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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Astrology Of Spirituality - Why some people renounce the world and become monks?

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Life is an unending attraction for an overwhelmingly great majority of people. We are all fascinated by the daily soap opera that is dished out to us by our Karmic script. Those of us who have good parents, good relationships and a rewarding career are happy. Dearth of love, caring, money, shelter and food make us sad. We remain completely enmeshed in this bipolar world until our last day on this earth. Then we depart. 

Happiness and sadness comes to us in varying measured based on the Karmic script we wrote for ourselves in our past lives. There are those who might object to this and say, there is no proof of past lives. To those I would humbly like to submit that this article is not meant for them. 

That past life exists is an awareness, and not a conclusion arrived at through conjecture and argument. There is no proof for it. This awareness may come to them in this life or it may not. If it does, the solution to the riddle of life will be one step closer. If not there is always another life.

An extremely tiny minority of people are radically different from most of us. For them the drama of life and its vagaries have no meaning. They watch it but are not attached to it. This tiny group renounces the attraction of home, domestic life, money, luxuries and power. Some may choose to live in the society but remain completely aloof; others may leave their homes and head for secluded place. The sole aim of these people is to connect to the universal spirit and become one with it. Once that goal is achieved one becomes blissful, desire less and any action that s/he performs is not binding. The generation of Karma stops and the endless merry go round of birth and death also comes to a complete stop. 

In India such people are known as Rishis and they have existed in every age throughout the history of time. The opulence of our culture is mainly the gift of these extraordinary men and we owe them a lasting debt of gratitude.

In this article we shall take a look at the astrological reasons for renunciation of society and complete devotion to the universal spirit. We shall start by looking at the jurisdiction of some houses over some specific areas of human life.

The second house in a horoscope represents family, domestic happiness and wealth. 

The fourth house rules over home and hearth, happiness, real estate, mother, masses and society. 

The seventh house represents conjugal happiness through sex. 

The twelfth house represents the specific enjoyment of the pleasure of the bed.

In addition to this, the ninth house rules over spirituality and its lord along with Jupiter and Sun has a big role to play in propelling a person towards renunciation.

If Jupiter influences all the rest of the eight planets through aspect or association, he gives a strong inclination towards spirituality. A retrograde Jupiter will aspect the fifth, seventh and ninth houses from the previous house as well.

Rajiv Sethi

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Written: June 17, 2011. New Delhi India

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jupiter and Saturn In Hindu Astrology

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Jupiter and Saturn are two massive planets of our solar system. Both are slow moving and both have a deciding influence on our lives. Saturn takes roughly 30 years to go around its orbit. Jupiter does the same in twelve months. 

Jupiter is the planet of spirituality and wisdom. The Sanskrit name for Jupiter is Guru which translates as large and also as the teacher or preceptor. Jupiter represents Brahmins, finance, expansion, comforts, sons, husband, liver, governmental favor, revenues, elder brother and law of the land. Jupiter has been envisaged as a Brahmin, or some one with pure thoughts and deeds. Jupiter is also the significator of finance and when strong, blesses one with affluence and prosperity. In addition to this Jupiter also signifies male child and husband in a female chart. Weak and afflicted Jupiter in a woman's chart will bring about great misery and unless other planets are strong, the life will be intolerable.

In certain charts Jupiter can become the combined ruler and significator of a house, in which case he has a huge influence on a person. Take for example Aquarius ascendant. Jupiter becomes the lord of the second house of wealth and the eleventh house of income. He thus rules over both houses of value. Now being the significator of money, he becomes a complete representative of the financial situation for Aquarius ascendant. Powerful Jupiter will make such a person hugely affluent. An afflicted Jupiter will do exactly the opposite.In addition to this which ever house lord is associated with Jupiter will also become valuable, or in other words gain in value.
Let us consider a female chart with Gemini or Virgo ascendant. In both these cases, Jupiter becomes the lord of the seventh house and represents the husband. Jupiter is also the significator of husband; he therefore becomes a complete representative of husband. If in these two ascendants, Jupiter is strong, well placed and well connected, the marriage will take place to an affluent, loving, kind and considerate person. Afflictions to Jupiter will cause unhappy marriage, and in extreme cases would lead to widowhood. 

Saturn is a planet that brings the results of the past lives Karma to one's doorstep. In many ways it is the exact opposite of Jupiter. Saturn represents darkness, nerves and nervous system, legs, separation, restrictions, renunciation, land, farming and mining. He also represents the masses. For Taurus ascendant Saturn becomes the lord of the 9th and tenth houses and becomes a Yog Karak planet as he rules over a Kendra and Trikon house simultaneously. Similarly for Libra Ascendant Saturn rules over the fourth and fifth houses and becomes a strong Yog Karak. If strong, well placed and well connected, he gives excellent results for these ascendants. (Libra being a little bit more favored one)

Jupiter and Saturn are both very important planets in Hindu astrology. They have a strong influence on humans and they both move slowly. That means that they spend longer times in a Rashi and so their results – whether good or bad – last for longer times. Jupiter gives excellent results in the second, fifth and ninth houses counted from the Moon. Saturn gives favorable results in the third, sixth and 11th house from Moon. There are some periods in life when the results of both these planets are in resonance. When both planets are transiting favorable houses, there is great happiness, celebratory events, high income and enjoyment of life. One literally floats on air. The reverse is also true. With both planets in the unhelpful houses, one feel down in the dump. There is frustration, anger, dejection and sometimes depression. Nothing works smoothly and oftentimes there are problems from the government bureaucracy.

