Before I start sharing my experience with astrology through planets and nakshatras, it is very important to share an important aspect into what it actually is and what it really means! (at least from the stand point that I see it!). This is one subject (possibly after politics) where, no one can ever claim knowing everything about it, however good they may be or masters they may be with what they know! Unless you have a student mindset- Student Mindset for Life- which alone can help yo understand the nuances of this subject in itself as a big ongoing project- let alone mastering it!
Thousands of years ago (what historians normally put it to be around 5000 to at least 10,000 years old!) when humankind lived in a structured society, this subject flourished along with the other mother of all other subjects known to us; “philosophy” in the form of vedic scriptures– the seed was sown by eminent masters and scholars who were great mathematicians, observers and had a connect within themselves and the universe unlike anything that we can envisage in these times! The shlokas (verses- in Sanskrit language- that explain different rules and details around how to approach the subject) were written with a decent amount of fog as regards to what the author would have actually meant! Given the fact that everything that humankind always records is a reflection of the society in the times that one exists, cannot be overlooked! The shlokas were then subsequently decoded and interpreted by scholars and masters on their own way- some of these are more aligned to the original classical ways- some of them have been altered slightly and adopted to suit modern day or individual experiences that an astrologer would have come across by studying over hundreds or thousand of astrological charts! This is the point of inflection from where the divergence in the subject would have started! With more and more focus to earn money, fame and to prove ones’ point over the other, as times went by- misconceptions and utter disregard came to the subject (some of it was expected and some was unwanted!). So now the question- what is the right way to approach this subject – what is this actually about?
Knowing the limitations of a blog, I will keep it short and crisp, astrology was and is never about the normal questions that mortals keep asking their favorite astrologer- What should I study, How will be my career, When will I get married, How many kids will I have, How much wealth will I have,When will I die!” well in a nutshell all these questions are very ordinary- without an astrologer too, using common sense , the enquirer can by themselves answer!- the rule of life is simple- “If you do nothing- Nothing is created and when nothing is created nothing will be coming your way!” These questions do have relevance to seek a direction as a student would while talking to the teacher, but astrology is far more wider and deeper then these superficial aspects! It is importantly about- knowing your Intrinsic Soul- the purpose of Why you have arrived, the Way you have and What is expected From you and By you for the Universe and from this point on what is the next Destination unto the journey of your Soul! This, my friend is the true essence of astrology and the the very Soul of this subject! If Vedas were ushered in by divine energies to wise people back then- there would have been a purpose far greater and deeper in anything and everything that was said, recorded and written about all subjects within them!
The various masters of astrology- Varamihira, Parashara, Kalidasa, Jaimini and many more have helped develop and evolve this subject and bring it to the present day form where it has become easy to understand and implement unlike ever before. Modern day pioneers likes B.V. Raman and contemporaries have gone further in making astrology, fun, easy and meaningful to understand and share! With the advent of software for doing all the tedious and mind- boggling calculations (that are needed to come up with different charts and mathematical calculations), it has never been a better time to be an astrologer! (provided you have been blessed by the divine grace to use your Intuition for the larger and greater good at all times!)
So to wrap it up, for this article, it is important to know, that astrology is all about deciphering the journey of your Soul, nothing more or nothing less, it has answers for your soul and certainly does answer to the manifestations and sensory perceptions that your human form brings along to you- but the underlying relevance always has been and will always remain to ensure that you are directed forward in the direction that your Soul is meant to move as part of the larger need to maintain the “Universal Constant/ Equilibrium” of energies within and around it!
I will leave you with these thoughts for now, in the meantime- try and seek answers to a few questions from within your Soul and try to see who you really are! This will make it easier for you to stay connected as we journey ahead!
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Ciao for now, stay blessed and take care! Will be back soon with another piece as we move ahead!