Kaalchakra Dasha, Deha Jiv, Gemini-Sagittarius

The Dasha systems are necessary to time events in astrology. I have written several posts on the Vimshottari Dasha. It is the first Dasha system taught to students, there is a lot of material and research on Vimshottari, it is the easiest to understand and is accurate. But there are more Dasha systems which are applicable in certain cases. A professional astrologer has to be familiar with at least 3-4 Dasha systems.

The Kaalchakra dasha system gives very accurate results for everyone at all times if the accurate birth details are known. I know most of my readers have not learnt Kaalchakra or perhaps not even heard about it, but writing this post in the hope that someone might be inspired to read and learn it eventually. (If you intend to learn Kaal chakra Dasha refer to the book by Shakti Mohan Singh, it gives the correct method of calculating stuff.)

The Deha and Jiv rashi concept is one of the unique features in the Kaalchakra Dasha. Even without learning the entire Kaalchakara Dasha system you can use this concept and it will give you one more tool to cross-check your predictions or make sense of what is happening to you at the moment.

Open your Vedic astrology software (any software will do), check that the Ayanamsha is Chitrapaksha – Lahiri, then input your birth time and location. Note your birth Moon’s position, ie his Nakshatra/ lunar mansion and its quarter/ pad. Now refer to the table below. There are two types of signs mentioned against your birth Moon’s Nakshatra quarter. ‘Deha’ and ‘Jiv’ signs. Deha means the body. Jiv means the individual soul.

Nakshatra Quarter Deha Jiva
GROUP 1

Ashwini

Krutika

Punarvasu

Ashlesha

Hasta

Swati

Moola

Uttarashadha

Purvabhadrapada

Revati

First Aries Sagittarius
Second Capricorn Gemini
Third Taurus Gemini
Fourth Cancer Pisces
GROUP 2

Bharani

Pushya

Chitra

Purvashadha

Uttarabhadrapada

First Scorpio Pisces
Second Aquarius Virgo
Third Libra Virgo
Fourth Cancer Sagittarius
GROUP 3

Rohini

Magha

Vishakha

Shravan

First Cancer Sagittarius
Second Libra Virgo
Third Aquarius Virgo
Fourth Scorpio Pisces
GROUP 4

Mruga

Aradra

Purvaphalguni

Uttaraphalguni

Anuradha

Jeyshtha

Dhanishtha

Shatataraka

First Cancer Pisces
Second Taurus Gemini
Third Capricorn Gemini
Fourth Aries Sagittarius

These two signs, Deha and Jiv, are the most sensitive signs in your birth chart. Locate them in your birth chart, see the influences on them. If there are any planets placed in them at birth they will give rather intense and sudden results. Benefic planets influencing them will indicate sudden rise in life and malefic planets influencing them will indicate sudden distress. If there are no planets placed in these signs at birth it is relatively a better situation as there are fewer unexpected changes in life. Too many changes in life, even if they are auspicious, tend to disrupt the smooth flow of the life experience and need to be navigated with care.

The Deha sign is linked to your body, the physical environment and the material stuff.

  • If there are malefics here at birth then one should be careful when these connected planet’s Vimshottari dasha-s change. This Dasha change period makes the body most susceptible to ill-health. If you have learnt to use the Kaalchakra system then you should keep track of the Deha sign periods and be careful accordingly.
  • Malefic influences on the Deha sign in transit will almost always give sudden illness. Depending on what kind of planet and which sign is involved you can predict the type and intensity of illness.
  • Benefics naturally will give pleasing results, good health, mental and emotional happiness in the time periods controlled by them and these signs. But no one comes to the astrologer to know why he is having a good time. They will come to ask when the good times will come, for this you can look up the future transits and analyse.

Jiv sign is linked to the individual soul, karmic bindings, mental and emotional stuff. It indicates the issues of the individual soul very deeply. eg Moon under stress can cause emotional breakdown but an malefic affliction to the Jiv sign can cause the person to be in the depths of despair, the soul itself is in torment, which will not be visible to others around him.

  • Malefic influences here at birth will make the person labour under a burden of the soul throughout life. There is an underlying despondency and an overall listlessness.
  • Malefic transits over this sign can cause intense trauma to the soul. A dark night of the soul type of trauma. Mental anguish, depression, isolation, betrayal, abandonment by the loved ones, separations etc are very common results during this period.
  • Benefics involved here will also give sudden changes but these will be naturally auspicious and supportive in nature.

If both the Deha and Jiv signs are afflicted by malefics in the birth chart, this lowers the quality of the horoscope. Such a person should perform remedial measures, do a regular spiritual practice or at least some mantra jaap regularly to keep his body and soul in balance. If both the Deha and Jiv signs have benefics placed in them at birth these will give auspicious results but life will be quite happening with sudden rises happening frequently. This is also can become a disruptive thing if the personality is unable to adjust to the sudden rise in fortunes.

During the transits of the nine planets, it is natural that sometimes they will transit over the Deha and Jiva signs both. ie both these signs will have some planet transiting over them. These times in life will be rather happening and there will be sudden changes depending on the natures of the planets transiting. If two or more malefics transit these signs then expect severe stress. In case the malefic influence is very severe, it can manifest as temporary separation or death of relatives, loss of job, loss of wealth or ill-health. This period is invariably very dangerous for the person’s body, mind and soul. He should be prepared for rough times ahead. If several malefics including Rahu/ Ketu are involved they can also cause physical death. If these transiting planets are benefics then they will give sudden changes in life but these will be agreeable changes and ‘sudden rise’. If there is a mix of malefic and benefic influences transiting the Deha and Jiva signs, then the results will also be mixed.

And one more simple way of using the Deha and Jiva concept. Locate these two signs, Deha and Jiva in your birth horoscope.

  • If either of these signs fall in your 6th, 8th or 12th houses, you should beware of sudden changes in life which lead to turmoil.
  • In case these signs fall in the Kendra (1st, 4th, 7th, 10th) houses or the Kona (5th, 9th) houses they will give sudden changes in life but they will be for your good.

Venus and Mars placed in the 8th house

Now let’s do a small practical.

Right now Sagittarius – Gemini is going through a lot. Such events are perfect study periods for Jyotish.

Tally this Deha and Jiv concept with what has just happened and is still happening in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is, as it is, one of the most happening signs of the zodiac. During Nov 2019 to Jan 2020 things have been even more happening in transit for Sagittarius. So many planets together, the slowest trio, Saturn + Ketu + Jupiter together, total solar eclipse, combust Jupiter, combust Mercury, combust Saturn, a total solar eclipse, Rahu/ Ketu nodes in forward motion almost stationary etc. A huge burst of energy, malefics and benefics all mixed up.

People born with their birth Moon in the following Nakshatra+pad will be suffering because their Jiva sign is Sagittarius. Refer to the table above, Sagittarius can only be a Jiv sign for anyone born in the,

  • first quarter of the nakshatras at group (1) of this table.
  • fourth quarter/pad of the nakshatras listed in group (2).
  • first quarter of the nakshatra listed at group (3)
  • fourth quarter of nakshatra at group (4).

