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Sunday, December 27, 2009

My Heroes since Childhood and their Astro Connection on Shani Mahadasha

I do not have a well placed Shani in the horoscope. Although, the navamansh-Horoscope shows it in 11th house and 10th from Moon; the main horoscope does show ill-placed shani indicating some karmic debt towards masses. The well placed navamansh Shani indicates chances to make amends through good deeds and not only thru sufferings. A badly placed Shani in navamansh too, could have forced to pay through sufferings also.

I believe that, without any knowledge of Astro/Horoscope, we do have conscious and sub-conscious awareness of our positive and negative aspects.

I have this observations on my childhood (& also adult life) heroes -- They all shared great mass support and had a great mass-mentality knowledge -- Basically folks with very STRONG Shani resulting in very strong Shani mahadasha results. One either gains or looses (gives away) to masses in Shani mahadasha depending on their past-karma with masses (as reflected by Shani's strength in their horoscope).

Following have been my heroes since childhood in Chronological Order:
1. Amitabh Bachchan
2. Balasaheb Thackeray
3. Imran Khan
4. O. P. Nayyar

These folks have a very strong/well placed Shani in their horoscopes.
Bachchan: Shani Mahadasha from 1969 to 1987
Balasaheb Thackeray: Shani mahadasha from 1980 to 1999
Imran Khan: Shani mahadasha from 1976 to 1995
O.P. Nayyar: Shani mahadasha fromo 1954 to 1973

These folks had mass-frenzies and mass-hysteria in their shani mahadasha. Tremendous mass-support in their Shani mahadasha. (They might have donated a lot of money, land and overall done service to masses in their previous births and hence the payback from the masses.)

Rather, their birth allowed those masses who were profited/benefited in earlier life to pay them back in respective shani mahadasha.

The points I want to make is :: You are always aware of your improvement areas and always find role models/heroes that have this style in abundance in them or their past karma! :)

My other 2 heroes Dilip Kumar and Sunil Gavaskar had a great Raahu/Rahu mahadasha in their peak times. Dilip Kumar from 1945 to Oct 63 and Sunil G from 1971 to 1989.

By the way both Sunil Gavaskar and MS Dhoni have Makar lagna and Mangal in 5th house in last 2 degrees of Vrushabh raashi in Mrug Nakshatra owned by Mangal. 2007, 2009 were very good years for Dhoni when current Guru aspected his horoscope Mangal. May 2010 to June 2011 will be great away from home for him and July 2012 to July 2013 will perhaps be the best year in his career when Guru will be in Vrushabh rashi.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

3 Idiots!! Wow!!

"3 Idiots" rocks!!

As a person who will enter sadesati after 2 years, Aamir Khan gives me a lot of hope. He is just out of sadesati and all set for next 25 years or so.

Before sadesati until Dec 2002 he had a great time. He gave so many cult movies like Dil Chahata hain and Lagaan (Farhan needs someone like Aamir else you get half-baked/confused movie like Lakshya or pseudo-intellectual ending Don -- the end negates the complete movie).

Aamir is Kirk rashi and 14th born. As per Kabbalah, 14 shows magnetism with masses using spoken or written word. 14 is not a lucky as 23 but 14 does show similar ability to market, speech and expression. (Lokmanya Tilak 23, Bal Thackeray 23, Raj Thackeray 14).

Coming back to Aamir: In sadesati, first 3 years there was no movie from him -- almost an exile. Later, he came up with Mangal Pandey which was, well, a disaster. His personal life was also not doing the best in this period.

Chandra rashi Kirk people came back to some form in 2007 when Guru was 5th to moon. We saw Taare Jamin par (5th Guru) and later Gajhani from Aamir (7th Guru).

Now, completely out of sadesati, he has come up with a masterpiece like 3 Idiots. The movie deserves a full review on maybe but just wanted to highlight here that sadesati is "worth it". The maturity, the tests that sadesati subjects a person can change the complete outlook of the person. I am sure we will see a lot of more from him in future.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Astro discussion while having a tea at Tulsi (Deccan)

I meet my friends at Deccan as it is a central place for all. I used to be @Tulsi (Chaay restaurant?) every week previously, now a days it has reduced a bit but still once a month is always there.

Well, sometime in the year of 2007, I was waiting for my friends to arrive. As usual, I bought the new AutoCar and an astrological weekly magazine for TP. A guy in mid to late 30s joins the table. He requests for the astro magazine & starts going thru it....I think of surprising the guy and after some observation, I ask him if his birth-date is from Feb 14th to March 14th...He says "yes, but how do you know!?"..I further ask if he was born in the evening, 5 to 7 p.m. He is further amused....!! He requests me how I was able to tell this. He had an idea as he was going thru Astro magazine that belonged to me but my attire wasn't (at all) of what you expect of an Astrologer! :)

I guessed that his Sun sign prob'ly was Aquarius (Feb 14th to March 14th) and from his face/forehead, he appeared to be Leo (Sinvha) ascendant guy and hence the time of evening when Sun is descending in Kumbh and Leo/Sinvha sign is ascending he was born. (ascendant rules the face more along with Sun and Moon in that order).

I couldn't place his moon sign -- no clue -- but I felt it was Earth-Sign looking at his "Square type fingers" (ref: Palmistry). Earth signs are Vrushabh, Kanya and Makar.. ---> He indeed was of Makar raashi!! :)

He was really curious to know what was in store for him and I did give him various projections based on his Moon sign of Makar and Sun Sign of Kumbh for 2005 to 2007 -- It did match 90%!!! This didn't give ME much kick! :) I was curious, I thought the guy was from the late 1960s...So Shani in either Meen or Mesh raashi. From his Voice, I couldn't conclude if it was in Meen as voice was a bit raspy. Shani in Meen rashi would have been 8th to him and voice would have been weaker (2nd and 8th house Shani is good for voice for girls only!) But, as there was a good possibility that Shani was in Meen raashi; I thought of checking some of his life events.

As I knew that Raahu was in Meen raashi in 68/69...I asked him if he had issues with ankles and flat feet -- and also if he hurts his feet/ankles/fingers from time to time --- He was flabbergasted -- :) :) He confirmed it indeed was the case....!!

So, Raahu and Shani in Meen raashi and that too 8th house of this guy (Mrutyu sthan, Peeda sthan). Now, it was the time to ask his birth-date and year -- The b-date added to 8!! The year made me realize that I had a friend from that period with Mangal also in Meen raashi !!!

So we have Shani -- Mangal and Raahu in 8th house of this guy and that too quite close from what I thought!!! TIME for confirmation ---!!!

