Total Lunar Eclipse 31st Jan 2018

Before I begin mentioning about the impending lunar eclipse on 31st January, it will be prudent for me to mention something about preceding New Moon on 17th January 2018. The new moon calculated for New Delhi, India happened on a Wednesday, I am posting relevant data and the horoscope for the event below

New Moon
Date: January 17, 2018
Time: 7:48:22
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 77 E 12′ 00″, 28 N 36′ 00″
New Delhi, India
Altitude: 0.00 meters

Lunar Yr-Mo: Hemalamba – Magha
Tithi: Sukla Pratipat (Su) (99.98% left)
Vedic Weekday: Wednesday (Me)
Nakshatra: Uttarashadha (Su) (53.91% left)
Yoga: Harshana (Su) (7.85% left)
Karana: Kimstughna (Ve) (99.95% left)

As with all horoscopes the Karana lord has importance to it. Venus as the Karna lord is the lord of the 5th house and the 10th house in the horoscope for the day. Venus in the lagna is flanked by Sun, Ketu and Moon in the zodiac of Capricorn. Moon and Sun occupied the Nakshatra of Uttara Shada. Venus being near Sun is combust. In the Kurma chakra the Nakshatra of Uttara Shada refers to the North West direction. We all know what infuriated people in the state of Rajasthan, the case referred to is a historical one, being resurfaced with a movie being made on the topic. Karni Sena is protecting the honor and legend of dearly loved royal from yesteryear’s who committed Sati or self immolation (combust Venus). Note that the lagna lord Saturn (in the Nakshatra of Mula) is in the 12th house along with Mercury, mercury happens to be the lord of the 6th and 9th houses.

This chart when studied along with Indian Independence chart speaks volumes. The India Independence chart, also attached has Taurus or Vrishabh lagna. For Taurus Lagna, the zodiac of Capricorn also happens to be the Badhaka sign. The Government had its sights elsewhere who was busy digging up yet another historical past and the whole episode of Karni Sena playing havoc while taking ordinary citizens to ransom. Rahu which is transiting thru the zodiac of Cancer and the Nakshatra of Ashlesha is partly to be blamed for miscommunication. Rahu transiting thru Ashlesha, a nakshatra presided over by a Dakini who can utter absolute unpleasant communication is to be blamed. Mercury as the lord of second house and 5th house in India Independence chart represents the financial loss and the kids whose bus was pelted by stones which generated another hot debate over TV channels.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Given the above backdrop, let us now examine the impending Total Lunar Eclipse scheduled on 31st January 2018, the chart and data for New Delhi, India is posted below

Date: January 31, 2018
Time: 18:59:50
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 77 E 12′ 00″, 28 N 36′ 00″
New Delhi, India
Altitude: 0.00 meters

Lunar Yr-Mo: Hemalamba – Magha
Tithi: Krishna Pratipat (Su) (99.80% left)
Vedic Weekday: Wednesday (Me)
Nakshatra: Aasresha (Me) (93.42% left)
Yoga: Ayushman (Ke) (37.03% left)
Karana: Balava (Mo) (99.59% left)

The Lunar Eclipse happens to be in the zodiac of Cancer and in the Nakshatra of Ashlesha. The Karana lord is Moon and is in its own zodiac sign. During an eclipse, the luminaries are thought to be swallowed by Rahu at the beginning of the eclipse and exited by Ketu at the end of the eclipse. The chart calculated is for the highest point of eclipse. The eclipse happens in the Nakshatra of Ashlesha, which according to Kurma Chakra, represents the South East Direction. Sun, Ketu and Venus will now be in the Nakshatra of Saravana, representing the North West part of India. The lagna in the eclipse chart Is Leo whose lord Sun is in the 6th house. This time around both Venus and Mercury are combust, but, Mercury will be with greatest declination. The lagna being Leo, the Badhaka sign of that of Aries, whose Lord is in the 4th house. It is more of internal turmoil and matters related to home soil.

