Monday, December 19, 2011


SIMHAM / LEO (Makam, Purvaphalguni, Uttraphalguni 1)

Leo persons have great vital energy, and will not readily succumb to disease. The Leo usually puts up a brave fight to overcome without calling upon others for help, but when he gives up, he is usually very sick; yet he recovers rapidly.  His pride will not permit him as a rule to become a charge upon others.  Being a positive sign the greatest handicap to the Leo is impulse.  A Leo person does everything with a very great amount of energy, which is detrimental to the health of the parts of the body ruled by this vital sign: the heart, aorta, vena cava, dorsal region of the spine, and the spinal cord.

The sun, which is the life giver, rules Leo and the vital etheric fluid coming through the spleen, which is the gateway of the solar forces.  Those born with this sign rising are very vital and full of force, especially if the sun is also in Leo; but by the destructive use of their surplus energy they are often afflicted with heart trouble of various kinds as also spinal troubles.

They are also prone to dental problems, acidity, gastro problems, jaundice, ulcer etc.

Monday, December 12, 2011


CANCER (Punarvasu (4), Pushyam/Pooyam, Ashlesha/Ayilyam)

Cancer persons are generally low in vitality; one who is very timid yet loath to follow the advice of others.  They are expected to do the opposite to what they are advised to do.  They are also full of suspicion, and on account of lack of faith in others they are difficult to reach; but when their faith has once been established, they are most loyal and ready to cooperate.  

Cancer rules diaphragm, heart veins, the mammary glands, upper lobes of the liver, thoracic duct, chymification, peristalsis, the pancreas, gastric vein, and the serum of the blood.  The afflictions which may be classed under the sign of Cancer are indigestion, hiccough, flatulency, dropsy, and sclerosis.  Consequently they are often afflicted with diseases which originate in wrong diet. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011


GEMINI – Mrigasira (3, 4), Ardra/Thiruvathira, Punarvasu (1, 2, 3)

Gemini rules over the arms, hands, shoulders, lungs, thymus gland, upper ribs, trachea, bronchi, capillaries, breath, and oxygenation of the blood.

The Gemini person is subject to nervous troubles. Gemini people are often very careless of their health and habits, and on this account we find more tubercular patients among Gemini than any other signs.  Being classed among the positive signs, the Gemini persons often throw off a disease with timely treatment.

They are prone to pulmonary troubles, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, pleurisy, and nervous disorders, problems in Blood/WBC/RBC/HB etc.


TAURUS – Krithika (2, 3 & 4), Rohini, Mrigasira (1, 2)

Taurus rules the neck, the ears, palate, larynx, tonsils, thyroid gland, lower jaw, occipital region, cerebellum, atlas, and cervical vertebrae, vocal chords, carotid arteries, jugular vein, and the pharynx.

Taurus people are generally very stubborn and tenacious.  Being a negative sign, when they contract a disease, they hold on to it tenaciously.  The Taurean has a tendency to take on flesh in middle life.  Being short and thickest as a rule, he becomes very fleshy about the neck and base of the skull.

They are prone to swelling of glands, tonsillitis, quinsy, and various diseases relating to neck, upper backside, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stars - Devata - Graha (Planet)


Stars / Nakshatram
Nakshatra Devata
Graham / Planet
Aswini / Aswathi
Aswini Devatas
Sukra / Venus
Krithika / Karthika
Suryan / Sun
Chandran / Moon
Mrigashiras /  Mrigashirsham
Chandra / Moon
Kujan / Mars
Aardhra / Thiruvaathira
Punarvasu / Punartham
Guru / Jupiter
Pushyam / Pooyam
Brihaspathi / Guru
Sani / Saturn
Ashlesha / Aayilyam
Nagas (Snakes)
Budhan / Mercury
Magha / Makam
Poorva Phalguni / Pooram
Sukra / Venus
Uttara Phalguni / Uthram
Bhagan / Bhaga
Suryan / Sun
Hastham / Atham
Adithya / Sun
Chandra / Moon
Chitra / Chithira
Kujan / Mars
Swaathi / Chothi
Vishaakha / Visakham
Guru / Jupiter
Anuraadha / Anizham
Sani / Saturn
Jyeshta / Thrikketta
Budhan / Mercury
Moola / Moolam
Niryathi / Nirriti
Poorva Shaada / Pooradam
Jalam / Water
Sukra / Venus
Uthra Shaada / Uthradam
Vishwa Devathas
Suryan / Sun
Shraavanam / Thiruvonam
Chandra / Moon
Dhanishta / Avittam
Ashta Vasukkal
Kujan / Mars
Shathabhisham / Chathayam
Poorvabhadrapada / Puroruttathi
Guru / Jupiter
Uthrabhadrapada / Uthirattathi
Sani / Saturn
Budhan / Mercury

