‘Cleaning up’ after energy work..

In several of my posts I have written about things that I and my brother sometimes do, the so-called ‘energy-work’. Here is a bit on the precautions that we take while doing these things. Have written about these earlier but here is a consolidated list.DisconnectionPeacock feathers bunch – There is a peacock feather bunch in my bedroom as well as in my sitting room, protects me as I sleep and also looks pretty in my house. I use it to brush out the aura of my house once a week and for my family members if they want me to.

Smudging – I use Loban/frankincense. Saturday evenings I light up a piece and take it around my house, reciting the Navavarna mantra, also ring a small bell as I go around. It works well enough for the house, but not so well for removing negative energies from people.

Ganga water – I live near the river Ganga, its water has perfect energy. I spritz this water in my house if I feel its energy levels going down and on myself if I have dabbled in energy work and need cleansing.

Camphor – Burning real natural camphor works well for removal of negativity. And I also keep small Camphor sachets in the rooms and in my car. Camphor sublimes so I replace these sachets once a month. Charging these sachets with Reiki symbols makes them even more effective.

Lemons – I use them to ‘remove’ the evil eye or spirits roaming around in my house or around my family members. Once a month on the no-moon night or during an eclipse.

Sea salt – Have written about this in detail in a previous post. This is one essential thing in your energy kit you can use it in several ways for protection, cleansing and disconnection.

Rice – Raw uncooked rice is also an option. Hold a fistful of rice for a minute in your hand with the intention that it picks up all the negative stuff which has attached to you and wave it around your head thrice in the clockwise direction. Then go out of your house, turn around so that you are facing your house and throw this rice over your shoulder and without looking back, directly come back inside.

Hair – A lot can be done using hair! I cannot bear anyone touching my head or hair even if for a hair cut. For the past several years I have been cutting my hair myself. One of the best ways of removing negative energy cords is snipping off just one strand of hair with the intention on a no-moon (amavasya) day.

Pendulums – Use your pendulum with the intention of disconnection and cleansing. You hold it in your right hand and keep your left palm an inch below it as it moves. As it moves within your aura field it will remove the negative stuff that you have picked up.

Chi-balls – Everyone can make them, they start forming a soon as your cupped hands are near each other. If you focus and intend they can be made stronger and more powerful. Now you make your chi-ball and visualise it as a shell around you, pearly silvery golden in color. You can see out of this but no one can see you within this shell. This is the best protective energy shield you can make for yourself. It will also cut negative cords around you if any.

Gold and silver – I wear gold bangles and silver anklets which I charge with my mantras and intention for protection. They then work like ‘energy gloves’ and ‘socks’ protecting me from anything negative that I might get involved with. The center of the earlobe corresponds with the pineal gland so wearing gold earrings charged with mantras acts as a very good energy battery for the entire body.

Trimetal bangle made of Copper, silver and gold adds the Martian fiery energy of aggression and confidence to take on anything. So this is an all in one tool which helps when taking on beings from other dimensions.

Amulets – I use mantras to do homa with the intention of protection and the ash which remains is packed inside a talisman which I wear. Once its job is done it falls off on its own. The ash from such a homa can be used in several ways, I blow it over myself as I am about to leave home and again when I come back to rid myself of negative cords and stuff.pexels-photo-165939.jpegReiki

  • First, neither me nor my brother do healings on others, we teach them instead to heal themselves. Sorry to say this, but the people who come are so overwhelmed with negative energies that their higher self requests more and above the Reiki and then it becomes difficult for us.
  • Reiki, the original principles that Mikao Usui taught, was supposed to be taught to all without charging them for it and everyone was supposed to do their own healing. So if our clients are interested we initiate them into Reiki rather than doing their healing ourselves.
  • If they are too ill, we use crystals or water rather than direct connection. Charging crystals and telling them to keep it in their pockets or charging their drinking water works beautifully. Hon sha zhe sho nen is used to sandwich all the other symbols and intentions, and the whole package is ‘put’ into the crystal or water bottle. This acts as an energy battery for a fortnight easily.
  • If direct healing is unavoidable then only for 5 mins, no more. (Modern Reiki practitioners claim that reiki is channelising the universal energy, which is true. But we have observed that more than 5 minutes and your higher self starts giving out your personal energy.)
  • Disconnection is using the cho ku re. Visualising cho ku re as a ‘sword’ which cleanly separates the energy link to the client. This ‘sword’ is quite useful and you can use it separate yourself from anything, energy cords and emotional hangovers from unpleasant situations.

Finally spiritual practice – Doing your regular spiritual practice, Dhyan or a mantra jaap helps in more ways than one. The body’s energy gets more intense, you get a armour of positive energies, every action you do gets powered up. If you have managed to make your mantra siddha, then it is a permanent weapon and shield in your hands. Another effect is that you are not scared of anything as you have the strength and the will to use that strength too.

