From time to time, it behooves Vedic Astrology to pay some attention to the cousins; those who practice and follow western (tropical) astrology. It is sometimes of benefit to check horoscopes cast for confirmation; it is also important, as many minds cast their attention to this form of astrology, and hence, it has a certain validity. We take our point of departure from Leonard French's teachings on self-fulfilling prophecy. As so many westerners only know this form of astrology, attention must be given, if only to explain certain phenomena.
On July 29, classical tropical astrology advises that many planets will form a disposition known as the "Grand Sextile". This event has a subtle spiritual significance far beyond the considerations and interpretations of astrology and astronomy. It indicates – albeit on a subtle level – the rise and rise of energies which will result in a rise in mass consciousness.
In these days of powerful cosmic forces being unleashed through our Sun, the amount of light flowing to the mind-body-spirit complex – the combining and recombining of light within our bodies and surrounding our soul as impressions and wishes, desires – self-discipline is a sine-qua-non, that which we cannot do without. The Human is the Hue-man filled with the various hues of light. How may we take up the influence of Rahu and apply it with wholesome, balanced self-discipline and bring order of the chaos as mankind learns more of its origins?
(This is Part Two of a letter to my friend, Gandhi. Gandhi is his nickname due his remarkable resemblance to the late Mahatma Gandhi. “Gandhi” lives in Puttaparthi, and asked me about the forthcoming Solar New Year. In the last post, I began with a general overview of the Sun’s dispersion of rays, and how this energy is being checked or throttled by Saturn and Rahu, and how the 4th Dimension energy continue to flow to us with checks and balances. )
you wrote to me and asked about the Solar New Year and what it might have in store for you. In my last letter, I explained how the Sun is vargottama in 14 divisions and what this means. There are checks and balances brought by Saturn and Rahu, and Mars is depleted, in combustion being so close to the Sun; Mars is weakened to the tune of 95% so there are changes in the way strength and force are used. Social networking, social relationships are in for a marked change due this combustion of Mars.
(This is a letter to my friend, Gandhi. Gandhi is his nickname due his remarkable resemblance to the late Mahatama Gandhi. Gandhi lives in Puttparthi, and asked me about the forthcoming Solar New Year. So I have cast a vedic chart (called kundali) and write to explain to him what the chart means – especially in the light of the new dimensions, the 4th dimension, of which Gandhi knows little.)
Human Values and Astrology
Value:Truth; Sub-value: Self-Awareness
Planet (graha) Rahu – North Node
Om nakadwajaaya vidmahe
padma hastaaya dheemahi
tanno rahu prachodayat
Understanding Rahu as a Planet
The North Node is known in Vedic Astrology as Rahu, and is considered a shadow planet, symbolised by a head. In the myth of the churning of the ocean of milk, the demon Swarbhanu stole a taste of the nectar of immortality and was decapitated by Lord Vishnu. Rahu is not actually a planet, rather a shadow planet, chhaya graha, the cause of eclipses of the Sun and Moon. Where Rahu eclipses the Sun and Moon, there is a similar eclipse of the light within the mind.
Human Values and Astrology
Value:Peace; Sub-value: Contentment
Planet (graha) Venus (Sukra)
Om Aswadhwajaaya Vidmahe
Dhanur hastaaya dheemahi
Tanno shukra prachodayaat
The Planet Venus is known in Vedic Astrology as Shukra, the celestial poet, son of Lord Bhrigu (var, Bhrugu), and is dispositor or karaka of artistic grace and beauty, refinement and contentment.
Venus shows our affection and sense of harmony in life. Among the planets, Venus is our appreciation of the beautiful and as such represents our aesthetic sense. Venus is significator of art, poetry, painting, music and dance. Venus is the muse in life, our sense of the beloved that draws out our creative expression. Venus indicates sensitivity, refinement and gentleness.
Human Values and Astrology
Value: Truth; Sub-value: Discrimination
Planet (graha) Saturn (Sani)
Oh Lord Saturn! The mysterious one,
Thy mother is the shadow and thy father is the Sun,
You are considered, only malefic, by some,
Others know you as the benevolent one.
God gave you the task to purify each one
Through all types of experiences under the Sun.
Bless us and remove our shackles, one by one.
The Planet Saturn is dispositor of limits, control (and when we try to push past that control, frustration); and completion. We should never be trying to push back the barriers that limit us without using our discrimination.
