Vedic Astrology - Lesson 15
© 2001 G. Kumar - Eastrovedica
War was the message blazoned across the heavens from Sept 11th onwards.
Mars, the planet of war, had initiated this dark phase. Mars & the South Node were in Moola at the time of the attack. Mars in the war-like Sagittarius aspecting eclipsed Jupiter on that Black Tuesday had created this War. It was Mars, Mars all the way as Moon was in Mrigasira, a martian constellation!
Mars cruelly and powerfully aspected Gemini, the sign of the U S. Jupiter, the planet of peace was afflicted by the North Node. Mars and Ketu were both in the constellation of Moola, whose presiding Deity is Nirruthi, the goddess of destruction, of violence and cruelty.
Gemini represents the great entreprenauerial spirit which U S is supposed to have. Gemini (U S) was afflicted by the North Node and aspected cruelly by Mars!
In Vedic Aastrology, the deadliest star is the 7th star from the birthstar and goes by the name of Naidhana tara (Death Star). It is no coincidence that Mrigasira was the Death Star of US (whose birthstar is Uttarabhadra).
Jupiter-North Node conjunction is called Guru-Chandala Yoga. It indicates Chandala Gurus (terrorists) who are about to wreak havoc.
All these indications does not augur well for world peace. Jupiter will have to move away from Gemini (on June 12, 2002 it will move away) for Peace to reign. This turbulent phase is only temporary - and the Good and the Law will always overcome the negative forces, the fleeing and illusory shadow of the Great Life!
Vedic Astrology Lesson 15
The twelve dimensions of life are represented by the twelve houses of the Zodiac.
The rising Sign at the Eastern Horizon is known as the Ascendant and is the First House. First House represents personality and fame. The native's complexion is indicated by the color of the Ascendant lord (brownish if the Ascendant lord is Jupiter) and the color of the planets aspecting the Ascendant.
If the Ascendant lord is exalted or aspected by a benefic in Amsa in own house or friend's house, posited in quadrants or trines, the native will be blessed with wealth, happiness and the eightfold Siddhis or paranormal powers.
If on the other hand, the Ascendant lord is weak, debilitated, with malefic planets, in inimical Amsa and aspected by malefics, the native will be unhealthy, poor and will be indulging in self-destruction.
If the North Node is posited in the Ascendant with malefics, he will be insulted by people. He will be tormented by enemies and crooks.
The Effects of the Ascendant Lord in the 12 Houses
The Ascendant lord in the Ascendant
If the ascendant lord is in the ascendant itself, the native will be famous automatically. Endowed with material happiness he/she will be known for his/her independent spirit to live by own efforts. The native will be fickleminded. The native will maintain multiple interests in unrelated subjects & people. The native will always be alert physically & mentally. Chances are that he/she will visit foreign or far away lands. He/she will be endowed with fame & wealth. They command respect in their circle. They will have a magnetic personality & majestic appearance. They will be endowed with personal magnetism & charisma.
The Ascendant lord in the Second House
Since the lord of the ascendant is in the 2nd house the native will be graced by scholarship. They will be blessed by many outstanding qualities. They will be spiritual and religious by nature. They will have a charming, magnetic personality. They will be blessed by the gift of the gab or the divine gift of articulate speech. They will impress others by eyes which are penetrating and by articulate abilities. They will have domestic happiness. They will be sweet tongued and graceful in speech. It is said that Goddess of Speech will reside in them indicating poetic & communication abilities.
The Ascendant lord in the Third House
Since the lord of the ascendant is in the 3rd house, the native's courage will be indomitable. His/her actions may be considered unorthodox and unconventional by society. They know that character is the greatest wealth and they should not let anything mar their reputation. He/she have the potential to become a great musician. Similarly if they develop their mathematical abilities they can become great mathematicians. They should be careful about their health. They are able to maintain parallel interest or relationships with different individuals.
The Ascendant lord in the Fourth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 4th house the native will be born in an aristocratic family. The native will generally be good looking and ambitious. He/she will be a workaholic and prosperity is sustained by hard work. The native is well behaved in society. He/she will have good physique & and impressive personality. They will have happiness from mother. They will be blessed by a house and conveyances. They will have a lot of friends. They become famous amidst their circle. They become a leader amidst friends & relatives. Uncles may be favourable to them. They will have a good house with all comforts.
The Ascendant lord in the Fifth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 5th, fame will come to the native by its own. They become aggressive and belligerent. They may gain the good will of the political parties in power. It is quite likely that they will benefit from commercial & diplomatic services. They will shine in Govt Service. They will get the support of officials and seniors. They will be lucky in speculation and they know the adage, "You can't accumulate if you don't speculate". If they use their intellect they can be lucky in investments. The speculative stock market has its charms for them.
