By Govind Kumar
The Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences
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Issue 16 February 1, 2001
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"Adversity is the diamond dust which Heaven polishes His jewels
with " - Anonymous
"Earth in its sorrow dreams of the perfect Heaven
Heaven in its rapture dreams of the perfect earth
Both are kept separated by enchanted fears " - Aurobindo
"Heaven hides nothing from Thy view, nor the deep tract
of Hell " - Milton
" Life as such is never sincerely blest
Heaven punishes the bad and proves the best " - Dryden
" Formation, Transformation
Eternal Mind's eternal recreation " - Goethe
Vedic Astrology Lesson 7
Scientia intuitiva est scientia prima - The first science was intuitively inspired.
"The aim of scientia intuitiva", said Spinoza," is to find behind things and events Laws and their eternal relations". What the Seers cognised in higher states of Consciousness - in Cosmic Consciousness and above - came to be known as the 12 Intuitive Sciences and these collectively came to be known as the eternal Vedas. Hence these sciences are said to be divine in origin. Descendit e Caelo - They come from Heaven ! They were never written, they were heard ! What the Seers still hear is only an infinitesimal portion of the Infinite Vedas ( Ananta Vai Veda )! They have been defined as the Breath of the Eternal!
One degree of longitude is 4 minutes and Time is calculated based on longitude.. The calculations of Sunrise and Ascendant are based on latitude and these mathematical values vary from latitude to latitude.
The Vedic concept of Time is based on the celestial phenomenon of the rotation of the earth round its own axis and its movement around the Sun. One constitutes the Celestial Sphere and the other the Ecliptic Sphere.
The role of Saturn in the science of Horoscopy
The second biggest planet in the solar system, Saturn is also one of the the most important planets. 700 earths can be fit into Saturn. He is the indicator of Sorrow and if he be benign, the horoscopian will be a Wise One freed from sorrow. If he be weak, the horoscopian will be melancholic and depressed and unable to come out of the web of the sorrow of the temporal.
Saturnine Effects in the 12 Houses
Saturn in the Ascendant
Saturn in the Ascendant is not good from the perspective of health. There may be physical aliments during childhood. Laziness takes control of the native.
Saturn in the Second House
In the second Saturn makes one not above want and prone to lying. Will live in foreign lands. Will be a lover of justice. Saturn in the Third House
Saturn in the 3rd makes one very intelligent & liberal minded. Will have strength of character and will be adventurous. Will have subordinates and all the comforts of life.
Saturn in the Fourth House
Saturnine tenancy of the fourth indicates affliction to the heart. Will lack happiness and mental peace. Will be crooked and will be a violator of social norms. Will live in foreign lands.
Saturn in the Fifth House
Will lack happiness and pleasure from children if Saturn is in the fifth. Will lack intelligence and will be fickle minded.
Will have high longevity.
Saturn in the Sixth House
Saturn in the sixth is the destroyer of enemies. Will love all the pleasures of the mundane. Will be a voracious eater. Wealth will grace you in no uncertain measure.
Saturn in the Seventh House
Will be equivalent to a king as the royal planet of Liberation becomes posited in a quadrant. Saturn has full directional strength in the seventh. But some negative traits develop like lack of mental peace and happiness. Laziness also manifests.
Saturn in the Eighth House
This adverse postion of Saturn makes one prone to illnesses, will be crooked, sorrowful and will be abandoned by relatives.
Saturn in the Ninth House
Saturnine tenancy of the Ninth makes one egotistic, without much wealth and devoid of happiness from father. Will indulge in sinful acts. Will be skilled in warfare. Will take delight in tormenting others.
Saturn in the Tenth House
This benign position of Saturn makes one have scholarship, intelligence, virility and will be the leader of assemblies. Will be well off in life. Will change professions often.
Saturn in the Eleventh House
This is the best postion for Saturn to be in. Saturn well posited in the eleventh makes one highly determined, healthy, wealthy and wise. Will have royal favour. Will be a good sculptor. Will have a lot of subordinates.
Saturn in the Twelfth House
In the adverse 12th, Saturn makes one devoid of happiness & wealth. Will be tormented by many an illness. Will be subjected to the machinations of enemies. Will have to face defeat wherever he goes. Will be merciless and live away from one's place of domicile.
Mundane or International Astrology
The United States is ruled by Gemini,an intellectual & enterprising sign. Aries rules England. This is confirmed by Shakespeare who defined London as the seat of Mars!
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This demi-Eden, this semi-Paradise,
England, bound in with a triumphant sea,
Whose rocky shores beat back the envious siege
Of watery Neptune !
