Pillars

Constructs are built on pillars. 

If the pillars are off, walls come tumbling down. 

Pillars need to be spot on. 

Today we’ll speak about three very basic and vital pillars. 

We look at these pillars after casting, to see if any manual mistake has been made while casting. 

I’m sure everyone does this already. 

However, checking up on whether the chart has been cast properly is such a basic and non-negotiable activity, that the pillars of casting deserve reiteration. 

Ok, so you’ve just cast a chart. Let’s say you’re doing a Prashna, and have just fed the details into your device, and your device spits out a chart. 

What’s the next step?

CHECK. 

See if the chart is proper.

Perhaps you’ve made a mistake. 

You can check your details, but that’s not a double-check. 

What you want here is a double-check. 

Something that tells you in a snapshot that yes, this is the correct chart, and I can go into interpretation without any tension. 

You look at the Sun.

In the chart, is the Sun where it should be, on, lets say the 4th of April?

Sun changes its sign between the 14th and the 17th of a month. Roughly, in your mind, you know, that around let’s say the 14th of April, the Sun enters Aries. We’re talking Vedic Astrology. 

So on the 4th of April, the Sun should be roughly 10 degrees or so short of Aries. In other words, it should be around the 20 degree mark in Pisces, give or take some minutes. Fine?

Proceed. 

Not fine?

You’ve fed in the wrong date. 

Correct it. 

Check again. 

Fine?

Proceed. 

Time. 7:12 pm. 

At sunrise, Sun was in the Lagna. 

Therefore, after sunset, the Lagna should be 7 houses or more away from the sunrise Lagna. Is it?

Fine. 

Not?

You’ve fed in the wrong time. Correct it. Check again. Fine?

Proceed. 

2017.

Is your chart reflecting 2017?

Are the slow-moving bodies where they should be?

Is Saturn in Sagittarius? Is Jupiter in Virgo. Are the nodes in Leo and Aquarius? Yes?

Good to go. 

No?

You’ve fed in the wrong year. 

Correct it. Check. Proper positions? Yes. 

Go ahead with interpretation without any tension. 

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Is it a Competition?

You tell me.

Is Astrology a competition for you?

Who are you competing against?

Are you happy competing?

Or does it not make you happy?

Funny.

Instinctively, Astrology should make the Astrologer happy.

I’ll try and answer this question from my end.

Is Astrology a competition for me?

No.

Is Astrology giving me happiness?

Yes.

Was Astrology a competition for me?

In the earlier stages, yes.

Who was I competing against?

Fellow Astrologers.

Was I happy?

Meaning, was I deriving happiness from Astrology?

No.

What turned it?

Realization.

Realized, that there was no competition on at all.

My experience and evolution with Astrology was my own.

I could take it to any level I wished.

Nobody else was in the picture.

Just me, and the people who asked for help.

That’s it.

There was no other Astrologer in the picture.

I didn’t need to consult.

Answers came from within.

So – there was no competition that was on.

My journey was unique, as was every other Astrologer’s.

The race-element now being over, the happiness-element kicked in.

Think about it.

During a reading, you evolve.

That’s your evolution.

And then comes the next reading, and the next, and so on and so forth.

After twenty odd years, you have travelled.

Your journey is your journey.

Others have travelled other journeys – their own journeys.

You emit your vibration.

Others emit their own vibration.

We attract seekers as per our vibration.

It’s uncanny how people come along needing exactly that interpretation which you then hit upon while doing their reading.

This happens because of their unique requirement resonating with your unique journey.

That’s how they get attracted to you.