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Tribute To A Genuine Researcher In Last 150 Years Of Astrology By U. K. Jha, India

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A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee) U K Jha has produced over 100 thought provoking articles in several astrological journals and is a known name in the academic foray of this science. He is known for his innovative ideas, one point sharp logic, acute rationality and scientific approach for dealing with the things. He is the author of famous book “Utopia and Anarchy of Stars” and his commentaries on Yoga-Pushpanjali and Phala Deepika is a master piece for absorbing reading. His another book “Lost Horizon of Vaidik Astrology” and a book on Tara Dasa is likely to come out soon.  Presently he is busy writing commentary on Brihat Parasara Hora Shasta (BPHS). His vast knowledge of Tantra and esoteric psychology find conspicuous reflection in all of his works.

What flashed in my mind before picking up the pen to write this tribute is the word “research” because there are too many people in the field of astrology today who claim to be engaged in carrying out research on several topics wherein they are doing nothing except going tong and hammer to rage the established principles of this divine science with some hostile zeal for self-glorification by virtue of their current position in the astrological market. The word research as per Oxford Dictionary means careful search or inquiry after or for or into; endeavour to discover new or collate old facts by scientific investigation.

Research in simple sense implies the discovery of something which might have been known earlier but lost entirely in the far fading past for the current generation. It comprises of the works appurtenant with both invention as well as discovery of the things that look very new and fresh to the people of current era though it might have been known once upon a time to the pre-historic people of few millennia earlier. Researchers delve deep to find out the same and produce afresh for the public with its wider applications and ramifications. In this respect Mr. C S Patel is one among the very few savants who

have devoted time and energy to do genuine and meaningful research in the field of astrology. His book titled “Navamsha and Nadi astrology” is a compendium of such marvellous works. All the topics of this book were earlier published in various astrological journals and each endeavour was fresh for the astrological community. He industriously culled out the relevant informations from different sources and demonstrated their efficacy lucidly to the astrological fraternity for the first time without ever laying any claim as its original discoverer. This is the paragon of his nobility and sobriety.

Any discussion on the invaluable contributions of this great savant to the divine science of astrology would loose weightage without a talk on his nativity. This great savant was born on 31st of December 1915 in Ahmadabad in the state of Gujarat in India and his birth particulars are as under

The royal sign Cancer with Virgo Navamsha was rising on horizon at the time of birth. The chart is rendered sufficiently strong owing to formation of Simhasana Yoga as 2nd, 6th, 8th and 12th houses are occupied by the planets. Placement of Moon in the 4th house under aspect of Jupiter and without being afflicted by any malefic is a pointer to the fact that mind and heart in general is clean. Some may feel impelled to indicate that the Lagna is occupied by Ketu and is also hemmed betwixt Saturn and Mars which shows the desired intellectual shrewdness coupled with elements of cunningness and deceit. It may please be noted that that the native was Company Secretary with Mafatlal Group of Industries and such attributes are essential requirements to manage the company affairs. Every one who was associated with him would testify that he was not manipulative in personal affairs of activities and dealings. Esoterically it must always be understood that the occupation of Lagna by Ketu gives the warmth to healthy thoughts and propels the native for marching towards eternal goals without fear and prejudices. A glimpse of the same can be clearly had from the sedate and stolid ways with which he pursued his research in astrology.

Occupation of the 4th house by an affliction free Moon gave him a heart where God resides and he was increasingly affectionate to his friends, relatives and disciples; a heart that used to embrace all in the same way as the universal Mother embraces Her creations. However; this Moon was also certainly wounded by the cardinal influence of lunar nodes             and Venus as a result of which his cravings for perfection and success always spattered against the ramparts of dissatisfaction and frustration. “Jha! most of the people come to me seeking favour in one or the other way even at this age of my life but they never look concerned about my condition”, he had once opened his heart to me. The baulking agony of the heart was conspicuous on face. The emotions loaded in his choked voice can be described in silent realisation of following words

O, sweetly smiling faced,

O glamorously lustred bodied,

Your blazing glow is inexhaustible.

