degrees at the Dawn of New Year 2020. Good Yogas indicate good
earning capacity, good family life, success in endeavours to the Indian public, along with name
and fame to our rulers. But the benefits of the above gets reduced by Sashta Chandra (Moon
in 6th) dosha, and Chaturgraha kootami (pool of 4 planets in 4th house) joined with Ketu. The
planet causative for democracy, Saturn, in Vargottama indicates people's mandate will prevail
and any attempts to destabilize the democratically-elected bodies will boomerang.
As no planet is in debilitation, and no planet is in retrogression in the chart of New Year 2020,
no major setbacks to people of India, or no major untoward incidents will occur in this year.
The effects of Recession will have their effect in a moderate way upto Sept.2020.
: This yoga applies, when the signdispositor
of lagna lord is placed in own or exalted
place. In this case, lagna lord is placed in Sagittarius
and its lord (Jupiter) is placed in it. This yoga makes
the public and rulers very much traditional, with good
conveyance facilities, ability to give retart and
repartee, famous with many felicitations and rewards.
Raja Yoga (from Dwadasa Yogas)
: Lords of 6th
and 7th Saturn and Jupiter joined together in angle
gives Raja Yoga of good order. Out of experience I
have noted that Saturn, when joined with Jupiter,
becomes more benefic than Jupiter in whatever
house it is placed.
Yoga supporting Democracy
: Saturn, the
causative planet for democratic norms and
protection of the rights of downtrodden people, in
vargottama with placement in Sagittarius in both lagna
and Navamsa indicates this benefic results.
: The causatives of this house are
Comforts, happiness in old age, intelligence, native
place, fame, dreams, strength, effort, politics,
longevity, peace, pride, gambling for others, honour,
healthy, perseverance, strenuous efforts, body
colour. Also Health of people of the country, people
in general, welfare of the country, unity among the
public, progress of the states and success of the
country and its leaders are indicated here. The lagna
lord Mercury placed in 4th ensures success in
increasing the boundaries of the country, people of
the country behaving well, enjoying good affinity with
brothers and comfort from mother. In the month
of July 2020, when Mercury transits through Gemini, while Jupiter transits through
Sagittarius, there is every possibility of India
taking into possession major part of Pakistan
Occupied Kashmir (POK)
. The fact that no planet
is in retrogression and no planet is in debilitation
indicates minimal untoward happenings and mishaps
this year. But since lagna is not getting the aspect of
any auspicious planet, its strength has got reduced
considerably, resulting in dissatisfaction, hopes and
aspirations not getting fulfilled, and people in general
suffering with contagious and contiguous diseases,
and delay in getting rescue operations from natural
calamities. Also, 7th house lord Jupiter placed in
4th is equally powerful, when compared with the
ascendant lord placed in 4th, the Opposition will
give tough fight in Assembly elections scheduled
in the year 2020. The ruling parties will have a
tough fight from opposition and will witness
: From this house, the causatives of
Speech, money believing in god, maintenance,
eatables, truth and lie, actors, diamonds and gems,
cultured behaviour, soft speech, philosophy,
friendship, capacity to attract others, stable mind,
pet animals, avarice in money matters can be known.
Moreover, financial position of the country, business,
banking, receipts and payments, taxes, expenditure
on establishment, recoveries, state resources etc are
also indicated here. 2nd house not being occupied
by any planet, 2nd house lord Venus placed in 5th
and 2nd house not being aspected by any planet
would give mixed results in respect of wealth and
family-comfort to people. Though income would
increase substantially, people will generally become spendthrifts and remain dissatisfied largely.
: Its significations are Victory, success
through hard work, Dareness, younger brothers and
sisters, war, ears, feet, fickleness, troubling dreams,
public relations, energy saving devices, body
strength, ornaments, birth in royal families, servant
maids, Good vehicle, short journeys, sincere
attempts in every thing. This house also signifies
Transport, motors and railways, Posts and telegraph,
stock markets, writers, poets, educational
institutions, information, newspapers, monthly
magazines and anti social elements. 3rd lord Mars
gives normal living and little amount of landed
property because it was his own house. Government
would emphasize on energy-saving devices. Posts
and Telegraphs, communications and stock market
will receive positive results. Indian writers will get
international recognition. Railways would get a
boosting with introduction of many superfast and
luxurious trains. 3rd house occupied by malefic Mars
indicates more ENT problems to the public. Dehakashta
yoga is indicated, as lagna lord mercury is
joined with malefics.
