Saturn, Jupiter and Rahu!

If there is something interesting about the trio mentioned in the title of the blog it is the extent and intensity to which they are able to bring around transformation in our lives! Transformation can be good if your Mind- read Moon is aligned and can be painful experience- read non-alignment to these three planets when the time comes!

The position of planets in D1 and D9 to a great extent indicate the ability to flex of an individual- basically the chart gives a good amount of indication of how an individual is likely to behave when the times are good and when he/she hits rock bottom! To this add the lens of prevailing transits of planets and the operating Mahadasha- Antardasha- Pratyantardasha period and more often than not you will be able to gauge what’s unfolding.

What makes the transits of Saturn, Jupiter and Rahu so different is the slow pace. While Saturn has the ability to calibrate things and events coming one’s way, it also does have the potency do exceptional well when the individual chart has some inherent strength by virtue of the planet’s placement- sign and house placement… In most of the cases however Saturn’s transit through the various houses of a chart is like a limit calibration and stripping off all that doesn’t serve one and ensuring that the baggage of attachments is limited and this one thing, is what instills anxiety about Saturn! To put it simply, If you are in a candy store and have Saturn around- Saturn will sure enough allow you to soak in the experience but will severely limit of what you can indulge in! Sure it is for the goodness of your soul, but at that moment in time, it seems so utterly unfair!

In the same candy store, if rahu were to step in alongside, trust me either by hook or crook, either by paying or shoplifting- Rahu will ensure you experience a high level of indulgence but not the experience of the store! What this will do is, sure enough satiate your immediate lower level craving to eat and taste- but will kind of mess up your thought process, approach and thinking towards the right and not-so-right way to get what you want and this is how Rahu sets you up for a not-so-pleasant meeting with Saturn, simply because you crossed a line of fair play!

Jupiter in the candy store will give you a guided tour, make you wiser about the candy making process, tell you about the effort, the value and the relevance of the place. Jupiter will allow you to indulge only if you have earned the right to indulge and will allow that only to the extent of being able to validate the learnings…beyond this overflowing space of knowledge and wisdom of the store and a great guided tour- which leaves you with a feeling that you have gained expertise (which can be at times be so right with a well placed Jupiter), but nothing that you can otherwise gain in the commercial sense!

Saturn, Rahu and Jupiter play a vital role in transforming our views, about ourselves and the world as we sense and perceive through their intense transit periods (based on where our natal moon is) and also through their Mahadasha- Antardasha periods. So what’s the best way to embrace this space?

Sure enough, not all charts will have all these planets well placed and even if they are well placed, not all will have the corresponding Mahadashas-Anatradasha’s, having said that, depending upon the placements of these planets in natal chart and assessing the ongoing transit from the first house in D1 (for impact on physical disposition) and from the moon (to gauge impact of ability to think- clarity-decisiveness), one can infer what’s unfolding and then prepare their responses in an adequate manner to mitigate the unhelpful developments and amplify the beneficial outcomes!

Mantras, Sadhanas to Lord Vishnu, Kalbhairava and Goddess Durga are very auspicious when it comes to seeking help from Saturn, Guru and Rahu. Nama-smarnam (the act of continuously chatting the Lord’s name on an ongoing basis is a very simple yet powerful process to invoke support and positive outcomes from the universal energies around us, all the time!)

The navgarhas are Vishnu Swaroopa- to be born as a human, on a particular birth star (nakshatra) within an arc of the Rashi (Zodiacal Sign) is not a random event- this is from where the story of your soul’s journey begins in this life as a human being! The more humble and accommodative one becomes to greatness of the universe, you will mind more abundance and greater clarity flowing in towards you- about you, your journey and what you should do and not!

I leave you with these thoughts for now in the safe company of your planets- May Lord Vishnu grace you always! “Om Namo Narayanaya”

Saturn,Jupiter, Rahu and 2023

Even though, I did mention in my previous article on what 2023 will seem like, I couldn’t stop writing a few more words to emphasize that 2023 is really going to be the story of these 3 entities!

As Saturn arrives in Aquarius (Kumbha) , global geo-politics and also closer to home in India issue related to general public and areas related to public access, services will see a lot of stress. Stress is the word to indicate challenges-transformation- resistance- all of these playing out to a varying degree in loops through this transit! Nevertheless following the ancient texts as suggested by the Rishi’s- there will be benefit to come in quarters but only after the initial phase of earning it- through work or struggle…

Jupiter moves into Aries around April only to come under aspect by Saturn! Although transiting the house of it’s friend Mars, the aspect of Saturn will play a big role to calibrate and take away a lot of sheen of what could otherwise be a favourable and rewarding transit. For India in particular, Jupiter’s transit in Aries will see an increased effort of diplomacy with chequered success.