Look at the Moon, O dear one!

Roving proudly in the blue dome

Whose puissant gait is irresistible.

Who knows, how many times like this

It may appear from clouds and stars

To provide the poets sumptuous feat.

But your efforts to trace me again

in the sensual bushes of worldly ties

Shall always be faced with defeat.

Placement of Ketu in Lagna is a pointer to the fact that the soul entered into this perishable robe with one point objective to clear the imprints of residual karmic ruts so that the inner evolution for the purpose of emancipation can be enabled by the end of this life. As such; the native was required to undergo all sorts of experiences during the currency of life so that when the soul stands before the Lord for final trial it can show its feet washed with blood of heart as a proof of the countless sacrifices made for the benefit of others. The enormous contribution of Sri Patel in astrology bears a testimony to this fact; for, he burnt his candle from both the ends to cull out those valuable informations for which astrological community would remain indebted to him for good.

 Mercury is running ahead of Sun and Rahu is prepared to pounce over them. This shows that the embodied soul is bound to be devoured by the oceanic flux of retributive karmic energy where the intelligence and power of discrimination would not be able to bring about any means of rescue. The Jupiter in its horoscopic sojourn would first collide with Saturn and then bump into Mars through the long tunnels of struggles depicted by Ketu before tasting the celestial nectar contained in the Moon. The Dharma of the native would be such that he shall be bound to do hard karma without much credit and profit. The life of Sri Patel is a proof of this fact.

The disposition of celestial anchorite Saturn against the sovereign of planetary kingdom Sun would make the incarnated ego suffer from the hands of his own people and he would be victim of the conspiracies time and again. Patel Saheb was cheated many times even by those who approached him for favours. His disciples also did not spare him in this respect and many of his books/Granths were clandestinely taken away by these beloved pupils in return of very small obligations.          

The 2nd house is distinctly linked to the science of astrology and placement of yoga-karka Mars therein has become an asset from this point of view because astrology involves mathematics and sharp logic. Mathematicians are called wranglers which Mars as a planet truly is. Aspect of Jupiter on 2nd house gives vak-siddhi and Sri Patel reaped the benefit of this ingrained quality to the hilt, especially in his prediction of share-market and earned a         good name among his clients. In fact he drew his sustenance for long during the last one and half decades of his life through such forecasts only. But as he was very plane and simple at heart he could not encash the rich dividend through this and had to live in financially tight position always. In this context following lines are apt for him

Though He knew the earning source

Yet always modest to earn

And seeing the wrong in economic world

He had to yield to self-struggles.

My association with Patel Saheb is long; though mainly through letters and we exchanged views through correspondence in early days of our relationship. I was learning the tenets of Nadi astrology from Sri Ashwathappa, the great astrologer of south India and when this great master was on his sick-bed; before taking final breath, I asked him after him who will teach me nadi astrology, he advised me to remain in touch with Sri Patel in future for any solution or clarification in Nadi astrology. It was after his death that I wrote letter to Patel Saheb beseeching his help and guidance in Nadi astrology. Name of Sri Patel was not new to me as I had gone through few of his articles in AM of Sri B V Raman; albeit I took his postal address from my astrologer friend R. Santhanam, the founder editor of TOA. For the first time I met him in person in Mumbai sometime in early 1997 at his residence.

“Sir, 150 division of a zodiac sign is not a new thing and there is clear reference to same in Saravali, then why Nadi astrology is deemed something of exclusive south Indian origin”, was my query.

“It is because most of the books of these divisions are now found in the regional languages of south under the names of Nadi” he replied relaxing on the pillow in small corner room of his residence at Mumbai. It was the cramped small study space of this great savant of astrology where he used to sit for hours together rummaging through numerous old and new classics. The neatly bound copies of AM and TOA was kept in one side of the shelves and the other side was filled with copies of many Nadi Granthas viz Chandra Kala Nadi, Bhrigu Nadi, and Amsha Nadi etc. Lots of classical texts commented upon by several savants filled the room in ramshackle manner and this sage of astrology could be seen sitting with pen and paper pads kept near by.    

