Vedic Astrology Lesson 15
The twelve dimensions of life are represented by the twelve
houses of the Zodiac.
The rising Sign at the Eastern Horizon is known as the Ascendant
and is the First House. First House represents personality and fame.
The native’#8217;s complexion is indicated by the color of the Ascendant
lord ( brownish if the Ascendant lord is Jupiter ) and the color of the
planets aspecting the Ascendant .
If the Ascendant lord is exalted or aspected by a benefic in Amsa in
own house or friend’#8217;s house, posited in quadrants or trines, the native
will be blessed with wealth, happiness and the eightfold Siddhis or
If on the other hand, the Ascendant lord is weak, debilitated, with
malefic planets, in inimical Amsa and aspected by malefics, the native will
be unhealthy, poor and will be indulging in self-destruction.
If the North Node is posited in the Ascendant with malefics, he will be
insulted by people. He will be tormented by enemies and crooks.
The Effects of the Ascendant Lord in the 12 Houses
The Ascendant lord in the Ascendant
If the ascendant lord is in the ascendant itself, the native will be
famous automatically. Endowed with material happiness he/she will
be known for his/her independent spirit to live by own efforts. The
native will be fickleminded. The native will maintain multiple interests
in unrelated subjects & people. The native will always be alert physically
& mentally. Chances are that he/she will visit foreign or far away lands.
He/she will be endowed with fame & wealth. They command respect in
their circle. They will have a magnetic personality & majestic appearance.
They will be endowed with personal magnetism & charisma.
The Ascendant lord in the Second House
Since the lord of the ascendant is in the 2nd house the native will be
graced by scholarship. They will be blessed by many outstanding
qualities. They will be spiritual and religious by nature. They will
have a charming, magnetic personality. They will be blessed by the
gift of the gab or the divine gift of articulate speech. They will
impress others by eyes which are penetrating and by articulate
abilities. They will have domestic happiness. They will be sweet-
tongued and graceful in speech. It is said that Goddess of Speech
will reside in them indicating poetic & communication abilities.
The Ascendant lord in the Third House
Since the lord of the ascendant is in the 3rd house, the native’#8217;s courage
will be indomitable. His/her actions may be considered unorthodox and
unconventional by society. They know that character is the greatest
wealth and they should not let anything mar their reputation. He/she
have the potential to become a great musician. Similarly if they
develop their mathematical abilities they can become great mathe-
maticians. They should be careful about their health. They are able to
maintain parallel interest or relationships with different individuals.
The Ascendant lord in the Fourth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 4th house the native will be born in an
aristocratic family. The native will generally be good looking and
ambitious. He/she will be a workaholic and prosperity is sustained by hard
work. The native is well behaved in society. He/she will have good
physique & and impressive personality. They will have happiness from mother.
They will be blessed by a house and conveyances. They will have a lot of
friends. They become famous amidst their circle. They become a leader
amidst friends & relatives. Uncles may be favourable to them. They will
have a good house with all comforts.
The Ascendant lord in the Fifth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 5th, fame will come to the native by
its own. They become aggressive and belligerent. They may gain
the good will of the political parties in power. It is quite likely that
they will benefit from commercial & diplomatic services. They will
shine in Govt Service. They will get the support of officials and seniors.
They will be lucky in speculation and they know the adage \ ” You can’#8217;t
accumulate if you don’#8217;t speculate\ “. If they use their intellect they can be
lucky in investments. The speculative stock market has its charms for them.
The Ascendant lord in the Sixth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 6th they will be courageous and
distinguished. They will be financially OK. They employ means that
are not above board. There may be debts which they are capable of
paying in time. They may join the armed forces and reach a high
official position. They will be helped by brothers and sisters. They
may be employed in the health sector. They are advised to care of
their health. Enemies they will have in plenty and they have to be
careful about their machinations. Their success may generate jeal-
ousy amongst their enemies. They will be successful generally.
The Ascendant lord in the Seventh House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 7th they have to be careful
about the health of their partner. It is quite likely that they may
develop vairagya and turn to asceticism during the latter part of
their life. They may wander without gaining momentum. They experience
vicissitudes and moods always alternate between dejection & elat-
ion. They may end up in a foreign country. They may examine people
& ideas in order to get at Truth. They will become famous &
trustworthy. He/she will have a powerful personality with penetrating
The Ascendant lord in the Eighth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 8th the native will be a scholar with
excellent academic records. They will have to be careful about their
health. They should avoid gambling & speculation. They have love
& interest for occultism. They may give chances to others to ques-
tion their character. Unfortunate events may invade their life. They
may try to escape tension by taking to drugs, alcohol & day dreams
instead of meditation & prayer. These tension relieving tendencies
should be controlled. Many deaths in the family may be witnessed.
