Up in the Air – the Solar Eclipses of 2019

We have three solar eclipses in 2019 on the Sagittarius/ Gemini axis and all dual signs will be affected by the sign aspect. The first one is early in the New Year and other two follow the summer and winter solstices. The interesting thing to note that Saturn will be involved in all the three eclipses as it will be transiting all year in the sign of Sagittarius in the asterism of Purvashada. Continue reading “Up in the Air – the Solar Eclipses of 2019”

Eye on the Sky – Solar eclipses of 2018 and the summer of discontent

There are three solar eclipses this year. All of the solar eclipses are partial and their magnitude is much smaller than the August eclipse we saw last year. However the tango of Mars and Ketu in Capricorn in the summer months when Mars is mostly retrograde during the two eclipses, with the planets hemmed between the nodes in a Kala amrita yoga will create friction and there is a greater need for caution. Jupiter in Libra is blessing for Aries and Libra and to an extent to Aquarius and Gemini ascendants until it transits into Scorpio in October.
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UK – Fortunate or Eclipsed

United Kingdom – Fortunate or Eclipsed?

The appropriate proverb for the situtation in the UK is the translation of the Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”. There are a lot of challenges ahead of us with respect to deadlines, expenses and a potential for serious conflict with our neighbours. Some soul searching is necessary. Continue reading “UK – Fortunate or Eclipsed”

Solar Eclipse of 2011 and fate of Egypt

Published in Jyotish Digest, Sagittarius Publications, April 2011

Solar Eclipse and the fate of Egypt

The unrest in North Africa seems to be triggered by the partial solar eclipse that took place on Jan 4th of this year in Sagittarius Rasi and in Purvashada Nakshatra. The path of the eclipse from the NASA website is reproduced below. Continue reading “Solar Eclipse of 2011 and fate of Egypt”

Solar eclipse and fate of Turkey

Solar eclipse and fate of Republic of Turkey

Published in Jyotish Digest, Sagittarius Publication in September 2010


The eclipse in July 2010 was a total solar eclipse with Surya in Gemini in Punarvasu Nakshatra. We can also say that this eclipse was in Ardra as Ketu at the time of the eclipse was still in Ardra Nakshatra.

We learnt that “if the eclipse is visible at the time of rising or setting, the region would face 1) financial downturn due to poor agriculture; 2) danger or ill-health to the political leaders and government. Further, if the eclipse occurs during the uttaryana, then the brahmana and kshatriya will suffer. Continue reading “Solar eclipse and fate of Turkey”