LEARN ASTROLOGY - LESSON 8
"The Concept of Prime Determinant"
"Planetary Transit Influences/Gochar"
"Results of Sub-Periods of Planets/Bhukti"
"Birth Chart Rectification"
"Impact of Retrograde Planets"
"Remedial Measures in Astrology"
& Other Concepts.
THE CONCEPT OF PRIME DETERMINANT
Under the Systemsí Approach, the concept of prime
determinants of any aspect of life is considered. The lord of that
house (or houses) which contains the mooltrikona sign(s) for any
particular aspect of life becomes the prime determinant(s). The
various aspects of life may be governed by more than one house.
For example the professional matters are ruled by the tenth and
second houses. So only that house will be considered as the prime
determinant(s) of professional matters which contain(s) the
mooltrikona sign(s). In the case where both the tenth and second
houses do not contain a mooltrikona sign, then the lord of the
ascendant becomes the prime determinant of professional matters.
Similarly there are number of houses which rule the marital matters.
These include the seventh, second, fourth, eighth and twelfth houses.
So, in addition to the planetary influences on the house, we consider
the lord of that house(s) as the prime determinant(s) which contains
the mooltrikona sign(s) in the house(s) for studying the aspect of
TRIPLE TRANSIT TRIGGERING INFLUENCE
The significant events are triggered by the interplay of the relationship between transit planets and natal planets/MEPs. The results generated depend upon the significations ruled by the planets involved, the significations ruled by their mooltrikona houses, the significations ruled by their houses of placement, either natally or in transit, and/or the significations ruled by the natal house(s) whose MEPs are under the transit impact. This is called the triple transit triggering influence (TTT) as it is true for the three possible combinations of transit influence i.e. transit over natal, transit over transit, and natal over transit. In other words:
(1) Whenever any weak natal planet/MEP is transited by FM(s), it triggers a significant undesirable incident concerning that weak natal planet or that weak house, whichever is the case. This is more so when the weak natal planet or the lord/significator of the weak house is weak in transit too.
(2) Whenever any strong natal planet/MEP is transited by FM(s), it triggers a mild unfavorable incident concerning that strong natal planet or that strong house, whichever is the case.
(3) Whenever any strong natal FB/MEP is transited by FB(s), it triggers significant happy incidents pertaining to that strong natal planet or that strong house, whichever is the case.
(4) Whenever any weak natal FB/MEP is transited by FB(s), it triggers hopes or non-significant happy incidents pertaining to that weak natal planet or that weak house, whichever is the case.
(5) Whenever planets in transit form close conjunctions amongst themselves, the happenings occur depending upon their functional nature in connection with the houses with reference to a particular ascendant.
(6) If the close conjunction or aspect(s) of planets in transit involve two or more FBs with reference to a particular ascendant, it triggers happy events pertaining to all the planets.
(7) If one of the planets involved in a close conjunction or aspect in a transit planetary movement is a FM, it harms the significations of the other FB(s) involved with reference to a particular ascendant.
(8) If both or all the planets forming a close conjunction in transit with reference to a particular ascendant are FMs, it harms the significations of all the planets involved.
(9) Whenever any weak transit planet forms a close conjunction with or becomes closely aspected by a natal FM(s), it triggers a significant undesirable incident concerning that weak transit planet.
(10) Whenever any strong transit planet forms a close conjunction with or becomes closely aspected by a natal FM(s), it triggers a mild unfavorable incident concerning that strong transit planet.
(11) Whenever any strong transit FB forms a close conjunction with or becomes closely aspected by a natal FB(s), it triggers significant happy incidents pertaining to that strong transit planet.
(12) Whenever any weak transit FB forms a close conjunction with or becomes closely aspected by a natal FB(s), it triggers hopes or non-significant happy incidents pertaining to that weak transit planet.
(13) The transit effects are always seen with reference to the natal ascendant.
(14) In setting the trends, the sub-period lord has maximum say. However, the transit impacts mentioned above supersede the trend results of the sub-period lord.
(15) The malefic transit impact of slow moving planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are more pronounced when, during the course of their close conjunctions/aspects, they move more slowly as compared to their normal speed or become stationary. This is true both for natal and transit influences.
(16) During the sub-periods of the FBs, the benefic transit impacts are stronger while malefic transit impacts are mild. If the sub-period lord is strong, then the transit benefic influences cause significant happy events.