Almost all of these individuals will go through an intense period of soul searching and mental anguish during the period Nov 2019 to Jan 2020.

The next high voltage sign would be Gemini which is in axis with Sagittarius. Gemini too is facing the brunt of the energies being released in Sagittarius and has its own energy burst, a penumbral lunar eclipse coming up on 10th Jan 2020. So people with Gemini as their Deha sign (Group 1 nakshatra= birth in second or third quarter) or Jiv rashi (Group 4 nakshatra = birth in third or fourth quarter) are also going through their version of sudden traumatic events.

If you have anyone around you with any of the above birth Moon nakshtra-quarter, observe him/ her analytically, you will learn a lot about the dynamics of the Deha and Jiva rashi concept. Gemini Deha rashi guys will be in some physical discomfort eg someone I know is in danger of being evicted from her house, she lost a legal case recently. And the Gemini Jiv or Sagittarius Jiv sign people are suffering through their own private emotional turbulence which they can neither understand nor express.

The effectiveness of signs (this post) is a very important part of astrological analysis. Focussing only on the planets we forget that the signs and also the houses are equally important. Sagittarius and Gemini are the signs of surprises, the highest energy signs. The periods controlled by these are quite full of action. The houses they are placed in, show quick moving events (even Vimshottari dasha is to be analysed on these lines, posts here). Now these two signs are the axis of an energy maelstrom. And the worst part is that the individual has no control over these events or his response to these events. It is like being caught in this whirlpool of events and trying to keep oneself above water.

If you look at the current situation, there are so many planets in Sagittarius, Rahu in Gemini, Moon transits fast at 2.25days/sign, Mars is in Scorpio and Venus in Capricorn. So if we refer to our table, people with these signs as their Deha and Jiv signs will be rather under stress at present.

January end will bring some respite to the beleaguered Sagittarius-Gemini axis when Saturn moves out into Capricorn. Jupiter can then try to repair the damage by adding his dose of hope and philosophy. But Ketu will add his own mix of spirituality into the repair work. Interesting times in any case.

 

Lunar eclipse 10th Jan 2020

The first eclipse of the year 2020 is coming up on the night of 10th / 11th  Jan. It is a penumbral lunar eclipse, visible in India from about 22:35 pm to 2:40 am Indian time. It will have its effect throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia etc.

It is just a penumbral eclipse and the shadowing of the moon will be extremely faint. There are no specific rituals that need be performed as such. During the actual eclipse if you feel like it you can perform some spiritual practice or do mantra jaap of Rahu/Ketu and Sun/Moon or Gayatri or whatever you feel like. However pregnant women should take care also consult your doctor and if possible avoid giving birth during this time. A pre-eclipse time of 9 hours is considered the ‘sutak’ period for a lunar eclipse. People avoid doing auspicious activities during this period. Generally a fast is observed or some eclipse-specific pujas are performed during the sutak period. For a solar eclipse the sutak period is 12hours before the solar disc starts getting occulted.

A lunar eclipse needs only the Sun and the Moon to be opposite each other with Rahu/Ketu. So in this scenario only those few people whose ascendant or birth Moon sign is Leo, Cancer and the sign axis in which the eclipse is occurring would be affected. But this time, in addition we have Saturn Jupiter Mercury caught up in this eclipse energy and are combust! Practically 80% of the population will see something of these energies generated affecting their life. As it is you can see world events have gone very erratic in these times.

Lunar eclipse 10th Jan 2020

Generally a penumbral lunar eclipse has limited energy so its effects are also rather limited. The main umbral eclipse where the Moon is visibly occulted is the real thing. But this time, though the eclipse is weak, it is just one more energy event in a sequence of events since Nov 2019 and which will continue till 22nd Jan 2020. The eclipse is occurring in the over-loaded Gemini-Sagittarius axis,

  • Rahu is going to eclipse the Moon in Gemini. Gemini belongs to Mercury. Gemini is a typical house, the 3rd natural house of the zodiac and has the potential to go either way.
  • Ketu is with the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury in Sagittarius. Also Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn are combust, ‘evaporated’ by the Sun. The Sun has taken in all the qualities of these planets and has become a ‘mixed-up-Sun’, combustion of planets changes the quality of the Sun. Sagittarius has been bearing the brunt of all this energy for quite some time now. Their this Sade-sati phase has been quite bad despite Jupiter being there.
  • Mars will be aspecting Rahu+Moon with his 8th house aspect. This is an intense aspect can trigger rash behaviour.
  • We have just had a humongous solar eclipse on 26th Dec 2019. I have written several posts on this energy event.
  • The nodes are in the forward motion and are almost stationary. This indicates past karmas are moving very fast, almost everyone is caught in a whirl of events over which there is no control.
  • Only Venus is away from all this, the only graha who is not involved. However his Taurus sign is a bit uncomfortable as Sagittarius is 8th from it, so triggering fast sudden changes in their lives.

People with Gemini or Sagittarius as their ascendant or Moon sign should be careful. To some extent Taurus, Cancer,  Scorpio and Capricorn signs also should take care. Some major changes are in the offing. For the rest of the signs the results are neutral. For Aries and Libra, if the rest of the chart supports, these two signs can benefit during this period.

People in the planetary Dasha of Moon eg Vimshottari Moon Mahadasha or Moon antardasha. Or if sign-based dashas are applicable to you, then those of you in the Dasha periods of Gemini or Sagittarius signs. If you can use the Kaalchakra dasha, then those with Gemini or Sagittarius signs Deha or Jiv rashis will be disturbed. All these people should expect significant changes in life in Jan-Feb 2020.

Some of the issues which can be triggered by this eclipse are as follows. These are general readings, the intensity will depend on the rest of the birth chart and the math. But these results will be seen at some level or the other, mild or intense everyone will experience these.

Respiratory problems, allergies, nervous issues are possible. Arguments with siblings, misunderstandings with teammates or office colleagues are possible. Take care to complete your office work in time. At home, there is a high chance of differences with the husband/wife leading to temporary separations. You might feel ‘out of tune’ with your best friends. Avoid taking major issues related to relationships till Jan end, ie proposals, engagements, marriages, separations or divorce. You might feel stressed out emotionally and mentally. Psychological issues and depression are likely for some. Take care of your money, relationships and health. Misunderstandings, rumours or even lying and cheating is possible, so think logically before you act. Avoid loose talk and gossip. Engaging in financial speculations can be risky at present. Risky behaviour, rash driving, trying antics while swimming can get dangerous.  Vehicles and electrical equipment can refuse to cooperate adding to the overall stress energy.

There are some things you can actively do to re-direct the energies swirling around you. Reading new books or writing something always works. You might just chance on that idea for a new book or something genius. Try to find common ground with other people, it might take some effort but do it. Go out for a walk or try and do something new, avoid sitting alone with your thoughts. Thoughts can be erratic or depressive during this period. De-clutter or do some spring-cleaning, rearrange your desk your room furniture or your wardrobe. There are changes due in the near future, try to keep your mind flexible. Avoid getting overly emotional, do not insult anyone. Mercury is combust and there is an eclipse in his Gemini, whatever you say can magnify and later backfire.