And then as a last resort. If you have gone in more than you could handle and the negative energy of the situation has touched you more deeply that you anticipated, its best to fall a little bit sick. Allow the negative energy to express itself in a controlled way, a minor cold, throwing up or loose motions will remove the negative energy from your system completely, as a last resort.

Most importantly learn to see auras, it is very easy and if you practice you should be able to see the overall aura, the individual auras of each body parts, the aura of food/water that you are going to eat, the aura of your house etc. In fact you will be able to see the aura of speech, the words that someone is speaking. If you sense negative energy, immediately visualise a shield around you and charge this shield with the mantra/reiki/intention etc. You will also be able to sense the other dimensional beings with time. Learn to sense auras it will be a big asset in your energy work and add to your confidence.

 

disconnection(There was a mail from the contact page on disconnection and energy work, “Hey great blog there. …….. keep writing!” I hope this post has been of some help)

Graha from the Suryasiddhant

Vedic philosophy is not theoretical, it is completely practical. Prime importance is given to the one who Experiences. Obviously things have to be in motion to be observed and experienced. This motion is either in time or in space or in both.

First we intend. The intention is first created in the mind, then powered with various mantra, other energy rituals and their practice. Often these will result in events/creation which are perceived in real life, e.g. financial benefits, getting a child, a job, or spiritual progress. Then we have the inner Universe where we can never get physical proofs, subjects like the soul, birth, death and rebirth, karma, etc, so we use the science of Illumination to learn about these hidden truths.iu.jpgMost modern astrologers have this opinion that the Vedic system was unaware of the trans-Saturn planets thus did not use them. This is faulty thinking, as ‘graha’, the forces in astrology are erroneously translated to mean ‘planets’. The trans-Saturnian planets were quite well known to the ancient astronomers as Shwet/ Uranus, Shyam/ Neptune and Teevra/ Pluto but were never used in Jyotish because they are not ‘graha’.

The basis of all Jyotish mathematics is the Suryasiddhant written by Mayadanav in Sanskrit. This is the oldest book on astronomy and everything related to the movement of the earth and heavenly bodies. We still use this as the basis of all our calculations. There is no estimation on when it was written. This book is not correctly and completely understood even today. If you are interested it is available as a pdf on archive.org. Just an example, it mentions the avg length of the tropical year to be 365.2421756 days and the modern value is accepted at 365.2421904 days!

So Suryasiddhant gives the Jyotish definition of ‘graha’. A small maths,

  • As per the Suryasiddhant the motion of the Sun in time is called the kaksh/zone of the Sun. This is generally understood to be one Solar year long, and the Sun moves within this Kaksh/zone.
  • The zone of Saturn is 29.47 times the Sun’s zone. This can be simply understood as 29.47 solar years, which is also the time he takes to complete one revolution around the Sun.
  • After that the next planet is Uranus, he occupies a zone 84 times that of the Sun’s zone. For simple understanding this is the 84 solar years that it takes to make one complete revolution around the Sun.
  • Now the Lunar mansions/Nakshatra also have a similar zone in time (Bhakaksh). This zone is 60 times of the zone of the Sun. i.e. 60 solar years. The belt of the Nakshatra/the zodiac has a ‘orbital’ motion around the Sun which is 60 solar years long. A point to understand here, we are talking in terms of time not ‘outer space‘.

Now ‘graha’ is not a planet, it is defined by its astrological influences perceptible on Earth. As per Suryasiddhant, the outermost limit of astrological influence is the Bhakaksh, the zone of the Nakshatra/Lunar mansions who make up the Zodiac belt. No heavenly body beyond this zone has astrological impact on us on the Earth. Thus Saturn is the farthermost graha which is within the Bhakaksh boundary.

One point to be noted, we are talking in ‘time’. The Nakshatras are linked to the stars which are much beyond the solar system, but we are not talking about the physical stars/constellations here. We are analysing the effects of the energies of the belt of the Zodiac/the Nakshatra belt. There is no physical object between the zone of Saturn and the zone of Uranus. We are discussing the time it takes for these heavenly bodies to move and their movement in relation to the movement of the Sun.

This movement of the Bhakaksh is very important and mundane astrologers find events repeating themselves with each cycle of the Bhakaksh. The cycle is of 60 solar years (one solar year is 365 days 6 hours 12 minutes and 36 seconds ) These 60 solar years, which constitute the zone/Bhakaksh of the Nakshatra belt, have names (From ‘Prabhava’ to Akshara’ there are 60 names) and are used in predictions. There is a separate section in astrology called Medini Jyotish which deals with the land and the people both in time and space on a much larger scale. What we are using at present is Hora Jyotish or Phalit-Jyotish which gives predictions of individuals.

If you are interested do search on a phenomenon called ‘Teleconnections’ in global events. There is a cycle of 60 solar years in weather etc phenomena of the earth which are a part of Medini Jyotish. However we do not have experts on Medini Jyotish anymore, as after the Hindu empires collapsed about a thousand years ago there was no one left who knew how to use these concepts. No one was really interested in long term astrological calculations of nations and thus we stopped using the yamala tantras and the chakras and other tools of Medini astrology.

