Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Subject of Food in Vedic Astrology- Planet Significations, Diets, and Remedial Measures


In this article, the subject of food is correlated with the planets and houses in Vedic astrology, extending amongst other things to dietary significations and methods of prescribing remedial measures involving food.

WHY FOOD-

Food is necessary for sustenance, in common parlance. As a necessity it is one of the biggest drivers in life. It is essential for the body or the Deha/ Tanu.


SIGNIFICATOR OF FOOD-

Moon (Cañdra or Chandra) is the Natural Significator or the Naisargika Kāraka for food in general, in Vedic astrology.

It is also the Karaka for the mind, social interaction, fame and flow of things. The Moon is so important that it is treated as a Lagna in itself called the Janma Rashi (Jañma Rāśi) or the Chandra (Cañdra) Lagna.

DIETARY POLICIES & FOOD BASED REMEDIES IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY-

Why should there be any sort of awareness of a food intake policy or plan? If dietary policies are a valid metaphysical organisation, then adherence to such a plan would keep the natal Moon, which is Kāraka for all food, in good order.

Planets in Vedic astrology (the Grahas) are embodied energies which are alive and subsist in personam. Like other dynamic and living beings they need food. The Ārūḍha (Arudha) Padas are similar in that they also need food to exist in the world of Māyā (Maya).

It is this which provides the abiding rationale for fasting as it transfers the food which would have otherwise come to the native, to the relevant astrological entity for which the fast is being undertaken.

Bhāvas (Bhavas) or the houses and the Grahas placed therein are important determinants for remedial measures.

BODY-

Whatever happens, happens to us while we occupy the body. Food is essential for the body as recorded earlier. Regulation of food is thus inextricably linked to the happenings experienced through the body.

AND MIND-

Since Moon is the Kāraka of both food and the mind, what we eat impacts the mind. As the body or the Deha is another signification, the state of the body informs the mind as well.

DASHA (DAŚĀ) AND FOOD-

As planets govern different foods, the change in the Dasha can radically alter the nature, quality and quantity of food intake. The Rāśi Daśā (Rashi Dasha or Periods of the signs) irrespective of the planets placed in them can alter the environs in which food is had. For example, in a given phase of time one may eat more often at home, and in another, outside.

DASHA AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE-

The logical corollary is that physical appearance changes with the change in the Daśā because the food is changing.

GEMSTONES AND FOOD-

The reason for exercising caution in the prescription of gemstones (Ratnas) is that they directly touch the body (except the diamond). Therefore it is natural to expect that food which forms, comprises and sustains the body itself is all important and care in food is a pre-requisite.

GOOD, BAD AND ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED-

The various categories of foods for the individual can be derived from the horoscope and the crucial planets along with their placement in crucial Bhāvas. Prohibited foods are crucial to identify because they can be extremely adverse in precipitating adverse Karma which extends far beyond bodily matters- these can be identified by coalescing the defining features in specific divisional charts.

FOOD STRATEGY AND CLARITY OF DISTINCTION-

An effective strategy of food intake is contingent on clarity in distinguishing the roles the planets are playing in the Vedic horoscope.

Some planet-ruled food is to be ingested only to be digested and expelled, in order to get the malefic or otherwise impeding energy represented by the planet, out of the way, while others can be the affirmative back-bone of the food intake. Some foods can be symbolic embellishments if the quality or the nature of the food prohibits  intake in anything but notional mass owing to physiological constraints.


DON’T DO IT-

This always ensures that it will in fact be done and so it is with food.

FOODS SIGNIFIED BY THE PLANETS IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY-

The food related significations of the Navagrahas or the nine planets in Vedic astrology are given below. These are indicative of core sources based on Rasa and the list can be enhanced from standard sources.

Sun (Surya)- red chillies

Moon (Chandra)- milk, water, rice

Mars (Mangala)- bitter gourd

Mercury (Budha)- green vegetables

Jupiter (Guru)- sweets, clarified butter

Venus (Shukra)- curd, yoghurt

Saturn (Shani)- mustard, alcohol

Rahu- mushrooms, red meat

Ketu- fish

MISCELLANY IN ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES-

Venus rules curd and yoghurt and having power to revive the dead through the Sanjivani, curd and yoghurt are used in potentially fatal diseases. There is nothing better to strengthen the immune system and yet this is not for everybody as indicated in this article above.

It should be no surprise then that the diamond is similarly used in such situations. Please see the correlations established above in this paper between the body, food and gemstones.

When it comes to Saturn the difference is that the planet is ‘the great malefic’ and rules alcohol related problems when it comes to imbibing. In food stuffs ruled by Saturn a poignant situation usually emerges akin to a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea. This is how it was intended. Even so, if Saturn occupies special locations its food and drink significations cannot be ignored.
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