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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rahu/ketu peyarchi in 2011

This is about the transit of mean nodes of the Moon (Rahu/ Ketu) on June 6, 2011.

Why different dates are shown for this peyarchi and which is correct?

You might find different dates for transit on the web - some because they follow vaakya panchanga without the relevant correction as recommended by siddhanta works in astrology and thus may give the Rahu-ketu peyarchi on 16th May 2011, while some modern softwares may give date as May 3, 2011 due to the fact that they are calculating based on True Lunar Nodes. It is to be noted that mean node actually represents Rahu as it is the thing that is always retrograde as per nature of Rahu/ ketu -the Chaaya grahas. The True Node sometimes even goes direct and its progression is not uniform! So, for astrological purposes, it is more correct to consider the mean node for transit calculations - which is what we have done. Based on such reckoning, Rahu-ketu peyarchi (transit) is on June 6, 2011 at 4-57 p.m. IST.


For those born in Mesha rashi (vedic Moon sign in Aries), Rahu transits the inauspicious 8th house and ketu transits the inauspicious 2nd house from rashi. There could be obstacles to goals, strained relationship with relatives, fruitless journeys or travelling to distant lands, anxieties due to relocation, delay in getting funds released for auspicious purposes, etc. As Jupiter’s transit is already sensitive and anxiety-inducing, and Saturn’s transit after November 2011 is also mediocre (with the only saving Grace being that the tough Jupiter controls the tough Saturn until May 2012!), this Rahu-ketu transit is quite tough for Mesha rashi natives.

For those born in Rishabha rashi (vedic Moon sign in Taurus), Rahu transits the 7th house and ketu transits the rashi itself. Transit of both nodes is difficult and much caution is need in all activities. Be diplomatic and guarded in your interactions with members of opposite gender, and be careful while taking new medicines. Health may be below par for elderly natives of this sign - including possibility of allergy to medicines or sudden bouts of illness that are not easy diagnosable.

For those born in Mithuna rashi (Moon sign in Gemini), Rahu transits the auspicious 6th house from Moon sign giving success over rivals, and success in all activities. However, transit of ketu is not auspicious as it is in the 12th house from natal Moon sign. So, the results will be mediocre - the good and bad results balancing each other out. As these natives are supported by good Jupiter transit, they can have average to slightly above average results till May 2012, and somewhat tougher phase after May 2012.

For those born in Kataka rashi (vedic moon sign in Cancer), Rahu transits the inauspicious 5th house. Women of this sign who are in the family way should undergo regular medical check-ups to rule out complications; relationship with close family members may come under strain. However, the transit of Ketu - in the 11th house from Moon sign can give good gains and career progress. Thus both good and not-so-good results are indicated by this transit. Those appearing for competitive examinations, or have critical appraisals coming up must back themselves by taking extra hard efforts, as Jupiter’s transit is tough for this sign till May 2011, and Saturn’s transit also gets tougher after November 2011.

For those born in Simha rashi (Vedic Moon sign in Leo), Rahu transits the inauspicious 4th house. Health of elderly relatives - especially mother or mother's father/ mother may cause concern. There could also be relocation related anxieties or wearisome journeys due to professional reasons. Ketu's transiting the 10th house indicates possible good luck in some major projects after strenous efforts. The effects can be said to be mediocre as Rahu and Ketu give different results based on this transit. As Jupiter’s transit is excellent now, and sade-sathi influences will be over by November 2011, these natives can expect reasonably good effects until May 2012, and slightly downgraded effects after that.

For those born in Kanya rashi (vedic Moon sign in Virgo), Rahu transits the auspicious 3rd house from natal Moon which can give good results and long awaited breakthroughs in life. Auspicious events can materialize for those who have been waiting for wedding bells to ring for a long time. Ketu's transit in the 9th house is slightly challenging for health and overseas prospects - while it is also good for spiritual pursuits and visit to Holy Places. The tough transits of Jupiter and Saturn simultaneously indicate that these natives must guard against themselves (i.e. own decisions or temperamental behavior spoiling things). A spiritual outlook and patient approach will serve them well.

For those born in Tula rashi (vedic Moon sign in Libra), Rahu transits the inauspicious 2nd house while ketu transits the inauspicious 8th house from natal Moon sign. Health could be the main victim of such transits. Regularity in dietary and sleep routines, besides regulating the type of food consumed can go a long way in protecting your health. You must follow the rules of the road carefully while driving, and also be ready to take avoidance actions if the fool at the wheel of the other vehicles come your way impelled by fate – because there is accident-proneness due to this transit. This is a sensitive transit for Tula rashi natives; luckily, the current transit of Jupiter is auspicious for your sign and so the situation will be manageable if you are careful in all activities and avoid unnecessary risks/ impulsive moves in life until May 2012. You should be more careful in the period after May 2012 in all matters.

