There are some strange maxims (Slokas)
related with transit of Jupiter in Cancer
rashi. As per those Sanskrit stanza’s the
transit of Jupiter gives bad rain, famine
and war between kings. This appears
quite enigmatic as Cancer is the sign
of exaltation for planet Jupiter so how
come this benefic planet, which is also
regarded as ‘Deva-Guru’, can give bad
results in this rashi? Moreover Cancer
is the seventh house from ‘Makar’ i.e.
Capricorn the sign allotted to India by
great Varahamira. Interestingly Cancer
is a watery rashi and Jupiter is also
considered to be a watery planet as per
the classics of astro-meteorology. So by
this logic Jupiter transiting from Cancer
rashi should give good rainfall. But as per
the Sanskrit stanza’s given in the classics
like ‘Bhavishya Phala Bhaskara’, ‘Varsha
Prabodh’ and ‘Mayur Chitram’ the planet
Jupiter transitting from Cancer rashi gives
poor rainfall, famine and war among the
kings. See these given below ‘Sloka’s’ from
these book with their English translation.
बृहस्पतिर्यदा कर्के स्वल्पं मेघ प्रवर्षति
राजभिविग्रहषचैव दुभिक्षं तत्र जायते
Translation: When Jupiter transit through
Cancer sign there is poor rain, fight between
kings and famine. (Bhavishaya Phala
Bhaskara, Page number 64, Publisher
Shri Venkateshwara Press, Mumbai )
Translation: When Jupiter goes retrograde
in the Cancer sign it brings famine and the
kings will fight among themselves. (Varsha
Prabodh, Page number 126, Publisher
Shri Venkateshwara Press Mumbai)
Apart from these, the results of the transit
of Jupiter from Punarvausu, Pushya and
Ashlesha Nakshatra are also given similar
to that of Jupiter’s results in Cancer rashi.
See the below given Sanskrit stanza’s :
आदित्यपुष्याष्लेषासु गुरूभोगे प्रसंगिनी
अनाव्रष्टिभयं घोर दुर्भिक्षं र्सवमण्डले
Translation: When Jupiter is in Punarvasu,
Pushya and Ashlesha then there is
poor rain, fear and famine everywhere.
(Bhavishaya Phala Bhasakara, Page
number 65, Publisher Shri Venketeshwara
A similar Sanskrit stanza about the
results of the transit of Jupiter from
the Punarvasu, Pushya and Ashlesha
Nakshatras is also given in the book
‘Varsha Prabodha’ (at page number 130,
Publisher Shri Venketeshwara Press
The Punarvasu Nakshatra extends from
20 degrees 00 minutes of Gemini (Mithun)
to 03 degrees 20 minutes of Cancer
(Karka). Pushya Nakshatra extends from
03 degrees 20 minutes to 16 degrees 20
minutes of Cancer sign. And Ashlesha
Nakshatra extends from 16 degrees 20
minutes to 30 degrees of Cancer sign.
Now see the Table number 1 where the
periods of Jupiter’s transit through Cancer sign since year 1901 is given.
Also check the Table number 2 for the
data of rain fall %, departure from the
average rainfall for the months of June to
September. In this table the data of rainfall
departure (%) from the average rainfall is
given for the concerned years when Jupiter
was in Cancer rashi. You can quickly notice
that in those months when Jupiter was in Cancer the rainfall was mostly less than
normal. This was just the small study about the
applicability of a classical principle of astro meteorology among the hundreds of those
available in the texts. As per experience
the following four step methodology can be
followed for making a prediction about the
South-west monsoon rainfall. 1. Analysis of the ‘Chaitra Shukla
Pratipada’ or Hindu New Moon chart.
2. Study of atmospheric conditions on
the day of ‘Rohini Yoga’, ‘Swati Yoga’ and
‘Ashadhi Yoga’ in the month of ‘Ashaadh’
3. Analysis of the ‘Ardra Pravesh’ chart.
4. Analysis of the four Solar Ingress
(Samkranti Charts) and 8 Lunar charts
(Paksha Charts) for the months concerning
June to September
See the given below ‘Ardra Pravesh’
chart to have a quick look at the point
of obstruction which can give less than
average rainfall this year.
