Vedicgrace Astrology Program Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:06:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Multiple Branches Of Astrology Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:42:44 +0000 In India, Jyotish is still commonly used to aid in important decisions in life. In Hindu culture, newborns are traditionally named based on their Jyotish charts (Nama Nakshatra), and Jyotish concepts are pervasive in the compilation of the calendar and holidays as well as in many areas of life. Astrology is perceived to be vital in Indian culture, in making decisions made about marriage, opening a new business, and moving into a new home.


Vedic astrology has three main branches:

  1. Siddhanta (Astronomy).
  2. Samhita (Mundane astrology).
  3. Ganitha (Mathematical Astrology).

The above three branches covers the following branches also:-

  1. Hora (Predictive astrology): This branch has the following different styles / sub branches:- Jaatak Sastra / Hora Sastra (Natal Astrology / horoscopy): Prediction based on individual horoscope.
  2.  Muhurtha (Electional astrology): Selection of beneficial time to initiate an activity to get maximum fruition from the life activities.
  3. Swara Sastra (Phonetical astrology): Predictions based on name & sounds.
    Prashna (Horary astrology):Predictions based on time, when a question is asked by querent / querist.
  4. AnkJyotisha / Kabala (Numerology): A branch of astrology based on numbers.
  5. Naadi Astrology: An ancient treatise having detailed predictions for individuals.
    Tajik Sastra / Varsha Phal (Annual Horoscopy): Astrology based on annual solar returns.
  6. Jaimini Sutras: A non-conventional method of timing of events based on famous Indian astrologer, Acharya Jaimini.
  7. Nastajaatakam (Lost Horoscopy): Art of tracing / construction of lost horoscopes.
  8. Streejaatakam (femalehoroscopy): A special branch of astrology dealing with female nativities.


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Other related branches

  1. Graha Samudriki (Astro-Palmistry): Palm reading as horoscope.
  2. Hasta Rekha / Samudrika Sastra: Based on palm reading.
  3. Padatala Sastra (Plantarology): Based on reading of lines & signs on the sole.
  4. Shakuna Sastra (Omens): Predictions based on omens & portents.
  5. Swapna Vidhya : Interpretation of dreams.
  6. Kapala Vidya (Phrenology)
  7. Aakriti Vidya (Physiognomy): Based on structure & moles on the body.
  8. Kerala Jyotish: Predictions based on querrist’s response regarding name of flower or colour, or touching the part of body.
  9. Remedial Astrology: Various modes of propitiation of planets based on planetary positions in nativity, transits, elections & for religious functions.

Multiple Branches Of Astrology – Astrologer Vinayak Bhatt

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The Science of Colour Therapy and Astrology Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:26:46 +0000 In this mechanical world, the life is full of stress and strained and these often disturb us. Where as every body desires peace and prosperity in life? There are various options such as allopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine, ayurvedic, holisticpathy, yoga, naturopathy etc. to help us. The gemstone therapy is one of the ancient & natural science followed in India million years ago but lost in transition, does now gearing up with better understanding. This therapy is harmless with no side effect, and may resolve many forthcoming issues for the control of problems aroused. The disappearance of this science in the last few centuries appears to be associated with two reasons: – the leaders in each society knew the concepts but did not pass on to others for one reason to other; – the cost of gems and their rare availability. However this science remained in the hands of limited people.

The gem therapy works on the concept of colours energy can be called as colour therapy. The modern science has observed the significant influence of colours on the human body. The influence of blue and red colour rays has been seen in governing the behavior of human body. Nearly 2000 years ago, colour halls were made in many countries where patients used to take colour bath for cure of their diseases. It has no doubt that the colours show a great influence on the system of human body. How they function it is not clearly understood.

Presently it is known that a white light/sun light is composed of seven colours that can be seen with the help prism. The seven colours red, yellow, green, blue, violet, indigo and orange of different wavelength have different governance on the system of body.