Rahu will create enough angst before moving into Pisces, watch the period- the last 2-3 months in Aries- sure enough will be a time marked by high intensity events especially with the interplay of Mars (through Mars transits in Libra/Scorpio). Subsequently as Rahu gets immersed into Pisces, the focus will change to further increased assertiveness in matters related to spirituality- some genuine and a lot of noise! It will make more sense, for people to qualify and rationally deduce which path they think is more aligned and scientific before hoping on the voyage of spirituality- no matter what is the area of interest or the outcome desired! Choose your teachers/ mentors/Guru’s wisely and if you have one take care of the relationship with them! Be kind, stay respectful.

Especially the time, when Mars comes under the tenth aspect of Saturn and Jupiter is under the third aspect of Saturn with Rahu in Pisces will be something to take notice of!

Healthcare, Hospitality and Travel will continue to rise through 2023. More health issues among masses will start to emerge- concerns on mental health will start to take more centre stage. Overall cost of living will see a sustained uptick and access to quality education and healthcare (especially in India) will see a steep rise.

Safety during travel is very vital- machine fatigue, mechanical failures can plague public transport machinery leading to incidents- more so in case of surface transport. Air travel may see intermittent scares…delays, falling service standards will be witnessed on an ongoing basis…across the travel sector

People and nations alike will experience rapid changes and challenges- man-made and natural as we keep moving into 2023- sure enough as 2023 comes to an end , we will be glad to have survived and will have no other option but to brace for the next roller coaster that 2024 promises to be!

Experiences will be positive/unhelpful- depending on the dignity of planets in individual charts, their ongoing transiting houses, natal positions, mahadasha/dasha operating and the strengths through the divisional charts as well! Shri Vishnu Aradhana is the key!

2023: An astrological summary

2023 for all the right (and wrong reasons) may seem to be more of a calendar change then anything else! Having said that, 2023 will be yet another year scripted by the interplay of Saturn, Rahu and Mars!

The upcoming transit of Saturn in 2023 in Aquarius (Kumbha) , Jupiter’s transit into Aries (Mesha) and Rahu’s transit into Pisces (Meena), Mar’s transits through Leo (Simha) and Scorpio (Vrischika) will be timelines that will bring in some intense and rapid experiences for many. How large or small, positive or regressive these impacts will manifest to be- is a story of individual charts and the finer details thereof.

For India, 2023 will seem to be a shade better from an economic perspective but the government of the day will struggle to effectively communicate to masses on it’s schemes, policies and this may create instances of gatherings, protests or agitations from time to time through the year- one sector after the other. Primarily a lot of these instances will be reflective of the non-officer cadre of the various departments and the agitation will be linked to better service standards, conditions at work and pay fairness. During Mars’s transit in Leo and Scorpio sectors related to Medicine, Pharma and certain departments related to security (ancillary) may see stress on the aforementioned accounts.

The government of the day will eventually prevail and find a way out through prolonged consultation mechanisms. Job market will continue to be dampened and loss of jobs and finding meaningful work will continue to be a challenge through the year. Talent exodus of youngsters will gain speed. Politically, 2023 will set up the tone for 2024 and new surprising developments may begin to play out through the last quarter of 2023. Mars transit in Leo and Scorpio will bring in some challenge to government functionaries.

2023 is a year wherein travel is best avoided as much as possible and done with care if one needs to really travel. Last minute rush, trying to make up for lost time by driving fast, cutting corners are a strict no-no and consequences will be felt fast and hard! Especially for those who have Mars or Saturn dominating their charts o running through Dasha periods associated with Mars/Saturn/ Rahu in any combination of MD/AD/PAD (Mahadasha/Antardasha/Pratyantardasha)- period when Mars transits 7th and 10th from Saturn will be a good time to be extra careful.

Access to health, medication, avoidance of wrong diagnosis will be a key area unfolding in 2023. Many people may begin to find unraveling of underlying health issues through 2023- all of which could have got seeded in earlier on in late2021 or through 2022. The scare of the pandemic will not return with the intensity and speed like seen earlier- no new lockdowns may come in- but yes for those getting infected the toll on their health and well being of immediate family will seem to be quite something to deal with! Recovery although will be fast, the underlying unknown long term impact will continue to play on the minds of the one’s infected and the doctors as well.

