Eclipse, Mythology and Astrology explained

I am quoting another writer here
//Do you realize that in ancient times, astrologers were beheaded for not alerting the emperors in advance about eclipses? Eclipses were taken as negative omens. It’s true, they’re not the greatest days for important new beginnings or advancing one’s material affairs. On the other hand, there is really no need to make them into dreaded events. In fact, eclipses are wonderful for introspection, meditation, cleaning house, letting go of old baggage, quiet time or any other spiritual pursuit. The idea of paying attention to eclipses, or any astrological event for that matter, is simply to harmonize your action with the astrological weather.

Eclipses can be used on different levels as well. The most common way to use an eclipse in astrology is as an omen or sign portending global trends or events. Typically, because the eclipse is caused by a shadow passing across the Sun or the Moon, it is taken as an indication of negative events, suggesting problems for particular countries, leaders, or some aspect of world politics. On the other hand, eclipses can also be used for individuals. The astrological house in which the eclipse takes place will usually become sensitized for up to 6 months. If the eclipse falls near the same degree as a planet in the persons natal chart then it affects that planet and everything it symbolizes in the chart. If the eclipse falls on the persons natal Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or ruler of the Ascendant, then it will have a powerful effect.

In the course of the ordinary activities of day to day life, eclipses should be avoided for important new beginnings in material areas. If you are thinking about starting a business, getting married, approaching your boss for a promotion, or proposing to your girlfriend, then an eclipse is not the time to do it. On the other hand, if you are thinking about going camping, going on a retreat, starting psychotherapy, ending a relationship, quitting a job, cleaning house, or just spending some quiet time, then an eclipse can be a good time to start.

In the decision making process eclipses come in handy as well. If, for example, you find your dream house, or someone makes you a job offer at the time of an eclipse, it is generally a good idea to leave it. Things which you are presented with at this time are usually either short-lived or develop unforeseen problems later. If the thing that you are deciding is of an introspective or spiritual nature, however, then the eclipse might indicate a positive outcome.

The Nakshatra in which an eclipse falls will also give a clue to its effect on both nations and individuals. Generally, the nakshatra and whatever it symbolizes will be spoiled for the next six months after the eclipse. For this reason various remedial measures have been prescribed by the ancient Vedic Rishis in order to counteract the effect of an eclipse in each nakshatra. In India, it is common for people to fast for 10 hours before an eclipse and then perform a havan (fire ritual) in the middle of the eclipse. In the west, where Vedic pundits are more scarce, the recommended activity during an eclipse is meditation, or possibly the chanting of an appropriate mantra for the Nakshatra in which the eclipse is occurring. Please refer to the following notes of upcoming eclipses for appropriate mantras for specific eclipses.//

The great American Eclipse was in the Nakshatra of Magha and it signifies rulers, kings, prominent people and the like.

Recently, in India we had a fake Godman arrested, what followed next was nothing short of a revolt by his followers. They resorted to destroying and burning every possible vehicle, looting, and arson. The Eclipse was in America, but, the effects are worldwide. Check news here and here

As explained in previous post, Mars, the malefic planet responsible for tragedies, fire, destruction activates the Nakshatra where eclipse took shape – Magha. Mars is in Magha right now and has a 4 degree orb of influence.

These troubles are minor in nature (though to many it may be disastrous) – what follows during May 2018 will be a disaster of monumental proportions. Will be detailing it in another post later.


