The concept of 12-year cycle is not new. Almost all branches and denominations of astrology have a technique that revolves around this cycle and its derivatives. Parashara’s Sudarshan Chakra, Bhrigu’s 12-year cycle (Bhrigu Chakra Paddhati – BCP) and Muntha in Varshaphala are few well known predictive tools. Traditional western astrology, too, contains a technique based on 12-year cycle. It is called “Prefection”, however, only a limited number of modern astrologers practice it. If 12-year cycle is projected upon calendaring system then all human civilizations appear in consensus on 12 months year, and 12 years cycle, whether it is Indian, Chinese, Persian, Egyptian or Mayan.
The objective of this piece of writing is to expand the horizon of Bhrigu Chakra and search the lord of every 12-year cycle. Since repetition of cycle does not usually show repetition of events in life. Why a same rasi and planet in it yield different results. Say, a benefic planet in a strong 4th house may give beginning of schooling at age 4, an award on non-curriculum activity at age 16, marriage at age 28, professional progress at age 40, buying a new property at age 52 and so on. Why same 4th house year gives different kinds of result in every cycle. It is also observed that a person gets a good outcome at age 16, but a mixed effect at age 28, and a bad result at age 40, despite the fact that all these ages (16th year, 28th year and 40th year) fall under the same 4th house as per Bhrigu Chakra. Is there any rationale?
But before explaining the methodology and application, let’s understand the characteristic of karakas (planets as significators) and their relevance with different age groups of a man. There are 7 physical heavenly bodies (grahas) and two lunar nodes (chhaya grahas) that are considered in astrological delineation and forecast. In general, Moon is supposed an infant child, Mercury a young, Venus an adult, Sun a full-grown man, Mars a man towards aged, Jupiter a near-old mature man and Saturn an old man. Here, I am not referring the age classification of Varahamihira and others, for, their categorization serves longevity and other purposes. If you notice then this classification is similar to the order of planets’ velocity and order of 24 horas. They are: 1) Moon, (2) Mercury, (3) Venus, (4) Sun, (5) Mars, (6) Jupiter, and (7) Saturn. This is basically one of the oldest planetary arrangements. William Shakespeare also narrated it in his ‘All the world’s a stage’.
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
The basis of Bhrigu Chakra is simply 1 sign = 1 year on linear plane. There is no complex computation, no juggling of astronomical elements. Starting from lagna, birth to 1st year is ruled by 1st house, 2nd year by 2nd house, 3rd year by 3rd house, until 12th year by 12th house. The second round starts with 13th year again from 1st house. The third round starts with age 25 from 1st house and so on.
Age of Native (in solar year starting from birthday)
age 1, 13, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73, 85, 97, 109
age 2, 14, 26, 38, 50, 62, 74, 86, 98, 110
age 3, 15, 27, 39, 51, 63, 75, 87, 99, 111
age 4, 16, 28, 40, 52, 64, 76, 88, 100, 112
age 5, 17, 29, 41, 53, 65, 77, 89, 101, 113
age 6, 18, 30, 42, 54, 66, 78, 90, 102, 114
age 7, 19, 31, 43, 55, 67, 79, 91, 103, 115
age 8, 20, 32, 44, 56, 68, 80, 92, 104, 116
age 9, 21, 33, 45, 57, 69, 81, 93, 105, 117
age 10, 22, 34, 46, 58, 70, 82, 94, 106, 118
age 11, 23, 35, 47, 59, 71, 83, 95, 107, 119
age 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120
Consideration of cycle is important in delineation of results, otherwise repetition of cycle implies similar meanings. On the contrary, events in life do not repeat in similar fashion. Now the question is how to judge a particular 12-year cycle. Here comes the role of karakas, and their inclusion in given thesis answers the objection.
