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~~ Gayatri mantra

We don't stop laughing because we grow old * We grow old because we stop laughing

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."

~~ 3 John 1:2, Gospel of John

"Stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts"

God cures, and the doctor sends the bill.

Mark Twain

We are mortal as long as we fear death.

-- Lama Govinda, the Inner Structure of the I Ching


Green Tara

" the higher self continues producing catalyst until a bias occurs

that catalyst not used fully by the mind and spirit is given to the body.

this drama is enacted in the physical distortion complex

the totally efficient use of catalyst upon your plane is extremely rare .

The Great Way of the Body must be seen, as are all the archetypes of the body, to be a mirror image of the thrust of the activity of the mind.

The body is the creature of the mind and is the instrument of manifestation for the fruits of mind and spirit.

Therefore, you may see the body as providing the athano r through which the alchemist manifests gold."

~~RA 105.13


That which is your physical body is a mirror of your emotional body.

When The earthen body is not functioning very well, then you may look at what is happening with the emotional body.

There is nothing, no diseasement of the body, which does not originate as a diseasement of the emotional body.

~~ Light Source P'taah --

~~Pema Chodron, Living Beautifully, page 10

"When you contact the all-worked-up feeling of shenpa [getting hooked on a negative emotion], the basic instruction is the same as in dealing with physical pain.

Whether it's a feeling of I like or I don't like, or an emotional state like loneliness, depression, or anxiety, you open yourself fully to the sensation, free of interpretation.

If you've tried this approach with physical pain, you know that the result can be quite miraculous.

When you give your full attention to your knee or your back or your head - whatever hurts - and drop the good/bad, right/wrong story line and simply experience the pain directly for even a short time, then your ideas about the pain, and often the pain itself, will dissolve." [end quote]

~~ Light Source P'taah -

"Pain is a judgment of the energy, of the feeling.

When you are birthed and you come into these belief structures, it creates a blockage in the emotional body.

And so what occurs is that the pain, the pain that you first understood as a babe, accumulates.

Just because you forget a situation that was most painful for you, the emotional body does not forget.

And in a way neither does The earthen body ."

QUOTATION from Louise Hay, '

author of You Can Heal Your Life [which contains the famous index of diseases matched to emotions.]

[Begin quote] " Over the years I've learned that there are really just two mental patterns that contribute to disease:

Anger can show up as impatience, irritation, frustration, criticism, resentment, jealousy or bitterness. These are all thoughts that poison the body. When we release this burden, all the organs in our body begin to function properly.

Fear could be tension, anxiety, nervousness, worry, doubt, feeling not good enough or unworthiness. Do you relate to any of this?

We must learn to substitute faith for fear if we're to heal. Faith in what? Faith in Life!

I believe we live in a "Yes " Universe. No matter what we choose to believe or think or say, the Universe always says "yes " to us.

  • If we think poverty, the Universe says "yes " to that.
  • If we think prosperity, the Universe say "yes " to that.

It's up to us! The Universe wants us to experience anything we desire. So let's say "yes " to all good.

Be a "yes " person, living in a "yes " world being responded to by a "yes " Universe.

If you find yourself with some sort of diseases that is not listed in Heal Your Body, become your own investigator and healer. Ask yourself, is it one of the forms of fear or is it one of the forms of anger?

Are you willing to release those thoughts? And replace them with positive affirmations? Loving yourself will also contribute greatly to healing your body for love heals.

So how do you love yourself?

First of all and most importantly: Cease all criticism of yourself and others. Accept yourself as you are.

Praise yourself as much as you can. Criticism breaks down the inner spirit, praise builds it up. Look into a mirror often and simply say: I LOVE YOU, I REALLY LOVE YOU. It may be difficult at first, but keep practicing and soon you will mean and feel what you say. Love yourself as much as you can and all of life will mirror this love back to you.

P.S. Fibromyalgia is fear showing up as extreme tension due to stress." [end quote]


OM Tare Tutare Ture Svaham (Tib: So Ham)

[U-Chan mantra courtesy of ]


The core mantra of Tara, the Mother of all Buddhas. (Printed U-Chan Tibetan script above, Roman character transcription below.)

  • Ta-ra = "sparkling tear" or"star" .

  • It may bring comfort to those in need of healing (, everyone!) to chant the mantra of Mother Tara the Greatest Healer.

