Astrology: new perspectives from science, logic and pragmatism domains.
The mystery around astrology
Astrology is presented as a secretive knowledge to create the awe and mysticism around it. It is also true for rudraksha and gemstones.
Most of the astrologers make the analysis very secretive and mystic. Many try and act as counselors and indulge in smooth talks (that is why they are called soothsayers!). Instead of educating and dispelling fears, they create fear and awe. They thrive on your fears.
The predictions in newspapers and TV are very vague and confusing. These are mainly based on sun signs (western astrology).
(People do not even know whether things written on papers and being told on TV are about sun signs or moon signs!)
Do YOU know your sun sign and moon sign?
Western astrology is based on Sun and Vedic Jyotish on Moon.
Over the years, astrologers all over the world have been more theoretical and predictive. People generally understand astrology as all about the prediction of future events.
This has made this great tool a fatalistic one.
Sixteen generations of rishis, (spiritual meta-physical scientists) had not toiled and talked about jyotish to make people inactive, helpless, and incapable! Obviously, the aim must have been to empower people to indulge in corrective karmas to bring in changes in OS.
Jyotish is all about light and brilliance to illuminate our present life, which will help, begin a smooth journey from darkness of ignorance to light of knowledge.
I am writing this blog to empower you and dispel myths surrounding this knowledge. Have an open mind, be rational, and keep aside pre-conditioned ideas and pre-conceived notions. Once you read this blog completely, you will know how and why Jyotish (astrology) works.
We in India refer to astrology as Vedic JYOTISH.
Jyoti means light and ish is god i.e. light is god. In Jyotish, we are talking about sun: source of light and its planets (solar system). Sun is the primary source of energy for our survival. Without sun, we cannot imagine life. That is why; we refer to sun as devata (Demi-god).
The source of life is the sun light both for plants and animals, and for that matter, all forms of life on earth. We also take in to consideration 27 nakshatras (stars) in Vedic Jyotish.
Spectrum of sunlight
Sun light has a spectrum of frequencies from Infra-Red (IR) to Ultra Violet (UV). In between, we have the visible range frequencies Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red (VIBGYOR).
We know that IR and UV are invisible to naked eyes. Hence, in Jyotish we call these two extreme ranges (two nodes) Chhayas (shadows) as Rahu and Ketu. This is apt because we cannot see these spectrums.
(May be you are thinking, why I have labeled IR as Rahu and UV as Ketu. No one has talked like this. I have explained about it in this book…read on.).
Wavelength of IR is bigger than red, red is bigger than orange and so on. As the frequencies become higher, the wavelengths become smaller (wavelength is inversely proportional to frequency).
Therefore, at the base is IR and at the top, we have violet and UV. This creates a pyramid structure.
UV rays of Nakshatras (stars)
Stars emanate UV rays.
In Jyotish, 27 nakshatras (stars) have been identified in relation to moon. Moon reflects UV rays from these stars (as moon reflects sun light). These UV rays effect and influence the brain neurons, pituitary, and pineal glands, and create an Operating system (OS) in brain hardware.
Do you know what the basis of pyramid shape is?
The pyramid shapes are based on principle of light frequencies. That is why sitting in a pyramid balances all our energies and we feel peaceful.
Pyramids represent sun light frequency spectrum
Imagine a human being, feet is the region of IR (Rahu) and top of head UV (Ketu). IR is between red and microwave range and represents heat max. UV is cool max. We know that green is cooler than yellow and blue is cooler than green and so on.
Hotness and coolness of body parts
Ayurveda (ancient health science of India) says that a healthy person has warm feet and cool head (in India, there is a practice of applying oil on head to keep it cool. Westerners use hat).
Do you know meditation reverses this?
Those who meditate have cool feet and hot head (reverse of ayurved advice). The head becomes hot because of lowering of frequencies inside the brain. As the frequencies starts decreasing the wavelengths start becoming bigger, thus generating heat. That is why they choose high hills for meditations to keep their head cool.
The second reason may be that at higher altitudes, one will have more UV rays, which is beneficial of neuro-circuits of brain.
UV rays of a particular star
Each star has its own characteristics. Hence, depending on which star applies to a person, he/she behaves, thinks, and conducts himself/herself.
Do you know the color of Ketu?
The invocation of Ketu goes like this: Palash pushpa sankasham (which looks a palash flower i.e. violet and UV type) taraka graha (stars and planets) mastakam (on the head/top)…
May be you know that photons of UV rays are very powerful compared to lower frequencies. UV rays have influence on our immune system and skeleton formation. Vitamin D 3 deficiency affects pancreas and diabetes catches you. The nervous system gets jammed in the absence of UV rays and BP goes up.
New research on UV rays shows how it creates a feel-good factor in brain. Therefore, Ketu rules over the head region and helps attract sudden wealth and gives out-of-box ideas, and guides you towards moksha (liberation) and spiritual growth.
In Jyotish, malefic Ketu is linked to skin related diseases. The medical science links over exposure of UV rays to all types skin problems including skin cancer. That is why; I have been linking Ketu to UV rays.
We shall discuss in detail about influence of Ketu when we analyze the kundali (horoscope) of late Sri Abdul Kalam, the ex-president of India.
Someone asked other day,” Do animals also are affected by astrology?”
Animals have nothing to do with astrology (jyotish). The whole concept of jyotish is based on karma theory.
Your kundali is based on your past karmas. Human beings have choice and freedom to indulge in an action, react to an action of other, or abstain. This binds human beings in karma.
Animals have no choice and they operate from a zone of unconscious robotic programming (for more, read my book A Gateway to Spirituality, published by notion press and available in Amazon).
Kundali means a coiled form. It is your “inherited inherent karmic accumulation balance sheet.”
(Sounds interesting? You thought Jyotish is boring?)
Kundali: A coded Balance sheet
This balance sheet has all the debit and credits of your karmas (read about karma more in my book: The Gate Way to Spirituality) of past life. Nature (or we say divinity) makes us accountable for all our actions and pronounces awards/rewards and punishments as per Karmic rule book. The whole system is autonomous and impartial.
Kundali is relatively true
You are born with a kundali, which is a road map for this current life.
Any time in your life, you make a kundali; the kundali is for the time you were born.
The depictions were applicable at the time of your birth. After that, many years have gone past. You have indulged in many good and bad karmic activities. May be you have done some penance and burnt some of the past karmas doing tapas (meditation) or incurred some fresh bad karma.
That is why; the kundali you are referring now may not be 100 % true. It will be relatively true.
West is different
In west, the kundali (horoscope is different) they do it in a circular way. There is no mention of Rahu or Ketu and they talk about nodes. Western astrology is sun based. Vedic jyotish is moon based.
Moon based is more logical
It is more logical to be moon based because moon has tremendous influence on water (the high tides in sea) and we have about 70 % water in our body (90% in the brain). The moon, hence, has great influence on us i.e. The way we think, perceive, our elation and depression, hyperactive, lethargy and mood swings (even menstrual cycles of women 28 days) all depend on moon.
Therefore, our rasi (what westerners call “sign”) is determined as per moon’s position in the kundali (chart). In western countries, the sign is based on sun.
Jyotish as tool
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Jyotish is a diagnostic tool.
When you are sick, you go to a doctor (in this case it is an astrologer). Doctor sends you for some tests and he analyses the lab reports to know about your energy imbalances. Like a doctor, an astrologer makes a kundali (astrological chart) to check energy imbalances in your life.
Kundali, similar to the lab test report, is a tool to decipher present issues and problems (depending on present position of your life journey path i.e. stars and planetary positions with maha dasha and antar dasha etc.).
As a doctor gives you medicines to bring a homeostasis in your health, the astrologer suggests use of various energy equalizer methods (parihar, mantras, yantra, rudraksha, and ratna i.e. gem stones etc.) to balance your life and solve your problems.
Is Jyotish predictive?
I define Jyotish kundali as a storage disk (SD) of 3-Ps: “Possibilities Probabilities and Potentialities.”
(A father finds in his son’s chart that he would be a leaned man. However, he does not put him in a school then obviously he has throttled the inherent “possibilities-probabilities- potentialities”) of the boy).
Is Jyotish Fatalistic?
NO. Jyotish is a science, which creates awareness in you by analyzing your Operating System (OS). Jyotish suggests corrective methods for balancing energies in the life.
Knowing the problems in kundali, one takes remedial measures, and makes changes in his/her life.
If you refuse to take corrective measures and make changes that is a fatalistic approach.
There is no perfect Kundali
Like there are no perfect human beings, there are no perfect kundalis. Each kundali will have its own strong and weak influencers (planets).
It is a good idea to do occasional SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis (by reading your kundali) and understand present time zone you are in and find out probable success/failures areas. This keeps you mentally prepared to face situations of varied implications.
All the planets do not always give good or bad results. In addition, a planet, which is generally understood as good planet (for example everyone considers Jupiter as a good planet), may not be good for all. Similarly, planets like Saturn, Mars or Rahu, which people think and label as negative may be very good for some.
Jyotish is relative and not absolute
There is no good or bad planet in absolute terms. It will depend on various factors like which house it is occupying, which other planet is in the same house, which planet is aspecting it, whether that planet is good for you or not etc.
Therefore, we cannot analyze anything in isolation and in a compartmentalized way.
Dasha means period (a span of time).There is Maha dasha, antar dasha, and pratyantar dasha. During these periods planets whose dasha is running becomes more powerful.
(You do not have to memorize the durations etc. as these are available in many free web sites.)
Moon Maha dasha
Rahu antar dasha
Mars pratyantar dasha
Example: you are running moon Mahadasha, in that you are undergoing Rahu antar dasha. Moon is water and Rahu is IR, so you will have agitated mind. In that, you are running Mars pratyantar dasha. Therefore, you will have anger also. Briefly, you will be angry, agitated and sad- –irritated depressive thoughts will pervade your mind.
Use your common sense to understand the synergies of energies.
Use Jyotish to change your fate
With corrective karma, one can alter the journey path and destination (fate).
The purpose of studying your kundali is to create awareness about yourself. It is a mirror, which shows you what you are, why you are like this, and how you change yourself to make your life better. If you are undergoing issues and problems in your life, it will help you understand the reasons and resolve these.
The whole idea is to empower you, create a deep understanding about your psyche so that you can increase the good influences, and reduce the bad ones.
Everyone wants to be happy, peaceful, having good health and loving family and a successful career. If you become aware of yourself, re-tune, and fine-tune some energy frequencies, then it is possible.
Colors as Influences
We discussed about sunlight spectrum. Let us take the example of blue color. We know that everything is energy, and energies are frequencies, the blue color also has a frequency. Blue is associated with Shani (Saturn). Why?
Well… Shani invocation starts with, “Neelanjana samabhasam” i.e. which radiates like blue (Neela). Therefore, color of Saturn is blue and has frequency of blue. Earth has a frequency and so has our body. Blue is the color of sky, ocean (even lord Shiva, Krishna and Rama are depicted in blue to indicate embodiment of peace) and stands for peace.
If Saturn (Shani) is bad or vakri (retrograde) in your kundali, it indicates that you would have issues relating to peace in your life. Not to have peace, you could perhaps choose a job or career, which does not satisfy you, or you have issues with your boss or the work culture at office. You could perhaps choose a life partner or be in a relationship, which becomes a source of pain and agony at a later stage of your life. You also perhaps happen to take some decision in your life, which puts you in tight spots later, and you wonder why you took that decision.
Jyotish for a happy family
If you study kundali of your husband/wife and your children, you will have new insights about them. A new dimension and understanding about them will dawn on you. It is like delving into their hearts and minds to know about their OS.
