Vedic Astrology - "More work and more guardian!" Are we sure?

Phe more I work, the more I get. But are we sure? We often associate earning money with working hard. This mindset can lead us to become greedy. Greed is one of the six enemies that block our evolutionary path, as is excellently explained in the sixteenth chapter of the Bhagavad-gītā. In our minds we think, "the more I work, the more I will earn," "the more I will concoct devilish plans, the more I will get what I want," "the more I will sink the people around me who stand in my way, the more I will have position, prestige and fame." In reality, this mindset - that willy-nilly we have acquired from the ultra-competitive society into which we were born - does not serve our interest, because it completely ignores several essential points of the "law of karma."

Two Karma Databases

For example, the following will have jumped out at us. people who do nothing from morning to night and yet they have everything they need and sometimes much more. Aren't they a paradox according to this theory? Shouldn't they be poor and under a bridge?

On the contrary, have you noticed People who work from dawn to dusk, who have to work multiple jobs to support themselves, yet can't make ends meet? Doesn't that seem strange to you? For the theory of "the more I work, the more I earn," shouldn't they all be rich nabobs?

Vedic Astrology comes to our aid in answering these questions, explaining that "work" e "gain" are two compartments karmic different. That is, we have two databases: one that determines how much and how we will earn; and another that determines How, when and how much we will work. We can say that I have: (1) a work karma e (2) a karma concerning earning. And these do not necessarily coincide. In fact, the examples we gave are precisely an example of a mismatch Of these two karmic reservoirs.


Role of Destiny

Each of us has a destiny (more or less fixed) and, at the same time, a certain degree of freedom of action called "free will". By acting now we are creating our future destiny, but at the same time-at this exact moment-we are "sorbing" the destiny we have created by our own past actions. It is this destiny that forces us to: earn a little, average or a lot; and work a little, the right amount or have to work a lot.

The Fortune To Have What We Want

First aspect to consider: sre we lucky or unlucky in this life? A person's good fortune-which is obtained because in previous lives one has practiced ethics, morality, been dutiful and respectful toward others-is seen from the regent of House 9 (9L). First major teaching: acting well-in ethics and compassion-always brings good results that will pay off in due time by giving us a 9L positioned in a favorable situation.

Depending on the position of the 9L in the yuga-rāśi (the signs associated with the 4 cosmic eras) we have 4 possibilities: a) I get more than I can wish for; b) I get what I want, simply by wishing for it; c) I get what I want by working hard to get it; and d) I don't get what I want even by working hard.

Here, the writer of the book "The Secret - The Secret" (which explains that we can have anything we want simply by asking the universe for it) probably belonged to category "b." But know-as Vedic Astrology teaches us-that it does not apply to everyone....


Ability to Change

In the astrological chart, the Houses that indicate the possibility of changing one's destiny are called upacaya, the Houses in which karma is created:

  • the House 3 indicates the effort we put into the things we do;
  • the House 6 indicates the service we do to others, and the inner enemies (greed, anger, greed, arrogance, attachment and envy) that we must face in order to advance in life;
  • the House 10 is the particular kind of actions we take, the work we do and the attitude we have toward success;
  • the House 11 represents the friends and groups we attend, because our associations greatly affect our existence: "birds with the same wings fly together," "tell me who you go with and I will tell you who you are," "he who goes with the lame learns to limp."

If we are looking for effective change in our lives, we must carefully observe these Houses and thus take advantage of the opportunities we have in our lives.

Karma Lavorative

Specifically, from a technical point of view, the focus of career, work and earning revolves around the Tenth House (10H) and the corresponding divisional card (D-10). Even the labor gains that are usually attributed to the Eleventh House (11H) are nothing more than a derivation of the Tenth House. For the principle bhavat bhavam: the 11H is the second house (of earnings) from the 10H, so the 11H is the house of earnings that are obtained from work.

Four planets are the karaka (the indicators) of this House: Mercury, Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Each of these indicators explains different aspects in connection with work.

Mercury is the main indicator. In particular. Jupiter is the planet of prosperity which promotes easy gain when supported by the Sun and Moon. While Saturn is the planet of hard work. Having a strong Saturn or Saturn as an indicator of one's person (1L or Ātma-karaka) pushes the person to be workaholic, cannot stop working. Some people simply not manage to work less, even if the opportunity presented itself.

Jupiter and Saturn are two compartments karmic different. These different compartments, which can have different results, determine a variety of possibilities, for example (using only a little/ a lot): I work little and earn little; I work little but earn a lot; I work a lot but earn little; or I work a lot and earn a lot. Countless facets arise if I create the permutations using more values than the little/very binary, as is the case in astrology.


Knowing and Enhancing One's Talents

Now, in order to improve our situation we should invest in our strengths And accept/support our weaknesses. How to do it?

We have Two macro categories of talent: talents that we can use for pleasure and talents that we can use, fruitfully, to work. Moreover, very often innate talents manifest themselves openly, in an individual's life, but we do not often use them in our occupations. Sometimes we are forced to put our talents (which could prove profitable) in the drawer along with a variety of other dreams.

I talents generics of a person - which can be (1) innate, (2) posters self-taught o (3) manifests after learning from a master or taking courses - can be seen from the Navāṁśa (the D-9, the divisional card concerning the 9H). So I may be a talented singer, but will I gain from this? Not necessarily, it might become my hobby. I may be a good karaoke singer in my small town but have no financial return.

I A person's talents that enable an earning can be seen from the Dasāṁśa (the D-10, the divisional card concerning the 10H) and are divided, according to their position in this card, into: (1) innate abilities, (2) skills that are acquired after studying, (3) Skills that are acquired after study and practicum, e (4) Skills that are developed only after many years of work. If a person has skill in D-10 and works in that direction, it is assured that he or she will be able to make the right amount of money from it.

Complicating matters is the fact that what we like is not necessarily what we need. And in pursuit of what we like we may overlook latent potentials that could open up new opportunities for us.


Everyone's Share

From a spiritual perspective, the Sri Īśopaniṣad explains a fundamental secret of the universe. Do you know the birds of the air and the animals of the forest? These always have food and always have everything they need to sustain themselves. We men also have our share to be fully supported. But what is the stipulation? If we put a bag of rice in a garden, what will happen? The little birds will come and take the amount of rice that is in their little beaks and with that they will feed themselves and their young, leaving the rest for the other animals.

If a sack of rice of proportionate quantity (or, more modernly, the equivalent in money) we lay it down on the streets of Bologna, the first human being who sees it will take it for himself, put it in storage and eat with it for a year, leaving not a single grain for others.

Animal takes its share from nature, while greed drives man to take everything for himself. That is why we have very rich people and very poor people, while we do not have very rich birds and very poor birds.


At the individual level, the Sri Īśopaniṣad says that if man takes, without greed, what he is entitled to, he will never lack anything, because he will be protected by the cosmic order. This principle is called īśavasya, or the understanding that everything belongs to the Divine and that it is the Divine that sustains us. If we live with such awareness, we will never lack anything and never have anything to complain about.


To have this understanding and to live life with such abandon-especially in a society that has indoctrinated us from birth in the opposite way-we need to do a great deal of work on ourselves.

Until we have achieved this awareness, from time to time, why not "peek" our karma and see if we can do something to "help" our destiny flourish?

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