Soul mates and twin flames

There is a lot of discussion and chatter on ‘Soul-mates’ and Twin-flames’ on Facebook and other social media. People are managing to find other people who share their ‘soul-stories’ and stuff. Karmic love stories and Karmic relationships! It sounds so romantic, being connected since several lives and remembering who exactly we were back then for each other.

But the way I see it on Facebook, ‘twin flames’ seems more a reason to make out rather than a way of balancing Karma.

All our relationships are karmic. Whoever we meet, even for one second, has met us because of Karma. If we give Rs 5/- to a beggar it is not because of the goodness of our heart but because we owe him that money from our past lives. My brother had one rather traumatic experience recently, in a flight he was seated next to a man with a completely tattered aura. An alcoholic, drug-addict and a womanizer. In flight seats, the auras connect deeply as the arms touch at the seat’s arm-rests. The flight was full, so there was no option of sitting elsewhere. My brother couldn’t do anything to protect himself from such a close contact, such a dirty aura touching him and had to endure for the 1.5hrs of travel time. The fellow traveller was sub-consciously requesting energy and my brother’s higher self was giving it. It drained him and he ended up with a heavy skin rash and indigestion that lasted for 2 days. This was his Karma to help and suffer for it!

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We all remember our past lives to a limited extent in the conscious awake states and almost completely in the sub-conscious states. If the planetary positions permit you can remember the events from the past life easily. It is the navamsha kundali at work. The 9thdivisional chart is the resources that we have gathered over our innumerable lifetimes. It is here that we keep track of all our past lives, the experiences and the karmic burdens. The D-1 birth chart, is the manifested reality, just a small part of the D-9.

I have had several clients who remember their past lives and their exact relationship with some other person who is alive and around them. A common thread was that they were doing some personal regular spiritual practice. After they saw these memories and came to terms with these, their spiritual practice improved dramatically. A few examples may be interesting to read, thus recounting.

  • A 44yr old man remembers his daughter. A 25yr old wife of his business partner was his daughter from a past life. He was very strict with his daughter and didn’t pamper her, he regrets it, so in this life he makes it a point to buy the young woman some small presents and also for her baby also from time to time. He is balancing his Karma.
  • My brother was doing reiki attunement on a woman and during the attuenment, visions of her past life as a very powerful woman tantric flashed before him. She had a brief intense head ache which represented the blocks on her sub-conscious being opened. This is very rare to have a headache during reiki attunements. She had helped him in his past life thus he was helping her now, returning the energy.
  • A client remembers his present birth mother being his mother in several of his past lives. In one past the mother tortured his wife to death and my client turned into an alcoholic and died in trauma. In another this mother had my client as a daughter and promptly sacrificed her to a goddess. In another this same mother was a male tantric who killed my client and trapped his spirit to perform his tasks in the astral realm. This was a very toxic relationship for my client even in this current life. But knowing about this past helped him to find his personal balance.
  • Another client remembers his current wife being his best friend in several past life, both were men together, and in one life both were male sanyasis. He even remembers how they looked like and where they were living. This helped him and his wife make more sense of their marriage.
  • My brother once saw a vision one of my clients as a small girl playing with her sister in some past life. This sister died as a child so was buried near a temple. The goddess had taken the sister’s spirit in her care. My client was being asked to give a gold ornament and a sweet dish of rice and milk to the goddess. As my client too saw the same visions she happily did as required. Her sister’s soul connected to her briefly before moving onto a new life, bringing my client the deep joy of Karma balanced.

In all these years, I have seen only one example of a heavy-duty karmic relationship. Two friends in this life. They have been with each other in every possible way in several lives, father-daughter, mother-son, husband-wife, brothers together, sanyasis together, brother-sister, doctor/patient, teacher/student, etc and have lost and found each other in every combination. It is quite traumatic for them in this life. They keep seeing new memories from their past lives practically every month, which then have to be resolved by conscious effort. But as they heal from every memory their spiritual growth accelerates.

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These examples may seem quite interesting reading, maybe like a story. But each vision from the past has been an emotional experience of release and growth for the person experiencing them.

I do not advocate hypnotic trances, I feel it to be a forced violation of the integrity of the sub-conscious. There are hypnotists who perform past life regressions and can retrieve information from the sub-conscious. But then what can you do with this information? And what if you see more than you should and wake up with a new more horrifying memory? Your sub-conscious is the Real You, and is your higher self. It provides you answers in the form of ‘instinct’ or ‘gut-feel’ when you need it. Forcing it will result in an unregulated or even dangerous flow of information. This may over-whelm the conscious self and literally shut it down. In a hypnotic trance the conscious self/ gate-keeper has been removed and you experience the events of the past again. Why should you? You have already experienced it once, why relive them? And remember you are not that person from the past who had experienced that issue. You are a different person in this life with new perspective of seeing things. (Both your incarnations have different D-1 birth charts). E.g. In a past life you got beheaded, maybe it was routine in that life’s context, the French guillotine. Now, if your present self sees that event and feels your neck get cut and sees your head rolling on the ground, it will 100% create new traumas. There have been examples of people suffering mental health issues after such hypnosis sessions.

However there are some typical cases especially when the client has some blocks in his spiritual practice. As I have mentioned earlier, the energies generated in deep Dhyan can literally ‘burn’ Karma. But sometimes there are Karmas of such intensity that they cannot be ‘burnt’. They have to be consciously resolved and balanced. Such blocks are a result of extremely deep seated emotions. So in cases where I feel that the issue can be resolved only by delving into the past lives, I use the birth chart, the D-9 chart then the Prashna Kundali of the present moment. Generally I get my answer from these charts. But if not then I use either of the following,

  1. Guided mediation – it is a very gentle method of finding the solutions. I never go searching for the problems of the past life. Instead of reliving the problems and the traumas, search for the solutions. This is not hypnosis, the client is just relaxed so that the sub-conscious gives him the solutions and the healing energies that he needs.
  2. Tarot cards – If I feel that the client is too upset to focus, I use Tarot cards. I ask the Universe to show me the images through the cards which I can use to counsel the client. This also helps the client but puts an additional burden on me as I have to ‘see’ and then explain.

So all those who are chasing twin flames and soul mates understand this, you have lived the past and its gone. Remembering the past (read the post here) is of no real value unless you can integrate the experiences and its learning lessons in your current manifestation. If you feel that you need to know the reason for your suffering and only then can you heal yourself, then you are in for some serious unnecessary mental/emotional suffering.

So trust Karma, whatever you have done will come around, you have sown and you will reap. The timing is as per the Laws of Karma. It may be good or bad, but it is your action, not anyone else’s. If you cannot trust Karma then at least trust your Higher Self, your D-9 Navamsha!

For the average person there is no need to delve into the past lives, doing so will create more problems than it will solve.

 

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Remembering Past Lives

It is rather easy to remember past lives. Small children can do it very easily, but as we grow up the present life’s impressions become stronger thus remembering the past life more difficult. But there are several means of doing this, most commonly past life regression trances, or guided meditations, or Dhyan-mediations.

Our past lives are always accessible and if you really need some information from there you can pull it out. In fact, your sub-conscious will make it available to you. If you have some spiritual background it will be easier to do so. Even normal people with little or no spiritual base find themselves doing things because their intuition tells them the way. Intuition is nothing but the accumulated experiences of all your past lives. It is the real you, and it is always available as a ‘gut feeling’! Sometimes you like someone for no real reason or hate someone on sight, these are not irrational feelings but are sourced from deep within your entire lives-experiences.

