The two important dates for Mundane Astrology outlook for India are the Hindu New Year and the Mesha Sankranti. Astrology charts for the two dates are presented below with an attempt at their analysis. Additionally, this year will see 4 eclipses, which is a norm for a calendar year. Both the solar eclipses are not visible in India and hence will not be considered affecting the residents here. One of the lunar eclipse will be visible properly and the other one will be visible just when the Earth’s penumbra touches the Moon and Moon sets immediately after. Hence, the astrological effects of the second lunar eclipse will be muted down.
The important dates are:
Hindu New Year: March 20, 2015 @ 2.55 PM for a horoscope for the capital of our country – New Delhi. This is the day on which South India celebrates Yugadi and Maharashtra celebrates Gudi Padwa. The date for Gudi Padwa is March 21 as this the new year starts in the afternoon of 2th.
Mesha Sankranti: April 14th, 2015 @ 13.34 hours for a horoscope for the capital of our country – New Delhi. Mesha Sankranti is celebrated as Bihu in Assam and Baisakhi in Northern part of the country.
Both the charts are similar. Both are Karka lagna charts, with exalted Jupiter in Lagna. The position of all the slower planets and Rahu/Ketu is the same. Jupiter gets an aspect from Ketu. Jupiter is retrograde in the New Year horoscope. Consider the following combinations in the two horoscopes
Considering the overall transits for mundane astrology, Mars/Jupiter, Mars/Saturn or Mars/Rahu conjunctions usually cause lot of problems and provide immediate results. This is even more important this year since Mars is in the mesha-sankranti chart denoting 10th house in the 2015 horoscope and is in swakshetra. Hence, aggressive tendencies are obviously denoted by this horoscope to begin with. Now when transiting over other major planets, the results will automatically be modified.
MarsWe will not see a Mars/Saturn conjunction in this year. However, Mars & Rahu conjoin in Virgo in Nov/Dec timeframe. This will be a time of strife in India. Rahu generally behaves like Saturn. This means that Mars/Rahu will also indicate attacks, strife with an element on “unknown” – terrorist attacks & riots will go up in this period.
Mars conjoins Jupiter in month of October. This shows expansion of aggression and hence will show either troop buildup on the borders or enhanced military spending. It will be interesting to watch the budget in April 2015 and look at the percentage increase in defence spending during the budget.
Jupiter is retrograde from the beginning of the year (it does retrograde from Dec 1st week) till April 1st week. Do not expect any new project launches for expansion of the economy in this period. However, post April, there will be easing of food inflation.