Supermoon – Tonight ?

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What is a supermoon?

When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth, it is known as a supermoon.

Why “closest” pass?

The moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical, so sometimes it is closer and sometimes farther away from the planet. The average distance between Earth and the moon is 384,500 km but the actual distance varies throughout the year, between 363,396 km and 405,504 km (Figure 1). To be called a supermoon, the moon has to be both at its closest distance from Earth as well as full.

Are supermoons rare?

Not really. One in about every 14 full moons is a supermoon, University of Wisconsin astronomer Jim Lattis told Reuters. By the time 2016 ends, it will have seen three supermoons — on October 16, November 14, December 14.

So what makes Monday’s event so significant?

The fact that it will be the closest in recent memory. On November 14, 2016, the full moon will be 356,508 km from Earth, the closest since January 1948, when it was nearly 47 km closer. There won’t be another such supermoon until 2034, when it will be even closer to Earth, at 356,445 km.

When exactly on Monday?

At 6:23 am EST (11:23 am GMT), which would make it around 4:53 pm IST, or before sunset in most parts of India. Not that it matters, because the size will not look very different after nightfall — or even on the evening after.

How large?

The full moon will appear 14 per cent larger in diameter than when seen at the farthest point (Figure 2). It will also be 30 per cent brighter than the smallest full moon, though only 15% brighter than the average full moon.

Can one afford to miss it?

It would takes an expert eye to distinguish between this supermoon and the next. So if a casual viewer misses it, he or she can make up by viewing the next supermoon, in December. The fact that the differences are so subtle has, in fact, led to some astronomers questioning the fuss about Monday. NASA planetary geologist Noah Petro, on the other hand, told AP, “Ultimately, people should be more geared toward just getting outside and enjoying it.” What counts, he said, is getting people “talking, thinking and caring about the moon”.

 

Compiled from a post on NASA website & AP and Reuters reports
Adapted from: INDIAN EXPRESS
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Destiny or Freewill ? What do you believe in ?

Its always been a question – DESTINY OR FREEWILL ? We always do believe and perhaps like to Believe in Free Will as it keeps us in the power to control. We cannot accept the fact that life is predestined and that we have no control on it.

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But how far – Can we take Free will ? Its only when things happen and you cannot explain or conclude your role play in the result – we switch to what we call DESTINY. “Oh ! after all may be it was my destiny only…”

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I believe – its “I” believe: my opinion – Life is like a card game. What cards you get is your Destiny and How you play it is your Free will and how others play with you – Can also be added to destiny since you do not control it.

I’ll Leave it to you … to What you want to believe…But first take a reading below:

 We know the Term – Karma ..

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What is Karma ? In simplest terms it is “AS YOU SOW SO SHALL YOU REAP.” OR “EVERY CAUSE HAS AN EFFECT.” OR ” EVERY ACTION HAS EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION”

So, in that sense – YES – Life is full of FREEWILL – But how do you explain – you getting a Cancer and your neighbor who smokes daily hasn’t got Cancer ??

Where is Free Will in that ? You would say its Destiny or Bad luck or point out some reason based on your beliefs.

Lets look at Types of Karma/ Deeds:

  1. SANCHIT KARMA:
    1. It is the sum total of all the past actions (KNOWN and UNKNOWN) that one has performed and stored in his/her Karmic Account.
  2. PRARABDHA KARMA:
    1. It is that portion of SANCHIT KARMA which is ready to experience the current effects of past actions which appear as FATE or DESTINY.
    2. Like a fruit can be eaten only when it ripens.
  3. KRIYAMANA KARMA:
    1. It is the total potential effect created by Current Actions.
    2. This is OUR FREEWILL. 
    3. Like What you do now and has its effect- say like ordering food from restaurant (karma) and food is delivered to your doorstep (effect of karma)
  4. AGAMA KARMA:
    1. It is the new actions you take as a result of what you think of situation / have an insight.
    2. Like if you Fail – you think over that I must study hard (Agama Karma). and then you study for late hours in Library (Kriyamana Karma – Freewill).

LETS TAKE AN EXAMPLE:

  1. Lets say Mr. X is a singer. He starts singing so beautifully at the age of 8 itself. you become so amazed – how talented he is. But can you explain that on Free will ? NO.
  2. May be in the previous life he may have been a struggler or died soothing his voice without any result – this may have accumulated all the efforts he made – but could not get the results – So his efforts (Karma) become credited to his SANCHIT KARMA.
  3. The effect of which he will experience only when the time is right. (PRARABDHA KARMA)
  4. In this case, in the present Birth – At age 8 (as per our example) may be he is ready to reap the benefits of previous karma – so has a very good soothing voice (effect of Prarabdha Karma).
  5. If he decides to be a singer and plans out his career it becomes AGAMA KARMA and works hard to achieve the goal – practices daily – This comes under FREEWILL (KRIYAMANA KARMA)
  6. Consider, he does not do his Kriyamana Karma – of practicing – he will not become a singer. Nor if he has the gift of good voice (Sanchit and Prarabdha Karma) – Singing career becomes difficult.
  7. Sometimes even with a good voice (Sanchit Karma) and Severe hard work on practice on singing (Freewill – Kriyamana Karma) HE MAY STILL FAIL – Why ? Thats because his Prarabdha Karma have not ripen – he is not ready to enjoy the fruits of good singer.

