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BJP Chief Ministers Swearing In Charts

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 31, 2014

The two BJP chief ministers of Haryana and Maharashtra were sworn in this week. Oct/Nov is not a good time for new governments coming in since Venus & Saturn are combust throughout – but government formation cannot be in limbo just to wait for a good/auspicious timing. In the given circumstances, the astrologers have done a reasonable job in pegging the muhurta. The details are as follows: Shri Manohar Lal Khattar was sworn in on: Date: 26th October 2014, Shukla Paksha Tritiya, Sunday Time: at 11.22 AM Place: at Panchkula Source: This Times of India tweet and news story sent after the event.Shri Devendra Phadnavis was sworn in on Date: 31st October 2014, Shukla Paksha Ashtami, Friday Time: at 16.29Continue reading

Conjuctions of Planets and Graha-Yudh

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 30, 2014

I have learnt this from Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra. As a student, I humbly acknowledge his teachings. He has covered this in multiple places in his other books – for example in Chapter 17 of Brihat Samhita – pages 282 to 291. The books were in क्लिष्ट Hindi and it was a little difficult for me to understand. It is a travesty since Hindi is supposed to be my mother-tongue, but come to think of it, no one has taught us what “latitude” and “longitude” are called in Hindi/Sanskrit. I learnt it from Dr. Mishra that शर is latitude and क्रांति is longitude. If two planets are extremely close to each other, in terms of both latitude and longitude aroundContinue reading

Saturn Combust in Scorpio

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 27, 2014

As explained in this other article on Saturn’s transit, Saturn crosses over to Scorpio in the first week of November 2014. At the same time, since Sun would be closer to moving to Scorpio on Nov 17/18, the overall differences in degrees of these two astronomical bodies is not that much. Going by degrees of separation, Saturn comes very close to Saturn from Nov 1st onwards. However, at this time, Sun itself is in Libra while Saturn is in Scorpio. Therefore, by one more acceptable logic, combustion is in affect from Nov 1st onwards. By other more logic, combustion will not take effect till 17th Nov when Sun also enters Scorpio. Sun then moves forward and the combustion then endsContinue reading

Weekly Panchanga 26th Oct 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 25, 2014

The panchanga is generated for the week of 26th October through 1st November 2014 taking the reference of Bangalore, India. All days that do not conform to “panchanga shuddhi” principles will need to be avoided. If you are looking for specific time/details for your place, then you should use the panchanga applet on this page – panchanga.html. The table below explains how to read the changes. Take the case of Tithi for example: Tithi Start Time Prathama Start of the day at 12:00 AM Dvitiya Starts at 3:45 PM The Tithi at the start of the day, i.e. at 12:00 midnight is displayed. The second, if any, indicates change in Tithi at the time. In the above example, it meansContinue reading

Stock Market Prediction Nov 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 23, 2014

October uncertainty that made stock market like a ponzi scheme should be over and will not continue the trend in November. The important planetary transits of November 2014 are covered in the relevant section in the monthly horoscope and prediction post published earlier this month. Further, the predictions for the month are based purely on mundane astrology positions of the planets. The following sectors should be watched carefully in the market: Oil & gas, metals, heavy industries Textiles, non PSU banks, hospitality sector Auto sectorAnalysts will tell you that there is a relationship between crude and gold and prices move in tandem, but expect this trend to break in November. From Nov 1st week onwards, expect irrational exuberance in gold.Continue reading

Weekly Panchanga Oct 19 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 18, 2014

The panchanga is generated for the week of 19th October through 25th October 2014 taking the reference of Bangalore, India. Again, not all days conform to “panchanga shuddhi” principles will need to be avoided. If you are looking for specific time/details for your place, then you should use the panchanga applet on this page – panchanga.html. The table below explains how to read the changes. Take the case of Tithi for example: Tithi Start Time Prathama Start of the day at 12:00 AM Dvitiya Starts at 3:45 PM The Tithi at the start of the day, i.e. at 12:00 midnight is displayed. The second, if any, indicates change in Tithi at the time. In the above example, it means thatContinue reading

Monthly Horoscope November 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 17, 2014

Saturn moving to Scorpio is the major transit of this month. This will change the perspective on all moon signs. The monthly horoscope for November 2014 is presented for you based on the moon sign, i.e. janma rashi in your horoscope, based on the Vedic niryana system. Please do not substitute your Sun sign or a western astrology moon sign here. If you do not know your janma rashi, please refer to the kundali application on this page. During November, planets change signs all over the month. Therefore, like last month, a clear differentiation between 1st half and 2nd half does not exist. Sun's sign change out of debilitation is the only major transit in the middle. I am including theContinue reading

Weekly Panchanga 12th October 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 12, 2014

The panchanga is generated for the week of 12th October through 18th October 2014 taking the reference of Bangalore, India. Again, not all days conform to “panchanga shuddhi” principles will need to be avoided. If you are looking for specific time/details for your place, then you should use the panchanga applet on this page – panchanga.html. The table below explains how to read the changes. Take the case of Tithi for example: Tithi Start Time Prathama Start of the day at 12:00 AM Dvitiya Starts at 3:45 PM The Tithi at the start of the day, i.e. at 12:00 midnight is displayed. The second, if any, indicates change in Tithi at the time. In the above example, it means thatContinue reading

Muhurta Timing for Diwali 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 08, 2014

Diwali will be celebrated on 23rd October 2014 all over the world. The good timing, i.e. Muhurta for Dipavali depends on the Panchanga of the day and also the lagna when Lakshmi Poojan can happen. Apart from this, Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange will be open for approximately 75 mins for Muhurat Trading from 18:15 PM through 19.30 PM. On the Dipavali day, the following panchanga is applicable. The timing of the Muhurta is specific to Bangalore, India and if you are in any other part of the world, it should be calculated accordingly. However, the rule of the thumb is that Lakshmi pooja can be done after sunset and for period of 2.5 hours. Diwali starts on 2.48Continue reading

Parallels in India

By Kshitij Sharma, Oct 04, 2014

I got this message from a friend of mine about an article in National Public Radio website - In India, Science And Astrology Comfortably Coexist. It is an interesting article from Western perspective, but it is nothing new in India. Quoting from the article: It is not uncommon in India to find highly educated people from accomplished professions becoming astrologers.Well, the publishers of this website and the author of this article do have the chutzpah of calling themselves educated. About the debate between calling astrology a science or superstition – this is something that I have dealt in another article written way back in 2005. Quoting from that article on Faith and Dogma: On the other hand, I am aContinue reading