If you are really interested in knowing about your immediate past life, you can, easily. This past life chart is same as the D-1 birth chart, but here you will count the 2nd house from the ascendant, as the 1st house of the past life chart. So to find out your personality of the immediate past life, check out the 2ndhouse of your current birth chart. Use the keywords from this post to check out the rest of the houses and thus know your immediate past life.

There are some combinations which allow you greater access to the astral store of past lives. The most important one is Rahu/North Node in the 12th house or in Meen/Pisces rashi, especially aspected or conjoint with Jupiter either in the D-1 birth chart or D-9 navamsha chart. This will allow you to remember the wisdom acquired in the past lifetimes. The combinations involving the 12th house which force you to leave your home and settle abroad are also favourable for accessing past lives.

The Navamsha D-9 kundali is the chart you have to refer to know about your Real Self forged by the experiences of all your lives. For example I know a chart where the person in his past lives, either was always left a widow/widower or continually abandoned his/her spouse.There was intense love on the subconscious levels but not much physical interaction because of these death events. His Venus of the D-9 in the 12th house shows this episodes of loss of physical relationships as a permanent feature. If he marries again, this pattern will be repeated. But his D-1 has Venus exalted in the 9th, aspected by the Moon and Jupiter. This indicates that he was able to convert the loss of the physical into the gain of the spiritual and has developed a perfect relationship with his personal philosophies and Self. This will lead to his Moksh soon.

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However there is a recent trend where people visit a hypnotist for knowing about their past lives, through induced trances and regression. This in my opinion is needless and can lead to even more trauma. E.g. you have an irrational fear of thunder and lightning so you go to a consultant. He puts you into a regression trance and you realise that you have in some past life been killed in a lightning strike. All good, the trauma will be resolved now that you know why. But now this hypnotic trance is not a normal action, someone has actively invaded your sub-conscious self. The self has no control on what it is showing you from your past life. So then you see that you were out in the rain because your husband beat you and threw you out of the house, you had nowhere to go. And that husband is now your present life’s son, who now genuinely cares for you. Now what? You have unnecessary information which will now affect your relationship with your son!

There is a reason why the D-9 navamsha kundali and the D-1 basic birth chart are different. You cannot experience the present if you always have the entire past from all your past lives in front of you. In a very broad sense there is nothing called as ‘Time’. There is only a single moment and all your lives from the past, present, future and all the parallel universes are all happening just this instant. The seers and sadhus experience this Moment and thus Enlightenment. As you progress spiritually, you also will access even more information as your mind is able to absorb. Training the mind to absorb the Experience of the Universes and Itself is a slow process. If your mind gets over loaded with information that it cannot make sense of, it will shut down and go insane. There have been several incidents where hypnotic trances went wrong and the person lost his mind. Too much information was revealed during the hypnotic ‘rape’ of the astral self that the physical conscious self, collapsed.

We are continually evolving, in each life. Even if you are not consciously aware of it, you move even closer to your ultimate desire, Moksh! So concentrate on your present manifestation, the experiences you are here to learn and the karmic balances you are here to work through. You learn through your interactions with other humans. This is a continuous process. You cannot desire to go back to your past and relive or re-do anything. It has already occurred and you have already learnt from it. And it may be confusing too. We move as a soul-group, inter-connected souls living with each other in all ways, in all relationships and experiences through several lives together. Your mother from your past life is now your son, so how do you wrap your mind around this concept? Even if your best friend, a man now, was your sister in some past life what can you really do with this information?

Remembering Past Lives

Another important thing is that in every life the soul manifests a different reality D-1 which is derived from the D-9. Now when your best friend was your sister it was a different personality, it was not her as he is now. Now he is a very different person from who your sister was. It is a mind bender! Too much information about the past causing problems in the present.

Since we have been discussing our continuum of lives, here is something that you should think about. The physical body does not endure, it destroys itself. But the astral body endures. If you focus on developing physical attributes in your life remember that you are investing your energies in a very temporary thing. But if you develop your mental, emotional and spiritual qualities they will be stored in your astral body. These assets will be available to you in your subsequent lives too. A tiniest bit of activation and your assets are back. This is the reason in the Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism), there is a huge focus on spiritual development. It is your asset for all lives to come. You will build on this resource in every life till you finally attain Moksh!

 

 

Prediction of Suicidal tendencies

I had written separate posts on depression, addictions and psychiatric problems. And strangely there is a lot of interest on these serious topics related to mental health! Seems that Mercury has this current age of ours firmly in his grip. We live in a world ruled by communications. And most of our problems seem to be rooted in mis-communications and mis-interpretations. Sometimes these mental games become so severe that a person takes the extreme step of consciously ending the physical existence, commits suicide.

For determining suicidal tendencies in a chart, we need to examine mental and emotional factors and also those factors which actually power the actual action of suicide/death.

  • Check out the planets placed in the 6th, 8th or 12th houses from the ascendant, 6th is the house of disease, enemies, debts and slavery. 8th is the house of traumatic forceful transformations of surgeries, accidents, magic, secrets and death. 12th is the house of the sub-conscious, the astral and the loss of the boundaries of physical realities. These 3 houses from the ascendant are the houses of turmoil and can wreck havoc in a persons life, make it intolerable to continue living.
  • Then the 3rd house from the birth Mercury shows where the thoughts loop and repeat again and again, till it becomes maddening and intolerable. Eg. A Moon placed here will color all thoughts in the emotional context.
  • Weak planets are those placed in the signs of their enemies, or aspected/conjoint their enemies or with malefic planets. Also debilitated planets, combust or retrograde planets have modified energies which give different and unexpected results.
  • Ascendant sign or Ascendant lord afflicted with malefics or weak or badly placed.
  • And because death is death, the mode and circumstances of death is to be seen from the 8th house and the timing of death from the lords of the 2nd and 7th houses from the ascendant.
  • Transits will be important too as the timing of the self inflicted death event will be connected to the positions of the transiting planets.

Since suicide is a termination of the entire physical manifestation lets examine the role of all the planets in this extreme step of complete identity loss.

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Sun – The Sun is the Soul, the ego, self-image, divine intelligence and the spark of the divine animating us. A strongly placed Sun in the chart supports your will to live, your self-worth and self-confidence and you will never have to face psychiatric problems. Even if your birth Moon or Mercury is badly placed, a strong Sun will pull you through. A weak Sun will reduce your resilience to bounce back after mishaps, you are less willing to fight for yourselves and allow the situations to carry you without any resistance. In such a case a badly placed Mercury or Moon will aggravate the problems till you feel there is only one option to get out. The sense of false empowerment that results in tragedy.

Moon – is the mind. we draw our emotional comfort and stability from the moon. A comfortable moon located in good houses and in aspects of benefics ensures a healthy emotional context. If the moon is badly placed it can cause emotional trauma. The nature of the event which can force the extreme step is likely to denial of emotional comfort, support and stability or betrayal from the persons who were expected to provide emotional support. If the Moon and Mercury are severely afflicted together with a damaged Sun and there is zero support from any of the other planets, it can push for the final step generally by drowning.

Mercury – is your analytical process. You have an experience, you link it with your past database of experiences and only then can you conclude from it, this is Mercury in action. Thinking, perceptions and logic. Mercury in a bad place will destroy the analytical thought patterns. The person will take only the negative perceptions from his life experiences and ignore the positives. Over time this mindset will lead him to conclude that life is a pain and not worth living anymore. Thus the final step will be thought of as a viable option.

