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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Chinese New Year - Parthiva Magha Shukla Pratipada

Om Gurave Namah

Dear Jyotishas,
Wish you all Happy Makara Sankranti and Chinese New Year. The Chinese new year commences with the first phase of Moon in Makara/Capricorn Rashi. The current samvatsara is called Parthiva Samavatsara in Jupiterian cycle of 60 Years. The Month is named after the Nakshatra in which a Full moon occurs. Hence, When First phase commences in Capricorn The full moon occurs in Magha Nakshatra in Leo. Hence this new year in vedic naming convention is called Parthiva Magha Shukla Pratipada. Prati-pada, Prati means first, Pada means Part. Shukla means Brightening to indicate the waxing phase of moon.

This Year The chinese Governments resolution is to remove poverty.
"Chinese leaders mark Lunar New Year with poverty pledge
BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders spent the Lunar New Year holiday with locals in the impoverished countryside, where growing discontent has spilled over into violent protests, and pledged Sunday to do more to improve living standards."

The chart for this year is given below,
Date: January 29, 2006
Time: 10:15:10 pm
Time Zone: 8:00:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 123 E 53' 00", 39 N 51' 00"
Beijing, China
Altitude: 0.00 meters

Lunar Yr-Mo: Parthiva - Magha
Tithi: Sukla Pratipat (Su) (100.00% left)
Vedic Weekday: Sunday (Su)
Nakshatra: Sravanam (Mo) (58.01% left)
Yoga: Siddhi (Ma) (16.02% left)
Karana: Kimstughna (Me) (100.00% left)
Hora Lord: Venus (5 min sign: Le)
Mahakala Hora: Mercury (5 min sign: Sg)
Kaala Lord: Moon (Mahakala: Moon)

Sunrise: 6:58:01 am
Sunset: 4:59:11 pm
Janma Ghatis: 38.2141

Ayanamsa: 23-56-28.51
Sidereal Time: 7:05:27

Makara Rashi is the kali yuga sign, Hence Makara Sankranti(ingress) of Sun into Capricorn is celebrated as new year in many parts of India. Classics like Kaalaprakaashika also recommend to take the time of Sun ingress into Capricorn for developments in Mineral and other related events. The reconning of Moon cycle from Makara also hence makes sense.

In the above chart for Beijing China, We see that Hora Lord is Venus. Which is also the 9th Lord. Hence the Venus is yoga kaaraka for wealth. Being Hora lord it indicates the main focus of Wealth and resources also. The chinese govt. hence made a pledge of removing poverty. The retrograde Venus indicates tremendous efforts put by the Govt. In 4th house of Property it's also in Partivartana with Jupiter in second so the focus is all the more on wealth generation. 9th lordship of Venus is very auspicious, But 2nd house is a maraka staana and having Jupiter with Kendradi pati doshas, Due to benefic owning the Kendra. The compromise made will be high. Retrograde graha takes the character of nodes, Nodes approach the solution to a problem in reverse. Hence Venus will also take some of the character.

Vimsottari Dasa (started from Moon):
Maha Dasas:
Moon: 2006-01-17 (1:01:07 pm) - 2006-02-16 (2:33:54 am)
Mars: 2006-02-16 (2:33:54 am) - 2006-03-08 (11:54:12 pm)
Rah: 2006-03-08 (11:54:12 pm) - 2006-05-02 (7:42:04 pm)
>>> Jup: 2006-05-02 (7:42:04 pm) - 2006-06-21 (6:51:49 pm)
Sat: 2006-06-21 (6:51:49 pm) - 2006-08-20 (10:05:43 am)
Merc: 2006-08-20 (10:05:43 am) - 2006-10-11 (5:45:08 pm)
Ket: 2006-10-11 (5:45:08 pm) - 2006-11-01 (8:20:33 pm)
>>> Ven: 2006-11-01 (8:20:33 pm) - 2006-12-31 (2:53:55 am)
Sun: 2006-12-31 (2:53:55 am) - 2007-01-17 (6:52:28 pm)

The dasa of Jupiter will mostly give the results of Venus due to this parivartana. Hence in 2006/May it would be interesting to note the developments in China in wealth related matter. Due to the regtrogression It will delay the results and Hence Venus dasa may actually give the results in wealth in 2006/nov.

