Welcome to your Jyotish Mini Course for Healers and Healing!
*Please read this entire post so you know how to use the Jyotish Mini Course process.
This self-paced mini course is for healers and those on a healing journey who wish to lay a foundation for diagnosing the body and soul with accuracy and precision.
This mini course is specifically for those who wish to use Jyotish as a healing modality for themselves and their clients. It is suitable for both beginners and advanced students of Jyotish.
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I do not offer returns or refunds on products and services. I consider payment an agreement between two people that sets an intention for mutual growth. Please commit to your self development and show up for your process, use the resources, and honor your path. By showing up for this course fully, you are showing up for yourself. I welcome your feedback and I'm here to support your journey!
This process does not take the place of therapeutic support from a licensed therapist or medical doctor. Rather this process can enhance and support the work you are already doing with your therapist and doctors or become a supplement. I may recommend you seek the ongoing support of a licensed therapist or medical doctor if I think you need this extra holding, resourcing and support.
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How to follow along:
1) Book your 30 minute jyotish session with me here. Use the 15 minute clarity session option to book into my calendar. calendly.com/swatijrjyotish We will go through the five layers together to make sure you are clear on your results. You must complete all five modules before coming to this session. This session must be booked within 30 days of registration.
Together we will clarify exactly what you need for improved results with your own body and your healing gifts. These sessions are for those who are ready to deepen their Jyotish astrology skills and use this tool for diagnosis and self development.
2 ) North Indian Style Chart. Make sure you have an accurate North Indian Style jyotish chart. You must have an exact birth time for an accurate jyotish chart to be created.
A Jyotish chart copy is included with your mini course. Send your accurate birth data to Swati at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must send birth date, location and EXACT birth time.
4) Come to Class Live. Come to our LIVE Jyotish class on DEC 2nd to complete your process, ask questions, and get focused results. A zoom link will be sent to you via email. Please RSVP. This class will be recorded and added to this page.
5) Download my Jyotish eBook. Download my Jyotish Astrology ebook below to deepen your studies and your understanding of Jyotish as a tool for healing and transformation. See below.
This is your Jyotish Mini Course preparation. Start here!
As you begin this powerful process of soul awakening- for yourself and your clients, consider your intentions.
What is your intention for this process? What rituals support your outcomes? How are you taking care of your body- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? What allows you to be in right-relationship with your tools and gifts?
Join me in chanting to Savitr! To connect with Savitr, to awaken the magic in the hands, to bring forth the dawning and consciousness expansion, recite Gayatri Mantra.
First House: Self, body, innate nature, ego, intelligence, experience of self, appearance, personality, birth place, overall health, strength, behaviors, birth and birth experience, complexion, constitution, fame, innate nature, strength and weaknesses, happiness and sorrow.
Body Part: Head and face. Brain and nerves People: Self Also correlates energetically to Aries.
Second House: Early childhood and the type of support you received directly after birth, family, longevity, wealth and money, nourishment, eating food and drinking, speaking and voice, singing, precious stones and metals, jewels, valuable items, sustenance, eyesight and seeing, quality of speech, buying and selling.
Body Part: Throat, neck and mouth People: Close family members Also correlates energetically to Taurus.
Third House: Communication- all types, verbal, written, through the arts and energy, seen and unseen communication, creative arts, working with the hands and creating with the hands, courage, willpower, effort, sensuality, the senses, traveling (short travels), ear ornaments, power, stamina, hearing, parents’ death, bad or foolish thoughts, support, knowledge coming from hearing the guru (advice and wisdom), games, hobbies. Body Parts: Hands, arms and shoulders People: Siblings (younger) Also correlates energetically to Gemini.
Fourth House: Home, land, property, emotions, feelings, chest, heart center, mother, emotional awareness, confidence, comfort, homeland, conveyances, one’s dwelling, education (from life experience and what we learn from family and ancestors), moksha through emotional insights and senses, vehicles, kindred, storage of treasure.
Body Parts: Chest, heart, lungs, breasts People: Mother, ancestors Also correlates energetically to Cancer.
Fifth House: Children, passion, creativity and creative life force, procreation, intelligence and intellect (buddhi), gut instincts, education and learning (intelligence we gain through life experience which can sometimes be formal, but not necessarily), intuition, mantras, memory, purva punya (past life credit), memory, knowledge, romance and lovers, ability to make decisions, sacred diagrams (yantras), sacred spells or prayers, management ability, corruption, mental distress.