  • Many are also comforted by visual memory of the Mother's energy, such as represented in the beautiful thangka of Green Tara.

Astrological charts do not show The earthen body directly.

Rather, Jyotishavidya reads the astral plane.

Geometric patterns between the seven massive planets and various energy points in earth's local system, form a map of the human body's astral plane.

The subtle particles of the astral plane, unless consciously interrupted, will by nature percolate down into the interstitial spaces between the larger particles which compose the material plane.

Keep in mind that whatever fleshly health conditions are revealed in the astral map, these conditions can be altered through accepting conscious responsibility ( without guilt ) for the Akashic memory patterning and releasing attachment to it.

Returning to healthy balance

Just as lifelines in the palm can grow longer or shorter, responding to conscious changes in lifestyle, so can the disease-causing imbalance-seeking-a-remedy be returned to balance, through conscious decisions that support true health.

Sleepwalkers and the victim state

Most people are sleepwalking.

Sleepwalkers experience the system default

  • The default perceptual framework is created by astral (sub-conscious) action-reaction patterns accrued over lifetimes.

  • The 'default' repeating reactive patterns will continue to percolate into the interstitial spaces of the material plane, uninterrupted by conscious change.

  • Sleepwalkers continue to experience the victim state.

  • As Trulshig Rinpoche often said, "That's just how it is."

The good news: Those few with sufficient consciousness can in fact alter the effects of [akashic memory] in real-time.

But be warned: it takes humility, willpower, and commitment to do authentic all-body healing work.

Due to the fundamental structure of the universe, finer energies gravitate downward into grosser forms.

Energy originates in spiritual form (with God), percolates down to the mental form, from the mental to the emotional and psychic (astral) form, and last - but definitely not least! - to the physical form.

In general, problems originating at higher levels may be solved at higher levels without directly impacting your physical body. But problems neglected on spiritual, mental and emotional planes will unfortunately percolate down to physical dis-ease, imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, on the material plane. Physical Dis-ease is the RESULT of imbalance-seeking-a-remedy higher up.

Ayurvedic medical practitioners can use the Jyotisha charts to guide their diagnosis. Tibetan lama physicians also study astrology during their medical training, and rely on Tibetan Astrological charts to guide and supplement their understanding of the patient's total condition

Historically, in civilizations where medical treatment systems have evolved far enough to consider the effects of mental, emotional, and psychic experience on the patient's physical health, astrology - a key to reading psychic or astral body energy configurations - has been considered an adjunct medical science.

Most questions about health can be answered by assessing Roga Bhava-6. However, the lagna (ascendant), 3rd, 8th, and 12th houses all play a role in health"problems." Further, planetary aspects and rulerships can be critical in easing or exacerbating health conditions.

Most common disease agent rules the bhava-6.

Health itself is found in Bhava-7, the house of contracts, agreements, relationships, and BALANCE.

  • Bhava-6, as 12th-from-yuvatisthana, shows the loss or dissolution of matters of Bhava-7. Not only is Bhava-6 the container for marital conflict (loss of marriage balance), poverty (loss of business agreements) and debt (loss of financial balance) but very importantly Bhava-6 shows loss of the body's internal balance.

  • Health is a state of equilibrium. To know health, to be healthy, The earthen body must be in a balanced relationship with the astral body and causal body.

  • (Or if you prefer another energy-body model, whatever metaphysical system appeals to you, the various energy bodies must be in harmonious balance to enjoy health.)

Graha which are adversarial to Shani (Mangala, Rahu=Ketu, Suraja) in 6th-from-Shani = disease conditions based on punishing Social Criticism or extreme urge to conformity"

Within The earthen body itself = a variety of exceptionally complex internal systems - pumps, pipes, membranes, networks - which must all cooperate and support each other.

If one internal system weakens, the rest receive referred stress and the long-term imbalance-seeking-a-remedy becomes unsustainable.

  • Disease is the result of erosion of balance. The seventh Bhava may indicate the body's natural stasis of balance.

  • Strong planets in Bhava-6 show [akashic memory] that unconsciously but compulsively detracts from the architectural state of balance.

  • By studying the relationship between your 6th and 7th radix houses, it is possible to see where the psychic imbalance-seeking-a-remedy are, where the harmony gets drained off by internal conflict. If Bhava-6 is clear, Yet, the 7th Bhava is an environment for polarizing catalysis , there may be work to do in your marriage and partnerships.