The Taurus indicates Food and Village produces and Libra indicates the Marketting and particularly stock markets. Both are ruled by Venus, Taurus would have given more traditional growth but Libra having Jupiter makes it more stronger and Hence a Stock market based growth is very possible. The Jupiter indicates some expansion (could be little harmful as it's having kendradi pati doshas). The chinese market may hence open up with possibly opening a new Stock exchange for trading.

Warm Regards

Sanjay P

Hare Rama Krishna

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Planetary Maturation Years

Om Gurave Namah

Dear Friends,

Let me today talk to you about graha maturity years. These years are very useful in timing of events at simple glance of a jataka(horoscope). These year are very useful particularly in timing of Chara kaaraka replacements, fructification of fortunes(9th), Maturity of grahas etc.

The below table is qouted from Sri Pt. Sanjay Rath's, Crux of Vedic astrology. In that book these dates are particularly used in 9th house chapter for fructification of fortunes.









































Use in maturity, For example Mars matures at the 27th and 28th years. This could mean for example if a person is having Mangal dosha, The effects could be visible at the age of 27th or 28th year after birth. Hence, some Jyotisha's keep the opinion that Mangal dosha is not very effective if the person marries after the 28th year.

As another, example suppose a chart has Kaala Amrita Yoga where all other grahas are falling in path between Ketu to Rahu. This yoga causes the Nodes to be very dominant in the chart. An example which comes to the mind is the Charts of India and Pakistan. Both countries became an seperate nation in 14-15th Aug-1947. So the effects of nodes, particularly Ketu is very dominant in the chart. Now to see how long these effects will be dominant?. From the above table we see that Ketu matures till 41,42nd Year. So till the Years 1947+42=1989. We see in that year major political changes happened both in India and Pakistan. The Indian Congress party which held majority started to undergo changes from Nehru family dominance. And Pakistan General Zia dies in Plane crash.

Lets take another example of current US President Sri George W Bush,

We see that In his chart there is a chara Kaararaka replacement happening at the 17th degree, between Putra kaaraka Mars and Pitri kaaraka Mecury. From the above table we take the maximum primary year of these graha to see when the change will be completed. We see that the changes starts on 27th(Mars) age (1973) and is completed at the age of 32 ruled by Mercury(1977).

As per Wikepedia
Laura Welch met
George W. Bush in 1977 at a backyard barbeque at the home of mutual friends. After a three-month courtship, she married him on November 5 of that year at the First United Methodist Church in Midland, the same church that she had been baptized in. [1]
Laura Bush is credited with influencing the maturation of her husband in the 1980s and with being one of the factors in his decision to stop drinking alcohol in 1986. [3]

Mercury is conjoined 7th Lord Saturn and 7th kaaraka Venus. Mars is on UL the Arudha for getting committed to someone. Hence these replacement bought about the Marriage and tremendous change in his life.

--Om Tat Sat---

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Moon Mechanics: What Really Makes Our World Go 'Round -- Moon Mechanics: What Really Makes Our World Go 'Round: " Moon Mechanics: What Really Makes Our World Go 'Round

By Robert Roy Britt
Senior Science Writer
posted: 07:00 am ET
18 March 2003"

A billion years ago, the Moon was much closer to Earth than it will be tonight. Its tighter orbit meant it needed just 20 days to go around us, to make a lunar month. Other things were noticeably different, too. A day on Earth back then was only 18 hours long. People were probably wishing, "If only I had 24 hours in a day"

Okay, there were no people then, but the critters of the time eventually got their wish. In the intervening eons, the Moon has been drifting away. Each year, it moves about 1.6 inches (4 centimeters) farther into space.

It is a coincidence of orbital and species evolution that we humans are on this planet during an era when we can work 24/7, should that be demanded.

