Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Power and Criminality From the Vedic Astrology Horoscope

Power in the Vedic horoscope-
From the Vedic astrology horoscope, just like all other things in life, proclivities to great power, and sometimes unanticipated power, can be seen.
The Rāśi Chakra is extracted below for immediate reference.  

Rashi Chart-

Exalted Sun-
Just at first glance we can see that it is not an ordinary horoscope. Exalted Sun (Surya) is in the Lagna in Aries (Mesha). Sun indicates royalty and political power and authority.

Nature of the power-
The individual was amongst the highest ranking government functionaries in one of the States in India. The Sun is the 5th Lord of power and he was known to be extremely close to several executive heads of State in succession.

Parivartana Yoga-
There is Parivartana Yoga between the Sun and Mars as Sūrya is in a Rāśi lorded by Mangala and Maṅgala is in a sign ruled by the Sun.
Mars is the lord of the Ascendant and in exchange with the 5th Lord produces a Rajayoga of great magnitude.

Charakaraka Confirmation-
When we see the Charakarakas in this horoscope we find that Mars is the Ātmakāraka and the Sun is his Minister, the Amātyakāraka and a huge Rājayoga is formed even in this manner by the exchange. When the Ātmakāraka promises something, it cannot be thwarted and if it is promising unbridled power then so it shall be.

The entire bureaucratic machinery was under direct orders from the native of this horoscope, for a long time and despite all sorts of machinations, he could not be dislodged from his high perch.   

Charakaraka Replacement-
In this horoscope the phenomenon of Lopa or the disappearance of the Charakāraka is happening as Mars and Sun are exactly at the same degrees of longitude of arc traversed and the difference is not even in the minutes but in the seconds of arc! Even so, the original Ātmakāraka Mars being the Agrakāraka or the planet which is ahead, shall be replaced by the Sun as the Aṅtyakāraka and the slot of the Amātyakāraka shall fall vacant.

When the Ātmakāraka is replaced, the entire life of the person changes, and the very hue of the soul that characterises him, undergoes a change. While Mars shows a military bearing, the Sun is pure power and the desire to rule as a matter of right.

The nature of work-
Ordinarily Jupiter is the fixed Amātyakāraka and would show advisory work when the change occurs but if we look closely there is another Parivartana Yoga between Jupiter in Aquarius and Rahu in Pisces.

The work indicated by Jupiter is actually going to come from Rahu, which it did. He was catapulted into close proximity with the political powers of the day. The political powers came and went but he survived with each regime and while his power oscillated slightly he was always extremely significant in matters of governance.

Guru-Chandala Yoga-
The Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga effect is definitely formed owing to the tenuous exchange between the completely opposing tendencies of Jupiter and Rahu. When the heads of State tumbled, the native was seized with massive anxiety as to his own prospects.

Manifest Power in Life-
As I often write, houses from the Ascendant show the potential of things to manifest but not the manifestation itself. The Bhāvas from the Lagna contain the metaphysics of the Karma. What will happen in the world of Maya can only be gauged from the ĀrūḍhaLagna.

Arudha Chakra-
As the Lagneśa Mars is in the Pañcama Bhāva from the Lagna, the Ārūḍha Lagna is in the 9th House from the Lagna in Sagittarius. We see exalted Sun in the 5th House from the Ārūḍha Lagna showing that the native will find the peak of executive power. Mars and Saturn in the 9th from the Ārūḍha Lagna protect the image with ferocity and great reserves of power and the possibility of punishment in the event of things being amiss or going awry.

Vahana Yoga-
A very powerful Vahana Yoga is formed by the conjunction of Venus and the Moon in the 4th House from the Ārūḍha Lagna. Every luxury and enjoyment was available to the native. Both the Moon and Venus have 100% directional strength in the 4th House from the Ārūḍha Lagna. He was a leader of men and a very powerful personality shown by this Yoga. The Yoga is sullied by the presence of Rahu and that too in a sign of Jupiter giving rise to rumours and so on. The exchange with Jupiter does not help this.

