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October 19, 2017

How Saturn transit to Sagittarius affect the houses in your Natal Chart ?

How Saturn transit to Sagittarius affect the houses in your Natal Chart ?

Saturn transit to Sagittarius :-
Saturn is the indicator of Karma and it is moving into the sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the 9th sign in the natural zodiac wheel. Sagittarius represents spirituality, adventure, father, preceptor, spiritual learning, spiritual inclinations, charity, luck, meditation, foreign travel, higher education, faith, philosophy, and law. The results of this transit will be an add up on the characteristics of the Sign of Sagittarius and the house which Saturn is transiting too.

Traditionally transits are calculated through Moon sign, but as astrology is getting a lot of updated, so you can check it through Ascendant as well. 

Below given is a very basic information about Saturn’s transit through the houses of your Natal Moon.

Aries
For Aries Moon, this transit is going to trigger your 9th house of spirituality, adventure, father, preceptor, spiritual learning, spiritual inclinations, charity, luck, meditation, foreign travel, higher education, faith, philosophy, and law. Saturn is asking you to follow a strict path of spirituality.Saturn is a strict planet and its transit may bring opportunities which tests your spirituality. All the matters of the 9th house will be under transformation in the coming days. 

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Taurus
For Taurus, this transit is going to trigger the finance sector mainly.This planet is going to activate the 8th house of research, mystical sciences, occult, transformations, inheritance, insurances, and finances. During this transit, you should not invest in any wrong money deals or spend unwisely. This is a good time to learn a lot from your partners. 

Gemini
For Gemini’s Saturn will move through the 7th house of spouse, business partners, fertility, passion, foreign travels, career, professional relationships, agreements and contracts. You must be very careful with partners in life as well as business. You will find some delay or issues in foreign travel or life in foreign lands. Please don’t do any unlawful deeds. Career also will need a lot of focus. 

Cancer 
Saturn will be moving through the 6th house of disputes, diseases, debts, enemies, opponents, competitors, colleagues, workspace, health, and emotional struggles. Saturn transit through the 6th house is good in a general perspective, but it always depends upon the placement of Saturn in the birth chart. 

Leo
For Leos, Saturn will be moving through the 5th house of romance, entertainment, fun, children, youth groups, creativity, self-promotion and speculative businesses. This transit will make you go an extra mile in interacting with children and youth groups. New investments should be done carefully. You will have a new perspective in all the matters related to the 5th house

Virgo
During this transit, you will be busy in managing family matters. Saturn is moving through the 4th house of home, family, ancestors, parents and ancestral property. You will be taking up a lot of responsibilities at home. Real estate deals are also seen. Please be careful with real estate deals. Elderly females in the family will also need more help.You should be little slow while dealing with family matters. 

Libra
Saturn will trigger the 3rd house of short trips, short courses, training, siblings, media, technology, electronics, and writing. This house represents own efforts, so you will think about starting own ventures. You will have to go an extra mile in making your efforts fruitful. Matters related to the 3rd house will be highly transforming. Relationship with siblings and other relatives will be very important. 

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Scorpio
Saturn will move through the 2nd house of money, self-worth, family, speech and material assets. Throughout the transit, you will have a lot of focus in financial matters. You should be very careful with your finances. Career sector also will have some changes. 

Sagittarius
Your personal life will have a lot of transformation. This transit will make you a mature person and this will be a learning phase for you. Career related changes are seen. Your health and vitality also will need a lot of focus. Your personal and professional relationship will be very important. Please don’t be aggressive with your team mates and colleagues 

Capricorn
Your emotional status, health and workplace is totally under transformation during this transit. You must be very careful with your work place, colleagues, finance, physical and emotional strength. You should not do anything which interrupts your peace and health. 

Aquarius
Your 11th house of friendships, collective projects, long-term associations, children, youth groups, hopes, wishes, and gains will be transforming. There will be visible changes in the existing friendships. You may try to join new groups too. At the same time, you have to be careful with your team mates. You will have to work hard in the long-term projects. 

Pisces 
Your 10th house of career, social status, bosses, authority, and ambitions will be in a full swing during this Saturn transit. You will get additional responsibilities at work. You will have to be very cautious about your behavior at work. Saturn is the indicator of Karma and when righteous moves are done then the results will be great.




October 13, 2017

The Saturn-Mercury clue in Skin Diseases

The Saturn-Mercury clue in Skin Diseases

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? It is, in terms of both weight between 6 and 9 pounds and surface area about 2 square yards! Your skin separates the inside of your body from the outside world. It protects you from bacteria and viruses and regulates your body temperature. 

What are the astrological factors that govern skin-related medical conditions?

Role of Saturn and Mercury
Saturn and Mercury account for almost all type - of skin diseases and disorders. Additionally the Ascendant (general mental and physical health), the 2nd house (face, pimples on face, facial scars), the 6th house sickness - acts as a trigger for disease), Saturn (natural significator of skin, age-reared problems, eczema, incurable diseases), the Moon (blood impurity, anaemia), the Venus (beauty of skin), the Mercury (stress in life, skin problems), the Mars (boils, rashes, allergies, measles), the Jupiter's influence on the 11th house or 11th lord or both (Jupiter ruling metabolism and toxicity) and a Mercury - Saturn link all come into play when examining a horoscope for skin ail-ments.
Saturn provides for the drying of the surface epidermis, the prevention of excessive blood flow and the slowing down of nerve signals (such as pain, pressure, vibration).

Astrological Factors
The 6th house factors listed above need to be identified along with the Mercury - Saturn link. The Moon and Jupiter play a role in cases of weeping eczema and other blistering skin diseases-Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a long term skin disease. The most common symptom are dry and itchy skin, rashes on the face, aside like elbows, behind the knees and on the hands and feet. Currently, there is no single test to diagnose eczema, so doctors rely on information about the patient and his family.