A) “Under Bhrigu Chakra, good or bad outcome of a 12-year cycle depends upon the strength or weakness of cycle-ruler. The first 12-year cycle is ruled by Moon, second by Mercury, third by Venus, fourth by Sun, fifth by Mars, sixth by Jupiter, seventh by Saturn, eighth by Rahu and ninth by Ketu.”
B) “In addition to janma lagna, the first 12 years should simultaneously count from radical sign occupied by Moon and progress year-by-year until end of age 12. Then, second 12-year cycle from Mercury, activates from age 13 to age 24. Then 3rd cycle from Venus age 25 to age 36; then 4th cycle from Sun until age 48; then 5th cycle from Mars until age 60; then 6th cycle from Jupiter until age 72; then 7th cycle from Saturn until 84; then 8th cycle from Rahu until age 96; and finally 9th cycle from Ketu until age 108.”
Bhrigu Chakra with Chakra Swamis
Chakra Swami or Cycle Ruler
birth to age 12
From natal Moon: 1H (age 1), 2H (age 2), 3H (age 3), 4H (age 4), 5H (age 5), 6H (age 6), 7H (age 7), 8H (age 8), 9H (age 9), 10H (age 10), 11H (age 11) and 12H (age 12)
age 13 to 24
From natal Mercury: 1H (age 13), 2H (age 14), 3H (age 15), 4H (age 16), 5H (age 17), 6H (age 18), 7H (age 19), 8H (age 20), 9H (age 21), 10H (age 22), 11H (age 23) and 12H (age 24)
age 25 to 36
From natal Venus: 1H (age 25), 2H (age 26), 3H (age 27), 4H (age 28), 5H (age 29), 6H (age 30), 7H (age 31), 8H (age 32), 9H (age 33), 10H (age 34), 11H (age 35) and 12H (age 36)
age 37 to 48
From natal Sun: 1H (age 37), 2H (age 38), 3H (age 39), 4H (age 40), 5H (age 41), 6H (age 42), 7H (age 43), 8H (age 44), 9H (age 45), 10H (age 46), 11H (age 47) and 12H (age 48)
age 49 to 60
From natal Mars: 1H (age 49), 2H (age 50), 3H (age 51), 4H (age 52), 5H (age 53), 6H (age 54), 7H (age 55), 8H (age 56), 9H (age 57), 10H (age 58), 11H (age 59) and 12H (age 60)
age 61 to 72
From natal Jupiter: 1H (age 61), 2H (age 62), 3H (age 63), 4H (age 64), 5H (age 65), 6H (age 66), 7H (age 67), 8H (age 68), 9H (age 69), 10H (age 70), 11H (age 71) and 12H (age 72)
age 73 to 84
From natal Saturn: 1H (age 73), 2H (age 74), 3H (age 75), 4H (age 76), 5H (age 77), 6H (age 78), 7H (age 79), 8H (age 80), 9H (age 81), 10H (age 82), 11H (age 83) and 12H (age 84)
age 85 to 96
From natal Rahu: 1H (age 85), 2H (age 86), 3H (age 87), 4H (age 88), 5H (age 89), 6H (age 90), 7H (age 91), 8H (age 92), 9H (age 93), 10H (age 94), 11H (age 95) and 12H (age 96)
age 97 to 108
From natal Ketu: 1H (age 97), 2H (age 98), 3H (age 99), 4H (age 100), 5H (age 101), 6H (age 102), 7H (age 103), 8H (age 104), 9H (age 105), 10H (age 106), 11H (age 107) and 12H (age 108)
According to given thesis, first 12 years of life falls under jurisdiction of Moon, and it is termed 1st cycle ruler or chakra swami. In fact, this is the age interval for which infant mortality (balarishtha) and quality of nourishment is seen. Moon is the only planet that fulfils the characteristic of life up to age 12, i.e. infancy, nourishment, mother’s milk, lap, innocence, early upbringing conditions, primary schooling etc. Therefore, the effect of first year (1H from janma lagna), second year, (2H from janma lagna), and so on until twelfth year (12H from janma langa) should prounce in the perspective of karakattava of Moon. Up to this stage, there is no difference between Bhrigu Chakra Paddhati (BCP) and explained thesis, except the significance of Moon, Mercury, Venus etc, i.e relevant cycle lord (chakra swami).