This new insight will help you create harmony, love, and understanding in your life. It will give you greater and clearer understanding about inner thought processes and mental orientations of your spouse and children. You can help and guide them and caution them about probable pitfalls in their life. You will be able to know them in a new way and understand them better. Love will flourish; harmony and peace will prevail in your life.
People often ask me
- Does kundali control our fate?
The word fate itself sounds fatalistic to me. When you buy a new laptop, it comes with a pamphlet stating the operating procedures . It gives its frequency, storage data, intelligent functional aspects, Blue tooth compatibility, processing speed and in-built programmes etc.
A Jyotish chart is like this. By knowing about it, parents of a newborn baby can decide what kind of studies, job etc. He/she would like, what kind of education would interest him/her , how would be the temperament, nature and orientation in life. All these information will help parents to interact with their children (by knowing their OS) and guide them appropriately.
- Who should learn and know about jyotish?
Anyone, who wants to explore and utilize all his “ possibilities, probabilities and potentialities” to the fullest extent possible and have a successful life should learn about it.
- Is western numerology (people know about it only in general) same as Eastern Ank Jyotish?
Not at all. Numerology is based on English alphabets. Other languages like French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Tamil (and thousands others) are not compatible with this system. Every language is written differently (grammar, alphabets and enunciations vary).
Ank (numbers of east) have different connotations and purpose. Ank jyotish is NOT used for name spelling changes (people think that is all about numerology!) .
For names, we already have an established system of Swar Vigyan (science of sound). A particular akshar (which never perishes:, which is generally translated as alphabet) is recommended in the kundali details to be used as the first akshar of the name. For example: If recommendation is for ka, kaa, ke means the names allowed might be: Kamala, Katherine, Kevin.
Spell changer numerology is of no use to us.
The sound vibrations of such names would be accordant with child’s body frequency vibrations and would help in creating a harmonious vibratory aura around it.
(The spiritual scientists were masters of sound energies (mantra: using mind as a tool/machine). Man is manas i.e. consciousness and tra means trayate i.e. to free. Any syllable or sound, which can free the consciousness to be transformed to higher consciousness.
I would like to define mantra as, “ any utterance which can act as catalectic agent for transformational ascendance of consciousness.” It can be one syllable or combinations thereof.)
Ank jyotish has nothing to do with modern day numerology.
- What are the other uses of ank (numbers) in jyotish?
Mainly used for muhurtam (an auspicious time of cosmic harmony) to start a good work. These are based on tithi (moon based: lunar days) and time of that day/night. You can buy a panchang (Hindu calendar available on stationary stores or check online on web) to find various auspicious timings for construction of house, Gruha pravesh (first entry to the new home) and vivah (marriage) etc.
- What is Rahu Kalam?
This is 90-minutes duration when cosmic energies are inauspicious for beginning a new work or undertaking a journey.
- AM to 9AM- Monday
9 AM to 10.30 AM – Saturday
- AM to 12 – Friday
12 to 1.30 PM –Wednesday
1.30 PM to 3 PM – Thursday
3 PM to 4.30 PM – Tuesday
4.30 PM to 6 PM – Sunday
N.B.: There is no Rahu Kalam between 6 AM to 7.30 AM. This part is left blank to do prayers etc. Perhaps it is done deliberately so that people would not get in to worldly things early morning and remain engrossed with spiritual activities.
People calculate Rahu kala wrongly
These Rahu Kalam block timings of 90 minutes are generally wrongly understood and used, as these will differ as per the sunrise and sun set time of a particular place and day. For theoretical purpose, each day is taken as 12 hours (which may not be true). The total time between the sunrise and sunset has to be divided in to 8 parts. For a simpler understanding, use the example below.
The base time is 6 AM as a presumption of sunrise time. If the sunrise at a place is 6.20 AM on Monday then Rahu Kalam would be 7.50 AM to 9.20 AM. If the sunrise for Wednesday were 06.23 AM then the Rahu Kalam would be 12.23 PM to 1.53 PM.
Advise: Do not be too dogmatic about Rahu Kalam. If it is possible, then try to avoid these timings for starting any major auspicious work. I personally do not feel it is that important.
- What is vastu dosha?
The wrong positioning of toilets , kitchen, and main door are the main reasons of vastu dosha ( Imbalance of energies in the house.
In modern days , it is not possible or feasible to have every thing in the house as per vastu. People buy flats or a land is allotted by government authorities and one does not much choice about the location/direction of road and numbers of things, which are mentioned in vastu books.
However, if one cannot construct a house following all the requirements of vastu, one should at least avoid the following:
- Toilets: Never in North East corner. NE corner should not be used to keep broom, shoe, or dustbin. This is god’s place and should be always kept neat and clean.
- Kitchen: Should not be in NE, or SW. Ideal is SE or NW. One should not cook facing south. It is done only for death ceremony food cooking.
- Main door: One should avoid exactly south facing door. It is okay if it away by 10 degrees at least. Those who desire for power and wealth should opt for south facing door. Those who want knowledge and liberation should go for north facing. To create more harmony and peace in the house one should choose east and those who are good health and get freedom from debt and diseases go for west facing doors.
- If Jupiter and Mercury are good in your chart then choose north facing door.
- If sun and Venus are good for you then opt for east main door.
- If Saturn and moon are positioned favorably in your kundali then go for west main door.
- Choose south facing main door if Ketu, Rahu, and Mars are giving good results in your kundali.
( Note: This is my personal view. You may or may not subscribe to my view)
- The elders in the house (main bedroom) should be ideally in the SW of the house. Keep heavy steel almirah in the SW corner of this room. (This is because earth is tilted to the right by 23.44 degrees on northern side (theoretically 23.5 degrees but keeps changing over a period of 44,000 years). To balance the earth, the SW corners should be loaded with heavy items.. (Do not agree? no issues. I thought like that)
- The staircase in the house or where your flat is situated should be going up clockwise and coming down anti-clock-wise. Why?
The earth and sun are rotating and revolving in an anti-clock wise direction (if viewed from north/top of solar system). The staircase descend (top north to bottom south) should be in synch with rotation and revolution of sun and earth so that our body is in same rotational movement.
Have you noticed how easy it is to take a sharp left turn on bike compared to a sharp right turn?
If you look at the rotation and revolution of solar system (imagine yourself standing out of solar system and you are standing at the southern part) then the whole thing will be clock-wise.
So, when you are moving up from down of staircase (south part of solar system) and going up to the top (northern part of solar system) then you are moving up in clock-wise direction.
- What is Nava Graha shanti/puja?
This is about pacifying nine planets. In most of the temples, you will find Nava graha place where all nine planets are arranged at one place.
99% people do not know which planets are facing east/west/north/south. People just go rounds and rounds (some take one and some take seven rounds and some nine).
Some people go around clockwise all nine planets and some take seven clockwise and two anti clock-wise ( they say it for Rahu and Ketu). Moreover, there are some who take nine full rounds clock-wise and two anti-clockwise.
Huh! So many opinions.
You may say, “ What is your opinion?”.
Let us first identify all nine planets and know which directions they face.
In the center is Sun. to its right ( look at the picture) is Jupiter facing east. To the left is Mars facing south. Behind sun is Saturn facing opposite direction west ( remember we talked about Saturn and sun being anti force!). To the right of Saturn is Ketu facing south. To the left of Saturn is Rahu, which is also facing south. Venus is in the front of sun, facing east. To the right of Venus is the Mercury looking general direction of north (NE to be precise). Moon is to the left of the Venus, facing west.
(Now, co-relate this information what we were talking about in vastu.)
South: Mars, Rahu, and Ketu (rule south direction: power, authority, and fame).
SE : kitchen. SW: Head of house.
North : Jupiter and Mercury ( rule north direction: knowledge). NW: Study room, NE: puja place
East: Sun and Venus (rule east direction: peace and harmony)
West: moon and Saturn (rule west direction: good mental health and intuition)
You should stand in front of the required planet (you think that you need to pacify/balance) and chant appropriate mantra.
Mantra for nine planets (written by the great rishi Vyasa)
Surya (Sun): Japaa kusum sankaasham Kaashyapeyam Mahaadyutim
Tamori Sarva paapaghnam pranatosmi divaakaram
Chandra (moon): Dadhi shankha tusharaabham kshiro darnaba sambhabam
Namaami shashinam somam shambhormukuta bhushanam
Mangal (Mars): Dharani garbha sambhutam vidyut kaanti samaprabham
Kumara shakti hastam ch mangalam pranamaamyaham
Budha (Mercury): Priyangu kalikaa shyaamam rupenaa pratimam budham
Somyam somyagunapetam tam budham pranamaamyaham
Bruhaspati (Jupiter): Devaanaam cha rushinaam cha guru kaanchana sannibham
Buddhibhutam trilokesham tam tamaami bruhaspatim
Shukra (Venus): Hima kunda mrunalabham daityanam paramam gurum
Sarva shaastra pravaktaram bhargavam pranamaamyaham
Shani (Saturn): Neelanjana samaabhaasam ravi putra yamaagrajam
Chhaaaya maartand sambhutam tam namaami shanaishcharam
Rahu: Ardhakaayam mahaaviryam chandraaditya vimardhanam
Singhikaa garbha sambhutam tam rahum pranamaamyaham
Ketu: Palaasha pushpa sankaasham tarakaa graha mastakam
Roudram roudratmakam ghoram tam Ketum pranamaamyaham.
Note: You can memorize and indulge in mental chanting while going for a walk or relaxing. There are no hard and fast rules to chant. However diction and pronouncing are very important for mantra to give benefit. Please search in You tube and listen to the required mantra and learn how to utter the words.
Let us now discuss about the going round nava graha.
We know about the rotation and revolution of earth and sun, which is anti-clockwise. . It is anti-clockwise if viewed from top. Therefore all rotating and revolving will be seen as clock-wise from south ( where we are: earth)
Therefore, we should take right circular rounds. Take only one round. It is permitted to take nine rounds only on Saturday. It is said that if you take nine rounds on any other day, then Shani (Saturn) becomes angry ( Who wants to make him angry any way?)
(But, is it right to take right rounds or left? Moon does not rotate on its axis because of gravitational lock (that is why we see only one side of moon always!). Venus rotates slowly to the right in a clockwise direction. And, what about Rahu and Ketu?)
I would say Instead of getting confused about all these, it would be good to identify the graha (planet) which you need to pacify, stand in front of it and pray. There is no need to go around Navagraha nine times /seven times/clock wide/anti-clockwise.
For individual graha, pray to following Devi (goddesses)
Saturn (Shani): Kali
Mars (Mangal): Bagalamukhi
Mercury (Budha): Shodashi
Jupiter (Bruhaspati) : Tara
Venus (Shukra): Kamalamtika
Moon (Chandra): Bhubaneswari
Sun (Surya): Maatangi
- What is Kala Sarpa dosha?
The astrologer tells, “you have Kala Sarpa dosha”, and you sit up straight on your chair, with your spinal cord straight like a serpent and heart beating little faster .You raise your eye brows and murmur, “ what the hell is this ?”
So scary !
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Relax. There is nothing to get scared about kala sarpa. There are hundreds and thousands of people those who have this dosha and still they are very successful in their lives.
Kala is time and Sarpa is serpent. Sarpa is a symbol of energy movement. In chakra yoga also we talk about kundalini in which energy flows upward on spinal cord from root to crown chakra. It is said that energy lies dormant in root chakra in form of a three and half coiled serpent.
Even the horoscope is referred as kundali in jyotish. Kundali is actually is “probable-possible-potentialities.”
