Sunday, June 19, 2016

Advanced Techniques for Timing of Events in Vedic Astrology

The ages of maturity of the planets as well as the houses in Vedic astrology are of great importance when it comes to deriving the probable times of fructification of matters. These can be further combined with certain conspicuous aspects in horoscopes as we illustrate in this article: specifics in the Charakaraka Chakra can entail massive changes in life in the areas governed.

People are generally quite enamoured of the Vimshottari Dasha as a tool for timing in the current climes. While this Dasha system is astute for the Kaliyuga, we have oftentimes insisted that the other stalwart Dasha systems explained by Maharshi Parashara in the main, and by others, must be used as well, quite often independently of the Vimshottari Dasha. Leading examples are the conditional Dasha systems which operate only in stated circumstances obtaining in the horoscope and Dashas such as the Tithi Ashtottari Dasha, used in Hindu annual horoscope, or the Tithi Pravesha Cakra analyses.

The Padakrama Dasha or the Narayana Dasha is understood to be the king of the Dashas for the reason that it explains the deterministic and fated circumstances rather than the societal and emotional stimuli that hold sway over the Nakshatra based Dasha systems like the Vimshottari Dasha.

But let us quickly revert to the opening premise. In one case, the unfolding of Karma in the Vedic horoscope was being evaluated through the Charakarakas. Discerning readers will recall our writing on the subject and extensive use in consulting as well. In the given case, there was a Charakaraka (CK) replacement occurring. This happens when two or more Grahas are at the same degree of longitude of arc traversed, and the difference is only between the minutes or seconds of arc.

Charakarakas, it needs to be remembered, are the soul level indicators of various matters in life and are listed in descending order based on their longitude irrespective of the signs, from the Atmakaraka (AK) to the Darakaraka (DK).

The AK is the King of any horoscope, according to Parashara, and indicates the self of the person at the soul level. It is the primary Karmic identity of the person in this lifetime, and an extremely potent indicator of what is coming by way of unexpended Karma with the soul. A brief description of the CK is given below for immediate reference as to the primary function of the Charakarakas:

- [ ] AK: Soul, Identity, King when it comes to Karma
- [ ] AmK (Amatya): Work, career, profession, colleagues and any connected matter
- [ ] BK (Bhratri): Siblings, guiding philosophy, Guru
- [ ] MK (Matri): Mother
- [ ] PiK (Pitri): Father, elders, authorities
- [ ] PK (Putra): Progeny, followers, disciples
- [ ] GK (Jnati): Community
- [ ] DK (Dara): Relationships

In the given horoscope one of the planets involved in the replacement was Rahu, the north node of the Moon. The individual was adept with Jyotisha work and frequently examined his own horoscope from time to time. We were informed that close to the forty fourth year after birth, he chanced upon this aspect of the horoscope for the very first time. Of course, the various astrologers who had happened to examine the horoscope had also not pointed out this aspect. Without entering into the query as to whether the said examiners were privy to this aspect of Jyotisha or not, we can readily appreciate the working of Karma in the event that has transpired.

The Nodes mature between 42-45 years of age and Rahu especially matures at 44 or 45 years of age. Rahu, in the said horoscope was so adamant on concealing this fundamental change in life till his own maturity age.

Charakarakas indicate the experience at the soul level in various areas of life and we know, in Hinduism, everything is but the Karma which the soul must discharge through birth and death. Rahu in the given horoscope, through the replacement will overtake the Graha responsible for certain matters in the horoscope and needless to say, this will completely alter the scenario in these two chosen realms in life. In this case, we know that the change is going to manifest externally as well in the form of events pertaining to life areas that are impacted by the two Grahas in the same degree.

In a soul level alteration, the newly arriving planet will begin to indicate the realm in accordance with its own significations rather than those of the Graha which was ruling them hitherto. The timing of the change, as we have seen in this case was guided by the maturity of Rahu. Sometimes this can happen with a change in Dasha and thus the dynamics associated with it. At other times, this can happen with the maturity of a Bhava reckoned from the Lagna.

Now, let us assume that a fundamental change such as this influences the career. Can it not be one of the most important events in life to have the soul level Karma completely alter the scenario and at the time indicated by the rampant Graha arriving with its tail up.

At the more rarefied realms in classical Jyotisha (Vedic astrology) we know that such a development can influence the Arudha Pada in significant ways and so the very framework of all life henceforth can change. This is a step up and beyond from cases where one becomes a Karmayogi or some event completely changes areas of life that are influenced by such a development.

What do we mean by a step up and beyond? Sometimes, when such an event influences the Pada heavily, the changes of the type enumerated above, will be transcended and the resultant life environment itself, in all areas of manifestation in social and financial life will be a novel one. While it is true that the specialised advanced work on the Arudha Pada commenced in 2016 does not envisage these increasingly subtle correlations, developments such as these when identified by us in horoscopes studied, compel us to visualise such associations becoming a part of elevated work at some point in the future.

