EYE ON ASTROLOGY: ATMAKARAKA–JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
The nice sage, Maharishi Parashara, had a devotee known as Maharishi Jaimini who did commentaries on a few of Parashara’s supplies. In these days there may need been a 2-3 hour discuss and it was remembered by a sutra that was memorized. Jaimini wrote these down and created the Upadesa Sutras. I’ve been obsessive about the richness of Jaimini astrology and its non secular orientation and have launched into some superior research with it and discover it very satisfying to check.
One of many key ideas is named the Chara Atmakaraka, the King of the chart, which is the planet with the very best variety of levels in your chart besides Rahu if it’s the lowest variety of levels. The purpose of the Atmakaraka is to information the soul towards self-realization by purging obstructing tendencies and the outcomes of karmas that harm the progress of the soul. The Atmakaraka is the ruler of this incarnation and has a particular position. It’s related to the first home giving it that benefic high quality but additionally the eighth home creating deep and stunning karmic classes past expectations. Here’s a checklist of fundamental classes that it teaches if it’s the highest diploma (or lowest with Rahu) in your cart. KN Rao’s custom feels there are solely 7 Atmakarakas and doesn’t embrace Rahu whereas Sanjay Rath’s custom from Orissa consists of Rahu.
The teachings of the Atmakaraka are sometimes associated to the qualities of the planet concerned however they usually require studying the darker extra bothered qualities. They’re deeply related to the teachings of this incarnation. The particular that means of the Atmakakra shall be coloured by the signal that it’s in, the home, the nakshatra, the place within the Navamsha chart, and the place of the moon. This may require hours of research and could be very thrilling for pinpointing the aim of the soul’s journey on this incarnation.
Here’s a thumbnail abstract of classes to be discovered by the planet in your chart with the very best variety of levels ( or lowest for Rahu) :
Solar: Studying humility and overcoming delight and self-importance. The Solar likes to be the focus (take Leos) however when Solar is the Atmakarka it has to study to ask for assist and notice that it has flaws and is much from excellent. They could be annoyed of their want for fame and energy and success and have to understand that it’s okay to be a staff participant. The Solar is commonly too over-powering in relationships that it might burn others rapidly and the teachings are sometimes studying how one can pull of their photo voltaic flares and their ego and study to be in a relationship and let others in.
Moon: The necessity to study compassion and sensitivity for others. There’s a continuous fleeting seek for happiness as a result of the moon is altering indicators each 2.5 days and this creates restlessness. Typically this could manifest in altering relationships or in search of the perfect companion and the important thing lesson is to take pleasure in each companion that you simply expertise and never assume that the subsequent one shall be higher. There’s a continuous seek for peace of thoughts and questing however they’re by no means clear the place they’re going and want to simply discover happiness within the current second. The lunar day you’re born on, whether or not the moon is waxing or waning will notably affect this one.
Mars: Training non-violence in speech and motion. The lesson is commonly studying to just accept defeat, be affected person, and even be bored which isn’t the character of Mars, who desires to beat. Humility shall be essential. This soul usually has to study the upper features of Mars which is to battle injustice and oppression however not by means of bodily or verbal violence. The wars that Mars should battle are interior wars, fighting repressed anger and there’s a must study to harness that vitality for the great of others. Discover a strategy to channel your burning fireplace inside into train and repair and don’t let it seethe and burn you up.
Mercury: Talking the reality and speaking solely that which is uplifting. This implies shifting past gossiping and being cautious to affiliate with the correct folks and never get influenced by the mistaken crowd. Mercury Atamakaraka might are likely to over-analyze the whole lot so shifting past the mind and into the center is essential. They should study to belief their instinct and cease questioning the whole lot as this by no means results in peace. As a result of Mercury is mutable and takes on the planets it connects with, Mercury Atmakaraka can turn into fairly complicated. A key to Mercury Atmakaraka is studying to pay attention and never misread others so taking listening and communications lessons shall be essential for this soul’s journeys.
