Holi is an ancient Indian festival. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun. Two functions are celebrated on Holi: one is Holika Dahan and the other is Dhulendi i.e. the day of playing with colours and making everyone colourful. Actually this festival of colors is associated with Lord Krishna, who in his childhood played with Gopis and Gopas in Vrindavan.
Holika Dahan which is falling on 28th February has a very important mythology behind. On this day bonfires are lit or logs of wood are burnt in memory of the miraculous escape that child Prahalad had when Holika, sister of Hiranyakashyap, carried him in to the fire. Holika the demon was burnt but Prahalad the staunch devotee of God Shri Hari Vishnu escaped without any burn. His total devotion towards God saved him from fire but Holika was burnt alive.
Actually Holika Dahan symbolizes victory of good over evil. On this day the best way of celebrating Holy is to win over your own evil thoughts. These days so much is written about road rage and students violence in school. This is most alarming; no body has patience for any thing. On this day we should cleanse our inner self. Try to perform at least one good deed
daily. This habit of doing one good deed everyday will go a long way and by next year you will be a much better person in your own eyes.
Holi helps to bring the society together and strengthen the secular fabric of our country. Everybody celebrates the festival together with a spirit of bonhomie and brotherhood. In the evening people visit friends and relatives and exchange gifts, sweets and greetings. The festival also promotes good health. Some believe that play with colors help to promote good health as colors are said to have great impact on our body and health. People also clean-up their houses on Holi which helps in clearing up the dust and mess in the house and get rid of mosquitoes and others pests. A clean house generally makes the residents feel good and generate positive energies.
Gear up to play with colors on your friends and family members. At the same time shed the colors of hatred and violence from your heart and fill it with vibrant colors of love, patience and forgiveness.
The Astrological Analysis -This Holi night sun shall be in Purva Bhadra and moon in Purva Phalguni. The role of Nakshatra lords, ruling deity and the transit of other planets indicate that there shall develop urge to rise beyond restrictions. Coming one year from this spring to next spring shall be auspicious for wealth, fortune and material pleasures. The debilitation of Mars indicates that people in general shall loose their tolerance and would become more materialistic and aggressive. This Holi moon points to new beginnings. It is a spring full moon.
Holi is the best time for sidhi of Yantra and mantra. Yantra / Mantra can be recharged / energized on night of Holika Dahan. Holi night is the best muhurat for worshipping goddess Kali. I am giving you mantras to please Lord Ganesha and Maa Kali who always help us in accomplishment of all tasks without any hassles.
Vakratundamahakay Suryakotisamprabha, Nirvighnam Kurumey Dev Sarvkaryeshusarvada.
Om Durgay Rakshini Rakshini Swaha
Om Mahakalikayai Namah
"Saturn" - Auspicious or Inauspicious
Everybody is afraid of the wrath of Saturn. Is Saturn always harmful for everybody? No, it is not like that; rather, it is a planet whose impact can be known in advance and if one propitiates then its maleficience can be reduced substantially. Contrary to it is highly difficult to change the malefic impact of other planets like Rahu, Jupiter or Venus. It is correct that Saturn is very harmful if malefic but if it is benefic then a beggar can also become a king. Since the inauspiciousness of Saturn can be reduced therefore it is worshipped extensively.
To whom does it give good or bad results? Being the lord of 11th for a moveable lagna it is badhak for Aries ascendant. For Taurus ascendant also being lord of 9th for fixed lagna it is badhak and does not produce very good results in spite of being the lord of Kendra and Trikona house of horoscope. It is average for Gemini and Virgo ascendant, inauspicious for Cancer and Leo but yields average results for Leo. It is a yogakarka planet for Libra ascendant and brings material comforts, peace and prosperity in its major and sub periods. It produces ordinary results for Scorpio and Sagittarius. It is auspicious for Capricorn but slightly inauspicious for Aquarius. For Pisces it is not inauspicious.
According to Uttarkalamrita the sub period of Saturn in major period of Venus is important. This period yields
opposite results when Saturn is Yogakaraka but one gets auspicious results if it is weak.
The Sadesati of Saturn is also very effective to give good or bad results. Sometimes it troubles the native more than in its major period, sometimes makes a person rise very high in his life. Whenever it transits in 12th house from Moon or transits over Moon or 2nd from Moon it is termed as Saturn's Sadesati. Similarly, when it transits over 4th or 8th house from Moon it is known as Dhaiya.
