We are simply tuned in to wait for the big transits every few years and expect magic to happen- when at times what gets played out may be more sinister and nightmarish then what it would have been before! Join me here as we try to understand what is possibly a more easier way to decode transits and read through their impacts and why they always don’t measure up the way you are told they will! So here we go!
Often we have people left wondering why a transit did not help the way it was supposed to and rather why did it compound a problem and complicate matters rather then resolving them! Well at times even astrologers end up exposing their vulnerabilities (nothing wrong with this, as long as they learn where they mis-stepped) and this further compounds the problem! Through my limited experience, I have picked up a few things and this is what I wish to share with your over the next few paragraphs!
To begin with, sure enough all the great classics stay as they stated and there is no reason to doubt or suggest anything adverse or contrary to the great sages and masters of vedic astrology! It all however starts with being able to decipher and decode what has been said in the context of the times that we live today and this is very very fundamental and critical!
Not all benefics intend to do what they suggest- You see Jupiter may have multiple significations and which one of those will prevail and which will go missing largely depends on the strength of the planet, the karaka that it happens to be (according to Jaimini) and also the lordship of the nakshatra and the sign that it occupies! Sure enough sounds boggling but that is the simple fact, unless any planet is in it’s highest level of comfort to bestow all that it can, it will not and will only be able to do only as much good as allowed by the limitations of the sign- lordship of the sign- the nakshatra- it’s lordship and the not to forget the operating dashas, antardasha and the plethora of aspects that a chart may have! hence even if you have a benefic Jupiter transiting the fifth house (let’s assume it’s own house/sign) for some it may indicate completion of higher education, yet for some it may signify getting a child and for yet some others it could be completing that vital academic research!
The confusion and chaos around wealth- Well the great astrological texts were written in an age when the definition of wealth was quite different- when it comes to today’s time- no matter what the “yogas” say, it is very important and vital that when charts are read- one takes a holistic and contextual look at the potential of the chart to manifest what it holds! Being rich can be as simple as being born into a family with a net worth value of “x” at the time or birth and then raising it to “x+y” through the life time or it could be going from “x” to “<x” and then bouncing back to “>x” all in a span of few years to a few decades and that is really the story for the majority of us, for only a few charts will have – what I call as holistic potential in terms of the planetary avasthas, operating dashas and transits to bestow unprecedented wealth the way the classical tests were written!
Deciphering impact of transits from natal moon in the chart- What I have come across through my practise is that even if the planets are benefics, as they transit the 4th, 8th or 12th from the Moon, there are more challenges presented depending on the bhava that they are transiting through and the play between that bhava lord, the moon and the transiting planet! Needless to say the impacts get muted or amplifies on the extent of the benefic/malefic impact and what the holistic grade works out to! This is one reason why many a times a very benefic period passes off as ordinary as it can get and at times from no where severe challenges begin to come up! This is a classic problem and further gets complicated for harts wherein there is greater amount of discord between the D1 and D9. When this play happens between D10 and the other primary charts, one can witness highs and lows of income and business as the planets move and engage with each other!
Set expectations right from the context that they come in from- Many a time people want to hear things what they want to- they are being human and nothing to blame them, but as students of astrology, it is upto us to help them understand what the planets really whisper and why even the most potent looking yoga in a chart may eventually turn up to be just a fleeting phase of a few months and not give anything more then a lottery of a few hundred rupees! The rise of an individual chart or the extent that a chart can all needs to be checked holistically and comprehensively factoring in all the critical elements that go on to impact and effect the promise as shown in a chart! You see, an individual may have a great chart with a great potential but if a sibling or a member of the family has something else that is glaring and showing u angles of distorted fortunes-if that bit is missed out- there will be a big divergence in what is inferred and what actually plays out ion the individuals life!
I leave you with these thoughts here and urge you, as a student of astrology to reflect upon these aspects too; whether you are an astrologer or a student or an individual seeking guidance through this great art and science! Charts tell the secrets, all of them, what is needed is the eye, a mind and a potent soul that can connect and unlock those secrets!
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