The significance of color energy affecting the human system is:

  1. Red color energy improves courage, self confidence, blood circulation and vitality and reduces anemia. It provides vitamin B12.
  2. Yellow colour energy stands for wisdom, ambition, science, and confidence and helps to improve nervousness, skin problems, digestion system and tiredness. It stimulates the brain, liver, spleen, kidney, memory and gives vitamin A.
  3. Green color energy is referred to encourage swiftness and freshness, as it is a nature color that provides happiness, peace and reduces restlessness. It is said that this color is beneficial to scientists, lawyers, businessman and salesman.
  4. Blue colour energy represents the spiritual aspects of the life and that is an endless process. It has greatest healing power that controls the activity of brain. It gives resistance to body against poison, evil effect, germs and reduces pain etc. It helps the person for higher studies and research work.
  5. Orange colour energy is a mixture of red and yellow that denotes the color of Saint. Physically orange is the best stimulant, helping us in times of depression, loneliness, and boredom.
  6. Violet colour energy denotes attraction, swiftness, encouragement and affection. It provides:Vitamin D.
  7. Indigo colour energy stands for unity, honesty and gentleness. It :Calms nerves and lymphatic systems.Improves stomach disorders, migraine, and cataract.helps in Soothing effect on the eyes, ears and the nervous system.Gives vitamin K Controls pituitary glands.
  8. White colour energy is a mixture of all colours. It denotes peace, simplicity, soft nature and friendship. A person suffering from mental disturbances, torture, high blood pressure, loose temper needs the atom of white colour. This colour protects against widowhood and accidents. It also helps for wealth.


The theory of colours in affecting the humanism is not clearly known. First of all it is to be seen the source of colours contribution. Presently, it is proved that the white light is composed of seven colours where as the author considers that the mixture of seven colours forms the white light. Aiming this concept, there must be some source of different colour rays entering into existing plane. In order to trace out the concept, we have to go back on the history of ancient theory defined by the Omni persons about the whole system of the universe. It appears that the planets are the source of energy because they emit self-generating rays similar to the sun. Hence it can be inferred that the planets are those which emit self-rays. Seven planets are defined in each solar system and these are the sun, the moon, the Jupiter, the mercury, the Venus, the Saturn and the mars. These planets posses their own rays of different intensity and colour. For example, the sun emits red and warm rays where as the moon emits white and cool rays. Further the Saturn emits blue, the Mars-orange and the mercury emitting green rays. Similarly other remaining planets emit their own rays of different colours other than the defined. All the rays emitting from planets are spreading over the entire solar plane and make the formation of white light. Therefore our Earth being the part of this solar system, also receives all the colour rays in the form white light which is a mixture of seven basic colours.

Where as a human body has the same planetary system in the form of seven centers. These are connected with the whole body and more particularly with the specific fingers. The fingers function as the receiver of colour rays and transmit to their respective centers. These centers, although independents but are linked with the main center known as center of Saturn, which is receiver of blue colour ray. Therefore, the blue colour ray has the most powerful healing capacity and any malfunctioning may cause serious diseases.

All the planets are moving with respect to the earth at different speeds. As a result, at any moment, all the planets will have a definite position in relation to the earth and the relative position is very important which tells about blueprint of person born during that specific time including the kinds of disorders. The accurate calculations through the well-defined astrological system and their interpretation may speculate the kind of good and bad events. For healthy and happy life, it is inferred that all the colors are to be balanced to each other in specific ratio for one self. Any imbalances, disturbances and deficiency of color rays would cause disorders. It is thus, the balancing of centers is important that can be given through the outside help.

