Interpreting empty houses in your chart

There are 12 houses/bhava and 9 graha/planets in the chart. So its obvious that a few houses in your chart are going to look empty. So how do you interpret these aspects of your life?pexels-photo-1339295.jpegA single house represents several things, for example the 8th house represents death, longevity, situation and circumstances of death, surgery, accidents, the family assets of the first spouse, the actual third spouse, tantrik tendencies, occult, legacies and bequeaths from deaths of others, research related professions, you can be a surgeon, an archeologist, secrets and explorations, movement of vital energy/pran, secret spiritual practices, witch! and so on. So how do you interpret all these things from just one house? If this house is well placed will you get all these things at once? Or perhaps not! Or will you?

To fine-tune the results possible from a house you will need to look for more pointers. But first the very basics. It sounds boring, but it will open up all the possibilities related to the house, so you can then focus on which aspect of this house you need to analyse in detail. First analyse your own horoscope, because doing so much work for a client’s chart at the beginning will be a bit much.

(I will just describe how it is to be done, I have never asked my students to learn the combinations by rote, it scared me as a child and it scares them too. First try to understand the process and think about it. Astrology is very simply matching keywords. You have 12 houses/bhava, 12 signs/rashi and 9 graha/planets, very do-able! Then if you feel like it, learn the astrological combinations from the reference books by rote. My Dad gave me this ‘300 Important Combinations’ by B.V. Raman when I was 10yrs old or something, to my child-mind it took away all the fun, made astrology just like school work.)https://psychologicallyastrology.comSo in interpreting any house of your horoscope, you will start with the 1st divisional chart, the birth chart where the rising sign occupies the first house. This is what you should be looking at.

  1. The sign/rashi occupying the house.
    • The results will be a mix of the house number and the sign both.
    • Eg, Taurus occupies the 8th, you will consider the energies of the 8th, more as a resource, keep on storing them, till the trigger point arrives and then undergo a very balanced, measured, deep, but a partly-publicly visible transformation of identity.
    • to check out if this sign and house are comfortable together, count the houses between them, a 6/8 axis is a bit uncomfortable, applies more to Virgo and Scorpio ascendants.
  2. The planetary owner of that sign, his ‘comfort’ levels!
    • where he is placed in your chart
    • any planets conjoint/aspecting him
    • if he is exalted, debilitated, combust, retrograde or in the house of his friend/enemy/neutral graha etc.
    • and the number of houses he is away from his this house he owns (6, 8, 12 houses away is not very comfortable, rest is ok.)
  3. The planets placed in that house itself,
    • the nature of the planet, its comfort levels.
    • also correlate these planets to the houses they own in your chart
    • eg. if the ascendent lord himself in the 8th, you will accept that change triggered by the factors of the 8th is the essential and participate more effectively in its matters.
    • if this house is vacant then obviously nil analysis for this point.
  4. The natural sign of the zodiac of that house will always subtly add its influence from wherever it may be located.
    • and the number of houses this natural sign is away from this house he owns (6, 8, 12 houses away is not very comfortable, rest is ok.) (read this post on Libra ascendant to know the logic behind this)
    • eg Aries will influence the 1st house always and so on till Pisces influencing the 12th house.
  5. The natural owner of that house and any significance that you can draw from its position.
    • eg. Mars will subtly influence the 1st and 8th houses always. If he is well placed these houses will get a positive push.
  6. Find the emotional context related to the house.
    • eg. The 8th house from the ascendant will give the physical environments and your response to it, but to find out how this house affects you on the emotional levels check out the house 8th from the birth moon.

https://psychologicallyastrology.com7. And then finally the most tedious but complete analysis, reorient the chart with this house as the first house to analyse it completely.

  • Use a paper and pencil to make it easier. For each house now pay attention to the its sign, its planets and owner planet.
  • You merge the keywords like this, suppose you are analysing the 8th house, consider the 8th as the first house. Merge the keywords of the 8th with those of the 1st house. Thus you will know how you are able to handle and participate in the catastrophic transformations of the self-identity. .
  • the 9th house, (2nd from the 8th), as the treasures, assets, the publicly acknowledged resources and those that you will receive from your family etc. which can be derived from the keywords of the 8th. Also how your peers, paternal figures and your philosophies are linked to all this. eg If you have Jupiter here in Gemini, your 8th house stuff will give you significant legacies from your extended family.
  • the 10th house, (3rd from the 8th), everything about it will indicate the communications, trade, money-making, practical aspects, your similar minded local group, local businesses etc related to the matters of the 8th. Also how these are linked to your profession, social mobility and salary.
  • the 11th house (4th from the 8th), will be a good indicator of the traditional mores, culture, societal norms, the emotional security, the comfort and protective aspects of the 8th house matters. Also how this gets linked to your luck, your social groups, your like-minded groups, your ability to market yourself, to make money from several sources.
  • and so on for every house
  • till you reach the 7th house of your chart (counted 12th from the 8th house). Here this house will indicate the losses of the stuff indicated by the 8th. 8th is a very personal, individual, secret house. 7th is where secrecy and individuality fails, loses out to alliances, beauty, fairly crafted open negotiations and balance.