Take a hypothetical horoscope with Aquarius ascendant, where Saturn is placed in 3rd house in Aries. Now during age 3, the 3rd house from langa, i.e. Aries turns activated. Similarly, age 15 as well as age 27 is again ruled by Aries. According to the thesis, probable outcomes of 3rd year should pronounce in the light of relevant cycle-ruler Moon. Judge the benefic/malefic sambandha of Moon, as well as location of sign Aries with respect to Moon. Since Saturn is residing in Aries from Aquarius lagna, therefore one should predict something evil about 3rd house. It may be sickness to newly born younger brother of native, or native may himself confront head-injury, or mother of native may face termination of job etc. These effects are in the light of Moon’s karakattvas and placement of a natural malefic planet in 3rd house. Now, should one assume the same result in next cycle during year 15? Obviously not. According to given thesis, age 15 falls under jurisdiction of Mercury. For age 15, most of the effects should predict in the purview of Mercury’s signification. If Mercury is well placed then little bad effect will realize to native. But if Mercury be afflicted in natal chart, then native may encounter difficulties in his studies, probably in written examinations or submitting assignments (keep in mind, 3rd house and corresponding age 15). His mobile phone set may be lost or stolen. If the natal chart indicates interest in sports then a ball may hit his head or his hand may get fractured while running or cycling. In a same way, consider now age 27 for the said above Aquarius lagna having Saturn in 3rd house-Aries. Venus rules the cycle from age 25 to 36. If Venus is ill placed or afflicted in rasi and in navamsa (D9) then predict engagement break due to would-be father-in-law (3rd house is 9th from 7th and stands for father of life-partner), or communication problem with betrothal or fiancee. If Venus is afflicted in rasi and drekkana (D3) then difficulties in wedding of sister may arise. If Venus is in 6th/8th from Jupiter (who is lord of 2nd and 11th from Aquarius lagna) then income or livelihood may suffer during age 27. This is how inclusion of cycle-ruler can change the outcome of same Aries year for age 3, age 15 and age 27.
Now, come to the Part-B of the established thesis.
Take the Moon’s natal place as 1st house and judge the expected events from birth to 1st birthday. Consider another hypothetical chart. Say, there is a natural malefic planet in 1st house from Moon, i.e. with Moon (apart from a malefic in 1st house from lagna, i.e. in lagna) then native will surely come across some serious health related issues in the very first year of life. However, if there is a malefic in lagna, but bright Moon is associated/aspected by other natural benefics then no hazard to health or danger to life should predict for first year, despite minor sickness should predict.
For 2nd year of life, consider the 2nd house with respect to Moon’s sign. If any natural malefic planet occupies or aspects the 2nd house from Moon then second year of life may see any unfavourable event, for instance, dispute among family members, or family may face financial problems. On the contrary, if natural benefics occuppies or aspects the 2nd house then auspicious festivity in the home, or upliftment in family’s financial status, or fortunate year for elder brother of mother should anticipate.
One thing should be kept in mind that these cycles from karaka should additionally be considered along with lagna. For instance, if there is benefic planet in 9th house from lagna, and also another benefic planet occupies or aspects 9th house from bright Moon then there will definitely be some beneficial outcomes at the age of 9. Depending upon natal planetary disposition, native may obtain first position in the class, promotion of father, first travel experience with partents or teacher etc. In some cases, birth of younger brother/sister is also observed, since 9th house is just opposite to 3rd house.