But very predominantly the serious health challenges - which most of us face at some time in our lives - originate in Bhava-6, with the radix-6th-lord, and various drishti upon the lord and His Bhava.

Navamsha role of rogesha-6 which shows the subconscious attitude toward imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, the D-30 Trimshamsha showing hidden expectations of "misfortune" , and even the natural maraka = Shani, Kuja, and Rahu = can all contribute to the stress, frustration, and often despair that a serious accident or disease may cause.

In cases of poverty, marital conflict, and disease - the major victim state imbalance-seeking-a-remedy - our discovery focuses on rogesha-6 and His home Ripu Bhava = unbalanced environments.

Release of conflict = loss of disease = bhava-5

12th-from any Bhava causes loss of the matters of that Bhava. E.g., bhava-10 for career also causes loss of income (bhava-11) because the native is too busy with leadership duties to be optimally active in the marketplace. bhava-2 for family cintamani * mani * money causes loss of self-made financial well-being (bhava-3) because one is focused on the family's assets, not one's own personal business.

  • Loss of disease and conflict occurs in bhava-5, 12th-from-Ari bhava. Not surprisingly, bhava-5 grants confidence, expressed through intelligence, creativity, speculation, winnings, and children.

  • If the lord of bhava-5 is a weak temporal benefic, wearing the gem for vidya-pati-5 can boost confidence and remind the native to use their Divinely granted intelligence to help release the conditions of disease.

  • vidya-pati-5 provides knowledge thus releasing the victim-powerless-ignorance state. Releases social and emotional conflict, releases debt and poverty, and replaces these conditions with items from its own agenda: confidence and courage.

The usual disease suspects = Primary karaka for illness and accident

  • 6th-from = acute imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, acute conflict, enactment of the inner argument. 6th-from enjoys continuing manifestation vitality, albeit in an status that is mismatched, unfair, cranky, and imbalanced-seeking-a-remedy

  • 12th-from = behaviors which cause the loss of vitality, loss of muscular movement, loss of activity in the body, loss of appearance, dissolution, dis-identification, de-manifestation, decay. 12th-from is actively losing vitality, as material form recedes, moving back into the field of astral memory.

  • 8th-from = eruption of aggressive forces, sudden exposure to danger; secrets escape from their camouflaged hiding places; emergencies; disruption of the body's valve and sphincter control system.

  • Shani = karaka for polarizing catalysis , pain, suffering, resistance, scarcity, fear

  • Mangala = sudden, aggressive movements; instinctive reactions; anger


periods of rogesha ruler of bhava-6 = acute conflict, injury, accident, disease; usually a rapid process; the native remains attached to the body - even in the case of chronic conditions, the native stays in the body and remains ego-engaged with the disease-disagreement process

periods of vyaya-pati ruler of bhava-12 = dissolution and deterioration, usually a slow process, including loss of attachment to the body and gradual cessation of physical movement, increasing the sleep-dream state

periods of randhresha ruler of bhava-8 = shock and trauma, forced initiation; a rapidly destructive-creative process; usually an experience of death recycle rebirth which does not require destroying the body, but after a certain number of cycle-spins the physical form will be destroyed to create a new birth

rogesha-6 from any lagna (baseline) - especially Chandra lagna =Acute physical, mental, and social illness.

[6th-from-Chandra] = disagreement and inequity in emotional relationships. Physical malfunctions of disease are caused by breakdown of supportive relationships at the causal (thought) and astral (emotional) levels, and this breakdown eventually percolates down into the gross physical body systems.

Clinical, ambulatory medicine for acute conditions.

The condition is still "moving" .

Poisoning, breakage, toxicity, infection, tumor, drugs, pain.

Shukra occupies [6th-from-Chandra] the acute (using) phase of drug addiction

  • King of Pop 1958-2009 Thriller Michael J. Jackson [Shukra-Karkata-10 = randhresha in 6th-from-Chandra]

Rahu in 6th-from = exotic or taboo diseases . Rahu generally thrives in 6th-amsha

  • POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt [Rahu in bhava-3] communications, photographs occupies 6th-from-Somana Rahu's ruler Muscular Mangala occupies 8th-from-Rahu = [Mithuna-10] Photographs were carefully composed [3, composition] to create the illusion of FDR's vibrant health [6] In fact, FDR's debilitating lower-body nerve paralysis worsened progressively. The photographic fraud was instrumental [Rahu] in preventing loss of confidence in leadership or large-scale social panic during WW-2 [6].

