Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sutta Remedy for Rahu's Affliction on the Moon

In Vedic astrology, Rahu and Ketu are known to be malefic planets that can cause a lot of trouble when a person’s natal chart contains planets afflicted by them. This is especially so if the Moon is weak and closely afflicted by them. A person can suffer emotional turmoil, depression or even psychiatric disorder as a result. In an unlikely place, Rahu is actually being mentioned in a pair of scriptures from the Samyutta Nikaya of the Pali Canon. In the Candima Sutta and the Suriya Sutta, Rahu attacks Surya, the Sun deity and Chandra, the Moon deity before being compelled to release them by their recitation of a brief katha conveying their reverence for the Buddha. The Buddha requested Rahu to release them, which Rahu does rather than have his "head split into seven pieces". The verses recited by the two celestial deities and the Buddha have since been incorporated into Buddhist liturgy as protective verses recited by monks as prayers of protection.


Thus have I heard:

On one occasion the Blessed One was living near Savatthi, at Jetavana at Anathpindika's monastery. At that time Candima, the moon deity, was seized by Rahu, lord of Asura. Thereupon calling to mind the Blessed One, Candima, the moon deity, recited this stanza:

i. "O Buddha, the Hero, thou art wholly free from all evil. My adoration to thee. I have fallen into distress. Be thou my refuge."

Thereupon the Blessed One addressed a stanza to Rahu, Lord of Asuras, on behalf of Candima, thus:

ii. "O Rahu, Candima has gone for refuge to the Tathagata, the Consummate One. Release Candima. The Buddhas radiate compassion on the world (of beings)."

Thereupon Rahu, Lord of Asuras, released Candima, the deity, and immediately came to the presence of Vepacitta, Lord of Asuras, and stood beside him trembling with fear and with hair standing on end. Then Vepacitta addressed Rahu in this stanza.

iii. "Rahu. Why did you suddenly release Candima? Why have you come trembling, and why are you standing here terrified?"

"I have been spoken to by the Buddha in a stanza (requesting me to release Candima). If I had not released Candima my head would have split into seven pieces. While yet I live, I should have had no happiness. (Therefore I released Candima)."

In PALI, to be chanted as a remedy for those people who suffers from Rahu / Ketu affliction on the Moon in their chart:


Evam me sutam ekam samayam Bhagava Savatthiyam viharati Jetavane Anathapindikassa arame.

Tena kho pana samayena candima devaputto rahuna asurindena gahito hoti.

Atha kho candima devaputto Bhagavantam anussaramano tayam velayam imam gatham abhasi:

"Namo te Buddhaviratthu vippamuttosi sabbadhi,
Sambadhapatipannosmi tassa me saranam bhavati."

Atha kho Bhagava candimam devaputtam arabbha rahum asurindam gathaya ajjhabhasi:

"Tathagatam arahantam candima saranam gato
Rahu candam pamuncassu buddha lokanukampakati."

Atha kho rahu asurindo candimam devaputtam muncitva taramanarupo yena vepacitti asurindo ten'upasankami.
Upasankamitva samviggo lomahatthajato eka-m-antam atthasi.

Eka-m-antam thitam kho rahum asurindam vepacitti asurindo gathaya ajjhabhasi:

Kin nu santaramanova rahu candam pamuncasi,
Samviggarupo agamma kin nu bhito va titthasiti.

Sattadha me phale muddha jivanto na sukham labhe,
Buddhagathabhigitomhi no ce munceyya candimanti.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Attempt to debunk Vedic Astrology ended unsuccessfully

Here's a fascinating video made in 2000 where professional skeptic Michael Shermer tries to disprove the accuracy of a Vedic Astrologer and fails quite badly. Really worth watching to know that Vedic Astrology can be tried and tested very high accuracy.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Vedic Astrology: Case Study of Twin Brothers

The following are the charts of two male twins. Due to the close proximity of their birth time, they are born under the same Ascendant and have very similar chart. The charts have several indications that their health will be poor. The determinant for health is Venus which is considered old age and combusted by the Sun, making it very weak. At the same time, the Sun itself is afflicted by Venus since the latter is a functional malefic planet representing illnesses. Sun represents the general health, bones, heart and stomach, thus we know these can be affected at some point in life.

In the elder brother’s chart, we see that Mercury is badly afflicted by Rahu but being strong, Mercury is not susceptible to the negative impact although any untimely transit can spell mental turmoil. Mars is debilitated which reinforces the indication of poor health. Mars also represents younger siblings, thus we know his younger brother will have problems. Moon is weak, combust and closely afflicted by Venus. This can bring to him emotional issues regarding his younger brother since the Moon is the 3rd Lord (3rd House represents younger siblings as well).