So you see even if your this house seems vacant, there is a lot of stuff you can use to predict about it in your basic birth chart itself.https://psychologicallyastrology.comBut if you are not satisfied with this, (for your personal chart you should not be satisfied, the more you know the better you understand yourself!), and if you have your exact birth time, draw your Navamsha D-9 chart. This gives the real you, your innermost sub-conscious expectations regarding your current life. Every house from this chart will give you the inner workings regarding it. This is the sum of the astral energies you have at your disposal as regarding this house. (You can analyse the other divisional charts too if you feel up to it.)

A secret now, you can trigger these energies of the Navamsha consciously. For example your 8th house owner is debilitated in your D-1 but in your D-9 he shifts to more comfortable position, or your 8th house gets occupied with a more comfortable sign/planet, you can actively focus on this D9 placement and trigger better results in your manifested physical reality as represented by your D-1. If you want to be a good surgeon and your 8th house in the D-9 offers you the potential you can actively focus on the 8th of the D-9, do planetary remedies/beej mantra etc of the concerned planets from here to trigger your success as a surgeon!

There are other divisional charts too that you can refer to if you wish, each will add more to your understanding of your chart, including the empty houses. I have written about the D-60 here but for a beginner if it feels too tedious, leave it. I want everyone to enjoy reading and learning Jyotish! https://psychologicallyastrology.comSo here is how every individual house of the chart is completely analysed. There may or many not be planets placed in it, but still the analysis holds.

A planet placed in a house adds more focus to it. This planet-chart (like moon chart) will be a variation of the basic birth chart D-1 but drawn with that planet’s sign as the first house. Having a planet in a house will mean that more of your life experiences will be focussed around this house. The ‘karmic focus’ so as to say!

But the ’empty houses’ are important too, having no planets in that house will not make that aspect of your life nil, less intense in the physical manifested life perhaps. But what if the owner of the vacant 8th house goes and occupies the 1st house or is conjunct the ascendant lord? Your entire personality will be influenced by the matters of the 8th! Then again you will have some sub-conscious expectations from this seemingly empty house (D-9). So give equal importance to all houses of your chart.

Do this long-ish exercise with your own chart sometime (This is Vedic astrology, so please use a Vedic software for calculating the charts) and see if your life events match up.

 

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The Maturity of Planets

Today a quick post on ‘Graha pakvata’, the maturity of the planets. There is little material on this topic on the net so writing about this. The nine planets of Jyotish change their results and fruits with time. Each planet ‘matures’ at a particular age. This age of maturity is an important indicator and should be kept in mind while analysing horoscopes. This is the list of the planets with your age in years at which they attain maturity.

  1. Jupiter – 16 yrs
  2. Sun – 22 yrs
  3. Moon – 24 yrs
  4. Venus – 25 yrs
  5. Mars – 28 yrs
  6. Mercury – 32 yrs
  7. Saturn – 36 yrs
  8. Rahu/North node – 48 yrs
  9. Ketu/South node – 48 yrs

pexels-photo-1232152.jpegAfter the planet attains maturity it becomes more capable of productive interactions with other planets and signs and also with the planets in transit. It develops completely and thus expresses its energies in a more sensible manner. Such planets then have wiser interactions even with their enemy planets and even in uncomfortable dushamsthan placements. The changes brought about by planetary maturity are not sudden but happen gradually over a year. But if the concerned planet is significant for your chart then the effect will be more prominently seen in your personality, both physical and emotional. Check out the following and their maturity ages.

  1. your Ascendant lord
  2. lord of your birth Moon sign
  3. planets located in your Ascendant sign or Moon sign
  4. planets conjunct with the Ascendant lord

One point to be remembered is that, in case two planets are located within 15deg of each other, the maturity of the early maturing planet will be held back till the other planet matures too. E.g Venus conjoint with Ketu, will hold back the maturity of Venus till the age of 48yrs where the Ketu will also mature. You might see this example sometimes, a person has a well-placed Venus however is not bothered about making solid relationships, flits from one partner to another then suddenly stabilises late in life after 48yrs of age and actually enjoys life with his/her spouse. Then again if both planets are more than 15deg away but in the same house, even then the early maturing planet will not be able to express itself fully regarding the results of that house till the other also matures.