Mars – is the natural ruler of the 8th sign of the zodiac and is the force who rules over our life and death. 8th house is the house of forceful transformations of identity, death and rebirth. He is also the expression of the Will. If the Will sends instructions for self destruction the energies of Mars will follow. Weak Sun, Moon, Mars and Mercury together is very toxic for the personality. Mars is very important as he will power the actual act of suicide. Such a person might even take up a stupid challenge to do some dangerous activity which will result in his instantaneous death, a type of suicide! If the person is depressed due to other planet aspects, he might try to die by burning the body, slitting wrists, bullets or electric shocks.

Venus – If the weak Sun, Moon and Mercury link up with an equally weak Venus, the person can contemplate committing suicide as a result of broken relationships, betrayal in partnerships and mental trauma caused by lovers or spouses. He can argue with his wife on some silly reason, leave the house and commit suicide. However he would prefer a painless death by sleeping pills or drugs.

Jupiter – Jupiter/Guru is the philosophical base of your life. He controls the Dharma, the theories on which you live. As the natural lord of the 12th house, he controls the astral/sub-conscious and the states after the physical body-death. He can attract a person to the after-death state. A suicide powered by a damaged Jupiter, linked with weak Sun, Moon and Mercury, will show a typical wish to find the better place in the after-death. He is not bothered about his living state as such, the after-death attracts him and he wants to get there asap. Example is ending the body in a pseudo-religious cult practice.

Saturn is connected to longevity, maturity and ageing. If he is associated with the 8th house in any way he can promote long life. But if he is weak, he tends to give an early death or constant illnesses, the body does not endure or does so with great difficulty. A strong Saturn is necessary for a strong body. A weak Saturn linked to an afflicted Mercury and Moon can confer early death by suicide, often by getting under a train or in the road-way. The nature of the precipitating event is likely to be connected to social pressures and shame at being caught in a socially embarrassing position.

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Rahu – Rahu is the rule breaker the North Node and his main character is that he respects no boundaries. He is massively ambitious and full desires which can never be satisfied. His constant motif is a over-reach followed by a spectacular fall. This pattern keeps on repeating throughout and if the mind, will and intellect is weak the person can contemplate suicide. This also will be a public spectacle as per Rahu’s mind-set, like jumping off high rise buildings or suicide bombers, or sometimes by injecting poisons in the blood.

Ketu – the South Node is the agent of dissociation himself, he dissolves boundaries. This mindset will prefer to dissociate from the living state because he has no interest. Apathetic to Life itself. We hear some one who was doing well and ok generally suddenly secretly committing suicide for absolutely no reason. He may not even leave a suicide note! Ketu can confer suicide by consuming poison, in secret or in pseudo-religious cults. He may want to take his life at pilgrimage sites believing that it will grant Moksh.

Thus for a death by suicide prediction, the basic combination is a weak Sun, in combination with an afflicted Mercury, weak Moon and at least one weak other planet. The other planets also contribute their bit in pushing the person over the brink. If the chart has only the weak Sun, Moon and Mercury, the person can get depressive thoughts and think of suicide but wont be able to act on them. This action of actual suicide is determined by the 4th weak planet which gets linked to these 3.

If you come across such a chart in your friends/family circle, remember that this person can be traumatized and pushed, till ending of the physical existence will seem to be a viable option. He needs counselling and be taught to take remedial action when his thoughts begin to loop on himself. Best option which I have seen is, to get such a person hooked on to a Mantra. If he can be made to listen to the Vishnu Sahastranama stotra once a day as a routine, it is a good 22min long Stotra very energy-rich, enough to wash the mind off any negative tendencies. Or any other Sanskrit stotra which is at least 10 mins long. He can listen to it on the way to work or while driving, it will help immensely in controlling his mind and emotions.

Ultimately from an energy perspective and what I have seen from my access to the sub-conscious, if a person commits suicide once, he has to repeat this act in the next 7 lives. The next birth occurs as per the mental/emotional/spiritual state of the person at the moment of death. But in a suicide it is very different. The astral body registers the suicide’s energy as an aberration, I have written a bit on what happens at the moment of death in my post on the Moksh trikon here. Also the impressions are stored in the astral body which can be seen from the D-9 navamsha chart, this D-9 chart changes over lives, very slowly. So to completely remove the impression of the suicide event from the astral body, it takes 7 subsequent lives. Taking one’s own life intentionally is against the deepest Conscience/ Antaratma! It is disrespecting the Love that we receive from the Universe/ Parabrahma. It is an unimaginable torture and from a spiritual perspective pushes you back several steps, recovery from this act consumes the energies of the next 7 lives, it is not worth it!

 

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Ley lines and cats

Our Earth is not just a ball of water and rock moving through space, it is a conscious entity of energy and has its own secrets. Ley lines is one of its secrets, and we are learning a bit about them now. But Cats however are the strangest mystery of them all!

I once had a client who was complaining of ill-health after shifting into a new house. So I went over to see this house. The house was built as per Vastu shastra and was quite neat and clean. Peeping into the client’s bedroom, I saw her 2 pet cats sleeping like dead on her bed. It was so strange, it was like they had actually died and were in rigour mortis. I had never seen a cat sleeping so deeply like this. My client said that these cats slept like this on her bed all the time! Creepy. So I ‘looked’ in the astral around the cats and found the answer. There was a miasma of grey energy around the cats.

Item 1 – The Cats – Cats are very strange animals, they enjoy negative energies. They can somehow relax with negative vibes around them, they seem to drink them and thrive on them. If you have a cat, maybe you would have noticed this. If your legs are aching your cat will wind itself around your legs and purr. If you have a tummy ache it will sit on your stomach and purr, can even fall in deep asleep. And it takes away the painful energy, your legs or tummy actually stops aching! And the cat seems to be quite unaffected with the negativity itself. So if you see your cats love a certain part of the house, cleanse it with sea-salt. And if you see them clinging to someone all the time, get their full body check up done.

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Item 2 – The Grey Energy. It turned out to be a Ley line passing through the house. These are energy lines which criss-cross the earth. Our earth is a living dynamic entity and its energy is distributed on the crust. Ley lines are lines where the energy of the crust drastically changes. Something here alters the energy of the crust, maybe it is thinner or with water movements or specific rock types or fault lines or maybe a geographic stress area. These energies emitted are further affected by the tidal forces of the moon and sun and can get quite disturbing. A narrow strip of the line has a stressed magnetic field which is vibrating at completely different frequencies from the surrounding areas. If it is large enough it can be even sensed as a ‘haunted place’. In one study they found that the earth’s normal vibration of 7.83 Hz, goes upto a highly stressed frequency of 250Hz above a spot where an underground water channel crossed at 50-100m below ground.

We are electromagnetic in nature not biochemical. When we get in frequent contact with distorted energies our body’s electromagnetic properties suffer. This interference manifests in the physical body as a persistent illness. The energy from these ley lines can cause physical and psychological problems, like insomnia, headaches, nausea, tingling on skin, actual sickness, depression or a chronic aliment that does not get cured despite all efforts. It can get very serious if the energy of the line is strong. Having a ley line passing through your bedroom is especially dangerous as you sleep for about 8 hrs per day. This can allow latent problems or genetic potential problems to erupt as the body’s energy is in stress for so long during sleep everyday. Even offices built on ley lines can cause health problems in the employees who spend hours there.

There is not much research on Ley lines, but for those who can sense energy or work with energy they are quite visible. You can check using a dowser pendulum or if you can see auras you can make out grey-ish lines of energy criss-crossing the ground. Especially at the crossing points of two lines there is a pool of greyish energy created, which is even more dangerous for building a house. These negative energy pools can further attract negative entities, spirits, ghosts and create further problems. These can also attract people with negative mindsets so you might find more incidents of burglary in the area and you might even engage servants who steal from you.

