Astrology | Remedies
Introduction to Remedies-1
Astrological remedies must not become a hermit crab's borrowed shell. It is true that they can often one very effective shield from pain and loss while increasing insight and wisdom, but the seeds of the Karm often remain unaltered unless they are faced head on and understood, the pain felt and released so that true healing may begin. Fasting, volunteering ones services and charity are basically statements of one's intent to voluntarily experience pain, deprivation, hardship, so that one can resolve issues. Unlike the eye for an eye misconception, Karm is no mindless executioner. Any remedy must not be indulged into as a trade or barter with God. It must be carried out as a recognition of personal responsibility, at some level of ones existence, for what is happening and as a means of atoning for it. One must always remember that today's Karm was yesterday's act of free-will!
The day an individual takes birth, his Kaarmik life map, also referred to as fate or destiny by many, comes into force. This Kaarmik life map is the sum total of all milestones going to occur in an individual's lifetime. This map includes, but is not limited to, the moments of happiness and despair, phases of luxury and poverty, supreme strength and diseases, periods of power as well as humiliation, focused mind and anxiety, experience of love as well as failure in relationships etc. To combat the negative factors of the Kaarmik life map such as accidents, fatal diseases, divorce, lack of job, litigation, lack of social respect, lack of a progeny etc. the sacred texts have listed 6 Kaarmik pathways to remove obstacles, tide over problems and finally emerge victorious with a feeling of fulfillment and happiness.
The Remedies (Upaaya, Upaya, or Parihaar, or Parihara) are those activities through which we try to convert our bad times into good times. When such remedies are sought through astrology they are called astrological remedies. It is necessary to understand one thing about Upaaya that when any kind of event has to have happen with somebody, all circumstances become like that. In this regard Tulasee's one Dohaa is worth mentioned - Tulasee Jas Bhavitavyataa, taisee bane Sahaaya | --- Taahi Tahaan lai jaaya || This can be anhything, a man, or a Mantra, or Tantra, or Yantra etc etc. And something does not have to happen then the person wanders around but nothing happens and abuses astrologers.
These remedies are based on astrological analyses of one's chart. Mostly these remedies are -- Mantra, Tantra, Yantra, Aushadhi (Medicine), Yagya, Daan (Donation), Rudraaksh and Ratn. Here we will touch briefly on the essential meanings of these pathways and the limitations attached to each.
Mantra has to be chanted in a particular manner everyday at a particular time for optimum effects. Many Mantra have the prerequisite condition of living a celibate lifestyle during this whole procedure. In these times, it is difficult to imagine a normal householder (Grihasth) - one who is in maximum need of a remedial measure sitting under a tree at 4 o'clock early in the morning and doing this practice for several days at a stretch. The total number of Mantra to be chanted is huge. This range is anywhere from 108 to 1,25,000 or more. Besides, it is an established fact that your daily quota of Mantra chanting should be the same in number as the previous day or more. One has to be initiated into a Mantra by a Guru - the divine preceptor who will teach the finer nuances of the Mantra chanting to the individual and also transfer a part of his spiritual strength. This process together is called as Deekshaa and Shaktipath.
Mantra chanting has to be in a rhythm with a proper flow of syllables as Mantra basically work by sound waves. For example Hreeng is different from Hreem which in turn is different from Hareeng. Incorrect chanting and choice of wrong Mantra creates havoc in an individual's life and brings more problems including delusion. I have seen many families get destroyed by the random and incorrect chanting of the Gayatri Mantra - Yes the most powerful, divine and pure Mantra. Individuals start chanting this Mantra indiscriminately after reading a web page and the result is frequent quarrels and confrontations at home leading to a vicious atmosphere.
One has to be aware of the fact that most of the Mantra have flowed from Shiv and Shakti. At the start of the Kali Yug (The present time frame), Shiv after observing the abuse of Mantra for meeting selfish ends and causing of pain to other individuals made all Mantras Keelit, i.e. put a spiritual lock to them. Most of the Mantra that we see today are a modified form of the original Mantra wherein a particular syllable or a sound factor has been eliminated to create a spiritual lock to make the Mantra dysfunctional. To make the Mantra an effective one, again we have to perform practices such as Utkeelan (removal of that spiritual lock) and Shaapodhar (removal of the spiritual curse). The individuals who are aware of these practices are surely a very rare breed.
Mantra can give both kind of effect -
A Mantra of a Planet always strengthens the planet. But the strengthening through
Gem and strengthening through Mantra are not the same. Mantra of Gods help pacifying
harm of malefic planets.
Remember, Mantra is to be chanted inside the mind; while Stotra is to be recited loudly.
4. Aushadhi (Medicine)
6. Daan (Donations)
When these remedies are sought through astrology, normally they are based on Planets position, their status, their strength and condition etc.
There are two types of planets in
one's chart - benefic but weak, and malefic. So we have to deal with them in
different ways -
That is why one should not confuse
these two things -
Thus both types of Planets are dealt differently.
How to Pacify a Planet -
How to Strengthen a Planet -
Strengthening an afflicted planet is not a very good solution unless the planet is a good benefic like 5th or 9th Lord.
According to bona fide Vaidik Shaastra highest praise is given to 14-Mukhee so if one can afford, one should wear it. Apart from that any Rudraaksh is auspicious, even for Vaishnav, as long as Vaishnav keep in mind that Shiv is also Gunaavataar, and is said to be the greatest Vaishnav in this world - na vaishnavanam yathaa shambhoh.
But from a modern perspective, based on testing, Chakra and planets are also perceived as being effected by different Rudraaksh, and certain diseases are believed to be treatable by use of different Rudraaksh. Although this is not directly Shaastrik, it may be judged according to modern scientific results. Note that in matters of health and finance : One should never exclude qualified medical treatment or financial advice when ever resorting to Rudraaksh for treating any diseases or financial situations.
Gems or precious stones are
merely attributed to planets and are worn by kings and are seen as symbols
of richness which poor cannot afford whereas Rudraaksh are so inexpensive
that are affordable even by the poorest of the poor. Furthermore, gems are
not worn by ascetics or renounced people but all these renounced people
too wear Rudraaksh as they are treated as an embodiment of Lord Shiv. The
last but not the least benefit of Rudraaksh is that it also helps the
wearer protect from evils which makes Rudraaksh all the more necessary to
be worn by one and all.
How the Remedies Should be Done?
When the Remedies Can Work
--If the afflicted planet is in a Sthir Raashi (immovable Sign) in Navaansh, then it is difficult to be remedy(ied ) because Sthir Raashi is for destruction. Shiv's place.
--If that planet is in Dual Raashi in Navaansh, then not TOO hard to pacify that afflicted Planet by remedies, because Dual Sign is the place for Naaraayan, the Sustainer.
--If that afflicted planet is in Chara Raashi in Navaansh, then very easy to pacify that planet(s) by remedies, because Chara Raashi (Movable Sign) belongs to Creation and signifies Brahmaa.
Created and Maintained by Sushma Gupta
Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 08/27/2013