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LEARN ASTROLOGY - LESSON 32
The most dreaded concept of Mangal Dosha/Manglik, as per classical vedic astrology principles means early death of spouse or inharmonious relationship with the spouse in the early years of marriage.
REMEDIAL MEASURES IN ASTROLOGY
A person is treated as Manglik when Mars is placed in the first, second, fourth, seventh, eighth and twelfth houses from the natal ascendant or natal Moon. Some modern astrologers even include these positions from Venus. This way more that 80% of the human beings will be graded as Manglik. In classical astrology, there are some exceptions for those ascending signs (Aries, Scorpio, Cancer and Leo) where Mars is a benefic planet. This concept is not true.
As per the Systems'Approach for Interpreting the Horoscopes, the said position of Mars in a chart does not make a native Manglik in cases where Mars is a functional benefic for the natal chart. As per the Systems' Approach, for the natal charts with ascending signs of Virgo, Scorpio and Taurus where Mars is a functional malefic, Mars can generate the results of the so-called Manglik yoga if the impact of Mars is close/exact to the most effective point of the house and the lord of the house where Mars is posited, is weak. There is no exception to this rule.
The close trine aspect of a functional benefic Jupiter and the third aspect of a functional benefic Saturn are capable of warding off the evil results generated by Mars to a large extent.
The functional malefic planets as per the Systems' Approach act identical to Mars in cases where these malefic planets form a close conjunction/aspect with the houses/planets signifying marital happiness. Therefore, for understanding the true impact of Mars in a natal chart we have to clearly understand the functional nature of planets.
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When planets are indicating tragic happenings then people usually do not perform astral remedies to protect themselves against the expected losses and the weakness of Jupiter and the lord of the ninth house is always a contributing factor in this regard. The planetary relationships give results according to the indications in cases where no preventive remedies are performed.
Indications of time can only be modified with the help of the astral remedies. Until and unless the astral remedies are performed, in our views the extent of the services of the divine science of Astrology is very much limited. Some people hold the view that those who prescribe astral remedial measures are incompetent to make predictions. I can only pity at their lack of power to understand. Such people forget and disregard Maharshi Parashara, who propounded the theory of remedial measures. The preventive remedial measures provide relief from sufferings while remedial measures after some tragic incidence help in rehabilitation.
The strengthening astrological remedial measures are suggested for all the functional benefic planets even if they are not weak and afflicted in the natal chart. The strengthening measures provide a preventive cover to the planets against their transit weakness. Similarly, the propitiating remedial measures are advised for all the functional malefic planets even if they are not forming close afflictions in the natal chart. The propitiating remedial measures provide a preventive cover for transit and natal afflictions.
The problems in life are caused by weak planets and/or afflictions to them. To help people overcome their problems, the astrologer advises appropriate astral remedies, such as meditation and spiritual practices, color and gemstone therapy, the wearing of a kavach or amulet as a protective shield, and the participation in pujas and yagnas, etc. Therefore, a two-way application of astral remedies is administered after diagnosing the problematic planetary influences in a chart. Firstly, the strength is provided to the weak functional benefic planets. The strength can be provided by various methods, e.g. gemstones, color therapy, Kavach (the protective shield containing mystical numbers of the planets) in an auspicious time. Secondly, the malevolence of the functional malefic planets is reduced through the regular practice of meditation, spiritual practices and offering propitiatory charities concerning these planets. The two-way application helps in reducing the impact of malefic planetary influences to a large extent. The preventive use of astral remedies is much more useful than the curative astral remedies.
Generally, people resort to astral remedies in the end after trying all other therapies ignoring the distinct advantage of preventive diagnostic power of the astrological science. It is needless to stress the benefit of preventive medicine/redressal measures as against those of the curative measures.
Whenever practiced with faith and sincerity, the efficacy of astral remedies in terms of immediate results depends on many things including the ascendant and the strength of the natal planets. If the functional malefic planets are more in the natal chart, with multiple close afflictions, and the functional benefic planets are weak, one benefits with a lot of delay. For example, the people born in the Virgo, Cancer, Pisces, Taurus and Capricorn ascendants need lots of time for sincere and faithful performance of propitiatory remedies. Then the further factors to be seen are the strength of the sub-period and the transit influences.
For both - curative and preventive remedies - the judicious mixture of the following astral remedies is applied.
GEMS: The empirical studies of our ancients reveal that besides medicines the gems and colors are capable of providing good health and mental/spiritual happiness. The efficacy of the gemstones is recognized by Ayurveda, the ancient system of medicine. The importance of time, which means the planetary influences at a particular point of time and at a particular place, has always been recognized since ancient times. References have been found in the Hindu scriptures, Islamic literature, Shakespearean era and the New Testament. It is also firmly believed that the potency of medicines and their curative power increase when the medicine is administered at a particular time of the day and in a particular season.
To provide strength to the weak natal planets, the divine science of astrology recommends the use of gemstones for the favorable planets in an auspicious time. The strength of the planets is raised through the application of influence of concentrated rays of a particular color of a gemstone, which represents a particular planet. The gems represent the rays of light peculiar to different planets. Men and women use them for raising the power of planets besides wearing them for ornamental purposes. The weight recommended for all the gems except the diamond is between 4.6 to 4.7 carats. The recommended weight for a diamond is either 1 or 1.8 carats.
COLOR THERAPY: This is a very potent preventive remedy for epilepsy, mental retardation, psychic problems, etc. and is practiced through the use of favorable colors in the matters of dress and furnishings in one's living room. As each day of the week is ruled by a particular planet, each day we should dress at least one wearable garment of the color indicated for that planet if functional benefic.
