THE 60 YEAR JYOTISH CYCLE
We are in the final 48 month phase of a 60 year repeating Jyotish cycle called Chaandaal period. This year, 2022, is the 57th year. This time marks the beginning of a ‘final cycle phase’ before a new 60-year cycle begins. It is considered a time of transformation and change for earth and mankind spanning the coming four years. The last time this cycle occurred was in 1962-1966, a period of significant social upheaval and change on every level of society: (https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2013/02/50-years-ago-the-world-in-1963/100460/)
In this last 48-month period, the planets indicate a great deal of change on the earth and nature. These are both important points. At present, the defining, dominant quality of nature is that it is in an ‘automatic cleanse’ cycle, during which time it automatically cleans the growing ‘dirt’ of our activity by itself, from within its own nature. Just as the leaves produced in summer turn orange, dry and fall giving way the spring’s new growth, this season of life on earth marks a transition from one 60-year cycle to the beginning of a new ‘next’ season. It is natural and automatic, guided by the intelligence of nature.
PRESSURE BUILDS, NATURE MIRRORS
In this way, the parts of the earth in which there is a lot of violation of natural law – or sin – impurity, obsessive behaviour, cunning deeds, ego-driven behaviours and decisions, misconduct, destructive deeds and so on. These are creating a build-up of pressure leading to an opposite reaction from nature. Nature is often thought of as passive to man’s behaviours of abuse. This is not so. Nature’s reactions will dissolve these violations of natural law. Nature is moving to remedy these wrong actions and their damages to the earth. The entirety of life on earth will likely be affected by this transformative period of change, including plants, animals and human beings, economic systems, political systems and aspects of individual cultures. These are the basic features/traits of this 60-year cycle ending time as seen by Jyotish. (This identical point about violation of natural law building up pressure in nature was made by Maharishi in talks about collective consciousness and the phase transition.)
Nature has freely given the most valuable gifts to humanity: water, air, sun, fire and other things without any expenditure. These beautiful gifts are the basis of life on earth – the core framework for life in the natural world.
Right now, humanity seems to stand tall in front of nature, but this is a misguided sense of completeness full of arrogance. Humanity is destroying its own base and continues to do so. We see this attitude and behaviour everywhere. It is a global situation, this arrogance and violation of natural law. Now the planets indicate that nature in all her intelligence and might is responding.
As a result, both the intellectual processes and the activities of human beings have become corrupted. Due to this violation of natural law nature is experiencing pain and suffering. Due to this nature is responding automatically.
PRESSURE BUILDS THEN IT BREAKS
Here is how it happens: In the situation of such pain, a mirroring hardness is being built up inside of nature – a proportionate growing reactive energy. It is negative and destructive by its nature. It is the flip side of the kind and generous mother nature we are used to. The keyword is a destructive force. In the last phase of this Jyotish cycle, nature turns, changing within itself. A fierce, destructive aspect is enlivened. The benign, generous nature shifts and becomes more forceful, and destructive. This capacity is also in her nature. This change is created by all the wrongdoing and negativity in the consciousness and actions of people in the world. This is the result of growing violation of natural law and stress. It creates a growing destructive force in nature, caused by the disruption of the flow of natural law on the surface of life.
THE TRIGGERING TIME
This triggering time has now started, indicated by Rahu, which will continue for the coming four years. It will include purifying activity, which will be constant. During this period of transformation, only that person aligned with natural law – the deities – will be safe. He or she who is favourable to nature will be protected because there is no difference between nature and the body and consciousness of man. Nature’s power is within all these expressions.
Before the destruction of a thing, its base gets changed – the roots or foundations get weakened or poisoned. Both the body, the mind and spirituality are affected as a result, corrupted, polluted, clouded. The body weakens and the mind loses sattva and the energy of purity and becomes weaker. Overall, there is a decrease in the essence of the body and mind due to a slow poisoning by the intake of or exposure to unnatural or non-essential elements, which manifests as devious, destructive thinking and behaviour – behaviour filled with ego. This is the basis of, and signs of the coming period of phase transition. This period will likely include some destruction, as we have already seen with these viruses. While it is a temporary time it is also a destructive time, eliminating the old in preparation for the new.
RAHU AND SHUKRA SUGGEST WHERE IT MAY HAPPEN
Especially its effect will be visible in the western parts of the world. In the beginning the destruction will also increase there. This is indicated by the lord of the western parts which is Shukra or Venus. This is also indicated by the position of Rahu is on the initial zodiac sign of Shukra/Venus. Rahu is creating the growth of a monster within collective consciousness. This monster commits violence and creates a destruction which leads to the situation of Chaandaal. This word Chaandaal refers to a collective affliction, dominated by people afflicted with low consciousness and primitive destructive thinking and behaviour. And day by day, this collective energy leads human beings towards suffering and destruction, while at the same time degrading the energies of the virtuous. This is the classic conflict found in the Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana: degradation of dharma and the rise of sattva, in the form of Ram, or Krishna destined to overturn the trend of violence and violation of natural law.
