Ingress of Retrograde Mercury, Sun-Saturn Conjunction and Entry of Cold Blizzard in winter of 2017-2018

By Rakesh Jamwal
Re-edited on 13-December 2017


Research has shown that the Slow moving planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have a telling influence on the winter season across the globe.Whenever the planet Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus is approaches near to Perihelion symptoms of drought-like conditions has been observed and when Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus is transiting closer to aphelion there will be more like a dampness and cold weather around the globe especially in those areas close to Northern hemisphere touching to Capricorn-Cancer Sign axis.


Late Dr. B.V Raman has observed many of such above-mentioned conditions in his lifetime research work, in His opinion, Strong (Usually Slow moving planets) positions or aspects of planets leave strong impressions on the weather during this Perihelion distance progressively all over the world.


It has been observed that Sudden and Frequent weather changes have been associated with the ingress of Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus over Jala and Vayu Nadi with nodes near Supermoon, or Full Moon.
For analyzing Winter Season Ingress of Sun in Scorpio Sign, Jupiter conjunction with Nodes, Saturn, Mercury or Moon have vital role play in triggering seasonal changes those are unpredictable or very erratic in nature.
Lets study past cases on erratic winter season those are falling under the worst winter season in century.
Winters of  2009-2010 (Analysis of UK, USA and Europe)
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News : Britain braced for long, snowy winter as strongest El Nino since 1950 expected.The strongest El Nino for 65 years could bring a winter like the 2009/2010 Big Freeze.


This has been Seen and observed in Winters of year 2009-2010 around the globe When Jupiter was Just separated from the north nodes Near Capricorn Sign when it was closer to the earth.

In winters of 2009 in December month (16th December 2009), Rahu was Just Separated from the Capricorn Sign around (28’27 Degree) was transiting back to the Sagittarius Sign, loosely conjugated with the Sun (1’6), Mercury(21’12) and Moon (5’42) and Jupiter ( 29’30) was transiting in Capricorn sign, It was the Day after Amavasya (New Moon day (Shukala Pratipad) after the day of Dark Moon), and Saturn was closely linked with Venus. Sun, Mercury and Moon all were linked with Nodes. This has been clear case of chilling winter Seasonal change around the globe which has triggered the drastic winter season for year 2009-2010.


United Kingdom, Most of Europe and India has Measured one of the coldest year in century, almost record breaking Winter in last 40 years has been experienced.


Map of Europe showing the difference of temperature between December 11–18, 2009 and the 2000–2008 average, Source: NASA –


As Reported by Nasa Earth observatory, The winter of 2009–2010 in Europe was unusually cold. Globally, unusual weather patterns brought cold, moist air from the north. Weather systems were undergoing cyclogenesis from North American storms moving across the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and saw many parts of Europe experiencing heavy snowfall and record-low temperatures. This led to a number of deaths, widespread transport disruption, power failures and postponed sporting events.

Following is the Data Taken from Wikipedia For winters of 2009-2010

The winter of 2009-2010 was defined by snowstorms of historic proportions and record-breaking cold.

Millions of Americans from coast to coast faced unusual cold, damaging flooding and mudslides, or blizzards of mammoth scale from December 2009 through February 2010. These conditions required massive cleanup and repair efforts, cost millions of dollars and disrupted daily life at a seemingly routine pace for many people this winter.



The winter of 2009–10 in the United Kingdom (also called The Big Freeze by British media) was a meteorological event that started on 16 December 2009, as part of the severe winter weather in Europe. January 2010 was provisionally the coldest January since 1987 across the country.A persistent pattern of cold northerly and easterly winds brought cold, moist air to the United Kingdom with many snow showers, fronts and polar lows bringing snowy weather with it.


The first snowfall began on 17 December 2009, before a respite over the Christmas period.The most severe snowy weather began on 5 January in North West England and west Scotland with temperatures hitting a low of −17.6 °C (0.3 °F) in Greater Manchester, England.The snow spread to Southern England on 6 January and by 7 January the United Kingdom was blanketed in snow,which was captured by NASA’s Terra satelliteThe thaw came a week later, as temperatures started to increase.


The winter weather brought widespread transport disruption, school closures, power failures, the postponement of sporting events and 25 deaths. A low of −22.3 °C (−8.1 °F) was recorded in Altnaharra, Scotland on 8 January 2010. Overall it was the coldest winter since 1978–79, with a mean temperature of 1.5 °C (34.7 °F).