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  1. Jupiter maturing will grant you an increase in opportunities for education. Suddenly you are no longer the juvenile teenager, you seem to understand more about life. You seem to grow up perceptibly around the age of 16yrs.
  2. Then the Sun follows, maturing at the age of 22yrs. He will grant a sense of personal ego and an increase in awareness of your personal place in the society. Most likely you will begin to work at the age of around 22yrs.
  3. Then comes the Moon. This change is seen more spectacularly here. If you have observed yourself in the 24thyear of life. The emotions and mental processes seem to stabilize and the response to life seems to become mature. This happens gradually over a year so you might see yourself gradually getting wiser. This change is more visible if you have a Cancer ascendant persons as your body and mind both seems to grow up in this brief period of one year.
  4. Then is Venus at 25yrs. Around this age you are more settled on your relationships and marriage is on the cards. You are more aware of the significant relationships in your life and you appreciate them internally. The childishness and dreamy romance will reduce as you approach partnerships more practically. For the spiritually inclined this year onwards will bring increased awareness of your Conscious Self.
  5. Followed by Mars at 28yrs. This change also can be perceptible. You seem to become a bit less aggressive, more settled, around the age of 28yrs onwards. Meaningless competitions and juvenile rage subsides and you can think more clearly before you act.
  6. Mercury matures at 32yrs. Now onwards you feel more analytical towards life. You know your accounts and loans and you feel the seriousness of money. You might get interested in investing and in business and ensuring financial stability. Your conversations also become more meaningful and superficial gossip appeals less.
  7. Saturn gets his maturity at the age of 36yrs. This is the most significant year of your life. This year you will be experiencing your third Jupiter return, your second Rahu/Ketu return and the maturity of Shani together. This is the year you finally grow up. No vestige of the child/teenager remains and you are sure about your place in the society, your work, your mind, your philosophies and your Karma. If you are still less than 36yrs old remember to analyse yourself when you turn 36yrs old in the future.
  8. Finally the Rahu/Ketu Axis matures at the age of 48yrs. Now you are also aware of the internal balance of Karma, of the objects that attract you/Rahu and those which you are indifferent to/Ketu. You are now the best possible version of yourself. After this age you are more objectively able to analyse your entire personality. You can of course improve yourself by conscious effort. All your planets have matured and you are quite settled in your life.

Just like planetary maturity, the houses also mature at certain specific ages of the life, have written about it here. These ages of maturity are very valuable indicators and it is essential to review them before coming to a conclusion in a horoscope analysis.

 

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The Ascendant and its planetary Lord

The ‘Lagna’ in Jyotish is the intersection of the east horizon with the ecliptic at a given time. This Lagna at the moment of your birth becomes your Ascendant degree. The rashi/sign in which this degree falls is your Ascendant sign and its planetary ruler the Lagnesh. In the excitement of the Moon-signs and Sun-signs, you often ignore the Ascendant-sign/Lagna and its planetary ruler/the Lagnesh! The Ascendant is extremely important as the tone of the entire horoscope is set from planet. For peeping into your personality there are a minimum 3 charts that you need to refer.

  1. The basic birth chart called the first divisional chart D-1, or the Janma kundali.
  2. The Chandra kundali, where the placement of the planets is the same as the D-1 above but the moon sign is counted as the first house. The chart is redrawn by shifting the houses accordingly.
  3. The Navamsha chart or the 9th divisional chart, but only if you are sure that the birth time is exact to the minute, else it is of no use, it will mislead.

The Ascendant Lord/Lagnesh has a very special place in the chart and you really should analyse it separately for gleaning the maximum information from its placement.

A Lagnesh is empowered and capable of giving very good results if

  1. It is exalted
  2. It is in its swakshetra or a favourable house in the chart.
  3. In company of or aspected by benefic planets or functional benefics for that ascendant sign.

Such a Lagnesh will give a favourable situation of birth and a family of comfortable means and status in society. It will also provide you with a good quotient of self-confidence and expression. The sign/house in which the lagnesh is placed will provide an indication as to where you will feel most comfortable. E.g the lagnesh in the 10th house will grant you extra comfort in your professional life, you will be socially well known because of your activities in the professional field.

On the other hand a badly placed Lagnesh is when

  1. It is debilitated or in the dushamsthana, the 6th, 8th or 12th houses.
  2. It is in unnatural movement and situations like combust or retrograde or the loser of a planetary war.
  3. It is conjoint or aspected by malefic or functional malefic planets.

Such a Lagnesh will not be able to express itself fully. You will be born in a rather socially low family. Your personal self-esteem and awareness and Ego will be low. And thus your role and activity in the social context will be of a lower degree. e.g. The ascendant lord in the 6th house will bring you to situations where you will be surrounded by the negativity of disease, debts, enemies, either serving or suffering!pexels-photo-1577494.jpegThe Ascendant Sign of the birth chart and its Lord.

This is the foundation of the manifested social, material, ego and physical environments of your life. The activity patterns of your life. The physical structure of the body/face and the major personality traits, which also indicate how the society will respond to you. E.g if you are beautiful you will be better received in the society. The house/sign which is occupied by the ascendant lord, Lagnesh is of particular importance. E.g one of my clients has his Libra ascendant lord Venus/Shukra in the 5thhouse in Aquarius/Kumbh. He works for the government, is a good judge, fair/balanced and likes writing. The Lagnesh and its position determines which environment is best suited for giving you social recognition and also the best use of your personal attributes (irrespective of your personal inclinations/emotions). Thus Lagnesha has a role in your career choice. The ‘physical personality’ is the birth chart or the first divisional chart.

The Chandra Kundali and the birth Moon rashi and its ruler.

In this birth Moon chart, the placement of the planets is the same as the D-1 chart but the first house is the birth Moon sign. The moon sign will tell you about those environments where you will be naturally comfortable. Also to predict the emotional outcome of an event the moon chart is to be referred. We are not just our physical body visible to the normal two eyes. We are also our ‘other’ body which is sensed by the Third eye. You must have felt this instinctive reaction to someone you have just met, you might excessively like or dislike or feel fear or repulsion towards someone for no good reason. There is a reason for such instinctive reactions and this depends on the Chandra kundali/Moon chart.

