Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Education & Planets

Knowledge of Gita and Vedanta. Inclination towards political science and related subjects

The Sun is the source of knowledge and hence can confer the highest knowledge, the knowledge of Gita and Vedanta. Maharshi Jaimini says Sun also indicate social.

Sun being the Raja yoga karaka, it confers the knowledge of political science and related subjects. Sun gives vitality to otherwise inert world and hence it can confer knowledge of things, which is linked to vitality such as Medicine etc.

Sun is the leader among all the planets and hence all of them rotate around the Sun. Thus sun governs Diplomacy, Arbitration, and Leadership etc.

Among metals Sun rules gold and hence it gives the knowledge of Gold jewellery and Bullion.

Sun has the fire of tapas and hence can indicate Meditation or related discipline of mind control. As the Sun rules rhythm it confers the knowledge of Musician and Instrumentalist. It also gives the knowledge regarding wool, Grass.

Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:
1. The Sun in swamsa makes the native a keen government/political worker and good at social service.

2. The Sun in the 1st/ 5th gives knowledge of the Vedas and the Bhagvat Gita.

(a) There are six systems of Indian philosophy including Vaisheshika, Nyaya, Sankhya, Yoga, Purva Mimamsa and Vedanta. The Vedas refer to the four primary texts of Hinduism namely the Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Veda while the Vedanta includes the various Upanishads culminating in the Bhagvat Gita of Sri Krishna.

(b) Parasara adds that Sun in the fifth gives knowledge of music & vedanta.

Anything to do with food and Dairy products.

Moon is the karaka for mind and hence indicates disciplines such as Psychology, psychoanalysis or any studies related to Mind. Being the giver of food and the prime sustainer in this world it shows disciplines which is related to food products such as hotel management, catering, bakery, confectionery or dairy products and also clothes. It is a watery planet and hence shows knowledge related to water such as ship, sailing, laundry, liquor, and pearl or other sea products. As the key sustainer it shows studies related to agriculture or horticulture.

Being the karaka of mind and imagination it signifies Humour (Cartoonist), Poetry, singing or such works, which brings one to highlight in public forum. Here we should remember that Moon is also the bestower of fame. This is because fame comes due to the influence on the mind of the public, which is signified by Moon.

Moon is also the karaka for mother and hence is very caring. All such disciplines such as Nursing and house keeping, baby sitting which deals with caring for someone is ruled by Moon. Moon also signifies bureaucracy and social service.

Quotes from Jaimini Sutras
The Moon in the 1st/5th gives knowledge of the Samkhya and yoga philosophies besides history (rhetorics & music) or produces a singer and can make one a good author

Engineering or such technical disciplines, logic

Mars is a fiery planet and by nature is a Kshatriya. The ability governed by Mars is that of logical and analytical reasoning. It shows the ability to break down a complex problem into smaller parts and then finding the solution based on that. This why it rules the disciplines such as engineering or such technical disciplines, which is based on logic and analytical reasoning. Being a fiery planet and a Kshatriya it signifies studies or disciplines involving fire, feats of valour, military studies etc.

Mars also governs the land and metal, and hence gives the knowledge of metallurgy, mineral, building construction etc.

Being a fiery planet, Mars can also give the knowledge of Jyotisha. When it joins Jupiter is generates the fruitful Guru-Mangala yoga which confers the native the highest knowledge of Jyotisha as both planet show amalgamation of intuition and logical reasoning.

Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:
1. Mars in svamsa gives expertise in metallurgy or in arms and warfare or in matters related to fire.

2. A logician is indicated by Mars in the 1st/ 5th. Parasara adds legal knowledge and jurisprudence (Pt. Sanjay Rath)

Mercury’s karakatwa is communication and speech and hence it governs Communication through electronic such as telephone or through other media such as news such as journalism and reporting, posts, documentary filmmaking. As books is one of the medium of communication he governs disciplines such as Library science, books writing, authorship, knowledge of literature and linguistics, publication, printing, stationery, documentation, teaching, accountancy, clerical studies such as stenography.

