Evaluating the current planetary positions of Sri Lanka, famed Sri Lankan astrologer Piyasena Rathuwithana, told members of the Sunday Times Business Club (STBC) last week that the ‘ turbulent ’ period for Sri Lanka in terms of its economy and politics will be between November 2011 and November 2012 as the transition of ‘Rahu and Kethu’ as well as the change of position of Saturn to Virgo is not favourable for the country during its latter stages.
Sri Lanka has experienced yet another planetary change with the transition of Mars (Kuja), the fighter planet, which will also bring mixed results to the entire country. This has caused some destruction in the island by natural disasters such as floods and land slides, he added. Sri Lanka will see marked improvement in the business, tourism, health and education sectors in the coming months up to November 2011, although the country’s production sector will not be able to gain expected results.
However “people are not happy with the present economic situation and (I think) many people won’t vote at the upcoming local government elections,” the 80-year old veteran, who has counselled many presidents in the past and present, on astrological matters, said.
He revealed that 21 unprecedented ‘star wars’ will take place next year. In a similar situation in 1931 and 1942 a massive earth quake was reported in the island, he revealed. He also said there was a possibility of a tall building toppling in the island during this period.
Mr. Rathuwithana disclosed that the planetary placing will be such that Sri Lanka will see undercurrents, undercutting, secret deals and conspiracies in the political arena after June this year. “Due to this situation we will experience certain splits within a party. Heads of state bodies and establishments will be changed and there will be scandals involving financial embezzlement and allegations of different kinds of corruption,” he said.
Inauspicious planets such as Rahu and Kethu will change their house and Rahu will from Dhanu (Sagittarius) traverse to Vrischika (Scorpio). This planetary change will have mixed results. “For some, this change will be very good and for others, it will not be very good,” he observed. “The lagnas of Thula (Libra), Kanya (Virgo), Sinha (Leo), Kumbha (Aquarius) will experience ill effects of their bad periods. However, all this can be overcome by being aware of the possibilities,” he added.
Citing an example, he said, that during the period of insurgency in 1983, two unidentified persons came to his house on the pretext of seeking some astrological advice. At that time he realized that it was a bad period for him according to astrology. Then he asked them to wait at the gate and came back with his son fully prepared to face any eventuality. The two men who came to harm him had to leave his house, as they failed to achieve their objective.
Referring to the connection between the planetary positions of the head of state and the country, Mr. Rathuwithana said that if the period of the leader is bad, then it affects the country as well. In such situations, the astrologers have no alternative other than advising the leader to stay away from the country for a while. It is good for both (country and leader), he said. He noted that the inherent strength of the horoscope of the president will help to overcome any bad times. He will be able to experience some good changes in his life. Important is the fact that the enemies close to him will be identified and he will gain more power and experience relief after June, he said.
Answering questions raised by the audience on the country’s political situation he noted that former army commander Sarath Fonseka will get a pardon from the authorities but by that time he will be like a tiger without teeth. A new youthful leader will steer the main opposition party, and the present leader will have to take a back seat, he predicted. But the present government led by the president will continue its full term overcoming all obstacles, he added.
World Cup? Sri Lanka could succeed
Forecasting the outcome of the 2011 World Cup, the astrologer said that Sri Lanka has an outright chance to enter the semi final and finals of the 2011 World (cricket) Cup in accordance with present planetary positions in the “Sri Lanka Kendra” (Horoscope of Sri Lanka).
The transition of Jupiter (Guru, the fighter planet) will bring glory for the Sri Lankan team as the team’s fighting spirit will improve with the transition. He noted that fighting skills of the team has improved with the influence of Jupiter and that will bring Sri Lanka closer to the Cup. He noted that England, Australia and India will be the front runners of the tournament. England and India will enter the semi finals according to the planetary positions but he predicted that England will get a chance to play in the finals.
“No cuppa from the wife? Call Soma”
Have a problem with getting a cup of tea in the morning from your wife? Then call ‘Soma’, who was astrologer Piyasena Rathuwithana’s prescription when he encountered such a problem. In a hilarious episode, he pointed out that taking precautions, against the ill effects of planets, according to astrology is like adopting tactics to overcome problems.
Relating a personal experience, in lighter vein, he recalled a method that he had used to stop the habit of his wife’s inability to get up early in the morning to prepare his morning tea. To overcome this problem, after discussing with his wife the need for a maid to help in ‘early morning duties’, he brought home a comely 22 year-old woman called Soma and in front of his wife told Soma to get up at around 4.30 am and start cooking and make his tea. “Soma, I will also wake up in the morning and help you,” the 80 year-old but sprightly astrologer said, regaling the audience.
The following day, he was surprised (or rather, not surprised) when he found his wife up early in the morning helping the ‘housemaid in the kitchen’. After that he never missed his early morning bed tea ‘made by his wife’, he revealed to a laughing audience.