The color rays are available all the time around us and on the entire plane in the form of white (mixed) light. To get an individual color as per need, the required gems are to be wore in order to block the other color rays available at the same time. A number of gemstones are available who tap the known forces of planets in form of color energy and transmit the required energy to human beings. For obtaining the required energy, gems are to be sported in many different ways either to a particular chakra or to whole person or around neck. But the best way for increased efficiency is to sport at the fingers, which have direct channels to the centers of the human body. Each finger is specific to certain planet. Therefore the selection of the proper finger and type of gems to be used is of prime importance. The selection of gemstones, although, appears to be simple but for obtaining full benefits, a wide experience and clarity for analysis of requirement regarding size, color potency and analysis of center requirements would be a utmost need. Any disease/problem is not due to one planet and several planets may be associated with the cause. Both, the over excess energy and the deficient energies would result in the formation of real cause. For exact balancing the negative and positive energies of centers, different kind of gems are to be wore. It is thus, for one specific disease; several stones can be utilized at the same time.

The application of gemstones seems to be scientific and aids the people for control of their problems and diseases with no harmful and side effects. With this concept, it may be inferred that gemstones are capable of curing any kind of disorders. Experiments conducted in this direction show that the chronic diseases like Migraine, Asthma, Heart, Tumors, Spinal & Backaches, Blood pressures, Stomach, Kidney & Kidney stones, Piles, Arthritis, Epilepsy etc. may be treated with the help of gemstones.

It is a low cost technique and even poor class people can afford using any stone of good quality. Further various metals referred to planets are also effective and perhaps they work on free electrons available at the outer orbits of metals.

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The Science of Colour Therapy and Astrology – Astrologer Vinayak Bhatt

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Prabhupada’s Horoscope Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:57:56 +0000 The horoscope of Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the world wide International Society for Krishna Consciousness,   can serve as a good illustration to bring together the component parts of Vedic astrology and see how it functions as a system of judgment. There has been a continuing controversy as to the correct Ascendant of Acharva Prabhupada. More specifically, it centers on whether the rising sign is Sagittarius or Capricorn. Towards the end of his life, there was some attempt by his disciples to identify the horoscope of their Guru. They were concerned about his health and longevity as he had been sick. He was confronted with three different horoscopes, each with a different rising sign: Scorpio,Sagittarius and Capricorn. It has been said that Acharya Prahhupada recognized the Capricorn chart. He had often said, “I was born about 4 o’clock”. The birth was in Calcutta. In spite of this, a section of the astrological community feels that Sagittarius is his true rising sign. In the face of the choice of Capricorn by none other than Prabhupada himself, how can anyone justify otherwise? Well, one must remember that Prabhupada himself was not an astrologer and never claimed to have studied astrology. That he settled on the horoscope with Capricorn as the rising sign is hardly proof. This could just mean that the astrologer presenting Capricorn was impressive or that Prahhupada had always been told that Capricorn was his rising sign such that he never gave it enough importance to investigate, along that order. It is difficult enough for an actual astrologer to rectify a chart by matching the events of a person’s life to the chart, what to speak of having a lay person in astrology recognize or identify which chart corresponds to his life!


If Prabhupada’s reported birth time was Why a very short period of time, less than half an hour or so, then the calculated Ascendant would change from Capricorn to Sagittarius. But first of all, what does one mean by “reported time?” The reference is to a time zone in India where, at that time, the city of Calcutta was on one time zone and the surrounding province of Bengal on another.

If an interesting point is that Sriia Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati, Acharya Prabhupada’s guru, was a great astrologer, but no discussion between both on the former’s horoscope has been recorded in any manner. And actually, by the time that they met, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta  Saraswati had left astrology by the wayside in favor of full-time Vaislinava evangelism. The main point is if Prabhupada’s reported birth time was off by a very short period of time, less than half an hour or so, then the calculated Ascendant would change from Capricorn to Sagittarius. First of all, what does one mean by “reported time?” The reference is to a time zone in India where, at that time, the city of Calcutta was on one time zone, and the surrounding province of Bengal on another. This is confusing! What if a person lived in the outskirts of the town? Did the clocks of the 1890’s in India keep good time? Or were they like the old grandfather clocks which had to be periodically adjusted or re-set? it is a recorded fact in the time zone literature that not all of Bengal was observing the same time zone back in those days; there were even half hour differences.

