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Journal of Astrology Newsletter June 2010

The Magical Third House! Will it make your Dreams come true?
This letter will take you to myriad areas that the third house governs:- sibling support, colleague intrigue, 3G mobiles, sports, music, dance and goals of life. Debate them. Apply on yourself the fundamental  searching question that this letter raises. Do you, at all, need to bother about the yearnings that the Third House governs?

Do you have a Goal for Yourself?
Think deeply! Our shastras guide us to believe that the focus on liquidation of one’s karmas best serves the purpose of life. Salvation-moksha  has been described as a better state of existence than life. What then do you need to do if you opt for moksha as your life goal? Nothing!

Why should you not even Strive?
Many things become unnecessary when you set moksha as your goal. No scintillating action is called for. No sharp and witty reactions that brand you as worldly wise. No need to prepare for the hurdle race to cruise ahead of others for early success. No need to practice for sharper edges that get you into 20-20 cricket or similar careers where fierce competition holds the key to money, fame and glamour.

Literally a Mad Rush!
Everyone seems to be in a hurry and rushes to compete in Kaliyuga. To get the crucial edge, desperate journalists manufacture headlines day in and day out that are more eye catching than that of competitors. The banner headlines in newspapers and channels therefore like hats come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The focus of TRP (Television Rating Points) hungry TV channels and target driven newspaper management’s is to sensationalize and to attract eyeballs to advertisements. The photographers chasing Diana, while trying to click a picture that could win them accolades, caused her accidental death. All this is done to either sustain the organization the individual works in or for the individual to make an extra buck. In any case, the rush mad.

Today, every business dreams to be the first one to reach the pockets of the customers lest they spend in preference of something else. Marketing models dream to open flood gates for their products for the flow could spin millions. Many such marketing models have worked. The assertive marketers did it with Maggie Noodles. Their deep impact ads and clever follow up on the retail floor changed the eating habits of children. The demand for noodles grew a million times, never mind the impact on health. In this competitive world, one who runs the fastest is the winner. The means do not matter, what matters is how close are you from your targeted achievements. The stampede to acquire worldly possessions and karmas to grease the ego and sensuality leaves a huge debit in the karma account. When you have moksha as your goal, you would shed the desire to become an achiever. The realization will come that there is no need to indulge in desires for finally they don’t matter.
How well are you handling your life? Do you need to balance it? Can astrology Guide you to a better outlook? How relevant are 3,6,7 and 11 houses? Classics on 3rd House-
According to the astrological classic Brihat Parashara Hora hastra:– Prakaram (valour) , servant, brother updesh (initiary instructions) yatra (travel) mata pita ka maran (death of parents) are matters governed by the 3rd house. Phaldeepika  gives the subjects allotted to the third house as asschikya, Uras (breast), the right ear, army, valour, prowess and brother. Satya-Jatakam –brothers, courage, bravery, fear, voice, ear, fruits, father’s death, strength dress, mental stability and firmness. Sarvarth Chintaman :-ibrothers, valour,medicine,friends, throat, chest, education, right ear, eatables and planets Maansaagari:-  Sahodar ( Siblings),nauker ( servant), prarkaram valour udham self-effort Brihat Jatak sahotha (brothers) vikram (bravery).

The centuries don’t change your Destiny but the Interpretation changes  With the changes in Desh Kaal and Paatra the area that a house of a horoscope  governs is widening. Each house has in it meanings and interpretations embedded  for every situation in changing times, even for the centuries that have yet to arrive. We astrologers have to dig out and keep broad basing house matters with ever growing developments in lifestyles and career profiles. In the present context, numerous cases of success were found when the third lord or the third house related dashas were operative. The 3rd house is seen as one among the trishadhaya houses (3,6,11) whose dashas have not been considered good as they call for immense hard work for thriving well.

