Even after six days of Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the intelligence bureau of Pakistan is groping for the killers of former Prime Minister of Pakistan. The assassination has shaken the streets and cities of the country. Political analysts across the world mourn over the death of democracy in this nation. While the world mulls over her assassination, Ganesha gives you the astrological analysis on the death of powerful lady of Pakistan.
Birth horoscope of Benazir Bhutto is debatable as we have three different dates of her birth:
1.Date of birth :- 21st June 1953 at 19 hours 59 min. Karachi (Pakistan)
2.Date of birth :- 21st June 1953 at 16 hours 30 min. Karachi (Pakistan)
3.Date of birth :- 23rd June 1953 at 16 hours 30 min. Karachi (Pakistan)
Bird's eye view on all three horoscopes
In first horoscope, Sagittarius Ascendant is rising at 15 degree. She was tall and impressive like all Sagittarius Ascendant people. Such people are very target oriented and highly determined. Ascendant Lord Jupiter is in the sixth house aspecting the 12th house indicating her placement in foreign land for some years of her life. Saturn in the 10th house in Virgo in degreecal conjunction gave her sudden ups and downs in her career. Sun and Mars aspecting the Ascendant makes her stronger but she always had strong rivals throughout her career, which is confirming in this chart. Sagittarius Ascendant and Leo Navmansha makes her Successor of her father in political field (Sign Leo is ruled by Sun and Sun denotes father).
In second horoscope, Libra Ascendant is rising. Here also, Mercury and Ketu are placed in the 10th house of Karma giving instability on the career front but 10th house Lord Moon in the 12th house is much more negative for successful career, which she had and she has always been a strong and popular political figure. Venus at 20 degree in Aries indicates problems in personal life but it's aspect over the Ascendant makes her presentable. This is the only point confirming in this chart.
The third chart is of zero degree Scorpio Ascendant with Karma Lord Sun in the 8th house of difficulties. Ganesha doesn't find this chart matching her personality or career.
To find out, which chart can be correct, Ganesha has taken help of various Astrological Tools. Time and place of assassination is accurate so it is the useful factor, can be used effectively here.
Benazir Bhutto's Birth horoscope
Assassination details and horoscope
She was assassinated at 18 hours 16 min. at Rawalpindi (Pakistan) on 27th December 2007
Benazir Bhutto's Assassination Time Chart
Analysis based on the moment of assassination
Ganesha observes that at the time of assassination, Gemini Ascendant is rising. As per a theory that Ganesha follows, the lowest or negative most time of the day could be when the Ascendant of anyone's seventh house rises. Gemini is seventh sign from Sagittarius so at the time when she was shot, astrologically she was passing through 'low phase'. Her Natal Mars is in Gemini in Sagittarius Ascendant horoscope. Transiting Mars was passing through Gemini, through the seventh house of her Natal chart, at the time of death. Although, transiting Jupiter passing through Sagittarius (Ascendant as per the first horoscope) should have saved her but retrograde Mars' force was probably strong enough to lead her to such a tragic death. It is to be noted that Mars rules weapons and wars both. Transiting Moon was passing through Cancer - the 8th house of death and related matters in her chart.
Analysis based on Tertiary Progression
In her Tertiary Progressed chart based on the Lunar Return that happened on 5th December 2007, Sagittarius Ascendant is rising. This Tetiary horoscope has Rahu in the Ascendant indicating 'Mystical fear' and negative forces surrounding her. Moreover, Tertiary Ketu (Moon's South Node) was exactly at 3 degree of Gemini within 4 degree distance with transiting retrograde Mars in Gemini. Her Natal Sun is at 6 degree of Gemini. If we put these three planets in one line, we observe that her Natal Sun (the giver of life or source of energy for all) is hammed between Mars and Ketu - although one aspect is tertiary and another is transiting, Ganesha finds this one of the important factor for her death. The sign Sagittarius indicates 'target'. Had Benazir escaped this moment somehow, with transiting Jupiter through Sagittarius, she would have been able to achieve a position in Pakistan. Unfortunately, retrograde Mars and Tertiary Charts negative forces mentioned here, stopped her breath.
Solar Return Based on Birth Location
In the Solar Return chart, Libra Ascendant is rising with Mars in Aries in the seventh house, aspecting the Ascendant representing Native herself. Mars again here indicates 'Shastra Ghaat' (danger from weapon).
Her birth Nakshatra is Chitra and on the day of event Ashlesha Nakshatra was in force. This constellation is Pratyari Tara for her, liable for difficulties. Transiting Saturn passing through Purvaphalguni constellation was passing through her Vadh Taara, which also indicates troubles.
Attack on her convoy on 18th October 2007 and Mars Return
After Benazir Bhutto's return from Dubai this year, her convoy was attacked on 18th October 2007. As per Dhan Lagna Chart, Mars is in the seventh house at 11 degree. On the day convoy was attacked transiting Moon was in Sagittarius and transiting Mars in Gemini was in opposition to Moon passing through the Ascendant. This points towards the danger she had from the blast on 18th October 2007. If she was born with Libra Ascendant, Solar Return chart would have been of Leo Ascendant with Ketu in the Ascendant and Moon in Virgo. Mars would be in Aries in 9th house of that chart, which in no way would point towards the fact mentioned here.
Dasha point of view
Benazir was passing through Saturn major period, sub period of Jupiter and sub sub period of Saturn. Both the planets are in Trine aspect with each other but Saturn is Marakadhipati being second house Lord in Dhanu Lagna so Mahadasha and Pratyantardasha (sub sub period) both were unfavourable for her.
Ashtakvarga Point of view
Retrograde transiting Mars was passing through the seventh house where in minimum Auspicious Bindus in her Ashtakvarga are occupied. Of course, transiting Jupiter passing through Ascendant was stronger to counter it as Ascendant gets 36 Bindus.
In her SarvaChanChaChakra as per Dhan Lagna, Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus were occupying auspicious Bindus but Saturn, Moon and Mars were not occupying any Binuds so she was not passing through a very great phase. It is interesting to note that Mars was passing through Jupiter's Kakshya and Jupiter was passing through Mars' Kakshya. 3 planets passing through Kakshyas without Binuds and the other point Mars through Jupiter's (Lagna Lord) Kakshya and Jupiter through Mars' Kakshya also indicates little weak disposition on the day of assassination.
Summary about Benazir Bhutto's horoscope
Considering all the points mentioned above, Ganesha feels that Sagittarius Ascendant suits well but Ganesha is still a bit apprehensive about the exact birth time. She might be born with early degrees of Sagittarius Ascendant. Major negative factors surrounding her Natal planets, progressions and transits are the reason for the mishap, feels Ganesha.
May her soul rest in peace.
Bhavesh N. Pattni
The GaneshaSpeaks Team