Nepal and India enjoy excellent bilateral relations which are founded on our age old historical, cultural and religious connections. The ‘India-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship 1950’ is a bilateral treaty which is the bases of close strategic relations of these two South-Asian neighbors. This treaty enables Nepalese and Indian citizens to move freely across the border without any passport or visa. People of both countries can live and work in either country and own property or conduct a business freely in either country. Initially this treaty was supported enthusiastically by both countries but over the years there has been resentment from Nepalese after the rise of communist parties, supported by China, in their political arena. The study of the foundation horoscope of Nepal Republic indicate that there could be an amendment in the 1950 India-Nepal Peace Treaty in the coming years. Before we discuss the horoscope of Nepal Republic i will present here the ‘Swearing-In-Horoscope of Nepal former King Birendra Bir Bikram’.
Horoscope of Nepal King Coronation
24 February 1975, 08:37 hours at Kathmandu, Nepal
Longitude: 85 E 19′ and Latitude: 27 N 43′
Tithi: Shukla Triyodashi , Vaar- Monday, Nakshatra: Pushya , Yoga : Shobhana , Karana : Taitila
Gulika: Gemini, Balance of Dasha : 3 years 11 months and 1 day of Saturn.
There is an interesting astrological story behind the official coronation of King Birendra Bir Bikram of Shah dynasty in Nepal. Birendra was a staunch believer in astrology. When his father King Mahindra died in 1972 he consulted his court astrologer who advised him to delay his official coronation for 3 years as most auspicious time for his crowning was on 24 February 1975 at 08:37 am in the morning. Although he had inherited throne on 31 January 1972 , after the death of his father, but the official coronation took placed on 24 February 1975 in the presence of politicians and political leaders from 60 nations.
In the coronation horoscope of Nepal King Birendra the lagna Pisces is Vargottama. Jupiter and Venus, two benefic planets, are placed in the lagna. An exalted 9th lord Mars is Vargottama in the 11th house of gains. This is no doubt a very carefully chosen Muhurata for the coronation ceremony. This auspicious Muhurata fixed by King Birendra’s court astrologer helped him to rule for a very long time until his death on 1 June 2001. Despite the fact that there were many public protests demanding democracy and scraping of ‘ monarchy’ the King Birendra managed to rule for three decades thanks to the strong coronation Muhurata selected by his court astrologer.
In 1990’s pro-democracy riots broke out in Nepal which forced King Birendra to lift ban on the political parties in Nepal and declare the country a ‘constitutional monarchy’ after making amendments in her constitution. Later Nepal entered into a phase of long civil war during 1996 to 2006 between the Maoist rebels and government forces.
King Birendra died on 1 June 2001 in a massacre when crowned prince Dipendra gunned down almost all the royal family members except his uncle Gyanendra Shah who later inherited the throne.
During the region of King Birendra Nepal and India’s relations were very coordinal and peaceful. An interesting thing to note here is that Moon in King Birendra’s coronation horoscope is in Cancer sign and Pushya Nakshatra which is identical with Moon’s position in the foundation horoscope of India given below.
Foundation Horoscope of India
The rising sign of King Birendra’s coronation chart is Pisces which is the 11th house of gains in the foundation horoscope of India. It was no surprise that during the regime of King Birendra there was no major border dispute between India and Nepal.
Horoscope of Nepal Republic
28 May 2008, 23 hours 36 minutes at Kathmandu, Nepal
Source: From Data of Shri K.N. Rao
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Jupiter 14 years 5 months and 24 days
Gulika in Pisces
The horoscope of Nepal Republic is set for the time when “first meet of the Constituent Assembly convened at the BICC (Birendra International convention Center) has formally declared the Country a Democratic Republic, May 28, 2008, 11: 26 PM. Interestingly Nepal Republic horoscope has Capricorn rising at the ascendant with Mars in the 7th house, Saturn in the 8th and Jupiter in the 12th house just like identical with Peoples Republic of China (1 October 1949, 15:15 hours at Peking China) horoscope. Both China and Nepal had become Republic after suffering from a ‘civil war’. In Nepal’s case the decade long civil war ended the 240 years of rule by Shah Kings dynasty.