Friday, December 2, 2011


ARIES - Aswathi, Bharani, Krithika (1)

Aries rules over the head.  Aries people are  impulsive and aggressive.   They acts and speaks quickly.  They get angry very quickly and also ready to forgive quickly.

Aries rules the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, the upper jaw, the eyes, and the face.  Aries is hot, dry, and inflammatory.  Aries people with a slight cold or disturbance of health may have a very high temperature.  Considering planetary afflictions, these people are subject to brain fever, dizziness, nosebleed, neuralgia, inflammation of the cerebral hemispheres, and diseases of the brain and face.  

They are also prone to fever and headache frequently.

A note on Prasna Margam

To the ancient astrological literature of the Hindus traced to Sage Parasara there belong a certain number of complementary works without whose assistance, the student of astrology may not be able to understand the deeper implications of the subject.  

Prasna Margam may be considered as one such work. It is an exhaustive treatise on the various aspects of Prasnam or Horary astrology.  This work can be considered as of exceptional interest and value.  The authorship of the work is attributed to a Namboodiri Brahmin of Kerala, written in Kollam 825 (1649 AD) in a place called Edakad near Talasseri. It appears that at that time our author had an opponent by name Easwara Deekshitar living in Chola country.  

Another great disciple of the author was Mochhattiloyit, a well-known personality in Kerala in those days.  Kerala Varma was also a great astrologer. Kerala Varma's disciple Punnasseri Nambi Neelakanta Sarma wrote a commentary in Sanskrit. The topic of the work, though called Prasna Marga, covers almost the entire range of the subject: Jataka or predictive astrology, muhurtha or electional astrology, parihara or remedial astrology and nimittas or the science of omens. Here we have, essentially a work that touches some of the most important aspects of life — longevity, death, disease etc. The value of the work is unmistakable.  It not only endorses the ancient principles of astrology but also extends beyond by giving methods which are not to be found even in such celebrated books as Brihat Jataka.
Though Punnasseri Neelakanta Sharma's Sanskrit text has been generally followed a manuscript traced at the Oriental Library, Madras, has also been made use of.  Some verses in the former have been omitted and some in the latter included.
As earlier indicated the author of Prasna Marga appears to have been a scholar of 13 exceptional merits not only in different aspects of astrology proper but also in such collateral subjects as omens and mantra sastra. Diagnosing from the horoscope the nature of disease and the "spirits" responsible, and prescription of remedies are an important aspect of Prasna Marga.

Today some "men of science" may smile at the author's tracing different types of insanity to "possession" by evil spirits. To rid the world of mental illness is surely the most ancient aspiration. In this our author is not alone. Some of the western thinkers have started believing in ghosts, possession etc., as causing abnormal behaviour as the various therapies employed by neuro surgeons cannot be the answer to a fight against insanity. It is on record that many persons suffering from such mental troubles (some of them seemingly incurable) have been helped by mantra sastra.

According to ancient thought, whatever be the modern jargon-schizophrenia, catatonia, dissociation, paranoia, reactive and endogenous depression, melancholia, maniac depressive psychosis — insanity is caused not only by organic factors but also by 'spirits' or disincarnate beings. All the modern medical magic has not been found enough to cure insanity. Hence the ancient teachings cannot be ignored as out of date.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of Planets


SUN - Vital fluid, spleen, distribution of heat, oxygen, heart.

MOON - Oesophagus, uterus, ovaries, lymphatic, sympathetic nervous system synovial fluid, alimentary canal, lymph, Chile, nerve sheaths.