The 6th lord Mercury in Chart 1 is involved in an exchange of signs with the lord of the (Ascendant physical body). The 8th lord Sun is in the Ascendant with the 5 th and 10th lord Venus or significator of beauty of skin, and Mecury, significator of skin problems. There is exchange of the 6th lord with the Ascendant cum 2nd lord Saturn (significator of skin). The relationship thus established is a clear indicator of some skin related problem which in this case is eczema.

Chart 1: Male : Born January 3, 1982 at 7h. 35m. at Patiala (30 N 42, 76 E 54)
Chart 1

Chart 2: Male: Born December 10, 1965 at 16h, 22m. at Caerleon, UK(51 N 37, 2 W 57)
Chart 2

Weeping Eczema: The Ascendant lord Mercury is in the 6th conjunct the 3rd lord and caught in the Rahu- Ketu axis in Chart 2. Saturn as the 8th lord aspects the Ascendant lord Mercury fulfilling the main condition of the Saturn-Mercury link, often the chief indication of skin problems. Venus is also in Saturn's sign and the Moon under the influence of the 6th lord. This is a case of weeping eczema due to involvement of Jupiter and. the Moon.

Vitiligo and leucoderma are two different terms but used for the same kind of skin disease.
Leucoderma known as white patches is due to the absence of melanin pigmentation in the skin.
However, vitiligo can be due to improper hygiene, unhealthy food combinations, regular intake of junk food, insecticide and pesticide treated green vegetables taken regularly, past history of jaundice or typhoid fever, harsh antibiotic use etc. An important cause of vitiligo could be sudden emotional trauma and stress.
Due to one reason or a combination of the reasons, toxins are formed inside the body which disturb the immune system which results in autoimmunity (a condition in which the immune system of the body destroys its own cells and tissues). This autoimmunity is the basic important reason for vitiligo according to both Ayurvedic as well as Allopathic systems of medicine.

Chart 3: Female : Born August 15, 2002 at 10h.12m. at Bedford, United Kingdom (52 N 06, 0 W 27)
Chart 3
Vitiligo: The 6th lord Saturn in Chart 3 aspects Mercury, the chief significator of skin diseases, while debilated and combust Mars aspects the Moon, Mercury here is the lord of the Ascendant or, physical body. In Navamsa. Saturn is conjunct Mercury and is placed in the 6th house. The child was found to suffer from vitiligo in 2004 in the Dasa of Jupiter (the planet of expansion) who is a malefic and Badhaka as he owns two Kendras and in the Bhukti of the Moon, the dispositor of Jupiter, Sun and Mars. The Moon is aspected by debilated Mars. Jupiter in the 11th is in expansion mode and therefore aggravates the spread of the disease during his Dasa and Bhukti.

Melanoma is a severe and potentially life- threatening skin cancer and its symptoms put briefly are
(i) Asymmetry: the shape of one half does not match the other; 
(ii) Border: the edges are ragged, blurred, or irregular; 
(iii) Color, the color is uneven and may include shades of black, brown, and tan; and 
(iv) Diameter, there is a change in size, usually an increase.

Chart 4: Male: Born February 22, 1982 at 19 h, 30 m at Mont-ford Bridge, United Kingdom (51 N 30,0 W 07)
Chart 4

Melanoma: The Ascendant lord is in exchange of signs with 6th lord Saturn, establishing a relationship and completing the basic requirement for skin disease by connecting Saturn and Mercury in Chart 4 which is a case of melanoma. Saturn establishes a link with Venus and the Moon . In most of the cases of cancer Saturn as significator of wasting and degenerative disease either aspects the Moon, Venus or both. In Navamsa Saturn and the Moon again share the same sign.

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes scalling and swelling with patches of thick, red and silvery scales. These patches can itch or feel sore.
Apart from the usual astrological factors, Rahu and Ketu are also important for sudden onset of the disease.

Chart 5:Male:Born February 14, 1971 at 22 h.35 m.at Patiala (30 N 19, 76 E 24)
Chart 5
Psoriasis: The Ascendant lord Mercury is in the 5th aspected by the 6th lord from the 8th house in Chart 5. The Saturn-Mercury combination is responsible for the skin condition. Jupiter aspects the 11th house and is related to the 6th lord Saturn through the 8th and 3rd lord Mars. The lord of the 64th Navamsa and the 22nd Drekanna is Jupiter. Jupiter is in the Nakshatra of Saturn.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer which usually strike the head, face, neck, hands and arms.

Chart 6: Male : Born July 14, 1933 at 8h. 15m. at Montreal. Canada (45 N 30, 73 W 35)
Chart 6
Skin Cancer: Saturn as the 6th and 7th lord establishes a relationship with both the Moon and Venus, primarily for a cancer combination, in Chart 6. As regards the cancer striking the skin Saturn is in aspect with Mercury and Venus in the 12th house. The Ascendant lord Sun is aspected by malefic Rahu. In Navamsa Saturn is again aspecting Venus.

Courtesy : Modern Astrology (Jatinder Pal Singh Sandhu)

October 10, 2017

Parenting Tips Through Child's Astrology

Parenting Tips Through Child's Astrology

Children are seen through the 5th house in the astrology chart. Jupiter is the significator for children while the Sun indicates the father and the Moon indicates the mother. While researching about parenting, it is very important to look at the 2nd and 4th house of home and family too.

These are the signs rules the 5th house for each Lagna and its ruler

Aries: Leo: Sun
Taurus: Virgo: Mercury
Gemini: Libra; Venus 
Cancer: Scorpio: Mars 
Leo: Sagittarius: Jupiter
Virgo: Capricorn: Saturn
Libra: Aquarius: Saturn
Scorpio: Pisces: Jupiter
Sagittarius: Aries: Mars 
Capricorn: Taurus: Venus 
Aquarius: Gemini: Mercury
Pisces: Cancer: Moon

According to your lagna, the 5th sign and the planet which represents is the first clue for your children. The nature of the planet, the sign and the house which it is placed, and if you are an advance astrology lover, then you can go into the details of the nakshathra as well. When these planets are in a compromising placement, that surely indicates difficulty in a parent child relationship. 