Since Jupiter and Saturn are both very powerful planets, when ever their combined energies fall on a house, that house becomes active and pliant for a change.

Take a look at the horoscope given on the right. On 9 September 2009 Saturn entered Virgo. Jupiter Entered Pisces on 2 May 2010. After this date, Jupiter and Saturn aspect the first and seventh house respectively. The first house already has transit Saturn placed there so it becomes energized due to the combined energies of these two planets. Same thing happens with the seventh house, and both become ready for a change. Now the question is what kind of a change is possible? The first house represents the self and the seventh house the sex partner. Together they represents conjugal happiness. In India where living together is not an accepted social practice, this means marriage; provided that the Dasha Bhukti supports it. The other condition is that two other planets intimately connected to sex – Mars and Venus – are also supportive by doing what ever Jupiter and Saturn have done. Finally the connection between the four planets mentioned above and the fifth house of Poorv Punya and the ninth house of good fortune must exist. At the same time the Dasha and Bhukti - Major and sub periods must be conducive to marriage. If these conditions are fulfilled the marriage will materialize otherwise it will be a brief interlude of consensual sex.

Third house aspect of Saturn falls on Scorpio in the third house. Jupiter also does the same with his 9th house aspect. The third house too thus becomes energized and pliant for a change. What does the third house represent? It represents friends, cousins, self effort and self confidence. It could be that a friendship gets converted to something more intimate. It could also mean that a new relationship is facilitated by a friend or a sibling.
This rule is universal and can be applied to any house that gets painted by the energies of the two slow moving planets. The Dasha Bhukti running in the chart will be a pointer to what kind of changes can take place.

Rajiv Sethi

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Monday, June 6, 2011

How is June 2011 for you?

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This month will see at least one festive occasion in your life. Financial gains and good fortune will be available throughout. Some happy news from abroad is very likely. A new project will take shape though you may have to do a lot of running around. Sudden expenses are likely on the last two dates of the month.

Ketu and Venus transit this sign from June 06 onwards. Success is likely after some hard work and struggle. Business remains average but money will be available for all expenses. Sudden expenses will cause dismay.


Saturn’s tenth house aspect on this sign causes mental tension and sagging health. Financial gains fall short of expenses. You will have to find solutions to complex and tedious problems. A shelved project might get restarted. Sudden gains towards the end of the month are also foreseen. The recitation of Hanuman Chalisa and Shani Stotra will be very helpful.

This sign is coming under the aspect of Saturn from the very beginning of the month. This has the capacity to throw a spanner in smoothly running affairs. You might encounter career related problems and be tense about your future. An antagonistic situation is likely towards the third week. Situation improves towards the end of the month. Recital of Vishnu Sahastranaam Stotra will prove very helpful. 
You are passing through the Sade-Sati or the seven and a half year transit of Saturn. This causes unnecessary running around. Expenses outstrip income causing agitation. You are dismayed at the obstacles that you face in the accomplishment of your plans. Shani Stotra recital will help a great deal.

There is a mismatch between income and expenditure. You will feel agitated and the possibility of loss of self control is high. A quarrel between you and your siblings is not ruled out. Money supply is indeed tight but the beneficial aspect of Jupiter brings about the required money through hard work. You need to be really careful when driving.

You are undergoing Sade-Sati or the seven and a half year transit of Saturn. As a result you shall face financial problems and wobbly family relationship. There will however be enough money to meet the usual expenditure. Parents will pitch in with financial help. Social status looks upwards but unexpected expenses will complicate social and professional life. Recital of Shree Sookt will be beneficial.

Some new plans will take off this month. Financial gains and sale/purchase of real estate is likely. Saturn’s aspect pushes up expenses. Anger and agitation hover in the background throughout. Recital of Hanuman Chalisa will be beneficial.

Professional situation remains average. Life however becomes busier than usual. Contact with a foreign person is a possibility. There are some obstacles in the path of earning money which necessitate needless travel. Health is average at best. Domestic peace and happiness remains at a premium.


The month begins with some extra expenditure or loss of money. You may antagonize a well placed official. Health remains below par and causes mental tension. There are obstacles in your path this month. Situation improves in the second half, and you make some easy money. A meeting with an old friend or a sibling causes joy.

Mars and Jupiter transit the third house in the first half of the month leading to happy tidings. A stalled project gets rejuvenated with the help of a friend. Domestic happiness is on an upward path. The second half causes financial worry and unhappy relations with siblings.

Expenditure easily outstrips income this month. This is mainly due to what you spend on comforts, festivities and charity. Blessings of a preceptor or spiritual persons are likely. 27-28 are favorable despite some struggle. Recital of Aditya Hridaya Stotra will prove very beneficial.

Rajiv Sethi
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