I ask him if 96/97 until April 98, he had accidents and issues with ankles/feet and also issues with inherited property/land etc etc --> He was now completely DONE! -- He wasn't able to digest the proceedings...He started suspecting that I had some "ghosts" at my disposal! :) I ensured him that it was plain mathematics and PURE LOGIC (Astro).

He did confirm of various weird events (strange accidents/getting hurt etc) in this period and also issues with land/inheritance etc.

NOW, It was the time for the Masterstroke (for me, not him!) : I ask him, If one of his grandpa's brothers had died on a farm due to "bhau-bandaki" fights due to land etc. The land could be near or in the village that starts either from "D" (as in Dilip) or "Ch" (as in Chittagaon etc).

He was very uncomfortable with this, I told him not to share the details but just to confirm if that was the case. He did agree that it was absolutely correct! Looking at his discomfort, I suggested some remedies to him (Raahu's Gomed gemstone, Some Puja, Upasana and various health related Dos/Donts, Inheritance related dos/donts and not to get in any struggle for land etc from Sept 2009 to Dec 2011 when Shani will be in Kanya raashi opposite to his Shani Mangal Raahu).

He wrote them down and mentioned to me that he was completely opposed to the vary concept of astrology and thought it was stupid....I told him to continue with his beliefs and not to compromise them based on one such experience....! :) We exchanged cards and he was surprised to see "IT/Project Mgmt Angle". He said, despite being in IT you believe in this -- Again I reminded him that the laws of nature do not depend on his or my belief...! :)

He still looked a bit confused so I had to ask him -- if his mom had a miscarriage after his birth -- !!! It was the last straw! -- He requested if we could meet again and if I could explain to him how I reached all these conclusions...! :) I told him to send me an email and to take it from there.

Overall, There is a phrase in Marathi "Chamatakarashivay namaksar nasato" :) But, I suggested him that Astrology should be saved more from Astrologers than the folks who oppose it -- So his "andhashraddha wirodh" should continue as it is an imp need of the society.

Will share a few more such incidents later. Ability to do fast calculations (due to Engg background) and of course astro-LOGY from past 20 years could be a deadly combo... :)

I was happy that without any Laptop, software, panchaang or any calculator at my disposal, I was able to give many correct observations to this guy! I did tell him various others things based on Makar raashi moon in the 6th house and Sun in the 7th house direct drushti by Guru from 1st house etc etc.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Effects of Shani in 2010 (Shani in Kanya rashi)

Effects of Shani in 2010

Shani has changed to Kanya raashi on Sept 9th, 2009. It will stay there until Dec 2011. Shani will be both maargi and wakri in this year but here are the broad but significant effects of Shani in Kanya raashi:

1. Those born from Sept 15th to Oct 14th of any Year
a. Shani is traveling over you Sun Sign. This results in a "transition" period and unless your Moon sign is Vrushchik, you could see adverse effects in career.
b. Suport from seniors will be non-existent. Rather, Seniors could affect your self esteem, self worth and overall hurt ego quite a bit.
c. Your circle at workplace could reduce a bit.
d. Stomach issues need to be taken carefully in this year. Your father could also suffer some health issues and might age faster than previous few years.
e. This is a period to do a hard-work and ignore any EGO-Hurt issues for now. The same flks who hurt your ego would not even be able to look at you eye to eye after Dec 2011.
f. Patience is the key and HARD WORK a necessity in this period. Guru coming in Meen rashi in May 2010 will surely help and seniors will start some collaboration but still need to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with seniors/figures of authority or Govt for that matter.
g. You will be FORCED to take decision where you usually try to differ it. You will be shown side effects of your chaging-arguments or changing-positions quite a bit.

2. Those born from March 14th to Aril 12th of any Year
a. Similar effect to above BUT less troublesome to yourself but more troublesome to your seniors and father.
b. Collaboration with seniors need to happen (if at all) with tact and diplomacy. You might have a new seniors half-way thru the year and get back to the one earlier by the end of the 2010!! So be diplomatic! :)
c. Take care of father's health and keep an eye on it.
d. Govt related matters need to be handled very carefully until May 2010. After that they will solve themselves.

Overall, Shraddha and Saboori is required for these two b-date periods until May 2010 for sure and later on some improvements but still TACT and Diplomacy is imp until Dec 2011.

3. Those with Chandra raashi as KIRK
a. Kirk rashi folks -- Shani is in 3rd house which is supposed to be very powerful. Fresh out of sadesati you are allowed to play "games" (Bhai-language) and "Ganimi Kawa", "Fielding set" karana etc. :)
b. 3rd house Shani gives you power and use of the power in a judicious way is a must.
c. There could be a travel from Sept 2009 that you might not have liked or you might not like much.
d. This Shani will make you express you at levels you might not have imagined earlier.
e. You will get some excellent people working for you in this period which you might not get again for next 22 years. If you are not able to hold on to them, it is your very bog loss.

4. Those with Chandra raashi as MESH
a. The 6th house Shani is very good for politicians, it increases mass support (Mr. Sharad Pawar is Mesh raashi). Even when Balasaheb got the "Yuti" in power in 95, Shani was 6th to Kanya raashi. Similarly, Barak Obama Mesh raashi will have a good time until Dec 2011 now.
b. Service Sector folks and those doing jobs will find a lot of work and a happening environment BUT a lot of stress and tensions. You would see people leaving you for better opportunities.
c. This Shani is very good for competitive success. CAT etc exams and overall, to get victory over the opponents.
d. Health wise, this Shani is not the best. Stomach issues could upset some of your plans.
e. This also an adverse period with respect to pets and home servants. There could be troubles on these fronts.
f. There could be some court trouble if not taken care in public speaking or public interfaces (any interfaces with the masses)

---Will be adding more b-date Periods and also Various Chandra-Raashis here----

Rashi bhavishya for 2010 : Guru badal in December 2009 / Effects in 2010

Addition: Rashi Bhavishya for 2011





Effects of Guru Change on 19th December 2009

Guru has changed from Makar raashi to Kumbh raashi on Dec 19th, 2009 @11:23 PM IST. This Guru has great speed and now changes to Meen raashi on May 2nd. It will move in Kumbh raashi very fast and will be beneficial to folks with a lot of planets in Kumbh, Sinvha, Tula and Mithun raashi. Of course, Moon Sign Mesh folks will benefit quite a bit due to 11th house Guru.

