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Why are Rahu and Kethu, shadow planets?

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Last week we discussed how to understand Rāhu and Kethu we need to use our mind. Without the help of the mind, we can't understand the energy of Rāhu or Kethu- the shadow planets. Let us elaborate more on this concept with Vedic astrology (everything discussed here is Vedic/Indian). As all of you know, the south Indian Vedic astrology chart is divided into twelve different houses. Each house is lorded by a graha (planet in loose terms). 

Astrological houses: According to this concept, the Sun is considered the king of the chart. In the physical world, the Sun in the physical manifestation is our personality. In the metaphysical sense it is the Soul, or the true divine essence of our being. Sun (Surya) as per the duty the mythical Gods gave took the house of Leo. It is the natural fifth house- house of children, creativity and p…

The jump from Kethu to Rahu!

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Hope all of you are doing well. For the past few months we have been discussing a lot of Philosophy about the mind and the Soul. How about this week we discuss some astrology, of course Vedic astrology. We have discussed a lot about the mind and how a mind can really help a person, if they are aware about the nature of it. Most problems of the world are caused by the unruly and unrestrained mind of a person, whether it was Hitler or Mussolini or someone else.

Mind: An unaware person and an associated mind can create havoc if their tendencies are towards the darker side. And if that mind gets associated with Rahu or Kethu, then that mind can take on different energies and that can manifest as very different outcomes. The mind is represented by the Moon in Vedic astrology. It is feminine, intuitive and emotional energy, the Yin.

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Excellence be thy name!

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Hope all of you had a great week, where you took another step towards your Dharma, true purpose in life. Last week we discussed SatChitAnanda, the bliss of the true heart. It is only when we live truly, authentically from our heart, the joy and peace follow. We can live as we want, putting personas and masks all through our day life. But when we hit the bed at night, the first and foremost companion who goes to bed with us is our mind, the conscience of our mind. 

We can escape from any situation or circumstance, any which way we want. But how can we escape from ourselves, our mind? Not possible. So, that is why it becomes utmost important to be truthful with ourselves, to do our Dharma, the true purpose we came to this Earth to do. But mind you, our true Dharma, the purpose from our heart never puts anyone down. We stand in our in…

SatChitAnanda!

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Last week we discussed the concept of Satchitananda! Let us delve into it more. In this modern age, where everyone is after happiness and fulfillment, this concept becomes even more important to discuss. The Upanishads, the Vedic treatise expands on such a concept. Last week, we discussed it as the bliss (Ananda) of a true (Sat) heart (Chit). But how can we find the true heart? The bliss of that heart comes only later. But first we need to get to the true heart.

We have discussed many times the difference between the heart and the mind. The heart we are discussing here, is not the physical heart, but the metaphorical one. Take many of the pictures in which the Master in Christianity, Jesus is depicted. He would have a red heart that is illuminated around with a halo. This halo we can interpret as Self-realization. At around the age…

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