Astrology, beyond predictions

We normally feel that Astrology is just about predictions alone. I differ from this view quite a bit. It is obvious that the mind gets fixed on exploring future through Astrology. Firstly, from time immemorial, it is possible that Astrologers’ themselves may have projected the focus more on ‘foretelling’ rather than navigating birth charts from different angles in an exploratory path. By this mechanism we seem to sit in decision ‘only this far and no further’ attitude which may not be the right thought process. By doing so, are we limiting ourselves and defining boundaries, rather than exploring possibilities and prospects?

It is indeed best to think out of the box, and stretch our thoughts way beyond what the foretellers might say. Just as a citation, let us say someone in the higher age group looking for continuity of employment hits a psychological dead-end. This is just the time to meet an Astrologer to discuss on the possibilities of ‘getting profitably’ engaged instead of limiting the Astrologer’s mind only to further employment. May be, he/she has to tell the Astrologer – I am here to discuss generally on my life twilight pattern instead of asking a very pointed question and getting a reply either positive or negative.

After having stated points which tends towards a paradigm shift on a psychological plane, I will attempt to highlight, briefly, some Astrological points to bring about a balance between what can be expected from an Astrologer vis-à-vis how to activate the mind of an Astrologer to get the best out of a counseling session. The underlying Astrological parameters are:

  • The entire subject of Astrology revolves around the Karma theory, as you sow, so you reap.
  • The point when translated to Astrological terms simply conveys 1-5-9, the trinity of values. ‘1’ current life (current issues or concerns), ‘5’ past life (past efforts?) and ‘9’ future life (future of an event in question).
  • Each planet has its unique characteristics and portfolio. By portfolio, as an example, let us say Jupiter is normally taken into consideration from the point of as ‘Puthrakaraka’ or progeny apart from host of multiple qualities. Many are of intrinsic and or permanent and, some are modulated in combination or conjunction or aspects of other planets. This is called ‘Graha Tatwa’.
  • Each sign of the Zodiac just as in the case of planets has its unique and distinct qualities, characteristics and effects on the planets. This is called ‘Rasi Tatwa’.
  • Next comes the ‘Bhava Tatwa’. This point arises from the point of view of what is the rising sign viz., the Ascendant or Lagna in the chart. To make it clear, let me give an example. If Aries sign is the Ascendant, then, any planet in Aries itself is termed as Lagna Bhava. Next house viz., Taurus is the second Bhava. Second Bhava means a gamut of its own specific and generic meaning. This point is so vast and when exaggerated a bit, sky may be the limit. Just to give an example, 2nd Bhava may mean money, bank balance, food, family, knowledge, speech and so on. I must clarify here that the word Bhava in a technical sense for Astrologers means slightly different and a special chart called as Bhava chart is also drawn or often referred to pick and choose a specific point that may possibly emanate out of the second Bhava.

Taking clue out of the points above, since the horizon of an Astrological ‘estimate’ as I would love to put it, is so vast and wide and far-reaching. Any question that we have in mind about future, it is best that it is broad based instead of sharp and pin-pinpointed to avoid limiting the thoughts of Astrologer. Further, the word ‘accurate prediction’ comes up in the mind of us, and quite rightly so. This is an aftermath of tremendous psychological pressure we may be experiencing on any given issue. The best way to get over this pressure is to look for all or any alternative that the planet/s is likely to influence. However, I know there are situations where the question will have to be specific and pointed.

Moving on to Mundane Astrology, recently a very close and leaned friend of mine, in a casual discussion gave me an idea to explore country’s chart. I have already made a beginning in that direction in the post captioned “Homemade Electricity and India”.

In conclusion, through Astrology it is possible to explore charts to find out the natural intellectual faculties, personality traits and resources which are a sort of ‘natal promise’ and take cognizance of it and then move ahead. There are cases where a chart may be a ‘king maker chart’ while he may be trying to become a ‘king’ and thus it might be time unproductively spent. Likewise, many charts do not permit getting on to business/self-employed while the person might be slogging all through the life to make business successful. Therefore, the million dollar question is – do we want accurate predictions or meaningful predictions or estimate.

I am writing this post, to an extent, summarizing my encounters with some elite and resourceful persons who were counseled by me to re-orient their trajectory of business. A slight difference in the approach to a question by sheer application of mind and thinking in an ‘unconventional’ manner simply amounts to working in an Astrological laboratory. It can even be termed as ‘thinking experiment’ which yields excellent results.

K Jagadish

The Zodiac a 12 Volts Battery?