How to Fix

Matters of bhava-6 originate in the causal (thought-Budha) level and these problems can therefore be corrected by fixing the originating thoughts

The source of the illness will be a thought-complex which expresses a pattern of inter-related negative expectations, typically subconsciously held.

There is plenty of vitality in bhava-6 and mental intervention can easily restore health when the native makes the proper self-correction.

12th-from any lagna (baseline) - especially Chandra lagna =the"dissolving" stage Of physical, mental, and social phenomena. Physical vitality has ebbed; the conditions has begun its retreat from manifestation. 12th-from is more associated with"mental illness "as that label is used to describe the dissolution of the ego-identification with The earthen body and social personality 12th-from is an angle of Guru, and many 12th-from effects are beneficial types of dissolving process.

In the advanced stages of physical illness, this disintegration is normal and desirable as a step toward a peaceful death..

During periods of recovery after shock of a severe illness or accident, this disintegration may last for some period of time before a re-manifestation cycle begins.

In the midst of life, this type of disintegration is socially dysfunctional unless the native finds residence in a sanctuary, such as the home of a religious order. ruler-of-12 = hospitalization, bed-ridden, institutionalization, imprisonment, long-term care away from public life, hospice; Yet, also: convalescence toward recovery, ashram sanctuary, convents and monasteries, prayer and meditation.

  • ruler-of-12 is 7th-from-6th Most alcoholics and drug addicts will admit that they are married to their drug, and they experience peaceful union only in the 'dissolved' state of toxic stupor.

  • [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] = slow dissolution through drugs = Heartbreak Hotel 1935-1977 Graceland Elvis Presley

In normal human experience, 12th-from an undesirable thing is beneficial,, while 12th-from a desirable thing is materially unhelpful. Matters in the 12th-from will suck out the life force, drain the vitality, and motivate the process of de-materialization.

  • [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] in [12th-from-Chandra] = dissolution of emotional stability through drugs, alcohol, women and bed pleasures, although expressed in a conservative or restrained (in rashi of Shani) and unusual style [Rahu]; extravagant over-spending Heartbreak Hotel 1935-1977 Graceland Elvis Presley

  • Chandra-Simha in 12th-from-lagna = slow development of the conditions for de-manifestation of The earthen body through emotional need for recognition and attention [Simha] (consorting with entertainment celebrities, friendships with dangerous but glamorous mafiosi, riding like a king in an open-top car, John F. Kennedy )

Epistle to the Philippians 4:8 , King James Version, c. 1611

"... Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,

whatsoever things are of good report;

if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,

think on these things."

~~ Lao-Tse

Continuing to fill a pail after it is full, the water will be wasted.

Continuing to grind an axe after it is sharp, will wear it away.

Excess of light blinds the eye.

Excess of sound deafens the ear.

Excess of condiments deadens the taste.

He who possesses moderation is lasting and enduring.

Too much is always a curse, most of all in wealth.

~~ William Penn. (1693). Fruits of Solitude.

"All Excess is ill: But Drunkenness is of the worst Sort.

It spoils Health, dismounts the Mind, and unmans Men:

It reveals Secrets, is Quarrelsome, Lascivious, Impudent, Dangerous and Mad."

QUOTATION Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. (1963). The Power of Your Subconscious Mind ,p 38-39

" ... Motion and emotion must balance. As in heaven [your own mind] so on earth [in your body and environment]. This is the great law of life."

You will find throughout all nature the law of action and reaction, of rest and motion.

These two must balance, then there will be harmony and equilibrium.

  • You are here to let the life principle flow through you rhythmically and harmoniously.

  • The intake and the outgo must be equal.

  • The impression and the expression must be equal. All your frustration is due to unfulfilled desire.

  • If you think negatively, destructively, and viciously, these thoughts generate destructive emotions that must be expressed and frequently expressed as ulcers, heart trouble, tension, and anxieties,

What is your idea or feeling about yourself now? Every part of your being expresses that idea. Your vitality body, financial condition, friends, and social status represent a perfect reflection of the idea you have of yourself

This is the real meaning of what is impressed in your subconscious mind and what is expressed in all phases of your life.

