Crystal Ball/K N Rao
When Rahu enters the mind, politicians walk on their head
I had never heard of Michael Jackson till my nephew told me about
him. In order to avoid looking antiquated, I told him that Elvis
Presley ruled the roost in my time. And added that, during our
youth, the music that appealed to the heart held sway. Unlike
today, when the music appeals to regions below the heart. Rahu
does the same thing in an individual's horoscope. In Indian politics,
Rahu has become more effective than Elvis and Jackson combined.
I remember a south Indian government servant shivering when his
boss had asked him to come with a file for discussion at Rahukalam,
a time which south Indians believe is astrologically inauspicious.
I had to assure him that it would be all right. He came back a
happy man -- his boss was pleased with the work he had put in on
Bengalis believe in what is called the bar-bela between
2.30 pm and 5 pm on Thursday. It is said to be the most inauspicious
time of the week. The United Front decided to hold its meeting
to elect a new leader during this time, hoping that it would remove
many road blocks. The death of Biju Patnaik led to the postponement
of the meeting. Lucky, a Bengali astrologer will say.
The first road block was the Left Front's resolution that Sitaram
Kesri withdraw his party's stake to form the government. The second
is Deve Gowda's ambition to continue as caretaker prime minister
till the general elections are held. And the third is godman Shivaji
Maharaj's attempt to make Laloo Prasad Yadav the prime minister
of India by performing a 'satellite yagna.'
Laloo, the self-proclaimed leader of secularist forces, wants
to become prime minister through a yagna. Deve Gowda's
yagna failed to save him. Yes, it is the 'secularists'
who are getting yagnas performed to ensure the fulfillment
of their political ambitions. While the 'communal' BJP is talking
about the constitutional propriety of inviting a defeated United
Front to form the government again. Rahu is laughing. See his
1. The horoscope of August 15, 1947, has the Venus-Rahu dasha.
Rahu, who is in transit in lagna and in the 5th house
of the mind, is in a riotous mood.
2. In the horoscope of Republican India (26 January, 1950), the
mahadasha of Rahu and antardasha of Jupiter
aspect the 5th house of the mind.
3. The horoscope of the Congress party shows the Rahu-Saturn dasha,
with Rahu in the 5th lord of the mind. While in transit, he instigated
Kesri to have a go at Deve Gowda.
4. Kesri's horoscope shows the Venus-Rahu dasha. Rahu, in the
10th house of action, provoked him to remove Deve Gowda.
5. Deve Gowda's horoscope shows the Venus-Rahu period. Rahu, in
the 8th house, is deluding him into believing that he will continue
as caretaker prime minister till the end of Kaliyuga. Besides,
both Rahu and Ketu are gripping his 5th lord of the mind and the
Moon. In such cases, modern astrologers recommend psychiatric
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