Also being 7th from the 9th house of father and 12th from the 4th house of mother, its dasha has been found impacting the longevity of the parents adversely. Moreover, the fact that it is the bhavat bhavam of 8th house (being 8th from 8th) does no good for the stigma attached to it. When we relate these dashas with conventional view categorizing the 3rd house and third lord inter alia as a small trik, a new meaning emerges. As per classics the third lord going to any house spoils the signification of that house but Lagna lord is good in the 3rd house and the 3rd lord going to lagna is also good for the lagna and the 3rd house; but it is not good for the 3rd house when it goes to the 6,8 or 12.

Sports and the 3rd House
Sportsmen have to have the extra special cutting edge to be  winners. Such specials are seen from the 3rd house. The 3rd house also signifies the shoulder, the strength of which is central to any sport. It has been observed that malefics in the 3rd house provide the competitive edge, though they do not prove friendly to the siblings. Virender Sehwag has the 3rd lord in 3rd with 3 other planets placed there. Clearly, a strong third house classifies his horoscope as a third house focused horoscope. Horoscopes of many sportsmen have a similar configuration. A strong third house with malefics makes a third house sports oriented. The larger purpose of such debate, is to dispel fear about the 3rd house. It has to be established that the 3rd house has a unique quality of insurmountable success through self effort, more so in the field of extra-curricular activities.

Sangeet (music) and the 3rd House
According to Rishi Satyacharya, the 3rd house governs talent and the 5th house education. If one has a strong 3rd house and a weak 5th house, one may the talent but not a good education. In the horoscope of Lata Mangeshkar, the nightingale of India, the 3rd lord, Moon is in 3rd and the 5th lord Mercury is is in the 5th making the third house of talent doubly strong as also education. Legendary Rukmini Arundale, the queen of Bharat Natyam also has her 3rd lord in 3rd aspected by Mercury, Venus and Saturn from the 9th and Jupiter from the 11th. She played a major role in bringing Bharat Natyam from the fold of Devadasis and in reviving it by making it a honourable profession. Today when people in the south send their daughters to learn Bharat Natyan, they should not forget that their great grandfathers or their fathers pelted stones at Rukmini Arundale (dancer) for reviving this art. In case of K.L. Sehgal (singer) the Moon is again in the 3rd house. It has the aspect of the 3rd lord Mars which is in its own rashi with Mercury in the 8th house-the house of hidden talent. The 3rd house is also aspected by Jupiter from the 7th house in the horoscope of K.L.Sehgal.

According to Mr.K.N.Rao, the 3rd house being the house of sports also, malefics here give sports like cricket and hockey, where strength is required and benefics give sports like Tennis where there the artistic touch and glamour. He often explains the horoscope of Federer to convey his point. Federer has the Moon in the 3rd and the third lord Venus is in the Lagna.

3rd House primarily indicates Siblings
It also shows your capacity to shoulder responsibility and indicates the people who could shoulder part of your responsibility.  The will, grit, valour and the stamina of the individual can also be seen from here. The support one can expect from people close- siblings or co-workers can also be seen from the 3rd house. The 3rd shows the younger co-borns and subordinates and the 11th should therefore show the elder co-born and senior colleagues. The 11th from 11th is the 9th which is the house of the Guru and father whose role in guiding a destiny remains unchallenged. The crucial guidance and moral support comes from the 9th which is the 7th from the 3rd the house of fructification for the 3rd. Hence the importance of a Guru.

The Third house and Drekkana pointers
Present day astrology especially in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan under te able guidance of Mr.K.N.Rao has developed a mechanism to rectify the time of birth. Role of the 3rd house to determine the number of co-borns is extensively applied and this application has been consistently correcting the time of birth.

Third house and Self-effort
Mars placed in the third house has been found to be harming co-borns but has a positive influence so far as self-effort, courage and valour is concerned. The aspect of Mars on 3rd house helps both co-borns and self-effort. Repeated application  helps us to understand the influence of karka on a bhava with aspect or on placement. The placement of karka in a bhava except for Saturn in 8th has been found having a negative influence but its aspect has always been found positive.