Prabhupada’s Horoscope

When faced with an Ascendant near the border line, it is more accurate to .start by investigating both the Ascendants to see if the life events correspond, and then confirm or change the birth time, rather than to take a borderline birth time for granted.

The contention is more delicate than it might seem insofar as a phenomenon might seem justifiable from both charts. For example, one could at least argue a ease for the existence of children and business along pharmaceutical lines from both charts. (Earlier in his life, Prabhupada worked as a pharmacist, both in a laboratory as well as in Ins own pharmacy). But there are other major life events like Prabhupada’s At first glance, the Capricorn chart supports the tjpe of religious authors hip that Prabhupada enjoyed.. But the lord of the house of authorship, Jupiter, occupies the 8th house. The 8th is the most evil house in any horoscope and the strength of a planet here is said to he “feeble.” This does not support the idea of a world-famous author who wrote and organized the distribution of so many millions of his books.

Authorship, the type of success that his Hare Krishna movement saw during the seventies, and the fact that he had only one older sibling, a sister which can only be reasonably explained by the Sagittarius chart.

When one examines any action or event, I we look at the house winch stands for the affair or event inn question, its occupants, any aspects which it might receive and the position of its lord. At the same time, we examine the Karaka or natural significator. With this in mind, an examination of the authorship issue from the two supposed charts can be taken up.

Astrological literature unequivocally indicates Mercury as the Karaka or indicator of writing, authorship and books. In the Capricorn chart, Mercury occupies his sign of exaltation, Virgo, in. a benetic and pious house, the 9th. It forms a Raja Yoga with Venus, the Raja Yoga being a combination for tremendous power and influence. So at first glance, the Capricorn chart supports the type of religious authorship that Prabhupada enjoyed. But the lord of the house of authorship, Jupiter, occupies the 8th house. The 8th is the most evil house in any horoscope. The affairs the Rahu-Ketu combination can indicate comprehension troubles in the charts of those investigating Vedic Dharma, without carrying the added affliction of occurring in the evil 8th, as in the case of the Capricorn chart. So this afflicted 3rd lord Jupiter with the Rahu-Ketu axis, is not indicative of Prabhupada’s writings which follow a strict devotional line represented by any planet or lord who falls there are said to disintegrate and the strength of such a planet is described in astrological literature by adjectives such as “feeble.” In spite of the strength of one of the indicators, Mercury, and the fact that Mercury aspects or throws his influence on the house of authorship, the absolute weakness of the lord of that house does not support the idea of a world-famous author who wrote and organized the distribution of so many millions of his books.


And the nature of any religious writings indicated by Jupiter in the evil 8th house, afflicted by the Rahu – Ketu axis, would not be of the nature of the pure devotion to Krishna of which Prabhupada wrote. The Rahu-Ketu combination together with Jupiter goes by the name of Guru-Chandala Yoga in Vedic astrology and is indicative of Dharmas of lesser understandings. I have seen this combination indicate comprehension troubles in the charts of many people investigating Vedic Dharma, without carrying the added affliction of occurring in the evil 8th, as in the case of the Capricorn chart. So this afflicted 3rd lord Jupiter with the Rahu-Ketu axis, in an evil house, is not indicative of Prabhupada’s writings, which follow a strict devotional line.

Nor does the idea of a Vipareeta Raja Yoga save the day for Capricorn as the Ascendant. A Vipareeta Raja Yoga results when the lords of evil houses occupy another evil house, the evil destroying the evil, thereby producing good. It is true that the lord of the 12th and 3rd Jupiter occupies the evil 8th. But the Sun also occupies the house in his own sign. This is a source of traditional strength such that the Vipareeta Raja Yoga does not occur. This situation of the lord of the house of authors, Jupiter, simply does not support the quantity and quality of authorship Karma which Prabhupada enjoyed.

On the other hand, the Sagittarius chart has four resounding indications which suggest great literary success with no blemishes.

