Vedic Astrology Lesson 17

Mundane Astrology

The North Node has transited to Taurus and the South Node to Scorpio.

We believe that some sort of relief will be imparted to the afflicted world but the planetary alignment of 15 May 2002 - when all planets except Jupiter will be in Taurus and Scorpio - is a cause for alarm and despondency.

We pray that much damage will not be wrought by this conglomeration of planets in two Zodiacal Signs.

Saturn and the North Node in a Sign is not good for political stability. In India, there may be a dissolution of Parliament, political instability and chaos.

On 15 May 2002, seven planets ( Jupiter, Sun, Mercury, Mars, Moon, Saturn and Rahu ) will tenant the constellation of Taurus. Such congregations had happened before in 1962 and 1942 and have triggered wars. Hope this will not break out into a major war.

Another disconcerting factor is the Saturn-North Node conjunction in Taurus. The incendiary North Node represents conspiracies, misunderstandings, discords, immense suffering and melancholy. Saturn, on the other hand, represents sorrow, strife and suffering. With the association of the North Node, Saturn's tendency to do evil is veritably enchanced.

Lead Kindly Light! Lead Thou on amidst the encircling gloom!

Jupiterian Transit of Gemini

An Ashtamamsa of 3 degrees and 45 minutes is called a Kakshya and it is the eightfold division of the 30 degree Zodiacal Sign. The eight Kakshya rulers are Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon & the Ascendant or Lagna respectively.

During the present Jupiterian stay in a Mercurian Kakshya till 13032002, the world will see growth of knowledge - scientific, philosophic & literary. Mercury represents academic knowledge and Jupiter represents Wisdom, of the regal Self. More and more people will turn to Universal Philosophy and the Wisdom of the Divine.

Taurus, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo people - Take this opportunity of a favourable Jupiterian Transit and prosper. You have to channelise your energies in a special way.

Regarding the Third House

The third house is the eighth from the eighth. Since the Eighth house represents death, the eighth from the eighth ( the Third House ) is considered dangerous. On the positive side, younger coborns & Help are indicated by the Third House.

If the third house is vitiated by malefics, help from others will be found wanting. Here we enumerate the effects of the Third Lord in the 12 Houses.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 1st House

Since the 3rd lord is in the Ascendant, the native is likely to be a selfsufficient and self made person. The native's intelligence & know- ledge will be impressive despite his/her qualifications. He/she will have to learn to control anger which can be his/her greatest enemy. Though their appearance is on the lean side they will exhibit vitality and energy in all critical situations.They tend to be attracted to fine arts & will be drawn to acting, music & dancing.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 2nd House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 2nd, the native may be lazy or lethargic as he/she do not take his/her undertakings seriously. They may also be attracted to their neighbours assets which may be considered to be mischievious by many. Unnatural means of personal gratification may be resorted to by them. Their image may be spoiled by their headstrong behaviour and their extravagance. They may not keep punctuality and they may not also keep up the decencies of debate. They may not have good relations with the younger co-borns. They may have hostile neighbours.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 3rd House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 3rd, the native will have the company of brothers & sisters. He/she cannot don the deceptive role. Optimism is deeprooted in their heart and they view everything philosophically -viz- they are confident that everything happens for the good. They are not the type who cry over split milk. They do not bother about the past which is gone forever and believe that today is our eternity. They may not enjoy good relationship with younger coborns. They may get the help of their neighbours during the hour of crisis.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 4th House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 4th, the native will have conveyances house & everything. He/she will no doubt be intelligent and wealthy Their spouse will be considered shrewd and intelligent & who will be be unorthodox in many ways. They refuse to be pushed around or led by the nose even by those who are senior to them or cleverer than them .They may have stepbrothers. They may not have much happiness from their mother. Some of their friends will turn away from them.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 5th House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 5th, the native will be virtuous and chivalrous. Her/his married life turns into a paradise as both of them are ready to forget & forgive even the most vicious encounters. They yearn to be helped and appreciated. Their brothers will definitely help them in their hour of need. They are best suited to agriculture as they know when to sow and when to reap. They may not have much happiness from their children. Their neighbours also may turn hostile towards them.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 6th House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 6th, it will be difficult for the native to maintain good relationships with brothers, sisters and uncle. Their honesty and sincerity in financial dealings have got drawbacks. They are extroverts by nature. Their ego which has been badly bruised during childhood makes them introverts. One of their brothers may opt for the Army. Another one may join the medical profession. Their mind will be troubled by enemies.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 7th House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 7th, it is better for the native to be an employee than a businessman.Their income will be regular & steady & not subject to vicissitudes which are characteristic of business cycles. They will excel as subordinates than as commanding officers. They will always be in the good book of the boss. They are in the habit of overestimating their ability to perform or repay. They forget a duty or debt when it falls due. At the same time they are careful not to incur the wrath of the Law.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 8th House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 8th, they will be driven by the desire to take possession of things and take charge of situations without any authority whatsoever. They are basically altruistic & may even be ready to die for their love. Their actions are based on honesty and sincerity and with good intentions.They are hypersensitive & deeply hurt by innuendos on their honesty. They resent being treated like a criminal despite having a heart of gold. They may miss the company of their younger brother or sister.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 9th House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 9th the native may not get much from the parental side. Their spouse may bring everything for them. They may be much bothered by father's reputation and attitude which may cause despondency and alarm. They are emotional and they are always swayed by emotion. This may be reflected in their relationships with brother, spouse and office. Their brother will have the privilege of inheriting ancestral properties which paves the way for their benefit. Their relationship with father will be tainted by misunderstanding.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 10th House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 10th, the native will be selfsufficient and selfmade.Their wealth may generate all sorts of comforts for them, even the forbidden. Ultimately remorse would supervene and they become melancholic thinking of the temptations in which they were trapped. They have pleasing personalities and sincere approach which in turn creates a sympathy wave amidst the public. Their profession may be connected by travelling and they become the gainers. Almost all the brothers become successful and they will help them in many ways. Most of them will attain to professional reputation.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 11th House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 11th, the native will have business knack They are adepts at selfishness and this trait manifests even when they are dealing with brothers and sisters.They may be misunderstood by members of the family and this rouses their anger.They become as vindictive as an Arab. But they cool off as they cannot carry vindi- ctiveness for long in their heart. They depend on their brothers and are ready to sacrifice for them. They may be helped by their younger co-borns. They will have gains of a high order and their desires will be fulfilled in time.

