Last month's arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, on attempted rape charges shocked the world. Dominique Gaston Andre Strauss-Kahn born (April 25th, 1949 at 11:10 AM (corrected birth time 10:54 AM), Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 48n53, 2e16 MET h1e (is standard time)) is a Cancer Ascendant according to Vedic Astrology with ascendant degree at 4 degrees 14 minutes.
The 5th house in the astrology chart plays a very important role when it comes to sex according to Vedic Astrology. The person can face rape charges or commit sex crimes when the 5th house planets are also connected with 8th house, 12th house and Badhaka house. In Strauss Kahn's astrology chart the lord of 5th house Venus is in 10th house of career and is in conjunction with 12 house lord Mercury, evil Rahu and badhaka house lord Mars. Then Strauss Kahn has many planets in his chart connected with Venus and Ketu (being in Venus sign) through constellations. This explains why Dominique Strauss-Kahn was long reputed to have had a deep history of interest in women other than his wife, the acclaimed television journalist Anne Sinclair.
Before Jan 2009 Strauss Kahn was in good mahadashas in his life time according to Indian astrology as he had gone through the mahadashas of Mercury, Ketu, Venus, Sun all connected with 5th house of love affairs and 10th house of career. So he enjoyed love affairs and career success as Venus the ruler of 5th is in the 10th house of career. His problems started when he entered the Moon mahdasha from Jan 2009 to Jan 2019 as Moon rules his ascendant and 2nd house of money and Moon is in 9th house of politics but in the constellation of 7th house (relationships with other people) and 8th house (loss, punishment, suffering in life) lord Saturn and Saturn is in 2nd house of money. This is first time Strauss Kahn entered mahadasha of a planet that connects the ascendant house and the 8th house of punishment at same time. The time became more sensitive when Saturn entered Virgo in Sept 2009 and started aspecting the natal Moon in Pisces. Then he entered Moon /Rahu/Ketu/Mars period from May 13th to May 15th and during this time the alleged sexual assault incident happened and DSK was arrested on May 14th, 2011. The sub period lord Rahu is a strong badhaka planet for DSK being in 11th lord Mars sign and in conjunction with Mars. Also Ketu is in Mars nakshatra and aspected by Mars is a badhaka planet for DSK.
The Moon Rahu period will continue until Dec 18th, 2011 is a very sensitive time for DSK. The coming months will be even more difficult as transit Rahu in Scorpio will be aspected by transit Saturn from Virgo, at the same time Saturn will continue to aspect the natal Moon in Pisces. The maid is represented by Saturn in DSK's astrology chart, and the Saturn and Mar's aspect to each other in the month of august this year will be a very challenging time for DSK. In my opinion the chances of conviction are almost certain if this case goes to trial before December this year. The dream team of DSK may not be able to win this case as the planetary energy is so negative until December this year. According to Vedic Astrology a person will be suicidal, faces humiliation and criminal charges when they go through mahadasha and Bhukti of planets connected with 1st house, 8th house and badhaka house. The person can win the court case and come out victorious when they go through mahadasha bhukti of planets connected with 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 11th houses. The 6th house lord Jupiter's sub period will start on December 18th, 2011, but transit Jupiter will be aspected by transit Saturn until first week of March 2012. Saturn will stop aspecting natal moon after November 13th, 2011. So there is some hope of winning this case after March 2012 but chances are very slim as the mahadasha and ascendant lord Moon has a strong connection with 8th house of punishment and moon mahadasha will continue until 2019.
Gurmeet Singh Astrologer