I think again it may look funny. There is a valid reason to say this. The principle of microcosm and macrocosm exist in the universe. Whatever we find in the outside world is something which is already within every human being.

Human brain – a supercomputer, eyes – a camera, ears – telecommunication and so on. The so called innovation that we find in the world today is nothing short of a replication of all the faculties that God has embedded in us. The human body has everything – name any branch of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and so on. The neuro fuzzy logic is just in-built in every function of the body.

Moving on to the Zodiac, for the information of the readers, the first sign of the Zodiac viz., Aries is Astrologically treated as +ve (positive) sign and the next sign Taurus is treated as –ve (negative) sign, and then it alternates in the same order. This order is further extended in Astrological parlance that the first sign viz., Aries is treated as ‘Male’ and the second sign Taurus is treated as ‘Female’. These points are most often factored, contextually, while delineating birth charts.

Thus the 12 signs of the Zodiac amount to a 12V battery. I wonder whether the inventor of the battery ever thought that he has chosen one volt per cell and thus it became a standard 12 Volts battery although the scientific reasoning could be from a different perspective.

K Jagadsih

The chemistry of Astrology

The influence of planets on our life is highly sensitive, sometimes very glaring and well pronounced, and at times, extremely subtle and can even be a silent blaster. I would like to categorically mention that all the planets are active 24 X 7 X 365 in our chart and so the Hindus worship the Navagrahas (9 planets). Depending upon the Dasa, Bhukti and Antra which is nothing short of say – calendar and clock, a few planets can be said to be lead planets.

Back Engineering of Narendra Modi’s chart:

In Astrology, we have to take factor-in the effects of ‘incubation’ just like in a pathological laboratory or as to how an under developed baby is put in the incubator. Here comes the association of planets specifically while in retrogression, and even more so when the associate planet is also retrograde. The case in point is that of retrograde Saturn, and Rahu, which of course is always retrograde/shadowy and Mars. Let us note that both Saturn and Mars were moving forward and only Rahu was moving away (backward). Rahu joined Saturn in Libra on December 24, 2012. This may be the precise time when Narendra Modi started his mission for Prime Minister’s chair. At that time, Mars was in Capricorn, its exalted sign aspecting Leo, Narendra Modi’s 10th house. This is how the seed has been sown, presumably.

Mars entered Libra and joined Saturn and Rahu on Feburary 4, 2014. However, on March 1 and March 2, 2014, Mars and Saturn both became retrograde respectively. Thus, the earlier incubation of Saturn with Rahu got triggered and March 5, the Election was officially announced. Saturn, the planet of Dharma got doped with Rahu, only to be triggered by retrograde Mars.

Rahu is a planet of utmost importance in Astrology. It can make and unmake things and alter our life in ways which is beyond our imagination. I have been repeatedly mentioning that it is a planet of illusion, fraud, unethical, shrouded with mysteries, secrets and grouping up similar elements etc., of course, contextually. Let us also note that there is Rahu behind some scientist’s innovation, new technology etc., on the positive side.

Mars is like the computer keyboard ‘Enter’ key. On May 20, 2014, Mars became direct and by noon Narendra Modi was elected unanimously the leader by the newly elected Members of the Parliament. Just 5 hours after Mars became direct!

The very same Mars which is now direct enters Libra on July 14, 2014 at 07:47 hrs and joins retrograde Saturn and Rahu. The incubation which took place while it was retrograde earlier in association with retrograde Saturn and Rahu which I shall term ‘it as a baby in the incubator’, whether the oxygen will be cut off is to be seen than believed. May I point out that earlier during incubation there was Jupiter’s aspect on retrograde Saturn, Rahu and retrograde Mars while now viz., now on July 14, it lacks Jupiter’s 5th aspect when Jupiter moves to Cancer on June 19th. Let us see whether lack of Jupiter’s aspect means cutting off oxygen supply.

How Mars is aggressive – a live and contemporary personal experience:

It is best to experience Astrology than assumptions and bookish examples. Just feel Astrology practically. I am compelled to share my personal experience with the readers not to impress, but to express my take on Mars and retrogression of planets and then getting direct.

I was living in Bangalore till 24th February, 2014 when moved to Ahmedabad. Personally, I had no inclination or desire to move out and all of a sudden due to circumstances I had to move out very abruptly – lock, stock and barrel. I have already mentioned that Mars and Saturn got retro on 1st and 2nd March respectively. Suddenly, on 20th May when Mars became direct, these planets are again pushing me back to Bangalore with no role to play on my side. Looks funny, but true.