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If you have a doubt about ley lines passing through your office or house, and you cannot find someone to actually diagnose it, try changing your bedroom, or shifting the bed to another direction at least. In your office you can try shifting the desk/chair by a few feet if possible. If shifting like this is not possible there is another simple remedy. My client opted for this, keep a bunch of charged peacock feathers in a vase in this room as near to your bed as possible, it looks very pretty. On how to charge the peacock feather read it here. If you cannot charge it for some reason or unable to recite the Sanskrit mantras, then you can pray to your favourite deity or the Universal energy for help in cleaning out the energies of your room and then set up your peacock feather vase. If you want to secure your office work station you can keep a glass jar full of tumbled clear quartz crystals  or a clear quartz pyramid on your desk. Charge them with your intention of protection from negative energies. If you know Reiki or can make a chi-ball use these modalities to charge your crystals.

Some may dismiss all this energy work as superstition, but here are so many things which are beyond our limited human perceptions and intelligence. Ley lines and their effects exist and if by some unfortunate chance you have to live or work at such a place, you should protect yourself from their negative energies.

 

Ley lines and cats

Planets to help you in your Pregnancy

The planets have a significant influence on our development right from conception. While we are in the mother’s womb, her horoscope had overarching influence on us, then followed by the father’s horoscope. A human pregnancy lasts for about 280 days. We think of it as 9 months, but more correctly its is about 9 Solar months and 10 exact Lunar months. (One Lunar month is for 28days.) The Lunar month is more important here as menstrual cycle too is linked to the moon. So one human pregnancy is 10 Lunar months of 28 days each.

We can use astrology to help a pregnant woman and her baby. We can use our Intentions and the energies of the planets harnessed through their specific mantras. Each planet governs a specific phase of the in-womb development, thus strengthening the planetary influences by reciting their mantras always helps.

Now check out the horoscope of the pregnant woman. Check out the following especially, and the other planets too, as each one of them is involved in creating a new human baby.

  1. 5th house – its sign, the occupant planets, and the owner planet – this is the house which creates the child
  2. 8th house – the reproductive organs of the mother
  3. Sun – natural ruler of the 5th sign of the zodiac will influence the creation of the child wherever he may be placed.
  4. Mars – The natural owner of the 8th sign of the zodiac and the energy and vitality of the reproductive organs is linked to him.
  5. The relative strength of all the planets should be examined, especially the debilitated or combust or retrograde planets and the planets located in the 6th house, 8th house and 12th houses should be checked. Planets under the influences of malefics may also need to be supported during the pregnancy.
  6. The transiting planets over this period of pregnancy should be given due attention too.
  7. One point to highlight. Abortion, Miscarriage and Medical termination of pregnancy can be seen from that month’s ruling planet, if he is adversely placed in the mother’s birth and transit charts and both and her 5th and 8th house shows additional malefic influences.

Planets to help you in your Pregnancy

The first month of 28 days – This period immediately follows intercourse and is ruled by Venus/Shukra. The sperm and ovum combine to produce the embryo. A time of very high activity in the embryo where the cells are set up in blocks destined to be the new body. The cells are still fluid in the sense the programming is not yet fixed. The cells are still totipotent, one initial cell can give rise to several types of cells. During this period if the mother’s chart has a weak birth Venus or even if the current Venus in transit is combust, retrograde or with malefics, the mother needs to support herself and her child by reciting the Venus mantra, “Om draang dreeng draung sah Shukraya namah Om”. At least thrice or 108 times everyday. If the father or others want to support they can by reciting this version “Om draam dreem draum sah Shukraya namah Om”

Second month of 28 days – This period is ruled by Mars/Mangal. By now the cells of the fetal body have become rigid. The totipotency has been replaced by pleuripotency. The cells destined for the liver cannot re-programme themselves to become the muscle now. Thus rigidity has set in. Shape of the body is discernible. If the mother’s Mars is weak or the transit Mars is afflicted or retrograde or combust etc it is necessary to help the fetus with his energies. The mother must recite, “Om kraang kreeng kraung sah Mangalaya Namah om” thrice or 108 times, and the father will recite, “Om kraam kreem kraum sah Mangalaya Namah om” to help his wife and the growing baby.

Third month of 28days is ruled by Jupiter/Guru – this is a period of rapid expansion and the shape of the fetal body becomes more defined. The fetus becomes aware and now onwards can preceptively respond to the mother/father. Here it is necessary to provide him energies of Jupiter, depending on the Jupiter in the mother’s chart and also the position of the transit Jupiter currently if combust etc. The mother should recite, “Om graang greeng graung sah Gurave namah Om”, thrice or 108 times daily, and the others can help her and the baby by reciting, “Om graam greem graum sah Gurave namah Om”.

Fourth month of 28 days is ruled by the Sun/Surya. The baby’s intelligence expands and the divine spark helps it in establishing its soul’s energies during this period. The Vedic Sanskar of Pushban is performed during this period to help establish the energies of the Sun in the fetus. The strength of the body increases, bone and muscle structure begin to form. To help the fetus during this period and enhance the energies of the Sun available to it, the mother should recite, “Om hraang hreeng hroung sah Suryaya namah Om”, either thrice or 108 times daily. And the father and others will recite, “Om hraam hreem hroum sah Suryaya namah Om”. Especially if the mother’s Sun in the chart is badly placed or debilitated or the current transit Sun is placed with malefics, like Rahu/Ketu Saturn etc or there is to be an eclipse during this period.

Fifth month of 28 days is ruled by the Moon/Chandra here the circulatory system of the fetus is in place and his blood and blood cells start functioning, the immune system develops. A sense of emotional self is initiated. The fetus can now understand its emotions and express them too. This is a critical period in the development as the mind and emotions are taking root. The mother’s chart Moon should be examined and if in a bad position/sign/aspected or with malefics or debilitated it needs to be strengthened. If there are any eclipses during this period be very careful. Especially be careful on the amavasya/new moon day falling in this month.

Planets to help you in your Pregnancy

Sixth month of 28 days is now ruled by Saturn. The bones, nerves and supporting frame of the body gets defined, Hair and nails grow out. This period is also crucial because here the capacity for endurance of the child is being laid down. The mother can support the Saturn in building the body of her child by reciting his mantra, Om praang pring praung sah Sanishcharaya namah Om”. The father should recite Om praam prim praum sah Sanishcharaya namah Om”. This will be essential in case of badly placed Saturn in the cart of the mother or the current transiting Saturn being combust, retrograde or debilitated etc.

Seventh month of 28 days is ruled by Mercury. here the baby can now think, its nervous system and brain development has now reached a critical stage. It is clearly aware of its own fetal body and the signals which it receives from its mother and the outer environment too. It can feel. It’s intelligence and awareness has reached a significant stage and it can understand. It would be ideal if the mother recites the beej mantra, “Om braang breeng braung sah Budhaya namah Om.” either 3 times or 108 times daily and the father recites “Om braam breem braum sah Budhaya namah Om” for the growth of his unborn child’s wisdom and intelligence. Especially if the mother’s birth Mercury or the current transit Mercury is not well placed this remedy would be critical.

Eight month of 28 days is ruled by Lord of the Mother’s ascendant sign seen from her birth chart. This is a highly critical period for the mother and child, and the Vedic Sanskar of Seemantonayan is performed during this period for protection of the fetus and the mother. The mother needs to keep herself surrounded by positive vibrations and keep herself happy. If by chance the woman prematurely delivers during this period it would be disastrous. This is the period where the complete personality of the fetus is being decided. The mantra to be recited is the beej mantra of the ascendant lord seen from the mother’s birth chart.

