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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Astrology Tip

Astrology Tips from Alova

  • For a seriously afflicted Moon, daily deep breathing, such as the full yogic breath, is especially beneficial. This is because the breath is the link between body and mind, and when the body is regulated to breathe slowly and evenly, it calms and evens the mind and emotions too.
  • Is everything in life predetermined? No. But most of us have such strong habits that we’re like boulders rolling down a hill: unless something very strong hits us, our path is pretty predictable. A natal horoscope indicates our habits, and how we can change to avoid crashes.
  • Can you keep a secret? Check out the Kalamsha of your 2nd house. If it is Saturn or Pluto, you definitely can. If it is Moon or Mars, you can’t keep a secret easily. If it is Sun, you might disclose it for teaching purposes, but you won’t speak ignobly.
  • Any planet can bring wealth— Sun from gold or government, Venus from beauty industries, Mars from machinery, Jupiter from overseas trade, Saturn from real estate, Uranus from computers, Neptune from art, Pluto from research.
  • When a person’s horoscope has very many aspects, whatever happens to them affects all areas of their life simultaneously—a job change will affect their marriage, home, thinking, social position, spiritual life. Such a person tends to react strongly to any influence.
  • Pluto’s house indicates the direction from which you will experience danger and betrayal. If it’s in the 2nd, from your family; 4th, in your home; 10th, in your public career; 11th, from acquaintances and colleagues.
  • What are your friends like? If the Kalamsha of your 11th house is the Moon, they like to feed you; if Venus, they are attractive and charming; if Saturn, they are government authorities or scarce; if Rahu, many are foreigners.
  • If you have a strong Mercury, you are likely a good communicator. If Mercury is the Kalamsha of your Midheaven (10th), Ascendant (Lagna), 7th, or 2nd house, you can earn by being an agent or go-between.
  • Each planet has a “natural” significance based on its nature, and a “functional” significance that depends on the time of birth. Mars naturally signifies leadership and weapons. If it is in the 6th house, it also signifies daily duties and pets. If the 2nd house cusp is in the Ram, Mars also signifies income.
  • If the Kalamsha owner of your 2nd house is in the 4th, you can earn from investing in real estate; in the 5th, from restaurants and hotels; in the 6th, from your daily job; in the 7th, from your own business.
  • Ashtami, the “eighth” day of a lunar cycle, is considered inauspicious for most events. This is the day of the 1st or 3rd Quarter of the Moon, when the Sun and Moon are square to each other. There is tension between an inner purpose and its outer expression.
  • Trines, conjunctions, squares and oppositions to Jupiter can often bring too much of a good thing, even though Jupiter is generally benevolent. If Saturn aspects Jupiter, it tempers the excesses.
  • The Vedic day begins with Sunrise. Planetary hours and daily periods such as Rahukala and Yamakandakakala are based on divisions of the period between Sunrise and Sunset, and again between Sunset and Sunrise. These periods must be accurately calculated for your latitude and longitude.
  • If you want to lend money, check out the horoscopes of the borrowers. If the 8th house is strong they repay their debts, especially if its Kalamsha is connected with the 8th or 6th house. If the 6th house is strong, they regularly discharge their duties. Also look for a strong Saturn.
  • Look at a the relationship between Mars and Venus to see a person’s paradigm about the relationship between men and women. If an opposition, the person feels that the roles of men and women are opposite; if a conjunction, the person sees men and women as truly equal; if trine or sextile, they see the sexes as harmoniously compatible.
  • Why do some astrologers use the 9th and others the 10th house for the father? The natural role of a father as guide, teacher, mentor and promoter is represented by the 9th house. The mother’s spouse is represented by the 10th house (7th from the 4th), a less personal and normally less significant relationship.
  • Any planet can bring danger, although from different sources—Sun from heat, Venus from pleasures, Mars from sharp objects, Jupiter from excesses, Saturn from falls, Uranus from lightning, Neptune from drugs, Pluto from treachery.
  • On what subject will an author write? Look at the Kalamsha of the 3rd house. Moon indicates imaginative fiction, Mercury technical manuals or languages, Mars battle strategy, Rahu foreign affairs or astrology, and Ketu herbs or medicines.
  • Whenever two or more planets are conjunct in a horoscope, the person always uses the faculties together, and never apart. To the person, the faculties of those planets “come from” the same place.
  • Whenever two or more planets are in opposition, people feel a need to choose between the two, and usually emphasize the stronger one. They encounter difficulties until they learn to give each faculty its proper place, balancing them rather than allowing one to dominate.
  • Any planet can bring happiness—Sun from good health, Venus from affection, Mars from realized ambitions, Jupiter from benevolence, Saturn from longevity, Uranus from instantaneous understanding, Neptune from spirituality.
