By Abhishekha, India

Contents
1. Introduction 2. Jyotish Reference on Venus 3. Jyotish Fundamentals on Eclipse Of the Sun 4. The Spot of Eclipse 5. Thus The Prediction 6. Way Out, Remedies

He was introduced to jyotish by his
Kulguru at the age of eight. After the initial trigger early in life, he has pursued the study of jyotish with utmost passion ever since. He writes with the pen name Abhishekha and is the Editor/Publisher of AIAC Times, Chicago.

Introduction

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ransit of Venus on June 5 and 6 2012 is one of the hottest topics in the astronomical and astrological circles. United Astrology Conference 2012 was held recently [May 24 to May 29 2012] in New Orleans, US and was an august gathering of world class astrologers across the globe. The conference had a tag line called “Venus on the Rise”, implying the transit of Venus having some major astrological and astronomical implications and influence on human life. Wikipedia

5 years. and will be the last Venus transit this century. because it is much farther away from Earth. They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years. the prior transit took place on 8 June 2004. from Earth. Egyptian.5 years and 105. I thought it best to pen my thoughts on this subject before I retire for the day. the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125. Venus. after coming back from a wonderful Saturday evening with friends. No human alive at the time had witnessed a previous Venus transit since that transit occurred on December 6. Venus appears smaller. A transit is thus identical to a solar eclipse by the Moon. Sun and Earth are on the same plane. A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth. Babylonian and Chinese observers knew of Venus and recorded the planet's motions. The periodicity is a reflection of the fact that the orbital periods of Earth and Venus are close to 8:13 and 243:395 commensurabilities. The most recent transit of Venus that was last observed from Earth took place on June 8. . After 2012. Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The previous pair of transits was in December 1874 and December 1882. and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun. Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena. becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. since it was the first Venus transit after the invention of broadcast media. with pairs of transits eight years apart separated by long gaps of 121. The next transit of Venus will occur on 5 and 6 June 2012. While the diameter of Venus is almost four times that of the Moon. This means. 2004. During a transit. The event received significant attention. 1882.mentions on the page Titled “Transit of Venus” a very interesting sentence – “Ancient Indian. Thus.” I am a jyotish so I obviously got recent inquiries on this forthcoming event. Greek.

This was 12th century CE Bengal. Kashyap. Vijay Sen founded the Sena Dynasty in Bengal. Before the above citation. Nevertheless. Jyotish Fundamentals On Eclipse Of The Sun I f I have to quote one favorite pastime of an ancient jyotishas. he tries to stress on a simple rule – Brighter the Venus. let us just visit a very simple astronomical concept called Solar Eclipse. Kala and Patra. Maharaja Ballal Sen wrote a very cryptic jyotish text called Adbhuta Sagara. Making very simple concepts difficult to decipher was almost a habit for the ancients and I am sure they must have had their reasons to do so. leaving all jyotish jargons and complicated terms and terminology aside. Ballal Sen was referring to the various colors of Venus as it appears in the sky being a factor that would indicate the kind of events to foresee. after citing various ancient works. The next several quotes in the book deal with specific nakshatras Venus transits to predict finer results of its outcome. Parasara and Bhrigu. In summary.Jyotish Reference On Venus M aharaja Ballal Sen was the son of Vijay Sen. the better for humanity. text written by a King who was always worried about attacks on his kingdom and the sustenance of his rule. In the year 1169. The phrase in Sanskrit is – “Shyamavarnaoabhighataya”. Adbhuta Sagara also has references of lost jyotish works by Garga. I will go to this area in a bit but before that let me revisit a very fundamental concept on its transit that I have already highlighted in the introduction. The context is another important factor to be considered. darker its shade. Maharaha Ballal Sen quotes a very interesting phrase from jyotish works of Vriddha Garga Hora. every text should be studied with reference to Sthana. it would surely be encryption. This is can translated as – “When Venus appears dark in the sky. the worse the news for mankind. . This text is amazing because it has secrets which even though encrypted holds the key to interpretation of many celestial events which does not find mention in other classical works. I personally consider this book a treasure to interpret matters related to mundane events. As I have mentioned numerous times earlier to my students in jyotish. it would indicate death and destruction”. In one such reference to Venus in astrology.

Deaths of people are possible in these disasters. the Eclipse of the Sun appears to happen by Venus. Jyotish links the Moon to the mind. desire. On June 5. Sun to the soul and thus the Solar Eclipse happens on a New Moon [Amavasya] that causing the eclipse of the Sun.When the Moon. the eclipse of the Sun happens on Rohini [about 21 degrees Taurus]. the Sun and the Earth align in such a way on the ecliptic such that the Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun. a solar eclipse happens. In such a transit Venus appears black and doesn’t cover the Sun completely. Signs of economic revival will be extremely slow and stagnant for the next 6 months. fire disasters and natural calamities of a great extent. this event can be interpreted as Venus [lust. Particularly in South East Asia and the West Coast of the United States will need to alert and ready for such events. The Spot Of The Eclipse T he place where the eclipse occurs is of amazing importance. Thus. The Graha that causes this eclipse is the Moon and thus the mind makes mistakes that cause serious damage to the soul. In the Transit of Venus. 6 2012. This zone is a very sensitive zone of the Zodiac and deals with sustenance of the human race. In politics. Celebrities will go through a time period and the film industries across the globe will suffer due some defamation and criticism. . sexual scandals will rise and prominent leaders will face such charges which could ruin their political career. Eclipse of the Sun is related to Death and thus this time is very sensitive to all beings on the planets. love] making a mistake and the soul suffering the consequences. The Prediction M y prediction is that the next 6 months after the Eclipse the world will see draughts. Thus.

Remedies L ove and Compassion will be required for the next 6 months around the globe. Lack of rain this year and extreme heat is very probable and thus people should take adequate provisions to sail through this period. Violence should not have any place in society and every individual should act with wisdom and understanding.Way out. People will need to be more tolerant and accepting. . Vedic texts prescribe worship of Laxmi during this period of crisis.

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