Simplifying Planetary Aspects

I share with you here, what I have observed through my practise and sure enough, classical texts have their ground and there is no reason for debating or doubting what the great seers have written, the fact remains that as individuals, we are only able to understand and decipher a limited amount of the vast subject that astrology really is! Even in these modern times, we have had great scholars and legends who have spent their lives focusing only on a specific aspect of the subject and that too has always created a micro universe of applicable rules and governing principles- this perhaps is what makes Astrology so sublime, fluid and challenging! Today I share my observations about planetary aspects as I have seen them play out and sure enough, given the limitation of a blog, I will keep it is crisp and as simple as possible!

Unlike normally it has been thought, Jupiter can be as deceptive as any other planet and sure enough it may not cause any impediments like the other malefic planets, but it has the potential to stall it’s goodness and benefic virtue and leave an individual at the mercy of the malefic in the chart! This can get further compounded if Jupiter looses its strength or potency to do good by getting debilitated or is further under the influence of malefics in other divisional charts! Hence judging Jupiter only by analyzing it and suggesting it is a first rate benefic only because it is either in Cancer, Pisces or Sagittarius and associated with the 1,5, or 9th house can be a mistake! Likewise when it comes to Mars, even though it can be a Yogakaraka, given the basic nature of what Mars signifies, the houses that it aspects, it will create a clinical severance in the signification of the houses that it aspects, irrespective whether it is good or bad and more the malefic it is , greater will the be the impact felt on the signification of the houses that it aspects!

Like Jupiter and Mars, Saturn too brings in considerable restrictive manifestation to the signification of the house that it aspects, the only difference being, that It allows the house occupied by it to develop, albeit slowly with time and after taking an individual through the detour of life!

Sun’s seventh aspect too can be a handful, based on which house Sun is placed and what house it aspects, based on the other interplay of planets on that house being aspected, either that house will be managed or will be presented with ever going strife and conflict! As for Sun, so for Moon, unless the aspect has the necessary strength and benevolence of the other planets, lords of the aspected house and the house itself- there will be an ever going waning and waxing of the signification of the house that is being aspected by the Moon!

Venus in a very unlikely way, plays its influence in a very subtle and sustained manner, often leaving people wondering whether there is any impact at all! No matter what people say or think, when you look beyond by the yesteryear and count the number of times you have made it out even in the toughest situation, in all probability it would have been because of the benevolence of Venus or Jupiter and more of Venus- because , Venus operates when and where Jupiter stops owing to it’s high moralistic pedestal! Venus brings in a soothing impact on the house aspected by it and tends to make it shine and stand out at least in some aspect of the signification (sure enough depending on how well Venus is placed in a chart!) Venus is the invisible hand of God, which blesses, guides and heals all the time without people noticing it!

Rahu (and as some schools of astrology also factor Ketu) aspects are as tricky and as self asserting as Rahu himself! Well, some believe Rahu propels and accelerates materialistic hoarding while Ketu drives one towards detachment and spiritual path, sure enough, but one must never forget that the manifestation of the type of hoarding and the type of spiritual path is almost always indicated by the lords of the signs that Rahu and Ketu occupy! Needles to say if there is an interplay between Rahu/Ketu and the Moon or the Sun and if the Moon is weak, individuals have to face testing times as and when the nodes decide to pull up a trick because the ability of the mind to discern and the conviction of the soul both get dampened proportionally to the strength that Rahu/ Ketu derive! Rahu, as I have seen, through its aspects tends to increase the signification of the houses that it aspects and in a way as to help the individual, while Ketu seems to curtail and restrict the significations of the houses that it aspects making the individual slog more and toil more to earn those significations!

Irrespective of whatever the classical texts say the D1, holds the promise of the potential and shows streaks of success and reasons of failures, the study of all other Divisional charts is futile (unless the D1 has been studied comprehensively and in good detail); simply because all of them are eventually derived from the D1!

I leave you here with these thoughts for now and will be back soon with another piece! Until then stay safe, stay wise and even as you know your planets, know your aspects, for they equally matter, if not more or less! Human Beings are but the net result of all the interplay of the planetary engagements in the D1 chart and not the sum total! That’s the secret!

Ciao for now, will be back soon with another piece!

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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