Vakra * Vakragati * Vakri
Chesta Bala = Effort and Endurance
Krzywy Domek (Crooked House) in Sopot, Poland
Sanskrit Vocabulary for Vakra:
|UPAGRAHA in vakra* retrograde |
B.V. Raman , A Catechism of Astrology. p. 18
|retrograde * vakragati * vakri|| |
Astrologers opine variously on the matter of " bent" course of the planets. When a graha reverses its normal forward movement and goes apparently backwards, it is called vakragati = retrograde.
| Q: What is the real effect of a vakri planet (malefic / benefic)?
Some say a planet in vakri is not good and some say its okay and fine.
Some say that retrogression makes a planet strong
Some say a nichhaplanet or a malefic being vakri is very good and vice-versa (so does this mean a benefic like Guru being exalted and vakri becomes weak?)
Vakri = Positive or Negative?
The overall meanings of vakra are neutral in terms of phenomena of nature -- e.g., the bend of a river, curly hair, or a fractured arm -- but negative in terms of moral action:
My own view is that the vakri status gives endurance, stamina, and an extra push of willpower from the native who knows that the job is going to require some extra output.
If the graha is "bent on" doing evil, then the extra effort added to the evil-doing will simply increase the unhappiness.
But if the graha is fundamentally good via some traits - via perhaps bhava-lordship, or parivartamsha status, or nichha-bhanga, or otherwise well destined -- then"vakri" motion will contribute to a favorable outcome"over the long haul".
Retrograde planets require the task to be done three times.
Retrograde graha (eventually) produce a stronger effect.
|What about retrograde Shani uttama in kalatra-bhava?||retrograde * vakragati * vakri Shani is extremely strengthening. |
Shani forces repetition until the karmic lesson is understood; and retrograde graha also enforce repetition.
Kendra-7 is a splendid placement for uttama-Shani suggesting loyalty to a contract and long-term success in making deals and bargains albeit with slow and steady behavior never a fast success.
Whatever lessons about time, age, carefulness, neutrality, scientific method, government, social institutions, public norms, structure of reality etcetera (Shani things) that must be learned (major karma is building trust in relationships) it must be learned three times (retrograde * vakragati * vakri).
|famous examples||It might be useful to look at some famous examples, particularly from public figures who have lived a full life, to see what if any results occurred during the period of their retrograde planets.|
India-PM 1917-1984 Indira Gandhi
Her power grew slowly during Guru Mahadasha.
Did the work require more effort due to Guru's vakri status?
Perhaps it could be speculated that without the chesta bala life-force effort produced by the vakri graha, one might have been a more visible public figure during these years.
file update: 23-Feb-2017
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