When we were ruminating on this, another horoscope we had seen years back came to mind where the BK and MK have such a CK replacement in the offing. We cannot say much here except that we feel this too is about to happen based on the age of maturity of the planets involved. Further, the overarching impact on the Pada (Arudha Lagna or the Arudha Chakra) is also a certainty in the chart we have in mind. What will happen? Life will become unrecognisable from what it has been thus far, in actual fact. All references with which recognition has been accorded to the precious areas in life must factor in a sea-change. Unless one is acutely aware of workings of Karma in this manner, the core attributes cannot be identified which is a serious problem.

It is a serious problem because when such a major change occurs at the soul-level in manifest areas of life, which govern immediate human experience, it is very difficult to assimilate in the absence of proper guidance. To make it explicit, BK will involve siblings, and just in case there are none, then the guiding philosophy of life; tinkering with the life fabric of a sibling, or losing one's religion, neither can be deemed an easy experience. On the other scale is the MK- the mother or the nourisher of life.

This is simply the tip of the iceberg. What will actually happen simply from this perspective, will vary from case to case, and if we include the Arudha Pada, then the picture becomes a vast, elaborate one which must be deciphered in order for life to be understood, visualised and appreciated in its correct, renewed contours.

Anurag Sharma
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Going to the Core of Classical Vedic Astrology

Advanced Work in Vedic Astrology:
Over the years we have assiduously adhered to the classics of Vedic astrology in working to dispel some of the opacity of the Karma in Kaliyuga as it pertains to individuals, couples, families and other entities.
This work has been at an advanced level, basing itself on the Ślokas and dicta of the renowned classics in Jyotisha (Jyotiṣa). However, the effort has always been to derive conclusions pertinent to the real life situations and circumstances subsisting in very diverse settings across the world in the lives of people and other entities including juristic persons.
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To achieve these ends, the most popular consulting mode has been the Detailed Chart Analysis or the Life Reading, especially for first time consulters as it has the effect of delving into the core Karma for the lifetime in a comprehensive way, including in specific and distinct life areas such as marriage, career, progeny, luxury, elders and parents, siblings, property, educations and many others.
People desirous of illumination in marriage or in romantic relationships have often sought the Detailed Charts Compatibility Analysis where the two horoscopes are studied threadbare from the perspective of compatibility. We have tried to make it very clear that this aspect of horoscopy is a far cry from the usual adding up of points or Gunas in the two charts and many other aspects are required to be gone into so as to reveal the complete Karmic picture of destiny between two persons in its positive and perhaps not so positive aspects, on occasion.
Needless to say, in corporate consulting, the roles of persons inter se, in horary or Prashna, the past, present and future propensities of the questions extending to three in one set, and many such other works have been issued to consulters for nearly two decades now. The comprehensive Tithi Praveśa Chakra work is another example of a frequently sought report to understand a given Hindu year better.
We have mentioned elsewhere ( in 2016 some further delving into the core of classical Vedic astrology has commenced in right earnest. The first area of receive this extended attention has been the crucial subject of the Ārūḍha (Arudha).
The real life experience is almost entirely governed by the Arudha Chakra in all aspects and it was time, having prepared the interested populace on the subject for several years, that the Ārūḍha was revealed as being the centre-piece of pragmatic classical Vedic astrology.
In 2016 we have gone further and in many instances of specialised consulting have interpreted the Ārūḍha Cakra in nativities from this other, deeper and fundamentally novel perspective, where crucial aspects relating to social and financial realities, and the prospects or otherwise of elevation in the business realm or work in general have been explained with sharp focus. Generally in all, but even more so in some cases, this has completely changed the understanding of the horoscope and of life for the person concerned.
This advanced work pertaining to the Ārūḍha Pada is thus continuing with some vigour.
Likewise, although the injustice created by the incorrect application of the Guṇa system in marital or romantic compatibility has been dispelled many years back, and Dosha and the role of destiny have been simultaneously worked with and remedied where required, this year the attention has been more astute and some important psychological functions in men and women insofar as they relate to compatibility have been introduced.
Apart from this, the propensity or the lack of it, in two individuals to walk the life path together has been introduced into the work. The other aspects of multiplicity of destined options as regards the life partner and the finer picture describing each relationship have also been brought in.
An important and crucial determination of the correct time to enter into matrimony has been commenced as an associated but imperative aspect of compatibility related work, as a separate analysis. Many other such things have been added which we are not stating here.
The future-
In a similar vein, we will be adding other advanced consulting on the lines of those above. For example, consulters have often sought a repeat of the Life Reading (Detailed Chart Analysis) after several years of availing of it for the first time.
We intend to, in some instances, write the Detailed Chart Analysis on an increasingly advanced footing where crucial aspects relating to the various signs and planets and the divisional charts, as well as some other matters will be brought in. It is anticipated that the other core aspects of advanced Jyotiṣa such as planetary Yogas, periodicities and special circumstances in a given horoscope will be all brought in over the next three to seven years. These matters are stated specially for the reference of those consulters who have been travelling the Jyotiṣa path for a decade or so and are in a state of readiness to receive insights into their horoscope in this manner.
Anurag Sharma
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