Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis – Part 3

Virgo is the manifested and Pisces is its dissolution.

These two signs make up the most sensitive axis of the zodiac. They are the most beneficial signs and represent ‘endings’ in different ways. Each is the ending of one half of the zodiac. Pisces is 7th from Virgo and likewise. The first half of the zodiac is where you are creating your reality and your karma. Virgo represents the point where you realise what you have gone and created for yourself. Here you understand the problem statement and work out the best method to solve it. At this point you have had enough of creation and want to rebalance everything that Virgo represents in your chart. So the second half of the zodiac unfolds till you reach Pisces where you finally reach completion.

A Pisces needs the qualities of a Virgo and a Virgo requires traits from a Pisces to complete their personalities. Both are mirror images of each other and on a spiritual level they complete each other.

Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis - Part 3

A Pisces may be outwardly whatever as per his chart, but in his innermost heart he desires to be of help, he is kind, not just to humanity, but to all the beings living in all the dimensions he has access to! The scope of a Pisces is infinite. He is created from the infinite of Aquarius and he uses this infinite resource available to him. He wants the cycle to complete and he knows that with this completion, his existence will be subsumed by the greater Reality. He is driven by experience, he wants to Experience it all and thus transcend it.

Pisces represents the sum total of everything while Virgo represents that part you are aware of and are actively working on. Virgo keeps accurate track of which karma, how much and when to be repaid. Pisces feels his way through. In this axis, when Pisces acts, he feels the joy of liberation as Virgo guides where to act. Pisces is abstract while Virgo is his rational pragmatic mate. A Virgo acts with precision, Pisces goes with the flow. Together they work beautifully, the iron fist in a velvet glove, completing karma, experiencing the understanding and joy of completion.

Virgo means imbalance and is required by karma to serve. He is a product of self-ego, personal intelligence. (Self-ego is produced from Divine Intelligence.) Thus Virgo is, the One who Experiences. Virgo desires to serve for completing his karma, he does not act out of not love/kindness. He is quite materialistic and individual in this way. In Pisces he gets infinite scope to serve. Realisation of imbalance and balance of karma drives him. He wants to subsume the self-ego and scatter it into the vastness of the Divine Self. He is created from a brilliant single pointed focus and his partner Pisces is the diffused infinite. Both together are the two sides of the same coin.

During the wake/Jagruti state a Pisces is a clumsy confused individual. But in the other 2 states of existence, dream/ Swapna and deep sleep/ Sushupti he is formidable. He respects no limits, he can traverse dimensions and link up with any sort of beings, he can act as a bridge between dimensions and do things with his energy which cannot be imagined in the waking state. This however drains him, as he never really sleeps, and he seems hazed out in the awake state. If he does his spiritual practice, he can reach the ultimate prize, the 4th state of existence/Turiya/Om and then he will act as a guide/Guru for others too.

Virgo is awareness. He is very analytical, precise. He can put his emotions aside and think his way out. A very private individual just like his mirror, Pisces. Pisces is completion and the self-reflection but these individuals do not have very defined boundaries of the self. Often they get into trouble, because out of the kindness and love for others they take on other’s burdens. This can and does overwhelm them sapping them of precious spiritual energy. Virgo however clearly knows the demarcations, of personal karma and other’s stuff. When Pisces is confused (happens quite often), he needs the support of a practical, pragmatic, thinking Virgo. And he offers unconditional and complete love in return. It is very easy to take advantage of a Pisces and Virgo has his back on this.

This Virgo-Pisces axis represents karmic balance, completion, realisation of the Ultimate Experience and dissolution of the self-ego. If you have your ascendant sign, moon sign as Virgo or Pisces, do understand that you are not made for the material life, your real life is in the astral, the spiritual, the subconscious. Your goal is Inner Reality. Both these signs are required to serve, one because it knows this logically and analytically through its mental processes, the other because of the genuine infinite kindness of its heart. For both, their material lives will be more happier if they work for others. If they get caught in worldly material pleasures, it will make them quite miserable. Doing spiritual practice for both is essential, solitude and personal space is necessary. Look deep into your nature and think of what qualities you can pick up from your mirror sign so that you can live a better adjusted life.

And for everyone, in your chart, whatever this axis means to you, which ever houses it controls depending on your ascendant, be very aware of its agents and the experience you will gain from these aspects of your life. Expect your karma to be linked to them in very deep and subtle ways. Together they represent the completion of karma and the understanding that it is complete. If there are benefics aspecting these signs it will positively affect the entire personality, while malefics here can cause deep-seated problems.


Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis - Part 3

(I know a few Virgo personalities, all are into divination, astrologers, Cards readers, or tantriks/shamans. Most of them started very young, in their teens, have considerable psychic ability, help their clients very professionally and are very dedicated but detached. Are kind in their personal lives with their loved one, but in their professional manner and in the family are not. And I had a Pisces client, who despite all possible spiritual practice and stuff, was always drained and tired. ‘Looking’ at his back, I saw literally millions of tiny ‘hooks’, other beings were happily sucking up his energy. And the strangest part was that he was vaguely aware of this but was not too bothered about giving away his energy. He was like, ‘the Universe gives and takes away too, why should I bother!’. Had to get him cut all these cords and counsel him about boundaries and to stop being so free with himself.)

