The solar eclipse of 26th of December 2019 had fallen in Sagittarius sign about which a lot has been discuss by astrologers in India and abroad. At the time of that eclipse Ketu was in conjunction with Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn. Ketu signifies bacteria and virus as in the classical of Hindi astrology it is mention as the Karaka for ‘Sooksham Jeeva’. Saturn is the Karaka for epidemic or mass deaths in mundane astrology. If in transit Saturn is in conjunction with Rahu-Ketu or it aspect them then there is a fear for some kind of epidemic or viral disease. In the foundation horoscope of a country if the transiting Saturn aspect the natal Rahu or Ketu then that country get more affect with this epidemic. But one thing we must remember that in the classical text like Brihat Samhita, Bhadra Bahu Samhita, Adhabut Sagar etc. there are no combinations for epidemics. These are only very recent findings that Ketu (Sookshma Jeev) and Jupiter (Jeeva or life force) has a role to play in the spread of viral diseases. I had written one article on the subject in year 2015 in Modern astrology magazine. Astrology has its limitations which we all must keep in mind. I had been warning about war like situation and food price crisis in 2020 since last one year on this blog in my various posts time repeatedly.
The planetary position in the Hindu New Year horoscope also needs to be check closely for making precise forecast. On the 7th of February 2020 i wrote a small article for the website of Hindu News Paper Navbharat Times in which i made this observation that transit of Mars in Sagittarius over the eclipse point will create a panic of corona virus in India also.
See the solar eclipse 26th of December 2019 horoscope to understand the concept more clearly.
Chart 1. Solar Eclipse 26 December 2019
At the time of this solar eclipse in Sagittarius the Sun and Moon were at 09 degrees and 58 minutes in Moola Nakshtra of Ketu. When transiting Mars reached close to these degrees it has to create trouble in the areas where this eclipse was visible. Since this solar eclipse was visible in mostly Asian countries like China, India, Iran, Afghanistan etc. so these areas got worst affect this this corona virus outbreak. More than 80000 people in China got affect from corona virus since its emergence in the city of Wuhan in the month of December last year. Worldwide it has now been spread into 60 countries with death tolls reaching more than 3000. The rate of death percentage is around 3.4% in case of corona virus which is higher than the seasonal flue which kill around only o.1% of the affected patients.
On the 7th of February when transiting Mars entered into Sagittarius the fear psychosis of corona virus spread into more countries. It is a cardinal principal of mundane astrology that a malefic planet transiting over the eclipse sign unleash the bad effects of that eclipse. It is after the 7th of February this disease started spreading into countries like Iran and Italy where the numbers of affected persons from corona are increasing with every passing day. The conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars in Capricorn sign from 23rd March to 5th of May is also dangerous. As per Bhavishya Phala Bhaskar the conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars is very inauspicious.
How serious is corona virus threat in India ?
As per my humble understanding corona virus may not give death in large number, like it had in China, in country like India. As per the planetary position in the foundation chart of India this viral disease is not likely to become a big epidemic in India. In year 2015 had publish a small article on the subject of ‘Transit of Saturn and spread of epidemic in modern India’ for the modern astrology magazine. In that article i had discuss about the planetary conditions under which epidemics like 1974 smallpox (death toll 15,000) , 1994 plague (death toll 694). out break of Dengue (death of 400 in Delhi-NCR), 2009 swine flue and 2015 swine flue ( deaths of 937 people) were discuss with respect to planetary position at that time.
Chart 2. Foundation Horoscope of India
In the foundation horoscope of India the lagna is in Rahu-Ketu axis which make this country very much pron to viral and bacterial diseases outbreak at regular interval. The 8th lord Jupiter is in the 6th house is also a yoga for spread of epidemic in the horoscope of India. However, since now the country is under Vimshottari dasha of Moon-Saturn so only a moderate fear of some epidemic exist. The sub period lord Saturn is a Yogakaraka for the Taurus lagna foundation chart of India which will keep her largely safe. However, since Saturn the natural karaka for an epidemic is in its enemy sign Cancer so some fear psychosis will keep troubling in case of corona virus for few days. As soon as the transiting Mars will enter into Aquarius sign on this 4th of May the country will get some relief from the outbreak of corona virus.