Here are broad level significant effects of KUMBH Guru from Dec 19, 2009 to May 2nd, 2010:

1. Those with birthdates from Feb 14th to Mar 14th (of any year)
a. Great support from seniors, Govt and authorities.
b. Past 2+ years have been mostly confrontational with seniors. They didn't listen to you much and your ideas were not appreciated as they should have been.
c. NOW, your ideas will be treated much more seriously and patiently. Seniors will entrust you with more responsibility and position.
d. Health of father which was under stress in past 2 years could improve (the legs especially)

2. Those with birthdates from Aug 15th to Sept 15th (of any year)
a. Quite a bit a similar effect as mentioned above with increasing support from seniors, Govt and authorities.
b. Seniors will collaborate with you and think of you as a trusted partner.
c. Major EGO-Boost, Self Esteem boost in this period. Pats 2 years have been BAD in these regard. Anyone coming to you with some advice -- your patience was tested quite a bit. :)
d. Family might have had some heart related issues -- These will improve quite a bit. Backbone/Heart issues of your father could see good improvement or a good doctor advice is in the offing.

3. Folks with Chandra Raashi as Mithun
a. 9th House Guru -- Bringing in logical profile change and a possible promotion, change in job profile/upper level.
b. A travel may be required due to this bhagyoday.
c. Your logical thinking will be appreciated quite a bit.
d. You will be inmvolved in some presentations/marketing events but as part of your chaging job profile only.

4. Folks with Chandra Raashi as TULA
a. 2008 must have brought some half-bhagyoday, with some job profile change and short term travel. Now until May 2010, you could reap benefits with salary rise, promotion etc of that effort done in 2010.
b. 5th House Guru is a GREAT news after 11th Guru that happened in 2004. 12th house Guru, 1, 2, are okie-dokie - forcing you do learn/start new things without immediate gains.
c. NOW, it is THE TIME to gain from the new efforts of past 2-3 or rather 5 years!!
d. Promotion is possible, NEW Assignment which results in "your idea of success" Fala-Shruti will happen until May 2010.
e. What you call as success will be achieved as per your karma/hardwork of the past 5 years.

5. Folks with Chandra Raashi of SINVHA
a. 2008 started new things, 2010 first 6 months will see INCREASE in circle or people reporting to you.
b. If you were handling business of 10 people in 2009, it will grow to 40 or 100 depending in your Karma in 2008/2009.
c. Guru will bring in optimism at work place and PARTNERSHIPS. You will have a good collaborative efforts with many folks. You will build alliances in a much better way after not so great experience in 2009 (Do you know Uddhav Thackeray?) :)
d. Overall a much better period until May/June 2010 despite saadesati.

6. Folks with Chandra raashi of MESH
a. 2009 was the year of great stress and tensions and increasing work load. 2008 was a bhagyoday-karak with many new things happening around you.
b. NOW, 2010 will see ALL the GAINS of the effort done in the past 2 years. Every contact you have acquired in past 2 years will bring some gain to you.
c. You will see increase in monthly cashf-flow for sure. Great salary hike.
d. But be aware, 2010 later part, you have to start new things and plan for next 12 years as Guru will be 12th soon!!

More to follow in next article, Thought of publishing this ASAP...!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Event BEFORE the birth of the person from the Horoscope!!

This is about a very interesting horoscope which I analysed a few weeks back. The horoscope was for a kid born in 2007. I looked at the horoscope and the thing that struck me the most was the the position of BUDH (Mercury) in the horoscope.

I mentioned that
"this kid's Mama or Mousi could have had a very bad patch from Dec 2000 to Dec 2002, there could have been some extreme event or "gotcha" with Mama in this period". The observation hit the bull's eye and the father of the kid was awestruck as how one can comment something about a Mama of a kid in 2002 when the kid himself is born in 2007!!! :-)

Here is some explanation:
1. In any Horoscope, the 6th house is about Maternal Family and Mom's relatives (Mama, Mousi etc).

2. BUDH is also karak of MAMA(or Mousi) -- as it is karak of Buddhi / overal Brain's functioning, Trading, Expression, Basic speech ability.

3. The owner of 6th house in the horoscope will also play equally important part.

In this horoscope as it was Mesh-Lagna (Aries Ascendant), the 6th house has Kanya raashi, which is owned by BUDH --> So Budh is Mama-Karak (for everyone) and in this horoscope it is also owner of the 6th house --> Double impact!

1. BUDH in this horoscope was in the 8th house -- Called as the "Peeda sthan" or "Mrutyu sthan". Budh was in Scorpio (Vrushchik) and in the LAST DEGREE (30th) of Scorpio --> This degree is called as "Raashi Gandaant" -->

*****Planets in the last degree of Ashlesha (Cancer/Kirk), Jyshtha (Vrushchik/Scoprio) and Ravati(Meen/Pisces) Nakshatra shows some Kaarmic burdens for sure.*****

2. Budh was with Mangal (Mars) adding to the issues to Mama.

3. As Guru was also there --- The Mama would have had long enough life and not very short lived etc or even the event from Dec 2000 to Dec 2002 should not even have resulted in a fatal issues. (The Scorpio sign shows rivers, canals, Reproductive organs, Kidney etc.)

WHY Dec 2000 to Dec 2002? Well, The "Karma delivery planet" Shani was bang opposite to the horoscope Budh in this period.

Some Thoughts to Meditate-over and also Debate:
This example shows that our Karma is "reflected" in stars and planets. They do not directly affect us by some magnetic force or an invisible string BUT they merely provide a channel for "cause-effect" equilibrium of the world. Every action has a reaction and everything happening in your life IS your own karma. This birth's destiny is previous birth's (your own) karma!!

In this case, the kid has some Karma with Mama/Maternal family which shows issues to Mama and he got a person as Mama who's Karma was in HARMONY with this Kid's Karma...So this kid got this birth at the said time and date when Budh was in last degree of Jyshtha/Scoprpio due to "mathematical harmony" of the cause-effect equilibrium.

The Karma is QUITE COMPLEX and not as straightforward but in many horoscope when some planetary combinations come together there is a definite analysis about the past karma. The owner of the house, the house itself and the karak planet need to show the same direction in order for something to happen for sure.

The timing of events is an art and complex at that! Dasha/Anatrdasha, Gochari, Dinvarsh paddhati, Prashna-Kundali and other methods are used for time-factor.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The taste of Success : 9, 10, 11 movement of planets to moon sign

"Current" planetary positions/bhraman and birth-time horoscope is always correlated in order to give any predictions. i.e. say (current) Guru is 5th to (birth) Moon so you would get the fruits of your efforts of past 2-3 years of efforts and What YOU call a success will be awarded to you. OR say, (current) Shani is 3rd to (birth) Moon so it will allow you to set fielding, play your cards, use Guerilla tactics etc. Current Guru is going over your (horoscope) Mangal so your siblings do well, you could score good runs, you would get good friends etc.