In a child’s chart, when the lagna lord’s relationship with the Sun and Moon is compromised, then there will be relationship issues or struggles in the relationship.

As Astro-psychology is a growing stream these days, there is a lot of research going on to identify the characteristics of people through a mix of astrology and psychology. According to this stream people are supposed to have different temperaments. Temperament can show you what the personality traits are.

Choleric (bad-tempered): Aries, Leo, Sagittarius 
Melancholy(feeling of sadness ): Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn 
Sanguine ( optimistic or positive): Gemini, Libra, Aquarius 
Phlegmatic (having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition ): Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces 

Choleric: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius 
If your child’s Lagna is coming under a choleric sign, they are more self-reliant. You should note that these signs are fire and male signs ruled by male planets, Mars, Sun and Jupiter respectively.  A choleric child may not like restrictions. This child will like to move ahead on his own. It is always good to have self-reliant, but there should be some restrictions. The Fire element   should be controlled through mother’s love and father’s advice. Relationship with father can be seen through the placement of the Sun and relationship of mother can be seen through the placement of the Moon. Find whether the Sun and the Moon are in good place with the lagna and lagna lord. 

For, these signs their 4th house of mother and family is ruled by water signs and the 9th house of the father is ruled by fire signs also. So, naturally these children coming under fire element the relationship with the mother and father can be very transformative. When a fire element dominated child goes to his mother who is dominated by the water element naturally there can be a combustion. So, the mother will have to go an extra mile in keeping unity with this child.

Melancholy: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn 
These signs are earth signs, they are fixed sign so, the child will take time to transform. He may not like sudden changes in the existing system and they may like to go an extra mile in bringing perfection into their life. They may not be reflected or responsive like fire or air signs, they like to be themselves. This passion for perfection can bring a lot of critical analysis into their genes and parents may feel that the child is not respecting their efforts. These children may like to be their own and others can feel that they are introverts. Parents should understand that they all need to upgrade themselves as this is the time of digital natives. These children always like to update them if the lagna lords are in good placement. 

The 4th house of mother and family for these kids are ruled by fire signs and the 9th house of father is ruled by earth signs. The general nature of the compatibility between children and parents can be seen through the friendship rate between the lagna lord of child and lord of 4th and the 9th house. 

Sanguine: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius 
These are air signs and these signs represents happiness and sociable nature like air being free flowing. These kids are generally happy, fashionable and sociable, which is a very good character, but parents should be very alert in understanding them as their social circle can be very wide. Parents must be always being youngsters to meet reach the expectations of this child. An old-fashioned parent may not be a success in guiding your Sanguine child. 

The 4th house of mother and family Sanguine child is ruled by earth sign, which is a sign for introversion and critical analysis and desire for perfection. Relationship with mother can become complex for this child. Mother can be perfectionist, but the child is easy going and they don’t come within the control of the mother easily because the child is ruled by air element. The 9th house of father is air element itself, so they naturally are drawn towards their father. So, for them father is highly influential in their life. So, the father should take the lead. 

Phlegmatic: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces 
These are water signs and the kids will have a phlegmatic temperament. Cancer is shallow water, Scorpio is the deep waters and Pisces is the deepest. These kids may not like to get disturbed. They just want to flow as they are. There is one funda behind treating this child. 

The 4th house of mother and family for these kind of kids are ruled by air signs and the 9th house of father is ruled by Water signs. For  these kids, their relationship with the parents will be highly transformative. 

October 04, 2017

Combined Transit Effects of Rahu, Ketu, Jupiter and Saturn (2017-2018)

Combined Transit Effects of Rahu, Ketu, Jupiter and Saturn (2017-2018)

Medam (Aries):-The period, where Rahu transiting in fourth and Ketu transits in tenth house, is coming. Guru transits to seventh house from sixth in September. Saturn has ashtama. Though the own position of Jupiter will give you relief from the past, the planetary positions of Rahu and Saturn is not much favorable. During this period you should have to be careful about the physical disorders of your mother. You should take attention in using vehicles. Avoid the late travels. There is a chance to move your residence. There may be objections from relatives. Avoid unnecessary arguments. During the unfavorable position of Kuja, there may have some police cases and disputes. The ashtama rasi position of Saturn may affect the physical wellness unfavorably. This is a period where you have obstacles in the profession. The blessing by the planetary position of Jupiter will reduce the intensity of obstacles.
   
Idavam (Taurus)
This is the time where Rahu in third house and Ketu in ninth.  Jupiter is in ninth and Saturn in seventh. The planetary positions of Rahu and Jupiter is totally favorable. Though Saturn is the reason for Kandaka Sani, you will have good results. A chance for credits and promotion in job indicated. You can expect helps from relatives. Though it is a favorable period, you should have more attention in financial matters. It is better to take advices from experts when you place money for investments and speculations. You should have to take care of the health of your father. A chance for a detachment from teachers is also indicated. Though the career is fine, you should have to exclude your over reactions. During this period you have peace and prosperity in your home.      

Midhunam (Gemini
This is a period where Rahu transits in the second house, Ketu in eighth, Jupiter in fifth and Saturn in sixth houses. Though the planetary positions of Rahu and Ketu is worse, Jupiter and Saturn are beneficials. The position of Rahu in second house will cause obstacles in education, especially for students. There may have worries in family. There is a chance for unnecessary arguments. There may be some situations of theft of costly items. You may have small accidents or falls. You must avoid late time travels. There will be prosperity in career. You will have a chance to apply new ideas in your career. There will be such situation where opponents fails. There may have small problems. But the upcoming year is very good for you.

Karkidakam (Cancer)
Rahu transits in its birth house, Ketu in seventh, Jupiter in forth and Saturn in fifth house. The changes of Rahu and Ketu is not much favorable. Jupiter, which transits to forth house from third, will ends the troubles of previous periods. Circumstances will be almost beneficial. But to reap good results, you  should have to work hard. Saturn in fifth house will be the reason for mental pressure and concerns. Financial status will be fine. But expenses will rise. Separation and oppositions of relatives may cause mental worries. Obstacles and troubles are shown in travels. All, who wants new job should know that it is not a favorable period for that and should concentrate in current job. This is not a favorable period for speculations too.
      