Eclipse and its effects

Mars has transited into Leo and placed in the same Nakshatra where 21st August Solar Eclipse occurred. For few more days (till 17th September), more natural calamities can be expected

Quoting myself from my web blog

//This time around, the eclipse will be in the fire sign of Leo and in the Nakshatra of Magha. The degree that gets activated is 4deg 46min’s. A retrograde Saturn already has an aspect on this combination, within few days (August 27, 2017 and thereafter) Mars too will transit into Leo activating the degrees for a disaster to happen. Will this be another quake? ONLY Lord Brahma can say that for certain, but, with the attributes associated with Leo, the likelihood of events where fire may have a role is one indication. //

Raging Fire in US

Hurricane Harvey is another disaster. The area, in my opinion, has the poorest of the poor living in US and almost every year nature wrecks havoc with their lives

New Startups

Mathematics of New Startups

These days there are ready made business plans or should I say, with so many graduates from Business Institutes, the methodology of starting a new business is common knowledge. Allow me to list possible scenarios

Scenario 1: A native has certain skills, but, unfortunately he does not gel with his boss. He feels let down by the organization and then the team itself, so, he decides to quit his job and gather few disgruntled persons (like minded) and quickly comes up with a new venture. He also scouts for work elsewhere and with his business management skills ‘sees’ a demand and supply situation wherein he can be a supplier and start his organization.

He has his team all sorted out, he has his HR in place, the goals of new venture, possible group leaders, and employees. He along with some of his partners then register their organization with the organizational structure beginning with the CEO,, manager and then all of the senior administration. According to his business plan, he must also have a domain name in the name of the company, PIN numbers for CEO and Managers and all of the requirements of business plan. He must also have an office space which is not feasible at the moment, so, decides to rent a ‘suitable’ premises. He also has the salary structure or should work based incentives, travel expenses and perks worked out. Because their collective pool of funds is not enough for a startup, they also seek a loan from private parties

Having done their paper work ready, it is now for the real crunch – time to deliver results, coordinate with his clients and team to get things worked out in the right direction. However, there are pitfalls, unforeseen expenses which also must be taken care of. It is quite possible that his client also is also with the same business plan and dependent on market vagaries. It is an unwritten truth that 7 out of 10 such startups fizzle out within six months with terrible losses. In Indian scenario it is very easy to start a business, but, it will take ages to close and wrap up with government authorities and tax in particular.

Scenario 2: This guy has been working already on a very small time bases, knows the core flaws, pros and cons of the business. He is also familiar with his expenses having spent sizable amount of time slogging it out. Now he has some surplus funds to move forward and expand his business. He is in a way street smart and quick to drop possible expansion plans with people who are known to dupe people. He is also well conversant with demands and selects ONLY few men as employees. He has plans to get work done with n-10 employees. The extra amount of work will be on the shoulders of his small team and they sort of do a back breaking job to achieve profits.

How does Astrology fit in?

In Vedic Astrology we have something known as Dasha periods, and, having studied a horoscope in detail, we can chart out the struggles or profits that lie ahead. A person can be advised to stick to a where losses could be minimized. Allow me to explain with the two scenario mentioned above

Scenario 1: The native could be under a negative dasha influence where he cannot agree to work in tandem with a team or his boss. So, having quit a job at a wrong time, he is likely to gather another team which will go against his interests and suck his funds dry. In adverse dasha periods and transits, it is better to lay low and accept humiliation if it needs to be done in the interest of keeping the fire burning in households. There are again possible solutions in this scenario

  1. Join a successful team and climb the ladder to success.
  2. Search for a job elsewhere, where his talents can be appreciated)
  3. If funds permit, start with just the base level structure where a cap on expenses is levied and works hard to achieve whatever he might in adverse times. He must also take care not to take on loans which may be difficult to repay.

Scenario 2: This guy has already slogged his way to accumulate funds, he is probably approaching a favorable dasha and transits to formulate a successful plan. He also gets employees which are under good dasha period and will contribute to his success or rather polish his organization to success!

Business schools teach how to start a new business with a business plan devised in the west. This structured plan may not fit Indian scenario. No business school ever teaches how to successfully close a business with minimum losses. Instead all of their plans are geared for recurring expenses to third parties which can strangle a person to ruin. None of the so called business plans consider expected gains and whether the business will be a micro scale, small business, large scale or a corporate level business. Everybody is taught to look at the “bigger picture”

It is equally important to approach an astrologer to discover possible scenario ahead. Whether a new venture will succeed or be a majestic failure?
I have several clients who approach for help AFTER they have failed miserably. They are there to find quick fixes and miracles to happen. Sadly sometimes it is inflated self-worth and ego that comes in the way to success.

