Spiritual Disciplines and Mystic Initiations.

The First, Fifth and Ninth houses in the horoscope form the triangle which represents the spiritual nature of the person concerned. The First house shows the potency and possibilities of the soul that has incarnated at a particular date, time and place. The Sign and Star rising on the First house indicates the total quantum of energy that has been apportioned to the native. The significations of the Sub-Sub lord of the Ascendant indicate the directions to which this energy content should flow. The Fifth house signifies the limitations which the individual’s creative activities and past Karmas impose upon the native for his involvement in professional activities (5th house is 8th to 10th house). The Ninth house is said to represent religion, philosophy, austerity, worship and poorvapunya or the accumalation of auspicious Karma from past lives. It is, therefore, often described as Bhagyasthana, the house of destiny, or as Dharmasthanam, the house of righteousness.

 

The destiny of a person, in fact, means the culmination of a process of conscious unfoldment which enables one to release the soul from the wheel of births and death. It is significant; therefore, that the Ninth house is placed twelfth from the tenth, for it represents the dissolution of one’s involvement in society and career.

 

The individual’s capacity for spiritual endeavour or mystic inititions is studied from the Ninth cusp in the horoscope. The Sign, Star, Sub and Sub-Sub rising on the 9th cusp indicates the nature of the energy content of the Ninth house. Specifically it is revealed by the nature of the planet that appears as the Sub-Sub lord of the Ninth cusp. What each planet offers when it appears as the Sub-Sub lord of the Ninth cusp corresponding to the Sign that rises on the Ninth cusp is detailed below. The expected result should also be co-related with the influence of the Sign which the planet occupies in the chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign Rising On Ninth Cusp.

Expected Result.

Aries.

Pushes the individual towards a deeper understanding of the problems of life, but it makes him so ambitious that he invariably becomes frustrated through his efforts.

Taurus

May develop a beautiful philosophy in impressive melodious language. May speak of patriotic aspirations but behind all this is his hidden passion for attaining sensual gratification.

Gemini

Becomes highly intellectual, acquiring a special place for himself in society. His mind is extremely powerful.

Cancer

Earns money and spends on religious programs.

Leo

Makes the individual extremely head strong. He travels widely and lives an almost regal life.

Virgo

Self-centeredness verging on immorality often guides the life of the individual.

Libra

Very demoralizing and spirituality is often bent into materialism.

Scorpio

Urge towards spiritual philosophy is great and the individual tries to acquire esoteric knowledge.

Sagittarius

Increased fire in the individual. Moved by the urge for humanitarian upliftment. No sacrifice is too great to achieve this end.

Capricorn

Likely to suffer from several family short comings. Personal life may be disorganized. Morality may be of low order.

Aquarius

Intensifies egotism so much that the individual will not consider any one his equal.

Pisces

Struggles continually to improve his personal life. Distances himself from relations.

Planet Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Moon

 

Sign Rising On Ninth Cusp.

Expected Result.

Aries.

Restless but acceptance of his situation. leaves the higher values of life to dawn upon his mind through experience.

Taurus

Urge for personal gratification is highly accentuated. Gets plenty of opportunity to develop his personality.

Gemini

Moved by a desire to help others by bringing unknown depths of knowledge and experience of universal life.

Cancer

Gets all the comforts and conveniences of life, but his selfishness is so deep- rooted that his mind is always worried about the sacrifices required for the spiritual life.

Leo

Makes the individual very destructive, often bringing great calamity to himself and his family. He will seldom recognize his own mistakes.

Virgo

The native is much influenced by his spouse and is much attached to his relatives. He will be intellectual and travels extensively. Spiritual pursuits are not often part of his life.

Libra

Very strong mind. Expression will be persuasive.

Scorpio

Materialistic in approach. Higher interests in life are virtually absent.

Sagittarius

Intense interest in the occult and craves for higher values in life.

Capricorn

Respects learned persons, is very intelligent and capable of achieving much in life.

Aquarius

Urge to work for others and shares his wealth with the needy.

Pisces

Bestows respectability, produces clarity of vision and a deep, penetrating mind.

