Planet habits vs D9
I read the LA master course paper about changing habits, changing the way one does one's planet.
Doesn't the D9 as the giver the fruits of the Rashi chart and dharma depictor already describe the changes that the chart owner will undertake ?
Does the D9 not somewhat restrict the free will the chart owner has on changing habits?
The apparent changes we make are based on the dasas. these affect all vargas. So its not like we change into the navamsa, we change in accordance with the dasas and all vargas are relevant to that. but that's not really change, that is all predestined, it just looks like change. The only thing we can change is our habits. that is the lajjitaadi avasthas.
The only thing we can change is our habits. that is the lajjitaadi avasthas.
Would that also not be pre-destined? I am watching 4 young adults at the moment. I know that 3 of them are having transiting Saturn either conjunct or oppose their natal Sun. I don’t know about the 4th person, but he is making some major decisions in his life too.
I looked at the Cards for one of them because I don’t have the details for all the others. His path is set to go in a certain direction at this time. I can see how transiting Saturn is playing its role in getting him to move in this direction.
So wouldn’t doing or not doing something, changing habits or repeating them, also based on what is fated?
Since I started with astrology, the only thing I have seen is that everything is fated.
I guess that could explain reality just fine as well.
I don't mean disrespect either, but since you have already stated a strong answer to your own question, why did you post the question in the first place?
I took it that you still wanted Ernst's (and possibly other members') thoughts or convictions about it because you weren't sure. As you have evolved, you have expressed different views and questions about the free will topic on the forum, if I remember correctly. Did you make up your mind after reading my post? Or do we just not see eye to eye in general?
Ernst believes that up to 25% of someone's life cannot be seen in an astrological chart, and that the more one automatically follows one's early-ingrained habits, especially of the ego-mind, the more one wastes that 25% that is freely available.
But you addressed your question to Ernst, not me, so I apologize for budding in 🙂
I have actually liked watching Ernst's free in-depth videos on fate and free-will more than some brief answers given while writing or when he is briefly asked about it by guests on video interviews.
I don't see how it is even possible that we know enough about the astronomy around us to predict everything about a life. Do to the Shiva principle, the astronomy itself is not flawlessly or permanently fixed. Even now there are gaps in it and what we have are mathematical approximations.
Our physical reality on earth, and all the gravitational forces that effect it, will not give us enough time to find all the "correct" calculations that we can be able to depend on indefinitely because they are not fixed. In fact, I'm a bit more concerned about dark energy ripping everything apart than how fated the planets and the abstract/occult mathematical zodiac and house systems make our life on earth in this little solar system for now. I am not yet convinced everything is fated, but if it is, I am not convinced there is any way or enough time to actually prove it. That's why I choose to assume/act as if I have a smidgen of free will. My Rahu is close to Mars, and I am a 3 of spades, so I choose to live as if there is free will, at least with myself.
I have had some ongoing challenges throughout my life with Geminis, and with communication in general. I am a Sag. Lagna and Gem contains my 7th cusp. Gem's lord is also debilitated in my Sun sign. Right now Mars and Rahu are about to crash together in Gemini, and ketu is transiting almost exactly conjunct my ascendant cusp.! That is why I have sworn to stay away from correspondence for a while as I sense a "storm" coming. Yet I have been so distant from everything else as well that I find myself sitting back at the computer again typing away. So that itself proves that some things are definitely fated.
Glad that you are surviving and thank you for sharing and contributing. No worries (and sorry if my last post came across as a little combative).
Ketu transiting my ascendant cusp along with Rahu and Mars on top of my descendant cusp these past several days has reopened a few cans of worms as I start entering the heart of my Rahu maturity. It has to do with the zodiacs and their history.
Although it started in 2016 during Saturn maturity, it really began to take off in the Summer of 2017, particularly during the Rahu solar eclipse that happened on top of my own Rahu, when the Vedic zodiac controversy really exploded on Youtube.
And now I am forced to try to gather all of my haphazard notes, rambling paragraphs, and bookmarks that have piled up in my digital and physical notebooks since then, during a current db mercury return, and cognitive impairment that is even worse than it was back then, to try to put things together. These past few days I haven't had the energy to correspond about it (or anything else) with anyone despite a few invitations to do so.
The sign of Gemini has had it rough recently, esp. for those who already have starved self factors in it and/or its lord afflicted. Mars should be out of there in a month or so. Rahu will take longer, so good luck. I can only imagine how difficult it might be for someone solve a natal Sa-Su conjunction while Ra and Ma are also currently moving through the same space. My only issue with Gemini is its db lord. (Also one of the 108 archaic name mantras for mercury, the one corresponding to the 3:20 section of Pisces where my Mercury is placed, means "the lord of Gemini".)
I wish I could find some sky-blue/cyan colored parrots to feed in order propitiate that rashi!