So to answer the question, in Vedic astrology we do not use the trans-Saturnine planets as they are not ‘graha’.

 

sun(This was a reply to a question on trans-Saturnine planets not being used in Vedic astrology, I hope it was of some help.)

The darker side of the 3rd house..

The 3rd house is a rather typical house, it can become rather malefic with severe repercussions on the entire personality if it chooses to. It is a Upachaya house and is often a shadowy house.

The 3rd house in some Jyotish texts is considered as a house of turmoil/dushamsthan along with the 6th, 8th and 12th houses. It can definitely cause turmoil in the chart! I have observed that in the current age that we live in, this 3rd house can be quite useful (unless it is heavily damaged by malefics). We live in the age of Mercury, dominated by communication on a global scale, it is a superficial world, where we often act, need to act, fast and decisively. If this house is moderately influenced by malefics it can actually be an asset, as it gives a rough sort of courage and boldness, which is perhaps required today.

The third house is naturally ruled by Mercury with Gemini being the third sign of the zodiac. And where Mercury is, you can expect typical problems, mental thought patterns, ability to concentrate, willingness to act, stability of the mind, the way you think, desire to learn/study. The chest and the respiratory system. And because it rules the hands it is the first step to action! Hands are the most important tools you have, you touch, manipulate, use, push, pull, love with your hands. Your hands are how you act. Mercury, the impressionable adolescent of astrology here chooses to think and act.darknessThe basic birth chart will give the manifested reality and the 9th divisional chart/Navamsha gives the potential, evaluate both to get a true picture. You can build the picture using the keywords of the planet and the house together.

First the worst case scenario, most often seen in criminals. Now if this house is influenced by malefics alone, it can cause immeasurable harm. The Sun, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu or Mars if let loose here, without any support from the benefics Jupiter or Venus can wreck Mercury. Such a person can suffer physical damage often from miscalculation of risks while in action, e.g. while driving, in short journeys, while playing games, etc. Damage, delay, frustration in education, obstacles in work, emotional damage often projected as cruel and unstable behaviour. Physical deformity like arms amputated from birth. If the influencing malefics are of a similar nature then there is a tendency for self harm or early death either by suicide, accident or even as a punishment! If the influencing malefics are of dissimilar natures then the personality can be violent, crooked, criminal and heartless.

If the Moon gets caught here, under the influence of malefics, then it can result in mental problems, depression, and psychiatric problems.

One of the worst placements in the chart would be a Ketu in the 3rd. This single planet here can cause havoc, especially if he is aspected by malefics and not by benefics. Even in transit such a lone Ketu can cause severe problems here. Mental restlessness, frustration, exiles, detentions, imprisonment, diseases of the chest and lungs etc. A Ketu in the 3rd would mean a Rahu in the 9th, which will impact the ‘foundations’ of your life. The help from the ancestors, peers and patrons will not be forthcoming. Also the deep philosophy that one lives his life by will be tainted by Rahu’s typical over-reaching, fake, acquisitive, greedy behaviour.

Saturn here will create a hesitant, overly cautious, cowardly personality who is scared to take initiatives in his life. He will also impact the intelligence, creativity and connection to the divine (aspect on 5th house), constrain the 9th house and give a negative impact on the entire personality and his environment by his aspect on the 1st house. Saturn+Ketu gives a violent criminal personality.

A Mars alone in the 3rd will create outbursts of uncontrolled force, death in accidents, injuries by sharp weapons, bloodshed, crimes of passion and temper, action without regard to consequences. A Mars aspected by benefics can create revolutionaries, brave, fiery, analytical military leader with a great sense of strategy and personal integrity. But Mars with other malefics can cause problems. Mars+Rahu will give brain/mental related problems at some point of life. A Mars+Rahu or Mars+Saturn can typically deny marriage or cause infertility. Especially if such a Mars is in a fiery sign then his effects will be more intense.

A Sun in the 3rd if poised to give bad results can give criminals who are ultimately executed by the government. Sun is also creativity, so such persons may be genius, artists, scientists, etc whose lives often take a tragic fatal turn. e.g. Ketu+Sun typically can give death by hanging, in fire or by poisons.

However you will rarely see such heavily afflicted charts in your regular life, these are the anti-social elements, oddly eccentric individuals whose career is generally cut short by death or isolation. A heavily afflicted 3rd house does not allow the native to roam at large for long. (A rather morbid study would be to analyse the charts of people who either committed suicide or were executed.)

If malefics are placed singly with/aspected by benefics in the 3rd house they can give good results. There would of course be conflicts in life, some delays and hindrances. This house belongs to the impressionable Mercury so he allows all the resident planets their expression initially in a juvenile manner. Thus its results improve with age as the planets and the houses mature. The best part is that here a good influence from Venus/Jupiter can counter-balance the malefic influences if any.

However in my opinion, the best option for the 3rd house is, it remains vacant and/or aspected by benefics.

