India is battling with second wave of corona virus since March 2021. It is after the ‘Shada-Graha Yoga’ on the Amavasaya (no Moon) of the 12th of February this year the Covid cases started increasing from Maharashtra. Now the Delhi-NCR, Madhya Pradesh, UP, Chhattisgarh, Bihar etc. are likely to become the next hot spots, as daily cases of corona infections are rapidly rising there. In the January 2021 issue of Modern Astrology magazine my article “Shad Graha Yoga of 2021 and World Affairs’ was appeared where on page number 39 i had mention the possibility of the ‘second wave of corona-virus’. But i was not been able to anticipate its virulence which is very strong and potentially dangerous to destroy India’s health care system as it has now even spread to the villages which were not affected last year due to the strict lock-down measures. Rahu’s stationary movement in Rohini Nakshatra in May-June and Saturn’s long stay into Shravana Nakshatra is going to prove devastating for India’s public health in coming months. The OPD’s and Emergency wards in most of the top hospitals are already running out of their capacity across many cities of India. The vaccination drive has been slow right from the beginning.
In Brihat Samhita’s ‘Shani-Chaar-Adhaya’ Chapter number 10, Stanza number 17 it has been mention that transit of Saturn from Shravana Nakshatra is bad for the government servants, famous businessmen, medical practitioners, pontiffs and inhabitants of Kalinga (Orissa). We have seen how the various pontiff’s were being criticized for being irresponsible to hold mass gathering during the second wave of Covid in India. Many religious bodies cancelled Haridwar Khumbha Mela after the surge in corona virus infections in the mid of April. The medical practitioner are under pressure due to the lack of facilities in hospitals for Covid patients.
If one has to blame someone for this crisis then it is only the people of India who vote for the religion, cast and for development of infrastructure for industry, but do not demand from their representatives better health care facilities. During the corona-virus pandemic the assembly elections in 6 major states, out of 28, has been taken place in India but in none of the elections ‘health care’ had become a major political issue despite the fact there was a clear danger of second wave of virus and now the third one is also not ruled out before the end of this year. India is among the countries which spend the lowest on its health care budget which is just 1.26% of its GDP.
Rahu’s stationary movement in Rohini Nakshatra in 2021
The transit of malefic planets from Rohini Nakshatra ruled by Moon bring lots of pain and suffering for the humans is a principal mention in Brihat Samhita’s chapter 46, stanza 14. Rahu is hovering into the middle of Rohini Nakshatra at present. Rohini Nakshatra is from 10 degrees of Taurus to 23 degrees 20 minutes. Rahu and Ketu’s motion are backward but at times they also move direct and become stationary for few days. This year during the month of May and June Rahu will be stationary in the Rohini Nakshatra. As per Lahiri Ayanamsya, page number 24 and 26, Rahu on the 1st of May will be at 16 degrees and 53 minutes in Taurus sign. On the 30th of June it will be at 16 degrees and 15 minutes. So in the span of 60 days Rahu will move only 37 minutes in one sign which is because of its direct movement in between. As per Lahiri Ayanamsya at page number 67 mean position of all the Nakshatra’s has been given. As per this Rohini Nakshatra’s mean position this year is 15 degrees and 55 minutes. So Rahu will become stationary to the very close to the Nirayana longitude of Rohini Nakshatra. The declination of Rohini Nakshatra current is 16 degrees and 32 minute North. Rahu’s declination in May-June is around 22 degrees North. So Rahu will not be able to do ‘Rohini Shakata Bhedan’ i.e. piercing the wane of Rohini Nakshatra but still this transit amidst a pandemic is very dangerous.