Also by coincidence, we're here when the Moon's apparent size in the sky is equal to that of the Sun, so that a total solar eclipse is possible. Furthermore, we arrived comfortably after the pockmarked satellite began showing just one face to Earth, providing that immutable and unchanging beacon we call a full Moon, cosmic governor of terrestrial love and a lot of loony -->

Or, one could argue, none of this is coincidence at all. If not for the Moon, some say, love as we know it would never have happened and we wouldn't be here to contemplate Earth's orbiting treasure.

The Moon has had dramatic effects on our planet and the life that inhabits it, researchers believe. The Moon stabilizes Earth's rotation, for example, preventing otherwise dramatic movements of the poles that would fuel climate swings that some scientists figure might have doomed any chance for life to form, let alone evolve.

And biologists speculate that tides, generated mostly by the Moon, would have been a logical place for life to originate. Sea creatures might have then used tidal regions as experimental sites for testing the habitability of land, and therefore as an excuse to develop lungs. Put short, your gilled ancestors might have used the Moon like a gravitational guiding light to the first non-aquatic procreation.

In that sense, the only coincidence in all this is the fact that the Moon ever came to exist in the first place. For there was a brief time in the early history of our planet, likely 100 million years or less, when there was no Moon in the sky.

4.5 billion years ago

The Earth has recently been forged out of the detritus of star formation, assembled from dust that became rock, then boulders that collided and grew. Other planetary hopefuls roam the solar system. Impacts are frequent. The scene is hectic.

A large rock, about the size of Mars, is doomed. It's heading toward Earth, destined for a slightly off-center impact that will set everything that isn't already rotating into a frenzy of spin.

Upon impact, material from the incoming object and from the new Earth is cast into space. A ring of debris orbits the planet, and in an amazingly short amount of time -- about one day -- it begins to coalesce into a satellite. It takes somewhere between 1 and 100 years for the Moon to gather most of the stuff into a ball.

There are other theories for how the Moon was born, but this one is widely accepted as the most plausible.

Earth may or may not have been rotating before the impact, but it certainly was afterward. Importantly, the orbital and rotational mechanics of this new Earth-Moon system were then planned out for all time. The impact imparted angular moment on the system, a spin that could never be destroyed, the laws of physics tell us. Curiously, the specific relationships would change over time -- dramatically -- and the shifts continue today.

The face of change

During the past 4.5 billion years, Earth's overwhelming gravity has slowed the Moon's rotation down and pushed the satellite away. The cause is complex, involving tides, which we'll discuss below. One amazing result, for now, is a readily observable set of very interesting facts: It takes the Moon 29.5 days to make one revolution about its axis. All the while, of course, the Moon is also going around the Earth. This orbit also takes 29.5 days.

Because the Moon's orbit and rotation times are the same, the satellite always shows the same face to Earth. We see that face because sunlight reflects off it (the Moon does not make its own light).

On the Moon, all this means that the Sun rises every four weeks, roughly. It also means there is no "dark side" of the Moon, at least not to someone living in any hypothetical Lunaville. The side of the Moon we cannot see from Earth gets its full share of sunshine periodically, when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun. In this configuration, the Moon is said to be new, and it reflects no sunlight our way.

There was a time, however, when the timing was much different.

Shifting tides

Gravity is said to be the weakest of all the fundamental forces. But one aspect of it is very consequential: Gravity never goes away. It weakens with distance, but it is always at work. This fact is the primary driver of tides. The side of Earth nearest the Moon always gets tugged more than the other side, by about 6 percent.

Hey, you might say, there are two high tides on this planet at any given moment. True. And another far more complex set of phenomena explains this.

The Moon does not just go around the Earth. In reality, the two objects orbit about a common gravitational midpoint, called a barycenter. The mass of each object and the distance between them dictates that this barycenter is inside Earth, about three-fourths of the way out from the center.