This brings us to movement of planets from 9, 10, 11 houses from our Moon Sign:

(1) 9th house is about natural support, bhagyasthan, journey due to bhagyoday, start of new things, getting new position/designation in life as this is Dharma-Trikon last house (1-5-9) “Dharma = Duty”

(2) 10th house is Workplace, power, production, stress but happening, what started in 9th increases multifold in 10th house bhraman of the same planet

(3) 11th house is GAIN/LAABH house - All sorts of LAABH/GAIN are shown by this planet. All the efforts of past 12 movements and especially past 3 movements of the planet give you some sort of gain!

The movement of ANY planet from 9, 10, 11 houses FROM MOON always brings following effects as per YOUR OWN Kriyaman Karma which is in line with your Mahadasha and Antardasha but (there are many things where pull of destiny is very weak due to no activity in the past birth, in these things Kriyaman affects you much more):

1. When a planet comes 9th to your Moon Sign: It brings logical profile change, one step up in job, some new things start in the job, it often requires some travel to some different location. Depending in if it is a fast moving planet or a slow moving one -- the effects are seen likewise. A planet in 9th house brings "Bhagyoday". The direction of these things depends on which houses this planets OWNS in your horoscope AND also the "Karakatva" of this planet. (For example: MOON is the "Karak" for a person's MIND/Emotions, Mom, Water, Silver, women in life; MARS: Blood, Siblings, Sports, Aggression, drive, Energy, SUN: Seniors, Govt, Authorities, FATHER, Backbone, Spine, Heart, SOUL, Self Esteem, EGO etc, Gold).

2. Next move for the planets is to change the sign and go in the 10th house from your Moon Sign: This brings "MORE OF THE SAME". The new work brought in 9th bhraman increases in magnitude as per your own efforts, actual hard work due to the new work -- increase in stress, activities -- overall happening but quite stressful without any direct Laabh/GAIN.

3. Now the planet is 11th to Moon Sign i.e. 2nd sign from the reverse side: Now, all the efforts, contacts, stress etc brings in Actual GAIN, Money, Accolades when the planet is in the 11th house/Raashi from your raashi. It is your OWN Karma of 9th and 10th house of this planet that brings you more and more gains in this period of 11th movement.

Now, the planets moves ahead to 12th house - i.e. the sign behind your sign (12th house: expense sthan, Wyay sthan, Planning sthan )---> NOW, You have to PLAN for the next 12 movements of this planet -- do new certification, reading, study etc w.r.t this planet and the houses this planet represents and also its karakatva.

The 12th movement seems VERY BAD due to glorious things of 9, 10, 11 movement of the same planet -- You are used to it but they have been leveraged completely like the cane that comes out of the machine. Now you need to plan and work for next 12 movements of this planet within your own sign , 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc and then again it comes to 9th house which bring LOGICAL change in your life depending on your efforts w.r.t this planet in the past 8 movements of this planet!!! :)

This is classic Kriyaman KARMA cycle -- Astrologer can only suggest when you are entering which planetary movement of 9, 10, 11.

The 12th movement of Shani is called as start of the sadesati (7.5 years) as it is LONGER etc. Guru's last for 3 years (1 year each in 12, 1, 2nd houses). Moon for 7 days (2.25 days in one raashi) and Mangal for 4,5 months and so on.

Popular--Well Known Examples:

1. Akshay got HERAPHERI When Guru was 9th to Moon sign of Tula -- Guru stays 1 years in 1 one sign -- So 9, 10, 11 movements of Guru were helpful to him until end of 2004.

2. BUT from Jan 2003 -- He also entered Shani's movement of 9, 10, 11 houses -- Which ended just now in Sept 2009. He has leveraged the COMEDY pattern completely and needs to plan new things now. Shani stays in onew sign / house for 2.5 years so this period is loonger 7.5 years -- compared to 3 years of Guru.

3. In 2005 He had to replan and regroup due to 12th house Guru for a year and not from Sept 2009 to Dec 2011 -- He will have to regroup due to 12th house Shani -- Saadesati 1st 2.5 years!!

4. Aamir Khan had GREAT Shani support until Jan 2003 -- Later 12th house Shani until May 2005 -- Not much happened there except planning/study etc.

5. Vrushchik raashi folks had 2003, 2004 2005 as Guru's 9, 10, 11 bhraman -- after that immediately Shani's 9, 10, 11 bhraman from May 2005 to Dec 2011 ....But 2006 was of issues due to 12th Guru and after Dec 2011 it will be start of Saadesati itself (12th shani).

Every year, the Sun becomes 9, 10, 11 and 12 so do the Budh & the Shukra -- EVERY MONTH (27 days) the MOON goes 9, 10, 11 houses bring in similar effects but very fast, quick ones. So these are studied for that kind of things -- Guru Shani (Raahu, Ketu are reverse 11, 10, 9) are slow moving hence their effects are seen more slowly and long lasting.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Twins -- Santati -- Siblings A Recent Example

Here is an example the way I analyze horoscopes. Yesterday, I analyzed a horoscope from 1963/64.

1. "Santati Karak" planet Guru in Meen raashi and in Meen Navamansh. Meen raashi is DWI-Swabhav raashi and meen navamansh in it is last 3 degree 10 minutes which takes the dwiswabhav part to a higher degree. So, possibility of "twins" is there in the "root" form in the horoscope. But Guru stays in one raashi for 12 months and in 1 navamansh for 1.3+ months. So all folks born in this period would have this formation.

2. Now, in this Dhanu lagna horosocpe, Mesh was in the sign in the 5th house (Santati sthan). The owner of the Mesh sign i.e. santati sthan in this horoscope -- MANGAL-- was in Kumbh raashi and surprise -- again in Meen navamansh in Kumbh raashi!! So additional effect. Mangal changes sign in aprx 45 days and 1 navamansh in aprx 6 days. The Dhanu lagna was only for 2 hrs each day in those 6 days! So this narrows down the tme period quite a bit.

3. BUT, Mangal is also with Shani although not very close -- This shows that there could be some issues wth at least 1st Santati.

4.a Mangal is "Bhratru-Karak" i.e. "sibling-karak" (for everyone)-- It is in the 3rd house in the horoscope - 3rd house is also of Siblings (apart from other things). So it being with Shani either shows pregnancy issues to his mother after his birth OR some longevity/accidental issues with his next brother related to legs.

4.b Shani being the owner of the 3rd house (Kumbh raashi) ONLY adds to these effects of 4a as both bhratru-karak and sibling house owner are together in 3rd house which is of siblings.

5. The biggest Santati decision making factor is that Guru is 5th from Moon (Vrushchik) and also owner of 5th house from moon. (5th house is Santati sthan) This seals the deal as they say.

1. Yes, the 1st pregnancy for him was twins but it turned to be a mis-carriage.
2. His younger bro passed away in aprx 10 years back.
3. I did not check about a miscarriage etc to mother with him.