Chingam (Leo)
Rahu and Ketu transists in Twelvth and Sixth Houses respectively. Jupiter in Third house and Saturn in fourth. Though the position of Ketu is favourable, the position of Jupiter in third house indicates lack of blessings. It is not good to shift the job after September 12. You must try to continue to stay in that job. Though there is a chance to live in foreign countries, you may face challenges in the profession. It is not a favorable period for speculations. Giving guarantees, debts etc may give losses and disgraces. It is a time for prayers and worship. At the time of problems, you should do things with control. There may be variations in the troubles, as per the position of Jupiter in Horoscope.

Kanni (Virgo)
This is a period where Rahu transiting in the eleventh house, Ketu in fifth and Saturn in the third. There will be some favorable moments in life. You can attain higher positions in your profession. Confidence and hard works give you good results. This is a favorable period to invest money in profitable places. You can defeat your opponents in social and professional fields. You will have the concern about your children’s education. Sometimes you may suffer from stomach ache. The relationships with opposite sex may give you happiness. You may feel some lack of favorable time as per the power of Rahu, Ketu and Jupiter in Horoscope.         


September 29, 2017

Planetary Principles in Terms of Consciousness

Planetary Principles in Terms of Consciousness

Division into Seven Cosmic Principles
The planets stand for certain principles of human life. Every human being manifests these principles one way or the other depending upon the plane his free-will identifies itself with. These principles are supposed to be the external expression of the Manasaputras of Brahma and may be taken as His representatives for the solar system to which we belong. There is only one Supreme Consciousness in the entire world, but this Consciousness gets divided into the 7 principles of the 7 planets when functioning on the lower planes of the solar system, just as a ray of light gets divided into its constituent seven colours in passing through a prism.

Jupiter—The Uplifter
Jupiter stands for the principles of growth, development and harmoniously balanced expansion on the materialistic as well as on the spiritualistic side of man's evolution. He uplifts a human being by way of increase in his possessions—material as well as spiritual, giving bliss to all who expand under his influence. This growth takes place-by way of evolution of the various bodies of man—physical, astral, mental and causal, through which he projects an aura surrounding him and this aura functions in terms of the various Tattvas corresponding to the four elements of Nature - earth, water, fire and air. Thus, Jupiter represents the vegetative consciousness just like the seed of a plant which grows into a tree only to be useful to the animal and human kingdoms but not useful to itself.

Jupiter is considered next only to the Sun as he signifies the first step down into limitation from the all pervading life of the Sun. He has the power to receive that life from the Sun and the ability to merge back again into the Sun. He acts as a messenger bringing the higher life downwards and as a vehicle raising the lower consciousness upwards. Thus he becomes the Guru or the agent between God and man.

Jupiter signifies the power of reconciliation and harmonization corresponding to the Guna Sattwa. Through Pisces he signifies expansion of feelings and realization through feelings of the reality of life and through Sagittarius, he signifies expansion of thoughts and ideas inspired by the Higher Self. All the higher powers and instincts of die soul are stored in a man's aura governed by Jupiter.

All Qualities Benign
The person born under a well-aspected and dignified Jupiter is humane, benevolent,philanthropic, sympathetic, honourable, sincere, devout, social, popular and respected. Such a person seeks to cultivate the good opinion of society and as such he will not easily over-step the limits of good behaviour. Jupiter governs health as physical harmony, law as social harmony and religion as spiritual harmony. Jupiter signifies the power of judgment giving the man his views, opinions, biases and prejudices. At lower levels of evolution, Jupiter, being highly conventional, does not allow the power of reasoning to get manifested and has therefore come to signify the priest as the persecutor of the prophet. The extreme evil of Jupiter shows up as deceit and hypocrisy.

Mars—The Energiser
Mars represents the desire consciousness in man. Under his influence, each desire attracted to the astral plane becomes energy prompting man into action for its gratification. For this purpose Mars gives enterprise, endeavor, strength to battle with adverse fortune, courage, spirit of adventure and heroism. He is the center of all emotional and passional impulses. Thus he is said to represent the animal soul of man.

Mars is capable of absorbing almost the whole of the life and energy distributed by the Sun. The force given by Mars should never be despised but channelised suitably. It is only when the force of Mars is perverted and abused that he spoils one's fortunes. The whole fate of an incarnation depends on whether the Antahkarana represented by Saturn will be able to restrain the Kama Manas represented by Mars and whether the force of Mars is transmuted into that of Venus.

Takes Offense Easily
The mind is coarsened and made tricky and cunning as long as the senses represented by Mars dominate the mind. The Martian dislikes restraint and limitation, takes offence over trivial reasons and sees personal slights. Ail uncontrolled and blind force of Mars makes a man a criminal and slave to cruel tendencies. Mars signifies a state in which boldness, defiance, temerity and even fool-hardiness will be the main expression of life. Mars gives selfish love, jealousy, aggressiveness, partiality and a tendency to lean on others through attachment out of which arise tragedies associated with personal loves and hates. In the lower man, Mars expresses himself as turbulent, ill-regulated passions and desires, anger, lust, cruelty, antagonism, warfare and murder.

An above average Marian has grit, power to direct, govern and superintend, courage and confidence in his ability to accomplish his goals. In the present times, the influence of Mars is mostly seen in self-assertion and a struggle to maintain self-interests. The highest influence of Mars is one of devotion, mental strength, a desire for self-moralisation, love of purity and truth and a fearless determination to accomplish right for right's sake only.

Moon—The Mother
The Moon symbolizes the soul of man which is the intermediary between the spirit above and. body below. It is the representative of the personal soul with its varying moods which can rise upto and become one with Spiritual Consciousness above and can descend and be bound to the body below. In fact, this is the inner meaning of the Moon's dual phases of light and dark, waxing and waning.