Being the governor of speech it shows Language related studies and Interpretation. This is why Mercury also governs Mantras and astrology. He also governs trade and commerce, thus it confers the knowledge of the same.

Among all things Mercury also governs mental dexterity, which means how fast we can frame and express our thought process into different medium (Language is one among them). Thus it also shows disciplines, which show the expression of the thinking process such as Mathematician, Poet, Artist, Sculptor, Writer etc.

Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:
1. Mercury in Swamsa gives business acumen and produces a skilled trader or a weaver, sculptor or one well versed in social and legal norms.

2. Mercury instead (of Jupiter or Venus in the 1st/ 5th houses) also indicates an author, but with even lesser capability. The number of natural benefics in the Swamsa or 5th house will determine the capabilities of the author. The presence of the Moon (Mind) is the primary factor Jupiter, Venus & Mercury give writing abilities, but in a decreasing order.

3. ‘Mimamsa’ is one of the six systems of Indian Philosophy. Mercury in the 1st/5th from the swamsa indicates a mimamsaka or involvement in interpretation of text/available literature etc.

This planet represents the divine disciplines such as Sanskrit, Vedas and Shastras, Finance related subjects, high level strategy.

Jupiter is foremost of among giver of the knowledge of Apara vidya. The knowledge, which is never destroyed in the cosmic cycle of birth and death. He is the Devaguru and hence the bestower of the supreme and divine knowledge of Vedas and shastra (Scriptures). He governs the divine languages such as Sanskrit and divine disciplines such as Jyotish or the Discipline of Light.

Being a karaka for wealth or dhana karaka, Jupiter Governs the Finance related subjects such as financial management, banking, Economics etc.

Jupiter rules the Dhi. Dhi is the principle, which differentiates us from animals. Dhi is the power of discrimination through knowledge. That is why Jupiter gives very high knowledge of Philosophy. Jupiter governs the disciplines of high-level strategy like Business Strategy, Strategies of War, Growth strategies of nations etc, as they require high-level thinking. Hence, he signifies those disciplines, which lead to consultants, advisors, counsellors, scientist, and Philosopher.

Jupiter shows the direction of life trough the knowledge it confers and hence all the disciplines, which is directing towards showing the right path such as Journalist, Judges, Lawyer, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Teacher, Preacher etc. are governed by Jupiter

Quotes from Jaimini Sutras
1. Jupiter in svamsa makes a karmayogi who will excel in any field due to his intelligence or one interested in philosophy and religious or a priest.

2. An excellent author is indicated by the presence of Moon & Jupiter in svamsa or the fifth there from.

3. Jupiter indicate a grammarian, knowledge of religious scriptures (like Vedas, Bible, Quoran etc) and a philosopher & Vendantist.

4. Jupiter joining/aspecting the above planets in the 1st/ 5th will give all around knowledge, both traditional and modern and proficiency in at least one branch.

Knowledge of Shastras, Knowledge of beauty products such as garments, perfumes etc, various forms of Arts, Private sector and management skills, eye for detail.

Venus is the Guru of the Asura and very knowledgeable and hence can confer the knowledge of Shastras. It can make one a author and as Jaimini says he is conferred the knowledge of poetry and makes the native a eloquent speaker and knowledgeable critic. However unlike Jupiter, the knowledge is mostly useful for living a good life in this world.

Venus signifies all the materials of luxury and hence can confer the knowledge of beauty products such as garments, perfumes etc. Venus rules all the forms of art as this can be used for attracting others. Thus various forms of Arts and studies on music, acting, theatre and cinema, singing, dancing, poetry, drama, fashion designing, beautician or working with beauty products Apparel and textiles, and interior decoration are signified by Venus.

Venus rules the real world strategies and hence signify the knowledge of private sector and rules the operation level management skills. Venus also signifies an eye for detail.

As the significator of luxury Venus also rules the knowledge of precious stones and precious metals etc. Being the significator of Vehicles, it signifies elephant, horses, and conveyances. The combination of Moon and Venus can signify sailing or navigation.

Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:
1. The aspect of Venus (on the Moon in the fourth) will surely produces a sailor/navigator.

2. The full Moon and Venus is svamsa give all luxuries of life and an educationist is produced.

3. Venus in svamsa indicates a government or political official or a passionate person who virile up to a hundred years.

4. Venus instead (or Jupiter in the 1st/ 5th house) also indicates an author, but of lesser capability.

5. Venus in svamsa or 5th indicates a poet, an eloquent speaker or a knowledge critic.

Tradition studies or studies belonging to traditions; Jupiter & Saturn give Brahma Yoga (Yoga granting Knowledge from Tradition).

Saturn is a great teacher. It teaches through punishment and making one realise the purpose of life. Hence, it signifies philosophy and spiritualism. Saturn is very old and is orthodox and thus it signifies knowledge passing down from tradition. The deity of Saturn is Brahma who is the creator of this world in the form of Prajapati. Thus Saturn signifies the knowledge of creation. When coupled with devaguru Brhaspati, it generates fruitful Brahma yoga which grants the fine knowledge of creation and also shows passing down of knowledge from tradition through a Guru (Jupiter)

Saturn rules the minerals which are extracted from the earth and hence signify all fuels including coal, petrol, mining of these fuels, minerals and metals.

Saturn rules the excretory system in the human body whose prime responsibility is to clean the system from any poison or garbage and hence all such disciplines which is related to cleaning of a place or thing such as, drainage system, plumbing, garbage collection and disposal etc. is signified by Saturn.

Saturn is a hard worker and signify heavy labour or the studies/ knowledge related to that such as agriculture, carpentry, blacksmith, artisan, mechanic, handy craft, factory etc

Saturn is extremely cold. This is borne out of the fact that it rules two signs of the zodiac, which corresponds to winter or extreme cold. Thus it signify Ice manufacturing, Refrigeration and preservation.

Big Machines, Big bombs such as atomic and nuclear bombs etc, espionage, abstract mathematician.

Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:
Rahu in svamsa produces a bowman or a thief. He may earn by dacoity or by cheating or he maybe capable of handling very poisonous and dangerous chemicals, medicines etc or an expert in metals/manufacturing activities.

As Maharishi Jaimini says Rahu shows research studies and mathematics. Rahu can give knowledge on big machines, their manufacture and trade; big bombs such as atomic and nuclear bombs.

It also signify and can signify studies or knowledge on imports (as opposite to Ketu who signify exports), secret societies, working with leather goods, mining (sanivat Rahu, like Saturn, Rahu also rules mining), wealth or minerals extracted from below the ground. It also signify poisonous substances including drugs etc.

Rahu signify the crime of every form.

High precision machines such as watches and computers, mathematicians, statistician or an astrologer

Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:
1. Ketu in svamsa indicates one who will earn through elephants or maybe a thief or a swindler.

2. Ketu in the 1st/ 5th gives mathematical ability. This is important for astrology as well. Rahu indicates capability for research and mathematics.

Maharishi Jaimini says that Ketu indicate making or the knowledge of watches. In the modern context this can be extended to the knowledge of high precision machines such as watches, computers etc. Ketu also gives the knowledge of mathematics, statistics and astrology.

Ketu also signify exports, counter-espionage, terrorism, spiritualism, animal and elephant trading/ riding and dealing with bone, ivory, horn or similar articles.

Excerpts from Varga Chakra (Siddhamsa by Sarajit Poddar)



Anonymous said...

Good work !
Is there one page from where all your blog/articles can be accessed? They are scattered all over the pages and navigating and sometimes finding them is very tedious.
May god bless you.

Anonymous said...


Can you put a link something like INDEX on each page, when clicked gives a list of all of your blogs/ articles on jyotish.
Many good articles are listed by post date, the subject or title is missing. Thanks.

Sarajit Poddar said...

Thank you for visiting the pages.

This is the way blogs are structured. I think once I have substantial articles, I will create my own website and structure the articles properly.