We injure ourselves by the negative ideas we entertain. How often have you wounded yourself by getting angry, fearful, jealous, or vengeful? These are the poisons that enter your subconscious mind. You were not born with these negative attitudes.

Feed your subconscious mind life-giving thoughts and you will wipe out off the negative patterns lodged within it. As you continue to do this, all the past will be wiped out and remembered no more."

Body Parts by Bhava and Graha

Bhava 1


Head, skull

Bhava 2


Speech, Face, Mouth, Hair, Right Eye

Bhava 3


Ears, Arms; nerves

Bhava 4

Chandra, Budha

Breasts, Heart, Chest, Torso

Bhava 5


Belly, womb

Bhava 6

Shani, Kuja

Lower abdomen, intestines

Bhava 7


Lap area

Bhava 8


Genitals, Anus

Bhava 9


Thighs, Hips

Bhava 10


Knees, Ankles, Back

Bhava 11


Legs; Skin

Bhava 12


Feet, Left Eye

QUOTATION FROM -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

" In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering,

  • if you feel burnout setting in,

  • if you feel demoralized and exhausted,

it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.

  • The point is to have a long-term perspective."

Planetary Influences on Health and Disease

Ripu bhava (Bhava-6)


Venereal diseases should involve Venus.

QUOTATION from Sarvatha Chintamani, Ch.6, Shloka-1

" The following should be considered from the 6th Bhava by examining the influence of signs and planets:

  • enemies,

  • thieves,

  • injuries,

  • obstacles,

  • sorrow,

  • navel region of the body (intestines, kidneys etc)

  • venereal diseases."

6th lord brings animosity, debt, and disease.

rogesha-6 in Ari Bhava will signify some physical outcome, such as bruising or the effects of fights.

But rogesha-6 in a dusthamsha can have some good effects, particularly the natural challenger papagraha.

  • Mangala in 6 fights off enemies.

  • Shani in 6 endures disagreements, outlasting His accusers.

  • Shani in 8 resists rebirth, which gives long life.

QUOTATION BPHS, Sarga-17, Shloka-2

"Should Ari's lord be in Ari itself, or in Lagna, or Randhra,

there will be ulcers or bruises on the body. "

QUOTATION BPHS , Sarga-24, Shloka-6

If Ari's lord is in Ari Bhava,

the native will have enmity with the group of his kinsmen,

but be friendly to others

and will enjoy mediocre happiness in matters like wealth. [end quote]


(natural regulator of bhava-3 and bhava-6)

  • bhava-3 = mental health

  • bhava-6 = digestion

Budha has a nervous, chattery disposition

The diseases indicated by Mercury are

mental diseases, skin diseases, leucoderma,

indigestion, piles, leprosy, nervous disorder,

impediments of speech, diseases of the stomach, intestines

and those arising from the curses of the devotees of Vishnu and wise men.

-- Satyajatakam Sarga-3, Sloka 4

6th from Budha

BPHS , Sarga-39, Shloka-4 1

" The 6th from Budha be also considered in regard to indications derivable from Ari Bhava."

Malefic Graha occupying dushthamsha often give good fruit

Papagraha in dushthamsha have beneficial implications.

Malefics damage, threaten or prevent the matters of the bhava which they occupy.

Destructive Mars, change-resistant Saturn, or chaotic Rahu-Ketu can give beneficial results in Ari Bhava, because they damage the satkona's ability to cause imbalance-seeking-a-remedy and dis-ease.

  • E.g. Shani = anxiety and resistance. In the bhava of imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, Shani creates fear of losing one's health. People who obsess about health and diet may be annoying :) However, shani blocks success in whatever Bhava He occupies. If he occupies 6, He will block the loss of balance... so the person ends up with reasonably good health, despite all their anxiety.

  • Exempli gratia, Kuja = anger and aggression. In the bhava of imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, Kuja goes to war with the disease process. If Kuja is strong He will win the war, defeating disease, poverty, and debt. If Kuja is weak He will nevertheless harass the disease process, keeping the worst effects at bay.

Fully Resourced planets in bhava-6

... frequently show a professional who is socially approved to manage imbalance-seeking-a-remedy conditions

-- e.g. a physician, epidemiologist, clinic manager, a divorce attorney, hazardous waste expert, debt counselor, international financier, mortgage broker, et-cetera.