In simple words, your aura and response of others to your aura is determined here. You perceive others on the basis of their aura, your perception of ‘beauty’ ‘clean’ and even physical qualities like ‘height’ etc have a significant aura component. You may feel small when depressed or expanded when overjoyed. Here your perception of yourself is also linked to the aura. Your emotions are reflected in the aura. Your physical body is the product of the astral, the causal, the spiritual etc bodies. These are also felt through the aura. If your moon chart is well balanced, irrespective of what happens in the physical world, internally you will be quite happy. This is the ‘emotional personality’, the domain of the Moon chart.

The Navamsha D-9 chart and its Lagna/Lagnesh

Now we come to the third chart. The 9th divisional chart tells you, ‘How do you really see your own self?’.

Often you meet someone who has a very low opinion of himself though the society regards him very highly, or someone who thinks very high of himself and the public thinks he is a crook. This mismatch of the self-opinion and public-opinion can be understood from the D-1 birth Lagna and the D-9 Navamsha Lagna. This is very useful in analysing a personality and in counselling. Eg If you get a client whose D-9 Lagnesh is Jupiter, this person will be interested in the philosophical side of things. The solid things of the material will not make much sense to him. So while recommending a remedy for him if you should suggest mantra-jaap, he will like doing it. But if the D-9 Lagnesh were Saturn, he would prefer to work e.g. helping others, as a more appealing way for satisfying karma. You determine your deep motivations and your astral resources from the 9thdivisional chart.

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I see a very strange trend in modern western astrology. They have forgotten the basic mathematics of Astrology and added asteroids and what-nots to their version of astrology, thus messing it up. You don’t need to complicate the science, instead focus on the basic analysis. The basic birth chart and the 9 planets can be used to know everything about yourself. Now this is an example of how you draw extra information from the basic birth chart D-1. Every planet is the natural keyword of an aspect of your life and from each planet’s sign you can draw a chart for that specific planet. This planet-chart (like moon chart) will be a variation of the basic birth chart D-1 but drawn with that planet’s sign as the first house.

  1. The Sun loves the center-stage. The Surya-lagna and the corresponding Surya-kundali will tell you all that you know about creativity, divine intelligence, self-confidence, political performance and other qualities of the Sun that you are channeling in this life. Eg the 3rdsign/planets from the birth Sun will tell you how you shine in your sibling groups, and if your communications have a high intelligence and analytical ability.
  2. The Moon wants emotional security. So the Chandra Kundali, described above, will tell you all that you feel about emotions, stability, protection from all aspects of your life. Eg the 10thsign/planets from your birth moon will tell you how you feel emotionally about your profession.
  3. Mercury likes to analyse. Here from the birth Mercury sign as the first house, you draw the Mercury chart. Find all about conversations, messages, arguments, logic, chitchat, siblings, analytical power, perceptions and juvenile behaviour. Eg the 7thsign/planets from the birth Mercury will tell you how you communicate with your spouse and your partners.
  4. The Venus needs partnerships of all types, either with a physical partner or a deity or your higher self. The Venus chart counted from the birth Venus sign as the baseline will show you how partnerships, alliances, marriage and negotiations work in your life. E.g. the 10thsign/planets from this Venus birth sign will tell you if your professional life is based on fairness, and if you enjoy a fair partnership in your office/profession related relationships.
  5. The Mars wants to win always, he represent the status of the physical body. From the birth Mars sign you can find out how vital you are in all aspects of your life. Eg. The 5thsign/planets from the birth Mars sign will tell you how your competitive spirit is utilized in matters of personal creativity and genius, or your children.
  6. The Jupiter loves to teach and philosophise. To know how your wisdom and sense of humanity affects your life and relations check out the placement of the signs/planets counted from the birth Jupiter sign. E.g. To find out how you will guide or be guided by your ancestral spirits and sub-conscious check out the 12thsign/planets from your birth Jupiter sign.
  7. The Saturn will ensure you work in a lawfully correct scheduled manner. To determine all society related obligations, material work, Time, and resistance and constrictions in your life check out the placements of the planets/signs counted from the birth Saturn sign. E.g. To determine the sense of restrictions and obligations related to your children see the 5thsign/planets counted from the birth Saturn sign.

pexels-photo-1224263.jpegIn addition, there are several other charts which are used for very specific purposes. And there are the higher divisional/varga charts. Your local astrologer will rarely use them as they require detailed mathematics as well as knowledge to interpret. So if as a beginner in astrology if you encounter any terms like, Arudha lagna, Indu lagna, Vishesheka lagna, etc you can safely ignore them. Jaimini system especially has loads of such charts and special degrees, but it is an advanced phase of astrology. Right now we are analysing how your personality is built up using the three major charts where their Ascendant sign and its ruler planet are the foundation stones.

No two persons are the same and in Jyotish you cannot ever generalise, there are multiple forces which work together to influence and create a certain outcome. Analysing these forces is ultimately 75% mathematics and 25% intuition. Unless you develop your intuitive capacity by regular spiritual practice you really will not excel as an astrologer/Jyotishi.