Art of Purposeful living is nothing but skilful Management of Energies that drive Destiny
Like all Planets the houses too have their allotted negatives and positives. The association of upachaya 3 and 11 houses with each other or with the 10th  have been found giving unprecedented rise to a person on the material plane. If the 6th ,another upachaya house has Rahu or a malefic, they give phenomenal rise to the person in their dashas but also give disease and disputes along with it. The 7th house though a maraka is the house of pada praapti (rise in life)  Since 3, 7 and 11 houses are kama trikonas(desires), they inspire and motivate a person to achieve but become obstructive for a person who has set moksha as his goal.

Since the 3rd house is right opposite the 9th house of dharma, the  potential fructification of the promise of the 9th house (one’s bhagya) can also be seen from here. The spiritual pursuits, the intent & mental inclinations can be seen from the 3rd house. The 3rd house unfolds the potential in a horoscope for worldly progress as also for converting those extra efforts for spiritual progress. An individual’s capabilities, talent, intent and effort all come from the 3rd house.

Communication the Life line
According to Maharishi Parashara the 3rd house governs updesh (initiatory instructions). Satya Jatakam too assigns voice to the 3rd house. Being the 2nd from the 2nd , as per Parashari principle of bhavat bhavam it should  govern all the matters of the 2nd house also which include vani (speech).The third gives an idea of an individual’s communication skills, so important in today’s career.  Since it is the interface between organization and the client which decides the success or failure of a business, the role of the 3rd house in the coming times with the introduction of 3G technology and the coming 4G would prevail in the foreseeable future could be revolutionary. In the Indian context the dasha of the 4th lord Sun in the 3rd house of the Independence horoscope and its likely impact on our country’s bhagya in the dasha of Sun and will give an opportunity to communicate our view point as a nation more effectively than ever before.
Dharma and Adharma
How you present and push matters in today’s world is what matters and this is also what the 3rd house reveals. The 3,7 and 11 combine to inspire and motivate to achieve and the 6th provides the ability to compete. People who bring a turnaround in a languishing giant to make it a fast moving company show a zeal represented by the 3rd house and a 3,6, 7 and 11 dominated horoscope. Ruthless go-getting attitude, grit and trouble-shooting behavior can bring success in management in today’s world. Not straightforward judgments and actions. These are not the houses of straightforward actions and routine. But, if one has set moksha as his goal these houses are rendered useless. The house 45,9 and 10 gain prominence then for the activity that credit your karma account and not the 3,6,7 and 11.

Life starts with dharma represented by the first house. The 2nd motivates us to consolidate and secure ourselves. The third brings desires in us and after exhaustion of desires it has to moksha represented by the 4th house Many of us are too late and miss the bus.

News Zone
Can 600 talkative millions revive the economy? The dasha of Sun-Moon-Venus in the Indian Independence horoscope has to bring to focus  the 3rd house which governs communication. Sweeping changes are already here for us to feel. Sun is the 4th lord in the 3rd and Moon is the 3rd lord.

Government is already richer by bounty of Rs 67,719 crores which has come from mobile service providers through spectrum sale. Tele density has risen to 53% from 39 % in 2009. Who says India is poor nation? We are talking rich! Nearly 20% of India’s 600 million cellphone subscribers possess mobile handsets, which are priced between Rs 2,500 and Rs 35,000. The potential is huge in this sector.

The Indian telecommunication industry is one of the fastest growing industry in the world, with 621.28 million telephone (landlines and mobile) subscribers and 584 million mobile phone connections as of March 2010. It is the second largest telecommunication network in the world.

As the fastest growing telecommunications industry in the world, it is projected that India will have 1.159 billion mobile subscribers by 2013. Furthermore, projections by several leading global consultancies indicate that India’s the total number of subscribers will exceed China by 2013. The industry is expected to reach a size of Rs 344,921 crore (US$76.92 billion) by 2012 at a growth rate of over 26 per cent, and generate employment opportunities for about 10 million people during the same period. According to analysts, the sector would create direct employment for 2.8 million people and for 7 million indirectly.

What is 3G
2G is short for second-generation 2G cellular telecom networks were commercially launched in 1991. Three primary benefits of 2G networks over their predecessors were that phone conversations were digitally encrypted, 2G systems were significantly more efficient on the spectrum allowing for far greater mobile phone penetration levels; and 2G introduced data services for mobile, starting with SMS text messages. After 2G was launched, the previous mobile telephone systems were retrospectively dubbed 1G.  