This example shows or illustrates what is meant by Guru being Santati-Karak, Mangal being Bhratru-Karak and also aspects about or effects of Shani-Mangal yuti in the horoscope especially when they are the owner of 3rd house.

I have a separate post for HIGH number of TWINS born in Feb 1975 to Mar 1976 and also quite a few folks born in this period have been blessed with twins. (Guru was in Meen raashi in this period & was wakri in Meen navamansh increasing the period of Guru being in Meen navamansh!) :

Saturday, November 7, 2009

OP Nayyar and Navamansh Horoscope !!

Pardon my spelling mistakes - I finished this post in 10 minutes...Will format it later! :)

O.P. Nayyar is my 'the' most favorite of the music directors. Well, all music directors from 40/50/60s are irresistable anyways but somehow OP's songs have an exclusve "lock" on my heart right from childhood when I didn't even know what a music director was about! :) Well, the reason for OP is just a "Case Study" and a selection oof a famous person to explain something basic about the "art of horoscope analysis".

Someone asked 2 days back "Why the hell Navamansh Horoscope is SO important??". Very simple question, very complex answer: To start with 9 is the # which is found in nature (and in astrlogy) in abundance!

1. 9 planets (Including Raahu/Ketu) excluding Harshal, Neptune.
2. 9 nakshtra-swami (of 27 nakshatras) each planet "owns" 3 nakshatras. Vimshottari mahadasha has 9 planets (obviously all 9 nakshatra swami(s)
3. 9 digits
4. Every sign has 9 "charan"(s) i.e. 9 equal parts of 3degree 10minutes for each charan.
5. 360 degrees (3+6+0) = 9
6. 72 heart beats per minute? (Normal rate).
7. 1440 minutes in a day -- again 9 or for that matter 525600 in a year (9!)
To cut it short, 9 has a mystical importance in all esoteric things.

The Navamansh horoscope calculation is a simple one: Every Sign is divided in 9 parts (called charan or navamansh) and each of these parts is assigned to 1 of 9 planets(their signs. Start with Aries sign-- Assign 1st part to Aries (Mars), seconds to Taurus (Venus) and so on. The Taurus sign would start with Capri navamansh and so on. You have to start over once you finish 12 signs in the sequece. (Same rashi, Same Navamansh is called as "Vargottam" navamansh).

Now, your ascendant point degree will belong to some sign & some navamansh in it, it wil become the 1st rashi in your Navamansh Horoscope. i.e. even if your ascendant is Aries -- You Navamansh Horoscope ascendant could be from Aries to Saggitarius (9 charans in Aries sign). Basically, For a day, Navamansh increases 12 ascendants signs and lagna-patrikas to 12*9 = 108. This helps horoscope analysis as most of the Grahayog are similar in a given day and folks born in given 2 hrs have a very similar horoscope! So navamansh horoscope is used for "Sukshma-wichar".

O.P Nayyar born in 16th Jan, 1927 (it is NOT 1926) 7 days before his dear friend Shivsena-Supremo Balasaheb Thackeray (23rd). From my calculations and "backtracking" he must be born under Aquarius lagna rashi (height) and also Jan 1954 marks the start of his Shani mahadasha for 19 years where he gave unforgettable music & got a great mass-support-frenzy. (I have mentioned this in my Shani Mahadasha post a few days back).

Have a look at this navamansh Horoscope (of 16 Jan 1927):
1. Shani is in Vrushchik rashi in main horoscope but it is in Uchcha navamansh of Libra (Tula) in navamansh horoscope! (Same as Balasaheb).

2. Mangal is in very strong Aries sign in main horoscope but it is in artistic Libra navamansh in the navamansh horoscope -- hence music etc instead of say sports! :)

3. Guru is in kumbh raashi in main horoscope but it is in swa-navamansh (Dhanu) in navamansh horoscope. -- Before Shani mahadasha he had Guru mahadasha for 16 years -- he must have got a great education and Guru as Guru is well placed in 1st house, 9th to Moon and in Dhanu navamansh inhis horoscope. He leveraged this knowledge in Shani mahadasha.

4. The Sun is in Vargottam navamansh. Makar raashi and makar navamansh.

5. VENUS(Shukra) although in a conservative Makar rashi in main horoscope, is in Swa-navamansh of Vrushabh is the Navamansh horoscope!!!

6. Raahu is with Moon in Mithun rashi uchcha for Raahu -- Rahu is in Kumbh navamansh -- very strong for Raahu.

Now, you can start to appreciate the power and importance of the navamansh horoscope. Any planet in the main horoscope HAS to be analysed in Navamansh horoscope in order to guage its power and resultant effect in its Mahadasha or AntarDasha.

It is very interesting to note that Balasaheb also had a GREAT run in Shani mahadasha from 1980 to 1999 due to uchcha navamansh Shani : it is located 3rd from Moon and 11th from Lagna/Sun sign in main horoscope (3, 6, 11 are VERY good positions of Shani for a politician or for anyone who wants mass-support). OP had Shani mahadasha from 1954 to 1973. Of course, Shani in Vrushchik raashi in main horoscope and Vrushchik raashi's owner Mangal in self raashi increases power of this shani in main horoscope quite a bit. Shani mahadasha was important as very imp planets in Shani's sign (Sun, Venus in Makar, Guru in Kunbh) -- OP Kumbh lagna - Balasaheb Makar Lagna.

But, ONLY navamansh horoscope analysis would be a complete NO-NO. It has to be used #2 after the main horoscope. Astrologer Late M. D. Bhat, elder brother of great V. D. Bhat had published a MUST have book "Navamansh Rahasya" on the power of navamansh analysis for each planet and has shared his experiences and of course LOGICAL reasoning/analysis and praachin grantha's thought for each planet in each navamansh in this book. He especially explains very well the specific STARS that are in a given charan/navamansh & proximity of any planet to those stars makes that navamansh powerful in a given horoscope.