Fully Resourced Saturn in 6 is *obligation* to serve the poisoned, Fully Resourced Surya in 6 is * rational thinking/profession

concerning medicine/poison/debt, Fully Resourced Rahu in 6 is often a Psychic Healer helping to release psycho-emotional toxicity.

When conflict is gainful

If Dhana's lord is in Ari Bhava along with a benefic the native will gain wealth through his enemies."

~~ BPHS, Sarga-24, Shloka-18

enemies, illness, or expense within relationships

If Putra's lord is in Ari Bhava,

the native will obtain such sons who will be equal to his enemies,

or will lose them,

or will acquire an adopted or purchased son.

~~ BPHS, Sarga-24, shloka 54

If Yuvati's lord is in Ari Bhava,

the native will beget a sickly wife

and he will be inimical to her.

He will be given to anger

and will be devoid of happiness.

~~ BPHS, Sarga-24, Shloka-7 8

Sukha-graha in 6th-from angles can be conflicted, adversarial, agents of intensely polarizing catalysis -- or they may indicate an enlightened and established ministry of service

...indicate personal illness caused by old animosities, carried over from parallel lives .

For example, moon in 6 gives psychological pain - the enemies get into one's mind too easily. (" Weak aura." )

Venus in 6 gives enemies in love - attraction * akarshana * to high-conflict partners. Emotional problems will have physical symptoms, such as attraction to excessively sweet foods

Drishti of Guru helps any Bhava, including Aristhāna. Gives wisdom to address the imbalance-seeking-a-remedy compassionately. In the Bhava of victims, Guru drishti helps eliminate blame-the-victim attitude, replace with kindness.

The 12th Bhava

...shows enclosures and spiritually positive losses. (Such as giving all one's money to the poor, which is not a practical material decision but which may have stellar spiritual effects.)

  • Strong planets in 12 show a professional working within the walls of an enclosure, such as a hospital, prison, concentration camp, ashram, spa, convent, monastery, or other sanctuary.

  • Whether one is a compassionate servant to those in pain or one suffers oneself, depends on the level of ego-association with matters of Bhava-12.

  • High personal attachment to private suffering means that the person is defining their identity in terms of hidden worlds. That would be Surya, Chandra, or lagnesha in 12.

Detached planets in 12 - cold, dry Budha and Shani+ randhresha-8 , others by circumstance, can yield a brilliantly neutral servant of the voluntarily or involuntarily sequestered.

Vimshottari dasha periods of rogesha-6 activation of imbalance-seeking-a-remedy Skandha

For example, if rogesha-6 = Mars, disease factors will increase during Kuja mahadasha and dramatically so during Kuja bhukti.

Disease karma arises, causes suffering, is understood, accepted, and healed, within the periods of rogesha-6 .


[during Budha-Rahu bhukti ] "There will be fear of premature death,

if Rahu is in Dhana, or in Ari ."

~~ BPHS, Ch 58, shloka 54-55

[during Shukra-Rahu bhukti ] "Enjoyments, destruction of enemy,

enthusiasm and beneficence of the king will be the results,

if Rahu is in Sahaja, or Ari, or Karma, or Labha."

~~ BPHS, Ch 60, Shloka-38-39

" If at the time of birth of a child all the planets are posited in their own signs,

they guard against all evils caused by them.

Rahu occupying the 3rd, the 6th or the 11th

aspected by benefic planets

wards off all evil."

-- Jataka Desha Marga, Sarga-4: Arishta Bhanga Prakaranam 2

Generally speaking, malefics do good work in dushthamsha. Rahu and Ketu with another planet may cause imbalance-seeking-a-remedy.

For example, Ketu with Moon or Ketu with Mars may cause sexual impotence in the male. Rahu with Moon can lead to endocrine imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, especially in the female.

Even the supreme pleasure-giver subhagraha Guru can make health problems

  • if He becomes rogesha-6 [Tula indriya-lagna]

  • or randhresha-8 [Dhanus indriya-lagna]

(if Guru occupies bhava-6 = expansion of association with ill people, with servants, with those suffering from animosity, victims and perpetrators of corruption, agents of bribery and fraud)

[Guru in bhava-6] over-expands disagreements, internal and external, leading to anxiety

Jupiter may be said to be responsible for

appendicitis, disorders of the intestines , including fevers,

neurotic disturbances caused by anxiety,

fainting or swoon and phlegmatic disorders, ear trouble , vertigo ..."

