Sunday, October 6, 2013

Annual Karmic Month: Sun Transiting your 12th house

In Vedic karmic viewpoint, every year, despite many other varying transits of planets,1 month is fixed for Karmic Debts. The month when Sun transits thru the 12th sign/ house of your horoscope, I've already dedicated a segment to this in my Karmic Links Page header above. Below I've listed the Karmic Month for different ascendant signs:

Aries Ascendant: mid of March to mid of April: as Sun transits Pisces, your 12th Sign
 Taurus Ascendant: mid of April to mid of May: as Sun transits Aries, your 12th Sign
 Gemini Ascendant: mid of May to mid of June: as Sun transits Taurus, your 12th Sign
 Cancer Ascendant: mid of June to mid of July: as Sun transits Gemini, your 12th Sign
 Leo Ascendant: mid of July to mid of August: as Sun transits Cancer, your 12th Sign
 Virgo Ascendant: mid August to mid September: as Sun transits Leo, your 12th Sign
 Libra Ascendant: mid  September to mid October: as Sun transits Virgo, your 12th Sign
 Scorpio Ascendant: mid October to mid November: as Sun transits Libra, your 12th Sign
 Sagittarius Ascendant: mid November to mid December: as Sun transits Scorpio, your 12th Sign
Capricorn Ascendant: mid December to mid of January: as Sun transits Sagittarius, your 12th Sign
Aquarius Ascendant: mid January to mid February: as Sun transits Capricorn, your 12th Sign
Pisces Ascendant: mid February to mid March: as Sun transits Aquarius, your 12th Sign

This Karmic month is MORE pronounced IF some planets are already sitting in the 12th house of your horoscope (your natal/ birth chart). And MUCH MORE pronounced IF the Sun itself is sitting in the 12th house of your horoscope (your natal/ birth chart). For me, since I have FOUR planets sitting in the 12th house of my horoscope (Sun, Merc, Uranus, Pluto) this Karmic month is very pronounced. And MUCH MORE since, Sun ITSELF is sitting in 12th house of Virgo. Hence making this period of middle of September to middle of October, very Karmic!
And also since the Entire cycle of Preta Paksha and Devi Paksha sometimes falls during this period (mid of Sept- mid of Oct), like this current year 2013, this period becomes ultra karmic for people like me, or those having my similar birthchart. Check the links in my Karmic Links, header above or this mesmerizing link:  Mesmerizing Post on 12th house/ karma etc
Some personal subjective updates below

7th Oct, Monday
The first half of the Sun's transit across Virgo, my 12th house, of Karmic Debts, coincided WITH Petra Paksha + Kalsarp Yoga ( as narrated in detail in the previous post). As the Sun entered 0 degrees Virgo, on 17th Sept, (my birthday itself) and travelled to Maximmum strength of 11- 19 degrees  (28th Sept- 7th Oct, today!), I began feeling Increasingly HEAVIER/ Stagnated/ Cloudy/ Murkier/ Zombified/ Calcified. Today, 7th Oct, as Sun entered 20th degree, Virgo, the 3rd trimester, I could feel the stranglehold of this Solar/ Karmic vicegrip considerably reducing. Sponatneously, as a knee jerk reflex,  I updated an offer of Free Karmic Readings uptil 17th Oct, on my Facebook Adims Astro Group. And four of my friends consulted me. Three over telephone, as they are from hometown Guwahati, but one being in Malviya Nagar, Delhi, came over. It was considerably HECTIC, but Karmically significant. My having been able to do this, FOR, I felt instantly Lighter, more relaxed. One does feel this once one responds to Karmic Clearance. was in an extraordinary Karmic disposition. As i always repeat myself over an over again, I NEVER find out about Transits Before/ A-Head/ Anticipation BUT always find out about important Transits in Tail/ Retrospection/ Hindsight! This is obvious due to the Saturnine/ Rahu delay associated with my birth chart!! And hence I'm better disposition in astrology in regards to in Karmic pasts, regressions, Long PENDING Debts, etc.

