Day 7 of Garbottam started around midnight of 3rd January 2017 and ended around midnight of 4th January 2017.
The impact would be felt between 13thSeptember 2017 and 26th September 2017.
(1) Wind:- Occasional breeze
(2) Rain:- Nil.
(3) Lightening:- Nil.
(4) Thunder:- Nil.
(5) Clouds:- Cloud formation noticed in the eastern direction after 9-30 AM.
At 9-30 AM
Gradually clouds grew and spread, some of them in mal-formed aquatic forms. From 10-30 AM onwards, clouds started crossing the sun occasionally. By 12 noon, the duration of hiding the sun increased and the frequency of crossing the disc of the sun also increased.
Between 1 PM and 2 PM, huge dark clouds were crossing the sun reducing the heat and light on the ground.
At 1-00 PM
(1) Terrestrial :- Behaviour of birds normal.
(2) Atmospheric :- (1) Cool breeze when sun was hidden. (2) Good cloud formation from 10-30 AM onwards. (3) Mal formed aquatic shaped clouds were frequently seen.
(3) Planetary:- (1) Stars appeared clear and bright. Venus a prominent planet in the western sky looked bright. The ideal condition is to see them dim and faint. (2) All planets were in Southern declination. (3) When moon entered Pisces (watery sign) around 1-00 PM, huge bunches of clouds were seen overhead and they were crossing the disc of the sun often.
Impact dates between 13th September 2017 and 26th September 2017.
Rainfall support features:-
(1) Mercury – Venus closeness is on during this fortnight. The gap however increases from 13 degrees to 16 degrees during this fortnight. This is sufficient to influence rainfall.
(2) On 15th September Venus enters Leo to join with Mercury, Mars and Sun. This entry period could trigger rainfall.
(3) Mars in Leo would be in conjunction with benefics namely Venus and Mercury from 15th September to 26th September. This period could support rainfall.
Rainfall spoiling features:-
(1) The presence of Mars in Leo is a rainfall discouraging feature. This coexists with supportive feature mentioned in point 3 above. There would be a tug of war like clash between both yogas – rainfall supportive and spoiling.
(2) On September 15th Venus in the western sky would be transiting in Magha star. This is a spoiling Yoga.
Inference:- The impact period coincides with the celebration of Krishna Jayanthi. Rain on that day in Chennai is not indicated. However this must be further checked in daily Garbottam.
The reasonably good Garbottam features happening between 10-30 AM and 2-00 PM must give rainfall during the 2nd quarter of the fortnight. Particularly the good Garbottam between 1 and 2 PM could give rainfall from 18th to 21st September. This period coincides with the entry of Sun into the next sign (Virgo) and Mahalaya Amavasya. The final outcome depends on the contradictory yogas. However the rainfall supportive yogas look stronger than spoiling yogas thereby making the first part of Navaratri wet.