It is a road map, which unfolds in a systematic way , in a phased manner, over a period of kala (time).
We say a kundali has kala Sarpa dosha if all seven planets are on one side of Rahu and Ketu.
Kala Sarpa does NOT mean that the person will not succeed in his/her life. It only tells you to work harder and accept the fact that life is little difficult. On should not read more than this.
If the planets are on the right side of this axis then later part of life is little difficult. One should be willing to be careful and put little extra efforts to achieve things in life.
I understand this way. Traditional astrological books do not subscribe to such an explanation. This is my personal view.
Please note that there are many types of kala sarpa dosha . I do not subscribe to any puja or temple visits. I recommend people to wear a combination of 8+9+11 mukhi rudraksha to pacify and balance Ketu (8-mukhi), Rahu (9-mukhi) and have the protection of Pancha mukha Hanuman ( 11-mukhi). This combination breaks the Rahu-Ketu axis and allows all seven plants to send out their energy frequencies to rest of the kundali. This removes the obstacles in the path of success.
8-mukhi is blessed by Ganesh and 9-mukhi by Durga.
There are so many examples of successful people those who have/had kala sarpa dosha. Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Dhirubhai Ambani, Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar and there are many. All these people have put in lot of hard work to achieve success in their lives.
You can also break the Rahu-Ketu axis and work smart by unleashing your reserve “probable-possible-potentialities” .
I have personally observed that life becomes easier and smoother after wearing 8+9+11 mukhi rudraksha combination. You can also keep one Kala sarpa yantra at your home. Donating red and black clothes, wearing threads of red and black colors on the left-hand wrist also are helpfulKWhat food/fruits/clothes should be donated, when and how?
Different items should be donated or eaten more for different planets.
Sun: wheat, arahar daal, chikoo (mud apples) copper color clothes, copper utensils. Arghya (offer water to sun), red sandal wood, red flowers, kumkum (vermillion).
Moon: rice, milk, payasam (kheer) white clothes, silver items, , white flowers, white pumpkin, salt.
Mars: Pomegranate, red apples, red chili, jiggery (molasses) , red lentil, red flowers, red clothes, red glass bangles.
Mercury: Green vegetables, green apples, green clothes, moong (green pulses).
Jupiter: Yellow daal, Bangle gram, haldi (turmeric), yellow flowers, ripe banana, yellow clothes.
Venus: Curd, Ice, white flowers, cold milk, butter, sugar, white clothes.
Saturn: Black leather show, rusted iron, black gram, black clothes, sesame, mustard and mustard oil, alcohol, salty curd-rice in iron bowls to beggars and black woolen blankets.
Rahu: Same as Saturn (both are air element)
Ketu: Same as Mars (both are fire element).
(Rahu and Ketu: this is my personal opinion based on similarities of tatva (element). By giving daan (act of donating), we are trying to brings a balance in our body-mind. That is why I have this different opinion, which is not in consonance with traditional books).
When: Time and day to donate:
Sun: Early morning on Sunday.
Moon: Evening time in Shukla paksha (bright lunar phase) on Monday. Best is Poornima evening.
Mars and Rahu: Sunrise time on Tuesday.
Mercury: Sunrise time on Wednesday.
Thursday: Daytime on Thursday in Shukla Paksha (bright lunar phase). Best is guru Poornima night.
Venus: Immediately after sunset when Venus starts shining on sky on Poornima full moon day.
Saturn and Ketu: When night descends. The dark phase of the moon. Best is Amavasya (new moon day).
How to donate ?
Bhava (emotional state of mind) is very important. You should be grateful to the person who you are giving (this is very unique concept which is prevalent in India that the donor is grateful not the person who is receiving). This is because by receiving from he is helping you to reduce your bad karmas of the past. You should be grateful because it is HE who is helping. You are actually the person who is receiving favor.
That is why, as a token of thanksgiving you either touch his feet or do Namaste with folded hands and offer some money on top of daan. This is called Dakshina. Daan is incomplete without Dakshina.
What is naadi Jyotish
Naadi jyotish is a system in which you give your thumb impression on a piece of paper and the person reads about your past, present and future from palm leaves. These palm leaves are very old which are kept in a temple in Tamilnadu (India).It is said that rishi Agastya wrote all these palm leaves.
When you give your thumb impression, the naadi astrologer finds a similar one in the palm leaves. He cross- checks your name and proceeds further. He tells your full name, your caste, father’s name, mother’s name and even wife’s name along with how many children you have etc.
I have found that the past and present information are very accurate but the future predictions are vague.
It is worth trying out this method. It is very interesting.
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What is Lal Kitab?
Lal kitab is a compilation of astrological analysis and interpretations of 19th century. It is a combination and Hindu and Muslim methods and is a simplified way to understand the influences of various planets in your kundali. Originally, it was written in Urdu language and authors are anonymous. Some believe that Ravana, the king of Srilanka, wrote it. Lal kitab also talks about palmistry and farmans or upaaya (solutions). It is called Lal Kitab because of the color of the book (lal means red and kitab means book).
What are Farmans, totke or upaaya in Lal kitab for pacifying planets?
Sun: Eat rice with jaggery (molasses) and milk on Sundays. Wrap jaggery and wheat in a red cloth and donate. Put copper coin or any item made of copper and jaggery in running water (river). Pray to lord Vishnu.
Moon: On Monday eat kheer (rice boiled in milk), wear white clothes, and put white sandal paste on forehead. Donate pearl. Keep a water-filled jug/pot near your head while sleeping at night when pour this water to plants root when you get up in the morning. Pray to lord Shiva.
Mars: Do not wear new dress on Tuesday. Feed sweet toast/bread etc to small children and monkeys on Tuesday. Put til and gud in flowing water. Keep a red handkerchief with you. Make wall and get demolished when it is still wet. Put honey and red vermillion in running water .Pray to Hanuman.
Mercury: Feed green grass and green gram to animals. Pray to Durga.
Jupiter: keep a yellow colored handkerchief in pocket. Put keshar (saffron) and haldi paste on forehead and navel. Pray to Brahma.
Venus: Serve white cows. Feed boiled potatoes to white cows. Soak and eat almonds after peeling. Pray to Lakshmi.
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Saturn: Do not wear new clothes on Saturday. Feed to black dogs and crows. Fill mustard oil on a pot/plate, see your face reflection on it, and donate it with dakshina. It is called chhayaa daan. Pray to Bhairav.
Rahu: Keep a square shaped silver piece in pocket. Donate muli (radish). Put charcoal in flowing water. For best result, charcoal should be equal of your body weight. Pray to Saraswati.
Ketu: Wear gold on ears. Feed dogs. Put yellow sandal paste on forehead. Pray to Ganesh.
Rudraksha to balance planetary energies and Aura Chakra
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Rudraksha is a fruit. It looks blue when raw. When mature, it looks yellowish/ brownish depending on the type of soil. Rudrakshas are mainly found in the foothills of Himalayas (abode of ascetics and Gods) and Indonesia. These are found in some parts of India too but not all mukhis.
Depending on the number of marks/lines on the outer cover (called mukhi which means faces), depending on the lines on the surface, these are segregated as one mukhi, two mukhi…fifteen mukhi, etc.
Itgenerally comes in a round shape. It also comes ina cylindrical shape. The rudraksha comes with a natural hole.
A fake rudraksha, made out of wood and similar looking fruits are available easily in markets. People often alter the lines and make sales. So, beware.
When rudraksha is put under an X-ray machine or cut open, the same numbers of seeds will be found inside i.e.12 mukhi will have 12 seeds inside.
Ninemukhi (inside) Threemukhi Fivemukhi
Crown chakra (Sahasrara)
One mukhi rudraksha works on this chakra but is very rare to find. Even in Nepal, mostly fake ones are sold at very high prices. Cylindrical Indonesian rudraksha is genuine and very powerful for this chakra.
A South Indian/Sri Lankan half-moon Bhadraksha is used as a substitute for one mukhirudraksha.
Ajna chakra (third eye)
17 Mukhi rudraksha, representing Saturn (Shani), works very efficiently for this chakra. This works on the pineal gland, which connects the subconscious and conscious mind. The pineal gland works best in the dark. Shani represents dark forces. Any dark matter/energy draws all the negative energies around it. Saturn is associated with dark blue (indigo) and helps the pineal gland work more efficiently.
Putting bhashma (holy ash) on your forehead to filter out light is a practice followed by spiritual seekers in India to keep the pineal gland in the dark to improve itsefficiency.
Vishuddhi (throat) chakra
A combination of 15 and17 mukhi(15 for Budha: green and seventeen mukhi for Shani: dark blue — to be worn close to the throat or on the left hand as a bracelet or tied to the left upper arm to help balance this chakra.
Heart (Anahata) chakra
15 mukhi (Budha) rudraksha should be worn on the chest. It will balance this chakra. It will also keep the heart, lungs, and liver in good shape.
Manipura chakra (solar plexus)
12 mukhi for Sun and 5 mukhi for Jupiter) will balance this chakra. Issues with digestion, the pancreas or something like diabetes will be controlled.
2 mukhi (moon) and 13mukhi (Venus) would balance this chakra. The uterus, PCOD, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), urinary tract infections (UTI), menstrual disorders, kidney, spleen,gall bladder,etc.willremain in order. A bad mood, irritation, depression, gloominess, sexual issues, irritation, etcwill be cured when this chakra is balanced. (Buy Best Indonesian Nepal Certified Rudraksha at Bangalore from us).
Root (Mooladhara) chakra
6 mukhi (Mars) and 9 mukhi for Rahu rudraksha works for this chakra.
Well,you may wonder how the rudraksha works on our chakra.
How the rudraksha helps balance chakras
Our body has bio-electricity and electromagnetic fields.
Our seven chakras are powerful vortices:central points to receive positive energy from the universe and dissipate negative energy to the universe for recycling.
Each and every cell (our body has trillionsof cells)works on the principles of energy exchange, resonance and radiation. Each cell in our body consists of fat, complex sugar, nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) and proteins (we have more than one lakh varieties of proteins which differentiate the functionality of a cell whether it is ina toe and a cell from the heart or brain). It is the protein’s electromagnetic charges that are responsible for behavior generating movements i.e. heart cells behaving like a heart cells and brain cells like brain cells.
Proteins have amino acid molecules which have positive and negative charges like magnets, thus creating repulsions and attractions, which in turn creates rotary circles thousands of times in a second to balance repulsions and attractions.
We call it Prana Shakti (life force).
Any imbalance in electrical circuit flow in the body will influence the functionality of thebody-mind. The electromagnetic vortices (chakras) will get disturbed.
These imbalanced polarities are balanced by rudraksha.
Rudraksha can store bio-electricity and work like an inverter-cum-stabilizer. Rudraksha has dynamic polarity i.e. it can change its own polarities to bring balancetothe wearer.
It works best when in contact with the body but can also work through clothes. Rudraksha works best when worn on specific chakra areas.
If it is not comfortable to wear a particular mukhirudraksha in a particularchakra region of the body then it can be worn on the chest in the heart region.
Wearing a rudraksha
If you are planning to wear it on your wrist then wear odd mukhi (3,5,7,9,11,13 etc) on the left and even (2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16 etc) on the right hand.
15 mukhi rudraksha works best when worn in the heart region.
One Mukhi rudraksha should be worn on the head. It can be put inside a hat and worn. If not possible, then wear it near the throat (the small sunken point on the neck).
Can a rudraksha change or influence our destiny?
We all are born with a blueprint of life; like a seed has a blueprint of its growth and journey relating to its color, size, smell, flower and the fruits it will bear.