8th Oct, Tuesday: 
OUR LIVE Testimonies/ OUR Living Stories
I think, one reason why I moved into these esoteric, astrological domains because it fit the universes designs to do so. To have a voice of testimony regarding narrations of  actual physical experiences of prevailing astrological transits. Like my favourite thinker Jean Baudrillard says; "the photographer is just the means/ device for nature to record herself". I strongly feel that astrological components, planets have their own Living life force/ Egos. And THROUGH US, OUR TESTIMONIES, they express themselves. We are the subjective receptacle for recording such experiences of transits.
In this current case, I'm a subjective observer of the month long transit of the Sun's through the 12th house of Karmic Debts. I have already linked this article twice in my header "Karmic Links" but once more, link it here: Mesemerizing article of 12th House/ transit, and yes do testify that astrological nrrations are living nythos, living stories to be enacted/ re-enacted by us In Our Lives! WE, OUR LIVES are WHERE, ALL MYTHOS Comes Alive!!
A Haunting Ghostly Month
Yes since Sun transiting my 12th house Virgo is further Karmically LOADED as four planets: Sun, Mercury, Uranus, Pluto are sitting in my 12th house. So if I am psychically attuned, this period is where my Pending Nightmares come Alive. From the depths of Latent/ Pending Subconscious Karmic Layers TO be Manifested in The Conscious Physical Realm. Yup, this is when my Pending nightmares come alive ON Schedule. If only to be finally Purged from the system.  IRONIC is, that I had outlined the prior concurrent universal Pitra/ Preta Paksh/ Sraddh as the universal period/ window for spiritual manifestation.
The Ego/ Will/ Force of Planets/ transits:
But the EGO/ WILL/ Conscious energy of the planets made it all easy for me, landing the right web articles at the right time, synchronised events around, MAKE me Understand THAT, the Month that the Sun, ( the ruler of ALL That is Visible) transiting through the 12th House of Karmic Debts, is the UNIQUE Karmic Debts month of the subject.
Curses and Hidden Gifts
But as you have read in the earlier link, the purgative, scheduled, process of this Transit can also have great gifts for the subject. Check out this wonderful article I found "coincidentally" by medicine garden that states that Overloaded Karmic Planets in 12th house, when handled properly, CAN YIELD GIFTS FOR THE SUBJECT! Click Link: Hidden underlying Gifts of the-12th-house.  With the Past Life problem comes the scope of Resolution AND Revelation!
My experiences today, 8th Oct
Firstly,  I had sent a traditional shaman to a close friends place at hometown Guwahati, who had reported some paranormal activity around their home, and dint know whom to turn to.  Later, i was aghast to learn fro her, that the shaman, to show of his talenst and achievemenst had resorted to maligning many of his former clients, some of my close people, indiscrimnately. Though highly unnerved, i realised that the direct contact between such shamanic people and clients creates jeopardy. As long as I was the conductor of affairs between them, things reamined formal, serious, traditional, controlled. And all the magical functions are well executed. But, in my absence, left to themselves, people become greedy, shamans become  ambitious, and there begins a wholesale abuse of the miraculous gifts and supernatural powers of the universe. Ultimately, because of EGO, GREED, VANITY, etc, people DO end up creating a LOT of negative karma for themselves. Not everyone deserved real or power, enlightenment, or healing. LAW of Karma decided that!! Thats WHY nature hides her MANY mysteries! Revealing only to THOSE who can HANDLE it. Who are of a sufficiently evolved karmic level. A Lesson that I learnt well Today!
Later, I was caught in heavy traffic, Chandni Chowk, accompanying someone for some electrical purchase at the crowded electrical market, Bhagirath Palace. Horrifying traffic, we were caught in a jam. we could have taken the metro, BUT, no, our fried brains made us take the car. But at the end of the ordeal, I hastily rushed to a nearby shop and procured Mars, Hanuman, Sun Yantras of liberal size for someone close to me, going thru a Sun, Mars problems. I plunged deep into the horrific muck, but also re-emerged with some important crucial pearls!
 Later, as I crawled to the weekly Mangalbar market at Seikh Sarai, where individual farmers come with their fresh produce after a long time. I found some alphabet books, which would be ideal to teach our new office boy. Some window of opportunity to create some good karma.