Human Values and Astrology
Value:Truth; Sub-value: Conscience
Planet (graha) The Sun
The Sun is the first Planet (although it is actually a star and the centre of our solar system). One is the number of unity and a prime number. Every planet is the centre of some radiating force or energy. These planetary radiations are absorbed by all the beings in the universe in proportion to their capacity. The planetary forces pass through them along the line of least resistance
In Vedic Astrology, The Sun is the karaka (disposer, energiser, motivator) of Truth and the Conscience within.
The five human values given by Sathya Sai Baba are composites of human qualities and behaviours. Truth is the basis of the Universe and all other values. All the worlds rest on truth, it resides in all times, time past, time present and time future. As such, it is an eternal value, innate, knowable by all, and able to be elicited from within.
The new energy has been coming in for quite some time. It reached the turning point with the alignment of the Sun with the core of suns, then it reached back to the creation of all. This opened up many opportunities for all aspects of creation, and all forms of life in all the kingdoms, mineral, plant, animal and human.
This energy has first come to various grids in our atmosphere, and then descended to stargates on the Earth where the energy is distributed in a balanced degree and quantity to places all over the Earth.
The new energies are distributed through stargates like Uluru
As our galaxy and Solar System transited the heavenly conjunction with Tula, the Central Sun of all Universes, new energies were transmitted through our Sun to the Earth. Things get better slowly. We could use ceiling fans as the metaphor…
The black fan – distributing negative energy – is slowing down
The black ceiling fan represents the energies, archtypes, thought-forms and mass-energies over nations from the past, and is still spinning at high speed. It is spinning on the old energy of FEAR … (false expectations appearing real) … but it is getting no more new energy. That energy source is cut off. The fan will take some time to slow down and come to a halt. As people continue to access old, fearful and negative energies, they will continue, for a time, to manifest reality as they experienced it. But the ceiling fan will slow down and come to a halt. What is this ceiling fan powered by?
Very shortly after the opening of the 4th Dimension and the return of the Earth to this — and higher dimensions in our solar system — a small, invisible, transition among the shadowy planets will take place. Shadowy planets — called chaaya grahas — are not seen. They are points of magnetic force which have impact in our solar system and on our Earth. Our bodies are woven from light itself, from the very source of light (called Paramjyothi in Vedic literature). We are in fact the light of the Source and the mask of illusion, called Maya, causes us to see this world as real. In fact everything that happens in this world and in our lives on Earth are taking place in light. So we look to the light and its role in our lives.
The 3rd Dimension will mesh with the 4th Dimension.
The Earth, the planets in our solar system along with our own Sun—along with our entire galaxy—are all experiencing a transition to the Fourth Dimension. A sun in a solar system is the centre-point around which all other bodies rotate; our own solar system rotates around a central sun of this galaxy (known as Sagittarius A – possibly a dark star) which in turn is rotating around the central sun of all galaxies and universes – this Central Sun is larger than our own solar system. It is from THIS central sun that light is streaming forth – and a higher frequency is being passed to all galaxies and solar systems. Many worlds are partaking in this transition to a higher frequency.
Ride out the Winds of change by connecting to the calm of God within you
Taking place, now, is an alignment of the sun, our solar sun with the central sun of the galaxy, and that with the core of suns’ also, to the core of the Creation of All (this is in the subtle universe). This is happening now.
Om is the energy of creation, preservation, dissolution. It is an essence. It is everything. It is Absolute and it comes from nothing, it comes from the Void.
Cosmic Energy, the OM, is the basic form of energy in everything. It is in you, in your earth body and your brain. It is in your mind consciousness, your God consciousness – that is within you.
You are also easily influenced by this energy – but it is taken for granted. Everyone needs to think about this; and think about how it affects you and influences you. Everyone may acknowledge it … every day, every moment, every second of your life.
Life on Earth, Life in the Universe
The Hierarchy, Star People, the coming Golden Age
Human life has a purpose – we are here because we want to be here. We have made choices, which have become embodied as our soul blueprint.
We call come to Earth from the realms of light (the subtle universe – see Sri Yukteshwar) with a soul blueprint. This soul blueprint lays down all the peoples we will interact with in our lives. So no major events, no major interactions in our lives are unplanned. We are all here to help one another.
I hope I didn’t not offend you in my last reply. There was no challenge to you on my part, just that every time I turn to your page for planetary devotion, every planet looks favored except for Saturn and Venus which get no comment, picture or anything… ( I am very curious what you will have to say about them…!)