In Vedic Astrology, there's an ancient Dragon that was split in a fierce battle into two parts, the upper half of the dragon's Body, Rahu is the Moon's ("True") North Node and the lower half of the body is Ketu, the Moon's South Node, which causes the Solar and Lunar Eclipses.
Whenever these malefics Nodes comes into a hard angles (0, 90, 180, 270 degrees) aspect with another big malefic, Mars, the planet of War, it often produce some intense and violent conflicts and Change in Trends (CIT).
Some examples of Mars Rahu aspects from the past:
Mars squares Rahu: between 7/4/90 and 8/20/90, exact aspect was on 7/23/90. The market declined from 7/13/90 into 8/23/90.
Mars squares Rahu: Between 9/20/97 and 10/30/97, exact aspect was on 10/25/97. The market declined from 10/8/97 into 10/28/97.
Mars conjuncts Rahu: Between 9/27/98 and 11/17/98, exact aspect was on 10/8/98. The market declined from 9/24/98 into 10/8/98.
Mars squares Rahu: Between 10/25/00 and 12/13/00, exact aspect was on 11/29/00. The market declined from 11/6/00 into 12/21/00.
Here are some examples in the recent years, most were important CITs:
Mars 180 Rahu 07/23/2011 17:31=> 7/21/11H, crash into 8/9/11L
Mars 090 Rahu 12/13/2011 06:12 => 12/19/11 major Low+6
Mars 090 Rahu 03/19/2012 18:30 => 3/27/12 major High+8
Mars 090 Rahu 04/30/2012 23:30 => 5/1/12 High+1
Mars 000 Rahu 10/02/2012 15:06 => 10/5/12 High+3
Mars 090 Rahu 01/24/2013 19:48 => Miss
Mars 180 Rahu 05/13/2013 05:46 => coming up!
The Mars opposite Rahu (Moon's North Node) Crash Cycle.
- Mars opposite Rahu: between 9/25/29 and 11/7/29, exact aspect was on 10/24/29. The market crashed into 10/11/29 into 10/29/29
- Mars opposite Rahu: between on 9/29/87 and 10/30/87, exact aspect was on 10/12/87. The market crashed from 10/2/87H into 10/20/87L.
- Mars opposite Rahu: between 8/25/01 and 10/18/01, exact aspect was on 9/14/01. The market crashed from 8/27/01 into 9/21/01L.
Notice that in the 3 examples above, the Mars Opposition Rahu played a direct role in the 3 biggest Crashes of the last Century.
Ma opposite Rahu (exact) = 9/14/01! = 10/12/87! = 10/24/29!
Here is the last 10 years of Mars opposite Rahu aspects, notice that 3 of the 7 Mars opposite Rahu aspects resulted in sharp declines.
Mars 180 True Node 09/14/2001 11:23 => crashed into 9/21/01L
Mars 180 True Node 01/27/2003 22:53
Mars 180 True Node 11/14/2004 08:04
Mars 180 True Node 09/01/2006 03:20
Mars 180 True Node 06/15/2008 02:32 =>crashed into 7/15/08L
Mars 180 True Node 10/09/2009 19:05
Mars 180 True Node 07/23/2011 17:34 =>crashed into 08/09/11L
The next Mars opposite Rahu cycle is due on 5/13/13.
This date is supported by a long term geometric CIT due on 5/14, so we should see an important 5/13-14 CIT. Ofcourse, there are many Mars opposite Rahu aspects, which is a 1-2 year cycle, but actual crashes are rare events and odds are relatively low, but you still need to be aware of this potential Crash Cycle in the May 2013 Month.