Determining USA Recession Cycles Using Annual Lunar Calendar Chart Method

 

As per the USA National Bureau of Economic Research a recession is defined as “A significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales”. Americans have experienced these recession cycles in the past many years in USA, but most importantly, the business and working class people are effected by the Corporations spend  and downsizing of workforce / resources during the recession time. So, in this paper, I would like to share a method to determine USA Recession Cycles using Annual Lunar Calendar Chart casted by taking the Capital city of the USA, Washington, DC.

I have used the following pointers and illustrated the principles with USA Recession Cycles Since 1960 Charts to demonstrate its application.

Principles:

1) Rasi (D-1) Lagna Lord, 2nd Lord and their placement in Dushtana (6th, 8th or 12th) houses.

2) Hora (D-2) Lagna Lord, 2nd Lord and their placement in Dushtana (6th, 8th or 12th) houses.

3) Rahu and Ketu’s involvement and influence with the above 2 principles.

 

Note: I have used Pushya-Paksha Ayanamsa with Bhava/Chalit Charts in this analysis.

 

USA Recession-01: Apr 1960 to Feb 1961

* Lunar New Year: July 5, 1959, 22:01:05 (4 Hours West of GMT), Washington, DC (77 W 02′ 12″, 38 N 53′ 42″)

In Rasi Chart, the Lagna and 2nd Lord Saturn is placed in 12th house and being aspected by 8th lord Sun. Rahu and Ketu are aspecting Lagna Lord Saturn by Rasi Drishti.

In Hora Chart (D-2), 2nd lord Mars is placed in 12th house with 10th lord Moon and 11th Lord Sun. Mercury the 12th lord is placed in Lagna. Rahu and Ketu are aspecting the D-2 Lagna by Rasi Drishti. The Recession began during the Mars (2nd Lord in D-2) Vimsottari Dasa in April 1960.

 

USA Recession-02: Dec 1969 to Nov 1970

* Lunar New Year: July 14, 1969, 10:12:03 (4 Hours West of GMT), Washington, DC (77 W 02′ 12″, 38 N 53′ 42″)

 

In Rasi Chart, the Lagna is being afflicted by Rahu and Ketu. Lagna Lord Sun is with 2nd Lord Mercury and 12th lord Moon. Saturn is the 6th Lord and aspecting Lagna lord and 2nd Lord Mercury by 3rd aspect from Aries.

In Hora Chart (D-2), 2nd co-lord Rahu is with Ketu and being aspected by 8th lord Sun. The Recession began during the Ketu (with 2nd Lord Rahu in D-2) Vimsottari Dasa in November/December 1969.

 

USA Recession-03: Nov 1973 to Mar 1975

* Lunar New Year: July 30, 1973, 07:39:17 (4 Hours West of GMT), Washington, DC (77 W 02′ 12″, 38 N 53′ 42″)

 

In Rasi Chart, the Lagna lord Moon, 2nd Lord Sun, 8th Lord Saturn are placed in 12th house along with Ketu and all these are being aspected by Rahu.

In Hora Chart (D-2) 2nd lord Jupiter is placed in 12th house. 12th Lord Venus and 8th lord Mercury are placed in Lagna. The Recession began during the Jupiter (2nd Lord in D-2) Vimsottari Dasa in July 1973.

 

USA Recession-04: Jan 1980 to July 1980

* Lunar New Year: June 24, 1979, 07:58:31 (4 Hours West of GMT), Washington, DC (77 W 02′ 12″, 38 N 53′ 42″)

   

In Rasi Chart, the Lagna Lord Moon and 2nd Lord Sun are placed in 12th house. 12th Lord Mercury and 6th Lord Jupiter are placed in Lagna. Ketu is aspecting Lagna by Rasi Drishti.

In Hora Chart (D-2), 2nd lord Jupiter is placed in 12th house. 8th Lord Mercury is placed in Lagna. Rahu and Ketu are aspecting Lagna by Rasi Drishti.

 

USA Recession-05: July 1981 to Nov 1982

* Lunar New Year: July 1, 1981, 15:03:41 (4 Hours West of GMT), Washington, DC (77 W 02′ 12″, 38 N 53′ 42″)

   

In Rasi Chart, the Lagna Lord Venus is placed in 10th house with Rahu. 2nd Lord Mars is placed with 12th Lord Mercury in 9th house.

In Hora Chart (D-2), 2nd lord Venus is placed in 8th house with Rahu and Ketu. The recession began in Rahu Vimsottari Dasa in July 1981.

 

USA Recession-06: July 1990 to Mar 1991

* Lunar New Year: June 22, 1990, 14:55:10 (4 Hours West of GMT), Washington, DC (77 W 02′ 12″, 38 N 53′ 42″)

 

In Rasi Chart, the Lagna Lord Mercury is with 12th Lord Sun. 2nd Lord Venus is placed in 8th house. Rahu is aspecting the Lagna Lord Mercury by Rasi Drishti.

In Hora Chart (D-2), 2nd lord Jupiter is placed in 8th house. The recession began in Rahu Vimsottari Dasa in June 1990.

 

USA Recession-07: Mar 2001 to Nov 2001

* Lunar New Year: July 1, 2000, 15:20:28 (4 Hrs west of GMT), Washington, DC (77 W 02′ 12″, 38 N 53′ 42″)

 

In Rasi Chart, the Lagna Lord Venus is with 12th lord Mercury. 2nd Lord Mars is placed with 12th Lord Mercury, 8th Lord Venus in 9th house.

In Hora Chart (D-2), 2nd lord Venus (Debilitated) is placed in 6th house. Rahu and Ketu are aspecting Lagna by Rasi Drishti. The recession began in Venus Vimsottari Dasa in Mar 2001.

 

USA Recession-08: Dec 2007 to June 2009

* Lunar New Year: July 14, 2007, 08:04:24 (4 Hours West of GMT), Washington, DC (77 W 02′ 12″, 38 N 53′ 42″)

 

In Rasi Chart, the Lagna Lord Moon is in 12th with 12th lord Mercury. 2nd Lord Sun is also placed in 12th house with 12th Lord Mercury.

In Hora Chart (D-2), 2nd lord Mars is placed in 8th house. Rahu and Ketu are aspecting 2nd Lord Mars by Rasi Drishti. The recession began in Ketu Vimsottari Dasa in December 2007.

 

Conclusion

We saw how effectively we could use the Annual Lunar Calendar Chart prepared for a given Year for a Country with the principles laid out in the beginning of this article in determining the recession cycles. I sincerely hope my fellow Astrologers will continue to work with these principles, expand these principles and then to help People and Business Organization to prepare for the upcoming recession cycle(s).

 

References

1) Article “Re-defining the Lunar New Year Chart” by Sri. P.V.R. Narasimha Rao, December 3, 2014 (version 1) :

    http://vedicastrologer.org/articles/pp_lunar_year.pdf

2) USA National Bureau of Economic Research: http://www.nber.org/cycles.html

3) USA Recession Cycle Periods from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recessions_in_the_United_States

 

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