On the night of 8 November 2016 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise announcement about making invalid the use of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 bank notes of Mahatama Gandhi Series, no one had then thought that it would put whole country into an unprecedented financial emergency for many days. As per the Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley the Demonetization and GST (goods and services tax) bill will be the game changer for Indian economy. But astrologically we tend to disagree with him. There will be both positives and negatives of this massive demonetization exercise in India which would affect the entire world economy in year 2017.
The transit of Saturn and Jupiter plays an important role in predicting the trends of economic affairs and many other things in Mundane Astrology. . In classical Hindu astrology texts of Medini Jyotish (Mundane Astrology) the effects of the transit of planets from signs (Rashi’s) and asterisms (Nakshatra’s) has been explained in great detail.
As per the classics of mundane astrology if the Saturn transit from the signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius without the aspect of Jupiter on it then it may give drought, scarcity of food grains and wars. In modern context it has been observed that Saturn transiting from Fiery sign tend to bring economic recession and low production of crude oil.
See this historical data of major global economic crisis in astrological context;
1930- Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Gemini ( Great Depression Years)
1949 – Saturn in Aries and Jupiter in Aries (Korean War Crisis)
1978 – Saturn in Leo and Jupiter in Gemini ( Iranian Revolution and Oil Price Crisis )
1988 – Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Gemini ( Fall of USSR and Eastern Europe Recession )
2008 – Saturn in Leo and Jupiter in Sagittarius ( Burst of USA housing bubble and European sovereign-debt crisis )
In all the above mention economic recession years the Saturn has been found in fiery sign and Jupiter in odd signs. Now the year 2016 is ending with the socio-political revolution that has come after the Brexit (exit of Britain from European Union), Donald Trump’s victory in US elections and demonetization in India. Now Saturn will again enter into a fiery sign Sagittarius on 26th of January 2017 and Jupiter will enter into Libra in September 2017. The demonetization going on in the third largest economy of the world could well contribute to the global recession in 2017 as per my humble astrological understanding.
Astrological predictions about demonetization effects on India
In the foundation chart of India the Vimshottari dasha of Moon-Mars ( 9 July 2016 to 7 February 2016 ) is running at present. The anter dasha lord Mars is taking the lordship of 12th house and is placed in the 2nd house of banking and finance. The Mars is receiving the aspect of 8th and 11th lord Jupiter from the 6th house. This astrologically explain the possible fall of GDP growth rate due to government’s move to suck 86% value of money in circulation by demonetizing Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes.
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Saturn 18 years 0 months 25 days
India is aiming high to achieve a double digit growth rate under the leadership of its visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per astrological indications economy of India may suffer some setbacks in the first quarter and the last quarter of the year 2017. The post effects of demonetization and the coming GST bill will be the crucial factor into the fall of GDP growth rate by at least 1% to 2% in the financial year 2017-18. In the current year the Indian economy is growing with the rate of 7.5%.
Now the Saturn transiting from Sagittarius will influence the 8th house of India’s foundation chart and from their it will give its aspect to the 2nd house of finance. This indicates some kind of financial scam or scandal unearthing in the first quarter of 2017 which may give some shock to the stock exchange in the country. But later the situation will improve as the Jupiter transiting from Virgo is giving aspect to the 11th house of gains in the foundation chart of India. The Vimshottari dasha of Moon-Rahu ( from 7 February 2017 to 9 August 2018 ) indicates high inflow of foreign direct investment in the country. So the India economy will continue to be the fastest and the most attractive economy in the world in year 2017 despite its current messy situation due to poorly managed demonetization exercise.
Mercury-Ketu Conjunction in Narendra Modi’s Horoscope
The conjunction of Mercury and Ketu can bring humiliation during its dasha is a tested principal of Vedic astrology. The BJP and Narendra Modi both have this enigmatic astrological combination in their respective horoscopes. Prime Minister Modi is running with Vimshottari dasha of Moon-Mercury ( 26 August 2016 to 26 January 2018) in his Scorpio lagan horoscope.
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: 10 Years 2 Months and 2 Days
Narendra Modi perhaps initiated the demonetization assuming that he would be treated as a national hero like it happen with former prime minister Indira Gandhi who took the initiative of nationalization of banks in India in early 1970’s. But soon the loopholes start becoming visible in the whole exercise as people had find out different tricks to convert their black money into white by putting them in the banking system. As per some economic experts the 88 % of total currency demonetized will come back into the banking system though government was expecting that it could be only 70%.
See the close degrees of Mercury and Ketu in the horoscope of Narendra Modi. In the chart of his party BJP there is also a Mercury-Ketu conjunction which is badly afflicted by the aspects of Mars and Saturn on it.
Horoscope of BJP
7 April 1980 at 11:45 hours Delhi
The BJP is running with the dasha of Sun-Ketu ( 28 November 2016 to 5 April 2017) in Vimshottari. So don’t be surprise if you find many BJP leaders getting caught into controversies and facing humiliation in next few months. This will adversely affect party’s chances in the assembly polls in five states that are schedule to be held in early 2017.
However, Narendra Modi’s image will shine like a gold internationally and he may receive some big prize in year 2017.
In the Vrischik (Scorpio) lagan chart of Narendra Modi the Moon-Mercury dasha ( 19 September 2016 to 18 February 2018) is running in Vimshottari. The Moon being the 9th lord is strongly placed in the ascendant along with lagna lord Mars. The Mercury as the 8th and 11th lord is conjoined with Sun in Rahu-Ketu axis. This dasha shows the elevation in his status and public image in a surprise manner. The 8th house is the house of surprises. The surprise manner in which he conducted the surgical strike on POK and later did the demonetization of currency is astrologically explainable from the conjunction of 8th lord Mercury with the 10th lord Sun in his Rashi chart.
It will not be a surprise if Narendra Modi get some big international prize for his work in the Jan Dhan Yogana and for his crusade against corruption in the country. He is also likely to get reelected as the prime minister in year 2019 when he would have been under Vimshottari dasha of Moon-Venus in his chart. His party BJP will form a coalition government at the center struggling with troubles in managing international and domestic affairs. In the Moon-Venus dasha of Modi India is likely to face war with Pakistan and China in year 2020.