Bhrighu Saral Paddhati (BSP) â€“ 3 & 4
Saturn – The Law
With Obeisance to Lord Ganapathi, Lord Bhrighu & Lord Saturn, we thank them for BSP 1 & 2 and now letâ€™s move to BSP 3 & 4. In order to cut short the number of articles these two techniques are combined in one form & this is indeed one of the major ways of seeing Karma. It truly reveals ones karma if one knows the full life story of an individual and you would see the dance of karma play out in real life. The examples that are used may sound harsh but the intention is never to paint a black picture but to get faith in the techniques as most of us know the lives of these individuals, hence at times we would not spell out the way Karma is enacting in those charts but leave it for the erudite astrologer to â€˜read between the linesâ€™. We expect the reader to have read the Publitorial of this issue where these methods have been explained in detail.
Sage Bhrighus Easy Methodology ( Bhrighu Saral Paddathi) 3 & 4
BSP 3: Wherever Saturn sits, he becomes Judge Dredd or Emperor (Shahenshah) and he shouts â€˜I Am The Lawâ€™.
It is that house where
- Karma is unfinished & you â€˜Needâ€™ to finish it.
- You will or can make mistakes concerning significations of that house
- You will be Judged for your mistakes â€“ there is no 99% in this.
If the Universal Law is not followed in that house, Saturn will destroy that house as He is the Law
BSP 4: Wherever Saturn sits he â€˜Spoils/Destroys/Activatesâ€™ one of the significations of the 2nd house from it. That He passes on the judgment of this house (where he is placed) on to the 2nd house from it.
BackGround on BSP 4 & Its Importance:
- The technique outlined in BSP 4 was first learned by us in the passing in just one line from an astrologer whom we fondly called the â€˜Guaranteed Astrologerâ€™ about whom we had written in KNRs â€˜Jyotish Listâ€™. To write in brief about him, well we were sent to him by mentor who knew him since 20 years and after seeing our chart he said â€˜after 10 months you would get job, these are the 4 dates in that month, out of which for 2 I take guaranteeâ€™. As he was the only astrologer who took guarantee for his prediction we called him the â€˜Guaranteed Astrologerâ€™. Mentor had sent us to him so that we could learn from him and unfortunately we could learn nothing, but a great fondness for him was there and so far in our experience he has been the greatest predictor we ever met, the purpose of our appreciating this astrologer to this extent is not to undermine any other persons competence which we know can be higher than even this level of excellence which unfortunately has stayed beyond our reach. He died on 31st Aug 2007, the same month & year beloved C S Patel died. This astrologer always had a cigarette lit and would speak in his accent which was undecipherable, he would go on and on predicting and after one hour one would had to stop him. He never used anything apart from Rasi Chart & Moon Asc chart, no divisionalâ€™s, didnâ€™t spend more than 5 minutes on a chart before he blurted everything out, did his Vimshottari dasa calculations by hand and his writing was undecipherable like his speech. He was the astrologer of some celebrities including Amitabhâ€™s daughter and in front of mentor he had predicted the exact date of gain of Chief Ministership position to one of the most powerful Chief Ministers of India & the CM had replied to the guaranteed astrologer that itâ€™s impossible since â€˜Iron Lady is not considering me at the momentâ€™. We can go on with his Bollywood clientele lists but the reason he is the â€˜Hero of Heroesâ€™ is he read only 1 book in English by a famous writer, 4-5 issues of an English astro magazine & then threw it, never had a single astro book in his house and he resorted to only Hindi Ephemeris and learnt astrology from the ephemeris & through the greatest guru â€˜Observationâ€™. His rules of prediction were far different from normal astrology but it worked like the wind & far more astonishingly than anything we have known. A true Eklavya of Jyotish he proved his mettle and even though he smoked and drank but was far better a human being than most of us. He was one of the 2 astrologers whom we met so far who offered money to a jobless client.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â One of the most important rules of mentor is never to talk or write about or take names of people who are dead, maybe because ones soulâ€™s journey should carry on and memories or desires of people still on earth should not act as an attachment in bringing the soul back. But since it is the issue of giving credit we have referred to his nick name though breaking mentors rule for which he may kindly forgive upon reading this.
- Later we learnt same method from another source & that it was a Bhrighu Technique, but since we heard it first from the guaranteed astrologer this must be dedicated to him.
- Three months ago when we were discussing BSP 1 & 2 with our beloved friend Shanmukha and told him about this BSP-4 technique, he immediately retorted that in rural coastal Andhra Pradesh (this state is known for developing astrology phenomenally like Kerala in India) the village astrologers use this technique and he said they almost ignore the other 3,7,10 aspects of Saturn and give major importance to Saturnâ€™s 2nd aspect.