And finally will let on a secret. The physical manifested body is produced from your past-life energies, i.e. the resources of the astral self. You can change your physically manifested body by consciously accessing and manipulating the energies available in the astral self. You may have noticed people who actively do yogic practices, dhyan etc which manipulate the pran/vital energy, look visibly younger, energetic and radiant. My Dad is in his seventies and doesn’t have a wrinkle on face! You too should develop some spiritual practice which will not only nourish your soul but also sustain your physical body as long as you choose to reside in it.

 

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Obsessively Ambitious Kaal Sarpa

Kaal Sarpa Yoga is when the 7 graha, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu, this combination provides avenues for social mobility and ambitions. Kaal Amrita Yoga is the other variant when the 7 graha, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are hemmed between Ketu and Rahu, this position generates apathy towards desires. A text-book, pure kaal sarpa yog is when there are no graha in the houses containing Rahu/Ketu and the ascendant sign is also hemmed in between them.

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The Kaal sarpa is another bogey, like ‘Saturn‘ where the astrologer will make you feel guilty or scared and get you to perform expensive remedies/pujas etc. But remember Jyotish is an empowering tool. Let us first try to understand how this combination is actually not a problem but an opportunity. How can you divert this energy to something constructive for yourself and the society.

If you have this yog in your chart, you should understand that your personal lifestyle will be ignored for some greater purpose. You are seen by others to be obsessive, desire-driven, impatient, sometimes indifferent, strangely focussed yet unfocussed. Your energies are unique and sub-consciously affect those who are in contact with you. You sacrifice yourself for the greater good, you use all your resources to satisfy your one over-riding ambition. You are so focussed on one single aspect of your life that you are detached from the rest. This focus can be on any sort of physical, religious cult, spiritual, public, private or social or any thing. The goal of the kaal sarpa is to be seen from the position of Rahu, the sign/house, the planets conjoint/aspecting and also the owner of this sign.

Rahu takes over the entire resources of the personality to advance to his one goal. So this results is strain on the emotional, spiritual and physical body as well. To gain one, you will psychically sacrifice everything else. Often you are in pain, which has no clear reason. A doctor might wave it away as being ‘psychological issue, take a vacation!’, this non-unerstanding will hurt you even more. But your pain is real, and the doctor is incapable of doing anything about it. There may be issues with the spine as the chakras will have issues in un-balanced prana movement. This will be seen as undiagnosable nerve issues. Hormonal imbalances can occur. Especially if you are a woman you will have body-weight problems. There may be sexual problems too, if the Rahu/Ketu is aspected by Mars, or in Mar’s house/sign. You can be a perpetrator or a victim of unnatural (remember no boundaries!) sexual/physical/etc activities.

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You are strangely open to others energies, Rahu does not respect boundaries. So you yourself should consciously take care of yourself. You will need to do regular shielding of the aura, i.e. creating a pearly silver/gold protection layer on your aura and linking it the Universal Source. This will protect against astral/aura attacks. You will also have to start a regular spiritual practice not just contemplative meditation, you will have to do proper Dhyan. This will ensure that you are comfortable with yourself and carry out the chart’s indications without destroying yourself in the process.

The transits of Rahu/Ketu will enhance these traits periodically. Be very aware during every Rahu/Ketu transit and keep your mind-set and energies ready for a new identity challenge every 1.5years. Learn to consciously manipulate energy through tiny regular baby steps. And remember this is Rahu at work, so a pure Kaal Sarpa will give this as a final result, you will over-reach and fall at the moment of achievement. But if the horoscope has beneficial placements this trend can be diverted to a more intelligent outcome. Strong planets, especially the Moon and Mercury will protect from the destructive energies of this combination by stabilizing the mind/emotions and the thinking processes. Benefics placed in good signs and houses will help. Kaal sarpa is very rarely a psychotic individual.

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The drive is to utterly experience something, to utterly possess something, to utterly devour something! Rahu will sacrifice everything else to attain his goal. He harnesses the energies of all the 7 planets who are between himself and Ketu. If the aspirations are socially acceptable you will reach the heights of glory, but if this goal is criminal you will sink to the depths of notoriety. These obsessions last a life-time! Rahu does not respect boundaries, so you will want to break through everything, your own self, others personal lives, rules, law, anything.

If you have Kaal sarpa in your chart, either mild or full blown, remember that you are hyper-sensitive to psychic energy. When the society lashes at you for being strange you can and will use these psychic means to get back. This will cause you problems of energy-drain and will result in even more socially erratic behaviour. But if you are aware and can chanelise your this talent you can be a super-healer and renown gifted energy worker. A safe and socially useful way of using your Kaal sarpa.

A parent who sacrifices every aspect of his life for his children and lives his life through them. A husband utterly devoted to his wife, who literally dies rather than being apart from her. Or a teacher who teaches in a small school, but ignites his student’s minds and lives his aspirations through their successes. Or if aspects permit it, the Kaal sarpa yog can create a human who sacrifices his very existence for the sake of the entire humanity.

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This tendency of self-sacrifice was a part of ancient culture where humans were actually sacrificed for the greater good of the tribe. Even in today’s world people in high public positions or soldiers also sacrifice their families, time, health, privacy, safety, security for the sake of the nation, their people. This is also a Kaal sarpa energy. If you are in such a profession then you have chosen a good outlet for yourself. But everyone cannot do this, so you will need to examine your deepest motivations and come to terms with yourself to live a better adjusted life in society. Do not ignore your own self! Remember Rahu’s fall at the end? You will regret it in the end of your life when you cannot do anything about it. ‘I should have got that degree.’, ‘I should have saved for my retirement’, ‘I should have made more friends’, ‘I should have got medical check-ups on time’. This is how the Kaal Sarpa will defeat you in the end. Toxic regrets!