  1. The natural indicator Mercury occupies his sign of exaltation — that doesn’t change from one chart to the next. But the house which Mercury occupies does change. Mercury occupies the house of occupation and career, which is certainly a natural place for it to’ be in Prabhupada’s chart who was a writer.
  2. Rahu occupies the house of authorship. Rahu gives very good results from that house, the 3rd.
  3. Jupiter and the Sun aspect the house of authorship, as good lords, from the 9th house, a very pious and benefic house, wherefrom they form a great Raja Yoga. This aspect greatly strengthens the house of authors and spiritualizes Rahu.
  4. Finally, the lord of the house of authorship occupies his sign of exaltation, this lord being Saturn in the 11th. Not only is Libra the best sign for this planet, but the 11th is the best house for Saturn!

Now these are the kind of indications which would (and did) make an author a million-book seller Over and over again. Unfortunately, the indications for authorship according to the Capricorn chart wane pale.

Anpotherissue has to do with the fact that the heyday of the Hare Krishna movement took place (luring, Ketu Dasa. The indications promised by a planet in the chart become in the Sagittarius chart, any natural evil of the Rahu – Ketu axis would be transformed by dint of the fact that Ketu is in the pious house of religion, and that Ketu is with a strong Jupiter, who is the Karaka for religion and spiritual understanding (Jupiter is Brihaspati), and because Ketu is with the lord of the house of religion, the Sattvic Sun. Ketu would not only reflect the piety this 9th house situation in the Sagittarius chart, but would reflect and intensify the force and power of that house and its occupants and give success in his period.

Activated during its period. Kern Dasa started in Slav 1971. Previous to that, the Dasa corresponued 10 Mercury, the Biukti belonging to Saturn from August of I9bK to May of 1971. In the Capricorn chart. does Ketu in me evil 8th house with Jupiter and tile 9th lord Sun, indicate any great spirituality? This question has already been answered by a no by identifying the combination as an afflicted Guru Chandala Yoga.

Does ketu in the 8th suggest any type of strong success? Not according to the Capricorn chart. There is no Vipareeta  effect occurring, such that the 8th is simply a terrible placement for Ketu. Nothing overcomes this evil in the Capricorn chart.

In the Sagittarius chart, however, any natural evil of the Rahu – Ketu axis would be transformed by dint of the fact that Ketu is in the pious house of religion, and that Ketu is with a strong Jupiter, who is the Karaka for religion and spiritual understanding (Jupiter is Brinaspati) and because Ketu is with the lord of the house of religion, the Sattwic Sun. Ketu would not only reflect the piety of this 9th house situation in the Sagittarius chart, but would reflect and intensify the force and power of that house and its occupants, and give success in his period. say this because it is the nature of both Rahu and Ketu to reflect the results of the planet in whose sign they are placed. They arc, to a large degree, chameleons in this respect. They soak up and, intensify the indications around them. Remember the story from the Puranas about Rahu? Although he was not one of them, he went to the assembly house of the gods to drink their nectar. He disguised himself as one of the gods in order to do this. In other words, he reflected his surroundings. In predictive astrology also, Rahu and Ketu act like tile gimlets with which they are associated and reflect me indications of their sign lord. So in the Sagittarius chart, it is only natural and consonant wild general astrological principles for Kew to reflect and intensity the great success and piety of the Raja Yoga which Ketu sits next to. It is Ketu who would be overwhelmed by and reflective of the strong planets around him. In the Capricorn chart, Ketu would only reflect and intensity the negative indications of the evil 8th house.