(17) During the sub-periods of FMs, the benefic transit impacts are mild while the malefic transit impacts are more severe. If the transit benefic influences are strong, then the benefic results may be comparatively better but with some delay.
(18) The duration of the transit results ceases to exist as soon as the transit close conjunction or aspect separates. The orb of separation as explained earlier would depend upon the natal strength of the planets on which the transit influences have been created.
(19) Whenever a transiting FM transits the MEP of any house, it afflicts that house as well as the aspected house(s). A transit FM never afflicts its own mooltrikona house.
(20) A transit FM will always afflict its natal position by conjunction
or aspect, except when natally placed in its own mooltrikona house.
(21) A natal FM will always afflict its transit position by aspect even
when transiting its own mooltrikona house.
(22) A natal FM will always afflict its transit position by conjunction,
except when placed in its own mooltrikona house.
For further detailed study the interested readers may study my book, A COMPLETE BOOK ON TRIPLE TRANSIT INFLUENCES- How to Identify Significant events.
ANALYZING THE CAPABILITY OF PLANETS TO BLESS WITH THEIR SIGNIFICATIONS
Both the positions - natal and transit - of the planet(s) under impact are to be studied. The planets would be able to bless the native with their significations, both general and particular, if they are strong both in the natal chart and in transit.
IDENTIFYING TRANSIT INFLUENCES
The results regarding a particular house will be influenced by a transiting planet when it is near to the houseís most effective point. This influence also depends upon the transiting planetís functional nature, whether benefic or malefic. Considering the triple transit triggering influence, the benefic or malefic impact of transit planets is to be seen on all natal and transit planets, including functional malefics and functional benefics; also the benefic or malefic impact of natal planets is to be seen on both transit functional malefics and transit functional benefics. The things governed by the planets would be their general and particular significations. Similarly, when the impact is on the most effective point of any house, the significations of the house occupied and house(s) aspected would be influenced by the transiting planet.
INTERACTION BETWEEN THE SUB-PERIOD AND TRANSIT RESULTS
During the sub-period of a planet, it would be touched by the general significations of the sub-period lord, the significations of the mooltrikona house ruled by the sub-period lord, the significations of the natal house in which the sub-period lord resides and the significations of the house transited by the sub-period lord.
The transit means when the planetary position on any given date, subsequent to the date of birth, is studied with reference to the ascendant and the position of the planets in the natal chart.
For example, let us consider a native with the sign Sagittarius rising in the ascendant. Suppose, in this chart the lord of the eleventh house, Venus, is placed in the twelfth house ruling losses. During the sub-period of Venus loss of elder brother, income and trouble to friends is indicated. The transit functional malefics Rahu/Ketu may form a close conjunction or aspect with any of the following three positions to cause the event of death of the elder brother:
i) Most effective point of the eleventh house.
ii) Natal position of the sub-period lord, Venus.
iii) Transit position of the sub-period lord, Venus.
The conjunction or aspect of natal Moon, Rahu or Ketu with transit Venus may also cause the same fatality.
The sub-period lord sets the trend according to the lordship and the placement of the planet besides the other influences on the planet while the transit and natal planets cause influence whenever they come into contact with the natal position or the transit position of the sub-period lord. We hope this gives a better understanding into the interaction between the transit results and the sub-period lord results with the help of the above example.
Marital compatibility (MC) has to be seen using the following seven aspects for each person:
3. Sexual urges
4. Marital happiness
6. Longevity of the marital tie
7. Spiritual development
HEALTH is seen from (1) the lords of the ascendant and/or sixth house containing a mooltrikona sign, (2) the Sun, (3) the Moon, and the placement/strength/affliction of the planets (1) to (3) so identified. All the houses/planets are seen.
TEMPERAMENT is seen through the influence of the lord of the sixth house containing a mooltrikona sign not only on the most effective points of the houses ruling marriage i.e. the second, fourth, seventh, eighth and twelfth houses but also on the most effective points of the third, fifth and first houses and/or the placement of any of the lords of these houses containing a mooltrikona sign in the sixth house.
SEXUAL URGES are seen through the influence of Mars, Rahu or the lords of the eighth and/or twelfth houses containing a mooltrikona sign on the MEP and/or lords of any of the houses related to marriage and/or ascendant as they stimulate the urges. Saturn and Ketu influences will deflate the urges.
