For the period between entry of Rahu to Taurus on September 24, 2020 and exit of Rahu from Taurus on April 12, 2022, we can expect following types of events;
- Death/Assassination of Political leaders
- Major accidents leading to mass deaths
- Communal riots resulting into mass deaths
I have proved that Astrology is a SCIENCE, by my various previous articles. This is one more of the similar nature. Planetary returns is one of the methods of various systems of astrological analysis. In the case of Planetary returns, we cast the chart for the exact date and time of a “Particular Planet” returning to the same position as was in the natal/birth chart. This is the concept extended from the concept of Varshaphal where we see the chart cast when the Sun comes to the exact position as was in the birth chart. Similarly, we can cast with respect to other planets as well and decipher what is in store for the country or an individual.
We will study the planetary returns for the Rahu/Ketu (Nodes) since the date of Independence. I have considered “Mean Mode” for Rahu/Ketu. This is especially very relevant for this year, since Rahu/Ketu will be entering the sign of Taurus which is the sign in which Rahu was in the India chart. We will see how the transit of Rahu in Taurus since Independence have given very sensitive and unforgettable events. Rahu/Ketu stays in one particular sign for approximately 18 months.
We will see all the past Rahu/Ketu returns since independence. The following are dates of entry/exact degree/exit of Rahu in the sign Taurus. I will only mention about Rahu as the same opposite sign Scorpio will be for Ketu.
Entry in Taurus Return to same degree Exit from Taurus
December 6, 1964 Mar 21, 1966 June 24, 1966
July 14, 1983 October 25, 1984 January 30, 1985
February 17, 2002 June 2, 2003 September 6, 2003
September 24, 2020 January 6, 2022 April 12, 2022
Now, let us see the events those occurred during the period of entry into the sign Taurus and exit from the sign Taurus. I will only quote few major events.
Year 1964/1966 (Dec 6, 1964 to June 24, 1966)
- 20 March, 1965 – First fighting in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 between West Pakistan and India only.
- 29 May, 1965 – 1965 Dhanbad coal mine disaster – A mining accident in Dhanbad, India kills 274.
- 5 August, 1965 – War begins between India and Pakistan.
- 2 September, 1965 – Kashmir is declared an “Integral Part of India” and is not a “disputed territory”, later responded by the Pakistani troops entering the Indian sector of Kashmir.
- 6 September, 1965 – Indian troops attempt to invade Lahore.
- 6 September – 22 September, 1965 – A full-scale Indo-Pakistani war is fought over Kashmir, which ends after a UN Security Council calls for a ceasefire on 20 September.
- 8 September, 1965 – India opens two additional fronts against Pakistan.
- 9 September, 1965 – U.N. Secretary General U Thant negotiates with Pakistan President Ayub Khan.
- 16 September, 1965 – China protests against Indian provocations in its border region.
- 18 September, 1965 – Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin invites the leaders of India and Pakistan to meet in the Soviet Union to negotiate.
- 22 September, 1965 – Radio Peking announces that Indian troops have dismantled their equipment on the Chinese side of the border.
- 24 September, 1965 – Fighting resumes between Indian and Pakistani troops.
- 1 December, 1965 – The Border Security Force is formed as a special force to guard the borders.
- 11 January, 1966– Prime Minister Shastri dies of heart attack in Tashkent.
Year 1983/1985 (July 14, 1983 to January 30, 1985)
- 13 April, 1984 – India launches Operation Meghdoot, as most of the Siachen Glacier in Kashmir comes under Indian control.
- 1 June, 1984 – The Indian government begins Operation Blue Star.
- 4 June, 1984 – Indian troops storm the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the Sikhs’ holiest shrine.
- 31 October, 1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her two Sikh security guards. Her son Rajiv Gandhi succeeds her as Prime Minister.
- 31 October, 1984 – 3 November An estimated 2,700-10,000 Sikhs killed during the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and other areas; mobs loot and damage several Sikh homes, businesses and Gurdwaras in response to the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
- 3 December, 1984 – Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, kills more than 2,000 people outright and injures anywhere from 15,000 to 22,000 others (some 6,000 of whom later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
Year 2002/2003 (February 17, 2002 to September 6, 2003)
- 27 February, 2002 – One of the worst pogrom unleashed against a community after 59 pilgrims killed aboard a fire in a train in Godhra.
- 28 February, 2002– Violence against a community in the Gujarati city of Ahmadabad leaves over 500 dead. The violence came after the death the previous day of 58 who died in Godhra, near Vadodara (the exact circumstances remain unclear). Those victims were said to be supporters of the Hindu group Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), who had been travelling from the Ayodhya region, near the border with Nepal. VHP has been campaigning for the construction of Ram temple in the Ayodhya site following the destruction of an ancient mosque there in 1992. Violence rages on through March, claiming hundreds of lives. (See also 2002 Gujarat violence.)
- 28 February, 2002 – Gulbarg Society massacre: During the 2002 Gujarat riots, a mob attacked the Gulbarag Society, a lower middle-class neighbourhood in Chamanpura, Ahmedabad. Most of the houses were burnt, and at least 35 victims including a former Congress Member of Parliament Ehsan Jafri, were burnt alive, while 31 others went missing after the incident, later presumed dead, bringing the total of the dead to 69.
- 8 March, 2002 – President’s rule is imposed on the northern state of Uttar Pradesh as no party could command a majority after the recent elections.
- 15 March, 2002 – 9,000 suspected Hindu hardliners are arrested, including 8,000 in Mumbai alone, in a massive crackdown aimed at preventing further interreligious violence. Tensions are high surrounding attempts to construct a new Hindu temple on the site of the Ayodhya mosque, which was destroyed by Hindu extremists in 1992.
- 14 May, 2002 – An attack by militants on an army base in Kashmir, in which 34 people are killed, leads to sharply rising tensions with Pakistan. On 15 May, Vajpayee says in the Lok Sabha: “We will have to retaliate.” Fears increase that the situation might escalate into a nuclear exchange.
- 27 July, 2002 – Vice President Krishan Kant dies of a heart attack.
- 9 September, 2002 – At least 119 people are killed in a train crash in the northeastern state of Bihar when part of the Rajdhani Express from Kolkata to New Delhi derails on a bridge over the Dhava river near Aurangabad.
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: May 11th, 2020
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