What about mixed condition. For instance, if there is benefic planet in 12th from Moon, but a malefic planet in 12th from natal ascendant (lagna). Then in this situation, age 12 of native is marked by both negative and positive events. And finally, the entire first 12-year cycle’s outcome is dependant upon the strength and position of Moon in natal chart. If Moon be bright, aspected, associated or sandwiched in between natural benefics, and be not stationed in dusthana then overall result of first 12 years will be quite favourable (even if there is one or two bad years in this cycle).
Mercury rules the second cycle of life from age 13 to 24. This is the academic life of native when he/she develops faculty of distinction and differentiation. Educational activities, adolescent, virginity, sporting activities, picnic with colleagues, college environment; generally all occur in this span of life (age 13 to 24). If Mercury is all around robust and well placed without aspect or association of malefics, especially Mars or Ketu, then native will have uninterrupted and successful academic career. If Mercury is sitting along with Sun, or enjoys the trinal aspect or conjunction of Jupiter then native will have excellent academic record and get moral and financial support of father during entire Mercury’s cycle (age 13 to 24). Even other general matters of life will also prove quite progressive. For example when Venus or benefic 7th lord is associated with cycle ruler Mercury (and there be no natural malefic along them), then there may occur marriage whenever year of favourable yoga comes. The probability gets stronger if the same benefic situation exist with respect to janma lagna (rising sign). But all depends on aggregate of entire horoscope. If other planetary yogas indicate late marriage then relationship with opposite sex or cohabitation may take place. Assume another combination: 9th lord or Jupiter is associated with Mercury then it spells obtainment of legal education or elevation in financial and social condition of father. All depends upon smart permutation and combination with little intuition. Mercury is also a karaka for games and sports, thus this is the cycle (age 13 to 24) when a sportsperson makes his identity.
After end of Mercury cycle, Venus awakes for next 12 years until age 36. This interval of life rovoles around marital life in general. It does not conclude that all the people marry or experience conjugal life in between 25 and 36 years. Nonetheless, this is the period when Venus in general bestows its full blown effect. In later age, the physical and mental involvement for karakatavas of Venus (marital life, enjoying conjugal relation, vehicle, material luxuries etc.) get bit feeble. By the way, if you notice, most of the marriages take place during Venus cycle (age 25 to 36). In conventional societies and rural area marriage often take place in teenage. In such cases, non-retrograde Venus or its dispositor is generally found associated with Mercury, and hence cycle of Mercury yields effect of Venus. Apart from courtship, Venus is also a co-significator of wealth (being the lord of 2nd sign from natural ascendant Aries). Besides wedding, a well placed Venus in rasi and navamsa, especially in nocturnal chart (birth in night), or in 11th, 7th, 3rd from Moon, promises smart earning opportunities, favour from female coworkers, obtainment of own vehicle and richness through showbiz or fashion articles betwen age 25 to 36.
The 4th Bhrigu Chakra is ruled by Sun. Spanning from age 37 to age 48, it mainly focuses authority in work area and in general inner evolution of being father. This is the 12-year interval when native often enjoys promotion and gets elevated in his social milieu and professional field, provided Sun is associated or aspected by natural benefics and nativity is duirnal i.e. birth in daytime. With evil combination (especially with Rahu or Saturn) it yields demise of father or death of family head, and resultantly native has to carry the responsibilities. In female charts, the cycle of Sun leads to end of fertility period.
Next in line of 12-year cyle lord, fiery and rash Mars comes with its all significations. Its span runs from age 49 to 60. Mars is the karaka of brothers, war, commander, accident. Do all the people wage war, feude with others or gets connected with brothers? Off course not. Just use the karakattava intelligently. At the same time, Mars is the significator of property construction, commanding position and male sex organs. During this interval (age 49 to 60) a layman usually thinks to reshape his living house or build a new house. His interaction with brothers and sisters again revitalizes, but if Mars is afflicted then there is stronger chance of dispute with brothers, especially on property. With decline of vitality, his sex life may also encounter new challenges. If Mars is involved in Kuja Dosh making, without relief of Jupiter’s association or aspect, then it may cause death of spouse. Mars is also a karaka of 3rd house (that is 11th to 5th) therefore it also foretells earning or profit opportunities in the life of children of native. Mars yields pomp and power through action-oriented administration, strict execution, fierce argument, fight and force. When Mars is sambandhi (related) to both Jupiter and Saturn, or enjoys other dignities then great authority and political power should prognosticate. Aspect or association of bright Moon and Sun with Mars enhances favour from governmental circles. Mars in bad house and with inimical planets (Saturn, Rahu, Ketu) renders its 12-year cycle full of struggle and brings fighting and litigation with dogged and unexpected opponents.
