Author: Bharatastro

Revive age-old hygiene tradition

The whole world is faced with a panic situation because of Corona virus scare. With over 175 countries in its grip, and the number of casualties heavily mounting, the pandemic is taking a toll on the physical and mental health of people and the state.  The entire world is in a lock down state and all of this is certainly going to take a toll on our economy, which was already hard hit. Such situations {…}

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Watch Your Thought Process

A woman worried about her marriage prospects given her advancing age came asking the other day: “I will be touching 40 this year, and yet I have not been able to find a reliable partner who would stand by me.  I am fairly attractive to look at and professionally, too, I am doing comfortably well.  What is it that prospective groom finds lacking in me?  In the past, I came close to settling down with {…}

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Maintain a realistic perception

Someone in his mid-sixties, came seeking answer to his pointed questions: “Sir, as on date, professionally, I am doing well but yet, I don’t feel settled. Right from my college days, I had a trying time, as it has been subject to unseemly twists and turns every now and then. Why? Would I ever have a smooth go in life? Lot of astrologers predicted a hassle-free life from a particular age or the other. Those {…}

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Ill-framed mind can derail you

I was sitting in a party with six others around a table. One of them raked up the issue of recent mayhem in Delhi and got into blame game. The person sitting by his side came out with his counter narrative, taking the blame game exercise to other extreme. One person, who patiently heard their never ending arguments and counter arguments for long, burst out: “If highly educated people like you stay stuck to your {…}

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Decoding Shiva: Existence is God

Picking up threads from the previous issue, it is now time now to see how creation chain moved forward on to the earth plane. Moon here, plays from the front as the carrier of cosmic energies, serving as the interface between the cosmic world above and life mechanism on earth plane. Thus, comes into place a life cycle, which runs in succession, as would running water stream of the perennial river Ganges originating from Lord {…}

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Lord Shiva: Existence Personified

Last Friday, Hindus celebrated Shivaratri dedicated to Lord Shiva, popularly seen as one amongst the God-trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh (another contextual naming of Shiva). Hindus apart, who revere Him in highest esteem, Shiva now seems to be extending His charm even in the scientific world. He, now in his dance form (Nataraja), is prominently displayed at Perth laboratory, known for its particle accelerators engaged in exploring what they term as “God Particle.” For, {…}

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You can write your life anew

Picking up threads from the previous issue, let us now look at the premise on which destiny is formed. That will make it clear whether we are bound by its indications or that it leaves scope for making amends through conscious efforts. Remember, unlike other species that are fully bound by their predefined nature, and with no scope for making any exception, human beings enjoy the exclusive privilege to guide their actions by choice and {…}

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Astrology and Destiny indications

A professor of Philosophy came the other day looking for what lies in store of his habitually errant daughter’s destiny. In his opening statement he said: “My teen age daughter is erratic, haughty, and impulsive, and could offend anybody with her caustic remarks. She is in the habit of rebuking all socially accepted norms. Her weird behaviour is causing us worry. Sir, on the advice of a friend who has been following your column for {…}

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If we resolve, we can change

My secretary ushered in a seemingly gangster character in my chamber, making me wonder what he has come for. “How can I help you?” I asked. “Sir, I have come for astrological consultation. I don’t have my actual birth time. It could be somewhere between 13.30 to 14.00 hrs. Your secretary tells me that you need to figure out the exact time of birth, before she could draw my chart.” The young man replied. Having {…}

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Habit tendencies can derail venture

Picking up threads from the previous issue, let us now look at prognosis of the young man’s endeavour since his session with me. He was advised to self-reflect upon his inner frame of mind in a meditative mode, identify the inherent fault lines, acknowledge them, and make necessary amends from the root level through fresh educative inputs. He did reflect for a while, but not in a meditative mode. But he used to often seek {…}

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