Of course one must choose an appropriate Muhurat to launch business, choose office premises with a structured Vastu Plan to maximize success.

Bottom line: As Vedic Astrologers say “If the time is ripe, one gets associates which will guarantee success, otherwise the native gathers all sorts of people who will eventually ruin him”.


Samvatsara – 3

Nandana: Such a native constructs water tanks, or a well or a place for pilgrims to stay. He will be also a donor of grains as alms. Manasagri maintains that such a native loves all, is of service to all and dear to the rulers of his land.

Vijaya: Such a native is brave and valorous during war, is of good conduct, receives honor from the king, an excellent speaker, bountiful, kind hearted and vanquishes his enemy. Very conscious about his aims and objectives and ambitious. Manasagri maintains such a native will be a hero and champion in a war, invincible and receives honor from king or rulers.

Jaya: Such a native is a good debater with intelligent persons, receives honor from the world, is bountiful, generous and has a longing or desirous of victory. Generally born with a silver spoon in his mouth, enjoys his entire life with prosperity. Manasagri maintains that such a native wins over competitors, enjoys life with spouse and kids and a trader.

Manmatha: Such a native is fond of wearing ornaments of exquisite value, sensual, sweet and soft-spoken, a good singer and a dancer. Sometimes plays the role of cupid, does everything in style, and amorous in disposition. Manasagri maintains that such a native is lustful, intelligent, very greedy, wealthy, very mean and very powerful.

Durmukhi: Such a native cheats, has reprehensible or blameworthy personality, is avaricious, and has curved hands and feet, crooked tongue, villainous and wicked. Manasagri maintains that such a native is clever, of clean heart, an intellectual and valued by all.

Hevilambi: Such a native is endowed with expensive conveyances, gold, clothes, wealth, grains and gems. Has a tendency to accumulate articles of comfort and convenience. Very materialistic in outlook, they regard their own comfort, happiness of prime importance. At times given to miserliness, given to debates, sometimes an agriculturist. Manasagri is in agreement with the above.

Vilambi: Such a native is deceitful, extremely avaricious or greedy, lazy or phlegmatic, weak, fatalist and in a habit of speaking without purpose. Defeated by spouse, keeps thoughts a secret and of a restless nature. Manasagri is in agreement of the above.

Vikari: Extremely stubborn and obstinate, skilled and experienced in all arts, tendency to collect things, cunning, and deceitful, has the habit of speaking too much without purpose and has difficulty in trusting friends. Manasagri maintains that such a native is generally born with red eyes, one who is a forest dweller and into poverty.

Sharvari: Such a native is skilled and experienced in trade, sensual and pleasure-loving, with many friends, and one who loves sweets. Manasagri is in agreement of the above.

Plava: Such a native is extremely voluptuous and with insatiable sexual desires, wealthy, respected by all, defeated by spouse, contented and keeps his thoughts a secret. Manasagri is in agreement of above.

Shubhakrutha or Shubh: Such a native is blessed with good fortune, learning, courtesy and humility, excellent virtuous deeds, is long-lived, and has many immovable properties and wealth. Manasagri maintains that such a native is follower of religion, a philanthropist, and very skilled

Shobhakrutha or Shobha: Such a native makes progress in every field. Handsome/beautiful, has excellent virtues, kind hearted, doer of good deeds, very skillful, wise and fond of learned pursuits. Manasagri is in agreement with the above.

Krodhi or Krodh: Such a native is cruel natured, very dear to spouse, haughty or proud, enjoys putting others at disadvantage or creating hurdles for others and hot tempered. Manasagri maintains that such a native, has knowledge of herbs of medicinal value, but, definitely a troublemaker for others.

