Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Parvata Yoga – Its Meaning & Role in Vedic Astrology


Yogas are of utmost importance in Vedic astrology. But, one needs a lot of expertise and skill to interpret the relative strength of them and determine how effective they really are in astrological predictions.

Yogas are formed when certain specific planetary combinations occur in a horoscope. These yogas may be benefic or malefic depending upon their placement in the chart. There are hundreds of yogas which are considered for the purpose of analysing a horoscope.

In this article, Parvata Yoga of Hindu Astrology is explained which is benefic in nature and said to occur under the following circumstances:

·      When all the natural benefics like Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are involved to form this Yoga as under:

1)    Firstly, when benefic planets occupy the kendras or quadrant
(1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses) and 6th and 8th houses are vacant.

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2)  Secondly, when benefic planets occupy the kendras and 6th and 8th houses are occupied by benefic planets.         

·     According to some, Parvata Yoga is also caused if the lords of Lagna and 12th are in mutual kendras, except in case of Kumbha Lagna since lord of Lagna and 12th happen to be Saturn.

Results:  The native earns and accumulates lot of wealth and enjoys all the pleasures and
comforts of life. The native is learned, noble, a good orator and a man of high reputation. He will be head of a town or village also. 

One thing that the readers of this blog should keep in mind is that the above-mentioned results of this yoga are general in nature. It is very important to take into consideration the strength of the house and its lord, the exaltations and debilitations of the house-lords, conjunctions, planets in that particular house and various aspects over it, before arriving at any conclusion.

© Gulab Jain
August 28, 2018
Posted from Bangalore (Karnataka) INDIA

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Effect of Conjunction & Aspect of Jupiter & Saturn in Horoscope


Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It represents education, wisdom, wealth, happiness and knowledge in Vedic Astrology. It is considered as highly beneficial planet. A person under its influence will be fortunate, successful, generous and religious, if  Jupiter is favourably placed in his horoscope. On the other hand, a negative Jupiter in a horoscope indicates pessimism, depression and exhaustion.
Saturn is considered a malefic planet in Vedic Astrology. When placed in adverse sign  and house, it gives sorrow, loss, poverty, misery, accident and obstacles in life. But when placed in a beneficial sign and house, it bestows a person with great fame and wealth. Saturn is also considered  the planet of justice. He acts like a judge and gives justice to a person according to his deeds.
Though these two planets have quite different characteristics, they give mixed or different results when they conjoin in particular houses or aspect each other as under:
·      In chapter 25, shloka 24, the author of Hora Sara, has mentioned that the combination of Jupiter and Saturn in the 3rd,6th,10th and 11th houses is auspicious; while in all other houses, it is inauspicious.
·   Whenever Jupiter and Saturn combine together, Saturn will improve while Jupiter gets spoiled.
·      In the first house, Jupiter and Saturn make one cruel and lazy and such a native does not get much happiness and comforts.
·      This combination produce excellent results in the fourth house.The opposition of Jupiter and Saturn will also be very favorable; the native will be blessed with good progeny, education, recognition, moveable and immovable property.
·      If Jupiter and Saturn are conjoined with respect to the fifth house, there will either be no male child or male child will not survive.
Further, this is not a good combination for high education. One having this combination may not study well, if other favourable combinations are not also there.
The native does not have the requisite happiness from children.
The native face scarcity of wealth as the karaka of money-Jupiter-gets spoiled due to conjuction with Saturn.
Jupiter and Saturn’s influence on the fifth house may also cause jaundice, cirrhosis or a sluggish liver. This is very strongly indicated when Mars also influences this combination.
·      If this combination occurs in seventh house, the native will lose money on account of women. He will also be addicted to vices.
·   The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the tenth house makes one a lawyer, magistrate or judge.
·  The combination of Jupiter and Saturn is not so bad in fiery signs such as Aries, Leo and Sagittarius as in earthy signs such as  Taurus, Virgo and Capricon.
·      If Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde, the results will not be adverse. Rather, it will promote Jupiter’s influence.
It should be noted that while taking into consideration the combination of Jupiter and Saturn, the strength and weakness of other planets in the horoscope should also be weighed before arriving at the right conclusion.

© Gulab Jain
July 28, 2018
Posted from Bangalore (Karnataka) INDIA




Thursday, June 28, 2018

Zodiac Signs…A Guide to Your Wardrobe


Have you often wondered what to wear and of which color to look your best and make your own style statement. Most people have a favorite color, but your favorite may not be the best one for your wardrobe. Everyone has a unique group of colors that makes them look their best and another that makes them look their worst. Color of cloths create a powerful impact on the energy of our body. Proper and right use of colors is beneficial in chakra balancing, personality development and enhancing immunity.

