Sharad Pawar has held many important portfolio’s in state and center during his more than 50 years of public service. He was 3 times chief minister of Maharashtra state. He was the Agricultural and Defense minister in Congress led UPA government at the center. Sharad Pawar had never lost any election during his life time which is a great achievement. He is regarded as political mentor of many successful politicians in India. Horoscope of Sharad Pawar is very peculiar with a great ‘Neecha Bhanga’ Raja Yoga. Saturn in his Scorpio lagna horoscope is involve in good ‘Neecha Bhanga’ in the 6th house. The dasha of Saturn in the horoscope of Sharad Pawar ran from February 2000 to February 2019. The period from 1999 to 2013 was the golden period of his political career. His party NCP was in power in coalition government in Maharashtra state during October 1999 to October 2014 for the record 3 terms and he himself was the cabinet minister in the UPA government at center during May 2004 to May 2014.
Horoscope of Sharad Pawar
12 December 1940, 06:30 hours at Baramati , Maharashtra
74E 36′ and 18N 09′
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Venus 2 years 2 months 8 days
In the Scorpio lagna horoscope of Sharad Pawar Saturn is in classical ‘Neecha-Bhanga-Raja Yoga’. Saturn is a functional malefic for Scorpio lagan for being the lord of 3rd and 4th house. It is in the 6th house in its sign of deblitiation Aries (Mesha). Saturn beings associated with 5th lord Jupiter and 9th lord Moon comes under Raja Yoga. As per Sage Parashara any planet associated with 5th lord, 9th lord or 10th lord can given good results. Saturn here also get the aspect of its sign lord Mars as well as its ‘Uccha-Nath’ (exaltation sign lord) Venus which cancel its deblitation as per a principal given in ‘Phaladeepika’. Saturn is in conjunction with Moon which is a good yoga for public life. Moon is in Aries gets the aspect of its sign lord is in good Raja Yoga. But then this Saturn being a functional malefic has to give him a life threatening disease also.
It was no wonder that Sharad Pawar was at his peak during the major part of Saturn maha dasha ( February 2000 to February 2019). But then came the Saturn-Rahu dasha in Vimshottari from October 2013 to October 2016 which ousted his party NCP from power in both center and state. His party lost power when Congress led alliance lost in general elections 2014 and also the Maharashtra assembly elections in the same year. Saturn and Rahu are in 6/8 position in the Rashi chart so one can understand why it was the most difficult period of his political life then. In transit two major eclipses had fallen at Aries-Libra axis in 2014 which gave this big set back to Sharad Pawar.
Sharad Pawar’s early rise in Indian politics
Sharad Pawar won his first election in 1967 when he got elected for Maharashtra legislative assembly in 1967 at the age of just 26 years. It was Rahu-Rahu dasha in Vimshottari running in his horoscope at that time. Rahu is placed in the 11th house of gains from the Janma lagna and it is in the 6th house from his natal Moon. Rahu’s depositor is Mercury which is with 10th lord Sun placed in the Janma lagan. Now see the Dashamsha chart of Sharad Pawar to understand why during his Rahu dasha ( February 1966 to February 1984) he rise very quickly in the political circles.
Rahu is in the 10th house in Dashamsha chart with 9th lord Mercury in a great Raja Yoga. As per Sage Parashra Rahu or Ketu if placed in Kendra (4,7 or 10) houses get involve with trine lords (1,5,9) gives Raja Yoga. In the similar manner Rahu and Ketu in trine houses (1,5 and 9) when get associated with Kendra lords gives Raja Yoga. The Rahu in the horoscope of Sharad Pawar is in wonderful position in most of the varga charts. It is in the Vargas of benefic planets if you observe carefully which give it extraordinary strength.
Also notice the 10th lord Sun in the Janma lagna lagna with 11th lord (gains) and 8th lord (surprise) Mercury is an astrological explanation of the political rise of Sharad Pawar at a very young age.
Shara Pawar got married to Pratibha Shinde on 1 August 1967 when he was passing under Rahu-Rahu-Mercury in Vimshottari. In Navamsha Rahu is in the 5th house in mutual aspect with 7th lord Moon. Rahu is with the 5th lord Venus in 5th house in mutual aspect with 7th lord Moon again making a great Raja Yoga in Navamsha.
Sharad Pawar has only one child a daughter Supriya Sule who was born on 30 June 1969 when the dasha of Rahu-Jupiter was running in the horoscope of Sharad Pawar. Rahu is at the 5/11 axis in both Rashi and Navamsha. Jupiter, the natural Putrakaraka, is the lord of 5th house in Rashi chart. In Saptamasha chart the child giver planet Jupiter is giving aspect to the 5th house as you can see here. Also notice the aspects of Saturn and Mars on the lagna and Moon of Saptamsha chart of Sharad Pawar showing concern for the political career of her only child Supriya.
Becoming the youngest chief minister of Maharashtra
Sharad Pawar become the chief minister of Maharashtra in July 1978 at the time when he was in Congress (U) which was a faction of Congress Party while Indira Gandhi was leading the other faction Congress (I) then after the lost of her election in 1977. It was the enigmatic Rahu-Venus dasha in Vimshottari in the horoscope of Sharad Pawar then. Venus is the 12th lord in its own sign Libra kept him at the post of chief minister for about 1 years and 214 days only. In 1984 general elections when almost the entire opposition was dismantle in the Congress wave it was Sharad Pawar who won from Baramati Lok Sabha on the ticket of Congress Socialist Party. This was the beginning of Jupiter maha dasha in the horoscope of Sharad Pawar and since then he was being regarded as the most influential politician who could withstand any political adversity.