 

darkness(There was a question on the 3rd house being a dushamsthan and a upachhaya house etc, hope this post was of some help)

Sometimes Malefics help you!

The houses 6th, 8th and 12th are called the dushamsthana or the houses of turmoil. The 6th is the house where you ‘serve or suffer’. The 8th is the house of catastrophic transformations and the 12th is the house of loss of the manifested. Even the 3rd house is a potentially problematic house under the shadows, if not balanced by benefic forces it can give very strange results! Then of the 9 planets of vedic astrology, 5 planets, Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are by nature cruel/ malefic. So one might feel that the ratio of benefic/malefic forces in the chart tilts more towards the malefic!accomplishment action adventure challengeBut there are special combinations/Yog where the malefic planets can actually give positive results, more than the traditional benefic planets. This is a form of reversal where technically cruel planets give very favourable results. One example I have written about here is the Yogkarak planets. In such reversal of results, often there is a trend, where initially you suffer due to some reasons and then suddenly something gets triggered and there is a reversal of fortunes and you rise spectacularly because of the very same reasons. This trigger can be the maturity of the planets involved or a planetary period /Dasha.

Now a bit about the houses of turmoil and how interactions between these houses and their owner planets can propel your chart to heights. (There should be no other planets placed with these owners of turmoil in the same house, if so then this yog fails to give its positive results.) So,

  1. When just these planets are placed in the 3rd, 6th, 9th or 12th, or weakened by mutual interaction, or debilitated etc. (either in the birth chart D-1 or the 9th divisional chart/navamsha D-9)
    • Here their power to give negative results is reduced. Negative forces destroying other negative forces!
    • When the planetary forces of turmoil interact with each other, they end up damaging each other thus reducing their propensity to give negative results. The chart as a whole will benefit.
    • This is seen practically as enemies, diseases, debtors and other evil influences in life are blocked. Enemies fall and you rise, often spectacularly.
  2. Or they are very strong and placed in the 1st, 4th, 7th and 9th (kendra) houses or the 5th or 9th (kona) houses.
    • In such a case, you may not rise in life yourself but you will gain through the rise of your friends and well-wishers.
  3. If they are placed in the Kendra/Kona and linked (aspect or conjunct) to the ascendant lord. In this case they sort of transfer their powers to the Ascendant lord and the chart gains.
    • In this case you rise yourself thus gain.

If the lord of the 6th is placed in the 6th, 8th or 12th, then you can expect to win over your enemies, stay out of debt and to be blessed by good health. Also will have luck on your side, professionally and a good reputation on the social and monetary front.

If the lord of the 8th is placed in the 6th, 8th or 12th, you will be bold and face the challenges in your life with a lot of confidence and strength. You will embrace change and flow with the transformational energies in your life. Good decision making abilities and an ability to focus on important information will ensure that you will never shirk from the conflicts in life.

The lord of the 12th house placed in the 6th, 8th or 12th will grant a happy and independent personality. You will always look for opportunities and avenues, even in a potentially bad situation, you can find ways to make it favourable for you. You will have a good professional life with wealth and social reputation.

(This rule is not applicable to Mars and Venus when as ascendant lord, they also own a dushamsthana. This happens only in these, for Aries ascendant, Scorpio is 8th, for Taurus ascendant Libra is 6th for Libra ascendant Taurus is 2nd and for Scorpio ascendant Aries is 6th house.)

Some people thrive on challenges, they seem to take on challenges and convert them into opportunities. Difficulties come but they give results exactly opposite to what is generally expected. They are ultimately beneficial and favourable to the person. These are reversals so for these situations are always linked to the downfall of the agents represented by the 6th, 8th and 12th houses. So you have to be alert and make the most of the opportunity which will most likely come suddenly. Remove a thorn with a thorn always works here. And finally, if the powers of the lords of the 6th, 8th and 12th are reversed in this way they give material benefits of all sorts but practically nil spiritual benefits. Btw, what is favourable and unfavourable is ultimately decided by our lens of perception, our mind i.e. the position of our birth Moon. A superbly placed Moon is worth a hundred ‘yog’/planetary combinations!

challenge(These combinations are referred to as the Vipreet Rajyog in Jyotish. But rather than being put off by complicated names, it is always more helpful to understand the logic. Jyotish is mathematics, not superstition and learning by rote!)

Bach flower remedies

“Wonderful as it may seem, relieve your patient of the mood or moods such as are given in this system of healing, and your patient is better”

– Dr Edward Bach, 1936

Bach flower remedies are one of the best ways to cure deep seated problems on all levels. Am sure you must have heard of them, but if not, you must really try them out. Dr.Edward Bach, a century ago, had experimented with the healing properties of flowers and came up with this set of 38 Bach Flower remedies.

rock-water honeysuckle

The basic concept is behind every manifested illness there exists an imbalance on the inner self. Anxieties, fears, depression, tension, trauma, dislikes, avoidance, greed, apathy and other negative emotions over a period of time result in illness of the body. Most doctors will treat the outer symptoms of your body but will not cure the inner real inner problem. Modern doctors won’t even think on these deeper lines of thought! Thus over time the illness will repeat itself or the same imbalance will manifest as a different illness.