Only recently I realised that my Guru is in Kumbh raashi Kumvh navamansh and VERY close to a star which is known for Gudh-tatva Advance Studies. My Sun is in Revati nakshatra Meen rasshi Meen navamanash (B-date : 11th April) -- It also has a similar effect (esoteric knowledge, short writing, plays etc), My Neptune (owner of all that is GUDH, unexplainable) is in the 1st house with Moon and Raahu and is in again Vrushchik raashi Vrushchik navamansh -- relates again to GUDH, mystic and hidden stuff. Harshal is in 12th house (Moksha-Trikon) and again is in Libra rashi Libra navamansh -- again indicates mystic study & mystic "gatee". Date of 11 is also called as Master number and some cultures call it the date of the mystiques/psychics. Total b-date addition of 9 doesn't hurt! :)

Apart from the main horoscope (5th hosue Ravi, 1st house Neptune with Raahu/Moon, 4th house Guru- Gajakesari) that shows mystic/astrological studies or past-karma -- It is NAVAMANSH that puts the cement in the bricks of the main horoscope. Without this cement the main horoscope analysis is not good enough.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Health Analysis From Horoscope

Last post did talk about the usage of astrology and one important use was related to health issues in the horoscope. There are some things that ALWAYS work when analysing health which are as follows. If you know you have such issues do comment on the blog and share your b-details with me. I will try to check if it is indeed so. This will also help me as a relentless student of Astrology and you also as we can discuss on some practical remedies (not puja path and yadnya but eating, ayurveda, yoga and OF COURSE Sat-Karma!!)

1. When shani mangal are in 8th house of a horoscope or Mangal is in 2nd and Shani is in 8th or vice versa (either together or opposite 180degrees apart)

a. This combo shows issues with Internal Reproductive Organs (Kidneys for examples) and also 2nd house which shows eyes, teeth, neck.

b. This combo also shows issues with the body-part that is indicated by the sign they are in. For example Shani Mangal are in Kanya raashi: Stomach issues, when in Mithun raashi: Arms/Shoulders, Sinvha raashi: Heart and Spine, In Meen raashi ankles/feet and so on.

c. This combo also indicates that there are chances of that his/her mother could have a miscarriage or some issues with pregnancy after him/her (if of course taken a chance).

So Shani Mangal together or opposite affects the body-part shown by the House(s) and also the body part indicated by the Sign/Rashi they are in.

Apart from this Mangal being "karak" of Blood, Sports, Bikes, Cars, Siblings :: It could also show issues with these things. Need to drive carefully, take care of siblings (karmic burden!) and also not be nasty with masses/workers -- rather help them as Shani is masses -- workers.

Even Mangal in Kark raashi (neech raasshi) could show hemoglobin issues, lack of red-factor in the blood or some content of the blood could shows some deficiency.

Please never forget that Guru's aspect (drushti) in the horoscope changes the outcome quite a bit and it will reduce the impact quite a bit but cannot negate it completely. Guru's drushti would help you pay-off by good-karma and not by sufferings all the time! A real life Guru would do the same in absence of Guru's drushti in the horoscope!

We will continue the discussion on some examples how Astrology could be used to double-check extreme diagnosis by doctor and suggestion for some serious surgery etc should be checked in the horoscope. Almost always, extreme health situations are reflected in the horoscope. Say Mangal-Ketu close in Moola nakshatra could show hereditary issues with blood from maternal family and so on.

Even using Palmistry: Formation of mounts and signs on mounts -- it is very easy to make some assessment on possibility of deceases. I avoid meeting folks as analysing horoscope from a 1000s of miles of distance and making very acurate analysis gives me some mental kick and challenge! :) But when time-date are in doubt, there is nothing better than the Palm and of course face!! :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

What is JYOTISH / ASTROLOGY -- And What it is NOT...!!

I have been recently debating validity of astrology with some folks who supposedly follow "Buddhi-Pramanya waad"!! I have shared many examples (anubhooti) that I have observed without any names or locations etc (A Marathi site: I also stated what **I** have observed in past 20 (almost) years on this subject. i.e. not from some book but my OWN experience about this "art".

JYOTISH has following desciplines:
1. Astronomy: Movement of stars, their cycles w.r.t earth, sun etc
2. Muhurt Shastra: You guys know it.
3. Horary Astro or Horashastra : i.e Predictive Astrology

Strictly My opinions:

1. Astrology is not an EXACT science. It is an art or science of probabilities. Now this is a loaded statement : "science of probabilities".

2. By using astrology you can state various probabilities and actions (Sat-Karma/Good karma) that can avert or reduce the ill-effects of them (and increase the good effects.)

3. Astrology is best used for psychological anlysis, natural attitudes that a horoscope / numero / palm / face diaplays and also natural weaknesses they portray.

4. Health Issues: Astrology is also a great tool to list down probable deseases a person might have, weaker organs of a person that could give some issues in future. Yoga, Ayurveda, Descipline, Alopathy, Homeopathy (spelling?) etc can help reduce these health issues in advance.

5. Astrology is very good to understand your Karmic Burden and direction / some steps to pay that off by good deeds and not by sufferings. The pull of the destiny after say 20 years coluld be reduced by advanced payments of good-karma.

6. NOBODY can predict death! It is just NOT possible. Every person born has a great possibility of living until the age of 120 years and some esoteric sites would tell you that a person need not even die!! So if someone claims to predict year, month, date of death -- PLEASE hand them to the police! :) You can just mention that so-so period is not good, wear helmet, there could be stomach issues, there could be blood related issues etc etc. You CAN NOT predict death of anybody -- however straight-forward the horoscope is.

7. According to the latest Dan Brown fiction (The Lost Symbol) The forefathers of USA were astrologers themselves (George Washington) and chose the time to built the White House, USA Capitol building and some more strcutures when some xxxx planets/star was in Virgo!! It is a fiction book but not everything in it is fiction. It also recites BhagwadGeeta/Upanishad etc. Linda Goodman also states that the forefathers knew astrology very well and even 4th of July was chosen as per some auspicious astrological formations!!

Comments on Astrology by a great soul:
Following text is taken from "Autobiography of a Yogi" This is straight from Shree Shree Yukteshwar Giri when he replied to Yoganand Paramahans' question: "Why do you suggest me an astrological bangle as I don't believe in it".

There need not be a single line of explanation of what Astrology is about after reading this paragraph(s). I attest that this EXACTLY what I have observed in past 20 years of study of this topic.

"Astrology is the study of man's response to planetary stimuli. The stars have no conscious benevolence or animosity; they merely send forth positive and negative radiations. Of themselves, these do not help or harm humanity, but offer a lawful channel for the outward operation of cause-effect equilibriums which each man has set into motion in the past.

1. "A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma. 2. His horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing his unalterable past and its probable future results. But the natal chart can be rightly interpreted only by men of intuitive wisdom: these are few.
3. "The message boldly blazoned across the heavens at the moment of birth is not meant to emphasize fate, the result of past good and evil but to arouse man's will to escape from his universal thralldom.
4. What he has done, he can undo. None other than himself was the instigator of the causes of whatever effects are now prevalent in his life.
5. He can overcome any limitation, because he created it by his own actions in the first place, and because he has spiritual resources which are not subject to planetary pressure.