  • What time should be used for a horary chart? The time when the astrologer actually sets about doing the work to answer the question. Construct the chart for the location of the astrologer at that time.
  • Why are there two different types of zodiac? The Tropical (Western, Sayana) zodiac gives importance to the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, with the cardinal points being the closest and furthest points (solstices) and the midpoints (equinoxes). The Vedic (Nirayana) zodiac gives greatest importance to the fixed stars.
  • When the Kalamsha of the 11th house is a significator of the 12th, and the Kalamsha of the 12th house is a significator of the 11th, gain and pain, satisfaction and loss, will always come together, perhaps at the same time or from the same source.
  • When a planet’s movement is retrograde (backward from our viewpoint), the faculties of that planet are turned inward, or used in a way different from the norm. If you have three or more planets retrograde in your natal horoscope, you accomplish things in unusual ways and are often not understood by others.
  • Whenever one of the Moon’s Nodes Rahu or Ketu is conjunct a planet, it obscures a function of that planet. If a Node is conjunct Mercury, even if Mercury is strong and the person is quite intelligent, one’s judgment may be faulty or language may be hindered.
  • If your Ascendant (Lagna) or Moon has Uranus Kalamsha or is conjunct Uranus, your nervous system is quite sensitive. Make sure to get enough rest, avoid over-stimulation, and keep away from caffeine.
  • If all your planets are clustered within a trine (120), you are very focused both in mundane activities and in life. You judge yourself by internal standards that you set yourself, which is frustrating to people who seek to impose their own criteria.
  • In a spiritually evolved person, the Moon’s Nodes Rahu and Ketu often indicate influence from higher wisdom and advanced beings. Rahu and Ketu usually indicate cruelty, abrupt and unexpected endings, filth or criminality.
  • When all planets are in direct motion (none appear to be moving backward), all their activity is straightforward. People born during this time must work very hard for everything they achieve.
  • If your Moon is conjunct your Ascendant (Lagna), you have a childlike innocence and openness about you, and a public appeal. Some people try to take advantage of you. If Saturn, Pluto, Rahu or Ketu is also conjunct your Moon-Ascendant, your innocence is tempered by caution or suspicion.
  • If your Moon is in a “demonic” Nakshatra constellation, does it mean you are evil? Of course not! Sri Aurobindo, Pope John Paul II, Mahatma Gandhi, Mary Baker Eddy, Paramahansa Yogananda, and St. Therese of Lisieux were born with the Moon in “demonic” Nakshatras.
  • If there are a great many of harmonious aspects (trines and sextiles) in your chart and few inharmonious ones (oppositions and squares), you have an inner peace about you. You are able to roll with the flow and you don’t get excessively disturbed by events in life.
  • If Rahu or Ketu is conjunct your Ascendant (Lagna) or Moon, you have the ability to dispense with rules and protocol and follow a higher—or lower—social order. You may also identify or communicate with other-worldly realms.
  • If your Moon is in a “divine” Nakshatra constellation, does it mean you are holy? Of course not! Nazi Josef Mengele, psychopath Joseph Vacher, “Monster of Florence” Pietro Pacciani, cult leader Jim Jones,  terrorist Carlos the Jackal, and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer were born with the Moon in “divine” Nakshatras.
  • What is a “yoga?” An astrological yoga is a combination of factors in the horoscope that designates certain qualities. A buddhaaditya yoga is a conjunction of Sun and Mercury in a strong constellation and house, resulting in a strong intellect. Western astrologers also consider combinations, but they don’t give them special names.
  • When a horoscope has very few aspects between planets, the person’s psychological functions are not integrated with one another—the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, and isn’t interested. Adolph Hitler’s chart is a negative example of this.
  • The Moon’s nodes Rahu and Ketu signify premature endings. If they are in your 3rd and 9th houses, you may stop your education early; in the 4th and 10th, you may leave a home or end a career early; in the 6th and 12th, your illness and confinement end unexpectedly.
  • The Nakshatra constellations result in refined and specific interpretations. Both Ashvini and Bharani are in the Ram constellation, but someone with Moon in Ashvini is adventurous, charming, and playful, while someone with Moon in Bharani has great will power and forbearance and overcomes many difficulties in life.
  • Most people think of Saturn as bad because it gives us hard knocks we need in order to progress. But Saturn is also the planet of longevity and structure. So if you want to establish anything permanent—a relationship, a building, or an organization—do it when Saturn is strong and well-aspected.
  • A strong Mars indicates warrior ability, including the ability to endure suffering like a brave soldier. This is needed for lengthy rituals and austerities (tapas), which are undergone by saints and practiced by some spiritual aspirants.

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