This same theory is behind curing issues caused by planetary imbalances using the perfumes, colors and food tastes associated with them. But planetary remedies may not be so easily accepted by most people who still think astrology to be hogwash! But Bach flower remedies are ‘mainstream’, your homeopathic physician may also be prescribing these. In India, I bought the entire set of 38 bottles for around Rs 4000/- from a wholesale supplier of homeopathic medicines. As I use the liquid, I keep topping it up with more medicinal brandy. So if you can buy a set it is a life time investment.

waterviolet scleranthrus

The beauty of these remedies is that they have Zero side-effects and they actually work. Then there are lots of questionnaires online where you can find out which emotional issues you need to address. You can combine upto 4 flower remedies at one time. A quick list of the remedies, with their keywords of the mental conditions that they address.

agrimony

Agrimony – outwardly cheerful, internally unhappy, anxious, mentally tormented.

  1. Agrimony – remedy for someone who is secretly addicted to substances, anxious and deeply unhappy behind a cheerful face.
  2. Aspen – for people who have vague fears of unknown things, worried, unable to tell others, terrified, and very haunted by worry.
  3. Beech – a remedy for intolerance, for re-balancing critical and non-compassionate people who are hard on others and also on themselves.
  4. Centaury – for those who are unable to say ‘no’, weak willed, bullied by others, tired, timid, passive and a doormat.
  5. Cerato – if you do not trust your own self, always seek advice from others, unable to decide for yourself, cannot judge situation/people properly, this remedy is for you.
  6. Cherry Plum – if you fear losing control over the mind, get emotional breakdowns, temper tantrums, explode with uncontrolled rage and can be abusive in this mood, use this remedy.
  7. Chestnut Bud – if one cannot learn from experience and makes the same mistakes again and again, this flower can help.
  8. Chicory – for those who are selfish, possessive lovers. Over-protective, suffocating with a nagging nature. Are easily offended, manipulate loved ones and are self-centred and demanding.
  9. Clematis – The ones who like daydreaming, are vaguely dreamy all the time, disinterested, withdrawn, lack of concentration, lackadaisical and dream of happy things in the future but do not work in the present.
  10. Crab Apple – For OCD, self-hatred, sense of being unclean, low self esteem, (this is a cleansing remedy).
    • sweet-chestnut walnut
  11. Elm – If someone is depressed, overwhelmed by responsibility, exhausted, despondent at the thought of working.
  12. Gentian – If you are easily depressed and discouraged in the face of difficulties, and even tiny setbacks tend to dishearten.
  13. Gorse – The remedy for heavy hopelessness and despair coupled with intense pessimism.
  14. Heather – For those who demand attention, are talkative, talk only about themselves, are self-centred and dislike being left alone and are internally lonely.
  15. Holly – For hatred, envy, insecurity, suspiciousness, jealousy. And for aggressive behaviour triggered by this negativity.
  16. Honeysuckle – For curing nostalgia, living in the past, missing someone and always thinking of the good times they had together, living in the past, over-attached to past memories.
  17. Hornbeam – If someones is mentally weary, even bored, tired at the thought of doing things, overworked, needs strength and is lethargic.
  18. Impatiens – A cure for impatience, nervous irritation, frustration. For those who are accident prone, fidgety and always in haste.
  19. Larch – To redress lack of confidence, discouragement, and for people who tend to avoid situations where may have to perform.
  20. Mimulus – To set right problems caused by fear of known things, also stammering, timidness, over-sensitivity and overall lack of courage
    • white-chestnut chestnutbud
  21. Mustard – If someone is always depressed or gloomy for no reason, always under a dark cloud.
  22. Oak – For those who keep going past the point of exhaustion, exhausted, but still will not tell if they are unwell, over-achievers, overworked, workaholic people.
  23. Olive – For curing the exhaustion following mental or physical effort. If someone needs energy for recovery and convalescence e.g. when all reserves of energy exhausted after a long illness/activity.
  24. Pine – A solution for self-guilt, if someone is ashamed for no reason, feels heavy self reproach, feels unworthy and undeserving.
  25. Red Chestnut – For those who are overly concerned and worried for the welfare of loved ones (thus always ignoring themselves).
  26. Rock Rose – If you are frozen with terror and fright, is used an emergency remedy.
  27. Rock Water (is basically pure natural water, I have seen Ganga water also works equally well) – To sure problems caused by self-denial, rigidity and self-repression and tendency for self-perfection. These people are also self-sacrificing but highly opinionated.
  28. Scleranthus – To cure the inability to choose, for indecision, being dizzy and uncertain. To redress issues arising from imbalance
  29. Star of Bethlehem – To be used in extreme stress, severe shock and extreme trauma, is an emergency remedy.
  30. Sweet Chestnut – To help someone in extreme mental anguish, hopeless despair, intense sorrow, if someone is is hopeless, feels that all options are over now.
    • elm larch
  31. Vervain – To set right over-enthusiasm, fanaticism and hyper-activity. For those highly strung individuals who always want to be involved in everything. 
  32. Vine – To balance out domineering, inflexible, gifted, very capable, but bullying and thus aggressive people. They hurt others by putting them down always.
  33. Walnut – This flower grants protection from change and unwanted influences, allows to let go and helps adjust to major changes.
  34. Water Violet – is helpful for those quietly self-reliant people who are isolated, anti-social, disdainful, very private, proud and aloof.
  35. White Chestnut – is used to silence cluttered unwanted thoughts and mental arguments, it stops the unrest in the mind.
  36. Wild Oat – can help in making life changing decisions correctly when at major cross roads in life. Helps when there is uncertainty about the direction in life and lack of clarity.
  37. Wild Rose – When someone is drifting, resigned, apathetic  with lack of ambition and motivation, feels resigned to an unpleasant situation.
  38. Willow – To cure self-pity, resentment, bitterness, and for those want to regain a sense of proportion in life.
    • pine impatiens

