Astrology is a part of Vedas. Jyotisham Vedanam Chakshuh – i.e. Astrology is the eye of Vedas. You can come to know the past, present and future by Astrology just as you see this world with your simple eyes. There are 242 Shlokas in which the entire Astrology is mentioned. In Rigveda there are 37Shlokas, in Yajurveda 44 and in Atharvaveda there are 162 Shlokas. These very Shlokas are the base of Astrology. Job of an astrologer is to know the main theme of Astrology.
We are bound to reap the fruit of what we sowed in our previous births. God has appointed planets to give results according to our deeds. We shall have to face the results according to the planets concerned positioned in our horoscope at the time of our birth. Even Almighty God has to bear the effects of planets if He becomes incarnate. Parashar Rishi has mentioned the dominance of different planets during each of the nine incarnations of God. According to him, there was dominance of Sun in Rama Avatara, Moon in Krishna Avatara, Mars in Narasimha Avatara, Mercury in Buddha Avatara, Venus in Parashurama Avatara, Saturn in Kashyapa Avatara, Rahu in Varaha Avatara and it was the dominance of Ketu in Matsya Avatara. By Astrology we come to know the result to be given by a planet posited in some constellation or sign.
Very often it is asked as to what is the use of astrology? Can the malefic result of planets be glozed? According to me, a man starts from home with an umbrella if he knows that it will rain today. He cannot prevent the rain but he can save himself to some extent with the umbrella. Likewise, we try to lessen the malefic effect of the harmful planets by Tantra, Mantra, Yantras, gems, worship or Jap if we know by Astrology that the period ahead is not auspicious.
According to astrology there are three kinds of agony: Physical, Financial and spiritual. The man experiences them by his nature. All the nine planets (Navagrahas) are considered to be the controller of all these agonies. Remedies are prescribed to gloze or pacify the evil effects of the planets. One should go for self-searching and try to find whether he had committed some sinful act. May be he did it during hardships in life knowingly or unknowingly. By a deep introspection and analysis of your inner self you will find that-
Bura Jo Dekhan Main Chala Bura Na Milaya Koy,
Jo Dil Khoja Apna Mujhase Bura Na Koy.
It is our desires and expectations that cause us distress. The more we expect from others the more agonies we will have to face. Half of the agonies of a man gets vanished automatically soon after he becomes liberal.
Khudi Ko Kar Buland Itna Ki Khuda Khud
Bande Se Puche Ki Batah Teri Raza Kya Hai
Different methods of remedies have been mentioned in this book. I hope, the book will prove to be useful for the students of Astrology and the astrologers in practice as well. I was inspired by Shri Arun Kumar Bansal, Chairman, All India Federation of Astrologers’s Societies and Dr. S.C. Kursija, the secretary of the same to write this book. I am thankful to both of them.
Embellished with Jyotish Maharshi and Vastu Rishi by AIFAS, Shri Tilak Raj Ji is a distinct name in the field of astrology. He is absorbed in the study of these sciences for the last 20 years. Particularly for the last four years he has devoted all his time only to Astrology and Vastu.
He has contributed a lot in initiating teaching of Astrology under the aegis of AIFAS. As a Chapter Chairperson and Examination controller of the Federation, he takes active part in all the activities of the same. His works continue to be published in ‘Future Samachar’ from time to time. He critically analyses events whether in the country or abroad. e.g. Earthquake-why particularly in Bhuj? He has done extensive research events like terrorist attacks on America and Indian Parliament, accident of Columbia spacecraft etc. He has worked on the Yogas that might make people astrologers after studying horoscopes of more than one hundred astrologers in the course of Jyotish Maharshi. He is a life member of International Federation of Astrology and Spiritual Science and is the Chairperson of Delhi Chapter. He is also the life member of ISKCON. He is actively involved with popularizing the Bhagawad Gita. Apart from Astrology, he also possesses knowledge in Vastu, Numerology and Lal Kitab. He has done a splendid job by making an apt appreciation of astrological remedies. In his work “Easy remedies of Vastu” (Saral Vastu Upaya) he has mentioned easy and practical remedies by making a sound study of Vastu. We wish him success in life.
Learned astrologers prescribe various remedies to curb evil effects of planets. Some advise to wear gems while others prescribe mantras. There are scholars who stress on Yantra-pooja or wearing Rudraksha. Some of them go for propitiating planets or for that matter tantric remedies. There can obviously be differences among astrologers as to which remedy is best and quickest for a particular native. I cite here one anecdote of such difference amongst Rishis.
King Parikshit got to know that his death is imminent on seventh day by snake-bite. So he estranged himself from his kingdom and wealth and straight away went to the holy Ganges. There he sought advice from various Rishis regarding ways to Moksha-eternal freedom from vicious cycle of life and death. One of the Rishis came with a prompt reply, - “O king! Holy dips at holy places are very much fruitful. So you go for that. Another Rishi said, -“You better donate wealth to Brahmins as that’s the best kept religion. Then came the fourth Rishi who held, - “As worship and chanting (of mantras) for Gods washed away all your sins, so that is advisable”. Thus all the Rishis, one after another, came with their views but none of them was thoroughly convincing. So lastly, king Parikshit, with his folded hands, spoke his mind, -“O learned sages, all of you came with great suggestions, but all of them are time consuming and my days are numbered on this planet. Therefore, I request you all to advise a remedy that can be accomplished within the stipulated time of seven days.” While the discussions were going on, there came 15 year old Param Hans Shukdevji Maharaj –inspired by none other than great sage Narad. Every one present there, got up in his respect. They offered Shukdevji the highest seat. There only the latter’s grandfather Parashar ji announced, -“Shukdev ji is the most junior in age whereas, he is at the top in knowledge. He will make you absolutely clear which deed is the most advisable to get rid of the vicious cycle of life and death. I am sure you will attain Moksha that way.” Thus on request of Parikshit, said Shukdev ji –“O’ King! Those, whose days are numbered on this earth must listen to Krishna Kathas and memorise the same. That is the best way to cross over this ‘Bhavasagar’. So now I will recite “Shirmadbhagvat Mahapurana” for you. It is the greatest of all Puranas and which I have learnt from my father Shree Veda Vyas ji. I will read these Krishna Kathas for you in coming 7 days. You will have ‘Punya’ of listening to all Puranas by this one. Therefore, one should take it as the essence of all the Vedas. Merely listening to this Katha, one gets absorbed in I have cited this instance to prove that though all the remedies bear fruit, but the one adapted according to the situation is the best. However, I have left this for learned astrologers. At this unripe age, with not much experience I have tried to write this book. Hope the book finds your appreciation. As you all know, all the remedies can’t be in the scope of this book. So I have focused on simple ones-for understanding of general mass. Besides, I solicit advice of learned scholars on my address.
Seeking Remedies: For Whom?
How to know the planet is inauspicious for a native? You can know this by analyzing horoscope of a native. In case there is no horoscope. I take down certain simple rules to ascertain which planet has put the native in trouble. The aliments and worries caused by Navagrahas are listed below:
Sun:Strained relation with father, trouble from the government, problem in government job, headache, diseases of eyes, heart, skin, bones, jaundice, fever, tuberculosis, mental weakness, etc.
Moon:Strained relation with mother, mental tension, insomnia, asthma, respiratory problem, cough and cold, urinary troubles, menstrual problems, stones of gall bladder, pneumonia, etc.
Mars:Excess aggression, troubled relation with brothers, accidents, blood impurities, leprosy, skin-eruptions, high blood pressure, piles, small pox, plague, etc.
Mercury:Trouble in education, aggressive speaking, strained relation with maternal uncle, loss of memory, epilepsy, nose and throat problems, religious passion, loss of wisdom and business, suspiciousness, fickle mindedness.
Jupiter:Disenchantment with worship, loss of faith in Gods, Gurus, and Brahmins, fall in income and expense of wealth cumulated, delay in marriage and child birth, epileptic fits, stomach disorder, ear-problem, arthritis, constipation, insomnia, etc.
Venus:Hindrance in conjugal life, dejection in love, vehicle-problem, disenchantment with make-up, impotency, hernia, diabetes, semen problem, urinary problem, problem in womb, etc.
Saturn:Trouble with servants and in service, gastric trouble, paralysis, trouble in spinal cord, fear of evil spirits, small pox, leprosy, epilepsy, impotency, aliment in feet, etc.
Rahu:Strained relation with grandfather, ego problem, skins and brain disease, ghost phobia, etc.
Ketu:Strained relation with maternal grandfather, trouble inflicted by witchcraft, contagious diseases, impurity of blood, pain, small pox, cholera, etc.
Once the troublesome planet is ascertained, remedies can be pondered over.
First, note the following points if remedies are to be prescribed according to horoscope:
1. Positioning of Kendra and trine.
2. Which planets are combust and retrograde?
3. Which planets are posited in enemy quarters?
4. What is the position of Yogakaraka planet?
5. Which planets are debilitated and which are exalted?
6. What is the inter-relationship between the lords of major and sub periods?
7. Which house is more troubled?
8. Which planet is more distressed
9. Which Yogas are significant in the horoscope?
10. What is the position of the house, lord of the house and Karak of the house under consideration?
11. See whether the lords of Mahadasha and Antardasha are Yogakarak, obstructing, or fatal for the horoscope.
12. What is the position of planets in different groups?
Only after contemplating the above points, it is ascertained which planet needs to be propitiated.
What remedies should be prescribed?
Make a fair guess of the behavior of the native through positioning of Moon and Lagna in his horoscope. Advise him remedies accordingly. If his Moon, Jupiter and ninth house are disturbed he will not follow the worship even after your suggestion. It is then better to advise him gems or Tantrik remedies.
Thus, position of a planet in sign decides the effective remedy. If the planet is in a fiery sign then Yajna, fasting, etc. work. But if it is in an earthy one then gems, Yantra, metals are effective whereas if the planet is in an airy sign then chanting of mantras will work lastly, if the planet is in a watery sign then medicinal – bath and offering of objects in water does wonders. Note that in case of a weak yogakaraka planet, remedies by gems, Yantra and metals should be prescribed. Inauspicious and fatal planets must be propitiated by worship, donation by offering planet-objects to water.
Verdict of Lal Kitab
Remedies mentioned in Lal Kitab have their own importance. But here, we are not going to discuss them in detail as their laws don’t conform to principles envisaged by Parashar. Yet salient features of the Lal Kitab deserve a mention here. According to the Lal Kitab, all planets can’t be propitiated by their own remedies. For some of them, help of other planets is sought. Remedies of Lal Kitab are prescribed in conjunction with nature and practical science. Some simple and practical remedies are related with planets as well.
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