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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Moon and Medicines

No...I am not going to discuss the remedies for Moon out here or any medicines associated thereof. I just wanted to tell that Moon is one planet which gives natural inclination towards chemistry and chemicals. And chemicals (natural and man-made) are used for making medicines. Someone who has a good Moon, preferably in first house or 10th house will give the native a propensity towards medicines/chemicals. A person with good moon will always be good in Chemistry and Biology (specially Botany). If Jupiter is involved the medicines will mostly be natural and the native will be involved in chemistry of natural substances. For example a doctor of Ayurvedic medicines will have a good Moon, Jupiter and may be Sun too. If Saturn get involved with Moon or aspects it, the native will have inclination towards Homeopathy, Allopathy etc. That's why in a doctor's chart, these 3 planets must form a combination. Mercurians (people with Virgo and Gemini ascendant) have a strong inclination towards profession of doctors. Now, if Mars also comes along to play some role, the doctor will become a good Surgeon too. 

On the whole for becoming a doctor, you need to have a good Moon, Saturn, Jupiter (ensuring higher education) and Mercury (Mercury will also help in cracking the competition). 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Moon...Affirmatives...3

5. A carefree attitude to life - Awesome! Who wants that? Everyone, right? A free mind with no worries. No fear about anything in this world! Well this mostly happens when Moon combines with Jupiter in a friendly sign, specially if it close to full Moon! Believe me, most lucky people are only those who have a cool mind, which does not have worries. I have seen people who have Moon in Cancer with such an attitude. Actually if you believe in the almighty and have decided to leave everything to God, you will tend to be like this. Because you know whatever happens is God's will, so why worry. But it is not easy to have such a mind. Our minds are not conditioned in that fashion. Actually this is the way the Bhagwadgeeta works. It slowly instills in you that everything is done by Lord Krishna, and believe me more you believe in that book, more you will feel that your mind is getting lighter, that's why I have said so many times that reading this particular book does wonders. So when are you starting on making yourself carefree? I mean reading the Geeta? Just try this experiment, if it is negative tell me. I am all ears.

Note that being cool-minded is one thing and being careless is other. There is a thin line between the two and only spirituality can help you in not-crossing this line. 

Also note that in Vedic Astrology we have Moon sign. It is evident from the above points that Moon actually governs our mind and hence it gives you the traits of the planet's sign in which it is present. E.g. if present in Aries it fills your mind with adventures, if in Capricorn it will give you a propensity towards public service, if in Gemini it will make you talkative and also interested in books, in Cancer it makes you very social, in Leo it gives you royal outlook etc etc. So, strengthening moon is extremely important because it improves your mind and hence it encourages you to take those things seriously that might belong to your moon sign.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Moon...Affirmatives...2

2. Luck - A person will be lucky in general. Now, this does not mean that you will get everything in your life and that you will be Bill Gates, no! But you will yourself feel that something intervened and something that was not coming to you easily, actually just came in front of you suddenly.

3. Social Life - The person will have lots of friends. Now this also depends upon the sign and the nakshatra (the constellation) in which Moon is present. For example, a person has moon in Leo, the person will have royal outlook to life. If Moon is in Sagittarius (but not in Mool nakshatra), the person will have an adventurous outlook and will have interest in books in general. Being said the the Leo guy will have friends from upper strata of society, while the Sagi guy will have friends from all stratus of society. Moon must be good in paksha bal too. Besides this a person with a good Moon will be capable of becoming a public figure easily. If a person is born on full Moon specially, that person can convince people to his whims easily. That person will have the ability to perform in public without a hitch.

4. Water loving - A good moon will make a person love water. Yes, they will love rain, rivers, sights of seas etc. However, if moon is present in Mars's sign - Aries and Scorpio, the person might well be averse to water bodies. Why? Well Mars is fiery sign, and what can destroy fire? Right, it's water. There might be some compensation if Jupiter comes to rescue of his great friend Moon. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Moon...Affirmatives...1

Methinks I have talked negative enough about Moon. The reason is that most people have a weak moon. May be because most of us have become selfish. A person with a good Moon will always be selfless and very social person, always ready to help others and that too without expecting anything in return. How many of  you know such people? Following are some of the trait a person will have who has a good Moon (please remember that one or more of these qualities might be present in a person along with negative traits that come from a weak moon, so this is a very subjective discussion that how weak/strong a person's moon is, so take care):

1. The person will be very attached to his/her mother. This is the trait of people who have Moon in 4th house. If Jupiter combines the relationship is very strong and the person will share a lot with his/her mother. The relationship is NOT one way. The mother will be equally responsive. She will be more like a friend than a parent. So, in case you have your Moon in 4th (even though it is in Mars's sign - Aries or Scorpio), and you don't feel attached to your mother - it's high time that you start regretting it. You desperately needs your mother's blessings to raise the peace of mind and whatever your need in your life. Now is the time. It does not mean only a 4th house Moon gives good relationships with mother. Whenever Moon is that of full Moon, along with or aspected by Matrakaraka planet, you will have a good mother. Besides this a Jupiter-Mars combination gives an understanding mother.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Moon Remedies...Revisited

Please go through the following links to know more about moon and remedies to strengthen it:

Also, the following post contains the various problems what a person can face if the Moon lacks in strength:

Moon primarily is a sattvik planet. The remedies that do not involve spiritual bent actually will just strengthen your moon. Actually Moon needs to be with your Jupiter. The best combination that you can get in a chart is that of Moon in first own house with Jupiter (exalted). It would be better if the Moon is a full Moon or it is at 90 degrees with respect to Sun. Such a combination is capable of warding of any evil that would come on your way.