The Ascendant lord in the Sixth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 6th they will be courageous and distinguished. They will be financially OK. They employ means that are not above board. There may be debts which they are capable of paying in time. They may join the armed forces and reach a high official position. They will be helped by brothers and sisters. They may be employed in the health sector. They are advised to care of their health. Enemies they will have in plenty and they have to be careful about their machinations. Their success may generate jeal- ousy amongst their enemies. They will be successful generally.
The Ascendant lord in the Seventh House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 7th they have to be careful about the health of their partner. It is quite likely that they may develop vairagya and turn to asceticism during the latter part of their life. They may wander without gaining momentum. They experience vicissitudes and moods always alternate between dejection & elation. They may end up in a foreign country. They may examine people and ideas in order to get at Truth. They will become famous and trustworthy. He/she will have a powerful personality with penetrating eyes.
The Ascendant lord in the Eighth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 8th the native will be a scholar with excellent academic records. They will have to be careful about their health. They should avoid gambling & speculation. They have love and interest for occultism. They may give chances to others to question their character. Unfortunate events may invade their life. They may try to escape tension by taking to drugs, alcohol and day dreams instead of meditation and prayer. These tension relieving tendencies should be controlled. Many deaths in the family may be witnessed.
The Ascendant lord in the Ninth House
Since the native's ascendant lord is in the 9th they will be fortunate as regards luck both material and spiritual. Oratorial skills and communication ability will be well developed. He/she will be known as a silver tongued orator. They are dignified and majestic and will be well appreciated by the opposite sex. They are likely to inherit a paternal legacy. They will have domestic happiness. They will be deeply spiritual and religious. They will be devoted to the preceptors and God. Philosophy and Religion will sway them and they may take to asceticism during the latter part of their life.
The Ascendant lord in the Tenth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 10th the native will have professional enhancement and reputation. They will enjoy parental happiness. It is likely that they may feel stifled by parental authority. Ascendant lord in the 10th is excellent for fame in the professional sphere. When they show their sense of discipline and workaholism it will be appreciated by the seniors and thereby they will earn fame name and patronage. They will grow up in the right direction only. He/she will be a self made man with self made wealth. They may have income from many sources.
The Ascendant lord in the Eleventh House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 11th the native will be inclined to beauty and harmony in music, art and romance. They associate freely with all, particularly with the opposite sex. They are advised to guard against marital infidelity. They will be subject to delays or difficulties in marriage. They will not experience financial difficulties. They will succeed in business and their fiscal success will be due to their elder brother. Elder sisters will also be favourable to them. As far as gains are concerned they will make profits commensurate with their abilities.
The Ascendant lord in the Twelfth House
The native has to be careful with money as he/she are likely to be a spendthrift. They have a duality or polarity in their character which they must bring into harmony. Beware of gambling. They believe in the principle that right means for the right ends. They will fare well in education. They derive more pleasure serving than being served and from giving than receiving. They are likely to become altruists consecrating their life for the welfare of their fellowmen. They have self control and mastery of the senses.
Astrology and the Science of Numbers (Numerology)
Can Numbers represent Reality? Yes, said Pythagorus. Each number has a vibration which corresponds to the nine revolving heavens.
Astrology & Gemology
Flawless gems are auspicious and flawed gems are a source of misfortune.
Richard Shaw Brown, Jr (www.agt-gems.com) writes that the Vedic texts which state that pure flawless gems have auspicious powers (Garuda Purana, Agni Purana) are correct. "After 25 years of researching and experimenting with gemstones, it is our carefully considered opinion that the Vedic texts are correct. Flawed gems are simply a source of misfortune, not to mention their being ugly! Think about it! How many people are prepared to tolerate defects in their clothing, or any other personal items they possess? Even a single scratch on a nice automobile is an eyesore, so why do people tolerate flawed gems?"
Howard Beckman (www.p-g-a.org) writes that different Chakras absorb different cosmic colors and nourish particular glands in the body. Diseases can be cured by using appropriate gems.
Effect on Cosmic Color
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Astrology, Holistic Medicine & Ayurveda
Regulation of Food, Sleep and Exercise
"Food is medicine; Medicine is food" said Hippocrates. "Food is Brahman. Food was verily born before all creatures: therefore it is called the medicine for all" declares the Upanishads. By stating that food is the root cause of all ills and illnesses Vedanta have formulated one of the foundational principles of holistic health. At least half the ailments of man can be traced directly or indirectly to the problems of food.
Regulation of food is not easy, because it is an addiction like alcohol. Problems like obesity, higher cholesterol level and irritable bowel syndrome crop up if food is not controlled. By controlling food, the whole body comes under control. "When taste is conquered everything is conquered" averrs Vedanta. What really matters is not how much we eat but how much of what we eat is transformed into bioenergy and the building materials of life. Sir William Osler pointed out many years ago "Only a small percentage of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy".
