Vedic Knowledge Blog – Michael Mamas

Mars and Saturn – Interesting Jyotish

Mars is exalted (so powerful) in Saturn’s sign and has been there for a long time, which is not good. When a planet is in a sign for an excessive amount of time, it becomes more malefic. Also, Saturn having Mars live in its home for so long makes Saturn more malefic. When Mars moves on November 5th to Saturn’s next sign, it will move through quickly, so the negative influence of Saturn and Mars will be much less. Mars will then also not be exalted, so their negative influences will be less. In general, things should start to get better after November 5th.

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Mars in Capricorn

When Mars stays in a particular sign for an extended period of time, it is considered to be inauspicious, an undesirable influence. Mars normally goes through a sign in about a month. However, it’s already been in Capricorn for a while and will remain there for three more months. Further compounding the difficulty is that it is in one of Saturn’s signs, so the malefic influence of both planets is heightened. Even more challenging, Mars is exalted in Capricorn at this time, making the influence even more powerful. Furthermore, Ketu is in Capricorn. Some (but not all Jyotishis) say that makes things even more difficult.

I think the good news is that this provides an astrological understanding of the tensions that so many individuals are experiencing as well as the global affairs in general. I think that understanding is helpful. So, the light is at the end of the tunnel, and for now, we all need to hang in there. Better times are coming.

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Om Adityaya Namaha

The Sun is God… Think mapping in basic mathematics. That is how the universe works. Pebble tossed in a pond… the Center of your Being… it is all the same One…

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Where the Rakshasas Dwell

During Satya Yuga, Rakshasas live in a different Loka (plane of existence).

During Treta Yuga, Rakshasas live on a different island, like in the Ramayana.

During Dvapara Yuga, Rakshasas live in a different city or area on the same body of land, like in the Mahabharata.

During Kali Yuga, Rakshasas live in the hearts and minds of human beings.

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Henry David Thoreau

I started reading Thoreau in the sixth grade, but do not recall this quote. Many famous minds were into Vedic Knowledge… Einstein, Oppenheimer, Schrodinger, and Heisenberg, to name a few. In the following, “Vedas and Angas” refers to the texts which, to this day, are considered by many to be written and ‘created’ a handful of thousands of years ago. In reality, they are eternal. They are inherent to nature, to existence. Thoreau knew that deep within himself and touches upon it.

To understand how this can be is to understand cognition. Understanding cognition changes everything. But that understanding must not be simplistic. Simplistic understandings of the nature of life and existence lead to fanatical dogmas. This is not to say that Thoreau cognized Veda. But he was a thinker… deeper than most. By Veda, I do not mean a book or books. By Veda, I mean nature. To Know, to understand nature is to transcend all echoes of Truth… all dogma. Echoes of Truth, perceived as Truth, hold Truth at bay.

“Was not Asia mapped in my brain before it was in any geography?
In my brain is the Sanskrit, which contains the history of primitive times.
The Vedas and Angas are not so ancient as my serenest contemplations…
Farthest India is nearer to me than Concord & Lexington.”

~ Henry David Thoreau, journal entries, circa 1851

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