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About Purity

These three Ps - Purity, Patience & Perseverance - can give you

success not only in the spiritual but also in the material sphere.  -   Sai

To the pure all things are pure                   - Anonymous

Blessed are the pure / For they shall see God -                               Jesus


Mundane Astrology

War was the message blazoned across the heavens from Sept 11th onwards.

Mars, the planet of war, had initiated this dark phase. Mars & the South Node were in Moola at the time of the attack.  Mars in  the war-like Sagittarius aspecting eclipsed Jupiter on that Black Tuesday had created this War. It was Mars, Mars all the way as Moon was in Mrigasira, a martian constellation!

Mars cruelly and powerfully aspected Gemini, the sign of the U S. Jupiter, the planet of peace was afflicted by the North Node. Mars and Ketu were both in the constellation of Moola, whose presiding Deity is Nirruthi, the goddess of destruction, of violence and cruelty.

Gemini represents the great entreprenauerial spirit which U S is supposed to have. Gemini ( U S ) was afflicted by the North Node and aspected cruelly by Mars !

In V A, the deadliest star is the 7th star from the birthstar and goes by the name of Naidhana tara ( Death Star ). It is no coincidence that Mrigasira was the Death Star of US ( whose birthstar is Uttarabhadra ).

Jupiter-North Node conjunction is called Guru-Chandala Yoga. It indicates Chandala Gurus ( terrorists) who are about to wreak havoc.

All these indications does not augur well for world peace. Jupiter will have to move away from Gemini ( on June 12, 2002 it will move away ) for Peace to reign. This turbulent phase is only temporary - and the Good and the Law will always overcome the negative forces, the fleeing and illusory shadow of the Great Life !

Vedic Astrology Lesson 15

The twelve dimensions of life are represented by the twelve houses of the Zodiac.

The rising Sign at the Eastern Horizon is known  as the Ascendant and is the First House. First House represents  personality and  fame.

The native's complexion is indicated by the  color of the Ascendant lord ( brownish if the Ascendant lord is Jupiter ) and the color of the planets aspecting the Ascendant .

If the Ascendant lord is exalted or aspected by a benefic in Amsa in own house or friend's house, posited in quadrants or trines, the native will be blessed with wealth, happiness and the eightfold Siddhis or paranormal powers.

If on the other hand, the Ascendant lord is weak, debilitated, with malefic planets, in inimical Amsa and aspected by malefics, the native will be unhealthy, poor and will be indulging in self-destruction.

If the North Node is posited in the Ascendant with malefics, he will be insulted by people. He will be tormented by enemies and crooks.

The Effects of the Ascendant Lord in the 12 Houses

The Ascendant lord in the Ascendant

If the ascendant lord is  in the  ascendant itself, the native will be famous automatically.  Endowed  with  material happiness  he/she will be known  for  his/her  independent  spirit to live by own efforts. The native will be fickleminded.  The native will  maintain  multiple  interests

in unrelated subjects & people.  The native will  always be alert physically & mentally. Chances are that he/she will  visit foreign or far away lands. He/she will be endowed with fame & wealth. They command respect in their circle. They will have a magnetic personality & majestic appearance. They will be endowed with personal magnetism & charisma.

The Ascendant lord in the Second House

Since the lord of the ascendant is in the 2nd house the native will be graced by scholarship. They  will be  blessed by many outstanding qualities. They will be spiritual and  religious by nature. They will have a charming, magnetic personality. They  will be blessed  by the gift of the gab or the divine gift of  articulate speech. They will impress others by  eyes which  are  penetrating  and by articulate abilities. They  will have  domestic  happiness. They will be sweet tongued and  graceful in speech. It  is said that Goddess of Speech will reside in them indicating poetic & communication abilities.

The Ascendant lord in the Third House

Since the lord of the ascendant is in the 3rd house, the native's  courage will be indomitable. His/her  actions may be considered unorthodox and unconventional by  society.  They know  that  character is the  greatest wealth and they should not let anything  mar their reputation. He/she have the potential to  become a great  musician.  Similarly if they develop their mathematical abilities  they can become great mathematicians. They should be careful about their health. They are able to maintain parallel interest or relationships with different individuals.

The Ascendant lord in the Fourth House

Since the ascendant  lord is in the 4th house  the native will be born in an aristocratic family. The native will  generally be  good looking and ambitious. He/she will be a workaholic and prosperity is sustained by hard work. The native is well behaved in society.  He/she  will have good physique & and impressive personality. They will have happiness from mother. They will be blessed by a house and conveyances. They will have a lot of friends. They become famous  amidst  their circle. They become a leader amidst friends &  relatives. Uncles may be  favourable to them. They will have a good house with all comforts.