“But were the scholars of north not aware of Nadi system”

“I don’t think so. Books like Bhrigu Samhita and Ravan Samhita are the same thing though it is not called Nadi Granthas.”

“And why these informations are not found in the books available in north.”

“It is hard to give reasons for this. The 150th division of the sign could not be popular in this side because of lack of sufficient information. These 150 divisions are actually the result of shodas varga belonging to 16 kala of Moon. That is why Dev Keralam is popularly known as Chandra Kala Nadi.” It was quite a revelation to me and then he explained the relation between shodas varga and Nadi Amsha. I had learnt the basics of Nadi astrology from elsewhere but was not aware of this fact.  

Coming back to his fantabulous acumen in astrological research. His 8th house is occupied by Jupiter and the placement of 8th lord Saturn in the 12th house under the aspect of 6th lord is quite revealing. All of his papers are the results of his industrious work. Both Saturn and Jupiter are aspecting 2nd house, the house of astrology. Aspect of 9th lord on Saturn and Mars, both influencing 2nd house shows the perseverance coupled with logic in

his research work. Saturn is the dispositor of Jupiter which is dispositor of Mercury (and Sun) that in turn is the dispositor of Saturn showing great link between the planets of astrological connections and the great research acumen by virtue of their disposition in houses of mysticism.

When you say Ashtakvarga you only remember Patel is the saying that one learns from olden days of astrology. It may be pertinent to share here one incident. Someone had long back suggested in pages of AM that Ashtak-Varga should be drawn for Navamsha chart also. Patel Saheb was a master in Ashtaka-Varga system of prediction and my interest in this side was evinced when one local Pandit in Junagardh made many predictions about me on the basis of Ashtaka-Varga only which subsequently came to be astonishingly accurate. It was after this that I had a photocopy of the book of Sri Patel on Ashtaka-Varga because it was out of print during those days. After I came in contact with Patel Saheb I wished to have his opinion on the above said suggestion of Navamsha chart. Mr. Patel wrote back to me that he had not found such things in any of the original texts. But this suggestion kept on ringing in my head and once at Ahmadabad I reopened the topic with him.

“Then why not for other divisional charts,” he tossed the question on my face, “Why only for Navamsha chart, are other divisions not important?” “Do not deviate your mind on such irrational things,” he suggested politely.

“But sir, Suppose if I try it on Navamsha Sphuta Chakra (chart),” I submitted diffidently.

To this, he became serious and nodded his head in affirmation for a trial. I immediately showed him the work I had done in this respect on my own chart and explained the efficacy of events occurred on those ages of my life. He appreciated that fully and encouraged me to do more works in this direction. Since I was stifled in too many things I could not do much work. Navamsha Sphuta Lagna is worked out with the help of planet traversed most longitudinally in the nativity and degree of birth ascendant. Few astrologers calculate Navamsha Sphuta Lagna with help of longitude of Moon also. But this may create confusion in erection of Navamsha Sphuta Chakra. Navamsha Sphuta of planets are scintillating points and Ashtaka-Varga calculated on this chart also gives marvellous results. I would in future explain the whole procedure in a separate paper.

From year 2000 to 2005 my interaction with Sri Patel was optimum because I was staying at Ahmadabad and he used to be there every year from Dashara to Deepawali. Twice or thrice every week I used to be with him and Sunday was reserved for special sittings. He had a kind of spark in him that kept on flashing within him till his last breath and by dint of which so much of discoveries could be enabled through his pen. It was during such an intense session of ponderings that he gave the knowledge of Bhujanga-Pat.