12th Oct, Saturday
This annual Vedic month, when Sun transits thru Virgo/ Kanya. The ruler of sign Virgo/ Kanya is Goddess Durga, and usually/ often, Durga Puja/ Devi Paksha/ Navartra falls in this fixed Solar period (dependent of the Lunar Tithi/ cycles). So for me, the two great annual landmarks of Birthday, and Durga Puja falls DURING my Annual Karmic Month. So I try keep it slightly low key, during this period. Overall, a lot of us can feel the distinct shakti/ electricity/ buzz in the air around this time. A kind of distinct tingling sensation. After observation, experience of over past 10 years, I've found that, a balanced, neutral approach helps me flow through the HIGH electricity/ Buzz of this period.  I try not to Go overboard as the energy of this period naturally commands. And for me, the same approach of Pitra Paksha, of paying tribute to pending, past issues, is seen best continued even through Devi Paksha. Especially WHEN it coincides with the transit of the Sun across Virgo, my sweet 12th house. Since this year, the latter half of Sun's transit through Virgo, from 17th degree to 29th degree HAS coincided with the entire Devi Paksha (5th oct- 17th oct), I AM having to put on extra brakes on my shoes!
CROSS FADE Between Sun and the Moon: On one hand, we have the diminishing fade out, of the Sun's transit across Virgo, from the middle, 17 degrees to its end 29th degrees, from 5th Oct- 17th Oct! On the other hand, the increase, fade in of Rajasic Shakti  of Devi Paksh from Pratipada, 5th Oct - to Purnima, 17th Oct. That leaves, subjects like me, with mixed bag of planets in a strange zone of suspended animation from 5th Oct- 17th Oct! And wherein, meditation is of great value in this period.

Completing Garuda Purana, 12th Oct, evening, Maha-Ashtami, Saturday
I first heard specific importance/ mention of Garuda Purana from my friend Lueit while discussing a particular occult/ Karmic topic. Later, as I mentioned in earlier post on Pitra Paksh, that reading Garuda Purana was specifically mentioned as part of the rituals of that Karmic phase. However, even though I began reading it after downloading it from this link: Download the GarudaPurana.pdf, I could not complete it entirely during the specified Pitra Paksh. No, the language of translated version is exceedingly simple and clear. But the content was SO heavy. To absorb it at one go was so difficult. Finally, as I wrote earlier, i re-discovered that my Karmic Phase extended throughout the entire MONTH of Sun' transit across Virgo, my 12th house. So, reading the Garuda Purana, document continued. At it's own intrinsic, self-CHOSEN, slow simmering phase. Finally today, it CHOSE to be completed. This Durga Maha Ashtami, Saturday evening, 2013! Wife had some major pending work today, so yesternight had gone almost sleepless. Today morning was chaos, as she set forth. Later whole day, i attended to other matters which found me home bound. And at one stretch, found me fleeting between facebook and completing Garuda Purana. And I feel, at conclusion, that regarding matters of suitable procedures and rituals for ME, during Devi Paksh, Durga Navartra, which had vexed me since 2003 itself, I found finally resolved. Sun in Virgo/ Mercury in Virgo denotes Vishnu from certain astrological viewpoints. Also my 9th lord, Mercury (sign: Gemini) sitting in my 12th house (sign: Virgo), ruled by Mercury, throws light on Lord Vishnu as my Isht Dev! For me, my re-solution, relief, evolution, lay in contemplation and prayers of  Lord Vishnu. And so spake Garuda, on this Durga Maha Ashtami, Saturday evening. Cheers to THAT!!

