On the coming 2nd of April a rare astronomical phenomena of the proximity of Saturn-Mars in the sky will be a treat to watch at night. The close conjunction of Saturn and Mars will be visible from the 1st of April to the 7th of April in the night sky when the disks of these two outer planets will appear to be very close to each other.
In astrology the close degree conjunction of any of the two planets, except luminaries ( Sun and Moon), is know as ‘Graha-Yuddha’ or Planetary war. In natal astrology the conjunction between any of the Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn within one degree is very carefully watch in a horoscope. In Mundane astrology when the longitude and declination of any of the two planets comes very close then their disks appear to be touching each other in a view from earth. Such position of planets is called ‘Graha-Yuddha’ or Planetary war. The results of the planetary war have been explained in detail in the Brihat Samhita of Varahamihira in the ‘Graha-Yuddha’ Adhayaa. There are 5 conditions to judge the winner in this planetary war. These conditions include the appearance, brightness, color, longitude and declination etc. of the two concerned planets. As per some authorities Mars is always a winner in planetary war.
The planetary war happen between the five Tara Graha i.e. Mercury, Venus, Mars , Jupiter and Saturn. When any of these two are within one degree of longitude and declination then the ‘Graha-Yuddha’ happen. This is a rare astronomical phenomena as planets may come within one degree distance many times a year but the Graha-Yuddha happen only when their declination is also similar so that their disk started appearing very close to each other. This condition will be fulfilling in case of Saturn and Mars after many years. On the coming 2nd of April we can see these two planets very close to each other in the night sky. The astrological impact of it is going to be dreaded as mention in Brihat Samhita according to which the war between kinds , fire accidents and loss of armed forces may happen under such condition. Since this planetary war between these two malefic planets is going to happen in Sagittarius which is the sign of war and authority so its signification are going to affect a lot in a very dramatic manner.
Possibilities of an Earthquake in April 2018
In mundane astrology this situation has been found to be giving extreme weather conditions and natural calamities. There is also a possibility of an earthquake in the first fortnight of April due to the planetary war between Saturn and Mars. The parts of Uttarakhand and Western U.P. signified by Sagittarius may get some tremors of an earthquake. Nepal may also get affect by an earthquake around that time. Apart from this a major earthquake may rock the south-america as the Saturn and Mars would be having at the southern declination in the month of April during their close conjunction.
Now see the Full Moon horoscope of concern forth-night given below.
31 March 2018, 18:06 hours at Delhi
You can notice the close conjunction of Saturn and Mars in Sagittarius in the Full Moon horoscope of the 31st of March. This conjunction of Saturn and Mars in fiery sign at the onset of summer season is a signal of above normal temperature at many places. Mars and Saturn are in the Navamsha of Leo which another fiery sign is showing the possibility of record breaking hot temperature from the first week of April. In India the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chattishgarh etc. will receive excessive heat waves in the first fortnight of April. There will be fire accidents in the jungles at many places. The hilly areas of Uttarakhand signifies by Sagittarius will receive above normal temperature for the season which may surprise the meteorologist. Venus transiting from Aries in mutual aspect with Jupiter though gives some showers in the states of eastern and north-eastern direction. However, in southern peninsular (south Indian states) there will be less than normal pre-monsoon rain during this year. This phenomenon of above normal temperature will continue till the end of April.
Summer trends around the world
After the full Moon day of 16th of April the temperature will start increasing at higher levels around many countries of the world. It will be above normal on many days due to the placement of Sun and Venus in Aries sign and the Saturn-Mars conjunction in Sagittarius.
The weather will be dry and hot in the countries of Northern hemisphere like in USA and Europe. The temperature will be above normal for the season and there will be less rain in the summer due to the planetary war between the two hard malefic planets Saturn and Mars. The incidents of fire in the jungles of USA, Europe, Russia and India will be higher during the month of April especially in the first fortnight. The above normal temperature situation will continue for many days in the month of May and June.
Mars in Capricorn on pre-monsoon rain in southern-peninsular
Entry of Mars in Capricorn sign on the 2nd of May will bring some relief from heat for the south-Indian states. Mars in the watery sign Capricorn will bring much needed pre-monsoon rains in the southern peninsular. However, in north-western states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttarpradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan the month of May will be extremely hot due to the transit of Mars from Capricorn which as per the Koorma-Chakra signifies the North-West direction. Mercury joining Sun in Aries on the 10th of May will increase the effects of heat waves across north India. The north-eastern state will also face the problem of above normal temperature then.
Sun’s entry into Taurus and predictions about summer crops in 2018
At the time of Sun’s entry into Taurus there will be no benefic planet in Kendra from Sun which as per Varahamihira is not very promising for the crops of the season. There could be some disturbances in the sowing of seeds due to deficiency of pre-monsoon rain at many places. But since the Sun has benefic planets on the either side of it so the production of crops for the season will be normal. Venus in the 2nd house from Sun and the Mercury and Moon in the 12th from Sun are receiving the aspect of Jupiter are showing the developing of favorable conditions for the timely onset of south-west monsoon. After the Sun’s entry into Taurus there will be some improvement in the weather conditions in the southern states in particular. The pre-monsoon rain activity will start becoming normal and there will be some rains in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka etc. This will reduce the effects of heat waves in the south and central India during the second fortnight of May. However, since the transit of Sun between the Venus and Mercury is a combination of interruption in the rain as per the classical text ‘Bhavishya-Phala-Bhaskara’. So there will be uneven distribution of pre-monsoon rains in the southern states which may affect the sowing of crops by farmers. In the northern states there will be less than normal pre-monsoon rainfall activity in the month of May and June.
The horoscope of Sun’s entry into Taurus also shows decent production of Kharif crops which are produced during the season from April to October. The production of rice (signified by Moon) and cotton (signified by Venus) will be good in the Kharif season of 2018.