Having given due credit and importance let us see the logic behind it.
Logic of Saturnâ€™s 1H aspect & 2nd H aspect
The issue with any logic in astrology is it need not be accepted and this is the reason Strict Gurus never teach others students and never write in magazines as they are content with themselves and do not want uninvited criticism as it is the job of most wannabe scholars to only criticize. At times there is only philosophical logic that the teacher might be aware of. In our lecture on 26th Jan 2009 in Ahmadabad city where nearly 20 BSP methods were revealed among 200 astrology students including 50 stalwarts, the question put to us strongly was to reveal the logic of each method. In BSP 1 & 2, one can give exact logic and even show its decoding from Parasaraâ€™s BPHS with the exact shloka from it, but if one does that then people might think the attempt is to show to the world that previous Gurus have not learnt BPHS till date and that should never be our intention.
When it comes to BSP 3 & 4 letâ€™s visit a Puranic Story that all of us know about.
When Lord Ganapathi was created by Mother Parvati, she invited all the Gods to visit and bless the child Ganapathi. When Saturn was standing in the queue with his head down he was asked by Parvati as to why he is not seeing Ganapthi and blessing him, then Saturn advised her that his sight is cursed and it would bring calamity on Lord Ganapathi. Goddess Parvati forced him to see and we know the story of how Ganapathi lost his head.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â What is to be learnt is Saturn signifies sorrow, grief as he carries the bagof oneâ€™s bad karma (good too and this is the key) and where he (the house he is placed in) there this will come and being an orderly gentleman he would want you to bring to order the significations of the house he is placed in. This is BSP-3. Now as soon as he starts moving his head up in order to move forward, he would look at the house next to himself as thatâ€™s the path of his journey, so he looks up to the 2nd house hence he destroys that house too but if our karma is good he will not cause harm and this is where you would find the technique not working and thus you judge how the planet is behaving irrespective of shadbalas etc.
Sadesathi means when Tr Saturn moves into the 12th house to ones natal moon, then on natal moon and then next to natal moon â€“ covering 3 houses. As per most authorities this is the worst period in nativeâ€™s life. So letâ€™s assume that Saturn is in 12th house from natal Moon, now what is this 12th house it is â€˜house of loss & also comfortsâ€™ and being 12th from Moon it signifies loss of oneâ€™s mental happiness, when will this happen when there are troubles of the worst kind, now who is causing this it is Saturn, which means Saturn where he sits (12th from moon) is causing loss and discomforts and harming the 2nd from it â€“ which is moon, the mental happiness which means everything. Thus the logic of BSP 4 is gotten that Saturn spoils and destroys the 2nd from it provided other factors donâ€™t intervene. The logic of BSP 3 can be derived from Tr Saturn on natal moon â€“ it causes high grief, only when there is unfinished karma we get punished by Saturn. Ofcourse there is more to â€˜this sade sati methodâ€™ and it must be reserved for another article in order to not lose focus. If you observe this way of looking at Sadesati it has not been revealed so far and if you re-read it couple of times you would get a far bigger key to decode other shlokas. Letâ€™s now test BSP 3 & 4 on nine charts.
Chart 1: Maryada Purushottama â€“ Lord Shree Ram
BSP 3: Where Saturn sits there karma is remaining.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â As explained in Nov 2008 issue containing BSP 1, we are taking the traditional chart of Ram and not going into the varieties. Now see Saturn is in the 4H of throne and mother, he had to let go of his throne due to his step mother, in one sec anyone can co-relate his life story which does not mean everyone with Saturn in 4H will have same story, it only means he had pending karma towards his step mother and by obeying her wishes he let go of the throne and finished his karma there. Now 4H is the house of chastity and he was forced to publicly question as a king the chastity of his wife and not as a husband it is said. Consequently Sita Mata had to undergo the fire test. It was this same Saturn sitting in the 4H which showed the pending karma in terms of Chastity issues, incidentally Saturn signifies the working class or ones servants and Lord Ram did this action when he heard a washer man couple (Libra) talking about Sitaâ€™s chastity. Now what will be the result of this action of questioning the chastity of a woman (Saturn in 4H), where will the result go, it will go into the house 2nd from it and that is the reason if one does mistake in issues where Saturn sits the 2nd house from it is destroyed. The 2nd house from the 5H is the house of love and oneâ€™s children and gains from marriage (11th from 7th), and consequently Shree Ram had to suffer the consequence of his wife leaving him, losing his love (5th house of love) and losing his children (5H of children) and at the same time later on had to fight his children in battle. Can you imagine a father fighting his own children and now knowing they are his own children?
