Sunday, 10 June 2012

Rajiv Gandhi: Black Swan In Vedic Astrology-Part 1

The birth data used for the calculation of this horoscope is: August, 20, 1944; Mumbai; 8:11 AM. As a young boy, I used to have only one image of prime minister, that was of Rajiv Gandhi in his hallmark white kurta and pyjama. Lets look at his chart as it qualifies for what you may call as 'Black Swan' in Vedic Astrology. His lagna, Moon sign, as well as the sign in which Sun is situated in the ascendant is Simha(Leo). Which means that he was manifesting Leo characteristics via his mind and body. His lagna Leo has a grand stellium of five planets, which are Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Moon. This stellium is the symbolic representation of his charismatic personality.


The only weakness of lagna is that it's very close to 30 degrees.


Atmakarka: The Jaimini Atmakaraka in a horoscope is the planet with the highest degrees in any sign. In this horoscope Mercury is Atmakaraka. Pandit Sanjay Rath has remarked on Atmakaraka rising. He says that Atmakaraka rising in the ascendant suggests birth in the royal family, whereas Atmakaraka rising in the navamsa suggests connection with the royal family since birth. Rajiv Gandhi was not only born in the Gandhi family but also became a prime minister, later on.



Not many planets are dignified by virtue of being in their own or exaltation signs, still the lord of the lagna Sun is situated in lagna, which makes this lagna a strong one. Leo is a fiery sign. Accumulation of so many planets in a fiery sign suggest a glowing charismatic personality, but his demise too, unfortunately happened in a bomb blast, which is fiery explosion. I don't know for sure if it really relates to his extraordinary stellium.


Maximum number of planets are in Magha, Poorva and Uttara constellations, which are respectively owned by the KKetu Venus and Sun, in the sign of Leo. Sun in the Magha spreads glorious rays and hence the noble birth of Rajiv Gandhi. There are many planets in Kendra but not many of them are exalted, still the peculiar stellium puts his horoscope in an extraordinary category.


His nnavamsaattests his peculiar lagna. Atmakaraka Mercury rises in the lagna whereas lagna lord Sun is situated in the sixth house which is a difficult house. Lagna of navamasa is 8th house from the sixth, therefore difficulty and opportunity both because of the sudden events. He was elected prime minister after sudden death of his mother Indira Gandhi and he died very suddenly in a bomb blast when he went to address an assembly in Tamilnadu. Mars and Jupiter are exalted in nnavamsa but Venus is debilitated and Saturn is in its own house.


Please read second part of the article here.