So picture this: The center of the Earth actually orbits around this barycenter, once a month. The effect of this is very important. Think, for a second, of a spacecraft orbiting Earth. Its astronauts experience zero gravity. That's not because there's no gravity up there. It's because the ship and its occupants are constantly falling toward Earth while also moving sideways around the planet. This sets up a perpetual freefall, or zero-g.

Like the orbiting spaceship, the center of the Earth is in free-fall around the barycenter of the Earth-Moon system.

Here's the kicker: On the side of Earth opposite the Moon, the force of the Moon's gravity is less than at the center of the Earth, because of the greater distance. It can actually be thought of as a negative force, in essence, pulling water away from the Moon and away from Earth's surface -- a second high tide.

Our planet rotates under these constantly shifting tides, which is why high and low tides are always moving about, rolling in and rolling out as far as observers on the shore are concerned.

The Sun, too, has a tidal effect on Earth, but because of its great distance it is responsible for only about one-third of the range in tides. When the Earth, Moon and Sun are aligned (at full or new Moon), tides can be unusually dramatic, on both the high and low ends. When the Moon is at a 90-degree angle to the Sun in our sky (at first quarter or last quarter) tides tend to be mellower.

Effect on orbits

Earlier, we said tides are at the root of alterations in the entire Earth-Moon orbital system. Here's how: Earth spins once a day, while the Moon goes around the planet at a more plodding pace, once a month. So the planet is always trying to drag tides along, and it succeeds a bit.

The high-tide bulges are pulled just ahead of an imaginary line connecting the centers of Earth and the Moon. It might seem rather amazing, but a terrestrial bulge of water has enough mass to tug at the Moon from yet another angle. The effect is to constantly prod the Moon into a higher orbit, which explains why it is moving away from us.

The Moon, meanwhile, is yanking back on the tidal bulges. So the water, down where it meets the ocean floor, rubs against Earth. This slows the planet down, explaining why there are 24 hours in a day instead of the mere 18 of a billion years ago.

Finally, we need to bring up another factor that helped all these opposing dynamics reach an agreement of sorts:

More than just water is pulled up by tides. Earth's solid self actually stretches, too. And Earth's gravity lifts tides on the Moon, raising relatively small bulges in the seemingly solid satellite. (Similarly, Jupiter's gravity raises tides on its icy moons in the frigid outer region of the solar system, stretching some so dramatically that the action generates enough heat to maintain liquid oceans under their frozen shells, scientists believe.)

Back to our Moon: Continual tugging on the lunar bulges reduced the Moon's rotation rate over time. When the rotation had slowed to the point that it equaled the time it took for the Moon to go around the Earth, the lunar bulges lined up with our planet, and the slowdown stopped. At that moment, one face of the Moon became forever locked in our direction.

A moment in time

Things continue to change, of course.

Earth's rotation rate is still slowing down -- our days are getting longer and longer. Eventually, our planet's tidal bulges will be assemble along that imaginary line running through the centers of both Earth and the Moon, and our planetary rotational change will pretty much cease. Earth's day will be a month long. When this happens, billions of years from now, the terrestrial month will be longer -- about 40 of our current days -- because during all this time the Moon will continue moving away.

In this future picture, any lunar colonists would then henceforth see just one face of Earth. You can imagine this setup by stretching your arm out and looking at your palm. Now twirl around. You're face and your palm stare at each other the whole time. If the United States happens to be on the back of your head, well, just think what people there do not see.

Map the Moon from Home


The upshot: One day your descendants, if they survive a swelling Sun and other cosmic and human perils, will have at least 960 hours to work with each day. On some nights, half the world will be able to stare up at a full Moon for what seems like days and days. Imagine the loony things they'll have time to imagine, the strange lore they might conjure.
A note about this article: The complex dynamics of tides are frequently explained incorrectly. This article owes to several conversations with astronomers over the years and many scientific papers and books. In particular, one book proved invaluable: "Bad Astronomy" (Wiley & Sons, 2002). Its author, Philip Plait, delves more accurately into the science of this, while explaining it in a sensible and simple manner, than any other writer I'm aware of. -- RRB

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