MARS - Iron in blood, red colouring matter in blood, genitals, motor nerves, left cerebral hemisphere, muscular movements, desire body, rectum.

MERCURY - Nerves, bronchial tubes, pulmonary circulation, thyroid gland, right cerebral hemisphere, cerebro-spinal system, sensory nerves, vital fluid in nerves, vocal cords, ears, sight, tongue, all sense perception, breath.

JUPITER - Liver, glycogen, suprarenal, arterial circulation, fibrin of blood, disposition of fats.

VENUS - Throat, kidneys, thymus gland, venous circulation.

SATURN - Gall bladder, gastric or vagus nerve, teeth, skin, joints, ligaments, sigmoid flexure.


SUN - Hot, dry, vital, constructive, expansive and tonic.

MOON - Moist, cold, nutritive, receptive, collective and fluidic.

MARS - Hot, dry, inflammatory, energetic, eruptive, excessive, violent, and positive.

MERCURY - Cold, dry and nervous.

JUPITER - Warn, moist, nourishing, expansive, corpulent and gourmandizing.

VENUS - Warn, lymphatic, relaxing and sedentary.

SATURN - Cold, dry, chronic, contracting, crystallizing, binding, restricting, centripetal and obstructive.

Common Diseases as per 12 Zodiac Signs

MESHAM / ARIES - Neuralgia, insomnia, cerebral congestion, brain fever, baldness, headache, dizziness, eye affections, toothache, gumboils.

RISHABHAM / TAURUS - Goiter, diphtheria, laryngitis, tonsillitis, croup, polypi, quinsy, glandular swelling of throat, apoplexy.

MITHUNAM / GEMINI - Bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, consumption, pleurisy, corrupted blood, nervous trouble, anemia.

KARKATAKAM / CANCER - Indigestion, dipsomania, gastric catarrh, hiccough, flatulency, dropsy, sclerosis.

SIMHAM / LEO - Heart disease, angina pectoris, locomotor ataxia, hyperemia, spinal disease, spinal meningitis, fevers.

KANYA / VIRGO - Peritonitis, malnutrition, dysentery, colic, constipation, diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, appendicitis, tapeworm

TULAM / LIBRA - Bright's disease, lumbago, suppression of urine, nephritis, diabetes, renal calculi, uremia.

VRISCHIKAM / SCORPIO -Syphilis, rupture, gravel, scurvy, fistula, piles, diseases of the womb or uterus, urethral stricture, prostatic stricture, nasal catarrh, disease of nasal mucous membrane and nasal cartilage.

DHANU / SAGITTARIUS - Locomotor ataxia, sciatica, lumbago, rheumatism, hip disease, accidents to thighs.

MAKARAM / CAPRICORN - Eczema, erysipelas, leprosy, dislocation of bones, weak knees.

KUMBHAM / AQUARIUS -Varicose veins, swollen ankles, leg ache, nervous diseases, sensitive skin.

MEENAM / PISCES - Bunions, gout, deformed feet and toes, tumors, dropsy.

How to Worship Mother Saraswati in the Sri Chakra

It is important to take a complete bath or shower before starting the puja. Put on new or freshly cleaned white clothes. Silk or cotton is especially good. If wearing a sari or dhoti with a gold border, the gold thread will help to retain the blessings and energy of the puja in your subtle body. In your puja room or meditation area, sit facing east. Place a picture of Sri Saraswati Devi in front of you, and place your Sri Chakra in front of that on a silver or brass plate. Avoid steel and plastic as far as possible.

Sri Chakra Abhishekam with Samputita Sri Suktam

First, keep a ghee lamp on the altar, and keep it lit throughout the entire puja. Offer two or three sticks of incense by lighting them and waving them gently in a clockwise direction. You may also offer food, or naivedyam, like rice pudding made with milk and sugar, milk khova, or plain milk.  Then, chant Samputita Sri Suktam while offering milk or panchamruta to the Sri Chakra. Panchamruta is an auspicious mixture of milk, yogurt, cow ghee, honey and sugar. Try to use whole, organic dairy products. When finished, you may wash the Sri Chakra with pure water.

