Why Sheer Prashna?

Well, why not?

Firstly, what is sheer Prashna?

Prashna only. Unaccompanied by birth-chart.

Why?

It’s fun.

You fill in the blanks.

You read without bias.

You connect to universal forces seamlessly, ultimately. You have no choice but to, for the reading to carry weight.

Some might say the same for the birthchart. Sure. Whatever cooks your goose, or fries your bacon, or what have you, do that kind of Astrology.

Blanks can be big. Your imagination needs to be fantastic, to fill these. With a burgeoning imagination, you often fill the blanks with nonsense, and the reading goes way off its mark.

It’s ok.

Three times out of ten, and you shouldn’t worry. Recognize that the reading has gone off, admit it, apologise if you have to, try again, but if need be, have the strength and presence of mind to abort.

You’re not a bad Astrologer, it’s just that the reading has gone awry. Move on.

Two times out of ten comes. Improving majorly.

Ultimately, you start connecting at will. Sheer Prashna will do that fast for you. Reading failures lessen. You’re functioning at peak. Do what you’ve come to do. Use your Astrology for maximum good.

There’s a side-effect happening.

Your multiple connections have made you a recognizable conduit.

Who has recognized you?

Mankind?

Human recognition has limited value and lots of side-effects. Pay no attention to it. Be happy if it doesn’t even come, as long as your consulters are leaving your surroundings in a satisfied frame of mind.

So who has recognized you?

Universal force has, as a conduit through which it can flow. Now, it won’t leave you. Next connection will be easier. And so forth. Seamlessness will arrive. Ultimately, you will be connecting at will.

Connection will have effects on you. Through you, energy will overflow in the form of words. This energy will transform that which comes in contact with it. At times, you will wonder, is it even you speaking? How did you make that analogy with a particular combination? Normally, you would never have arrived at that particular conclusion upon seeing the combination at hand. Then you see the other person beaming, as what you’ve said has struck many chords. This is transformation in action. It has come through you. In the bargain, it has taught a new meaning to an Astrological combination. It’s a win-win. You don’t need the Classics, you’re learning from the Universal Force itself. The saints who wrote the Classics connected to the Universal Force to do so. You are connecting to this same source. Sheer Prashna will make all this happen very fast for you.

You’ll need to be a bit careful, though.

All this connection with extra-terrestrial energies will subtract from your worldiness, and will add to your other-worldliness.

To live in our mad world full of frenzy, one does need to be street-smart, and somewhat worldly. If you’re getting renumerated with money, that’ll help in staying worldly. If not, you’ve got a small issue. Especially if you’re a family man with worldly duties.

Hmmm, how do you wheedle your way out of this one?

Pick up a small vice, but keep it contained. Hahahahahahaha, just joking. 🙂

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Pivotal Nature of the Prashna Lagna

Prashna gets activated when the seed of the query is sown in the Astrologer’s mind.

The Lagna is the starting point of a chart.

The seed is the starting point of a new beginning.

First, an Astrologer will always look at the Lagna.

With the seed of the Prashna sown and growing in the mind, the Astologer approaches the Prashna chart, and first looks at the Lagna.

Why is this a defining moment?

The condition of the Lagna will deflect the Astrologer’s mind one way or the other.

He or she will then follow upon that lead to find a suitable answer.

That’s why, the condition of the Lagna is pivotal for the way a query is answered.

What is the Lagna?

What is its degree?

Is it on an edge?

Is it troubled?

Who occupies it?

Is it empty?

Is it aspected?

Fixed?

Movable (Chara)?

Mutable?

Who is its Lord?

Is it’s Lord looking at it?

How is its Lord faring overall?

What is its Nakshatra?

How is its Nakshatra Lord faring overall?

These and such questions gauge the condition of the Lagna.

A groove gets set. A platform is built, upon which one can build further.

Let us say that above questions are not able to set a defining groove.

Meaning, that gauging the condition of the Lagna and following upon the lead to its logical conclusion is not helping one arrive at something.

Then one looks at other factors with more focus.

Moon.

Moon Lord.

Sun.

Occupancy of fixed, movable and mutable signs.

Anything else that is conspicuous.

Is an answer emerging? If not, one has the option of continuing to delve into the chart with self-defined or classic-defined tools. Fair enough.

However, if nothing concrete is emerging, even after such delving, one can also say that one isn’t able to gauge the answer.

That’s totally acceptable. Not every reading goes smoothly. Sometimes one is not able to read.

At other times the chart is inconclusive.

Readings also have to do with how much the querist is being allowed to know by Nature, karmically. Yeah, sometimes the answer stares you in the face, and you are just not able to see it. You realize later, but by that time the querist has already endured. Karma.

5 to 6 times out of 10 though, by the time one has gotten through above check-list till the word conspicuous, one does seem to have some kind of a satisfactory answer to the Prashna.

Sheer Prashna – too lazy, too bold, too bare – what?

I do sheer Prashna. 

Is it laziness?

Laziness to open a birth chart?

Am I lazy?

Hmmmm. 

I’ve never been lazy before. 

Then why can’t I couple the birth chart with Prashna?

No, not lazy. Don’t like the word. 

No no. 

Is it too bold?

What is bold?

Why should it be too bold to do sheer Prashna?

As in, not reaching out for the solid info that the birth chart is capable of providing…

… is that too bold?

It’s not too bold if I have confidence in Prashna. 

And that I do have. 

Prashna doesn’t let me down. 

It gives me enough confidence to not reach out for the birth-chart. 

Having access to birth-chart info and not reaching out for the birth-chart – how does one define that?

Bareness. 

I like bareness. 

Minimal information. 

Don’t give me a backdrop. 

I don’t want a bias.

Clean slate. 

Blank mind. 

Let the enquiry come as a Prashna. 

Prashna is very powerful. 

It hits like a bullet. 

When it’s not hitting, it tells you that it’s not hitting. 

At those times, you own up to the fact that you are not able to read. 

Have that courage. 

Why?

Because when Prashna hits, you’re doing A++ readings. 

How often does it hit?

Depends upon you. 

Six times out of ten is good. 

Seven is great. 

Eight means you are in the zone!