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Issue 15 February 21, 2001
Of the Absolute
The Absolute is one immutably homogenous Infinite - Hegel
The Absolute to us is the Ineffable - Aurobindo
The Absolute is Being ( Thesis )
The Absolute is Becoming ( Antithesis )
The Absolute is Non-Being
The Absolute is spiritual (Synthesis) - Hegel
By Brahman we mean not an Absolute which is non-relative but an Absolute which takes relativity in its embrace - Aurobindo
The Absolute Maximum alone exists in se - Nicholas of Cusa
The Absolute of Philosophy is the God of Religion - Tagore
The Absolute must be- that is the conclusion of Ethics. The Absolute is - that is the conclusion of the Dialectic - Dr Radhakrishnan
Vedic Astrology Lesson 6
In higher states of Consciousness, many philosophic verities were cognised by the Sages which gave birth to the sciences called Astrology, Numerology, Yoga & Vedanta. All sciences study Being. Physics is the science of Being as Matter, as Energy. Chemistry is the science of Being as Qualities. Mathematics is the Science of Being as Numbers. Biology, the science of Being as Life. But the philosophia prima ( Vedanta ) is the Science of Being as Being, in its pure state. While the Science of Being ( Vedanta ) & the Art of Living ( Yoga ) dominated the six main sciences, the six auxiliary sciences were dominated by the Science of Being as Time ( Astrology ).
The Law of Corresondences - Western and Eastern Views
In the Occident, the divine Hermes Trismegistus spelt out the Law of Correspondences saying " That which is on high is that which is on below, that which is on below is that which is on high, in order that the miracle of Unity may be perpetual ".
In the Orient, Aurobindo averred " The mystery of the lotus cannot be deciphered by analysing the mud below, but by analysing the heavenly archetype of the lotus that blooms forever in the heavens above".
The role of Jupiter in Horoscopy
The biggest planet in the solar system, Jupiter is considered to be one of the most important planets. 1300 earths can be fit into Jupiter. He is the indicator of Divine Grace and if he be benign, the entire horoscope is considered benign. On the other hand , if he be weak, the horoscope loses its intrinsic strength.
Jupiterian Effects in the 12 Houses
Jupiter in the Ascendant
Jove in the Ascendant makes one scholary, beatuiful, jovial. Jovian influence on the First House endows one with majestic appearance, magnetic personality, learning and wisdom. High longevity is conferred by Jovian presence in the First. Scholarship will grace in no uncertain measure. Will be respected by the multitude. Will be handsome and will have a high discriminative intellect.
Jupiter in the Second House
In the second Jove bestows poetic faculites, handsomeness, wealth and fame. Will have the gift of the gab or the divine gift of articulate speech. Will speak beautifully. Will have scholarship and learning. The wisdom planet in the house of speech makes one speech makes one scholarly.
Jupiter in the Third House
Jove in the 3rd makes one miserly and not an altruist. Will have to face many a defeat. Will have bad relations with brothers and sisters. Will be the subject of ridicule. Will have stomach problems.
Jupiter in the Fourth House
Jovian tenancy of the fourth makes one hedonistic with a lot of friends and relatives. Will be fortunate with respect to house. Your fame will cross the seas and spread all over the land. Will be of adamantine nature. Will enjoy all the comforts of life.
Jupiter in the Fifth House
High intelligence is conferred by the position of Jupiter in the fifth. Wealth will grace you in no uncertain measure. May be worried due to children. Will be versatile. Jupiter in one of the moral triangles can make one highly moral and spiritual.
Jupiter in the Sixth House
Jove in the sixth is the destroyer of enemies. Will be lazy and physically weak. May resort to occult rites.
Jupiter in the Seventh House
Will be equivalent to a king as the royal planet of Wisdom becomes posited in a quadrant. Will destroy a lakh of afflictions. Will have high communication ability. Scholarly, a lover of poetry, handsome, will be more liberal than the father, famous with good life-partner and children- these are the effects of a benign Jove in the seventh.
Jupiter in the Eighth House
This adverse postion of Jupiter makes one dependent on others, will do sinful acts, will have high longevity, will be well liked by all, will do jobs on behalf of others, will be highly determined & will be interested in base women.
Jupiter in the Ninth House
Jovian tenancy of the Ninth makes one highly spiritual. Will have devotion to preceptors, will be scholarly and well informed, will be of ministerial cadre, will be famous & will be highly moral and ethical.
Jupiter in the Tenth House
This benign position of Jupiter makes one well off in life. Will be equivalent to a lord, will be famous with comforts, vehicles and children, will be virtuous, scholarly and fortunate.
Jupiter in the Eleventh House
Jupiter well posited in the eleventh makes one highly determined, scholarly with good longevity, with multiple streams of income, famous and with a lot of conveyances.
Jupiter in the Twelfth House
In the adverse 12th, Jupiter makes one devoid of happiness, sons & fortune Earlier wealth gets destroyed. Will be lacking in funds most of the time. Will be lazy and will lack proper education. Will be ridiculed by many. Will have dubious character.
The Law of Epistemic Correlation
This Law states that all sciences are interrelated. We will examine what all other sciences are related to this Science of Destiny.
To Pythagorus, the mystery of the Universe was symbolised by Numbers. Every number has a particular vibration and certain numbers were found to be beneficial to human beings. This synthesis of Numerology and Astrology metamorphosed into the science of Astro-Numerology.
According to Howard Beckman of the Planetary Gemologists Association, gems increase the transmission of Cosmic Colours radiated by the planets which is absorbed by our etheric or astral body. Thus the
Colour Hunger of the etheric body is satiated resulting in the elimination of disease. This is the rationale of Gem Therapy. Dr Kapur in his book " Gems and Astrology " has recorded how he has successfully healed a Libra Ascendant patient by making him wear a Golden Topaz!
Astrology & Ayurvedic Therapy
Holistic Medicine ( Ayurveda ) is related to the science of the revolving heavens. Ayurvedic physicians of yore used the horoscope to diagnose disease. According to them the seven planets represented the seven gross elements ( dhatus). A weakly placed Saturn was responsible for arthritis and Jupiter for diabetes. Since the 12 signs from the Ascendant represented the 12 limbs of the human body by correspondence, they could discern which part of the body was afflicted by disease. Rahu in the sixth was found to cause gas trouble and ulceration since the sixth house represented the belly.
Astrology as related to Yoga.
Yoga is not a way of doing, it is a way of Being.
The aim of Yoga is Union with Cosmic Intelligence. The Self or the Divine Spark within us is experienced as Bliss. The aspirant by overcoming his negative aspect and uniting with his Higher Self can become one with the "Bliss for which the world's derelict sorrows yearn"! As the Science of Time, Astrology can point out the barriers on the path of the aspirant, the impediments which block his progress and instruct him how to remove those barriers !
By G Kumar