The stunning victory of BJP in the 5 state assembly polls concluded recently has made Narendra Modi one of the strongest political leader since Indian independence. The BJP had won the UP and Uttarakhand assembly elections with a massive 2/3 majority. In Goa and Manipur they also formed the government despite Congress being the leading party, thanks to the BJP loyal governors of these states. In Punjab the Congress veteran Captain Amrinder Singh came into the helm of affairs despite tough competition from newbie AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) during the assembly polls. Now after these assembly polls result in March the BJP and its allies are ruling 17 Indian states out of 31. The Congress has its governments in 7 states only and other regional parties are ruling in 7 states. As per the census date of 2011 more than 60% of Indian population now lives in the states ruled the BJP alone or in partnership.
Now the Hindu New Year horoscope for 2017 shows some interesting prospects for the central government. The rising sign Aries is ruled by Mars which is also the kind of the year. The central government led by the BJP is going to be very tough and arrogant in many policy decisions as the Mars in the ascendant of the Hindu New Year horoscope indicates. The Narendra Modi led NDA government is going to come hard at the corrupts and illegal practices. The striking feature of this Hindu New Year 2017 horoscope is the absence of any benefic planet in Kendra and Trikona houses. There is no benefic in either square and/or trine houses which is not a welcome thing. Moreover, the malefics in trine houses shows that there will be lots of religious disputes and decline of moral values in the country at tremendous pace. See the Mars in the ascendant, Rahu in the 5th and Saturn in the 9th house. The year 2017 will be remember for scandals in universities, judiciary, entertainment industry and religious institutes. Some of the astrological predictions given in this analysis has been taken from my article on Hindu New Year 2017 published in the March 2017 issue of Express Star Teller Magazine.
Hindu New Year 2017
28 March 2017 , 08:27 hours at Delhi
In the horoscope of Hindu New Year or Chaitra Shukla Pratipada the Aries (Mesha) sign is rising which is the 12th house of the foundation chart of the country. It shows that foreign affairs will take the prominent importance in government policies during year 2017-18. The luminaries (Sun and Moon) in the 12th house along with 7th lord (foreign trade and treaties) Venus receiving the aspect of 12th lord Jupiter confirm it amply.
King and Minister of the Year: The King of the year is the planet which is the day lord of the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. As per the Hindu system the Tithi at the sun rise is consider for the astrological and religious ceremony purposes. On the 28th of March 2017 the Tithi at the Sun rise was Krishna Amavasya. On the next day, which is Wednesday, 29th the Tithi at the Sun rise would be Shukla Dwitiya. There is a Tithi Kshaya of Pratipada. Thus the Pratipada would remain on Tuesday only. So the King of the year becomes Mars.
The minister of the day will be the lord of the day at the time when Sun enters into the Aries (Mesha). The Sun enters into Aries on the 14th of April 2017 at 02 hours and 04 minutes (at Delhi). At the time of Hindu system a day is consider from one Sun rise to the next Sun rise. So the day lord of the 13th of April will be considered in this matter to decide the minister of the year. The Hindu weekday was Thursday so the minister of the year will be is its lord Jupiter. As per the classical text Varsha Prabodha and Bhavishya Phala Bhaskara when benefic planets like Mercury and Jupiter become the king and minister of the year respectively then during that year people will remain happy due to good rainfall and harvest.
Economic Reforms and Tax reliefs: The financial year 2017-18 will be remembered for some tax exemptions to the common man, lower interest rates on loans and tax reforms helping ease of doing business. The 2nd lord (finance and banking) Venus exalted in the 12th house of Hindu New Year chart promises tax reforms and lowering of bank interest rates at a drastic level. The lowering of interest rates will bring more investment in the manufacturing, infrastructure and small scale industries resulting in more jobs in the market.
Banking Reforms : The Jupiter, which is the karaka of banking sector, is giving aspect to the 2nd house and its lord Venus in the Hindu New Year chart. It indicates the possibilities of great reforms in the Indian banking sector during year 2017. There will be merger of many nationalist banks in the country and some new financial institutions will enter into the banking sector after getting the legal permission of the central government. There will be great surge of jobs in the banking and financial institutions benefiting youngsters.
Foreign Direct Investment : There will be increase in the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in the country due to recession in the USA and Europe in the second half of 2017. In the Hindu New Year chart of India the 2nd (finance) and 7th (foreign treaties) lord Venus place in the 12th house in mutual aspect with 9th (foreign trade) and 12th lord Jupiter shows great influx of foreign investment in the country. In the foundation chart of India the Moon-Rahu period in Vimshottari also confirm the same.
Rise in the tension between the Judiciary and Government
The 9th lord (Judiciary) Jupiter in the 6th house receiving the aspect of 10th lord (government) Saturn from the 9th house shows the coming tension between the judiciary and government on the important matters. The appointment of judges in higher courts, Hindu code bill, Muslim personal law on divorce, Judicial reforms, Aaadhar Card dispute, Ayodhya Ram Temple issue etc. will become the matter of disputes between the Supreme Court and the government of India. The government may bring a new bill on the accountability of judges and their appointment which will be challenged in the Supreme Court of India.
In Navamsha of Hindu New year chart the 9th house and its lord are receiving the influence of Saturn showing possibility of lots of bitterness between the apex court and the central government during the second half of 2017 in particular. The Vimshottari dasha of Moon-Rahu-Jupiter and Moon-Rahu-Saturn also confirm the tussle between the Supreme Court and central government during the second half of year 2017.
Border clashes and skirmishes : The 3rd and 6th lord Mercury in the ascendant with lagan and 8th lord Mars shows serious border clashes with neighboring countries. The period from May to September in year 2017 will witness a war like situation between India and Pakistan. The Vimshottari dasha of Moon-Rahu-Jupiter and the Moon-Rahu-Saturn in operation in the foundation chart during the time indicate lots of casualties in the border clashes.
India will also have to deal with Chinese aggression during this period at its border areas of Laddhak and Arunachal Pradesh.
Shining image of Prime Minister Modi : In year 2017 the image of Narendra Modi will shine like gold and he will receive some big international award for his work in the country.
Horoscope of Narendra Modi
17 September 1950, 12:12 hours at Vadnagar (Gujrat)
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: 10 Years 2 Months and 2 Days
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 in the last quarter of 2016 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. In the Hindu New Year chart 2017 the Jupiter is giving aspect to the 10th house in the Rashi chart and in Navamsha it is place in the 10th house itself. The 10th house is the house of central government and the ruler. So the influence of Jupiter on the 10th house of the Hindu Near Year chart will bring more goodwill for Prime Minister Modi and his government during 2017-18. However, everything will not be honky-dory for our prime minister as he is under dasha of Moon-Ketu in Vimshottari from 18 February 2018 to 19 September 2018. This period may bring some allegation of corruption against his government at the center. He has got this enigmatic combination of Ketu-Mercury in his horoscope which is know to bring humiliation.