Guru Transit 2018

As per Vedic Astrology, Guru or Jupiter is considered to be the most benevolent and propitious planets. A natal chart with a strong Guru indicates strong positive past Karma which means a great future for the native. Vedic Astrology treats transits of Guru, apart from Saturn and Rahu/Ketu, to be highly significant in a person’s life time. Any thought or action that breaks the monotony in one’s life makes things more interesting and therefore a planetary transit can be a good time for people to experience that much needed change or push in their minds.

Since I don’t believe in general predictions because each person’s individual Karma is different, I am not going to write in detail about the effects that this Guru Transit is going to have on people. Most people will anyhow go to visit Astrology sites to see if there is any good news for them! What I would like to say about this Guru transit to people who believe in Vedic Astrology, would be to make use of this celestial event as a trigger to create changes in their mind in order to succeed in making major course corrections in their earthly life as well as in their Karmic journey. This calls for deep introspection and a self-evaluative analysis.

The benefits of such an introspection and self-evaluative analysis are as follows:

1. Through constructive criticism of oneself, it would be easier for a person to spot the behavioural and attitudinal changes that you need to make.

2. People can easily identify important patterns, both positive as well as negative, in their life.

3. It gets simpler to keep the mind fixed on your bigger purpose and goal in life instead of allowing petty things to disturb your positive Karmic flow.

4. You will realise that when you continue to do what you have always done, you will continue to get what you have always got. This understanding will make you rethink your methods of doing things and you will start doing them differently which will also get you different results.

5. You will now fully comprehend that fear is not real and that it is nothing but imagining something in the future that has not taken place yet. Understanding this great truth will help you be in the present and make the best of it instead of wasting it on thinking about something that has not even happened.

6. Reading the Srimad Bhagavad Gita will help you differentiate between, your mind, your ego, your intellect, your body and your TRUE INDESTRUCTIBLE DIVINE SELF.

Let us take a quick look at what Vedic Astrology says about the effects that the transit of Guru into Scorpio or Vrischika is expected to have on the certain areas in the lives of people of the three moon signs Vrischika (Scorpio), Dhanu (Sagittarius) and Makara (Capricorn), which are currently under Sadé Sati:

Vrischika – Guru moves into the 1st house for Vrischikans. This is an auspicious position for Guru. It signifies general prosperity and also harmony in family life. People wishing to get married can find their life partners and the marriages of those who have already found someone can take place during this period. Vrischikans have high chances of growth in career. This is also a time during which Vrischikans get more interested in spirituality and philosophical studies. The presence of the benevolent planet in the moon sign or Rashi is a wonderful period for Vrischikans to work on their health and improve it. Regular exercise, proper Sattvik diet and meditation can greatly contribute in assuring excellent health for natives.

Dhanu – Guru transits into the 12th house for Dhanu Rashians. The 12th house is that of losses through unwanted expenses. This means that Dhanu Rashians need to be extra careful about whatever money they spend. It would also make great sense to develop patience and calmness of the mind.

Makara – Guru transits into the 11th house for Makara Rashians. The 11th house is the house of gains so this transit of Guru to the 11th house could augur some decent financial benefits for Makara Rashians. However, the fact that Makara Rashians are currently under the first phase of Sadé Sati should not be overlooked and therefore caution in spending needs to be exercised.

Steps to follow:

1. Go back to the Five Pearls, understand them and follow them in life.

2. Read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita regularly because every time you read it, you would be in a different frame of mind and this will enable you to infer different lessons from the same chapter that you have already read. Reading the  Srimad Bhagavad Gita often, apart from clearing your mind of the self destructive ‘Why me?’ attitude, will definitely help you in achieving greater perception and understanding of different situations in life which will result in your making right choices.

3. Never stop being a seeker! The Sanatana Dharma is the only way of life, with no conditions, commandments, messengers, hell, heaven, satan etc. It does not expect its followers to believe in something, in someone or in some book. People are encouraged to ask questions until they are satisfied with the answers. (SBG 4:34) When acquiring knowledge becomes the greatest drive in a person’s life, all challenges and problems begin to appear as great lessons and not as punishments that many people with a loser’s attitude like to consider them to be.

4. Bring all your thoughts to a point of focus – to Bhagavan Krishna. Remember that it is the same Supreme Self that exists equally everywhere in all beings and deities. (SBG 6:31, 6:32, 13:27, 13:28, 18:20)

5. Your present was ‘written’ by no one else but you through your own thoughts, words and deeds in the past and therefore be careful of what you think, say and do now because you are currently building your future.

6. Love and respect all beings. Perceive the divinity in them but that does not mean accepting the life of a victim when wronged by someone because you see divinity in them. Fighting Adharma or injustice is a Dharmic or righteous act and that is exactly what Bhagavan Krishna asked Arjuna to do in the great battle of Mahabharata.

7. Learn Sharanaagati and surrender yourself completely before Krishna as this can straightaway reduce all your mental stress at least by half.

8. Don’t waste your time on scouring the internet to find general predictions for your Rashi or moon sign. If general predictions were to be true, shouldn’t all Vrischikans have been Indian Prime Ministers as Mr. Narendra Modiji the Prime Minister of India is? Modiji is Vrischikan by Rashi and also by Lagna and the most important point to be noted is that it was just after the start of his Sadé Sati that he became the Prime Minister of India the largest democracy of the world. Why didn’t he undergo  the kind of ‘sufferings’ that many Vrischikans feel they went through? Why didn’t he go jobless or go broke and not have enough money for food like some people who claim to be affected by the dreaded seven and half year period did? Well, as I have written quite often on this site, the Sadé Sati is not a period of punishment but that of ‘Karma Balancing’ that happens about two or three times in a person’s life time. A person who has high positive Karma reaps its benefits while others who have more learning to do, undergo challenges which teach them what they need to learn in order to perfect themselves. It is a period during which a native, who needs to learn and improve, feels they are under pressure to right their historical or rather Karmic wrongs by creating more positive Karma in order to ‘outweigh’  their existing negative past Karma that could be the cause of all the challenges they face. It is just a phase of self improvement and not of any divine retribution like many people are told to believe.

9. Life is the greatest gift without which one doesn’t exist at all. Each and every sunrise brings in a new day with countless possibilities to experience life better and to rise higher up the Karmic ladder. People who treat life as the greatest blessing and have absolute faith in Krishna, are never discouraged by difficulties that they come across in life. They know and understand that every moment, every day , every situation or every challenge that they experience is nothing but a great learning opportunity for them that can get them massive Karmic rewards and take them closer to Krishna.

गुरुर ब्रह्मा गुरुर विष्णु गुरु देवो महेश्वरः
गुरु साक्षात परब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः

Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnuhu
Guru Devo Maheswaraha
Guru Saakshaat Parabhrahma
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha

Guru is Brahma, Guru is Vishnu,
Guru is Maheshwara (Shiva),
Guru is the Supreme Self Itself
Prostration unto the Guru

May the Divine Grace of the Supreme Guru and Bhagavan Krishna always be upon you.

Jai Shri Krishna