We talk about mobiles more than our car clothes and cuisine. We are assessed by the  model of our mobile and mobile messaging and conversation classify our talent. We discuss the mobile menace and  mobile towers of death and their silent killing by electromagnetic radiation. We discuss that they  cause everything from headache to Cancer but also discuss the 3G and new mobile handsets and search our pockets and sources to buy them. We surely cannot live without our mobiles.

The next is the 4 G Phone technology . Where will it take us. Perhaps to the dizzy heights where we throw the mobile and look for tranquillity and peace. A step from the 3rd house to the 4th house.  

From our April., 2010 Newsletter
" In our Newsletter of February 2010, based on direction from the Koorma Chakra and the transit of Venus in Gemini we had predicted that the Chinese border problem or the Maoists problem was likely to flare up between15th May, 2010 and the 1st week of June, 2010".

As predicted Gemini, an airy sign and Venus a vehicle (Venus in Gemini) caused trouble to vehicles. We witnessed the worst air tragedy of India  during the last 14 years in Mangalore. This was followed by Air India strike that left an already crippled PSU Airline in a dire state. This period had 8 near misses and collisions that were averted 14 days. All these hit the headlines. The PCPA a Maoists organization took responsibility for the derailment of the Kurla-bound Gyaneswari Express where hundreds were killed on 29th of May, 2010. Maoists observed black week during this period. On 31-05-2010 came the news of death of 30 in a bus fire after accident in Chittradurga, Karnataka.

The News of Maoists and Problems in India’s border states and neighboring countries in the eastern region dominated the Newspapers and Channels since 13th of May, 2010.

Thailand witnessed unprecedented violence. There was gunfire and deaths. Curffew lasted for a long time. The economic loss was colossal.

Guang Lang a Chinese national was arrested in Arunachal Pradesh. A suspected spy Liang said he entered India to avoid harassment by Chinese police.

29-May-2010 China raised the Tibet issue with our President said Tibet is a part of China News channels reported this has soured the state visit  and 60 years of diplomatic relations. The visit left a sour note. China snubs President Times Now reported on 29-May-2010. Chinese breach protocol during President Pratibha Patil’s visit China sought assurance of President on Dalai Lama.  

4th June, 2010 Fire in Dacca kills 100. 

Manipur Blockade is on the 53rd day. The earlier record of 52 days of blockade stands broken. Fuel is sold at  Rs.150. Essential commodities are being airlifted. The blockade is backed by militant outfits demanding greater autonomy.

May 21: Darjeeling Gorkha leader Madan Tamang, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL), was stabbed to death allegedly by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters. The situation is still tense.

Hyderabad, at least 23 persons were killed and three others missing as cyclone Laila wreaked havoc in coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh. The biggest ever red attack on civilians was on the bus carrying 17 CRPF personnel with civilians folled by deaths in Gyaneshwari Express.

Tension in Orissa over POSCO also figured in the headlines during this period. 

The civilian killings in the bus and Gyaneshwari by Maosists seem to be unitended. It was accidental that a Goods train came at that moment from the other side and that CRPF personnel boarded the bus in Dantewade. The breach of protocol by the Chinese was unexpected. What caused these? Surely Venus in Gemini.

Warmest summer in 100 years
Its time for the rain Gods to smile Global warming has come to stay . It’s a scorcher The News channel flash 47, 48 and 49 temperatures routinely. Earlier it was a headline when the mercury touched 45.

What is in store?

Monsoon is likely to be normal in the West and North of India. The South and South-East regions would face the problem of deficient rainfall. In addition to this hardship, in the coming months there wil be more natural disasters and man created disasters in the South and South-Eastern parts of India.   

India’s Growth beat estimates Government leaders, business barons and economists concur that the current fiscal will see economy growing at well over 8%. The economy is likely to zoom and also the stock market. There is no looking back this time. It is a march ahead.

Motivational Mantras: We are responsible for what we do no matter how we feel. Either you control your attitude or it controls you.

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