What is Sade Sati?
Sade Sati is a very dreadful word for the common masses. When, Saturn transits through the 12th, 1st, and 2nd house from the natal moon (where one’s Moon is placed in the birth chart), this is termed Sade satti. Saturn takes 2 ½ years to pass through each sign (30 years to make one round of the zodiac), its passing through 3 signs make it 7 ½ years. Sade means “half” and Sati translates to “seven” and hence the name Sade Sati. There is a general belief that Sade Sati period brings dissatisfaction, disappointments, depression, differences, disputes, disharmony and undesirable results ,but actually this is not the case. Saturn does not always behave this way and it really depends on individual’s chart. For example if Saturn is acting as a yoga karaka, there is no way it can cause all that problems in native’s life. Most of the people go through 2-3 periods of Sade Sati in their life time, 4 periods are very rare. It reappears after every 25 years from when it first finished.
Sade Sati Influence
While it is true that during this 7-1/2 years Saturn transit period people do experience some tensions and troubles, it is nothing to be scared about. Even while giving some troubles and tensions, it does not deny you success. As a matter of fact a number of people prosper to new heights during this period. Sade satti is about doing one’s obligatory duties without considering likes and dislikes. One who does this forever is least effected by Sade Satti and in fact gains during this period. However if anyone is arrogant, egoistic, unsympathetic, and non-hard working then he is targeted during the person’s Sade Sati and can make him go through a lot of hardships
Three Cycles of Sade Sati
First cycle of Sade-sati generally affects close relatives more than the native. The 2nd cycle influences the domestic front as well as the business front, and the 3rd cycle affects children, family, health, and physical suffering or may even indicate the death of the native. However before coming to any conclusion an astrologer must the following things.
* Is Saturn acting as a functional benefic or malefic in the natal chart?
* Is Saturn coming under aspect of any naturally benefic/malefic planets.
* What is the Dasa/bhukti running during that time? Is Saturn involved there?
* Is the transit of Saturn under Vedha from Jupiter?
* What is the nature of Nakshatra under which Saturn falls in natal chart?
* How strong is the Natal chart. E.g. how many benefic planets in kona and Kendras, How well placed is Lagna and Lagna lord etc..
* What’s the influence of Lagna on Saturn? E.g. is Saturn in Lagna or is it in conjunction with Lagna lord.
As you can see the results will really vary chart to chart. If someone is having all the -ve factor in the chart as explained above then his time will be very bad, but if someone has most of the factors as +ve, then Saturn will end up giving very good results. Keep this in mind while studying the bad effect explained below.
In the first cycle, when Saturn transits 12th house from moon for 2.5 years, the evil results are felt more by the parents and near relations of the native than the native himself. There could be some eye related problems to people who abuse this wonderful gift e.g. watching too much TV by sitting close to it. Saturn from this position throws its 3rd aspect on the 2nd house, which may affect the financial position of the native by increasing the wasteful expenditure. Because of 7th aspect on 6th house it can cause some debt. And finally because of 10th aspect on 9th house, it can bring down the general fortune of the native and can also cause setbacks to the father of native.
During the Second Cycle when Saturn transits first house from moon for 2.5 years, it affects the native himself in domestic (7th aspect on 7th house and professional fields(10th aspect on 10th house). Being in the fist house it denotes ill health for the native. It can result in Weak finances, many miseries, loss of health, separation from family, loss of friends, increase in unnecessary expenditure, failure in undertakings, humiliation, loss of self confidence and self respect. One must keep in mind that these results can occur only when Saturn is acting as a pure malefic in the native’s chart as explained above. Less than 5% of the natives going through Sade Satti will actually feel all these results. For most of the people there will be mixed results only.
During the Third Cycle when Saturn transits in the 2nd house from Moon, It affects one’s health, children and may even cause death if it come in late life .During this transit (8th house aspect). It may cause Loss of money, heavy expenditure, loss of health, unhappy domestic life (aspect on 4th house), mental distress, loss of wealth, increase in enemies, physical distress, quarrels with relatives and friends, lots of grief, all sorts of sufferings.