The main functions of the Moon to the horoscope is that of the collector, conveyor and distributor of all the influences connected with the planets and the Zodiac. In fact it synthesizes the whole of the Zodiac and in particular, the fiery triplicity as the crown of the personality. The Sun, the Moon and Ascendant form a trinity of three main centres inter-connected with one another. When the soul manifests positive magnetism, a current of energy passes from the Moon to the Ascendant promoting fertility and growth of all kinds and when the soul manifests negative magnestism, a return current of energy passes from the Ascendant to the Moon which is apparently deprivative, disintegrative and vampirising in its action.

Pre-natal Karmic Conduit
The Moon signifies the super-sensous etheric mould which is a model of the physical body that is to be. It is given by the Lords of Karma and it is attracted to the womb of the mother at the pre-natal epoch. Through the etheric body, the physical organs receive their life and vitality from the Sun. It contains all the fatalistic tendencies as the bad aspirations and impressions of past birth have been worked into it by the Divine Being. It also contains the possibilities of the future unfolding of the personality.

The Moon is the symbol of illusion for nothing under her influence remains constant but is constantly changing and dissolving. The Moon and the Sun act as time-measurers and universal Karmic agents without whose consent no event on earth can come to fruition. The Moon's influence upon the body is physiological, modifying the various bodily processes. The Moon represents the psychic intellectual man. The Moon, therefore, stands for psycho-physiological consciousness of the animal man.
Due to the plasticity of forms that the Moon governs, every form becomes susceptible to the influence that the Moon transmits to it. The Moon is sensitive, receptive, plastic, changeful, imaginative, instinctive and mediumistic.

Saturn—The Subduer
Saturn represents the critical stage between the human consciousness above and the animal consciousness below, that is, the half-human and the half-animal consciousness. Saturn guards the narrow pathway leading upward and downward between these two states of consciousness. Saturn also represents the consciousness of egoism - egoistic and selfish tendencies.

Saturn is the god of Justice making one more and more moral and ethical through the sense of justice and weighing every human being in the balance of Libra in which he is exalted. Saturn is also the god of Fate and destiny as he makes each man absolutely his own law-giver. This is clearly proved by the working out in each horoscope through Saturn, the limitations and bondages forged in a past birth, through the action of the desire-nature. Saturn demands every man to lead a life of continence.

The main aspect of Saturn is Dharma or duty. Saturn imposes a hard fate upon those who neglect their duty through ignorance or selfishness. In terms of the Yogas mentioned in the Srimad Bhagawad Gita, Saturn represents Karma Yoga as he is the lord over duty and the path of action without seeking its fruit.

Creator of Habits
Saturn represents the thoughts that get crystallized by their repetition and as such forms the habits of man. This process of crystallization has to be broken up if at all the personality hopes to be saved. Saturn has come to be known as a malefic because of his restraining, restricting, limiting, binding and materializing influence. Saturn delays, retards, hinders and denies for no other purpose than that perfection shall be reached by all men through his chasieaiBg, purifying and refining irifluence. Saturn has the power to separate mind from feeling nod through analysis of the feelings, extract die virtue latent in each vice of the animal nature.

Saturn is the tester and sifter of the spiritual from die material experiences. In every crisis and n all critical stages of man's evolution, the influence of Saturn decides the issue. Saturn balances the emotions and finally purifies them, not as punishment for wrong-doing, but as a result of clinging to form. Saturn's virtues are true humility, endurance, sacrifice, serenity, modesty, mental perfection, precesion, self-discipline, coolness, self-control, patience, sobriety and meditation.

Venus - The Unifier
Venus represents the human consciousness that is free from the limitations of the personal self. Consciousness at this stage would be perfectly balanced between the thought and feeling as neither would overpower the other. Actions become duties, love bestowed unselfishy and the soul ready to unite with others in perfect co-operation. Of course this implies that Saturn's stage of evolution has been previously very active in its moralizing influence.

Venus represents the synthesis of all the affections and the best attractions in the past birth and brings the fruition in the present life, of all the strivings put forth in the past towards their fulfillment. Hence Venus is known as the Grace of God. All trine aspects in a horoscope indicate that some part of the environment of the owner of the horoscope will be harmonious and pleasant and as such represent the Grace of God.

Creative Power
As Venus represents the pure abstract mind, the Venus-stage of evolution ensures self-consciousness on the intellectual plane under the influence of which the soul gets transformed from the superior animal to the definitely human. Venus denotes the principle of creative power as can be seen in the various arts, music, dancing, literature, sculpture, architecture etc. But its highest creative power is in the field of occultism and is called as Kriyashakti which is defined as the mysterious power of thought which enables it to produce external, perceptible phenomenol results by its own inherent energy. Venus is therefore called the quintessence of the cardinal cross of signs.

Venus brings order opt of disorder through its faculties of refined behaviour, reconciliation and compromise. It represents harmlessness and true innocence. The exaltation of Venus in Pisces represents the end of the cycle of births and deaths, the universal solvent.

Venus governs all things that are sweet pleasant, lovely, ideal, excellent, complete, symmetrical, harmonious, graceful and beautiful. Love, marriage and friendship are pre-eminently under its influence. The extreme evil of Venus is pleasure through promiscuous company and the tendency to take life very easy.

Mercury - The Thinker
Mercury symbolizes spiritual human consciousness one step above that of Venus. The soul at this stage of evolution would have gained vast experience, knowledge and intuition. It will have the power to mirror the thoughts and feelings of others and respond sympathetically to their appeals. An intuitive soul has the power to know directly without any laborious experiment, trial and error as it would have risen above these stages. It will have the power of immediate answer, fully and completely, to the outward presentation of any fact in such a way that the outer appeal and inner reply will be identical resulting in perfect sympathy, absolute harmony and infallible wisdom.

Adept of Wisdom
Mercury is the god of knowledge. He represents the spirally moving creative energy called the Kundalini. He is the adept of wisdom who can mentally adapt himself to all environments and to every kind of existence. Mercury is the expressor and mirror of all the planets. When freed from all materialistic contact with other planets, Mercury gives the power to think in abstract terms, to know and to understand the laws of Nature by reasoning out and by discriminating between the real and the un-real. By thought, speech and action, Mercury has a special mission to perform. He transforms the essence of all thoughts into memory. Mercury is said to be convertible in the sense that he is capable of absorbing the characteristics of other planets without losing his own.

