Mundane Vedic Astrology is the branch of Vedic Astrology that deals with the planetary influences through signs and planetary periods in the charts of nations, cities, organizations, corporations, business organizations, etc. etc. It covers objectives and goals of nations, their wealth, political stability, financial position, development, relationship with other countries/nations, natural calamities, public health, infrastructure development, national income, spiritual pursuits followed by its people, etc. etc. The impacts are seen through the houses which govern certain specific aspects of national life/organization life; through the signs which show the level of influence; and the planets which show their results through their placement in the chart, their strength, their functional nature and their relationship with other planets/houses through conjunctions and aspects. All the planetary influences are seen, particularly those resulting from close conjunction/aspect to other planets and/or most effective points of the various houses and those resulting from the mooltrikona signs of various planets falling in various houses. The planetary influences for the countries are also seen through the charts of the rulers/chief political executives at different points of time in the life of a nation. In fact the charts of nations and the charts of the rulers/chief political executives work in consonance with each other.
The various houses in a nation’s chart represent the following aspects of a nation’s life:
The general conditions of the country as a whole, people and their general outlook, state of law and order, public health, government, reputation, valor and its position in the world.
The second house primarily deals with national wealth, status and relationships within country and with neighbors. It also rules the purchasing power of the people, financial stability, national income, strength of currency, budget and balance of trade.
The third house rules with the communication of the Government with the public, means of communications in the country including transport, media, telecommunications and information technology. It governs the authors, philosophers, philosophical thought, literature and literary persons, education and infra-structural facilities in the country besides governing democracy and peace talks.
The fourth house rules the masses, nation’s natural resources, agriculture, mines, minerals, landed properties, peace, general and political stability, natural calamities, educational institutions, law and order, housing and communal harmony.
The fifth house rules intellectuals, emotional stability, communal harmony, speculative nature of the people, investments, stock exchange, children, population, universities, morals and values of the people.
The sixth house rules public amity, relations with neighbors, general health of the public, political stability, financial solvency of the nation, litigations, judicial functioning, communal harmony in the country and labor relations.
The seventh house rules pleasure and amusement resorts, tourism, bond of relationships amongst masses and business establishments, foreign affairs and agreements.
The eighth house rules beliefs of the masses, red-tapism, speed of execution of works, delays and obstructions, accidents, fatal accidents, epidemics, gold and precious stones, legacies, capital gains, floods, earthquakes, cyclones, storms, etc.
The ninth house rules judicial system, morality, religion, diplomats, foreign missions, progress and development.
The tenth house rules executive, parliament, administration, foreign trade, law and order.
The eleventh house rules income, gains, and future plans.
The twelfth house rules financial losses, expenditure, mishaps, group hospitalizations, foreign debt, wars and smuggling.
The planets rule the following significations:
SUN : The Government, Prime Minister, President of the country, police and acts as significator for the first and ninth houses.
MOON : The Administrator, masses, natural resources and acts as significator for the fourth and seventh houses.
MARS : Army and police. It rules anti-social elements when under the influence of Rahu or the lord of the eighth or twelfth house. Mars acts as significator for the third and tenth houses.
MERCURY: Strategists, advisors to head of state and intellectuals. It acts as significator for the fifth house.
JUPITER : Diplomatic attaches, advisors to head of state, teachers, judiciary and banking systems. It acts as significator for the ninth house.
VENUS : Resources, hotels, women folk, cinema industry, arts and leisure industry. It acts as significator for the seventh house.
SATURN : Civil servants, low technology industry and mines. It acts as significator for the fourth and eighth houses.
RAHU : Diplomatic moves, manipulations, deceit, greed, lust, selfishness, speculative trading markets and lies.
KETU : Natural calamities, violent actions or events and accidents.
“It is the power of the state which is shown through the strength of the currency. The authority is first vested in the Sun/the second house and then in the Moon. The good financial strength of the nation/wealth is seen through the second house and the regular flow of income is seen through the eleventh house. If there is no mooltrikona sign in the tenth house then we can see the tenth and third houses. Taken all these factors together the real strength of the currency of a particular country is identified.
When comparing the strength of the currency of one nation against another, the exchange rate movement will depend upon the following factors in the country chart:
- Planetary strength
- Transit influences
- Operating sub periods
A further nuance is that the entire chart must be seen as a complete entity in these three considerations and no just a single element. However, it is helpful to consider the indicators of currency strength for an assessment of the potential strength and resilience of each currency and also any long lived transit influences on them.
Information Technology (IT): Mercury & Venus
New instrastructure: 3rd house, Mercury, Saturn
New markets: 3rd house, Mercury, Rahu
Wealth: 2nd house, Jupiter, Sun
Lesiure industry: 7th house, Venus
Luxury industry: Venus
Computer industry: Mercury, Mars
Real estate industry: 4th house, Moon, Mars
Automobile industry: 3rd house, Mercury, Mars, Venus
Financial industry: 9th house, 2nd house, Mercury, Jupiter, Sun
Research & Development industry: 3rd house, 5th house, Mercury, Sun
50 YEAR RULE:
For every 1° of orb of an aspect in a mundane chart, the impact would be fully felt in 50 years from the countries birth.
RULE FOR IDENTIFYING DICTATORSHIP
In the mundane chart look for as prime influence:
L1, L10 or L3 in H3
or the lord of 3H influencing the 1H or 10H especially if it happens to be the Sun or Mars
as additional influence: L6 in H1, H3 or H4
With the increasing democratic values world-wide while the dictatorships may not be possible easily in future but assertive and authoritarian leaders are likely to be emerging. The authoritarian tendencies of the ruling political leaders have tremendous impact on the socio-economic life of people. As the eighth house rules belief of the masses, the strong eighth house in the birth chart of the leaders helps them to have mass support.
“METALS RULED BY PLANETS”
The Sun rules copper and gold.
The Moon rules silver.
Mars rules copper.
Mercury rules brass.
Jupiter rules gold.
Venus rules silver and aluminium.
Saturn rules iron, minerals and crude.