Body Parts: Upper stomach, solar plexus People: Children, students, lovers Also correlates energetically to Leo.
Sixth House: Enemies and opponents, bad habits and vices, arguments and legal cases, competitors, consultancy, mental dis-ease, obstacles, worries, anxieties, debt, acute disease (curable), service, theft, credit, cruel deeds, dishonor, loss, misunderstandings, orphans, outcasts, pain, receiving charity and welfare, trouble through servants and employees, wounds, healers and healing, routines and habits, boils, scars, cancer, wounds, weapons. Legal issues/litigation, health, short term disease/sickness, servants and employees, boils, scars, sores, cancer, step mother, weapons, struggles, sexual diseases, poisons, digestion. Body Parts: Lower abdomen, large intestine People: Servants, pets, maternal aunt or uncle, step mother, cousins. Also correlates energetically to Virgo.
The sixth house has to do with disease and debts (the kinds that can be corrected and cured, unlike the 8th house indications) as well as enemies. This house is known to be a trouble maker because of these tendencies, but there are also some fortunate connections as well. Since disease is attributed to 6th house matters, it is also connected to the healer, the one who heals disease as well as being in service to others. And depending on the other indications of the chart, enemies can become friends in certain circumstances. In regard to debts, learning how to handle money and the affairs of money can create much more financial stability; where we put our attention, we learn and grow.
Seventh House: Relationships, how we experience the “other”, the mirror we experience in our life, life partner or spouse, marriage, desires, travel, business, trade, partnership, social interactions, dating, death, romantic and sexual affairs, medium distance journey, journey within a journey, sexual desires, misplaced items, monetary loss. Body Parts: Pelvic bowl and organs therein People: Spouse, all relationships Also correlates energetically to Libra.
This is the house of relations, that which we are looking at directly- so in essence, the seventh house becomes our mirror, our looking glass. Libra also has a natural connection to business. Good business practices have everything to do with ones relationship with others and cultivating those interactions. And of course, the 7th house has to do with the spouse, partners in general, which is perhaps the most common indication of this house. The seventh house can also indicate death.
Eighth House: Vulnerability, accidents, death, bankruptcy, hard to cure disease like cancer and terminal illnesses, past karmas, portal to the past, transformations, transcendence, past and future events, research, mystical and occult studies and information, violence, intercourse, excretory organs, disturbances and haunts, tragedies, inheritance, litigation, imprisonment, mystery, poison, theft, receiving charity, scandal, taxes, sudden unexpected gain of money, recitation of sacred texts, battles and war, enjoyment of fighting, enemies, knowledge of the past and future. Many of the indications for the 8th house mirror the 6th house. The difference here is that 8th house matters are longer and more painful, often more chronic and terminal. Body Parts: Sexual organs, genitals, excretory organs People: Lenders Also correlates energetically to Scorpio.
Ninth House: Destiny, dharma, devotion, knowledge, gurus, teachers, guides, wisdom (gained from gurus, teachers, guides and higher learning), religion, fortune, righteous conduct, higher education, philosophy, gain without pain or much effort, affluence, father’s well being, previous good karmas, charity, counselor, satsang, considered the most auspicious house, foreign travels, journeys to holy places and pilgrimages, justice. Body Parts: Legs but specifically thighs People: Father, guru and teachers Also correlates energetically to Sagittarius.
Tenth House: Career, occupation, vocation, offerings to the world, biological father, government honors, kingdom, achievements, successes, honors, status, respect, name and fame, father’s social status public life, authority, business, commerce, trade, karma (action), royalty, arrogance, pride, living away from home, duty. Body Parts: Knees People: Biological father, boss Also correlates energetically to Capricorn.
Eleventh House: Gains, wealth, positive and negatives (pluses and minuses) of our experiences, desires, easy money, elder siblings, income from career, things received (like gifts), wealth, wishes, monetary income, shadows (things we may be missing about ourselves), fulfillment, prosperity, fulfillment of hopes and desires, friends, recovery from illness.
Body Parts: Calves, ankles People: Friends, older siblings, paternal uncle Also correlates energetically to Aquarius.