Japa of Sri Maha Saraswati Mantra
Next, place a silver or brass plate on the altar, fill it with white rice, cover it with a pure white silk or cotton cloth to make a soft seat, and place the Sri Chakra on it. Chant the  Sri Maha Saraswati Mantra 1008 times:

(Mantra - Initiation from Guru is required)

As you chant this powerful Saraswati Mantra, you can offer white sandalwood powder, uncooked white rice grains, silver flowers, or white flower petals to the Sri Chakra. You can also offer white pearls or crystal beads. After finishing the puja, offer harati with five or seven ghee flames or a single camphor flame by waving them gently in a clockwise direction in front of the Sri Chakra. The food you have offered is now highly blessed and charged with divine energy, so you should make sure to eat some and share it with family, friends, or pets. Prasadam that can't be finished should be placed outside in a natural place (not the garbage).

In order to obtain the fruits of this puja, you must try to offer your worship with devotion, a pure mind, and single-pointed concentration. Do not leave your seat or take a rest in the middle of chanting the mantra. It is very important not to get up or talk to anyone in the middle, so please make sure that you can complete the puja undisturbed. Have firm faith that you will definitely receive the blessings of Jagan Mata, the Mother of the Universe.

If possible, one can do the puja during all nine days of Navaratri. On Vijayadasami, the tenth day which follows Navaratri, pray to Divine Mother to grant success in all your endeavors. Through this special worship of the Sri Chakra, you can certainly attain the divinely auspicious grace of Sri Saraswati Devi.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

India's Astrology

Materialistically speaking, India may not be a rich country today, but India has
extremely rich cultural heritage. The depth of some of India's ancient knowledge
(like astrology) is just amazing and it makes one wonder if the history of this great
civilization is correctly represented in the pages of modern history. Astrology of
India is the most comprehensive and complete system of astrology available today
and it is the only one that comes close to answering the just mentioned “twins
puzzle”. India's astrology can explain how twins can be different. The principles
used in India's astrology are so sensitive to changes in birthtime that people born
within 1-2 minutes can be significantly different in some aspects and similar in some
others. This approach distinguishes between what a person truly is, what a person
wants to be, what he thinks he is and what the world thinks he is. It has enough
parameters, tools, techniques and degrees of freedom to model the extremely
complicated human life.
This astrological approach is known in the world by many names. Early pioneers of
modern Indian astrology, like Dr. B.V. Raman, called it “Hindu astrology”, because
this system was first taught by ancient Hindu sages. However, some people do not
like this expression because “Hindu” is not a Sanskrit word. This word was later
coined by the western invaders from the name of a river flowing on the northwestern
border of India (river “Sindhu” or “Indus”). They used the word “Hindu” to describe
the land and the people on the eastern side of this river.
The religion practiced by a majority of Indians is known as “Hindu” religion today,
but the fact is that there is no name for this religion in India's Sanskrit language, the
language in which most of the literature of this religion – and astrology – appeared!
Most other religions are known by the name of their main propagator, but India's
ancient religion had no single propagator or prophet. This religion consisted of
knowledge that revealed itself to spiritual masters of many generations. So there was
no name for this religion and the word “Hindu” coined by western invaders was
accepted by the world. However, as already stressed, this word finds no place in
Sanskrit literature. Some people do not like using a non-Sanskrit word to describe
India's astrology, considering that most of India's classical literature in astrology
appeared in Sanskrit.
Later day authors came up with the name – “Vedic astrology". The word “Vedic”
means “pertaining to Vedas". Vedas are the sacred scriptures of, what is known
today as, Hinduism and they are supposed to contain knowledge of all subjects.
Moreover, astrology in particular is supposed to be a “Vedaanga” (which means a
limb of Vedas). In particular, it is said to be the eye of the Vedas. So the name
“Vedic astrology” is becoming popular these days. This author also suggests using
“Vedic astrology” or “Jyotish” (meaning “science of light"). Jyotishi is a practitioner
of Jyotish, i.e. a Vedic astrologer.
(Excerpts from Dr. PVR Narasimha Rao)