Globally, 2023 will continue to drag on and the global economic impact will need calibration and some new international alignments will commence to shape up. India’s diplomatic efforts may see some headwinds when Mars transits Leo and Scorpio. This will be also an important period to enhance vigilance of security and safety in general.

Broadly speaking mantras/upasanas related to Maha Vishnu, Goddess Durga, Kalbhairava and Lord Ganesha will go a long way to mitigate the negative impact of Saturn, Rahu and Mars. Sure enough, a lot will also get modified and altered from one individual chart to another based on specific planetary and nakshatra placements.

Jupiter will continue to offer some vital guidance through it’s transit in Pisces, however once it moves into Aries, things and effects of Jupiter transit will begin to alter considerably.

The few days of each month when Moon makes a connection (Through transit) with Saturn/ Mars and Rahu will be something to watch out for- travelling and health related caution should be followed as much as one can during these periods.

To sum it up- another year, similar story to that of 2022- all will depend on how well one learns to say nothing and speak up at an apt time!

Deciphering Mahadasha’s

Mahadasha’s more often then not are the ones’ that hold the key to many intriguing facets of our lives and what we beget to experience. There are though some certain aspects around the Mahadasha and this article is all about trying to bring together the elements that go on to create the dynamism what a Mahadasha presents and also an attempt to know what all one needs to factor to ensure that we are able to decode the arriving events with more accuracy and greater details.

To begin with even the great classical texts and eminent writers and exponents of have made it amply clear that even as we try to decipher the Mahadasha, we ought to consider the overall attributes of the planet whose Mahadasha we are aiming to decode. It’s position in the chart, the sign it occupies, the aspects that it receives and provides, not to forget the nakshatra, it’s energies and yes of course the ongoing transit of the said planet! Seems a handful, sure it is and to this not to forget the transits of other planets and certainly the whole understanding of the antardasha lord as well! It’s relationship with the mahadasha lord , through tatva, position and sign placement.

Mahadasha’s are always serving a sum total of all the net positive and net negative that the interplay of the Mahadasha lord, the Antardasha lord and the pratyantardasha lord bring alongside the houses that are influenced through placements, aspects and transit. Not to forget one also needs to factor the Ashtakavarga score of the houses where this play is being witnessed and based on that the intensity of the events that arrive will be felt proportionally!

In a few cases wherein the attribute of a planet gets greatly altered between the D1 and the D9 chart, also has thrown up sudden developments and more intense developments for individuals- whether these help or create an impediments largely is a factor of who these planets are in consideration and what their specific attributes are for a given specific chart under study!

From a Jaimini stand point the karakatva of the Mahadasha planet also will bring to play energies associated with that space and there certainly will be events associated with that karaka signification as well.

During an ongoing mahadasha, the impact and intensity will also vary based on the transit of the concerned planets (mahadasha and antardasha importantly) in the chart- the signs and houses through that they transit and the inter planetary aspects will also bring in considerable significance and in some cases cause sudden major developments for individuals.

Another simple observation of mine has been that seeking the grace of important planets in your chart- could be the strongest or the Atmakaraka and the Deity associated with them will provide much relief, at times even through a simple nama-smarnam!

Each chart, is as unique as each one of are, needless to say the energies from the higher divisional charts will also come into play in one or the other way, for some its’ more and for yet others the impacts are nominal- but the overall taste and tone can always be gauged from the D1 and one can know what to expect and prepare as much for what is coming their way!

I leave you here with this short post, will come back with some other topic soon, for Jyotisha is such a wonderful ocean to witness, even standing by it’s shores each wave brings along a new learning experience!

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Stay Blessed!

Planetary whispers for 2022

Since 2020, humanity has witnessed increasing strife and struggle in one way or the other! Whether it is a battle of an individual to meet the family needs and overcome the problems or about nations who wish to pursue some agenda (right or wrong is another story!) irrespective of anything- well we have seen all of this play out around us- at times in far away nations and yet at other times too close at home making us very uncomfortable! As a student of Jyotisha/ Vedic Astrology if you have mapped the movement of planets through the last 18-24 months, a singular piece that would have stood out would have been the dominance of Mangala (Mars), Shani (Saturn) and Rahu and their interplay. This is what has gone a long way ( if you frankly ask me) to serve humanity what it has ended up lapping up! 2022 is going to be not much different! Join me here we take a quick look and try to gauge what is that we must do and what is that we can avoid! This article aims to give you an overview and there’s no deep diving into the details, but map this content to your charts and you will sure enough be able to decode some secrets hidden from you in plain sight! So here we go!