For those born in Vrischika rashi (vedic Moon sign in Scorpio), Rahu transits natal Moon sign while ketu transits the 7th house from natal Moon sign; this transit is challenging for Vrischika rashi natives. You should avoid taking impulsive decisions; domestic peace may be marred by unnecessary arguments/ anxieties. Health of self and elderly relatives may cause concern. Please note that already the transit of Jupiter is tough and Saturn will also begin its sade-sathi influence from November 2011 making it a sensitive transit of nodes for this rashi which is usually immune to adverse transit of nodes. Patient approach to all matters, regular prayers, and timely handling of issues without procrastination are the keys to handle this influence successfully.

For those born in Dhanus rashi (vedic Moon sign in Sagittarius), Rahu transits the 12th house from natal Moon sign while ketu transits the auspicious 6th house from natal Moon sign. Rahu's transit can cause finanace related controversies, unforeseen expenditure, wearisome journeys and heavy workload at work, possible relocation, etc. Ketu's transit influence helps in overcoming rival activity and can promote gains by overcoming tough challenges. So, the results are mixed for you. The good transit of Jupiter now, and that of Saturn after November 2011 will make the effects of this transit a slightly above average one cumulatively.

For those born in Makara rashi (vedic Moon sign in Capricorn), Rahu transits the auspicious 11th house from natal Moon sign indicating removal of obstacles to auspicious events, success, good gains in business, etc. Ketu's transit over the 5th house can cause some anxiety regarding younger family members, trouble from secret rivals, occasional problems of liquidity for businessmen, and possible ill-health for self or other close family members. Thus the results are mixed for you.

For those born in Kumbha rashi (vedic Moon sign in Aquarius), Rahu transits the 10th house from natal Moon sign, while ketu transits the 4th house from natal Moon sign. You should guard your reputation zealously as there is possible risk of scandals arising out of undesirable association. Health may also be below par. You should be extra-careful in all activities. Students should avoid unnecessary distractions to get good grades. Career luck will be mediocre and success is possible only with hard and conscientious efforts.

For those born in Meena rashi (vedic Moon sign of Pisces), Rahu transits the auspicious 9th house and Ketu transits the 3rd house from rashi - which is auspicious; So, those born in Meena rashi have a good influence based on the transit of nodes this time. You are further supported by good Jupiter transit till May 2012. Even ashtama sani after November 2011 won’t negate the good effects entirely – because ashtama sani transit can even trigger vipareetha Raaja yoga influences for you. You have a good spread of dinner on your tables and unless you spoil it, your party is likely to go great in the near future!


Please note that the above results are general and this influence is just one of the many factors that impinge our life...These will be moderated by the effect of transit influences of other major planets and also the directional influences unique to your charts. To some extent I have touched upon the altered influences caused by transit of other major planets in this write-up, but to get the real impact of Rahu-ketu transit unique to your sign it is always best to consult an astrologer who has consistently caught the pulse of your chart correctly and guided you correctly (a family astrologer – like a family doctor is always best in guiding you as long as you have chosen the right person for that important role!; there are some influences that are unique to individuals which an astrologer who is constantly guiding an individual will be better aware of!)


Those who are under adverse Rahu-ketu peyarchi influences (especially those born under Mesha rashi, Vrishabha rashi, Tula rashi, and Vrischika rashis) should perform remedies to overcome the possible malefic influences. Worshipping Goddess Durga on Tuesdays/ Fridays, and Lord Ganesha on Chaturthi days will be good remedies for such natives. Also, if you can manage, you may visit shrines like those at /Shri Kaalahasti, /Tirunaageshwaram, Thirupaamburam, Tiruchengode, etc. for remedial prayers (you can visit any of these). Sethu snaanam will also give relief from trouble caused by nodes.

We are organizing special homams on the occasion of this Rahu-ketu peyarchi on June 6, 2011 at my newly purchased apartment at Uttukaadu village in Kanchipuram district (called Koti kshetra - where a single performance gives manifold times the results when austerities are performed so much that Lord Brahma descended to Kanchipuram when He had to perform 1 crore havans!). Mahaa Ganapathy homam, Durga Sooktha homam, Prathiyangira homam, Rahu beeja homam, ketu Beeja mantra homam will be done on that day. Those who are interested in participating in these for remedial purposes may click on the donate button below this write up to participate in the homam as sponsors.