Hindu New Year horoscope 2021 and Raksha Samvatsara
There is a major controversy going on in the astrological circle in North India over the name of this year’s Samvatsara. There are 60 Samvatsara mentioned in the historical Indian calendar and also in the classical texts of Mundane astrology. But there is a controversy over how their cycle should be running. Thus in North and South different Samvatsara are followed. This year the problem is more murkier as many astrologers are taking a ‘Samvatsara lopa’ or omission of one Samvatsara due to the Atichary movement (fast movement) of Jupiter which has touch base three Rashi’s in the one Hindu New Year. At the time of Hindu New Year 2020 (24 March 2020, 14:58 hours at Delhi) Jupiter was in Sagittarius at 29 degrees and 15 minutes. After Chaitra Shukla Pratipada it move into Capricorn. This year just before the beginning of Hindu New Year 2021 on the 12th of April Jupiter had entered into Aquarius. So Jupiter has been into Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius during the time period of one Hindu Near year. In 2020 it was ‘Pramadi’ (lazy) Samvatsara and after which there was the turn of ‘Ananda’ (happiness) Samvatsara but since Jupiter has moved 3 sign’s during one Hindu New year in its fast moving motion, so the one Samvatsara has to be omitted. As per the principals of ‘Vashishta Samhita’ and ‘Muhurat Chintamani’ if Jupiter due to its fast moving motion moves into a new sign and do not turn back in retrograde motion in the same sign in the current Hindu New Year then it is know as ‘Lupta Samvatsara’ i.e. omitted Samvatsara. This condition is not applied in Jupiter’s transit into Aries, Taurus, Aquarius and Pisces.
Jupiter was in fast moving motion in year 2020-2021 and it will come back into Capricorn in retrograde motion only after 15th of September. So the Samvatsara ‘Ananda’ has to be omitted after the Pramadi and now it is ‘Rakshasa’ Samvatsara which literally means devil. The Rakshasa Samvatsara (devil year) tend to bring loss of human values, increases crime in the society and rulers become autocratic and unpopular due to their bad policy decisions.
In the Hindu New Year horoscope the 8th house of mass deaths is under the influence of Mars in both Rashi and Navamsha charts. In the Rashi chart Taurus is rising and there is a bad exchange between lagna lord Venus and 12th lord Mars. The 12th house is the house of hospitals and which is having 6th lord Venus placed in it showing the crumbling health infrastructure due to which country will face an emergency in the second half of this year. The King and Minister of the year both portfolio is with malefic Mars which is another indication of an emergency law being imposed on general public during his year.
Thirteen days lunar fortnight in September 2021 and fear of third wave of corona virus
In the Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha the Pratipada i.e. first day of lunar fortnight is Kshya (date loss) and also Triyodashi (thirteenth lunar day) is also Kshya as both tithi’s are after the Sun rise on that day and ending before the Sun rise of next days. This year in September a 13 days lunar fortnight will come in the Bhadra Pada Shukla Paksha (brighter fortnight of Bhadra Pada lunar month) from 8th of September to 20th of September. Normally a lunar fortnight is of 15 days but if a tithi comes short then it is of 14 days but if a tithi increases then the lunar fortnight becomes of 16 days. Now in the Bhadra Pada Shukla Paksha two tithi’s are falling short or tithi Kshay (date loss) so this lunar fortnight is of 13 days only. As per Bhavishya Phala Bhaskar if a lunar fortnight is of 13 days then it bring lots of violence and destruction on the earth. So once we get some relief from the on going second wave of corona virus after June we should not get complacent as there shall be a danger from the third wave of corona virus in the last quarter of this year.
Until Saturn leaves Shravana Nakshatra and Rahu moves out of Taurus sign the corona virus pandemic may keep creating havoc around the world. Saturn will leave Shravana Nakshatra in the mid of February 2022 and Rahu will leave Taurus sign in the first week of March as per Lahiri Ayanamsha. So after March 2022 it is likely that the bad effects of this pandemic will get mitigated and it will then become a ‘common flue like virus’ which will not harm much to the humans as it is doing now. But before this we may have to bear with the third wave of corona virus in the last quarter of year 2021 which could be little a difficult for some countries including India.
Inauspicious Oath Taking Horoscope of Narendra Modi 2.0 government
In the Scorpio lagna oath taking horoscope of Narendra Modi government 2.0 the 8th house of mass death has Rahu and Mars conjunction. Saturn from the 2nd house give degree aspect to this Rahu. This is a clear indication of a massive public health emergency as now the transiting Rahu is in Taurus close to the natal Sun of this oath taking horoscope. The Modi government may impose some emergency law in the second half of this year due to corona virus pandemic crisis and some other national emergency situation due to China’s aggression on the borders. I had discuss this possibility in many of my earlier posts including the most recent one who’s link is given below.