The ‘Makar’ or Capricorn Rasi is taken as the zodiacal sign of India traditionally by North Indian astrologers since centuries. They claim that Varahamihira had allocated the Makar Rasi for India in his work on mundane astrology in the 6th century A.D. However, no one has ever produced any Sanskrit stanza or Sloka in the support of this claim. But it has been observed that major planets transiting from Makar (Capricorn Rasi) had brought in catastrophic events in the history of India. In year 2018 the long stay of Mars in Makar Rasi from 2nd of May to 5th of November is expected to bring devastating natural calamities, including an earthquake, and radical changes in the political scenario creating trepidation for the people in general. The big earthquakes are expected in the regions of North India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Eastern part of Iran during May to October in year 2018. I will discuss it in detail but before that see some of the examples given below of the major historical events in the last century at the time when major planets were transiting from ‘Makar’ Rasi.
- Bihar Earthquake 16 January 1934: A devastating earthquake with intensity of 8.0 at the rector scale occurred on the mid night of 15/16 January in 1934 when transiting Saturn, Rahu, Mars, Sun, Mercury and Moon were in Makar Rasi. This earthquake took the lives of more than 7000 peoples in Bihar only and many other were died in Nepal.
- India-China war in 1962: The Indo-China war started on the 20thof October 1962 when Saturn and Ketu were in Makar Rasi in degree conjunction. Mars, Rahu and Moon were in close conjunction in the Cancer sign in mutual aspect with these planets.
- India-Pakistan war in 1971: At the time of Indo-Pak war in 1971 the Rahu was in Makar Rasi in Shravana Nakshatra.
- Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: Rajive Gandhi was assassinated on the 21stof May 1991 when the transiting Saturn was retrograde in Makar Rasi in Shravana Nakshatra. Mars and Jupiter where in Cancer in mutual aspect with Saturn.
- Demolition of Babri Masjid: At the time of demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on 6 December 1992 the Saturn and Venus were in Capricorn (Makar) Rasi and Mars was in Cancer in retrogration in mutual aspect with them. Hundreds of people were killed in the riots across the nation after the demolition of this controversial structure at Ayodhya.
Many other crucial events have occurred when any of the major planets Saturn, Jupiter, Mars , Rahu and Ketu have influenced the Capricorn Rasi in transit. Why is it so that Capricorn or Makar sign is so crucial for India ? Late Shri B.V. Raman use to take Virgo (Kanya) Rasi for India for the purpose of ‘Medini Jyotish’( mundane astrology). This contradiction between the North Indian astrologers taking Capricorn as the sign of India and South-Indian astrologers using Virgo can be easily understood if one look carefully at the ‘Koorma-Chakra’ given in the Bhriat Samhita of Varahamihira and also in the ‘Vishnu-Puran’. In the ‘Koorma-Chakra’ Uttarashad, Sravan and Dhanishta Nakshatra’s comes in the North-West direction. Since these three Nakshatra form the sign Capricorn so for this reason the astrologers in North-India started taking this sign for India. Whereas the Uttarphalgun, Hasta and Chitra Nakshatra’s forming the Virgo (Kanya) sign comes in the South direction in the Koorma-Chakra, so there is no surprise that astrologers hailing from southern-peninsular started taking ‘Kanya’ as the zodiacal sign of India.
Foundation Chart of India
15 August 1947, 00:00 hours mid night at Delhi
Longitude: 77 E 13’ and Latitude : 28 N 40’
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Saturn 18 years 0 months 25 days
At the time of Indian Independence the Taurus sign was rising. The ‘Makar’ was in the 9th house receiving the aspects of six planets Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus and Saturn. In Sarvashataka Varga the sign ‘Makar’ gets only 20 points though which makes it very weak. So whenever some major planet ingress from this Rasi some tragic events create problems for the central government of India and also for the general public.
Now in year 2018 Mars will be having a long stay in the Capricorn sign due to its retrogression. Mars stay in a sign for a longer period after every 2.5 years due to its retrograde motion. The long stay of Mars in a Rasi is known to bring many violent and tragic events. This time Mars will be in conjunction with Ketu which will make its stay in ‘Makar’ Rasi more fearsome for India in particular. The transiting Saturn will be in Sagittarius the 8th house of the foundation chart and Jupiter will be in Libra the 6th house. So the other two major planets Saturn and Jupiter will also be in unfavorable positions from the ascendant of the foundation chart of India. The dasha of Moon-Rahu ( from 8 February 2017 to 10 August 2018) and later Moon-Jupiter is also sensitive. The Bhukti of Jupiter, starting from the 8th of August, which is the lord of 8th house placed in the 6th house shows death of important leaders of ruling party, scandals, and mass deaths from natural calamities and on the positive side some surprised scientific innovations.