Rahu-ketu Peyarchi austerities
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Please indicate the name of the person, nakshatra, rashi, and gothra for inclusion in the homa sankalpa. Those who are residing in Kanchipuram, or feel you can attend this homam in person, please give advance intimation regarding your personal participation in the homam so that we can arrange hospitality. Others may take part in this homam on an in-absentia basis. Please note that we will not be sending the homam prasaad, or holy ashes by post to anyone due to ritual purity concerns; inclusion of your name, gothra, nakshatra, and rashi detail will automatically make you recipient of the benefits of this homam. If you are staying out of chennai and wish to sponsor this, please do so only with this attitude in mind.

May Divine Grace bless all our members.

Astrological and Remedial consultant

A note on plagiarism of my articles! (If you don’t want to read this, you can skip this part it is not related to Rahu-ketu transit as such; But I thought this write-up is the best place to write about that matter – because Rahu-ketu are wonderful impersonators who first began the act of impersonation in august assemblies by stealing the nectar of gods! And there is astrological concordance in putting this portion of the write up that attacks plagiarism in the end of this article on Rahu-ketu transits as a mark of "respect" to those masters of illusion).

I find that unfortunately in this world of open web and internet, astrology / astrological writing is becoming a profession where plagiarism is rampant; some wonderful articles are just copied in parts and edited by cut-paste specialists who masquerade as astrologers or spiritual writers, and so, there is risk of being taken for a ride by such con-artists who have no understanding of the articles that they publish in their name. They build their reputation as “astrological experts” or spiritual experts by copying others’ articles initially – and then claim “I don’t know what I write! I am influenced by my spirit guides who told me to write like this; possibly the other astrologer was also having the same Spirit Guide!” For the record, I believe that I am influenced by none except the Maharishis of yore, the Goddess of Speech, Lord Shiva who Captivated me in an inexplicable manner right from my young age, and Gayathri Devi whose mantra I recite religiously. So, my articles are not influenced by any other “entity”, or “ghost”, or “spirit guide” – and people who claim they are taught by spirit guides can’t excuse themselves on that count – because their Spirit guides also have no right over what I write – because they did not help me write my articles. My Lord Shiva is so versatile that if He had influenced them also, He would have definitely given them the intelligence to put their ideas in different words than mine!

I have had the bitter experience of seeing parts of my own articles which I churn out with much thought being plagiarized (copied and used by others without my permission) with no reference to my name and used as “introductory parts”. For example, you will find that the introductory part of this write-up which I wrote explaining why there are different transits in vogue was first written by me during one of my Rahu-ketu transit articles in previous years; some websites have shamelessly copied that and have added their own interpretations on the transits after that write-up giving the impression that the whole writeup was theirs! They could have at the very least made mention of my name while using parts of write-ups.

I do understand that the concept is general and based on astrological common sense, and anyone with expertise in astrological calculations and understands them can mention that – but then they could have mentioned that in their own words instead of copying my write-up introduction line by line, word by word, and then putting it for display under their site’s name with no reference to me. When some of my clients/ regular readers pointed this out to me, I just said that I will get back to them in my own style by shaming them in front of the world in my blog and leave it at that! (I was already aware of the sites that resorted to this practice because I use copyscape in my blogs and any copy of my articles is detected then and there by me!) –This is what I have done now! I am not mentioning the names explicitly, but those who have copied like that know it themselves and I am sure they will be reading this write-up of mine also ….so, I would wait to see if such people write to me and apologize (if they have done it unintentionally) and then correct themselves by learning to take the permission of the writer before using parts of his/ her write up, and provide back links to the writer’s web pages/ blogs (thereby giving the credit of the write-up to the writer fully). If they had done it intentionally, I have no worries….because karma is a dangerous game and those who try to cheat in that game will get caught in their web themselves and I need not waste time on such people in any way. They are not worth my time and effort to get back at them (by filing complaints to the servers that host them or tackling them by cyber laws)…, I would prefer the Universe and the ever-alert Divine Forces to handle this as they deem it fit.