You can check which cycle(if at all) you are going throgh by clicking here.
Remedies for Sade Sati
Remedies should not be applied without taking into consideration how exactly the Sade Sati is going to affect you. If Saturn is trying to correct some of the wrong doings of your life e.g. trying to make you work very hard by creating obstacles, then it should probably be left untouched as its doing it for your own betterment. However if you feel that your life is really going through hell, you must consult a competent astrologer before applying any remedy. Daily reciting of Hanuman Chalisa can be done without any problem as it helps the native in all cases. Similarly wearing an Iron ring made out of horse shoe in your middle finger of right hand, offering copper and sesame oil to Saturn every Saturday are other harmless activities. Wearing any stone during this period is an absolute No No, unless the astrologer has really done his analysis (You can ask him the questions I explained earlier
Saturn, which according to Hindu mythology is the son of Sun God, is not always a bad planet. Proper care must be given to complete analysis of this planet before concluding that Sade Satti can cause problems in one’s life.
64th Navamsa Technique
Normally we are taught to believe the following regarding Kharesh ~
Lord of the 64th Navamsa from Lagna is Kharesh
Lord of the 22nd Drekkana from Lagna is Kharesh.
Some texts mention calculating these points from Moon!! Almost every book asks us to consider this point and the Lord of this Navamsa – Kharesh to look for bad results, but how? In order to get a clear understanding of the subject a little primer on the basics will be mentioned here.
For Chara Rasi (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) – the first Navamsa will be of the same sign and then the next sign. So the first Navamsa in Aries will be Aries, Second Navamsa will be that of Taurus!! For Sthira Rasi (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) – the first Navamsa will be that of the 9th sign. For example the first Navamsa in Taurus will be Capricorn and the second Navamsa will be that of Aquarius. For Dwi-Swabhav Rasi (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) – the first Navamsa will be that of 5th sign. For example the first Navamsa in Gemini will be of Libra, the second Navamsa will be that of Scorpio. The above rules are elementary and a student of Astrology is supposed to know them by heart.
As we all know the Zodiac starts from 0 degrees Aries, so starting of Taurus will be 30 degrees, Gemini will be 90 degrees and so on. Let us for example say Saturn as of today is at 25:56:56 Cancer, it indirectly means that Saturn is at 115:56:56 – this will be from 0 degree Aries!!! Hope the concept is clear. Do we use Decimal degrees? Or do we use deg:min:sec?? Depends on how fast you want to do your calculations!! How? Saturn is right now at 115.949 (note the decimal) degrees!!! Let us now convert this Decimal degree to Deg:Min:Sec value!!! Everybody knows that 1 Degree has 60 Minutes & One Minute has 60 Seconds!!! Next separate the degree in decimals 115.949 to 115.0 and 0.949. Now convert 0.949 to seconds by multiplying it by 60!! We have 56.94!!! Separate this as 56 Minutes and 0.94!! Multiply 0.94 by 60 – we have 56.4 So the Empirical Value of 115.949 is written as 115:56:56 – fair enough? Why have I stressed this point? It is easier to use decimal degrees than conventional deg:min:sec values. This is greatly helpful when you are calculating Kendra positions from a planet and its Trinal positions.
Kendra positions will be 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees!! Trinal positions will be 0, 120 and 240 degrees. As you can see it is much easier to use Decimals!!! One of the software’s Astrolog gives you decimal degrees, hence my favorite. You will find the download link in appropriate topic on the community. Navamsa divisions in a house – We all know Navamsa is 1/9th division of a house, so each division is 3deg and 20 sec of an arc!! Converted this to decimal each division is 3.3333 degrees!! How to calculate the 64th Navamsa? Different books and authors give different methods of calculating this point; however we will concentrate on the method used for current use. The method described is totally radical and taken from Nadi Shastra’s, so DO NOT CONFUSE THIS METHOD FROM WHAT IS GIVEN BY SOFTWARES!!!
The Rule is ~ 64th Navamsa of a planet is the 8th house from that planet in Rasi Chart and its Navamsa position would be the 4th house from that planet’s Natal Navamsa (D9) position. Sounds confusing?? Allow me to explain step by step by taking an example horoscope.
Date: June 30, 1973
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 74 E 30′ 00″, 15 N 52′ 00″
Altitude: 0.00 meters
Rasi Position D1
Body Longitude Nakshatra Pada Rasi Navamsa
Lagna 28 Aq 01′ 03.56″ PBha 3 Aq Ge
Sun – MK 15 Ge 17′ 50.50″ Ardr 3 Ge Aq
Moon – AK 19 Ge 02′ 40.43″ Ardr 4 Ge Pi
Mars – PiK 12 Pi 53′ 38.93″ UBha 3 Pi Li
Mercury – PK 8 Cn 29′ 21.72″ Push 2 Cn Vi
Jupiter (R) – AmK 17 Cp 10′ 32.97″ Srav 3 Cp Ge
Venus – GK 6 Cn 58′ 49.24″ Push 2 Cn Vi – or this is close to 7 degrees?
Saturn – DK 2 Ge 37′ 25.67″ Mrig 3 Ge Li
Rahu – BK 14 Sg 11′ 24.52″ PSha 1 Sg Le
Ketu 14 Ge 11′ 24.52″ Ardr 3 Ge Aq
Next take the Navamsa position D9
Body Longitude (in D-9) Nakshatra Pada Rasi Navamsa
Lagna 12 Ge 09′ 32.01″ Ardr 2 Ge Cp
Sun – PiK 17 Aq 40′ 34.51″ Sata 4 Aq Pi
Moon – MK 21 Pi 24′ 03.84″ Reva 2 Pi Cp
Mars – AK 26 Li 02′ 50.39″ Visa 2 Li Ta
Mercury – PK 16 Vi 24′ 15.50″ Hast 2 Vi Ta
Jupiter (R) – GK 4 Ge 34′ 56.69″ Mrig 4 Ge Sc
Venus – DK 2 Vi 49′ 23.15″ UPha 2 Vi Cp
Saturn – AmK 23 Li 36′ 51.03″ Visa 2 Li Ta
Rahu – BK 7 Le 42′ 40.64″ Magh 3 Le Ge
Ketu 7 Aq 42′ 40.64″ Sata 1 Aq Sg
Next let us apply the rule and find out the 64th Navamsa for each Planetary body and Lagna. For beginners let us take
A) Lagna ~
Rasi Chart – Lagna is Aquarius – Find the 8th house from this spot – It is Virgo!! ——- a
Navamsa Chart – Locate the Lagna – it is Gemini – Find the fourth house from this spot!! It is Virgo!! —– b
Applying the 64th Navamsa rule we get the following ~ Lagna’s 64th Navamsa Position will be in Virgo (a) and in Virgo Navamsa (b)!!!
Virgo Navamsa in Virgo is the last Navamsa!!! Please refer rule for Navamsa given above. The degrees will be 26.6666 to 30.0000 (Decimal) or conventional 29:56:40 to 30:00:00
All this is in the Rasi Chart!!
B) Let us calculate for Rahu
Rasi Chart – Rahu is in Sagittarius – 8th from Sagi is Cancer.
Navamsa Chart – Rahu is in Leo, 4th house from Taurus is Scorpio
Apply Rule – 64th Navamsa position of Rahu will be in Cancer and in Scorpio Navamsa – fair enough?? The relevant degrees will be 96.6666 to 99.9999 Decimals!!!
How do we use this data in predictions?
For simplicity let us take an event date for this native..
Date: July 24, 2006
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 74 E 30′ 00″, 15 N 52′ 00″
Altitude: 0.00 meters
Rasi Position of Planets
Body Longitude Nakshatra Pada Rasi Navamsa
Lagna 3 Sc 55′ 31.83″ Anu 1 Sc Le
Sun – GK 7 Cn 23′ 54.42″ Push 2 Cn Vi
Moon – AmK 28 Ge 03′ 03.43″ Puna 3 Ge Ge
Mars – DK 7 Le 02′ 55.25″ Magh 3 Le Ge
Mercury (R) – AK 28 Ge 06′ 44.28″ Puna 3 Ge Ge
Jupiter – PiK 15 Li 30′ 54.32″ Swat 3 Li Aq
Venus – PK 12 Ge 24′ 40.80″ Ardr 2 Ge Cp
Saturn – MK 19 Cn 06′ 10.39″ Asre 1 Cn Sg
Rahu – BK 4 Pi 13′ 32.42″ UBha 1 Pi Le
Ketu 4 Vi 13′ 32.42″ UPha 3 Vi Aq
Coming to the Natal chart itself, we find that Mercury and Venus are in the 64th Navamsa area of Rahu – see calculations!! So the event was waiting to happen!!! Venus being the Sthir karka for spouse and Mercury is the Sthir Karka for friends and relatives. So the spouse was supposed to cheat on the native!!
This can be also confirmed from UL in the chart, UL is in Scorpio while Rahu is in Sagittarius. Rahu’s Drishti on UL is a sign of cheating in relations.
Coming on the event date – both Sun and Saturn are in Cancer, with Sun at 7:23:54, which is in the same quarter as the 64th Navamsa for Rahu calculated earlier. Sun is also the Lord of the 7th house!!!
Easy deduction? The day was destined to be a horrible surprise for the native – he came home to see his wife with some other person!!!
I will leave it upon the student to calculate 64th Navamsa degrees for each planetary body and confirm why this event happened on that particular day??? Sun crosses this point every year, remember??
Bottom line is calculating 64th Navamsa positions of each planet in a horoscope. Note down the degrees. Next look up at transit position of planets!!! See if any transit planet is in the 8th position from a planet in the Rasi Chart. The event will happen when the Transit planet will cross the 64th Navamsa degrees!!! Please note we did not use ANY DASA system!!! Now sit back and relax, take a good look at your horoscope and find out event dates!!! Next calculate the Kendra and Trinal Positions from 64th Navamsa degrees!!! Some events take place within this frame work too.
Kaalsarpa literally means “Serpent of time” Basically this yoga is formed when all the seven planets get trapped between Rahu and Ketu. This can happen in two ways
1. When all the planets are between Rahu and Ketu. This is known as “Udit Golaardh” meaning ascending hemisphere. This is also known as “Grassit” yoga.
2. When all the planets are between Ketu and Rahu.. This is known as “Anudit Golaardh” meaning discending hemisphere. This is also known as “Mukta” yoga.
The right way to understand which of the 2 ways this dosha is operating is to see by the motion of planets. Rahu and Ketu move clockwise being always retrograde while rest of the planets move in an anticlockwise direction. If the planets are moving away from Rahu, then they are considered between Rahu and Ketu. But if the planets are moving into Rahu (as if Rahu is swallowing them) then the planets are between Ketu and Rahu.
Cancellation of Kaalsarpa Yoga
It is to be noted here that if a plant joins either Rahu or Ketu in any house then this yoga gets cancelled. This is true irrespective of the degrees of the joining planet in the house of Rahu or Ketu. E.g. let’s say all the planets are between Rahu and Ketu, but Rahu is joined by Mars. Let’s further assume that the Rahu is at 15 degress and Mars is at 23 degrees. Now from astronomy perspective Mars still lies between Rahu and Ketu, but from Vedic astrology perspective the yoga gets cancelled. Same is the case if Mars is at 14 degrees in the same house.
Types of Kaalsarpa Yoga
Depending on where the position of Rahu/Ketu in the chart is, various types of yoga form.
Annant Kaalsarpa Yoga
When rahu is in the first House and Ketu in the seventh house and the rest of the planets are left to this axis the Yoga which arises is the Anant Kaalsarpa Yoga. This is also called as Vipareeta Kaalsarpa Yoga opposite Kaalsarpa yoga. Though this yoga has the power to give windfall gains to the native, it is bad for marital life. Generally natives with this yoga get married late in life or can have problems in marriage life. There could be problems to business or business partner as well. If the native becomes very hardworking and pay attention to personal development, then this yoga can actually create a lot of good results. Life will be full of struggle but theough the power of self-effort , the native can go very high.
Kulik Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu occupies the second house and Ketu the eighth house Kulik Kaalsarpa Yoga arises. This combination is bad for health. There could be diseases of the sexual nature or of the private parts. This is bad for financial prosperity too. The native is worried on account of an insecure financial standing. They may get into business problems and may face problems in accumulating money. The native may also misuse his interest in occult practices.
Vasuki Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu occupies the third house and Ketu the ninth house and the rest of the planets are located to the left of the Rahu Ketu axis this yoga is formed. The native may have to struggle a lot to stand on his own feet and get recognition and status in life. There could be sudden strokes of fortune or misfortune and sudden gains. The positive effects will come only if the overall chart is very strong and there are no malefic aspects on either 9th house or 9th lord.
Shankpaal Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu occupies the 4th house and Ketu the 10th and rest of the planets fall in between this yoga is formed. The native may have to face difficulties for domestic happiness, general happiness, comfort and conveyance. The native gets trouble relating to work, progeny, health and marriage. However this yoga also has the power of conferring high political success and windfall gains if Sun and 10th house are strong and are being aspected by benefics.
Padam Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu occupies the fifth house and Ketu the eleventh house and rest of the planets fall in between this yoga is formed. The native struggles on account of children and education. The native may feel emotionally insecure due to lack of apparent love from others. There could be delay in getting children. The native should stay away from extra marital affairs as illegitimate children can destroy his/her life. There are also chances of being let down/betrayed by near and dear ones. The native must try to develop a balanced outlook in life.
Mahapadam Kaalsarpa Yoga
This yoga is formed when Rahu is in the 6th house and Ketu is in the twelfth house and rest of the planets fall in between. The native has secret enemies and has problems in relation to one’s occupation. The native may develop a negative tendency to play with the law of the land and may get into serious troubles on account of this tendency. However if this yoga acts beneficially it has the power to confer power and political success.
Takshak Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu is in the seventh house and Ketu in the first house and rest of the planets fall in between this yoga is formed. There may be difficulties regarding health, love affairs, progeny and marriage. There will be a lot of struggle in life and success will come only after a lot of hard work and difficulties. This is also not a good position for business partnerships as well as relations with opposite sex. The native must focus on his people skills if this yoga is present.
Karkotak Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu occupies the eighth house and Ketu the second house and rest of the planets fall in between this yoga is formed. The native is short tempered and has many enemies. There may be dirty habits like smoking, drinking and use of abusive language. This could also be the result of bad company the native like to keep. There could be health problems and lack of harmony. There is also danger of getting into sudden accidents.
Shankachood Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu occupies the ninth house and Ketu is in the 3rd house and rest of the planets fall in between this yoga is formed. Natives who have this yoga in the chart go through many ups and downs in life. The progress in life takes a very bumpy road. Luck may elude the native. Relations with father and siblings may also be strained. Native should stay away from the activities which may earn him bad name in the society.
Ghatak Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu is in tenth house and Ketu in the fourth house and rest of the planets fall in between this yoga is formed. There could be problems related to one’s profession. There could be sudden ups and downs in one’s profession. The native must stay away from getting in to trouble with seniors at work. There could be general unhappiness in native’s life. It could be due to problems at work, debt or some bad habits.
Vishdhar Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu occupies the eleventh house and Ketu the fifth house and rest of the planets fall in between this yoga is formed. The native must stay away from gambling and other forms of speculations. Problems may also arise from progeny and education. The native must stay away from egoistical attitude as that may mar his chances of good name in the society.
Sheshnag Kaalsarpa Yoga
When Rahu occupies the twelfth house and Ketu the 6th house and rest of the planets fall in between this yoga is formed. The native may become very selfish and may also get into troubles with authorities because of this. The native may have problems relating to litigation. This yoga may also give bad health. However this yoga takes the native to a far off place for settlement.
How to Analyze Kaalsarpa Yoga
Contrary to popular belief the effects of this Yoga are not always malefic. Just having one of the 12 combinations described above does not mean that the native will invariably go through the results described above. The whole chart needs to be analyzed in order to come to a conclusion. In my experience following factors should be considered.
1. One must check the overall strength of the chart by looking at Lagna, Lagna lord, Moon and Sun. If the overall chart is strong this will not let the kaalsarpa yoga have any major negative influence. A weak chart on the other hand will not be able to protect the native.
2. Depending on the Rahu/Ketu position, determine which side of the axis has all planets. All the houses of the side which is totally empty will feel the effects of this yoga. The houses in which Rahu/Ketu fall will particularly determine the area of life which will be impacted negatively.
3. However if the lord of the houses falling on the empty side of the Rahu/Ketu are very well placed (Exalted, in Friend’s house, in own house, aspecting their own house). Then those houses will not suffer that much and negative effect will be reduced to the factors attributed to those houses.
4. Vasuki, Padam, Mahapadam, Shankachood and Vishdhar Kaalsarpa generally do not give bad results if the overall chart is in a really bad shape. This is because of their association with 3rd, 6th and 11th house in which Rahu/Ketu are considered favorable.
5. If in D-9 chart Rahu/Ketu fall in 3rd, 6th or 11th house, then the effects are reduced.
6. One must check the constellations of Rahu/Ketu as well. If they fall in benefic constellations (if the lords are natural benefic planets) then they become more unfavorable.
7. Its impact will be more prominent during dasha and antardasha periods of Rahu and Ketu. This is very important point. If this yoga is very strong in one’s chart, but the dasha does not operate till very late in his life, then it really does not effect the native that much.
8. It causes severe hardships when related with Sun and Saturn or the lords of the houses occupied by Sun or Saturn.
Remedy for kaalsarpa yoga is a controversial subject. However in my humble experience the following are known to have brought relief.
1. Recite Lord Shiva’s mantra “Om Namah Shivay” 108 times daily.
2. Recite Mahamritunjaya mantra daily. Everytime a bad thought comes to your mins or you see things going in the wrong direction, recite this mantra
3. Keep fast for 16 Mondays.
4. Give Blue or Brown cloth, wheat, mirror, sesame seeds, oil, iron and blanket towards charity
5. Aviod wearing black clothes.
Indian Astrology Remedies-Do They Really Work?
What Are Vedic Astrology Remedies?
Human beings in their life face a lot of pain, misery and troubles, which affect them both emotionally as well as physically. To avoid pain and to seek pleasure has been one of the major objectives of our lives. The other major objective for a select few of us is to know our true self and to know the ultimate reality and be one with it. Whether the objective is material or spiritual, as per one’s destiny there could be a lot of hurdles. Vedic (Indian) astrology has not only given us tools to determine what’s destiny has in store for us but also ways to avoid the hurdles in achieving our material or spiritual goals. These ways as suggested by the astrological principles are called remedies. All these remedies attempt to correct one of the two situations as depicted in your chart. They are making good planets stronger or making effect of bad planets weaker.
Doubts About Vedic Astrology Remedies?