: Primary education, mother, friends,
relatives, caste, fine clothing, ponds and water
bodies, perfumes, water facility, trustworthiness,
land, gardens, digging of wells, maternal relatives,
calm thinking, careful handling of money. Agriculture,
crops, clouds, minerals, housing, land reforms, roads
and highways are governed by fourth house.
Effect of Chaturgraha yoga(Placement of 4 planets)
in 4th house:
Plainly speaking, Saturn is a friend of
Ketu. On the other hand, it does not have any affinity
with anyone, as it is a renunciator (Tyagi) and driving
force for self-enlightenment. So, for Saturn, Ketu
simply exists with neither affinity nor enemity towards
it. Thereby both Saturn and Ketu will benefit those,
who are on the way of renunciation and selfrealization.
Ketu or Rahu doesn't feel much enemity
with anyone, except for Sun & Moon; that is why
they cause eclipses. For others, the Nodes are a lot
milder, because only Sun and Moon made them
beheaded. The four planets joined together with
Jupiter have got purified, minimising the loss. It is a
general rule that Saturn joining with Jupiter turns benefic. Sun placed in the 4th house causes sickness
to the public and threat of losing of ancesteral
property. Mercury gives gains from lands. Jupiter
causes good primary education, vehicle conveyance,
gains from land and makes people trustworthy in
general. Saturn causes obstructions in normal
education, breakages, loss of agricultural crops. For
many, agriculture may not be a viable proposition.
Teaching of Yoga and running of Yoga classes will become a profitable vocation to many
house occupant Ketu causes loss of ancesteral
earnings to people, due to negligence and vices.
: Father's sanctity, good nature,
education, pregnancy, discrimination, invitations,
clothes, satisfying wants, foresight, property through
women, greatness, secrets, obedience, journalism,
safety, friendship, authorship, achieving success
through worship, noble thoughts, means of earning,
knowledge in music, scholarly appearance and
behaviour, inherited ministership are indicated here.
Also signify musicians, dancers, cine industry, prices
and bullion market, births and deaths of children are
also signified in this house. 5th house Venus gives
fame and popularity, good female progeny. The
planetary position this year is favourable for the birth
of more number of girl children, reducing the gender
inequality to some extent. Those who are aspiring
to go for higher studies, research and post doctoral
courses will flourish well. Musicians/music directors,
artists, scholars will get good recognition this year.
New ways of meditation like transcendental
meditation, Rajayoga (Sahaj marg)
, Kriya yoga
, Pyramid yoga (based on
concentrating on breathing)
will become more
popular this year.
: Hindrance, ill health, war, wealth on
account of conflict, evil deeds, small pox, enemy's
joy, heat, blows, mental torture, defame and
unpopularity, eye disease, begging, untimely intake
of food, pale face, animosity with relatives, poison,
imprisonment, impeachment, trouble, jail, conflict
with brothers. This house also signifies health centres,
epidemics, diseases, surgery, navy, labour problems
and resolution, State service units and foreign aid,
ability of the police to provide protection in time to public. 6th house occupant Moon makes getting
loans very difficult. Banks and financial institutions
will make lending process tough. Moon also
indicates a number of accidents. People largely suffer
from poisonous bites.
Labour unrest, strike of railway, postal and insurance
employees is on cards. Lords of lagna and 6th house
joined with Rahu or Ketu and placed in angle
indicates Bandhana yoga. Many people will get
imprisoned this year, if the individual charts also
indicate the same.
: Marriage, adultery, be loved,
victory, loss of wife, indiscipline, music, delicious
food, break in journey, stupidity, private parts,
business, charity, conquering enemies, hoarded
money, argument, secret affairs, theft etc., Relations
and agreements with other countries, war, agitation,
disputes, hostile atmosphere, Strength of Opposition,
troubles to ruling party in power can be known from
this house. 7th lord placed in the 4th gives rightful
behaviour with many marital problems. People
seeking divorce will increase multifold this year.
People suffer from dental issues for most of the time
in this year. Because of Saturn's influence, indiscipline
will be order of the day for Indians this year.
Instances of Government employees breaking the
Red-tapism and openly criticising their bosses will
be the repeating scene many times in many places.
: Longevity, Comfort, insult, Life
insurance, acquisition of property from deceased,
sorrows, death cause, struggle for food, diabetes,
danger, brother's enemies, means of fortune to wife,
enemies, sorrow, laziness, punishment, fear, loss of
money, Sin, death sentence, severe difficulty, war,
prone to do bad deeds and unstable mind. Accidents,
murders,suicides, defence, agitation against the
Government and loans from other countries. 8th lord
in 3rd gives many caesarean births in the country.