This was a summary of the Virgo and Pisces axis, the last part of this 3 post series.

Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis – Part 2

I have written about the Pisces half of this axis part -1 here. This is now about Virgo, ruled by Mercury, the sixth sign of the zodiac. If you have your birth Moon or ascendant in Virgo or a significant bunch of planets in Virgo, this is what you will be on the internal subconscious levels.

Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis - Part 2

Virgo is very typical sign, generally not happy, (absence of ‘happiness’, but is not unhappy!), perhaps ‘plain’ is the word? Virgo represents the ‘imbalance’ created by the use of the divine intelligence by the individual soul/Jivatma. We, our soul is divine, the Ultimate Reality/Parabrahma, but whenever we act with the tag ‘I did this‘, the law of karma comes into force. Self-ego hides the divinity of the soul under the tightest layer of the Anand-mai-kosh or Karan-sharir and we think of ourselves as helpless humans at the mercy of a callous fate.

Virgo/Kanya is represented by a human female figure. Mercury’s signs are represented by human figures none other, his other sign, Gemini has two human figures. Kanya also means ‘focus’. Virgo, then in this context would represent the bindings on the soul created by Desire (subtle roots of desire).

Imbalance created by personal-ego gives rise to Virgo. Usually Saturn is considered to be the ‘karmic planet’, everyone is oh-so-scared of Saturn. But you if you want to be scared of your karma, you should be scared of Mercury and his Virgo. This sign represents that part of your total karma which you have decided to balance out in your current life. Saturn is the one helping you pay this off with discipline, order and method.

As a Virgo, you are internally aware of this karma you have created and perhaps that is why you have this perpetual plain attitude of ‘not-happiness’. You know you are unbalanced, you know things are unfair and perhaps harsh. The force of your entire personality and your environment is directed to this one point agenda of converting this karmic imbalance to balance. ‘Treasure’ for you is represented by Libra, you want to accumulate balance, fairness, relationships and partnerships. But remember Libra at the spiritual level defines the ultimate in balance and partnership. What you really want is, to balance your own karma and find the only real, permanent and most valuable relationship, your relationship with your own Higher Self!

If Virgos are unable to understand this basic thing about their inner nature, this karmic imbalance and misalignment can lead to actual psychiatric problems in life.

The entire force of the Virgo personality, will and action desires to convert imbalance into balance. You are a collection of unbalance, we all are, unbalanced karma, failed promises, ruptured relationships etc spanning so very many lives. This sign represents all this and you are required to set this balance right! You have chosen for you a task of enormous magnitude, but then you do have the necessary resources from your past lives. You use your personal vitality, fire and divine intelligence in one brilliant burst of focussed energy in this lifetime to achieve the treasure of perfect balance and relationship with the self.

You may have access to all material pleasures, but you know internally that getting caught in these amusements can potentially lead to more karma. The last thing you want is to increase the imbalance you already are under. You feel the pin-pricks of karma from your past actions and you are required to suffer through them now. Virgo, owned by Mercury has all the advantages of Mercury’s brains, analytical power, databases, skill sets, database management, power to infer, logical thinking, working with others, power to act and work tirelessly. You have the capacity to make it big on the material plane but still you prefer to serve. Working off your karmic load is on priority.

Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis - Part 2

You are quite passionate, but express yourself in a very low key manner. Others might think of you as a martyr or an idealist, more into planning, directing, encouraging and motivating others to act, rather than acting yourself. You are wary of acting, as you worry about creating more karma however inadvertently. Your materialistic life fails to satisfy just for this reason. You are receptive and can sense ‘other’ things too, thus you can be good at divination. You have the ability to sacrifice yourself for others and are quite sensitive, ambitious and zealous. But as your nature is defined by imbalance, you might feel like you are walking a tightrope most of the times. If you take up some regular spiritual practice you will be able to divert all these internal things to the spiritual realm and live a more adjusted material life.

You seem a bit pessimistic to others, but this too has a reason. Having a heightened awareness of karma, you are ready to give up everything that defines ‘self-ego’. You are aware that self-ego leads to this tangled net called karma and you wish to annihilate your limited sense of self.

Your assets are the agents of Capricorn and Taurus. They are the 9th from and 5th from each other, and act as the divine intelligence and foundation for each other in a cyclic manner (trikon). And the challenges that you will face will be presented by the signs and agents of Scorpio, Aquarius, Aries and Leo.

Scorpio will make you want control over secrets, you want to use secret knowledge, explore forbidden and hidden things, learn skills of the occult, work in the esoteric and the tantric. You desire control over all types of energies including the pran/kundalini in your body. And you will have the courage and boldness to work with these strange things too. Aquarius will ensure that you will be flooded by demands for service from so very many many sources. You will have to serve, counsel, help, be there for, an astoundingly large number of individuals. If you choose to not serve them, you will be forced to suffer through a surprisingly large number of events related to disease, debt, cheats, enemies and losses. If you won’t give your energy through service, these agents will take it by force. The more you give away, conversely the more you will gain in terms of your desired objective – balance. Your practice of the secret spiritual then becomes extremely important for you to replenish your energies.