(Source : Wikipedia) 


COMPARISON OF 2009/10 WITH PREVIOUS COLD WINTERS. Source : Exceptional weather events

Indian cold wave (2012)


In Above chart, near Surya Sankranti of  Indian Winter in year 2012, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter were Closely Linked under the grip of North and South Nodes in the Sign of Scorpio and Taurus where Jupiter was in retrograde motion and Rahu and Ketu has just transited in Taurus and Scorpio sign. Saturn having link with Mars and Sun during that time too.It was the day before Full Dark moon.So, it was confirmed that the year 2012 will be a Cold year for India and rest of world.

Men warm themselves by a fire at a railway yard on a cold winter morning in Chandigarh.


A Kashmiri fisherman navigates his way through a partially frozen Anchar Lake, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India.A severe cold wave has gripped Kashmir valley, with the region’s main Dal Lake and other water bodies seen partially frozen. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Indian cold wave during the winter months of 2012 killed at least 92 people across northern and eastern India.The drop in temperature had a devastating effect on the hundreds of thousands of homeless people in India.



Most of the dead were homeless and elderly people, living in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Other northern and eastern states such as Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Tripura were also affected by this cold snap. New Delhi was also gripped by cold weather, with the temperature dipping to 7oC on the Christmas Day and 1oC after New Year.

(Source: Wikipedia)


South Asia: Extreme minimum temperature , computer generated conours, based on preliminary data, Source: NOAA / National Weather Service – National Centers for Environmental Prediction – Climate Prediction Center – > Monitoring & Data > Global Climate Data > Global Regional Climate Maps

Normally it has been  seen whenever Saturn forms relation with Venus, Mercury, Moon and Sun it usually trigger chilling weather conditions with heavy blow of wind around November/December months for predicting winter season.In India Heavy Winter season knocks the door when Sun ingresses over Capricorn Sign after 22nd December 2017 and during this time When Moon, Venus passes over Saturn or closely conjugated with Saturn or Jupiter or there will be a full lunar eclipse passes or Full super-moon trigger with Mercury or Saturn, it usually triggers a very Cold, frosty and snowy winter season will follow across the globe in the northern hemisphere especially in those countries those are very close to the northern hemisphere.

As per Vedic mundane astronomical mapping sign system, Capricorn and most of the Nakshatras falling in Capricorn rules the Northern hemisphere countries i.e Almost all major portion of North of India, Pakistan, Northern China, Germany, England, North America, Canada, Russia and all of the countries close to Europe have a deep impact during the winter solstice.

Whenever Slow moving planets transits to close to Scorpio-Sagittarius-Capricorn signs, winter seasons in the northern hemisphere has experienced a sudden and an erratic weather condition. 

Astronomically, Winter season usually begins with the Winter Solstice (around 21 December) mark as the shortest day of the year and has been notices 24 hours of darkness above the arctic circle.It has been observed less than 12 hours of daylight everywhere in the Northern hemisphere.Sun angle is mostly around 90° at Tropic of Capricorn and this winter solstice ends on the Vernal equinox (around 20 March)

During the winter season in Northern, Hemisphere earth is a very closest to the Sun. It has been observed on January 3, 2007 (Source, Earth reaches to its closest perihelion state but the question is if we are very closest to the Sun after December shouldn’t we experience summer season in December-January.
Well, it’s not possible due to an Earth elliptical orbit around the sun we experience summer and winter season in the different hemisphere, During winter hemisphere.
The Mark of winter solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In Winter season the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun, delivering the fewest hours of sunlight of the year.In winter The Sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere and is closer to the horizon than at any other time in the year, meaning there will be shorter days and longer nights.
Astrologically, Research Has shown that transits of slow-moving planets (Saturn and Jupiter) relations with Nodes, Venus, Mercury, and Sun in Sagittarius, Scorpio, and Capricorn has given more cold and damp season in winters.If there is a conjunction of Venus is with Saturn in the winter season it has given insistent rainfall which can trigger long-lasting cold waves in winter.


winter Scenario of 2017-2018


Currently Northern countries those are close to Northern hemisphere (U.S, Canada, Germany, Russia, North of India, Pakistan, North China, England those are close to Capricorn Sign) will “experience Sudden and Erratic winter condition” after 10th-11th of December 2017 with the ingress of Retrograde Mercury over Jyestha Nakshatra in Scorpio Sign (Jala Rashi) around Gandanta Degree (29’40) in Vayu Nadi and having closely conjugation with an orbital distance of 4 to 6 degree with Sun (25’00) and Venus (18’00) Weather will take Sudden U-turn in Most of the Northern and Western States of India including rest of worlds lying closer to Northern Hemisphere.