Well, the Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away-
The problem with Jupiter is also that it is in the 3rd Bhāva from the Ārūḍha Lagna. The 3rd Bhava from the Ārūḍha Lagna indicates the manner and place of demise as it is the 8th from the 8th House.
Jupiter is debilitated in the Navāmśa Chakra and is in exchange with Rahu. Where Jupiter is expansion, Rahu is uncontrolled expansion. The native was suddenly afflicted by a major incurable illness and died in a matter of months.

Badhaka and Badhakesha-
For the Cara Lagna in Meṣa Rāśi, both Śani and Rāhu are Bādhakeśa and the Kumbha Rāśi is the Bādhaka Sthāna.
The Bādhekeśa causes severe afflictions. Firstly, the lord of the Ārūḍha Lagna is in the 3rd from the Ārūḍha Lagna in the Bādhaka Rāśi from the Lagna showing a terrible self-undoing. Śani aspects the 11th House which is again not good. Śani as the Bādhakeśa is with a dire malefic in Mars. The Bādhakeśa is a first-rate killer and the combination of Rāhu and Saturn worked their effect on the 3rd from the Ārūḍha Lagna which is also the Bādhaka Rāśi.
We also cannot ignore the impact on the progeny as the 5th House is badly afflicted and the problems pertaining to Jupiter the Naisargika Kāraka for children have already been pointed out. The Putrkāraka Śukra is in the 8th from the Ātmakāraka Mangala.
We can therefore see that almost exclusively from the Rāśi Chakra we can decipher the entire life of an individual, and that too one who rose very high in his career in terms of power and status.
Of course, with the divisional charts all the minutiae and the specific details in every realm of life can be accurately identified.

In this horoscope, the birth data is being kept back but the planetary placements are given below for reference.

Planetary placements-
Pisces Ascendant rises and the Lagnesha Guru is in the 9th House in Scorpio Rashi.

The 11th House has exalted Mars and Rahu in Capricorn. The 7th House is populated with an exalted Mercury, the Sun and debilitated Venus.

Saturn is in Taurus in the 3rd House from the Lagna, the Moon is in the 12th in Aquarius and Ketu is in the 5th in Cancer.

The native hails from an ordinary background but had high ambitions with Lagneśa in the Bhāgya Sthāna. The ambitions may have extended to the global stage.

The drive can also be seen from the special intervention caused by Śani in the 3rd Bhāva from the Lagna through the Viśeṣa Argalā. Two dire malefics in the 11th House cause Lābha Argalā but the gains are likely to be through questionable means when they are brought by malefics.

Land and Immovable Property-
Exalted Mars indeed gave dubious dealings in land which led to a police complaint being filed against the individual. Rāhu is the 12th Lord in war with Mars in the 11th House and the complaint cited cheating against the individual which is a signification of Rāhu.

Badhaka and Badhakesha-
The main problem though lies elsewhere. Exalted Mercury in the 7th House may give great business but actually it is in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna and can give death-like suffering. What appears to be abundance and riches is actually less than proper transactions as Mercury is akin to Rāhu, being the Bādhakeśa. It is causing tremendous obstruction being exalted in its own house.

Mercury being the 7th Lord also indicates the spouse who apparently did not notice anything amiss when the riches were being piled up with vehicles (Mercury is also the 4th Lord of vehicles) and houses (4th House is also home) and attributed it to business. According to her, every vehicle and property was seized one by one showing the work of the Bādhakeśa in Bādhaka Sthāna.

Venus is also debilitated in the 7th House as a functional malefic being the 3rd and 8th Lord for Pisces Lagna and afflicts the Bādhakeśa Mercury. With marriage these activities may have spiralled out of control.
The Sun is the 6th Lord and further afflicts the 7th House of marriage and business very badly and all these planets in the Bādhaka Sthāna worked to the great detriment of the native.

When Saturn aspects the 11th House it wants the native to adhere to orthodoxy and tradition and if this does not happen then Saturn becomes adverse. Here Saturn aspects the malefics in the 11th House with sign aspect making this a permanent requirement in life. This aspect has also gone missing in the life of the individual and he would be required to adhere to his faith and religion strictly.

Rahu aspects the 7th House with Graha Dṛṣṭi or planetary aspect and further poisons the situation in the 7th House.