14th Oct, Monday
Morning feels a strange but welcome relief to somewhat normal energy levels after the Thundering/ Shakti phase of Durga Navaratra. The enrgy of the past few days, in retrospect, were so spiking. It's a strange situation, which finds me even unable to regale the blurry, events of the past two days. Everything went by in a great stormy blur, COINICIDENT with Hurricane Phailin which hit coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa.
Saturday, 12th Oct evening: our Landlord Sunil Kumar helped us to make an nick of  time online payment for wife's official domain name, which was expiring @ midnight! Talk about last minute dramas. But somehow because of Sunil's help and another neighbour, got accoplished. Later we prayed chanted Daimuku with our landlord Sunil Kumar, for the hurricane affected poor people. I only join HIM for chanting, and for special and specific Causes.
Sunday, 13th Oct evening: went by in a blur of motion. Wife's friend/ colleague came down morning, and we prepared special "poha" for her. Later, friend Gutlu came down with his mum. First time, we had a social visit in life, On Durga Puja. felt like home. Later I went with Gutlu and Mum to Durga Puja Festival at C.R. Park. An unlimited ocean of crowd was already there everywhere, in that Sunday afternoon. Somehow, we managed to park our car @ market no.2, and visited the vast Puja Pandal adjacent.  We had Khichidi/ Bhog, which always tastes over divine even though prepared for SO, SO, many people. Later evening I, wifey, Sunil, his friends Mina, Rajieev and their daughter Mimansa went to Durga Puja Pnadal adjoining the Gurdwara. We had food and all, there, the roaring crowds, Ram leela, burning of the tall effigy of Ravana, fiecrackers, et all. After having spent past THIRT YEARS in G.K. II, masjid Moth, our landlord Sunil had never once walked down to Durga Puja Sthal. I managed to break a THIRTY year Record! Later we reached home, were chatting till late night, I was cracking a lot of jokes, making everyone laugh. Spreading some great laughter & cheers in this Karmic period. Much later, Gutlu came with his friend, and we both made her laugh, performed jokes for the roadside, for her entertainment till late night.
Today, 14th Oct, Monday:  somewhat trickle of release from energy levels that build way up from 17th Sept, when Sun entered Virgo, my 12th house, house of Karmic Debts. Firstly, my gratitude to Lord Vishnu, for enabling me this online platform for online journal, dairy. Where everything is getting noted in Real Time, as I experience them. As I write these sentences, in the emptiness of our office, (today is Dussera, no one's there ), my body's slowly stretching backwards, sideways, to release all that pent up stress. I'm yawning, stretching my jaws, rubbing my face, in the welcome silence/ relief of the office room. From ALL that hullabaloo of this passing electric phase! Yawn!
It actually feels like after  the passing of a great storm! When we slowly start crawling back into humdrum, normalcy!

15th Oct, Tuesday: I HATE repeating myself, but its ALWAYS at the Fag end of significant transits that I find out the JUICE about them! In the past few days, what I took to be a personal Karmic period of Karmic Debts/ Drainage has revealed itself to be a PUBLIC overall period of Burnout/ Combustion for a lot of People all about! Personal becomes Politicial. Small becomes Big! And now for some explanations about this Super Nuclear Phase: 11th Oct- 18th Oct..

Annual Devi Paksha: 
Every Year, the 14 days of Devi Paksha, the fourteen days moon's waxing period, Sukla Paksh representing Shakti/ Devi follows right after 14 days of Pitra Paksh/ Sraddh. The first NINE days of Devi Paksh are traditionally celebrated as Navaratra in North India and Durga Puja in East India. Representing the Cosmic battle and subsequent Triumph of Light/ Shakti/ Durga over Darkness/ Inertia/ Mahish- asura. The Lioness vehicle of Durga represents Rajas/ Shakti/ Thunder, and Buffalo/ Mahish incarnation of Asura represents Tamas/ Inertia. This nine days of Navaratra finally concludes on the tenth day, Bijaya Dashami, which is followed by immersion of the idol in the river. What is the symbolism of this immersion? A good analogy is seen in Spider Man II, where the Power Core of Dr. Octopus was finally submerged in the sea, after it went Nuclear! This immersion represents the Shakti incarantion of power returning to the symbolic cosmic ocean of Lord Vishnu, representing neutrality, coolness, tranquility, after war/ cosmic conflict. A necessary return to humdrum neutrality. Hence after 10th Day, Bijoya Dashami, Dusshera,  things are supposed to RETURN to Normal.
Even though, the actual/ underlying rise of Shakti energies are congruent with waxing Devi Sukla Paksh moon. Which begins from Pratipada and reaches it zenith on Full moon/ Purnima. But traditionally,  the celebrations end on the 10th day, Bijoya Dashami. Because the high adrenalin, hormonal surge activated by the Shakti energies, beyond the 10th day is of too high magnitude, for normal mortals. Hence, even Durga puja Pandal, public celebrations are celebrated from Sasthi (6th day) to Dashami (10th day). Because over and above it would be TOO MUCH of Shakti and can results in total Combustion/ Burnout in the normal human. Just observe the usual behavious, mass hysteria of people during these phase! But all secret adepts, sadhakas, Tantrics, occult practitioners imbibing Devi/ Rajasic Shakti  make full use of the entire 14 days of Devi Sukla Paksh, for entire year around recharge!! 