Ninth month of 28 days is ruled by the Sun/Surya again. Here the fetus gains an understanding and control of his own body. He is well on his way of being a person. He can feel hunger and thirst. Fetal images of the fetus sucking his thumb etc are from this period onwards. It starts finalising its body structures in preparing for delivery. The mantra here is again the beej mantra of Sun/Surya to be recited by the mother and the father.

Tenth month of 28 days, is again ruled by the Moon, this is the last phase before delivery occurs. This baby’s mind and emotions are now active and it is mentally prepared for the delivery. Child’s mind becomes active and it gets ready for delivery. Recitation of the beej mantra of the Moon will help immensely during this period ensuring the safety of the mother and her child. Natural delivery will occur in this period when there is a link between the mother’s Moon sign, Mars sign and the transiting Moon and Mars positions.

Thus after this hectic activity of 280 days, the baby is born into the world as a separate individual with his its own horoscope charted out with its chosen life-events. As the mother and the father, it is our responsibility to help as much as we can, with Mantras, Intentions and Will-power on the spiritual plane. With our assets, presence and support on the physical plane and with Love and Understanding on the emotional plane. If we can do this for our child, right from its conception, we would have successfully completed our debt to the society by raising a responsible, well-adjusted individual, an asset to the society.

 

Planets to help you in your Pregnancy

 

Obsessively Ambitious Kaal Sarpa

Kaal Sarpa Yoga is when the 7 graha, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu, this combination provides avenues for social mobility and ambitions. Kaal Amrita Yoga is the other variant when the 7 graha, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are hemmed between Ketu and Rahu, this position generates apathy towards desires. A text-book, pure kaal sarpa yog is when there are no graha in the houses containing Rahu/Ketu and the ascendant sign is also hemmed in between them.

The Kaal sarpa is another bogey, like ‘Saturn‘ where the astrologer will make you feel guilty or scared and get you to perform expensive remedies/pujas etc. But remember Jyotish is an empowering tool. Let us first try to understand how this combination is actually not a problem but an opportunity. How can you divert this energy to something constructive for yourself and the society.

If you have this yog in your chart, you should understand that your personal lifestyle will be ignored for some greater purpose. You are seen by others to be obsessive, desire-driven, impatient, sometimes indifferent, strangely focussed yet unfocussed. Your energies are unique and sub-consciously affect those who are in contact with you. You sacrifice yourself for the greater good, you use all your resources to satisfy your one over-riding ambition. You are so focussed on one single aspect of your life that you are detached from the rest. This focus can be on any sort of physical, religious cult, spiritual, public, private or social or any thing. The goal of the kaal sarpa is to be seen from the position of Rahu, the sign/house, the planets conjoint/aspecting and also the owner of this sign.

Obsessively Ambitious Kaal Sarpa

Rahu takes over the entire resources of the personality to advance to his one goal. So this results is strain on the emotional, spiritual and physical body as well. To gain one, you will psychically sacrifice everything else. Often you are in pain, which has no clear reason. A doctor might wave it away as being ‘psychological issue, take a vacation!’, this non-unerstanding will hurt you even more. But your pain is real, and the doctor is incapable of doing anything about it. There may be issues with the spine as the chakras will have issues in un-balanced prana movement. This will be seen as undiagnosable nerve issues. Hormonal imbalances can occur. Especially if you are a woman you will have body-weight problems. There may be sexual problems too, if the Rahu/Ketu is aspected by Mars, or in Mar’s house/sign. You can be a perpetrator or a victim of unnatural (remember no boundaries!) sexual/physical/etc activities.

You are strangely open to others energies, Rahu does not respect boundaries. So you yourself should consciously take care of yourself. You will need to do regular shielding of the aura, i.e. creating a pearly silver/gold protection layer on your aura and linking it the Universal Source. This will protect against astral/aura attacks. You will also have to start a regular spiritual practice not just contemplative meditation, you will have to do proper Dhyan. This will ensure that you are comfortable with yourself and carry out the chart’s indications without destroying yourself in the process.

The transits of Rahu/Ketu will enhance these traits periodically. Be very aware during every Rahu/Ketu transit and keep your mind-set and energies ready for a new identity challenge every 1.5years. Learn to consciously manipulate energy through tiny regular baby steps. And remember this is Rahu at work, so a pure Kaal Sarpa will give this as a final result, you will over-reach and fall at the moment of achievement. But if the horoscope has beneficial placements this trend can be diverted to a more intelligent outcome. Strong planets, especially the Moon and Mercury will protect from the destructive energies of this combination by stabilizing the mind/emotions and the thinking processes. Benefics placed in good signs and houses will help. Kaal sarpa is very rarely a psychotic individual.

Obsessively Ambitious Kaal Sarpa

The drive is to utterly experience something, to utterly possess something, to utterly devour something! Rahu will sacrifice everything else to attain his goal. He harnesses the energies of all the 7 planets who are between himself and Ketu. If the aspirations are socially acceptable you will reach the heights of glory, but if this goal is criminal you will sink to the depths of notoriety. These obsessions last a life-time! Rahu does not respect boundaries, so you will want to break through everything, your own self, others personal lives, rules, law, anything.

If you have Kaal sarpa in your chart, either mild or full blown, remember that you are hyper-sensitive to psychic energy. When the society lashes at you for being strange you can and will use these psychic means to get back. This will cause you problems of energy-drain and will result in even more socially erratic behaviour. But if you are aware and can chanelise your this talent you can be a super-healer and renown gifted energy worker. A safe and socially useful way of using your Kaal sarpa.

A parent who sacrifices every aspect of his life for his children and lives his life through them. A husband utterly devoted to his wife, who literally dies rather than being apart from her. Or a teacher who teaches in a small school, but ignites his student’s minds and lives his aspirations through their successes. Or if aspects permit it, the Kaal sarpa yog can create a human who sacrifices his very existence for the sake of the entire humanity.

This tendency of self-sacrifice was a part of ancient culture where humans were actually sacrificed for the greater good of the tribe. Even in today’s world people in high public positions or soldiers also sacrifice their families, time, health, privacy, safety, security for the sake of the nation, their people. This is also a Kaal sarpa energy. If you are in such a profession then you have chosen a good outlet for yourself. But everyone cannot do this, so you will need to examine your deepest motivations and come to terms with yourself to live a better adjusted life in society. Do not ignore your own self! Remember Rahu’s fall at the end? You will regret it in the end of your life when you cannot do anything about it. ‘I should have got that degree.’, ‘I should have saved for my retirement’, ‘I should have made more friends’, ‘I should have got medical check-ups on time’. This is how the Kaal Sarpa will defeat you in the end. Toxic regrets!

The key to Kaal sarpa is awareness. If you are aware of yourself and consciously choose to sacrifice your life, taking adequate precautions, you will be happy. You will then gain vitality, charisma, a useful role in the society, validation and most importantly satisfaction. The reality is, that at every moment, all of us are being sacrificed and because of this we all are constantly evolving. Only when we sacrifice our personal Ego, will we gain the Divine. The Kaal sarpa energies are the maximum possible inclination towards this.

So for those channelising Kaal Sarpa in your this life, just focus on your mind, will and intention for yourself.

 

Obsessively Ambitious Kaal Sarpa

 

 

 

Manifest your desires using your green thumb

There is another hot word doing the rounds, ‘manifestation’. In every website on energy and consciousness there is a section on how to manifest your desires in 10-steps! Well, here is one really easy step for you. Plant a seed! Literally..

Manifest your desires using your green thumb

First think about what type of desire you want to manifest, logically human desires can be of the following categories, no more than these.

