Friday, 2 February 2018

Relevance of Chakras in relation of Planets

Chakras are the energy centres in our body. The word “chakra” means “wheel”, which doesn’t means that these energy centres are in form of some kind of wheel, but as there is continuous flow of energy to and from them, which is both negative and positive in charge, so the connotation of wheel is associated. There are 114 chakras in any human body, but seven are paramount in their being, and these seven if activated to correct magnitude can trigger the stimulation and then corresponding activation of the rest 108.   We have seven main chakras and each chakra is located on a plexus (centre of a network of nadi, a very thin sprout of the nerves, which is virtually invisible to the human eye). These energy centres are responsible for keeping our physical and mental aspects in balance, and are solemnly responsible for the understanding the “unknown”. This subtle system is the same in every  human. What is different is how we use it and with what quality.

 To simplify the things for the masses to have an idea of the deeper concepts, the sages have associated these energy centres with a certain planet (mainly because of its virtue and the associated affects thus caused by it, both in blocked/ malefic, activated/ open form). Birth charts, which are formulated according to our date and time of birth, show the aspects of these planets as in when we were born and how they correlate with each other. While our birth chart defines our spiritual, physical and mental aspects, it also helps us see how the planets shape us and affect our chakras and energy body. Right from the first movement done in mothers womb to be born, all the contours are just manifestations of these energies resonating with each of us. However, that moment of our birth spreads over our entire life and gives us the responsibility to use “that moment” to the benefit of all humans. Only we hold the chance to make that moment perfect. We can feel that our life is part of the universe as we get to know ourselves and balance our being. The seven chakras within us is like a reflection of the entire cosmos and in it the solar system. In one sense, humans are a microcosmos of the macrocosmos. Therefore, universal energies symbolised with those of the solar system exist within us too. Now let us look at the correlation between the planets and chakras.



Our first chakra that is located beneath the spinal cord is called the Mooladhara or the root chakra. Mars, which is also the ruler of the sign Aries, governs this centre, the mooladhara chakra represents innocence, purity, pure childlike joy, wisdom, sense of direction and a strong connection with earth and life. If this chakra is strong within us, it gives us wisdom and decisiveness in our action, the ability to find the right direction in life and to make correct decisions. Among planets Mars represents friendly and kind physical strength and action. The energy of Mars is intense, natural and sometimes instinctive. Our action carries physical dynamism and courage with positive Mars energy. We live each day with the enthusiasm of a child and with fresh desire to discover life thanks to this energy. Mars rules a person’s private parts, apart from valour in astrology. Badly affected Mars takes a person to extremes. Similarly, the Mooladhara chakra governs the reproductive organs but its sensitivity is harmed due to extremes and things that are not innocent. We can feel the purity within us and have the desire to live accordingly as our first chakra becomes stronger.


Our second chakra, the Swadisthan, is located in our abdomen area and is ruled by Mercury. Mercury governs the signs of Gemini and Virgo in astrology. The most important function of this chakra is to break up fat cells in the stomach and provide the energy that is needed to renew white and grey cells in the brain. It also strengthens our thinking capacity. This chakra supports our sense of aesthetics and creativity in all fields. The ability to understand easily, come up with practical solutions to our problems in life and intelligence all come from this chakra. Mercury represents intelligence, the mind and creativity in astrology. Pure knowledge flows into our being from the Greater Consciousness with this chakra. Mercury serves as a bridge between the spirit, matter and mind. It rules fine arts and science. Strong Mercury energy in the birth chart can even connect the most complex thoughts and difficult concepts. People under the influence of this planet experience constant mental activity. This could give rise to an easily angered and impatient nature. The result is the same when we use the energy of our second chakra too much. A balanced Swadisthan enables a person to make healthy decisions with clear attention.