Ketu’s encompassing reflection would give results Over and above those given iii the Jupiter Rasa (in the Sagittarius chart). Jupiter Dasa took place ill the 1920’s, but Prabhupada did not have such success along spiritual lines back then.In other words, what Ketu did was to synthesize Gild reflect the combined effects of Jupiter and the SW; ill a synergistic way. This is typical of the nature of Rahu and Ketu and requires 110 great stretch of imagination on the part of any astrologer; one is used to seeing planets manifest  their results through Rahu  and Ketu. In the Capricorn chart, however, everything requires a bit of stretching. A much more tenable and natural interpretation results from the Sagittarius chart. Finally, there is the question of a sister. In the Capricorn chart Mars, a masculine planet, aspects the 11th house of older siblings. The exalted Moon, who is with Mars, does also. Three masculine planets, the Sun, Jupiter and Ketu square the house. There- is no limiting effect such as the influence of Rahu or Saturn or any overwhelming effect from the lord of an evil house. As such, the house affairs should flourish. Since the lord of the house aspects it, along with the exalted Moon, the existence of at least a few older siblings is indicated. Also, since the aspecting lord is a masculine planet, at least one male sibling is indicated. The opposite was the case. Prabhupada had one older sibling and a female at that, his sister Pishima.

From Sagittarius as the Ascendant, we have congruency. The lord of the house of older siblings occupies a quadrant house in a feminine sign with a feminine planet, and here we are referring to Venus (debility is cancelled). The house itself is occupied by Saturn, a gender-neutral planet, in exaltation. Saturn’s influence also accounts for the limited number of older siblings, that is, one, and allows for her female gender too.

In fact, with Sagittarius as the Ascendant, we have all-round congruency. The fact that the native distributed millions of books, became a world-famous religious leader who commanded much wealth during Ketu Dasa along with the fact that he had an older sister all go to indicate that only Sagittarius could be the Ascendant. It is surprising that several members of the astrological community in good standing have accepted Capricorn as the true rising sign, though 153.09



“The Pitrukaraka and Pitrustandadhipati Sun and Moon respectively are better placed in the 11th (income) and the Moon in own house. The father being financially sound, the native could have expected money from him and considering her age she began spoiling with love. And because she could not get her plan executed in the normal course, she must have eloped taking the money and valuables with her.”

Willing Accomplice

“A mysterious sign Scorpio rising in Vargottama indicates sonic kind of intrigue and mystery. The nature is fierce, stinging and adamant. Lords of 1st and 7th (Mars and Venus) together in the 10th afflicted by Saturn from the Ascendant make her passionate and violent. The two lords together shows the native’s consent and willingness. The disappearance took place in Ketu-Rahu; Ketu is in the 12th in Libra while Rahu is in Aries The 7th house and its lord and Karaka Venus are afflicted by Saturn. The boy is from a different religion.

“Venus plus Mars shows one delights tricks and possesses a cunning nature. Saturn is in Scorpio, aspected by Mars, I fits makes one commit crimes and get into dire legal troubles. She may be in exile or at large. Mars in the 10th (in a female chart) makes for an evil disposition, bereft of wisdom and shame. Elopment seems to be the case therefore”, concludes reader Parmeshwari Prasad Khetan of Jhunjhunu indicating the girt severely.

Happy Ending

As most of our readers have pointed out, the Ascendant lord Mars and 7th lord Venus together combining with the fact of Scorpio rising appear to have prompted the girl to elope. Saturn in the Ascendant aspecting Venus, both as the Karaka for romance and the 7th lord, led to her being secretive about the whole affair. The strength of the Ascendant and the position of the Moon rule out kidnapping. Now that Venus Dasa has- begun and Venus aspects the 4th house showing home, it is likely the girl may try to contact the parents.