The Ardra Pravesh chart is cast for the
time when Sun enters into the Ardra
Nakshatra which this year is going to be
on 22-June-2014 at 10:40 hrs, Delhi.
1. Leo (Simha) lagna is rising in the Rashi
chart as well as in Navamsha. Leo is a
fiery and dry rashi.
2. Moon is also in the fiery rashi Aries ‘
under the malefic influence.
3. State of West Bengal will get the timely
pre-monsoon and monsoon rain as the
‘Mithun’ i.e. Gemini sign which signifies
this state will be having the influence of
Jupiter and Mercury during the month of
June. In July also, there will be good rain
in West Bengal as Venus and Mercury will
be transitting from Gemini and Jupiter will be ahead of them. (Note: Late Shri
B.V. Raman used to take Gemini for the
state of West Bengal in India)
4. But there will be poor start of South west monsoon in the state of Maharashtra
as Mars is in Virgo which is the rashi
signifying this state.
5. After 14 July there will be good rainfall
in the state of Andhra Pradesh, which is
signified by Pisces rashi as per late Shri
B.V. Raman, as Jupiter will be aspecting
it from Pisces. Venus and Mercury will
be in Gemini which is in Kendra from it.
Mars entering into the Libra rashi on the
15th of July will bring destruction due
to excessive rain at some coastal area of
6. In North East and North Indian states
there will be less than average rain in the
second half of July and also August when
Mars and Saturn would be in conjunction
in Libra rashi.
7. Rahu will leave the Libra rashi on 12
July and enter into Virgo which will slow
down the pace of South-west monsoon in
Northern state but there it will bring good
rain in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
8. Delhi is signified by Scorpio rashi which
will get the aspect of Jupiter transitting
in Cancer. In the month of July Venus
transitting from Taurus will also aspect
the Scorpio rashi. So Delhi will get average
rainfall during this monsoon season.
9. State of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
are both signified by Sagittarius (Dhanu)
rashi. The sign Sagittarius is under the
malefic aspects of Saturn and Mars. The
lord of Sagittarius is Jupiter which will be
transitting in the 8th house from its sign.
So, U.P. and Uttarakhand will get less
than average rain but at the same time
at some places there will be destructive
rainfall particularly in the second half of
July. During the whole season of South west monsoon this year, Saturn will be
transitting through Vishakha Nakshatra
in Libra rashi. This is considered to be
just below average for the rainfall as per
the classics of astro-meteorology.
विषाखायां यदा सौरिः षालिगौधूमानाषनः।
पूर्वे वर्षति पर्जन्यो पष्चामैव धनागमः।।
Translation: Saturn in Vishakha
Nakshatra gives the loss of the farming of
rice and wheat grain. The clouds will give
good rain first but later they won’t give
So we can summarise that in the month
of June and July there will be just average
rain. In the second half of the South-west
monsoon season there will be less than
average rain in India.
Saturn in Vishakha Nakshatra is also
considered bad for India. Interested
students can cast the foundation chart
of India (15-August-1947, at 00:00:01
hrs, Delhi) and check the Vimshottari
dasha in operation. It is Sun-Ketu (05 May-2014 to 09-September-2014) and
then dasha Chhidra will start, Sun-Venus
(September-2014 to September-2014).
Ketu is in the seventh house of territorial
war and Venus is the sixth lord in the
foundation chart of India . There is also a
possibility of the death of some important
leader in the month of August or in the
first fortnight of September 2014.
The transit of Mars from the Libra and
Scorpio rashi, in the months of August and
September broadly, will be a difficult period
for India in terms of handling internal
security and international border. Also
notice that as per the classical references
given in the beginning of this article the
transit of Jupiter is considered bad for
the kings which,in a democratic country
now, in modern days can be replaced
by politicians for liberal interpretation of
those ancient maxims.