THIS YEAR, 2013: 
This year, the Devi Sukla Paksha , was from 5th Oct- 18th Oct. Devi's arrival was in Dola (Palanquin), which is already significant of way too much  Shakti/ Rajas energies.  Hence the scheduled Hurricane Phailin in Odissa on Maha Ashtami, and many unexpected electrical failures all around  with many of my friends. This time, I could notice the OVER high adrenalin, hormonal surge of people all around. Be it live or on numerous social media, facebook updates. This time, the Shakti energies ARE on overdrive! It's few notches ABOVE what we could normally handle! And this over-high Shakti energies will CONTINUE to bloom, well beyond the usual simmering down of Dashami, the 10th day, and CONTINUE to increase upto the 14th day, Purnima/ Full moon of 18th Oct, Friday! Making this period from 11th Oct, Saptami till 18th Oct, Purnima, a fully official  Nuclear Shakti Overdrive!! Expect stress on the RIGHt Side of your body, ruled by the Sun. Try, as much practically possible, to chill down! 
Two people close to me is going thru pain in right knee, in my wife's office, Sugandha right eye STYE. And to imagine, that they are all Rajasic/ shakti people, and THEY are getting fried! So, what about Saturnine/ Rahu people like us?? Crawl under a rock and hide??? Well, another 4 days to go! 

15th Oct, Tuesday, 1:22 pm, after / updating the previous paragraph, where I've described in detail about this current prevailing super - stormy, nuclear phase, I am again UPDATING post. Because it feels INCOMPLETE without venting out my personal, visceral, ooze. My physical, subjective experiences, narrative, as opposed to that of a detached astro scholar/ researcher approach. A sort of  undercover astro journalist reporting from inside of the storm center, if you please! By the way, this is HOW a blog is actually supposed to be! On the risk of  repeating myself, I want to say it again..   for me writing has ALWAYS been Purgative, REDEMPTIVE! And absolutely NOT Creative as many people intellectually associate writing to be. Mercury combusted by Sun, in my 12th house of Karmic debts, in Virgo, places my writing skills in a very highly purgative, excretive, and redemptive function. I write, so that I can breathe easy. I write, I exgest, so that I can continue withe business of living. I write to reduce my pending Karma.I write so that i don't feel the desire/ need to speak too much. I feel relieved, re-solved after writing! Like a load lifted from my burgeoning, teetering shoulders!
Dunno, past life, I definitely must have signed a contract with Lord Chitragupta, about churning out subjective, personal testimonies about Astro transits, and stuff like that. And especially, from the previous tradition of endless, scrawly handwritten journals, to this blog format, the format of my facebook groups, message threads! Hence, when I write online, where it's all accesible to whoever has been destined/ meant to read this, it's like I'm performing a definitive function and NOT writing for myself! A non remunerative engagement, pro bono, secret appointment  by lord Chitragupta, as an obscure astro journalist, obscure astro scribe. There's NOT much gyaan/ advice in my online writings. But rather, personal, visceral, subjective, serpentine, narratives,  internal metadynamics/ insights of prevailing astrological transits. Maybe to ignite and awaken the lurking third eye within you, gentle reader! Yup, that often happens! With all/ most, or almost all, that I interact with in the occult manner, I become more of an technical assistant, helping htem Unravel their highly potent occult sides! Yup, no Guru-ism with me, I am more of a super technical, intellectual service provider/ counselor! Many of those around me, so called, "normal people" are official mutants! I become mutant manager, trainer with them. Providing the facility, and the training for their mutant blossomings. But often, on that account, always the brides maid, never the bride kind of deal. but i'm not complaining! I often wish, writing was a creative, remunerative activity with me, but nope the 12th house position would never allow it! But definitely it's a mean of subjective, unraveling, scholastic, analysis, thinking out aloud, which definitely leads to somewhat DESIRABLE tangential effects in other disciplines and activities!!So, thats for that. I forgot, what I was setting to write out, in this paragraph/ update. Something about thinking, reflecting, in this super storm centre, as opposed to motion/ moving/ flowing. Sitting, brooding, thinking, visceral ruminations @ the storm centre! So when its finally over, can get some action! ;)

