Omens of Ill Portent

Today I considered one astrological omen of evil, found in Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.14. grahān puṇyatamān anye bhagaṇāṁś cāpi dīpitāḥ aticerur vakra-gatyā yuyudhuś ca parasparam “Inauspicious planets moved retrograde into inauspicious constellations, to overlap and conquer the light of the auspicious planets.” By the way, this occurred amidst a string of many other omens in the…

Planetary War

An infrequent condition called “planetary war” (Graha Yuddha) also affects the strength or weakness of the planets. When planets get within 1º absolute distance from each other, they fight. This only applies to the five real planets. The luminaries and nodes do not resort to war at any time. Who wins the war? Venus never…