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Friday, 13 November 2015

Immediate fate of the GST Bill

After the recent defeat of BJP in the Bihar, there is a justified fear among nationalists that the pace of reforms envisaged by the Honble Prime Minister will slow down. One of the key elements of this reform is the passage of a unifying tax law, the GST, in the upcoming winter session. Interestingly, this Bihar result was the most unexpected and I was one of the handful who got this prediction correct, that too way back in July 2015.

While BJP has an outright majority in the Lok Sabha, it does not in the Rajya Sabha and thus passing of laws is being blocked by the opposition. Quite petty of them, some might say. An example of this blocking was the fate of the Land Reforms Bill. Interestingly, this was also predicted by me much before the actual shelving of the Bill happened. Whilst I don't claim to be infallible (no one is), I hope the respected PM will pay more attention to what is being said here. After all, political capital is just like any other capital, one cannot be too careful  in choosing where it is to be invested in.

Worried by these concerns, a good friend of mine asked me the following question: Will GST Bill be passed in both houses of Indian parliament in the upcoming winter session? I asked him to give me a number between 1 and 249, to which he promptly replied "91 is my number".

FYI: The winter session is scheduled for Nov 26 to Dec 23 2015.

I proceeded to cast the following chart and significators:

                                                    KP Significators - Hasbe style

Now how to treat the passage of the Bill in the Parliament? As a permission or as a competition was the question that stood before me. The reason this question is important is because if it is to be treated as a permission, in the like of getting a N.O.C. or a Visa, then we have to look at cusps 3 and 11. If it is a competition then the 6th cusp of victory over opponents gets importance.

I decided to look at both. Regarding the 3rd cusp, the K.P. rules are clear:

If the sublord of the 3rd cusp is the significator of the 11th cusp (gains/ desire fulfillment) then the event will happen. However only if the sublord of the 11th cusp is the significator of the 3rd house will the event happen as desired. 

To give an example, getting a letter from a company you have interviewed with will be determined by the 3rd CSL, but is the letter an appointment letter or rejection letter is determined by the 11th cusp. I checked with my friend if he wanted the GST Bill to be passed, he replied "Yes".

The 3rd CSL is Saturn, Saturn is a strong significator (see Hasbe significators above) of the 3 7 10 cusps and a weak significator of the 11th cusp. I do not consider weak significations.

The 11th CSL is Venus. Venus strongly signifies  1 4 5 8 7, so it does not strongly or weakly signify the 3rd cusp at all.

I can say that if the Bill passage was considered as a "documentary permission", then the GST bill will not pass in the upcoming winter session.

But, lets see if the Bill will pass if it is considered as a competition. 

Again, KP rules are clear: If the 6th CSL signifies the 6/10/11 cusps without signifying the 4/5/12 cusps then the native is victorious (i.e. the GST bill is passed in this case). If however, both sets of cusps are signified then the 12th cuspal sublord's significations will need to be checked as the 12th CSL is the 6th cusp to the opponents cusp (7th). 

Now in this case the 6th and 12th cuspal sublords is the same planet, i.e. Venus. So we will look at the relative strength of Venus' significations. What cusps does the planet Venus strongly signify...cusps good for the bill passing (6 10 11) or cusps opposed to bill passing (4 5 12).

As is evident from the significators table I made using Hasbe jis method, Venus is a strong significator of 1 4 5 8 7, this is quite bad for the unfavourable to the bill passing. 7th cusp is prime cusp of opponent, 4th cusp is the 10th cusp for opponent, 5th is the 11th cusp for the opponent and 8th is not only the "dhana sthan" of the opponent, it is also the house of delays, insults, disappointments and death etc for the native (the GST bill in this question).

This even considering the bill passage as a competition, the GST bill is unlikely to pass. 

I just cast a cursory glance over the Ascendant's sublord (Sun). Sub signifies 4 5 8 9 12 houses. In addition to the description of  4 5 8 houses earlier, the 9th house is the 'maaraka' house of the 10th house of reputation and the 12th house is house of loss to the native.

The only glimmer of hope is the weak signification of 11th (house of gains, best house in any horoscope) by the 3rd CSL. At best it will succeed in making the govt 'feel' that the bill might go through, but that will be a lie.

So overall, the GST bill is unlikely to pass both houses of the Indian Parliament in the period November 26, 2015 to December 23, 2015 (winter session).

Disappointed, I decided to check if the Nadi system supports or refutes the results of the Krishnamurti Paddhati study.

The Nadi significators are as follows:

Favorably result combinations are 2 6 10 11. 6 10 11, 6 11, 6 10, 10 11, 11. 10

Unfavorable are: 6 8 12, 6 12, 6 8, 8 12, 5 8, 5 8 12, 5 12, 8, 12

During the time of the parliament session, the DBA will be of Mercury - Ketu - Venus
3rd CSL is Saturn, 6th CSL and 11th CSL is Venus

Dasha lord Mercury is signifying 6 12 and 5 12, no positive combination.

Bhukti lord Ketu is signifies both 6 8 12 and 10 11, Net-net Ketu is positive for bill passing as 10 11 is at Star level and denial 6 8 12 is at planet level. Star > Planet.

Antara lord is Venus, again 6 8 and 5 8 combinations, so again denial. Out of DBA only B is positive, D and A deny.

3rd CSL Saturn is very positve as it signifies 10 11 at both planet and star level. A solitary 8 at the sub level cannot do much harm.

6th/11th CSL is however negative. (Venus, seen above).

So Nadi is also very clear that the GST Bill will not pass both houses of the Indian parliament in the upcoming winter session.

Before signing off, I want to draw the readers attention to the faint glimmer of hope that came to us in the form of the 3rd CSL (in both Nadi and KP). So BJP might be under a feeling that since they have a majority in the Lok Sabha they can pass it here (as it is more akin to a No Objection certificate than a competition here). However, there is no support from the 11th house, meaning that the expected fruit will no be received from the passage of the Bill. Either it will be passed in parts, or it will need to be diluted or the opposition may not allow discussion and voting or otherwise  disrupt the proceedings. So finally there might be disappointment.

In any case, even if Bill gets through one house, the stars do not support its passage in both houses as per my interpretation of this Prashna chart. So does it make sense for BJP to introduce this Bill in this session at all? This is a question for the Hon'ble Prime Minister. 

As Sun Tzu said in the Art of War,“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”

Read with a pinch of salt. This is my interpretation of the chart. No liability accepted or admitted.

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