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Mars-Ketu Conjunction Causing Thunderstorms

Mars - Ketu Conjunction Causing Natural Disasters

On 2 May 2018, Mars entered into earthy Capricorn sign where Ketu was already present. These two planets are well known for creating accidents ( Mars)  and natural disasters ( Ketu) . And this time , Jupiter has no association or aspect on this conjunction ,so it has more destructive power.


So, the very start of this conjunction resulted in a big duststorm ( earthy sign !) on evening of 2 May 2018 in northern India .It killed more than 100 persons with loss of crores. 

  If that was not enough , on 7th May , another storm hit the northern planes . This time it was spread as far as Andhra Pradesh , including Northern India from Rajasthan to Eastern Uttar Pradesh, killing more than 70 people. The storms in month of May are normal but these 2 successive thunderstorms broke the record of last 30 years. Local cyclones are still happening and in my city of Kanpur , we had a severe localised tornado 2 days back .

Astrological Reasons Behind its Prominence

Mars-Ketu conjunction happens every 18 months when Ketu stays in any zodiac sign and would last about 30-40 days , so it is not always a very damaging phenomenon, particularly if Jupiter also associates. But this time , this conjunction is special as Mars is in exaltation sign Capricorn , so any disaster would be prominent , creating breaking news . Jupiter has no association with it.

Further , this time Mars will be in Capricorn for about 6 months till first week of November 2018 . Reason is that , Mars will reach till 15 degree on 27 June when it will retrograde and will be coming back to 4 degree on 27 August 2018, and then again move forward and exit Capricorn on 5 November 2018 . 

Because of this , Mars- Ketu degree conjunction will happen 3 times on 8 June (forward motion ), 20 July ( Retrograde motion), 26 September ( again forward motion) . These dates are approximate as Ketu position is calculated tentatively so it can have one week error . We will see major weather , geographical events in these periods with news for landslide , floods disasters of big proportions globally and in India  as the entire rainy season is covered by this conjunction .

Politically , there will be on & off in global tensions at high levels between US/ North Korea / Iran and India-Pakistan-China based on Mars direct or retrograde position. Crude oil prices will also fluctuate because of this . Indian political scene would also remain charged with violence news in an election year . 

Over all , the period till September end is worth remaining careful for the govt,  disaster management agencies and public in general .

Post Script on 26 June 2018 w.r.t. Gabriel's Comment


1.  Natal astrology already has the data of beginning of event (date and time ) and place of birth and that makes it easier to predict further events .

2. In case of mundane events like weather , earthquake , stock market crashes , the beginning dates and location are not given . So, either one may keep on guessing the place and date and 90% time it will fail . It is just like predicting about unborn child's place and date and futurte events based on own chart but by not marrying , that will never happen .

3. That is why the best course of action in mundane events is to predict future span of the already occurred event , just like predicting about a born child and save time in unnecessary guessing .It saves time and effort in unnecessary exercise of guesswork.

4. In present case , the cyclones and thunderstorms are normal in month of May in Northern India so there is no point in predicting them . But once a major formation is happening , the situation would be more severe and recurring than earlier years and this time the duration extends beyond May .
5. Personally , I went for maintenance of my roof top temporary structures because I knew that it is not one time phenomenon like in earlier years and I was proved right when we faced 3 local cyclones in next 15 days .

6. People expect 100% predictions about natural calamities but that is just not possible because place cannot be predicted . But we can benefit from 50% prediction about subsequent period after the first event has started .

7. In stock market also , it is difficult to predict which stock will crash because of planetary formation but once a stock or index has started first crash , subsequent prediction about its duration are easy to predict and can also give you good money .

8. As far as debate about superiority of western astrology ( with Uranus , Neptune , Pluto, Siderial, Tropical Zodiac) compared to Jyotish is concerned , that has disbelievers on both sides . I also get clients who consulted western astrology and remained highly dissatisfied . India with its long and unbroken tradition of Jyotish has much more to offer to western people than the other way and Westerners keep coming India to learn it .

9. We also believe that merely applying science , software is no guarantee for success in astrology . Ancient Indian seers had no access to such tools but they came up such amazing things by their intuitive and meditational powers.

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