The Planets, Saturn, Jupiter etc., move through the constellations, which form the Zodiac in the sky at different rates. Saturn traverses one Sign every two and a half years, whereas Jupiter moves through about
The Planets, Saturn, Jupiter etc., move through the constellations, which form the Zodiac in the sky at different rates. Saturn traverses one Sign every two and a half years, whereas Jupiter moves through about one Sign per year. The Sun moves through one Sign per month, etc. Saturn ends up back around at the same place in the 12 Signs of the Zodiac about every 29 years. However, because the Planets move at different rates, they don't always line up the same. There is however a 60,year cycle, which deserves mention.
Every 60 years roughly, most of the Planets end up in the same relationship with each other as they shared 60 years earlier. That is, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus and Mercury will all be in the same Signs of the Zodiac that there were in roughly 60 years earlier in history.
The Hindus believe that God gave to humankind the original form of Astrology, now known as "Vedic Astrology" after the name of the ancient Hindu scriptures. Vedic Astrology therefore traces it is roots not to the empirical findings of man or even sages, as much to an original revelation given by the creator, and then embellished by all-seeing sages of long ago. In the vast Vedic Astrology Scriptures we find readings for the various combinations of the Planets, and we find remedies for curing evils indicated by the planetary positions.
To make it clear that the Planets do move through Signs, here is a list of the Signs that they Planets are currently located in. Notice that the Planets move at different rates. For brevity, the list below excludes the Moon, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto. A line is created in the list each time one of the listed Planets changes positions. The numbers under the headings indicate the number of the Zodiac Sign the Planet currently occupies. The numbers are 1 through 12 indicating the Signs starting with Aries and ending with Pisces. Notice that Saturn, which moves slowly, remains in 11,Aquarius, throughout the duration of the period listed.
As an aside for those knowledgeable about the positions of the planets: This list is adjusted using the procession of the equinox as per the Vedic way, such that the planets are roughly 23º shifted from the Tropical Zodiac positions used by Western Astrologers. (That is the root cause of the failing of Western Astrology).
If we take a list such as the one above that spans a couple centuries and sort is according to positions rather than date, we can easily see on, which dates the Planets repeated their earlier patterns. Such a "position sorted list" sample is shown below.
Look at the examples in bold text. Note that the planetary positions are the same, and then note the dates involved. Notice that the dates are roughly 60 years apart when the Planets are "back around to where they were".
The conclusion is that the same basic planetary arrangements appear over and over every 60 years. When you take a given set of planetary positions and write them down on paper in a circle representing the heavens, you essentially have a "Horoscope". There are readings for the basic positions of the Planets in Signs given in the ancient scriptures. Furthermore, we can begin to understand the influences of the Planets simply by studying patterns of actual events in history.
Below are some examples from the list of planetary positions. You can buy a book called an "Ephemeris" in any bookstore, which will give you these positions. They are very scientific and real. This is not in any way data that requires faith in any religion.
Examine the dates and planetary positions shown in the examples below, then consider the similarity in the historical occurrences of the decades indicated:
In the 1910's and 1970's there were similar situations. Troubled by economic problems, yet experiencing a growth in areas of innovation, trying to adjust to recent liberalization's in society. Saturn's restrictive nature has a chilling effect on Jupiter's expansive nature, which cause recessions and political turmoil. In 1910 as the 70’, Saturn was directly "aspecting" Jupiter, which means that it was 6 Signs away from it, which pits it directly across from Jupiter in the Zodiac consisting of 12 Signs.
In the 20's as the 80's, things were booming economically. People were liberal and perversity was spreading. The old codes of moral ways were being abandoned by many people. Instead, a feeling of moral freedom and attraction to material wealth and pleasures were the order of the day. In the 20’s, we saw the decline of the traditional family and the spread of "night life" and economic growth. The same things occurred in the 80's. We had a dangerous leap in economic growth, as well as a deep entrenching of antireligious sentiment, followed by a reactionary gathering of the Christian Right. But the bottom line overall is that crime is up, and morality down. Even our hero "Batman" has premarital sex on his 1st date on the silver screen (in the Batman film released in the 80's). We see what was once irreligious as totally normal.