"Superstitious awe of astrology makes one an automaton, slavishly dependent on mechanical guidance. The wise man defeats his planets which is to say, his past by transferring his allegiance from the creation to the Creator. The more he realizes his unity with Spirit, the less he can be dominated by matter. The soul is ever-free; it is deathless because birthless. It cannot be regimented by stars.
"Man is a soul, and has a body. When he properly places his sense of identity, he leaves behind all compulsive patterns. So long as he remains confused in his ordinary state of spiritual amnesia, he will know the subtle fetters of environmental law.

"God is harmony; the devotee who attunes himself will never perform any action amiss. His activities will be correctly and naturally timed to accord with astrological law. After deep prayer and meditation he is in touch with his divine consciousness; there is no greater power than that inward protection."
"Then, dear Master, why do you want me to wear an astrological bangle?" I ventured this question after a long silence, during which I had tried to assimilate Sri Yukteswar's noble exposition.

"It is only when a traveler has reached his goal that he is justified in discarding his maps. During the journey, he takes advantage of any convenient short cut. The ancient rishis discovered many ways to curtail the period of man's exile in delusion. There are certain mechanical features in the law of karma which can be skillfully adjusted by the fingers of wisdom.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Effects of Shani Mahadasha / Shani Antardasha

Shani Mahadasha & Shani Antardasha
There have been various questions on Sadesati and my 1st post here on Sadesati has helped meet most of the expectations. There are also questions about Shani mahadasha and antardasha. Most of the people think that it is a troublesome period in life. Well, it is not correct. Rather, many great people become "great" in the real sense in Shani mahadasha. Shani mahadasha lasts for 19 years so you understand how important this period could be! :)

To understand "Shani effect" better (Sadesati), you can also read my article on Sade Sati:

First Let us understand the role of Shani in our lives:  it is an auditor, police, law, masses, poor people, older people, places of poverty. Following paragraphs explains how Shani gives us opportunities in the first 30 years to pay back all the karma.

Basic SHANI Thoughts
By the age of 29.5/30 Shani has traveled all houses of your horoscope from your birth and it has gone past the position it is in at the time of birth. (Even by the age of 15 it has put drushti on each planet at least ONCE or more.) During this travel, the moving (transit) Shani aspects (puts drushti) on each and every planet including natal chart Shani – 4 times! Every time, it gives you an opportunity to pay back your past life and this life karma to the person, studying, to the entity, organization, relative, school, college, friends, colleagues, health, wealth and so on. If the chart is intense it FORCES the circumstances beyond control. These Shani movements by the age of 30 are a great opportunity to pay back most of your karma by good deeds sufferings or a combination of both. BUT we do have tendency find short-cuts and loopholes to avoid paying back the karma just the way we have tendency to jump stop-lights, signals, free parking and so on. So many times, these opportunities are lost and hence the reminders and difficulties keep coming to you. Each KARMA-SANKET is important. When transit Shani has 3rd Drushti on any planet, it gives some karma-sanket and some advance NOTICE of the things that are going to happen after 5 years when transit SHANI will reach that house itself. If we TAKE this as an opportunity and pay ATTENTION to Karma-Sanket – a preventive maintenance avoids major parts replacement or a major breakdown! Think of Rs 10 saved 5 years back becoming say 17 in 5 years due to savings BUT you saved that 10 Rs by avoiding some karma and after 5 years you spend 17Rs for the same things which would have worked out in 10Rs earlier! :) :) and with lot less pain...!!! This is quite simple, isn’t it?? At times, when Shani is on some house and planet – the force of pay back is so strong that the person cannot simply pay back physically the stuff. So when Shani moves ahead and after 7.5 years again it puts the 10th drushti on the same house and planet and tries to get it paid back – if yet again avoided - -After 5 years Shani’s 7th drushti is lot more troublesome.

So, it is good to ask “remedy” to an astrologer and trying to find a loophole to avoid paying karma back but remember, the payments of karmic debt would keep coming back with you in much uglier state if avoided to pay! These remedies should be well directed, well focused and with GOOD INTENTIONS and NOT to run away from your own karma! Usually remedies should be seen as enhancers and also increasing ability to pay back karma instead of skipping it!

(Regardless of lagna (asc-sign)-rashi, Chandra(moon)-rashi, SHANI is for all an auditor who delivers the exact proportion of good or bad karma done. It reminds us of our dues and urges or at times forces them to pay back to appropriate party. The house/position of SHANI in a natal chart shows an obligation and deficiency in that chart for the things shown by that house. Also, Shani has 3rd, 7th and 10th FULL drushti in addition to the house it is in. These drushtis DO work and they work a lot more when there is some planet in that house.)
End of “Basic SHANI Thoughts”

To demystify and to highlight great results in Shani mahadasha following are the great results of Shani Mahadasha:
1.       Why do you think the masses that didn't even earn 20 Rs per day, spent 10 Rs to watch Bachchan's movie (Single handed movies), why more so from 1970/1971 to 1989/1990 in VERY large numbers? (If you call him Big B or Amit-jee -- you are not his fan -- his fans call him either Amitabh or plain simple Bachchan).
2.       Balasaheb Thackeray gets mass frenzy and great mass support all his life but more so from 1980 to 1999. He has Shani 11th house (the best place) to lagna and 3rd house to Moon (Kanya rashi) in aggressive Scorpio sign in uchcha navamansh. Shani is VERY strong as it is 3rd to moon and 11th to Lagna and Surya of Makar (Capricorn).
3.       Music director O.P Nayyar had a great success from 1954 to 1973 (19 years). He was not doing bad at all in his Guru mahadasha for for 16 years until 1953/1954 but OmkarPrasad Nayar became “OP” we know today in his Shani Mahadasha.
4.       Michael Jackson got stupendous mass support and mass frenzy from 1973 to 1992. (19 years).
5.       The best of it all: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had 3rd house Shani (Parakram sthan) in uchcha raashi of Tula (Libra).
6.       Atal Bihari Wajpayee and Margaret Thatcher have Libra Ascendant with Shani there (1st house)! (Uchcha Shani 1st house)
7.       YashawantRao Chavan had Shani in 1st house (self) in Vrushabh rashi. (Shukra signs are great for Shani). He is still regarded the best politician/CM etc of Maharashtra.
8.       Sharad Pawar Saheb has Shani in 6th house with Moon (6h house: Service sector, Economic zone)
9.       Salman has a very strong Shani in Kumbh rashi (10th house: Career!) with Moon and is running Shani Mahadasha from 2002. Shah Rukh also has a well-placed Shani in the 4th house (Sukh-sthan) in Kumbh rashi & running Shani Mahadasha from 2006.
10.    Indira Gandhi had 1st house (self) Shani in Kark rashi.
11.    Raj Thackeray will start his Shani Mahadasha from 2012. I guess he is going to become a “Saheb” real soon! :)

But all these folks suffered/will suffer accidents, injuries and problems in Shani Mahadasha whenever their EGO got better of them in this period. Each one of them had some Ego clashes and suffered due to it. Many of them had severe illness in this period too. Especially when Sadesati coincided with the Shani mahadasha!! :)

Shani's position, its raashi, its nakshatra, its navamansh raashi and position/sthan in the birth-chat, its relationship with other planets (aspects/drishti) is very important to analyze the effect of Shani mahadasha / antardasha on your life.