Twelfth House: Liberations, endings, losses, moksha, meditation, retreats, ashrams, alone time, away time, hospitals, prisons, expenditures, confinement, comforts of the bed (like sleep and sex), marriage, immigration, feet, foreign residency, charity, destination of the soul after death, enemies, falls (physical, social or professional), hidden or secret things, punishment, purchase of luxury items, sins, wandering far from home, bill collectors and those that cause us loss, enlightenment, sleep, rest, meditation. Working in places of confinement, losses of all kinds, poverty, generosity, losses due to charitable giving, sleep and quality of sleep, beds and the comfort of sleeping quarters, spiritual journeys and pilgrimages, wandering, foreign lands and long travels, life after death and the nature of one's previous incarnation, martyrdom, self sacrifice, betrayal, tapas.
Body Parts: Feet People: Bill collectors and those that cause us loss Also correlates energetically to Pisces.
Twelfth house matters are entirely focused on liberation, letting go and self sacrifices. The 12th house is not a house of the material realms, in fact it's quite the opposite. 12th house matters uplift spiritual matters and bring our focus to our enlightenment as a result. This is a house of loss just as the 6th and 8th are, but 12th house matters relate to a unique set of losses that relate particularly to our experiences of liberation and letting go in order for enlightenment. This can include meditation, sex, marriage, selfless service and sleep, as well as being in confinement like at an ashram, or in prison.
*Check your Jyotish eBook on Page 23 for even more details about each sign.
Identify Your Rising Sign.
Using the North Indian Style diagram above, notice where the first house is in your own chart. This is also where your rising sign is located. The small number in the first house indicates your rising sign. What is your rising sign?
Aries is a number 1. Taurus is a number 2. Gemini is a number 3. Cancer is a number 4. Leo is a number 5. Virgo is a number 6. Libra is a number 7. Scorpio is a number 8. Sagittarius is a number 9. Capricorn is a number 10. Aquarius is a number 11. Pisces is a number 12.
Sun: Exalted in Aries, debilitated in Libra, mulitrikona and own sign in Leo. Moon: Exalted in Taurus, debilitated in Scorpio, mulitrikona in Taurus and own sign Cancer. Mars: Exalted in Capricorn, debilitated in Cancer, mulitrikona in Aries and its own signs are Aries and Scorpio. Mercury: Exalted in Virgo, debilitated in Pisces, mulitrikona is Virgo, and its own signs are Virgo and Gemini.
Jupiter: Exalted in Cancer, debilitated in Capricorn, mulitrikona is Sagittarius, and own signs are Sagittarius and Pisces.
Venus: Exalted in Pisces, debilitated in Virgo, mulitrikona is Libra, and its own signs are Libra and Taurus.
Saturn: Exalted in Libra, debilitated in Aries, mulitrikona is Aquarius, own signs are Capricorn and Aquarius.
Rahu: Exalted in Taurus and Gemini, debilitated in Scorpio and Sagittarius, mulitrikona is Virgo and its own sign is Aquarius.
Ketu: Exalted in Scorpio and Sagittarius, debilitated in Taurus and Gemini, mulitrikona is Pisces and own sign is Scorpio.
1) Finding Your Sun and Moon. Count counter-clockwise around the chart, locating the first through the 12th houses. What houses are your Sun and Moon in?
SU is the abbreviation used for Sun. The Sanskrit abbreviation is SY for Surya. MO is the abbreviation for the Moon. The Sanskrit abbreviation is CH for Chandra.
2) What Are Your Sun and Moon Signs? Now that you have identified the houses that your Sun and Moon are in, identify what signs they are in. Remember the numbers in each house indicate the signs. What is your Sun sign? What is your Moon sign?
3) Identify All Nine Planets in Your Chart. Use the common abbreviations below to identify the nine planets. What houses are they in?
Common Abbreviations: AS = ascendant, your 1st house. MO = Moon. SU = Sun. SA = Saturn. ME = Mercury. MA = Mars. VE = Venus. JP = Jupiter. Ra = Rahu. Ke = Ketu.
AL = Arudha Lagna.
UL = Upapada Lagna
4) What Are Your Planetary Signs? Once you identify the planets and what houses they sit in, the next step is to determine what signs each of the nine planet is placed in. Where do your Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu sit in your own chart?
Remember that this process takes time- so go slow and remember to breathe! At first, just stick to the identification process. Meaning making comes next!