Ultimately the native was arrested. It may be that a lawyer friend may have tried to help him with exalted Mars in the 11th House but Rahu did not permit this to happen as the native did not have the wherewithal to put essential processes into motion. It also may be that the attitude to camaraderie exhibited by the native may have suffered due to the influence of Rahu on the house of friends. Rahu as the dispositor of the 5th Lord Moon spoils the future of friendships and the future generally.

Arudha Chakra-
The Ārūḍha Lagna is in the 5th House from Lagna with Ketu in Cancer. The Moon appears to be in the 8th House from the Ārūḍha Lagna but is not. It is in the 6th as the counting is reversed by Ketu. Ketu is aspected by Saturn with both Graha Driṣṭi  and Rāśi Dṛṣti and it is doubtful if Ketu continued to be spiritual in the Ārūḍha Lagna with this influence. It causes Jara Yoga and the native may exhibit false religiosity with this. Ketu bereft of spirituality is a first rate malefic in the material world and indicates a very poor image, including a criminal image.

Gains from the Ārūḍha Lagna-
Owing to the reversal the three planets in the Badhaka Sthana in the 7th House from the Lagna are in the 11th House from the Ārūḍha Lagna indicating huge gains. We have seen that these gains have not always been through the proper channels and have sent the native to jail.

Dwara or the door-
The native thought that he had to break down the doors with the Mars-Rahu combination to emerge properly into the world, little realising that this would become his image in the world and he would have to fight Ketu (criminality and arrest) to come out of this Karmic trap.

Change in the Image-
What will happen now is that the image will change to Jupiter and the native will continue to strive with Mars and Rahu in the 3rd House from Jupiter. Jupiter may well be the purpose of the birth of the native. But then the 7th House continues to be the 11th House from Jupiter and the dangers persist. Now, Saturn, the planet of tradition and orthodoxy is in the doorway from Jupiter and will require strict compliance especially since it is retrograde.
Before his arrest, the native stated that he saw the folly of his ways and had turned spiritual. This shows the move to Jupiter in the Ārūḍha Lagna.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mercury Direct in Virgo and Other Vedic Astrology Developments in October 2015

Mercury is in direct motion in Virgo-
Mercury has now turned direct in Virgo in Vedic astrology transits, and is therefore now simply exalted. Earlier in retrogression, it was giving the results of Pisces which is the sign of its debilitation. I discussed some of these facets in this article- This paper discusses the exaltation of Mercury in Virgo, which is the situation obtaining at the present time.

The effects of Mercury retrograde, as it was at the time, in Virgo and approximating to placement in Pisces are discussed in my article at this link-

What’s new with Mercury direct-
As Mercury turned direct, we embarked on an exercise of interpreting two Vedic horoscopes and dispatched the findings to our consulters, readers and subscribers through our Newsletter.

Our Vedic astrology Newsletter periodically communicates esoteric content at an advanced level to those who are on the list, and this content is usually not available for reading on this website.

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Synopsis of the contents of the Newsletter-
In this edition of the Vedic astrology Newsletter, we explore the theme, through practical real-life examples, as to how the contemporary person and understand and transform their lives, avoid the pitfalls and heighten the positives through the higher echelons of Vedic astrology.

In the first example, we survey combinations and Yogas which define the personality and the moment, holding sway over the thought-processes and guiding the intelligence of the individual through placement in the Lagna or the Ascendant.

We get into the peculiarities of planets as lords of houses and how their dignity and strength or weakness can dictate the course of life through events which can be seen readily through the systems of Vedic astrology.

The importance of the Moon is in clear evidence here in this Vedic horoscope as is that of the Arudha Lagna, the image of the person in the world. We see how planets can make a person change his jobs time and again and how the image of the person as seen in the Rashi chart, dominate the choice of career at a given point in time.

The area of marriage is yet another pillar in the life of a person and this is also studied in the example horoscope. We evaluate the inherent strength of the marriage and the factors which might lead to its cessation. The crux principles are brought into sharp relief so that the readers may clearly discern the fabric of Karma laid down by the combinations and placements in the horoscope.

