Crystal Ball/K N Rao
Hindu astrology and British elections
Written on May 2 at 2.30 am, based on BBC coverage
I am happy that my prediction about the British election has proved correct.
Using methods based on serious astrological research on elections
in India, I had earlier made a prediction stating that there would
be no mid-term poll in India. On March 18, using the scanty data
available with me, I applied the same method to the British election. I made my predictions before the results of any opinion poll could prejudice my mind and affect my objectivity.
The television announced that elections to the British parliament would be held on May 1. Though I do not have the horoscopes of John Major and the political parties, a sound astrological analysis can still be made on the basis of the planetary position on May 1, 10 am, London.
With Gemini rising, Mars is in the third house aspecting the Moon
in Aquarius. Saturn and Ketu, in the 10th house, represent the
party in power while the 10th lord, Jupiter, represents John Major.
The results of the opinion polls will be revealed in a few weeks;
I am sure they will not have good tidings for the party in power.
It is not safe to make full-scale predictions on the basis of
this scanty data. Yet, at a glance, it shows outright disgrace
for Major. Add to this the little bit that can be gleaned from
the monthly horoscope, and the overall picture seems heavily tilted
against the party in power. In the Indian context, one is tempted
to say that the elections would be heavily rigged. In Britain,
whatever is nearest to rigging, violence and character assassination
will take place.
According to the British exit polls results announced on 2.30
am, May 2, the Labour would poll 47 per cent, Conservatives 29
per cent and the Liberals, 18 per cent. With this equation, the
tally of the Conservatives and Liberals will still be 47 per cent,
which is equal to Labour's total predicted seats.
The astrological explanation is clear. The swing is said to be
the largest after 1931, when Jupiter was opposing Saturn. Today,
Ketu and Rahu have interchanged positions and Saturn and Mars
are opposing each other. This combination unfailingly indicates
change. Tony Blair is the youngest-ever prime minister of England
in the last two centuries.
I had also said, Chances are England will remember it as
the most awful election in recent decades. Which can only mean
two things -- that the press will expose some scandal with international
links or that the limelight will focus on a bank scandal or scam.
What appears certain, though, is that the party in power, headed
by John Major, will be defeated, perhaps rather humiliatingly.
Individual Conservative candidates have been accused of kissing
night club hostesses in parks, of affairs with alcoholic women and
of accepting 18,000 pounds for raising partisan questions in parliament.
Neil Hamilton (Conservative) admitted to accepting many favours.
Sir Michael Hirst (Labour) had an affair with a male researcher. The sex scandals
provoked Major to remark, 'Don't they know there is a photographer
behind every bush?'
What is the significance of the figure 18 for England? The Mahabharata
has 18 cantos, the Gita 18 chapters. In astrology, Rahu has an
18 year dasha period and takes the same time to go around the
12 houses of the zodiac. The Conservatives in Canada came to grief
after nine years, which is half the Rahu cycle. It is absolutely
in harmony with Hindu astrology.
So, after 18 years, the Conservatives lost humiliatingly. I was
pleased to see the BBC air a prediction about victory and psychic
triumph for the Conservatives on April 30. Indian television would
never do that.
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