Depending on ascendants, Rasi and star we come to this earth with an Operating System (OS) i.e. DNA.
So, how does a rudraksha worn on the body influence us by touching the skin cells on the body?
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, in his book theBiology of Beliefexplains thateach cell has its own brain (called membrane). This membrane has receptors (nano-antennas) which we can term the keyboards of the cell (the computer).
Mr. B.A. Cornell, Head of an Australian Research consortium, got published a research paper in the magazine Nature in 1997, where his article confirmed that the cell membrane is a homologue of the computer chip.
When cell membranes come in physical contact with rudrakshabeads the electromagnetic pulse information generated by the rudraksha is downloaded to the cells.Rudraksha beads send out energy signals, which are electromagnetic in nature at a speed of 1,86,000 miles per second compared to diffusible chemical signals,which travellessathan one centimeter per second in our body.
A lot of research work is available onenergetic signaling mechanisms and resonance in bioenergetics.
- In his famous book Resonance of Bioenergetics, C.W.F. McClare, department of Biophysics, University of London, talks about the great efficiency in transferring energy and information without the loss of power.
Thus, we can say that cells are programmable. Here, the rudraksha is the programmer.
Each mukhirudraksha, depending on thenumber of seeds it has, carries a frequency. Specific frequencies and patterns of electromagnetic properties regulate DNA, RNA and protein syntheses; they alter protein functions, gene regulation, hormone secretion and nerve functions.
How much time is required to feel the effects of a rudraksha?
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Over the years, after observing peoplewho I prescribed a rudrakshafor, I opine that it takes about one week for the rudraksha to start getting tuned to the body’s frequencies and takes about two mandalai.e. around 100 days to befullytuned. We can relate this to the Hindu belief system that the soul enters the mother’s womb after three months (about 100 days).
A child is born after about nine months and we can say that the complete efficacy of wearing rudraksha will be felt after nine months.
Precautions while using rudraksha
One should not have a bath with soap and shampoo while wearing itto avoid chemical contamination.
One should not sprinkle powder over it or else it will block the nano-transmitters.
One should avoid keeping their mobile phone in their shirt pocket if they are wearing arudrakshaon the chest. A rudraksha should not be kept near a television,microwave oven,etc as it might disturb the electromagnetic field of therudraksha.One should remove their rudraksha when visiting a burial ground to protect it from negative energy.
Now, we will discuss how gemstones work on chakras.
Gemstones and planetary energies and Aura Chakras
Let us first understand the basic principles of gemstone functioning.
We know that electrons are electrically charged particles. Ions are formed when atoms lose or gain electrons.
When an ion gains electrons we call it a positive ion and when it loses them we call it a negative ion.
It is generally accepted that negative ionization has a positive effect on stabilizing the blood pressure, improving the function of the cardiovascular system, increasing the alkaline internal environment of the organism, accelerating physical recovery, strengthening the bones,and improving the respiratory and nervous system.
Waterfalls, residential areas, mountains, parks, beaches, forests, and springs are places where we have high concentrations of negative ions. That’s why we feel charged and light.
Michael Terman, PhD from ColumbiaHospital has successfully conducted many experiments in the usage of negative ions for health benefits.
Gemstones release negative ions
All gemstones release negative ionswithelectrical charges. These ionsinteract with electrolytes in the blood plasma to bringabout chemical changes in the body.
All gemstones have different colors depending on what metal’s traces (iron, zinc, manganese, titanium, chrome, cobalt, copper and nickel) arepresent in them
For our discussion, we will consider coral, pearl, and emerald, sapphire (yellow and blue), hessoniteand cat’s eye.
These are called ratna (precious gemstones are called ratna in India).
Ratnas are found deep under the Earth. Because of the tectonic pressure of the Earth, these ratnas acquire radioactive properties and release ions.
Coral can turn acidic liquid into an alkaline entity. Praval (coral) pistihasbeenused in Ayurveda for the last 5000 years for treating various ailments like a lack of sexual drive, semen, leucorrhea, digestion, immunity, skin complexion and as natural oxygen supplements.
Coral is hailed as the medicine cabinet of the twenty-first century. It isused in cancer treatment, and in the treatment of diseases related to the heart as well asarthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Such is the mass exploitation of the coral reefs, that the US government formed the United States Coral Reef Task Force in 1998 to conserve the coral reefs.
A review article “Corals and their Potential Applications to Integrative Medicines” gives exhaustive detail on theusage of coral. [Ref: (www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2014/184959)]
*Coral (Moonga) boosts the power of Mars (Mangal) and helps balance the Mooladhara chakra (root chakra).
It is CaCO3 with conchiolin, which is a complex protein.
In Ayurveda Mukta (Moti: pearl) pisti and bhashma (combination of CaCO3 and conchiolin) is used for depression, inflammation, mood swings, melancholy, cough, catarrh, blood circulation, insomnia, muscle relaxant,anxiety etc.
In homeopathyit is used to treat similar problems.
*Pearls can boost the power of Moon (Chandra) and help balance the Swadhisthana chakra (sacral chakra).
Yellow Sapphires (Pukharaj/ Pusyarag/Pushparag)
Yellow sapphires mainly consist of aluminum oxide (Al3 O2).
The aluminum content in the body and especially in the brain should not be high. Imbalanced aluminum, as per Washington DC’s Department of Planet Earth, impairs elderly people’s cognitive ability and leads to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s (degenerative brain diseases).
The Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at St. Louis University states that aluminum may cause liver cancer and lead to degenerative symptoms.
The Department of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine has reported that an aluminum imbalance causes inflammation in the brain (Alzheimer’s disease is often associated with elevated inflammation).
In homeopathy, aluminum is extensively used to treatall the diseases discussed above.
If a trace of iron is present in a sapphire stone then a pale yellow color is formed, which we call a yellow sapphire.
* A yellow sapphire boosts the power of Jupiter (Brihaspati) and works on the Manipura chakra (solar plexus).
Blue Sapphire (Neelam)
Presence of both iron and titanium in sapphire result in a deep blue color. We call a blue sapphire.
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Iron helps our blood red cellstransport oxygen to all parts of the body. It also plays an important role in specific processes within the cell that produces energy for the body.
Tiredness, lethargy and fatigue are symptoms of low body iron stores.
Iron maintains a healthy immune system. An iron deficiency can impair learning and can result in frequent infections.
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a genetic disease that alters the body’s ability to regulate iron absorption and excess iron gets accumulated in the cells of the liver, heart, pancreas, joints and pituitary glands leading to diseases like cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, diabetes, heart disease (cardiomyopathy) and joint diseases.
Iron is related to Saturn. There is a practice in India to wear an iron ring on your middle finger to balance Saturn’s energy.
Titanium is found in bones and muscles. Those who have a debilitated Saturn presence in their charts have problems related to bones and muscles.
In homeopathy, titanium is used to treat tuberculosis, to cure imperfect vision, giddiness, eczema, sexual weakness,pre-mature ejaculation and many psychosomatic cases.
Wearing a blue sapphire can help in all these cases.
*A blue sapphire boosts the power of Saturn (Shani) and works on the third eye Chakra. It also helps balance the Vishuddhi (throat) chakra.
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Chromium ina ruby makes it look red.
A shortage of chromium in the body may cause heart conditions, disruptions in metabolism and diabetes.
Chromium is used toimprove the way our body uses insulin.
Chromium is also used for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), lowering bad cholesterol/raising good cholesterol and binge eatingdisorders (a lack of control oneating).
It is also used to burn fat and lose weight.
All the above problems including delays in childbirth, frequent abortions,etc also happen if the sun is positioned incorrectly inthat person’s chart.
*A ruby is used to boost Sun (Surya) and balance the Manipura chakra (solar plexus).
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Emerald consists of Beryllium,Silicate and Aluminum
Homeopathy medicine, Beryllium is used for chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) i.e. chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthmaand emphysema (which causes air flow limitation i.e. difficulty in breathing).
When the respiratory system is damaged, a strain is placed on the heart which can lead to an enlarged heart and other heart diseases over time; aperson may even experience fatal heart failure.
Thealuminuminteraction herehas already been discussed.
If you use a computer or a cell phone then you know about micro-chips, which are nothing but silicates.
Quartz crystals are also silicate. The unique properties of silicates include the ability to conduct electricity, produce high frequency vibrations and provide thermal insulation.
Silicon is the central part of silicate.
Micro-chips are silicon cut down to micro-proportions with instructions imprinted on them through photographic processes, which tell the computer how to operate similar to how the human brain tells the body to operate.
Silicate-like quartz crystals (used while healing and balancing the seven chakras – the energy vortices) have the unique ability to produce a rhythmic high frequency vibration.
The crystal emits a rhythmic beat when hooked up to an electronic source.
Dr. Ramamurthy, a nuclear scientist based inHyderabad, has successfully-made an aura/chakra balancer machine using this method.
Homeopathic medicines, which operate on the principle that “like heals like” uses silicate to treatcolds, flues, low emotional strength (shy and unassertive but tend to be stubborn) and painful breastfeeding.
An emerald, hence, boosts Mercury’s (green) power, which rules over Anahata (heart) chakra which is connected to the right brain (subconscious mind).
One should wear an emerald ring on the little finger of their left hand(to connect to the right brain) as the left side is connected to the right brain.
Theemeraldcan also be worn as a pendant.
An emerald boosts Mercury (Budha) and helps balance the Anahata (heart) chakra. It also helps balance Vishuddhi (throat) chakra.
In this case, calcium may consist of part ferrous iron and aluminum may consist of ferric iron.
A calcium deficiency may lead to bone/muscle pain, joint pain, ligament pain, arthritis,depression, feeling low, sensitivity, insecurity, neck pain, stiffness and headaches.
All these are symptoms of Rahu being in a bad house. Rahu behaves like Saturn. Note the similarity of iron content in a blue sapphire and hessonite.
Aluminum: We have discussed this part. In Rahudasha people feel restless, disoriented and lazy.
Silicate: We have discussed this this earlier.
Hessonite boosts Rahu and works on the Mooladhara(root) chakra.
It consists of Sodium, Calcium, Aluminum and Silicate.
It is a very mystic stone and will require thorough elaboration. We have already discussed the functionalitiesof calcium, aluminum and silicate. We will talk about sodium. But first, let us learn aboutthis gemstone a little more.
A cat’s eye is used to balance Ketu, which rules the head and is responsible for sudden wealth gain (due to the subconscious mind’s intuitive attraction), Moksha (liberation from the cycles of birth and death), spiritual powers (like sixth sense, clairvoyance, visions, telepathy,etc).
At the same time, if wrongly placed in a horoscope, it can generate anxiety, hallucinations and confusion.
A cat’s eye stone has an interesting feature called “cyclic twins” or “trilling”, which hints at our conscious and s-super-conscious integration.
Cat and Cat’s Eye stone
Cats have a wider vision of 200 degrees and can see much better in dim light.
A cat’s lenses transmit a significant amount of UV light (this light spectrum is related to the crown chakra which is the region of Ketu).
A cat’s eyes face forward which offers “better depth perception(deeper spiritual experiences and understanding)”.
Cats do not need to blink their eyes on a regular basis for lubricationashumans do (Krishna tells Arjun to focus on the tip of his nose without blinking when meditating).
Let us explorethe sodium content in a cat’s eye gemstone.
Sodium Valproate is used as a medicine to treat bi-polar disorder, epilepsy and migraines. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
In homeopathic medicine, NatrumMur (sodium chloride or common salt, which is found in the sea) is extensively used for many mental and physical ailments.