The cycle of Jupiter begins after age 60, and rules the period from age 61 to 72. Being karaka of dharma, it enlightens the spark of religious practices in one’s life. Just observe the people in temples, churches and mosques. Most of the regular visitors are oldies of above 60. However, inclination towards religion may arise in early life, when Jupiter is closely associated or aspected with those cycle-lords who rule young or adult age. Apart from observing rituals, Jupiter terminates once active professional life in general. Why? Because Jupiter is also a karaka of 9th house, i.e. 12th from 10th house. However, if Jupiter casts trinal aspect to Saturn or be with Saturn then this cycle turns into a new leaf of life. In this situation, native usually activates in social services, politics or welfare works after retiring from regular job. Sometimes, he starts teaching and preaching voluntarily. Apart from respect in social and professional fronts, Jupiter is mainly a karaka for children. Hence during cycle of Jupiter (age 61 to 72), a person enjoys most the prosperity of children in form of grandchildren in his lap. An afflicted Jupiter may also close the chapter of native’s life since it is the Jeeva Karaka (Life Force). But a well fortified Jupiter does not kill one in its cycle.
The 7th naisargik chakra (natural cycle) is ruled by Saturn and spans from age 73 to 84. Not all people reach to this stage of life, and even if they enter into this cycle then they usually face death in this cycle of Yamaraja (god of death). In other words, it is the period that often concludes the series of karma of the present life in the form of death. Generally, this is the span of seclusion, physical decay and frequent diseases. There are few lucky people who survive in this cycle and find their concluding days in next Rahu or Ketu cycle.
This is the nativity of M.A. Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan. The chart itself holds many fortunate yogas. But for the time being put aside all those combinations, and just concentrate on role of cycle lord in Bhrigu Chakra.
Although Saturn and Rahu are residing in 1st house, but native neither encountered any illness, nor his parents came across any ominous event during first year (Dec. 25, 1876 to Dec. 25, 1877). The reason being the strength of first 12-year cycle lord Moon. It is with pakshbala, in a benefic sign and exactly in trine of its dispositor Jupiter. However, on account of cycle lord’s Moon placement in dual sign, native’s early schooling was marked by his own restlessness and change of many schools in Karachi and Bombay.
The second 12-year cycle ruler Mercury gave Jinnah outstanding upliftment in life both at academic and professional fronts, but at the same time it produced demise of mother. Jinnah left for London and joined Lincoln’s Inn for Bar-at-Law, on June 5, 1893. During the same year his mother died on September 1893. Both the events occured during age 17. From Bhrigu Chakra perspective, age 17 coincides with 5th house (Gemini) from Aquarius lagna.
Although 5th house stands for starting higher education, as well as a maraka-sthana for mother. But it is difficult to speculate both these events from a vacant 5th house (Gemini). Lets include the relevant cycle ruler Mercury and judge beginning of legal studies in abroad and death of mother. Gemini is aspected by Sun and Mercury from 11th house and Rahu from 1st house, and suggests learning opportunities abroad (on account of Rahu) and especially law (because Mercury and Sun are aspecting Gemini from Sagittarius). Secondly, 5th house is 2nd from matru-sthana, but merely an ‘killer-house for mother’ does not entails death of mother. There must be some concrete reasons. From matrusthana (Taurus), Gemini is not only a marakasthana but also aspected by its markesh Mercury. Furthermore, Gemini is in trine to Rahu as well as Mars. Its like a scissor trine for Gemini. Gemini is also 8th from sthir matrukaraka Venus (for day born).