On this note, I wish to add that there are some brilliant writers who have used portions of my write ups in their articles with my explicit permission - some include persons like Shrimati. Jayshree Saranathan who have used certain portions related to Kula Devata/ Ishta Devata from my write up - for noble purposes in their own blogs. I have nothing against such people who have used their brains and have used relevant portions from my write up for good purposes as long as they continue to get my permission and refer to those portions of the write up as "Pandit Dakshinamoorthi's views on that." (or simply: "courtesy Pt. Dakshinamoorthi's write up" - and a link to that write up!)

I am also actually indebted to the spiritual persons who have often circulated my articles on Ekaadashi to their other spiritual-minded friends with the motive of helping them observe such austerities. Such people are actually helping me in my mission of trying to help people observe spiritual practices with this blog as the channel. So, such persons need not feel delicate in any way about what I have written here (sharing a person's write-ups after attributing it to that person is not plagiarism at all!)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vaikasi Visakham festival on May 17, 2011.

Dear Members:

The auspicious Vaikaasi Visakham festival is celebrated on May 17, 2011. This is the birthday of Shri Subramanya (also known as Skanda, Kaartikeya, Muruga, etc.). He had His Genesis from the Third Eye of Lord Shivaa (as many of you might be aware, the Third Eye is the symbol of Wisdom and Divine Knowledge/ Powers). Thus Skanda is the perfect Gnaana Moorthi - as He had His Genesis from the flames of the Third Eye of Lord Shiva Himself. He manifested to destroy the evil forces headed by Soorapadman and his brothers who had a boon that he can be destroyed only by a son of Lord Shiva. Worshipping Lord Skanda on this auspicious day will help us to destroy the demons of our mind and personality - like anger, lust, and delusion (In fact mystic experts opine that the demons Soorapadman and his brothers signify Aanavam, Kanmam, and Maayai - and Lord Skanda signifies Absolute Knowledge and Wisdom which can vanquish those evils).

Reciting Skanda Sahasranaamam, Subramanya Bhujangam (By Shri Aadi Shankarar), Kandar Anubhooti (By Shri Arunagirinaathar), Tirumurugaarrupadai (by Nakeerar), Tirupugazh (By Arunagirinaathar), Kanda Shashti kavacham (Shri Baala Devaraayar swaamigal), and such other devotional works on Lord Skandaa today will be auspicious.

Those who can't recite the elaborate scriptures mentioned above may benefit by chanting simple names such as
1) Om Skandaaya namah (to improve physical strength).
2) Om Kumaaraya namah (for progenic happiness)
3) Om Valliimanavaalaaya namah (for success in romantic matters and good luck in marital life)
4) Om DevasEnaapatayE namah (for overcoming the evil designs of enemies).
5) Om SkandaGuravE namah (for getting Divine Guidance).
6) Om Shakti hastaaya namah (for getting Divine Protection).
7) Om Shiva Gnaana Desikaaya namah/ Om Gnaana Panditaaya namah (mastery over esoteric knowledge)

This is an auspicious day to get deeksha into beeja mantras related to Shri Kartikeya from suitable Gurus(there are shadakshari mantra, Panchadasaakshari mantra, etc. on Lord Skandaa that should be chanted after initiation).

Worship of Lord Skandaa can be a good remedy for Sarpa Dosha and Mars dosha in horoscopes, and can bless a person with peace and prosperous life materialistically, and Divine Wisdom - spiritually.

Special poojas are being conducted on this occasion at our residence at chennai for Universal Welfare.

Members of paaraayanam group please note that you will be automatically included as honorary beneficiaries in the poojas done today.


Astrological and Remedial consultant

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mohini Ekaadasi - May 13/ 14, 2011

Dear Members:

The auspicious Mohini Ekaadasi falls on May 13/ May 14, 2011 this year.

It is to be observed on May 13, 2010 by those living in Countries of the American continents, Europe and middle East Asian countries.

Smaartha Ekaadasi (for those adhering to Shaivite traditions) for those living in India is to be observed on May 13, 2011.

Vaishnava Ekaadasi (For those adhering to Vaishnavite traditions) for those living in India is to be observed on May 14, 2011.

For rest of the world (countries to the East of India like Bangaladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, East China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, etc.), it is to be observed on May 14, 2011.

This is a fast that is believed to give relief from sufferings arising out of our sins of previous births.

May our members observe this fast as per their abilities and become recipients of Divine Grace.

Blessed be.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Akshaya Trittiyai on May 6, 2011

Akshaya Trithiyai vrattam falls on May 6, 2011 this year for the entire world.

