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March-April 2007 Vol. 11 No. 2
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Fifth House as the Key to Ill Health - 4
Practical Application of Principles
Dr. K.S. Charak
Ulcerative colitis appears to manifest in most cases during the dasha of an afflicted natural benefic.
Each house of the horoscope appears to be related to health, disease and longevity in some way or the other. Some
houses appear to be more relevant to these aspects than the others, but they all have something or the other
to do with issues related to health. This of course is in addition to the different body parts which they various houses represent in the natal chart, in the Drekkana, and possibly in other divisional charts as well.
Jyotisha for the Eligible Bachelor
Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra
Sage Vyasa states that a duly married couple properly observing all socio-religious obligations with a plenty of patience, appropriate modesty and full honesty enjoys all worldly bliss. And after death, both sojourn to heavens. Such people through their noble progeny channel prosperity and peace not only to their family but also to the society.
Marriage, a multi-dimensional union, finally concludes in mental, physical and spiritual wedlock where the mental compatibility is of utmost significance. Hence, the natal Moon, being the sole representative of one's mind, by far assumes greater importance. The lagna at birth denotes body while the Moon represents mind of a native. Since marriage is primarily a union of two minds, and not only of two bodies, hence the marriage compatibility primarily emerges through the Moon signs of the bride and the groom. Rashis of the couple should not mutually happen to be 2-12 from each other, as such companions would be demanding more and more. Your savings then would not remain intact and regular which eventually may lead you to a financial crunch. In fact, this effect is not confined to money only. Demand for excessive care and attention, fondness for luxuries, cravings for all pomp and show, a split in the family or of the companions, etc., may be some other ways reflecting the above effect.
Dr. Mishra gives the effect of other mutual rashi placements of the Moons of the two partners. Then he explains the Nadi dosha and elaborates the astrological method to ascertain how will your companion be? The author also give astrological rules for timing the marriage, delay or denial of marriage. The article is illustrated with many example horoscopes.
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The Enigma of Rahu-Ketu and their Dispositors
Vinay Aditya and Borzou Ghaderi
Vedic astrology is enormous and at times seems containing contradictory ideas, but it can be understood little by little if we find some appropriate keys for seeing the horoscopes. We think Rahu and Ketu and their dispositors are those valuable keys.
Karmic astrology unveils the mysteries of human life. Karmic astrology is the art and science of realizing that it is the karmas, from past lives or this one, that make our lives. Paramhansa Yogananda in his great work, Autobiography of a Yogi, has mentioned: "A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma. His horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing his unalterable past and its probably future results. But the natal chart can be rightly interpreted only by men of intuitive wisdom; these are few."
There are three classifications of karma based on Vedic wisdom: (a) Sanchit Karma is a warehouse of karmas which has been accumulated over many lifetimes. This can be taken stock of by the yogas present in the horoscope. (b) Prarabdha Karma means that karma which is ripe for bearing fruit in the present lifetime. This is represented by the dasha scheme present in the chart. (c) Kriyamaan Karma means the karmas that we create in this very lifetime. Jyotisha can unveil the secrets of this type of karmas according to the transits of planets relative to the natal planetary positions.
We may consider these three types of karmas as representative of unconscious, subconscious and conscious levels of mind respectively. So, the Sanchit is the source of karmic waves in our lives. In the chart there are some points that direct us to understand the secrets of Sanchit, such as the 5th and 9th houses including the Yogas; but the role of Rahu and Ketu is exceptional. Rahu and Ketu and their dispositors may guide us to realize the reasons of manifestation on Sanchit as this or that Prarabdha.
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Vaastu: A Science of Harmonious Structures
Raghbir S Gill
Origin of Vaastu: To attain the perfect harmony between man and nature, the ancient Indian sages evolved a positive and healthy attitude towards its animate and inanimate surroundings. In pursuit of harmony, they attained excellence in various branches of Science, Art and Philosophy. One such branch of knowledge was called Vaastu Shastra. Vaastu is derived from the word Vasti or Vasa - a habitat, a place of dwelling or working. Literally, it is the divine science of harmonious structures. Structures of all types including houses, shops, business establishments, factories, office complexes, hospitals, educational institutions and even temples (places of worship) and towns too come under its preview.
Laghu Jatakam - Part 32
English Translation and Commentary by Dr. K S Charak
Varahamihira is considered the greatest authority on Vedic astrology after the era of the sages like
Parashara. He was born near Ujjain during the sixth century AD. His most popular works are the Brihat Jataka and the
Brihat Samhita. The Laghu Jatakam is a rather abridged version of the Jataka text. Easy to comprehend and rich in
substance, it is a classic that must be studied alike by the novice and the master.
Book Review: Vedic Astrology Demystified
Author: Chandrashekhar Sharma
by Chandrashekhar Sharma. Published by Parimal Publications, Shaktinagar, Delhi, 376 pages, hardbound Rs. 600.