-- Phaladeepika, Sarga-14, Shloka-6

QUOTATION from: H. H. Dalai Lama. (2004). Mind of Clear Light: Advice on Living Well and Dying Consciously. Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans. and Ed.).

" ... Compassion diminishes fright about your own pain and increases inner strength.

  • It gives you a sense of empowerment, of being able to accomplish your tasks

  • It lends encouragement .

Let me give you a small example.

Recently, when I was in Bodh Gaya, I fell ill from a chronic intestinal infection. On the way to the hospital, the pain in my abdomen was severe, and I was sweating a great deal.

  • The car was passing through the area of Vulture Peak (Buddha taught here) where the villagers are extremely poor. In general, Bihar State is poor, but that particular area is even more so. I did not even see children going to or coming from school. Just poverty. And sickness.

  • I have a very clear memory of a small boy with polio, who had rusty metal braces on his legs and metal crutches up to his armpits. It was obvious that he had no one to look after him. I was very moved.

  • A little later on, there was an old man at a tea stop, wearing only a dirty piece of cloth, fallen to the ground, left to lie there with no one to take care of him.

Later, at the hospital, my thoughts kept circling on what I had seen, reflecting on how sad it was that here I had people to take care of me but those poor people had no one.

That is where my thoughts went, rather than to my own suffering. Though sweat was pouring out of my body, my concern was elsewhere.

  • In this way, though my body underwent a lot of pain that prevented sleep (a hole had opened in my intestinal wall), my mind did not suffer any fear or discomfort. It would only have made the situation worse if I had concentrated on my own problems.

This is an example from my small experience of how an attitude of compassion helps even oneself, suppressing some degree of physical pain and keeping away mental distress , despite the fact that others might not be directly helped.

Compassion strengthens your outlook, and with that courage you are more relaxed .

  • When your perspective includes the suffering of limitless beings, your own suffering looks comparatively small.

Q: Help!

I knew that the Vimshottari Dasha period of the lord of the 6th house would have some sort of health event.

Now after I've been in pain for several months, the d. says that (after CT scans) it is a big cyst (and I do mean BIG) on my ovary.

What ?!?

As you know I am an artist and mother. My mom is a famous performer and my youngest daughter has the family gifts of beauty, voice, and fashion.

Anyway, you told me that Saturn is transiting against my Moon and I am thinking that Moon is Mother and creativity, right?

Should I panic about this cyst?

I am not too scared but it does hurt - will the surgery be OK?

A: Louise Hay writes that ovaries represent "a point of creation. Creativity." (p. 208)

  • Probably that enormous and brilliant creativity of yours is struggling against the Demon Task list. Shani gochara in bhava-4 opposing the creative [uchcha] Shukra + Chandra, yes it sounds like oppressive from the mother (4) and the housekeeping tasks (4) including the education of one's children (4, 8) and maintenance of the home studio (4, 12) are all involved.

  • The creativity is trying to flow but the structure of mundane reality traps it and there it balloons.

  • Anyway all will be well because bhava-6 = Vṛścika the rashi of surgery. Once that little balloon is cut out and you insist upon a fresh start with higher permission to flow.

Psychic predators

  • Might be worth looking at the people in one's life who are threatened by your creativity (including procreativity) as a growth-challenge to their own identity as creators? That includes society in general [Shani] and society's generally dim view of feminine creativity unless it is simple headcount survival-enhancing breeder creativity.

  • Those people who are sending energy of punishment or constriction to your creative channels lack faith because true creators know they are simply channeling the divine creativity, and that is a simple matter of having a clean channel. There is nothing really a human being can"do" to really create except to be willing to work when the image comes through. Like Picasso said of his Muse,"inspiration exists - but it has to find you working".

  • But those with heavy investment in being 'musical' or 'beautiful' or 'creative' ego-personalities don't know where the divine spirit is coming from, they think maybe they need to be special or that their creativity will protect them from criticism - it is them who become the psychic predators who nay-say another's creativity.

  • Those are the voices that say, no you can't create because you have to clean the house, or pay the bills, attend to the spouse, or blah-blah -- all the reasons we hear about why that painting can't get painted or that book can't get written or that trip to visit sacred temples has to be indefinitely postponed.