Agitations against the Government will surface a
number of times. People will generally be lazy, and
many innocents would lose their lives in ghastly
accidents this year.
: Charity, Duty, pilgrimage, Service,
penance, respect to teachers, application of
medicine, Customs, Worship, Honours through education, journey, wealth, Morality, valorous
deeds, Journey, holy bath, contentment, good
company, vedic sacrifices, handling money,
coronation room, father's property, all round wealth.
Legal advice, Court, litigations, trustees, religious
advisors, endowments department, scientists,
aviation, changes in the Cabinet etc are the
causatives of this house. 9th lord in 5th causes good
behaviour, obedient nature and liked by everybody
to the Indian citizens. New ways of handiling money
apart from paytm, credit and debit cards will come
into surface. Charitable Trusts will flourish and heads
of the Trusts and Trustees will receive due respect.
But Courts have to be a mere spectator and cannot
question the unilateral actions of the Government for
obvious reasons. People will not get required solace
: Government, Business,
Transportation, Greatness, Teacher, Machinery,
Continuous auspicious deeds, Medicines, Thighs,
Glory, adopted Son, King, Path, Honour,
Comfortable life, influence in Government, Judges,
Gazetted Status, Supremacy, Giving tough orders
fall in the causatives of this house. King (President),
Govt officials and their welfare, felicitations, Army,
Navy and Air forces, taxes and banks are influenced
by this house. 10th house Rahu gives trouble-free
life, lot of pilgrimages to the Indian public. 10th lord
Mercury placed in another angle gives mixed results.
The image of Government will be tarnished on many
occasions this year. 10th house occupant Rahu being
aspected by Sun, joined with Ketu, foretells tough
year for Government employees.
: All types of profits/incomes,
Greedy nature, Elder brother, mild worship, Gold,
competency in earning, Property acquired from
Grand Father, knees, ornaments, Government
money, Arts, female property, Profit from gold,
Intelligence, Ministership, Profit through Father-inlaw,
lucky, success, expertise in cooking, Longevity,
ear, paintings are indicated through this house.
Parliament (Lower House), Assemblies,gains from
friendship, foreign investment and aid are the
significations of this house. 11th lord in 6th causes
trouble to senior employees. Government is likely to go for Compulsory Retirement of Senior
employees on some pretext or other this year.
Employees can do precious little in this regard, and
Govt will have the final say. Particularly those in Tax
collection Departments, Railways, Posts & Telegraph
and telecommunications are more prone to this brunt
: Disturbance in sleep, Mental
distress, Fear of enemies, imprisonment, Relief,
Clearing Debts, Father's money, Sacrifice, loss of
Authority, Jail, Mental debility, Wicked nature,
Paternal uncle, thinking of comforts, getting angry,
lack of self comfort, extragavance, Foreign travel.
Ashrams, service centres, religious institutions,
orphanages, old age homes, foreign invasions, spies,
black marketeers, vehicle thieves, antisocial elements
and those who sue the Government fall in the
causatives of this house. 12th lord Sun in 4th results
in loss of money to the public in general, through
dubious financial institutions/chits. Ashrams and
Babas will have good time. Food items, provisions
and life-saving drugs will be sold in Black Market.
Cases of mental disturbance due to stress,
depression and suicidal tendencies will increase in
No effect of Sade-sati on Modi and Donald
Both are having Neechabhanga Yoga to
In my experience, I have gone through the charts of
Swiss Tennis player Roger Federer, Formula-1
Racing driver Michael Schumacher and Andhra
Pradesh Ex-Chief Minister N.T.Rama Rao, who
have flourished well in their periods of Sade-Sati (7
and ½ years transit of Saturn in 12, 1, 2 houses
from natal Moon).
To this list, we need to add
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump also.
(Source: Astro sage)
Born in Anuradha Star with Neechabhanga Raja
Yoga to Moon, Modi is enjoying the
pinnacle of Raja yoga now. Moon
as lord of the 9th, placed in the
ascendant elevated Modi to the post
of Prime Minister from the post of
Chief Minister of a State during Moon dasa, Rahu
bhukti in 2014. Rahu in a trinal relationship with the Dasa lord showered maximum benefits on Modi. It
is interesting to note that there is no effect of Sadesati
on Modi. This is because of the strength of Dasa
lord Moon (Neechabhanga Rajayoga)
Saturn was transiting in Libra, (12th house from
Moon sign), Modi became the Prime Minister. Now,
in 2019, while Saturn is transiting in Sagittarius(2nd
house), Modi got resounding victory.
