German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be contesting for her fourth and final term in the national elections on the 24th of September. Merkel is the first lady Chancellor of Germany. She is at present considered as one of the most influential world leader. During her tenure the Germany has become the strongest economy of Europe. However, the ‘open door immigration policy’ of Merkel for Syrian war refugees has got widespread criticism in the Germany. After the exit of Britain (Brexit) from the European Union last year and the inspiring victory of Donald Trump in USA there was a fear that right-wing parties will be on the march in the Europe. However, in 2017 the elections in France and Netherlands has brought the liberals and pro-EU leaders in power. Now all eyes are set on the Merkel who’s possible consecutive fourth term is going to be a good news for the supporters of European unity and globalization.
The horoscope of Angela Merkel is also very outstanding like her leadership. In the Scorpio lagna horoscope of Merkel the running Vimshottari dasha of 11th lord Mercury is showing an assured victory in the coming German Federal Elections. Her challenger Martin Schulz from Social Democratic Party is not a match for her charismatic personality. Merkel is likely to get reelected for the forth term very easily though her horoscope suggest that this time her tenure will be very controversial one. Mercury the current maha dasha lord in the Merkel’s horoscope is also the lord of 8th house of controversies and disruptions. Mercury is in the 8th house from the ascendant and 6th from the natal Moon of Merkel.
Horoscope of Angela Merkel
17 July 1954 at 18:00 hours
Hamburg (Germany) , Longitude 9.9 E and Latitude 53. 55 N
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: 0 Years 9 Months 29 Days
The birth details of Angela Merkel is taken from the astro data bank of Lois Rodden which has given the data from her biography. The horoscope of Merkel is a good case study on some conventional Raja yogas in Hindu astrology.
. As per the Sage Parashara the Sun and Moon makes the best Raja Yoga for the Scorpio lagna. In Merkel’s chart this yoga is present at 3/9 axis. Moon is in the 3rd house of valor and Sun is in the 9th house of luck. The Moon here become the lord of 9th house luck and Sun is the lord of 10th house career.
. The mutual aspect between the lagna lord Mars and the 5th lord Jupiter is another Raja Yoga present. But since Mars is also the 6th lord her so this yoga is not as good as the Sun-Moon Raja Yoga.
. Interestingly there is no great Jaimini Raja Yoga present in the birth chart of Merkel. The Atamakaraka Moon is in 6/8 position with Amatayakaraka Jupiter.
Political Career of Angela Merkel
. In the Jupiter-Sun period in 1990 Merkel got elected for the first time in the German parliament which is called ‘Bundestag’. She become the minister for women and youth in the 3rd cabinet of then Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Notice the lordship of Jupiter which is the 5th lord of minister’s post. The Sun is the lord of 10th house which gave her power after winning her first election.
. The Vimshottari Dasha of Saturn started from 1996 which gave Merkel’s career a new dimension. She was then seen as the successor to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. In the 1998 General Elections the Kohl was defeated and later the Merkel was made the sectary general of her party Christian Democratic Union. See the aspect of Jupiter on the exalted Saturn in Merkel’s chart. As per Parashara the dasha of any planet receiving the aspect of 5th lord gives good result. The dasha of Saturn has to give Merkel a growth in her career and she was being seen as the prospective Chancellor of Germany by many.
. In Saturn-Venus Vimshottari dasha in November 2005 Merkel won the elections for her party and become the German Chancellor for the first time. The sub period lord Venus is in the 10th house of power. Venus is the 10th lord in Navamsha and in Dashamsha it is strongly placed in the 10th house along with another benefic planet Mercury. Since then Merkel is dominating the German politics.
. Merkel got reelected in 2009 (Saturn-Mars) and then again in 2013 ( Saturn-Jupiter). Since then Germany has progressed very fast under her leadership. The unemployment rate has reduced drastically , export has increased and the country has become the fasted growing economy of Europe during her leadership.
. However, the refugee crisis in 2016 made Merkel a villein for the right-wing supports in the country. Merkel open the door of Germany for the one million refugees from the Syrian war most of then were Muslims. Interestingly the Eastern Europe and Arab countries had closed their gates for these refugees who were promised better life by the Merkel’s Germany. It happen during the Mercury maha dasha (started in May 2015) in the Merkel’s chart. The Mercury is in the 8th house along with Ketu and Jupiter in mutual aspect with Mars which is the 6th lord showing serious agitations.
. The Ketu-Mercury conjunction is a known combination for controversies. The present of Jupiter in this conjunction shows the humanitarian traits of Merkel who justified her decision on the ground of sticking to the founding ideas of Europe about openness and tolerance. The aspect of 6th lord Mars on the Mercury shows sharp opposition of Merkel’s policies though.
. Now the Merkel is likely to get reelected for her fourth term but the coming period of Mercury-Ketu from October 2017 to October 2018 is showing more controversies and falling graph of her popularity. The rise of right-wing and anti-immigration parties like Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) may give nightmares to the Merkel during her forth term as German Chancellor.
. Merkel is also undergoing her ‘Sadhe-Sati’ from 27th of October 2017. The transiting Saturn from Sagittarius in the 12th from her natal Moon will give her lots of troubles in political career. The transiting Saturn over her natal Mars and Rahu also shows some problems of health in the next 2.5 years.
Why Merkel’s fourth term could be a disaster
. As per my humble astrological observations Merkel , if got reelected, is not likely to complete her fourth term as the German Chancellor. She might have to resign after some controversies. In Jaimini Chara dasha the period of Sagittarius starting from July 2018 shows lots of difficulties in her career. Sagittarius has her Ganatikaraka Mars along with Rahu. This dasha from July 2018 will give her loss of reputation and problem with coalition partners.
. After July 2018 Merkel may come under pressure from her coalition partners like Christian Social Union and Social Democratic Party of Germany to resign from the office. She might have to resign in 2019 or 2020 Mercury-Venus period in her chart before completing her fourth term. The Mercury is afflicted in the 8th house and the Venus as the 12th lord shows retirement.
. Germany is also likely to get involve in a war during 2019-2020 (October 2018 to August 2021) when Merkel will be going through the period of Mercury-Venus in her horoscope. Venus as the lord of 7th house shows war during her leadership which could prove costlier for the Germans.
. From the Jaimini perceptive the Merkel is under the Chara dasha of Makar (Capricorn) from July 2015 to July 2018. The Makar (Capricorn) has her Atamakaraka Moon placed in it and it is the 8th house from Amatayakaraka Jupiter showing falling popularity of Merkel. In the current German elections Merkel’s party will get less percentage of votes then the previous elections in 2013. Later the Chara dasha of Dhanu (Sagittarius) from July 2018 onward will trigger the fall of Merkel and her retirement. The Dhanu rashi is the 12th house from the Atamakaraka Moon and the 6th house from the Karakamsha Cancer . The year 2019 and 2020 will be bad for Merkel. The dasha of Dhanu having Ganatikaraka Mars along with Rahu is showing that Merkel’s reputation will suffer a serious set-back which might force her to resign before completing her fourth term as German Chancellor.