The third chakra is located in our stomach area, the Naval. This chakra represents satisfaction, balance, morality, generosity and the capacity to evolve. The ruling planet is Jupiter - the same as the sign that governs Sagittarius. Jupiter has a noble, generous, helpful and virtuous nature. It gives prosperity and increases everything – both good and bad. It is the planet of good luck. Our financial wealth is governed by this planet. Our third chakra gives us well being in both material and spiritual life. A good naval chakra makes us feel satisfied with what we have and helps us be very generous when necessary. The third chakra is like a house with two doors. Wealth enters through one door and spreads from the other, thus continuing the cycle. The universal energy provides us with all that we need and we do not ask for more. When it is functioning badly, Jupiter signifies an imbalanced and undecided personality. The person could indulge into fantasy and extremism in their thinking, up to the point of tyranny. The individual could incur debt and borrow without thinking. Such an energy would also make a person seek luxury. Jupiter governs justice, honesty, religion and philosophy. It can make a person moral, virtuous and honest by birth. Our naval chakra also represents these qualities. We manifest greater sense of justice and higher human virtues as this chakra develops. We seek spiritual evolution and ways to become better humans.


Our fourth chakra is our heart chakra which gives pure love, compassion, the quality of being a good parent, self confidence and detachment. Most importantly, our spirit is located in our heart and the spirit is nothing but love. Its ruling planet is Venus, which represents love, beauty, art and rules the signs of Taurus and Libra. A well-functioning Venus creates harmony and beauty wherever it is. It makes people feel nice. Strong Venus in a birth chart gives a person significant beauty. This beauty spreads from the inner nature of a person and reflects on the behaviour and attitude of a person. Kindness and sweetness enable us to create positive feelings within people and help us transform them. We feel more identified with our spirit as our heart opens. The energy of pure love that is awakened within our heart spontaneously spreads to our surrounding and sparks such feelings within the people around us as well.


The fifth chakra is called the Vishuddhi. Located in our throat area, this chakra helps us feel that we are part and parcel of the whole. When this chakra is open it makes us feel that we are part and parcel of the whole. We experience the feeling of being one with the universe, with nature and with other humans when this chakra is open. The ruling planet for this energy centre is Saturn. Saturn also governs the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. Difficult aspects of Saturn in our birth chart make us feel lonely in life. Saturn is like a disciplined teacher. The location of Saturn in our birth chart gives us tests in that area of life and helps us improve our weak points. It reveals the parts of human character that need to be completed. At times it limits, creates obstacles and makes initiatives useless. Saturn does this so we learn the lesson it is trying to teach. Once we learn and discover our limits, Saturn gives us stability, sturdiness and detachment. The fifth chakra also governs the ability to discriminate between right and wrong within us. During the testing times, we are able to use our discrimination power to understand what is right and wrong with the help of this chakra. This energy centre also gives us a witness state. It helps us to enjoy life while playing our role and witnessing all the tragedies and difficulties like a drama. The earth, the entire universe and planets play a role in this game and put it on stage. Saturn, when functioning badly, creates a pessimistic personality that cannot see the good things in life and feels sorry for itself.


The sixth chakra, which is located in the forehead, is called the Agnya. The ruling planet is the Sun. The Agnya chakra contains the ego and our conditionings. The Sun, on the other hand, forms our character and sense of being according to the energy of the sign it is located in. The keyword is “I”. The sign in which the Sun is located is our main sign and signifies the stage of evolution with which we were born on this earth as well as the lessons we need to learn in life. It forms our sense of identity. We all have different identities that make us unique. Our family, education, friends, world view, the teams we support, etc. However, they are all identities created by our ego. Our ego and conditionings cannot rule over us when our Agnya chakra opens. We perceive our spirit, which is a deeper identity within us. Within us we start establishing humility and the fact that we are pure spirit. Dominant energy of the sun in the birth chart can make a person dominating, conceited and egoistical. What blocks the sixth chakra is vanity, which makes a person feel superior to others.
Apart from this, forgiveness dawns within us as we feel the pure spirit within everyone.


