Vedic astrology is like a multi-dimensional home across the street: from the front door, it may have a beautiful garden and be kept up but when you go to the back, you may see piles of garbage and a back-porch that is falling apart. When you go inside, the kitchen may be beautifully finished but the bedroom is torn apart and under construction. You may think that the occupant is a wealthy wonderful person but when you meet him he may shares his emotional fragility and his mental anguish and tells you about his abusive childhood.
Over the years as you get to know your neighbor, he remodels the house and backyard and gets landscaped and remodeled, finishes the bedroom finally but the kitchen stays in deep disrepair. After years of spiritual practice and therapy by the best astrologer in Kolkata, he seems to be a different person.
Suddenly he gets this idea to physically move his house across the country because he wants a new life and in his new location, he repaints the house and puts in water features and new landscaping and he feels like a different person and his life works very differently on the West Coast and his relationships suddenly work but his career suddenly falls apart as well as his health.
From this example of the house, there are so many dimensions in our life that can be seen from our multiple charts and timings. Our natal chart is what we came in with when we were born but it is constantly shifting. A good astrologer has to blend the complex and multiple layers of one’s life to get a complete picture of what is happening and these include: different planetary periods or dashes, moving away from one’s birthplace, perceptions of how others see us vs. how we see ourselves, our mental and emotional states, our physical material existence, the planets ruling our soul and our soul chart, and the rulers of our fields of life including career, spirituality and so much more. This is our overview article and at a later date we will go into more detail:
PHYSICAL BODY AND PERSONALITY: The Natal chart is called Rashi Chart. Based on the constellation and rising sign coming up on the Eastern horizon when we emerge from the birth channel, this snapshot does imprint all of our karma and create our personality, physical world, and set up all our multiple perspectives on our life. It reveals the self or ego or the outer expression and body o a person and reveals different temperaments from Aries to Pisces. Our Lagnaand the ashes or signs of the zodiac are much more about our physical world and how it manifests.
EMOTIONAL/MENTAL BODY: The Moon Chart is based on what sign your moon falls and the moon’s nakshatra. This chart reveals more of our emotional nature and how our emotional body reacts to the world and reveals much about our happiness, state of mind, family life, and relationship. The house and sign location of the moon, aspects to it, the waxing and waning nature of the moon, what lunar day you were born on all our determining factors that reveal your emotional nature. If your moon is in a benefic sign owned by Venus or Jupiter you are going to be mentally more optimistic than if your moon is in a sign owned by Saturn. A weak moon aspected by Saturn or Rahu or Mars will make one prey to emotional disturbances and how one react to the world. The Vedic culture pays an enormous amount of attention to the Moon chart. All the basic elements from the Panchanga including tithi, Karana, nakshatra, Nithya yoga all influence your emotional make-up. The Moon sign reveals your personality and mental configuration and shows the level of prana, health, and disease. Moreover the moon sign reveals your thought and thinking and awareness and consciousness.
MENTAL BODY: Nadi Nakshatra Chart: The Impact of the Fixed Stars: The 27 constellations of the zodiac impact the mental body and the higher and lower energies that it daily struggles with. They also indicate the emotional chaos, unhappiness, and sorrow that we struggle with daily according to the best astrologers in India. The nakshatras or constellations deal with karma which is stored in the mind which is continually changing from the transits of the moon through the 27 constellations every month. What constellation your rising sign hits impacts your emotional and mental body. From this perspective, we see the mental body and how the mind works either with the soul or against it and it indicates intuitions and blocks. What planets are in what constellations or fixed start and their owners and personalities reveal a whole hidden matrix and complex interactive personality that can be diagnosed? This is sometimes called Nadi Nakshatra. I prefer to the Matrix of our hidden personality or mental make-up. While something may have the potential to manifest well in the physical chart, if the mental chart has blocked, then our beliefs in its manifestation may obstruct it. The Nakshatras that the Atmakaraka is placed in, the ascendant and the ascendant lord’s nakshatras, the Sun and the Moon’s nakshatra interact with the complex mental matrix and create a mental web of Consciousness.
HIDDEN TALENTS: Navamsha Chart or 1/9 divisional chart reveals the working of our soul and the past life talents we have carried over and the nature of our spouse. The trines in the Navamsha chart and the planets in them show us what talents we bring into the world. Sun in the 1st or 5th or 9th in the chart may have a strong desire to be a singer. The rising navamsha sign may reveal the hidden qualities of the personality. I may be Scorpio rising but I am Virgo rising in the Navamsha chart and my life is so much about healing and service and gardening than you would ever see if you just talked about Scorpio. The D-9 chart also reveals so much about our life path in terms of dharma, artha, kama, moksha and whether we have an orientation toward being a protector, an orientation toward solid economic footing, a desire for relationship and communication, or a desire for teaching wisdom and finding liberation in this world. While we pay attention to the outer world of the Rashi chart more, the inner world of the Navamsha chart is more important for what we manifest in the world and what is our soul’s inner experience.
OUL CHART: This chart reveals the journey of the soul and how the ruler of the soul expresses itself. How this chart relates to the natal chart, which planets it conjuncts, how it connects to the Sun and the Moon will indicate how the soul expresses itself. This chart reveals how our godliness. Whether the soul’s desires are fulfilled or unfulfilled in this life is expressed here. Potential talents and desires are shown here but whether they manifest or not is connected to the complex interaction between the Rashi, Navamsha, and Karakamsha Rashi Chart. These charts are a 3D Chess Board and have to be analyzed in this way.
LIFE PURPOSE CHART: Karakamsha Lagna in Rashi Chart: This chart reveals the soul’s purpose and how it manifests in the material existence and the difficulties it faces in its journey. The famous astrologer in Kolkata finds this chart the most revealing for a soul’s purpose and what it is meant to do in this life. For example, even if I am Scorpio rising, my Karakamsha Rashi chart is Gemini rising with a stationary Jupiter and Ketu place there and hence my truest soul’s purpose is teaching spiritual knowledge and Jyotish and being a Jyotish educator. This chart in comparison to others can reveal whether the soul will achieve its desire.