Saturn and Shiva in Vedic Astrology

Saturn and Shiva in Vedic Astrology

Within the Vedic custom of India, the Holy Trinity of Gods are Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer and Shiva the Destroyer. Shiva, like Kali is the deity that represents the destruction of phantasm….negating something that separates us from the reality of who we’re. Whether or not within the Divine Play of relationship or the non-public cycles of transformation all through our lives,
Shiva is the good destroyer who helps us remodel and give up to our true nature.

In Tantra we hear Shiva, and his consort Shakti, known as the Divine Couple; the last word union of masculine and female. If we glance deeper although, the sexual union of Shiva/Shakti is not only about yoni’s and lingams assembly with a few namastes thrown in for good measure! Within the Vedic custom the Shiva Lingam and Yoni symbolize the sacred union of the inactive and dynamic features of consciousness. So the will to be in Union with our associate represents the basic want to be in union with the Beloved or our true nature (consciousness).

Shiva represents the un-manifest stillness out of which Shakti emanates. That is why we see footage of Kali together with her foot on the susceptible Shiva. It is not about subjugating the masculine to the female…it is simply reminding us of the divine play. Out of the inactive Divine Consciousness of Shiva comes the lively, Divine Vitality of Shakti that brings that consciousness into kind. The Divine interaction between Shiva/Shakti, Yin/Yang, male/feminine all exhibits us that neither can exist with out the opposite.

We embody Shiva in our lives after we connect with the stillness and silence that’s on the coronary heart of who we’re. The realm of Shiva is about being and never about doing. Shiva represents being in integrity with one’s self and being current for others from a spot of grounded stillness. Within the Divine play of Male/Feminine, that is what Shakti actually wants…the bottom of Silence from which she will create. When a person embodies Shiva he emanates interior energy, groundedness, and stillness. This enables Shakti, his Divine Consort, the liberty to convey this stillness into kind.

When a person just isn’t capable of embody Shiva, his Shakti just isn’t capable of give up to him as a result of she has to embody Shiva herself. That is on the coronary heart of a lot of the struggling that happens in relationships. Whether or not we’re male or feminine, heterosexual or gay makes no distinction as the identical Divine Play between Shiva and Shakti, (inactive Divine Consciousness and lively Divine Vitality) exists in all types of relationship.

In Vedic Astrology, Shiva is represented by the planet Saturn, generally referred to as the Lord of Karma. Saturn, like Shiva finally represents the negation of false identifications which are related to a restricted sense of self. Saturn features within the astrological chart, on the character stage, characterize the first imprinting we’ve got skilled round separation consciousness. This imprinting doesn’t characterize who we really are however somewhat the contracted identifications we’ve got taken on for survival.

Since Saturn corresponds with the primary chakra representing primary survival wants, the concern of survival exhibits up in a different way for every particular person relying on their early imprinting and circumstances. It might manifest because the concern of being seen, concern of expressing emotion, concern of talking one’s reality, concern of giving or receiving love, or the concern of taking motion or asserting oneself. For instance, on the character stage, the concern of being seen might forestall an individual from really shining their gentle and giving their reward to the planet. On a soul stage although, this will truly be a chance for studying about true self-effacement or humility. The problem, although, is to see Saturn or Shiva as our non secular ally somewhat than our persecutor.

The planet Saturn takes roughly 28.5 years to circumnavigate the zodiac which implies that each seven years after beginning, Saturn (by transit within the sky) is in a significant side or relationship to the place of Saturn at beginning. At roughly 7, 21, 35,49 and 63, Saturn is sq. (90 levels to it is natal place.) At roughly 14, 42, and 70, Saturn is opposition (180 levels to it is natal place.) And at roughly 28.5-29, and 57-58, Saturn is conjunct (0 levels or conjunct it is natal place) also called the Saturn return.

These seven yr cycles characterize the shedding of false identifications with contracted or restricted notions of self. Though our identification appears to be stable, (father, mom, son, daughter, lover, worker, wealthy/poor, and so forth), in fact none of those identifications represents who we really are. As we undergo the seven yr cycles of Saturn/Shiva, it will probably generally seem to be one thing that we worth or determine with is being taken away from us. Normally although, what’s being taken away are false identifications that not serve us. That is the true energy of Saturn and Shiva…destroying or negating what is fake so we will be in integrity with our true nature. By destroying no matter phantasm of separation we have been imprinted with, we uncover our true Shiva nature, which is stillness, energy and presence.

The ability of doing this work in relationship or sacred partnership is that {our relationships} are direct mirrors of our interior states and mirror precisely the place we expertise separation. The deepest intimacy (in-to-me-see) comes from sharing the place we really feel separate with our associate…. our vulnerability, deepest secrets and techniques and fears. When that “in-to-me-see” is mixed with the intimacy of Tantra as a path of Union with Divine, relationship is elevated to a brand new stage of expertise. Once we really acknowledge and share our humanity with our associate and embrace and expertise our divinity collectively, relationship turns into the best path of transformation doable.

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