Ascendant lord in the Ninth House
Since the native’#8217;s ascendant lord is in the 9th they will be fortunate as
regards luck both material & spiritual. Oratorial skills & commu-
nication ability will be well developed. He/she will be known as a
silver tongued orator. They are dignified and majestic and will be
well appreciated by the opposite sex. They are likely to inherit a
paternal legacy. They will have domestic happiness. They will be
deeply spiritual and religious. They will be devoted to the prece-
ptors and God. Philosophy & Religion will sway them & they may
take to asceticism during the latter part of their life.
The Ascendant lord in the Tenth House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 10th the native will have professional enhancement & reputation. They will enjoy parental happiness
It is likely that they may feel stifled by parental authority.
Ascendant lord in the 10th is excellent for fame in the professional
sphere. When they show their sense of discipline and workaholism it
will be appreciated by the seniors and thereby they will earn
fame name and patronage. They will grow up in the right
direction only. He/she will be a self made man with self made
wealth. They may have income from many sources.
The Ascendant lord in the Eleventh House
Since the ascendant lord is in the 11th the native will be inclined to
beauty and harmony in music, art and romance. They associate freely
with all, particularly with the opposite sex. They are advised to
guard against marital infidelity. They will be subject to delays
or difficulties in marriage. They will not experience financial
difficulties. They will succeed in business and their fiscal success
will be due to their elder brother. Elder sisters will also be fav-
ourable to them. As far as gains are concerned they will make prof-
its commensurate with their abilities.
The Ascendant lord in the Twelfth House
The native has to be careful with money as he/she are likely to be
a spendthrift. They have a duality or polarity in their character which
they must bring into harmony. Beware of gambling. They believe in
the principle that Right means for the right ends. They will fare well
in education. They derive more pleasure serving than being served
and from giving than receiving. They are likely to become altruists
consecrating their life for the welfare of their fellowmen. They have
self control & mastery of the senses.
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Astrology and the Science of Numbers ( Numerology )
Can Numbers represent Reality ? Yes, said Pythagorus. Each number
has a vibration which corresponds to the nine revolving heavens.
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Astrology & Gemology
Flawless gems are auspicious and flawed gems are a source of misfortune.
Richard Shaw Brown, Jr ( www.agt-gems.com) writes that the Vedic
texts which state that pure flawless gems have auspicious powers ( Garuda
Purana, Agni Purana) are correct. \ ” After 25 years of researching and
experimenting with gemstones, it is our carefully considered opinion that
the Vedic texts are correct. Flawed gems are simply a source of misfortune,
not to mention their being ugly ! Think about it ! How many people are
prepared to tolerate defects in their clothing, or any other personal items
they possess?. Even a single scratch on a nice automobile is an eyesore, so
why do people tolerate flawed gems? \ “
Howard Beckman ( www.p-g-a.org ) writes that different Chakras absorb
different cosmic colors and nourish particular glands in the body.
can be cured by using appropriate gems.
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Astrology, Holistic Medicine & Ayurveda
Regulation of Food, Sleep and Exercise
\ ” Food is medicine; Medicine is food \ ” said Hippocrates. \ “Food is
Brahman. Food was verily born before all creatures: therefore it is
called the medicine for all\ ” declares the Upanishads. By stating that
food is the root cause of all ills & illnesses Vedanta have formulated
one of the foundational principles of holistic health. At least half the
ailments of man can be traced directly or indirectly to the problems
Regulation of food is not easy, because it is an addiction like alcohol.
Problems like obesity, higher cholesterol level & irritable bowel syndrome
crop up if food is not controlled. By controlling food, the whole body
comes under control. \ “When taste is conquered everything is conquered \ “
averrs Vedanta. What really matters is not how much we eat but how
much of what we eat is transformed into bioenergy & the building
materials of life.
Sir William Osler pointed out many years ago \ ” Only
a small percentage of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to
waste and loss of energy\ “.
In holistic health, food should be revered & a proper attitude towards
food should be developed. \ ” Be thankful for all food, for food is
Brahman \ ” said Vivekananda.
Six hours have been prescribed for all even though requirement of
sleep varies from person to person
Research studies have indicated that even moderate levels of exercise
bolster the immune system.