The key to Kaal sarpa is awareness. If you are aware of yourself and consciously choose to sacrifice your life, taking adequate precautions, you will be happy. You will then gain vitality, charisma, a useful role in the society, validation and most importantly satisfaction. The reality is, that at every moment, all of us are being sacrificed and because of this we all are constantly evolving. Only when we sacrifice our personal Ego, will we gain the Divine. The Kaal sarpa energies are the maximum possible inclination towards this.

So for those channelising Kaal Sarpa in your this life, just focus on your mind, will and intention for yourself.

 

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Jupiter in the 12 houses and signs.

I had written a bit on the real nature on Jupiter in this post earlier, do go through it. I got a request in a comment for more on Jupiter, thus this post. In this post I will discuss some keywords which can help you decipher the Jupiter in your chart.

Jupiter is the force of expansion, of philosophy, of conventional wisdom, of generosity, of magnificence, of conventional religion and show of religion, of teachers, of maturity and for a woman he can even represent her husband.

For brief keywords on the attributions of the 12 houses/signs please refer to my earlier post. Ideally you should learn these keywords by heart and fit them in your analysis. Jyotish is a language, where a bit of learning, a bit of intuition and a bit of common sense will help you analyse charts better.

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For analysing the complete influence of Jupiter on your chart, check out the following. This may seem like a long-ish exercise but its essential as it tells you which areas of your life are influenced by this planet of generosity and soothing gentle-care. These areas of life will be relatively less problematic or even if a problem crops up its intensity and duration will be limited. Jupiter does not stop a problem from happening just reduces the recovery time.

  1. Position of Jupiter, the house and the sign both
  2. The actual owner planet of the house and sign, his location.
  3. The planets with Jupiter or aspecting him.
  4. The signs of Sagittarius and Pisces, their position in the chart and the planets occupying these.
  5. The aspects of Jupiter himself and which planets and houses and signs he is influencing.

Now to link up these attributes of Jupiter with those of the 12 houses/rashis. The same attributes exist for both these. You should mix and match them as per the chart. For eg, Jupiter in Gemini in the ascendant will give a mix of both Gemini sign and 1st house placement results.

  1. Jupiter in the 1st house or Aries – You will be full of vital energy and will carrying out various significant roles in the society. Your personal ego and status in the society will be quite good. You will be a massively built person, muscular but yet with a soft gentle look. You are good natured, scholarly but still very competitive. Your competitions will be in the arena of philosophy, teaching and maturity.
  2. Jupiter in the 2th house or Taurus will make you a keeper of large family traditions and big family treasures. Your speech will be gentle yet forceful and you will know several languages, songs and will be knowledgeable about your family history and culture. You can be a professional singer.
  3. Jupiter in the 3th house or Gemini will give you several good natured siblings, brothers, neighbours, extended family. More males than females in your brotherhood. You will receive and also send out several communications, be involved in business and will be bold. You may also be a preacher and deliver messages from divinity. You can be a very good motivational speaker.
  4. Jupiter in the 4th house or Cancer will make you expansive about your foundations and security. You will have a generous, large-sized mother, several relatives on the maternal side, large soothing residence, vehicles and landed property. You will have many who comfort you and care for you. Ethnic culture will be very strong, especially on the mother’s side. You are the true patriot and may be working with the government or the armed forces.
  5. Jupiter in the 5th house or Leo will give a tremendous expansion to your creativity,, you will have several children. You will be highly educated formally, with several degrees, highly intelligent and at the center stage. You are the actor or a performer or even a politician. You can also be a gambler who always wins!
  6. Jupiter in the 6th house or Virgo can be rather unfortunate as you will be required to give service. You might be ill with several diseases, You are argumentative, anxiety ridden, and may be taking several medicines. You potentially have several enemies and debts. There is an underlying victim narrative here. But on the other hand you may have several servants yourself. If other aspects support you can be good lawyer, an excellent nurse or a well-known doctor. See the other aspects to be sure which narrative your life follows.

