The winter crops in India is know as Rabi crops which are planted in the month of October-November and harvested in March-April months of next year. There has been an astrological tradition of giving a forecast about the possible harvest of Kharif ( summer crops) and Rabi crops ( winter crops) since the days of Varahamihir or even before. The Acharya Varahamihir has discuss about his in the ‘Sasya Jataka Adhayaa’ of his monumental work Brihat Samhita. The horoscope cast at the time of Sun’s entry into Scorpio indicate about the sustainability and harvest of the winter crops. The Varahamihira has discuss the astrological combinations in the horoscope of the solar ingress of Scorpio affecting the winter harvest.
It has also been observed that the horoscope cast at the time of solar ingress of Scorpio is also very important to judge the onset of the winter season. In the present situation when the capital of India is chocked with smog it will be interesting to see astrology if some rain can help to reduce the pollution level in north India in next few days ?
Now see the horoscope of Solar Ingress of Scorpio which is crucial to judge the summer crops of the next year (Rabi crops) and also about the trends of winter season.
Sun’s entry into Scorpio
16 November 2017 at 12:22 hours at Delhi
At the time of Sun’s entry into Scorpio the Capricorn sign is rising at the ascendant. The benefic Venus and Jupiter are in the Kendra along with Moon which is a good combination for an early onset of winter season. The malefic Saturn in the 2nd house from Sun is a combination of delay in the harvesting of summer crops as per the Varahamihira. The Mars is giving aspect to the Saturn in the 2nd house from Sun which is a yoga for destruction of the summer crops. So the production of Rabi crops in 2018 is going to be just below average. The agricultural growth in the year 2016-17 was about 4.7% which is likely to remain lower than this during the financial year 2017-18. As per the Varahamihira for a bumper crop the benefic planets must be in the Kendra and/or 2nd house from the Sun in the horoscope of Vrishabh Samkranti and Vrischik Samkranti. The malefic in the 2nd and the Kendra houses from Sun can destroy the harvest.
Rain may bring an early Onset of Winter and relief from pollution
However, there will be an early onset of winter season this year which might surprise the meteorologist and people in general. At the time of Sun’s entry into Scorpio the Jupiter and Venus, the two benefic planets, are in conjunction with Moon. The close conjunction of Jupiter and Venus will bring less than normal temperature for the season. The Venus and Jupiter behind the Sun is also a combination for an unseasonal rainfall which can destroy crops at some places especially in North and Central India. In the second fortnight of November 2017 and in early December there will be destruction of crops at some places in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Harayana, Maharashatra etc.
However, the untimely rain in the second fortnight of November will be a blessing for Delhi-NCR people who are currently struggling with a health emergency due to heavy pollution and extremely poor level of air quality. The people in northern parts of India will get relief from smog due to some rain in the third week of November when Jupiter and Venus will be conjoined very close to each other.
Tremors expected in the mid of November
The mutual aspect between Saturn and Mars affecting the Sagittarius sign may bring some earthquake in the Uttarakhand, Nepal and Uttar Pradesh signified by this sign. The chances of tremors will be around the new Moon of 18th of November.
Solar Ingress of Sagittarius
16 December 2017 at 03:01 hours at Delhi
In the horoscope of the solar ingress of Sagittarius the conjunction of Sun and Saturn is a yoga for extreme weather conditions. As per late Shri B.V. Raman the Sun-Saturn conjunction gives excess heat waves during the summer in winters it gives extremely chilly winds. However, since Jupiter and Mars are also in conjunction so there will not be much rain in the plains of North States despite cloudy sky. The conjunction of Jupiter and Mars stops the rainfall as per the Bhavishya-Phala-Bhaskara. Although the Venus and Mercury, the two watery planets, are conjoined in watery Rashi Scorpio just behind the Sun promises some rain. So in the last fortnight of December here will be average rainfall in the Northern States and the snowfall in the hills will be higher than the normal. Thus the temperature is likely to remain lower than the normal for the season during the lunar month of ‘Pausha’. There will be chilling breeze across the North, North-West and Central parts of India during the period from 16th of December 2017 to 14th of January 2018. This winter is going to be colder than the normal for Indian sub-continent.
At the time of Sun’s entry into Makar (Capricorn) the conjunction of Sun and Venus will took place at close degrees. This combination will start giving rain once’ Mars moves into the watery Rashi Scorpio on the 17th of January 2018. During the one week from the 17th of January there will be good rainfall in the North and Central parts of the country which though would be bad for the crops of wheat. At many places like Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh this unseasonal winter rain and hailstorm will destroy the crops. There will be more rain and hailstorm at these places after Mercury enters into the watery sign Capricorn on the 28th of January making a conjunction with Sun and Venus. This problem of untimely rain will continue until February 6th when Venus will move into the Aquarius sign leaving the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn.
Forecast for a chilling winter in Europe and North America
In the countries of Europe and America there will be record breaking cold waves and heavy snowfall during the above mention periods. The low Sun Spot activity in the current Sun spot cycle which begins in 2008 is promising to bring an extremely chilling winter season in the Northern hemisphere countries.