17th Oct, Thursday
Same transit in 2007: Amidst the super stormy astro phase ( described in the earlier paragraph), today I found time to browse through my past Karmic months across the years, from 2005 onwards itself. Namely the period of Sun's transit through my 12th house, virgo, 17th sep- 17th oct, and especially when this period coincided with Devi Pakshya. In 2007, i found this transit condition closest to this current phase, now. Then, it was my wifes sisters wedding in Guwahati, scheduled post Bijaya Dashami, analogous to this current aforementioned Nuclear phase! This wedding had been almost improbable for me to attend for a work commitment, regrading a office/ showroom site @ Guwahati. Since I was based in Delhi, I had taken responsibility of purchasing architectural materialsfrom much reasonable rates from Delhi markets and dispatch them to Guwahati. And my associate/ colleague based in Guwahati had taken the responsibility of site managment, design/ supervision at Guwhati site. But, because of the wedding, it was all askew. I had to be in Guwahati, and my friend in his strange territory of Delhi. Roles had to be wtitched to our detriment. Constant phone calls, confusions, misdirections were flooding our world!! Being in Guwahati I had to balance between wedding arrangements as well as site issues, which were NOt my forte. A tightrope walk between devil and the deep blue sea. But, despite all this drama, the things at the Guwahati site were  somehow crawling a notch above disaster level, slowly crawling to resolution. Until I went nuclear because of Mercury overdrive..

Mercury Overdrive:  Because of the combined effect of Shakti Paksh, natal return of Sun + Merc in 12th house, Virgo, and the prevailing stress of the chaotic site, wedding arrangmenets, all together, suddenly I completely became Mercury overdrive! People respond to stress in TWO WAYS: first way is normal CRASHDOWN/ collapse/ breakdown, and second way which is Very Ironic, a compensatory mechanism, is by going HYPER/ Overdrive/ Nuclear! I completely became Mercury on Steroids!! Suddenly I became: over friendly, over humorous, over snappy, over jesterly, over talkative, over social, over clever, over all overs!!!! Since Sun + Mercury is in this combination in my natal birth chart in 12th house Virgo, when they actualyl come to this position in the skies, that too, along with prevailing Shakti/ Durga/ Paksh ruling deity of Virgo, the consequencesof this phase,  if unchecked can be disastrous, drainage, incarnate for me. For me it represents a period of Super Draingae by Over Performance!!! Super Drainage by over communication! Super Drainage by being Glib/ Loquacious/ Over Talkative Speech/ Over humorous/ Cynosure of all attention/ trying to hog all the lmieligh in someone elses show, like photgraphers in music concerts who try to become bigger acts than the musicians themsleves!! In fact, in my entire lifetime, I have continuosly exhibited this planetary combination, and have to semi-consciously keep it in check  BUT during this Karmic phase, it went on horrific OVERDRIVE, beyond control, went Nuclear!

In the wedding, I went overdrive, forgetting all about the pending duties of my site, I went overboard, OVERDRIVE, beyond control... I went Nuclear! The fallout/ effects of that particular daemonic pahse, I could feel for years and years, and years! Some radioactive overdrive, is NOT so easy to wash down! But yes, it has taught me a LOT on the way! Made me understand my own horrorscope in a deeper way!!  In fact, this year, God has given me a second/ seventh chance to completely negate the mistake of that Daemonic year, 2007. The central/ key/ root players of that 2007 wedding, namely  my in- laws are here with us in Delhi for some work, pleasure trip. My mum in law is staying with us. My mother in law has very powerful Sun Mercury energies in her chart. Yes, everyone finds her energy as Durga incarnate! That year, in 2007, I had tried to be something which I'm NOT.. and to my own detriment, damage, and..  radioactive burnout! This year, since the Universe/ Lord Vishnu, ever working in His mysterious ways, has placed them, especially HER with us in Delhi, in that exact, specific, astrological + DeviPaksh, transit/ phase. It's my perfect cosmic opportunity to undo my gross mistakes of 2007! For Good! 
So this time I am responding in a completely Moon/ Saturnine/ Varuna manner to her Sun/ Mercury/ Durga  energies! Rather than out talk, her, I'm responding in a more listening, hearing, approach! This is something I have learnt to do with my wife, for our mutual benfit/ progress. BUT, with my mother in law, because of our vastly SHARED territory of religion/ astrology/ numerology (she's a hard core intutive numerologist), poooja paath etc, often I used to find myself trying to.. Out Herod Herod, a classical Greek saying pertaining to unneccesary Over - performance!! And, amazingly, the current phase is strange mirroring, rather becoming a mirror/ INVERSE of those critical Devi Paksh in 2007!
What a relief.. Karmic release.. is all that i can say..

Karmic Strategies for Over Performance
17th Oct, Thursday, as described in the above paragraph, I'm currently trying to undo the damage of Over Performance of this similar astro phase in 2007. Basic strategy, is to create balance by Under Performing! Respond to the natural stress of this period in a healthier, natural, normal way. By accepting the natural lethargy, heaviness, tiredness of this phase. And NOT cover up or resort to Disguise this inehrent Lacking by Over performance!! This IS a Karmically draining phase, so let's take it THAT way...