Prabhupada’s Horoscope – Astrologer Vinayak Bhatt

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Astrology and Music Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:26:09 +0000 Nada Brahma and Planetary Tones

Astrology and music are interrelated and both are used as remedial measures for handling problems. Music is part of Sama Veda while astrology is an Upaveda and Vedanga, both ruled by Lord Siva, an embodiment of the Sun. The Sun is -described as Siva and the Moon is ruled by Parvati. Music has been used as medium for planetary afflictions since ancient times. The Universe is called the first Nada Brahma or primordial sound as it was created from sound or sabda. According to Indian scriptures, sound or Nada is God Himself Both Pythagoras and Pluto has said that the universe is to be conceived as a musical instrument. When the Voyager II drew close to Saturn, it picked up the whines and hisses of the was found to be very useful and effective in an magnetosphere and beamed them back to earth. When these were speeded up and played through a synthesizer, it was found that the waves consisted of a kind of musical melody. Kepler also showed that there arc musical harmonics between the mutual velocities of the planets. He also found that the solar system possess a harmonic structure which is quite precise. , Johaan D.Titus discovered that all of the planets had an orbital distance from the innermost planet in specific ratios. This ratio is also the ratio of Octave C which is 1 and Higher C which is 2 and G is in the middle point of the two. It has also been proved that the orbital ellipses of the outer planets can be heard by the human ear as rhythm as they have lower vibrations than tones and notes. The synthesizer was found to be useful and effective in an experiment and which was in music while assigning sounds to planets conducted by Willie Ruff and John Rodgers of Yale University. They assigned lower G to Saturn. The tones of the planets were given from Saturn to Jupiter and Venus to Mercury. In this case Mercury was given a chirping sound, Mars sliding up and down on various notes, Jupiter a majestic tone and Saturn a low mysterious droning sound. This sound spectrum covered eight Octaves which is the hearing range for the human ear. The outermost planet like Pluto and others were given rhythmic sounds. The planets can be categorized as per their distance from the Sun and the Earth. Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Pluto and marginally Earth and Moon can be considered as one Octaval family. This Octave has the tendency to have an association with the left side brain functions. The other set comprising of the Moon, Venus, Uranus, Neptune and marginally Jupiter has association with the right side brain functions.

Nada Brahma and Planetary Tones

A natal chart can therefore be transmuted into a musical -composition. An American astrologer Gerard Markoe has formulated a system by which the planets in the chart can be converted into musical composition. The speed of the planet, position of the planet such as rising, setting or stationary is to he taken into consideration.. The notes of the musical compositions in the planetary positions correspond to the mathematical ratio 1:2. The 5th note Panchama (G or so!) is found to be at two-thirds the length of a musical instrument. This can be found exactly with the help of a computer which can be later recorded on a synthesizer or piano. In the astromusic tape, notes for each planet are played in the Zodiacal order beginning with the Ascendant and progress in the order of their distance from the earth. A chorale of chords formed by the various planetary groups is played.

It has also been proved scientifically that music being a non-verbal sound can move through the auditory cortex directly to the centre of the limbic system. It is the limbic system that governs most of our emotional and metabolic expressions like body temperature, blood flow, blood pressure, heartbeat etc. Music is able to inject an influence on these factors. In addition, it is able to activate the flow of stored memory across the corpus callosom, a group of fibers connecting the left and right side of the brain. Another fact is that it stimulates the endorphins secreted by the hypothalamus producing emotional happiness and sexual sensation. The signs, the notes and swaras have different signs ruling them (see Table*).

Healing and Regeneration through Music by Corinne Heline.

Yogas for Musicians

Nada Brahma- The World is Sound

Bharati Yoga: If the Lord of the Navamsa occupied by the 2nd, 5th or 11th lord is exalted and combines with the 9th lord,

  • Famous artist

Bhaskera Yoga: If Mercury be in the 2nd from the Sun, Moon in the 11th from Mercury and Jupiter in the 5th or 9th from the Moon.

  • Adept in both music and astrology

Sakala Vallabha Raja Yoga: If the Full Moon be in Pisces. Mars exalted in Capricorn and the Sun and Saturn in Aquarius.

  • Adept in all Arts

Saraswati Yoga: If Venus, Jupiter and Mercury be in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th either alone or in conjunction with Jupiter in Swakshetra(own house), Uccha(exalted) or Mitra Kshetra(friendly  sign)

  • Adept in literature, mathematics, poetry, scriptures and the arts

Gandharva Yoga: If the 10th Lord be in a Kamatrikona, that is, the 3rd, 7th or the 11th, the lord of the Ascendent be with Jupiter, the Sun be powerful and exalted and the Moon be in the 9th, Gandharva Yoga.

