Simplifying:Transits-Aspects-Dashas

The million dollar question that people always reach out to an astrologer for, “When will my time arrive?” Well the simple and plain answer to this is, “Your time arrived with you as you arrived”! The very significance of the birth time and coming to life at a particular time which signifies a particular ascendant – the first sign in the first house of you chart- goes on to spell what is that you have come with and who you are! Certainly the subsequent chart that is developed along with the technicality of planetary positions, their houses and signs, their aspects to each other and the increasing complexity of reading nakshatras that the planets are in and assessing strengths of houses and planets…all of these go on to add colors, hues and layers to deduce the intrinsic strength of an individual’s chart! Seems like too much too handle, well it is- perhaps that’s why errors in forecasting occur, especially when astrologers get blinded by one aspect and tend to overlook or assess completely the other factors which at times may be apparent and yet at some other times camouflaged and ambiguous, needless to say an astrologers’ approach, experiences and intuitive abilities will be critical for being able to stay anchored and try to develop a laser sharp focus to answer the questions raised by the enquirer! But, the whole idea of this article is not to complicate but rather simplify a few things which will possibly help one understand why at times things manifest and yet at some other times why we miss the mark- this can be helpful for an astrologer as well as for anyone who seeks to understand the workings of astrology! Needless to say, like everything else, your experience with astrology will only be as good as the astrologer that you meet. Learning is always limited by the accumulated wisdom of the teacher that a disciple seeks! So let’s move ahead!

First, lets speak about Aspects- Your birth chart signifies the broad, finite aspect of what is the purpose that you have arrived for- the divisional charts help to drill down in details to explore each facet of an individual house manifestation and thereby give more details about the significations that a house represents in the birth chart. People have been always confused about things like, birth chart is stronger then the navamsha chart or the D4 or the D10 chart so on and so forth likewise for planets- a particular planet may be strong in D1, while the same may not be as potent as one may like it to be in the D9 or the D4 etc, well to keep r things absolutely simple and clear, here is the approach: The Birth Chart is the fundamental metric from which all other charts and interpretations are deduced (as long as this is accurate it will work). Once planets, their aspects show a level of strength through their sign and house placements and through their aspects, that has created a framework to how you will be navigating through what life brings to you- it basically goes on to tell how will you fare and how much easy or effortless the journey will be and what are the precautions that you must take so as to ensure how much loss mitigation is possible- remember- losses can’t be avoided- only intensity can be altered based on what actions one takes and those actions push the karmic dynamism to either or for your or against you! Aspects are at the very foundation and their quality can tell you with certainty of a scale of 1-10 or whatever you choose the overall quality of life and how it will move (up or down) depending on what is being activated!)

Transits of planets: This plays a more visible impact over the prevailing aspects that a chart may have and these transit play a critical role in manifestation of results with higher intensity (both positive and negative) based on the house that the transit is happening and the placement of the transit from one’s natal moon and the planet’s original placement in the chart. Consider Moon is in third house and Jupiter is placed in the 9th house in the chart and is currently transiting over the eight house, then this transit makes Jupiter sixth from the Moon and 12th from its position which can indicate health issues and access to religious pursuits in places which are away from one’s place of birth and having to possibly also do something with people from different culture. If you add the element of sign to this above set, based on the placement of the sign lord and any aspects or relationships between the Moon, Jupiter and the sign lord- results will begin to manifest in that direction.

This transit impact further gets amplified if the Mahadasha and Antardasha periods coincide with the planets that is transiting over the specific house under question! So if you have Mars occupying your seventh house in the sign of Capricorn, and are undergoing Mars Mahadasha and Saturn Anatardasha and Saturn is placed in your say, 12th house of Gemini, this can indicate partnerships with people from overseas/traveling overseas/dealing with people overseas with regards to electrical and minerals/heavy engineering etc, if there is an aspect of a powerful Jupiter and a strong Moon during such a transit, a person can also marry and move overseas or get married to someone from overseas!

So, you see, there are multiple layers that one needs to consider before we venture out to understand what an astrologer tells us and also depends on relative strength of the Dasha/Transit and the Aspect in that order! A good horoscope primarily indicates, high survival, however the quality of that survival is based upon the timing of the Dashas and the transits which needless to say cannot be changed! Through my studies, when I have factored why people have been successful, it always has been a story of three things coming together- Strong Chart, Right Dashas at the Right Time and transits that influence and add more power to the existing possibilities! As one of these factors begins to wear off, you will see the brilliance to begin chip off and people begin to get lost and forgotten – how fast that happens again can be seen from the emerging transits and the Dasha period changes!

Some life stories are brilliant like the Sun, which linger through the ages- at times becoming mythical and magical, yet a few are remembered for a few centuries and there are many which are all but forgotten in a few years!

I will leave you here, for you to reflect and possibly wonder what is the story of your life that you want to have and what is the best you can achieve from the same! Certainly there are many more detailed layers of planetary studies that one can evaluate and consider to have more clinical suggestions/ observations, but as I said, As things get complex they begin to loose out their essence and relevance! If Nature can keep it simple we must follow that golden rule of nature! Certain stories and whispers of the universe are best heard and left untouched for the world may not be ready for them as yet!

Ciao for now, will be back soon with another piece and until then stay blessed!

Published by Parimal Aluri

I am a coach,consultant and trainer. Human behaviour has been at the core of my studies through experience and academic pursuits. I am a certified practitioner for NLP, CBT and Mindfulness. Mental health- it's benefits and ramifications go a long way in creating societies which are inclusive and progressive. Through my writings, talks and engagements, aim to bring about positive change and progress-one person at a time! I am also a professional astrologer and offer consultations.Through my writings and engagements around astrology; I contribute in my little way to do away with misconceptions and complexities around astrology and try to make it more simpler and easy to understand so that the benefits that it offers can be enjoyed by a larger audience!

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