Again, by itself this lunar eclipse is not that powerful but can be the last straw for the over-loaded Gemini-Sagittarius axis people.

Lunar eclipse 10th Jan 2020

(eg me and my brother had a raging argument and we aren’t talking to each other for over a week now. It would be actually laughable if it weren’t for the intensity. And because both of us do our pujas and stuff, if we fight, we stop interacting till we get in control of ourselves and our energies again.

Sharing an old experience with my brother the planetary energies and the magic of the Thoth Tarot cards. I was feeling a constriction on my sub-conscious self and was too tired to work out things. The cards are quick solutions and when my brother does them for me they are magic. As he laid them out the answer was obvious. The ocean of my sub-conscious was being very turbulent (planetary movements at the time) and the cards were telling me to something to get them in control again. All ok till then. But the energies released by the cards were so intense that we immediately had a crazy-crazy argument. We both knew that it was crazy but still we couldn’t stop. I came back to my home. My sub-conscious mind was angry. The magic and the energies were trying to set it back to its calm state and it was rebelling. (It was 12th moon in transit for me, so as it is, the Mind was free to do whatever it wanted). This was followed by my subconscious creating a shadow, a Chhaya-purush, which went and psychic-attacked him. He called me up in the middle of the night, he had turned ice-cold, unable to do anything. Till then I was unaware, I was reading a book. This gave me the shock of a life time. I love him dearly, can’t even hit him, forget attacking him on the astral levels! I ‘looked’ into the astral around him, he was in a mass of black gooey tarry energy. So I pulled everything off him, destroyed the shadow. It took a day for us to get us back to our usual selves.)

 

The 12th house, support or sabotage

The 12th house and its energies are often glossed over in readings. It can be an uncomfortable house and needs to be understood in the right perspective. The sign/ planets connected to it secretly and unconsciously support or sabotage your mind/ body. The energies move inwards, so if there are several planets or major planets here or the house is as a whole incapable of giving good results then selfish behaviour and unhealthy self-obsession can result. If this sign/ planets is unable to give good results, then there may be depraved behaviour, unnatural or self-destructive patterns, disturbed spiritual energy, restlessness, inability to rest or insidious damage to the self/environment. If you can consciously work through these and come to terms with their expression, you can achieve a lot in in the inner worlds.

The 12th house is the karmic imprint of your immediate past life. These are your strength/ weakness from that life which you used as your current life’s base. Inauspiciously placed sign/ planets here indicate that you have decided to repay the negative karmic debts from your past lives. The 1st house is derived from the 12th house, so you are compulsorily required to rebalance them now. One way you can make sense of a painful 12th house is, to understand that you are repaying negative debts owed from past several lives to a large number of people. It will ultimately be for the good.

The 12th house, support or sabotage

Isolation is a very common motif of the 12th house. Banishment from the home-town even under the guise of better prospects elsewhere is still an internal problem. Your work may require isolation, you work in a research laboratory but you are still isolated from your society. Or punitive, you might be confined in prison or places apart from society because of your own actions. Prisons are meant for those who misuse their physical abilities and engage in criminal actions. This is the retribution in this life administered by the legal system of the society. The mentally challenged are those who misused their intellect in their past lives and in this life are denied access to their mental processes. These are also isolated from the society and/ or confined in mental asylums. This is karmic retribution administered by their own conscience at the moment of death of their past life. Similarly for physically handicapped people who do not have or cannot use their limbs. Here presumably the individual is required to reflect and regain their perspective and rebalance themselves.

The experiences of your mother as you were being created in her womb and your early childhood upto 7yrs are also linked to the 12th house things. If you have major planets in your 12th house try to think back on what your parents told you to not do, ‘don’t cry, don’t be late, don’t be a baby, don’t.. ‘. This is an expression of your 12th house energy. This ‘don’t..’ has shaped your life in a very deep way and even as an adult trying to do those forbidden things can cause internal stress and discomfort. But you are an adult now and these things need to be resolved else you might carry them onwards to your next life. So try to bear through the sub-consciously felt terror and let these 12th house impressions systematically out in the open. If you try to deny them and push them again beneath the surface they will continue creating problems.

If you were told ‘don’t be a crybaby’, you might have problems expressing your genuine emotional hurts. It is a deep automatic compulsion which you cannot overcome. If you even think that you will tell your friend that you are feeling hurt, your BP will shoot up, fingers go cold, heartbeat accelerates, it is a in-built compulsion to stay silent, there is fear. This is an extreme example, but people do feel like this about their 12th house things. Eg Saturn in 12th house, you will never be late, if you even think of being late, you will get an anxiety attack. Try to consciously examine this in-built behaviour and gradually reduce its hold over you. If you think about these things, analyse them and gradually understand them, your fear of them will reduce.

The 12th house is energies which are not allowed expression in your conscious life. So these churn and accumulate below the surface and at the critical point explode spectacularly.  The more something is denied expression, the more severely it bursts out. This can manifest as a disease which is detected at the very terminal stages. Or can be an emotional breakdown. Or a break in whatever keywords of the sign/planets associated. Over-reactions. So do pay attention to the transits and the Dasha periods. Also give yourself an outlet once in a while.

Eg a Mars in the 12th house won’t let you lose your temper much. This is called a Manglik placement. So give him an outlet, go to the gym and bring out all your inner aggression there, learn a martial art perhaps. Regulate these energies before they erupt in disorganised dangerous and damaging forms. Now what happens when you do explode. Eg you have 12th Mars and your husband is at the receiving end. He has forgotten your birthday and the last time you raged was a more than a year ago. So now in an instant, you will remember every tiny thing your husband did to irritate you in the past year. Everything which you didn’t react to in that long time will come to the surface in one red flash. That entire anger will be like lava pouring out. Your husband is in shock because he thinks you have perfect temper, you do not rage like this. And you feel your every word to be justified. You rage till you are drained, now you might cry as this is a form of release. Result, possibly an irrevocable break in the relationship. Your 12th house has sabotaged you. This can happen triggered by typical transits/ Dasha periods.

Now the 12th house is the resource from which your persona/ environment has been sourced. So even if you are not aware of its energies you radiate them! Eg Saturn here will make you appear very strict and disciplined. As a senior you will be feared by your subordinates. You will come across as a fair but rigid boss. And all the while you might have a very different idea of what image you are projecting as you are unaware of this Saturnine aspect of yourself! Now what you project, you will attract too. So here, you will attract even more Saturnine energies which do not support but will suppress you even more, a vicious cycle will start. If you ever become aware of the Saturn in you and balance it, you will find life becomes subtly less restrictive.

The 12th house, support or sabotage

Now a damaged 12th house will spill over most on the 4th and 8th houses, the Moksh trikon. The 12th and 8th houses are the dushamsthan, houses of turmoil and the biggest dushamsthan, the 6th house, is the mirror of the 12th house! So you can rebalance your 12th house by directly working on it or indirectly through these other houses.