His Sade-Sati will end by 25 January 2020, when
Saturn enters Capricorn. In Aug 2020, while running
Moon Dasa Venus bhukti Jupiter antara, Modi will
become a globally formidable leader, and his fame
will scale new heights.
Donald Trump: Born on 14th June 1946 at
Jamaica, New York at 10:45
(Source: Astro sage)
Leo lagna, Donald Trump got elected
as President of United States in Jupiter
Dasa Jupiter bhukti. In his chart,
Neecha-bhanga yogas took place for
Moon. This is because Moon is with
an exalted Graha. The dispositor of
Moon is in a Kendra. Born on an eclipse day with Shutsoonya Yoga (all
planets placed in 6 houses) causing sudden
escalation to the coveted position, Trump was
suddenly elevated to the highest position in the year
2016. While Saturn was transiting in his Moon sign
Scorpio i.e., janma Sani. Trump has confirmed in 2018 itself that he is again contesting for re-election
scheduled in November 2020 with Mike Pence as
his Vice Presidential running mate.
Indo-US disputes in WTO
India's exports to US in 2017-18 stood at 47.9 US
$ Billion, while imports were at US$ 26.7 billion.
The Trade balance is in favour of India. But, in May
2019, the US has rolled back export incentives from
India, under its GSP programme; in retaliation India
has imposed higher customs duties on 28 American
products including Almond, pulses, walnut,
chickpeas etc., With the result, in July 2019, US
dragged India to World Trade Organisation (WTO)
in Geneva. (Source:Ex-Impt times July 24).
But, not only the above trade-dispute will be
amicably resolved, there is going to be a Most
Favoured Nation Treatment to India by US, in view
of the following factors:
favourable relation between the birth stars of Modi
and Trump. Modi's birth star Anuradha and Trump's
birth star Jyeshta are Adhikamitra Tara(Highly
favourable) and Sampat Tara(Causing wealth) to
Vargottama Saturn in the chart of Dawn of 2020
for India. The indicates well-off position to both the
Neechabhanga Rajayogas to Moon in both the
charts of Modi and Trump.
Retrogression of planets
: Jupiter will be in
retrogression from 15th May to13th September.
Saturn will be in retrogression from 12th May to 29th
September. Hence, upto 29th June, both planets
will be in retrogression in Capricorn. For Jupiter,
this is a debilitated place, but because of joining with
Saturn, which is neutral to it this gets cancelled .
Hence, this results in:
Indian Independence Chart:
- Mega-projects getting speedy implementation.
- Bullish trend in Share-price movements.
- Drop in prices of Gold, Petroleum products and
- Improvement in Rupee value, when compared
with US $.
India will be in Moon Dasa Saturn bhukti from 10 Dec.
2019 to 10 July 2021. Moon as lord of 3rd placed in it
has got positional strength. Saturn as lord of 9th and
10th (angle and Trine) is a yogakaraka to Taurus lagna.
Joined with Moon, Saturn has turned benefic. With the
above, India's explorations in oceans, mining, artificial
intelligence, robotics, minerals, textiles and space crafts
will get outstanding success. But the antaras of Mercury
and Ketu in Moon Dasa Saturn bhuktis from April to
July in the year 2020 will have some discouraging
trends. In this period, it is likely that Government will
get criticism for implementation of merger of Banks,
and also discrepancies in foreign policy etc., It is also
possible that Pakistan will become aggressive to irritate
Forecast for 2020
- Politicians will gain new friends for India with their
tours, while neighbours like Pakistan, China will
continue to deteriorate. War-like situation will
continue on its borders, especially Northwest border.
There is strong possibility of a war with Pakistan
and also raise in cross-border terrorism. China will
continue to create problems. There is every
possibility of India taking into possession some part
of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir this year.
- Women will get more laws in their favour. Female
foeticides will decrease considerably as daughters
will be accepted by many families in villages.
- India will become a safest destination to launch
satellites. Space research will flourish.
- New diseases will effect people, but medical
sciences will be able to find cure for many.
- Ancient sciences like Vedic Astrology, Ayurveda,
Vedas will gain more popularity across the world.
- Efforts to destabilize democratically elected
bodies will boomerang.