The Effect of the Third Lord in the 12th House

Since the 3rd lord is in the 12th, the native's wealth may come via a member of the opposite sex, most probably his/her partner. Their relationship with father is likely to be tainted by personality clashes. They are quite domineering in the sense they want their wishes to be granted and their orders should be obeyed by all. They are rebels and terrible antogonists. This temperament should not impel them to evil and sinful deeds. They may be worried on account of their younger brother or sister.

Union via Action (Karma Yoga)

While acknowledging the fact the the One Universal Substance which compose the differentiated parts of the Universe is all this , one should indulge in selfless service and love for Him.

Man has two duties - Duty unto Caesar means we have to do our wordly duties & Duty unto Self or God means we have to do selfless service to our brethren so that we fulfill the divine humanity in ourselves.

There is a poetic verse which says that trees exist for altruism, that rivers exist for altruism, that cows exist for altruism and hence this body is for Altruism or selfless service.

The basis of all service is Love. When we love, we serve. Service is divine and service is one of the means to exhaust one's own Karma .

Karma is defined as action and all actions have reactions. The Grand Law of Causation, the Law of Cause and Effect, the Law of Retribution is called philosophically as the Law of Karma.

So we as composite creatures have done both good and evil and good & evil karmas haunt us. But in order to attain to Self-Actualisation, we should exhaust our karma. As far as karma is concerned there will be backlog and it will be difficult to exhaust karma all of a sudden. But absolute surrender to the Divine is the only remedy and while we tread the Path Celestial, all karmas get burnt up.

In Silence, we have to climb from our own earths to our own heavens, rendering to the Caesar of the outer world the things which are lawfully his, and at the same time fulfilling the Law of Wisdom which will set us up and distinguish us from the ranks of other men.

It is true that many adversities and opposition we may have to confront. But these are merely parts of the process and tests of fidelity. Some people on this Path Eternal complain that they and their friends also are visited by misfortune. But we have to understand that they are wages and Initiation is a process of intensive culture and accelerated evolution. It is our Karma exhausting itself.

We have to understand that the Divine Will is leading us, through every circumstance, towards the Final Realisation. This faith will give us equanimity.

Astrology & Occult Vibratory Chemistry (Tantra)

Vedanta deals with Absolute Being or Sat. Tantra, on the other hand, deals with Tat, which is both Absolute Being and Relative Being, or Being absolutely Relative and relatively Absolute. Creation is the play & display of Cosmic Intelligence and this Intelligence is defined as Tat in Tantra.

Astrology & Quantum Medicine

Quantum or Holistic Medicine emphasises that the Whole is greater than the sum of its parts and that the patient who has the disease is more important than the disease of the patient! It is linked to Astrology in the sense that both deal with the Universal and are branches of Universal Philosophy.

Books as Carriers of Wisdom

Books are left by geniuses for the benefit of posterity.

The great who come to save this suffering world And rescue out of Time's shadow and the Law Must go beyond this yoke of grief and pain. Heaven's treasures they bring, their sufferings count the pain, Or they pay the gifts of knowledge with their lives!

Vedic Astrology - Lesson 18

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