The 4th is the astral depths, comfort, safety, emotions, residence, vehicles, lands, mother, nutrition, traditions, home-culture etc. If you actively increase these energies in your life either by experiencing them yourself or giving them to others as charity you support your 12th house too. Heavy energies in the 12th house often deny or restrict nurture, and the person often repeats the same with his child. but if he can become aware and change, get involved and nurture his child, this helps him balance his own energies too.

Most effective remedies are helping out at orphanages and old-age homes (it is a second childhood in a way). We help the most vulnerable in the society thus address the deepest vulnerability within our own selves.

The 6th is karmic service, debts, diseases, enemies etc basically serve or suffer. Your understanding of karmic debts and your ways of repaying them is all here. There are two options, either fall ill yourself or help those who are ill. This is free will, you choose. So if you choose to proactively study your 6th house and work on ways to repay the energy debt this will help channelising your 12th house energies too. Eg you see people with Rahu in the 12th house often settling in foreign lands. These people choose to get disconnected from the land and everything of their forefathers and go serve in a strange land. From the energy point of view leaving the homeland is always a problem. (A friend lives in the USA, has non-stop dreams of her ancestors. The easiest solution is to feed a cow, give her a chapati and a lump of jaggery. In India, desi humped cows are all around. There in the USA there are no desi humped cows and she says if she feeds an animal like this she might get put in jail! But her ancestors want the energy so the dreams continue.)

The 8th house can also be used to link to the energies of the 12th house. This can range from occult practices, tantra, private meditation, manipulation of pran/ vital energies or the other extreme being several sexual affairs.

Then the planets connected to the 12th house can naturally be used to channelise their energies in a proper way. Eg If you have Mercury there, write as much as you can! Another very effective way of rebalancing the 12th house energies is to use your dreams. I have written about using a dream journal, this can be a very good way of channelising your dreams or doing targeted dreaming which helps rebalancing the energies of the sub-conscious states. So the 12th house is a very important house and you should be consciously aware of it. Being aware of your own vulnerability is a big thing. Do not shy away from it, analyse it and the planets placed in it carefully. Too many planets in the 12th house or the ascendant lord or the Moon or the Sun in the 12th house always indicate physical and mental weakness. Be careful of the health of your body and mind. Always remember to put yourself, your concerns and your interests first. This is important. If you feel exhausted or drained, take care of yourself first. How much ever, difficult it is to communicate, seek professional help too.

 

The 12th house, support or sabotage

Moon in the earthy signs, Taurus Virgo Capricorn

Moon is our entire self, the sum of our past, present, parallel and future selves. He is the astral, emotional and ultimately the spiritual self too. He is said to be watery in nature but the real meaning here, is that he flows. Life is a flowing experience. The Sanskrit word, ‘Jivan’ means ‘water’ also means ‘life’ and ‘connected to the individual soul. Moon in your energy system, rules over the Ajnya chakra. He decides how the pran/vital energy you pull in from the Universe is allocated. He builds your body/mind. We Indian astrologers/ Jyotishi-s consider the Moon and his placement to be extremely important.

The signs of the zodiac are divided into fiery, airy, earthy and watery. Of these the signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are the earthy ones. These make up the natural Arth trikon, this triangle gives meaning to our life. All the things that one requires for a comfortable secure life and those which give meaning to life are represented by Arth trikon signs. In this trikon, the three signs are sequentially still, dual-natured, moveable. (There are 4 aims in life. Dharm is the foundation of life and right action. Arth is the meaning and all the things which give life a meaning. Kaam is the desires which drive the life. And finally Moksh, release and liberation.)

Moon in the earthy signs, Taurus Virgo Capricorn

If you want to ace your Arth trikon, you have to consider all the three signs as they are interlinked to each other very deeply. The 9/5 axis operates here, each is the foundation/creativity of the other two. If you are a birth Moon in any of the earthy signs do analyse at the other two signs for support. Of these, the first two signs, Taurus and Virgo fall in the first half of the zodiac. You are focussed on your own self, the energies are directed more to the development of the personality. Capricorn falls in the second half of the zodiac where you give your energy outwards.

  • In Taurus you focus on your close family, personal history, family wealth. How you present yourself in company, small intimate groups etc. You want to get more resources for your own self not for public welfare! Here you build your perfect body/mind. You are built strongly, physically dominating in any setting. Getting you change your mind is a difficult task.
  • Virgo is the service that you are required to perform. The focus is entirely on rebalancing the personal karma with pin-point awareness. You are very wary of creating new karma so can come across as being shy and self-deprecating. Here you understand and act on your sense of karma. This is also a type of building activity where you act to rebalance your karmic debts. Quick thinking but always rooted in solid logic and deep analysis. (Ever really seen a doctor at work? He is focussed on the patient completely, but it is essentially an abstract interest, he wants to diagnose and cure, not for the patient but for his own mental satisfaction. He is internally aware of his duty/karma of serving the patient. But if the patient does not want to listen, he does not bother much. He has done his duty. Now to take the prescribed medicines or not is the patient’s free choice.)
  • Capricorn is where you finally emerge into the larger society. You face shifting goal posts here. Society is in continuous evolution and you feel emotionally validated when you contribute to its regulation. So you are always in movement in tandem with your organisation. An excellent professional, you evolve with your organisation.

Moon in the earthy signs, Taurus Virgo Capricorn

If you are born with the Moon in these signs, you are highly sense-oriented, you emotionally require comforting material stuff around you which you can see and touch. Luxurious clothes, jewellery, art, food, patients, medicines, people, money etc. You have very typical habits which you change with great difficulty as you are emotionally linked to security and stability. And because the overall orientation is towards the material, you require material security preferably a hefty bank balance.

The earthy signs are able to think dispassionately. You are analytical and see logic and the practical applications, hard-working. Desire is for order and method! (I think Hercule Poirot must have been a Moon-Virgo!). Things on purely emotional or imaginative basis do not satisfy your mind. Strangely you come across as being lazy too, but this is when you have temporarily satisfied you need for creating structure and are now expecting to be pampered. Recognition is necessary for all earthy signs. Taurus expects to be pampered by his loved ones. Virgo expects self-recognition from his own mental processes. Capricorn craves social recognition.

General health remains good as the body/mind prefers to remain stable and resists the changes caused by disease. But one thing is common all three sings suffer from digestion related problems. So take care of your diet and exercise. Indigestion is a physical indication that you have not absorbed/understood the things you have achieved. You appreciate the visual, sensual, analytical, material, social angles but miserably fail to appreciate the emotional aspect. If you are a birth moon in an earthy sign, you have to remember that satisfaction linked to material things is not complete unless you feel the emotions also. So try to feel. And if you keep on accumulating worldly goods, you will be perceived to be greedy and materialistic.

Productive, dependable, you create tangible results. Pragmatic, practical and efficient, you start any project with a solid foundation. Your mind is more linked to tangible things, it may be beautiful vases or whatever. It does not imagine or visualise much and you often suffer because of that. Try to be creative too. Being too rigid will ultimately stifle. Your Moon requires repetitive cycles. Try if you can combine the energies and enter a repetitive cycle of growth and consolidation. These three signs are all Vaat in nature. You cause movement and this movement is based on the security of a solid foundation. Thus if you do manage to create something it endures. So when you start a project, make its foundations as solid as you can.