In the second example horoscope also we examine the life and times of an individual whose tenor of life experience underwent a major change owing to a Vipareeta Raja Yoga. This combination is the source of much curiosity and we have made some essentials quite clear through the scrutiny of the Yoga in this horoscope. Typically,  this Yoga is not founded in consistency and longevity and is short-lived. While in this chart, the Yoga transcends itself to attain considerable length, since it is an unexpected success which has come, we have to always keep our investigations open to the possibility of a weak link, especially when the Yoga is required to be strong.

In this horoscope, the transit of Saturn in Scorpio is important and has been analysed. My other papers on the subject may be read here-

In this horoscope, as in the previous one, we again survey marriage. The marriage involves the Badhakesha or the obstructing agent for the horoscope which often introduces the foreign element into marriage (this is slightly different from the usual situation where each spouse visualises the other as some sort of alien or foreigner in any case). The challenges brought about by the transit and placement of Saturn, the Rajayoga which has already manifested and future prospects are all discussed here.

Newsletter Archives-
All previous issues of the Vedic astrology newsletter, including the one discussed above in the preceding paragraphs may be read here-

Current transits-
Apart from Mercury, it is important to note that Venus and Jupiter are both moving in direct motion in Leo. They are joined Mars. It at once forms the Guru-Mangala Yoga and triggers Venus into action. There are major reserves of pragmatic and esoteric knowledge both and certain people will give forceful expression to these. Mercury and Sun are together in Virgo and are joined Rahu and there is a great deal of focus on the actual work that you do.

I have already discussed the stressful alliance caused by the mutual planetary aspect between Mars and Saturn, which can be accessed by visiting the following link here-

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Implications of the Current Transits of Saturn and Mars and their Mutual and Other Aspects in Vedic Astrology

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This newsletter covers the direct impact of the transit of Mars in Leo. The implications of its conjunction with Jupiter and the formation of the Guru-Mangala Yoga are delved into at length. The fact that the Sun has transited into Virgo and joined Rahu and Mercury is noted.

There is a mutual aspect between Mars and Saturn and some of its ramifications are expressed in the Newsletter. It contains links to past Newsletters and related posts on this website as well.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Debilitated and Afflicted Moon in Vedic Astrology Transits During the Weekend Ending September 20, 2015

Vedic astrology and the weekend ending September 20, 2015-
From a Vedic astrology perspective, it is little wonder that people have reported that the weekend ending September 20, 2015 has not been very comfortable. The Moon (Chandra or Cañdra) holds the chariot reins for this life, being the significator of the mind of the human being, and the Moon has been debilitated in Scorpio (Vrishchik or Vṛṣcika Rāśi).
Transit Moon debilitated in Scorpio-
The Moon further signifies the inputs and stimuli coming from society and participation of the being with the community. It also indicates the flow of events and the ebb and flow of emotions and feelings.
In deep and inscrutable Scorpio, the Moon gets Nīca or debilitated as this is the 8th sign of the natural zodiac and the Moon therefore becomes caught in the death-like situation in any horoscope irrespective of the Lagna rising, in the 8th House. This is the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna placement for the Moon.
Impact of the debilitated Moon-
Debilitation of the Moon immediately stresses and depresses the mind with swirling, deep energies of Scorpio ruled by Mars, overtaking the sensibilities. Irritability and darkness take hold and the weekend which is meant to be a time of relaxation becomes a fuming, secluded emptiness.
If the mind is dying, then no matter what else is happening, the human being does not enjoy that passage of time. So it has been this past weekend.
But there has been more to it, and we must look at the transit chart to see the reasons in a better way.
Transit chart-