SPIRITUAL PRACTICES CREATE THE BEST KAVACH. (THE SAFE PATH IS THE INWARD PATH)
Therefore, to prevent or protect from this situation, we maintain our own programs of spiritual practices, meditation, yoga, pure diet, ahimsa, balanced dinacharaya (daily routine), perform yagyas, adhere to right and conscious conduct and rely on Jyotish as a guide. This is the time to adhere to a sattvic code of conduct. With this a person develops his own fortress of protection (a kavach) through his own spiritual activities. He also thus dissolves his own karmas and is therefore better protected.
During this time, it is essential to create a healthy, peace-supporting, balanced spiritual and intellectual environment. And this will be the main protection and shield of man during the period of phase transition.
THE POWER WITHIN IS THE DIVINE
To avoid the coming difficulties (catastrophes), a man should take refuge in the power of the divine – his own essential nature, his own Self – and take refuge in and honour the balancing influence of the natural world. This too is a spiritual practice. Overall spiritual practices are very important at this time – perhaps never more important than now. Adhering to the spiritual guidelines, living a life of virtue, embracing generosity, non-violence and forgiveness will be protective and good, as will understanding the influences of the planets. This will help us think and act carefully and lower the risk of more serious troubles.
As the leaves of the lotus plant remain in the water, but untouched by it, in the same way when individual choices are guided by the highest Vedic codes of conduct it gives blessings and protection to one’s life and allows the humans to be completely safe even in a time of pain and curses.
This is only the demand of this time: stand up, wake up, leave your egos aside and raise your slogans in praise of a pure life, an honest life and a life devoted to moksha and union with the divine. This is the real state of grace: peace, prosperity, satisfaction through alignment with natural law.
THE EARTH IS STABLE WITH TRUTH
It is famously said in Sanskrit:
Satyena dhāryate pṛthvī satyena tapate raviḥ |
Satyena vāti vāyuśca sarvaṃ satye pratiṣṭhitam ||
Earth is stable with truth,
The sun is burning with truth,
Air flows from truth
All creation is fixed in truth.
All of creation is held together by an unseen matrix of truth – the universal laws of nature managing the entire creation. These forces are invincible. The earth is being held together in the embrace of this truth of natural law. It is the universal fabric of creation. If there is a strong destructive wave in the atmosphere, then the earth’s managing laws of nature (Devi Bhumi is the managing deity of earth) will grasp those creating these disturbances and destroy them. Only a life purity and well-being (a Swastik life) gives you safety, protection, prosperity and nourishment in this time.
Astrology is a great helper to encompass, delve into and give true knowledge about these subjects. Therefore, with the help of astrology everyone should get rid of the possible troubles that come. This ever is our aim:
“Heyem Dukham Anagatam”
Meaning: “Avert the danger not yet come.” or, “The pain that is yet to come can be avoided.”
Jai Guru Dev
Pandit Jaikrishna Panigrahi
January 24, 2022
NOTES ON RAHU’S INFLUENCE AND CHARACTERISTICS –
Rahu, the North Node of the Moon means to conceal, engulf or hide in Sanskrit.
This Graha is associated with the world of material manifestation and worldly desire. Rahu is associated with the spiritual process of evolution, or the engrossing of spirit in materialization. Rahu is a karaka, or indicator, of worldly desire, fame, greed, high intelligence, manipulation, obsessive behaviour, foreigners, mass disease, dementia and inertia. The nature of this Graha is Vata, or Airy. He’s the significator of an irreligious person, outcast, harsh speech, logical fallacy, falsehoods, uncleanliness, abdominal ulcers, bones, and transmigration.
Rahu is instrumental in strengthening one’s power and converting even an enemy into a friend. Poisonous snake bites can be healed by the grace of Rahu. In Buddhism Rahu is one of the krodha-devatas (terror-inspiring gods). Rahu professions: Rahu is a legendary master of deception who signifies cheaters, pleasure seekers, operators in foreign lands, drug dealers, poison dealers, insincere & immoral acts, etc. Rahu diseases: It gives suicidal
tendencies, fears, phobias, poisonous bites, murder, theft, imprisonment, and diseases like cholera, dysentery, skin diseases, swelling of the uterus, and constipation.
Rahu Signs: Friendly signs are Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Cancer and Leo are its enemy signs. Mercury, Venus, and Saturn are friendly planets. Rahu is an enemy of Sun, Moon, and Mars. Rahu gives auspicious results in Taurus and Libra. Rahu is capable of giving power when rightly posited or exalted, and it gives fame, success in politics, money, and physical beauty (i.e., attraction). Rahu behaves like Saturn: Rahu is regarded as similar to Saturn in its effect. Smoky blue is its color, instinctual and animalistic its nature. Rahu is interested only in achieving all that gives pleasure, and even if it achieves all it wants, it is never satisfied (which is true of our animalistic nature). Although Rahu rules no sign of the zodiac, the zodiacal sign Virgo is its sign. Virgo is in fact assigned to Mercury, but Rahu being akin to Saturn and Mercury being a friend of Saturn, Rahu thus has authority over Virgo. Rahu god of chemical industry: Rahu governs all sorts of poisonous chemicals like fertilizers, pesticides, and disinfectants that are in use in the present times. It also governs all the substances with a strong pungent smell like the sulphur-dioxide gas. In other words, Rahu has a role to play whenever a poisonous substance is involved. There is no equal to Rahu when it comes to giving Upliftment in Name and Fame , Sudden Luck Gambling, which is probably the reason why Western astrologers regard it as the greatest beneficial force.