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About Omens

by Natabara Das

Many years ago I read in The Astrological Magazine an interesting article about the importance of omens.  The story went more or less like this: Two astrologers were in a wedding celebration and as courtesy and curiosity they show the marriage compatibility that they both had calculated of the couple newly married to another astrologer friend of theirs.  This astrologer got the document in his hand and without looking at it said, “This compatibility is not good.”  The other two astrologers could not understand why this opinion contrary to the verdict that they had passed before.  Next day, they found out that the groom was very ill in bed and a few days later he died.  The two astrologers intrigued went to ask the other astrologer about why he could forecast what they could not have seen in the compatibility.  The astrologer told them that all what he did was to follow the omens and that when he got the compatibility document in his hands he heard a child creaming in the other room, an omen indicating a bad outcome.

From this story we can see how important omens are.  When a document says something that omens can contradict, we should assess our point of view and come to a proper opinion.  We are surrounded by omen but we do not know how to read them, and sometimes we see omen but we misinterpret them. We may have accurate information on the planetary position and we may consider all the rules and planetary combinations, but we should also consider the omens, otherwise our predictions will go wrong.

There is something happening in the universe that modern technology is registering, and we should try to read the message.  It is impossible that we in Kali Yuga can have the vast knowledge practiced in Dwapara Yuga, as there are many important pieces of information missing.  What we got now from Dwapara Yuga is only a compilation that the 18 fathers of Vedic astrology gave us, but knowing that our brains do not have the same capacity as in Dwapara Yuga, they only gave us according to our capability.

For example, Parasara mentions in his Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra about the sodasavarga system, and we do not even study the Precession across it, and find that on 10 December 2009 the Precession will cross into new amsas of five vargas.  This event only happens 3 times in 2,160 years, meaning that something big is happening.

All the planets and their moons in this solar system are changing their behaviour, and NASA just released the news that the solar sunspots are very low.

April 1, 2009: The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower. 2008 was a bear. There were no sunspots observed on 266 of the year's 366 days (73%). To find a year with more blank suns, you have to go all the way back to 1913, which had 311 spotless days: plot. Prompted by these numbers, some observers suggested that the solar cycle had hit bottom in 2008. Maybe not. Sunspot counts for 2009 have dropped even lower. As of March 31st, there were no sunspots on 78 of the year's 90 days (87%).

Deep Solar Minimum

This could mean that if the same behavior of the first three months of this year repeats in the next nine months we could have 312 blank days (78 x 4), surpassing the record of 1913. And remember that 1913 was the preparation for the First World War.  Let us wait and see.

And the same article reports:
A 50-year low in solar wind pressure:
A 12-year low in solar "irradiance"
A 55-year low in solar radio emissions

The question should be what is the meaning of these omens? Looking around us we can see that a drastic change is happening in the financial system and in other human activities as well.  We now hear politicians say that, “we cannot go back to the old financial system and we need a new one.” And reading between lines we can see drastic changes happening in cosmology, medicine, etc

That drastic changes are in preparation is obvious, and it is difficult to predict the new direction to be seen in five years time.  From the geocentric point of view of Ptolomei to the heliocentric point of view of Copernicus there is a drastic change.  But assessing the omens and the position of the Precession, we could say that the changes to ne seen soon are going to be more important and deeper.

---Natabara Das