Chart 2: Indira Gandhi
Natal Saturn is in the 1H of self, her life was a sorrow and she did what Saturn does best serve people. She slept only for 4 hrs a day and rest she devoted to people. Where Saturn sits there karma is unfinished and karma is left to be done, Saturn sits in the sign of Cancer, the sign of mother, she almost became Mother India and at times cold (Saturn). Saturn destroys the 2nd from it, and the 2nd from it is the 2nd house of family, her family life was destroyed, living separately from her husband, finally her husband died at a early age, in her family she had 2 children one got killed in air crash, 2nd blown to pieces by terrorists what family life is left. In conclusion 1st house is body and 2nd house is maraca sthana (death house) she herself (self-body) got the worst death in terms of physical death.
Chart 3: Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)
Saturn sits in 2nd house of family; he almost had no family life. His family consisting of daughter married against his wishes to a man from out of his community. In India till now this is prevalent. His family consisting of daughter and grandchildren suffered the worst death. Now use BSP-4, Saturn destroys one of the significations of the 2nd house from it which is the house of brothers and sisters. In olden & even current India, one desireâ€™s only brothers and no sisters as one needs to pay dowry for the sisters and the pressure of getting your sister married is too much on brothers and family. So desire is for brothers but Saturn sitting in 2H has destroyed one of the significations of the 3H which is brothers and he had no brother, next one of his two sisters did not get along with him. Next see which is the planet in the 2nd from Saturn, it is Mars, who is this Mars significator of siblings, his siblings never could make it as big as him (Nehru). Now this Mars is 5L of children and love affairs and 10L of career, so one of it would be destroyed or altered. He was a lawyer by profession and his career changed into being a freedom fighter not what a wealthy father who was in the good books of the Britisherâ€™s would want for his son. Mars being 5L of children is spoilt by Saturn whose 2nd aspect falls on it and his daughters end was terrible. Mars is also 5L of love, being spoilt by 8L of scandals Saturn through his 2nd aspect, his relationship with Lady Mountbatten was frowned upon.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3rd house is the house of initiative, where Mars (initiative, aggression, army general) is placed being destroyed by 2nd aspect of Saturn. It was during the Chinese Invasion of India in the 60s, Nehru was accused by many of not having the initiative to give them a bitter fight and drive them out. Famous journalist Arun Shourie writes Indiaâ€™s crushing rout in 1962 hastened the death of Nehru, â€œa fervent patriot,â€ according to Shourie, who â€œmisled himself and thereby brought severe trauma upon the country, a country that he loved and served with such ardourâ€. The defeat transformed Nehru from a world statesman to a beaten, shattered politician.
Chart 4: Sarah, Duchess of York
She was married to Prince Andrew, on 7/23/1986. It was hoped that marriage to fiery Fergie would tame him but they played hard together and separately, and parted on 3/19/1992. An official palace announcement of their divorce came on 4/16/1996.
Saturn is in the 3H the house of marriage of husband (9th from 7th house) and being in the 3H it shows mistakes through 3H of free will, this cannot be ignored. Next it is in the sign of Sagittarius the religious marriage 9th sign of Natural Zodiac, here Saturn sits so Karma is pending here and mistakes can happen here this is what astrologer needs to advice client when he sees such a chart. Next natal Saturn in 3H will destroy 2nd to it which is 4H of â€˜Lifeâ€™s Stabilityâ€™ and â€˜Home Lifeâ€™. Due to break in marriage there is no home life is old ones interpret. Readers who know the chart of a famous Delhi astrologer who has never been married would know that Saturn is placed in his 3H thereby giving him no home life i.e. no marriage.
Chart 5: Loni Anderson
She had an early marriage to Salesman Bruce Hasselberg that lasted three months and gave birth to a daughter, Deidra Hoffman, in 1965. Her second marriage was to actor Ross Bickell on 1/28/1974; the marriage lasted for seven years. After six years together, she married Burt Reynolds on 4/29/1988 which was her 3rd marriage. In January 1994, they entered a bitter divorce battle with custody and money fights. Reynolds in turn flaunted his extramarital affair and accused her of being a lousy mother. In her book, Anderson does not conceal the history of her own love life, including an affair with actor John Gavin and a romance that developed into a sex addiction for her former WKRP co-star Gary Sandy. In 2008 she married Bob Flick.
Interpretation is the Master Key experienced astrologers hold whereas when we are young we haste to denounce a new method. See this case Saturn is in the 11H so it will show grief, unfinished karma & mistakes in the 11H of children and marriage . She was accused in case of children and marriage area. Next Saturn in 11H will destroy 12H of sex and bed pleasures, but as per case history one would say she has had bed pleasures, the issue here is of smart interpretation which elderly and successful astrologers have and taking a cue from them, we should interpret it as 11H Saturn destroys the happiness of 12H of bed pleasures and fortune of home life (9th from 4th â€“ 9th is fortune, 4th is home life). So it has given her bed pleasures but no peace from it but bad name due to it. Finding about the existence of peace or absence of it in any area of life is astrology and hence this example was used as the rule of 2nd from Saturn needs to be finely understood. Also, it is not at all a good point to use someoneâ€™s chart to analyze their personal life and his/her chastity but this writer would like to apologize for it.