The sea is the mother of all organic life. Even we, human beings, stay in our mother’s womb where the water is like sea water.
It is the most important salt of blood plasma. A vital function of salt is the electrical polarization of cell membranes which enables the transmission of nerve impulses.
It helps in the flow and exchange of neural signals, displays extreme sensitivity and receptivity (awareness).
In Japan, there is a lot of research on the memory power of water. Salt being from the sea, has the power of retention and preserves old memories and emotions.
Unkind aloof memories of the womb (before birth), rejection by a mother (no bonding), and failure to breastfeed, being uncared for—all these memories create sadness (whenKetu sits under themoon).
A cat’s eye gemstone boosts the power of Ketu and helps balance the Sahasrara (crown) chakra.
Types of Gemstones
What are the various types of gemstones?
What are gemstones?
How are natural gemstones different from artificial stones?
Let us first understand what are gemstones?
We say, “He is gem of a person”. What do we mean by that? We say that he is the best person among so many. Similarly, when a stone is best then we say it is a “gemstone”.
In Vedic astrology, we refer to such gemstones as “ratna”.
There are nine types of ratna or gemstones as Vedic astrology or Jyotish. What are those?
Ruby or Manikya for Sun (Surya)
Pearl or Moti for Moon (Chandra)
Coral or Moonga for Mars (Mangal)
Emerald or Panna for Mercury (Budha)
Yellow Sapphire or Pukharaj for Jupiter (Bruhaspati)
White Sapphire or safed Pukhraj/ diamond or Heera for Venus (Shukra)
Blue Sapphire or Neelam for Saturn (Shani)
Hessonite or Gomedh for Rahu
Cat’s Eye or Lahasunia for Ketu
Of these, two are not gemstones i.e. Coral and Pearl (Moonga and moti).
Do you understand now why we do not use words like gemstone? We refer to these are “ratna” and not stones.
People talk about hundreds of semi-precious stones like topaz, moon stone, Opal and so on. These are upa-ratna and are considered worthy in Vedic astrology. Only nine ratna are considered worth wearing.
Do Gemstones really work?
It is like asking, “ Will I get a shock if I touch a naked wire with current”?
Yes, You will.
All the gemstones are found deep underneath the earth. Due heat and tectonic pressure of the earth over it, these stones acquire radio –active properties. That is all natural gemstones radiate negative ions of chemicals these are composed of.
For example: Emerald consists of Beryllium, silicate, aluminum and Lithium, Yellow sapphire consists of aluminum Oxide, and Blue sapphire consists of aluminum oxide, iron and titanium.
These get released in the form of –ve ions and interacts with the electrolytes in our blood plasma and we receive the positive effects of these gemstones.
That is how gemstones work as boosters.
That is why I always say that one should not wear a gemstone of that planet which is bad in the chart.
Artificial manmade stones do not radiate the chemicals and at best these stones can act like color therapy tools. These are not fit for Vedic astrology purposes.
Which gemstones can be worn together?
- All 9 stones should not be worn together.
- Pearl and Emerald can be worn together but in opposite hands.
- Coral and Ruby can be worn together.
- Yes, you can wear yellow sapphire and pearl.
- Yellow sapphire and Blue sapphire? Yes, possible in some cases.
- Pukhraj and diamond or White sapphire? No.
- Hessonite and Cat’s eye. 8 and 9 mukhi.
- Coral and Emerald? No.
- Neelam and Ruby (Manikya). No. no. no.
Which is the most powerful gemstone?
If someone asks, “ which is the most powerful food on this planet?” what shall be your answer?
It depends on your need. Someone may need protein, someone carbohydrate, someone may need some mineral or vitamins. Someone may need physical health and someone may need mental health.
In astrology, gemstones are used to boost the power of planetary energies which are weak or which we want to derive more benefits. We use gemstones if the planet is vakri or retrograde. Gemstones are used to give a fillip or boost the desired energy. For example: if the Jupiter (Bruhaspati) graha is less powerful i.e. vakri or retrograde in your chart then astrologer gives a yellow sapphire or Pukhraj to boost the power of Bruhaspati or Jupiter. If Shani /Saturn is good in your chart but it is vakri or retrograde then a blue sapphire or Neelam is given to you by the astrologer ( you can buy gemstones from our online store www.whitelotusspirituality.com).
To know, which gemstone is most powerful for you shall depend on the chart analysis to find out which planet is benefic to you, what dasha or maha dasha you are undergoing etc. for example, if Saturn is bad in your chart then you should not wear Neelam or blue sapphire or if you are undergoing sun (surya) Mahadasha, you should avoid boosting power of Shani. If you are undergoing Shani Mahadasha, never wear a ruby to boost surya. These are counter-productive.
You should use your discretion when to use a gemstone and when not to use. Sometimes, it is better to consider wearing a rudraksha. for example: if Saturn is bad in your chart, do not wear blue sapphire and wear a 17 mukhi rudraksha. If Mercury is bad in your chart then do not wear emerald and wear a 15 mukhi rudraksha.
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Gemstones in Astrology
Astrology is our birth chart,
In which we learn about our planetary energies.
9 planets represents their energy flow to body by wearing a particular planetary gemstones
Gemstones of 9 Planets in Astrology
The Moon – Pearl/Moti
The Sun – Ruby/Manickam
The Mars – Red Coral/Moonga
The Mercury – Emerald/Panna
The Jupiter – Yellow Sapphire/Pukhraj
The Venus – Diamond/Vajra
The Saturn – Blue Sapphire/ Neelam
The Rahu – Gomed/Hessonite
The Ketu – Cat’s eye/ Lehsunia Ratan
only natural gemstones can give the benefits and according to Vedic astrology our 9 planets represent, the 9 special gemstones ,
Ruby represents the Sun, The Sun in Vedic Astrology is called SURYA. … As an “indicator of the soul” the Surya is the giver of life.Sun is the indicator of the father, our ego, honors, status, fame, the heart, the eyes, general vitality, respect and power.
Pearl the Moon, According to Vedic System of Astrology, Moon is a natural benefic and is capable of giving great mental power and prosperity.
Coral the Mars, Mars is the planet of energy, vitality and ambition.
Emerald the Mercury, Emerald for wisdom and intellect, By wearing panna stone, a person can improve his intellectual power and also can gain wisdom.
Yellow sapphire the Jupiter, The wearer of Yellow Sapphire gets the knowledge of the law, ethics, wit, wisdom, worldly happiness, physical power, cleverness, long life, good health, glory and mental peace, intelligence, good health, better behaviour and a long life.
Diamond for Venus, Aside from the value and legacy of Diamonds, they also possess powerful Healing abilities. Diamonds are high frequency stones that can open all chakra channels, giving out positive healing properties.
Blue Sapphire the Saturn, Since Saturn rules the nervous system, the Blue Sapphire (Neelam) gemstone helps in handling nerve related tensions, neurological disorders etc. Wearing the Blue Sapphire provides protection against theft, terror, accidents, and problems caused due to natural calamities like storms, fire etc.
Hessonite the Rahu, Hessonite Gemstone is Cold Gemstone and its assists in curing illness caused by Saturn and Rahu.Hessonite also improves gastric issues, vitality, and appetite. It bestows wealth, happiness and good health.
Cat’s eye for Ketu. The precious stone gets its name owing to similarities with the colour and shape of a cat’s eye and is worn primarily to reduce the evil effects of the heavenly body ‘Ketu’.
It is important to know about the gemstone you are going to wear if that is going to give good or bad effects according to your horoscope. Otherwise, in the case of opposition, that can also do harm rather than benefit. So if you want to wear a gemstone do consult an experienced astrologer before you wear them.
Yellow Sapphire Gemstone
The planet Jupiter is the lord of Lagna. If Jupiter is lord of your birth chart you can wear Pukharaj/yellow sapphire for your whole life.
Besides removing obstacles in getting married and correcting the imbalance in relationships, it also serves as an auspicious engagement or wedding ring in Indian traditions.
The wearer of yellow sapphire gemstone gets the knowledge of the law, ethics, wit, wisdom, worldly happiness, physical power, cleverness, long life, good health, glory and mental peace, intelligence, good health, better behaviour and a long life.
The yellow sapphire should be studded with a gold ring and worn on the index finger, on a Thursday, which falls in the shukal paksh. The time of wearing it should be between 6 am-8 am. It is also beneficial to buy yellow sapphire on Thursday.
Yellow sapphire has the capacity to strengthen veins and arteries and which supply blood to the whole body. Yellow sapphire helps to restore the mental balance of person by reducing anxiety and mental stress. It can have a calming effect on the mental and emotional, introduce new guts and confidence in the wearer.
YELLOW SAPPHIRE FOR DIGESTIVE HEALTH
An alternate fundamental capacity of the human body is processing. A sound absorption is a way to general well being and health. Wearing a yellow sapphire gemstone guarantee that your digestive framework works appropriately and gives securities against digestive diseases like indigestion, looseness of the bowels, peptic ulcers, and jaundice.
YELLOW SAPPHIRE FOR RHEUMATISM
Individuals experiencing bone issues, for example, ailment, joint inflammation, and gout are likewise accepted to infer the healing advantages of yellow sapphire.
YELLOW SAPPHIRE FOR IMPROVED BLOOD CIRCULATION
An alternate positive effect of the gemstone on wellbeing is that it encourages blood dissemination in the body
YELLOW SAPPHIRE FOR MENTAL BALANCE
An alternate medical advantage of yellow sapphire is that it can restore the mental equalization of the wearer by controlling mental anxiety and tension.
Rasi Ratna: Myths and misunderstanding
First, know that “Rasi” is not “sign” of western astrology.
Many people get confused with western “sign” with “rasi” of Vedic astrology.
A person born in April/May is Brishabha (Taurus) sign as per western astrology but the rasi may be Meena (Pisces).
Remember that western astrology is based on Sun and Vedic astrology is based on moon.
As per Vedic astrology, seven ratnas are recommended for 12 rashis. These are Moonga (Red coral), Panna (Emerald), Safed Pukhraj (White sapphire), Moti (Pearl), Pukhraj (Yellow sapphire), Neelam (Blue Sapphire), and Manikya (Ruby).
Gomedh (Hessonite) and Cat’s eye (Lahsuniya) are NOT as per Rasi as none of the rasi is governed by Rahu or Ketu
Moonga (Red Coral) : Mesha (Aries) and Vrischik (Scorpio)
Panna (Emerald): Mithun (Gemini) and Kanya (Virgo)
White sapphire: Brishabha (Taurus) and Tula (Libra)
Moti (Pearl): Karka (Cancer)
Pukhraj (Yellow Sapphire): Meena (Pisces) and Dhanu (Sagittarius)
Neelam (Blue Sapphire) :Makar (Capricorn) and Kumbha (Aquarius)
Manikya (Ruby): Simha (Leo)
NAKSHATRA : STAR
Do you know your nakshatra (star)? Do you know the nakshatra of your girl friend/boy friend, spouse and children.
It will be great if you know because you will understand why they behave in a way they behave.
There are 27 stars in relation to moon which are considered in vedic Jyotish. When you are born , the moon was in a synchronous position with a particular nakshatra, and that one is ascribed to you.
Influence of Nakshatra
Nakshatras emit UV rays which influences our brain cells, pituitary and pineal glands. There are many research going on regarding influences of UV rays on brain circuitries.
Knowing about a person’s nakshatra can help you understand the psyche of that person to great extent. When you plan to marry or give employment to someone in your office, you can have a fair idea about that person in advance , if you find out his/her nakshatra.
