Sunday, 10 June 2012

Rajiv Gandhi: Black Swan In Vedic Astrology-Part 1

The birth data used for the calculation of this horoscope is: August, 20, 1944; Mumbai; 8:11 AM. As a young boy, I used to have only one image of prime minister, that was of Rajiv Gandhi in his hallmark white kurta and pyjama. Lets look at his chart as it qualifies for what you may call as 'Black Swan' in Vedic Astrology. His lagna, Moon sign, as well as the sign in which Sun is situated in the ascendant is Simha(Leo). Which means that he was manifesting Leo characteristics via his mind and body. His lagna Leo has a grand stellium of five planets, which are Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Moon. This stellium is the symbolic representation of his charismatic personality.

The only weakness of lagna is that it's very close to 30 degrees.

Atmakarka: The Jaimini Atmakaraka in a horoscope is the planet with the highest degrees in any sign. In this horoscope Mercury is Atmakaraka. Pandit Sanjay Rath has remarked on Atmakaraka rising. He says that Atmakaraka rising in the ascendant suggests birth in the royal family, whereas Atmakaraka rising in the navamsa suggests connection with the royal family since birth. Rajiv Gandhi was not only born in the Gandhi family but also became a prime minister, later on.

Not many planets are dignified by virtue of being in their own or exaltation signs, still the lord of the lagna Sun is situated in lagna, which makes this lagna a strong one. Leo is a fiery sign. Accumulation of so many planets in a fiery sign suggest a glowing charismatic personality, but his demise too, unfortunately happened in a bomb blast, which is fiery explosion. I don't know for sure if it really relates to his extraordinary stellium.

Maximum number of planets are in Magha, Poorva and Uttara constellations, which are respectively owned by the KKetu Venus and Sun, in the sign of Leo. Sun in the Magha spreads glorious rays and hence the noble birth of Rajiv Gandhi. There are many planets in Kendra but not many of them are exalted, still the peculiar stellium puts his horoscope in an extraordinary category.

His nnavamsaattests his peculiar lagna. Atmakaraka Mercury rises in the lagna whereas lagna lord Sun is situated in the sixth house which is a difficult house. Lagna of navamasa is 8th house from the sixth, therefore difficulty and opportunity both because of the sudden events. He was elected prime minister after sudden death of his mother Indira Gandhi and he died very suddenly in a bomb blast when he went to address an assembly in Tamilnadu. Mars and Jupiter are exalted in nnavamsa but Venus is debilitated and Saturn is in its own house.

Please read second part of the article here.

Introverts, Extroverts and Narcissistic Personalities

Absurd as it might seem, it has been my observation that a really introvert person would never suffer from narcissism, whereas an extrovert might suffer from it. The reasoning is simple in my opinion: Unresolved conflicts in the dark side of subconscious cannot get resolved in case of an extrovert, because he never has time to attend them. In case of an introvert(I am talking about a prototype, like Buddha) nothing remains unexplored, therefore there are no unresolved conflicts and complexes.

I don't know if there could really be an introvert in the ideal case who is narcissistic. Could the world frustrate an introvert who is narcissistic: True up to an extent, but it's really not because of the 'introversion' but rather because of 'lack of it'. Consider this: A teacher like Buddha, a full blooming flower of consciousness, if possible, is the final fruit of introversion. Such an individual will never blame the world around because his stable mind is always able to take into the account all causes of universe leading to the effects or say he is eternally aware of the chaos(lack of 'particular' causes.) Why an introvert might seem frustrated with the world is: He is not enough of an introvert. He has not yet looked deep enough inside and that is why the world seems like a hostile place.

An introvert who is suffering from narcissism might want to get lost into the wild because of loneliness and an extrovert might become a megalomaniac needing a very big stage to get attention of entire world. You suggest two possibilities of 'going into oblivion' vs needing big stage, but they're because you focus on morbidity of introversion versus extroversion. The introversion--in the sense I consider it, is nothing but looking at your thoughts and feelings with minute attention and not letting go anything unnoticed into dark of subconscious. Why it solves all your problems is--because no conflicts remain lurking in your subconscious looking for opportunities to get triggered. The real introvert would understand world and persons around him better than an extrovert because of the thorough study of his own feelings and thoughts. The psyche around you is more or less is like your psyche. If you could fully attend to yourself, you are capable of attending to anyone, because they're more or less 'you'; bundles of thoughts and feelings and life. A real introvert will be like a transparent being where no ideas meet with ego-resistance but just a reflection; in that sense, he becomes a mirror for others.   

Image: Buddha