Sometimes Malefics help you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ley lines and cats!

Our Earth is not just a ball of water and rock moving through space, it is a conscious entity of energy and has its own secrets. Ley lines is one of its secrets, and we are learning a bit about them now. But Cats however are the strangest mystery of them all!ley lines.jpegI once had a client who was complaining of ill-health after shifting into a new house. So I went over to see this house. The house was built as per Vastu shastra and was quite neat and clean. Peeping into the client’s bedroom, I saw her 2 pet cats sleeping like dead on her bed. It was so strange, it was like they had actually died and were in rigour mortis. I had never seen a cat sleeping so deeply like this. My client said that these cats slept like this on her bed all the time! Creepy. So I ‘looked’ in the astral around the cats and found the answer. There was a miasma of grey energy around the cats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Forgive yourself to Heal yourself.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forgiveness ends the emotional hurt for the one who forgives.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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