The calculation for Bhujanga-Pat he received from some Pandit of Andhara Pradesh in Hyderabad but due to his own personal problems during those days he could not concentrate on the same. As a matter of fact, the diary in which he noted the method for working Bhujanga-Pat was misplaced for long and after 13-14 years he could again lay hand on the same from the old bundle of papers at his Ahmadabad residence. The ink was spread and writing had become quite faint and illegible. However; he read it with great difficulty and gave me to work on the same extensively to verify its veracity in terms of astrological efficacy on several charts. Here in this tribute I would demonstrate its efficacy on the chart of Sri Patel in subsequent discussions and elaborations.

He was so humble that he would even accept his errors which were few. He has accepted his mistakes in his writings and when he did not have the opportunity he would do

so in private which is what he accepted with his students on his work on arudhas though there is no book in comparison to that topic till date.

For whatever topic he picked up his pen to write a book was rare till that time and he gave them a new enlarged face in academic fora of astrology. For example, few of the astrologers attached any importance to Ashtak-Varga for the purpose of prediction but Sri Patel popularised its utility to the amazing extent. His books and other works on Ashtak-Varga remains unbeatable till date. Not only did he write an excellent and exhaustive text on Ashtak-Varga but also repeatedly explained the deeper and finer nuances of AV system of prediction through his various papers of articulate labour, intelligence and style to inspire others for carrying out more research on this otherwise obsolete technique of divination. It would not be any exaggeration to say that C S Patel revived Ashtak-Varga system of prediction with new meaning, style and theme. All were simply talking about the importance of Navamsha but its fuller extent was presented only by C S Patel through a separate book that contains plethora of research capsules. His papers on multifarious use of Navamsha is unparalleled in the field of astrological research. Hardly anyone used Pushkar Navamsha in prognostication before he explained its nuances in his books and papers. Same is the case with the use of 64th Navamsha. People before, either used to fail to understand what is 64th Navamsha or their calculations were erroneous. With the help of different papers and through extensive quotations from Nadi texts he made the things lucid for even the common students of astrology. The concept of Rasi Tulya Navamsha and Navamsha Tulya Rasi was entirely new for most of the savants; no matter today they accept it or not. Same can be said about Bhrigu Bindu. Exhaustive exposition on Arudha system of prediction is his rare of the rarest contribution in the field of astrology. Those knowledgeable with history of astrology know that it is but for C S Patel that the Nadi system has become so popular today among the north Indian savants. Earlier many even did not know how to calculate the Nadi Amsha accurately. Many savants think that Nadi astrology is a separate technique of prediction but Patel Saheb explained to the masses that every bit of it is Parasari in actual disposition. Like Jaimini, Nadi astrology (so called) is also nothing but an advanced study of BPHS.      

“Have you found anywhere the procedure to work out the strength of zodiac signs”, he enquired quite seriously.

“No sir, and I have never felt a need for that as well”, I tried to look unperplexed. To that he took out his book titled “Arudha System of Prediction”. It was in connection with working out the Graha Arudha that required the counting from the stronger sign for the Panch Tara Graha (Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus & Saturn) each owning two signs.

“I have suggested to decide the relative strength of the signs on the basis of benefic dots obtained by them in SAV chart. But what if the two signs owned by any planet contain same number of benefic dots? Although I have suggested to look for benefic aspect in that eventuality, I am not really satisfied and wish to have some solution within the ken of AV (Ashtaka-Varga)”, he explained the problem haunting him since long. He was very fond of AV system and in view of his affinity for the same attachment of due importance to the issue became imperative. Thereafter, ensued an intense discussion for exploring the possibilities to find a solution to this problem.

“For a second stage investigation we may take the BAV of the lord of the sign and see which of its sign has more number of Bindu (dot). If again the number is found same we may look as to which sign has been contributed a Bindu by its own lord, and like that”, I offered the suggestion.

“Yes, yes!” he was nearly thrilled, “why it did not occur to me earlier at the time of writing that book”, he remorsed pensively.

“Gurudev, I have also developed methods to calculate AV longitude of the planets and Amshatmak (longitudinal) SAV”, his constant pamperings had given me somewhat boastful voice.