The transiting Mars at present is in Sagittarius which is the 8th house in the foundation chart of India. Mars is in Sagittarius with Ketu afflicting the 8th house of India in transit is giving her trouble from the fear of an epidemic. But when the Mars will leave Sagittarius sign then fear of this epidemic will start easing out. However, for countries like China, Iran, Italy, USA and Japan it will take much longer time as until Ketu is transiting in Sagittarius till September these nations will have to be very watchful from corona virus. I will now explain this issue under consideration with more details using the foundation charts of above mention countries.
Why corona virus and some similar viral diseases spread from China ?
Chart 3. Foundation Horoscope of China
In the foundation horoscope of China the 6th lord Mercury is in conjunction with 8th lord Sun which is a yoga for serious and long illness. Notice here Ketu is afflicting both Mercury and Sun which make this country very much susceptible for the outbreak of dangerous infectious disease by virus. Ketu as we have discuss in the beginning of this paper is the Karaka for virus and bacteria. Ketu is along with 6th lord (diseases) and 8th lord (epidemic and mass deaths) in the foundation horoscopes of China. The recent corona virus outbreak is much more widespread than 2002-2004 SARS epidemic which resulted in 774 deaths in China.
The maha dasha of Mercury started in the foundation horoscope of China in September 2019. This dasha will run for full 16 years during which this country will face many such epidemics at the interval of every 5 years. The transiting Saturn from Sagittarius was giving aspect to the natal Ketu of China in Virgo sign when the corona virus spread across Wuhan in China in the month of December 2019. In the period of Mercury-Mercury-Ketu 26 January 2020 to 18 March 2020 China is suffering from this epidemic at alarming levels. Now in the subsequent Venus sub period the effect of corona virus will start easing out but China will take few more months to recover from it.
Later during February 2022 to February 2023 China will suffer from one more viral epidemic which would be more dangerous than this corona virus.
At present the transiting Saturn from Makar Rashi is right over the natal Moon of China. Soon Mars and Jupiter will also join it making the economy of this country suffer badly during this summer season. China will also become very hostile against its neighbors specially India then.
Chart 4. Foundation Horoscope of USA
If we see the situation in the Leo lagna horoscope of USA then we find that transiting Saturn from Capricorn is right over its natal Ketu. The maha dasha of Rahu-Rahu is running in the horoscope of USA which falls in the 12th house of losses. There is a fear that corona virus may disturb the economy of USA at very serious levels. The transiting Rahu is in Gemini over four planets, including natal Sun, in the horoscope of USA which mark a sensitive period for this country in 2020.
Can corona virus create a danger for Tokyo Olympics in Japan ?
Chart 5. Foundation Chart of Japan
In the Sagittarius (Dhanu) lagna chart of Japan Moon is in Gemini over which Rahu is transiting at present. Japan is preparing to host Olympic games in July-August this year but that time transiting Rahu will reach right over its Janma Nakshatra Mrigshira. Saturn is in Capricorn which is in the 8th house from her natal Moon making a dangerous ‘Ashtama Shani’ Gochara which is going to be very tough for this country. It is Mercury-Jupiter will 4th of April 2020 in the foundation chart of Japan. But in the Mercury-Saturn period coming next Japan is going to face lots of troubles as transiting Saturn is in the 8th from her natal Moon at present. Many athletes and sports persons from western countries are likely to boycott the Olympic games in Japan which will give her huge disappointment. The fear psychosis of corona virus will prevent many athletes from participating in the Olympic games in Japan which will indirectly help the African and some of the Asian countries, including India, to win more medals.
Tokyo Olympic games will not be very successful which is going to be disappointing for Japan who has spend billions in its preparation. Notice here the maha dasha lord Mercury is 7th lord a Maraka planet conjoined with 6th lord Venus and they are in mutual aspect with a functional malefic Saturn. How come it may give any great achievement to Japan at this moment?
Chart 6. Foundation Chart of Iran
In the Cancer lagna foundation horoscope of Iran a very sensitive Jupiter-Venus Vimshottari dasha is running since September 2019. Jupiter-Venus or Venus-Jupiter are generally sensitive period if combinations for bad health are present in a horoscope. In case of a country’s chart it gives trouble to its citizens because of some epidemic. In the chart of Iran Jupiter and Venus are in 6/8 position. Venus is with Ketu which is the Karaka for viral infections. It is no surprise that after China it is Iran which has suffered the most because of corona virus outbreak. It is likely to suffer more in the coming months and the next 2 years for this country are going to be extremely difficult. The troubles from epidemic and war will damage the economy of Iran very badly during her Jupiter-Venus Vimshottari dasha in 2020-2022.