The seventh chakra, our Sahasrara, is the fontanelle area on top of our head that was soft when we were small. The ruling planet is the Moon, which also governs the sign Cancer. The Sahasrara chakra is above all chakras and is made up of a combination of all the chakras on top of our head. The Moon governs emotions, instincts and our mind. The opening of the seventh chakra helps the chakras within us become integrated with each other and establishes a strong connection between us and the cosmic energy. This integration carries a person beyond consciousness. In astrology the moon defines the unconscious state of our character, in other words, it signifies an area beyond our consciousness. This unconscious state has always existed and it will always exist as it is the all pervading power that encompasses the entire universe. The Sahasrara chakra is a door that opens from our individual consciousness to the consciousness of the all pervading power. A strong moon at the time of birth makes a person sensitive, instinctive, creative, sacrificing, able to understand others and spiritual. The Moon also represents productivity, femininity and developed feelings of motherhood within us.
The personality has a changing nature in a birth chart with a dominant moon because the moon is the fastest to tour the zodiac. The energy it reflects constantly changes and flows. The moon also bestows a strong ability to adapt. Similarly, the universe is also constantly changing and flowing. When our seventh chakra is open and has established connection with the universal energy, we feel like a drop that has mixed into the ocean and that our being is in harmony with this great flow, and the transformation from a drop to the ocean itself, happens, its then that the process and the procedures are no relevance and value, as then the evolution takes a dimensionless state.

Planks of life- Past and Future

The medical science and other medical methodologies are based upon the age of the person for prescriptions, that is how and what is the medicine which the ailing body needs to administer for cure, but has there been a thought, how can the fever (as an example) be different amongst various age groups, child, adult and the old, whereas it is giving the same indications same affects on the body of the person, has this ever guided the fellow readers to a thought? If the afflicting infection is affecting the same organ, how justified or logical, it shall be to have different potency and different dosages, which also has disparity with the healing/recovery time, why?

The author along with its reader, would plunge and try and figure out, what is the difference, is there a difference in the organs (which is unlikely to be) or is it because of something else, a change or strength of the organ. Our body in general is also in a reactive state, which is, it “reacts” to the event, like, what we hear now has a time lag, the time which has been consumed for the sound waves who have been generated from someones mouth, displacement occurs, travels the distance from the mouth of the speaker to your ear drums, and then the signals are sent to the brain which decodes it for being able to understand, all this process has taken a time span, which may be very minute and meniscal but definitely has a value, and then the listeners body reacts as per the chemicals released by the statements understanding (emotions), the same is true if we reverse the chairs in the above example, the listener (you) becomes the speaker. As for the speaker to speak, issue a statement, a thought is generated (which itself is a reaction of how your emotions are for/with the person to whom you are issuing the statement to) and then those chemicals are converted into sound waves and then the same process, of carrying the sound waves to the ear drums and so on and so forth, but in either of the situation one thing is similar, that there is reaction to action (which in itself has incurred due to some reaction). All this if placed in simple terms, is that what we are reacting to in present has happened in the past, this is the mechanics of the body, organs and also in almost all the cases of the “brain” too, we react to things, and even in the example quoted in the first paragraph, the administering of the medicine is dependent upon the time span which the body has covered on earth, this may lead to the reason as to why in all the religions and faiths, there has been a pivotal mention, of living in the “present”and there have been innumerable measures which have been suggested for attaining the “present” state, living alone in higher altitudes, meditating and various similar measures have been enshrined in all the religious scriptures. But what is it that would be achieved, if really it would be, if making oneself be in the present state and not be in the past or future? 