So, if you are serious to strengthen your Moon, please also strengthen your Jupiter. So in that case the best remedy will be to read the Geeta. It makes one's mind passive, fast. Also, avoid indulging in any sort of politics and be righteous. Be social, be honest, and believe everyone (I know it's hard, I still am trying to be like that). Accept your fault. Say sorry. Control your speech. Don't be arrogant. All these qualities will actually make you a humble person, yet extremely successful in the long run. The most successful people in fact are most humble. 

I am enlisting the remedies of Moon again as below:

1) Drink water in silver vessel. Drink lots of water.
2) Wear a Silver chain in your neck with spherical silver pendant.
3) Use good amount of water for bathing.
4) Wear whites on Mondays.
5) Offer Saptadhanya to birds.
6) Try out Chandra Tratak - continuous gazing at moon. If possible chant 'Om Namah Shivay' or any Chandra mantra.
7) Read the ShrimadBhagwadGita.
8) Worship Lord Shiva. Offer water to Lord Shiva on Mondays. Chant the Shiv
Pachakshar Strota.
9) Except for those who have exalted Moon (in Taurus), you can lend milk to small kids on Mondays
10) Have lots of juices. Give water to citrus plants.
11) Do not waste water.

Also for strengthening Jupiter, do the following:

1. Find a Guru or make someone a Guru in your life and seek His guidance. That person must be someone who can guide you spiritually. Be in His presence, and serve Him. The more the blessings of a Guru you have  , more is the probability is that your Ju is getting balanced. 

2. If by any chance, you do not find anyone, make Lord Krishna as your guide. It was He who guided Arjun through the battlefield of Kurukshetra when he was confused in delivering his duties. Now this actually means  to follow the Bhagwad Geeta, read it daily and try to assimilate its teachings in your daily life. Lord Shiva is also considered Guru. He is the master of the Spiritual world,which lies just above the Material world, in which we mortals exist. 

3. Read literature, healthy literature. It is best if it is spiritual text such as ShriRamCharitManas, Bhagwad Geeta, Koran, Bible or Zend Avesta. It must be something that must help an individual grow.

4. Teach, be a guide yourself. Explain things to people. Teach kids. Distribute your knowledge to others. Indulge in healthy discussions with others, related to the community/society improvement and spirituality. 

5. Avoid politics; don't indulge in politics of any sort. Don't conspire against anyone. Be away from any such elements who indulge in politics. 

6. Be humble. Most humble people have best of Ju in their charts. Learn to say sorry, even if it is not your fault. Leave your ego and arrogance. 

7. Respect elders and people of greater age. Touch their feet and take their blessings more often. 

8. Wear a haldi (turmeric) and/or kesar (saffron) tilak on your forehead daily. 

9. On Thursdays worship Tulsi plant. Put a spoon of milk in its roots. 

10. Worship the milder form Lord Vishnu, viz... Lord Ram or Lord Krishna on Thursdays. Since Ju is signifies kids too. many people have problems related to children too because if weak Ju. The best they can do is worship the Lord in their child form. E.g. do tratak with the Lord when He is in His mother's lap. E.g. Lord Krishna in Maa Yashoda's lap. For girls, who want healthy and obedient children, this is the first step towards their motherhood. And they must look at the Lord in the manner they themselves are Yashoda Maa!!!

11. Do upwas on Ekadashi tithi (11th day on brighter half moon month). 

12. Avoid having salt on Thursdays. Have grains only once a day. Prepare flour halwa, which must be sweet and have it with your first finger. Put Tulsi leaves in that halwa preparation and offer to the Lord before having it. 

13. Visit temples or places of worship, more often than ever. Sit there and feel the energy and sanctity of that place. 

14. Donate books (specially spiritual) to people. Develop your own library of books.

15. Donate yellow clothes to your Guru on Thursday. Donate yellow sweets to your Guru or any elderly person on Thursdays. 

16. Feed cows with wheat flour, gram and jaggery (gurh) on Thursdays. 

17. Donate land/property/money for the development of places of worship. 

18. If your ascendant is governed by Venus (Taurus or Libra), avoid having excess Haldi (turmeric). Instead donate it. Also, avoid having bananas much, donate them too. Plant a banana tree and water it daily.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Moon and Mental Disorders...6

10. Obsessive compulsive disorder - This is also a mental disorder. And this happens most of the time when people become obsessed with themselves. It happens mostly when Moon is very powerful (due to Paksha bal, as it is just opposite the Sun) but completely alone, without aspect of any benefic or any benefic in same or in adjacent houses. Such people, might be people's people but in fact they want the limelight a lot. They become egotists. The problem becomes severe when Sun is also weak. They would like to click their own snaps and change them again and again or share with friends and they do that very often. They want to be pampered. If the Moon under aspect of a malefics, this problem becomes more severe and may lead to Obsessive compulsive personality disorder.

11. Schizophrenia - it is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by poor emotional responsiveness. The native suffers with delusions and illusions and hallucinations. All the above indicated combinations when combined with other malefic aspects and conjunctions, produce such mental disorders. Following are some of the  combinations which designate natives suffering with schizophrenia:

a) Debilitated Moon (in Scorpio) in 1,5,9 house along with Ma, Saturn or Rahu/Ketu. This might get a relief if Jupiter is in center with respect with Moon and Venus gives neecha bhanga (cancelation of debilitation) to Moon, by being in houses 1,4,7,10.
b) Moon and Mercury in Scorpio in first house. Note that in such a case Moon will lack the paksha bal too (because Mercury is never more than 28 degrees away from Sun, hence Sun will be close to Moon, so Moon will have lesser Paksha bal).
c) Debilitated Moon occurs in 12th house along with Saturn.
d) Saturn in house 1, Jupiter in house 12, Mars and Moon in 1,5, 9 house.