Different influence for Male and Female
In males yang energies more and females have more of Yin energies (They say: males are from Mars and females from Venus!). Therefore, twins ( a boy and a girl) born at same time under same nakshatra behave differently.
Once you read the descriptions, you will understand how the influences differ for males and females.
- Moola nakshatra. It is ruled by Ketu. We shall learn about the Ketu and its influence later.
- Male: sweet natured and peace loving. Can stand against adverse circumstances and navigate to reach destination. Not serious about own affairs, they believe in God and destiny. They indulge in too much spending on friends. Expenditure is more than income. They are very popular and have many reliable friends. Skilled in many fields, they do better in social works and prosper in foreign countries (away from their birthplace).
- Female: They are very soft in their heart and very pure in their thoughts. They have unsteady mind and keep changing their decisions and quite unpredictable. They are also stubborn in their principles. This creates problems in marital life and deprives them from bliss of married life. They are generous in nature and help others. They are loyal in relationships and expect it from their partner. They are highly independent and reach high positions in work with hard work and determination.
- Arudra nakshatra. Ruled by Rahu.
- Male: Very intelligent, helpful, extravagant, keenly observes others faults. They look tough outwardly but very soft inside. They are hard working people, get into depression if not appreciated but will never show it to others. They stay away from family due to work situations. They are loyal and dependable. They are very strong-minded people who struggle hard to reach their destination in life. They love and care for own people.
- Female: They are true and humble to can be very aggressive and tough if the situation demands. They create an ambience of joy wherever they go. Very amiable and good hosts. They are very passionate and soft at heart. They are drawn towards music, fine arts and dance etc. Conflict with spouse many a times leads to mental and/or physical separation.
- Vishakha nakshatra . Ruled by Jupiter.
- Male: They are confused in their mind and lack purity in their thoughts. Intelligence of high order, they are full of vigor and vitality. They love their family members but mar family happiness because of quarrelsome and short-tempered nature. Progressive thinking , stays away from old traditions and dogmas, superstitions and religious fanaticism. Truth is God and Ahimsa paramodharma ( non-violence is the supreme religion). They will not cheat anybody. Spiritual path in life. Difference of opinion with father. Self-made man. More attached to mother.
- Female: They are pure hearted, compassionate, and very simple. They may look fragile but have lots of stamina and perseverance inside. They are dependable and have clarity of thoughts. They have practical vision and know what to talk where. They are also very creative and are drawn to poetry and other creative art forms. Good family life with good relation with in-laws.
- Poorva Phalguni nakshatra. Ruled by Venus.
- Male: Sweet nature. Fond of travelling and writing. Intuitive. Helpful. Likes freedom. Disturbed mind. Hates subordination. Cannot be a “yes master.” Never party to any illegal activities. Little coward and timid in their heart but manage to hide these and no one can make out their weakness. Sincere. Leads life away from native place.
- Female: Pure hearted, short tempered, honest and very knowledgeable. They are snobbish and expect everyone to be honest. They love to travel. They loathe working under someone and generally work flexi or as free lancers. Their showy nature and feeling of supreme create a lot of difficulties at work place. They look after all family members well but the superiority complex creates lot hulla-gulla in the house.
- Jyestha nakshatra . rules by Mercury.
- Male: Highly emotional and passionate. Intelligent and thoughtful. Good organizer. Eager to know what others think about him. Stubborn in nature and tough mind. Harsh personality, inflexible and rough behavior. Inside their heart they are very simple people. Married life disturbed, usual frictions and disagreements. Makes own rules and principles.
- Female: They look tough but are very affectionate and caring. They do everything with full sincerity. Unpredictable, they are somewhat obstinate and rigid in their thoughts. They have difference of opinion with their husband and in-laws. Marital life is not good. They are very strict with their children to keep them in right path. This harsh attitude creates problems when children grow up.
- Uttar sada nakshatra . Ruled by Sun
- Male: They are pious and simple people. Their actions are righteous and they take decisions after due considerations. They are honest and strong. They believe in divine presence. They express themselves against injustice but in a very pleasant manner. They will take rest till the time cross hurdles. They are intelligent and creative .They have very stable mind and take their own decisions. They will never bend in front of any one and will not rely on others’ help. Very respectful to women, their Family life is generally peaceful.
- Female: Truthful, loyal, soft, and sincere. They will not compromise on wrong doings. Very hard working but sometimes obstinate. This creates problems at work place and also in marital life. They oppose any wrong doing and will not compromise under any circumstances. Disturbed marital life.
- Satabhisha nakshatra . Ruled by Rahu
- Male: Believes that Satyameva jayate (Truth always prevails). Principled. Once he takes a decision, very difficult to change. Adamant. Anger rises but for short time. They are obstinate and strong headed and have a dominating personality with aristocratic look. Does not get support from father and lacks in marital happiness. Very simple and feels shy to exhibit own talents.
- Female: Selfless service to humankind, they are very generous towards poor and downtrodden people. Generally misunderstood, they are very soft in nature. However, they are obstinate and pick up quarrels with own people. They have their own principle and morals for which they will fight. Though they love their husband, still frequent discord will mar the happiness in marriage.
- Revati nakshatra. Ruled by Mercury
- Male: Clean heart. Soft spoken. Hot tempered and acts as per inner calling. Stubborn and ambitious. God fearing and religiously inclined. Does not draw premature conclusions. They love to travel to foreign countries. They look very strong but fragile in heart and sacred of failures. They always have blessings of gods and are able to come out of difficult times. Married life is good.
- Female: they look stubborn but are very soft inside. They do not trust anybody easily but once they trust then it will be complete trust. Small problems disturb them. Principled they tread path of morals. They have marital bliss and happiness.
- Ashlesha nakshatra. Ruled by Mercury.
- Male: Refined behavior. Magnetic aura. Helpful, expects nothing in return. No pomp and show. Respectful, sincere, will not deceive any one. Does not take hasty decisions. Even in disagreement never uses bad words. Well respected in society. They have great desire to reach to the top but it is seen that they do not enjoy the passing phases of success. They share many family responsibilities but not very happy in relations with relatives.
- Female: Self-centered, they do not care about the world around them. They have tough attitude but very fragile inside. They believe in morals and principles. Have a troubled married life because interference from in-laws and relatives.
- Hasta. Ruled by Moon.
- Male: Calm nature. Magnetic aura, helpful, does not expect anything in return. Frequent vicissitudes in life. Fortune and misfortune keep altering i.e. when he starts getting success in something, reversal would have started simultaneously. When hurt, keeps thinking about revenge but leaves it to god to punish other person.
- Female: Very charming, they are shy and respectful to elders. They do not shy away from speaking their mind out if they see something wrong happening around them. They are very loyal and expect same from partners. They are hard working but they see high-rise and falls both in their professional fields. Have good married life and nice children.
- Sravana nakshatra. Ruled by Moon.
(a) Male. Very polite, courteous, principled and ethical. Takes pity on others and helps as much as he can. Fond of delicious food. Believes that truth always triumphs. Does not expect much from others in return , when he helps. Vey peaceful in appearance. Exceptional maturity and sensitivity. Eager to gather knowledge. Generally extraordinary happy married life.
(b)Female: Very emotional, sentimental and kind hearted. They can adapt to any situation/people except their husband. For them, the husband should be perfect and an epitome of gentleness. They forget that everyone can not be as perfect as them. This tendency of seeking perfection leads to marital frictions and disharmony. They generally lack marital bliss because of this attitude.
- Swati nakshatra. Ruled by Moon
(a) Male: Very independent, sometimes obstinate. They are friendly to friends and worst enemy to enemies. They will render help and cooperate till the time their independence is not questioned.. they are also sympathetic, religious, homely and gracious. Adamant, once they become angry, it is very difficult to calm them down. They are very straightforward and will always call a spade a spade.
(b)Female: They are pure, virtuous and helpful. They love their freedom so much that if anyone tries to control them they can become worst enemy to that person. Very outspoken and straight forward. They are honest and loyal. They expect it from others. They are also very generous and hence many friends. They are sincere and hard working. Married life needs frequent adjustments.
- Uttarbhadra nakshatra. Ruled by Saturn
- Male: Cordial, sensuous, and impartial. Equal relationship with all irrespective of social status. Temper on nose , hot temperament but have very clear heart. Once hurt, he becomes a tiger. Intelligent, hard working. Interested in fine arts, music and is a good writer. Generally interested in philosophy and knowledge. They have eloquence and charm to influence the masses.
- Female: they have a natural charm, which makes them beautiful. They are very intelligent and generous. Pure hearted they can sacrifice everything for their near and dear ones. They are very cordial and affectionate. Pure souls, they are righteous and tread on the path of truth.
- Aswini. Nakshatra. Ruled by Ketu.
- Male: Faithful, he sticks to his decision. Capable of getting works done what he wants. A real friend. Able to keep patience at peril. Best adviser for people in agony. Deeply resents criticism. Cannot be easily influenced. Does not jump to conclusions. Firm faith in god and keeps away from sentiments. Methodical and strict in works. Very intelligent but excessively reacts to minor flaws and ruins his own peace of mind.
- Female: outwardly they look very calm but are stubborn in nature. Once they get annoyed it is very difficult to calm them down. They do not express themselves for the fear of getting criticized and this pent up feelings make them irritated. They have an attitude of flamboyance and love materialistic comforts. They are generally disliked by their own people because of their stubbornness.
- Krittika nakshatra. Ruled by Sun
(a) Male: Takes spot decisions as per merit. Good adviser to others but does not apply to himself. Values his own freedom and is somewhat egoistic. Has reasonable expectations and amasses wealth slowly. Hates to be at mercy of others. Obstinate, proud and tenacious. Always wants to remain free from obligations. Looks after the family to the best of his abilities. Once he makes a promise, he will never back out as he is a man of words. Sees logic and reason in arguments and behaves with decorum. He is reliable and helpful.
(b)Female: They are strong and can express themselves loudly if someone tries to suppress them. They sometimes indulge in harsh behavior. They are humanitarian and righteous people. Due to their harsh nature they quarrel with own family members. They do what they think is right. Married life is not blissful because of their temperament and misinterpretations. They are in their own world in solitude.
16. Pushyami nakshatra. Ruled by Saturn
(a) Male: Noble and dignified and very pious in nature. They are moralistic and principled but very self-centered. They are unable to take right decisions at right time on their own. They take everything to heart. They are affectionate but are always scared of being used by others. They face of lots of ups and downs in married life.
(b) Female: Very amicable and peace loving. Accommodative and submissive nature. Sincere, affectionate but moody. Shy and conservative. Sweet with words. Has religious inclinations and submissive to elders. Loyal in relationship. A loving mother.
17. Uttara nakshatra. Ruled by Sun.
(a) Male: Calm, simple, joyful and principled. Happy existence. Clean heart but hot tempered sometimes. Does not admit own faults. Very tactful. Lucky in many aspects. They are strong willed and very practical in their approach. They are also tactful and good in communication. They have peaceful married life.
(b) Female: soft, generous, wise, pure hearted and tactful. They attract name, fame and affluence in their life. They will not admit their mistake but at a later stage they repent and make amendments on their own. They shine when given authority with independence but cannot function under strict supervision. They manage their home with peace and bliss.
18. Chitra nakshatra. Ruled by Mars.
(a) Male: intellectual and learned persons. Very sentimental and emotional. For own benefit they can go to any extent but will never harm anyone. They are sometimes of unstable mind because extreme sensitivity. Over confidence gives an impression of proud nature. Always eager to help poor and down trodden. They create many enemies in work field .In married life also there will be many frictions but he manages it well.
