We must know that a Horoscope is not a random script or spontaneous chart drawn by a Panditji at the time of birth. But is a scientific allocation of planets & planetary position based on our past life deeds. This is a result of not only one past life but can be as many as our 108 past lives. Now since the past life ( lives) have gone passed, the same is ( are) fixed or dridh. This means you can’t change it. Same way, a horoscope once allocated to us, can’t be changed by anyone. Anyone means anyone, not even Brahma (the creator of Horoscope) can change it. Then , what is that astrology or astrologers can do it reading or analysing it.
What does a horoscope indicates
I horoscope is a clear verdict of what were your karmas flawed or good , what you missed or left unaccomplished in those past life (s). It is a result of your Sanchit Karmas, accumulated karma of the past life (s). And same way clear direction towards the purpose & your uniqueness of the present birth. It also clearly deciphers as to what you would get or achieve and what all can’t get in the present life. All sensualities, vice and virtue of our past life (s) manifest our horoscope.
How to read a horoscope
Now there are 2 ways to look at the horoscope. One way is reading the planetary position , negative Doshas & Positive Yogas in horoscope. Pampering the native with all positive yogas with guaranteed benefits from all known to be good yogas. Or scaring the person with all ill effects & harms from negatively known doshas. Now if this was the basic theory of Indian Vedic Astrology then born rich would have carried the legacy to further generations. Many established business empires would not have vanished. And same way born poor would have continued to deteriorate further. And there would have been no start ups shining in the orbit. All this happens karma based. That is where I say categorically that each horoscope has both negative and positive planets but results actually depend how we drive them with our karmas of present life.
Horoscope without Karma theory can be misleading
Many a times most negative planets give best of the results. And many a times best of the Yogas fail to activate & fructify. Take learnings from our past life karmas, take guidance how to manage and manoeuvre our present life karmas to not only improve your present but also lay foundation for a good next birth, if you are not at the Moksha door.
Co-relation of past life, horoscope and present life.
Horoscope or its planetary positions can not be changed. But we can take advantage of changing planetary transits , Dasha and Gochar . All these keep changing with time. And that is where comes the role of our Karmas. Karmas of our present life are flexible, in our hand. And that is where a correct and timely guidance from an accomplished astrologer can make a difference.
Indian Vedic Astrology focuses on co-relating the different aspects of our horoscope with one’s past life and the accumulated karma therein. The karmas of past life constitute our Horoscope but with a very clear & definite reflection of our past life karmas. We enjoy the benefits of the positively placed planets (positive Purva Janm Karma, or positive previous lives deeds) and pay for the negatively placed planets in the horoscope (Negative Purva Janm Karma, or negative previous lives deeds). And we continue enjoying or suffering till the balance as earned from the previous life does not end. But the story does not end here there is a bit twist to it which is called as Karma correction.
Indian astrology is different from Western Astrology
That is where Indian Vedic Astrology differs from Western Astrology. Indian astrology co-relates everything to past life karmas & then guiding towards manipulation in the present life karmas. Whereas Western Astrology deals only in future predictions. I have my doubts as to how can the right guidance be given without reading the good & flawed karmas of the person. Because astrology is not to change the planets but is to change karmas.
Horoscope can help in all major decision of life.
The Horoscope as explained above deciphers all about what education we should pursue. It significantly indicates, what career we should select, we can job or business & if business, what type of business , with whom & when. It also largely justify whom should we marry & what would be the progeny. Now all these factors emerge from horoscope which is a result of our own accumulated karma of our past life therefore past life has a direct bearing on any horoscope.
Horoscope co-relates present life issues of a person with past life karmas.
- To explain with an example if the person in previous life (s) had no spiritual authority / tendencies, did not respect elders mainly father or father’s like, had no leadership qualities, was arrogant, jealous, the SUN in the present horoscope will not be aptly placed. Same way if the person was obedient, gave and earned respect from elders would mean support of many other planets with a strong SUN in the present horoscope.
- If one did not gave respect to Gurus or elders in the past would have a weak Jupiter in present life & would keep struggling for good study, scholars-ism.
- The person who did not respect elders mainly mother in the past would have a weak moon & the mind would always be floating.
- The person who bothered females mainly wife in the past would have a distorted Venus. And would face problems in marriage, married life.
- If someone harmed the normal creatures in the past life (s) can have Nadi Dosha with serious issues in progeny.
- Sometimes there are miracles in life. Someone gets sudden gains like lottery, quiz prizes, orphan adopted by a rich family. And someone gets sudden losses, sudden deaths, incurable diseases. This is all a result of our accumulated karma , Sanchit Karmas reflected in our horoscope which play a very important role in our present life.
- Any one having constant health issues. This reflects the person would have tortured or drastically ill-behaved with others. And will have Saturn or Rahu in 2nd house.
What should we focus more – Astrology remedies or improve karmas.
Now if one knows the exact reasons of any planet placed negative or positive, I feel the journey of present life and its karmas become quite simple. To elaborate on above para with simple but relevant karma correction is :-
To strengthen Sun, respect your elders mainly father. Become obedient , submissive , learn to give respect ,leave arrogance , leave dominance.
Same way give respect to your wife to get rid of Venus related issues.
Give respect to your teachers and elders if Jupiter is bothering you.
My final suggestion
Follow rituals to increase your own wisdom & good deeds than thinking to appease the God . Wearing gemstones, doing Havan, Yagyas, making donations and then boasting all these ritual does not please the god . Its like if one has a pitra dosh, it is better to 1st and foremost make your parent happy, be with them, take good care of them. Try to complete their un-finished tasks & obligations.It would really help reducing the impact of Pitra dosh than only feeding Brahmins, making donations, visiting Bodh Gayaji.
SO, Learn from your past life accumulated Karmas through placement of various planets. Modify your present Karmas to keep the negative planets at bay and activate positively placed Yogas to not only encash them in the present life. But also lay a good foundation for your next birth. You never know when is your soul due for Moksha ( salvation).