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Soma in the 27 Nakshatra
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Nakshatra: Solar vs. Lunar astrology
In practice, the solar component Of historic Jyotisha (the 12 solar signs and houses) is easier for the modern mind to to manipulate, due to its fairly rational structure.
the lunar component - 27 Nakshatra and their Vaidik deity rulerships - is much less rational, and much more complex and subtle.
Understanding and making predictions with Nakshatra astrology requires an intuitive knowledge of deity personalities and acceptance of their background role in shaping human affairs.
Nakshatra values in Jyotisha prediction
Judgments from Chandra lagna are essentially readings of the Astral level of personality . What is often called the"astral plane" in English refers to the subtle but tightly structured psycho-emotional particulate patterns which are embedded in the multiple-body entity of a human being, and which determine the human emotional response to life.
Although Chandra's rashi, bhava, incoming drishti, yuti graha etc. are all essential considerations in predicting events based on Chandra's rulerships in the solar divisions, the Jyotishi who wishes to know the native 's psycho-emotional motivations must contemplate the Moon's Nakshatra .
Both radical-lagna and Chandra-lagna Nakshatra should be considered when evaluating the native 's psychic filters.
The filters are constructed from Accumulated parallel life emotional memories
Nakshatra attributes define a rather fixed array of programmatic , typically reactive, responses to life's experiences.
This subtle orientation is so ancient, intuitive, reactive, and subconsciously embedded that the native oneself may not be aware the of the way in which one selects and screens one's own psychic experiences. However whether the native is aware of their subtle identity or not, the Chandra and janma Nakshatra sets active limits on core identity and serves to structure the personality in ways that ultimately direct all the major choices in the incarnation.
Interpreting the Nakshatra influence of Vaidik deities in modern life
In this materialistic age. it is more typical for the native to simply"feel"a general guidance and sense of direction in a non-specific and typically unconscious way, rather than to be in direct communication with the disembodied spiritual personalities that are actively collaborating to shape one's life path through the Nakshatra delineations.
Due to materialistic modern belief systems, most people cannot independently detect the presence of their own psycho-emotional bodies. Much less can the average contemporary human detect the reach-out-and-touch proximity of those deities large and small with whom the human in unconsciously interacting every day of their life. Unfortunately if one is not aware of the activities of guiding spirits one cannot undertake collaborative program changes. Therefore Nakshatra delineations will indicate a level of fixed"destiny" limitation for most people.
It is of course possible to be much more aware and articulate of Nakshatra effects which are powerfully energized by these 27 deities and multiple sub-deities. Once the awareness is in place one can negotiate the limitations with the supervising deities, and Nakshatra no longer define the limits of psycho-emotional movement.
Practice considerations, using interpretive language
As the Jyotisha tradition has been received in this early part of Dwapara Yuga, an individual's Nakshatra -based"psycho-emotional specialization" is essentially delineated according to the portfolios of the various deities and divisions of labor in Vaidik culture.
It is not easy to translate this ancient set of cultural categories into modern lingo.
Unless the native is particularly reflective or has been raised in a culture that specifically recognizes the traditional Nakshatra boundaries, the native may note nothing more specific in their psychic life-response pattern than a sense of defined being-ness in an ocean of responses to life.
Nevertheless, the Jyotishi knows through study that every native has a strong tendency to interpret one's experience through the filter of the Nakshatra . Because Nakshatra influences are so fine and subtle, their power to control the subconscious motivation will interpenetrate all solar actions and ultimately determine what a native can or cannot accomplish in the outside world.
Spiritual vs. Psychological
Due to the constraints of modern belief systems, the Jyotishi will often resort to a psychological rather than spiritual explanation of Nakshatra influences.
hose capable of holding a spiritual viewpoint will notice that the Nakshatra are territories of particularly deities, who control their turf rather vigorously. The deities are highly organized and productive. Their purpose is to advance human civilization and typically this occurs at a fast clip.
It is not necessary to accept the limitations of Vaidik literary culture when striving to understand and communicate with the Nakshatra deities. One may establish a natural and intuitive relationship with the governing deities without being constrained to the Vaidik (or"hindu-ized") view. Rather, one can discover the deities' attributes quite independently, through reflective and self-referential meditation. They may look and act quite differently through different cultural frames of reference.
At the higher levels of consciousness, the practicing Jyotishi will recognize a need to be aware of and willing to participate with their plans for any given individual, some of which can be read through a close knowledge of Chandra and janma Nakshatra .
It can be a major positive contribution to an individual's welfare to show them the Nakshatra path and their place upon it, and to help guide their communication with the primary deities who regulate that portion of the path. This can be a huge step up in spiritual consciousness for the person who is ready.
It is always beneficial to have a devotional relationship to the spiritual lords of the Moon's Nakshatra, and a small altar for this purpose should ideally be maintained.
Nakshatra Psychological interpretation
In general practice, few clients actually are ready for the direct spiritual approach. More clients are ready for the psychological approach e.g. the language of behaviors, motivations, trauma response, etc. Psychological interpretation is overall more acceptable to most natives than direct psychic communication with spirits.
It is true that the psychological approach is incomplete and not entirely accurate. Human lunar programming is profound. Yet in practice it will be more pragmatically helpful for most natives to understand their Moon's Nakshatra and janma Nakshatra in psychological terms and not confuse people with tales of lunar civilizations and so forth.
Being psychological then:
the Nakshatra defines a small set of core motivations, repeating behaviors, tastes, abilities, and expectations which are simply carry-forwards from parallel life identities.
Functionally, Soma's Nakshatra creates a psycho-emotional filter which defines a limited range of self-concept and pre-determines certain tastes, motives, and abilities.
For example, the native with Chandra in Azvini Nakshatra may have a past-life history of intense communication with quadrupeds particularly horses, and a knowledge of physical medicine for people and animals.
the native 's medical and sports orientation is based on many lifetimes of continued development of this particular span of knowledge and experience.
Highly self-aware natives may notice that, due to the ever-present guiding influence of the Azvini Kumaras (a pair of active adolescent fix-it boy twin deities) in their lives, the native is always missing one's twin (whether one has a real twin in this life or not) and that they love and crave the taste of honey.
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