Aries will create a strange mix of beginnings and endings together. Every action you perform will strangely seem to be complete as soon as you start it, and it will change you very deeply. At the lowest levels you may have to suffer through accidents or surgeries. And on the energy levels you may be targeted by entities or spirits, or you might suffer because of faulty movement of pran/kundalini in your meditative states. But challenges are to be welcomed and used as stepping stones to rise higher. You have the fire within you. You thrive on change as every change is one step forward to achieving the ego-less state. As the personal ego dissolves in the Divine Intelligence, you come to the end of your cycle. These challenges will be on the inner subconscious and spiritual levels and will ultimately benefit you. But on the physical levels these will be seen to be harsh, hard and often traumatic. If you can understand why this is happening you will be better able to cope. However be careful of over-ambition, stay away from bad influences/company, try to work without expectations and routine work even though boring is essential so be regular and consistent as far as possible.

Your mirror, the fill-in-the-blanks is Pisces. It is a karmic partnership where an outwardly dreamy Pisces mirrors a rational Virgo and equally likewise.


Virgo and Pisces, the most sensitive axis - Part 2





Libra and more on interpreting charts

I recently read a comment on Facebook that Libra/Tula is the worst ascendant to have, and this comment was being ‘liked. These sort of immature and unbalanced comments can dishearten genuine aspirants from learning this ancient science of Jyotish. So here is my experience with Libra ascendant. This sign is represented by a balance scale perfectly in balance. Every sort of energy is perfectly balanced by this ascendant.

When you read a horoscope there are two things you must remember. Each house is influenced by two signs.

  1. The sign that is actually occupying it and
  2. The sign of the zodiac which would naturally occupy it.

If the ascendant is Taurus the first house will be influenced by 1.Taurus which is actually rising and 2.Aries the first natural sign of the zodiac. Aries will be the subtle influence overlaid on the expression of Taurus here. Whatever may be the rising sign, Aries will always have a say on the matters of the 1st house wherever it may be located in the chart. The two signs and their traits influence each other and mingle to create the 1st house. Now for every ascendant sign Aries will be placed in different houses too. This placement i.e. house number where Aries is placed will also influence your 1st house characteristics.

Similarly Taurus will always influence the 2nd house in addition the actual sign occupying the 2nd house, and so on till Pisces which will always subtly influence the 12th house.

Libra and more on interpreting charts

So when the ascendant is Libra rising, the 1st house will be influenced by the two signs Libra itself and Aries. Two signs, Libra and the sign exactly opposite it, 180 degrees away Aries both now interact to create the personality. For each and every house the actual sign and the sign exactly opposite it will create the house. Eg, the 2nd house will be a composite of Scorpio and its exact opposite Taurus. Similarly the 3rd is a composite of Sagittarius and Gemini. So on till the 12th house is a composite of Virgo and its opposite Pisces.

It is just like you rent your house to your perfect partner and you take his house on rent yourself. Now both you and this guy are interested in the welfare and maintenance of both these houses. And both these houses are right in front of each other so that both of you check on your actual houses all the time.

I had written a post on how a sign and the sign 180 degrees away from it/opposite to it, are complementary. These two signs are mirror images, both filling each other’s blanks. This is the subtle balance that Libra represents. In every aspect of life denoted by each and every house, the natural sign of that house is placed exactly opposite to that house thus subtly completing the missing bits of actual sign occupying the house. Thus the Balance of Libra. The first house is the 7th sign. The force of personality, conquest, competition etc is tempered with the need to ally, to balance, to partner. Thus you get the balance. The second house is the 8th sign. Here the need to preserve family treasures, home life, party and pleasure, food and drink is tempered with the need to work in secret, putting your assets to use and to transform them, to travel, to meditate and delve deeper into the self. Thus every house is in perfect Balance. There are no extremes.

There is another way that the Balance of Libra works. Each planet is placed in a house which is a composite of the sign occupying it and its mirror image. Eg if there is a Saturn placed in Virgo in the 12th house, it will give a combination result of Saturn in 12th (subtly Pisces too) and Saturn in Virgo (subtly the 6th house too). So its result is a balanced and a well negotiated alliance between so many mirrored forces. No extremes will be allowed here, it will be ultimately very harmonious.

If the ascendant is Aries, the first natural house is the first house. There is no mingling of traits between signs to create the house, thus the expression is ‘pure Aries’. Every house in this chart will express its pure traits, eg the 2nd house will be pure Taurus, 3rd as pure Gemini and so on. So the balance or imbalance of each house is felt even more acutely. The first house Aries will definitely give a force of personality and the 7th Libra will give a sense of relationships. But somewhere this person will come across as overbearing and uncaring, and driving in his own point of view, accepting other’s view points only to perhaps to debate them later.

