Vedic Astrology Lesson 8

That which is luminous is Jyotish and Jyotish is the science of the luminaries. It is defined as a lamp in darkness. The astrologer was called by the Vedists as a Daivajna, a diviner or a prophet. So heavenly a title did those excellent people bestow upon that heart ravishing knowledge.

In Sidereal Astrology a planet means any celestial body with attraction. (From the Greek "planeta" meaning wanderer & the Sanskrit Graha meaning any celestial body which attracts the 2 luminaries - the Sun & the Moon - & the two mathematical points - the points of intersection of the orbits of the Earth & the Moon - (The North and South Nodes) are included along with the five major planets.)

Here we will deal with the effects of Venus, the planet of Love in the 12 houses which are the 12 dimensions of Life, life being multi-dimensional.

The role of Venus in Horoscopy

Although defined by astronomers as a Hell in the Heavens due to its high temperature, Venus is considered to be a benign planet in Astrology. Poetics, Aesthetics and Rhetoric are ruled by this affable planet of Love. She was exalted in the horoscope of Albert Einstein and and it is this planet which is the significator of mundane love and all the pleasures of worldly life.

Venus in the Ascendant

Venus in the Ascendant makes one handsome, blessed with good eyes, happy, with good longevity, attractive to the opposite sex and with good children.

Venus in the Second House

In the second Venus makes one a poet, with good education and wealth, with knowledge of music & with gift of the gab. In the horoscopes of Tennyson, Byron, Omar Khayam, Tagore & Aurobindo, Venus in the second was responsible for their fame as poets.

Venus in the Third House

Venus in the 3rd makes one devoid of happiness from spouse and subject to the influence of the opposite sex. Will have difficulty in controlling anger. Will be miserly.

Venus in the Fourth House

Venus tenancy of the fourth makes one wealthy, with a lovely well sculptured house and conveyances. Will be famous and will have a lot of admirers.

Venus in the Fifth House

Will be a lord, very intelligent with a lot of wealth and relatives. Will be clever and will be equal to a minister. Will be revered by many. Intelligence of a higher order will be exhibited.

Venus in the Sixth House

Venus in the sixth makes you suffer disgrace at the hands of women & you become the destroyer of your enemies. Will be subject to diseases. Will be afflicted by defeats and scandals.

Venus in the Seventh House

Will be a lover of the opposite sex. Will have beauty, brains and fortune. If male, there will be problems in marital life.

Venus in the Eighth House

This benign position of Venus makes one wealthy with good longevity. Will be regal in bearing and respected by many. Benefics in the house of longevity increases longevity.

Venus in the Ninth House

Venusian of the Ninth makes one interested in the psychic arts, wealthy, fortune via father and with good partner and children. Will have favour from the Government.

Venus in the Tenth House

This benign position of Venus makes one very intelligent, famous and will be a doer of altruistic deeds. Will excel in textile technology. Will have wealth from textile trade. This dominance of Venus on the Meridian is good for business dealing with clothes.

Venus in the Eleventh House

Will love the opposite sex, will have subordinates and will have wealth of no mean order. This is a powerful regal yoga, as Venus in the house of gains can confer gains of a high standard.

Venus in the Twelfth House

Will be wealthy and will be a traveller. Will enjoy all the pleasures of life. Will be bereft of relatives. This powerful position of Venus favours wealth & enjoyments of a high order.

Correspondence between Astrology, Gemology & Numerology

The celebrated Gemologist Richard S Brown (www.p-g-a.org) writes in his book "Ancient Astral Gemstones & Talismans" that the nine colours - the seven primary colours of the spectrum & infra-red and ultra-violet - correspond to the Nine revolving heavens and the Nine Primary Gems.

The gemological texts of India explain that white light is actually composed of seven primary colours and two secondary colours blended together. The seven colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet: and the other two colors are utra-violet and infra-red. The seven primary colors become visible in the form of a rainbow wherever light is defracted through a prism or rain drops: but the two secondary colors always remain invisible.

These nine colors are understood to be the cosmic matrix and the very essence of the nine planets; it is through these colors that the planets radiate their energy and influence. When the visible colored-light waves are measured, infra-red exhibits the longest wave length and ultra violet the shortest. It is important to note that the wave length of colored light emanating from the nine planets is believed to match those radiating from each planet's corresponding gemstone(s). For example, the wavelength of light emanating from the Sun is identical to that exhibited by a ruby - both are red.

