Written October 22, 2007 for www.journalofastrology.com
On 13 October we had discussed Benazir Bhutto's horoscope in our astrology class and students had said along with me that the proximity of Venus to Saturn and Ketu (by transit on October 13th) did show danger to women, particularly to Bhutto because she was in her pratyantara dasha of Jupiter in the eighth house (until 12/08/08). The clearest danger is between now and March 23rd 2008 in the Chara dasha of Karka (Cancer) and the antardasha of Kumbha (Aquarius). From Kumbha, Atmakaraka (AK) Saturn falls in the eighth house and receives the aspect of Mars the Putrakaraka (PK) and Sun Gnathikaraka (GK) using Jaimini aspects.
Benazir Bhutto's Natal Chart
Transits on October 13th, 2007 - the date of the prediction
Note by K.N. Rao
We all had our prediction on the basis of the horoscope passed on by Benazir herself through Natwar Singh to me in the early eighties. (Most sources give 6/21/1953, not 6/23/1953, for her birth date). On this basis I had made many correct private predictions. Forget controversy about Chara dasha calculation. Once again you can see how precisely it has worked here.
At least thrice in my life I made atrocious predictions in the case of some very important men. In all these cases I discovered later that I had worked on wrong birth details. After some years I realized that the data used in different journals and newspapers was misleading. More interesting, I found leaders themselves misleading. Still more interesting, I found one leader misleading about other leader. For example, one big leader of BJP gave me the year of birth of Atal Behari Vajpayee as 1924 and to another astrologer as 1925! Such deception in politics is a normal event. There is certain degree of reliability when the data is got before the person becomes important. In their unknown years, they give the correct birth details because the are anxious to get correct predictions for their future. After they become important, they mislead because they do not want their enemies to know about their future and plan their strategies against them.
reprinted with permission