The major factors for 2022 are going to be the continuing transit of Mangala (Mars), Shani (Saturn) and Rahu; their interplay especially the movement of Mangala through Makara (Capricorn), Meena (Pisces) when Shani is transiting in Makara (Capricorn) will be an intense period in many a sense! Those months overlap with change in weather patterns and can bring about some severe instances across the different parts of the world. Mother Nature will be very very active through a better part of 2022 and should we end up being at the wrong place at the wrong time- well we only have ourselves to blame! In general the Mangala (Mars) transit just a few signs ahead of Shani (Saturn) post June 2022 will also fail to get some meaningful respite as odd things will keep on popping up! Mars ends up the year being vakri (retrograde) as the 2022 arrives to an end- promising that some energies of 2022 end up getting carried into 2023 as well!

The other planets Buddha (Mercury), Shukra (Venus) along side Chandra (Moon) will continue to bring about some much needed peace and calm from time to time, but each time through their gochara (transit) when they get caught in the aspects of Shani (Saturn) or Mangala (Mars)- well you know what to expect by then! If you think, I have been forgetting to mention another set of great players for 2022, well you guessed it right- humanity will be reduced to nothingness without the mention of Rahu and Ketu! Their role through transit in Mesha (Aries) and Tula (Libra) respectively will finally tame the chaotic pandemic to a great extent toning it down to the levels of a mass scale viral fever if nothing more, with fewer and fewer fatalities and hospitalizations by the time 2022 ends. Healthcare workers should be able to plan their holidays peacefully finally in the last quarter of 2022! But if this is where the respite comes in, Rahu’s visit to Mesha (Aries) will see spike in matters related to violent incidents the world over! Call it regional strife, political stratagem, this will play on for much of 2022- at times sporadically and with tragic losses and yet at other times subtly. June to August is a period when it will be good to err on the side of caution as Mangala (Mars) joins Rahu in Mesha (Aries). By now, you may be wondering is there anything good about 2022 or should we call it 2021A! Well, hang on, there is a good enough glimmer of hope and the singular ray of sanity in all this planetary chaos and that is the beneficial transit of the mighty Guru (Jupiter) through Meena (Pisces)

Guru’s transit through 2022, will be the sole pivot which will help to keep things together and still ensure sanity is preserved even as sporadic incidents of senseless and insane acts occur- thanks to Rahu, Shani and Mangala! 2022, will be a tad easier to navigate for people who anchor their approach to life taking a cue from Surya (Sun) and Guru (Jupiter). Discipline, Faith, Devotion and an impeccable amount of high Satwik energy is what will ensure how smooth your ride is and how well you escape even the most trickiest situations that may come your way!

From the space of Geo-Politics, people and societies may begin to wonder if politicians ever will grow up! The same old rant’s and down talking for one or the other cause will be witnessed and Shani will ensure that all of this is consumed and transformed into social agitations, strikes, discord- at times manageable and at few other times chaotic! Judiciary and Higher offices within the government’s the world over will be severely tested and judicial activism will be very high as societies begin to loose faith in other constitutional mechanisms as politicians continue to do what they are generally considered to be good at doing- nothing! The US will see challenges and the political fabric will begin to change all over again- setting up the tone for 2024- economic fallacies will trigger and fuel this! US will continue to try and preserve its international dominance but will find it next to impossible without meaningful alliances and assertive communication which again will be faltering and jittery at their best! Read rising prices and an inflation steady but at a marginally higher level over the previous years!

Closer home, India will have a lot to talk about and take action about! It will be again the people in Uniform who will rise to the challenge and there will be (for a change) some wise political consensus and diplomatic skill which will help maintain and overcome the challenge! Domestic policies especially related to economy will continue to be the classic case of one step forward- two steps back and economic recovery will remain grey at it’s best! Basically rise in cost of living will be celebrated by being misread as rise of standard of living! Weather, Monsoon, tragic accidents all will make their presence felt- especially when Rahu-Mangala- Shani, Mangala-Shani and Rahu-Mangala-Shani connect through different times! Guru transit will continue to see a rejuvenation of the cause of Dharma- upholding the genuine ancient wisdom and this movement may also see some kind of formalization with help from govt. agencies- needless to say in the sea of genuine seekers, there will be some odd black sheep! Judiciary will be active and will keep up the pressure from time to time and play a role what ideally a strong opposition would have in the parliament! The leaders and the nation need to stay alert and will be able to give a fitting reply to misadventures of neighbors when challenges arise!