Shani represents or is "karak" of masses, crowds (mass mentality), it-Gadha-cement, slow-but-steady things in life, Peeda (troubles), Dainya (Garibi), Reality Check, Wilamb (delay), night.

Shani is usually well-placed in the horoscope if your past life(s) karma with respect to masses is good. If you have donated money, land to masses and overall helped masses in overall aspects like building hospitals, schools (for poors), Anna-chhatra (Fed poor people): You have good karma with masses and better position of Shani in the Horoscope. The subtle yet omnipotent & omnipresent Law of Karma would make the masses pay you back in this life/birth in equal and opposite manner -- As simple as that. Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed -- Every force has equal and opposite force but they act in opposite directions. All these are nothing but spiritually – which represents the "law of karma" in scientific manner. The same way the folks mentioned above must have done a LOT in their past life(s) to do betterment of masses. The masses paid them back in their Shani mahadasha.

Shani in 3rd, 6th and 11th house shows that previous Karma with masses has been good. This Shani usually shows very good Shani mahadasha/antardasha results. Of course, assuming Shani is not in ill-aspects of Ravi (Sun) or Mangal (Mars). 1st, 10th house Shani shows mass-support “overall in life but more so in politics” in the 1st house and in career/workplace/production etc in the 10th place. Again, assuming it is well placed!

The 8th and the 12th house Shani especially shows some deficiency in the past karma which was ignored. These house Shani if in Guru drushti has some good side-effects and some Antardasha that might be well-off. However, regardless of how well Shani is in the 8th and the 12th house means some obligations to be paid off. Well placed Shani would mean by good deeds, good karma like Non-Profit Organizations, Social Services, Food for poors etc. Or paying of karma to the specific relatives that chart shows. Additional reading for the 8th and the 12th house Shani is follows:

Shani in the Mangal drushti or Shani with Mangal shows violent past karma and violent events in this like in Shani Mahadasha or Antardasha (Shani Mangal Yogas: ) Shani with Raahu is especially bad and when the owner of Shani’s house is wakri and is in 6 8 12 houses from Shani or the horoscope 6 8 12 houses then the problems only increase. The option of good deeds is coupled with some pain sufferings and even the person could be even born with some defects and problems to start with! (Shani Rahu Yuti: Shani Rahu Yuti: )

Shani wakri or Stambhi is further one step ahead with problems. The owner of Shani wakri adds to the issues. Also, proximity of Mangal Rahu in close degrees increases the intensity of bad events as they do show as much of an intensity in the past life.

Shani in the last 3 degrees of Kirk or Vrishchik or first 3 degrees of Mesh, Singh or Dhanu rashi especially shows some very peculiar & extreme events in the past karma/birth. Especially the last degree of Kirk Vrishchik and first degree of Dhanu (moola) and Singh (Magha) are very very kaarmic! One can trace some bad events in the family 15 30 45 60 or even 5, 35 65 years BEFORE your birth in the family.

WHAT IF WE ARE NOT THAT "LUCKY" and have a badly placed Shani in the horoscope. Well, we would then tend to suffer in the Shani mahadasha at the hands of the masses and problems with respect to the chart-houses (& what they represent) of which Shani is the owner or Shani is placed in (5th house Santati/marriage, 7th house Marriage/Relationships/Partnerships, 10 house father, 8th house inherited land/money etc etc).

The way to reduce Shani mahadasha issues are NOT any Puja or Yadnya or Mantra or even the Gemstones! There are two ways to pay off the Shani Mahadasha's past Karma:
1.       Thru the sufferings and delays (Santati/ Marriage 5/7 houses etc)
2.       Good deeds: Paying off the Karmic Burdens in Shani mahadasha or beforehand.

To pay off the burden some "good" astrologer needs to analyze the horoscope, analyze/find out the direction of the karmic burden and suggest some actions so that masses benefit from your actions. It is better to start as early as possible to avoid severe issues.
1.       If 5th house Shani then help friends/relatives in their marriages and donate to Orphanages/charity for kids.
2.       7th house Shani: Help in marriages (money, time/energy) Help business partners
If Shani in 10th house, do seva of your father no matter how your relation is with him.
3.       Donate/spend time for Vruddhashram etc. I hope you get the idea.
If Shani-Mangal close to each other: Help your siblings in life as they need it.
4.       Shani Mangal in say Sinvha raashi -- Donate to heart trouble R&D institutes.
5.       Ravi-Shani yuti: Help Father/Seniors/Govt and not always oppose them. You have to do what you have to do but whenever it doesn't affect your values, try to adjust with authorities.
6.       Shani in 4th house: Take care of your mother, house etc. Same for Shani with Chandra (mother)
7.       Note: Pooja and Karma-Kaand doesn’t hurt and it always helps for Chitta-Shuddhi and calming your mind in case of chaos & problems and hence the person is able to see good direction. However, pooja is the first step and not the destination of the ultimate remedy!! Please do not spend too much on gemstones or pooja etc. (Gemstones are tonics and not anti-biotics) :) So please beware of folks who would take advantage of your state of mind to make you spend disproportionate amount on such pooja or gemstones.

The earlier you start with this the lesser the issues in Shani mahadasha.

Of course, regardless of good or bad: Shani Mahadasha requires discipline of all the actions, conservative approach in spending, in eating etc. EGO should be avoided at any cost as folks who do not have much money are spending money for you!! Just imagine if they find out you are being egotist when they are spending time and energy for you.

If Shani mahadasha and Sadesati at the same time affects your temperament and moral too much then HANUMAAN Sadhana is THE ONLY upaay for getting enough courage to face the effects of this. Finally, it is YOUR OWN creation of this life (Sadesati) or past life/lives (Mahadasha). :)

Hanuman Sadhana:
a. Have a Hanuman purnakruti poster (as aggressive / balawaan etc as possible) it should be Dakshina-mukhi (facing South).
b. Every morning after bath, concentrate on Hanumaan poster for 3 - 5 minutes (eye to eye contact); No disturbances what so ever.
c. Every evening when it starts to get dark, recite Hanuman stotra and Raam-Raksha (sanskrit).
This will help in a MAGICAL way, Can't explain ALL the effects here for the lack of time BUT it IS magical.