Now a counter example of unbalance, Virgo ascendant. Here the first house is created by a composite of Virgo itself and subtly Aries. In this chart Aries the first sign will occupy the 8th house. The subtle agent of the entire personality, Aries is in the house of forceful transformations of identity. The entire personality becomes subtly more fluid, prone to sudden traumatic identity changes. It is like the solidity of the first house is subtly submerged in the forceful transformations of the 8th. Also the natural owner of each and every house is placed 8th from this house, giving this same effect of subtle forced traumas in the matters of every house. More, the house is now placed 6th from its natural sign, giving a subtle ‘need to serve’. Another example of typical unbalance is the Scorpio ascendant. Here Aries occupies the 6th house and subtly influences the 1st house from here. The personality is again afflicted by the 6th-8th axis problems of servitude, service, transformations of identity, secrets and catastrophic changes.

But unbalance and balance both are necessary. If everything is balanced and harmonious there would be no incentive to grow and improve. And on the other hand if everything was unbalanced there would be no scope/opportunity to evolve. So there is to be a balance between balance and unbalance itself. Both are necessary.

This is how each house is to be analysed,

  1. the actual sign occupying it, the owner planet and his placement.
  2. the natural sign and its location, occupying planets and aspects also have a subtle influence on it.
  3. the axis between the actual and natural signs also has its say.

So in conclusion Libra is a good, balanced and harmonious ascendant to have! Analysing charts is intelligently comparing aspects and influences, subtle and gross both. Sticking on just one characteristic of a planet or sign will lead to lopsided and inaccurate readings. Give time to each chart and reading and try to analyse it in a wholistic manner without pre-judgement and pre-conceptions. Every chart is different, and every individual unique!


Libra and more on interpreting charts









Dushamsthan, House of turmoil, the 6th

In a horoscope there are 12 houses each governing an aspect of your life journey. Of these the 6th, 8th and 12th are considered to be the houses of problems and difficulties. The 6th is the house of diseases, arguments, debts, service, enemies. The 8th is the house of accidents, death, means of death, surgeries, hidden diseases. And the 12th is the house of loss of the physical body, sub-conscious, hauntings, insanity, prisons, hospitals, unknowns. In these houses, benefics generally give bad results. However malefics placed here can give good results. But irrespective of planets and placements, these 3 houses together have the potential to create chaos in your physical life.

As always these counted from the ascendant will give physical environments and agents. And when counted from the birth moon sign will give the emotional impacts. Both are required to be analysed to get a proper perspective.

Dushamsthan, House of turmoil, the 6th

The natural 6th house of the Zodiac is Virgo, ruled by Mercury. So in the chart, Virgo and Mercury wherever posted will have a subtle effect on the matters of the 6th. In this post will try to make the 6th house simple to understand. As always there are two sides to this house too, for eg it represents diseases, so depending on the aspects, you may be required to either undergo the disease yourself or work for those who are undergoing diseases.

So the 6th!

The 6th house is the house of unbalance, of all types of losses, losses of fairness, of partnerships, of legal justice, of harmony, or cooperation etc (counted from the 7th house, the 6th is the 12th). This house is responsible for all the servitude or enslavement that a person undergoes. In this modern world ‘slave’ is not a popular word, but at every moment you are consciously or sub-consciously enslaved, either emotionally, financially, physically or psychologically or any other way. It is slavery because you endure it and cannot break free of it. You might be a slave to medication, to your emotions, to addictions, to hormonally driven actions, to your wife/husband, to your culture, to your parents, to even time! There is always some force that can twist your will around. This is the house you should first analyse so that you can recognise these forces and agents who this force you into slavery and then also try get out of this inbuilt servitude.

This experience of the 6th house and, what-ever positive/negative, you have learnt from it is reflected in the 7th. Thus the 7th house of legal partnerships is the product of the unbalance of the 6th. Thus if you see an affected 6th, also try to analyse the subtle effect of its agents and situations on the partnerships that this person has in his life. eg, My client with his Moon in the 6th, his mother dominated him, sapped his will, and in his life, which ever relationship he tried to find emotional security, he got trapped/suffocated there too.

The challenge that this house presents is this, first recognise the external patterns which make you miserable, then you take actions on the external level to come out of them, then you avoid falling in the same situation again. This repeat performance occurs when you fail to recognise your own role in this bondage. You have to understand that the permanent solutions can only come from inside your own psyche. The physical situation is by itself neutral but your emotional response to it, ties it to you.

Dushamsthan, House of turmoil, the 6th

Now the challenges placed in the 6th and the agents of the 8th are interconnected, both are dushamasthana. Eg. If the diseases indicated in the 6th are allowed to extend, they transform into the agents of the 8th. Thus the 6th’s agents are a milder version of 8th’s agents. And conversely these traumas and catastrophic transformations indicated by the 8th house often leave behind traces which then serve as the seeds for the 6th. The losses indicated by the 6th then result in shame, loss of comfort/security within the extended family, peer groups, social structure, professional circles and networks. There may be loss of income, resources, family assets, distress sale of properties and loss of emotional stability and comfort zones. You personally, your physical body, your sense of your Self, your Ego can take a hit. Owing money, having enemies, being diseased, being needlessly argumentative etc 6th behaviours, all naturally impact the standing and reputation in the society.