I am not saying that everyone is relocating and may be that some who took some steps during retrogression of Mars and Saturn, may have to retrace the steps. Of course, the role of Mars and Saturn is different for each individual. It may mean job for some, may mean money and so on.


Mars is the lagna lord and Rasi lord for Narendra Modi. Mars is now moving forward to his 12th house from 11th house of gain and soon it will be exactly square to natal Uranus, a planet which from nowhere can create wonders, both positive and or negative. What it means to him let us watch.

Most TV channels barring a few here and there have praised Narendra Modi’s Janma Kundli and the searing-in ceremony Muhurat. Some Astrologers appearing on a few channels are highly apprehensive about the whole scenario. Why am I going along with the minority while the majority is in Delhi? Let us see and then believe.

It is time to catch up with live swearing-in chart when he spells the first word. Good luck to him!

K Jagadish


Planets this week


Mars, the planet of trigger which was retrograde since March 1, 2014 will get direct on May 20, at about 0702 hrs. No event can take place without the influence of Mars. Mars energy has survival instinct and initiates action. It obviously has termination capability as well. Saturn – 3rd and 10th aspect, Jupiter – 5th and 9th aspect and Mars – 4th and 8th aspect are the planets having special aspects while all other planets have only the 7th aspect. Please note the sequence of these aspects – 3, 4, 5 – that is Saturn, Mars, Jupiter and 8, 9 and 10 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

While delineating birth charts apart from so many other considerations, it is of vital importance to note the numeral of the Zodiac sign that is – Aries 1, Taurus 2 and so on and to note which planet/s aspects a particular sign and what is the sign number. This is applicable both in Rasi chart and as well in Navamsa. For example, Jupiter’s 9th aspect on the 9th sign of Zodiac that is Sagittarius, and Mars’s 8th aspect on the same sign may mean termination of the future. Nevertheless, it cannot be a rule, just like that, since we need to know which are the other planets influencing that sign and has to be coordinated with all other planets as well.

Mars now transiting in the 6th sign of Zodiac viz., Virgo and getting direct as mentioned earlier generally means:

  • All matters of Virgo sign whatever it means to individual chart starts moving forward.
  • Issues related to Sagittarius, Pisces and Aries follow as above.
  • Generally, the matters related to Aries will get terminated or ends.
  • In individual charts, planet/s in Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Aries will now get excited. Effects being good or bad depend upon a number of points as applicable to individual chart.
  • Generally, Mars getting direct and moving forward is a sign of progress or being in forward gear.

To avoid possible confusion, let me mention that, by and large, all matters which got stalled and moved back and forth since 1st March, 2014 will get re-energised and will move forward. Since the Karma theory – as you sow, so you reap – is universal. In order to drive home the point directly, I would like to give this example – for someone facing a criminal offence having avoided action by getting it stalled through legal avenues from March 1st, once Mars gets direct, the legal process resumes without fail. On the positive side with another example, let us say someone having sent applications for a job earlier may now hear about progress.


It is right now transiting in Taurus and will enter Gemini on the 23rd May. Gemini the 3rd sign of the Zodiac is Mercury’s own sign as we all know. There it conjoins transit Jupiter. This may generally trigger:

  • Legal scrutiny of documents, contracts.
  • Possibly in the context of recent elections may even mean initiation of legal action for review of results etc.
  • Since both retrograde Saturn and Rahu (a planet of fraud, rigging, contextually) will be trine to Jupiter/Mercury and Mars getting direct in the 6th sign of Zodiac is very likely to trigger actions.
  • It is also possible that the new Government will re-open many files, contracts, documents etc.
  • It is also likely that some secret or un-publicised decisions of the outgoing Government might get triggered.


Sagittarius sign and planets therein will be under excitation from –3rd aspect retrograde Saturn conjunct Rahu, 4th aspect of Mars, aspect of Jupiter and Mercury from Gemini. Since Sagittarius is the 9th sign of Zodiac it is possible that it might mean ‘future’ stalled since March 1st may move forward from 20th and 23rd could be another step forward. I must add here that for Sagittarius, its lord Jupiter is transiting in a Badaka rasi and on when the Badaka rasi lord Mercury joins there, we have to judge the impact very carefully taking many other points. The new Government in India might have to encounter legal battles.

As a matter of Disclaimer, let me add that the above points are of general nature for the sake of information and not an estimate about any specific entity or event. Further, the information should not introduce any kind of fear and that should never be the aim of Astrology.

K Jagadish