  1. Finances
  2. Health
  3. Profession
  4. Relationships
  5. Spirituality

Then choose your seed. Actually! Choose a robust plant, which you can plant from a seed, suited to the place and season you are in! You will now charge this seed with your intention and plant it in a pot. Water it and care for it. Add intention. As it grows so will your desires manifest. This is a secret of the Universe!

In India, women have been doing this seed/ plant/ manifestation thingie for ages and ages. Women are traditionally home-makers, it is the most difficult thing to do, ‘make a home’. They are in-charge of maintaining the house, ensuring a balanced diet, balancing the household-accounts, maintaining relationships within the social hierarchy, raising children as responsible citizens, and then finding a daughter/son-in-law, and even more, that is a lot of work. So the Indian woman uses the energies of the Universe channelized through a Tulasi plant. She plants a Tulasi in her house. Tulsi is botanically Ocimum tenuiflorum and an indispensable plant in Indian spiritual traditions. The plant is charged with her energies and her request for help. She prays to the Tulasi, considers it as an aspect of Devi Laxmi, the Goddess of Prosperity, everyday. She intends prosperity, health and happiness and gets it too, for every member of her home. This is the magic of nature channelized through intention!

Manifest your desires using your green thumb

So now let’s do it. If you have chosen the desire and the seed whose growing energies will fuel your desires, this is how you go about it..

  1. Plan to plant your seed on the day which resonates with your desire.
    • Sunday – children, intelligence, creativity, higher education, gambling
    • Monday – mind, emotions, home, comforts, land, vehicles, property
    • Tuesday – physical body, health, vitality, competitions
    • Wednesday – communications, early education, money from trade
    • Thursday – expansion of all positive traits you desire
    • Friday – partnerships, business, relationships, love
    • Saturday – work and energy to perform sustained work, money from work
  2. Choose something that you like, tulasi, geranium, fuschia, oh, whatever feels good to you! You can also choose a fragrant plant resonating with that planet’s energy, refer this post. Get a plant which is easy to grow in your house. Get its one seed. Keep it on a green colored cloth on your altar/puja ghar, for some time.
  3. While it is on the altar, surround it with all the objects of power that you have. Maybe a rune? Or a mantra written on a paper? Or reiki? Or call on your favourite deity or the energies of the Universe.
  4. Cup your palms around the seed and tell it your desire. Feel it listening and absorbing your emotions. Feel it growing into a healthy plant bearing flowers/fruits. You are powering it with your intention so be true.
  5. When you feel satisfied, take this seed and plant it in a pot in your house. Intend it to grow and for your desires to manifest with its growth.
  6. Water it, tend to it regularly with the same intention in mind. Reinforce it.
  7. If the plant grows properly, your desire too will manifest.
  8. If it dies or fails to germinate, then re-think on what you were trying to materialise. Maybe it was not appropriate for you or hurtful for someone else.
  9. After it has grown and your desires also manifested, it will, as per its natural life cycle, flower, fruit and eventually die naturally. This is ok as your desires will have already been satisfied by this time.
  10. If you have planted a kitchen herb or fragrant plant, you have another advantage of being able to use it also as such.

This seeding-desire thingie may sound a bit funny, but it works. It has always worked for ages. The Tulasi is proof of the power of Intention coupled with Nature. The energy of a seed is limitless, it can power its own growth and also your intention. Trust and be patient. Nature will manifest your desires!

 

Manifest your desires using your green thumb

Forgive yourself to Heal yourself

We all chose our fate for this one life at the moment of our birth, this is seen as the horoscope chart which we read. Now there are always some ups and downs. It is so strange that we never question the ‘ups’ but rue the ‘downs’ of life. We blame the Universe our mom/dad, the husband/wife, our teachers and even our children for our problems. But it is time we realise that, the problems and their solutions are both within our own self.

Forgiveness is such a hot item in the market, that I felt like writing my very practical take on it. I think a bit differently, as always. So here it is.

The feeling of forgiveness is an energy. Energy can never be destroyed, but can be transmuted or transferred. Forgiveness arises only after experiencing intense emotional pain. The pain is so intense that you have no other ‘real’ way of resolving it, so you forgive. Forgiveness is about you and never about the other person. When you forgive, you return energy to the one who gave you that pain. This ensures your freedom. This really happens very rarely in a life-time because you cling on to negative energies and never think of freeing yourself through forgiveness.

Most of us turn forgiveness into a show of magnanimity, displaying the largeness of our hearts, turn it into a public spectacle, try to impress others with our nobility of spirit. When you ‘turn the other cheek’, follow a society rule-book, or try to gain socially by ‘forgiving’, you basically feed your ego and get attached to being on the high moral ground. ‘I am better than you because I forgive your heinous behaviour!’, simply does not work.

If you really want to forgive, the motive should be, to do the right thing by your own Conscience/Antar-atma. Forgiveness is no strings attached, you give it away. You cannot consciously plan self-gain when forgiving. True forgiveness happens only as a last resort. This is when you have tried all ways of resolving, re-balancing, healing and everything has failed. When the ego fails, you forgive. This happens only when you go through deep emotional pain. Such pain cannot be resolved by holding on to it. It has to be released and it will leave you only when you forgive yourself for choosing it in the first place. Forgiveness is always an intensely private affair, between you and yourself.

Forgive yourself to Heal yourself

Choices! You chose your emotional problem. Now you will choose the solution. Whatever you choose, the first step out is to forgive yourself for choosing the pain in the first place.

Example. Your wife died tragically young, leaving you with a baby to raise. You feel hurt, lost, resentful and in emotional pain. This is an injustice, you shout out at your Gods, at the Universe! Can the legal system help redress? Can any one else even do anything? No! You have to do this for yourself. You have to let go of this pain by forgiving yourself for choosing this experience. Release that painful energy to the Universe in this case. This is a bitter karmic lesson, learn it now in this life, forgive yourself, so that you don’t face the same situation in your next life.

Example. You buy a extra flat for investment and your brother asks to stay there. You agree but then he never vacates and you have lost possession of the flat. You try talking to him. Your parents also take his side. You can of course go to the courts to get him evicted but it is not worth the trouble. You have enough income and the flat was extra. Your brother’s behaviour has hurt your trust. You are reconciled to the loss of the flat, but you are hurt, deeply resentful and in emotional pain. How do you recover? There are no social or legal ways now. So, Forgive? The last resort. It is like an emotional surgery. A sample how-to-do.

  1. First think about what was the problem really?
    • Your trusting him? Or his betraying you?
    • Generally all normal persons trust their family members. So you definitely were not the problem. Betraying a family member’s trust was the problem. The problem was created by him.
  2. Identify the source of the toxic energy which is creating negative energy in you.
    • In our example this is not you. It has come from your brother.
  3. Acknowledge that Events occur as scripted in the horoscope. This was your choice at birth. So acknowledge that this event was to happen at this point of time.
    • You were to attract these energies of betrayal from your brother. The timing and the conditions were such that this foreign energy came in to you and got stuck on you. Temporarily, you attracted it from your brother!
  4. Now to remove this toxic energy. Emotional pain always burrows deep into the sub-conscious and astral bodies. It needs to be removed by its roots, else it can continue on to the future lives too. (Doing guided meditation also helps.)
    • This will take a bit of intention and conscious will.
    • Do a bit of grounding and cleansing with sea-salt water before and after this conscious act of ‘forgiveness’.
    • Relax and try to settle your mind. Think of your source of faith /universe /reiki /favourite deity etc.
    • Speak the sentences out loud. It should be from your heart in the language you are comfortable in. Something like this. ‘This energy of betrayal which had come to me from my brother, it does not belong to me, I have no use for it, I return it to its source where it properly belongs.’ and visualise it leaving you.
  5. After this removal (forgiveness), feel your light filled self. Visualise yourself covered by pearly silver-gold energy. Visualise the Universal source of light and love. Connect your pearly shield with this Source. Feel yourself enveloped by its comforting love. Relax.
  6. If the emotional context was too severe you may need to repeat this process a few times. This will ensure freedom from the toxicity and you will be secure in your own clear emotions.