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  7. Jupiter in the 7th house or Libra is into partnerships in a big way. Lots of trades, negotiations, several contracts with agreements, balance and fairness, numerous alliances. You believe in justice and act accordingly. You may be a lawyer or a judge or even the wise person in the house who resolves everyones minor tiffs and maintains beauty and harmony in the house. Your wife/husband will be wise and philosophical by nature and your married life will be harmonious.
  8. Jupiter in the 8th house or Scorpio is another odd placement. You are a highly secretive person and you can change your personality to suit the situation. You know the secrets of others and can use them to your advantage. You are not mean, just very secretive. At least one operation is indicated, maybe an appendix or tonsils removal? You refuse to follow the religious philosophy of your family, you have your own inner doctrines which make sense to you. You spend rather less time with your children. You know how to get things done. See the other aspects in details before arriving to a conclusion here.
  9. Jupiter in the 9th house or Sagittarius is very comfortable. You have a very visible expression of your religion, philosophy. You teach, preach, do public pujas and very visible in religious festivals. You have a very broad understanding of conventional wisdom and beliefs. Several father-figures, teachers, male members in your family and you get blessings from your several ancestors. You are a good father, with several children and a good teacher with several students.
  10. Jupiter in the 10th house or Capricorn thrusts you in leadership roles, you are in highly visible and respected in the society. You may be in a position to make rules and regulations for the society. You are highly materialistic and will get money, power and position and are very conscious of social hierarchies. You are the one who steadily climbs upwards in the social structure with your hard word and efforts.
  11. Jupiter in the 11th house or Aquarius is the dealer and the tradesman of the market place, of exotic wares and lots and lots of business networks. You have many friends, and lady luck is your best friend. You have many goals to achieve, and you achieve them all. You are well off and have several sources of income. You belong to many communities irrespective of social structure and are acceptable to all strata of society. You can interact with a begger or a king with equal genuineness. You can be a businessman, or social worker or even a politician who really wants to do good for the people.
  12. Jupiter in the 12th house or Pisces is the sage or the psychic, you can divine the past and the future. You yourself do not know what you are! You desire solitude and mediation, being with yourself and contemplation. You may be a medium for the dead ancestors or spirits. You can receive guidance and information from them. You have a very vivid imagination and a very active sub-conscious, very highly intuitive. Dreams and visions are your companions. However this can also mean visits to the hospitals, or a need to leave the homeland and settle in foreign, or be a wanderer. Check out the other aspects to make this clear.

So now I have put in a nutshell how Jupiter performs when situated in the 12 houses and similarly in the 12 signs. Astrology is not 1+1=2, it requires a bit of intuition too, however if you keep these keywords in mind it will be easier to start learning. Baby steps first before you dive off the deep end!

There is one more post now due on Jupiter. His results are also affected by the other grahas who influence and aspect him. I will write on how Jupiter interacts with the other planets in my next post.

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Easy keywords for the basic chart

A quick capsule on how the horoscope is set up and what each house signifies. Learning astrology/Jyotish is all about matching patterns. https://psychologicallyastrology.comThe 360 degrees of the skies are divided into 30 degree units called rashis or signs, Aries to Pisces/Mesha to Meen.

The exact degree of these 360 degrees which was rising at the east the instant you were born is the Ascendent. Taking this all important point in the skies, the 12 houses are set up each of 30 degrees. So if you were born when the 15th degree of Taurus was rising in the east, the first house in your horoscope would be from 0 degrees of Taurus to 30 degree Taurus, your second house would be 0 deg Gemini to 30 deg Gemini and so on till your 12th house would be from 0deg Aries to 30 deg Aries. Thus you get the 12 houses/bhava of the chart.

Now each of the houses signifies a particular aspect of your life and your body. For example,

  1. First house/Ascendent – Personal self, status in society, ego, the head
  2. Second house – the family assets, the lineage, family history, the shoulders
  3. Third house – the neighbourhood, extended family, brothers/siblings, your arms and your boldness
  4. Fourth House – the mother, landed property, emotional security, comfort zones, the chest specifically heart
  5. Fifth house – the education, the children, the expressions of creativity, the lungs and diaphragm
  6. Sixth house – disease, debts, enemies, arguments, the digestive system
  7. Seventh house – partnerships, wife/husband, agreements, the back
  8. Eighth house – death, routes into the unknown subconsciousness, organs of reproduction
  9. Ninth house – the external religious behaviour, the deceased ancestors, the thighs
  10. Tenth house – the father, the profession, the knees
  11. Eleventh house – the networking of people, the sources of gain, luck, the calves
  12. Twelfth house – the deep subconscious, the internal spirituality, the losses, the ankles

These keywords are generally the same for and can be used for the 12 rashi/signs also.

Now in vedic astrology, there are nine graha. Graha in Sanskrit means a “force” not planet. There is this site http://spokensanskrit.org which is invaluable for understanding the meanings of Sanskrit words. A single Sanskrit word has numerous meanings so do visit this site to increase your working knowledge of regularly used Sanskrit words.

  1. Surya – Sun – personal ego, source of all energy in the horoscope, father
  2. Chandra – Moon – emotions, mind, mother, emotional security comfort
  3. Mangal – Mars – valor, expression of the personal energy, competitiveness, brothers
  4. Budha – Mercury – analytics, communication, calculations, thinking process
  5. Devguru Bruhaspati – Jupiter – expansion, teacher, conventional knowledge
  6. Daityaguru Shukra – Venus – relationships, spiritual teacher, esoteric knowledge
  7. Shani – Saturn – restriction, contraction, karmic balancing, work
  8. Ketu – South Node – apathy, indifference, non-interest, repulsion
  9. Rahu – North Node – greed, craving, attraction, over-reaching

Of course there are several more meanings to these, but I have listed out just a few important ones which are the easiest to remember to start with. The rashis/signs have their own meanings too which are similar to those of the houses.

Start a journal and keep on adding more keywords as you study and apply your studies in reading horoscopes.

So there are 9 planets/graha, 12houses/bhava and 12 signs/rashi. Now you use your common sense, a bit of intuition and the interactions between the keywords to interpret.