 

Go through this list of meanings or take a self test to find out what are the negative thought processes and emotional behaviour holding you back. Then use the flowers. If you have bought the set, put 2 drops of the remedy in a glass of water and drink it, 3 times a day, or put them in your water bottle. When you no longer need to take it, you will actually forget to take it! 

Now the fun part. I have used these remedies for years and found a few shortcuts which also work equally well. These shortcuts are especially useful if you cannot find the set in your local market or cannot afford to buy them. 

  1. I live in the Himalayas where some of these plants are naturally found. So if you live in such a place yourself, you can gather the fresh flowers and keep them in a glass bowl with clean water in the direct sunlight for 3-4 hours. Then store that water in a clean bottle. If you intend to preserve it for a longer time you can add a few drops of medicinal brandy to it.
    • Drink it whenever you feel the need.
    • It works beautifully for small children and infants, you can even put a few drops on their forehead.
    • Put it in spray bottle and spray it in your room or use it to wipe the floors of your house.
    • Wash your clothes in it ,put a few drops of the remedy in your washing machine water.
    • You can spray it on your pet if it is unwell.
  2. A even simpler way would be keep the flower itself with you, maybe wear it in your hair, or keep it in a small vase on your table.
  3. Or download a nice photo of the flower and keep it as your phone/laptop wallpaper.
  4. Simply recite its name a few times (11 or 27 or more if you wish) in your mind, visualising the flower.
  5. Recite its name under your breath and blow on a glass of water and drink it.
  6. Write its name a few times on a piece of paper.
  7. Draw 2 concentric circles, in the inner one write your name and within the outer one write the name of the flower remedy you have chosen for yourself. Keep this paper under your pillow or in your pocket.
  8. You can combine Bach flowers with Reiki or other healing techniques, they work beautifully.

chicory centaury

These pretty flowers work always. So do use the Bach flower remedies if you feel inclined. 

 

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I recommend reading ‘The Twelve Healers and other remedies”, and other books written by Dr. Edward Bach, they are super for self-healing and they are available on the internet. I found them on archive.org.

Predicting the birth of a child..

The horoscope of the child has significant relationships with the horoscopes of his/her mother’s and father’s horoscopes, separately and simultaneously. Here writing a bit on timing the birth of a child. childFirst of all check the horoscopes of the parents to check for childlessness. If both the horoscopes are capable of having natural children then try to work out the timing. (Or you can do this as an exercise, for your own child, correlate when he/she was born and how this time can be arrived from your and your husband/wife’s horoscopes.)

First the year. Jupiter and Saturn both are involved in timing of childbirth or more appropriately the conception of the child.

  • Within the approx 9 months prior to the birth of the child, the transiting Jupiter and/or Saturn in both the father‘s and the mother‘s birth chart, will be placed in the 5th house and/or the 9th house.
  • Or aspected/conjoint with the lord of the 5th and/or the lord of the 9th.
  • When you check aspects, if they, Jupiter/Saturn, are retrograde then they will also be influencing the house behind where they are placed.
  • Also when you check aspects, remember the planet will influence a zone of 15deg around him. E.g. Saturn in Libra at 2deg will also influence a Mars placed in 27deg Virgo.

Now the month. Mars, the ruler of life/death and transformation, also of blood, operations, secrets and openings of every sort. During childbirth, fiery energy of every sort is at work thus Mars must be involved.

  • The transit Mars in both the father’s and the mother’s birth chart, will be placed in the 5th house and/or the 9th house at least 2.5 months prior to the child birth. (A baby born about 7.5 months from conception is considered viable as per astrological concepts. A child born before this may not survive childhood unless there are a significant benefic aspects. Thus this time period of 2.5 months).
  • Or similarly aspected/conjoint with the lord of the 5th and/or the lord of the 9th.
  • Check if he is retrograde and his degrees as above.

Then the transiting Sun and his aspects to be evaluated on the same lines as the Mars above. This will help narrow down the month.