MARITAL HAPPINESS is seen through the strength of the seventh, second, fourth, eighth and twelfth houses containing mooltrikona signs. All the houses are seen. Afflictions harm relationships and cause termination of the marital tie through divorce or death.
LONGEVITY is seen through the strength of lords of the first, eighth and/or twelfth houses containing a mooltrikona sign and the significator of longevity, Saturn. All the houses/Saturn are seen.
LONGEVITY OF THE MARITAL TIE is seen through the strength of the seventh, eighth, second and twelfth houses containing a mooltrikona sign. All the houses are seen.
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT is seen through the strength of the fourth, ninth and tenth houses containing mooltrikona sign(s) and the planets the Sun and Jupiter. All the houses/planets are seen.
EXAMINING MARITAL COMPATIBILITY is much more than horoscope matching on the basis of the so-called NAKSHATRA matching only.
Best signs for matching not only among themselves but also with even signs are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius ascendants. If need be the matter may be analyzed through an expert Systems' Approach astrologer.
Pisces, Virgo, Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn and Scorpio ascendants require a detailed matching analysis for marital compatibility and should not be matched among themselves.
Not only the application of preventive astral remedies but also the election of a muhurta (auspicious time) for celebrating the marriage are very important for ensuring a long lasting marital relationship with comparatively more harmony thus making it possible to match the even signs among themselves.
For further detailed study the interested readers may study my book, HOW TO ANALYSE MARRIED LIFE.
The most dreaded concept of Manglik means early death of spouse or inharmonious relationship with the spouse in the early years of marriage. A native 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 savants even include these positions from Venus. This way more that 80% of the human beings will be graded as Manglik. This concept is also far from the truth.
The said position of Mars in a chart does not make a native Manglik in case Mars is a functional benefic for the natal chart. For the natal charts where Mars becomes a functional malefic i.e. Virgo, Scorpio and Taurus ascendant charts, it can generate the results of the so-called Manglik yoga if the association 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 combination. However, 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 case 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 the planets.
For further detailed study the interested readers may study my book, HOW TO IDENTIFY SIGNIFICANT EVENTS.
BIRTH CHART RECTIFICATION
The rectification of birth charts is a two way process: Firstly for the rectification of the ascendant; and secondly for the rectification of the ascending degree. While finding out the ascendant is quite easy with the help of the planetary configurations (relationships) developed through close conjunctions, close aspects and placements, the determination of the ascending degree is a lengthy process and sometimes it can take about one year's time after a preliminary hypothesis.
To find out the ascendant:
1. Find out the close conjunctions of planets and see which functional malefic planet is afflicting which other planet or the most effective point of house(s).
2. If the native concerned is suffering on account of the significations of the house containing the mooltrikona sign of the said afflicted planet then the ascendant stands rectified.
3. In case it is not so, then the next or the previous ascendant is to be tried with reference to close relationships of the functional malefic planets or the most effective point of various houses.
4. This exercise is always recommended for the horoscopes where the ascending degree goes from zero to two or three degrees or from twenty eight to thirty degrees. This gives a sound footing for the rectification of the ascendant.
To find out the ascending degree the following process is undertaken:
This is based on the transit of the functional malefic planets over natal weak planets and over the most effective point of the houses where mooltrikona signs of weak planets fall.
First of all, identify the weak planets, the functional malefic planets and the afflicted planets in a chart. Then see the transit position of functional malefic planets with reference to the ascendant over the weak natal positions. Note the houses where the exact conjunction or aspect is likely to be formed with the most effective point in the near future, especially the house(s) having a mooltrikona sign of a weak planet(s). Keep a watch at what degree the extreme unfavorable results are felt and note down the same for the purpose of rectification. To test whether the degree noted by you is the most effective point of the house you have to repeat this exercise at least twice with reference to the identified degree. If each time on subsequent occasions transit effects of functional malefic planets create unfavorable results at the degree identified, the degree of the ascendant will have to be modified accordingly. Roughly, one degree of ascendant means a difference of three to four minutes in the time of birth. Taking into account this degree of the ascendant and the tentative time, the birth chart will have to be reworked.
This technique is very useful for:
A) Identifying significant events likely to happen due to exact/close aspects/conjunctions of functional malefic planets with the most effective point of weak house(s)/weak planets.
B) Identifying significant events likely to happen due to close/exact aspects/conjunctions of functional benefic planets with the most effective point of strong house(s)/strong planets.