If your Moon is in the 3rd house in Virgo. So add these sets of keywords (emotions, mind, mother, emotional security comfort), added to (the neighbourhood, extended family, brothers/siblings, your arms and your boldness) plus (disease, debts, enemies, arguments, the digestive system). You will get a person who finds emotional comfort in talking, is a good communicator, knows the right words to use, is very confident especially with his maternal relatives, mother and quite patriotic about his homeland. He may be a counsellor as he can talk to to others about their problems/diseases etc, or a nursing/practical work related to health/has to serve.

The horoscope is all about how these 12 signs, 12 houses and the 9 grahas interact. And if this was not enough, the grahas naturally keep on moving in time and space, so to predict one has to calculate the interactions of these birth positions with the current positions of the grahas. It does sound complicated but it is mathematics coupled with your intuition. The mathematics for this is all from the Surya siddhanta written by Mayadanav. And the intuition comes with regular spiritual practice.

 

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Using the Energies of Saturn.

Everyone is scared of Shani, and it is quite natural, because Shani is our past, and everyone is rather scared of ones own past.

In our past lives we have done a lot, and I mean a whole lot of activities tagged with, “I, am doing this” and all the energies associated with those actions have taken the form of Shani. In Sanatan Dharm this is the “karma”. (The word Karma basically means to act.)https://psychologicallyastrology.comNow these energies from your past demand to be balanced and Saturn is the taskmaster who will ensure that you balance out each one of those actions. If in your earlier life you were a hard hearted husband who made his wife sleep on the floor you just might find yourself buying a bed for someone in this life (that person was the wife of the past life who has now come for balancing the energy and the karma).

Saturn is just like that strict teacher from school who never joked in class but taught something so valuable about discipline and using your resources fully that you remember him with gratitude for the rest of your life. Saturn is just that strict, teaching discipline, first using what you have fully before taking on new stuff, organising and learning the bitterest lessons of life with calmness and steadiness. Saturn is in short “growing up”.

No one really likes to take responsibility and Saturn ensures that you do just that, face up to your past and set things right. Our past is full of things which we did right and also those things which we did wrong. Our past happinesses and regrets both have to be faced up to. Just because Shani represents our past regrets does not mean we should be scared of him. He is here to help us not punish us. His lessons are prolonged, slow and we are required to learn patience and persistence. He then rewards us with maturity.

Then the dreaded “Shani Sade sati. The seven and half years of Saturn transits effects over your birth moon sign and the sign before and after it.

As soon as you visit a astrologer who wants to make you his regular patient, he will sooner or later invoke “Shani sade sati” to try to put you under a fear psychosis. If not sadesati then the Shani Mahadasa or Antardasha or Pratyantar dasha, or in fact anything to do with,” Saturn is going very bad for you and you have to now shell out money for pujas etc”.

But in fact your Shani periods are the periods of “house cleaning”. You clean up your life and get rid of the energies which were of no use to you anymore. These unwanted things, things which have outlived their utility can be anything, from relations to jobs, to mindsets, to houses, anything which has outlived it use. And in some cases this can be your body too, death of the individual where he discards the body which is of no more use to him.https://psychologicallyastrology.comShani also restricts, in the sense he forces you to use whatever has been allocated to you fully, to completely consume it and only then will he allot just that much extra as much as you can realistically use. No more but no less too. Shani forces you to utilize your internal energies to stop your disordered activity patterns and move towards regulation.

If you are going through a Shani period this is the basic that you must do so that your mindset changes and you adapt to the events going on in your life more easily. If you do this with complete intention and a sense of gratitude it will work wonders.

  1. Every saturday do a Jaap of the Shani beej mantra 108 times it is this .. ॐ प्राँ प्रीं प्रौं सः शनैश्चराय नमः .. And do remember as you are saying this for your own personal self it is to be pronounced as “OM prang pring proung sah shanaischaraya namah”. In case you are doing the jaap for someone else it should be pronounced as “OM pram prim proum sah shanaischaraya namah”.
  2. If you so feel inclined and you have the materials, a copper pyramidal hawan kund, desi cow dung cakes and desi cow milk ghee, you can yourself do a small hawan with this same beej mantra replacing namah by swaha.
  3. On saturdays light a copper small lamp with cotton wick and sesame oil in your own house puja ghar saying this small mantra for Saturn. Om Nilanjana samabhasam raviputram yamagrajam. Chaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shaishcharam OM. Sanskrit is ॐ नीलांजनसमाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम्‌ छायामार्तण्ड सम्भूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम्‌ ॐ
  4. And finally depending on how hectic your schedule is try to do Dhyan once in a while, once a week is quite possible I think?

And Gratitude to Shani? Yes, do try to develop a mindset where you are grateful to the Universe for all that is given to you. All the good times and all the bad times. These too will pass. This is all a journey where we pick up experiences and thus live. How boring would it be if we had only one type of experience all the time. The hard times help us appreciate the good times more and the good times provide us with a hope that helps us overcome our bad times. Ultimately good or bad is just the mindset. Change your mind and the universe changes for you.

Use your Shani periods wisely to balance your karmic load and try to develop a mindset which does not sway with the times.

 

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