Chart 6: Huge Family Wealth at Stake
The native is dedicated astrologer & businessman, his fatherâ€™s partner has siphoned off 500 odd crores of their wealth ($100 million dollars). See Saturn sits in the 11H of wealth & gains so there is unfinished karma in this and within this life the mistake will happen, they trusted someone and money gone. Now see 2nd from Saturn is the 12H of fathers wealth (4th house of fortune from 9th house of father), this money is actually fathers money, his whole fortune. So this way one finds out the â€˜Real Planetâ€™ involved and get the remedies done.
Chart 8: Late Dr. B. V. Raman
Natal Saturn is in the 4H of education in the sign of Taurus which is the 2H of Kala Purusha Kundali which means again education especially taken by south Indian astrologers. And this Saturn is placed together with Moon the 4L of Kalapurusha Kundali and again 4H of education it hints at, so you can see Dr Ramans life was a Debt (Moon is 6L of debts) and his starting the astrological magazine was a debt to society that he had to pay, especially since Saturn is the 12L of â€˜Extreme Karmic Debtsâ€™. For the Jaimini enthusiasts see it this way Moon is AK (Atma-Soul) and Saturn is GK (Debts), this moon Saturn combo was his â€˜Soulâ€™s Debtâ€™ & by grace of God he probably repaid the debt. Wise astrologers should mark this difference between doing an act vs repayment of karmic debt when they predict on a chart.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â See a publisher like Dr Raman is often flooded with articles and requests of higher ups to publish articles even though it might not be of great quality and a strict publisher has the toughest job of refusing even great astrologers who might not be great writers. This creates enmity and at times errors of judgment on parts of publishers. But an error is an error and that karma wonâ€™t be wiped off easily. One would not talk more on this 4H of Saturn but stalwarts know what is meant here if they know life story of native/s. The result of this is the 2nd aspect of Saturn which comes here to the 5H of children, thereby spoiling it and unfortunately Dr Ramanâ€™s son Surya Prakash died at a very young age and if Surya Prakash had stayed long enough he would have become far greater than Dr Raman according to many.
Mistakes In Interpretation
The difference between young ones and balanced minds of experienced astrologers is the wise one does not take a simple technique like above literally in all charts, he observes and observes and interprets with his dhi (intelligence). Suppose you see Saturn in the 12H and the native has no problems in terms of bed pleasures, he is loyal to his wife and not unchaste and is a spiritualist/yogi kind of then Saturn will never destroy the 2nd from it. This technique will not work, how can it work when the basic tenet of native not committing mistake in the house where Saturn sits is followed how will Saturn harm.
The key to master any Bhrighu Saral Paddathi (Bhrighu Easy Methodology) is the mastery over significations of houses. It is something that we learn as basics and unfortunately most ignored point in basics that would make you a master astrologer. This writer has developed a habit which has stood him in good stead over time, which is mostly for the busy astrologer & would like to pass this on to others. Whenever you see a classic and feel itâ€™s too tough for now and meaningless for you, then just read the houses chapter, read each classic and their houses chapter, re-read and re-read and then think there only 10-12 significations per house is given in each classic which makes the total to 144 roughly and actually in life there are 800 minute significations of life, so where are the other 650 significations, which houses they are. Then just think and think and it would become a beautiful journey. It is for this reason we respect a man who saw Saturn, Mars & Rahu in the 10H and said to his client that â€˜Saturn would destroy the 2nd from it which is 11H. Did your wife have an abortion and is your marriage life pathetic. The man replied yes.â€™ The man never asked his clients Asc or other planets, just what is there in the 10H.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Incidentally the house 3rd from where Saturn is placed in the deciding factor for the above techniques.
â€˜Dedicated to the Holy Feet of Lord Bhrighu & â€˜The Guaranteed Astrologerâ€™
 Publisher: Eklavya is a character in Mahabharatha the epic from India where the student did not have a physical guru but only in mental form. The Guaranteed astrologerâ€™s techniques have been quietly given in the first 3 volumes of SA in the palm leaf sections, which is after the articles, for readers to read & test aggressively; whenever you would find a strange rule in the palm leaf section you would know itâ€™s him though it has been observed that many miss his methods.
 Bhrighuâ€™s work is far older than Parasaraâ€™s BPHS or Jaimini Astrology as per many.
 Parasara says 11H for marriage and children apart from 7H & 5H respectively, in future issue would expand on this.