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Thus spake Chavez

BLAIR.........the Venezuelan president hit back with this: "Don't be shameless, Mr Blair. Don't be immoral, Mr Blair. You are one of those who have no morals. You are not one who has the right to criticize anyone about the rules of the international community.  You are an imperialist pawn who attempts to curry favour with Danger Bush-Hitler, the number one mass murderer and assassin there is on the planet.  Go straight to hell, Mr Blair."


...BUSH .Chavez infamously referred to US President George W. Bush as the devil in a 2006 address tothe UN: "And the Devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the Devil came here. Right here. [crosses himself] And it smells of sulphur still today. Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the Devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world."


TRIBUTE TO HIM Long after successive presidents of the United States have disappeared into the obscurity of their presidential archives, the memory of Hugo Chávez will survive in Latin America, along with that of Simón Bolívar and Che Guevara, as an influential leader who promised much but was cut down in his prime.
Richard Gott (New Statesman).


The best tribute that has been paid to Hugo Chavez appeared in the Independent newspaper of UK where George Galloway wrote a brief article on him with the following headline Tuesday 5 March 2013 Hugo Chavez's death is a body blow for the poor and oppressed throughout Latin America ...and he said “”He rallied an army of not slaves, but those despised by the oligarchy as hewers of wood and drawers of the oil which previously made only the rich richer. Under Chavez' revolution the oil wealth was distributed in ever rising wages and above all in ambitious social engineering.

He built the fifth largest student body in the world, creating scores of new universities. More than 90% of Venezuelans ate three meals a day for the first time in the country's history. Quality social housing for the masses became the norm with the pledge that by the end of the presidential term, now cut short, all Venezuelans would live in a dignified house.”””

This tribute impelled me to search the horoscope of Hugo Chavez and it is given by Rodden but with DD rating. Yet I decided to use it testing some known events of this great man’s life through Jaimini Chara dasha mainly and Vimshottari dasha also. I have adopted 3:58 am instead of 4 am as given by Rodden. It is based on a correct chaturvimshamsha.

I have not rectified the birth time which I may do later after I get more accurate dates and check them. Presuming the time given here to be approximate but the lagna, Mithuna not changing for some ostensible astrological reasons one can proceed to see the events of this most provocative person of the last decade.

It is known that his strong anti capitalist and anti US opinions had given him a reputation for being the possessor of the most acerbic tongue among the world personalities. Aspects of Saturn from Tula and of Mars from Dhanu on the second house makes the Mithuna lagna, whatever its degrees, acceptable. Apart from what has been quoted in the beginning of this article, here are some more:

1) “Remember, little girl, I’m like the thorn tree that flowers on the plain. I waft my scent to passers-by and prick he who shakes me. Don’t mess with me, Condoleezza. Don’t mess with me, girl.” — Chávez, to then U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in 2006.

2) “Capitalism is the way of the devil and exploitation. If you really want to look at things through the eyes of Jesus Christ — who I think was the first socialist — only socialism can really create a genuine society.” — Chávez, on Christ’s economic views, in 2006.

3) “Bombing the brave Libyan people to save them? What a brilliant strategy by the mad empire. Where are the international rights? This is like the caveman era.” — Chávez, in 2011, on the NATO bombing campaign in Libya.

Two fold verification is being done here through two dashas to see if Mithuna lagna of Chavez is correct and works.

Dasha ending: Jupiter 03 Aug 1968, Saturn 03 Aug 1987, Mercury 03 Aug 2004, Ketu 03 Aug 2011, Died in Venus-Venus-Rahu (in the seventh house) 6 March 2013

Venus, AmK Mercury, BK Moon, MK Jupiter, PK Sun, GK Saturn, DK Mars


Journal of Astrology - Hugo Chavez Horoscope Vimshottari Dasha

1) The mahadasha of Saturn began in 1968 and in Saturn Mercury his career in the army in 1971 began. This is further confirmed by the aspect of Mars on the tenth house and the tenth lord Jupiter.

2) He made an attempt through a failed coup to capture power in 1992 in Mercury Venus dasha which is clear in the dashamansha where Venus exalted as the sixth lord receives the aspects of both Saturn and Mars. It was on 4 February 1992 in the pratyantara dasha of Rahu in the eighth house of the dashamansha. It had to fail. The transit of that day, with Saturn in Makara aspecting the tenth house and Mars in Dhanu also aspecting the tenth house shows the attempted coup and also its failure.

Hugo Chavez Dasamsa3) But in Mercury Rahu and Venus period he won election on 6 December 1998 and became the president of Venezuela. Venus exalted in Meena in dashamansha is aspecting the tenth house. Saturn, in transit in Mesha in a strong house in Sarvashtaka, was aspecting the tenth lord Jupiter in the lagna while Jupiter in Kumbha also aspected natal Jupiter. Thus began a great career, of a great Venezuelan patriot derided and held in contempt by USA and its friends but admired by many international leaders and adored by the citizens, particularly the poor.

4) Marriages

a) The dates of both of his marriage are not given anywhere but in 1977 it was the dasha of Saturn, antardasha of Venus and the pratyantara dasha of Jupiter the seventh lord.

b) The second marriage was in 1997 in Mercury Rahu and the pratyantara dasha of either Rahu in the seventh house or Jupiter the seventh lord.