This is an auspicious day when Lord Brahma started Creation in the beginning of the Chatur Yugas. Today is Kruta Yugathi. Lord Parasuraama's Jayanthi is also today only. Venerating Lord Parasuraama who vanquished the rulers who had forgotten the ethical ways of conducting affairs of the state today this year is more apt for those countries going for elections now (especially India!). May His Grace destroy the influence of the vested interests and corrupted-beyond-redemptions politicians of our land, and subtly pave the way for fresh blood with fire of idealism to enter the public sphere. (I know practically the situation does look grim for such hopes - but then, we are asking for a Miracle - and why not? when He is willing to always to listen to us!!!!)
This is a very important day for spiritual aspirants. This is a day when siddhis (yogic powers) seek out sincere aspirants! Arjuna obtained Pasupatha Astra, Lord Shiva got Biksha from Annapoorani to remove his Brahmahathi dosha, and various devotees have also got siddhis on this auspicious day.

Kshaya means destruction; akshaya means - that which does not get destroyed or that which is ever increasing. So, any auspicious activity that we indulge in today will have manifold benefits. Those who are performing mantra japas should capitalize on this wonderful day and energize their mantras. Students can consider joining new courses (including summer courses on music, martial arts, swimming, painting, etc.).

This is a day when any activity can be done without regard to usual taboos of vaara, thithi, or nakshatra dosha. Any act of charity or donation done on this day will give manifold results. So, you may consider donating money to charities of your choice (it can be as little as Rs.1/- to a poor beggar on the street! The amount or to whom you donate is not important....but the attitude with which you offer the donations is most important). Now a days, there is an unnecessary business fad promoted by commercial establishments about "purchasing" gold/ silver/ other valuables (I think Platinum ads are also making headway recently in the tube!). Though it is true that purchasing auspicious articles on that day will prove good, it is definitely not correct to do such purchases with "borrowed" money or on debts, just on the belief that purchasing something on that day is good. You can purchase valuables with your own money if you have saved for them. Borrowing money just for purchasing on that day is definitely not recommended because, your "borrowing" might become akshaya is it not???? (Just my logic!!!!)Of course, if you have been planning to purchase some valuables with your savings for sometime now, you may consider purchasing the items on this day. But, mere purchasing valuables on the Akshaya trithiyai day is not going to magically alter your fortunes. I request our members not to fall into that superstitious trap that has gained currency now-a-days.This day is more about learning, acquiring wisom, performing acts of merit and such other Higher Purposes rather than mere acquisition of valuables. This day is too precious to be spent on standing in long-ques outside jewellery shops! Instead, consider visiting a nearby temple and doing some cleaning work on the premises, volunteering in a hospital, donating blood to a blood-bank, donating old clothes or sweets to Homes for the destitutes/ old persons, or taking blessings from elders in your family or community.

We will be performing special poojas for Universal Welfare on this day at the KOti kshetra - Kanchipuram (the Blessed Land where the performance merits of austerities are multiplied by crore times!) in the Kaamakshi amman temple, and all our Paaraayanam group members will be included as special beneficiaries of this on a honorary basis.

May all our members derive immense spiritual and mundane benefits by this austerity, and above all, become recipients of Divine Grace.

Blessed be.

Astrological and Remedial consultant

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jupiter transit - May 8, 2011

Jupiter's transit into Sidereal Aries in 2011

Jupiter enters Sidereal Aries sign on May 8, 2011. This transit is good for those born under the following Moon signs: Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces. The transit is tough for those with Moon signs in Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Aquarius.

As usual we will be performing special havans in connection with this Jupiter transit. We intend to perform Medha Dakshinamoorthi homam, Shri Lakshmi Hayagreeva Homam, Sudarshana Homam, Dhanvantarai homam, Brahma Gayathri homam, Sapta Rishi homam, Brihaspati moola mantra & Brihaspati Gayathri homam on May 8, 2011 - the day of the Jupiter transit as per Drig Ganitha calculations.

Those who are interested might participate as sponsors might do so by clicking on the link below:

Various sponsorship options
name, nakshatra, rashi, gothra

Please note that those who sponsor the homams/ poojas need to come in person to get the prasad or holy ash of the homam. In case you are unable to attend the homam on the specified day, the inclusion of your name, birth star, rashi, and gothra details during the homam/ pooja sankalpam is deemed as "in=absentia" participation from your side. The homam prasad/ Holy Ash will not be sent by post due to ritual purity reasons.

Read about detailed reading for each Moon sign and specific remedies applicable to each sign for this transit by clicking on this link

Blessed be.

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