Bad Impact on India-China relationship in 2018
The Capricorn is the rising sign of the horoscope of the China with whom Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is trying to improve bilateral relationships. Narendra Modi visited China in the last week of April and had a constructive meeting with Xi Jinping. The two head of the states agreed to maintain peace along the border in their casual meeting. Prime Minister Modi was criticized at home for not raising the critical issues of Doklam, border incursion, China-Pakistan Economic corridor etc. As per the External Affair Ministry of India the Modi’s meeting with Xi Jinping was without any fixed agenda. Now in the current scenario this immature and wobbly attitude towards China may led to big disaster in foreign affairs in next couple of years as per our astrological analysis.
In the Makar lagan horoscope of China the dasha of Saturn-Jupiter-Rahu will be running from 13 May 2018 to 29 September 2018. During this period China will suffer from natural calamities like flood, earthquake and land-slides. There will be lots of losses of human life and national assets in the country. The sub period lord Rahu in the 3rd house and the transit of Mars-Ketu in the ascendant shows problem in relationship with neighboring countries. The south-China sea disputes will create a big international diplomatic problem involving China and USA in loggerhead. There will also be trade war between China and USA affecting the world economy badly particularly in the second fortnight of May and after the lunar eclipse of 28th of July 2018.
The transit of Mars over the natal Moon of China in Makar rashi will make it more aggressive. The Chinese army will cross the line of control with India on many occasions during May to September this year which will create diplomatic problem. The border dispute with China will ultimately going to result into a big war after March 2020 when transiting Saturn and Jupiter will be in Makar (Capricorn) rashi. This war will put a serious dent on the international image of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi who’s reputation will reduce to dust like that of Gamal Nasser of Egypt after his country humiliating defeat from Israel in 6 days war in year 1967.
The long stay of Mars in Makar rashi in year 2018 will set the stage for India’s future wars with China and Pakistan in 2020.
Danger of an Earthquake after lunar eclipse of 27/28 July 2018
A total lunar eclipse visible on the night of 27/28 of July may also bring an earthquake in North West part of India and also in Pakistan.
28 July 2018, 01:50 hours at Delhi
Longitude: 77 E 13’ and Latitude : 28 N 40’
The rising sign in the horoscope of total lunar eclipse is ‘Taurus’ which is same as the ascendant of the foundation chart of India. It has been observed that when the rising sign of lunar chart or a solar ingress horoscope is identical to the ascendant sign of a country that period concern will be very crucial for the country. So the fortnight starting from the 28th of July is going to be very sensitive for India. The Moon at the time of this eclipse will be in the Shravan Nakshatra and Mars retrograde in Uttarashada both in the North-West direction of the ‘Koorma-Chakra’. The affliction to the ‘Makar’ Rasi and ‘Uttarashad’ Nakshara may bring a devastating earthquake in the North Western and Northern states of the country. The 15 days after this lunar eclipse of 27/28 of July 2018 will be highly sensitive for the possibility of a strong earthquake affecting both India and Pakistan. In the Navamsa of the lunar eclipse the 8th lord Saturn in the ascendant under the aspect of 6th lord Mars is a deadly combination of national mourning.
Political Scandals and Religious Tensions in 2018
The conjunction of Mars and Ketu in the ‘Makar’ Rasi which is the 9th house of the foundation chart of India will also instigates the religious tensions. The ruling party BJP will try to ignite the ‘Ayodhya Ram Temple dispute’ to cover-up their administrative weakness in running the government. The Indian economy struggling to revive from the setbacks of demonetization and poor implementation of GST may have to face another jolt due to global recession. This will prompt the BJP to play its tested ‘Hindutava card’ to win the general election in 2019 by diverting public attention from the economic issues. The transit of Mars from 2nd of May to 5th of November in 2018 will be the sensitive time when some religious riots can shock the whole nation. There could also be a political scandal like ‘EVM tampering in elections’ and/ or a corruption case exposing the administrative weakness of the central government. The transiting Mars and Ketu from ‘Makar’ will be afflicting the 8th house of the foundation chart of the BJP which can bring serious humiliation and irrecoverable loss of some senior leaders of the party.
Foundation Chart of BJP
6 April 1980, 11:45 hours at Delhi
Longitude: 77 E 13’ and Latitude : 28 N 40’
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Mercury 5 years 0 Months 12 Days
The ruling party BJP under the Vimshottari dasha of Moon-Moon from April 2018 to February 2019 will face lots of difficulties. The Moon is the lord of 2nd house a ‘Maraka’ placed in the 6th house of disputes. The Moon is debilitation though receiving the aspect of its own Rasi lord Mars and also the 5th lord Venus give it some strength. But since Moon is in ‘Kemdruma yoga’ so it will make the BJP isolated on some very serious political issue of national interest. The transiting Mars and Ketu from the 8th house ‘Makar’ in the foundation chart of BJP will give its leader lots of problems due to scandals and controversies. The death of some important leaders and a possible exposer of some big senior party leaders in electoral scandal like ‘EVM tempering’ could damage the reputation of party and create serious disputes within the organization. Some of the party leaders will face court cases as the dasha of Moon placed in the 6th house shows. All this will happen during the long stay of Mars in the ‘Makar’ Rasi beginning from the month of May towards the end of October in 2018.