Now to narrow it down it to the day when labour will begin and the child will be thus born. Approximately within 3 days from before the child is born, these conditions will be met. The position of the Moon in transit. He will be linked to both the parents charts in either of the following ways. (This also works for children born in premature or Caesarean delivery.)

  • He will be placed in the ascendant sign of both/either of the parents charts.
  • Aspecting or in the 5th or 9th houses of both/either of the parents charts
  • Or aspecting or with the 5th or 9th lords of both/either of the parents charts

These rules are compulsory. If there is some confusion then the mother’s horoscope chart is given greater importance as she is the one actually giving birth.

Now these combinations will repeat several times in life, even if you consider the charts of both parents-to-be simultaneously. So to pinpoint the exact birth time, first of all you will have to calculate the possibility of having children using the planetary dasha.

Finally because experience is the best teacher, practice, using the charts of your family members, couples with children to see how these rules actually work in real life. Then as a second step check out charts of expecting parents to see if you can pinpoint the time of birth of the child. And finally use the charts of newly married couples to predict when their child will be born.

The more you practice doing predictions, the more your mind will get used to seeing patterns in the charts. Patterns are everything.

(There are more details you can get into using the divisional charts of the parents, especially the Navamsha and Saptamsha. But it is rather technical and beyond the scope of this post.)

 

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(This is from classical astrology from the texts and it always works. Thanks to those Jyotishi-s who have worked and done this research in the past times, so that we can use it today.)

(I am a Vedic/Indian astrologer, so to use anything that I write on, the calculations must be according to the Indian system, where we take into account the mathematical correct motion of the Earth, including its tilt, its wobble around the axis i.e. the precession)

Twelve Aditya, the Sun Gods..

A post on the 33 koti devata continued, now on the 12 types of Aditya. Simply put, the Sun placed in various signs. This is Vedic astrology and we use the correct mathematics. This takes into account the precession of the earth, the tilt of the earth at 23.5 deg and the fact that the earth ‘wobbles’ like a top.  Thus the Sun changes his sign around the 15th date of the month (English months are 28, 29, 30 or 31 days in length!).

The Sun is your individual soul/Jivatma. The Jivatma is tied to Creation by the law of karma. Whenever you do an action with the label ‘I did this’, it is registered as karma. Thus karma is an expression of your ego. The apparent motion of the Sun around the earth, creates the zodiac and its 12 signs. The 12 signs are each ruled over an Aditya. Analysing the sign in which Sun is placed in your chart, tells more about your inner resource set which you then manifest in the outside world. Every month a different Aditya shines in the sky. Thus Adityas represent time, specifically the change that comes with time.

In Jyotish philosophy, the 12 Aditya describe the timing of the changes that occur in the human individual soul/Jivatmasun surya.pngSun enters Aries (Mesh Sankranti) around April 15th  Solar month – Madhu

Aries has the energy of Dhata Aditya. He has boundless creative energy and can use it too. He is intelligent and quite the idealist, he is blessed. He can become a good leader and perform excellently if placed well in the chart, Sun is exalted in Aries and is radiant and full of confidence. However if he is afflicted with malefics or gets placed in an unfavourable house can cause much damage with his misdirected energies.

Sun enters Taurus (Vrushabh Sankranti) around May 15th  Solar month Madhava

Taurus is the energy of Aryamaan Aditya. Aryaman means the Noble-one. He grants a good family, resources, lineage and traditions. A Sun in Taurus recognises the value of family culture and tradition and is quite well known and distinguished himself. He channelises the creative energy of Dhata to create a flow of ideas and abstract notions which can be potentially converted to reality. Aspirations, determination and perseverance. He is capable of taking the long view and putting aside personal concerns for the good of the family.

Sun enters Gemini (Mithun Sankranti) around Jun 15th Solar month Shukra

Gemini is linked to Mitra Aditya. He grants an easy going and comfortable attitude, quite friendly on the outside. But on the inside he quite firm on what he has decided on. He enforces his wishes. He acts. He is knowledgeable, fair and values contracts and agreements. He uses his practical knowledge  and converts the ideas of Aryaman to reality. Mitra is quite intelligent himself and values intelligence in others. He is quite liberal, inclusive and ready to mingle with other people and small groups. Can easily form alliances and has quite the bargaining power. Is quite easy going and appreciative of others.

Sun enters Cancer (Kark Sankranti) around July 15th Solar month Suchi

The sign Cancer is the energy of Varun Aditya. He rules the infinite ocean, very serious about moral behaviour and the laws of the Universe. He is quite tireless when the job appeals to him. Can hold positions of authority and work. But can get overbearing and overly attached to his way of thinking. Thus generally does not get along with people who think differently. Does not tolerate dissent and has the power to silence his detractors. But if he is upset or the ideas do not appeal to him, then it is like the energy of the Sun has drowned. He feels deeply.

