Agastya Astrologer Sai Bharathi of Puttaparthi makes some predictions for the forthcoming year – and undertakes loka sevanam – selfless service to the world – which you may join if interested.
The Solar Eclipse on December 26, 2019, indicated that the world would soon have to face health problems caused by air-borne micro-organisms. These health-related problems would give rise to myriad other social and economic crises that could snowball out of control during this phase. The Jupiter and Saturn combination in Sagittarius would cause more travails for the world and its denizens. Existing negative trends would become worse.
The Solar Eclipse on December 26, 2019 had six planets in Sagittarius (Mercury, Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Ketu, Saturn) all aspecting an air sign of vata dosha, (Gemini) (the current world problem is an air-borne virus) which contains Rahu, who is also of vata dosha. Lagna was Aries, so Gemini is third house. Gemini – natural third house – rules physical fitness and physical growth. It rules right ear, throat, neck, shoulders, trachea, and oesophagus, clavicles and upper limbs.
Rahu rules chronic and incurable diseases. Ketu rules viral and infective diseases. This is an eclipse of the Sun by Ketu, so Ketu is an active agent in production / propagation of this disease.
The doshas are constitutional humors useful in medical astrology and Ayurveda. the dosha of a planet has much to say in regard to a planet’s character. Pitta is firey in constitution, Kapha is watery and Vata is windy. Though the classical texts often present Ketu as Vata, in actual practice he often presents as pitta.
Of the Gunas, Rahu is tamasic because he tends to operate with a lack of premeditation, becomes compulsively attached and creates phobia and unrealistic perceptions. Ketu is tamasic because he is shy, hides, is obstinate and tends to abstain from any action. Ketu, however, is good for spirituality, where he becomes capable of giving wisdom, insights and liberation.
The Technical Stuff:
Antigens (viruses) enter the body with the help of Mercury supported by Rahu-Ketu. In this instance, we have Mercury conjunct Ketu aspecting Mercury’s sign Gemini, where Rahu is resident in Ardha nakshatra. Mercury is in Moola nakshtra, owned by Ketu. So foundation for mass viral infection and propagation by air element is given with Ketu as viral karaka.
SARS-CoV-2 can infect many kinds of cells, but it mostly infects cells in the respiratory system, such as the cells inside the nose and lungs. Because it is in cells inside the nose, it can spread into the air when people breathe out through their noses or speak.(Vata sign – Gemini; Vata Planet – Rahu (malefic) (Air sign – Gemini)
The expanding part of the lungs, pulmonary alveoli, have two main types of cells. One cell, type I, absorbs oxygen from the air, i.e. gas exchange. The other, type II, produces surfactants, that help keep the lungs fluid, clean, infection free, etc. COVID-19 finds a way into a surfactant producing type II cell, and smothers it by reproducing COVID-19 virus within it. Each type II cell which is killed by the virus causes an extreme reaction in the lungs. Fluids, pus, and dead cell material flood the lung, causing the coronavirus pulmonary disease.
Rahu is in its own nakshatra, Ardha, in Gemini. Ardha means “moist”. The Deity of Ardha is Rudra, god of storms. This nakshatra is of sharp/dreadful nature (Ugra) and is related to the race manusha (man). Of the Trimurthi, the God is Siva, the karma is naasa (loss), the dhatu is jeeva (indivual human) and it is of vata dosha. Rahu (vata dosha) in Ardha nakshatra (vata dosha), moist, is delivering the moist conditions to the lungs, where the Covid-19 virus is flooding the lungs with detritus of the body.
On 15th November, 2020, Jupiter transited from Sagittarius to Capricorn. This led to a reasonably good phase of 42 days from 15th November to 27th December, 2020.
Jupiter is considered a beneficial planet, being the largest and most auspicious planet. This planet is considered to give reduced negative results even if he is malefic in the horoscope. Jupiter is also known as Guru in Vedic Astrology. As Guru, this planet is the giver of religious understanding, philosophy, higher education and is known as Hierophant, a teacher of wisdom.
Jupiter is in Makara – Capricorn, sign of Shani dev. Here, Jupiter believes that it is possible to be blessed by a generous divinity with religious faith This faith is often external in nature. Because it is Jupiter in sign of Saturn, the effects are like Saturn: of cold, old, stiff, stony, bony, greyish, lifeless, “exclusive” material objects for warm, expanding, “inclusive”, authentic experience of the presence of the Divine. Dharma is more important than faith in external objects. Yes, worship of idols is a stage of faith, certainly. But the human is meant to progress towards the goal of life, jivan-mukti.
Astama Stana – the Eighth House
On the 27th of December, 2020, Saturn transited to Capricorn. This will result in increased world-wide unrest and turmoil. Saturn and Jupiter will then be situated in Uttara Ashada nakshatra, pada 2. Surya (the Sun) strongly influences Uttarashada. Counting from Capricorn to Leo, the 8th House is Astama Stana. This clearly indicates greater struggles and pain for Planet Earth and its denizens including humankind. This will continue until 6th April, 2021.
