Predicting earthquakes has always been the most trickiest area in mundane astrology. Not much research has been done on this subject due to lack of hints given in the classics. Neither Brihat Samhita nor any other classics of Medini Jyotish (mundane astrology) gives you any planetary combination which can be used in predicting earthquakes with confidence. The great Varahamihira has only given some atmospheric symptoms which become visible 7 days before the occurrence of a major earthquake. In his ‘Bhukampa-Lakshana-Adhayaa’ he has discuss them but there is no hint given about any conjunction or opposition of planets that may bring an earthquake.
Some scattered hints are given on the subject by various authorities which i have discussed in my articles for the web site of Hindi news papers Amar Ujala and Rajasthan Patrika recently.
- As per Garga Rishi the earthquakes usually comes around the day of Full Moon, New Moon or an Eclipse.
- As per Varahamihira the appearance of ‘Sun-Spots’ or ‘Tamas-Keelak’ is an indication of coming earthquakes some times.
- The Varahamihira has also discuss about the appearance of ‘Dig-Daah’ or Neutron Flashes or Ground Glow just few days before the earthquake site.
- The close degree conjunction of Saturn, Mars, Jupiter and/or Rahu also tend to bring earthquakes. At the time of an earthquake the Moon and Mercury are also found to be in square or in trine of each other.
- The square position of Saturn, Mars , Jupiter and/or Rahu-Ketu is also observed for the timing of an earthquake.
- These major planets when comes at same declination then they may also bring earthquakes.
- When major planets occupy the earthy or airy signs then the earthquake might also occure.
My Observations:As per my research when at the time of New Moon or Full Moon the luminaries (Sun and Moon) are in an earthy Navamsha and/or in an earthy sign. The major planets are also in earthy rashi and/or in an earthy navamsha then the earthquake might strike in that particular fortnight. The direction of an earthquake can be guessed, you can’t predicted that precisely, by using Kurma Chakra or taking the zodiacal sign of countries or cities given by Ptolemy.
The above observation of mine was published in some articles which i wrote for Journal of Astrology Magazine and Express Star Teller. My prediction about the occurrence of an earthquake after the New Moon of 19th of April came true. I had given the direction of earthquake around North-East on the basis of Koorma-Chakra. On the 25 th of April a devastating earthquake strike the Nepal-Bihar border in which more than 9000 people were died and at least 25000 where injured.
This prediction was also published on the web site of Hindi News Paper Amar Ujala in the month of March. Now just recently i had written two articles on the subject for Amar Ujala and Rajasthan Patrika web sites. In those articles i have given a prediction than an earthquake with an intensity of around 6 at the Richter scale might strike either Delhi-NCR and/or Gujarat-Maharashatra region around the new moon of 13th of October 2015.
The basis of this prediction lies in the astrological combinations in the below given new moon chart.
13 October 2015, 05 hours and 35 minutes at Delhi.
In the New Moon chart of coming Tuesday on 13th of October the luminaries are in an earthy sign Virgo. The square position of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars is very dangerous. The Mars and Saturn are in mutual aspect in very close degrees. Moon and Mercury are conjoined in the Rashi chart.
In navamsha the three major planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars are in earthy sign Virgo. These are all the surest combination of an earthquake.
In my recent article published in the October issue of Express Star Teller i have discuss the above new moon chart. In that article i had predicted that “an earthquake might strike during this fortnight in the Deccan Plateau and/or Delhi-NCR, as the sign Virgo and Scorpio are under affliction in the New Moon chart of 13th of October”. The Deccan Plateau is signified by sign Virgo and Delhi-NCR is signified by sign Scorpio. The intensity of this earthquake will be around 6 on the Richter scale.
There could also be a small tremors in Washington DC which is signified by zodiacal sign Scorpio and may be in Italy signified by zodiacal sign Leo.
Apart from this the India may also have to suffer some violent incident in form of terrorist attacks or firing at the LOC by Pakistani Rangers during this fortnight. The placement of 6th lord Saturn in the 3rd house of new moon chart in mutual aspect with 8th lord Mars is a clear astrological warning in this regard.