  • Ironically it is Often the children of artistically gifted parents who suffer some of the worst psychic constriction due to unconsciously competitive parental jealousy and fear. For you this is true because of their relationship between the adversarial rogesha-6 who is jealous due to his relationship with the Moon your extremely beautiful and creative mother and this too connected to the [uchcha] Shukra, that amazing creative legacy down three generations of your family. (And probably more brilliant ancestors if we look farther back into Africa.)

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  • On a psychic level the cyst shows the presence of a predatory flow-blocker. As soon as one stops accepting the blocker messages, the whole syndrome can release on the astral plane, which will eventually signal the release on the material plane.

  • In the meantime, if you don't already use it, I can recommend the Bach Flower Remedy"Rescue Remedy" for any sort of worrying or anxiety about the surgery . Trust in the divine power to heal the body the same way you trust in the divine power and entitlement to create music and art.

  • Probably you'll release some of the overload in yr schedule and carry on creating , as soon as the period of rogesha-6 is completed..

Wishing you total health and ease and relaxation,

QUOTATION from: H. H. Dalai Lama,

The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom

" We often speak of the external enemy.

  • For example, in my own case, our Chinese brothers and sisters are destroying Tibetan rights and, in that way, more suffering and anxiety develops.

But no matter how forceful this is, it cannot destroy the supreme source of my happiness, which is my calmness of mind.

  • This is something an external enemy cannot destroy.

Our country can be invaded, our possessions can be destroyed, our friends can be killed, but these are secondary for our mental happiness.

  • The ultimate source of my mental happiness is my peace of mind.

Nothing can destroy this except my own anger ."

Flesh Body, Old Age, and Death: Getting Ready

QUOTATION from 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso

The Path to Enlightenment:

" A tantric yogi who has gained control of the subtle energies of the body and the subtle levels of consciousness will have control over the inner and outer elements and consequently can transform his or her ordinary samsaric form into a joyous rainbow body.

But until we can do this, we have to accept the fact that our physical basis is a magnet attracting every kind of discomfort and pain.

...This samsaric body keeps us running all of our lives. We have to run to fulfill its endless needs, to keep it away from things that may harm it, and to protect it from anything unpleasant. We have to give it pleasure and comfort.

  • We become ordained, and at first this is very satisfactory; but soon our body makes it so difficult for us that we think our practice would be less disturbed if we were to live as a layperson.

  • So we give up and return to ordinary life; but then we end up with a family to support, leaving us with no time or energy for meditation.

  • We have the pressing tasks of feeding, clothing, and sheltering our children, and of arranging their education and so forth.

  • Our lives are spent alternating between work and worry, with occasional short periods of pleasure, and then we have to die; but even this we cannot do in peace, for, when we lie down to die, our last thoughts are worried ones concerning the family we are leaving behind.

Such is the nature of worldly existencer.

...To care for our old people -- these ones who have given us our body, our life, and our culture -- is a sacred duty of humanity.

But most humans act more like animals than people, and often we see old people who have been abandoned by their families. Family units were very strong in Tibet, and old people were usually cared for directly by relatives.

The national care for the old that we see in the West is something very good, a healthy sign, although perhaps here the spiritual and psychological basis is somewhat lacking.

  • The suffering of old age is something we all must face, unless we die prematurely.

  • There is nothing we can do about it.

  • Gone will be that false sense of personal ability and strength that made us so proud when we were young.

  • Instead, helpers or friends will bathe us, dress us, spoon-feed us, and have to take us to the toilet.

Rather than live under the delusion of permanence, we should engage in spiritual training so that we can enter old age at least with the grace of wisdom.

... So we can see that this body indeed causes us much grief in this life and, sadly, in their quest to satisfy its many needs, most people just collect an endless stream of negative karmic instincts that will lead them to lower rebirths in the future.

These are the sufferings of the human world.

  • ... The important point here is to become aware of the third type of suffering , the subtle suffering that pervades all imperfect existence, the all-pervading misery concomitant with having a perishable, samsaric base....

  • [All are] enmeshed in suffering because the nature of their body and mind is bound with compulsive cyclic processes .

Until we develop the wisdom that is able to free the mind from these compelling forces, there is no doubt that we shall experience suffering throughout our lives, and that we shall continue to wander endlessly in the wheel of birth, life, death, and rebirth where the presence of misery can always be felt."

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