There are many more combinations but they depend on other planets, and not just Moon, for example - Mercury when under influence of Mars, Saturn and Rahu in 12th house can give mild hallucinations. If any of the above are also true, the person will actually loose control of his brain. One more thing to notice here is that I have not listed the beneficial effects of the combinations, for example, Moon+Ketu gives awesome intuition abilities. If this combination has aspects of a benefic such as Jupiter, the native will know before what good things are about to happen. If Mars or some other malefic aspects the combinations, the native will foresee bad events.

Another thing that I want to mention is that the whole chart must be seen holistically, for example, even if a person is born on Amawasya, the moon is in better state when exalted in Taurus, specially when Ve is close by. Also, in all the above cases, if Jupiter is giving its beneficial aspects to Moon, then the person will have a very good chance of recovering from the problem. This is far better when Jupiter sits with Moon, specially in the same nakshatra. Devaguru Jupiter always comes to the rescue of Moon! Why? Because Moon is primarily sattvic and Jupiter's main duty is to promote that! Therefor always look out of Jupiter+Moon combination (conjunction, aspect, exchange, square) in one's chart, it is the best combination to have, even if both or one of them are in enemies house! This combinations always promises many things to the native, however weak it is! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Moon and Mental Disorders...5

8. Over confidence - some natives display over confidence too in case of a weak moon, specially  when  moon is accompanied by malefics such as Saturn, Rahu, Ketu or Mars. I have witnessed that even if for such people the yogkarak is Mars, it will still make people overconfident, when it affects the ascendant, ascendant lord, or weak moon. Such people often, in their over confidence, hurt others. They act with haughty nature and even speak words. Such people can be convinced if spoken in soft voice. They are gullible to the extent that if spoken softly will completely change their opinions. But if we try to push our opinions over them with force, they will repel back badly. Such an over confidence and haughty attitude is evident is also visible when a native is born under paap kartari yoga. This yoga is formed when moon has malefics on both its sides, it is hemmed between 2 malefics. In such a case of the moon also lacks the Paksha bal, then the native will also suffer with worse forms of mental illness. The person can also have severe headaches, depression and may be mild epilepsy. The problem aggravates further if there is no benefic aspect, but moon comes directly under the aspect of Rahu, or the enemy of Lagna lord (e.g. Sun is enemy to ascendants - Taurus, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarius; Venus is bad for Leo, Sagittarius, and Pisces; Jupiter is bad for Taurus and libra; Mercury is bad for Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Pisces ascendants; Saturn is bad for Aries, Leo and Scorpio ascendants).

9. Headaches and Sinus - whenever Moon combines with Ketu, I have witnessed people suffering with headaches and when Moon is further weakened by being in Aries, Scorpio or with less Paksha bal or in ketu's  nakshatra, the headache will aggravate to sinus problem.  The pain is alleviated when Moon is in conjunction with/ aspected by Jupiter.

To be continued...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Moon and Mental Disorders...4

6. Inactive social life - when moon is all alone in a house with no aspects from benefics such as Jupiter, Venus or Mercury or they are not in the same house as Moon or adjacent to it, then people will have a weak social life. There is some compensation if the Moon has aspect from the strong Lagna lord or is in conjunction with/ aspects from the yogkarak planet (e.g. Mars is yogkarak for Cancer and Leo ascendants, Venus is yogkarak for Capricorn and Aquarius ascendants & Saturn is yogkarak for Taurus and Libra ascendants). Such people will also feel lonely at times and sometimes feel bereft of luck.

7. Unnecessary fear - this happens specifically when moon is weak in Paksha bal and has aspects from Rahu or Saturn or both. Such natives will fear from the unknown. Depending upon the position of moon, that house will be affected. For example - if moon is present in 10th house with an aspect from Rahu or Saturn, the person will have fears related to workplace. If Rahu is too bad then the native will have hidden enemies at workplace.

To be continued...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Moon and Mental Disorders...3

3. Inferiority Complex - A weak moon gives this too, specially if the person is born on Amawasya! The people who are born on the new moon day or Amawasya have an unnecessary inferiority complex. They might be good in their fields but still they will fear to speak out their opinions. The birth on new moon day is also considered inauspicious because the moon, which is the naturally signifies of mind and luck is devoid of strength being very close to Sun. Unless this combination has Jupiter also in the same or adjacent house, it certainly does  give the native some mind related problems.

4. Being a wimp - When Moon is too weak in Paksha Bal, the native will tend to be a wimp, someone who cries easily. This happens also when Venus is close to the Moon and Jupiter's aspect is weak. Such a person worries easily and will be under great stress if the Moon is under aspect of/conjunction with Rahu and/or Venus is close by. 

5. Anxiety and nervousness - I have seen that natives who have a weak moon (such that it is very close to Sun &  hence lacking in Paksha  bal) to suffer with some kind of anxiety and depression. Such people need someone close to them to pacify them. The depression can aggravate if following are also true:-

a) the native has taken birth between 10th tithi of Krishna Paksha to 5th tithi of Shukla Paksha.
b) the weak moon is present in Aries or Scorpio.
c) the weak moon is present in nakshatra of Ketu, ie, Magha, Ashwini, or Mool. Of the three Mool has worst affect.
d) weak moon is accompanied only by Venus. In such a case the native will be overly emotional and she will probably have several heart aches in life.
All the above people will also be bad in terms of social life and also public speaking, unless the Sun is strong.