Truth be told, understanding the basic principles of reading a jyotish chart is very different than being able to find meaning in the many elaborate pieces. Being able to integrate the many layers of the jyotish chart and knit them together with your own understanding is quite a different skill! This is where time, study, meditation and contemplation are essential. Practice is essential for honing this craft! For those who want to practice and increase their jyotish skills, you will need to be diligent in your studies. Reading books, taking classes and spending time studying charts is essential.
Perhaps the most important part of learning and growing through jyotish wisdom, however, is studying your own chart. Your own karmic map is your reference point for all other understanding- even understanding other charts. Your jyotish chart is the core of your own awareness and will help you unlock your own inner knowing. First and foremost, study your own chart and use it as a reference for understanding yourself, in relation to world. As the Vedic texts state, Aham Brahmasmi, I am the totality.
Psycho-Spiritual Planetary Connection:
Moon: Emotional body, intensified feelings. The intelligence of the being is seen from the quality of the Moon
Mercury: Mental body, thinking, thoughts, imagination, discernment. Skin issues are often connected to Mercury.
Saturn: Physical body and its structure, muscles and bones, senses. Grief living in the body is seen from the placement of Saturn. This will also express undigested emotions that are handed down from the lineage.
Sun: Spiritual body, house of the soul, by extension there is a connection to the physical body. The overall strength of the body is seen from the Sun.
Venus: The feeling body which is a decidedly unique attribute of being human. Emotions are intensified feelings. Life force quality and the relationship with love and harmony are also seen from Venus.
Jupiter: Plays a role in the spiritual body because he is akasha, space, and all pervasive. His role is to bring wisdom, which supports the spiritual body as well as the other three bodies. The ability for the body to give, receive, and make use of sattva, pure knowledge is also seen from Jupiter.
Mars: Correlates to the physical body by default because he is connected to agni, the fire of life. Without agni, we have no digestion. This will support or undermine the strength of the physical body. Blood and all qualities connected to blood.
Rahu: The north shadow node drives the main desire of the soul in this body and lifetime. Placement of Rahu in the chart can indicate confusion, uncertainty, doubt, challenge, inability to see or receive, as well as fear, terror and shadow work. There may also be undigested grief in this area of the body causing imbalances or malnourishment.
Ketu: The south shadow node is what I refer to as the trauma node. Ketu is moksha, release, and liberation. From a human perspective, this includes loss, disconnection, and trauma. Ketu will show you exactly where there is trauma living in the body and by default where reconnection is needed. Both Rahu and Ketu indicate the attraction/repulsion dynamic living in the body and soul. What is driving the soul, while simultaneously what the soul is terrified of at the same time. This dynamic between Rahu and Ketu is always connected to dharma, healing, and the main transformation for the soul in this life time.
Unique to Vedic astrology, the Nakshatras, or lunar constellations, are directly connected to the Moon and her myriad of expressions. The Moon changes signs (houses) roughly every 2.3 days, taking 28 days to move through the twelve signs of the zodiac. This gives two weeks for a waxing (bright half) Moon and two weeks for a waning (dark half) Moon.
The Moon is connected to our intuition, intelligence and the nature of the mind and emotions. These “Moon parts” within us are ever-changing, fickle, and correlate to the endless movement and change of the Moon. Whereas the movement of the Sun is linked to the 12 signs of the zodiac, the movement of the Moon is connected to the 27 nakshatras. The Moon is the lord of all the nakshatras, where the Sun is the lord of all the rashis (signs).
In the Vedic system of astrology, there are 27 nakshatras (though some texts refer to 28 for specific spiritual purposes) which easily divides the 360 degrees of entire zodiac into roughly 13.2 degrees of arc per nakshatra.
Nakshatras are pranic (sanskrit for life force) in their nature and show the direction of the pranic flow of nature at any given time. The nakshatras tell us where the prana is being directed, how its tendencies might manifest, and where Nature is giving her support for expression. They can be seen as natural forces (through the weather, seasons etc), as mental/emotional tendencies (how the internal landscape is functioning) or as cosmic archetypes that offer their guidance through elaborate, ancient myths and stories. This is a unique part of Vedic astrology and a tool that is used for specifically and accurately making predictions, as well as to understand how an individual’s karma will manifest in and around them.
