1. There is a proverb in English "As you sow,
so will you reap". which reinforces the
KARMA THEORY of our ancient scriptures.
Deeds of the past life determine the present
life. whereas a definite karma connection
exists between the past and present life,
as a chain reaction, present life has no
knowledge or memory of its past life.
2. The secrecy of birth life as above is best
explained in the Vishnu Purana . Life
consists of body and soul. Upon death, the
soul leaves the body and enters another
world. After sometime soul is permitted
to re-enter the Earth through the rain
bearing clouds and rain. The soul reaches
the body of the person drinking the water
and products thereof. As male and female
unite, the soul as the vital force assumes
physical body and grows during gestation
period. All along the soul is conscious of
the previous life. But at the moment of
birth, by the Maya of Lord Vishnu, the soul
simply forgets past life. This secrecy of birth
remain today and would remain so for ever.
3. However some exceptions exist as in nature
to the above law of secrecy. Our Ancient
great saints, seers and sages through their
sincere prayers, penance, noble ways of
life, possessed visionary foresight (Gnana
Drishti) to foresee Trikala ( Past, Present and
Future). They understood that the 27 stars,
12 Rasis and 9 planets influence human life
and prescribed Vedic Astrology Texts for
the benefit of human life.
4. They even suggested ways and means
of wisdom to overcome destiny or fate.
Initially the practice of vedic astrology
was restricted to royal courts and nobility.
During the past century or so , the study
and practice of Astrology has become
popular world wide. Indian vedic scriptures
are regarded as pioneers and leaders
compared to Greek, Roman, Persian and
5. Vedic Astrology helps to identify the
purpose of present life in general. For this
systematic study of one's Horoscope based
on the exact time of birth is absolutely
• a) Supposing the birth time (Janma Lagna)
and the birth star (Janma Raasi) of a person
are placed in the Dharma Trikona houses of
Mesha, Simha, Dhanur that person shall be
kind hearted, gentle, pious and charitable.
• b) If the Janma Lagna and Raasi are situated
in Artha Trikona houses of Rishaba, Kanni,
Makara that person shall be mostly
interested in accumulating wealth and
other material objects.
• c) If the Janma Lagna and Raasi are placed
in Kama Trikona houses of Mithuna, Thula
and Kumbha that person shall mostly seek
worldly pleasures of sex, love, passion
• d) If the Janma Lagna and Raasi are placed
in Moksha Trikona houses of Kataka,
Vrichika, Meena that person shall mostly
lead a detached life not much interested in
worldly affairs and rituals.
7. In general Dharma and Moksha houses
indicate a helpful nature, service to public.
Artha and Kama Houses show more interest
in one's own needs and selfish nature. The
planets placed and aspecting these houses
also play their parts. Benefic planets shall
be helpful in fulfilling the purpose of birth
while the Malefic planets indicate hurdles
and hardships that one needs to overcome
in such realization.
8. Vedic Astrology also indicates whether a
person has been consistently performing
good deeds in his past life. Such a person's
horoscope at present birth shall be as
In case of male birth, the Lagna, sun, moon
shall be in odd houses with day time birth. In
the case of female the Lagna, sun, moon shall
be in even houses with night time birth. These
are indicative of Maha Bagya Yoga where in
the person shall enjoy a most comfortable life
through out without any effort and be blessed.
But such persons are rare and restricted.
9. Study of one's horoscope helps to know
whether that person has been performing
bad, evil or sinful acts in his present birth
with subsequent consequences in present
10. Out of the twelve houses in one's horoscope
the fifth house (Purva Punya) and the ninth
house (Bhagya) are considered to be most
auspicious houses. If these fifth and ninth
houses are affected by Malefic planets and
without any influence of benefic planets,
the conclusion drawn is that no purva
punya , no Bagya. That is the person has
been performing evil and sinful acts in past
life and in the present life he shall suffer
from sorrow, misery and hardships only.
11. The planetary positions throw light on the
events in life. With this knowledge if the
person were to follow the right ways in life, have faith in god , the sufferings shall
definitely be lessened. Through wisdom one
can overcome destined fate. If on the other
hand the person continues with evil ways .
he/she shall suffer the most in present life
and as a consequence future life of such a
person will also be a condemned one.
12. Now Let us Examine the planetary positions
in general indicating the next stage of
journey of the soul after release from
human body as noted by reputed scholars
12 a. Moksha/Liberation from Birth
1. Mars and Mercury in Pisces (Meenam) and
Gemini (Mithuna) as Ascendant (Janma
2. Ascendant as Sagittarius (Dhanur),
Navamsa Lagna as Aries (Mesham) and
moon in Virgo (Kanni)
3. Kethu in 12th house from Karakamsa
4. Jupiter in Cancer (Kataka) and 3 or 4 planets
in Kendra houses (1, 4, 7, 10 houses from
Lagna)and Guru in Moola Thrikona house
5. Benefic planet occupies 12th house with
benefic planets on either side in 10th, 11th
house as Subaa Katri Yoga.
6. Jupiter (Guru) as 10th lord placed in 12th
house ; Venus (sukra) and waxing moon
(sukla paksha Chandra) aspects the 12th
house. These are termed as divine souls
liberated from rebirth as per classical texts.
12 b. Naraka (Hell) Life
1. 12th house is aspected or occupied by
Saturn with Mandi and the 12th lord star is
placed at 3,5,7 positions from the birth star
( bad position)
2. Malefic planet in combustion, debilitation
and in a state of eclipse with Rahu/Kethu in
3. 12th lord is under the aspect of malefic
planet Rahu , Mandi in 12th house and 8th
house lord is related to 6th house lord
13. These positions indicate the sinful acts of
person in this world, the liberated soul goes
to hell, undergoes punishment accordingly and
again born in Earth.
14. Souls other than these two criteria, true
to the dictum Punarapi Jananam, Punarapi
Maranam undergoes the cyclic pattern of birth
15. Let us take in to consideration what the
famous Yogi Paramyoganathar has to say
about the soul after death in his autobiography
"A Parrot imprisoned in a cage for a number
of days upon release does not fly away
immediately . It shall go around the cage for
sometimes and then only flies away. Similarly
upon death the soul leaves the physical body.
Remembering that soul has remained in the
body for a number of years, the soul is reluctant
to leave the place immediately and stays there
for a certain period. Then only it goes to another
world meant for souls.
16. To confirm the above, a recent study of
a 57-year old patient in United Kingdom
published in newspapers drew worldwide
attention. According to the doctor, despite
the patient being unconscious and clinically
dead, the patient recounted all the actions
of the medical staff and the beep sounds of
machine very accurately. The patient after
survival remarked " I could feel my soul leaving
the body. As a soul I stood there in the corner
watching all sounds and actions. Then after
a few minutes someone from above directed
me to re-enter my body. so I am here alive".
The doctor was left wondering how a clinically
dead man (no heart beat, no brain activity)
can describe the actions of men and machines
clearly and exactly. So he let the world know
the events and his research studies on life after
death are continuing.
To conclude only time will tell whether all the
secrets of mankind are revealed to humankind
and the time frame in which these secrets
would be revealed.