Meditation, being popular and widely known, is taken as bench mark by the author to place forth, in trying to explain the paramount relevance of the “present” and how and what is achieved by meditating ( in its original texture and form, not as which is being articulated by the masters). In mediation, there is no object to be observed (for anything to be observed it has to happen, and happening is in the past not in present), but due to the mechanical nature of present day living of the societies, this ‘norm” has been altered, and newer distorted concepts have been hatched by the masters, and the significance of the soul has been changed to concepts of life. Meditation not the subject of the article, the author steps back and comes to the topic, as why there are reactions, instead of action? The body being a chemical factory, and the brain (emotions) being the conductor, is working in mechanical way, not the way it is designed to perform, which is why (as the author feels) there is distortion in the performance of the organs, including brain, which is termed as ageing. The brain, almost without any rest, is all the time reacting (past) or contemplating (future), but is hardly anywhere near the “present”, its virtue is quite similar to the pendulum watch, where the pendulum moves from one end to another strikes one end and then moves to another, but has no displacement, even the medical science terms this state of mind to be “monkey” mind which is always chirping and when this habit of the brain goes beyond a certain time, it emerges as “insomnia” in the physical body  . The author would urge its fellow readers, to try and live in present.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Plural or Vivid

All the religions and faiths, including the masters who claim to have solved the mysteries of the cosmos as how and why life is this way in the planet and also narrating fairy tales of the lives in other dimensions (if it may be so), have been talking and explaining what is it which is triggering life and also tagged connotations to the thing which happens to “leave” when the living is dead, and for explaining the reason for the thing to “go/move on” (if it really does) is expressed as time over, but the author would like its readers to sit back and think, if there is a thing which really moves on/goes, what is the reason for it to decide or choose to move on? Well there are ready made answers also provided, that it is there for a defined period and then it takes on other dimension, as in accordance to the deeds as performed in this form, which again, as a chain reaction, takes to another question, if everything is so well defined then where is the scope of the person to decide of which and how to perform a deed?  

Is there really something in that nothing (as 99% of the cosmos is comprised of no molecular energy, which means there is no form or dimension) which is defining the movement of these molecular structure, 22 trillion galaxies, constellations and stars, and our beloved earth being a micro spec in this 1% of the molecular representation of the cosmos. So there is really something who would be so emphatic upon deciding our lives its patterns and structures, or is it something too close that it has become insignificant for us to take its cognisance? The author would urge its readers to try and give a thought for the same, without clinging on to the narrated fairy concepts, by keeping in view that irrespective whether a person is aware of the reasons of the ailment, whether the person is doctor or not, the infection would behave in the same manner, like wise whether one is aware of how and what are the energies responsible for death or death like situations, the feel of the happening would remain the same. The renowned of the doctors have also died and so have the best of the masters of spirituality, which leads the author to think along with its readers, then what is the difference which one attains by the adopting the spiritual path, is there something which changes?

The author would like to plunge into this along with readers, and try to find a logic (if it may be logical to the present intellectual structure of the intellect), what is it which develops when the spiritual path is adopted and those systematic hymns are recited and repeated, do they lead to any change in the system, and if so, where is the change in the macro or the micro level. Lets take an evident and popular example which would draw us, the author and the readers, to the lines of journey without displacement, the journey within. There are many institutions, gymnasiums, which are guiding people to build up a good physique and have better muscular presentation on their bodies, but where do these muscles come from ( in normal course, else gelatine operatives are also an option), they come from within the person, which can be said these protruding muscles were always there within the person, but by adopting specific procedures, those dormant structures of the muscles have become active and have taken this form, likewise is there a “nothing” in everyone which is only realised when the procedures (vary from religion to religion, from faith to faith and from master to master) are expedited and its procedural enterprises are adopted, well it can be so, and author abstains from issuing any signatory remark, but would like its fellow readers (as the author is also reading while writing) to draw example from the above quoted body building quote, as every individual requires a specific set of exercise with a separate diet regimes for building up muscles, then how can the molecular behaviour be same, isn’t it a path which may seem similar to fellow on goers and the preceder, but leaves a vivid experience to each new dweller, which can be envisaged, amongst the many a people who are participating a religious gathering with utmost attention, they tend to have different shades of emotions after the procedural laying, as some cry, few are joyous, some tend to have relaxed to the extent of being sleepy and still others are energetic. Likewise, adopting the mode of meditation wouldn’t it also be leading to different structures of emotions,  so how can there be same set patterns for deciding whether the participant is on the enroute or has taken a detour, the author would like to leave its readers with a thought, where do you go in meditation and how can there be one universal feel only?