Mars is considered a malefic, kroora planet in Vedic Astrology. The effect of Mars in a horoscope results in aggressive tendencies brought to fore and to whatever is the area of life affected by Mars – through aspect/drishti or location. As noted in the article on Mars as a planet, Mars is the senapati of the army and goes about doing his work with ruthless efficiency. Mars is not a planner, but a doer and hence indicates engineering precision rather than advisory role. Mars is also fast and hence automobiles, bullets are indicated by Mars in Vedic Astrology.
The position of Mars causes lot of debate in the horoscope. An adverse position is Manglik Dosha, which (in layman terms) is said to wreak marriages and is considered by many to be a dreaded combination where it may not be a cause of concern.
The swearing in chart of J. Jayalalithaa as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is presented here. The ceremony was conducted in Madras University auditorium on 23rd May 2015 at 11.08 AM. According to popular belief, Jayalalithaa is understood to be a very keen follower of Astrology and does not even step outside of her house without consulting an astrologer. Today too, the ceremony was carefully orchestrated and she did not leave home before Rahu Kalam was over. The time is ascertained as per this TV grab. The choice of the time is also very much vetted by an astrologer. The two other high profile swearing ins – Mr. Kejariwal in Delhi & Mr. Sayeed in Srinagar were Vrishabha Lagna, but like Mr. Nitish Kumar in Patna, Jayalalithaa’s astrologers chose a Cancer Lagna swearing in, with Jupiter exactly coinciding with Ascendant degrees.
Stock markets in India are essentially flat compared to where they were at the beginning of May. It is a very tentative recovery in the market with couple of pretty huge drops in the market in the first week of May. It does not look like a recovery though, since the overall sentiment of the market is now tracking Modi government’s sentiments. This is likely to be chaotic till mid of June after which the marketing and communication machinery of the government will be overactive in reaching out to the people.
Bharat Forge did not do well, it showing a sawtooth pattern, rather than the uptrend that was predicted. ABB did well, as predicted and there is more uptrend. ABAN was flat. Century Textiles was pretty interesting case. It went 8% the day May blog was posted, but subsequently went down. Auto sector was indeed flat, but Maruti did manage to get investor attention after the 1st week. It gave 6% returns subsequently. Sentiment in IT was indeed up. While the three month returns has been negative, the last one month and one week returns have been pretty good. Pharma was up, but Cadila was down compared to beginning of the month. Banks were predicted to be good. This prediction went wrong for PSU banks and overall flat for bank nifty which means that there was uptrend for non PSU banks. ICICI lost out of this rally, as predicted and went down by 6%. HDFC, HDFC Bank both went down a little, but then post 1st week of May, gave good returns during the month themselves. Thus, overall predictions were pretty good, if not extremely accurate.
The predictions of the month of March were again reasonable about general impetus to the market after budget: However, the markets had already run up prior to the budget and while the budget was great according to the industry (this prediction came true), the overall market sentiment did not keep up with the budget speech (prediction did not come true). Price rice and inflation worries: Inflation is down drastically and it is a cause for worry. Price rice is another worry as there were unseasonal rains, which have destroyed crops in many parts of India, including the states of Maharashatra, Punjab and Haryana.
The elections for the state of Jammu & Kashmir in India were held from November 25, 2014 to December 20, 2014. This was a very peaceful and successful election which saw the populace of J&K come out in large numbers and embrace democracy. The overall voter turnout was 65.23%, which is absolutely unprecedented. Even the area of Kashmir valley, which is indifferent and aloof to the democratic process due to insurgency saw a turnout of almost 59%.
The aspirations of the people were put of hold for a little while because no party got absolute majority. The state was put under the central administration subsequently.
Shri Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar for the fourth time on 22-Feb-2015 at 17:00 PM in Patna, Bihar. This was necessitated by his party-mate Shri Jitan Manjhi resigning from the post. The source of the time of swearing in is this Twitter photo from ANI news. Continue reading
Recap: Month of January was indeed a month of ups and downs. The momentum continued till 1st week of Feb. As predicted, trend changed both in first week of Feb and also around Feb 18th, exactly as noted in my February blog. Markets made a hammer/hanging man candlestick on 18th followed by a downtrend on 19th Feb. S&P BSE Auto Index has been showing uptrend and at the time of writing this blog, the 1 week, 1 month and 3 month gains were 1.3%, 0.9% and 5.4% respectively. Pharma index is gone up by 4% in last one month and healthcare by 4.5%h. Someone may say that I am picking examples in a market that is going secularly up, therefore – on the other hand, prediction was good for PSU sector also. While the 1 week gains at the time of writing the article were 0.7%, the 1 month and 3 month gains have been -2.6% and -1.4% respectively.
Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in as Chief Minister of Delhi state on 14th February 2015 at 12.15 PM in New Delhi (source: TV grabs, news articles and this link from Times of India). He became the Chief Minister for the second time after the state of Delhi gave his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) an unprecedented mandate of 67 out of 70 seats in Delhi assembly. The principal opposition party BJP was washed away in a tsunami of public opinion. Although BJP got a reasonable vote share compared to their previous performances, the washout meant that they got just 3 seats out of 70. It was a major setback for the government at the center, who was used to winning elections as a matter of clockwork. However, the magic didn’t work in Delhi.
Please refer to my article on India stock market in the month of January where I had mentioned that the honeymoon period for Narendra Modi government is pretty much over and there will be lot of street protests eroding the support that the government has created over the period of 8 months. This prediction was made by interpreting the overall mundane astrology chart and not by interpreting horoscope of any important leader. I tried getting the horoscope of Mr. Kejariwal, Ms. Bedi and Mr. Modi, but have not been able to get any reliable charts. Hence any interpretation based on the horoscopes floating around in the internet will only be fraught with errors and is not worth the effort.
Shri Raghuvar Das or Bhartiya Janata Party took oath of office as the new chief minister of Jharkhand on 28th December 2014 in ceremony that was held in the state capital of Ranchi. The details of the ceremony to create a kundali/horoscope are as follows. The source of this is television news stories and screen grabs. The time seems to be chosen carefully by astrologers and is very clear by the yogas that are there in the chart.
Date: 28th December 2014
Time: 11:20 AM, Time zone: 5:30 East of GMT
Place: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India (23°19’ North, 85°17’ East)
Panchanga of the day shows Sunday – governed by Sun, denoting royalty, government. tithi was Saptami, Nakshatra was Uttara Bhadra, Yoga was Variyan and Karana was Vanij. Once again, it proves that time was carefully chosen as Karana would change in another hour. Panchanga for the event does not show any dosha.