  • Famous musician and artist

Veena Yoga: Also known as Vallaki yoga if all planets occupy any of the benefic signs one will become a musician or be fond of music. Another version is that all the seven planets spread over seven signs also results in Veena Yoga.

Sangeeta Yoga: If the 2nd lord be connected with the 5th house or 5th lord and also with Venus.

  • Artist, musician as well as astrologer

Kalanidhi Yoga: Jupiter in conjunction with or aspected by Mercury, Venus in the 2nd or 5th identical with own sign of Mercury or Venus

  • Bestows proficiency in music and fine arts

Chamara Yoga: The Ascendant lord is exalted in a Kendra aspected by Jupiter or a benefic occupying the Ascendant in the 9th, 10th and 7th lord

  • Well versed and eminent in all art forms

Sunapha and Anapha Yoga: If these Yogas are formed by Mercury in the 2nd or 12th from the Moon

  • Proficiency in fine arts

Malavya and Bhadra Yoga: When Venus and Mercury are in dignified places occupying a Kendra either exalted or in own sign

  • Adept in art and crafts

Historical evidence reveals that the ancient musicians were able to create a healing effect with spiritual music. The temple priests Notes of Music and Signs
music and signs

Determined the swaras of the pitch of their students while rendering the Vedic chants by making each student keyed to one of the planets. They also taught them to attune themselves to the corresponding planet defined as the parent star. In Egypt, the seven planets were given separate keynotes while in Greece, the seven vowels of Greek were used for this purpose. The Persians celebrated the entry of the Sun into each sign with music stressing the keynotes of the presiding deity. It was strongly believed that with the use of the music of specific signs and planets, one derived great benefit.

Swaras and Rasis

The saptaswaras are also distributed among the seven planets. The 12 varieties of swaras are allotted to the 12 signs. Shadja and Panchania being Achala swaras do not admit of varieties. Hence they are allotted the Sun and Moon respectively who have the ownership of one house each. The other five swaras Ri, Ga, Ala, Dha and Ni admit of two varieties each and they are allotted to the five planets having ownership of two houses each. These are the vadi and sanwadi swaras in music. These are also the king and queen of the Zodiac.

Planetary Significators

Venus, being the Karaka for music and fine arts, is the key planet that decides one’s proficiency in music and other art forms. The association of Mercury also adds to .this fact. While Venus infuses artistic aesthetic fineness, Mercury provides versatile skill and wit, the Sun a lofty sophisticated approach, the Moon sensitivity and imagination, Mars a bold sharp edge and pragmatism, Jupiter a profoundness of thought and expression and Saturn, realism, depth and mass appeal, The voice is governed by Mercury, laya by Venus and nada by Jupiter. If Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are in good places and as benches and Venus is exalted the native shines as an artist. One may become a famous musician and instrumentalist.

There are more than a hundred combinations for artists in Kalyanavarma’s Saravali. Varahainihira also deals with some combinations for artists in his Brihat Jataka.

  1.  The Sun in Aries makes one proficient in various arts.
  2. The Sun in Taurus may give proficiency in vocal or instrumental music and dancing.
  3.  If the Sun is in Taurus or Libra with Mercury, the native will have proficiency in drawing, panning, music etc.
  4. The Sun in Gemini or Virgo aspected by Jupiter will make the native an adept in fine arts. In brief, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Mars have a role in imparting musical talent. Any connection of the Moon with Venus also reveals musical skills. When Venus is exalted or in a favorable position, good musical talents are revealed. The 10th lord in a Navamsa of Venus also indicates a musical career. By judging the planetary positions it is possible to find out whether one will become a musician or artist by profession or will be famous in the field. (38-10)

Astrology and Music – Astrologer Vinayak Bhatt

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