Vedic Astrology Lesson 14

The Descending Node of the Moon (South Node) was known as Ketu in Vedic Astrology. Ancient seers had given him the portfolio of Self-Actualisation (Moksha). His position in the 12th (the house of final emancipation or Moksha) is extolled highly by the savants. Along with the spiritual planets, Jupiter and Saturn, Ketu should be in a good position in the horoscope for one to attain to the Divine Crown.

Ketu in the Ascendant

Ketu in the Ascendant makes one intelligent and endowed with fortune. Will be quarrelsome, will have less wealth, will be melancholic and will have the ability to make others quarrel.

But if Ketu is in the signs of Capricorn or Aquarius these effects will be invalid as he is powerful in these signs.

Ketu in the Second House

Will be loquacious, will be devoid of eduation and will have a crooked look. Will be learned and will crave for others' wealth.

Ketu in the Third House

Will be noble and charitable. Will be valorous and adventurous. Will love evil people. Will destroy enemies and will enjoy wealth, prosperity and all sorts of enjoyments. Will be a genius of a high order. Will be versatile and will destroy opposition.

Ketu in the Fourth House

Medical Astrology postulates that heart may be afflicted if any malefic is posited in the fourth. (As the Fourth House rules the heart). Will be devoid of happiness, landed properties, relatives and conveyances. All relatives will become your enemies. This position of the South Node is detrimental to getting legacy from mother.

Ketu in the Fifth House

Will be cruel, will possess an adamantine will & will not get much happiness from progeny. Will have disorders of the digestive tract. Will be afflicted by many a disease. Will love sin and will be devoid of happiness.

Ketu in the Sixth House

Medical Astrology postulates that if a malefic is posited in the sixth, stomach disorders will haunt the native. Will be the leader of your community, Will have high education and will be endowed with many a virtue. Will love relatives. Will be proud and vainglorious. Will have allround knowledge and liberality.

Ketu in the Seventh House

Will be devoid of happiness from spouse and will love women of dubious character. Will be devoid of prosperity. Will be melancholic and will be a Machiavelli. Will love travel and will land in troublesome situations.

Ketu in the Eighth House

Will be intelligent and will have high concentration. Will be afflicted by weapons. Will not have much longevity. Will love other's wealth and women. Will be miserly. Will be famous and will have leadership qualities. This position of the South Node in the eighth indicates Karmic backlog.

Ketu in the Ninth House

Will be sinful, poor and will be devoid of paternal happiness. Will be lustful and will not have much penchant for Religion and Morality. Will be a Kapha-type, in ayurvedic terminology. Will be proud and chivalrous. Will criticise the noble and will lower himself by committing heinous acts.

Ketu in the Tenth House

Will love people and will earn the name of philanthropist. Will be quite rich and will have philosophic ability. Will be good in sculpturing. Will be efficient, famous and endowed with professional skill. This dominance of the South Node on the Meridien is good for professional enhancement.

Ketu in the Eleventh House

Will be wealthy with high education. Will have fame and altruistic merit. Will enjoy the pleasures of the mundane a lot. Will be versatile endowed with many good qualities. Will be liberal and generous. Will be very popular because of philanthropic deeds.

Ketu in the Twelfth House

Will be fickle and ever changing. Eyes may be afflicted. Will be fond of travel. Will try to conceal sins. Will be sorrowful and melancholic. Will have dubious character. But this position of the South Node is conducive to immense occult power as Ketu represents the Occult.

Symbolism behind Vedic temples

Man has three bodies - physical, astral and causal. The outer wall of the Vedic temple represents the physical body of man. The inner wall represents the astral body and the innermost wall represents the Causal body. Deep within these three bodies is the Self, the Atman who is represented by the Deity! The word temple is derived from the Latin word tempulum, a place where Law and Justice can be administered. The principle behind the temple, is Know Thyself!

Am I a god, then? Yes.

In these pure features I behold

Creative Nature to soul unfold (Goethe)

In other words man suffers from three types of illnesses - physical, mental and spiritual. Holistic Medicine takes the Tripod of Life - Body, mind and Self into consideration.
The Serpentine Power in individual bodies, the Kundalini, is the coiled Energy in humans, which rises during Meditation and Prayer. When She (Kundalini), the miscrocosmic power of the macrocosmic Shakti, rises from from the Root Chakra and reaches the other Chakras, siddhis or paranormal powers maniest. Clairvoyance, clairaudience, distant healing, the ability to see Auras and ultimately Trikala-jnana (the power to know past, present and future) all manifest in the aspirant. The aspirant should not be intoxicated by these siddhis. If he tries to exhibit the siddhis or paranormal powers, he may not reach the Goal of Life. Instead he should ignore these powers of the mind and continue his Tapas till he is liberated.

The Vedic Divisional Chart used in Western Astrology
In this article I will speak about the vedic divisional chart used in western astrology: the decanates and the terms or boundaries and the faces.

The divisional charts or vargas in vedic astrology are widely used for the natal chart interpretation to give more details about houses meanings, the group of divisional chart used in Parashara the most popular vedic astrology is called "Shodashavarga" 16 divisional chart, there are different groups of divisional chart according the schools, but all the vedic astrologers draw almost one divisional chart Navamsa or 9th divisional chart.

The 3rd divisional chart called drekkana is used to give more details about 3rd house meanings, as the others divisional charts has a sequence of rulership, the sign is divided in 3 equal parts, the first decanate is ruled by the same planet of the whole sign, the second division by the planet ruling the second sign of the same element and the third division by the planey that has rulership in the other sign of the same element.

Every decanate is divided in two parts, the 6th divisional chart is called Shastamsa, this is a varga used in another kind of vedic astrology Tajaka and is used in medical astrology, this divisional chart in western astrology is called by Alan Leo faces of decanate, in the figure at the end of article is possible to see in the 2th divisional chart, the faces of the signs called in vedic astrology Hora, the 36 decanates and the 72 faces of decanates. In the quoted text by Alan Leo is possible to find a kind of interpretation of the 72 faces.

In western astrology are also used others system of decanates; the Manilius system, the chaldean system and others system, in the Manilius system the decanates follow in the arrangement of the signs, in the Chaldean system the planets are arranged in ascending order from the slowest to the most rapid in orbital motion, all these systems start with Mars rulership of the first Aries decanate, In the quoted text by S.J. Ennis is possible to read an interesting comparision between the systems above, of course the system may be used for different levels of interpretation, thus like S.J. Ennis I prefer the oriental system.

The 30th divisional chart in vedic astrology called trimshamsa in western astrology is called terms or boundaries, in the vedic astrology is the only divisional chart with not equal division, like in the Egyptian and the Ptolemaic terms are used only five planets, there aren't division ruled by the Moon or the Sun, Mars Venus and Saturn rules 5 degrees in their diurnal and in the nocturnal sign, Mercury rules 7 degrees and Jupiter 8 degrees, the sequence of rulership for the positive signs is:


Venus-Mercury-Jupiter-Saturn-Mars for the negative signs.

If we compare the oriental terms with Egyptian and Ptolemaic terms we found that The Taurus has the same order in all the systems, the others signs have the terms mixed, with numbers of degrees of rulership different, of course is possible to use the systems for different types of interpretation, in the article Death at G8 summit I have used the direction of ascendent in oblique ascension using Egyptian terms.

In others articles I will speak about the others divisional charts in vedic astrology starting of course from the most important divisional chart Navamsa.

Vedic Astrology - Lesson 15

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