Equities Update: Where did Predictions Go Wrong?

Finance / Saturday, February 28th, 2015


The last few attempts in these posts to find the top of the equity bull have failed, although they pointed out important peaks that were followed by corrections. Still, we should be able to do better using the tools of Vedic Astrology. Going back to the texts, we have found where the flaw came in, and so here is a new attempt to name a top that will use a sharper focus on the Varshaphal.

The problem was how to generate the proper yearly chart. Modern astrologers simply calculate the solar return chart to the moment the Sun makes the exact degree, minute and second return to the position in the natal chart. But that modern approach is wrong. The traditional approach is to allow for the vagaries of Sun’s motion and use a solar constant to find the return for the desired year. Sun is a living being, and so has moods, fluctuations, perturbations and tiny shifts in its own orbit and in its relationship to Earth’s position. The Dhruvanka is the solar constant that takes heed of Sun’s movements and projects the timing year by year in accord with the dynamic of fixity versus change. “Dhruvanka” comes from “Dhruva” which is a name of the polestar. It means fixed, immovable, eternal, unchangeable, a cow which stands steady when milked. “Anka” or “anga” means a part of the whole, a body limb. In the Dhruvanka we measure the great body of Sun’s expansion through time, that expansion in which one degree for Sun or Surya represents one year of human life. Just as it is better to calculate the Lunar Nodes’ positions from their mean motion rather than their “true” or astronomical motion, because again, these grahas are living energies whose nature is to have one fixed motion, always reverse, it is better to fix the Sun’s motion with a constant. Paradoxically, using a constant addition for every year is more accurate than tying the chart to the apparent astronomical exactitude in any given year. Principle prevails over appearance.

To calculate the Varshaphal with Dhruvanka gives a different chart than to calculate simply an exact return to degree, minute, second. Now using the Dhruvanka approach, the ability to forecast an important event such as the market topping becomes much more available. The method is to take the natal chart, in this case for the E-Mini S&P 500 Futures, and add the Dhruvanka from the table to the natal day hour minute and second. The Dhruvanka adds one day, 6 hours, 9 minutes, and 9.72 seconds for each completed year of life. (Tables are available that give the resulting value for each completed year.)

ES natal fullsize







In September 2014 the E-Mini completed its 17th year. The Dhruvanka for year 17 is 0 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes, 45 seconds. To these figures we add the birth time: 1 day (Sunday counts as 0, Monday counts as 1, and so on), 15 hours, 30 minutes, 0 seconds.

0d 8h 35m 45s

    + 1d 15h 30m 0s    =

2d  0h  5m 45s

This result means we have to calculate the meaningful, the effective Varshaphal for the Tuesday at 0:5:45 that is nearest the day of the astronomical solar return. And, there is one more catch that even the available books on Varshaphal fail to mention. When the time found by our calculation is after midnight and before sunrise, we have to use the weekday according to the traditional rule that day begins at sunrise, not at midnight. The Dhruvanka result of Day 2 means find a Tuesday. That Tuesday is the day that in the Western calendar will be called Wednesday, September 10th, because traditionally it is still Tuesday, not Wednesday (as software may label it), until sunrise.

After carefully applying the above method, we come up with the best Varshaphal for 2014-2015, which is not the one we used for previous predictions! Here it is:

ES Vedic Day VP 2014







Now we can apply well-known Varshaphal techniques and the dasas we prefer to get a clear picture of timing. Mercury is the Lord of the Year, Taurus is the sign of Muntha or Progressed Ascendant, and Venus is the Muntha Lord. Muntha in 12th house shows a completion and ensuing loss. Our question is when?

One simple technique for timing events is to count each house from Ascendant or from Moon as one twelfth of the year, i.e., count one month per house. From Moon going forward the first month is September which equates to the 10th house of the chart. The first peak of the year came on December 26th, which equates to the 4th house from Moon which is Ascendant Gemini itself. ( Sept 10 to Oct 10 is Pisces, Oct 10 to Nov 10 is Aries, and so forth). The Ascendant gave a peak and was followed by a lurching up and down consolidation through January that equated to the 2nd house with exalted Jupiter. From Jupiter begins a garland, a string of houses occupied by planets that all together constitute the topping action. Feb 10 to Mar 10 gives the 3rd house, occupied by Sun and the Lord of the Muntha Venus. Venus in 3rd house shows pleasant and profitable efforts, and the market rose enthusiastically through February to new highs. Mar 10 to April 10 gives the 4th house Virgo.

Virgo is the key house of the entire horoscope for several reasons. It holds Mercury, Lord of the Year (refer to books on Varshaphal for how to find the Lord of the Year). Mercury is the Ascendant Lord as well. Mercury is exalted in Virgo and is ruling and joined to the Arudha Lagna, explained in previous posts as the point of projection of image. The Arudha is a vital point in every horoscope that sums up the attempt at creating a world for that native or entity in the case of a market. Mercury has rajas energy and when a rajasic or restless, ambitious, craving planet is conjunct the Arudha Lagna, the ambition is exaggerated. Also Mercury is joined the node Rahu which thrives in its work sign of Virgo, where it wants to add ever more digits to its miserly counting of units. Rahu as co-lord of the 9th sign Aquarius placed in the Kendra sign of Virgo acquires raja yoga powers. Virgo is at the fulcurum of the planetary garland.

It is hard to imagine a more significant, more powerful heap of worldly achievement than these planets in this house provide. Reminiscent of the chart of Bill Gates, who has Virgo in the fourth house with Lagna lord Mercury there opposite Moon in Pisces, but joined to Mars instead of Rahu, this is a chart of a King Midas. And in timing, it is reasonable to assume that the month of March 10 to April 10 should provide the highest high for the entire Varshaphal year.

We can confirm and narrow the window from other dashas. The Padanathamsa dasa which has been explained in previous posts is calculated from the Arudha Lagna lord seen in the Navamsa, which tells the fortune and fate of a chart. Mercury is lord of the Arudha Lagna lord, so the dasha count should start from Gemini in Navamsa where Mercury resides. However, this is overridden because the 7th sign from Mercury has a stronger planet, which is Jupiter in Sagittarius. Jupiter in the Navamsa Ascendant in its own sign, and also exalted in the Rasi chart, has formidable energy. Jupiter in Sagittarius in Ascendant is perfectly symbolic of a warrior who has attained the very highest perch on a mountain and from there has nowhere to go but down.

We start the count from there. The month correction explained in a previous post is just 6 hours and 45 minutes. We see that the low of the year at 1813 on October 15th 2014 came in the mahadasha of Sagittarius itself. Since then there has been no major correction.

We find by calculating (this can be done by Vedic astrology software) that the Mahadasa of Virgo which we have identified as the key house falls in the same window of March 10 to April 10. Thus we can focus on the 10 days of Virgo dasha from April 4th to 14th. Within those days, there is one that easily jumps to the forefront: Sagittarius antardasa.

Applying our 6 hour 45 minute backward correction, we find that Virgo/Sagittarius runs from 6:12 am Central Daylight Time on April 9 to 0:47 on April 10th, and that would be a best, clear, almost obvious prediction!

[Disclaimer: Nothing in these articles on financial astrology is to be taken as investment advice. There is risk of loss of part or all of your capital in trading without due diligence and without relying on the advice of your financial advisor or own trained judgment. These posts are for education and illustrations of how to apply jyotish principles to practical areas of life including understanding the group consciousness of markets. It is our contention that truth is in the charts, but if the practitioner’s logic goes amiss by a smidgin, the prediction can be totally off. Pedictions give an expectation, which must be confirmed by events on the ground in real time.]