You do not have an understanding of emotions so can easily hurt people. And you do not understand that you have hurt them! These people are often in the background ready to sabotage you. Beware as your professional behaviour and successes will create jealous and envious enemies around you who will attack you purely on the basis of their emotional contexts. You are not a team player and thus your more ambitious projects fail. Lacking imagination, you fail to appreciate that there will be problems in the project as everyone thinks and more importantly feels differently. You have raw power but lack in team work. You have to inspire your team-mates not compete or keep secrets from them. Pettiness, non-communication, hoarding/holding back important information, getting stuck in the mundane stuff, this always causes problems. Your desire for stability can easily translate to boring and predictable. Serious by temperament. Sometimes calculated risks are important and so is depending on someone else. Step back and look at the bigger picture instead of getting stuck in details. Do this once in a while with your bigger projects. Listen to the opinion of your watery partner, this will also reduce the stress on you.

All these three earthy signs find their preferred partner in the watery signs of Scorpio, Pisces and Cancer, sequentially. Soil and water is a highly potent combination, so use your spouse/business partner’s energies. Often your spouse will be the imaginative one and you will turn his ideas into reality. If you can work with your loved one/business partner, both of you will succeed beyond your combined dreams. Your dreamy spouse loves you beyond limits while the solid you offers him unconditional protection. If you both go with this, your relationship will be mutually satisfying. Partners should be compatible not similar, each filling each others blanks, presenting a unified front against others.

Moon in the earthy signs, Taurus Virgo Capricorn

These three signs are ruled by Venus, Mercury and Saturn. All three look on Moon with some animosity. Venus dislikes his need based loving. Mercury is his teenaged son (that says it all). And Saturn with his restrictive behaviour creates fear for the Moon. So there remains a sense of conflict and fear in the background of these earthy minds. See if you can resolve this, to make more sense of your personality.

Then each of these signs are composed of 3 lunar mansions, Nakshatra, of these

  • The first one is owned by the Sun, this lies partly in the sign preceding this one
  • The second one lies completely in this sign and is owned by the Moon.
  • The third lunar mansion is owned by Mars and it lies partly in the sign following this one.

Now these planetary owners are as per the Vimshottari dasha system, but can be used as a valuable pointer on how the time periods controlled by Sun, Moon and Mars will unfold. The Vimshottari ruler of the birth nakshatra is very important as he always has a very subtle but deep impact on the Moon. This is the Vimhottari planetary dasha you were born in and spend your baby-life in. Whatever events and environment was created by this planet has a lifetime impact on you. If you want to know more about innermost self, do read up on the Nakshatra devata/deity of your birth Moon lunar mansion.

Now there is an interesting thing. Moon himself rules the three nakshtras, Rohini, Hasta and Shravan, and these belong to the earthy signs. Thus we should appreciate Moon’s existential character is best reflected in these earthy, Vaishya, Arth trikon rashi/signs.

Moon essentially Builds.

And on very material levels, the biggest resource that we have is our soil. Soil is formed very slowly over millenia and without it we wouldn’t have our civilisation. Water removes the rigidity of the soil and brings it into use. Earth is passive and only when energized by movement does it yield its gifts. So Moon in the earthy signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, has enormous potential to actually yield results. This just depends on the extent of your awareness and ability to work.

 

Moon in the earthy signs, Taurus Virgo Capricorn

Moon in Capricorn, Builder of society

Capricorn is Makar in Sanskrit. Makar is a massive sea animal of the deep oceans, maybe mythological or extinct, it is also considered to be a dolphin in modern times. Either way Makar is a very auspicious animal, if you are born with your birth Moon in Capricorn sign you are a formidable personality.

Moon is the ‘created you’ in every way possible. In Capricorn he builds a ‘you’, best suited to the society you live in. He grants you energy to dominate the society if you so wish. In this Moon placement, the focus is on the most material things, work, profession, career, money, salary, social reputation and social mobility. If the society survives you also survive, so you are focussed on the building, preservation and protection of the social structure.

Capricorn is an earthy sign ie it is a Vaishya. The Vaishyas are people who create movement. Trade is nothing but a movement of goods and money. A fair price is sought and paid so that the system remains balanced. A true trader never tries to exploit, neither his source not his customer. This sign is moveable/ chara. This means that energies associated here are always in motion, in change. It is Tamasic by nature, ie its energies are dense, enveloping but still. But once moved out of their stillness, these Tamasic energies are very powerful, like the jaggernaut, unstoppable. Then the sign is considered to be of the ‘vaat’ nature, it causes movement. So Capricorn is a potent mix of the still and the moveable. This sign when occupied by the Moon enters repetitive cycles of growth and consolidation which allow sustained and eternal growth. It is one of the three signs of natural Arth trikon, it signifies the things which being meaning to life.

Capricorn are the hardest workers. They feel emotionally comforted when they create and support society. This is a patriotic, conservative, conventional, law-abiding and yes, an ‘emotional’ citizen. You offer your emotions, your entire existence, ie your Moon to the society you live in. In return you expect the society to honor you, raise you and respect you. And this actually does happen. Saturn the ruler of Capricorn is the fairest and strictest teacher. If you have worked sincerely, he does bestow his appreciation.

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So if you are a Moon in Capricorn you are a builder of nations.

You are not classically beautiful, you are built for endurance. The body frame is slender, typical with prominent bones, eg a defined jawline, long arms and legs, you might be taller than average. Ambitious, you are focussed on your profession/ business. You always seem and are mature for your age. Rules are important to you, so is discipline, you tend to follow a step-wise plan to success. You rise slowly but steadily. Especially after middle-age you tend to accumulate wealth and are financially comfortable in your old age. Very aware of your balance-sheet, you know exactly how much you earn/spend. A level headed businessman who keeps track of every rupee. You do not spend unnecessarily. (Your friends can think you are being stingy!) You never borrow/ lend money, and your investments are all carefully researched and always profitable. You are aware about your obligations and generally try to fulfil them.

The voice is not very pleasing and you tend to argue. Not witty but ponderous. Confident, you openly show your likes/dislikes and opinions. You come across as humourless, boring, pedantic, stiff and irritating. The reason behind this is that cannot convey passion in your voice. When one is deeply convinced about something, the general expectation is that there should be passion or logic or an emotional link with it. You cannot display this link so your expression grates. But you are fond of music, if trained you can sing or play an instrument. So the next time you listen to someone sing, do try to understand how emotions are expressed. If you can bring emotions into your communication, you will be even more successful.

You should be careful of what you speak/do when working in a group/team. Cooperating with others is essential at times, this is professional behaviour, so do try. Younger siblings, extended family, extended neighbourhood can be a source of conflict. Be careful if you speculate on the stock market or gamble. In your childhood, there must have been undercurrents of animosity between your mother and father at some level. Examine the individual horoscope for more on this, in case there are impressions which spill over in adult-hood.