Now examine the early 30's and the early 90's. Homelessness, recession, a bounce back from the previous boom, time decade. Sure enough, all over the magazines and newspapers these days we deal with the problem of homeless families, created supposedly by the credit, crazy eighties. The depression of the 30's seemed worse by comparison, but perhaps it is just because the 90's version is more subtle, and harder to see in photographs. Besides, it may not always be America. The situation right now in many countries in the former Soviet Union as well as Africa are completely disastrous economically and there is massive poverty and even starvation. We are involved via our military in such areas as Somalia and we are having to worry about the Winters in Russia, and the lack of food there etc.
Again, hard times economically are connected to the opposition of Saturn and Jupiter and that better times have something to do with Saturn leaving Jupiter alone. Notice that in the 30's and 90's as shown above we see Saturn and Jupiter again opposing each other, 6 Signs apart. This is a standard principles when reading a Horoscope using the Vedic readings where Saturn is considered to be capable of stripping Jupiter of it is normal monetary benevolence and protection.
Consider these two periods and how they share planetary positions:
Saturn is strong being in it is own Sign, and Jupiter is in an enemy Sign, thus weakening it is benevolence. Sun is weakened also, Venus feels OK but is with the "dark lord", and changeable Mercury is also with the dark lord. Conclusion, the King of Planets (Sun) and the Chief advisor of the Planets (Jupiter) are ill, and thus the dark lord (Saturn) is out of control. When the "good" Planets such as the Sun and Jupiter are weakened by positions in Signs ruled by unlike Planets (as they now are) and evil causing Planets such as Saturn are strong (as it now is), you have problems on Earth of a serious nature. Consider: In 1935 Hitler was rising in Power, and Germany was building. In 1994 we have Nationalist voices again rising to power in Europe, and countries there in a mood of "lets rebuild and get strong again" Similar and perhaps more serious patterns are going on in Islamic countries. It is a very similar scenario. The headlines in the Eugene Oregon Register Guard newspaper yesterday said "Clinton warns against Nationalism".
Now, for the worst part. The Planets continue to follow their 60,year patterns quite unfailingly. Therefore, you should not be surprised to see the dates and positions listed below, but hopefully you're a little scared by it:
The Planets in the 1940's will be repeated around the year 2000.
Above we see that Saturn and Jupiter are in the Sign called "Aries". This is, according to classical texts, the "Sign of Saturn's fall". That means that Saturn causes it is worst havoc during the two and a half years it transits that Sign. Certainly, the early '40's were horrible. There was general terror the world over. The next time Saturn was "in fall" was in 1969/70, but it never "conjoined" Jupiter as it did in the early 40's, and will in the late 90's. When Jupiter conjoins Saturn in Aries, bad things take place. There is a prominence in political atrocities, and severe cruelty.
Next, lets examine some of the actual readings from the Ancient Vedic texts that speak out about the nature of the situation caused by the presence of Saturn and Jupiter in Aries.
Most of the readings that will be quoted below are worded as if speaking about the life of one individual. In order to understand their application to world societies in general, simply think of humankind as the person being referred to. These quotes are taken from various ancient Hindu astrological texts such as Chamatkar Chintamani, Saravali, Nadi Grantas and others, which are only available in India, and through a couple importers of rare and foreign books. They are written originally in the ancient Sanskrit language, and some of them have been translated to English. They are read not by Western Astrologers, but rather by a rather small but growing group of "Vedic Astrologers".
Jupiter will be traveling across the "Ashvini" and "Bharani" constellations (in the 1st part of the Sign Aries) during 1999 and 2000 as it was during 1939 and 1940. The following are readings for this situation. Think of Hitler as you read these, as well as those times in general (the early 1940's), and what the world was undergoing. These are the positive readings for those times, if they could be called that. After these, we'll examine the negative effect Saturn had (and will have later this decade) on the situation.
