Thursday, June 24, 2004

The Singnificance of Male and Female signs in Zodiac (Ajit Krishnan)

The twelve signs of the zodiac have been characterized as male and female signs commencing from Aries. Due to the vasanas which are attached to our mind, and due to the attachment that our mind has formed with our current body, we are born in this world. The soul cannot be characterized as either male or female, since it is beyond such distinctions. The fleeting mind continuously runs between male and female emotions from minute to minute. It is only the physical body which can be characterized as either male or female. Hence, the sex of signs should be used with matters dealing with the physical body.

It is due to the union of purusha and prakriti (or Shiva and Shakti) that creation takes place. Both of these are aspects of the same Brahman. Just as we cannot define light without darkness, or the future without the past, we cannot define one without the other. They are mirror images of one another.

In a regular wall clock, the numbers 1 to 12 increase in the clockwise direction, and the clock hands move in that direction. In a mirror image of this clock, the numbers 1 to 12 would increase in the anti-clockwise direction, and the hands would move in this reverse direction.

The past and future are images of each other (our current karma is a reflection of our past actions). The younger brother (future) is the 3rd house from lagna counting in the zodiacal direction. The older brother (past) is the 3rd house from lagna counting in the anti-zodiacal direction.

Let us replace the numbers 1 to 12 in the clock described above with the zodiacal signs from Aries to Pisces. Matters dealing with male signs would be reckoned in the zodiacal direction, while matters dealing with female signs would be reckoned in the anti-zodiacal direction. Please note that male and female signs are also known as odd and even signs respectively.

We see co-borns and children from the Drekkana and Saptamsa divisional charts. In both cases, we are dealing with physical bodies, and the principle described above applies. Younger co-borns are seen from the 3rd house in D-3. When lagna falls in a male sign, this is reckoned in the zodiacal direction. When it falls in a female sign, it is reckoned in the anti-zodiacal direction. Similarly, the first child is seen from the 5th house in D-7. Once again, the direction depends on the sex of the sign in which lagna falls.

1 comment:

madsnow said...

according to my horoscope mars is
in the 4th house and saturn in the
7th.is it as bad as the astrologer
says will i never have a happy
married life(he says there will eb either death of sposue or seperation)
madsno1@gmail.com