Religion is an out-of-syllabus topic for Capricorn-Moon. You are so materially focused that you are not very involved in religion, metaphysics, philosophy, occult, spiritual etc. You identify with your birth father completely and have deep conflicts with the spiritual father. You might profess to belong to the religion your family/ society follows but at heart you do not believe in it. Neither do you believe in astrology or divination. You believe only in those things which you see with your eyes and touch with your hands.

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The karmic partner of this sign is Cancer, Moon’s own sign. You are quite practical and methodical so do read on what Cancer really signifies (I have written a lot about Cancer and the Moon). Cancer is your mirror, if you can bring some of its qualities in your life it will be help you balance. Moon always allows the other planets to influence him ie allows them to use his energies. To make use of this placement you have to understand what the Moon really is. There is a misconception that Moon is all about emotions, it is not true. Moon is all your resources, all your experiences that you have gained in all your past lives. He is formidable.

Then your marriage (or love affairs) are strange mixture of passion and practicality. There is often a significant age gap between you and your spouse. The spouse is more delicate in health and largely a homemaker. She is not too concerned about social status or public visibility either and expects you to protect her. She is also quite patriotic and socially aware, so there are no conflicts here. But you might create issues by being miserly at home. If she likes buying pretty things and decorating the house, let her do it. It is her domain. Children are few and you are interested in caring for them.

Karma is the actions from your past which require re-balancing now. In this life you have chosen to resolve the karma which you owe to numerous people in huge chunks. eg a King owes to his subjects, so when he rules he serves each one of his subjects by providing for each one of them. You will get heavy responsibilities in life and you are equipped to perform them. At whatever level you work, you will be successful in time. Your profession will involve people, structures, government, large organisations, people’s movements, managing large diffuse groups etc. Your actions are going to affect several. If you ever feel over-worked do remember this and feel satisfied that you are working off a huge karmic load. In extreme cases, this sign can go to any extent for money and social recognition. (That background of abstract fear!). But before doing so, remember that Capricorn is ruled by Saturn himself. If you go against your conscience, you will suffer badly.

As a child you were not very strong with more than normal child-hood diseases affecting you. In adult-hood, diseases of the bones, body-frame, teeth and nerves are possible. Take special care of your knees. However whatever the problem is, you endure. Longevity is very good. Heart problems are possible in later life. Avoid eating cold foods and protect your body from the cold, this will ensure better health for a life-time. There is a hidden fear in the mind, but because you are so practical and pragmatic no one, not even you, believe that you can be afraid. But Moon associated with the Saturn in any way, creates a background of abstract fear. Do sit down sometime and try to think/ feel about this factor, if you can resolve this you will be more balanced.

Your deepest emotional need is satisfied by a regular routine. If you are a Capricorn-Moon, you must understand that orderly normal behaviour and social comfort brings you internal security, you dislike eccentricity. If your loved one is such a Moon then do not expect too much excitement, never embarrass them in public or tease them in private, they are rather humourless. If your friends are Capricorn-Moons never borrow/lend them money and listen to their opinions if you want a completely realistic dose of ‘life’. If your boss is such, you can depend on him, but be ready to work hard and submit that project in time!

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Capricorn is composed of the three Nakshatra, Uttara-ashadha, Shravan and Dhanishta. The same three planets rule over the three Nakshatras in all the earthy signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

  • Uttara-ashadha is ruled by the Sun. You are a visionary leader, confident and convinced about your ideas and philosophy. If you take someone as a protege you will be a good peer/patron. Politically oriented thought process you desire to shine in society.
  • Shravan belongs to the Moon. Soft power. Here you are more involved in the nurturing aspect of structure. You desire to create security for the society, keep it safe. You work to ensure that the society remains in linked to its traditional and cultural mores. You might be an actual builder of homes by profession!
  • Dhanishta belongs to Mars. You are aggressive and dynamic but systematic about it. No rush of adrenalin here, but a step-wise plan to dominate. Your primary orientation is to protect your work from outside dangers. Alert to changes and decisive about taking action.

The Vimshottari Moon Mahadasha and also the sub-periods of the Moon in other planet’s Mahadasha-s are very fruitful periods.

  • For Uttara-ashadha-born the Moon mahadasha will come in your childhood, you will be building your body mainly during this period. This nakshatra falls partly in Sagittarius and partly in Capricorn. Be careful in the Sun sub periods in other planets Mahadasha-s, there will be upheaval caused by others’ and your egos during this time. If your child is Capricorn Uttara-ashadha-Moon born, you should take special care of him as a baby. He will be born in the Sun Mahadasha. Sun and Saturn do not get along at all, and this Mahadasha can trigger illness in the baby.
  • For Shravan-borns you will be born in the Moon Mahadasha. This period will be intensive in ‘building’. You will be building your body and your chakra-system during this time.
  • (And for the Dhanishtha-born, the Moon Mahadasha will come at the very end of life if you live to be exceptionally old! Most likely you will not experience it.)

In Capricorn, the infinite energy of the Moon is constricted, restricted, allocated by Saturn. He allows you only that much which you can realistically use. You are taught efficiency and effectiveness here. Moon does find this a bit difficult as his natural tendency is to spread out and shine. Here he is forced to focus, not on himself but on the faceless society. He who is fluidity himself is now required to use his energy to regulate the fluid amorphous society. This is perhaps the greatest building effort to bind fluidity by fluidity. The Moon who is always so personal now binds the society in a fabric of his making. Saturn provides the perfect environment  for this nation-building process in Capricorn.

Civilisation evolves by a mix of tradition and progress in cycles which repeat endlessly. This is Moon in Capricorn.

 

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Analysis, Rahu in 5th, Ketu in 11th house

Rahu and Ketu in the 5th/11th axis produce extraordinary individuals as these two houses are connected to the sense of self and the interactions that one has with the infinite others. I wrote about the personality described by Ketu in the 5th and Rahu in the 11th earlier. Rahu/Ketu in the 5th and 11th houses requires that the personality balance between the individual self-ego and the grouped resources/consciousness. There is a huge chunk of energy available in this axis which can be used by you positively or negatively depending on the other placements of the horoscope.

As we are dealing with Rahu/ Ketu, the influences of the planets conjoint or aspecting them, the signs in which they are placed, the power of these sign’s lords etc become very important and require careful analysis. Rahu is just karmic attraction, these others are the direction of the karmic attraction. Similarly Ketu is basically karmic apathy, these others give direction to the detachment. If you want to go into real details, analyse the character of the Lunar mansions/ Nakshatra in which Rahu/Ketu are placed in. And also check if any other planets are placed in the Nakshatra owned by Rahu/Ketu. This will add significant nuances to the reading.

Analysis, Rahu in 5th, Ketu in 11th house

Rahu in the 5th house

This 5th house is very sensitive as it defines your intelligence. There is infinite mental energy available here. How much energy you have with you. Your connect with your internal divinity. Rahu in the 5th means that the 5th house affairs are always in focus.