Eclipse chart when studied along with India’s Independence Chart, speaks of trouble before the eclipse reaches totality. But, soon after totality, a beautiful Gaja Kesari (though weak by Jupiter being marana karaka sthana) will help heal hearts. Media persons, those in power need to be careful not to use harsh language, damage once done, will be difficult to be undone.

What about anger which refuses to die down in north west? The issue will still continue to invite heated debates, even cost to life and property all over India. There will be the proverbial lull before the actual storm when Mars transits into Sagittarius. The eclipse happens in the second pada of Ashesha, it is Artha Trikona being affected and occurs at 17deg 32 minutes in Cancer. Mars will transit into Sagittarius and on 7th March 2018. Trouble for India can be expected around 3rd April 2018.

Budget for the financial year will be presented in February, this will be another sore spot with the Government dishing out much needed concessions or taking away most of it for impending major elections next year. The relief maybe delayed will mid-year and dished out around Diwali. What else can be expected?? Will there be natural calamities? Well, dangers of natural calamities, especially accidents cannot be discounted out. ONLY Lord Brahma knows what is actually in store



Makar Sankranti

One of the Avtars of Lord Narayana

Makar Sankranti is a day when wind changes direction, am not sure about other countries, but, in India, this day marks a marked shift in direction of wind. There is absolutely NO breeze on this day and slowly as the day progress one may get to witness shift in wind directions.

The season begins to change from winter to slow and gradual shift towards equinox and then summer.

Astrologically, the zodiac of Capricorn is known as Makara in Vedic literature. Makara means a Crocodile. The symbol of Makara is the half crocodile and half human being.

Capricorn has once again three Nakshatras – the Uttara Shada, Shravana and Dhanishta. Of the Uttara Shada Nakshatra, one limb or quarter is in previous zodiac of Sagittarius and the balance three limbs are in Capricorn.

Between Uttara Shada and Shravana, a very special and elusive Nakshatra is carved out – the intercalary Abhijit Nakshatra. Abhijit is the ONLY male among Nakshatras and generally not used in Vedic Astrology for predictive techniques.

Abhijit is the ONLY Nakshatra whose presiding deity is Lord Narayana himself. When Sun transits thru this Nakshatra, it is the REAL Uttarayana. This transit will happen around 22nd of this month.

Many of my Jyotish Guru’s have persuaded me NOT to use Abhijit in predictions, exceot for last two Guru’s. Both of them have left a legacy of personalized scribbled notes on Abhijit. Some of them could not be validated by me, some I had to modify or do my own research.

Abhijit starts from 6:40 Capricorn and ends at 10:53:20 Capricorn. Surprisingly Abhijit too has four Pada’s like every other Nakshatra and they too have their unique qualities about them.

My research tells me about unique qualities of not just Sun or Moon in Abhijit, but, ALL of the planets transiting thru Abhijit leave their indellible mark on human lives.

So, what is my research on Abhijit heading? In all humility I must say that I know of Abhijit ONLY those qualities that Lord Narayana himself wishes to reveal. There is lot of work left to be done. Hint: Abhijit has its own Dasa system which in a way resonates with the Maha yuga and sub yuga cycle

This year, when Sun transits thru Abhijit, the celestial dancer Venus will also be in this Nakshatra.

Bhagya or Fate and Luck

Often asked query is “When will my Bhagya shine?” or ‘When will I have luck?”

Look at the 9th house in natal chart, if this has Saturn, Rahu, Mars, Mercury, Ketu or Venus – these planets are great source of blocking the Bhagya or luck of a person.

I will list the effects of two such planets, the rest I let learned astrologers to figure it out

  • If Mercury is in the 9th house – the native will shift from one relationship to another like a rolling stone. It will be extremely difficult to arrive at steadiness in any relationship. At first, this will be considered as a plus point, but, at a stage when one NEEDS a steady partner/spouse Mercury will throw the spanner in relationships.
  • If Venus is in the 9th house, the native will be found seeking physical relationships with tons of people of opposite sex. This will be a huge pain for prospective partner/spouse, who may eventually break relationship or force a divorce!!