18th Oct, Friday: History Repeating Itself..
One of the most fascinating things I find in Vedic astrology is the phenomenon of Historical Events,  Event cycles repeating themselves! In my previous series, namely the last 4 posts of , Saturn Retro 2013, (post 69- 73), I had discussed Exact Mirror Inverse or Exact Reversal between the periods of Saturn Retro 2009 and 2013. And now, as I mentioned in the previous paragraph, I am finding this current ongoing phase perfectly parallel to it's transit and Tithi to Devi Paksh 2007.  In the same way, after going through my 2007 journal in detail, I've found that this current aforementioned 8 days of 2013, (11th oct- 18 oct), ARE an Exact Mirror Inverse, of its corresponding 8 days of Tithi in 2007 ( 19th Oct - 26th Oct)!  These current eight days in 2013, i.e, from Durga Asthami and Laxmi Purnima of 2013, namely 11th Oct - 18th Oct, are an Exact Mirror Inverse of it's corresponding 8 days of Tithi in 2007, namely Durga Asthami to Laxmi Purnima, 19th Oct - 26th Oct  of 2007! I hate to write so technical/ historical/ archival, but that is because these posts are supposed to provide accurate testimony of my observations. And, in this case, the unbelievable miracle of History Repeating Itself, thru underlying Karma. The mechanism of Real Events repeating themselves, reversing themselves, in different patterns of the same wave- cycle, is so damn fascinating! So, it demands this precise ievitable historical comparison!! See my last four posts of Saturn Retro 2013 "Paris Reversed", aptly colour coded.. to understand this mircale mechanism of Time/ Kala, history, repeating itself, inverting itself. According to quotient of our underlying/ pending Karma!!

Basically, those eight days in 2007, I was in a ultra- public tornado of  vast, expansive, grand spectacle of wifes sisters marriage. Getting completely swept off my feet by the unimaginable Shakti/ Durga / transit! And these past eight days in 2013, I am in a infra- private cyclone of complex, visceral, intense nature. Getting completely bogged down/ swamped by the unimaginable Shakti/ Durga / transit! The transit, the key players of the event ( my in laws) are all there, but the scenario, the unfolding events, my personal response is diammetrically opposite.

In 2007, like a MAD FOOL, I was behaving like a Sun- Mercury, super- public dude,  gone completely BERSERK. But 2013, finds me prudently crawling, fearfully treading, in a mixture of Saturn- Moon visceral ooze, brooding, thinking, and introspecting. In this damn Karmic Transit of my Karmic month!!

21st Oct, Monday: Conclusion
Was at Amritsar with wife and her parents, for a visit to the Golden Temple, Wagha Border, Jalianwala Bagh, etc. Reaching Amritsar on Devi Paksh Purnima, Friday night, 18th oct, brought this Karmic month of mine to conclusion. We reached Amritsar under the Full moon of Rajasic Shakti.  And the trip was superchaotic, stormy, full of events. Now back home, slowly recovering.  ;)

22nd Oct, Tuesday: After the Super STORM
After talking to two of my Solar friends, Lueit and Nandini, yesternight, and today morning: the results were obvious: this time, the force/ power of the Devi Paksh was SO POWERFUL that the effects of this rajasic, solar, Devi Paksh lasted until Krishna Paksh 3, yesternight, Monday, 21st October. So high was the Rajasic moon of Devi Paksha that it continued BEYOND Full Moon on Friday, 18th Oct  and continued uptil until Krishna Paksh 3 yesternight, when the waning Krishna Paksh moon had reduced to 80% of its Full Moon bloom! I am not at much liberty to discuss the disasters of the Amritsar trip, except that, on Laxmi Puja Purnima, full moon, as we reached Amritsar, and moved on auto (No cabs around) to hotel, two guys sped on bike by and snatched my mom-in- laws bag, containing cash, gold, mobile, cards etc. At the VERY peak of Devi Paksh, full moon/ Poornima!
What I have observed that, this time Devi Paksh was Truly nuclear!! Truly mind boggling! Glad that being Saturnine, and of malefic Sun, I could pay off a lot of my Karmic Debts, Ego sacrifices especially during this Super High Solar Rajasic period!!