Creativity is unlimited, this can manifest as a large number of children, or a large number of students. Your children /students will be a bit odd, either very intelligent and very practical or linked to the occult. You can be a very good artist, especially a photographer or an actor where you explore the range of human experiences. A photographer who takes pictures of people or an actor who acts out different personalities are experiencing human nature. (The other combination, ie Rahu in 11th will also produce photographers but these people will prefer taking photos of nature, never people!)

You can write and publish books, you might blog. Expressions are your forte. Every human expression is familiar to you. You can be a good astrologer or someone who uses energy directly but connected in some way to the human experience. You love yourself, you are very aware of your personality, self-love comes easy and you are always confident and sure of yourself in every possible situation.

Education is erratic, there may be breaks in the normal classic style of school/college. But you will never be at a disadvantage here. You will end up with sufficient education to remain ahead in life. If you have a choice in this matter choose a vocation a business a hands-on-professional course in life so that the Rahu energy is more channelised into technical type of stuff. You have an aptitude for this. You can be a scientist, an eccentric inventors, a genius. You have an extraordinary intellect. You can make that leap from a common innovation to a true invention.

The karmic influences of the past lives are very active and you can access these memories very easily. Highly intuitive, you can re-live these without much effort. These are your assets so if you get flashes of events or feelings do not get scared, use the information you receive from them.

You are not really religious. Even if you do take up singing bhajans and indulge in outward show of religion this will be a temporary phase, as you are not really into religion or dogma. You will not follow a book. (Religions have a main book which they are required to follow. Hinduism/ Sanatan Dharm is not a religion, there is no main book. We follow our Conscience). You will want to find out for yourself, you will experiment with several faith systems till you find one which suits your nature. 

You have that rare intellectual appreciation in matters of faith, spirituality, religion and related stuff. When Rahu is in the 5th house and Ketu in the 11th you are attracted to the experience of the deepest self and detached from the extended others. The flow of experience is inward towards the individual self. Rahu, in the Samudra Manthan story-allegory, tried to imitate the Light. There is a desire to become the Light. This can be a highly spiritual placement as you dive inwards into yourself, searching, experiencing your own intelligence till you realise your Real Self. Just remember that the law of Karma operates always. Always follow your Conscience. You are highly intuitive and have access to energies which others normally do not. Rahu/Ketu are karma personified. If you try to cheat yourself / others or cause harm to others using your occult abilities, it will rebound on you very badly. This moral and spiritual wrong will manifest as illness of the body/mind.

If this Rahu is under the influence of malefics or debilitated, especially Sun or Mars it gives a very forceful personality, the person will behave as a mini-tyrant in the house/office. If Mercury with malefic influences or bereft of auspicious aspects sits with such a Rahu it will create a crook, a swindler, someone who does financial crimes.

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Ketu in the 11th house

Important tip : Do not let your friends and group members take advantage of you. (Read this line twice)

Gains of every sort, friends and like-minded groups are the domain of the 11th house. The natural lord of his house is Saturn as he rules the 11th sign Aquarius. True gains or friendships are a product of karma, effort, discipline and hard work. Ketu here is apathy, a product of your karma. You do not feel the need to work to keep your friends. You get along with everyone. Your ‘friends’ are more a product of circumstance, they come and vanish. You are unable to ‘connect’ on the material levels, so partying, going to movies, school/college/office friends are simply not possible. Very rarely will you find someone who will stick with you in the real sense. If there is some esoteric occult or spiritual connect then only your friendships will survive.

Your gains too will be significant but you are unable to retain them. You are unable to retain them. One tip is to never gamble with this combination. Find some professional financial adviser to help you manage your assets as you earn them. Bad advise from older brothers or friends can land you in trouble. There are possibilities of missed opportunities and undesirable people nagging you. You will be known in society as a powerful person, but very private. The 11th house is an upchaya house and Ketu is a natural malefic so results will improve with time. This horoscope will go on giving more and more auspicious results as you grow older.

An underlying sense of grief exists as you are detached from all fruits of your personality. Be aware of this else this will manifest in the body as a skin or nervous disease.

Ketu is highly intuitive, no analysis, so the things connected with the 11th house will be sensed, not analysed. You might get a streak of luck or be connected to the occult. A highly individual way of thinking often against the commonly accepted dogma. If such a Ketu is under auspicious influences, you will be involved in helping others, a humanitarian sort of nature. You can be an astrologer work with other divination systems, be a counsellor. But do not give away more of your assets /energy than what is appropriate. But if this Ketu is under malefics, there are very few friends, person does not socialise, does not even leave the house and the personality becomes very self-centered. There are often problems with elder siblings with this placement.

A conscious balance between the 5th and the 11th house energies is essential. If you think the natural 5th house is fiery Leo and the natural 11th house is the airy Aquarius. The nature of Rahu is fire and Ketu is airy. Double dose of these elements can create an explosive personality. Conscious management of the Rahu-Ketu energies is essential here, else their potential will not be manifested. Rahu-Ketu placements are the challenge of your life-time. This is a hard challenge but if overcome gives the highest possible gain.

The first half of the life is very active while the second half of life goes in relative quiet. It does not mean that you go into obscurity, it rather means that you are satisfied.

Ketu Mahdasha and Rahu Mahadasha as per the Vimshottari system, will be very active, you will actively use their gifts. Especially Rahu-Ketu, the Rahu-Rahu and Ketu-Rahu antardasha/ sub-peroids will be quite karmically heavy-duty. Be very very careful during the Ketu-Ketu subperiod, this brief period of a few months duration will hit very hard. Their sub-periods in the other planet’s Mahadasha-s also will bring in lots of movement.

Their transits are quite slow with 1.5yrs in each sign, (right now they are in Capricorn /Cancer) so keep a look out here too. Periods heavy with Rahu/ Ketu energy will grant profits and gains but after their periods are complete these gains too may erode. 

If you can do regular Dhyan the spiritual aspect of this combination will find its channel. This will allow the material benefits to manifest properly and you will be able to retain these too. Doing mantra -jaap of Rahu and Ketu on Tuesdays/Saturdays and especially during eclipses is very useful to regulate their energies. 

Rahu in the 5th (or 11th), is a dream come true placement. If you navigate the energies with a clear intention and a crystal-clear conscience you will attain the heights of the material as well as the spiritual. Obviously Ketu will support in his own indifferent way but he will support. Rahu-Ketu are together fire-air, Rahu provides the experience for Ketu to transform you. The 5th-11th is also fire-air, unlimited scope for movement and transformation.

This the magic of Rahu-Ketu the 5/11 axis. Experience and Transform.

 

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Karma of giving away energy

Our energy is always in movement as the universe does not allow stillness. You always move, your thoughts, your body parts, your mind, your vital energy/pran. If you are a part of the Universe, you have to be a part of the movement. You are always exchanging energy, when you speak to others, when you listen, when you eat food cooked by others, when others eat food cooked by you, when you sit next to someone in the bus, all the time. In our lives, we are required to interact with a lot of people, either directly in person or indirectly. When we touch other, eg hug, shake hands, or brush against each other in the train, ie the body touches, the intensity of energy exchange is higher. The heaviest energy exchange occurs when people are physically intimate with each other.