No amount of sleep is sufficient for unwinding the mind for it is always
in a tense state under the stressful conditions of modern life. Antidotes to
stress include yogic techniques like Meditation, prayer, cultivation
of the Witness attitude & practice of absolute self-surrender to the Divine,
which enable us to avoid a lot of unnecessary stress.
Doing nothing or simply lying down is not relaxation. The muscles when
stretched bring in relaxation as it frees them from the tense condition.
Some of the yogic Asanas are highly effective because they can relax
There will be focal point in the body which reflects the mental tension
which one finds oneself in. That focal point of mental tension should
be identified and you can choose that type of yogic exercise which
will relax the muscles & tendons of the specific focal point of tension
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Regulation of Breath
\ “Breathlessness is deathlessness \ ” averrs Yoga. Regulation of breath gives
tremendous relaxation.Pranayama, without the help of a bona fide Master,
can lead to serious complications. What is needed is the practice of
breathing deeply ( as deeply as possible ) through both the nostrils & then
slowly breathing out ( without breath retention ). This kind of regulated
deep breathing can be done at any time, even in your office.
Psychosomatic pain can be alleviated by these simple yogic techniques
more effectively than allopathic pills or tablets. Here we employ the
internal pharmacy of Skill power in lieu of the external pharmacy of Pill
Vedic Holistic Medicine ( Ayurveda) gives priority to the Whole and not
to the parts, contrary to chemotherapy which treats the parts only.
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Astrology & Yoga
All knowledge is threefold (\ ” Thraigunya Vishaya Veda \ “). In Freudian
Psycho-analysis we have three impulses, Id, Ego and Supergo. The
Vedantic Satwa, Rajas and Thamas correspond to these impulses.
The mind is always gripped by these three impulses. Sometimes we
are Rajasic ( worldly ) and go after wealth. When intense anger and
other negative emotions grip us, we are Thamasic. When divine
qualities like Love and Peace influence us, we are Satwic ( divine ).
The Ego with its ten heads ( symbolised as the ten-headed Ravana )
is the major block in attaining Self_Actualisation. The ten heads of the Ego
are Lust,Anger,Pride, Avarice, Sloth, Covetousness, Attachment, Mind,
Intellect, Conceit & Egoistic Mentality. Only when the ten heads of the Ego
are removed can we hope to get Self-Realisation. ( Symbolically only when
the Ravana in us is destroyed ).
When we do our yoga, we will be assailed by three type of Ego. Rajasic
( wordly ), Thamasic ( bestial ) and Satwic ( noble ). In order to overcome
the three types of Ego, we are given certain commandments.
\ ” Ma the Sanghostha karmani \ ” – (Let there be not in you any attachment to
inaction. ) This commandment is given so that we can overcome the Thamasic
( bestial ) ego.
\ ” Ma Karma Phala Heturbhoo \ ” – (\ “Dont expect any reward\ “) This commandment
is given to protect us from the Rajasic ( wordly ) ego, which always expects
rewards for work done.
\ “Ubhe Sukruta Dushkrute \ ” ( \ “Be beyond good and evil \ ” ) This commandment
is given to us to overcome the Satwic Ego, for one should not hang on to
Punya ( divine merit ).
In other words, during the process of Yoga, we will be assailed by all
sorts of negative thoughts. Our aim is to identify with the Source of all
thought, the Self. We will find, as we progress on the path of yoga, that
these negative thoughts leave us slowly and steadily. Conquering our
negative aspect is not easy. The negative elements in man are the true
Alone, powerful & cruel are the dark and dreadful forces that
profit from the reign of Night and Ignorance and they dont want any
change in the body. We have to annihilate them one by one.
In tragic life, God wot
No villains need be, passions spin the plot
We are betrayed by what is false within !
The entire Vedic wisdom is contained in one word \ ” Transcend \ “.
Transcend both pain & sorrow, transcend the triune attributes of Nature.
Transcend negativity !.
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Astrology & Occult Vibratory Chemistry ( Tantra )
Tantra focusses on the Chit-Shakti, the Consciousness-Force latent
in the Universe. The entire Universe is the play and display of this
Cosmic Force and this Force is latent in human beings as the Kundalini.
She rises from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra during Meditation.
Tantra is a similar discipline like Yoga and is very important from the
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Books as the source of knowledge
Dante’#8217;s Divina Commedia or Goethe’#8217;s Faust were never the product
of the Rational Mind. They were the products of the Intuitive Mind.
Books can instruct, they can teach & they can elevate man from the
mundane to the sublime !
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