“What is that?” he was seriously poised.

“It is something like SAV Tulya planetary longitude and natal planetary longitude Tulya SAV” I said, “This is a snap shot method to work SAV.”

“Absurd enough”, he dismissed my point summarily without listening further. “How have you been able to use them’, he quipped.

I explained to him the method applied on his own chart for an on the spot verification of the results. Taking out the calculator from my pocket I did the calculation in his presence and prepared the Amshatmak SAV for his chart. He was surprisingly pleased to see the results and smilingly remarked, “A devil is dwelling in your head and fortunately it is an astrologer.” “Develop it in full and prepare a lengthy paper for publication of this new finding of yours”, was the master’s instruction for me. It is a matter of great regret; and I am genuinely sorry, that I have not been able to comply with the instructions of Sri Patel till date.

Any discussion about C S Patel without a talk on Ashtak-Varga remains incomplete but it is not possible to explain the whole procedure for calculation of Amshatmak SAV in this tribute. However, to give a glimpse of its efficacy few words about the same becomes mandatory. Given below is the comparative figure of dots in his original or natural SAV (say NSAV) and Amshatmak SAV (say ASAV) in tabular form for further brief discussion

SN

ZODIAC SIGNS

BINDU(NSAV)

BINDU(ASAV)

1

Cancer

25

20

2

Leo

31

25

3

Virgo

33

43

4

Libra

33

22

5

Scorpio

28

18

6

Sagittarius

32

54

7

Capricorn

19

25

8

Aquarius

25

25

9

Pisces

25

38

10

Aries

30

08

11

Taurus

31

24

12

Gemini

25

35

 

TOTAL

337

337

In the natural SAV the 11th house has 31 Bindus in comparison to the 25 Bindus in 12th house which indicates good earnings and savings but it was never true in the life of Patel Saheb. Financially he remained hard pressed for most of the periods in his life, no matter what was the amount of income. The ASAV having 35 Bindu in 12th house and 24 Bindu in 11th house provides better justification in this respect. The 43 Bindu in 3rd house and 54 Bindu in 6th house also yields better clue to his writing power and troubled living respectively. He has 33 Bindu in 4th house in NSAV but he had no vehicle and spent his life in a rented house despite having big bungalow at Ahmadabad that was almost like having no house for

himself. This is explained by the 22 Bindu in his 4th house in the ASAV. 54 Bindu in 6th house and 08 Bindu in 10th house in ASAV again explains his downfall and demotion in office. 18 Bindu of 5th house is the pointer for no major support from offsprings. The name and fame in astrology and support of luck is explained better by 38 Bindu of the 9th house.

The BAV (Bhinnastak Varga) prepared in reference to ASAV are also not less informative but one must not try to integrate this BAV of planets with ASAV. To arrest the size of this “Tribute” Amshatmak BAV of all the planets are not being given here and only relevant information are furnished here. For example, Sri Patel earned huge money in April 1960 when both Saturn as well as Jupiter were transiting over his 6th house through Sagittarius. In ASAV Sagittarius has maximum (54) Bindu while in ABAV chart Jupiter and Saturn contained 8 and 5 Bindu respectively. On the contrary in Natural Bhinnashtaka Varga (NBaV) of Jupiter and Saturn, the sign Sagittarius has 4 and 6 Bindu respectively. Similarly, he met with a serious accident on 09-09-1956 when both Rahu and Saturn were passing through the sign Scorpio in his 5th house. In the ASAV, Scorpio has only 18 Bindu as compared to 28 Bindu in the NSAV. Further in the ABAV of Saturn sign Scorpio contains only one Bindu. Interestingly Scorpio is located 6th from Saturn and 11th from Rahu in his natal chart and both these places are distinctly linked to accidents and for causing wounds. In February 1962 he was humiliatingly demoted from his position by his employer from where he was not elevated again till the end of his service. Rahu was transiting Cancer and Saturn in Capricorn at the time of event. In the ASAV, Lagna or sign Cancer has only 20 Bindu and in the ABAV of Saturn sign Capricorn contains only 3 Bindu. In the NBAV also the Saturn has only 3 Bindu but in NSAV sign Cancer has 25 Bindu. So the conditions obtained from ASAV seems to be more accurate for manifestation of such events. He underwent a major throat operation on 22-03-1965

