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”.


Navamsa in Vedic Astrology

Navamsa is also known as Dharmamsa,  it is the 9th Harmonic divisional chart. Ninth house is all about Dharma of an individual, hence the other name – Dharmamsa. Various techniques exist, I am sharing a lesser known technique, which indirectly is a mapping on houses from Rasi (Natal) chart to the Navamsa houses.

But, first, a graphical mapping of houses – this is for a hypothetical horoscope where Aries is the rising sign or lagna.


  1. The Ninth house in the Navamsa chart is all about the lagna and self of a person.
  2. The Tenth house in Navamsa is all about the finances, sustenance and family of the native
  3. The Eleventh house in Navamsa is all about siblings of the native
  4. The Twelfth house in Navamsa is all about home, mother and happiness of the native
  5. The Rising or Lagna house in Navamsa is all about kids and followers of the native
  6.  The Second house in Navamsa is all about disease, and enemies of the native
  7. The Third house in Navamsa is all about Marriage and spouse of the native
  8. The Fourth house in Navamsa is all about health, and inheritance of the native.

Similarly map other houses. You will discover a whole new meaning to your horoscope.

Happy learning

Solar Eclipse Feb 26, 2017

February 26 Solar Eclipse

This will be in the Satabhisha -> Magha Nakshatra Axis, which means Governments will witness slander, disrespect, failing policies, and shaming (already triggered by Feb 11 Lunar Eclipse).
The Nakshatra nodal axis is listed below – for the horoscope cast for India
Ascendant – Punarvasu – Jupiter
Sun – Satabhisha – Rahu
Moon – Satabhisha – Rahu
Mars – Revati – Mercury
Venus – Revati – Mercury
Saturn – Moola – Ketu
Rahu – Magha – Ketu
Ketu – Satabhisha – Rahu
Nakshatra lordship appears on the right hand side of above table.
As you can observe maximum planets are in malefic Nakshatra’s except Venus and Mars. Some tough decisions on finance are in the pipeline for India – this will gain momentum or implemented by force when Saturn goes retrograde and transits into Scorpio April 6, 2017
Those with health issues like yours truly should take care with medication. Sleep maybe affected. Do please practice Pranayam or any yoga that you are already following. If you are not in yoga or pranayam (breathing exercises) as yet, visit some of the youtube videos for a quick demo. Practice if you will on a daily basis.
Tip: Stop listening to rumor mongering on social media, print or tv. This is the best way to detoxify the mind.
May the Goddess Bless you 🙂
Venus is exalted and with Mars, both Venus and Mars are in the Nakshatra whose lord is Mercury. Trade and contracts related to women will be the center stage. Sadly Venus is in the 8th house in Navamsa – Sagittarius. Mercury in Rahu’s Nakshatra – trade deals overseas is the key, but, some of these will be dubious in nature.

Transit Saturn


By Vedic Astrology (Sidereal), three days from today – that is 26th Jan 2017, Saturn will transit from Scorpio to Sagittarius – a sea change in policies and events are in store – some have already taken shape, more are waiting in the pipeline.
Scorpio, the sign of dark energy and Sagittarius – a fiery sign of brunt honesty and lot to do with Dharma (Sagittarius is the 9th Zodiac Sign and signifies Dharma) – events that are about to take shape will be mighty and forceful. Some will be unnerving and some will be plain astronomically ridiculous. Saturn indirectly exposes a sign it occupies. So, Saturn in the Zodiac of Sagittarius means Dharma of an individual, state, country will lay exposed for all and sundry. Some regale while others repent their choices!!
Those who have had horoscope readings from I, must revisit the reading and check on Saturn’s Ashtakavarga chart. If the points in Sagittarius are 5 or anywhere above 5 – the period ahead is that of gains and prosperity. For those whose Saturn’s Ashtakavarga indicates 4 or less points – they will come under much strain. They will feel as if the Universe has conspired against them.

Saturn’s Sade Satti:

Those who have Moon in Capricorn – this will mark the beginning of Saturn’s 7.5 years of dreaded cycle classically known as Sade Satti. Again Ashtakavarga points decide how this period may turn out to be for you. If in doubt, post your query below, OR if you wish to maintain secrecy, use the contact form elsewhere on this website to contact me for guidance.
Those who have Moon in the Zodiac of Sagittarius, this transit completes the first phase of 2.5 years of Sade Satti. Balance Five years are in store for you. Once again, check Ashtakavarga of Saturn to decipher what lies ahead?
God Bless all of you 🙂

India: Transits and Wars

India’s Kota Chakra

india kc

Many are familiar with Kota Chakra. For the naive, Kota means a fort, this has a central courtyard known as Stambha [pillar], Durgantara [Interior], Praakaara [Wall] and then finally the Bahya [Exterior]. Above Kota Chakra is based on India’s Independence Day Horoscope. During transits, planets – both good and bad travel and into the innermost courtyard known as Stambha. A direct hit on Stambha by malefics results in troubles – be it war, natural calamities, man made disasters or otherwise. Below is a preview of two previous wars with transit planets listed in tabulated form and then finally a composite Kota Chakra is posted for comparative analysis.

Planetary Line Up with each major war in history.

India KC

Larger Version of above table

Data used for 1965 War

Date: April 8, 1965
Time: 19:38:23
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 77 E 12′ 00″, 28 N 36′ 00″
New Delhi, India
Lunar Yr-Mo: Viswa-vasu – Chaitra
Tithi: Sukla Ashtami (Ra) (98.07% left)
Vedic Weekday: Thursday (Ju)
Nakshatra: Aardra (Ra) (4.53% left)
Yoga: Atiganda (Mo) (40.79% left)
Karana: Vishti (Sa) (96.14% left)

Data used for 1971 War

Date: December 3, 1971
Time: 19:44:02
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 77 E 12′ 00″, 28 N 36′ 00″
New Delhi, India
Lunar Yr-Mo: Virodha-krit – Margasira
Tithi: Krishna Dwitiya (Mo) (57.55% left)
Vedic Weekday: Friday (Ve)
Nakshatra: Mrigasira (Ma) (17.09% left)
Yoga: Sadhya (Ve) (12.38% left)

Composite Kota Chakra with transit planets

India at war

Large Version of Composite Kota Chakra

As you can see that during 1965 war transit malefic planets scored a direct hit on the Stambha. During 1971 war the saving grace came from Jupiter on the Stambha. April 2016 transits are also shown for a comparison. It is left to the educated reader to judge what might happen April 2016 and beyond?

A possible war, both internal and external!! This information was posted on my facebook group in January and March 2016, was removed when someone objected!!

The result is for ALL to witness, with demonetization and a cleanliness drive, we have dinosaurs threatening to wage an internal war!! More trouble is expected in following months – as long as transit Saturn is in Jyeshtha Nakshatra!!

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti