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The Current Jyotish

During the month of January, there is some especially powerful Jyotish. Earlier in the month, six planets clustered in Sagittarius. This type of conjunction is rare and difficult to analyze, but has the potential to change the world. While this conjunction is challenging, some Jyotishis have referred to it as the spark that signifies transformation. The Jyotish was especially difficult from January 8-14, as Saturn conjoined Mercury (and Pluto as per Western astrology) in the last 2 degrees of Sagittarius. Also, there was a lunar eclipse on January 10. 

Planets are especially unstable when transiting the final degree of a sign, and Saturn will be transiting the final degree of Sagittarius and the first degree of Capricorn from now until about the end of January. It crosses into Capricorn on January 24, the same day as the new moon (and also the scheduled starting date for the Senate hearing!). As a result, things have been, and will continue to be, rather shaky.

An example of this is the situation with the U.S., Iran, and Iraq. On an individual level, during this time, it is wise to keep the peace, avoid conflicts, and be careful in all areas of life over for the rest of the month and the first half of February. Conflicts, etc. that get created during this time could extend into the future.

The good news is that after Saturn transits into Capricorn, it will be in a much happier position. For the next five years, Saturn will transit its own signs and should provide significantly more positive results. Also, Jupiter is currently transiting its own sign of Sagittarius, producing positive results. Jupiter remains in Sagittarius until March 30, then moves into Capricorn for 3 months, shifts back into Sagittarius on June 30, and stays in Sagittarius until November 20. The upcoming times, where Jupiter is in Sagittarius and Saturn is in Capricorn, are especially auspicious. So 2020 has the potential to be an incredibly positive and transformative year! 

Interestingly enough, numerology predicts it to be a transformative year as well. Click here to see the World Numerology forecast from Hans Decoz.

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Sociology and the Veda

Perhaps you would enjoy watching the following video. Click here to watch it. The second in the series is also interesting. I imagine the rest are as well.

Sociology is obviously a huge field of study, but let’s take a look at it from the perspective of Vedic Science. Vedic Science explains:

1) There is an underlying essence (called the Unified Field of physics, Oneness, God, Is-ness, Pure Consciousness, etc.).

2) All things (from the individual, to a grain of sand, to groups, cultures, planets, and anything else you can think of) share this same One Essence: “I am that. Thou art that. All of this is nothing but that.”

3) That One thing is the source of existence as it interacts with itself in perfect harmony to manifest, support, and maintain all of existence.

4) That One thing is the source of all the laws of nature—Natural Law.

5) When living in harmony with Natural Law, individuals and groups (from family dynamics to societies and cultures) are healthy, receive the support of nature, and flourish.

6) What living in harmony with nature looks like is not simple or easy to describe. It varies through time and from individual to individual, society to society, and culture to culture. 

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7) Individuals, groups, and cultures embrace a worldview determined by their level of harmony with nature, their level of consciousness. Thereby, they define truth and what harmony with nature ‘should’ look like.

8) A healthy culture (society) cultures the social and personal health of its individuals. This is done by supporting people to live in harmony with the laws of nature.

9) Harmony with nature cannot be determined through conditioned responses of individuals and the groupthink of those not living in harmony with nature.

10) Social laws and religious precepts are attempts to determine what living in harmony with nature should look like. As societies evolve, so do those social laws and understandings. Individuals and societies judge one another from the perspective of their own level of consciousness.

11) Understanding this essential nature of existence inspires people to be more discerning in their beliefs. Through proper meditation and discernment people can evolve.  To evolve is to rest into their true nature, which is one with (in harmony with) Mother Nature. As individuals evolve, societies evolve.

12) However, old conditioned modes of thought, emotional responses, and behavior self-justify.  Through such self-justification, even well intended people unknowingly resist that evolutionary process.  Knowledge is thusly substituted by mistaken thinking, fanaticism, superstition and emotionalism.  Anything can be justified by the intellect and at one time or another pretty much everything is.

13) Notions of Truth, perceived as Truth, hold Truth at bay.  Humility is the flip side of discernment.

14) The path of evolution is so incredibly elusive, like traversing the razor’s edge or passing through the eye of the needle.  Even the teachings of an enlightened guru and the wisest scriptural records of this world are taken, forgotten, spun, or even rebelled against to suit the mental and emotional states of the individual as well as members within a group–even an entire society.  Thusly Knowledge slips through the fingers of humanity.

15) Ignorance means ‘to ignore’ (ignore-ance).  In this age of ignorance, wisdom and discernment are kicked around like footballs.

16) As individuals in a society rest into the transcendental depth of their being, the society will heal.  It is a process  which requires time and patience.  Progress is measured not in the amount of information one has accumulated.  Progress is measured not in the degree one has modified their behavior to suit a belief.  Progress is measured not in the degree of emotional gratification.  Progress is measured not in how many years invested.  If one insists upon measuring progress, it would be measured by how many lifetimes of wise discernment one has lived.

17) Only light dispels the darkness. 

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God’s Will

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We are but tiny ships navigating the winds and waves of Karma on the ocean of existence.
The Law of Karma is the law that determines for every action, there is an equal, but opposite, reaction. What goes around comes around. As you sow, so shall ye reap. 
Most believe their Karma is acting upon them from outside. 
Most fancy their thoughts and emotions to be their own.
Yet most of people’s Karma is between their ears and in their hearts, setting their sails in whatever direction it does.

Facts are just dots on a page.
How people’s hearts and minds connect those dots determines their image of others—of the world.
Anything can be and is justified with the intellect.
Anything can be and is justified with the emotions.
Karma weaves the webs people call life.
Karma weaves the webs people call truth.
Karma weaves the webs people call justice.
Though Karma is God’s Will, Karma is only half of God’s Will.

The other half is accessible to the extent that people’s hearts and minds are free from Karma. 
Some call it the Divine Spark within.
Some call it the Transcendent.
Some call it the Kingdom of Heaven. 

It is not enough to think you are free.
It is not enough to feel you are free.
It is usually just people’s Karma that makes them think and feel they are free. 

To find that place of Divine and True Freedom is to transcend this world of Karma.
Divinity lies beyond thoughts and emotions.
Yet, Divinity is the source of thoughts and emotions that emerge unaltered or altered by the winds and waves of Karma.

Projections of inner negativity (conviction, anger, judgement, fear, etc.) are the waves and winds of karmic currents that direct and twist the fate of people’s thoughts and emotions. 

Divinity and Karma are the two aspects of God’s Will which entwine to form the world… through people and by people, and therein act upon people.

Jyotish charts are the complex maps of Karma.
The world’s karmic map has, of late, shown severe winds and churning waves.
But the time is coming when people will live from a place within, beyond the touch of Karma.
The time is coming when people can walk through the world of Karma, but not lose Themselves to Karma.
The time is coming when people will be established in the silent Divine Depth of the ocean of existence.
True peace, harmony, love, and freedom lie beyond the choppy waves of karmic existence that most call life. 
Looking to the surface to find the Divine, though common and understandable, is an emotional fantasy. Divinity, though permeating the surface, dwells deeper.
Thoughts and emotions are, at best, echoes of Truth which, held too tightly, hold Truth at bay.

It is up to the individual to transcend:
     to access the depth within.  
     to be “without the three Gunas”, called karmic life, and “take the mind to infinity” as Krishna declared in the Bhagavad Gita.
     to no longer lose one’s self to the maze of karmic thoughts and emotions.
     to no longer behave as dictated by Karma’s polarizing convictions of good and bad.
     to stop reaching to emotional images of God as a substitute for the true Divinity of God.
The time is coming to know thy true Self.

It is called wisdom.  
It is called maturity.
It is called Divine.
It is called Good Will toward all.

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