Now the 6th seen in the context of the third dushama-sthan, the 12th which is the house of unknowns, the astral and the deepest recesses of the mind. This is the 7th house as counted from the house of enemies. So the 12th is the partner of the 6th. Whatever the 6th does on the physical plane the 12th mirrors on the astral and emotional plane. So the challenges of the 6th and your response to them gets recorded in your astral bodies. If you learn your lesson then well, its all ok. But if you fail to learn it, the same experience will be replayed again and again in different forms till you finally get it.

Now for the other side of the coin. Creative solutions and professions related to the 6th are seen from the 10th house. In fact, if you analyse the profession a person chooses, this is always connected to the issues of the 6th. That client of mine with the moon in the 6th, works as a high-level government official (Moon is security in all forms including the homeland). Another client with a vacant Sagittarius (philosophy and teacher) as the 6th, is a Reiki teacher by profession. A client with a vacant Aquarius (social equality, similar minded groups) as his 6th is a budding politician. But always remember the under-current of the 6th, you are always bound to these things, if you can understand the reasons for this bondage you can be free of them. You can perform these same actions with awareness thus live a more balanced life.

Dushamsthan, House of turmoil, the 6th

To tackle the 6th, first examine the 5th house, the sign and the planets placed in it. These will give some hints to what is the deep-rooted cause which is manifesting as the 6th. My client with the Moon in 6th, has the Venus (asc lord) and Ketu in the 5th, he is apathetic to his own self and accepts domination. He is also cut from his internal balance and inner esoteric knowledge. If he has to stop his pattern of emotional bondage and servitude he will need to find his own identity himself which is the realm of the spiritual.

Whenever I see a chart for the first time, I try to calculate its ‘quality’. First is the physical body, the health and the physical circumstances. Second is the mental/emotional behaviour and stability of the mind and third is the inclination towards religion and spirituality. If the horoscope has all these 3 components on a reasonably good level then I read further. These three components on good levels means that the client will be a good client, clear about what he wants and ready to understand what is being told to him. And with a spiritual nature he will also be ready to take up the remedial actions that I will suggest to him.

Mostly everyone is focussed on the other houses which give positive results, the ‘glamourous’ 5th, ‘sexy’ 7th, ‘professional’ 10th, ‘lucky’ 11th etc. But please analyse your three dushama-sthana carefully so that you are better prepared to deal with the negative aspects of your incarnation here. It is not being morbid, you see, in your good times you have everyone with you to celebrate but in the bad times you need to be prepared in all ways to deal with what will come, on the physical, emotional and spiritual planes.




Speak out!

We are always under so much pressure to conform, our parents, our teachers, our friends, the husband/wife, the children, the boss everyone has expectations from you. So you are the good little boy, a quiet student, the best buddy, the ideal man, the perfect worker, the best dad.. thats is a lot of work you have put in. But then in all this, who are you really? All these definitions are words stuck on you by others, thus hiding your own identity.

Another problem with others expectations is that, though you may feel overwhelmed but still you labour on because you are scared to hurt their feelings. Or in some self sadist way you think, “I will ruin my health doing work for him, then he will understand how much I have given up for him”. Else you feel that you are stronger and can afford to overwork yourself for those others. And the others keep on taking advantage of you.

Also it may be possible that the others may care about you really, but do not realise how tired you are working non stop. Just because you are so perfect at hiding yourself. You never speak out, never say that you are tired, just work like a robot. This is a problem then. You have to learn to speak up.

Speak out!

One of my clients is a woman, a PhD, a highly paid professional she works 6 days a week but also cooks food, takes care of her children and the parents. Is a dedicated wife and does her pujas etc too regularly. Even as a child she was an obedient child, good at studies and also arts/crafts. An ideal personality on the outside, but on the inside she was stressed out to the point of breaking but unable to express herself. Her horoscope analysis showed, ascendent libra, with saturn, mars, jupiter retrograde, mercury caizimi (within 1 degree of the sun) and true nodes in direct motion. Added to all this her ascendent venus was conjunct with ketu in the 5th house.