Now judge the same 17th year from cycle ruler Mercury. Aries becomes the 5th house from Mercury. It is 12th from matru-sthana and also opposite to its lord Mars. Hence loss of mother is evident. But what about higher learning in abroad. Look at Aries again and the planet aspecting it. Mars, the aspectant is in parivartana with Venus. In fact both are forming a powerful dharma-karma yoga with other benefics. The matter of foreign is described by aspect of Saturn, who is associated with Rahu in lagna.
On May 11, 1896, Lincoln’s Inn London conferred on him degree of Bar-at-Law, and he became the youngest British Indian to be called to the bar in England. After two months he reached India and enrolled as an advocate at Bombay High Court on August 24, 1896 and started legal practice. This milesonte in Jinnah’s life occured at age 20. From Aquarius lagna, it becomes Virgo – the 8th house. Although, there is a full aspect of Moon upon Virgo, but there is no other reason for such an outstanding beginning of legal career. Now testify the age 20 (i.e. Dec. 25, 1895 to Dec. 25, 1896) with respect to cycle lord Mercury. Virgo is the 10th house, on reckoning from cycle ruler Mercury. In other words, cycle lord Mercury has progressed to Virgo for age 20. Moreover, it is the exaltation sign of Mercury, and possesses highest number of benefic digits in sarvashtakavarga. Aspect of Moon and dual attribute of Virgo (and its lord in Sagittarius) also gave him return-voyage from England to homeland.
This is a natal chart of a girl whose time of birth is not known, therefore arbitrary time by considering Moon in lagna is assumed. Yet, with the help of Bhrigu Chakra, yearly and monthly forecast is possible.
At present she is going through Bhrigu Chakra of Mercury (July 29, 2001 to July 29, 2013). Mercury is in Cancer (house unknown because of unknown time of birth and lagna), but dispositor of Mercury, i.e. Moon is exalted. Moreover Mercury with Sun without any association or conjunction of other malefic promises good education. As a result, she has been securing good results throughout her college years and at present is in University. In second half of year 2010, she tried for internship, and luckily joined an organization that offered her part time job in evening. The span from July 29, 2010 to July 29, 2011 makes age 22, corresping to 10th house. Now the 10th house from relevant cycle-lord Mercury is Aries. Since it is vacant therefore judge the lord of Aries, and argala upon Aries. Mars the concerned lord is in Leo in 2nd house from cycle-lord Mercury. Aries and its lord Mars in Leo indicate new beginning, very dynamic days and nights, working with seniors and certain amount of authority. Consequently, she contiuned study and job, and had a very tight working schedule during year of Aries (2010-2011) with respect to cycle-lord Mercury. In the beginning of 2011, she surprisingly got a chance to join the prime department in the organization. Despite, no prior work experience, she soon became the focal point of seniors on account of her hard working and dedication.
On July 29, 2011, she entered into age 23, i.e. house 11. Now Taurus is the 11th house from cycle-lord Mercury. It has exalted Moon. Furthermore, it is the lord of 1st with respect to cycle-lord Mercury. What comes in mind for “benefic 1st lord is exalted in 11th house”. Gain, fulfilment of hopes, prosperity to coborns, expansion in circle of co-workers. Soon after birthday (July 29, 2011) she got permenant letter and was awarded reasonable salary. Moreoever, she also performed well in her University examinations.
This is the birth chart of a male native who emerged from a humble financial background and now a news television reporter. The third 12-year Bhrigu Chakra begins from age 25 (i.e. from December 30, 2002). At age 27, he joined a post graduate degree programme in March 2005 and at the same time handed over his small automobile business to younger brother.