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A small experiment which you can try out. If you know to see auras, try seeing your and your loved one’s (husband/wife/child) auras interacting. Both sit about 2 feet away from each other and relax. Now in 5 mins or so, on your side where he is sitting, you will feel warmth on your bare skin. Your cheek and neck areas are more sensitive to this. If you focus on the 2 ft space between you two, will see tiny glittery bits separating from your aura, very gently swirling and being absorbed in his aura and likewise. These are very beautiful glitter, their movement is almost hypnotic. Auras of two people never mix, there remains clear boundary always. (I have seen the auras of two people mixing completely just like water-colors do, only once in my life.) The energy exchange is through these glittery particles. If you both are feeling exceptionally peaceful, ask your child to come and sit between you, he will fall asleep in 5 mins! This is the exchange of energy. You and your loved one are very comfortable with each other, so the aura exchange is beautiful, gentle, soothing. Aura exchange between 2 people on similar energy levels is always pleasant. But if this were some random stranger sitting next to you in a train the quality of the exchange would be different. And if it were someone tired, depressed and unhappy it would be even worse for you.

Some of us have an extra load on us, we are bound by karma to give out more energy than we perhaps receive from others. Eg a doctor has to touch people in pain, suffering from diseases. He not only diagnoses them but also gives a part of his energy to them. The higher self of the patient requests relief and the higher self of the doctor spontaneously gives. A psychiatrist has to listen to others suffering from unbalanced energies of the mind. A lawyer has to always argue, and listen to arguments, lie himself and listen to lies. All involve energy.

Everyone is bound by karma to serve. This ‘service’ you perform for others is the domain of the 6th house. If these others are on a lower energy level than you, oppressed in trouble, in pain, disturbed, then you give of your energy. Look at the horoscopes of professionals who are required to interact with the public in a big way eg doctors, astrologers, lawyers, teachers, counsellors, politicians, police-officers etc, you will note certain similarities. In the birth chart, where the rising sign/ascendant is the first house you will see,

  • A loaded 6th house, occupied or aspected by several planets. These planets determine your ‘partner’ in this energy service.
  • Or the lord of the 6th occupying important houses which define the personality and environment.
  • Or the Virgo sign occupying such important houses.
  • Or heavy duty planets influencing Virgo sign, wherever it may be placed in the horoscope.
  • Or Mercury being very prominent in the horoscope and under the influence of powerful planets.

And even in the birth Moon chart where the sign occupied by the Moon is counted as the first house, you will see these same combinations. In this Moon chart, the 6th house counted from the Moon represents the sufferings of the astral body and the service required of you in the astral planes.

I know a horoscope where the Moon himself is placed in the 6th house from the ascendant, so the physical environment of the person, especially during the childhood from 3.5yrs to 22yrs was spent travelling in trains everyday, causing a loss of energy by brushing against adults travelling. This person used to fall ill a lot in childhood, diseases related to ‘coldness’, as the energy of the body was being drained. Also his mother was a continual source of energy loss. Then Saturn was in the 12th house counted from the ascendant, ie placed in the 6th house counted from the Moon. This person was plagued by spirits and other dimensional beings always after him demanding, he could not deep sleep, was always roaming in the astral. This used to scare him, he lost a lot of energy this way too and also fell seriously ill.

So losing energy is a part of life and is also connected to your horoscope placements. But the thing is that you should be aware of what is happening and take corrective action asap.

Karma of giving away energy

I always emphasise grounding cleansing and shielding, wrote a full post on this.

  • Grounding is giving away the negativity to the earth, sort of ‘earthing’ oneself. This is very easy, walk barefoot on the ground for a few minutes once a day and its done.
  • Cleansing is like using energy directly or through tools like, lemons, sea-salt etc. Here you are actively removing the deep seated negative energies, evil eye etc using these tools, ideally once a week is necessary but you can do these cleansing methods daily too if you want to. (Peacock feathers, sprinkling Ganga water, sea salt, rice, pendulums, can be used daily.)
  • Every culture has a system of removing the ‘evil eye ie deep-cleansing. In India the most popular one is this. It is done on a Tuesday or Saturday evening. The oldest person in the house does it for everyone in the family and also for himself if required. He makes paper packets, a separate one for each person. Each packet has 3 dry red chillis, 3 pinches of sea-salt, 3 pinches of black mustard seeds and 3 drops of mustard oil. The intention is to remove the negative energy adhering to the person. This packet is waved over the head of the person 3 times in the clockwise direction and put in a fire. As it burns the evil eye is removed. I have seen that if the negativity was more, the packet burns up strangely and very fast. But this method is a bit harsh on the energy body, sort of scrubs it out!, so it is best performed just once a week.
  • Shielding is essential, you can use a chi-ball to create your energy shield or as I have described in this post on astral defense. This is a daily affair, will take maybe 30seconds in the morning and you can refresh it during the day if you feel like it. Then jewellery, if you can afford gold, silver or copper, you can infuse the metal with the intention to shield and wear it. Amulets are also a good way of combining shielding with fashion. Black threads are worn on the wrist or ankle etc. There are several ways to go about shielding yourself, choose one or a few which appeal to you.

People in high-contact activities should take more care of themselves. They should do activities which increase pran, I have listed these out in my earlier posts, eg sitting in the early morning sunlight, surya-namaskar, visiting high-pran, sea-shore, pine-forests, mountains, etc areas in their holidays, using oil for massage, eat fresh food, fresh vegetable and fruits are very good, keeping tulasi plants in the house. There are so many ways you can do this, just go through my earlier posts for several very easy ways. It is not very complicated either, try to remember/find-out what your grand-parents used to do, what kind of life-style they used to follow. Try to follow that as far as possible. This will be more connected to nature/vital energy and also appropriate to your home-culture also.

And the most important thing is to do your spiritual practice where you sit on your Asan, focus on your third eye chakra, count your breath, 108 breaths, use a mantra Om/ Soham or Hamsa with every breath (will take 20mins) and then sit in the same attitude for at least 10 more mins. Give yourself these 30mins at least once a day, it will replenish your pran from the inside out!

No one is exempted from this binding of the 6th house, serve / suffer, this is the way you have chosen to complete your karmic binding. The only people exempted and that too to some extent are those who choose to leave the society ie take Sanyas and are never seen in habitations again. The very very rare few. These Sanyasi’s choose to dedicate their energies to ‘stillness’. They still the movement of vital energy in their bodies, create a huge potential and then move. They, then, shoot up this pran and then the Kundalini through their Sushumna right to to the top and attain Moksh.

 

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(This post is a response to this comment from the contact form. ‘I often find myself in a dilemma when I read your posts because you stress upon not touching others and rightfully. I am a therapist by profession and live in a city. I work with children and adolescents and naturally offer handshakes and hugs. I also travel in public buses. I wonder if we are required by karma to share our energy with others? Especially the children in my case? How does one protect then, since certain circumstances cannot be avoided. Thank you for your sound advice’)