The Chequered Flag for Vrischikans

It is almost time for Vrischikans (people with the lunar sign of Scorpio) to say ‘PHEW! What a ride!’ That is because their life-changing period of Sadé Sati, which began on the 14th of November 2011, is due to end a couple of hours after the 24th sunrise of January 2020. Although the period is known as Sadé Sati or ‘seven and a half’, it has already been, as of today, seven years and ten months since that ‘fateful’ day that ushered in a tumultuous, challenging and metamorphic stint in the lives of Vrischikans.

On the one hand, we have Vrischikans who lost their positions, jobs, businesses, wealth, property and even loved ones, but on the other, there are Vrischikans whose lives were either not much affected during the Sadé Sati period or those who rose to great heights in life during this time. Our beloved Prime Minister Shri Modiji is one great example of a Vrishikan who rose to the position of being the leader of the world’s largest democracy within merely three years after his Sadé Sati started.

Ever since I started this blog/site on the 7th of February 2014, I have been sharing what I have learned as well as my positive thoughts in order to help people maintain composure, increase mental strength, develop patience, refine their virtues, shed ego and arrogance, and above all, to the learn The Srimad Bhagavad Gita. I have also explained clearly about Advaita Vedanta; Karma, Dharma; about certain Upanishads; that Vedic Astrology is a ‘Karma diagnosis tool’; that planets do not control people’s lives but all that happens in one’s life is due to their own Karma;  and that the best way to alter one’s life is to work on one’s Gunas taking the help of the Divine Knowledge imparted by Shri Bhagavan Krishna in The Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

However, it needs to be said that for a lot of people, the subject of astrology is like dope. Whatever and how much ever they are taught about Advaita Vedanta and Karma being the cause of all events, inequalities, troubles, challenges as well as their moments of crowning glory,  they will still continue to look for someone or some website that makes astrological predictions that their stars augur a good future for them. They flatly refuse to use their basic intelligence and common sense to figure out that the possibility of the ringed planet called Saturn, which is seven hundred times the size of the earth, ruining the lives of a human being born under a particular zodiac sign is far-fetched.

Nevertheless, for the benefit of those who continue to be obstinate in not wanting to learn and imbibe the Divine Knowledge taught in The Bhagavad Gita but continue to believe that planets are the ones that are responsible for all good and unpleasant events in their lives, I would like to state the following encouraging predictions based on the rules as per Vedic astrology.

The Good News
On January 24 2020, Saturn will enter Makara Rashi or Capricorn, which is the 3rd house for Vrischikans. Ancient Rishis have written that the transits of Saturn into the third, sixth and eleventh houses are exceptionally favourable ones. This means that this transit is going to be extraordinarily amazing for three Rashis or lunar signs namely, Vrischika (Scorpio), Simha (Leo) and Meena (Pisces). Saturn will remain in the house of Makara for a period of 36 months except for short durations of retrograde movements.

Now here comes the catch. The position will be an extremely favourable one provided people maintain discipline and have noble virtues in them. Qualities such as laziness, vanity, rudeness, dishonesty and disloyalty can completely block all the luck that is at the moment almost on the doorsteps of people born under the three signs and waiting to shower them with an abundance of all good things in life.

In order to have a clearer mind or rather a less foggy one after having undergone a major transformation during the chastening Sadé Sati period and before commencing a new inning in life, Vrischikans who have been affected during the seven and a half year period might want to take a look at some important tasks that they could consider completing on time. Performing these tasks and empowering yourselves with a better understanding of the SELF, Krishna, Sadé Sati, Karma, Gunas, the 60 20 20 equation of settling Karma, and of making the best use of the remaining months in Sadé Sati are what you should now be looking into.

1. Read and understand at least the basic philosophy of The Srimad Bhagavad Gita. You could also get a copy of the audiobook of The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English that I have recently published. Its just two hours and fifty minutes long.

2. Learn The Five Pearls and follow them to a T.

3. Make sure that you have completely done away with your ego.

4. Check your levels of modesty and humility that you have reached during your Sadé Sati and be sure that you do not have even an iota of arrogance left in you.

5. In case you have not been smart enough to make good use of your down years to work on improving your physical health, start doing it right away. How about starting a new habit to walk at least 1.5 hours every day or joining a gym?

6. Take your time to think and confirm that there are not even the smallest traces of hate in your heart, be it for someone or for something.

7. 60% of your destiny was created by you in your past Janmas and you can do nothing to change it. 20% of your destiny has been created by your actions caused by your Gunas in your current Janma and this too is unalterable. The remaining 20%, however, is still open for you and the choice to add either positive or negative Karma to the equation, is purely yours. Please do get one thing straight – No god, No planet or No other entity is either doing you good nor is destroying you. It is your own Gunas that are solely responsible for all that happens in your life. (See SBG 3:27-28)

The forthcoming 36-month stay of planet Saturn in Makara, that begins in January 2020, contains three important celestial events, namely, one Rahu transit and two Guru transits which can indicate quite remarkable developments in your life. However, benefitting from them or inviting new troubles in the periods indicated by these planetary transits totally depends on how well prepared a Vrischikan you are.

Vrischikans, please start organising yourselves for a brand new part of your life which, if you have fulfilled your Sadé Sati training period well, will be so awesome that the force with which it will stun you positively will be much greater than the force with which the onset of your Sadé Sati shocked you in 2011.

Take a deep breath, be proud of yourselves for the patience you have had during your Sadé Sati and be thankful for all the divine protection that you have been receiving all along. Remember that things could have been worse! Start visualising the chequered flag at the end of the gruelling rally that you have been through. Bear in mind that when your time comes and when you achieve great success, it would be necessary for you to be kind and generous. Please be careful so as to not rush into things only because you are in a great hurry to get back all that you lost and do not forget that the massive amounts of pain you endured since eight years might cause a proclivity in you to develop a vengeful attitude which can only ruin the loads of Karma credits you have earned through your kind gestures to others, and through facing defeat, insults, joblessness, financial crunches, troubles in the family and other painful as well as heart-breaking situations.

The most important rule to be remembered is that the end of Sadé Sati does not guarantee the end of all troubles. It is only a proper understanding of Karma and of righteous living as per Dharma that will greatly contribute towards putting unpleasant things behind you and creating a new blessed life and world for you as well as for your loved ones. A balanced mind is the key to such a life.

SBG 2:55 Shree Bhagavan Krishna said: The one who has given up all desires of the heart and has a purified mind which finds joy in itself and not in external factors is called a ‘Stithapragnya’ who is a person of steady consciousness.

SBG 2:56 He who is not agitated or disturbed despite by the threefold miseries, or is also not euphoric when he has comforts, and is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage with a steady mind.

Note- The threefold miseries are:
Miseries that arise from the mind and the body.
Miseries caused by other living beings.
Miseries caused by natural disasters over which we have no control.

May the priceless knowledge and experience that you have gained during your Sadé Sati help you in living the rest of your current Janma as a Karmayogi and ‘Stithapragnya’, and may you be showered upon with the Divine Blessings of the Supreme Bhagavan Krishna.

Best wishes.

Jai Shri Krishna


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