From lagna age 27 coincides to Leo. Presence of Saturn and Rahu in inimical sign clearly indicates end/change of running professional activities, while 3rd house suggest something related to brother. But it is the cycle ruler Venus that helps to answer the matter of joining higher academic degree. Venus is well placed in 5th house in its own positive sign Libra. Although Venus is at rasi sandhi, but a trinal lord in trinal house is very fortunate signature in itself. Since native got admission in age 27, therefore look at the 3rd sign from the place of Venus. Sagittarius – the ruler of 27th year from cycle lord Venus – has Sun, Moon and Mars. But it is the exchange of Moon and Jupiter that yielded success in academic pursuit.
Bhrigu Chakra from Cycle Ruler
Period (year start to end)
Dec. 30, 2002 to Dec. 30, 2003
Dec. 30, 2003 to Dec. 30, 2004
Dec. 30, 2004 to Dec. 30, 2005
Dec. 30, 2005 to Dec. 30, 2006
Dec. 30, 2006 to Dec. 30, 2007
Dec. 30, 2007 to Dec. 30, 2008
Dec. 30, 2008 to Dec. 30, 2009
Dec. 30, 2009 to Dec. 30, 2010
Dec. 30, 2010 to Dec. 30, 2011
Dec. 30, 2011 to Dec. 30, 2012
Dec. 30, 2012 to Dec. 30, 2013
Dec. 30, 2013 to Dec. 30, 2014
In mid of 2009 (i.e. in age 31), he got married. On the plan of Bhrigu Chakra, 31st year of age is corresponding to 7th house. From lagna, there is congregation of Mars+Sun+Moon in 7th-Sagittarius, while Moon and Jupiter in parivartana. Counting from cycle ruler Venus, 7th house becomes the Aries, whose lord Mars is in 7th from janma lagna. Hence both the reference points make the marriage a definite event at age 31.
Apart from mentioned two year-specific events, many other happenings of native’s life have been influenced during cycle of Venus. For instance, he attained university degree (benefic Venus in 5th house). He side by side ran a small business (attribute of sign Libra, occupied by cycle ruler Venus). His father died in this 12-year cycle (Venus is in 9th from 9th house, and aspected by 9th lord Saturn without receiving benefic aspect). Later, he started field reporting for a television channel (Venus in Libra is in Gemini navamsa and aspected by karma karaka Saturn). He shifted from small flat to a better house (Libra – a moveable sign, occupied by Venus who also owns 12th from lagna). And finally got married (love marriage, an indicator of Venus in Libra).
Barak Obama’s chart was discussed in the first article on the series of Bhrigu Chakra Paddhati in Saptarishis Astrology. The 2nd year of Obama’s life described via Ketu in 2nd house. In fact, his Kenyan born father won Harvard scholarship and moved to Boston, Massachusetts, leaving behind his 20 year old young wife and barely 2 year old Barak Obama. Parents of Obama legally divorced in 1964.
In Obama’s horoscope, Ketu in 2nd house pin-points the separation between family heads (mother and father). Despite Obama was not exposed, nor any of his parents experienced violent clash or faced death. The strength of exalted Moon in 5th house (under trinal aspect of Jupiter) neither caused death of mother or father in first 12-year cycle. If you would recall the birth chart of late B.V. Raman then he had Rahu in 2nd house, and his mother had died when B.V. Raman was just 20 months old (i.e. in his 2nd year). In Raman’s horoscope, cycle lord Moon (however exalted) is under clutches of Saturn in the matrusthana. But in Obama’s chart, exalted Moon itself not afflicted except association with Mandi and Gulika. If you consider 2nd year of Obama’s life simultaneously from cycle-lord Moon then you will find Venus in Gemini. So at one hand, Obama’s father left the family, but on the other hand, his father got Harvard scholarship (Venus in 2nd from Moon, in Gemini rasi and Sagittarius navamsa).