 

So, Believing only on the fact that FREEWILL  – and that my success is in my own hands only – its an over-exaggeration or extreme Optimism. Many of us are not even willing to accept the fact that we are not in total control of our own life – and consider Astrology to be bogus. 

It is only when hard/bad things happen in life which we cannot explain – we drop our ego of freewill and turn to God/ Spirituality and on Astrology to confirm our hopes in future improvements. 

Neither am I saying / nor old texts that Freewill has no place. Did you forget – Kriyamana and Agama Karma ?

Well, then if someone asks you – Destiny OR Freewill ? 

just Say: DESTINY AND FREE WILL !

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How to learn the Art of  Prediction through Retrograde Research ?

(For knowers of Astrology)

Do you often look at Birth charts and end up giving wrong predictions ?

And how often do you loose confidence on wrong prediction ?

Why not convert the Prospective way of Prediction to a Research of Retrograde type ?

This is also a way told as the best way to learn astrology by Mr. K N Rao.

Heres an insight that changes the attitude of Learning the Art of Prediction from whether the Prediction went Right/Wrong to focus on Why and How things happened…

Take a look..

Instead of directly predicting things and going wrong. Convert prediction to astrological research of Retrograde Nature

Start with :

To Predict: write your prediction

Explaination: write why you predict so based on astrological principles


Observation
: observe the event when it happens at a later date.

Inference: Infer why you went wrong or how far your prediction proved correct. If wrong why it went wrong and if correct – see what principles you used to arrive at your predictions

Try your approach of Prediction this way – RETROGRADE RESEARCH and see the advantages:

1. Helps you learn

2. Helps you to apply Astrological Principles

3. Helps you understand analytically where you went wrong on which principle and why.

4. Does not make you loose confidence. 
Go ahead and give a try…

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Golden Rules from Mr. K N Rao

The Blog is only for Advanced learners of Astrology:

Some of the most important rules of astrology from books of Mr. K. N. Rao – a well know astrologer:

  1. A well known combination for financial disasters is Mercury in the 2nd house aspected by the Moon.
  2. Rahu and Saturn can be unconditional Marka for anyone
  3. If 5th lord is in 7th or 7th lord is in 5th – it is not good for marriage
  4. Even 7th lord in 9th house or vice versa is not good for marriage
  5. MIRACLE BABA: 3rd lord in 10th house –  gives rise in fame and recognition (during time period as Dasha/antar/prati of 3rd Lord)
  6. If 7th Lord (10th to 10th house) aspects the 4th lord of throne it represents – PAD PRAPTI
  7. 6th lord in 8th is not good for health
  8. 7th lord in RKA (Rahu-Ketu Axis) and 9th lord in 8th could indicate unorthodoxy and deviation in marriage (like married toother religion)
  9. 8th lord in 9th house in good for longetivity
  10. The lord of the house affects the mood of planet in that house.
  11. The mutual aspect of Mars and Saturn show compulsion
  12. 12th house is also the house  of Seperation
  13. Rahu and Saturn are natural Killers
  14. Rahu and Venus are natural marriage makers

What is Ascendant, Moon Sign and Sun Sign ?

If you have been reading astrology to know your future, you often come across this terms – Moon or Chandra Rashi, Sun Sign (Western Astrology) and Ascendant (Or the Lagna)

So are you Leo ? or Aquarius ? or Capricorn – No WAIT !!!

Newspaper say my Sun sign as per my Birth date is Aquarius but my Astrologer (Jyotish) says you are Makkar (Capricorn) with Leo Lagna (Ascendant)

Well, what does that mean dont Get Confused ? We crack them all …

You know we see Birth chart as the sky – the sky at the time of your birth. Not today’s sky.

Note where your Sun is placed: In which Sign ? – that becomes your SUN SIGN.

Note where Moon is placed in which sign of the sky the day and time you were born – that becomes your MOON SIGN.

The Ascendant or the Lagna is the SIGN (Not Planet) that rises in the EAST when you were born (or the 1st house)

Lets take an Example. Lets say someone just took birth 2-3 days back. Lets say, 22 October, 2016 at 2:24 pm IST in Mumbai, India.

The Sky at the time of Birth can be represented as below:

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Can you point out > What is Sun Sign ? > What is Moon Sign ? > What is Lagna (Ascendant) ?

Sun Sign: Find out where Sun is ? In which Rashi (Not House). Sun is in Libra(7). Sun Sign is LIBRA

You know the Newspaper Horoscope > It says Libra (Sep 24-Oct 23): So since the person was born on 22 October, 2016 – he looks Libra Sun sign for his/her fortune. And see the birth chart – Sun is also in Libra.

Moon Sign / Chandra Rashi: Find out where Moon is ? In which Rashi (Not House). Moon is in Gemini(3). Moon Sign is GEMINI. Note that Moon sign is important as it gives the frame of your mind – Moon is Mind – and in India, Indians get their initial named after Chandra Rashi – Like for Libra -If your moon sign is Libra – your name should start with – Ra, Ru, Re,… In India Astrology TV Readings are based on Moon Signs.

Ascendant / Lagna: It is the Sign rising in the east at the time of Birth. East is represented by the 1 st house. So, Lagna here is CAPRICORN (10)

I hope I have reduced your confusion little…

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