Generally the impact of Dhaiya of 4th house from Moon is weak but the impact of Sadesati is high. The harmful impacts of Sadesati or 8th Dhaiya get multiplied if Saturn transits over 8th or 12th house from ascendant also or especially if this Saturn is weak in the birth chart. In addition to that if Saturn transits over Badhaka planets placed in these negative houses (8th or 12th) the malefic impacts reach its climax. Further, one gets death like trouble if the periods are that of Venus in Saturn or Saturn in Venus.
If Saturn is yogakaraka for a native auspicious results are experienced during Sadesati. If this Saturn transits through Kendra or Trikona from ascendant or the period in operation is that of a yogakaraka planet, results of Sadesati are good and not bad.
One of the malefic impact of Saturn is loss of reputation. In Business losses go on increasing. Governmental enquiries start. The fear of imprisonment and repayment of debt troubles a lot. Life becomes miserable because of loss of health. Problem of sleeplessness and stomach pain starts. The native becomes directionless. The friends turn into enemies. Reliable people around the native turn against him. At home all, including children, wife and parents start preaching but no body comes forward to share his sorrows. It becomes difficult for one to concentrate in work. The condition of the native becomes deplorable and life appears burdensome.
In this situation the remedies of Saturn bring some sign of relief, the native gets some strength to do some work as spiritual power enhances. The remedies mentioned below are very simple and anybody can do them-
By doing 3 or 4 out of these above mentioned remedies one can get relief from the wrath of Saturn. The best article to be donated for propitiating Saturn is mustard oil. As the mythology goes once Saturn tried to show his superiority over lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman tied Saturn in his tail and walked around normally. Saturn’s position became miserable as Saturn collided with stones on earth and in the process got innumerable injuries and his body got drenched in blood. Saturn asked for mercy. Lord Hanuman ordered Saturn not to trouble his devotees. That day onwards Saturn started asking for oil from people to cure his physical injuries and in return blessed them.
Recite the mantra of Saturn:- Om Praang Preeng Praung Sah Shaneshcharaay Namah OR Om shang Shaneshcharaay Namah
On Saturday pour some mustard oil in a steel bowl, put a coin and see your face in this oil. After that offer it to Saturn or donate it Dakaut.
Chant Sunderkand daily or on Saturday.
Offer black grams (kala chana), horse bean (urad), black sesam, black clothes and iron to poor people on Saturday.
Wear 7 faced and 14 faced rudrakshas.
Offer sweats and bread dipped in oil to black dog
Perform abhishek of Saturn (by sprinkling oil) in a Siddha temple of Saturn
Wear black horse shoe ring in the middle finger of your right hand.
Light a lamp under a tree of Peepal on Saturday evening
Donate oil of jasmine and a Chola to lord Hanuman on Saturday.
Chant Hanumanashtak or Bajrangbaan.
In case of more trouble do the following totkas (a special remedial measure) 1, 5 or 8 times.
Dip around 250 grams of black grams in water on Friday. On Saturday take out them from water and wrap in black cloth. Put a piece of charcoal, a coin of one rupee and sesame. After wrapping rotate around your head 7 times and then flow in running water.
For propitiating Saturn you can donate Shani’s articles or do Shaniabhishekam in any Siddh temple of Saturn, for example- Kokilavan near Vrindavan, Shanidev temple in Gwalior, Shingnapur in Maharashtra, Tirunallaru near Karaikal in Tamilnadu, Shani temple near Hanuman temple of Cannaught place, Shani temple of Chandni chowk and Shani Dham in Asola- Fatehpur which is just 8 kilometers away from Mehrauli in Delhi.
Basic Principles to Determine Profession and Income.
This is very important to find out all the ways and means by which a man earns his money and livelihood. Take the Lagna or the Moon at birth and see who occupies tenth house from it. If the Sun is in the 10th house the person inherits paternal property, if the Moon is there, he gets money through the mother, if Mars occupies it, he procures wealth through his enemy, if Mercury joins the tenth, he gets money through friends, if Jupiter is found there, the person has wealth through brothers, if Venus is in the 10th, then money comes through women, and if Saturn occupies it, servants fetch him money.
Some astrologers say that the most powerful among the two must be found out and then the source of wealth predicted from the planet who occupies the 10th from it. Suppose there are two or more planets in the 10th from Lagna or Chandra or from both, then money flows in through those channels which are ascribed to the planets in their Dasas and Antardasas. If there is no planet in the 10th house from Lagna or Chandra, take the lord of the Navamsa occupied by the lord of the 10th from Lagna, Moon and Sun, and ascribe the acquisition of wealth to such methods or processes which are controlled by that planet.
If the lord of the Navamsa is the Sun, the person makes money by scented articles, gold, wool and medicines. He may be a medical man himself or may be an attendant or nurse upon patients. If lord of the navamsa of 10th lord is the Moon, he gets money by dealing in corals, pearls, shells, agricultural products and dependence upon women. If Mars owns that navamsa, he will make money by minerals, ores, or compounds, by weapons of various kinds, by fire in being engaged in fireworks, kitchens, engine driving or wherever there is work connected with fire and by rash adventures or speculations and venturesome deeds or such actions, in which physical strength and courage is utilized.
If Mercury becomes the lord of that Navamsa, the person becomes a writer, mechanic, painter, sculptor, engraver, poet, mathematician, architect or scent maker.
When Jupiter becomes the lord of that Navamsa the person gets money through Brahmins, priests, educated classes, temples and charities, mining operations and manufacturers, sacrifices, discipleship and pilgrimage. When Shukra becomes the lord of that navamsa he gets money by gems, metals, cows and buffaloes. When he is Saturn the man earns money by labour, such as travelling and carrying, by being an executioner or hangman, and such mean travels which are against the traditions of his family.
Planets give wealth similar to the houses they occupy. Take those lords in the 10th from lagna or chandra and find out in what house he is. If the house he occupies is his own he gets money in his house. If it is his friend's then he gets money through friends. If he occupies unfriendly houses, then he makes money through his enemies. If he happens to be Sun, and is in his exaltation and is otherwise powerful the person acquires wealth by self exertions. If all the benefic planets are powerful and occupy the lagna, 2nd and 11th houses, the person will make money by various means. Such a person will succeed in any business he undertakes, however divergent it may be from his original work. If there are no planets in the 10th house, find out where the lord of the 10th from Sun, or Moon or Lagna is situated in the navamsa and if he is in a friendly or inimical sign predict as above. To the above must be added the fact of the Sun being exalted, i.e., in Aries, to make the man acquire wealth by self-exertion.
According to one classical author if Jupiter occupies 10th house from Janmalagna the native attains glory by involving himself in the activities of public welfare. Similarly if Saturn occupies 10th house, the native gets reputation and recognition by working for the poor people.
For making more accurate analysis we can also analyse that which planets occupy or aspect 10th house from Karkamsha lagna and Arudha lagna.
According to Rishi Gemini when the 10th house from Karkamsha is occupied or aspected by benefic planets other than Mercury, the native is firm minded or the native becomes either a priest or one who settles the disputes of other people.
If the 10th house from Karkamsha is aspected by only Jupiter and Sun, the person will be a cowherd (Dairying, or dealing in milk products.
Note :- The term Agriculturist and cow herd can cover a lot more than it did in the older days because these areas have become specialised with time.
If there are two malefics in the 6th house from Karkamsha lagna the person is an agriculturist.
If Jupiter is the ninth from karkamsha the person is an agriculturist.
If Sun and Venus aspect the Karkamsha the person is in government service, or has connections in the government.
If 10th house from Karkamsha is occupied or aspected by Mercury the person will be in government service.
If Saturn is in the Karkamsha lagna the person will make a living through a famous occupation. (This is a combination for fame).
If Ketu is in the K.L and is aspected by only Venus then the person is a priest.
If the K.L. is aspected by Mercury, Moon and Venus and if second lord is in the 7th house then the person is a doctor.
If K.L is occupied by Sun and Rahu and they are associated with benefic and malefic planets then the person will be a doctor or vaidya who is expert in poison cure.
If K.L is aspected by Venus and Moon the person is an alchemist (one who deals with chemicals)
For rapid growth in one's career it is essential to have powerful planetary combinations for the acquisition of wealth in his/her horoscope (Janmakundli). Here we shall give few important combinations.
If lord of 2nd house, lord of 11th house and lord of 1st house are together in any Kendra and one of these three are exalted in that case a person succeeds to make unlimited wealth in his life.
If Lagna lord is placed in lagna native gets the blessings of Goddess Laxmi throughout his life.
If auspicious planets are there in 2nd house and Jupiter is exalted.
If all the auspicious planets occupy all 4 kendras of horoscope.
If 2nd lord, 9th lord and 11th lord all are in kendras.
If ascendant sign is Aries and Jupiter is in 11th house and Sun in 5th house.
If lord of 2nd house is exalted and several planets are there in 2nd house.
If lord of 1st house is in 2nd and the lord of 2nd house is in 1st house.
If Lagna lord, 2nd lord, 9th lord and 11th lord all are exalted.
If ascendant sign is Aries or Scorpio and Mars, Mercury, Venus and Saturn are in first house.
If ascendant sign is Sagittarius or Pisces, Jupiter, Moon and Mars are in Lagna.
If Rahu, Venus, Mars and Saturn all are in Virgo.
If 2nd lord is powerful and Jupiter, Moon and Sun are placed in 5th, 9th and 3rd house.
If Mars is in its own sign or in exaltation and occupies any kendra.
If all planets are there in 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th houses.
Different professions signified by different planets in modern context are as follows -
The Sun is the significator of Administration, Government and profession relating to medicine.
The Moon signifies profession related to hospitality and public relations.
Mars signifies the armed forces, police, entrepreneurship.
Mercury signifies finance, structural designing, writing and Astrology.
Jupiter signifies education, legal profession, consultants, spirituality related profession and financial management.
Venus signifies TV and film industry, life saving drugs, financial advisor, music, dealing in luxurious items.
Saturn signifies industries, service, dealing with labour, industrial workers and leadership for politician.
Birth chart only indicate the professional field of the native, the timing of rise in profession is indicated by Dasha of planets operating during a particular period.
Number of factors are associated with determining the professional field of a native and timing for events for rise in profession. The 10th house is the most important house for profession, however due importance is to be given to 9th house being the house of luck and 2nd house being the house of status. While analysing the house of profession of the native, we should assess 10th hose alongwith 9th, 11th and 2nd houses.
Dashmamsa is the concerned divisional chart for the profession. The strength of 10th lord in Dashmamsa (D-10) chart i.e D-10 and position and strength of lagna lord of D-10 should be given equal importance. While analysing the profession, otherwise the results can be misleading.
Dasha parameters for determining timing of rise in profession
Transit parameters- Jupiter and Saturn must make a contact by way of conjunction or aspect with the two conditions out of four mentioned below :
Dasha of 10th lord of Birth chart.
Dasha of the dispositor of 10th lord.
Dasha of Lagna lord of Dashmamsha.
Dasha of a planet occupying or aspecting 10th house of Dashmamsa or birth chart.
Dasha of a planet who is exalted in Dashmamsa.
Dasha of planets aspecting 10th houe, 10th lord, planets conjoined with 10th lord and planets placed in 10th house. Planets aspecting or conjoined with dispositor of 10th lord.
Dasha of 7th lord.
7th lord from lagna or Moon.
Tip Of The Month
Make The Main Entrance of The House Auspicious
All types of good or bad energies enter the house through the main entrance only. If the main entrance of your house is in the right direction, at the right angle and is built in the proper manner, then everything remains all right. But if it is not so, the inauspicious Chi energy can give adverse results. The adverse atmosphere around the house also has a bad consequence on your main entrance. The imbalance of elements and of Yin as well as Yang energies can also cause these bad results. If this happens, it can have an adverse effect on your family's peace, affection, happiness and prosperity, besides leading to bitterness in the relationships. Therefore, to make your life secure, loving, happy and peaceful, have the directions of your house activated and made effective according to the Feng-shui.
If the main entrance of your house faces the east, then
Put up a Yellow/Golden wind-chime in the north- western area of the house. Take care not to have a
water-source or a bright light in this direction.
If the main entrance of your house faces the west, then
Keep a heavy thing made of metal in the western part of your house. It will be good to put up a silver wind-chime or stereo system in this direction. This will increase the moments of love in your life.
- If the main entrance of your house faces the north, then
Make an arrangement of a bright light towards the south-western area of your house. Also, keep a pair of
Mandarin ducks, rose quartz, image of heart and picture of Cupid in this zone.
- If the main entrance of your house faces the south then
Keep auspicious symbols like the crystal, Om, swastik, holy cross,
etc. to make the Chi energy more effective towards the north-eastern (Ishan) zone of your house.
If the main entrance of your house faces the south-east, then
Put up bulbs of light in this zone of the house to make I this direction effective.
If the main entrance of your house faces the south-west, then
Keep some natural rock crystals of a big size in this direction to make the familial relationships deeper
and more affectionate.
- If the main entrance of your house faces the north-east, (Ishan) then
In the northern direction of the house, keep a water- vessel or have a underground tank or a reservoir of water made to balance the Chi energy in this direction. Also, keep natural rock crystals in the south-western direction.
If the main entrance of your house faces the north-west, then
To do away with the adverse characteristics of this direction, put up plants and trees in the eastern directions.
Product Of the Month
Lapis Lazulli Locket (Nazar Dosh Locket)
It provides relief to the people who are under
the malefic influence of Saturn. It protects
from evil eye and
fills the wearer with positive energy. It can be worn by the people of all ages. Wear it on Saturday. Following mantra should be recited for it -"Om Praang Preeng Praung sah Shaneshcharaay Namah"