फलानि ग्रहचारेण सूचयन्ति मनीषिणः ।
को वक्ता तारतम्यस्य तमेकं वेधसं विना ॥
At the outset, we’d like to congratulate our beloved Editor-in-Chief, Bangalore Niranjan Babu, on his outstanding prediction on BJP and Modi’s Win. His detailed prediction was published in the April 2019 of The Astrological eMagazine and is a must-read case study for all students and scholars of Vedic Astrology.
We also congratulate our scholar contributors – Gary Gomes, Dr. Nemani Venkata Raghunatha Rao and Indranil Ray for their successful political predictions and detailed analysis. These predictions can be viewed by visiting our website www.astrologicalmagazine.com .
In this issue, we bring a host of interesting articles.
Our beloved Editor-in-Chief elaborates the sacred Vastu rules governing the placement of the main door or Mahadwara for a human habitation. The main door is the nasal passage of your home. By placing the main door in the Vastu appropriate module of the Paramasayika Mandala, many of the Vastu imbalances get marginalized.
Barry Rosen, a very deep scholar in Astrology, writes about the sixth house. The 6th house is usually understood as a house of enemies, disease, litigation, digestive power and everyday work. He writes that it goes beyond these, and shows the karmic difficulties that express themselves through enemies, debts, struggles and challenges toward serving others in life. It represents the drudgery of going to work every day and having the discipline to do it. The key to the 6th house is the ability to overcome our obstacles and having the courage to fight. Of the three most challenging houses of the 6th, 8th, and 12th, the 6th house is the least problematic to deal with if we are disciplined and will practice overcoming bad habits and vices.
Vedic Astrology is one of the greatest gifts given by our Maharshis to Mankind. A horoscope in the hands of an authentic astrologer is like giving canvas and paint to a painter. The Astrologer can do a deep study of the person character, his family life, his wealth and fortune, profession etc and guide the individual to perform at his best and be successful. In the article titled How to Analyze a Horoscope, the author, Sri Damodaran S. Ramakrishnan, takes a horoscope of an ordinary citizen, and illustrates how one should analyze the horoscope.
Aggressive and violent behaviors in human beings are considered normal when the behaviors last for a small time frame. However, if these tendencies or behaviors last for a long time, then it can be problematic. Aggressive behaviors have been observed, analyzed and studied from a very long time. Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher and one of the founders of the modern political philosophy, argued that humans are naturally aggressive and that aggressiveness was a permanent tendency or characteristic of human beings. On the other hand, Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed the opposite. He felt that while humans exhibited temporary aggressiveness, they were naturally very soft, gentle and caring. The Vedic understanding and analysis of aggression is much deeper. It takes into account the natural mindset of a person, the triggers for aggression and the ability to withstand or control aggression. Subhash Sharma, explains the reasons for aggressive and violent behaviors, the astrological patterns which indicate this, and certain simple remedies that one can follow.
We also bring to you a paper on the occult power of gems written by Cyrus D. F. Abayakoon. He takes us back to history and shows how Gems were used by kings and kingdoms, the effect it had on their lives and the science behind them.