In its rulership over Gemini, Mercury denotes clear insight, clear vision, discrimination, mental compassion which embraces all men as brothers and the whole of humanity as relatives and a large tolerance with quiet pragmatism. In his rulership over Virgo, Mercury denotes virginity, a pure mind, self-critical, wise and discriminative with a perfect mental response. Mercury in his association with mutable signs, represents the Guna Sattwa, temperance and balance of the cardinal and fixed characteristics and the power to know and experience the unity and harmony between the pairs of opposites.

In the present times, there are very few who have reached the stage of evolution represented by Mercury. 

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (P.V. Krishnamurthy)

September 26, 2017

Feng Shui and I-Ching in Chinese Astrology is so famous, Why?

Feng Shui and I-Ching in Chinese Astrology is so famous, Why?

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese technique of creating harmony with one’s surroundings or nature. It’s an art of arranging the surroundings and improving the positive influence of the Earth/Nature. The word Feng Shui literally means Wind & Water which are the two fundamental elements of life. Feng Shui deals with the energy or feel of a place that can be positive/good or negative/bad. The Chinese refer this energy as Chi and a positive Chi flow is essential for a happy and prosperous living. Negative Chi is inauspicious and the art of Feng Shui offers cures that improve the surrounding to bring a more positive flow of energy.

Feng Shui & Astrology
Every individual on Earth is being influenced by Astrology and Feng Shui forces. While Astrology deals with the positions of celestial bodies and their influence, Fend Shui deals with the benefic and malefic influences of Earth itself. For a person in inactive or stable condition, Feng Shui influence will be steady while the astrological influences keep on fluctuating. But when the person moves or travels, changes will occur on Feng Shui forces too. Hence there are some areas where these two sciences come together.

Feng Shui in architecture
Feng Shui is mainly applied in architecture; in the designing of houses, office space, factory and even cities. This traditional Chinese technique can greatly assist you in making your dream home a very favorable and healthy adobe. Feng Shui can guide you in choosing the appropriate land, in arranging the furniture and interiors and in setting up the garden, thereby assuring the surroundings to be in harmony with you. For analyzing the influences of heavenly bodies and Earth and to ascertain their balance, time and direction need to be known which are calculated using calendar and compass respectively.
When a home is being built or a family moves to a new house, certain factors need to be considered for ensuring the positive Feng Shui. These include locations of the living room, kitchen, bedroom, study room, dining room, bathroom etc. In order to identify the favourable directions and orientations, the Feng Shui consultant considers the client horoscope too. The Feng Shui for the whole household is planned according to the horoscope of the head of the family. The consultant makes calculations on the basis of the date of birth of the family head and uses the Lo P'an or grid plate instrument to establish the balance between astrological and Feng Shui forces. Thus he allocates the functions of each room.
The compass school of Feng Shui finds applications outside the stream of architecture too, which include finding the right direction for starting a journey and finding the favourable days and auspicious times. 
  
Pa-Kua Number
This is very important in the calculation of Feng Shui and is evaluated for a person, using his Date of birth in the Lunar Calendar. Besides Feng Shui, the Kua Number is also used for determining compatibility between partners, spouses and children. The number varies for men and women as it rotates clockwise for men and anti-clockwise for women.

Kua Number Calculation
 For Females:
-Add the last two digits of the year of birth and bring it to a single digit number.
-Add 5 to this single digit number if the person is born before the year 2000. For those born after 2000, add 6 to the single digit number.
-Bring the resulting number to single digit again, if needed.
-This is the Kua Number of the person!

Eg: Kua number calculation for a female born in 1998.
Adding the last two digits of the year : 9 + 8 = 17
Reducing it to a single digit number : 1 + 7 = 8
Adding 5 to the single digit number : 5 + 8 = 13
Reducing it to single digit : 1 + 3 = 4

So, the Kua number of a female born in 1998 is 4.
 For Males:
-Add the last two digits of the year of birth and bring it to a single digit number.
-Deduct this single digit number from 10 for those born before 2000. For those born after 2000, deduct the single digit number from 9.
-This is the Kua Number of the person

N.B. For a male born in 2009 and 2018, the Kua Number will be 9.

Eg: Kua number calculation for a male born in 1965.

Adding the last two digits of the year : 6 + 5 = 11
Reducing it to a single digit number : 1 + 1 = 2
Deducting this single digit number from 10 : 10 - 2 = 8

So, the Kua number of a male born in 1965 is 8.
  
Lo Shu Grid
The Lo Shu Grid or Magic Square forms the basis of Chinese architectural planning. It contains nine squares each filled with a number from 1 to 9, symbolizing the natural order of the universe. The numbers of the square will add up to 15 irrespective of the way in which they are tallied. 

Lo Shu Grid

Finding the Lo Shu numbers is the next step after finding the Kua number and it helps to arrange or position the room or house to create a good Feng Shui. The interaction of numbers in the grid gives rise to auspicious or inauspicious energy which is very important to identify in Feng Shui practice. In this approach, each number from 1 to 9 is assigned with specific features or qualities as mentioned below.

Number 1
It is associated with  Communication. It relates how an individual reacts and communicates with others.

Number 2
It is associated with Sensitivity & Intuitive Power. It relates how sensitive and intuitive an individual is.

Number 3
It is associated with Planning & Imagination. It relates the intellectual capacity of an individual, memory and the ability to think clearly and logically.

Number 4
Associated with Discipline & Organisability. It signifies the individual’s neatness, practicality and hardworking nature too.

Number 5
Associated with Mental & Emotional Balance of the individual. It signifies the emotional stability and freedom too.

Number 6
It is associated with Home and Family. It suggests that the individual can be helpful to people and friends. But, these individuals are insecure for their home and family, particularly for their children.