(b) Female: they are generous and kind hearted but their self-centered nature puts off other people. They are generally misunderstood because of their oversensitive nature. They indulge in social works for poor and under privileged children. They do very well as models and actress. Marital conflicts are common because of difference of opinion with husband.
19. Bharani nakshatra. Ruled by Venus.
(a) Male: Determined and strong personality. They take pain of others. Nothing can make them do against their sweet will. They try to dominate and this created lots of hurdles in their life .They are deeply attached to family members. They see many vicissitudes in their life. Married life is good.
(b) Female: Honorable, honest, respectful, clean character, bold, impulsive and over-optimistic. Respectful to elders. Wants to remain independent. Seeks opportunity and does not wait for it. Hates all kinds of restrictions and wants to live as per own sweet will. They make straight talks and do not keep nay thing in their heart. Aggressiveness creates problem in marriage.
20. Revati nakshatra. Ruled by Mercury.
(a) Male: Independent. Gets hurts when resisted. Hot tempered. Acts as per the inner calling. Stubborn and ambitious. Has the knack of dealing with others as per situations. Does not believe anyone blindly. Cannot keep secrets. Tries to observe principles,. Clean heart, sincere and soft spoken. Failures make them depressed and feel fragile but get blessings of almighty. Married life is good.
(b) Female: They look strong but very fragile inside. Small failures and hurdles disturb them. They take time to analyses and then trust someone. They are righteous and trad path of morality. Good at administrative and teaching jobs. Married life is blissful
21. Dhanistha nakshatra. Ruled by mars.
(a) Male: Very intelligent and spiritual. They will not express disagreement because they are not rebels but don’t forget to come back and make own points at appropriate time. They prove to be good lawyer, scientist and historian. They display velour and make their own path in their life. Married life is blissful.
(b) Female: soft hearted and loving. They sacrifice their own interest to maintain peace and bliss in family. They are good writers and make name in the field of research and teaching. Very knowledgeable and learned. Expert in household management, they are very careless about own health. Blissful married life.
22. Mrigasira nakshatra. Ruled by Mars.
(a) Male: Sincere. Expects same from others when he helps but that does not happen. Hence becomes suspicious and starts doubting. Eager to help but goes through bad experiences which leads to irritation and lack of peace of mind. Even small problems irritate him. Carries lots of love for family members. They have dynamic personality and charm. They look dominating but are very humble in nature.
(b)Female: Immensely attached to family they are very kind and generous. Soft spoken but can be very harsh at times because they are straight forward in their approach. They do well in pharmacy and scientific research. Very sincere in the work, they will not leave any work incomplete. They lack in marital happiness because of overtly possessiveness and harsh words.
23. Rohini nakshatra. Ruled by Moon.
(a) Male: They have a stable composure, sincere and loyal. Truly loving and generous to family members but can be very aggressive when opposed to what they perceive as right. They hate to be suppressed. They make their life difficult because of fluctuating behavior because they are ruled by heart with a blend of softness and harshness. Lack of patience many a times leads them to downfall in carrier. Though conjugal happiness keeps fluctuating, they continue in marriage out of unknown fear.
(b) Female: Well behaved, neatly dressed, they have a short fuse. Very practical, secretive, may suddenly turn violent when antagonized. Tendency of stubbornness is seen. They are well educated. Believe in pomp and show. Soft heated and compassionate, they are very sensitive also. They also turn very aggressive when they are opposed to things, which they think as right. This creates lots of hurdles in married life. They also have a tendency to doubt their husbands which creates many issues.
24. Poorva sada. Ruled by Venus.
(a) Male: Little complicated nature. They help others but not loyal and are fickle minded. They are also dominating. Intelligent, full of vigor and ambitious. They speak bitter truths whether others like or not. Attains more success in adverse situations. Weighs merits and demerits before taking any decision. Fond of dogs and pets. They receive help from unexpected directions and never from expected ones. They need to be pushed to work hard. They hate advice even if they are wrong. They do well in medical field. They get good wives and worthy children and have good marital lives in spite of occasional frictions.
(b) Female: Pure hearted, they speak their mind with courage. They are very soft hearted and intelligent. They are bestowed with good intentions for all . They lack sincerity and drive in work. They do very well banking jobs and health sectors. They generally do not share good relations with parents and siblings but have very good relation with husbands.
25. Anuradha nakshatra. Ruled by Saturn.
(a) Male: They have a worried look. Hard working. Independent spirit. Does not believe in permanent relationships because of fiercely independent nature as in the relationships they feel confined and constrained. They have difference of opinion with parents and chart their own life path..
(b) Female: They are pure hearted and an embodiment of affection. They are neither obstinate nor egoistic. Very sincere and hard working they get good amount of success in life. Very optimistic, they make their path of success due to persistence and sincerity. they develop bitter relationship with their parents/brothers/sisters. They get success in life after they get married as they generally get supportive and understanding husbands.
26. Poorva Phalguni nakshatra. Ruled by Venus.
- Male: They are very industrious and show interest in trading and business. Mind remains occupied with stress and anxiety. He indulges in religious activities. Always seeks respect. Fond of pets and dogs. They are helpful. Have both positive and negative shades in their character. They look timid but can do things which others cannot even think of. They can be stubborn and callous sometimes. They have a fluctuating mind and they keep travelling from one place to another. They cannot take firm decisions and have an imbalanced life. Though they have peaceful married life, they tend spend lot of time of their life away from family due to various reasons.
- Female: They have morals and principles in life and indulge in social activities. They are very kind but short tempered. They tend to keep changing work because of unstable mind. They hate all barriers and restrictions in life and will fight tooth and nail to have their freedom. They are good in the field of education. They are snobbish nature which creates lot of noise in the home generating disharmony and quarrels in marriage.
27. Uttara Phalguni nakshatra. Ruled by Sun.
(a) Male: sweet words, efficient, loves loneness, artistic, loving, manages life with less material things. Sharp memory and very intelligent. They are generous, polite, very learned, and knowledgeable complete human beings. Loyal, sincere, helpful, truthful and very industrious. They are dependable and do very well in research fields. They have a blissful married life.
(b)Female: Purity and trueness, generous, they are embodiment of peace and bliss. They spread joy around. Get aggressive when they see wrongs around. They are good communicator, writer, advertising, research, and teacher. Women jealous of her, create trouble for her in home front.
Each star (nakshatra) has a lord
We learnt that each nakshatra has a lord. For example, the last nakshatra Uttara Phalguni has Sun as its lord. As per below depiction, Sun comes under Rajas Guna. We have also learnt about guna. All the stars coming under the lordship of Sun will have influence of rajas guna. This law applies to all the stars.
RAJAS GUNA SATTVIK
Sun Moon Venus Jupiter Mercury
Rahu Saturn Ketu
For ease of study, following categorization may help as a quick reference ( no need to memorize, just have an idea. You can refer to this table if you want to know about a star).
Understand the prabritti (aptitude)
Rajas (Action oriented)
- Surya (Sun)
- Krittika (b) Uttara Phalguni (c) Uttara sada (d) Poorva sada.
- Mangal (Mars)
- Dhanistha (b) Mrigasira (c) Chitra
- Chandra (Moon)
- Sravana (b) Rohini (c) Hasta
- Shukra (Venus)
- Bharani (b) Poorva Phalguni
Sattvik (Spiritual oriented)
- Bruhaspati (Jupiter)
- Punarvasu (b) Vishakha (c) Purvabhadra
- Budha (Mercury)
- Jyestha (b) Revati (c) Ashlesha
Tamas (Materialistic oriented)
- Arudra (b) Swati (c) Satabhisha
- Shani (Saturn)
- Uttarabhadrapada (b) Anuradha (c) Pushyami
- Aswini (b) Magha (c) Moola
Rahu and Infrared (IR)
Rahu’s frequency is in the range of Infra Red (IR). You are aware of micro woven. IR is between micro oven and Red color frequencies. Your TV remote works on IR frequency. Even our body keeps radiating IR. We cannot see IR with naked eyes. . Rahu is aptly called chhayaa (shadow) in jyotish because it is invisible.
Good Rahu and Bad Rahu
Rapid molecular movements and heat are the characteristics of IR i.e. Rahu. Rahu can boost one’s brilliance and radiance and hence one can become very powerful and famous if it is in the suitable house of a kundali. At the same time, if it is placed in a bad house (whether Rahu is suitable for that house or not!) or sits along with other planets (like sun or moon : you know about surya grahana i.e. solar eclipse and Chandra grahana i.e. lunar eclipse in which Rahu is considered to swallow sun and moon ) then it will give bad results affecting our body and mind. During its Mahadasha, and antar dasha etc. its power gets boosted and its effects/affects become very prominent (this happens for all planets).
Where does Rahu look?
Rahu aspects 5th, 7th and 9th house from the house it is occupying. The counting is done in a counter-clock wise manner, starting from occupied house as 1. In the chart below, Rahu is occupying the Ascendant or Lagna house (1st house is called lagna house) and aspecting 5th, 7th and 9th houses.
Rahu in 1st house
1st house: In this case, it creates mental agitation, restlessness and body pain etc. In its Mahadasha or antar dasha (we shall learn about these later), it can create mental upheavals. It creates irritation and adversely affects the e family life.
Similar influence shall be felt in 5th house of creativity (including child birth i.e. pregnancy and abortion etc.)
7th house(relationship house including marriage, partnerships and other relations) will face heat and disruption leading to bitter and damaged relationships.
But the 9th house (Bhagya or destiny) will receive the benefic power of Rahu. It is luck booster. The person can earn good position in society and at job. Gets name and fame. Helps in abroad postings in job. Good for politicians. It has an overall enhancing effect on luck.
Briefly, Rahu is not good for 1st, 5th and 7th house. It is beneficial in 9th house.
Rahu in 5th house
Rahu is 5th house is not considered good. He gets pain because of children issues/ no children etc. Aspecting 9th and 11th house however boosts his career, name, and fame.
Rahu in 7th house
By now, you have already understood how the interpretation is made. In this case, profession wise he/she will do well but family life will be disturbed. Mental irritation and restlessness are part of life.
Rahu in 9th house
Rahu in 9th house is luck-booster and makes a person very powerful and successful in life. Aspecting 3rd house is also equally beneficial. However, 1st house will create unstable and irritable mind. 5th th house also leads to pain due to children/absence of children/abortions etc.
Rahu in 2nd house
Sitting in 2nd house, Rahu will be looking at 5th house ( if we count form 2nd house it will be house no. 6 in kundali) , 7th house ( house number 8) and 9th house ( house number 10) in kundali.
Rahu in 2nd house makes a person irritated and he has a disturbed family life.
House 6, aspected by Rahu makes him powerful who is capable of vanquishing enemies.
Number 8 house helps him become a writer, poet, etc.
House 10 makes him politically successful and famous.
# The person will have a mix of these influences. This applies to all the houses.
Rahu in 3rd house
Very powerful at 3rd house. From this house, Rahu will look at 7th, 9th and 11th houses. Bad for house 7. Very good for 9 and 11.
Rahu in 4th house
Rahu in 4th house makes a person indulge in rough talks. Many a times, he spoils his work because of ways of talking. Therefore, he should be aware of this OS and correct himself.
Aspecting 8th and 10th houses makes him a good writer and very influential. 12th house makes him capable of vanquishing enemies and he gets success due to his own efforts and talents.
Rahu in 6th house
Rahu is good in 6th house. Respected by enemies also. Gets many wealth and long life but mind remains occupied with anxiety.
Aspecting 10th and 12 th houses give good results in career, name and fame.
