LEARN ASTROLOGY - LESSON 41
JYOTISH REMEDIES - PROPITIATORY||
We all know that the full Moon with the entire starry host and even with all the mountains set on fire cannot fight the darkness of the night. Only the rise of the Sun can bring the night darkness to an end. Similarly, the planetary weaknesses and afflictions can only be reduced to a large extent or even removed with the help of the propitiatory and strengthening astrological remedial measures.
JYOTISH REMEDIES - APPLICATION: The divine science of Vedic Astrology unfolds the trends of life and tells us in advance of the favorable times as well as of the unfavorable times. It tells us about the periods which provide success to our endeavors. Similarly, it tells us the periods and the types of sufferings one is likely to face, right at birth. There are diverse views about the sanctity of remedial measures. Some learned friends opine that no benefit is derived by the performance of remedial measures. While some others opine that the performance of remedial measures produces good results. The experience of the author, however, is that the performance of remedial measures does help. The birth chart indicates competence of performance of remedial measures for warding off the evil/malefic influences.
The success in deriving benefic influences and warding off of evil/malefic influences by performing remedial measures depends on more than one factor. Firstly, one has to correctly find out the significator(s) which is/are afflicted or weak; secondly, selection of remedial measures for propitiating the afflicting planets and/or strengthening of weak planets; and thirdly, selecting an appropriate time for initiating the remedial measures. In cases where the houses which are weak, afflicted and not aspected by a strong functional benefic planet, the chances for effectiveness of the remedial measures are comparatively weak. A strong Jupiter or a strong Sun or a strong planet acting like the Sun or a strong lord of the ninth house in the nativity is indicative of the performance of astral remedies and benefits there from. The success also depends on the right conduct of both the astrologer advising these remedial measures and the person seeking consultation.
Only blessed ones think it wise to spend some money on the propitiatory and strengthening astral remedies to make their life better with preventing the challenges.
JYOTISH REMEDIES RELEVANCE:
When we read through the narration of Maharishi Parashara that God has incarnated in the form of planets to confer on living beings the results of their karma, we are confronted with the question of relevance of remedial measures to ward off the evil effects caused by the natal placement of planets on the basis of past karma. We have discovered that the mention of remedial measures for mitigating evils of inauspicious planetary combinations in one's chart are found in our scriptures as well as in the ancient astrological texts and commentaries including the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. Their history can be traced back to times immemorial. Prasna Marga links the miseries/evils in one's life to the sins/bad deeds committed in the past/present life.
In Ramcharitmanas, Sant Tulsidas says that the evils cannot be fully mitigated by donations, reciting of mantras, yagnas, etc. without the righteous conduct, which clearly indicates that before his time there used to be remedial measures in practice and that right conduct is also an important element of the effectiveness of remedial measures. In his great work, he gives us clues on how to avoid evils. 'Attachment' is the cause of all sufferings. One cannot enjoy happiness so long as one does not attain contentment. In Kaliyuga, he mentions mere devotion to God helps in mitigating evils. He goes further and says that evils can only be destroyed by the grace of God. In Vedic Astrology we understand the phenomenon of God's grace coming through a strong Jupiter and/or a strong lord of the ninth house in the natal chart.
As per Varahamihira, the evils can be removed by worship of learned persons, palliatives offered to planets, recitation of mantras, dana (donations), company of saintly persons, etc. Valmiki Rishi in his Ramayana also mentions a number of remedial measures.
JYOTISH REMEDIES - ROLE IN ASTRAL REMEDIES: The role of remedial measures in Vedic Astrology is supreme. The indication of Vedic Astrology can be of use only if the unfavorable influences can be averted by remedial measures and the favorable influences can be enhanced.
The remedial measures are prescribed for all of the horoscopes interpreted by us and have been found to be useful to such an extent that the natives, who had planetary configurations for the dreaded diseases like cancer, could avoid these during the indicating sub-periods of planets creating such afflictions.
JYOTISH REMEDIES - EFFECTIVENESS: Effective sets of Jyotish remedies in the form of easy propitiatory jyotish remedies and effective jyotish remedies through the application of the Kavach or Special Power Kavach as per the requirement of one's horoscope, have been developed after empirical studies for various ascending signs, and are applied for warding off the evils and generating good results in life.
WHEN TO GO FOR REMEDIAL MEASURES?
JYOTISH REMEDIES - FAQs: One of the frequently asked questions is what should be the timing of application of Jyotish remedies. Prevention is better than cure; this saying is also true in case of application of Jyotish remedies. No doubt, Jyotish remedies are helpful in a problematic situation but if the native goes for preventive application, it not only proves to be a better tool to tackle various circumstances but also reduces the level of problems to a great extent. The problems are reduced to the level of tension and the potential damage is averted. In many cases we have found that their preventive application has averted dreaded diseases including cancer even when strong combinations for such diseases were present in the horoscope of the person.
ANALYSING CAPABILITY OF PLANET TO BLESS WITH THEIR SIGNIFICATIONS
Both the positions - natal and transit - of the planet under impact are to be studied for identifying their strengths. The planets are able to bless the native with their significations, both general and particular, if they are strong both in the natal chart and in transit.
Any planet has capacity to bless the native with its results if its natal strength is at least 60% and it is unafflicted. In such a situation the results may come with some delay and of a slightly lower order. With the help of the strengthening measures - gemstones or Kavach - the strength of the planets, where they are less than 60%, can be brought to the level of 60% so that they bless the native with the significations ruled by them.
One can (i) strengthen the weak planets by way of a Kavach if the planetary strength is between 50% to 60%; (ii) strengthen the weak planets by way of a special power kavach if the planetary strength is between 35% to 50%; and (iii) strengthen the weak planets by way of a special power kavach cum gemstone pendant if the planetary strength is lower than 35%.