Foundation Horoscope of China
Sher Bahadur Deuba is the current Prime Minister of Nepal since July 2021. He has served four small terms as prime minister earlier in the unstable Nepali Parliament where there are many communist parties inspired by the ideology of Marxism and Lennie’s.
In Nepal Republic’s horoscope the transiting Saturn from Dhanishta Nakshatra is hovering over the natal Rahu in ‘Makar Rashi’ in the ascendant. Saturn will get retrograde in Dhanishta Nakshatra and will remain in Capricorn sign from 12 July 2022 to 17th of January 2023 when it will move into Aquarius in direction motion. In the foundation horoscope of Nepal Republic (chart 2) the maha dasha of Jupiter and anter dasha of Rahu is running from 29 June 2020 to 22 November 2022. Then Saturn maha dasha will start which is in the 8th house in its enemy sign Leo (Simha) and in the Nakshatra of Ketu in Magha. The ‘Dasha Chiddra’ of Jupiter-Rahu and early part of Saturn-Saturn period will be difficult for Nepal in the matters of her economy and political stability. Nepal is also undergoing a ‘Sadhe-Sati’ as the transiting Saturn is in the 12th from her natal Moon. It has been observed in the horoscopes of nations that when transiting Saturn reaches in the 12th, 4th or 8th from the natal Moon then it bring major changes in the ‘public opinion’ or ‘mood of the nation’ which can results into change of government during a democratic election or regime change after public protests.
Change of Government Foreseen in Nepal
The general elections in Nepal are schedule to be held in November 2022. At present Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba is the prime minister of a minority government. The current Vimshottari dasha of Jupiter-Rahu is till 22 November 2022 and the ‘Sadhe-Sati’ of Saturn is also running. This indicate a change of government after the elections which may bring K.P. Sharma Oli’s CPN (United Marxist-Leninist) party, in alliance with smaller parties, again back into power which will be a concern for India as he had earlier shown his closeness with China. As we had discussed earlier that the horoscope of Nepal Republic has its resemblance with the horoscope of ‘Peoples Republic of China’ which could means a threat of ‘Maoist Menace’ at India’s border very soon as Nepal is going to get into a major period of Saturn and also her ‘Sadhe-Sati’ is running showing some dangerous changes in her foreign policies.
See the mutual aspect between the 7th lord Moon and lagna lord Saturn at the 6/8 axis in the horoscope of Nepal Republic. The 7th house is the house of foreign affairs and a war like situation. Its shows major changes in the foreign policy of Nepal after the commencement of her Saturn maha dasha from 22nd November 2022. It will definitely not going to favour India which has her Moon in the Cancer sign (15 August 1947, 00:00 hours mid night at Delhi) in her Independent chart which is making a 6/8 connection with Nepal Republic’s natal Moon in Aquarius.
Trouble foreseen between India-Nepal Relations
The diplomatic relations between India and Nepal will start deteriorating after November 2022. Nepal’s financial crisis will not be as worst as Sri Lanka as her Saturn maha dasha, which is starting in November 2022, will not be very bad due to the aspect of Jupiter on it in both Rashi and Navamsha of her Republic horoscope. There is a possibility that ‘1950 India-Nepal Peace Treaty’ could be amended in coming yeras. The Saturn-Saturn period (November 2022 to November 2025) in the horoscope of Nepal Republic indicates a difficult period with some diplomatic turmoil’s with India. Later during 2030-32, when transiting Saturn will reach at Taurus, there will be some troubles in India-Nepal relations. At that time Vimshottari dasha of Saturn-Venus would be running in the horoscope of Nepal Republic and transiting Saturn would be at the 4th house from the natal Moon in Nepal Republic horoscope. The transit of Saturn in the 4th from the natal Moon of Nepal Republic and also over the natal Sun will bring major political changes in Nepal during 2030 to 2032.