 

 

 

Planet Mercury.

 

Sign Rising On Ninth Cusp.

Expected Result.

Aries.

Deflects the native’s attention from serious spiritual values to physical enjoyment and the attainment of social status.

Taurus

Activates the mind and learns to work selflessly.

Gemini

Desire to gain for himself all the pleasures of the world, name and fame and also sensual gratification.

Cancer

Work as Worship will be his motto.

Leo

Indulges in sensual pleasures which will bring him disrepute and cause problems in his career.

Virgo

Social action and intellectual achievement is his goal.

Libra

Well versed in religious scriptures and leads a simple life.

Scorpio

Tries to justify attachments intellectually

Sagittarius

Individual’s intellect will prevent spirituality from dominating his consciousness.

Capricorn

Acquires much money. Personal life is quite satisfactory.

Aquarius

Maintains association with persons advanced in material prosperity as well as in spirituality.

Pisces

Develops intellectual capacity to a very high level. His fame spreads far and wide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Venus

 

Sign Rising On Ninth Cusp.

Expected Result.

Aries.

Tries to immerse him in activities which will dissolve his material lust and free him for spiritual development.

Taurus

Becomes highly non-sensitive to non-physical vibrations. He often fails to appreciate the need of spirituality.

Gemini

Gets money for affluent living. His interest in life will be the gratification of senses and glorification of personal self.

Cancer

Desirous of power and capable to use cruel means to satisfy his goals in life.

Leo

Great desire for luxury and comfort. Ethics and spiritual morality will be of secondary importance to him.

Virgo

Earns money and acquires social status and devotes himself to acts of religious merit.

Libra

Self- satisfaction and comfortable conditions in life.

Scorpio

Moral fiber of the person is very loose. Very secretive about his ways of life.

Sagittarius

Urge towards sensual enjoyment. Intense lust. Material affluence and an amiable spouse.

Capricorn

Rises in social and financial status but declines in moral conduct.

Aquarius

Establishes clandestine relationships but realizes in the end the futility of such attainments.

Pisces

Provides status, social responsibilities, and a sound mind. His faith in conventional religion will be shaky.

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Mars

 

Sign Rising On Ninth Cusp.

Expected Result.

Aries.

Strongly attached to the physical existence and dedicated to conventional religion.

Taurus

Begins spiritual lessons differently. Receives set backs in personal life, comes in contact with spiritually enlightened souls.

Gemini

Will be attracted to spiritual disciplines but only for personal gains.

Cancer

Impelled to seek power by any means. His goal is the satisfaction of his carnal passions.

Leo

Possesses much courage and profound devotion. Does not resent about hardships of life.

Virgo

Unable to find sexual satisfaction. Moves from place to place in search of peaceful existence.

Libra

Dedicated to his ideals. Mental obsessions pervade his life. Strives hard to achieve his goals.

Scorpio

May succeed in exploring the unknown. He will, however, be focused on material gains. His life will be more of action than philosophy.

Sagittarius

Earnest desire to transform his life by jumping into spiritual exploration. Will travel extensively. Will be known for his learning and wisdom.

Capricorn

Pre-occupied with his goal. Makes one-pointed efforts and succeeds in exploring the secrets of nature.

Aquarius

Strives hard to achieve social and professional status. Helps others even when he himself faces hardships in life.

Pisces

Native would dominate others and his life will be a kind of Mission. Will succeed in unearthing many secrets of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Jupiter

 

Sign Rising On Ninth Cusp.

Expected Result.

Aries.

Respected by people with blind faith. Successful in society. Suffers from fear of unknown.

Taurus

Lacks inner satisfaction but gets riches and wealth. Finds spiritual discipline more difficult than that which applies to conventional society.

Gemini

Spends some time on meditation. Will be respected in society and will have status in the religious order to which he belongs.

Cancer

Gets acquainted with spiritual teachings and traditional scriptures but often meats with frustrations.

Leo

Possesses extraordinary store of patience, wisdom, morality and self-control.

 

Virgo

Immerses in material affluence and personal pleasure. Make pilgrimages and contributes generously to charity

Libra

Follows his chosen path with great determination. Remains tied to conventional religious observances.

