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Friday, February 22, 2013

Manglik -The 'mangal' in it !

Normally, I prefer not to poke my nose in when I know something is messy or it is bound to turn ugly. But then , silence is not always the best practice . At times , you need to speak up and voice your opinion . This helps in not only calming your nerves but also  , if you know the subject well , it helps bring about a thinking angle to already disoriented discussion.

Often people come up to me and ask especially parents and our generation next -

  • What is a manglik ?
  • Am I one ?
  • Can't I love / marry someone who is a non-manglik ?
  • What in the world is Anshik-manglik ?

And a thousand more queries , all related to the same theme . Believe me ,people are tense , annoyed , unhappy & in tears at times . Common sense would say that a name which itself has 'mangal' in it , how in the universe can something bad be associated with it. My kudos to such folks and the forward thinking they show .

My readers , friends and extended network know besides doing other stuff I am a keen follower , learner  , not ( never ) a practitioner - of Vedic Astrology . I have learnt this over a long period of time while developing constant learning on observing people , reading people's mind and more importantly connecting with people.   Learner , as I always say .

This thing has come up time and again in my discussions and often I have found half baked knowledge being served / cooked .

So , here is my take.  A bit of numbers ; a bit of thinking.

Manglik Dosha due to Mangal ( Mars ) presence in the above 6 houses in a birth chart
If you see , a birth chart has twelve houses . Mangal dosha ( I would say a combination though ) arises when Mangal ( Mars ) is present in either the first , second , fourth , seventh , eighth or twelfth house.

So, in a nut shell , Mars being present in 6 houses means 50% coverage meaning a close 50% of entire population is likely to be Manglik.

Need I say more. Why would God want to make half of us Manglik . There has to be something good in it . And yet, I find people , all highly educated ones going bonkers over this . What is more pain to see is - People not getting may be  - a good job , married , wanting to go abroad & other reasons and then linking it with the manglik dosha as if it is because of this.

I have my take on this . Since each house represents a part of us , presence of any planet will have effects  . Then , one would need to see what house it is , what lagna , how is the planet placed , what dasha a person is running and sub--divisional charts .

There are only two ends to this - you have a combination ( manglik ) or you don't have one ( non -maglik ) . There is nothing called as Anshik-manglik . Its like saying you have a mouth with a tongue or your don't have one  :)

Over and above this , there are certain planets in strength which can cancel / negate the effect of Mars and neutralise it.

An example in case would be - If in the seventh house of Kanya ( Virgo ) lagna , Venus is placed making it exalted and along with Venus is Mars - a person can marry both manglik and non-manglik folks . Given Venus is the agent ( karak ) of marriage , which the seventh house denotes , it will neutralise mars.

This is a simple take on a not - so complicated world in which we live and more often what we make of it .

Next time,if someone says the above to you , before connecting with me on Twitter or on email or on the blog , do share the above with the person  .

Life is simple. Let's try not to complex it so much that at the end we find impossible to come out of it and stop enjoying it all together !

PS - Please don't send me your horoscopes . I will prefer teaching you and educating you . Also, all those "Kundli" softwares - When in the world did softwares started deciding people's destiny ?! Time to re-think !

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tying the knot - the other thought - this Valentine day !!

My beautiful niece - Shaira - was playing with me the other day , in a pink wearing apparel with matching pink booties ( thats a new word in my dictionary and a real cute one ) . Looking her best , as always , nothing less than a pink princess straight out of a fairy tale  she requested me that if I can help her tie her pink booties laces which got opened up .

The pink booties - with the laces in place

I must say - kids these days are so cute & simply innocent you just cant say a - NO !

As I was 'tying the knot' , I recalled my childhood days when tying shoelaces was a major task in my life and every morning I used to look up to my parents  ( innocently :) )  to help me tie them . This was the most annoying part of getting ready for school besides waking up at 6 am.

Believe me , it took patience , hard work and regular practice to perfect the art of tying shoelaces . There were times when it used get open during school and I would smartly tuck them inside . Gosh ! Kids , I tell you are so damn creative !

There were times when I always thought to buy shoes which supported no laces . But as Marians ( ) one needs to be polished from head to toe and shoes with laces were a part of  the code of conduct.

My parents used to teach me on weekends for 10 minutes and I used to practice hard enough to get it perfect .  That's when I realised that practice makes perfect but I also admired that perfection is actually nothing but a way of thinking.

As we grow , both in shoe size and brain size we get more refined , more smarter and more interesting . Things that were so tough during puerility seems so simple when you grow up.

During my school days wearing a tie as well ,was also considered as a part of true Marians attire . As most of you know , I love wearing suits with ties as I feel they make a man complete just like a saree makes a woman look perfect .

Tying shoelaces was a level 1 beginners course . Tying a tie is advanced and level 2. It comes with various ways of tying that perfect knot & believe me there will be times when you unknot it a good number of times before you get that perfect crisped look.

Childhood memories actually make you learn a lot . It's now when I look back in time I feel wow , a small thing of a knowing how to tie a shoelace can actually give management lessons in - time , patience , hard work ,focus , at times teamwork and that never giving up spirit of - learning .

Also, the meaning of the same sentence - 'tying the knot ' gets changed with time . Today ,  people ask me when am I 'tying the knot' and it takes sometime to revert that its not a shoelace they are asking but a step in life ahead which denotes a 'long lasting' tie which they refer to .

Tying the knot - the other thought ! I need to get ready & polish my shoes ( thats another fight ) and get moving for another step ahead .

PS - As most you ask me via email , Twitter or comments , sharing a small #astrotip which I think you will find useful .  Big trees should always be planted in the south and in the west of the compound . This will also help unmarried girls get married soon .

Look forward for your thoughts....

Currently #ValentinesHelpline is trending on twitter.  My say -  Make the Divine Your Valentine! Just Be & Know that you are Loved! That's Beloved- #Do read: