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Arjun • 9 months ago

Please keep on writing articles. Your writing style is fantastic.

Shyamasundara Dasa • 9 months ago

Hare Krsna. pauruṣaṁ nṛṣu - I am the ability in man. Bhagavad-gita 7.8 http://www.vedabase.com/en/... Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I am trying, so stay tuned for more.

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Shyamasundara Dasa • 3 months ago

Hare Krsna, thank you for your comment. Yes, he actually wrote that. But before I comment further I would like to know the following: How long have you been a student of jyotish? Who are your gurus? And to what level have you studied?

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Shyamasundara Dasa • 3 months ago

Hare Krsna.

Thank you for your clarification and confirming that you are just a beginner in astrology and making the typical neophyte mistakes. Don’t mind my saying this but as a beginner you should be more humble in your approach as opposed to
making categorical statements as if you had been studying and making successful predictions for 20 years. If you can not understand something ask rather than give your judgment, because your opinion is that of a complete beginner. A few
comments:

Saturn stays in a sign for approximately 2.5 years; and with
about 131 million people born each year https://tinyurl.com/yb27nmzo. that means more than 320 million of people have Sani in Scorpio during one transit in Scorpio and there will still be many millions from his previous transits in Scorpio. So we could estimate between 400-500 million people with Saturn in
Scorpio in their horoscope as of today. And that doesn’t take into consideration all of those people with Saturn in Scorpio in the past who are no longer living. You can not therefore extrapolate from your experience that everyone will have the same experience as you. The position of Saturn in a chart is just one of a multitude of factors. In which house is Sani? What houses does he own? What vargas is he in? Which other planets is he associated with? etc These have to be taken in to consideration. Not just “Saturn is Scorpio is bad for every one.” If that is going to be your approach then you should give up
astrology now as you will never make successful predictions.

In the case of Lord Caitanya, Sani has 48 out of a possible 60 points for Uccha Bala, so yes it is near exaltation. And in
fact Sani is extremely powerful in Shadbala and the most powerful planet in his chart. It is an indicator for parivraja yoga, sannyasa.

Venus is the Lord of the 10 and situated in the 9th, Brghu Samhita Paddhati has this to say about that placement:

“gets grand success and progress through the power of destiny; enjoys the great advantage of the strength of the house of brothers and sisters and the house of father; secures the rise of destiny through the acts of grand tactics; gets the advantage from the religious performances; gets the marvel of divine
assistances; gets fame and appreciation for success; gets honour and success in government and society; secures great progress through his physical strength and is very influential working in a very gentle manner.”

And, Venus is also aspected by the 9th Lord Mars who is aspecting his own sign the 9th house so now Venus and Mars, the 10th and 9th lords are in sambandha which by definition is a Raja Yoga. And to make it even better Venus is also aspected by the 5th lord Jupiter. So yes actually Venus is in a powerful Raja Yoga.

As for "Mercury the planet of Visnu being debilitated." Did
you ever hear of nica bhanga yoga? It cancels out
debilitation. Mercury is the lord of his sign of exaltation, and Guru is the ruler of his sign of debilitation. Being in kendras from each other constitutes a nica bhanga yoga. And depending on how they are defined there may be others as well. And it being the planet of Visnu is irrelevant. As explained by Parasara Muni in chapter 2 of Brhat Parasara Hora Sastra, all planets are expansions of different avataras and Mercury is an expansion of Lord Buddha.

Aside from that Mercury is the dhana karaka, wealth giving planet. Lord Caitanaya’s lila was that of a sannyasi renunciate owning only one piece of cloth and a kamandalu. So Mercury there is quite appropriate.

Also consider that Radharani has Moon debilitated in Scorpio.

I have known Dr. Charak for many years, he came to visit me when I was in hospital in Delhi in 2008. You should ask him to look at the chart and help you understand.

I had been thinking of doing an extensive delineation of Lord Caitanya’s horoscope, as I have done for Srila Prabhupada and Bhaktisiddhanta. Now seeing how you have completely misunderstood his chart this fortifies my decision to
do so.

So in closing astrology is extremely complicated and takes many years of study and experience. One will run afoul by just applying a “cook book” methodology.

AJ • 1 month ago

I find your articles thorough and your Jyotish logic impeccable. Thanks for posting them. I enjoy them very much. Your website is beautiful too.
I do have a question though... On Ojha's xeroxed copies of Srila Prabhupada’s horoscope that he cast, I noticed that he included both Uranus and Neptune in the planet list. Do you know if Ojha considered Uranus and Neptune in his delineations? I could only see that he Included the glyph for Uranus in the natal chart, Neptune was not entered. Just curious.

Shyamasundara Dasa • 1 month ago

Hare Krsna. Thank you for your comment and kind words. I try to make my site a place that I would want to visit so I try to combine a high standard of aesthetics and scholarship. It should be didactic and nice to look at. (-:

Regarding Ojha and the trans-Saturnians: As per my recollection he didn't use those planets in his delineation. Shortly I will be publishing The Transcendental Horoscope of Srila Prabhupada and it will contain copies of Ojha's delineations. As well as a general reading that he did for Srila Prabhupada in 1995. So you will be able to see for yourself by direct inspection. (-:

Ojha did my chart in 2008, a year before he died, and while he included the trans-Saturninans in his calculations he didn't mention them in his delineation of my chart. If I recall correctly he once told me that he just included them sort of as a marketing ploy to show that he was "modern."

In the books that he and his father wrote on Vedic astrology that I have, some of which you can find here https://shyamasundaradasa.c... there is no delineation of these planets.

But, in books on Western astrology he may ave included them. But I don't know because I have no interest in that subject or those planets as you can see from this article https://shyamasundaradasa.c...

It is really a pity that he died so soon, he was a very nice and charming man having Venus in his Simha lagna.

AJ • 1 month ago

Thanks for your thorough and thoughtful reply. You answered my question. I too, have no particular interest in the use of the outer planets, but seeing the inclusion of Ur and Ne I was curious to if Ojha ever used them in delineation.
I look forward to your The Transcendental Horoscope of Srila Prabhupada article, or will it be a book?
Best Regards and Blessings.

Shyamasundara Dasa • 1 month ago

Hare Krsna.

It is a book, it is 155 pages long in MS Word but I decided to publish as web article because you can do more with a webpage than you can do with a paper book such as links as well as audio of people who I interviewed etc. I may publish as a book later. But this I did for educational purposes.

AJ • 1 month ago

Interesting with the audio interviews. Again, looking forward to it.

Shyamasundara Dasa • 1 month ago

Yes. Will include several original audios of the interviews I did. Not all because some of them are lost (I did them in 1995), some of them contain extraneous or personal information that I don't want to publish, and some are too low in quality - I was using a phone adapter that I used for recording telephone consultations. It records my voice well but the other person's voice is not always so clear and on top of that it had to be converted after many years from a tape to digital which introduces a lot of static and other artifacts. But at least for some there will be original audio as well as transcripts.