Eighth house from is a trika house, a house that brings deleterious, diminished effects. 8th-from angles trigger fear of the unknown and trauma. In particular, 8th-from angles require engagement with the circumstances of death.
Astama Stana will bring suffering due the clash between Shani and Surya (Saturn and Sun). Sun (the other karaka of the soul) brings a personal experience and motivation to supersede the virus with vaccination. Surya collides with Saturn who mandates public office, lawful duty, proper fulfilment of public duties and responsibilities – particularly with respect to protection of the community. Saturn is lame, slow, and will not let anyone jump the queue for the vaccination. The personal (Surya motivation) clashes with the cold, intractable method of public order (Saturn influence).
Astama Stana will cause unexpected financial losses, hurdles in every aspects, unnecessary troubles with in laws and health problems. Those in service are advised to be very cautious as some of the natives may be trapped by Governmental agencies for quarantine. They may not expect any sort of co-operation from their colleagues. Hard workers might not get due recognition despite having put in lots of effort for towards work. Healthworkers, nurses and allied professions should be very cautious in their profession and practices. A tightrope between personal protection and public duty presents inner friction and strong focus on proper care – of self – of patients. Attend to the puja below, it is at a Siva temple, a temple worshipping Siva as nageshwaram, Lord of the Nagas: snakes. We note there are two snakes on the caduceus of the medical profession.
One final conclusion from Astama Stana. Eighth-from aspect can bring sudden transformation from one field of perception to the next. There can be public leadership destruction followed by a new set of rules, and covert legislative activities as a response.
After April 6, the unrest will start to abate. From 27th December, 2021, after the Saturn transit, it will aspect Mars. This indicates political unrest and national border disputes that could deteriorate into world-wide revolution.
Transits of Rahu – Ketu:
On 1st September, 2020, Rahu transited from Gemini to Taurus. Ketu transited from Sagittarius to Scorpio. Ketu influences water (the sea, rivers and lakes). Rahu influences the soil and agriculture. At the time of this writing, many parts of the world including India have been hit by unusually heavy rainfalls and destructive flash floods causing large numbers of deaths. Vast tracts of valuable agricultural lands are being washed away by flood waters.
The 2020–21 South Pacific cyclone season is a currently ongoing period of the year when most tropical cyclones form within the South Pacific Ocean. There have been three cyclones which have affected American Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Niue. The North Indian Ocean cyclone season has produced several depressions and very severe cyclonic storms in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Yemen and Northeast India.
Rudram Puja – Loka Seva (Service to the World)
Rudram pujas are to be conducted at the Tirunageshwaram Temple in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu from the 31st of January to the 2nd of February, 2021. An Ati Rudram and Navagraha Shanti ceremony and pooja involving 108 priests and poojalis will perform Japam, Homum and Abishekam over these two days.
Thirunageswaram is one of the many temple towns in the state which is named after the grooves, clusters or forests dominated by a particular variety of a tree or shrub and the same variety of tree or shrub sheltering the presiding deity. The region is believed to have been covered with Chamapaka forest and hence called Chamapakavanam.
Many serpents, including Adishesha, Takshaka and Karkotaka, worshipped Shiva at this place, leading to the name “Tirunageswaram”. As per Hindu legend, the king of snakes, Adisesha did penance at this place, called Senbaranya Kshetram on account of the presence of large number of Senbaga trees. Shiva was pleased by the penance and appeared to him. Since Shiva gave a boon to the king of Serpents, he is called Naganathar
The temple is another masterpiece which exhibits the Chola style of architecture. It is believed to have been built by Aditya Chola I in the 10th century A.D. Later rulers have modified the temple with their own additions. The temple has a separate shrine for Rahu. The temple is located on the southern bank of the river Kaveri 7 km from Kumbakonam. The temple campus encompasses exclusive shrines for Naganatha Swamy (Shiva), Pirayani Amman (Parvathi), Giri-Gujambigai (Parvathi) and Rahu with his divine spouses.
After this major ceremony, work will begin on the renovation of the ancient temple. Interested devotees may contribute towards the pujas. Please send your donations with your name and Nakshatra (birth star) to Sai Bharathi.
To Join the Puja
Step 1: Send Email stating your wish to join the rudram pujas at the Tirunageshwaram Temple from the 31st of January to the 2nd of February, 2021. An Ati Rudram and Navagraha Shanti ceremony and pooja involving 108 priests and poojalis will perform Japam, Homum and Abishekam over these two days. YOU MUST WRITE YOUR NAME AND BIRTH START (ASTERISM or NAKSHATRA).
Step 2: Make Payment via Paypal using the link below: (note, Payment is made to Sai Bliss Centre)
Thanks and Best Regards,