Number 7
It relates to Sacrifice & Disappointments. These individuals learn from their losses or disappointments of four kinds - Love, Emotions, Health and Finance.

Number 8
Signifies Discipline & Organisability. It relates to the attention to detail.

Number 9
It is associated with Humanitarianism. It relates to the qualities of idealism, valour and ambition.
  
I-Ching
As per the Chinese Astrology, I Ching is based on 8 trigrams related to Lo Shu Magic Square. These Trigrams are made of a combination of broken and unbroken lines and each of them carries specific meanings. 

Trigrams

When two Trigrams are formed together (i.e. 6 lines) they create a Hexagram of specific meaning. Thus, there are 64  Hexagrams formed by the combinations of Trigrams. The way this science works is with 3 coins with a head as an unbroken line and tail as a broken line tossed 6 times and based on their formation one of the 64 Trigrams is formed.

The Trigrams symbolize and represent a Trinity of world principles, i.e. Subject (man), in the middle place, the Object having the form (Earth), which is in the lowest place and the Content (Heaven) in the top place.

September 21, 2017

Viparita Raja Yoga

Viparita Raja Yoga

Viparita Rajayogas are of course Rajayogas but these great yogas arise from the struggles.There are three Viparita a Raja Yogas - Harsha, Sarala, and Vimala. You have to go through negative events and gain success by overcoming that negativity. 

For this yoga, we count negative houses, ie, dursthana houses. They are 6, 8, and 12. These 3 houses are known to be negative houses in the chart. They are dealing with financial, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual burdens. 

For example, your 6th house deals with disputes, diseases and injuries, debts, enemies, opponents, competitors, thieves, fears, doubts, worries, vices, and weaknesses. The 8th house represents longevity, inner and outer transformations, death, easy gains, marital-tie, vulnerability, fear, accidents, litigation, bankruptcy, misfortunes, disgrace, and disappointments. The 12th house represents expenses, losses, life in foreign lands, obstructions in life, separation from family, withdrawal into retreat, transcendence, enlightenment, seclusion, imprisonment, hospitalization, and loneliness.These houses and the house lords are the ones who play the main role in the formation of this yoga.  

Harsha Yoga
When the lord of 6th is placed in the 6th, 8th and in the 12th house, then it forms the Harsha yoga. So, the person will face obstacles from 6th, 8th and 12th house matters. They will give him issues, but he will defeat all those enemies and inimical situations and get a lot of gains.

Sarala Yoga  
When the 8th lord is placed in the 6th, 8th or 12th house, then the Sarala Yoga springs up.

Vimala Yoga 
When the 12th lord placed in the 6th, 8th, and 12th houses, then the Vimala Yoga exists. 

Important features of Viparita Rajayoga
The planet which rules the houses are very important. Their situation and nakshathra placement also should be considered. The 6th, 8th and 12th houses are negative houses. The logic in astrology is that a negative planet in a negative house provides good protection to that house. 

Planets like Moon, Venus and Jupiter are totally a kind of mild planets and they don’t like to deal with negative situations. They are meek and lowly. They always like to be tension free.
So, if you have a harsh planet like Mars, Saturn, Rahu or Ketu is in these houses, then it should be a kind of positive indication as they show that you are highly resistant. That doesn’t mean that your life is totally gone if your 6th, 8th, 12th lord is Moon, Venus, or Jupiter. 

All house lords want to protect their own house. That’s why Lagna lord is always seen as positive. The positive results will diminish if they are in retrogression or debilitation in the case of Lagna. 
Strong planets are ideal to be the house lords in Viparita  Raja Yogas.  There are so many good things arising from this Viparita  Raja yogas. The ideal Viparita  Raja yoga will be 6th lord in the 6th, 8th lord in the 8th and 12th lord in 12th. 

If you see these yogas in your chart, then you should rejoice, that you have a great amount of hope even if you are going through a lot of struggles. These yogas assure you that the good times are near and they may come to you during the Mahadasa and Antardasa of the house lord which forms Viparita  Yogas. 

September 15, 2017

The Ingenious Vimshottari Dasa System - Part IB

The Ingenious Vimshottari Dasa System - Part IB

Aryabhata's division of Zodiac
In the Aryabhata system, with the introduction of the Rasi system, the ecliptic was divided into 12 equal parts. Each equal part contained two Nakshatra. There were 24 Nakshatras and total number of  NakshatraPadas(quarters) in one sign equalled 8 Padas. In this way the total number of NakshatraPadas was 8x12=96 Padas.

This type of division has been inferred from Arya Siddhanta of Aryabhata where he has given the maximum limit of Equinox as oscillating 24° on either side as shown in Figure I.
Figure1

A to B is 90°. B to C is again 90°. Thus the whole ecliptic is divided into 4 quarters or 90° x 4 = 360°. Aryabhata says that the Equinox moves 24° from point A to point B. The value diminishes from B to C and becomes zero at point C and again increases from C to D and diminishes from D to A becoming zero at A.

In this way the Equinox moves the entire circle sometimes up and sometimes down, thus orbiting a total of 24 x 4 = 96°.
The Aryabhata system consists of 96 Nakshatra Padas and the Equinox moves 96°in total. Therefore Aryabhata equates one degree of Precession to one Nakshatra Pada.
In Figure 1, A to B demarcates 3 signs or Aries, Taurus and Gemini. Point B to C demarcates 3 signs Cancer, Leo and Virgo. C to D includes Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius while D to A shows Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Each sign consists of 8 Padas as per the scheme of Aryabhata. Therefore three signs consist of 8x 3 = 24 Padas.
In this way the maximum movement of the Equinox was determined to be 24°. The maximum years allotted to the Equinox to move the entire circle was given as 7472 years.
Thus one quarter of that period
= 7472 x 1 / 4 = 1868 years.
That is, the Equinox would take 1868 years to traverse 24° in each quarter either increasing or decreasing in value.
The movement of the Equinox was linked with the Nakshatras and Rasis in the following way:-
(a)Point A to B, Point B to C, Point C to D, Point D to A are Equinoctial and Solsticial points. The distance between these points is equal to 3 signs.
(b)Each sign contains 8 Nakshatra Padas. Therefore there are 24 Padas of Nakshatras between each Equinoctial and Solstical points. Therefore the four points contain 24 x 4 = 96 Padas.