Jupiter: The native should assume the position of the protector of others as a mum or dad or trainer. These folks might not wish to educate however that’s their mission on this planet. They are usually very smart and might faucet simply into the Guru inside and so they naturally turn into advisors and lecturers however they usually lack the boldness that they’re ok to play that position. They should belief their talents and information folks once they ask. As a result of Jupiter is the Karaka for husbands, gurus, and youngsters, ladies particularly may have life-long journeys and challenges with husbands and youngsters. Normally, this requires acceptance moderately than wanting to alter others. If Jupiter could be very bothered, it could create know-it-all personalities that finally fail so studying to be humble in serving to others and realizing that you simply have no idea the whole lot or can know the whole lot is essential.
Venus: Studying management of the bodily passions and extreme sensual experiences and studying to grasp relationships. It is a highly effective Atmakarka as Venus AK is sort of a genie who can manifest their needs and desires however just like the tales within the 1001 Arabian Nights, you need to watch out about what you would like for. For males, this AK can educate you to just accept imperfect spouses and study to manage your passions and preserve your very important sexual energies and that is usually key. There could be battles round love and emotion as a result of Venus is a water planet so will probably be essential to grasp your feelings and notice they’re all the time altering and can by no means really feel full. and pleased with one other companion.
Saturn: The planet of struggling has to learn the way to not give ache, grief, or sorrow to others and sometimes takes on the struggling of others and has to discover ways to share their burdens. It is a troublesome Atamakaraka as a result of it often can result in a substantial amount of struggling in life after which the bottom line is to take all of that have and assist others and elevate their burdens. The purpose of Saturn Atmakaraka is to maneuver past struggling and notice that by means of meditation and repair, you’ll be able to transfer off the wheel of karma. If Saturn is powerful within the chart, then Saturn AK might be able to cope with grief and struggling with a way of detachment with nice stoicism. Saturn is the planet of accountability so should face these duties with bravery and proceed to undergo life. A weak Saturn AK ie in Aries could also be topic to exhausting labor and will shun accountability and has to study to work exhausting and face accountability. A part of the journey of Saturn AK is unburdening the pains of the previous and childhood and letting go of the previous and accepting the difficult nature of life. God by no means promised that this incarnation can be a picnic on the seashore.
Rahu: One has to undergo from the deception of others and sometimes finds himself cheated and betrayed thus the native has to discover ways to be pure and sincere and easy. This Atmakaraka is generated if Rahu has the least diploma in your chart, usually 0-2 and there aren’t any planets at 28-30) Ketu just isn’t included within the scheme of eight as a result of he’s all the time guiding the soul towards liberation. Typically Rahu AK might undergo shock and sudden occasions and betrayals, disloyalties, and thefts. The important thing lesson is to proceed to belief God and your path ahead and ask forgiveness for the hurts you might have finished to others as Rahu AK could be very karmic. One has to study to curb ambition, be moral, and management the senses and needs. Rahu has a really non secular facet so turning to meditation is all the time key. One has to study that needs are by no means full within the materials world and solely within the Divine Self can the happiness it seeks be accomplished. As a result of Rahu can have a substantial amount of unconscious worry and emotional storms, it has to seek out stability in meditation or be a ship with no sail tossed by the waves. As a result of Rahu is coloured by the planets it’s conjunct and the signal it’s in, there are a lot of flavors of this distinctive Atmakaraka
The home, constellation, 1/9 division (navamsha), planets aspecting the Atmakaraka, and even the devas at numerous levels will additional coloration the qualities and classes of the Planet of the Soul or Atmakaraka.
When one goes into the deepest roots of astrology, one discovers its deep non secular essence and goal to information the soul to liberation and moksha off the wheel of karma.
Particular because of Sanjay Rath and Komilla Sutton for his or her glorious educating on this topic.
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