KAVACH: This is a protective shield in the form of a yantra which is made of silver containing mystical numbers of the functional benefic planets in a nativity and is a strengthening measure, providing protection to the natal and transit afflictions of the weak functional benefics. With its use, the weak planets are enabled to protect and promote their significations. The Kavach draws its power from the powerful planetary position in which it is created and it is also first worn at a specifically elected auspicious time for generating the desired impact. It is certainly not a miraculous or magical object. This is part of faith healing and its effectiveness and the amount of help cannot be measured in a scientific manner. The confidence of the Kavach providers is based on the feedback of the users. This is used both for preventive and curative purposes, and dispenses with the necessity of wearing different gems for different planets.
As we have said, it should begin to be worn in another auspiciously elected time. The auspicious time is worked out with reference to the place of stay. Gem therapy has no comparison to the benefits gained by wearing the Kavach which also acts as a protective shield. When used as a preventive therapy it is likely to benefit in the following areas:-
- Success in studies
- Success in professional career/business
- Develops leadership skills
- Improves memory and analytical skills
- Protects health against dreaded diseases like cancer, blood pressure, renal disorders, diabetes, epilepsy, paralysis, depression, etc. etc.
- Gives timely marriage
- Gives success in relationships
- Blesses with children
- Blesses with achievements and recognition in life and so on and so forth the list is very long.
For further detailed study on election of auspicious time the interested readers may study our books, INTERPRETING PLANETARY INFLUENCES & SYSTEMS' APPROACH FOR INTERPRETING HOROSCOPES.
VASTU: Again this is a preventive as well as a curative therapy for solving the problems in physical and spiritual areas. Wider applications of this therapy are in the field of success regarding professional ventures. This is practiced through the use of a proper outlay of a building to derive geo-magnetic forces for properly energizing the total impact of that building with the help of light, air, space and aura conducive to the main function of the environment. While there is no detailed study of vastu in our books, the relevance of vastu has been discussed in the book, "Predictive Techniques and the Application of Astrological Remedial Measures". The minimum vastu to be kept in view is:
1. Place of meditation in north east;
2. Bedrooms in south and south west;
3. Children's study in north;
4. Kitchen in south east;
5. Stairs in south west;
6. Heavy structures in the house in south west;
7. One should sleep with one's head in east, or south or south west directions;
8. The central place of the residential unit should be empty;
9. There should be openings in east and west and it would be better if there is an opening in the south direction;
10. An opening only in the south direction creates conflicts and diseases while the openings only in the north direction stops family prosperity and sometimes even continuity. An opening only in the west direction brings poverty.
11. The place should be properly lit and pastel colors of functional benefic planets should be used on the walls;
12. The furnishings should be mostly plain or with very little flowery designs. In any case the patterns and designs on the fabric should not be too imposing.
MANTRAS: As part of the meditation, the recitation of Mantras is prescribed for propitiating the trouble causing planets as per the Vedic rituals.
CHARITIES: These are offered for the functional malefic planets causing afflictions/problems in a horoscope. The malefic influences are effectively tackled with the help of one of these propitiatory remedial measures for each planet when acting as a functional malefic:
" Serving one's father or helping old age needy persons. " Give wheat soaked in water with 20 grams of jaggery (Gur) to a cow on Sundays.
" Surya Namaskar at sunrise.
" Observe law of the land meticulously.
" Serving one's mother or old age women.
" Give dough to a cow on Mondays.
" Keep a fresh water pot for the birds.
" Offering boiled rice with sugar to the birds.
" Service to younger brother(s).
" Prayers/meditation every morning for at least 10 min.
" Being considerate to one's servant(s).
" Exercising patience.
" Helping poor students and needy children.
" Donating to orphanages, twice a year.
" Offering green fodder (about 2 Kg) to a cow.
" Donating green pulses.
" Offering service to one's preceptor/teacher.
" Prayers/meditation every morning.
" Offering banana in small pieces to the birds.
" Offering one bundi laddu (an Indian sweet) or any yellow sweet to the birds.
" Being considerate to one's wife or helping ladies in distress.
" Donating sugar, rice and cooking oil.
" Offering white sweets to the birds.
" Donating silken clothes of bright colors.
" Being considerate to servants.
" Offering simple salty food to the birds.
" Offering black pulses or salt or mustard oil on Saturdays.
" Donate to organizations that help poor people, twice a year.
" Serving one's parents.
" Give part of your breakfast or coarse grains to the birds.
" Donate for old age needy persons or lepers, twice a year.
" Giving away brown colored sweets to the birds.
" Offering some food to a stray dog.
" Donate for the old age homes, twice a year.
" Prayers to Lord Ganapathi.
" Serving/helping institutions or persons working for spiritualism.
These remedies are to be performed daily in the morning after bath and before breakfast. In case the native is unable to do so as in the case of sickness or out of town or in the case of children, these remedial measures can be performed by parents or spouse. If the offering is not accepted by a dog or cow, another dog/cow should be tried. The remedial measures should be performed regularly and the performance of any one of the suggested measures for a particular planet would suffice.
The weakness of the significator planets, as indicated earlier, is made up with the help of a specially prepared Kavach to be worn by the native in an auspiciously elected time.
For details of the design, size and mystical numbers to be engraved on both sides of the Kavach, the readers may please refer to the book, "PREDICTIVE TECHNIQUES AND THE APPLICATION OF THE ASTROLOGICAL REMEDIAL MEASURES".
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REMEDIAL MEASURES IN ASTROLOGYPredicting the future is one part of the story in the case of Astrology while remedial measures is the essence, which helps us in providing an umbrella during cloudy/rainy days. Astrology offers help in the form of astral remedies. Those who do not want to do astral remedies, there is little which can be done for such people except telling them about the period of suffering or the time to come.