Astrology | Planets
[From Dhirendra Nath Misra]
Sri Bhadra Dasi Ji says that the planets themselves are not auspicious or inauspicious, but they are indicators of our past activities. We have the potentiality to be CAUSE over the planets we have in our natal chart, or we can be effect of them. The position of the planets and their aspects are directly our responsibility. We have heard many times someone saying "I do this, or this happened to me, because I have Saturn (or any other planet) in such house and sign". This is an example of how astrology is used to justify our lack of responsibility.
What is our situation in this universe? There are three Gun or modes of material nature: Tamo Gun (the mode of ignorance), Rajo Gun (the mode of passion), Sattwa Gun (the mode of goodness), these modes indicate how much free will we have, as well as our likes, thoughts, food habits etc. Example: When we are under the influence of ignorance, is like if we were using black glasses not allowing us to perceive many aspects of the reality. When we are under the influence of the mode of passion, it is as if we were using red glasses, and when we are under the influence of the mode of goodness is like if we were using transparent glasses. This mode allows us to see things as they are and so, to act accordingly. In the mode of goodness or Sattwa Gun, one searches and accepts the truth (even if it not pleasing). Under the influence of passion, one asks a question desiring to hear a determinate answer, and in Tamo Gun, neither one asks nor listens to the others.
It is impossible to be situated under the pure influence of one mode only, in this material universe these modes are combined in infinite combinations, nonetheless one of them is predominant in us. In the measure we go up toward the mode of goodness or Sattwa Gun, we have more freedom to use our free will. For example: A dog is in the mode of ignorance, and he has also free will, but the rope to which is bound allows him to move only until some extent. In the mode of passion, Rajo Gun, self centered interests are imposed and one is selfish.
If we elevate ourselves up toward Sattwa Gun (the mode of goodness) we are cause more and more, but if instead we go down to Tamo Gun (the mode of ignorance) then in that measure we are effect (passive) of our planets. Here we have a gradient scale composed by levels with their own characteristics which are manifested in a progressive manner (from A to I, ). These qualities are indicating some general symptoms of how is the influence of the corresponding planet or, at which level we are using the planets that are related to specific realms in our life.
In different periods of our life or, even in our day time, we are acting on a specific level which can be easily ascertained by many symptoms. This is the range in which this gradient scale is related with the Gun (modes of material nature):
A is Sattwa Gun (mode of goodness)
Gradient scale of the Gun related to the planets.
Gradients scale of Venus (Shukra).
(A) On this level one is able to express love and to receive it freely and not maliciously.
Gradient scale of Saturn (Shani).
(A) Here is the person who
accepts as a fact of love the reality and confronts it as it is. He can
search different viewpoints and thus he can broaden his own reality. He
has a complete flexibility and understanding in relating and evaluating
Gradient Scale of Mars Kujaa).
(A) At this level the person have high courage level.
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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 01/13/2013