Aquarius rules Russia. It is ruled by Saturn, who ,in the words of Cheiro, symbolises an unknown and unknowable power, Soviet Russia ! Jupiter rules the Mongloid race ( Asians ). America's symbol is the Eagle, indicating that the U S will have dominion over air !
Astrology's Interrelatedness with other disciplines
The Law of Cosmic Interrelatedness
This Law points out that not only all parts of the Cosmos are interrelated but all sciences ( as parts of the Whole ) are interrelated.
Pythagorus saw that the Key to the Mystery of the Universe was held by numbers. Furthur researches in Astro-Numerology has shown that Combined Fadic, Name and Birth Numbers have effects along with the individual Fadic, Name & Birth Numbers.
In his famous book " Ancient Astral Gemstones & Talismans", Richard S Brown of www.agt-gems.com records that not only the Nine Primary Gems but other secondary gems are also used in Planetary Gem Therapy.
Planet Primary Gem Secondary Gems
|Sun||Ruby||Red Spinel & red Garnet|
|Jupiter||Yellow Sapphire||Yellow Topaz, Citrine|
|Cat's Eye||Beryl, Fibrolit|
|Saturn||Blue Sapphire||Blue Spinel, amethyst|
Astrology & Holistic Medicine ( Ayurveda )
The seven planets correspond to seven gross elements(dhatus) thus
Mars Bone Marrow
Venus Seminal Energy
Medical astrologers of yore could discern the cause of disease by analysing the horoscope. A weak planet during its period of directional influence can bestow disease. If the fourth house is afflicted, it clearly means affliction to the heart ( as the heart is the 4th house by correspondence). If the sixth house is afflicted, digestive tract disorders are indicated.
Astrology, Astronomy & Mythology - Allegories & Symbolism Bacon in his book " De Sapientia Vaterum " ( Of the Wisdom of the Ancients ) opined that scientific truths are contained in Mythology. For instance, there is a story in Greek Mythology that Athena was taking bath in a pond where Zeus (Jupiter) was taking bath. Zeus got angry and threw her out of the pond. This is an allegorical depiction of an earlier theory in Astronomy that Venus was a satellite of Jupiter and was expelled from the orbit of Jupiter!
Mythology is, in other words, nothing but the representation of Astronomical truths. As per the Vedic Code, the function of Epic and Mythology is to adumbrate philosophic verities!
The Ursa Major Cycle
The first astronomical calender was erected by the Vedic Emperor Vaivaswatha Manu ( circa 8576 A D ). It was based on the Ursa Major Cycle. The constellation of Ursa Major ( Sapta Rishies or the Seven Seers), stays in a constellation for 100 years and to make a retrograde circuit of the Zodiac ( as the Zodiac is tenanted by 27 constellations), it takes 2700 years. All Vedic Mythology is based on these astronomical calculations. Prof. Drayson says in his "Asiatic Researches " that " the Vedists thought proper to connect their Mythology with an astronomical period of a strange nature. It is that of the Seven Rishies ( Seers ), moving along the Zodiac in retrograde motion & taking 2700 years to complete one circuit". Ursa Major, the Great Bear,was in Regulus ( Magha ) at the start of the Mahabharatha War !
Astrology as related to Yoga.
Yoga has been defined as the Art of Conscious Self finding. "The aim of the Integral Yoga ", said Aurobindo," is to know & deal with the secret forces which determine our destiny ".
"Life, not a remotely silent or a highly ecstatic uplifted beyond, Life alone is the field of our Yoga", spake the Master.
The barriers on the path of a spiritual aspirant are the " hostile forces" in Man - namely, lust,anger,pride,avarice, attachment, sloth & covetousness, which lie in the subconscient ( subconscious mind).
Man houses dangerous forces in his house
The Titan, the Fury and the Djinn
Lay in the subconscient's cavern pit
And the Beast moved in his antre den !
The Science of the heavens, as the friend, philosopher & guide of all humanity can advise the aspirant to overcome the " enemies " within him - which are formidable forces - and reach the Goal of Life, Self Actualisation.
Offshoot of Yoga in the West - Free Masonry
In the Occidental world, Free Masonry existed as a noble science and as a royal Art. Pythagorus was one of the founding fathers & Free Masonry was enhanced by scholars who were familiar with Oriental Wisdom. It originated from the Vedists of the East and its development was greatly influenced by Pythagorus. Similar to the Oriental belief of benign forces helping an aspirant, there existed a belief ( in Free Masonry ) of a Grand Lodge in theheavens watching over the Masonic Israel on earth and superintending its development.
Our aim is the union of East and West, of inner freedom & outer mastery. Isn't the Universe one perfect Whole and aren't we parts of that Whole ? All Seers have seen the essence of that perfect Whole as nothing but Love ! All Wisdom is contained in Love !