Influence of Saturn and Mars-
As if it was not enough that the Moon was debilitated, it had to conjoin Saturn, (Shani or Śani) the great malefic.
Saturn is an old planet indicating past Karma and suffering. It also indicates darkness of various types and is best pleased when people adhere to orthodoxy, much like old men, set in their ways. For the fickle Moon, this is too much to ask, and in the sordid environs of debility, the conjunction has brought great pressure to bear on the minds of many people, whose natal Moon is stressed in the horoscope in some way or the other.
Mars and Saturn are in mutual aspect from Leo and Scorpio and this has led to severe affliction to the Moon which has been caught in the crossfire.
Saturn and Mars are bitter enemies and their mutual aspects show desires to hurt and maim each other. Mars desires to control Saturn and the Moon with His 4th House aspect while Saturn seeks to enslave with his requirements of diligence and hard work owing to the 10th House aspect.
These astrological influences have been out of place over the weekend where they sought to influence the mind.
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Onward journey of the transit Moon in Sagittarius-
The Moon will be travelling to Sagittarius next but not before traversing the Gandanta, which is a junctional region between Scorpio and Sagittarius where the mind will be very frayed. This will happen in the wee hours IST so people in India can hope to get through unscathed but other time zones need to be checked for specific influences.
Aspect of Jupiter-
In Sagittarius, there will be an excellent aspect of the lord of the sign, Jupiter (Gurū or Guru) to the Moon in transit infusing the mind with optimism and positive energy and also the requisite knowledge to do things of importance and value.  Jupiter is currently in transit in Leo and aspects Sagittarius with His 5th House aspect bringing great consciousness and awareness to the mind.
This is the only planetary aspect and the circumstantial aspects of the Nodes, Rahu and Ketu are through the Rāśi Dṛṣti or the sign aspect.
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo on September 17, 2015 in Vedic Astrology Transits

Mercury Retrograde in Virgo on September 17, 2015-
I have written at this website about the exaltation of Mercury in Virgo in Vedic Astrology sidereal transits and therefore must also address the fact that Mercury (Budha) will become retrograde late at night on September 17, 2015 and shall continue to be so till October 9, 2015.
Retrogression or Vakra Gati of a planet is a situation where the planet is exerting heightened effort (three times the effort) and therefore indicates intensity of striving.
Why does one strive? In order to get something. Why does one wish to get something? He does not have that thing or wants more of it. It is an expression of desire in any case and to this extent retrogression is like Rahu, the North Node of the Moon.
It also indicates lack or refusal of something to occur and one keeps trying again and again, hoping for the result to come to pass. Retrogression is not desirable for these reasons although the planet becomes very strong so as to try effectively continually.
Retrograde in Exaltation-
Retrograde means opposite or reverse to the norm and when a planet, like Mercury currently, becomes retrograde in exaltation, it starts to give results opposite to exaltation, namely debilitation. This is also since the desire of the retrograde planet is focussed on the house opposite to its station.
Virgo or Pisces-
Mercury is exalted in Virgo but while it is retrograde it will act as if it is in Pisces in debilitation. Mercury becomes debilitated in Pisces because it is quicksilver and childish and does not want to sit and meditate in the Ashrama of the Guru. It feels as if it is in detention after school, and that too in ‘Scripture and Other Holy Practices 101’, while all others of the class play and create a right ruckus just outside.   
Implications of Mercury Retrograde-
A retrograde planet is trying to get your attention by doing the same things again and again. Mercury is the King of the Age of Information and so please check and re-check all your communications three times before letting them loose or else Mercury will check them for you by precipitating things which require checking, re-checking and even re-doing.
This applies to documents, emails, phone calls, bills, contracts, banking entries, misunderstandings, words and phrases, words once out of the mouth are like an arrow and so on, money, commerce, transactions, web, internet, computers, connectivity, financial instruments, filings, hard drives, external drives, texting, what’s up with WhatsApp, schedules, time-tables (those beatific, saintly,  Bodhi things which never seem to work in real life)- you get the general idea.
Contrary to popular belief, hard currency, one of the more significant and less beatific significations of Mercury does not suffer when Mercury is debilitated. They only come in circumstances which harbour distress or difficulty for some party or other or enforced humility in some manner. Nīca Grahas are capable of giving effect to Śrīmaṅtaḥa Yoga.
The Past-
The Past wants to revisit some especially in respect of transactional work. Projects envisaged in the past which never took off, will come calling again. This is virtually like new work which is only coming in the retrograde period because it was to have come effectively in the past.
If other agents of the Past were to come, they would either come crying because of the effective debility of Mercury or some other thing of that nature will happen. These things are more likely if Mercury is retrograde in the natal horoscope itself.
But I, But I, But I, But I, But I.........For God’s Sake Carry On, We Are Listening!-
Mercury is expression and speech and sometimes, with Mercury retrograde or debilitated or exalted and retrograde which gives results of debility, expression and speech are curtailed.
With Mercury exalted and retrograde the difference is that the basic structure of significations ensuing from Mercury are exalted but it is in their manifestation that they suffer. But exaltation is not happy with this denigration and so it is likely to be stylised as a signature line, much in the same way as dramatic effect is sought with a slight, theatrical limp while walking in some cases.
Vedic Horoscope with Mercury Exalted and Retrograde-
The chart below is an instance of Mercury exalted and retrograde in the natal horoscope itself-