The 96 Padas are equal to 96° movement of the Equinox. It means one degree Equinox precedes one Pada of Nakshatra.
(c)The series consists of 24 Nakshatras as shown in Table II 

Nakshatras as per Aryabhata

S.No
S.no
1Krittika13Vishaka
2Rohini14Anuradha
3Mrigasira15Jyeshta
4Aridra16Moola
5Punarvasu17Ashada
6Pushya18Sravan
7Aslesha19Dhanishta
8Makha20Satabhisha
9Phalguni21Bhadrapada
10Hasta22Revati
11Chitta23Aswini
12Swati24Bharani

(d)The Rasis or signs contain these Nakshatras as shown in Table III. 

Nakshatras allotted to Rasis 

S.NoRasiNakshatra
1AriesKrittika+Rohini
2TaurusMrigasira+Aridra
3GeminiPunarvasu+Pushya
4CancerAslesha+makha
5LeoPhalguni+Hasta
6VirgoChitta+Swati
7LibraVishaka+Anuradha
8ScorpioJyeshta+Moola
9SagittariusAshada+Sravana
10CapricornDhanishta+Satabhisha
11AquariusBhadrapada+Revati
12PiscesAswini+Bharani

(e)Each Nakshatra in the above series was given an arc of 15°.
360/24 = 15°. It is also to be noted that the Earth rotates 15° in one hour i.e. one Nakshatra was in fact the time to represent the rotation of the Earth. The Nakshatra, in ancient astronomy, was used as an unit of time.

Varahamihira's Division of Zodiac
Varahamihira developed his own system.
(i)Varahamihira wanted to integrate Rasi, Nakshatras, planets, ecliptic etc., in his system.
(ii)In order to integrate the whole system to make it the compendium of Hora Sastra, he addressed the discrepancies found in the work of Aryabhata, which otherwise well suited his own system.
(iii)He first connected the planets to the Nakshatras. But it was difficult for him to connect either the 7 or the 9 planets to 24 Nakshatras. Though he tried to connect the 9 planets to 24 Nakshatras, he noticed certain discrepancies. Leo sign as per Aryabhata's system included Phalguni and Hasta Nakshatras. Aries sign had Krittika and Rohini in it. If the Sun and the Moon were given the lordship of these Nakshatras respectively, then in Leo there was no Nakshatra to give the lordship of the Sun because if Phalguni was given the lordship of Venus, then in successive order the Nakshatra was missing to be given the lordship of the Sun.
(iv)Thus noticing the above discrepancy he divided Phalguni, Ashadha and Bhadrapada into two parts each. Thus he prepared a new series of 27 Nakshatras .
(v)In this new series, each sign contained 9 Padas of Nakshatras or 2 % Nakshatras with each Nakshatra being 13° 20' of arc.
(vi)He, then proceeded to assign the Nakshatras under the domain of planets.
(vii)The new system had 27° Precession instead of Aryabhata's 24°. The Equinox of Varahamihira moved 108° unlike 96° of Aryabhata.   

A comparision of the two systems is made in Table IV
S.noSystem DetailsAryabhataVarahamihira
1Total number of Nakshatras2427
2Number of Nakshatra padas in one sign89
3The movement of EquinoxCircularCircular
4Total number of years for one revolution by Equinox7472 years7200 years
5Maximum degrees traversed by Equinox24degrees27 degrees
6Time to traverse one quarter circle by Equinox1860 years1800 years
7One degree movement of Equinox(years)77.83 years66.66 years
8One year movement of Equinox48"54"
9Total number of Nakshatra padas in three padas or distance between point A to B2427
10Total number of Nakshatra Padas96108
11Total number of degrees to be traversed by Equinox in one rotation96 degrees108 degrees


Varahamihira connected the whole system to his system of astronomy.
Figure 2

a) He connected the Precession of the Equinoxes to epicycles on par with Aryabhata but with different values.
b)He most probably measured the Precession of planetary Nodes in the epicycle.
c)He connected divine years to human years in order to determine the planetary years for the purpose of the Vimshottari Dasa system.
d)In this new system the planetary lordship of Nakshatras was established.Since the Vernal Equinox was placed in Krittika then, the Hindu naming of months was recognized; therefore Krittika Nakshatra was given the lordship of the Sun followed by that of the Moon and then of the inner and outer planets in successive order. For example, the Vernal Equinox in Krittika was heralded as the beginning of the year (RigVeda considers Krittika to be the mouth of the year) as well as Krittika always rising in the East was assigned to be the Nakshatra of the Sun. The second Nakshatra after Krittika or Rohni was considered to be that of the Moon, the most enchanting heavenly body in ancient times. Mars the most illuminated red planet, being very close to the earth was given the next place or the lordship of Mrigasira. Then the intersection of the Moon's orbit with the Sun's orbit gave birth to the North Node or Rahu. The lordship of Aridra was given to Rahu and so on. The whole Nakshatra series with planetary lordships was arranged in three batches, each batch containing nine Nakshatras denoting 9 planets as shown in table 5.
SNoPlanetI Batch NakshatraII Batch NakshatraIII Batch Nakshatra
1SunKrittikaU. PhalguniUttrashada
2MoonRohiniHastaSravan
3marsMrigasiraChittaDhanista
4RahuAridraSwatiSatabhisha
5JupiterPunarvasuVisakkhaP.Bhadrapada
6SaturnPushyaAnuradhaV.Bhadrapada
7MercuryAsleshaJyeshtaRevati
8KetuMakhaMoolaAswini
9VenusP.PhalguniP.AshadaBharani

Courtesy : Modern Astrology(Courtesy: Dr. Arastu Prabhakar, MSc., MBA, Ph.D.)
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