Well, take a cue from the Zodiac sign you are born in. Not only your Zodiac sign comes to your rescue but also enhances your life’s quality. Here is a guide to your wardrobe for different Zodiac Signs:

Aries
As your sun-sign is governed by the planet Mars, you acquire vast energy, bold and daring attitude towards everything in life. Red –the color signifying your ruling planet Mars – is the best color for your hot disposition. So, whenever you are dressing for a special occasion, wear red or a shade of it for better effect. Still, if you do not like to wear red quite often, introduce red or its shades in your dressing by adding an accessory like a red hair clip, a bag, a cap, shoes or carrying a red stole, or wearing a red stone ring or earring. By adhering to this kind of dress sense, you will not only be able to exhibit your dynamic personality but also have better results.

Taurus
Since your sun-sign is governed by the planet Venus, you have a special inclination for all the finer things in life including food, personal comfort and wardrobe. Venus is sensuous and tactile by nature, hence, go for fabrics like silk and anything that has a soft, luxurious feel like neck-pieces, hats, ties, scarves and stoles etc. that allows you to project a similar image. White or off white - the color signifying your ruling planet Venus –  and pastel colours of these accessories will be best suited for you to have favorable effects.

Gemini
As your sun-sign is governed by the planet Mercury, you possess charming and pleasing manners; but have a dual personality and there is a very thin demarcation between your liking and disliking. You will most likely have a passion for accessories like handbags, bracelets, rings watches, funky, sporty clothing and short dresses. Therefore, introduce Green -the color signifying your ruling planet Mercury – or its shades in your dressing or accessories to express your vibrant persona.

Cancer
As Moon governs the Sign of Cancer, white, creams, shades of grey and silver should be the preferred colours for the Cancerian people. These colours are also favourable for you, because they lend a certain purity,calmness and wholesomeness to your emotional and vulnerable personality. Therefore, introduce these shades in your dressing by adding an accessory like a white hair clip, a bag, or carrying a white stole, or wearing a pearl ring or earring. Men of this sign will feel the most confident in formal white/off-white shirts or kurtas.

Leo
Sun is the ruling planet for Leo people. Therefore, shades of gold, oranges and sunshine yellow  will suit them best and they can bring out their everlasting impression. Wearing clothes of these colours at least on Sundays will have positive effects on others.

Virgo
As your sun sign is governed by the planet Mercury, you have remarkable abilities to adapt to different circumstances and people and always believe in perfection; be it your clothing, colors or style. Your Earth element draws you to natural fabrics like cotton, linen, jute etc. Therefore, earthy, solid colours like deep forest greens, browns, beige and fawns should find a special place in your wardrobe for all your important occasions.

Libra
As your sun sign is ruled by the planet Venus, you possess a great love for beauty. Hence, style, elegance, colors, cuts and trends comes rather naturally to you. You should have off-white, milky blue, pastels and pearly colors in your wardrobe to suit your charming persona.

Scorpio
As your sun sign is ruled by two planets - the red Mars and the dark Pluto – you possess a sensuous, mystical and secretive persona. Therefore, all jewel tones, specifically in deepest reds and blacks will be  extremely well suited to you. Wearing clothes of these colours, with matching accessories, at least on Tuesdays will have positive effects on others.

Sagittarius
As your sign is governed by the yellow colored Jupiter, having fire element, you have rebellious approach in experimenting with latest trends, style and colors. You have a knack for marigold yellow, buttercup yellow, deep red, fuchsia pink, yellow opal etc. and these colors find special place in your werdrobe.

Capricorn
As your sign ruler is the black Saturn, you have special prefence for colors like blacks, greys, shades of beige, fawns, dark blue. All these colors are practical, conventional and earthy colors and cloths and accessories of these colors, if given place in your wardrobe, will boost your confidence and persona.

Aquarius
Your sign is also ruled by the planet Saturn having earthy element. Therefore, blacks, shades of violet, dark blue, indigo, navy blue, midnight blue, dim grey are the best suited colors for aquarian people. Wearing clothes of these colours, with matching accessories, at least on Saturdays will bring out the best in you to strike a lasting impression on others.

Pisces
Jupiter & Neptune are the ruling planets for the dreamy and sensitive Pisceans. Hence, aqua colours like blues of the marine life, azure blues, surf greens, lavender and soothing whites, creams and silvers are best suited for you. Soft, sensuous fabrics of marine colors, tan opal, sandcastle suit you the best. Wearing clothes of these colours, with matching accessories, at least on Thursdays will add huge charm to your persona.

© Gulab Jain
June 28, 2018
Posted from Bangalore (Karnataka) INDIA