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Hey, this is the year of the US Presidential election, a time when the pundits are busy predicting the future for all of us. All sorts of political analysts and political pundits get busy predicting the results of the elections and the future of the candidates. With the evolution of the social web and technology, experts claim that there are much more scientific ways. The accuracy of many of those will surely be tested in this election to be held in under two months.
Then there are also traditional methods of fortune tellers one can dabble in, for a bit of private pleasure and excitement of your own. Barack Obama is running a tight race with his opponent Mitt Romney. The DNC has given his ratings a bump but the latest job data has taken some sheen. So what are the stars holding for him and the future of the United States of America?
Well, unbelievable it may be, President Obama is entering a phase of strongest support from his stars according to the Indian way of star gazing and judging one's future. It may even bestow a third term of Presidency and consequently a steady and prosperous period for the USA.
For Barack Obama, Saturn, according to the Indian calculations, offer maximum support during his life on the Earth. This is because Saturn is the "lord" of his ascendant "house" and bestows it with all strength, support and balance by also positioning in that house at the time of his birth. In fact Saturn gives him strength in at least four ways as per the Indian belief of stars being in control of your life and it's up and downs. Besides this Saturn bestows leadership and good fortune at least seven ways in conjunction with other planets. In fact Saturn is the planet with the highest strength among the entire lot, as per Vedic reckoning in eight ways.
So what is the guarantee that all these portend good times for Obama? Well if all of these have any bearing, it is the right time for them to manifest in his life. As per the Vedic principles, his life has just started a period of Saturn's influence, which should last for the next nineteen years. The logical conclusion is, how can a star, which is supposed to give him maximum support and benefits, take away position in life he has already achieved?
Let us say, for the sake of argument, all this is crap. But a look of the period of sixteen years in his life he just finished is quite compatible with what the Vedic astrology portended! Like Saturn, Jupiter also has strong influence in his life, occupying his ascendant house and bringing all round good fortune during his period. Obama's spectacular ascendancy in to influential position and relative affluence during the last decade, coincided with the period of influence of Jupiter, which he just finished in August, arguable but unbelievable as it can be!
Under the tenants of the Vedic astrology, Saturn is a Guru who removes arrogance, puts you through the real grind of life and bestows that vital balance and wisdom which makes your life meaningful. From the DNC speech of President Obama, it is clear that his most supportive planetary force is already flowing on to the persona of Barack Obama, preparing him for his next presidency.
"While I'm proud of what we've achieved together," Obama told the assembled in Charlotte, "I'm far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what Lincoln meant when he said, 'I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go."
Perhaps, the unseen force is acting not just on the next president of the USA, but the world at large, with the breeze of the Arab Spring sweeping across the world, brining a whiff of a more equitable distribution of wealth and social justice, something the incumbents of the White House seem to be standing up for.
Article first published as What do the Stars Foretell for Barack Obama? on Technorati.
Murdoch's Super Media Empire is being hit by a tsunami!
When I wrote about a few observations associated with the position and recent movements of Jupiter a few weeks back, I had a feeling that I haven’t finished yet! I am sure astrologers around the world are trying to see if the new position of the planet Jupiter, which is not one of the dwarf planets, in the house of Mars somehow explains the abrupt and disastrous fall of Murdoch's empire.
I had listed some events which have shocked the world and have become defining moments in nation’s histories. I had also felt there could be more! What characterized all of them was not merely the profound loss to the establishment these incidents brought about but the speed and abruptness with which they happened, taking the whole world by awe and surprise.
Still I had somehow felt that I wasn’t complete in my reasoning, because, a large part of the world population was left out of the effects, though the life and future of everyone was affected in a defining way due to the colossal nature of the events.
I surely can’t say I am glad to take satisfaction that my curiosity and premonition about planet Jupiter is fulfilling as it affects so many lives with sad and disastrous effects. But the tsunami currently hitting the empire of Rupert Murdoch is definitely closing the gap!
The events, in breathtaking succession, of the last few days in the United Kingdom which has resulted in the arrests and resignation of so many people who till recently enjoyed unprecedented power can only be likened to a political tsunami that has stuck the east cost of the Atlantic and is expected to strike the west cost soon with similar devastating effects.
It is not just the enormous wealth of Murdoch in question, but the humiliating crumbling of the of the media super world he has managed to build in our lifetime, It is not just his fall from the position of a kingmaker but the depth to which he has fallen, borne out by the humiliating apology he had to make to the Dowler family, which actually show the fierceness of the tsunami wiping out the ground under his feet and his political empire.
Article first published as Is jupiter Really a Planet of Fortune? on Technorati.
Now before you post your birth data and questions about your fortune, let me tell you this. I am not an astrologer. Even more important, I know nothing about western astrology. Then what am I writing here? Consider these events for a moment.
• Tsunami in Japan
• Death of Osama Bin Laden
• Jasmine revolution
• Arab spring
• BP oil spill
• Strauss Kahn affair
They all represent colossal losses in fortune! One way or the other these events have caused losses of wealth, fortunes of political establishment, and heads of movements and states in a way unheard in living memory.
All of them have happened in the span of a few months!
Unusual combination of stars depicted in this chart raise interesting questions not just for astrologers.
Now where is Jupiter in all of this? Whether they are total believers in astrology or not, a lot of people believe Jupiter has something to do with your fortune.