Forgiveness ends the emotional hurt for the one who forgives.

Forgive yourself to Heal yourself

For the one being forgiven, this does not mean that he is released from the burden of pain he gave. Far from it. One who consciously decides to emotionally or physically harm others, creates quite a bit of great deal of karmic pain for himself in some future life. The internal conscience is always judging, always! Your brother will face the consequences of his actions without a doubt. Karma cannot be escaped. It will ensure balance.

Forgiveness is not cowardice. And it is neither denial or suppression of emotions. It is neither reconciling to the pain. It is trusting the higher forces of Karma and putting yourself out of the picture.

Forgiveness releases you from the burden of this thought, “I have to ensure that this person who has hurt me gets punished. This is my responsibility”. In the personal context, there are several hurts which always remain deeply private. Social or legal justice has its limits. If you tie the one who hurt you to yourself like this, you will need to power this thought. This drains energy which could have been put to better use. You use precious soul-energy to hold on to resentment, pain, loss, torment, defeat, negativity, why? Let it go away from you. Know that karma exists and trust it to do its job. By forgiving yourself, you get free from the burden of grief. Concentrate on your well-being.

When someone hurts you on the emotional level, this should be your response, “You hurt me, I did nothing to deserve it. I will not keep this act within me. I am returning this energy back to you. I will not keep this energy and neither this emotional hurt within me.” Intend this consciously, forgive and be free.

Never cling to memories of injustice, it is exhausting, it drains you of your potential to be happy. And tell yourself, “my Self, my Lovely Self, always be Happy, it is your Real Nature!”.

 

Forgive yourself to Heal yourself

 

The Sun, Surya the Soul

In a horoscope the Sun is the source of divine intelligence. Just as in the solar system, the Sun is the source of all the energy that powers the chart. The Will! This post is about this radiant Ruler of the horoscope, Surya. He owns the sign Leo/Simha, the 5th. Thus he is the natural ruler of the 5th house of the horoscope. Irrespective of the actual sign occupying the 5th house in a chart, the Sun and his sign Leo will always have a subtle influence on the matters of the 5th house.

Astrology says, the Sun is the soul of Kalapurusha (the person who is ‘Time’), the Moon is his mind, Mars is his vitality, Mercury is his speech, Jupiter is his knowledge and happiness, Venus is his sexual love and relations and Saturn is his work and misery.

The Sun, Surya the Soul

Sun’s friends are the Moon, Mars and Jupiter. In Cancer he loves the patriotism and enjoys working for the interest of his homeland. Also a paternal figure, he likes providing security and stability to those who ‘belong’ to him. In pioneering active Aries, his independence and confidence is enhanced and in Scorpio he loves the penetration, exploration and discovery. In Sagittarius he loves philosophising, channeling the divine truths and being the center stage of religious ceremonies. And in Pisces too, he has the opportunity to cast his radiance in the uncharted domains of the sub-conscious and astral.

He considers Venus and Saturn to be his enemies. If the Sun in the horoscope is under their influence in any way, either conjoint or aspected by them or in their actual sign  or natural house then his self-confidence is reduced. Venus interferes by offering him material pleasures and Saturn interferes by giving him too much material karmic work. In Taurus he is reduced to thinking of money and assets to be everything, and in Libra he uses his divine intelligence only for the pleasures of his partner. His personal will is highly reduced and putty in the hands of his karmic partnerships. He considers the adolescent Mercury to be  a neutral force.

The Sun is most comfortable, exalted in the environment of Aries and most out of place, debilitated in Libra the house of Venus, read more about it here. Thus he is generally productive in the 1st house of the chart and quite mis-matched in the 7th house too, irrespective of the signs.

The Sun in your chart describes the following,

  1. Your personal genius, creativity, independence, gambling, brilliance and intelligence.
  2. Your childhood, whether you were encouraged, praised, made to feel confident or not.
  3. Your actual father and other males who had authority over you, and your experience with them. (The step-father /2nd father is the 8th from the birth sun)
  4. Your two physical eyes and more importantly the third eye. You perceive the secrets of the universe with these eyes.
  5. Your entitlements, things which you take for granted as yours by birth or right and the authority that you wield.

A well placed Sun allows you to express your internal self brightly with grace and in clear light. A self-confident person is attractive and is often naturally in the center-stage. A strong Sun allows you to “think good about yourself”, regardless of what others think. Their opinions do not affect your sense of self, as you internally know you have good reasons for your actions.

But the other side of the Sun is the darker self-righteous personality which is selfish, attention-grabbing, narcissist, not bothered about others and very mean. I knew a person with a debilitated Sun in the ascendant, an excellent lawyer, she was a tireless worker for the poor and often worked without taking fees, very highly respected in society, simple, approachable and non-pretentious. But an extremely self-referential person in private life with no regard for the feelings and hopes of her own husband and child causing them immense trauma of which she was neither understanding nor sympathetic. Her partners were the poor people caught in legal troubles and she would do anything to get justice for them. But in her own personal life, she was the narcissist mother and self-righteous wife.

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A quick exercise, in your birth chart, count the signs from the birth sun to the other planets. A count of 6, 8 or 12 is not considered good. All other counts are generally good and will vary in intensity depending on the signs and aspects.

  • The Moon from the Sun tells you if your mind has the capacity to express its emotions in a confident manner. Also if these emotions and thoughts are generally clear bright and positive or twisted and negatively directed. Also a look in into how this person can link up his confidence to emotions, can from emotionally manipulative to aggressive and logical.
  • The Mars from the Sun is a fair indicator of the power of the physical and astral bodies, the activity and health. The match between the inner fire and its outer expression is examined here. Is the Ego supporting the body positively or negatively?
  • The Mercury from the Sun determines if the speech, communication and critical thinking is a product of a positive Self and Ego or not. It also indicates if it is a true transmission of the real self image represented by the Sun. The intellectual power of thought patterns and the articulation of the personal logic.
  • The Jupiter from the Sun is the knowledge, wisdom and also a deep happiness. Do you live your life as with balance between the self and the rest of humanity? Are you philosophical and kind to your own self and also to others? Does your ego allow this?
  • The Venus from the Sun shows indicates the soul-source of your relationships. Do you enter your partnerships, personal and legal with a sense of love and pleasure? To have successful relationships you need to have a healthy relationship with your own self first. This subtly defines all your other relationships.
  • The Saturn from the Sun determines if you carry out your assigned work in the society and the profession. Also how are your contributions actually received by the society/organization. Do you value your work? And in turn is your work valued? This is also ultimately a function of your sense of self-worth and ego.

There is one more important interaction among the planets were the close proxmity to the Sun burns out the others, combust planets, dagdha/asta and caizimi. I have written a post on these results here.

But always remember You are the Central Sun of your Life, You power your life experiences. The power to choose, free will is always available, Sri Krishn in the last shlok of the Bhagwat Gita says to Arjun, 18 chapter, 63 verse, “So I have explained to you very secret knowledge. Deliberate on this completely, and then do what you wish to do“. Free will exists, the horoscope is just the choice you have made before you were born you can change your choices anytime to make things better for yourself!

