Change is the only constant

You change every instant of your life.

Our life experiences change us. These experiences to come are predicted from the birth chart and the time when these will occur is predicted using a combination of the birth chart, the Dasha and the transiting planets. For a complete well-balanced prediction these three things have to be considered. How you will feel about these experiences will be seen from your birth moon chart.

eg My son asks me to get him a glass of water I do it, quite routine. Five minutes later he asks me to get him his school-bag lying by my side. Now I scold him. What changed? In these 5 mins I have slammed my fingers in the door and I am in pain! My fingers are hurting and I couldn’t care less about his school-bag. The reaction was different as I have changed. Try to observe yourself as you go about your daily routine, you will notice so many small but significant things about yourself. You change continuously, you flow!

The birth chart indicates what you have chosen for you in this current life. And every chart has ‘free will’ built in. There are always options and you are always choosing between them. You may not be aware but you are always choosing. The options and the type of options vary. If you have chosen to rebalance the hurts you have given others, you will be born with a lower than average birth chart. The possibilities indicated in this chart will be less and there will be less options. If you have chosen to rebalance the good you have done in your past lives you will be born with a better horoscope and the you will have more options to choose from.

  • Eg you get marriage proposals from two families and both are quite unsuitable. So the choice is to choose between these two unsuitable matches or remain unmarried. Either way it is rather inauspicious.
  • And the other example is, you get marriage proposals from ten families all of whom are well-off, so whatever you will choose, you are assured of a good married life.

Everything is based on your birth chart. Only those events indicated in the chart will happen, none other. If there are no possibilities of surgeries happening, there will no surgeries in the life, however bad the current period/ transit may be.

I have written quite a few posts on analysing transits and Dasha periods, the general results which you can expect. (There was a question on chart analysis) Open your Indian/ Vedic software. Check the Dasha section. If there are options listed, choose Vimshottari Dasha system. You will first see the main Mahadashas listed out. Suppose the person was born in the Venus Mahadasha at birth and at present the Moon Mahadasha is going on. So to analyse the present time, look at the Moon Mahadasha. If it has a drop-down menu, check out its sub-periods, find out the current sub-period/ antardasha he is into. Suppose the person is in the Ketu sub-period/ Antardasha at present. So this will be written as ‘Moon-Ketu’. (There are 5 layers to the Dasha system so every minute of your life is mapped out.)


Now try to fine-tune the results like this. (There was a question for an example.)

e.g. Suppose your chart with Aquarius ascendant. Jupiter is lord of the 11th and 2nd houses in the birth horoscope and is himself placed in the 5th house. He will be linked to gains and the larger groups you interact with. He will also be incharge of creating wealth for you and your family, also keeping you active in the smaller family groups. So in any Dasha period (either his own Mahadasha or his sub-period in other planet’s Mahadasha) controlled by him, he will ensure that you gain in some way or the other and are more socially available. He will also improve your relationships with your family members and make your money. As he is placed in the creative and self-oriented 5th house of intelligence he will give auspicious results. Also he will modulate your nature in his typical benevolent, expansive and hopeful mould. Thus during his period you will feel more generous, helpful towards others and be more philosophical in outlook. People who meet you in this period will take away an impression of your Jupiter-influenced personality. And your impression of them will also be through your Jupiter-tinted glasses. Jupiter controlling your interactions with these others will create overall auspicious and beneficial results all over. Every aspect of your life will be influenced by Jupiter, the 5th house (his placement) and the 2nd and  11th houses (his own signs are here) dynamics. These keywords will be the focus of your life. This will be the background theme for the 16yrs of your Jupiter Mahadasha.

Now within this Jupiter Mahadasha you will have the sub-periods /Antardasha of the 9 planets. To analyse how the sub-periods will be, analyse further.

Now if you have your birth Moon in the 12th house, Capricorn sign. He is now the lord of the 6th house placed in the 12th house. So his results by himself will be overall beneficial (vipreet raj yog). But he is now in the adversarial 6/ 8 axis from Jupiter’s birth position. (The 12th house is counted eighth from the 5th house). In this Jupiter mahadasha, you will undergo the sub-periods in sequence. Soon you will reach the sub-period of the Moon. In this Jupiter-Moon period, your personality will change. Jupiter and Moon are not comfortable with each other as they are linked in the axis of loss/ pain/ shock/ trauma. So in this period, the events, the people whom you will meet and your personal nature too, all will show signs of this internal discomfort between Jupiter-Moon. You might meet with some temporary setbacks in your family related matters, some unlucky investments will affect your wealth, you might get some illness of the throat, your social life may tire you out, you may feel exhausted. These will be temporary as the power of Jupiter’s placement is more than the Moon’s placement in this case, but it will happen. Your emotions will remain disturbed and you may not be able to rest, perhaps you may need to travel more. People meeting you at this time will carry this impression of your personality. And you too will look on people differently, there will be an influence of the uncomfortable Moon influencing Jupiter’s general benevolence here.

As soon as the sub-period changes, your personality will again change. After Moon’s sub-period, the next in sequence is the Mars sub-period. If Mars is placed to give auspicious results overall and also with respect to Jupiter, you will feel energised, be active, health will improve, mental fog will vanish, full of energy, new ideas, new challenges, competitive spirit, new avenues of life will open up. And your acquaintances will wonder what happened! They are now seeing the new Jupiter-Mars you. And you too will feel that you are meeting all exciting people as your perception is tinted by Jupiter-Mars.

And finally during the 16yrs of Jupiter Mahadasha and even the 2-3yrs of each sub-period, there will be periodic transits of the planets in the sky. (eg the slowest Saturn transits every 2.5yrs per sign and the fastest Moon at 2.25days per sign.) The planets will change their speeds and also their direction of movement, forward or retrograde. They will go combust or eclipses will happen in time. All these events will give their effects. You will have to factor in these details and fine-tune your predictions accordingly.


Thus the environment, the personality, the perceptions, the way you act and react change literally every second.

I sometimes get clients with problems in their marriage. Each complains that the other husband/ wife has changed and that is why the marriage is on the rocks. But time changes everything. The husband you have now is not the one you married! And neither are you the same person you were when you got married. So much time has passed, transits and dashas have changed both you and your husband/ wife. Accept that change happens you cannot stop it or block it, you have to change with it, evolve with it. There is no option, you cannot hold down a situation indefinitely. Your ability to adapt to change is linked to your birth Mercury’s position and also to some extent to the current Mercury’s transit in the sky. If your birth Mercury is placed well, you are more adaptable and more easily able to navigate.

Recently I came across a client whose jealous co-worker had done some negative things to him due to which his career prospects had stilled for a couple of years. Black-magic. He met a shaman/ tantrik who helped him get rid of that negative binding. And everything which had been unnaturally forced to go still in his career, exploded. The more is something suppressed, the more potential force it develops and literally explodes when the binding is removed. Within one month of his ‘cleansing’, he got promoted and got placed in a higher-up post, he met new people, made new contacts etc, his professional life re-bounded with all the suppressed pent-up energy of the past years.

So accept the change, work with it. Let the change occur as per its time. Study your own horoscope so that you can be aware of the changes coming up so that you can more intelligently navigate through. The present 2 months, till Jan 2020 are very intense with very strange energies, events will happen whether you choose or not. Change yourself to use the opportunities which are being generated now.


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