SN

SIGN

SUN

NBAV/ABAV

JUPITER

NBAV/ABAV

SATURN

NBAV/ABAV

MARS

NBAV/ABAV

VENUS

NBAV/ABAV

1

Aries

4 / 0

4 / 2

2 / 0

4 / 0

4 / 1

2

Taurus

3 / 4

6 / 3

3 / 2

4 / 2

4 / 4

3

Gemini

6 /5

4 / 6

4 / 5

3 / 5

3 / 5

4

Cancer

5 / 3

2 / 3

 5 / 3

2 / 3

3 / 3

5

Leo

4 / 3

7 / 5

3 / 4

3 / 4

5 / 4

6

Virgo

5 / 7

5 / 6

3 / 5

4 / 5

5 / 7

7

Libra

4 / 3

5 / 4

5 / 3

2 / 3

8 / 3

8

Scorpio

2 / 3

6 / 4

3 / 1

3 / 1

6 / 3

9

Sagitt.

6 / 6

4 / 8

6 / 5

5 / 5

2 / 8

10

Capric.

2 / 4

3 / 4

3 / 3

2 / 3

4 / 4

11

Aquari.

3 /3

5 / 5

0 / 4

4 / 4

5 / 4

12

Pisces

4 / 7

5 / 6

2 / 5

3 / 5

3 / 6

when transit of Rahu was through Taurus, Saturn in Aquarius, Jupiter in Taurus, Mars in Leo and Sun in Pisces. In their respective NBAV these planets in the said signs have 0, 6, 3

& 4 Bindus; whereas, in ABAV the number of Bindus in respective charts in those signs are 4,3, 4 & 7 respectively. Here the success of operation is attributable to Sun (7-Bindu) and not the Jupiter (6-Bindu). His marriage took place on 25-05-1933 when Venus was exalted in Pisces. In NBAV of Venus sign Pisces has only 3 Bindu as compared to 6 Bindu (dot) in ABAV.      

The AV longitude of the planets are also quite important as can be seen from the chart of Sri Patel. The natal longitudes and the SAV longitude of the planets in tabular form are given as below

 

SN

PLANE-TS

SIGN

NATAL LONGITUDE

SAV LONGITUDE

1

Sun

Sagittarius

16d 10m

20d 00m

2

Moon

Libra

12d 13m

20d 12m

3

Mars

Leo

07d 09m

23d 51m

4

Mercury

Sagittarius.

25d 13m

17d 47m

5

Jupiter

Aquarius

29d 29m

13d 24m

6

Venus

Capricorn

13d 14m

16d 44m

7

Saturn

Gemini

20d 42m

19d 14m

8

Rahu

Capricorn

17d 06m

*

9

Ketu

Cancer

17d 06m

*

10

Lagna

Cancer

08d 53m

15d 08m

(*The longitude of Rahu and Ketu is not worked out as they do not normally figure in Ashtaka Varga; although the Ashtaka Varga of Rahu is given in Yavan Jataka. Based on the same the scribe has worked extensively to erect the Ashtaka Varga of Ketu also but that is a separate issue. When a Navamsha chart is drawn from these longitudes and Ashtaka Varga is calculated, we find wonderful results there from also. This gives a cross-sectional view of the natal Ashtaka Varga.)