  1. Libra ascendent is a very typical person. Outwardly very balanced, likes beauty, polite, very good company, fair just etc but internally in a free fall and the back aches almost continually. They provide support to almost everyone they are in contact with, are extremely understanding and sensible. Thus when they are in need of support themselves, no one really believes them. Thus they do not get the support they desperately need so the physical support of the body, the back, aches.
  2. Retrograde planets, everyone has 1-2 planets retrograde, 3 is a bit rare but added to it the true node direct (they are usually retrograde) made for some very interesting observations.
  3. Saturn retrograde will make the person work and work and work, despite being very well off she was doing office and house work both.
  4. Retrograde Jupiter may make a person religious but will not give the results of the pujas, will be directionless spiritually or a follower of off-beat philosophies. Her pujas were certainly not being very fruitful.
  5. Mars retrograde is the saddest possible combination, as the expression of the will is nil, such a person cannot say “no”, is the silent worker without recognition.
  6. Mercury kaizmi, the powers of mercury were completely burnt out as it was less than 1degree from the sun. She could not communicate especially when talking about herself. Would develop a slight stammer and not find the words. It was painful to see someone like that.
  7. True nodes in direct motion. Her subconscious energies were of very high potential but blocked by heavy karmic factors.
  8. And the worst for the last, Venus ascendent with ketu. Internally disengaged from all relationships. Zero understanding of her own self and her emotional and physical hurts. Ketu is a “pretender” able to take up the personality the “other” wants. Anyone expecting something from her would get it. The Ketu would change her personality to suit what was being demanded of her. So she was superficially the ideal mother, student, wife etc but she was unaware of her own self. She had no “self identity”.

It was a long process of counselling her and her husband too and doing a series of mantras for ketu, mercury, sun and then finally saturn. She did deep healing with Vishnu Sahastranama and Srisukta. In this process she also learnt reiki and to do cards, Lenormand and Thoth. She was guided and helped but she did her self healing herself and used the tools given to her. And today at least she can speak up for herself and express what she feels and what she wants. She does a bit less housework and gives herself time. Her back aches less.

So speak up, express what ever is in your hearts. Do not wait till the emotional stress reaches such a point that the physical body starts getting damaged. If you are unaware of what you want, or cannot express it in words (it happens, I know) put this simple intention in the universe, “I will receive what I need to live my life health and happy on all levels”. Repeat this affirmation once a day for 21 days at least.

You have to take care of yourself first. Keep yourself mentally, emotionally and physically healthy so that you can move on and focus on to your spiritual health.


Speak out!

Amrit Sukta happens when you do Dhyan

The body is electromagnetic, the energy cores of the body are the six chakras in the spine and the 6 chakras in the head, vertices which power the system through the naadis (electrical wires!) and the electricity is called “prana“. There are 5 main types of pranic energies of which 2 are the most important. In an average human the naadi grid system, the chakra powerstations and the prana electricity itself is in a very sorry state of affairs. The primary reason for this is that we do not breathe properly. Surprised? Two reasons,

  1. Our breathing has become dependant on our emotional state, and just look at the range of emotions we go through in an average day. So breathing is highly compromised
  2. We are not aware of our breathing. It has become so mechanical that we really do not pay attention to our breathing.

Amrit Sukta happens when you do Dhyan

Breathing is just not the physical act of taking in air and then pushing out that air. Breathing is actually the action of 2 types of electricities, Prana which enters the body with energies from the universe and apan which sends out energies which are not needed from the body. If you ever learn to “see” your naadis and the prana energy moving through them you can observe the energy from the universe, first enters the body with the indrawn breath at the ajnya chakra, third eye. The seat of consciousness of at the ajnya chakra. After this the prana gets distributed throughout the body.

This brings me to my favourite sukta, Amrit Sukta from the Rig veda. This is also recited as Rudra Laghu Nyasa. Uma Mohan has recited the Rudra Laghu nyasa and Rattan Mohan Sharma has chanted just the Amrit sukta. Both renditions are exceptionally beautiful, do listen to them sometime, it touches your soul. I have listened to them both for hours and hours on a loop. It does induce a trance, a light meditative state, it is very enjoyable.

अ॒ग्निर्मे॑ वा॒चि श्रि॒तः । वाग्धृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

वा॒युर्मे॓ प्रा॒णे श्रि॒तः । प्रा॒णो हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

सूर्यो॑ मे॒ चक्षुषि श्रि॒तः । चक्षु॒र्-हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

च॒ंद्रमा॑ मे॒ मन॑सि श्रि॒तः । मनो॒ हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

दिशो॑ मे॒ श्रोत्रे॓ श्रि॒ताः । श्रोत्र॒ग्॒ं॒ हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

आपोमे॒ रेतसि श्रि॒ताः । रेतो हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

पृ॒थि॒वी मे॒ शरी॑रे श्रि॒ताः । शरी॑र॒ग्॒ं॒ हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

ओ॒ष॒धि॒ व॒न॒स्पतयो॑ मे॒ लोम॑सु श्रि॒ताः । लोमा॑नि॒ हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

इंद्रो॑ मे॒ बले॓ श्रि॒तः । बल॒ग्॒ं॒ हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

प॒र्जन्यो॑ मे॒ मू॒र्द्नि श्रि॒तः । मू॒र्धा हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

ईशा॑नो मे॒ म॒न्यौ श्रि॒तः । म॒न्युर्-हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

आ॒त्मा म॑ आ॒त्मनि॑ श्रि॒तः । आ॒त्मा हृद॑ये । हृद॑यं॒ मयि॑ । अ॒हम॒मृते॓ । अ॒मृतं॒ ब्रह्म॑णि ।