Apart from the indications stated in the segment above, the additional concern is that Budha is the Lagneśa and while fostering a perception that the body is sound, due to its retrogression and consequent effects of debility it can create sudden health issues of a serious nature as being the lord of the Ascendant the planet rules the body.
Mercury is joined Rahu-
The only cautionary note which is to be struck is that till Mercury is in direct motion in exaltation, its association with Rāhu is only largely positive but when Mercury starts giving the effects of debilitation then the association with Rahu can become troublesome in the significations of Mercury especially in charts where either Mercury or Rahu are noticeably adverse.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Important Message to Consulters, Subscribers and Readers of Vedic Astrology Consultancy & Research

As you are aware we have been sending out a Newsletter, at certain intervals, to the consulters, subscribers and readers of this web resource.

The archive of these Vedic Astrology Newsletters is now over a year old with the number of issues approaching ten.

We find that owing to the use of diacritical signs to preserve the authenticity of the pronunciation of words in the Sanskrit and also owing to the image of the charts in the Vedic Astrology horoscope, some of your email inboxes never receive the newsletter at all.

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Major Vedic Astrology Developments in 2014-

Vedic Astrology: A Study of Careers in Contemporary Life-

Upcoming Saturn Transit to Scorpio on November 2, 2014-

Vedic Astrology for You in the New Year in 2015-

Pressfield's Resistance and Vedic Astrology-

Vedic Astrology: The Charakaraka Replacement & Its Impact-

Case Studies: The Impact of Vedic Astrology in Contemporary Life-

How Life Mirrors Karma in the Horoscope in Vedic Astrology-


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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

How Life Mirrors Karma in the Horoscope in Vedic Astrology

The most recent Vedic astrology Newsletter titled How Life Mirrors Karma in the Horoscope in Vedic Astrology is now in circulation and can be read at-

This paper is entirely comprised of practical application of the principles of classical Vedic astrology. 

The horoscopes studied and elaborated on in this Newsletter include one with notable features in the career, prominently a Rajayoga, and how these positives play out against some other lesser combinations and placements in the charts.

Very often we have instances of people wondering what makes someone tick and with pragmatic appreciation, convincing answers are simply not forthcoming. The simple reason is that truth lurks elsewhere, in the Yogas in the horoscope. 

A horoscope with political aspirations and extant governmental connexions is also interpreted, even though the basic career is distinct from the two realms aforesaid. Impediments in statesmanship are identified. Politics is a national passion in India and there can be varying degrees of Karma which can indicate corresponding proximity, participation and reward. Sometimes, the pushes and pulls are all there, and yet that level of success which yields political position and basically catapults is not there. 

Yet another chart shows multiple careers owing to Karmic transformations ensuing from the 8th House from the Lagna.

Another horoscope discusses the challenging features in both the Rāśi Chakra and the Navāmśa Chakra, the Karaka and so on which have led to marriage not having come to pass thus far in life.

Finally, a horoscope is evaluated from the perspective of relationships and marriage, and the Karma therein, primarily from the Lagna but also from other specific reference points such as the Upapada Lagna.

The role of Venus in weakness (debilitation) and the association of the planet of beauty with Mars and the blemish it creates are all considered in the paper. The affliction of the 7th Lord and the Badhakesha is seen along with the shock value of some of these adverse combinations. It does take two to tango but sometimes a glimpse of the Karma from one horoscope is enough to determine the contours of events that are likely to transpire.  

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Monday, September 07, 2015

Exaltation of the Planet Mercury in Virgo in Vedic Astrology Transits

Mercury Exalted-
The planet Mercury (Budha) is exalted in Virgo (Kanyā Rāśi or Kanya Rashi), reckoned in the Vedic astrology paradigm, till October 29, 2015 when it moves to Libra (Tulā Rāśi or Tula Rashi); irrespective of the Lagna (Ascendant) rising in the horoscope, the exaltation, or the state generally, of Mercury is always an important factor to be considered.  