 

The Sun, Surya the Soul

Transits of Rahu/Ketu through your chart!

If I were to say which forces of the horoscope are the most significant? I would say Rahu and Ketu, the North / South Nodes. These represent the desires of your current life. Rahu is the desires active and Ketu is those desires which are extinct! Indian astrology gives due respect to these 2 forces but western astrology refuses to even acknowledge them! But they are supremely important, e.g. a client comes to you for issues in buying a property, and you see the Rahu in 4thhouse, it’s a straight-forward conclusion that the fault is on his side, he tried to cheat, over-extend, be over-ambitious and has, as per Rahu’s indications, now fallen flat on his face. The direction of your desires is a very important indicator. You may have a beautifully placed Moon, Sun, Ascendant and everything else, but then your desires can pull you towards things which are not savoury or catastrophic for others and society.

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Now these duo transit for long-ish periods too, spending 18 months, 1.5yrs in one sign. (The only planet which transits longer than these, is Saturn at 2.5yrs in one sign. Jupiter transits one sign in one year). Thus their influence is quite significant and sets the tone for these 18 months. So let us go through what can be expected from these two. As always the position from the ascendant is the physical/manifested context, the mental/emotional context is counted from the birth moon sign and the subtle aspects counted from the birth Rahu/Ketu signs.

Rahu is just the head, he has no body to do his actual work so he works through the planets he is placed with and the sign and the owner of the sign he is in. He will amplify over-extend and ultimately fall on his face in his typical Rahu style. A very simple example, a 5-yr old child with Rahu conjunct Moon will be extremely possessive of his mother all the time, won’t even let his dad kiss his mom, smother her with kisses, hugs and displays of affection, till 5-mins later he bangs his head on her nose attempting to kiss her some more, gives her a nose-bleed and gets a scolding himself. A baby Rahu over-reach!

Ketu has no head, he is just the body. Thus he indifferently accepts the influence of the planet he is with and the sign/owner he is placed in. He will give physical disconnection always, but will give a special astral/sub-conscious, almost dis-embodied awareness of these keywords. Eg, if the Ketu is with the ascendant, he will open widely the gates of the astral/sub-conscious/dreams/visions and the person will not even realize the dangers the astral holds and, ultimately due to exposure to those energies, damage his physical body including his physical eye-sight.

The Nodes are 180 degrees apart, like ying /yang, consuming one house and expanding the other exactly opposite.

Rahu in 1st Ketu in 7th Now your over-reaching self-ego consumes partnerships. Desire to win at any cost dissolves legal bindings. Being first and prominent in the society stops fairness and equitability. You are aggressively self-promotional and really not bothered about your equals and partners. Take care of your marriage, these 18months are one thing but husband/wife is forever!

Rahu in 2nd Ketu in 8th  You develop ambitions about increasing your wealth and assets and maintaining them for your use. Desire to be in control of the family treasures and using them for your own purposes. You want solidity, material things you can touch and increase. And on the other side, you have no desire to change, to transform and to re-invent yourself. The secrets of the mind, of the esoteric, the tantra, the intangible but powerful magics hold no charm for you. Do not let your family members over-ride you.

Rahu in 3rd Ketu in 9th You desire local trades, siblings and neighbourhood. Lots of quick communication, gossip and chit-chat. Juvenile behaviour and adolescence. Also superficial analysis which will lead to profits.  No inclination to associate with the betters, peers, philosophers and patrons. Disinclined to reflect, ponder and philosophise. You know how to work the stock market for even more money but will not think about the theory of role of money in the society. Do not let your siblings get the better of you and do not get cut off from the philosophies that are the foundation of your life.

Rahu in 4th Ketu in 10th Here you superficially desire maternal security and comfort zones. The stability of the physical structures and even customs and traditions. However you will neglect your father and your profession, your power and position in the society. Intent on your personal emotions you will not be aware of the demands and obligations of the society and the work that you are expected to perform here. Remain in your senses and do not let mother/maternal figures get the better of you. Take care of your father, you may lose him.

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Rahu in 5th Ketu in 11th You will be highly self-referential during this period. The world will revolve around you and your sense of intelligence, genius and creativity. You will superficially talk about high ethics and morals. You will be in the center-stage, drama, politics or any expression of individual self-expression. However you will neglect the greater networks of humans and like-minded groups. Your source of income will be in spurts not a sustained flow of money. Do not let your children force you into unpleasant situations.

Rahu in 6th Ketu in 12th You will actively seek the forces who can potentially harm you in the context of disease, debt and enemies, and you will vanquish them. This will help you in balancing your karmic debts and the records that are maintained in the astral realm will not affect you adversely. However you will not receive guidance from your astral guides either, your sub-conscious will not be so accessible and dreams/visions will not be so helpful either.

Rahu in 7th Ketu in 1st Now you will put your partnerships before any selfish gain. You will respect the legal demands that others have on you at least on a superficial level. You will try to uphold equitability as long as your interests are not affected. Do not let your partners get the better of you. You will be not bothered about your social standing and ego, if you do some spiritual practice during this period it will be fruitful. Take care of your personal health.

Rahu in 8th Ketu in 2nd You will be dissociated from your family during this period. Loss of wealth resources is indicated. The secrets of the mind, of the esoteric, the tantra, the intangible but powerful magics will attract you. You will want to forge new identities for yourself. You might spend money and wealth unnecessarily in these. You might suffer secret diseases, reproductive organs problems, accidents, surgeries and diseases related to over-heating.

Rahu in 9th Ketu in 3rd Now you might be tempted to challenge established principles/culture, as a fire-brand leader, push the limits, express controversial views and be recognised for this. You try to come out of your comfort zones and to move away from familiar friends, siblings, groups, thought processes, actions. Try something new. There will be opportunities for active role in society, travel, explore, higher studies, living away from home, exposure to different/foreign thoughts, intelligent interest in religion. A crisis of faith is possible as you question established norms. This might be a period of introspection if the chart allows it, you might search for a real Guru. This time will give you chances to build a foundation for your future life, use this period intelligently. Medical issues to the chest, lungs, hands are possible. There may be a sense of underlying grief.

Rahu in 10th Ketu in 4th Here you will give in to the demands and obligations of the society and the work that you are expected to perform here. You will superficially behave as the ideal worker but as always you will have your hidden agenda. You might ignore your emotional and comfort zones and work. You will be more in touch with your father but do not let him over-ride your decisions. Take care of your mother, you may lose her.

Rahu in 11th Ketu in 5th You will mingle with the greater networks of humans and like-minded groups. Your source of income will be a sustained flow of money from several sources, don’t get into illegal activities. You will prefer anonymity rather than the center stage and you will work systematically. You will prefer to work for the greater good but only till your personal interest is satisfied. Do not ignore your children and maintain a hobby during this period.

Rahu in 12th Ketu in 6th The forces who can potentially harm you in the context of disease, debt and enemies, will auto-destruct. You may suffer very briefly from disembodied entities/ghosts. The records maintained in the astral realm will be available to you and  your astral guides, dreams/visions will also help you. Rahu being a superficial pretender will prevent you from getting too immersed in the astral too.

These are of course the overlying trends which will last for 18 months of their transit in each sign/house. Pay attention to which Dasha you are on. Transits are always coupled with dashas to get a full picture. These trends will be further modified by the trends in the other planets transits and the original chart/placement. If you have special combinations involving Rahu Ketu like complete or partial kaal sarpa in your birth chart do that in-depth analysis first.  Having a well-balanced birth chart is a huge asset as then the transits cannot cause much mischief.

 

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