Unless, above mentioned planetary position is remedied, no amount of other remedies will work in favor of the native. All of other remedies will come to a ZERO.

First step in remedying the situation around a native is to suggest proper remedy for these planets.

May Jupiter bless you with knowledge



There are three different types of channels or rivers in the body thru which the life-force and nourishment travels thru the body. These are known as the Nadi’s, and they control certain vital movements like the windpipe which is a channel for flow of air. Other functions are not visible to the naked eye.

Of Twenty Seven Nakshatra’s, nine nakshatra’s are grouped in each nadi. The three names of Nadi’s are Adi or Adya Nadi, Madhya Nadi and Antya Nadi. Quite naturally the Adi or Adya Nadi refers to the channel which travels from bottom towards the head. The Antya Nadi is one which travels in opposite direction, that is, from head towards bottom. The central route is known as Madhya Nadi which is bidirectional in nature.

Adi Nadi: Also known as the Pingla Nadi, it is ruled by Sun and of the Trinities, it is ruled by Brahma. Of the three humors, it is related to the Vaata. Nine Nakshatra’s – Ashwini, Ardra, Punarvasu, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Jyeshtha, Mula, Satabhishaja, and Purva Bhadrapada are ruled by this Nadi.

Madhya Nadi: Also known as the Sushmana Nadi, it is ruled by Fire, of the Trinities, it is ruled by Vishnu. Of the three humors, it is related to Pitta. Nine Nakshatra’s – Bharni, Mrigshira, Pushya, Purva Phalguni, Chitra, Anuradha, Purva Shada, Dhanishta, and Uttara Bhadrapada are ruled by this Nadi.

Antya Nadi: Also known as the Ida Nadi, it is ruled by Moon, of the Trinities, it is ruled by Rudra. Of the three humors, it is related to Kapha. Nine Nakshatra’s – Krittika, Rohini, Ashlesha, Magha, Swati, Vishakha, Uttara Shada, Shravana, and Revati are ruled by this Nadi.

The flow of breath shows the dominant nadi at any given point of time. When the right nostril active, Pingla Nadi is active. When left nostril is active, Ida nadi is active. When both nostrils are active, Sushmana Nadi is active.

Naga Nadi Dosha: Naga Nadi dosha is caused by a flaw when couples have their Janma Nakshatra indicating same Nadi. Husband and wife are considered as ardhangi, the better half of the system. If Nadi is a breath (explained above) then two dis-similar Nadi’s balance each other. If, however, both Nadi’s are same, it causes elongation of one Nadi in the couple.

  1. If both male and female has same Nadi, as in Madhya Nadi, it leads to perpetual desire to space between them. They tend to drift apart. Person having Madhya Nadi feels himself/herself as complete and has no need for the other. A control battle ensues.
  2. If both male and female has Adi nadi, the male dominates over the other.
  3. If both male and female has Antya Nadi, the female dominates over the male.

The real problem of Naga Nadi dosha is in progeny where the couple maybe incapable of having children for various reasons and even if they do, there is danger to some children – daughters for Adi Nadi, Sons for Antya Nadi and both Sons and Daughters for Madhya Nadi couples.

Deepawali Greetings

Diwali festival is celebrated in various ways

  1. Beginning of Amavasya
  2. When Moon transits into Chitra Nakshatra

But, for the purist, here is important information:

For those who do Chandi Path (invocation of Chandi), it is important to have Amavasya (new moon) which begins at night time.

Typically Amavasya is divided into four main divisions, am mentioning these below (confirmed from an authoritative source)

  1. First two parts are known as Darsa
  2. Third part is known as Shinivali
  3. Fourth part is known as Kuhu

For those who do Chandi Path, the last part (Kuhu) is important.

Diwali 2017 – Amavasya begins few minutes after midnight today (calculated for Mumbai, India). So, those interested in doing Chadi Path, the time and date is today night

Blessings for all of you