It has been seen that whenever there will be a junction of the Beneficial planet in Jala or Vayu Nadi or in Jala or Vayu sign in the same sign or same nakshatra near Surya Sankaranti, (Transiting State of Sun to next Nakashtra/Sign around 0-1 Degree), or  Full moon or Full dark moon, winter seasons usually gives a huge amount of Snowfall, rainfall, with a Heavy blow of cold blizzard air and temperature, can go down drastically at night time.

More the Retrograde mercury will move closer to the Sun and Venus after 12th of December 2017 to 15th of December, Intensity of cold blizzard with rainfall can increase.

Day of 15th and 16th of December can be marked as one of coldest day in December month before the beginning of winter solstice of 2017.



The close association of Retrograde/Combusted Mercury with Sun and Venus has always given sudden seasonal changes in Jala or Vayu Nadi.

After 15th of December 2017 mercury will separate from Venus at 23’00 degree will give both sunshine and soothing weather condition and with little chances of showers and there could be possibility of cold blizzard or onset of cold wave in some of the north and western regions of India as Mercury will be moving closer toward Jupiter in reverse order in jyestha Nakashtra toward western states of India or countries those are close  to west of USA,  Mostly Ruling Most of the western regions of India (Jaipur, West UP, Merath, West Pakistan,Rajasthan) and world ( US).

Though mercury will be gripped from both the sides by Mars, Saturn and Jupiter till December 2017 month, so chances of long-lasting stagnant weather or cold blizzard will be there during this winter season but it won’t be much consistent.

Though at the same side, Jupiter will be in airy sign that can produce the possibility of a windy and wet season in 2017-2018 till it is in Swati Nakashtra but later after 20th of December  2017 when Jupiter will move to Visakha nakshatra winter condition can change and it will give more damp and cold season with chances of good rainfall or snow or totally dry wind and atmoshpehre.

Though there will be fewer chances of terrific thundering and lightning during this winter season as Mars will be unaspected by Either Venus and Saturn till march 2018.

If we see the Current condition, Mars would be having 3/11 relationship with Saturn till 6th of March 2018 so there won’t be any Disastrous winter thundering or lightening trigger till 6th March but later when mars will Join with Saturn in Sagittarius season, will change and it would trigger sudden, warm and erratic weather condition with more chances of earthquakes around eastern countries and condition of warm weather can experience more after 15th of March 2018.

During this Conjunction air pressure will be high at higher altitudes and temperature at hilly areas will be very low with more chances of Snowfall at higher altitudes but warm weather in plain areas, but there could be the possibility of the cold breeze of air when Moon or mercury will join them.



If we see the current scenarion, situation will either improve or increase later When Sun will join with Saturn in sagittarius sign over Moola Nakashtra in Agni Nadi ( greater chances are that weather will become cold according to the latitudes of the countries( Cold in higher and warm in lower alitudes) but it could be different in plain areas), ruled by Mars which usually gives sudden temperature variation in the winter season and it can either trigger an totaly warm atmoshpehre, erratic cold and chilling weather in higher alitudes or behaviour will be totally drastic but it has been seen past years, that there could be chances of two different Changes or temperature variations would measure within a day, this effect will be experienced in Most of the northern Regions of India and another part of the world close to higher alitudes i..e Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab. New Delhi. Himachal Pradesh, West Up, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Germany, England, Russia etc. as during this time Venus will be crossing and moving toward from Jupiter to Saturn (* from Libra, Scorpio to Sagittarius). 

After 20th of December 2017, when Venus will join with Sun over Moola Nakashtra in Agni Nadi there would be either Possibility of Increase of  cold wind, chances of wetness in the atmosphere or with chances of Snowfall, but sunshine at the same time in plain areas or possibility of Shower  would increase in higher altitudes areas of India with snowfall could be felt in US, Canada, Germany, Russia and England, and condition could be measured up to 25th of December 2017 when Venus will be much closer to Saturn around 6 degrees. 

In this Season winter will be very cold, hard, frosty and snowy as both Venus and Moon will be moving toward Jupiter to Saturn  motion but in 3/11 relation so at the sameside winter would be enjoyoble  and soothing too.

Another Important reason for this year winter season was based on sunspot theory, as after 9th September 2017, a bigger and massive Sunspot has been spotted in the Solar region with the size around 1000 at the solar region of 12673 with  top 10 solar flares from sunspot region 12673 has been measured in 2017.

During  September 2017 Mars and Mercury were closely conjugated around 5 to 8 degrees with Sun in the sign of Leo (Firey Sign) .