However, aspecting 2nd house will make him irritated and family life remains disturbed.
Rahu in 8th house
I am sure, you are getting a hang of the interpretation method.
Rahu is good for 8th and 12 th house. 2nd and 4thhouse will be bad. Refer earlier tables to grasp influence.
Rahu in 10th house
Good for 10th house. Aspecting 6th house is also good.
Aspecting 2nd and 4th house is not good. Refer earlier tables to understand more.
Rahu in 11th house
In 11thhouse, Rahu is very powerful. Good career, power, authority . Same for aspecting 3rd house. Aspecting 5th and 7th house is bad. Look at previous tables for better understanding.
Rahu in 12th house
Rahu in 12th house is good. Aspecting 6th and 8th house is also good. Aspecting 4th hosue is detrimental. We have discussed about these houses earlier.. again have a look at previous tables for more clarity and understanding.
Please keep in mind that effect of a planet is more prominent in the house it is occupying. Houses, which it aspects (looks at) gives varied results up to 50% .
Also make a note that the results will vary if it is retrograde ® or debilitated (D). In case of retrograde, its power will be diminished and sometimes counter-productive. Debilitation means no power at all.
9 Mukhi rudraksha
In case of debilitation (D), the energy of Rahu cannot be boosted by wearing a gemstone like Hessonite etc. However, 9- mukhi rudraksha helps. It will harness the power of Rahu and supply power in a balanced way i.e. boost the career, name and fame. At the same time it will also reduce the negative effects of Rahu on mind, ease up tension in marriage/relations and reduce the irritation/restlessness etc.
Those people, whose Rahu is not in debilitation can also use 9 mukhi rudraksha to balance the IR energy in the body. It will also help balance the root chakra.
Root chakra (Mooladhara) and Rahu
Symptoms like lethargy, procrastination, weight gain, anemia, heavy sleep pattern, insipid, low energy, depression, fistulas, piles & fear are indicative of blockage in root chakra.
Over adventurous attitude, restlessness, insomnia, rapid loss of weight, hyper activeness, etc. are symptoms of overactive Mooladhara chakra.
If Rahu is balanced, then this chakra functions properly.
Hessonite for Rahu
Hessonite gemstone can be used if Rahu is retrograde ®. It will boost the energy of IR frequency in the body. Boosting has to be done after understanding the requirement properly. For example, boosting career may also lead to conflicts in relationships ( refer table in which Rahu is in 11th house for clarity).
N.B:- Rudraksha is an overall balancer of energies and gem stones are generally used as boosters. Wear on right hand to boost and left hand to reduce the effects of planet (in this case: Rahu). How does a gem stone work, how to know if a gem stone is genuine, what are the significance of shades , how much weight of stone should be worn , which fingers should be used to wear stone, and what precautions are required etc will be discussed in a separate chapter later.
Description of Rahu in Jyotish
The invocation starts with: Singhika (lioness) garbha (womb) sambhootam (taken birth from) Chandra (moon) aditya (sun) vimardhanam (vanquisher): who has taken birth from lioness and has the power to defeat moon and sun.
The description shows the power of Rahu.
Energies are neutral
There is no good or bad energy, the way we understand. Energy, per se, is neutral. The interpreter, as per his understanding and convenience, labels energy good or bad.
Nature is neutral. We human being may say that oxygen is good and carbon dioxide is bad. However, for a tree carbon dioxide is good. Nature cannot act in a way, which is beneficial only for the human beings. Trees are also important and they need carbon dioxide for photosynthesis to make food. Tree release oxygen, which we need to breathe. Therefore, all are interdependent and the whole universe stays in a state of balance because of opposing forces.
In the last chapter, we learnt about Rahu (IR) and we saw how the same energy is beneficial for some aspects of life and harmful for other aspects , and our way of labeling good, beneficial, malefic, or bad etc.
Also, let us keep in mind that, the way we use energy also can make it look good or bad. For example, you can use a matchstick to light incense or a cigarette. Fire and match sticks are neutral and true to their characteristic i.e. to bur. Mangal, the Mars
Mangal: the heat source
Mars is known as Mangal in jyotish, which means auspicious, good. Mars is red in color, above IR. Heat, high vibratory energy.
Picture source: NASA
The whole creation will collapse in the absence of heat. Even our body maintains a temperature of 98.6 degree F and any variation of more than10 degree can be fatal. The digestion system has acids and there is fire called Jatharagni (jathara means digestion and Agni means fire).
If there is no Jatharagni, then there is no digestion of food and eventually one would die.
We cannot envisage life without Agni (fire) i.e. Mars, the source of energy in the form of heat.
Mars stands for bravery, leadership, organizational skills, independence, adventure, energy, authority, indomitable spirit, brilliance, and power.
Where does Mangal (Mars) look?
Just keep in mind that Mars looks at (aspects: refereed as dristi in jyotish) 4th, 7th and 8th house from the house it is occupying. You already know that centre top house is 1 and that we count 1 to 12 in counter-clock wise. Also, to refresh let me put down certain points for you:
- Power of planet is variable
In the house in which the planet is occupying, it is most powerful. The power will depend whether it is retrograde (R) or debilitated (D). In jyotish, we refer to retrograde as vakri.
- Vakri in NOT retrograde
I find usage of word vakri (tilted/ off –the-axis) more apt then retrograde. I have found people from west explaining “retrograde” using relative speeds of planets. I have a different understanding of vakri. Let me explain to you with an example: If you are driving a car and the headlights are tilted, outwards then what will happen? The road in front will not be illuminated well and you will not be able to drive at good speed. In addition, there will be chances of accident because of blurred light. So, understand it this way that if the planet is vakri then it will have dissipated power.
- Debilitation – gemstones are ineffective
Debilitation is no power at all. It is like corpse. .. body without life energy. When we say a planet is in debilitation means gemstones are of no use and cannot not be used to boost. What will you boost? In debilitation, there is nothing left, which you can boost. Only parihara (remedial measures) like praying and donating can help.
Rudraksha also found to be helpful. Do not waste money on gem stones when any planet is debilitated.
Mars in 1st house
1st house: The person shall be dry face, well built, eager to fulfill his own agenda, rooted in his own conviction. He sticks to his own plans and thought process.
Aspecting 4th house: He will be short tempered.7th house aspecting leads to marital conflicts because of his dominating nature and eagerness to control everything at home.
Aspecting 8thhouse makes him adventurous, leading to accidents relating to fire and water.
By now we have understood that a planet gives full result ( good or bad) as per the house it is occupying. Aspecting other houses ( for Mars 4th, 7th and 8th houses) will give variable results up to 505. So the result will be a mixture of all the houses. You know now how to draw arrows to indicate aspected houses. So, you can draw and understand. I shall indicate the mixed summary.
Mars in 2nd house
Sitting at 2nd house, it will look at 5th, 8th and 9th houses. Makes the person successful salesperson i.e. good in marketing field. Creates obstacles in progress of education. Gives more sons then daughters. Makes him a born leader and organizer. Does very well in defense and uniformed services.
Mars in 3rd house
Life’s each step has obstacles but he /she knows how to wriggle out. Very determined, they understand pros and cons all the problems and take correct timely decisions. Once they decide on something, they cling to it. They are born fighter and have great organizational skills and leadership skills.
Mars in 4th house
Self-confidence is high. Very courageous. Fond of mother. Gets success as the age progresses. They are of short fuse. They can sense situations and take appropriate actions. Married life will be filled with friction because it aspects 7th house. Delayed or no marriage. Aspecting 10th and 11th houses makes a person independent minded and fills the person with courage and strong determination. He succeeds as an entrepreneur.
Mars in 5th house
From 5th house it will look at 8th, 11th and 12th houses.
The person will be very courageous. Whole life is full of struggle, which he fights with success. A great organizer and leader. Succeeds in own commercial ventures.
By now, you know about aspecting and how mixed results are created. Now onwards, I will give brief narratives for houses in which Mars is occupying. Add 50% effect of aspected houses to these.
Mars in 6th house
He can be stone hearted when dealing with enemies. Goes up in career as good administrator. If aspected by Saturn then he will be prone to accidents. If Saturn sits with Mars in 6th house then accidents with animals possible and/or death can occur during medical surgery. If Rahu is with Mars in 6th house then he is likely to have suicidal tendencies.
Mars in 7th house
Troubled married life. You can find out more by referring to old tables.
Mars in 8th house
Danger from fire and water. Heart and liver trouble.
Mars in 9th house
Industrious, courageous, he can become a writer, journalist, or publisher. He will be a good man of good character and integrity.
Mars in 10th house
A born leader and entrepreneur. He will be an independent original thinker. He does not believe in following path shown by others and takes path-breaking decisions himself.
Childhood is full of struggles but he carves out his path of success through hard work and determination. He understands value of labor and can sense good opportunities. Old age is very peaceful with name and fame.
Mars in 11th house
He generally does not inherit parental properties. He faces lot of difficulties in early education. He/ she always tries to help own brothers/sisters but gets nothing in return. A quick decision maker, his luck shines after 28 years of age.
Mars in 12th house
He is a spend- thrift and his financial status keeps fluctuating. He is a good strategist in politics. He travels a lot. Marital life is not very good. Very few friends but good ones. Many a times he loses in life because of delay in taking decisions.
Mars in debilitation (D)
Use 6-mukhi rudraksha and pray to Devi Bagalamukhi. This will also balance mooladhara (root) chakra 9already discussed in Rahu chapter).
Mars is good but retrograde (R)
Wear Coral. We shall learn about how coral works later.
Mars is bad
Do same as if in Debilitation (D). Do not wear coral. Wear red clothes on Tuesday. Pray to Hanuman and Bagalamukhi Devi. Eat more red color food and donate with dakshina.
Dakshina is a unique concept of India, not prevalent in any part of the world. Some money /ornament/valuable, which is given along with donation as a sign of gratefulness, is called dakshina. Contrast to belief system in west where the person who receives says “thanks”, in India… the person who donates say “thanks” to person who accepts the donation.
Characteristics of Mars
Invocation of Mars starts like this: Dharani (earth) garbhs (womb) sambhutam (born), vidyut (lightening) kanti (brilliantbeauty) samaprabham (brilliance like) i.e. born from the womb of the earth, which shines with brilliance of lightening on sky.
Both Mars and Rahu are sources of primal heatenergy for sustenance of life. Balanced heat in the body maintains right metabolism and keeps neuromuscular system healthy.
Lack of Rahu and Mars energies can make one fearful, sluggish, lacking in organizational and leadership skills, no drive and enthusiasm. Too much of these energies can create havoc making the person very aggressive, angry, dominating and restless.
Balance is the key. We shall discuss about these aspects in a separate chapter.
We shall now learn about moon and man ((mind).
Mars with other planets
What happens when Mars sits with Moon, Mercury, or Venus in same house?
Well, we shall learn about these once we finish learning about all the planets. By then, you shall have a clear picture about the energy interplays. It will just be commonsense and interpretations and you shall see how jyotish is so simple and so accurate.
Over the years , astrologers all over the world have been more theoretical and predictive.
This has made this great tool a fatalistic one.
Sixteen generations of rishis (spiritual meta-physical scientists) had not toiled and talked about jyotish to make people inactive, helpless and incapable! Obviously, the aim must have been to empower people to indulge in corrective karmas to bring in changes in OS.
Jyotish is all about light and brilliance to illuminate our life for a smooth journey from darkness of ignorance to light of knowledge.
Therefore we always pray, “Asato ma sat gamaya (move from untruth to truth)……. Tamaso ma jyotih gamaya (move from darkness to light)”.