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Solar vs. Lunar astrology
In practice, the solar component Of
historic Jyotisha (the 12 solar signs and houses) is easier for the
modern mind to to manipulate, due to its fairly rational
the lunar component- 27 Nakshatra and their Vaidik deity rulerships - is much less
rational, and much more complex and subtle.
Understanding and making predictions with Nakshatra astrology requires an intuitive knowledge of deity
personalitiesand acceptance of their background role in shaping
Nakshatra values in Jyotisha prediction
Judgments from Chandra lagna are essentially
readings of the Astral level of personality. What is
often called the "astral plane" in English refers to the
subtle but tightly structured psycho-emotional particulate patterns
which are embedded in the multiple-body entity of a human being, and
which determine the human emotional response to life.
Although Chandra's rashi, bhava, incoming
drishti, yuti graha etc. are all essential considerations in
predicting events based on Chandra's rulerships in the solar
divisions, the Jyotishi who wishes to know the native 's
psycho-emotional motivations must contemplate the Moon's Nakshatra .
Both janma-lagna and Chandra-lagna Nakshatra should be considered when evaluating the native 'spsychic filters.
The filters are constructed from Accumulated
past life emotional memories
Nakshatra attributes define a rather fixed array
of programmatic, typically reactive, responses to life's
his subtle orientation is so ancient,
intuitive, reactive, and subconsciously embedded that the native oneself may not be aware the of the way in which one selects and
screens one's own psychic experiences. However whether the native is
aware of their subtle identity or not, the Chandra and janma Nakshatra sets active limits on core identity and serves to structure
the personality in ways that ultimately direct all the major choices
in the incarnation.
the Nakshatra influence of Vaidik deities in modern life
In this materialistic age. it is more typical
for the native to simply "feel" a general guidance and sense
of direction in a non-specific and typically unconscious way, rather
than to be in direct communication with the disembodied spiritual
personalities that are actively collaborating to shape one's life path
through the Nakshatra delineations.
Due to materialistic modern belief
systems, most people cannot independently detect the presence of
their own psycho-emotional bodies. Much less can the average
contemporary human detect the reach-out-and-touch proximity of those
deities large and small with whom the human in unconsciously
interacting every day of their life. Unfortunately if one is not aware
of the activities of guiding spirits one cannot undertake
collaborative program changes. Therefore Nakshatra delineations will
indicate a level of fixed "destiny" limitation for most
It is of course possible to be much more aware
and articulate of Nakshatra effects which are powerfully energized by
these 27 deities and multiple sub-deities. Once the awareness is in
place one can negotiate the limitations with the supervising deities,
and Nakshatra no longer define the limits of psycho-emotional
considerations, using interpretive language
As the Jyotisha tradition has been received in
this early part of Dwapara Yuga, an individual's Nakshatra -based
"psycho-emotional specialization" is essentially delineated
according to the portfolios of the various deities and divisions of
labor in Vaidik culture.
It is not easy to translate this ancient set of
cultural categories into modern lingo.
Unless the native is particularly reflective or
has been raised in a culture that specifically recognizes the
traditional Nakshatra boundaries, the native may note nothing
more specific in their psychic life-response pattern than a sense of
defined being-ness in an ocean of responses to life.
Nevertheless, the Jyotishi knows through study
that every native has a strong tendency to interpret one's experience
through the filter of the Nakshatra . Because Nakshatra influences are
so fine and subtle, their power to control the subconscious motivation
will interpenetrate all solar actions and ultimately determine what a
native can or cannot accomplish in the outside world.
Due to the constraints of modern belief systems,
the Jyotishi will often resort to a psychological rather than
spiritual explanation of Nakshatra influences.
hose capable of holding a spiritual viewpoint
will notice that the Nakshatra are territories of particularly
deities, who control their turf rather vigorously. The deities are
highly organized and productive. Their purpose is to advance human
civilization and typically this occurs at a fast clip.
It is not necessary to accept the limitations of
Vaidik literary culture when striving to understand and communicate
with the Nakshatra deities. One may establish a natural and
intuitive relationship with the governing deities without being
constrained to the Vaidik (or "hindu-ized") view. Rather,
one can discover the deities' attributes quite independently, through
reflective and self-referential meditation. They may look and act
quite differently through different cultural frames of
At the higher levels of consciousness, the
practicing Jyotishi will recognize a need to be aware of and willing
to participate with their plans for any given individual, some of
which can be read through a close knowledge of Chandra and janma Nakshatra .
It can be a major positive contribution to an
individual's welfare to show them the Nakshatra path and their place
upon it, and to help guide their communication with the primary
deities who regulate that portion of the path. This can be a huge
step up in spiritual consciousness for the person who is ready.
It is always beneficial to have a devotional
relationship to the spiritual lords of the Moon's Nakshatra , and a
small altar for this purpose should ideally be maintained.
Nakshatra Psychological interpretation
In general practice, few clients actually are
ready for the direct spiritual approach. More clients are ready for
the psychological approach e.g. the language of behaviors,
motivations, trauma response, etc. Psychological interpretation
is overall more acceptable to most natives than direct psychic
communication with spirits.
It is true that the psychological approach is
incomplete and not entirely accurate. Human lunar programming is
profound. Yet in practice it will be more pragmatically helpful
for most natives to understand their Moon's Nakshatra and janma Nakshatra in psychological terms and not confuse people with tales of
lunar civilizations and so forth.
Being psychological then:
the Nakshatra defines a small set of core
motivations, repeating behaviors, tastes, abilities, and expectations
which are simply carry-forwards from past life identities.
Functionally, Soma's Nakshatra creates a psycho-emotional filter which
defines a limited range of self-concept and pre-determines certain
tastes, motives, and abilities.
For example, the native with Chandra in
Azvini Nakshatra may have a past-life history of intense communication
with quadrupeds particularly horses, and a knowledge of physical
medicine for people and animals.
the native 's medical and sports orientation
is based on many lifetimes of continued development of this
particular span of knowledge and experience.
Highly self-aware natives may notice that, due
to the ever-present guiding influence of the Azvini Kumaras (a pair
of active adolescent fix-it boy twin deities) in their lives,
the native is always missing one's twin (whether one has a real twin
in this life or not) and that they love and crave the taste of
movements of Chandra in the
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