पुन॑र्म आ॒त्मा पुन॒रायु॒ रागा॓त् ।

पुनः॑ प्रा॒णः पुन॒राकू॑त॒मागा॓त् ।

वै॒श्वा॒न॒रो र॒श्मिभि॑र्-वावृधा॒नः ।

अ॒ंतस्ति॑ष्ठ॒त्वमृत॑स्य गो॒पाः ॥

May Agni (fire) move into Vaach (sound), Vaach move into the Hrudaya (true divine knowledge/center/veda/soul/ajnya chakra), the Aham (Ego/I) move into Amrita (Non-death/beloved), Non-death move into the Brahma (divine)

May Vayu( (vital air) move into Prana (life/power/spirit), Prana move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May Surya(energy of sun) move into the Chakshu (eye/sight), Chakshu move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May the Chandrama (lunar energies) move into the Mann (visualization/belief), Mann move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May the Disha (direction/region) move into the Shrotra (ear/hearing/knowledge of vedas), Shrotra move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May the Aap (fluidity/flow) move into the Reta (seed/current/progeny), the Reta move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May the Prithvi (earth element) move into the Sharir (solidity/strength), Sharir move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May Aushadhi (remedy/herb) vanaspati move into the Loam (fine hair), the Loam move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May Indra (excellent/chief/night/human soul) move into Bal (force/power/stamina), Bal move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May Parjanya (rain/rain cloud) move into Murgha (top of head/summit/point), Murgha move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May Ishan (wealthy/master/splendour) move into Manyu (passion/high spirit/zeal/sacrifice), Manyu move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May Atma (self/soul) move into the Atma, Atma move into the Hrudaya, the Ego move into Non-death, Non-death move into the Brahma

May again the soul again be in harmony with the Higher Life (Ayu)

May the (prana) life force move towards the Intention (Aakut)

May the Universal energies increase the strings/vibrations/rays (Rashmi)

And remain within the guardian (Gopa) of the Non-death (Amrit)

This is a very inadequate translation. Devbhasha Samskritam cannot be translated into other languages, because there are no corresponding words and the real meaning of sanskrit words involves intention too. I do not translate sanskrit mantras/suktas ever, because they can never understood intellectually. These have to be felt and experienced. Still because this is the sukta which describes the movement of the energies necessary if we are to realise moksha, raise the kundalini/attain perfect knowledge, I tried to translate it.

(I use the website for the meanings because it gives multiple meanings for the sanskrit words)

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And this movement of energy happens only when you are the Dhyan state when all the pran has been withdrawn from all the other naadis of the bodies and now moves only inside the shushumna naadi.

In this state of deep dhyan the breathing movement of the body stops, no air is exchanged. The prana directly enter the ajnya chakra/hrudaya. The ajnya chakra does not allocate this vital life force for bodily functions and organs of sense and action etc. The body may seem dead physically. This state is when samadhi can occur.

It is also interesting that when we are sleeping, the ajnya chakra sends the prana energy to the top of the head, the dashangula sthana. Deep Sleep is a highly mysterious state which our scientists are trying to map with brainwaves and stuff. If they learn to see the prana flowing along the naadis all their research will be complete.

And you can also learn to observe this high energy drama going on inside your own bodies, start by learning to see aura first, then try to observe the movements of the chakras in the palms, then the chakras and the naadis. It requires regular practice that is all.

There are so many mysteries inside your own self, so much to know and experience.

I really wonder how we humans can waste our time seeking temporary stuff on the outside when the inner world is so enormous, so extraordinary..



Sea salt as an energy tool

The sea is indeed so bountiful, it provides us with everything, from being a reservoir of water, food, wind, sea currents and anything you might think of. And for those who can see auras, the energy of the sea is very positive and healing in nature.

And that brings us to the most familiar gift from the sea right in our kitchens, sea salt. A simple process of evaporating sea water in salt pans and we get the salt. But no, we humans have managed to mess up this gift from the sea and today the cooking sea salt “refined salt” available with your grocer is devoid of energy and totally worthless for consumption. But we have been conditioned to believe that “refined”, “with added minerals”, “free flowing” and what-not is actually good. So we are stuck with our refined salt filled with anticaking agents, titanium di oxide and other unnecessary and even toxic chemicals.

I remember as a child in the 1980s, my mom would buy a kitchen salt that was slightly greyish white, crystals and would get damp in the monsoons. And it tasted not purely salty but tasty. I could suck on a crystal like it were a boiled sweet loving the taste. Then somehow refined salt made its entry in my kitchen and I forgot how sea salt really tasted like. Then a few years ago I remembered and searched my local grocers for this sea salt of my childhood. Of course I did not find it in shops, as they all sold refined salt. But then I managed to locate this “samudri” salt  (samudra is sea in Sanskrit) in a shop that sold supplies for cattle nutritional supplements. At least the cattle are getting the benefits of pure sea salt.

So now lets see what all sea salt can be used for, first obviously as a table salt and in your kitchen will add the natural salt taste to your food.