The nakshatras are one of my favorite parts of Vedic astrology because of their connection to the Moon and nature as well as mind and emotions. They give us a heightened sense of lunar intelligence and share her mysteries with us very intimately. Each nakshatra is ruled by a deity (a personified manifestation of its pranic existence), has at least one symbol, and also has a ruling planet as well. These connections help to further explain what the nakshatra can offer us at any given time and how it will effect us.
The most important nakshatra of the natal chart is one’s Moon nakshatra which represents our mind, intuition and emotional self. The deity will express the quality of a person’s thinking and explain their internal processing, while the symbol and planetary rulership further refines its potential.
Learn more about the nakshatras starting on page 55 of your Jyotish eBook.
Sandhi: Sandhi is when a planet occupies the very beginning of a sign or the very end of a sign. A sandhi planet will be less than 2 degrees or over 28 degrees. It is in the “gap” between signs, which is like having all your suitcases still packed, not fully arrived, landed and settled in. This planet needs grounding and embodiment work, yet can be a very intuitive resource if used as such.
Atma Karaka: Karaka means indicator, to make or do, to produce or create, and also that which is instrumental in bringing about an action. The Atma Karaka planet, or soul planet, is the one that you have the most karma to work with in this life. It is the most important karaka. This AK planet is the key that controls all other factors, elements and significations of the chart, as a king influences the affairs of its subjects and its lands.
The natural significations of the planet will share a lot about what you are working on in this life time, what is most alive in your personal mythology, and what karmas are an intimate part of your work. The work of the Atma Karaka planet is work that is being done on the soul level of life, the Atma. How the AK planet interacts with the rest of the chart will also share how your soul responds to life, your environment, and ultimately others. The AK planet is calculated from the highest degree planet of the chart. Ketu is not used because he is not connected to a form, he is formless, and represents our moksha; he is no longer earth bound. Rahu always moves backwards and therefore his degrees are calculated backwards as well. Take Rahu’s degrees and subtract them from 30 (there are 30 degrees in each sign) so you can see how far backwards he has moved through the sign. Then see which planet has the highest degree in your chart to determine your AK planet.
Sensitivity Points Part of what I am looking at in a jyotish chart are the effects on the emotional body (Moon), mental body (Mercury) and the physical body (Saturn as well as Sun). The four levels of awareness and our being, essentially.
The Moon is my main concern for sensitivity as it relates to our emotions and our intuition as well as our "felt sense" of life. The Moon plays a big role in our overall intelligence as well as our creativity. Read why the Moon is so important. Admittedly, the Moon is a huge part of my overall life's work- personally and professionally. And from a jyotish and Vedic perspective, the Moon holds many valuable pieces of wisdom for our experience of life.
I will speak mostly about the effects on the Moon here, but understand that these planetary effects on Mercury (mental body) and Sun (physical soul body) will cause specific sensitivities to these bodies as well. Note that the more markers you have effecting mental, emotional and physical bodies, the greater the overall sensitivity you will be experiencing- as well as their interactions with each other.
Also, any planet in one of the hidden houses (6th, 8th or 12th) will make the planets therein naturally sensitive, more vulnerable as a result, and needing our extra attention/ intention. The Moon in one of these houses will make its sensitivity doubly so. Fourth house is the home of our emotions (the heart center and lungs) as well as Mother, and naturally is ruled by the Moon. Keep in mind that all planets connected to the fourth house (either natally or by transit) will impact your relationship with the emotional body.
Gandantas: Gandantas are gaps in the zodiac between water and fire, notorious for uprooting the psycho-emotional bodies. There are three of these gaps: Pisces/Aries, Cancer/Leo, and Scorpio/Sagittarius. Any planets placed in these gandantas experience important transformation. These are powerful junction points that support deep inner and outer change. Whatever unconscious entanglements are gripping you, it’s possible to loosen them and release them with the help of the gandantas.
Navamsa and Divisional Charts: The divisional charts offer fine tuning and a deeper understanding of karmas. How they ripen, influence, transform, and impact the body and soul. There are many different types of divisional charts (vargas) and each one offers a more refined understanding of the natal chart (rasi).
The navamsa is particularly important for dharma, the purpose of the soul in this lifetime, and understanding how the karma ripen on the path as well as how the soul will utilize the challenges and resources that are present.
Refer to your Jyotish eBook for even more fine tuning insights for the jyotish chart.
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