To be continued...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Moon and Mental Disorders...2

Besides that our mind has a typical quality of getting distracted easily. Many people suffer with this, specially when they need to concentrate on something important, they experience this. Hence, we need to control mind here too, because the more we get distracted, success shuns us.

Moon naturally signifies luck too. Hence you can imagine that how luck and mind are connected leading to success. And actually success is just a state of mind. If you are satisfied with yourself, or anything that you achieve, you have a cool mind. And that anything could be just anything, not necessarily material. 

Now, coming to affects of weak moon. It gives many problems and they depend on multitude of factors. I will try to enlist all of them, those that I have witnessed in people. And mostly these disorders vary in degrees in all the individuals and instead of despising such people we need to pay attention and help them recover:

1. Being over-conscious - People who have weak moon remain unnecessarily conscious. Just imagine a child, how free she is, no thoughts about the world, just busy in her own world, right? That's what a good Moon gives. To not think about the world. Carefree! And I have seen people who are born on Full Moon day to be like that only. Also, if moon has benefics (Jupiter, Venus, Mercury) very close to it, then also people tend to be that way. Most stage artists have a good Moon. E.g. Michael Jackson had a full moon in his first house. 

2. Irresponsibility - The native will tend to irresponsible if there is no aspects from any benefic or the Moon is under a strong influence of one or more malefics. This will happen even when Moon is in a benefic's house or in benefic's nakshatra. The person will actually display to the world that he/she is a cool person, but actually he is slowly moving towards being irresponsible. The irresponsibility increases when the native has other benefics (specially Mercury and Venus) weak.

To be continued...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Moon and Mental Disorders...1

I have already written some stuff on this, but thought to revisit this:

In the Vedic Astrology, Moon is considered to signify Mind, Luck and also one's mother. Mind rules over our physical existence and most of the time we act as per the direction given by our mind. We act as per the perceptions of our conscious and sub-conscious mind. We act based upon the habits we develop over time and and as they get embedded in our minds. Many a times we use words such as - In my opinion..., I think...etc. All these indicate the importance of mind. This is the reason why we have Moon signs and not Sun sign in Vedic Astrology. On the other hand, Sun signifies our physical existence and our soul. 

A stable mind is the most important requirement to be successful in life. Success can have several definitions based on people's perceptions. It can be money, love or some position. But I am sure that many will agree that a satisfied mind is most successful. And satisfied mind is achieved only after we as mortals achieve something material. But this is a vicious cycle, because after achieving something, we are satisfied only for sometime. After that we want something else and set our journey towards that. Hence we continue our journey, never being satisfied completely. To some extent this is good, if you are 'lucky' enough to achieve what you desire, but if not, then the problem starts. The mind loses its stability and coolness in the wake of achieving that thing, finally leading to loss of memory and ability of mind to think (BhagwadGeeta 2.62-63). Hence, one need's to stabilize one's mind first if one has to be successful in life! 

To be continued...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Combinations for Love Marriage...4

14. Whenever Venus comes in your 5th house or aspects 5th house, you will have romantic outings with someone. Here I am talking about Venus in transit.

15. Moon also signifies romance (the word 'lunatic'). If Moon is also good along with Venus, the relationship will lead to marriage. The person will be capable of writing romantic poetry.

16. If Jupiter is involved along with Venus through exchange/conjunction etc., the person will be an ideal lover. If Jupiter is too strong, then he/she will expect his/her partner to be ideal too.

17. If Venus as the master of 5th, 7th or 11th is in exchange with master of 5th, 7th or 11th, the relationship will consummate in love marriage. In such a case ascendant must also be strong and unaffiliated with any malefic.

18. Benefic planets in 5th or 7th house and their lord in relation with strong Venus (exchange/conjunction/aspect) is the key for a successful love marriage.

19. Also, if Jupiter aspects Venus, the person will be an ideal lover. If the 7th house is also involved, the relationship will lead to marriage.

20. In all the above cases ascendant lord must be strong. If it is strong enough the native will have the strength to propose to his/her love. If a strong Mars is also involved, the native will be capable of demonstrating love in public. If Sun is also involved and positive, the native will be able to say out his/her love loud. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Combinations for Love Marriage...3

9. If Venus is present in ascendant along with the master of ascendant, love marriage is inevitable. Again, it is preferable that Venus is friend of ascendant (for example Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius). The person will someone loving at an early age and the relationship will go up to marriage.

10. If Moon is present in Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces, along with Venus, master of 7th or ascendant, the relationship can lead to marriage. 

11. When Jupiter is involved in the above factors, the marriage partner will belong to your own community.

12. When Rahu/Saturn is/are involved in the above factors, the marriage partner will be outside of your community.

13. If the ascendant lord is under the aspect of lord of 7th, your partner will love you a lot, will respect you for what you are and encourage you in everything that you undertake. Also, he/she will play an influencing role in your life.

to be continued...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Combinations for Love Marriage...2

4. When Venus sits in the first house, the native gets lot of attention from the people of opposite gender. In such a case, if Venus is a friend to the ascendant, there is a good chance that the relationship will culminate in marriage, otherwise, if Venus is enemy of the ascendant, then there might be several long and short relationships, which will just cause mental turmoil and go no where. 

5. When Venus is placed along with Moon or is present in the 5th house from the Moon, a relationship can culminate in marriage.

6. If the Venus as lord of 5th is in exchange/aspect with 3rd house along with a relationship between ascendant and master of 7th, the romantic relationship will lead to marriage.

7. If the Lord of 7th and ascendant are in a relationship by aspect/exchange/conjunction etc., the relationship will lead to marriage. Venus must also support this.