Sun enters Leo (Simha Sankranti) around Aug 15th Solar month Nabha

Leo carries the energy of the Aditya named Indra. This is the sign he owns and this is linked to the Ultimate Reality itself. He likes showing off, is learned and holds power wherever he may be placed. A well placed Sun in Leo gives considerable power to control both the self or the surroundings. Can destroy enemies and take cruel but necessary decisions. Is not needlessly cruel! Has significant restraint if required. He is capable of dispassionately indulging in political manipulation to retain power.

Sun enters Virgo (Kanya Sankranti) around Sept 15th Solar month Nabhasya

Virgo is linked to the energy of the Aditya named Vivasvan. Bright and radiant, full of energy and fire. Sun in Virgo will desire perfection and purity. He is into service in a big way and can sacrifice his personal comforts for others. Spiritually inclined and learned. Can get interested in medical professions. He also likes to cook. If linked to the 5th house such a Sun can grant twin children. Can be susceptible to heat-related medical problems himself if he just sits without work.sun soul ra.jpgSun enters Libra (Tula Sankranti) around Oct 15th Solar month Isha

Libra has the energy of Tvashtha Aditya. The Sun is debilitated in this sign. Thus his divine intelligence is converted to superficial stuff. He thinks a lot but may not act on his ideas. If he acts, it will be in the realm of the material universe. He creates material possessions for the ego to get trapped in. He might be into agriculture, animal husbandry where living things are involved. He likes travelling and learning more about this material Universe we live in. He can take up causes against authority or against unsurmountable odds. Not interested in the occult or spiritual, even if he has the ability, he will simply ignore the ‘other’.

Sun enters Scorpio (Vruschik Sankranti) around Nov 15th solar month is Urja

Scorpio is linked to the energy of the Aditya named Vishnu. He purifies, gives secret knowledge and has infinite resources in his depths. If aspected well this Sun-Scorpio can be a defatigable researcher, explorer, surgeon, tantrik, healer, shaman etc. He is never scared of what he might open up. He has the skills and the will to transform himself and the situation and people around him. He is the change manager. Can get vengeful and wont stop till he utterly destroy his enemies.

Sun enters Sagittarius (Dhanu Sankranti) around Dec 15th Solar month is Sahas

Sagittarius has the energy of Anshuman Aditya. Anshuman is radiant, learned, religious, respected, spiritual and has the capacity to remove doubts and bring clarity. He has the power of discrimination, of that intelligence, where he can pick out a nugget of gold from mud. He has a liberal world-view and looks for the good in everyone. He has hope in every situation and can fight for justice and humanitarian causes. Sharp perception, clarity and intelligence coupled with the personal bravery and confidence.

Sun enters Capricorn (Makar sankranti) around Jan 15th Solar month Sahasya

Capricorn is linked to Bhaga Aditya. Bhaga is luck, fortune, prosperity. Sun in Capricorn is very hard working, reliable, strict and does not give up. He wants the luxuries of life and will work for them. He might benefit via legacies, inheritances, windfalls etc. Nothing under the table, he will earn the comforts he desires. He is intelligent, detail-oriented, can break down problems and deal with them. If well-placed he can be a leader of the masses and devoted to serving the public. But if afflicted he will be mean, stingy with others and unyielding in nature.

Sun enters Aquarius (Kumbh Sankranti) around Feb 15th Solar month Tapah

Aquarius is Pushya Aditya, the ‘nourisher’. He increases the supply of food, nourishes and increases everything. He can be a builder, or a designer of practical stuff. He can use tools and work with his hands, from making weapons to agriculture. He is very systematic and always has a grander design in his mind. May appear to be quite simple, but has drive and hidden ambitions. He is the perfect diplomat, willing and able to engage on various fronts with various people/groups.

Sun enters Pisces (Meen Sankranti) around Mar 15th solar month is Tapasya

Pisces has the energy of Parjanya Aditya. He is the ‘other-created’ one. He is not of this Universe. He allows the consciousness to enter the ‘other’ places, only when the time is right. He is the force that drives you to search for the Ultimate Reality. He is calmness and intelligence. If the Pisces-Sun gets placed in a good house and with benefic influences he can give good spiritual results. Else this can manifest as a dreamy personality, not completely in this Universe. He can take risks, gamble against odds or even practice deception to get what he wants, thus depending on aspects can even become a politician!

Now the 12 Aditya, in the energy sense. There are 12 chakras in the body, the 6 Shatchakras in the spine till the third eye and the 6 secret ones in the skull. These 12 are ruled by the 12 Aditya. Om is also the sound of the 12 Aditya combined produced at the dwadashant (end of the 12 ones). Devi is called Aditya-Varnaa in the Shri Sukta. Varna has so many meanings – color, tint, measure, quality, covering, type, outward appearance, cloak, form, shaped by, sound, praise, doorway, fame, gold, beauty, covering, lock, letters, glory, the one who wards etc. Thus the Light/Creation is linked to the energies of the 12 Adityas who together comprise our individual soul/Jivatma. (The Ultimate is Paramatma- the Ultimate Soul)

 

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