When Sun will closely conjoin with Saturn in Sagittarius 16th of December 2017 there could be another possibility that sunspot would appear in the solar region that can trigger cold and damp Winter season with stagnant pressure over longer periods (Possibly for 1 month – up to 16th of January 2018) and winter would be colder than normal for the season. 

After When sun Will join South Node Ketu weather condition would be much colder, sever and possibility of winter Storms could trigger during winter in 2018 up to 16th of February 2018.




In General, Mild winter would be trigger after 22nd of December 2017 to 22nd of January 2018 for rest of northern Hemisphere countries, and one can experience seasonal changes in winter in Most of the northern and Western areas of India and rest of the world.

Source and Reference,
Weathers and Earthquake by Dr B.V Raman

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Dear friends,

“The Sanskrit text of
Devakeralam has its own problems in its current form. Portions of some
horoscopes are incomplete or mixed up, while same horoscopes have been
explained at multiple places. Devakeralam requires thorough study, re-editing,
re-interpretation and re-translation. The initial step would be to group the
text according to the different horoscopes described. Then the conventional and
Nadi Amsa analysis applied in the interpretation of the horoscopes are to be
documented and separated into different categories based on the techniques
employed. The next step includes the extraction of general rules from this
study. Finally, these rules have to be applied on real-life horoscopes to check
their veracity.” With this statement I had concluded my article series
‘Decoding Devakeralam’.

Accordingly I have taken up the
job of re-editing, re-interpretation and re-translation of the text. Here I am
presenting the English translation of the slokas. This is a draft translation
and does not include the deductions and interpretations. As I said earlier,
some charts are explained at multiple places. 

I have translated every sloka
where the chart appears in the first instance and in the subsequent places, I
have translated only the slokas which give extra information or differ from the
first. It can be seen that the internal information within the slokas will help
rectify many corruptions in the Sanskrit text and sometimes better meaning
emerges when the text of different places is compared. I know this is a huge
project and it may take much time to finish. And perhaps, no publisher may come
forward to bring out the entire re-translation. 

Hence, I am sharing my work as
and when it progresses. THIS IS NOT THE FINAL VERSION. This entire translation
is hoped to form the basis of a book where specific astrological rules
applicable for horoscopic analysis will be explained. I believe this endeavour
of mine will add value to the extant astrological literature and the learned
astrological fraternity will welcome it. 



This chart has been discussed
from Sloka 54 to 96 in Book-1 and Slokas 1510 to 1549 in Book 2. The birth star
of the native is Anuradha 4th quarter (Book 1 & 2 refer to the
versions published by Sh. R. Santhanam).


54. Native will be born in first
part of Abalamsha in a fixed lagna, in a brahmin family and will be dark and
handsome in appearance. 

55. He will be liked and fond of his elder brother and
will be gentle in disposition. He will have troublesome childhood. He will earn
in fortune in a foreign land because of his sister’s husband. 

56. The native
having Mars in the ascendant and Jupiter in the 5th house will not
have younger brothers. Even if they are born they will die. 

57. He will have
two sisters and one elder brother. He will be bereft of comforts from his
father and mother. 

58. The person born in later half will have long lived
parents while born in the first half will have long-lived elder brother. 

The native will live in a small village and go to a foreign country during
Sampat dasa (Mercury dasa). That place will be near Gokarna, on the banks of a
river flowing west 

60. (1515. On the coast of western sea). He will roam in his
childhood suffering from the pangs of penury. But the person born in the latter
half will be fortunate in his own country. 

61. He will leave his place because
of civil unrest and later come back to his native place. The native born in
Taurus ascendant with Aries navamsa will be fortunate in pilgrim centres. 

Later he will become prominent in the court of an Andhra ruler. The person born
in the middle portion of the first half will lose his father in his childhood.

But his mother will live long. For the native who was born with Sun in the 11th
joined with Saturn, 

64. Father will die in the Sampat dasa (Venus dasa) and he
will leave his native country. During the currency of the 8th lord
from the Chandra lagna and in the bhuktis of malefic planets, 

65. Native will
lose his father and mother (1521. And later his mother also). The native will
have three wives 

66. (1521-1522. 7th lord being aspected by Saturn
will give three wives to the native as per some scholars). He will be bereft of
comforts from his wives. When Moon occupies the first half of abalamsa, and
being aspected by the 12th lord, 

67., (1522. When the 7th
lord is aspected by Saturn) the native will have two wives and his first wife
will be poor. When the 5th lord is joined with Rahu, (1523. 5th
lord aspected by Rahu?) 

