Those in know of Mundane Vedic astrology are aware about the existence and prowess of ‘Chattar Bhang Yoga’ over the ruling class or the ruling elite.  The yoga is called ‘Chatter Bhang’ as it is known to cause disturbance by loss of power or territory, to those who are ruling at that time. That is to say are under the Chattar of a ‘Singhasan’.  The formation of this yoga happens when Saturn either comes to Leo or aspects the sign Leo. The later Yoga which is through aspect of Saturn is also called ‘Ardh Chattar Bhang Yoga’. This is so as Saturn the planet of mass unrest or disturbance aspects/occupies the sign of Sun (the Planetary king) and causes disturbances either to the ruled territory or the ruler. As is well known Saturn remains in one house roughly or about two and a half years and therefore will occupy either Leo or Aquarius after thirty years. Saturn occupied Leo around 1947 and India saw the power lost by the British, loss of territory as well as partition and bloodbath in newly formed India and Pakistan. Next, it occupied the same in 1977 onwards and saw Indira Gandhi and the Congress losing power through one of its worst defeats. The mildest form of Chattar Bhang Yoga happened when it last occupied Leo in 2007. Dr. Manmohan Singh, who now has the sobriquet of being an accidental Prime Minister, just got away in its mildest form by remaining confined to hospital for six weeks in 2009 due to critical redo cardiac surgery receiving 5 grafts in a 13 hours long surgery.

Since the main subject of the topic is Ardh Chattar Bhang Yoga, so for the purpose of this article, we focus on Saturn in Aquarius confined to India after independence, for the purposes of this mundane astro-analysis. Saturn was in Aquarius from Jan 27, 1964 upto April 9, 1966, when it moved into Pisces till November 3, 1966 to return in Aquarius on December 20, 1966. During the period India saw the loss of its first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on 27th May, 1964, due to sudden cardiac arrest. The second Prime Minister   Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri also saw not only the war in 1965, with Pakistan and initial loss of territory to it but also met his own end on 10th January, 1966 due to cardiac arrest as per the documented version (believed to be due to enemical conspiracy by others). Shri Gulzarilal Nanda, the interim Prime Minister also lost power twice after two 13- day tenures. Firstly, after the death of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and then after the death of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri leading to yet another Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi emerging during the same transit. Quite a turbulent time it was !

The next cycle of Saturn in Aquarius occurred as follows-

Aquarius (Kumbha) – 05/03/1993 to 15/10/1993

                                     10/11/1993 to 02/06/1995

                                     10/08/1995 to 16/06/1996

Now coming to events.  Mr. P.V. Narsimha Rao seemingly completed his tenure and lost power but even he started facing the heat of multiple criminal charges including of saving his Government by buying MPs in 1993, of having received bribe of One Lakh US dollars through Chandra Swami and accusation of Rs. One crore from Harshad Mehta as also of conspiring to fudge/forge documents in St Kitts Case. All in all, he suffered reverses during the later part of the Aquarius transit of Saturn after he had also taken action in Jain Hawala diary case against his own potential rivals and party colleagues. He had not only to lose power but also face the ignominy of the being the first Prime Minister to face arrest on charges of corruption and forgery in November, 1996. Further, at the end of the transit which happened on 16/06/1996 events in quick succession occurred leading to loss of power by successive Prime Ministers. On 15/05/1996 after loss of election Mr. Rao handed over the baton of power to Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee who lost the power within 16 days (becoming the elected Prime Minister with shortest tenure) and thereafter even before 16/06/1996 (end of transit), Mr. Deve Gowda became the unexpected Prime Minister.

Now this brings us to the present transit of Saturn in Aquarius, the dates of transit for Saturn in Aquarius at this time are: –

Saturn enters Aquarius on 29th April, 2022 to 12th July, 2022. Re-enters on 17th January, 2023 and remains there with two and fro motion till 29th March, 2025.

The important event of General elections in natural course will be held in May, 2024. It is likely that despite having Moon Dasha of a powerful GajKesari Yoga both in 2014 and 2019 and which lasted till 2021, Prime Minister Modi may face some internal attempts to undermine his authority in present Mars Dasha by his rivals. His Mars is positioned to make a Mahapurush Yoga. Though his Moon Dasha ended in 2021, his Mangal Mahapurush dasha has already made him win Gujrat election with a thumping majority. Mangal however also rules his sixth house [which is house of illness and opponents] and despite being present in strength in Lagna may cause some health issues or rival actions of concerned, during the period 2023 to 2025. However, his remaining in power again, may not be doubtful till the time any rival with stronger planetary combination emerges.  The author can narrow down that events to guard against if it all happen, may coincide with either Jupiter entering Aries or Taurus from April, 22-2023 to March, 29, 2025. The period may require a higher degree of alertness on the part of national security agencies and armed forces to guard against any territorial incursions by enemical interests.

While wishing and praying for the best of the country, the author intends to highlight that precautions can prevent any untoward event or can also minimize or reverse damage, which is the objective of this piece rather than creating any alarm based on astro-interpretations, which in any case is a science of probability.

So Causes Brahma to say !

Written By Somesh Arora

Jyotish Parveen (Silver medalist) and Jyotish Visharad (ICAS).


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