Now we if look at the younger brother’s chart, we see the exact same thing, except there are two differences. The first difference is that the negative indications towards a younger sibling do not apply, since he HIMSELF is the youngest. The second difference is that, being born 5 minutes later, the Venus afflicted the 3rd and 9th House, making all 5 planets residing in these two houses to become extremely weak. Mercury which was originally able to withstand Rahu’s affliction, is now defeated and unable to fend for itself. Hence, Mercury being associated with the brain and mental capacities, would be issues arising in these areas. The 3rd house represents initiatives while the 9th House represents fortune in life, therefore, the younger brother will be lacking in these areas as well.

The elder brother is Ashton Kutcher, who has a twin younger brother by the name of Michael Kutcher. At birth, Ashton weighed close to 11 lbs, while Michael weighed just 4 lbs. Michael was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child and had a heart transplant at age 13. He suffers from walking and speech impairment as well as 80 percent deaf in his left ear (represented by the 12th House, its ruler Mars which is debilitated).

You can read about them here:

Note: If the birth details of the younger brother is presented to a Bazi practitioner and the latter is not told of the existence of a twin brother, the practitioner could possibly misinterpreted the chart totally because the Bazi will be exactly the same, due to the small time difference of only 5 minutes.

Monday, August 14, 2017




2013-2014年是刚好他走到土星(Saturn)bhukti (相等于八字的小限)的时候,所以问题自然而然就出现在他的脊椎和腿部上。今年2017他将进入另一个bhukti,希望病情会有好转。

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The Importance of Auspicious Timing Part 3 (based on Vedic Astrology)

For this third part, I would like to talk about a case study that was taken from a Bazi (a form of Chinese astrology) book written by a Hong Kong master. The case is rare as most Bazi books do not show the actual birth timing but instead show only the eight characters derived from the birth time.

The Analysis:
Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are the functional malefics in this chart. Moon is the main determinant for health in this chart. Although it is well placed in the 7th House, Moon is severely afflicted by Jupiter. Jupiter being the 6th Lord is the secondary determinant for health and it is weak itself. The reason being its mooltrikona sign is directly afflicted by Ketu. Based on these observations alone, we know for sure anyone born at this timing will suffer poor health for life. Moon is also a significator for mental health and it is severely afflicted as mentioned before. The determinant for intellect is Venus which is in 10th House and combusted by the Sun. The 4th House for intellect is also afflicted by Ketu by 1 degree. Only Mercury (the other significator of mental health) is safe and well placed in the 11th House. The direct affliction by Ketu residing in the 2nd House also brings problems related to the mouth or speech.
The Reality: The boy (now a man since he will be 28 years old this year) was born a mute with low IQ.
If only the birth timing was calculated beforehand and adjusted accordingly, the health implications would have been potentially prevented.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Importance of Auspicious Timing Part 2 (based on Vedic Astrology)

In my previous article, I shared on why auspicious timing is important for major events in our life. The example I used shows the negative effects of an inauspicious timing used for wedding. This time, we take a look at how the birth timing of a child is crucial for his/her health. The following is an actual chart of a 9 year old boy who was born in an inauspicious timing.

The Analysis:
The functional malefics in this chart are Mercury, Rahu and Ketu. So the first obvious thing we can see is that the 4th and 10th house is badly and strongly afflicted by Mercury. Since the 4th house represents basic education, the child will have great difficulty completing his basic education. The 10th house represents his career and hence he will also face great obstacles in that aspect when he grows up later on.  The Ascendant lord (Venus), which is the determinant for health, conjuncts closely with the functional malefic (Mercury), resulting in poor health and tendency for serious illnesses due to the close affliction of 2 degrees. The 5th Lord, Saturn, represents his intellect and it is well placed and strong in the 11th house. However, if we look at the other significators of mental abilities (Moon and Mercury) it is actually quite bad. Mercury is weak as it is residing in an afflicted house (Mercury itself is causing the affliction as it is 2 degrees from the most effective point of the 4th House). The Moon is extremely weak due to extreme old age. Also, the determinant for marriage (Mars) is closely afflicted by Rahu and thus his chance of getting married is very low. Mars rules courage and initiatives and hence these will be lacking in the child as well.
In summary, we can see that the child will have lifelong health issues, relating to his intellect and mind. This will in turn have negative impact on his basic education, job and even chance of marriage.
The Reality: This chart belongs to a child who was diagnosed with autism at 4 years old and is currently attending a special school. Given that his Saturn is strong, well placed and unafflicted, there may be improvement in bhukti of Saturn.
Nonetheless, the above case study illustrates the importance of choosing a timing for caesarean child birth rather than taking chances through natural birth since the situation can be clearly foretold by the astrological chart. While there will be parents who would never consider a caesarean delivery, the implications can have a lifelong impact on both the parents and child. In cases where due to medical reasons the doctor strongly recommends caesarean delivery, then wouldn’t it be better to choose a good timing to do so.