A number of people who believe in Indian astrology refuse to believe the efficacy of the remedial measures it offers. Here are some of many questions I have received in the past.
“The underlying assumption of astrology being karma theory and planets being just ‘soochakas’ rather than ‘karakas’ (signals rather than doers), is there a justification for remedy at all?”
“All of life events are something that I feel are destined. If they are destined and my astrological charts are telling me this, how can I change something written in my chart and hence in my destiny”
“If my chart is predicting an unfavorable event in my life, and by remedies if I am able to stop that event from happening, wouldn’t that invalidate what’s written in my chart”
Why Remedies Do Not Work?
All of the above are excellent questions. But there is valid theory behind the concept of remedies. Just like when a drug company introduces a new drug, it goes through clinical trials for several years before it is released for the consumption of common public, similarly these remedies are tried and tested by years of practice of our ancient seers. However just as a drug is not suitable for everyone and only a very experienced doctor can tell if a drug is right under certain conditions, similarly only a very experienced Indian astrologer can tell the right remedy for the right person valid under certain conditions. Majority of the so-called astrologers do not follow the rules correctly and hence give a bad name to these remedies.
What is the Astrological Basis of Remedies?
Planets move in the skies in a pre determined way. The permutations and combinations they form are all predetermined and are being governed by natural laws. Reasoning then suggests that the only way destiny can control your next birth based on your karmas is by choosing a time for your birth when the certain planetary combinations suited to give you the results based on your past karmas are present. So destiny does it role by choosing that moment and giving you a life as per the planetary combinations and their natural effects. Now destiny’s role is done and planets take over to give you the results based on the combinations present at the time of your birth. But what if the man learns to alter the effects of planets to some extent now.. can he alters his predefined life now…. the answer is obviously.. if we understand how planets effect us to begin with to give the life destiny handed over to us.. we can surely alter those effects to make them work for us. That’s what remedies are all about. They are our attempt to alter the natural effects of planets. We do that by experimenting with gems (which use electromagnetic radiations), Mantras. (Which use sound waves) and Yantras (which use geometrical and mathematical shapes).
Correct Way Of Determining Remedy
A doctor needs to determine your health and other drug history before prescribing a medicine. he does that to make sure that there are no unwanted interactions with other drugs you are taking, your body will be able to take the side effects and the drug will be effective given your age, weight, blood pressure etc. An astrologer pretty much needs to do a similar analysis. e.g. Let’s say that a native comes to you with a problem of not able to gain a lot wealth. Now the problem has two parts, he must be able to make a lot of money as well as he must be able to accumulate a lot of wealth by proper savings or investments. What if you suggest a remedy, which will help him, earn a lot of money by making a particular planet stronger? But what if that planet is bad for accumulating wealth? By suggesting that remedy you just made sure that he will earn a lot of money but will not be able to save or invest it properly. That person will obviously come back later on and say that the remedy never worked. The correct way of suggesting the remedy is as follows.
* First Determine the overall bad and good effects of all planets in the chart.
* Next determine the strength of all those planets.
* Next determine what is causing the trouble. A weak but good planet or a strong but malefic planet.
* If both of the above cases are present then choose the weak but the good planet for remedy.
* If weak but good panet is picked for remedy, determine if that planet is capable of producing bad effects for any house. Check the strength of that house, if the house is otherwise strong proceed, otherwise also include in your remedy the good planet for that chart to protect that house.
* If strong but malefic planet is picked up for remedy, determine if that planet (specially the houses on which that planet lords over) is good for any house. Repeat the same check as explained above to make the affected house stronger.
* Finally check the dasha scheme, check the relationship of the planet with the dasha lord and see if they are compatible. If not compatible then suggest a remedy for the dasha lord instead of the planet in question.
As you can see the results will really vary chart to chart. That’s why no remedy works the same way for all the poople. Remedies do work, but determine the right remedy takes real skill and years of experience.