5) Death came in Venus-Venus and Rahu in the seventh house. The dasha of Venus is the fifth dasha, a maraka for a medium longevity horoscope.

6) Cancer In a brilliant unpublished re- search of Dr. S.B.Goel on cancer some parameters are given which I will not reveal here till the research is published. They apply hundred percent to this horoscope with Mithuna lagna with Jupiter, Mercury, Moon and Ketu each at 21 degrees aspected by Mars with Rahu in the seventh house.

It therefore can be concluded that the Mithuna lagna of Chavez is correct but the time of birth can be rectified after more verification of events. At this moment working on 3:58 with lagna’s degrees as 18o20' appears to be satisfactory.

Chara Dasha

Whenever there is a horoscope where lagna is not in doubt but its degrees can change if the birth time is altered, Chara dasha helps in the verification of events fast. That is being shown here.

Mithuna 1954 to 1966 - not much is known about this period.

Vrisha 1966 to 1969 - again nothing is known. Mesha 1969 to 1977 In the antardasha of

Simha from where there is Mars in the fifth house he was selected for the army for training. Mars in the fifth house is that military training here.

Meena Mesha in 1977 with Darakaraka navamsha in Mesha was the period of his first marriage.

Dhanu dasha (1991 to 1997) it was, true to the nature of Dhanu and additionally with Mars and Rahu in it, he made one rash attempt to stage a coup and failed. He was arrested and released through a pardon in 1994. He was arrested in Dhanu Tula where there is Gnatikaraka Saturn denoting punishment.

It was in Dhanu-Dhanu with Darakaraka in it that he got married for the second time in 1997.

In Vrischika dasha (1997 to 2004) In the antardasha of Simha with Amatyakarak Mercury falling in the eleventh house he won the election and began the great glorious career he is remembered for.

In the Tula dasha (2004 to 2014) with Gnatikaraka, Saturn in it, he had to fall sick apart many enemies, particularly powerful USA, conspiring against him. In Tula-Kanya-Dhanu with Darakaraka in (January 2013) denoting death, his health deteriorated and now everything was over for him and death loomed before him. In the next pratyantara dasha of Makara from where Atmakaraka

Venus is in the eighth house, he died.

Mithuna lagna, whether it is seen from the Vimshottari dasha or Chara dasha is working well in the case of Chavez.

My preference for Mithuna lagna with Jupiter, Mercury, Moon and Ketu in it is for another special reason. If there are so many planets in the lagna with the lagna and the tenth lord together, such a person builds up institutions and leaves the imprint of his personality on whatever he does and is remembered after his death. Chavez destroyed the arrogance of white men and the dominance of USA in south America along with his guru Castro. As a Venezuelan put it. “Benjamín José Astudillo, 50, whose family runs a small restaurant on the beach, near a stretch of sand once reserved for guests of the Sheraton, said Mr. Chávez wanted the beach to be for Venezuelans, not “the gringos.” He added, “The gringos aren’t going to come here anymore.” Gringos is used contemptuously for Americans.

And remember Chavismo is a word which Venezuela will remember as the everlasting contribution of this great man, much derided by Americans, for reduction of poverty and excellent medical and educational facilities he made available to his countrymen. He was the messiah of the poor because he was born in a poor family and knew, having suffered, the pangs of poverty and hunger. I reacted to his death with the feeling that if in India we had among our leaders even a quarter of Chavez good deal could have been done for the largest number of poor people of India.

(7 March 2013)


Appendix 1

From the Hindu (6 March 2013) NOBLE ACHIEVEMENTS

Mr. Chávez removed corrupt military officers and started a national reform program. Venezuela, according to the United States Department of Energy and a former CIA oil expert, has the world’s largest oil reserves at 1.36 trillion barrels, and the new president promptly nationalized the main oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), putting the profits into very effective social programs. Carles Mutaner, Joan Benach, and Maria Paez Victor note in CounterPunch that between 2000 and 2010 social spending increased by 61 per cent or $772 billion; the country has the region’s lowest level of inequality, with a reduction in its Gini coefficient of 54 per cent. Poverty is down from 71 per cent in 1996 to 21 now, and extreme poverty is down from 40 per cent to 7.3. The programs, or Misiones, have reached 20 million people, and 2.1 million have received senior citizens’ pensions, a sevenfold increase under Mr. Chávez.

NOTE: The figures given in the Manchester Guardian show the impressive and effective progress of Venezuela in the Chavez era of fourteen years.

Appendix 2


The facts speak for themselves: the percent- age of households in poverty fell from 55% in 1995 to 26.4% in 2009. When Chávez was sworn into office unemployment was 15%, in June 2009 it was 7.8%. Compare that to current unemployment figures in Europe. In that period Chávez won 56% of the vote in 1998, 60% in 2000, survived a coup d'état in 2002, got over 7m votes in 2006 and secured 54.4% of the vote last October. He was a rare thing, almost incomprehensible to those in the US and Europe who continue to see the world through the Manichean prism of the cold war: an avowed Marxist who was also an avowed demo- crat. To those who think the expression of the masses should have limited or no place in the serious business of politics all the talking and goings on in Chávez's meetings were anathema, proof that he was both fake and a populist. But to the people who tuned in and participated en masse, it was politics and true democracy not only for the sophisticated, the propertied or the lettered.

The Guardian home
Hugo Chávez kept his promise to the people of Venezuela Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Tuesday 5 March 2013

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