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Issue 23 August 10, 2001

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Vedic Astrology Lesson 14

The Descending Node of the Moon ( South Node ) was known as Ketu in Vedic Astrology. Ancient seers had given him the portfolio of Self_Actualisation ( Moksha ). His position in the 12th ( the house of final emancipation or Moksha ) is extolled highly by the savants. Along with the spiritual planets, Jupiter and Saturn, Ketu should be in a good position in the horoscope for one to attain to the Divine Crown.

The role of the South Node ( Ketu ) in Horoscopy

South Node's Effects in the 12 Houses

Ketu in the Ascendant

Ketu in the Ascendant makes one intelligent and endowed with fortune. Will be quarrelsome, will have less wealth, will be melancholic and will have the ability to make others quarrel.

But if Ketu is in the signs of Capricorn or Aquarius these effects will be invalid as he is powerful in these signs.

Ketu in the Second House

Will be loquacious , will be devodi of eduation and will have a crooked look. Will be learned and will crave for others' wealth.

Ketu in the Third House

Will be noble and charitable. Will be valorous and adventurous. Will love evil people. Will destroy enemies and will enjoy wealth, prosperity and all sorts of enjoyments. Will be a genius of a high order. Will be versatile and will destroy opposition.

Ketu in the Fourth House

Medical Astrology postulates that heart may be afflicted if any malefic is posited in the fourth. ( As the Fourth House rules the heart ). Will be devoid of happiness, landed properties, relatives and conveyances. All relatives will become your enemies. This position of the South Node is detrimental to getting legacy from mother.

Ketu in the Fifth House

Will be cruel, will possess an adamantine will & will not get much happiness from progeny. WIll have disorders of
the digestive tract. Will be afflicted by many a disease. Will love sin and will be devoid of happiness.

Ketu in the Sixth House

Medical Astrology postulates that if a malefic is posited in the sixth, stomach disorders will haunt the native. Will be the leader of your community, Will have high education and will be endowed with many a virtue. Will love relatives. Will be proud and vainglorious. Will have allround knowledge and liberality.

Ketu in the Seventh House

Will be devoid of happiness from spouse and will love women of dubious character. Will be devoid of prosperity. Will be melancholic and will be a Machiavelli. Will love travel and will land in troublesome situations.

Ketu in the Eighth House

Will be intelligent and will have high concentration. Will be afflicted by weapons. Will not have much longevity. Will love other's wealth and women. Will be miserly. Will be famous and will have leadership qualities. This position of the South Node in the eighth indicates Karmic backlog.

Ketu in the Ninth House

Will be sinful, poor and will be devoid of paternal happiness. Will be lustful and will not have much penchant for Religion and Morality. Will be a Kapha-type, in ayurvedic terminology. Will be proud and chivalrous. Will criticise the noble and will lower himself by committing heinous acts.

Ketu in the Tenth House

Will love people and will earn the name of philanthropist. Will be quite rich and will have philosophic ability. Will be good in sculpturing. Will be efficient, famous and endowed with professional skill. This dominance of the South Node on the Meridien is good for professional enhancement.

Ketu in the Eleventh House

Will be wealthy with high education. Will have fame and altruistic merit. Will enjoy the pleasures of the mundane a lot. Will be versatile endowed with many good qualities. Will be liberal and generous. Will be very populare because of philanthropic deeds.

Ketu in the Twelfth House

Will be fickle and ever changing. Eyes may be afflicted. Will be fond of travel. Will try to conceal sins. Will be sorrowful and melancholic.
Will have dubious character. But this position of the South Node is conducive to immense occult power as Ketu represents the Occult.

Astrology and the Science of Numbers ( Numerology )

Is the Absolute the Numberless Infinite? Or has the Absolute anything to do with numbers? Well, Pythagorus inclined to the latter view. Reality, he said , is symbolised by numbers.

Astrology , Holistic Medicine & Ayurveda

Symbolism behind Vedic temples

Man has three bodies - physical, astral & causal. The outer wall of the Vedic temple represents the physical body of man. The inner wall
represents the astral body and the innermost wall represents them Causal body. Deep within these three bodies is the Self, the Atman
who is represented by the Deity ! The word temple is derived from the Latin word tempulum, a place where Law and Justice can be
administered. The principle behind the temple, is Know Thyself !

Am I a god, then? Yes
In these pure features I behold
Creative Nature to soul unfold ( Goethe )

In other words man suffers from three types of illnesses - physical, mental & spiritual. Holistic Medicine takes the Tripod of Life - Body, mind and Self into consideration.

Vedic Holistic Medicine ( Ayurveda) maintains that not only the
physical factor but the other factors - mental & spiritual play a pivotal role in the health of the patient.


Astrology & Yoga Therapy

The root Cause of all Disease - Bhoga or Sensory enjoyments
Bhoga ( enjoyments of the senses ) is Roga ( Disease). It can only be cured by Yoga ( Divine Alchemy ).

All food that is tasty is detrimental to the body, declares Prakriti Therapy The food which cometh from Nature, fruits and vegetables,
are alkaline by nature. Maximum health is in an alkaline body. We can only be healthy if we keep a 80%- 20% ratio. ( 80% alkalinity & 20%
acidity). This means we have to eat more natural foods & less processed foods ( which are more or less acidic ). Truly speaking, processed foods,even though they taste well, are robbers as they rob us of our natural, vibrant health.

Astrology & Occult Vibratory Chemistry ( Tantra )

The Serpentine Power in individual bodies, the Kundalini, is the
coiled Energy in humans, which rises during Meditation & Prayer.

When She ( Kundalini ), the miscrocosmic power of the macrocosmic Shakti, rises from from the Root Chakra & reaches the other Chakras, siddhis or paranormal powers maniest. Clairvoyance, clairaudience, distant healing, the ability to see Auras & ultimately Trikala-jnana ( the power to know Past, Present & future ) all manifest in the aspirant. The aspirant should not be intoxicated by these siddhis. If he tries to exhibit the siddhis or paranormal powers, he may not reach the Goal of Life. Instead he should ignore these powers of the mind & continue his Tapas till he is liberated.

Books as the source of knowledge

The Greek Biblion or the Sankrit Veda means Knowledge which is
represented by books. Books, therefore, represent the Tree of Knowledge ( the Bodhi Tree ), whose branches all sciences are!


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