Among all the elements in nature, gemstones constitute the most condensed form of concentrated color. Gems provide an inexhaustible source of cosmic color rays. (Richard S Brown "Ancient Astral Gemstones and Talismans" - www.agt-gems.com).

Here we give the correspondence between the Nine planets, colors, gems and Numbers.

Planet Cosmic Colour Primary Gem Numerological Number

Sun Red Ruby One

Moon Orange Pearl Two

Jupiter Light Blue Yellow Sapphire Three

North Node Ultra Violet Hessonite Four

Mercury Green Emerald Five

Venus Indigo Diamond Six

South Node Infra-Red Cat's Eye Seven

Saturn Violet Blue Sapphire Eight

Mars Yellow Coral Nine

A regulatory and research group, The Planetary Gemologists Association (www.p-g-a.org) has been formed with 106 astrological scholars and 2 certified Gemologists (to ensure that innocent public is not duped ). Vedic scholar Pandit Vidyadhar Shukla is the Honorary President and certified Gemologist Richard S Brown is the Acting Secretary. Many fine articles grace its 2001 Journal which can be read at http://www.p-g-a.org/PGA-journal-2001.html.

Astrology, Prakriti Therapy (Naturopathy) & Holistic Medicine

Naturopathy exists as one of the branches of Holistic Medicine (Ayurveda). Holistic Medicine has 2 aspects - The Therapeutic (Athura Vritta) & the Prophylactic (Swastha Vritta). Naturopathy is the Prophylactic or the Preventive System. It is based on the principle "Natura Sanat" (Nature is the Healer and Doctor). As the human body is composed of the five elements (Earth, air, water, fire and ether) so the Five Doctors are the Elemental Five! Fasting is the best medicine (even diseases like ulcer can be cured by fasting) and this is known as Ether Therapy (Akashopasana). Sun bathing is Fire Therapy (Tejopasana). Using Water as a therapeutic element is Water Therapy (Jalopasana). Letting the body get fresh unpolluted air is Air Therapy (Vayu Upasana) and eating pure fruits and vegetables is Earth Therapy (Prithvi Upasana) Naturopathy means returning to Nature and living in rhythm with Nature, who is infinite in her wisdom! Even Allopathic scholars have admitted "Medicus curata, natura Sanat" (The physician only treats but it is Nature that heals)! The main cause of all disease is overeating and man is advised to eat only once in a day and fast once in a week!

The five major planets correspond to the Elemental Five thus

Jupiter - Ether

Mars - Fire

Saturn - Air

Mercury - Earth

Venus - Water.

No wonder in the Pythagorean system, the number five was given such tremendous importance!

Medical astrologers prescribe Ether Therapy if Jupiter is weak and Fire Therapy if Mars is weak etc. By means of the Great Art, health can be restored in the patient!

A good site where you can get quality information about Holistic Medicine is www.holistic-alt.com

Astrology & Yoga

Ordinary man lives in three states of Consciousness - waking, dreaming and dreamless sleep. There is a higher state of Consciousness - Transcendental Consciousness - which can be accessed via Meditation. In his Phd Thesis Dr Robert Keith Wallace has proved the existence of the Fourth State of Consciousness (Dr Keith Wallace Phd Thesis "The Physiological effects of Transcendental Meditation - a Proposed Fourth Major State of Consciousness", the University of California and Los Angeles, 1975). The Fourth State (Tureeya in Sanskrit) is accessible to those who follow the path of Yoga. But to gain T C and get established in that state of Consciousness is not very easy. The negative elements in man - our inner enemies - are the impediments. The Wisdom of the Heavens, by analysing the negative traits in a horoscope can point out the method by which the Negative Aspect of man can be tamed so that he becomes eligible for higher states of Consciousness.

The Culmination of Yoga - Universal Love

Even though Union via Wisdom (Jnana Yoga) is great, Union via Love (Bhakthi Yoga) is the Redeeming Grace! The salvation of the world is in Love & through Love. The heart has its own reasons which the head need not know! Love is the Saviour! Universal Love is the Redeemer! Love Divine alone can confer Bliss!

Tempting God's light down to the ignorant race,

His Love to heal the sorrow in men's hearts,

His Bliss to heal the unhappiness of this world!

Vedic Astrology - Lesson 9

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