In the above speculum only the natal longitude and the Ashtaka Varga longitude of the planets are given. These can be used in various ways by working out the mean and differential positions because they give very sensitive points for effectuating the events. For example the massive accumulation of Bindu (43) in 3rd house (ASAV) is a sure indication of the writing power of the native as this happens to be 10th house from Surya Lagna also. Its gains can be judged from birth Lagna (Cancer). As soon as the Jupiter entered Cancer and crossed over the differential point of Sun (3d50m) the native started writing his first book on Ashtaka Varga (May 1955). The integral point of Lagna is 23d35m and the Saturn was square to it in Libra. Likewise manifestation of other events can be seen but I am not elaborating them here and shall do it subsequently in a separate paper. However; this has been elaborated with exhaustive detail in my forth coming book titled “Points of Providence in Nativity”.

Before summing up this “Tribute” it would be pertinent to deliberate in brief the Bhujanga Pat. Patel Saheb gave me only the method for calculating the Bhujanga Pat with a duty to work on it as he himself could not owing to multifarious reasons. Its rate of progression, Navamsha application etc are products of the extensive research of the scribe. I learnt the calculation of Bhujanga Pat from Sri Patel; although he himself got it from elsewhere, and I have not come across with it anywhere; either in any book or in any published paper, so far. In that respect BP is purely virgin in academic fora of astrology and is coming for the first time to the readers in print form. So, my heart compels me and my veneration for Sri Patel impels me to dedicate this point to him by rechristening it as CSPP (C S Patel Point) as a token of respect to the great savant.

Now let us see the use of BP (nay CSPP) in the birth map of Sri Patel. Since the Saturn is retrograde in his horoscope the calculation of BP would proceed as follows

BP = (Longitude of Moon – Longitude of Saturn) + Longitude of Rahu

    = (192d 13m – 80d 42m) + 287d 06m

    = 38d 37m

       Or Taurus 08d 37m

Navamsha of BP – Pisces.

At the time of his marriage (28-05-1933) Venus was transiting through Taurus containing Bhujanga Pat. In fact Sun, Mercury & Venus were all deposited in Taurus containing BP and Jupiter & Mars in Leo with Rahu in Aquarius were squared to it. At that time the progressed BP [@ 01d 57m per year] was in Gemini (12d 34m) on natal Saturn and its Navamsha is Capricorn where natal Venus is situated. In April 1960 he earned huge sum when BP was in Leo (04d 50m) through the house of wealth having the Navamsha of Taurus identical with the house of gain. He met with serious accident on 09-09-1956. At that time both Rahu and Saturn were in Scorpio opposite natal BP and Mars in Aquarius was squared to it. Progressed BP was in Lagna -Cancer (27d 58m) in Pisces Navamsha. So it retained its power through Navamsha to strike the Lagna (self) so that the manifestation of ordained effect could be enabled. Death of his daughter occurred on 30-04-1954 when BP was in Cancer (23d 22m) identical with Aquarius Navamsha. At that time the 5th lord Mars was in Sagittarius (12d 21m) in the constellation of Ketu which aspects the 5th house in natal chart. BP was over natal Ketu to effectuate the event. He was demoted due to office politics in February 1960 when BP was progressing through Leo (8d 52m) over the 10th lord Mars(7d09m – natal) in very close conjunction. Likewise other events can be seen. He departed from this world on 14-08-2007 when progressed BP was in Scorpio (7d17m), very closely opposed to its own natal position. It was placed in the constellation of Saturn the lord of 8th house and the natural messenger of death.              

The master has returned back to his heavenly abode but the vacuum created by this friar of astrology shall never be filled in future. The real tribute to this divine sage of astrology would be to continue his legacy by exhibiting identical dedication and articulation with the subject. It is hard to describe in words what Sri Patel meant to me because the warm feelings of hearts cannot be translated in the cold realms of words. I was almost lost once and felt orphaned in the field of astrology after sudden demise Sri Bhasin (J N Bhasin) but the departure of Sri Patel has left me inconsolate; for, there are many who can approach me for requisite help and guidance in astrology but there is none today whom I can turn to. Finally, taking lead from William Wordsworth I wish to conclude this tribute with following words

Many books in market and articles in magazine

Shall appear with sense and sheen,

But the depth and dexterity of C S Patel

            Would never more be seen.”

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