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Rahu-Ketu Transits and Indian political System

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Mundane Astrology- is the branch of astrology that deals with government, nations, any issue that can affect a nation like draughts, floods, riots, war etc. Our ancient epics, texts are filled with references with use of mundane astrology in Imperial Courts. Taking note of this, it has been observed that whenever Rahu-Ketu axis transits in Scorpio-Taurus, India witnesses strong Mass Protests.

Natal Chart of India-

In Brief, the natal chart of India has Taurus Ascendant with Rahu positioned in it. Planet Mars is positioned in second house. Sun, Moon, Venus, Saturn, Mercury are positioned in third house. Jupiter is placed in sixth house and ketu is placed 7th house.

Significance of Rahu-Ketu in Mundane Astrology-

As per Mundane Astrology principles the Rahu signifies aggressiveness, rebellions, protests, mutiny, violence, crime etc. With this Ketu signifies strife, self immolation, suddenness of events, war etc.

India and Rahu-Ketu Transit in Scorpio-Taurus

In natal chart of India Rahu-ketu axis is placed over ascendant and 7th house of the horoscope. It has observed in Indian Context that whenever transiting Rahu-Ketu Axis influences Natal Rahu Ketu axis in opposition (180 degrees apart), India Witnesses strong Mass protests. In other words whenever Rahu transits in Scorpion and Ketu transits in Taurus, India feels the blaze of mass protests. Let us see some references from the Past-

Year 1956- Transiting Rahu was in Scorpio and Ketu in Taurus

The States Reorganization Act of 1956

The act reorganized the boundaries of India's states along linguistic lines and since than demand of separate states on linguistic basis is an ongoing issue in Indian Politics

Movement led by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for conversion to Buddhism

Dr. Ambedkar discovered that the Mahar people were originally ancient Buddhist people who were forced to live outside the villages like an outcast as they refused to leave Buddhist practices and eventually they were made into untouchables. In 1955, Dr. Ambedkar, founded the Bharatiya Bauddha Mahasabha(The Buddhist Society of India).He organised a formal public ceremony for himself and his supporters in Nagpur on October 14, 1956. In tradition manner he completed his own conversion and then proceeded to convert a large number (around 500,000) of his supporters to Buddhist Religion. this was one of major mass moments of that time.

Year 1975- Transiting Rahu was again in Scorpio and Ketu in Taurus

Jayaprakash Narayan Movement and Imposition of Emergency in India

During this period Parliamentary opposition Parties had long made allegations that Congress has used unfair means to win 1971 elections. The Gandhian socialist Jayaprakash Narayan launched a movement Bihar for a change in provincial government, and increasingly sought to direct popular action against the Central government through Satyagrahs.

During this year Indira's coalition party in Gujrat called Janta Party loose the elections and even faced an all-party, no confidence motion in Parliament. In such a situation of political unrest The Internal Emergency was imposed in India on grounds of “imminent danger to the security of India being threatened by internal disturbances" and was lifted after 6 months, only after a decision to hold elections in 1977.

Year 1992- Transiting Rahu was again in Scorpio and Ketu in Taurus

Babri Masjid Demolition and Ram Janambhumi Issue

Notions have been there that Babur built a mosque in the place where Lord Rama was born. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP party) taking the cause made efforts to reclaim the site for Hindus where they wanted to erect a temple dedicated to the infant Rama (Ramlalla). On other hand many Muslim organizations continued to express disagreement at the disputed structure. Since then, the matter is an issue of debate on 6 dec, 1992, prominent leaders reached the puja platform where symbolic Kar Seva was to be performed later the leaders move to the Ram Katha Kunj. At noon, a teenage Kar Sevak was "vaulted" on to the dome and that signaled the demolition of mosque. Soon the political rally developed into a riot involving 150,000 people. More than 2,000 people were killed in ensuing riots in many major cities in India and Pakistan. This event again lead to a situation of political unrest and uncertainness in country. At present the Verdict is held with Supream Court of India.

Year 2011-2012 Transiting Rahu was again in Scorpio and Ketu in Taurus

Anti Corruption movement By Social Activists

With Transits of Rahu and Ketu in Scorpio and Taurus sign again in 2011, India is once again facing a stretch of Mass movements. This time it is regarding Lok Pal Bill, issue regarding return of black money stashed abroad and an end to corruption.

These core issues affect each one of us in one or other way. If one looks at planetary transits in months to come, one can easily figure out the growing nature of these agitations and protests with Government on defensive mode till Rahu –Ketu transit’s to next sign

With all these events happening after an interval of around 18 years the next phase of popular Mass protests can be witnessed around Year 2030-2031.
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