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LET’S END THIS DEBATE RIGHT NOW. ASTROLOGY; SCIENCE OR FICTION? WHY?
The answer is very simple, firstly let us understand what astrology or ‘jyotish’ is (which is also the Sanskrit name for an astrologer). In simple words, jyotish means “Science of Light” and it is a study of the relationship between the Sun and Moon in your birth chart. It is now well known that we feel extremely positive on a full moon or ‘Poornima’ and go through our low phases during a new moon or ‘Amavasya’. This can become more evident when you are born with a weak moon as well, for example, if you are born on the new moon, you will feel extremely depressed, but the benefits of the full moon are not evident since predominantly you have a weak moon issue, which causes fickle mindedness and leads to depression and suicidal mentality. The concept of high tides and low tides is based on the phases of the moon and let’s not forget our body has 60% of water content and the Moon is a watery planet! The sun, on the other side, represents your soul with you have been created. I keep mentioning during my consultations that the soul is the oldest thing in our body and was there before we got our human body and shall remain after we are dead and buried! So, in conclusion, we all agree that life is a battle between what our mind says (Planet Moon) and soul (Planet Sun) accepts. We all do things in life since our Mind pressures us, but deep inside we know our soul disapproves! It’s science and purely logical, provided you have learnt from a Guru and not mugged up from books and hence, the birth of LOGIC HAI!
WHEN DID YOU KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT YOU WERE MEANT TO DO THIS?
I was born in an Indian Brahmin family and Yagyas and Poojas were a daily affair and there were a few astrologers around but frankly, I was never impressed since they did not talk in a logical manner, neither did they predict anything that would sweep the rug from under my feet. Later, at an airport I met someone who told me that my girlfriend at the time would marry her boss and I would be an international celebrity and teach this ancient art all over the world, since my soul carried knowledge from the past three birth! His first prediction was perfect and that was the start of my journey. Later, I ordered books and when I used to open astrology books, I used to feel like I’ve read them before and preempt accurately as to what would be on the next page. Few years later, I was in the Himalayas studying this ancient art and in my first class I understood the practical use of this science, which was very relevant in the corporate world and when my Gurudev told me that I have fantastic combinations to learn and teach this science, I was sure that I wanted to learn this art in detail and heal millions of souls and seek their blessings!
TELL US AN INCIDENT WHEN WHAT YOU SAID MADE A REAL CHANGE
With consulting and teaching clients globally, there are many instances wherein this art has helped me help others, but there is one incident that is at the top of my list. In my initial learning days, I was approached by a mother who had a child who could not speak and she had travelled to every astrologer and doctor without any success. During my consultation, I explained the journey of her daughter and accurately explained as to why she was going through the trauma. Her question to me finally was, “Kaartik, will she speak again?” I looked into her eyes and told her confidently that the Saturn Dasha- Ketu Antar Dasha, which was 8 months from the time we met would be the time she would speak again. Eventually, I got busy with my life and forgot about this, only to find after 9 months the mother/daughter duo at my doorstep. I clearly remember the child’s words. She said, “Thank you uncle, for helping me”, I could not hold my tears and I did cry like a baby because I’d understood the real meaning of “Tears of Joy”!
ASTROLOGY IS PREDICTIVE – IS IT ALSO CURATIVE? EXAMPLE?
I believe in the philosophy “If there is no solution, what’s the point of discussion”. In the same manner, if I can’t remedy a problem, then what is the point of all the time spent in the Himalayas! I would take the example of Moon with which I started my debate. Let us consider a native that has a weak moon and is fickle minded and indecisive; it is obvious that the moon is not strong and a positive trigger is needed. Since the Moon is a watery element, we need to increase water and milk content for the moon to be positive. The sign in which the Moon is placed plays a very important part and the gemstone of that planet can make the moon feel secured and slowly, you see that the person is responding differently. We will be talking about the use of gemstones in detail on Logic Hai with Kaartik Gor on 21st May at Melia Dubai, is a workshop that will help you understand people around you better, learn the history behind gemstones and how they can be effectively used as a karmic amplifier. People will also be able to understand how to build their image to ensure financial and emotional success without copying anyone, since every soul has been created different. This one is not to be missed. May 21 at the workshop of LOGIC HAI.
GorSometime, transits are very bad and can cause financial or emotional loss. As couples, we all go through low phases and at the time very close to divorce, transits can cause distrust in a marriage or business partnership and a good consultant can surely help them in such tough times. In the case of marriage, I highly advise my clients and reader to walk regularly at the beach with their partner since planet Venus (Project Manager for Marriage) is exalted in sign called Pieces which rules the oceans. Now you see why a candlelight dinner by the beach side always works! Like this, there are many remedies but since every soul has been created differently, I tend to avoid “general” remedies and star signs, which are too generic.
PLEASE AS CLEARLY AS YOU CAN, COULD YOU DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE PLANETS AND THE STAR SIGNS? WHAT IS MORE PERTINENT AND WHY
Okay let me simplify. Star signs are like your villa and planets are tenants in the villa. Sometimes the owner himself stays in the villa and sometimes he rents it out. When a tenant stays in his own villa or gives it to his friends, it is called as “good placement of planet”, since the planet is comfortable and happy to live/work from there. If the tenant and owner are at logger heads, it is not a comfortable position to handle, which results in conflicts. So when a planet is in ‘enemy’s sign’, for example, Mars is in Cancer, it is not comfortable since the principles don’t match. In the example I have given, Mars is the Army Chief in the planetary roles and the Cancer sign rules compassion and Army chiefs are trained to have no emotions and go for the kill! Looking at the birth chart, it is very easy to identify a souls’ blessings and pain areas. I see myself educating readers going forward and explaining these concepts that are currently made complicated in a logical and simplified manner.
AND NOW FOR THE BIG ONE. CAN YOU PREDICT WHEN A PERSON WILL PASS AWAY?
This is one of the rarest secrets we were taught in the Himalayas and were told to use very rarely and not teach anyone, unless the student is dedicated for five years at least, since it also affects an Astrologer’s health. I remember when a very famous Indian politician was shot by his brother and everyone was praying for his health and fellow Astrologers were predicting when he would recover, I was the odd one out. The date I was giving was off by one day, but the politician did not survive after 13 days of fighting with death.
This question also takes me back to my mother’s trip to Dubai.
After knowing I had learnt a lot, she wanted to know about her death, but I flatly refused. She insisted and I had to succumb to her emotional drama and wore the Astrologer’s hat for her and told her that she will not be able to see Saturn’s transit which was due in 8 months. I also told her she would breathe her last in water and at a spiritual place. She travelled to the pious land of Jagannath Puri and then went to Ganga Sagar and expired on her way back in the boat. Since that day, I usually avoid questions related to ‘longevity’ unless it’s extremely critical.