All in all, 2022 sure enough will see the end of the pandemic, but will also bring to forefront the realities of humanity- progress, strife, struggle, wars, oppression and reflection! What you choose more is what will eventually play out more! The golden rule to navigate 2022 is “Stick to Basics”, nothing more, nothing less! Depending on how your individual chart is, impacts of the transit will get altered- either amplified or mellowed- multiple factors go into deciphering that bit- but when you know you have some turbulent weather to fly through, strapping down your seat-belt certainly helps and for 2022 your seat-belt is going to be your way of connecting with the God that you worship and by staying focused on things and people that really matter! More the clutter around and withing you, more chaotic will 2022 be!

I leave you with these thoughts for now, will catch up soon with another piece as we begin the exciting journey into 2022! Stay connected, Stay Safe and Stay Blessed!

Planets with a mind of their own!

As you wonder over your chart, at times thinking how things have been so smooth and great and yet at other times, not knowing what hit you and why you would really deserve what comes your way- somewhere within all of this resides the real essence and truth about who you are and the reason why your chart is the way it is! Join me here as we try to decipher and understand what is that you and I can do and not do about the way things are and how at other times, planets seem to have their own weird ways to manifest realities which may be not necessarily aligned to what we seek! So here we go!

Whether you are an astrologer or a believer or a students fascinated by the subject, irrespective of all the great learnings that are available and all the information and rules that you can apply; life and the approaching time yet manages to throw up a surprise every now and then. Sure enough many astrologers are blessed to come up with accurate and right predictions, but yet there are those instances when, one facet of human life is managed and at the very same moment there are challenges that crop up in some other space!

What people must never forget is that astrology gets limited by the questions asked and the contexts that they arrive from! You may have a great yoga, but for the same to manifest and provide the promises other conditions must be necessarily fulfilled. Often then not, in majority of the cases this where the disconnect happens and hence the potential reached by an individual gets calibrated to the net effectiveness of an operating yoga in a given context of time!

I am not for a moment debating the rules or principles laid down the great learned scholars and Rishi’s of the bygone eons, the fact is that unless we are able to map what those rules are to the contextual reality and truth of the individual who wants to have a question solved, we will be ever finding ourselves solving things momentarily and rarely be able to provide a lasting solution!

Your chart is who you are and unless you are able to decipher what each planet wants to whisper and nudge you to, you will be at best keeping momentary peace with yourself and those around you! The real essence of astrology is all about knowing yourself well through the roles that the planets have given to themselves in your chart- that is the order of your soul’s urge to progress and keep moving ahead. It is the blueprint that is whispering to you a divine plan and pathway which will help you aligned to the path of what is right and just to the spiritual journey that you have chosen.

Sure enough, astrology questions now a days often always relate to and get limited to the mundane push and pull of life- money, job, business, marriage, kids, inheritance so on and so forth- nothing wrong with it- all this is certainly important and must be known. What is critical is that all of these must be analysed through the lens of the chart and what is being promised- each time an individual makes a choice to act or behave out of alignment to what the chart suggests by the placements of the planet- sooner or later regression will catch up and then you have all those moments where challenges seem to start mounting up for no seemingly real apparent reason- because all actions were sequential and flowing from one thought- which perhaps was right in the space of desire but perhaps not necessarily aligned dot what the chart wanted you to do!

The real and meaningful empowerment that can come through astrology is by aligning your actions pertaining to the mundane and spiritual matters to what the planets whisper and that is when you will be able to find greater peace and tranquillity. Success has different meanings and definitions between the material plane and the spiritual plane. Few charts pursue one more over the other and few manage to balance it. Some time it differently, eventually unless the mandates aren’t completed the progress of the soul will remain challenged and that’s the space from where you begin to wonder if, planets have a mind of their own!

I leave you with these thoughts here, so that whether you are an astrologer or an individual seeking one, you are perhaps more informed about what the planets really are whispering and what is that they want you to do and how aligned or far out are you in your now- to experience the bliss or turbulence that comes your way!