The Ascendant lord in the Fifth House

Since the  ascendant lord  is in  the 5th, fame will come to the native by its own. They become aggressive and belligerent. They may gain the good will of the political parties in power. It is quite likely that they  will  benefit  from commercial & diplomatic services. They  will shine in Govt Service. They will get the support of officials and seniors. They will be lucky in  speculation and they know the adage " You can't accumulate if you don't speculate".  If they use their intellect they can be lucky in investments. The  speculative stock market has its charms for them.

The Ascendant lord in the Sixth House

Since the ascendant lord is in the 6th  they will be courageous and distinguished. They will be financially OK. They employ means that are not above board.  There may be debts  which they are capable of paying in time. They  may join the  armed forces and reach a high official position. They will be  helped by brothers and sisters. They may be  employed in the  health sector. They are advised to care of their health. Enemies  they  will have in plenty  and they have to be careful about their machinations. Their success  may generate jealousy amongst their enemies. They will be successful generally.

The Ascendant lord in the Seventh House

Since the  ascendant  lord is in the 7th  they  have  to be careful about the health of their partner. It  is quite likely that they may develop vairagya and  turn to asceticism during the latter part of their life. They may wander without gaining momentum. They experience vicissitudes and moods always alternate between dejection &  elation. They may end up in a foreign  country. They may  examine people &  ideas  in  order to get  at  Truth.  They  will  become  famous & trustworthy. He/she will have a powerful personality with penetrating eyes.

The Ascendant lord in the Eighth House

Since  the ascendant lord is in the 8th the native will be a scholar with excellent academic records. They will have to be careful about their health. They should  avoid  gambling  &  speculation. They have love & interest for occultism.  They may give chances to others to question their character. Unfortunate events  may invade their life. They may try to escape tension by taking to drugs,  alcohol & day dreams instead of meditation  & prayer.   These  tension relieving tendencies should be controlled. Many deaths in the family may be witnessed.

Ascendant lord in the Ninth House

Since the native's ascendant lord is in the 9th  they will  be fortunate as regards luck  both material & spiritual. Oratorial skills & communication ability will  be  well developed. He/she will  be known as a silver tongued orator. They are dignified and  majestic and will be well appreciated by the  opposite sex. They are likely to inherit a paternal legacy. They  will  have  domestic happiness. They will be deeply spiritual and  religious. They will be devoted to the preceptors and God.  Philosophy  &  Religion  will sway them & they may take to asceticism during the latter part of their life.

The Ascendant lord in the Tenth House

Since the  ascendant  lord is  in the 10th the native will have  professional enhancement & reputation. They  will enjoy parental happiness It  is likely that  they   may  feel stifled by parental authority. Ascendant lord in the 10th is  excellent for fame in the  professional sphere. When they show their sense of discipline and  workaholism it will be appreciated  by  the seniors  and  thereby  they  will earn fame  name and patronage.  They   will  grow  up   in   the   right direction only.  He/she  will   be   a  self made man with  self made wealth. They may have income from many sources.

The Ascendant lord in the Eleventh House

Since the ascendant lord  is in the 11th  the native will be inclined  to beauty and harmony in music, art and romance. They associate  freely with all, particularly with  the opposite  sex. They are  advised to guard against  marital infidelity. They will be  subject  to delays or  difficulties in  marriage. They  will  not experience financial difficulties. They will  succeed in business and their fiscal success will be due to their elder brother. Elder  sisters will also be favourable to them. As far as gains are concerned  they will make profits commensurate with their abilities.

The Ascendant lord in the Twelfth House

The native  has  to be careful with money as he/she are likely to be a spendthrift.  They  have a duality or polarity in their character which they must bring  into harmony. Beware of gambling.  They believe in the principle that Right means for the right ends. They  will  fare  well in education. They derive more pleasure  serving than being served and from giving than receiving. They are  likely  to  become altruists consecrating their life  for the welfare of their fellowmen. They have self  control & mastery of the senses.


Astrology and the Science of Numbers ( Numerology )

Can Numbers represent Reality ? Yes, said Pythagorus. Each number has a vibration which corresponds to the nine revolving heavens.


Absorbing               Gem                  Effect on

Cosmic Color Glands


Sahasrara          Green                  Emerald                Pineal

Ajna                  Blue                    Yellow Sapphire    Pituitary

Visuddha           Indigo                  Diamond              Thyroid

Anahata             Violet                  Blue Sapphire       Thymus

Manipura             Red                   Ruby Pancreas

Swadhistana       Orange                Pearl                    Gonads

Muladhara          Yellow                Red Coral            Adrenal

More information about Planetary Gemology & a Gem Prescription


Astrology, Holistic Medicine & Ayurveda

" Food is medicine; Medicine is food " said Hippocrates. "Food is Brahman. Food was verily born before all creatures: therefore it is called the medicine for all" declares the Upanishads. By stating that food is the root cause of all ills & illnesses Vedanta have formulated one of the foundational principles of holistic health. At least half the ailments of man can be traced directly or indirectly to the problems of food.