C) To answer queries of recovery from illness.
D) To answer questions for expected favorable results if exact or close conjunctions/aspects occurring between natal positions and transit functional benefic planets are likely to take place in the near future.
IMPACT OF PLANETARY COMBINATIONS
The planetary combinations (yogas) in a horoscope are generated through close conjunctions, close aspects and placements. When two or more functional benefic planets form a close relationship among themselves or with the most effective points of benefic houses, they generate good results related to their mooltrikona houses. This type of relationship by the benefic close conjunction/aspect is known as an auspicious yoga. If two functional malefic planets form a close relationship, they cause an inauspicious yoga and damage the results related to their mooltrikona houses. If one functional benefic planet and one functional malefic planet form a close relationship, this causes an inauspicious yoga that damages the results of the mooltrikona house ruled by the functional benefic planet. When a functional benefic planet occupies a malefic house, this causes a yoga for misfortune related to the significations of its mooltrikona house. Similarly, when a functional malefic planet closely influences the most effective point of a house, it damages the significations of that house, except if it is its own mooltrikona house.
The impact of Rajyogas and Dhanayogas accrues only if the planets involved are strong. Whenever, the planets ruling benefic houses conjoin or mutually aspect closely, they form a good yoga (say Rajyoga) connected with the indications of both the houses involved, provided they are strong. The involvement of a planet ruling the house of income and/or wealth produces a Dhanayoga. In other words, mere location of a planet or a set of planets in a particular sign or house without creating a close relationship through a close conjunction or aspect does not result into any yoga.
Similarly, until and unless any functional malefic planet forms a close conjunction or aspect with other planet(s) or house(s) they do not produce any Duryoga or even Kalsarpa yoga. The misnomer Kalsarpa yoga is being propagated by those persons who have failed to correctly identify the functional nature of planets in various nativities and have not been able to pin point the reasons for miseries. Any chart containing the so-called Kalsarpa yoga will not give bad results until and unless Rahu-Ketu or other functional malefic planets cause severe conjunctions or aspects with weak planets or houses in that particular nativity. Under the Systems' Approach, the analysis is always done with reference to the placement of planets, their strength and weaknesses and their mutual relationship with reference to the ascendant, and its most effective point in particular.
This is only a visionary phenomenon as this occurs due to different speeds of the planets in relation to the earth. The effects on a natal chart are due to fixed angular position of planets with reference to a particular place on the earth for a particular time, natal or transit.
Though the classical as well as some of the modern commentators have ascribed different views for the results of retrograde planets, the author is of the firm view that retrograde planets are to be treated in a normal way as per their longitudes, so far as the natal influences are concerned. However, the transit influences of a planet appearing to be in retrograde motion and then direct motion are prolonged on a specified degree(s).
Predicting the future is one part of the story regarding Astrology while remedial measures is the essence, which helps us in providing an umbrella during cloudy days. Astrology offers help in the form of astral remedies. For those who do not want to do astral remedies, there is little which can be done regarding such people except telling them about the period of suffering or the time to come.
When planets are indicating tragic happenings then people usually do not perform astral remedies to protect themselves against the expected losses: 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 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, and the 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. This 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. 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 the 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 the 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. The 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 its 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 the planets besides wearing them for ornamental purposes.
These are the gemstones recommended to begin use in an auspicious time for particular planets if they are favorable in one's birth chart. The weight recommended for all the gems except diamond is between 4.6 to 4.7 carats. The recommended weight for 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 in 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 worn also in a special 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 my book, 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 of professional ventures. This is practiced through the use of 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 my 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 northeast;
2. Bedrooms in south and southwest;
3. Children's study in north;
4. Kitchen in southeast;
5. Stairs in southwest;
6. Heavy structures in the house in southwest;
7. One should sleep with one's head in east, or south or southwest 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 the opening is also in the south direction;
10. The 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. 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 elderly 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 elderly 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).
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 to homes, which care for the elferly, 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".
The prasna chart is made for
specific queries at a particular time for those natives who do not possess a natal chart. The essential condition for efficacy of the prasna
chart is that the querist approaches an astrologer when he is impelled by his inner self
for seeking astrological help for a specific query. A
complete chart like the birth chart at the time of query is erected. A chart erected and
analyzed as per the general principles of predictive astrology brought out in
this site helps in correct interpretations.
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