"The native successfully achieves intellectual and material growth as fixed aim of life through friends and others. Gain through speculation, patrimony, children and partner. Name and fame through religious links and even enemies. Peaceful and much traveling; great authority. Highly learned in religious, spiritual and philosophical field. He has a magnet in his tongue i.e. has the capacity to attract the crowd with his sweet speech. He will attain fame after 35 years of age. Magnificent personality. Honest. Good position to become an author or writer. Earns respect, love and affection from others. But always in debt. Achieves intellectual and material growth. Much learned. Jupiter in this position confers much fame. He becomes 'Raja, Adhi, Raja' (King of Kings). But the life span is only 16 years. This is the native who enjoys the life in it is full swing. He enjoys much fame and acquires wealth. There will be many persons working under him. He will also have good duty bound children. A good speaker. He will love his fatherland very much. Others will respect and adore him like a god. He may be an expert criminal yet religious. He will travel extensively in far-off places. On several times he escapes accidents miraculously. He can come out successful in any of the competitive examinations. He will be cunning and will exploit others."
Next, let us examine the readings that apply to Saturn joining Jupiter in Saturn's worst position, or it is "Sign of fall".
"Jupiter in Aries afflicted by Saturn grants greed, ugliness, fame, chivalry, political leaders, good at manufacturing things, bereft of comforts from family, cruelty, gives negative advise to others. The native is industrious, firm, ambitious, rational, short tempered, trouble from partners. During early life, he is perverted, inert, tricky, jealous cruel, vocal, poor, ugly, antisocial and vicious. But, the native attains a very high position in the government and earns ample wealth. Lacks clear common sense is rational and short tempered, antisocial, clever in business and travels extensively, has subordinates, ambitious. Jupiter's contribution lends high placement in the political circle and wealth, vehicles, Houses and servants. He will be interested in the research of religious matters or books. He acquires considerable wealth on account of this research. He is intelligent and earns respect and honor from well-known persons. Scar in the head due to injury. Severe headache. Boils, insomnia and high fever. A dependent on others. The native's own father or mother may die during his childhood or desert him. He later on enters some military or police service."
Again, although they may sound like it, these are not readings for Adolph Hitler's own horoscope. Instead, they apply to the times during, which his power was at full swing, and also to the times that lie a few years ahead of us. The references above to interest and religion can be taken various ways. The churches did see (will see) a resurgence in faith, because people were being terrorized. Also, Hitler himself was interested in studying religion, and sent his people all over in pursuit of relics, ancient books, and so on.
These readings may not say, "nationalism and war" outright, but since it was these planetary situations that were in control the last time around, we can rely on them to cause a similar situation again this time. Right now in the sky the Planets are sitting just the way they were in the late thirties as Nazism was spreading in Germany and Europe. We see that the same thing is happening now again. In different forms we see that Nationalism is gaining ground. Some Russian leaders are worried about the Russian welfare and are using Nationalism as a tool to rally their people. Germany is experiencing a resurgence in Nationalism again also. Certainly the Islamic countries are nationalistic r own religious way.
The only way to redirect the negative influence of the Planets so that only the good side of their aspects manifest materially is to propitiate them or their master (God) with appropriate prayers and sacrifices. The sacrifice recommended by the Vedic scriptures for this age (Kali Yuga) is to chant the names of God. Interestingly, both Jesus and Krishna Chaitanya (God) said, "The name of God is Holy". Praying the Rosary, singing songs in praise of God congregationally in any religion, such as the chanting of "Hare Krishna", is the only means through, which the coming calamities will actually be avoided.
Any and all types of political machinations are only a part of the problem, not the solution. Notice that politics are a big part of the readings above. Such manipulations and deceitful diplomatic maneuvers do no good actually. Only redirecting the aggressive, martial spirit that is pervading mankind at this time will do any good. Only active participation by each person in some form of religious worship of God's Holy Names will spare the world another Holocaust. That is the opinion of God, and therefore we should just simply accept His opinion. He has invested in His Holy Names the nectar, which cools off our greedy and selfish ambitions. That is His help for us in our time of need. We need to take it, or accept the results of our past sins in the form of big wars.
If we individually and congregationally make prayer a part of our daily life, in our various ways, we will automatically be given the intelligence of how to apply welfare work to help all peoples. Otherwise, without real and sincere prayer, we will be misled by our material attachments and desires. You can count on more war, unless God's instructions are actually followed.