Regulation of food is not easy, because it is an addiction like alcohol. Problems like obesity, higher cholesterol level & irritable bowel syndrome crop up if food is not controlled. By controlling food, the whole body comes under control. "When taste is conquered everything is conquered " averrs Vedanta. What really matters is not how much we eat but how much of what we eat is transformed into bioenergy  & the building materials of life. Sir William Osler pointed out many years ago " Only a small percentage of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy".

In holistic health, food should be revered & a proper attitude towards food should be developed. " Be thankful for all food, for food is Brahman " said Vivekananda.

Six hours have been prescribed for all even though requirement of sleep varies from person to person

Research studies have indicated that even moderate levels of exercise bolster the immune system.

No amount of sleep is sufficient for unwinding the mind for it is always in a tense state under the stressful conditions of modern life. Antidotes to stress include yogic techniques like Meditation, prayer, cultivation of the Witness attitude & practice of absolute self-surrender to the Divine, which enable us to avoid a lot of unnecessary stress.

Doing nothing or simply lying down is not relaxation. The muscles when stretched bring in relaxation as it frees them from the tense condition.

Some of the yogic Asanas are highly effective because they can relax the muscles.

There will be focal point in the body which reflects the mental tension which one finds oneself in. That focal point of mental tension should be identified and you can choose that type of yogic exercise which will relax the muscles & tendons of the specific focal point of tension in you.


Regulation of Breath

"Breathlessness is deathlessness " averrs Yoga. Regulation of breath gives tremendous relaxation.Pranayama, without the help of a bona fide Master, can lead to serious complications. What is needed is the practice of breathing deeply ( as deeply as possible ) through both the nostrils & then slowly breathing out ( without breath retention ). This kind of regulated deep breathing can be done at any time, even in your office.

Psychosomatic pain can be alleviated by these simple yogic techniques more effectively than allopathic pills or tablets. Here we employ the internal pharmacy of Skill power in lieu of the external pharmacy of Pill Power!

Vedic Holistic Medicine ( Ayurveda) gives priority to the Whole and not to the parts, contrary to chemotherapy which treats the parts only.


Astrology & Yoga

All knowledge is threefold (" Thraigunya Vishaya Veda "). In Freudian Psycho-analysis we have three impulses, Id, Ego and Supergo. The Vedantic Satwa, Rajas and Thamas correspond to these impulses.

The mind is always gripped by these three impulses. Sometimes we are Rajasic ( worldly ) and go after wealth. When intense anger and other negative emotions grip us, we are Thamasic. When divine qualities like Love and Peace influence us, we are Satwic ( divine ).

The Ego with its ten heads ( symbolised as the ten-headed Ravana ) is the major block in attaining Self_Actualisation. The ten heads of the Ego are Lust,Anger,Pride, Avarice, Sloth, Covetousness, Attachment, Mind, Intellect, Conceit & Egoistic Mentality. Only when the ten heads of the Ego are removed can we hope to get Self-Realisation. ( Symbolically only when the Ravana in us is destroyed ).

When we do our yoga, we will be assailed by three type of Ego. Rajasic ( wordly ), Thamasic ( bestial ) and Satwic ( noble ). In order to overcome the three types of Ego, we are given certain commandments.

" Ma the Sanghostha karmani " - (Let there be not in you any attachment to inaction. ) This commandment is given so that we can overcome the Thamasic ( bestial ) ego.

" Ma Karma Phala Heturbhoo " - ("Dont expect any reward") This commandment is given to protect us from the Rajasic ( wordly ) ego, which always expects rewards for work done.

"Ubhe Sukruta Dushkrute " ( "Be beyond good and evil " ) This commandment is given to us to overcome the Satwic Ego, for one should not hang on to Punya ( divine merit ).

In other words, during the process of Yoga, we will be assailed by all sorts of negative thoughts. Our aim is to identify with the Source of all thought, the Self. We will find, as we progress on the path of yoga, that these negative thoughts leave us slowly and steadily. Conquering our negative aspect is not easy. The negative elements in man are the true villains. Alone, powerful & cruel are the dark and dreadful forces that profit from the reign of Night and Ignorance and they dont want any change in the body. We have to annihilate them one by one.

In tragic life, God wot

No villains need be, passions spin the plot

We are betrayed by what is false within !

The entire Vedic wisdom is contained in one word " Transcend ". Transcend both pain & sorrow, transcend the triune attributes of Nature. Transcend negativity !.


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