8. If the master of 7th sits in 5th house, there is a possibility of love marriage. 

to be continued...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Combinations for Love Marriage...1

I know this is quite an interesting topic to discuss. Many people who are in an affair/relationship would like to know about their future whether they will be able to get married to the partner of their choice. So here is what I have learnt from different sources. Note that these combinations just indicate a love marriage and do not ensure the marital bliss or stability of marriage there after. That is a further topic and depends on totally different factors.

1. Overall the benefics (Moon, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter) must be well placed. Atleast one of these must be well placed, preferably in center (houses 1,4,7,10) or corner (1,5,9). The Lord of the ascendant must also be strong.

2. Venus naturally signifies Love and Relationship. If it is the master of 5th house (the house of romance), it will give you a romantic nature and a good chance to indulge in romance in your life. 

3. If the Venus as the master of 5th house is present in 7th house, your romantic relationship will culminate in marriage, specially if master of 7th house is under aspect of/in conjunction with Venus.

to be continued...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Nine Auspicious Nights of The Divine Mother...2

Now coming to the things that can be done in these 9 days, to the extent you can do, and everything is not essential; the most important requirement is just your faith, and you can worship the Divine Mother only with bare hands and a clean heart and a focused mind, just on Her! I have tried to put just the most minimal stuff...

1. Establish a Kalash if you can. The method is here:

Read the following Kalash Prarthana, 3 times daily. If you can't establish the Kalash, just read the below Kalash Prarthana.

2. Alight a Deepak/Lamp with the  pure ghee of cow. Take care that it is big enough and it does NOT go off for 9 days. You must realize that it must be big enough such that it can hold good amount of ghee and you will have to refill it again and again. If it goes off, read the Saptshloki Durga 3 times and refill. Let it go off on its own on the 10th day.

3. Read the following in the Durga Saptshati:

a) Saptshloki Durga

b) 108 names of Durga Maa
c) Argala Srotram
d) Siddhkujikastotram
e) Khsama Prarthna

You can add the Kilak and the Devi Kavach also if you want to.

f) Read the chapters such that they will finish in 9 nights. Also, please read the comments section. 

4. Meditate on the Divine Mother. This helps a lot. You must seek to establish connection with the Divine Mother. Also, you can practice tratak with the mother's photo.

If you have special desires in your life you can undertake the following:

1. During the day and night read the Saptshloki Durga and 108 names of Durga Maa 8 times or 24 times or even 108 times. This works, and works fast.

Please refer to the below pic for specific reason why you would wish to chant a mantra:

2. You can also chant the Laxmi Gayatri Mantra - 5*108 times or may be 11*108 times. Use a Tulsi mala.

3. If you want to pursue higher studies chant the above mantra 5*108 times or 11*108 times you can read the Saraswati Mantra mentioned above.

4. On the same lines you can chant a mantra for getting married. Note that the mantra is different for boys and girls!

If you are extremely desperate for something in your life, these 9 nights come in as a boon in your life. Desperation easily brings in tears in eyes and if your heart is pure and you have faith in Divine Mother's love, powers and help, cry before her. Cry with tears! There is a very good chance that you will get what you want. 

What NOT to do during these 9 days/nights:

1. Avoid indulging in any sort of sensual pleasures during this time.

2. Don't plan a child conception during this time. Please read the following post: 

3. This period is not meant for any celebrations/parties etc. Avoid them altogether.

Before I end, I must add this too - during these 9 days, you can carry out something special for your Ishta Dev too. I have explained about Ishta Dev in the below post: 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Nine Auspicious Nights of The Divine Mother...1

Before you start reading this please note that Respected Mr. Pawan Sinha is organizing a Mahayagya for Pitru Dish Nivaran in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on Oct 15, 2012. Please use this opportunity:

This year Navratri (the 9 days of worship of Divine Mother) will start from Oct 15, 2012 (In India at around 6pm in the evening on this date, you can find the dates relevant your location based on the time difference) I thought of jotting down my thoughts and the things that I have learnt from Mr. Pawan Sinha's lectures so that people reading this blog can be benefited. I found following links on the Internet which depict the importance of the Navratri. Please go through them to better understand Navratri and its importance:

Even though one of the articles mentions that Navratri occurs twice the year (once in March-April and other in September-October), I must make it clear that actually it occurs 4 times. The other two occur in January-February and June-July. These are called Gupt (Secret) Navratras. For the exact dates, please refer a panchang or a ephemeris. They are no less than in significance, but just less known. 

I would also like to mention here that even though these nine nights people worship the Divine Mother in various forms, they can do some other things too. For example, one entire reading of SriRamCharitManas could also be done. The book has divisions such as it can be finished in 9 days.

These 9 days are very very important, specially if you are facing major hurdles in your life due to malefic planets. If you have problems arising from Pitru Dosh or other doshas in your chart, this is the time that you can utilize to please ALL, and this 'all' includes all! Many entangled issues of your life can be straightened. If you have a burning desire to achieve something in life, you can pray for that, and there is a good chance that you will get it. But the desire must be legible.

To be continued...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pitru Dosh and Pitru Paksha

Before you start reading this please note that Respected Mr. Pawan Sinha is organizing a Mahayagya for Pitru Dish Nivaran in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on Oct 15, 2012. Please use this opportunity:

I thought that I will put one more post on Pitru Dosh. The reason is that Pitru Paksha is starting on September 30, hence I just wanted to put forth the idea that it is the best period when we can offer goodies to our ancestors! 

Following can be undertaken during the period of 15 days following September 30:

1. The chanting of Vishnu Sahasranaam must be done in your home, daily. If chanting is not possible then play it on CD player/mobile phone etc. so that all can listen to it. Do this daily 2 times, morning and evening.