Ciao for now will be back soon with another one! Until then stay safe and stay wise!

Through the mind of an astrologer.

If there has been anything that this great subject has taught me, apart from what the technical aspects that it brings along with; it is the great and perhaps the ever enduring lesson about human spirit, humility and that unfailing and unfaltering sense to surrender to a greater universal force- whichever way you may want to relate and address to it! Join me here as we take a sneak peek, into what perhaps the astrologer’s mind is all about and why it is so imperative and compelling to be able to sieve from what works and what does not and why at times things work out very well, yet a few other times they simply seem to stall for no reason! So here we go!

Like with any other subject, astrology, it’s study is no less easy- Sieving through the hundreds of translations across as many languages you can find them, encountering cryptic translations, at times clear, at times even more ambiguous, to this add the hundreds of known principles and guidelines laid down by the great exponents of this subject through the Vedic times and beyond, with a recent twist of modern observations, techniques and principles arrived at after pain taking research; the story of the nine planets, 27 nakshatras and that rising ascendant with the divisional chart- well, by now you have perhaps guessed it, is no simple task! Hence I said in one of my earlier articles, it is not astrology that fails, but perhaps astrologers who do fail– not because they are good or bad- simply because in that fleeting moment of time of analysis- they would have overlooked one component- which would have been the golden bullet to the query being dealt with! So now the question why does this happen or rather why can this happen?

Well, like with any other trained or acquired skill, astrology also banks on the competence of an individual, an ability to have a stronger memory , a better intuition, and a refined understanding and inference of what the classics mean. Moreover it also calls for reading, re-reading and continuing learning of facets as new and new research findings are made public. So, if you ever thought astrology is easy, well let me be honest, this is as complex as it can get, but it never calls for harnessing all the techniques or all the wisdom, all at once- simply because questions that are being asked may be simple or complex and a dash of common-sense, understanding of astrological basics and divine grace of the Lord are most of the time good enough to help an astrologer arrive at an accurate analysis and thereby help people with solutions and suggestions that enrich and better their lives.

The chart is more of a soul’s manifestation in human form in its spiritual journey and a cryptic code that must be read by the beholder of the chart for being able to progress the soul even as mundane duties of life are completed and fulfilled. This is the space where astrology can help people connect with their inner calling and also suggest how and why desires manifest as they do, indifference comes up as it does and why there is a push or pull over one area of the lifer over the other, why some people engagements are cordial and while some simply don’t seem to connect!

To make analysis in the time that someone may ask a question, calls for divine grace as well, no matter how many chart an astrologer sees, remembers how many principles- but in that fleeting moment when someone is in front or you, on a call or a chat, to be able to sense, relate and answer with certain degree of accuracy on the probability of an event happening or not- is simply impossible without divine grace! In fact if you notice, many a times people come to astrologers entrapped either aligned to their direction of journey or for re-confirmation or at other times, seeking help to get their bearings back! Either-ways as an astrologer to assist in space, knowing the modern day workings of the world is also as critical and vital as the ancient revered texts and principles!

People are often fascinated with the Yoga’s in a chart- seldom remembering to apply them to their modern interpretations! Add to this the confusion created by reinforcement of classical texts without proper thought, you have a scenario where everyone wants to be a kingmaker, politician or a business tycoon- which simply is not how it works! I had written a piece around this too and you can find it here!

People need to remember and astrologers too would do great service to the subject if they accept that they too are fragile humans with perhaps a gift of understanding a subject, which many don’t know more- simply because no school teaches it as a compulsory subject! Astrology, if you ask me, has three components- maths (which was used to create charts- which now a days software do with decent accuracy), principles and techniques (there are a few software’s which use algorithms based on these and provide narratives in the Kundli reports with varying levels of accuracy) and final prediction- that holy space of being able to decipher an outcome with certainty of probability and timing- this is where unless Divine Grace and Blessings are not there- people seem to struggle and at times their struggle gets rubbed off on people who come to seek help- simply because they said something and that seeded a chain of thoughts and actions which perhaps causes more chaos then solving what was meant to be solved!

Through my experience, what I have learnt and proactively practise- never ever to plant thought starters- that is not what we are meant to do! How would you feel if you went to a doctor to check if you have cold and the doctor suggested planting the virus into you- to check if you have or not! Well, not very encouraging right? Likewise when it comes to the space of astrology, the more you listen, the less you will have to speak and when you do, more often then not, you will have ample clarity with the details shared by the person asking the questions and that will give a more fitting contextual setting which is so vital to know the trim level of an individual!

