DESTINY vs. FREEWILL & the power to alter the karmic life map with the help of Jyotish gemstones.
Karma is action. The choices one makes in life are Karma. For example if one is unwell, he has a choice to either go to a doctor or not. The act of going to the doctor is freewill, so even if it is destiny is to fall sick, it is freewill/karma to visit the doctor and overcome this sickness.
So Karma can overcome destiny to a certain extent. Our karma or the choices we make everyday changes our destiny every moment. So in times of difficulty we have a choice to either put it down to destiny and accept these difficulties or take matter in our own hand and try to change the karmic life map using paths that are listed out in the ancient and sacred Vedic texts.
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The ancient texts list out several paths to overcome difficulties in life, Adorning of gemstones is one of them.
For the paths that are capable of altering the karmic life map click here.
Destiny is forever changing based on the choices we make on a day to day basis. In all situations, life gives us a choice, and based on the choices we make, the destiny changes.
One must also realize that most of us do not even fulfill our destiny because of the choices we make; thereby proving that destiny is subjective to the choices made by us. One can safely conclude that destiny is ever changing, and as per the sacred texts the only 3 things that are pre destined are-the time of birth, the partner for marriage and the time of death.
Planetary Gemology is one such sacred science that offers insight into overcoming difficult situations and altering one’s karmic life map. To understand how this is possible it is important to understand a little about astrology.
Let us go into the basics of astrology.
A birth chart consists of 12 houses. There are 9 planets according to Vedic astrology.
Aries and Scorpio are ruled by Mars.
Taurus and Libra are ruled by Venus.
Gemini and Virgo are ruled by Mercury.
Cancer is ruled by Moon.
Leo is ruled by Sun.
Sagittarius and Pisces are ruled by Jupiter.
Capricorn and Aquarius are ruled by Saturn.
With the above only seven planets out of the nine planets own signs. The other two RAHU and KETU are shadowy planets and do not rule any sign.
The planets are divided into two groups.
It is important to note that each group of planets own six houses each.
Since the ancient texts state that Ketu is like Mars, and Rahu is like Saturn, they are grouped accordingly.
While analyzing a horoscope one must always remember that the owners of house 1, 5 and 9, which are trine houses and considered the most potent and auspicious houses in one’s horoscope, are considered the most potent planets.
And no matter what the ascendant any one group, either group 1 or group two, will own these planets. That is to say that if the ascendant or house number 1 is owned by say Mars, then houses 1, 5 and 9 will belong to the group that has Mars that is the first group.
Let us analyze this by ascendants.
In the Aries ascendant, the 1st house is owned by Mars, the 5th house is owned by Sun and the 9th house is owned by Jupiter. Note that all the 3 planets belong to the same group.
In the Taurus ascendant, the 1st house is owned by Venus, the 5th house by Mercury and the 9th house by Saturn, again all the three planets belonging to the same group.
In the Gemini ascendant, the 1st house belongs to Mercury, the 5th house by Venus and the 9th house by Saturn.
In the Cancer ascendant, the 1st house is owned by Moon, the 5th house by Mars and the 9th house by Jupiter.
In the Leo ascendant, the 1st house is owned by Sun, the 5th by Jupiter and the 9th by Mars.
In the Virgo ascendant, the 1st house is owned by Mercury, the 5th house by Saturn and the 9th house by Venus.
In the Libra ascendant, the 1st house belongs to Venus, the 5th house to Saturn and the 9th house to Mercury.
In the Scorpio ascendant, the 1st house belongs to Mars, the 5th house to Jupiter and the 9th house to Moon.
In the Sagittarius ascendant, the 1st house belongs to Jupiter, the 5th to Mars and the 9th to Sun.
In the Capricorn ascendant, the first house belongs to Saturn, the 5th to Venus and the 9th to Mercury.
In the Aquarius ascendant the first house belongs to Saturn, the 5th to Mercury and the 9th to Venus.
In the Pisces ascendant the 1st house belongs to Jupiter, the 5th house to Moon and the 9th house to Mars.
From the above analysis one can understand that in all the cases the trine house lords belong to the same group.
No matter what the ascendant is, the group that owns the three trine houses, i.e. the 1st house, the 5th house and the 9th houses will own 6 out of the 12 houses in a horoscope.
This shows that 50% of life is taken care of by the planets that are favorable in a horoscope.
This is where the Vedic science of Astro-gemology comes into play.
BY strengthening the favorable planets by wearing their respective gems, one can empower them to fight against the malefic and negative effects of the unfavorable planets. For example, during the Major period of planets that are unfavorable in one’s horoscope, one should strengthen the Lagna lord, or the lord of the ascendant house, which will ensure protection during these malefic periods.
There are even cases, where even though the planets of the trines are strong, but the DASHA or Major period is one of the enemy group, and the planet whose dasha is operating is placed powerfully, in such cases even gemstone of the planet can be considered, although after careful analysis by a competent Astro-gemologist.
Through the help of astrology one can understand that although certain aspects of life are decided by the Gods at the time of birth, God has also empowered us with free will to make choices in life that can overcome many difficulties through the adorning of favorable gemstones.
For gemstones to work, the most important conditions are that the gems have to be fully natural, unheated and untreated and should be free of the flaws mentioned in the ancient texts.
And what aspects your gem should fulfill click here.
So what are you waiting for? Make the choice to alter your Karmic life map with the help of the ancient Vedic science of Astro-Gemology and create your own destiny!
Gaurav Kapur is a certified Planetary Gem Advisor from PGA Thailand and at present is a consultant at Gemstoneuniverse.com. He is also a certfied AJP from the GIA-Gemological Institute of America
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