Then for cleansing the aura, do this once a week on a Saturday or a Tuesday. Use a natural crystalline sea salt for this, not ‘refined free flowing salt’.

  1. Take a fistful of sea salt in your right hand and move it around your own head in a clockwise manner seven times. Then throw the salt in the sink turn on the water and let it dissolve down the drain.
  2. If you want to soak your feet in a bucket of warm water once a week, put a fistful of seasalt in this water. Ensure that the water reaches upto your calves and do not touch your feet to each other, relax for 15 mins. Visualise all your stress draining into the water. Dispose off the water carefully in the toilet without splashing it everywhere.
  3. If you are really low, you can wrap a fistful of sea salt in a cotton kerchief and keep it under your pillow overnight. In the morning carefully wash off the kerchief under running water. Dont drop the used salt let it dissolve completely and down the drain.

As a SOS. If you are really really low. Like if you are bone tired but have to go to office. Take a fistful of seasalt wrap it carefully in a cotton kerchief, tie a few knots so that it doesn’t spill. Keep it in your pocket throughout the day and then after you are done wash it off carefully. But remember this is a SOS not a daily thing to do.

And once a week or as you feel like, mix a fistful of salt in the water you use for cleaning your house floors and and wipe them out. This will remove all the negative energy residue that gets accumulated in the house. I am reminded of one incident, one of my clients young son had an imaginary friend who looked like “chhota bhim”/a cartoon character, it was a highly high level negative entity who had “befriended” the child. My client had a very big house and the child had a personal loft in their bedroom where he would sometimes read or play alone, his personal space. When we understood what was happening, my brother and I cleaned out the house and counselled the child against talking to strange entities even if they look like his favourite cartoon. Still for the next few days the child would say that the ‘chhota bhim’ is calling him. It was strange as we had “cleaned” the house thoroughly. So we asked the mother (she really loved the child best, maternal energy is quite powerful) to wipe out the child’s personal play space, the loft with salt water. She did it and then, the entire bedroom and the house “shook”, there was an unbearable stench and the mothers arms were in pain. But it was worth it, as the child then stopped hearing the voices, life went back to normal.

So salt is a very useful item, use it often to replenish your energies and clean out your houses and auras but always with a deep intention and a heart filled with gratitude.




Food has psychic energy

For the longest time we eat food prepared by our mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters at home. Or for the more unluckier ones food prepared by a chef or a cook in a hotel or a mess or a canteen. So we rarely get to eat food prepared by our own hands, and what a lot we miss out because of this!

Food is not just the carbohydrates, fats and proteins and assorted micronutrients. Food is energy, in every sense of the word the food we eat and the water we put into our bodies becomes a part of Us. So be very very careful on what you are putting inside you.

Indian food is predominantly vegetarian, and every vegetable is a medicine. eg turmeric, garlic etc have documented medicinal properties. So when we add turmeric to food we are actually taking a small dose of medicine with every bite.

The person who is making the food and his mindset at the time of cooking it has a very deep impact on how the food is. The mother or the wife when cooking the food for her family generally has love at the back of her mind. She knows that she is cooking for her loved ones and she understands her responsibility so her emotions of love also enter the food. Call it the aura of the food.

But perhaps an overworked cook in a commercial kitchen may be cursing his boss or the fact that he has not got a raise and these negative emotions also enter the food. Some of you may have felt this. You went to an expensive restaurant, ordered a nice dish, it even looked good but it failed to satisfy. The energy of the food was all wrong.

This is the concept behind “prasadam” which is given to devotees in temples. The food placed before the God’s moorthi during puja picks up the energy of the mantras chanted. This food even in minute quantities nourishes our souls.

In Indian kitchens even today there is a small moorthi of Goddess Annapurna so that the person cooking it remembers the Goddess while he/she works. Annapurna literally means the “one who completely satisfies the Universe with food”

But the best food that you will ever eat is the food that you cook with your own hands. It is your own energy and you know that you yourself are going to eat it. So your higher self residing within you ensures that the food prepared is the best possible for your soul. And in this world of frozen food and microwave ready food and tv dinners we are missing this privilege, of eating the food prepared with our own hands.

So do start, try to prepare at least something every day, maybe as simple as a salad or boiled rice or even tea. And to add more energy to it, listen to something that uplifts your soul. Classical music to mantras what ever makes you happy. So that your positive emotions add to the quality of your food.

(In my family dinner means a minimum of 2 vegetable dishes, one dal/curry, rice and chapatis with curd, pickles, salads etc. which I cook. One evening, I was high on Veerbhadra Dhandakam, a stotra which describes how Shiv destroyed the Yadnya of Daksh Prajapati and how Devi Sati destroyed her physical manifestation and returned to Her energy form. The energy was so intense that, every single thing I cooked that evening burnt! Since then I stick to very soothing Annapurna stotra or Vishnu Sahastranama!)

Do eat something that you yourself have prepared everyday and you will be well on your way to self healing.


food has psychic energy