In holistic health, food should be revered and a proper attitude towards food should be developed. "Be thankful for all food, for food is Brahman" said Vivekananda.
Six hours have been prescribed for all even though requirement of sleep varies from person to person.
Research studies have indicated that even moderate levels of exercise bolster the immune system.
No amount of sleep is sufficient for unwinding the mind for it is always in a tense state under the stressful conditions of modern life. Antidotes to stress include yogic techniques like Meditation, prayer, cultivation of the Witness attitude and practice of absolute self-surrender to the Divine, which enable us to avoid a lot of unnecessary stress.
Doing nothing or simply lying down is not relaxation. The muscles when stretched bring in relaxation as it frees them from the tense condition. Some of the yogic Asanas are highly effective because they can relax the muscles.
There will be focal point in the body which reflects the mental tension which one finds oneself in. That focal point of mental tension should be identified and you can choose that type of yogic exercise which will relax the muscles and tendons of the specific focal point of tension in you.
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Regulation of Breath
"Breathlessness is deathlessness" averrs Yoga. Regulation of breath gives tremendous relaxation. Pranayama, without the help of a bona fide Master, can lead to serious complications. What is needed is the practice of breathing deeply (as deeply as possible) through both the nostrils and then slowly breathing out (without breath retention). This kind of regulated deep breathing can be done at any time, even in your office.
Psychosomatic pain can be alleviated by these simple yogic techniques more effectively than allopathic pills or tablets. Here we employ the internal pharmacy of Skill power in lieu of the external pharmacy of Pill Power!
Vedic Holistic Medicine (Ayurveda) gives priority to the Whole and not to the parts, contrary to chemotherapy which treats the parts only.
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Astrology & Yoga
All knowledge is threefold ("Thraigunya Vishaya Veda"). In Freudian Psycho-analysis we have three impulses, Id, Ego and Supergo. The Vedantic Satwa, Rajas and Thamas correspond to these impulses. The mind is always gripped by these three impulses. Sometimes we are Rajasic (worldly) and go after wealth. When intense anger and other negative emotions grip us, we are Thamasic. When divine qualities like Love and Peace influence us, we are Satwic (divine).
The Ego with its ten heads (symbolised as the ten-headed Ravana) is the major block in attaining Self-Actualisation. The ten heads of the Ego are Lust, Anger, Pride, Avarice, Sloth, Covetousness, Attachment, Mind, Intellect, Conceit and Egoistic Mentality. Only when the ten heads of the Ego are removed can we hope to get Self-Realisation. (Symbolically only when the Ravana in us is destroyed).
When we do our yoga, we will be assailed by three type of Ego. Rajasic (wordly), Thamasic (bestial) and Satwic (noble). In order to overcome the three types of Ego, we are given certain commandments.
"Ma the Sanghostha karmani"- (Let there be not in you any attachment to inaction.) This commandment is given so that we can overcome the Thamasic (bestial) ego.
"Ma Karma Phala Heturbhoo"- ("Don't expect any reward") This commandment is given to protect us from the Rajasic (wordly) ego, which always expects rewards for work done.
"Ubhe Sukruta Dushkrute"("Be beyond good and evil") This commandment is given to us to overcome the Satwic Ego, for one should not hang on to Punya (divine merit).
In other words, during the process of Yoga, we will be assailed by all sorts of negative thoughts. Our aim is to identify with the Source of all thought, the Self. We will find, as we progress on the path of yoga, that these negative thoughts leave us slowly and steadily. Conquering our negative aspect is not easy. The negative elements in man are the true villains. Alone, powerful and cruel are the dark and dreadful forces that profit from the reign of Night and Ignorance and they don't want any change in the body. We have to annihilate them one by one.
In tragic life, God wot
No villains need be, passions spin the plot
We are betrayed by what is false within!
The entire Vedic wisdom is contained in one word "Transcend ". Transcend both pain & sorrow, transcend the triune attributes of Nature. Transcend negativity!.
Astrology & Occult Vibratory Chemistry (Tantra)
Tantra focusses on the Chit-Shakti, the Consciousness-Force latent in the Universe. The entire Universe is the play and display of this Cosmic Force and this Force is latent in human beings as the Kundalini. She rises from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra during Meditation. Tantra is a similar discipline like Yoga and is very important from the Divine perspective.
Books as the source of knowledge
Dante's Divina Commedia or Goethe's Faust were never the product of the Rational Mind. They were the products of the Intuitive Mind. Books can instruct, they can teach and they can elevate man from the mundane to the sublime!
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