Scorpio

Interest in the hidden side of life will be heightened. Devoted to religious observances.

Sagittarius

Gains respectable status. Will travel abroad. Will be religiously inclined.

Capricorn

Tries to lead a controlled and indulgent life.

Aquarius

Explores the world of spirituality. His goal will be toward the progress of humanity rather than for himself alone.

Pisces

Deeply committed to ancient history, traditional religion, and the revival of spiritual culture.

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Saturn

 

Sign Rising On Ninth Cusp.

Expected Result.

Aries.

Well off materially but will not be happy. His motivation for exploring the unknown will arise from personal sorrow and physical sufferings.

Taurus

Gets every thing in life except inner peace. There will be conflict between material attachments and spirituality that may eventually kill him.

Gemini

Will enjoy power and position, and will be interested in a philosophic life. He will be simple in his habits, calm in disposition and profound in his religious faith.

Cancer

Will be hungry for power, and lack in a sense of moral propriety.

Leo

Will consciously choose renunciation and spiritual life. Will not hesitate to make great sacrifices.

Virgo

Will be a religious leader but there will be contradictions in his teachings and in his actions.

Libra

May have an urge to renounce almost everything. The ideal of non-attachment and universalism takes hold of him intensely.

Scorpio

Selfless person dedicated to helping others and carrying out social responsibilities. May have some healing touch and psychic power.

Sagittarius

Spiritual quest will begin with a bang. Socially he will be cut off from his friends and associates.

Capricorn

Will be disinterested in everything. Attaches no importance to religious practices and performance of traditional rituals.

Aquarius

Strong ego. Capable of undertaking serious study of subjects as occultism and astrology but his basic motivation is material.

Pisces

Will be an occultist and deeply interested in spiritual exploration. He will succeed in retrieving many secrets of nature. Personal life will be a mystery.

 

 

 

 

Planet Rahu

 

Sign Rising On Ninth Cusp.

Expected Result.

Aries.

Will learn higher values of life from learned men. Never the less will maintain strong materialistic attachments.

Taurus

Gets knowledge of Art of living.

Gemini

Will be fatalistic, frustrated and sorrowful. The glamour of life will be absent from him.

Cancer

Will rebel against all established religions. He will be outlawed and outcast because of his unorthodox morality.

Leo

Will mix with others without losing his individuality.

Virgo

Leans toward alternate forms of sexual expression and financial manipulations.

Libra

Sharp mind. Possesses the capability to transmute deadly poisons into life-giving medicines.

Scorpio

Maintains associations with those who are dabbling in nature’s secret powers.

Sagittarius

Persistent in his approach and will have fixed idea which guides his actions. Will suffer many hardships.

Capricorn

Will lead a materialistic and sensual life.

Aquarius

Will involve in magic, alchemy, and the cure of physical ailments by the use of spiritual power.

Pisces

Will be great spiritualist and will himself follow spirituality in word and spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Ketu

 

 

Sign Rising On Ninth Cusp.

Expected Result.

Aries.

May propound a new philosophy of his own.

Taurus

Denies the native of physical gratification, and impels him to rise to higher states of consciousness.

Gemini

Makes the individual philosophical, a searcher for reality. Will have no craving for wealth, prestige or social status.

Cancer

Makes the individual psychic as well as abnormally critical of established religious practices and traditional philosophy.

Leo

Despite the status and position, the individual remains sad. This makes him a serious thinker.

Virgo

Basically honest and pious, tunes himself to a higher spiritual mode.

Libra

A philosopher who turns away from luxury, sensual gratification, family pleasure and advantages of wealth and property. In daily life he remains frustrated.

Scorpio

Makes efforts to secure a true insight into spiritual secrets.

Sagittarius

Acquires proficiency in occult sciences.

Capricorn

Lacks interest in attachment to material conveniences, and social prestige. Attains maturity in spirituality.

Aquarius

Often the native’s idea will conflict with others.

Pisces

Loses all sectarian feelings and succeeds in acquiring the spirit of universalism. His greatest qualities will be integrity of character and honesty of thought.