68-70. And Saturn occupies the 11th house,
the native will face difficulties in begetting children. In the latter half he
will be very wealthy (1524. He will suffer serious disease) and otherwise, his
elder wife will be kakavandhya (lady giving birth to a single child). In the
first half, he will not have sons. But as per some other texts the native will
have a son after delay (1526. Will have a son after delay through his 2nd
wife). When Jupiter occupies the 5th house aspected by two malefics, 

71. The native had a curse from a Brahmin from his earlier life. To ward off
this sin, he should do sethusnana and worship lord shiva. (1528. By donating
the idol of Nagalinga he will be blessed with progeny) 

72-73. By the blessings
of lord Nageshvara, the native will beget children. He should observe fasting
on Mondays as prescribed in the scriptures and should donate palam or half of
the amount in the evening after pradosha puja. The native who was born in the
first half of abalamsa and having Sun in the 11th house, 

74. Will be
blessed with sons without any doubt after observing Bhanuvratha. Jupiter being
the 8th lord and joining the 5th house aspected by
Saturn, 75. Indicates destruction of progeny. By the blessings of nageswara,
the native will be blessed with little progeny in his old age.

76-77. The lord of 5th
house that rules over progeny from the 11th house that rules over
the elder brother (Moon), placed in his debilitation sign and debilitation
navamsa aspected by Mars results in the danger of the son of elder brother
through water (1531. His elder brother’s son will die by drowning in water).
The native’s sisters will have sons. 

78. The native will enjoy comforts because
of his paternal and maternal uncles (1532. He will have comforts because of his
maternal uncle, since from his childhood). For the native born in latter half,
two sisters will be blessed with good sons. 

79. For the native born in first
half, a sister will be bereft of children and suffer widowhood. When the 3rd
lord occupies nirmalamsa, 

80. The native will have five brothers (1534. Five or
seven brothers) among whom two or three will be long lived. For the native born
in uttaramsa one sister will suffer widowhood. For the native born in first
half two sisters will suffer widowhood without any doubt. 

81-82. When Mars
occupies the 7th from Moon aspected by Saturn, the native will
suffer because of loss of mother (1534-1536. When Venus occupies the 7th
from Moon aspected by Saturn, the native’s mother will die during the dasa of
the owner of Tula or hora?). During the currency of the dasa of 5th
lord and the bhukti of 7th lord, 

83. The native’s mother will expire
after his father’s death. For a native born in the middle portion of the first
half, mother will predisease his father. 84. Death will happen in the Sampat
dasa (Mercury dasa) after native completes his 10th year. The
native’s parents may die in his 8th or 12th or 16th
or in the 24th year.

85. When the Moon is placed in
vargottama in Scorpio, the junction of the Vipat dasa (between Mercury and Ketu dasa) will be unfortunate. 

86. For a native born in first half Manu said that
the native’s parents will leave the native country and die in a foreign place. 87.
The minute timing of these things should be fixed based on the prasthara
ashtakavarga. This will be explained at some other place. 

88. When the 10th
lord occupies his exalted navamsa, the native will have knowledge of Vedanta
and will follow the vedic way of life. (1542-43. He will do ahnika karma –
prescribed daily rituals- every day and will have great devotion). 

89. He will
be devoted to saints. 

90-91. He will be of pure and calm disposition, will be
eloquent and devoted to shiva and Vishnu. After his 10th year, he
will be uprooted because of a civil unrest. After his 12th year he
will roam about in various countries and will suffer a lot because of the loss
of his parents. 

92. He will ultimately live on the banks of a great river and
start enjoying great comforts from the end of Vipat dasa (Ketu dasa). 

93. The
native will have great fortune during kshema dasa (Venus dasa) and will face a
grave danger during his 40th year. 

94. After his 30th
year the native will enjoy great fortune after the change of the ruler. As per
the transit of Saturn he will suffer yogabhanga and mental affliction. (1547.
When transit Saturn moves in a sign that is in trines to the navamsa sign
occupied by the 10th lord, the native will suffer yogabhanga and
mental affliction as per the transit effects of Saturn) 

95. When transit Saturn
moves in a sign that is in trines to the navamsa sign occupied by the 6th
lord, the native will suffer great difficulties. He will attain to normalcy
after performing remedies (1548. He will leave his country). 

96. During the
dasa of the 4th lord Sun the native will enjoy great comforts. The
native will take to apatsanyasa and leave this world during the currency of the
8th lord dasa (Jupiter dasa). (1549. During the dasa of the ascendant
lord the native will have great wealth. But he will die in the dasa of the 7th
lord Mars after taking to apatsanyasa – Sanyasa taken in extreme situations like
impending death when there is no possibility of taking Sanyasa in prescribed