Now let’s consider some recent events in Obama’s life. After earning the seat of Senate in November 2004, defeating presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on June 3, 2008 and winning US presidential elections on November 5, 2008 are the two most important events in the life of Barak Obama. These two years correspond to his age 47 and 48. In light of Bhrigu Chakra, a regular count from janma lagna makes it 11th house (Scorpio) and 12th house (Sagittarius). Both the signs are empty, however directly opposite to Moon and Venus. Yet, it is difficult to conclude ‘most important events of life’ through these two signs with benefic aspect. However, if you apply the technique given in my earlier article “A new look into dasanatha” and consider Scorpio as lagna for 2007-8 and Sagittarius as lagna for 2008-9 then the riddle may be solved. Nonetheless, a technique, if it is reliable, should work at its own foundation.
First look at the Chakra Swami (cycle lord) for said above age 47 and 48. It is the Sun – significator of power, authority, honour and fatherhood – that rules the life span from age 36 to 48. In Obama’s chart, the Sun is in sign of Moon and navamsa of Jupiter and both the dispositors are well placed and in mutual trine. If you read the biography of Obama then you will find that entire Sun cyle (August 1997 to August 2010) is marked by continous professional success, his fatherhood, articulate statesmanship and teaching constitutional law (Sun is associated with 9th lord Mercury and opposite to Jupiter). However, Saturn in opposite to cycle ruler Sun, and Mars-Rahu in 2nd from it entails that fruits can not fall in his basket automatically, he had to strife hard.
Bhrigu Chakra from Cycle Ruler
Period (year start to end)
August 5, 2002 to August 5, 2003
August 5, 2003 to August 5, 2004
August 5, 2004 to August 5, 2005
August 5, 2005 to August 5, 2006
August 5, 2006 to August 5, 2007
August 5, 2007 to August 5, 2008
August 5, 2008 to August 5, 2009
August 5, 2009 to August 5, 2010
August 5, 2010 to August 5, 2011
August 5, 2011 to August 5, 2012
August 5, 2012 to August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013 to August 5, 2014
Now narrow down the referred above age 47 and age 48 within Sun cycle. Counting from cycle ruler Sun, 47th years becomes Taurus and 48th year becomes Gemini. Note down the benefic/malefic nature of these signs and nature and lordship of planets aboding in them. Both the signs are benefic and also containing benefic planets, one in sign of exaltation and another one is sign of fast friend. What is important is that Moon is the dispositor of cycle-lord Sun, and Venus is the lord of 10th house from lagna and 11th from cycle-lord Sun. Although Venus is in 12th from cycle lord Sun, but 12th placement of Venus gives success, material luxuries and financial gain (don’t you think it explains Obama’s shifting from his home to White House).
From August 2009, Obama entered into 12-year cycle of Mars. It is in fiery sign and only sambandhi with Rahu. The rasi dispositor of Mars, i.e. Sun, and navamsa dispositor of Mars, i.e. Jupiter are in 12th and 6th respectively from Leo. However, from Capricorn lagna, they are in 7th and 1st. Summing up both, it is a mixed situation with good as well as bad results. But Mars own condition can not be termed well. Mars in 8th from lagna also spells fighting and dispute at his workplace (US Congress and Senate), his concentration on coping with terrorism and military operations.
Take the year 2010-2011, ruled by Mars-Virgo. Mars’ dispositor (i.e. Sun) in 12th along with Mercury (the 2nd lord from Mars) also indicates monetary constraints and uncontrolable deficit. Nonetheless, next year August 2011 to August 2012 (that becomes Mars-Libra) will bring some fortune (through help of law-makers, or business community) at least in controlling financial trouble of his country.
This 12-year cycle of Mars, and especially the year ruled by Mars-Scorpio (August 2012 to August 2013) foretells a downfall of position, relocation, criticism from media, or an assassination attempt on him or any of his near ones.