Sunday, July 27, 2008

Inauspicious Time of oath by the next U S President -- Hindu Electional Astrology


The next US President shall take oath on 20th January, 2009 – which is observed as inauspicious time as per Vedic / Indian system of electional (Muhurt) astrology. Discussion herein is based on Indian system (Nirayana - Sidereal system) of astrology.

The oath is generally taken around mid-day on 20th January when according to Indian system of astrology, Aries 21º shall be rising, with Moon in 8th house (6º 15´ - Scorpio, Anuradha asterism). While Jupiter (9º 33´ – combust), Mercury ( 6º 38 – is combust & retrograde) and Rahu are with the Sun ( 6º 49´) are in the 10th house. Mars lord of ascendant and 8th is in 9th house. There is exchange between 5th lord Sun and 10th lord Saturn, while the latter is in 5th house. Venus is in 11th house. Exact time of oath taking and the astro details of the oath taker are not known, therefore divisional charts and beneficence of the time for the individual are not discussed in this blog.

However it is essential , rather fundamental, that the election time is universally auspicious with co-occurrence of Muhurt Yogas (special electional combinations) and Panchanga Shuddhi (purified ephemeris time); in addition to beneficial time in respect of transits of planets & Dasha ( Hindu progressions), to the individual taking oath. The day is Tuesday – considered malefic for taking oath / coronation; and certainly before mid-day. The 10th Tithi, is beneficial being Poorna, but the Moon is waning (Dark Half - Krishan Paksha), and thus weak. Further Dark Half ( Krishan Paksha) in general not augurs expansions / developements. Anuradha asterism, in general, is held as beneficial for oath ceremony but the Tara Bala (stellar strength) & favourable transit for the individual is to be examined with respect to the person taking oath. Vishti Karan (Bhadra) is universally held as the most inauspicious for such ceremonies; and it gets further ferocious with concurrence of Tuesday- shall certain to have adverse effects. Presence of inauspicious "Shula Yoga" further adds to inauspiciousness. Thus four out the five elements of Hindu Panchanga (ephemeris) four are not favourable.

There is no beneficial Yoga present on 20th January, 2009 for auguring the said time as universally auspicious. Combination of 10th Tithi and Tuesday makes “Karkacha Yoga” – an adverse Yoga. Concurrence of Tuesday and Anuradha asterism makes “Kuyoga held as malefic. The Moon shall be in 24th asterism from that of the transiting Sun, causing “Upgraha Dosha – adverse for especially for marriage, travel and house related elections. Thus there is no assistance from any Special Muhurt Yogas, considered essential for a beneficial election.

In the election chart, the Moon is in 8th house – held as highly prohibited for initiating any beneficial activity. It causes adverse instability in the mind of the doer. Thought its debilitation effects in 8th house gets cancelled/ nullified to some extent, but shall have adverse effects on homes / houses, transport system and public in general of the country, with regards to their damage / destruction / losses. Retrograde & combust Mercury may cause severe adverse effects on communication systems, army, Government employees and servants. As per old Western school of thought in astrology, the Mercury being Cazimi, shall have beneficial effects. But Most of the modern followers do not agree with this old thought. Difference in their longitude is 0º 11´ 38˝, but some savior is that their declinations are different. Retrograde planet especially Mercury is held by Western astrologers as certainly unfavourable in important elections. Lord of luck (9th house lord) Jupiter, is combust and in the same Navamsha with the Sun; being functional malefic for Aries ascendant, may cause instability & disrepute to the ruler. Retrograde Saturn may breed some new unusual and unpleasant steps in diplomacy & governance; some of which shall be withdrawn at latter stages. Income, trade, wealth of the country shall certainly expand and flourish. Thus election chart does not augurs towards beneficence.

The detailed analysis can only be made after knowing the exact time of the taking oath; but the above effects can be mitigated to some lessor extent. From 12 hrs 0 min to 12 hrs 38 min ( 18h 0 m to 18 h 39 m GMT) Abhijin Muhurt prevails, which has immense power to reduce / annihilate adverse effects – as per Vedic astrology. Further Mars as lord of the ascendant in 9th house is another beneficial aspect in the election chart, but its sign lord Jupiter being cobust shall take away most of its beneficence. But in general the said time is not observed as auspicious for taking oath by the head of state of the most powerful country.

The purpose of this article is to trigger an academic discussion among the electional astrologers to examine the suitability of the oath time and possibility of recommending another suitable time, after thorough debate, getting benefits from the Vedic / Indian electional astrology which has withstood test of time for the last 5 millenniums. The discussion here is purely on academic basis. Adverse effects of the Moon in 8th house and retrograde Mercury in the electional chart, are also well accepted by electional astrologers following westwern system of astrology.

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