Exaltation for any planet is its strongest state in the horoscope and it becomes akin to Viṣṇu (Vishnu) capable of sustaining the individual par excellence in the matters that it signifies.

Budha or Mercury is the planet indicating the intelligence of the person in the Vedic horoscope, and is the archetypal student, almost always willing, able and keen to learn. It signifies rational thought which is a tremendous aid, certainly in formal learning, and in informal learning as well.

After living on planet Earth for some time, we usually view (or should) an ism with its designated measure of scepticism.
The philosophical moorings of rationalism are quite dicey inasmuch as they lay down that reason rather than experience is the foundation of certainty in knowledge.
In other words, no matter what happens in your life, if a syllogism or some elevated process of deduction or  induction indicates to the contrary, then according to rationalism you are better off relying on the process, rather than what you have already experienced.
That does not sound very rational, does it, which rather defeats the premise on its own, without anyone’s help.
Mercury, the Child-
An un-conjoined Mercury in the horoscope and entirely uninfluenced by any other entity might be demonstrably quite fickle and childish. Its rationality might develop into rationalism. A planet can, in theory and in practice, never be uninfluenced, for there are constant influences like Argala which are fastened on astrological factors like bolts. What we usually want to say is whether a planet is un-conjoined or un-aspected.
In any case, we know how susceptible Mercury is to influences when we pick up any horoscope and study the associations of Mercury. Mercury is very quick to learn things from others and the company it keeps is very important for this reason.

Mercury, Malefic or Benefic-
If Mercury has benefic associations it is a first rate natural benefic in the horoscope; if it has malefic associations then Mercury is a natural malefic in the horoscope. This is a trait he shares with his father, the Moon.

Mercury joined Rahu in Virgo-
Till October 29, 2015 Mercury is joined Rahu (Rāhu, the North Node of the Moon) in Virgo.
Rahu is extremely strong in Virgo. Why is this so? Rahu is the thinking mind of the human being. It only has a head and so it likes nothing more than thinking, and over thinking. Rahu’s realities are founded in thought. In Virgo, it finds an atmosphere of absolute rationality designed to appease the parameters of functionality. Virgo is sincere and important but Rahu exploits its terrain to the hilt.
Rahu promotes rationalism because with its argument and propositional brilliance (hopefully, at least on occasion in its earthly manifestation through rationalists) it is at once atheist or if it is doing you a favour, then agnostic. There was no compulsion for rationalism to be Godless. But it usually is.
Rahu need not exploit Mercury because Mercury will be more than happy to explore the high research and experimentation of Rahu in Virgo. It will not impede Mercury’s exaltation.
What will happen though is that arid and bleak arguments will fill the days in some quarters, denouncing spirituality (because Rāhu and Budha do not care for Jupiter or Gurū) and esoteric arts.
Remarkably, the sophistry of denouncing corrupt and criminal activity flourishing in the garb of spiritual practices, will be used to denounce the incredible and historically unmatched brilliance of India. Where is the rationality in that.

Bhagwad Gita Yoga-
This is the reason that in the natal horoscope it is highly desirable that Budha should be joined Gurū. What could be better for the best student in creation then to be sitting with the best teacher in creation. All works stand to be fulfilled. The brilliance of Mercury finds guidance from the knowledge of Jupiter.

Positives of Mercury-Rahu conjunction in Virgo-
If a horoscope has natal prowess in terms of knowledge and perspective, then the current transit can only add a feather to that crown. The only danger of Rāhu’s brilliance is its lack of adherence to social and legal propriety and if the horoscope is fortified on these counts, then such an association can only enable the person to reach up, break free of any strait-jacket constraints which may have developed, and shine forth.

Mercury, the Driver of Humanity-
Jyotisha (Jyotiṣa) is magical because it explains life itself. To achieve this purpose, it must be larger than life for how can equals explain equals. It is divine, like life, and works with life from a higher perspective.
Mercury may be a child in its age but in its significations, it is extremely powerful, and is the driving force behind the exertions of a large part of humanity. It is the significator of growth, commerce, money, learning, communications, transactions, banking and such major areas in life.
This must be understood and deliberated upon on all possible occasions- it is important and has ramifications.

