Sundar Balakrishnan


Mars stays in a sign for an average of 45 days (I have uploaded the video on this topic in my twitter But in some years it stays in a sign for nearly six months. Sometime it also stays in two adjacent signs for six months. Mars is planet of strife, accidents, deaths, military, war, violence, riots, explosions, terrorist attacks, etc. This behaviour of Mars is peculiar and the past events have proved that this behaviour of Mars is not good for the country. In the past years, for example;

In 2018 when Mars stayed in Capricorn for nearly 6 months, there was heavy rainfall in Kerala and resulted in massive floods resulting in several and damage to property. Similarly, that year witnessed maximum deaths of top political leaders.

In the year 2016, Mars stayed in Libra/Scorpio for nearly 6 months. This year witnessed several deaths due to fire and explosions, terrorist attcks, like, fire in Puttingal temple in Kerala resulting in 107 deaths, explosion in weapon depot in Pulgaon, Maharashtra, Pampore attack, Kashmir unrest, floods in Uttarakhand, etc.

In the year 2014 there were massive floods in Kashmir and flash floods in NE.

Let us see the behaviour of Mars in 2020.

  • Mars will enter the sign Pisces on June 19, 2020
  • Mars will enter the sign Aries on August 16, 2020
  • Mars will enter the sign Pisces on October 3, 2020
  • Mars will enter the sign Aries on December 25, 2020

So, Mars will be in two signs namely Pisces and Aries for almost 6 months. This period India will witness similar events.

Apart from the above, the following is mentioned in the classic “Brihat Samhita” for Mars

  • रुधिराननमिति वक्त्रं पञ्च्दशात् षोडषात च विनिवृत्ते    ।
  • तत्कालं मुखरोघं सभयं च सुभिक्षमावहति ॥

(If Mars should begin to retrograde from the 15th or 16th constellation from that of his reappearance, such retrograde motion is known as “Rudhiranana” at the time of such reappearance mankind will be afflicted with disease in the face and with various fears, but there will be prosperity in the land. Rudhir in Sanskrit is blood/red colour. Anana is face (for example we say Gajanana-Elephant face).

The word Reappearance is to be properly understood here. A planet when combust have two stages. First is Disappearance and the next is Appearance. Mars gets combust when it comes near to Sun within 17 degrees. That is when Mars enters the 17th degree from Sun, it Disappears and it then Reappears when it comes out from combustion (i.e: getting away from 17th degree from the Sun). Though, the above shloka talks of specific disease, we should take the disease from a wider sense to include other diseases too.

On the October 22, 2019 Mars came out of combustion at 15.02.19 (IST). The Mars was at this time in Hasta nakshatra. From Hasta the 15th and 16th constellation are Revati and Ashwini. Mars gets retrograde in Ashwini (which is the 16th nakshatra). The day when Mars gets retrograde is September 10, 2020 at 3.52.18 (IST). The chart is given below.

Based on the above, we can see the above events as described.

Sundar Balakrishnan

B.Com., MFM Finance (NMIMS)

2 Year Jyotirvid and 3 Year Jyotirvisharad

(From Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Mumbai)

Professor of Astrology at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai

Date: 31st March, 2020  

Time: 8 AM, Mumbai, India

public comments
    George Tenger
    Hello Sir, would you allow me a minor obesrvation: on Oct 22, 2019 Mars came out from combustion, not from retrogression. With best wishes in Jyotish, George Tenger

      Sundar Balakrishnan
      Thanks for pointing out. It was a typo error. Happy that you are reading my articles. Best of luck

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