Rains galore as Sun transits Alpha
Alpha Orionis or
Kerala Astrology has a unique
method of predicting weather cycles using the apparent solar transits of the Sidereal Zodiac.
This time Kerala has got plenty
of rains and we can hopefully expect a 4.5% agri growth. The ancient
astronomers of India used to say that rains will be in plenty during the
solar transit of Alpha Orionis.
( Thiruvathira Thiru
There are seven major
Njattuvelas, in which good rains are expected. They are
Rains will be galore during
these transits of the Sun through the constellations of Eta Tauri to Alpha
Cancri. These transits occur from the 15th of May to the 15th of August.
There are many sayings in
Malayalam which deal with these rain procuring Njattuvelas.
Rains will be incessant during
Thiruvathira ( Thiri muriyathe peythu nirayunna Thiruvathira )
You can spit even before Deity
during Thiruvathira ( Thiruvathirakku thiru muttathu thuppam )
The waters of Thiruvathira will
be gorgeous ( Thiruvathira vellam thiruvonam kande pokoo )
While other solar transits take 13.33 days, this time Thiruvathira is
the longest, taking 15 days, as the solar transit of Gemini ( Mithuna)
is 32 days.
The ancients believed that it was nectar that rained during Thiruvathira.
Every day's rains have medicinal value. The ancients used to store the Thiruvathira
rainwater and use it for Ayurvedic medicines. Maximum rains will be
there during this transit and the paddy fields will be overflowing ! "
101 rains, 101 sunlight ", " 7.5 rains, 7,5 sunlight " - Such
phrases point out to the 50:50 proportion of rainy and sunny interludes which
The Njattuvela before Karthika, is
good for digging wells. The wells dug during the Karthika Njattuvela
( when the Sun transits the Pleiades ), will be everlasting as their water
will not dry up. ( Karthika kalil kakkakalu nananjal
mukkathil mukkum ).
The seeds planted after Rohini Njattuvela (
Alpha Tauri ) need only little care. ( Rohinikappuram vitha kuruchu mathi
). Meaning you can get the fruits effortlessly.
Heavy rains will lash during the Earth's transit of
Lamda Orionis ( Makirythil Mazha Madhichu ).
Fierce rains to be expected during the
tranist of Beta Geminorum ( Punarthathil pulappikkunna mazha ) ( Punartha
thadiyan poozhi therippikkum ). ( Punarthathil poozhan keruka ).
Good rains also during the
Sun's transit olf Delta
Cancri ( Pooyathil pothumpurahtum nellu ). ( Pooyathil mazha
peythal pullum nellu ).
Unexpected rains during the
Sun's transit of Alpha
Cancri ( Ayilya kallan akatho puratho ). The day may look bright and
sunny and there will be unexpected downpours catching you unawares.
The Njattuvelas are good if they are born at night.
The birth of ten Njattuvelas during daytime is considered to be
inauspicious. ( Pathu Njattuvela pirannal palem kuthi erakkum ). If
the Monsoon fails, if the Njattuvelas fail, there wil be famine and
The major Four Seasons of the Western System (
spring, summer, autumn and winter ) and the six seasons of the Indian system (
vasanta, greeshma, varsha, sharat, hemanta, sisira ) are caused by
the solar transits of the
Constellational Zodiac. To the seeker of Absolute Truth, the Njattuvelas
are more comprehensive and minute and is worth studying, to understand Weather