Astrologer’s are as human as any other human and prone to success and failures in equal measure if they are not able to deploy their learning wisely and prudently! Perhaps the greatest mistakes that few astrologers tend to do is play God and that is where things begin to go horribly wrong, personally, irrespective of how much pressure, I have come under, I have always given and mentioned clear voice to one statement- God Willing! Unless that is there, no matter how good your chart is, or messed up your planets are, no good will come in and no harm will ever come your way!

Finally, as human beings and at the soul level, we are all connected and engaged through a common spiritual pursuits, some realize it, many do not, hence the bliss or struggle on ones’ life- astrology is unique for it is perhaps the only meaningful bridge that one can stand upon, traverse, observe and experience both- the material and the spiritual world in one gaze!

I leave you with these thoughts for now, will be back with another one, until then stay wise, stay safe and yes, do remembers- astrologers are only as human as you! Else the world would have been run and managed by them!

As Mars comes to meet Rahu!

As Mangala (Mars) moves into Vrishabha (Taurus) and remains there until mid-April 2021, time for the world to embrace sudden, explosive and possible violent developments! Nature will certainly come alive! An indication of a massive earthquake, landslides with consequences cannot be ruled out during this period alongside increased Volcanic activity!

As Mangala moves closer to Rahu and crosses it over, the few days when Mangala and Rahu are in close degrees, will call for necessary caution and safety of world leaders and instances of conflict, military action may come to the forefront along the disturbed theatres of the world. Needless to say this period will call for extra caution in pockets around the world when Mangala (Mars) and Rahu are in close proximity and form association with Chandra (Moon) as it transits especially being 4th, 8th and 12th and gets conjunct with Mangala and Rahu!

Travel needs to be moderated and only embarked upon if necessary. Faults and failures owing to electrical malfunction, fire hazards at industrial houses involved in manufacturing electronic gadgets cannot be ruled out!

The world of global politics and international relations will witness a severely turbulent phase, through much of March and first week of April. World leaders must exercise caution as they communicate through new age media and technology, as chances of increased ambiguity leading to precipitation of problems can be seen. Health and Safety issues of a few world leaders may suddenly crop up, especially if this transit is over the 1st, 4th or 7th house of the nation’s chart and other natal positions of planets are not strong enough to mitigate the negative impact of this transit!

Mangala (Mars) being a natural malefic, as traverses alongside Rahu, will increase its potency to become a first grade malefic and unless the transiting bhava and it’s lord has the power to check and reduce the malefic impact!

Needless to say, the houses being aspected by Mars as it transits will see increased activation in areas as signified by the bhava being aspected. This will be felt more for the 5th, 7th aspect and 9th bhavas from Taurus. Significance of these houses will have to be addressed and taken care of during this period as sudden developments are much likely and could be positive or negative depending on the bhavas, planetary positions, strengths, mutual aspects and operating dashas and anatrdashas!

All in all a time to stick to routine and avoid that temptation to be drawn into endless and meaningless confrontation provoked by Rahu and completed by Mangala!

During this period, listening to Kalbhairava Ashtakam will provide much needed respite!

Ciao for now, will be back soon with an another one, until then stay safe and stay wise!

As planets decide to party!

A lot is been said, discussed and deliberated over the coming together of the planets in Capricorn! Well, once in a while even planets need to have a party, sure enough not always you get such a staggering audience coming together in one sign, so from that perspective, these events are far spaced, but every now and then you have planets coming together! Join me here as we try to decode this space in easy, simple terms and know whether you should be excited or worried about this and how this may eventually impact you! So here we go!

Sure enough, there are the ancient texts, shlokas and writings of the great sages that give a comprehensive technical overview and guidance towards this space of planetary conjunctions and stacking up in one house/sign, but I will limit this article to some simple easy to decipher ways of interpretation, so that you know where to look, what to see and how to figure out your life for the coming few weeks!

To begin with the planets are coming together in Makara (Capricorn) with the sign lord Shani (Saturn) very much present there and who are coming to pay the visit, well we already have Guru (Jupiter) there since last few months, Surya (Sun) moved in here on 14 Jan and will be here until 12th Feb , Shukra (Venus) , Buddha (Mercury) too have made it and the Chandra (Moon) will be there for two days. All these planets will be together for two days and that is what the whole noise over the social media space is about! Surya moves into Kumbha (Aquarius) on 13th Feb. The two days earmarked for this planetary party are the 10th and 11th of Feb! So how do we decipher this? Well read on!