Sharad Pawar’s return to Congress (I) in 1987
He return back to the Congress (I) in 1987 citing the reason of the rise of Shiv Sena and BJP in Maharashtra state politics. He become the chief minister of state again in June 1988 during Jupiter-Saturn dasha in Vimshottari. It is said that his mentor Shankarrao Chavan helped him at that time to convince Rajive Gandhi for giving him the responsibly of state. Later he again become the chief minister of the Maharashtra in March 1993 during his Jupiter-Venus dasha in Vimshottari. During March 1995 assembly elections Shiv Sena and BJP coalition defeated the Congress party in Maharashtra state assembly elections. Sharad Pawar was then running under Jupiter-Sun dasha in Vimshottari which are in poor 6/8 axis in his horoscope. Jupiter and Sun are in the 6/8 axis in both Rashi and Dashamasha chart of Sharad Pawar which has to give him a political setback.
Forming Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in 1999
In 1999 when Sharad Pawar was running under the Chiddra Dasha of Jupiter-Rahu he opposed Sonia Gandhi in the CWC meeting on the issue of her foreign nationality. Sharad Pawar took senior Congress leaders like P.A. Sangama and Tariq Anwar along with him to oppose the Sonia Gandhi’s presidency in the party who had then replaced Sita Ram Kesri in the most undemocratic manner. Sharad Pawar formed his own party NCP which later won state assembly election in coalition with Congress Party in year 1999. The Congress and NCP coalition ruled the state from 1999 to 2014. Sharad Pawar had since then concentrated mainly on the national politics during his maha dasha of Saturn which run from February 2000 to February 2019. Saturn is the lord of Navamsha and Dashamsha lagan which gave a great rise to Sharad Pawar and kept him in limelight.
Health Concern’s for Sharad Pawar and future of his party NCP
Sharad Pawar was quite successful during his tenure as minister of Agriculture and minister of Defense in the Congress led UPA government of Manmohan Singh from May 2004 to May 2004. Although he had to face many controversies and he also suffered from serious health issues. It was the maha dasha of Saturn in his horoscope which is placed in the 6th house in mutual aspect with 6th lord and lagna lord Mars. Saturn as the 4th lord in the 6th house in mutual aspect with 6th lord Mars explains the nefarious land deals and controversies as sports administrator. It also shows his serious health issues which were almost fatal for him. In the Dashamsha chart of Sharad Pawar the 10th lord is Venus which falls in the 6th house of disputes though the aspect of lagna lord Saturn on the Venus is a Raja Yoga there.
In early 2002 Sharad Pawar suffered from mouth cancer because of excessive chewing of tobacco which he still regret. It was the dasha of Saturn-Saturn in the horoscope of Sharad Pawar then. I have already explained above how Saturn while giving a ‘Neecha Bhanga Yoga’ to Sharad Pawar has to be so dangerous for his health. Now see in Trimshamsha chart where Saturn as the lagna and 2nd lord falls in the 12th house and is getting the aspect of malefic Mars. Saturn is retrograde so it become more malefic in giving a serious disease to him. It is the benefic aspect of Jupiter on the 8th house of Trimshamsha that saved his life then. The 5th lord Venus and 9th lord Mercury in Trimshamsha are in their own sign which is also a saving grace here protecting him from a life threatening disease like cancer.
Now Sharad Pawar is under Mercury-Mercury dasha in Vimshottari since February 2002. Mercury is functional malefic for Scorpio lagna horoscope. It is in enemy sign Scorpio and is in the 8th house from his natal Moon in Aries showing the possibility of some serious illness. In Navamasa Mercury get the aspects of both Saturn and Mars which is ominous. Mercury-Mercury-Venus will be running from August 2019 to January 2020 which shows loss of his party in coming Maharashtra assembly elections in 2019.
In Chara Dasa Aquarius-Scorpio is running from August 2019 to June 2020. Aquarius is the 12th house from his Karakamsha which is Pisces. The Scorpio has his Atamakaraka Sun with Darakaraka Mercury. This is ‘Maraka Dasa’ for him threatening for health and longevity. The eclipses falling at the 2/8 axis of his Janma lagna in December 2019 and June 2020 will be bad for Sharad Pawar’s health.
What is the future of Sharad Pawar’s NCP then ?
I have also examined the horoscope of Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule ( 30 June 1969, 11:00 am at Pune, Maharashtra) which is good but a Raja Yoga in her chart is visible from year 2024 only when she will be under Jupiter-Mercury period in her Tula lagna horoscope. I have with me the horoscope of Ajit Pawar ( 22 July 1959, 13:42 hours at Ahmednagar, Maharashtra) who is the son of Sharad Pawar’s brother. Ajit Pawar was the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra from October 2012 to September 2014. His horoscope is also not showing much success until 2024. So Sharad Pawar’s party NCP is likely to sit in the opposition after the Maharashtra state assembly elections in 2019.