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Astrologically – Elevated Souls (Mahatmas)

Sidheshwar Bhalla qualified 'Jyotish Acharya' from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Delhi

Swami Vivekanand once said that "all great movements preceded by the religious renaissance in India. Also, asceticism should be everybody's aim in life".

There are four Purusartha (aim of a human being) in life viz. DAKM. D - Dharma (righteousness), A - Artha (material prosperity), K - Kama (pleasure, love, desire with or without sexual connotations) and M - Moksha (liberation from rebirth). Moksha (M) is the ultimate aim and should be pursued after fulfilling DAK.

The Purusarthas' sequence denotes that one must adhere to Dharma, achieve Artha and Kama through Dharma and utilise such achievements to gradually progress towards Moksha.

In this article, I have elaborated as to how we can analyse the birth/ natal chart of a native to depict whether and to what extent the native will follow the path of spiritualism/ salvation/ moksha.

To understand this, we will interpret the following illustrative birth/ natal chart:


Let us talk of various Houses in the natal chart that specifically influence and are to be analysed for 'Elevated Souls (Mahatmas)'. It may be noted that the study of Lagna is the start point before analysing any Birth/ Natal Chart:

Second House is for speech. This House is analysed to be a 'great speaker' and a 'speaker of truth'. It is good to have planets of intelligence and poetry (Mercury, Venus) positioned in the Second House.

Third House means singing name of the Lord to spread Bhakti movement. Position/ Aspect/ Combination (PAC) of Lord of Tenth House in Third House will show such results and required for natives to succeed in their mission.

Fifth House denotes mantras sidhi, writing and purva puniya.

Eight House is for samadhi.

Ninth House signifies dharma and is for the religious outlook of the native.

Tenth House represents the karmasthan and is for religious performance by the native. This House reflects pilgrimage that the native will undertake and acquisition of mantras.

Twelfth House represents Moksha, detachment, renunciation.

Combinations for Separation from Home are vital: For this, the Second House (House of Family), Fourth House (Home), Twelfth House (Enjoyments) and Seventh House (Spouse) should have afflictions.

In addition to the Houses, analysis of Planets is important:

• Mutual placement of Saturn, Jupiter, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Ketu (either Trinal or Kendra is important) in the birth chart to assess the Horoscope of a 'Elevated Souls (Mahatmas)'.

• Jupiter in Ninth House and Tenth House gives Brahma Gyan.

• Saturn in Tenth House or Twelfth House gives Vairagya. Influence of Saturn, Rahu on Moon (Mind) is a combination for Vairagya.

• Sun and Rahu in Tenth House and Fifth House give Sanyas.

• Moon and Ketu in Fourth and Seventh House give intuitive mind.

• Saturn, Moon, Jupiter makes the native a reformer of religion or ascetic.

• Sun is the natural karka for 'soul' and is very strong (Exalted, Own House, Vargottam) in the horoscopes of the blessed ones.

• Ketu is karka for Moksha and spiritual bliss. Its role in Fifth, Ninth and Twelfth House is important.

Vairagya should be the base on which the whole edifice of spiritualism stands. The state of samadhi is easy for those who have intense Vairagya. Samadhi comes easily to the people who can control their minds. From samadhi comes true knowledge, from true knowledge, one gets liberation, and from liberation, one gets bliss.

It is pertinent to note that the natal chart should be seen as a whole to arrive at any firm conclusion along with respective divisional charts. Position of planets in a particular zodiac sign, their aspects, inherent results (malefic, benefic), the strength of planets and combinations which they form in various houses in the natal/ divisional chart must be analysed and interpreted collectively. Along with the same, planetary transit is also critical and should be considered.


Sidheshwar Bhalla

Jyotish Acharya

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Sidheshwar Bhalla qualified ‘Jyotish Acharya’ from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Delhi and qualified CA and CS.