Thursday, January 7, 2016
For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its produce. But in the seventh year, the land shall have a complete rest, a Sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow your field, you shall not prune your vineyard, nor shall you reap the after growth of your harvest . . . And [the produce of] the Sabbath of the land shall be yours to eat for you, for your male and female servants, and for your hired worker and resident who live with you . . . (Leviticus 25:3–6)
As soon as the Jews settled in the Holy Land, they began to count and observe seven-year cycles. Every cycle would culminate in a Sabbatical year, known as Shemitah, literally: “to release.” The year following the destruction of the second Holy Temple was the first year of a seven-year Sabbatical cycle. In the Jewish calendar, counting from Creation, this was the year 3829, 68–69 CE on the secular calendar. By counting sevens from then, as per Gregorian calendar the last Shemitah year was from Sept. 25, 2014, through Sept. 13, 2015.
The Shemitah Year effects in the Twentieth Century:
1901-1902 Shemitah Year - 46% U.S. Stock market value wiped out.
1916-1917 Shemitah Year - 40% U.S. Stock market value wiped out. German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian and Ottoman Empires collapsed. Britain, the world's greatest empire was almost bankrupt. The beginning of American to rise to world power
1930-1931 Shemitah Year - 86% U.S stock market value wiped out in the worst financial crisis in modern history. And global recession
1937-1938 Shemitah Year - 50% U.S. Stock market value wiped out.
1944-1945 Shemitah Year - End of German Reich and Britain's hold on territories. Establishment of America as the world's super power.
1965-1966 Shemitah Year - 23% stock market value wiped out.
1972-1973 Shemitah Year - 48% U.S. Stock market value wiped out. U.S. Voted to kill its unborn children (Abortion legalized). U.S. lost its first war - Vietnam...
1979-1980 Shemitah Year - U.S. and global recession.
1986-1987 Shemitah Year - 33% U.S. Stock market value wiped out.
1993-1994 Shemitah Year - Bond market crash.
2000-2001 Shemitah Year – Unbelievable destruction of World Trade Centre, New York by radical Islamic terrorists using two hijacked passenger planes to blow the twin towers of WTC at the same time killing nearly three thousand people on 9/11/2001. 37% U.S. stock market value wiped out thereafter.
2007-2008 Shemitah Year - 50% U.S. Stock market value wiped out.
The Shemitah Year September 25, 2014 - September 13, 2015 is the 7th and the last Shemitah year in this cycle and it follows the 50th year, Jubilee year of liberation (Rapture). 2016 – 2017 is the Jubilee year and earlier Jubilee years were also full of events. Following the "Great War" in 1917, the foundations were laid for the establishment of the state of Israel. However, this did not happen until the Second World War. In May 1948 Britain formally turned the land of Palestine over to the Jews thus establishing the State of Israel. During the last Jubilee Year in 1967, State of Israel took possession of Jerusalem for the first time in 2000 years.
Guru-Chandala Yoga or Jupiter-Rahu union
God created the Sun, the Moon and other lights in the heavens and placed where they are, not only for light, heat, gravity, and other natural phenomena, but also for four other purposes. The Bible says these are for "signs," "seasons," "days," and "years." (Genesis 1:14). The Hebrew word for "signs" in this context is owth, a word meaning a "miraculous sign," "omen," or "warning." It signifies, among other things, that God created the heavenly bodies to communicate important matters at particular times to His covenant people.
Indian astrology is an ancient science based upon the knowledge gained by Indian sages and saints. In addition to Sun, Moon, and five planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn) there are two chaya grahas (shadow planets) Rahu – Ketu in Indian astrology and they can be seen only on eclipse days when it passes in front of Sun or Moon ( to know more about Rahu-Ketu please read January 5, 2011 vipanisangeetham post ). Ancient Indian sages and saints may be covenant people of God and they were able to see all the signs including Rahu-Ketu which ordinary people could not see. Their profound knowledge were codified in Rig-Veda and transferred through generations. The Sanskrit word Jyotisha (astrology) derives from jyotis which means "light, brightness", but in the plural also "the heavenly bodies, planets and stars". Jyotisha thus signifies the "science of heavenly bodies".
Guru-Chandala Yoga (GCY) or Jupiter-Rahu union occurs when Jupiter and Rahu transits to the same Rasi or constellation and it happens normally on the seventh year as in the case of Shemitah. For details of GCY dates please see the table above. Where as Jupiter is associated with goodness like intelligence, wealth, power, travel, peace and happiness, Rahu is associated with power and wealth along with immoral/illegal moha (ambition). Therefore, during the GCY period, due to the combined effect, terrorist activities will be increased many fold and peace and stability destroyed. In 2001 GCY occurred in Mithunam (Gemini or couple) Rasi (constellation) and twin towers of WTC destroyed by terrorists using two hijacked airline planes. This time GCY occurs in Leo (Lion, king of the jungle) Rasi and the terrorist targets likely to be Kings or rulers. The market may fall unexpectedly when such calamity happens. So, be cautious during this period.
Considering all the above aspects it can be postulated that an investment made in equity or equity based mutual fund schemes during Shemitah or GCY year can give maximum return provided it’s withdrawn just prior to the next Shemitah or GCY year.
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