Crystal Ball/K N Rao
A vengeful saga -- the Indian judiciary takes on the executive
For the first time, a serious, research-based astrological journal
called The Journal of Astrology has been launched in India. One
of the articles -- a treatise on world changes from 327 BC to 2002
AD -- has received a lot of publicity because it predicts increasing
hostility between the Russia-China combine and the US in the days
We will revert to the days of the Cold War, with one important
difference -- the hostility will no longer be concealed. Our world
has to prepare itself to face much devastation and change in the
next five years.
In India, the confrontation between the judiciary and Parliament
will become a tale of revenge. The courts might come out with
judgments that will end the careers of many politicians. Included
in this list is one particular politician who had privately dubbed
last year's judicial activism as judicial terrorism. This time,
though, it will not be a tale of judicial triumph.
But retrograde Mars, in the lagna of the New Year horoscope
beginning April 7, does not show tame judicial acceptance of the
situation. In the open battle that follows, guilty politicians
already in the legal dock will have a hard time. Kalpnath Rai
and P V Narasimha Rao have already felt the sting of the judiciary.
As far as Rao's horoscope is concerned, both the eclipse of his
career and a jail-going combination loom ominously.
The house of marriage shows that the US will enforce strict legislation
to restrict the inflow of immigrants. 'Business marriages', contracted
by girls who work either in drug trade or in restaurants in the
US with immigrants (particularly from East European countries),
will no longer be an easy source of green cards. The girls themselves,
who charge thousands of dollars for such a deal, will lose their
Meanwhile, elections are to be held in England on May 1. Though
I do not have the horoscopes of John Major or any of their political
parties, we can still make astrological predictions on the basis
of the planetary position of 10 am, London, on May 1.
The position shows that Gemini is rising and Mars is in the third
house aspecting the moon in Aquarius while Saturn and Ketu have
settled in the 10th house, which represents the party in power.
Jupiter, the 10th lord, represents Major will face a lot of disgrace.
I am sure that the opinion polls, which are slated to arrive in
a few weeks, will not be positive for the ruling Conservative party since the
scales are heavily tilted against the party in power.
In the Indian context, one would be tempted to say that the elections
would be heavily rigged. In England, though, they will come very
close to rigging, violence and character assassination. Chances
are that England will remember it as one of her most awful elections
in recent memory.
All this is a clear pointer to the fact that an aggressive press
will expose a scandal, with international repercussions. Another
scandal, involving a bank or a scam of the kind that is becoming
familiar to us Indians, will also hit the headlines. The party
in power, led by Major, is headed for a humiliating defeat.