Narendra Modi, India’s populist and nationalist PM has won what appears to be a landslide in the mammoth 900 million-voter elections. He took charge in 2014 with a reputation as a decisive, business-friendly leader and disciplined administrator, with promises to help reboot the economy with his vision of an urbanised, industrialised and modernised India and stamp out corruption. Results have been mixed with joblessness at a record high, farm incomes and industrial production down and many were hit hard by his misjudged currency ban.
This election was fought with nationalist rhetoric, subtle religious polarisation and a slew of welfare programmes with national security highlighted as a vote-getter, promising to keep the Hindu-majority society safe from external and internal threats.
He is a polarising figure, adored by many and thought of as divisive by others. There are doubts about his birth date and many Indian politicians evidently lie about their details to prevent astro-analyses of their progress. What doesn’t help is that both the maybe dates – 29 August 1949 and 17 September 1950 have Sun Saturn in Virgo conjunctions which fits his rather ascetic temperament and micro-managing approach.
His Prime Ministerial term chart is definite, 26 May 2014 6.13 pm Delhi, which has Regulus, the regal star, conjunct the midheaven and a lucky Jupiter prominent; though also has the destructive star Algol conjunct the Descendant and a rolling-crises Mars Uranus Pluto T square. But it would certainly have suggested a good run.
Rahul Gandhi, a key election rival, 19 June 1970 2.28 pm Delhi looks on better form come 2022/23 when tr Pluto will square his Jupiter though tr Pluto conjunct his midheaven at the same time can be career-damaging.
The India chart isn’t showing much this year though with underlying frustrations surfacing intermittently, which will become more obvious in 2020/21 with a discontented populace and perhaps anxiety about speculation and the markets from Solar Arc Moon conjunct the 5th house Neptune; and considerable pressures about a forced change of direction from tr Pluto square the Solar Arc midheaven in 2020/21.
The Reserve Bank of India chart, 1 April 1935 9am Delhi, looks heavily troubled between 2020 to 2022 with a cataclysmic series of Solar Arcs – Mars square Sun, then Uranus conjunct Pluto, then Pluto conjunct Mars. If the economy does continue spluttering downhill then Modi’s 2nd Term will see his popularity holed below the water line.