Sundar Balakrishnan


We are aware that Russia is in deep trouble in terms of their finances and yesterday their currency Ruble took a beating against the dollar.

I will this time for a change analyse the Russia formation chart from western astrology and see how the event is explained in the chart.

Following is the foundation chart taken from the book of world horoscopes.



House Cusp     Degree

1st                   11 Ta 29′ 22.76″

2nd                  11 Ge 25′ 33.38″

3rd                   28 Ge 41′ 40.94″

4th                   14 Cn 10′ 31.96″

5th                   02 Le 36′ 49.95″

6th                   03 Vi 01′ 31.50″

7th                   11 Sc 29′ 22.76″

8th                   11 Sg 25′ 33.38″

9th                   28 Sg 41′ 40.94″

10th                 14 Cp 10′ 31.96″

11th                 02 Aq 36′ 49.95″

12th                 03 Pi 01′ 31.50″

The above chart is chalet chart and tropical (i:e. Without ayanamsa) which is used in western astrology. We should first understand that 2nd house deals with finances, economic indices of all nature, wealth of the country, etc. So we need to first understand whether the country is prone to such setbacks. Here, the 2nd house does not have any planets and 2nd house lord is Mercury. Mercury is placed in the 10th house. The 10th house denotes government. This shows that there will be frequent government in managing the finances. Mercury is quincunx Neptune, opposition Pluto and semi-square Uranus. Further, the 2nd house cusp at 11 Gemini 25 is in exact square to Uranus. So the chart indicates trouble in finances.

Now, we need to identify the timing with respect to the transit of planets v/s the natal positions of planets and house cusps. We will take the transit positions as on December 16, 2014 to compare with the natal positions.

The transit Mercury just entered Capricorn and getting closer to conjunction. In transit, Jupiter the planet for finances and lord of 10th and 11th is in exact quincunx to Natal Mercury lord of 2nd house. Further, Jupiter is retrograde in transit adding fuel to fire. Transit North node (Rahu) is in square to natal Mercury. Transit Pluto in Capricorn is in exact quincunx to natal 2nd house cusp. Transit Neptune is in square to natal 2nd house cusp.

Though above study is a post mortem analysis, it gives you a very good insight into the connection of astrology with the country’s finances.


Sundar Balakrishnan

2-Year Jyotirvid & 3-Year Jyotirvisharad

(From Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Mumbai)

Date: 17th December, 2014  

Mumbai, at 1 pm


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