Friday, 11 May 2012

Why There is No Universal Appeal?

Some of us are entertained by action, some by humour, some others by drama and some others by mystery, suspense or thriller. It's not very easy or wise to isolate things which entertain into genres, because there is no such thing as pure action or pure mystery. However, if you try to determine it for yourself, you will come to realize that some genres entertain you and affect you in a more profound way than others do. For example, I have a penchant for mystery, suspense and thrillers. I also like to watch history, action and humour but mystery has been the favourite genre for me since my childhood days.

What exactly shapes our affinity for genres which entertain us the most? It's not true that a person who is very mysterious would love mystery, neither I feel that a martial man;-a man of action is most likely to love action movies. What then, is actually the crucial factor which determines the distinct proclivity of a person as far as entertainment is concerned? I don't have an answer to it, therefore I would like to speculate for a while and would love to hear your ideas about it.

To decide about the genres, in TV and cinema, which entertain people most, all you have to do is to get an inventory of all the movies and TV shows released in recent years. This inventory is very likely to suggest you about the demand of genres in recent years, more so, if you concentrate on what has been liked by the public, i. e. most highly rated shows and movies. In order to decide it for the whole twentieth century however, you would have to make an exhaustive list with painstaking and meticulous effort, which is not a very difficult task to do.

Depending upon what has been a general trend over here, in India, especially in Bollywood, it's my conjecture that action packed dramas and humour mixed with musicals has had the most powerful share in the production. But TV is ruled by the drama because most of it is consumed by the housewives. A certain fraction is devoted to the detective or horror stories.

Does it mean that there are very few who really like mystery, suspense, thriller or horror, compared to other genres, for entertainment? Such a conclusion would be too far-fetched with such a petty analysis in my humble opinion and that is why I need to think more about it before coming to a conclusion and I also need to take help from empirical data. Your ideas are most welcome, feel free to share.

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Osho: The Black Swan in Vedic Astrology: Part 2

Please see this post for continuity. 

The lord of the stellium Jupiter is situated in the sign Cancer. Jupiter in Cancer is an auspicious placement in any nativity in general. Jupiter in the sign of Cancer makes a person loquacious. Osho was a great orator and even after his death he left a copious amount of literature as legacy. Jupiter in Cancer also makes a native prudent, well mannered and popular. Jupiter in the third house is getting aspects from Mars and Rahu; these malefic aspects make Jupiter a bit aggressive. Jupiter in the house of courage makes native a very bold and courageous individual. Since third house is also the house of publications and quick communications, Osho's speeches got published extensively and he travelled all his life. Jupiter exalted in the third house of younger co-borns made Osho fortunate in respect of having many younger siblings who helped him in his journey of life. 

Jupiter as a lord of 11th house, placed in the 3rd house, which is fifth from its own house is a good placement for connections and trades, but since it owns the eighth house, its placement in a house which is eighth from eighth is not good for the longevity of the native. Exalted Jupiter in the third rashi house aspects 7th, 9th and 11th houses, which makes Osho fortunate in business alliances foreign places, philosophy and in international connections.

The stellium in the sign of Sagittarius, in eighth house of death, sex, mysteries and inheritance, on one hand make him a great Guru, mired by scandals, and on other hand it makes him not so fortunate in many other departments of life. All of the planets in the eighth house aspect the second house of speech, mouth and languages, which is why he had such great mastery over the language. 

In spite of his genius in Philosophy and Mysticism, he is not revered much and his name often causes ridicule as soon as you mention it in public, because he was an obstinate dare devil, a taboo breaking spiritual figure in the twentieth century. Stelliums in Kendras( in houses 1, 4, 7 or 10) suggest a very high public profile, if other factors in the nativity support, but stelliums in difficult houses hint towards a difficult life. Osho lived dangerously and died furiously. 

Jupiter is not only the strongest planet in the chart of Osho, but it's also Atmakaraka--significator of soul. Atmakaraka is the planet which has highest degrees in any sign. Sage Jaimini says  that Atmakaraka in navamsa lagna can indicate about the real goal of a person. In Osho's chart you can see that Atmakaraka Jupiter is situated in the sign Pisces with Ketu. Sage Jaimini says that a person whose Atmakaraka is located in sign Pisces in navamsa indicates a person who does pious deeds and attains final liberation after death.

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Osho: The Black Swan in Vedic Astrology: Part 1

The birth time used for this analysis is 17:13 PM, birth place Kuchwada(Raisen, Madhya Pradesh, India), Birth Date Dec 11, 1931. Lets start with the Lagna Kundali, which tells you about the disposition of planets in various signs in Osho's birth chart. The ascendant rising is Taurus( lord Venus) about 21 degrees 32 minutes, in the Rohini nakshatra which is owned by Moon. It makes native a bit fond of publicity, a little attention seeker. Pluto is placed in the sign of Gemini. Jupiter is in its exaltation sign Cancer, though it's not in deep exaltation. Neptune is placed in the sign Leo. Kethu( South node of Moon) is placed in the sign of Virgo. Sun is placed in Scorpio, the sign of its friend Mars. Rahu ( North node of Moon) is placed in the sign of Pisces.

Lagna Chart: 

The most peculiar feature of this horoscope is a rare stellium of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Moon in the sign of Dharma and Philosophy; Saggitarius, in the eighth house of mysteries, scandals, self-transformation, Tantra and inheritance. The lord of the sign Saggitarius in which stellium occurs, is Jupiter, which is in its exaltation sign in the third house of horoscope, though not in deep exaltation, as stated earlier.

Lets focus on the nature of this stellium in Osho's chart. The stellium has five planets, which suggests that most of the karmic energies in the chart are devoted to strengthen a few matters in the life of this native. That's why the stellium of four or more planets in the charts of natives are considered to confer 'Sanyasa Yogas', the combination for renunciation. This stellium occurs in the sign of Sagittarius, which is a fiery, pious, sattvic sign and signifies Dharma, Philosophy and mysteries. This suggests that the native had karmic energies for religious and philosophical matters. The stellium in the eighth house suggests that native has done effort for self-transformation, Tantra and might recive much inheritance and might get involved in scandals. 

Stellium has planets Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Moon.

Mercury: 13 degree 29 minutes in Sagittarius in Poorvashada nakshatra.

Saturn : 28 degree 33 minutes in Sagittarius in Uttarashada nakshatra. 
Venus: 19 degrees 15 minutes in Saggitarius in Poorvashadya nakshatra
Moon : 22 degrees 19 minutes in Saggitarius in Poorvashadya nakshatra 
Mars : 8 degrees 7 minutes in Sagittarius in Moola nakshatra 

The rulers of the lunar mansions for the planets in the stellium are Ketu Venus and Sun. Most of these planets are in the nakshatra of Venus. Venus, the lord of the lagna is in its own nakshatra which makes it very strong, though it is in the sign of Jupiter which is not its friend. The planets in the stellium act as the filters for the lords of their nakshatra, therefore, most of the planets are likely to give results of Venus, Sun and Ketu in this stellium.

This stellium makes the eighth house of horoscope strongest in certain regards but does not confer longevity to the native. We would discuss it in detail. On the whole though, this stellium suggests a mystic with a great philosophy. This individual is a great orator because the lord of the house in which stellium occurs is Jupiter, in its exaltation sign. Jupiter is Guru as per the Hindu mythology and it has the power to transform lives of disciples of this native because of this mighty stellium in the house of self-transformation. The lord of lagna situated in the eighth house suggests a very learned individual.

Please refer to the second part here.

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