Acting, Riches, Talent, Acclaim with Exalted Mercury in Virgo-
The chart below signifies the power of Mercury in that the individual, Amitabh Bachchan, is one of the most famousactors and superstars to ever grace the Indian silver-screen.

Mercury is exalted in Virgo and joined the Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) Venus (Śukra or Shukra) in trines from the Ārūḍha Lagna along with the 10th Lord Mars. There are huge Rajayogas here.
Exalted Mercury has given a distinctive voice and acting talent and style and an unparalleled success in Indian cinema. Rāhu aspects by Graha Driṣṭi (Graha Drishti or planetary aspect) leading to one stepping stone in life after another. It is equally true that owing to the Yoga being in the 8th House from the Lagna, life has been full of unexpected changes and upheavals including long-standing health issues.
The host of planets in the 8th House from the Lagna aspect the 11th House from the Ārūḍha Lagna with Rāśi Dṛṣti indicating massive gains and income throughout life.
Saturn in the Ārūḍha Lagna gives a shy, reticent and conservative manner and the image of a champion of the masses and the common man in many of his roles at the peak of his career. Since Saturn is opposed to the Ārūḍha Padas, there may have been one or two mattersof debate and concern in public life in both the personal and financial realms.

Checking Rationalism-
Rational discipline is essential for the proper development of the mind but rational thought is like the taxi which can bring you to the door, but cannot drive inside the house. There you must walk yourself. Rationality has to be mastered and then transcended through experience of the truth, no matter what label one may put on the latter.
Rahu in Virgo can bring about expressions of bewilderment at that which is not argumentative but as stated before, the influence of Jupiter can remedy the situation.

Let us see the chart below-

Rāhu is not only in Virgo, a sign ruled by Mercury but also in the 9th House which is that of the Guru or the guiding principles in life. In the house of Dharma, Rahu has its Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna (Marana Karaka Sthana) and is considered adverse.
However, see the strong special 5th House aspect of Jupiter on the 9th House from the 5th House of Maṅtra. Jupiter is joined Sūrya (Surya), the 8th Lord of the occult and esoteric and signifies soul level illumination. The native is not deeply rooted in religious practice but has faith in God and is interested in the occult arts like Jyotiṣa. The Pañcama Dṛṣṭi of Gurū is enough to modify the worst effects of Rahu with its knowledge infusing aspect. Unless Jupiter is joined Rahu, there is always room for manoeuvre

The Transit Chart-
The transit chart showing Mercury exalted in Virgo with Rahu is given below-

Mercury only receives the sign aspect of Ketu and of the Moon when it should transit the dual signs. Ketu is very strong in Pisces and if it finds one straying when one is not supposed to, it will create some mistake or the other which can be a sobering influence.  
There are no planetary aspects but the conjunction of Jupiter and the Sun in the 12th House from Mercury gives the current potential in Virgo the best conceivable start and support.

Mercury in its functional status for Aries Lagna is indicative of its great role in human life and development. At once it is the lord of the 3rd and 6th Houses of the Vedic horoscope (Rāśi Chakra) showing its portfolio or growth contained in the Uapachaya (Upacaya) Bhava from the Lagna. Mercury learns in the 3rd House through reading and writing and all forms of information processing and in the 6th puts it all to use in brilliant work, where in the process it learns professionally to add to what it has acquired personally. Due to this propensity it is also the primary significator of the 10th House. 

Mercury is therefore to be attended to with care. It is impressionable, and what that means for human beings is, that they are impressionable in childhood. Also, for thoughts to be strong meaningful it is important that Mercury is in a good state in the horoscope. We cannot do much about the Yogas and the condition of planets that we inherit in the horoscope but the vast potential of horoscope analysis and remedial measures can help us to heighten the positives and to mitigate the challenges that come through these.
Some of the ways in which we work with the planets in horoscopes from across the world, so as to derive the most perspective, illumination and clarity in respect of the various areas of life are stated in - 

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