Vishvavasu or Vishva: Such a native is generous, blessed with a virtuous spouse, has good conduct, patience and endurance and enjoys sweets. Manasagri maintains that such a native has royal insignia, and among prominent people of the land.

Parabhava: Such a native can hardly accumulate wealth, speaks harshly and is devoid of good conduct and generally stupid. Manasagri maintains that such a native is a coward, afraid of cold weather, goes against religion and a destroyer of people.

Plavanga: Such a native is volatile and of a restless mind, does not have desire to do good deeds, deceitful, devoid of good conduct, thoughtless and has a weak constitution and or dimwitted. Manasagri maintains that such a native is very cruel, a thief, a yogi who teaches yoga.

Kilaka: Such a native is of average looks, sweet and soft-spoken, kind hearted and loves water, has fat legs, and full of strength. Manasagri maintains that such a native is an artist, very proud, but duty conscious towards parents.

Saumya or Sowmya: Such a native is a pundit or one who conducts religious ceremonies, learned, wealthy, very sensual, and pure and endowed with good habits, sometimes a trader. Manasagri maintains that such a native is clever and dear to many people who come in contact with him.

Sadharana: Such a native is a wanderer and has a talent for writing, good discrimination, sometimes given to anger, pure and detached from worldly pleasures. Manasagri maintains that such a native has little desires, very content, well versed with scriptures and knower of spells, mantra and magic.

Virodhikrita or Virodhmrit: Such a native is a worshiper of Lord Shiva, given to anger, quarrels, opposes many, especially the father. Manasagri maintains that such a native will exhibit changeable personality from being very mean to one who is very gentle.

More on Great American Eclipse

I have already posted an article earlier, this will be supplementary to former article.

Historically, similar eclipse which cut across America occurred on September 17, 1811. Thomas Jefferson has very well documented this event thru his letters confirming the same. Those who wish to visit the archive, follow this link

I am posting the map for the eclipse in 1811

Based on data available on NASA Eclipse website and records available to I, I am posting the relevant horoscope (set for Monticello), below. The chart may not be as accurate as it should be, the difference maybe around 15 minutes or thereabouts.

As you can see the eclipse occurred in the earthy sign of Virgo with an exalted Mercury in it. Sun is around 2deg 44min in Virgo. For all mundane predictions this degree in Virgo and in trines becomes activated.

About three months later, New Madrid was struck with an earthquake on the 16th December 1811 around 2:15 AM local time, Mars had meanwhile transited into Aquarius and was with Ketu. Mars had its 8th house aspect on Sun in the former chart. Mars has a 4 deg orb of influence, thereby activating a disaster. There were NO beneficial aspects on Virgo, instead Saturn too had its 10th house aspect on Virgo.

Great American Eclipse on 21st August 2017:

Will this be a repeat performance for natural disaster, if so, when??

I had posted a horoscope earlier which was cast for Mumbai, India. This time around am posting a chart cast for Perryville, Missouri. The actual location is but a few kilometers away in Lick Creek, but, for all practical purposes, Perryville’s co-ordinates can be used for casting a chart. I am posting relevant chart below

I am also posting the path for the eclipse with data visible on it

This time around, the eclipse will be in the fire sign of Leo and in the Nakshatra of Magha. The degree that gets activated is 4deg 46min’s. A retrograde Saturn already has an aspect on this combination, within few days (August 27, 2017 and thereafter) Mars too will transit into Leo activating the degrees for a disaster to happen. Will this be another quake? ONLY Lord Brahma can say that for certain, but, with the attributes associated with Leo, the likelihood of events where fire may have a role is one indication. However, Mars will be in 8th from Ketu, this transit may come to pass with no severity altogether.

It will be May 2018 when Mars transits into Capricorn to be in the same sign as Ketu to activate another disaster. However, prediction on this can wait. Meanwhile, stay safe. If you are tempted to watch this eclipse, use protection and follow local guidelines.