2. Visit the temples which are beside the river Ganga. For example you can visit Bithoor (north of Kanpur city in Uttar Pradesh) and offer obeisances (tarpan) to your ancestors. Give away/offer as much as possible to the needy and poor people in the name of your ancestors. Distribute the water of river Ganga to your friends/relatives and acquaintances.

3. Carry out the ritual mentioned in the below post:

4. Chant the following 2 mantras daily 108 times made of turmeric (haldi) beads and if possible 5*108 times, facing South:

First remember your ancestors, whoever you remember and also others.

Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Guruve Namah 


Om Pitra Devaya Namah Om Pitra Shanti Bhavah

5. Offering tarpan is extremely important during this period. Please do that.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pitru Dosh...7

Before you start reading this please note that Respected Mr. Pawan Sinha is organizing a Mahayagya for Pitru Dish Nivaran in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on Oct 15, 2012. Please use this opportunity:

The following remedies were explained by Astro Uncle is one of his lectures. He repeats them quite often too. 

1. Remove any leaves of Peepal tree that you see growing in your home's walls etc.

2. If the walls are damp and have cracks, repair them immediately.

3. Close all the water outlets that are within the house and also at the entrance.

4. Conduct the following ritual at home, specially on Thursday and Amawasya:

a) All the member of the home sit at the place of worship (in front of Gods). 
b) All of them must have a turmeric rosary (with 108 beads) in their right hands. 
c) Hold a turmeric piece in their left hands with fist closed tight.
d) Remember your ancestors.
e) Chant the following mantra 5*108 times:
Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Guruve Namah 

5. At the end of the activity, offer obeisances to your ancestors. Offer yellow clothes and yellow sweets to temple.

6. One more activity that Pawan Sinha had once mentioned was - to offer tarpan to ancestors in Badrinath (one of the abodes of Lord Shree MahaVishnu in the Himalayas). He mentioned by doing that all our ancestors receive emancipation. 

FYI - In 2012, the Pitra Paksha is starting on Sept 30.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pitru Dosh...6

This post contains some more remedies for getting rid of Pitru Dosh.

1. Serve your parents unconditionally, old-age needy people, sweepers and poor and downtrodden people. The person should try not to get angry in this life and try not to engage in any kind of quarrels in his lifetime.
2. Worshiping Lord Vishnu, specially the form of Sri Ram, is also advised for Pitru Dosh Nivaran. Person can also worship Lord Vishnu with the main mantra
3.  Try to feed 10 Thousand, One Thousand or Hundred Brahmins, as one can afford.
4.  Perform Kanya Daan ( perform the marriage of a girl ), if possible for a Brahmin Kanya.
5.  Help other people who are performing Shraddh Karma for their ancestors
6.  Perform Rudrabhishek in the name of the ancestors.
7.  Donate Gold Cow to a Brahmin, with the Sankalp stating that thisis for the ancestors.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pitru Dosh...5

Some more remedies for Pitru Dosh are as follows:

1. Take one Panchmukhi Rudraksh. Do 1,25,000 jaap of OM NAMAH SHIVAY mantra in 11 days. Then wear the Rudraksh around the neck using black thread.

2.   During the Pitru Paksh, chant 2/3/5 or 11 mala of following mantra, using any mala.

In 2012 Pitru Paksha is starting from Sept 30.

3. To get blessings of all Pitrus (forefathers), this method is extremely useful. Take a brand new Rudraksh Mala to perform this puja. Do not use a mala which was used to chant other mantras. Chant the following mantra for 11 malas daily during the Pitru Paksh. 

4. Every Saturday, make rice balls by mixing cooked rice and ghee. Feed these rice balls to crows and fish.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pitru Dosh...4

In the following posts I will enlist some remedies for Pitru Dosh.

1. The most widely accepted special ritual or puja for Pitru Dosh is NARAYAN BALI PUJA. This puja is performed only at few prescribed places such as (1) Tryambakeshwar in Nasik, (2) Chandod near Dabhoi near Vadodara in Gujarat, (3) Kala Hasti in Tamil Nadu and (4) Haridwar. It is very important to note that the puja have to be performed at the mentioned places.

2. On any Somwati Amavasya, when the Amavasya is falling on Monday, go to Pipal tree. Offer one Yagyopavit to the tree and second Yagyopavit to Lord Vishnu. Then do 108 Parikrama ( move in circles around ) of tree. While doing Parikrama, chant the mantra Om Namo Bhaagvate Vaasudevaay and offer a sweet to the tree with each Parikrama. After finishing the Parikrama, again pray to the Pipal tree and Lord Vishnu and ask forgiveness.

3.   For this remedy, One Madhuroopen Rudraksh is required. This puja is done only in Pitru Paksh (in 2012 it starts on Sunday September 16). Put the Rudraksh in a plate. Start chanting Om Namah Shivay mantra for 108 times while continuously looking at the Rudraksh. Perform this process for all the 14 days of Pitru Paksh. On the Sarva Pitru Amavasya, wear the Rudraksh around the neck using black thread. This will get rid of Pitru Dosh.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Pitru Dosh...3

The most famous book on Vedic Astrology,  Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra gives a list of combinations which indicates Pitru Dosh:

1. Sun is in Libra and in the Navamsa of Saturn (in Capricorn or in Aquarius in D9) is hemmed in between malefics in the 5th House.
2. Sun, as Lord of the 5th, posited in a Trikona(1,5,9) with a malefic, hemmed in between malefics and is also aspected by malefic.
3. Jupiter is in Leo sign, the Lord of the 5th is Sun and Lagna and the 5th are occupied by malefics.
4. Lord of Lagna, devoid of strength, is in the 5th and the Lord of the 5th is combust and Lagna and the 5th are occupied by malefics.
5. There is exchange of Houses between Lords of the 5th and the 10th and Lagna and the 5th are occupied by malefics.
6. Mars, as the Lord of the 10th, is associated with the Lord of the 5th and Lagna, the 5th and the 10th are occupied by malefics.
7. Lord of the 10th is in the 6th, 8th, or 12th, Jupiter is in a malefic Rashi and the Lord of Lagna and the 5th are associated with malefics.
8. Sun, Mars and Saturn are in Lagna and the 5th and Rahu and Jupiter are in the 8th and the 12th.
9. Sun is in the 8th, Saturn in the 5th, the Lord of the 5th is associated with Rahu and Lagna is occupied by a malefic.
10.Lord of 12th is in Lagna, Lord of 8th in 5th and Lord of 10th in 8th.
11.Lord of 6th is in 5th, Lord of 10th in 6th and Jupiter is associated with Rahu.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pitru Dosh...2

General indications of Pitru Dosh are as follows:

1. The children of the home will not get settled easily.
2. The children will not get married, or the marriage will get delayed.
3. There will be lots of altercations in the home which is under Pitru Dosh.
4. If the children are married, they themselves will not have children easily, or there will be delays.
5. Family starts reducing slowly (due to less number of children taking birth with each passing generation).
6. The chart might be strong otherwise, but the planets will not give the fruits because of Pitru Dosh.
7. The reputation of family members gets harmed due to some reason.
8. Plants, animals will not survive in that house.
9. The head of the house gets diseases very often and the disease does not go easily.
10. Construction of some portion of the house stops midway.
11. If the roof and walls are very damp and have several visibile cracks and the dampness does not go after trying a lot, it indicates the Pitru Dosh.
12. If the walls of the home have Peepal leaves growing, it means that Pitru Dosh has crept in.
13. If food is cooked under the stairs (some people still live in such houses in India), Pitru Dosh creeps in.
14. If there is an open outlet of waste water (naali or sluice) at the main doors, the Pitru Dosh might be in that home.
15. Most members of family have problems related to stomach or blood.
16. There will be repeated miscarriages among women of the household. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pitru Dosh...1

Before you start reading this please note that Respected Mr. Pawan Sinha is organizing a Mahayagya for Pitru Dish Nivaran in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on Oct 15, 2012. Please use this opportunity:

I wanted to write on something else, but then I realized that this is one of the topics on which respected Mr. Pawan Sinha speaks a lot and often. So,  how does this occur in family and what are the ramifications of it, if present in one's chart - I will try to explore this in this series. I will also try to reiterate some of the remedies that I remember from Pawan Sinha'S lectures. I will also add some which I have read from other sources.

How does this occur in one's family?

There are many ways by which Pitru Dosh can occur. According to general information from various Puranas, Pitru Dosh occurs when the soul of our ancestors and departed forefathers does not get peace ( shanti ) due to any of the following reasons:

1. Bad deeds ( bad karma ) of our ancestors in earlier life, knowingly or unknowingly, are embarrassing their souls,
2. Bad deeds ( bad karma ) of children, knowingly or unknowingly, are embarrassing the soul of ancestors,
3. Lack of fulfillments of parental desires of our ancestors,
4. A sudden and unnatural death of any relative in early age,
5. If someone fails to remember and honour the ancestors properly,
6. If certain wishes are remained attached with the soul of the ancestors, etc.
7. If someone elder in the family or someone of the status of a Guru is insulted and thrown out of the home, the Pitru Dosh creeps in.
8. If the location of kitchen is under the stairs, and cooking has been practiced under it for years, Pitru Dosh occurs.
9. If there is an open waste-water outlet, which has an opening (not necessarily from which water goes in, it's just that waste water is visible) within the living room, and it has remained like that for years, Pitru Dosh happens.
10. Urinating on trees, specially Peepal, Banyan and Neem trees also sows the seeds of Pitru Dosh.
11. It is said in the ancient texts that Pitru Dosh occurs if any ancestors up to the 7th generation on the father’s side and up to the 4th generation on the mother’s side have expired at an early age or have had an unnatural death.

Our ancestors are not only our family members or relatives, but also our teachers, mentors, role models, friends, and Gurus, who have contributed to our welfare and growth in this or previous life. This creates an implied obligation on us to respect them and their parental desires and calls for following good deeds. If by any chance this is not followed by anyone, it may embarrass the souls of the ancestors, which, in turn, becomes Pitru Dosh.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Some thoughts on Astrology and Spirituality

Shree Ganeshay Namah

Firstly I would like to remember Mr. Pawan Sinha, who has bestowed his knowledge over us and I am just trying to pen down his teachings! Thank you, Sir!

I am not sure how many of people who are reading this as of now had the audacity to share the blog link with their friends or shared on any social media or anything. I know that most people still feel that astrology is an inaccurate science (is it a science?) and no one can make all predictions correctly & perfectly. But same is true for medical science and other sciences too. Do companies not invest in Research and Development? Yes they do, but who does R&D on Astrology? I haven't heard of anyone. It is an ancient science, which has been bereft of special attention from materialistic mortals, us. Yes, there have been sages and great people such as Pawan Sinha, who are trying to research and bring out good things for all of us. So, as we grow as humans, we all need to work together to make our lives easier, for all of us. The message is clear, learn this science and help it evolve. And this is what Pawan Sinha says, share the stuff that he says with your friends, because you never know, who needs what!