First things first, identify which house of your chart these planets are transiting and where are their aspects landing up, simultaneously you will need to check where they are originally placed in your chart as well. You see, if planets that are helpful to you, transit in a benefic way and also share a benefic aspect- needless to say you will be riding on the crest of the wave- perhaps the best time; but if these planets are afflicted or have a negative indication through your natal chart placement, their avasthas, mutual associations, house placements, ashtakavarga scores and operating the dasha/sub-dasha periods, then you will have to weigh in and decipher the impact with greater care and understand well how and which planets from this party circuit seem to have a stronger grip in the story of your life!

Not to confuse you or scare, but if the party lord- Shani (Saturn) is well placed, more or less the impact of negative manifestations will be greatly reduced, however if it is afflicted then there will be a lot of development, movement associated with the bhava (house) in which this party is going on and the bhavas that are getting aspected by this commotion! In layman terms there is a terrace party happening across the street and if you like the music coming your way in your house (which is being aspected) you will like it and if you don’t like the music- well that’s what negative impact of planets is all about- by themselves and through their aspect!

Keeping it simple, take a holistic view of what is unfolding in your chart and don’t bite into the temptation to pivot on one planet over the other, needless to say, in no time, the fast moving planets, Mercury and Venus will begin to move ahead and out of Makara (sure enough Mercury being retrograde- will remain stationed longer then usual- that is one thing you may want to pay attention to!) and as the planets begin to come loose of this party mood- little sanity will be instilled, but sure enough not before the impact has been felt, the party goers and watchers both!

Do take extra care with regards to the respective house significations, if this transit is through your 2nd, 4th, 7th or 11th Bhava as the challenges could be multipronged and seeking simultaneous attention! Sure enough there are other technical aspects around planetary avasthas especially with Jupiter and Saturn, but I will not delve into that space for now!

Well, to conclude, nothing to worry about without reason- for all that planetary transits do is to amplify the promise of your birth chart each and every time, because with every transit cycle- although the bhavas remain the same, by virtue of the operational Dasha/ Antardasha the flavour, intensity and manifestation will be radically different, but never divergent- if transit through a bhava has been beneficial for a planet in an earlier phase, the benefic impact may amplify or reduce based on other conditions of mutual aspects and dashas, but that will never turn to be bad per say or completely negative in the context of a U turn, unless the antardasha in operation is of a severely afflicted and stronger malefic in the chart!

The best thing to do is, follow routine, avoid major changes unless left with no options and keep communication documented, crisp and factually verified especially as long as it remains retrograde, once Mercury becomes direct and resumes forward motion to enter Kumbha and join Sun there, things will begin to ease out and intelligence will seem to be sane again! Not to forget our friends Rahu is watching this show, so is Mangala (Mars)! The next big show will be when Mangala (Mars) moves ahead to say hello to Rahu!

I leave you with these thoughts for now, will be back soon as I have something to share, until then stay wise, stay safe and yes, enjoy your planetary party!

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Mars makes it’s presence felt alongside Rahu.

Further to my earlier blog, Mars arriving in Mesha (being 12th from Rahu) is making itself present, rather with more intensity. Accidents, Landslides, Earthquakes are been manifesting with an increasing frequency! Extra caution is called for, needless to say! General societal matters tend to remain challenging as well and when Mars transits over Rahu in Virshabha (Taurus) expect turbulence to intensify further.

As Moon too passes over Mesha, Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn expect sporadic rise in incidents over the next few months!

As Mars continues with it’s transit, time to practise meaningful restraint until it moves clear into Mithuna (Gemini).

Rahu is not letting it’s vice like grip go anytime soon! As I said earlier 2021 is already seeming to be a protracted extension of 2020!

Until Mid-March, early April, sporadic incidents with a fingerprint of Mars and it’s signification will tend to rise and will needless to say carry a trace of Rahu signification alongside! Saturn indicates- impact at societal levels and mass levels!

Travel safe, only if you require to, check, double check machinery and stay wise and pay attention to health in general! Rahu, the master of Illusion is at work alongside Mars, take a note of that!

Ciao for now, will be back soon with another one! Until then take care!

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