Besides this, most of us, don't really believe in this science. We take it as a taboo, specially with the advent of so many astrologers in the society as of now. The reason being that we have so much of materialism around us, that we can't comprehend its importance. Many of us still take it as black magic (things of this sort exist), or superstition. Oh yes we do! That's just because we think that we can achieve things (materialistic) in life through our hardwork. If you are reading this, I am sure that you must have either faced some sort of distress in your life or you are naturally interested in this science, because people who achieve things in their lives through their hard work, will not like to read this page(more on this later).  You must have read the quotation - Success requires hardwork 80% and luck 20%. I hope that success here does not only mean success in an exam but also in other spheres of life. Ok, I agree to that, but from where does 20% come from? It is when this 20% misses people realize the importance of spirituality and astrology, otherwise, they are cool. And believe me it is this 20% which is most critical, because 80% can be done by all, right. Everyone, in general, can work hard. Some people, however, are unfortunate in that they are disabled. So, if you are not disabled, then you are lucky to have your 80% in place.

Coming back to 20%. So, what do you say? Where does it come from? What I have read is that it comes from the deeds of previous life. I agree to that and in your chart, it comes from 5th house(and its master) of your birth chart. Something which can help you overcome the negativities of previous lives (lack of 20%) is what you are reading now, viz, astrology and spirituality. It does not mean that you pray or carry out remedies for a day and you will fill up the 20%. If it were that easy then everyone would become Bill Gates, but unfortunately, he is still a single of guys of his type (this is just a simple comparison, I know that there are others too). And, just think for a moment, that whatever you are eating and wearing, it is actually coming from your previous life's deeds(as per scriptures), so how can everything change in a flash, in a day, month or even year of prayers and remedies? We need to be persistent in whatever prayers or remedies we do, and it is possible that it might take a whole life (or may be more) to rectify one's soul. That's why I have said in some of my posts that - be patient. It is the quality given by Saturn and many people lack it. So build upon your patience and wait for your right time, and pray and do remedies.

I was talking about people who achieve things in their lives through their 'hard work'. In my humble opinion, they are far from reality, or rather I must say they were on right path towards goodness in their past lives, and the good deeds of past life, is what is they are reaping as of now! I just hope that they are still on the right path, because I have seen successful and complacent people digressing in their lives. Actually, it is very hard to remain righteous, because we are engulfed with materials so much that we can't put our brains away from them. Hence, even if someone was righteous in some previous birth, it does not mean that he will not digress in this life. It is the materials which attract our minds and distract us, and that is the rule of the creator. And that is the way nature functions, right? Hence, again something which comes into picture to help you is consistency, and will power that you develop over time that materials don't lure you. If they do, you must not forget the Lord, and as per the writings of Srila Prabhupad, He is ultimate enjoyer, and He is enjoying now also, since He knows that after reading this text most of you (that can include me too), will actually forget the things that you are reading and materialism will engulf you. I am not urging you to do pray all the time, it is not like that. But you must remember Him, as much as possible. It helps - it does.  To add to this, I must say that there are people who are rich, successful and yet benevolent, humble and spiritual. These people, in fact, are true examples of how we all should be, or try to be.

I am sure that you will have at least one friend, who says that through 'hard work',  anyone can achieve anything. That person I am sure will have his Mercury finger (right of ring finger on right hand) tilted away from ring finger, or there will be a big gap between the two when they expand their hand. Such a person will have a disbelieve in astrology and most probably spirituality. He is in influence of Saturn and Mercury. I have seen such people, who have their Saturn affecting the ascendant or Moon, to be like this. I pray that they really get things in life through there hard work, which they claim as their prized possession. Such people, desperately need a Guru in their life to guide them. I was not lucky! Once upon a time, I was like this only, yes! Until, I realized that however hard I try, things were not getting rectified, so I jumped to something else, to find my answers. It was spirituality. It is this something, which,does rectify things in life, it will give you strength to face bad things, it will make you strong - yes it will!

To end this post, I will just say that the above thoughts are mostly mine and they have evolved over time. I hope that I have made my point a bit stronger that how much is spirituality important and also astrology. To quote Pawan Sinha - 'a bit of astrology, a bit of ayurved and yog, can help you'. So be righteous and most important be patient. Remember in the Lord, in whatever form you like. And thanks a lot for finishing this long post.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Child Birth...Finale

Please read the following before proceeding:

Here I come to the final post on Child Birth. I hope you would have read the above posts and I hope you have a child who not only fulfills your desires but also serves the society. Every person is born to achieve something and I hope that your child becomes an achiever is her/his life. 

A general reader might have felt that I have mentioned the names of Hindu Gods in these posts. Actually, it is mainly because of my background and most of the astrological text comes from ancient scriptures. But, it does not mean that if you are not a Hindu, then you can't follow things enlisted. It is just that, you must continue your prayers to the almighty and add other things that I have listed. Narrating the spiritual literature in that concern is very important. If you would have watched Astro Uncle's program, you must have witnessed that he talks worshiping the Lord in whatever form you do or as described in your religion's text, besides doing other things. So, you can follow the things that I have said, without any hesitation, and they might come from ancient Indian scriptures, they are applicable to all humans (aren't we children of one God?).

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Child Birth...11

Please read the following before proceeding:

The 8th month of pregnancy belongs to Moon again. Please do the following in this month:
1. Don't wear any other metal except silver ring or bracelet. 
2. Daily morning , chant 'Om Namah Shivay'. Repeat them in the evening, mentally. 
3. Practice Anulom Vilom. 
4. Wear light colored clothes only such as, white, cream, yellow, pink etc.
5. Discuss spiritual literature. 

Please see the following posts for some more details: