Jyotish For Personal Guidance Summary

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The structures of our personality are the channels through which the powers of life run. An understanding of those powers helps us determine our personality style from a spiritual perspective. It also helps us understand that all the different powers are positive forces. It is because of the emphasis of one over the other that sometimes our energies seem out of balance. An understanding or study of your Jyotish chart can determine those patterns in more detail, but without it we are likely to blame ourselves or others for misuse of the powers with which we are endowed but as yet unable to handle.
For example, a person with a strong first ray craves independence because freedom is the natural desire associated with personal power. If, throughout
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It is interesting that in the Hindu legends, Shiva, the God of the power of life, is an enemy of love. The Sun and Saturn depend on Shiva, and they’re both enemies of Venus. That is because the need for freedom and the need to relate essentially contradict each other. PART VI: Jyotish for Personal Guidance

Jyotish give us many messages about the future and what it means for us. As a matter of fact, many people only think about Jyotish in terms of predictions. But the most important aspect of it is that it leads us to a better understanding of ourselves.

Understanding Your Principal Ray

Although Jyotish gives us many details about the peculiarities of our personalities, an understanding of our principal motivations and drives, from a spiritual perspective, is crucial for self-mastery. Many tests and psychological methods try to classify personality types from a behavioral perspective. That is, in a way which classifies people by the way they act rather than by what intrinsically motivates
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Carl Jung, one of the fathers of psychoanalysis, was a student of Eastern psychology and his concepts of introversion and extraversion figure in the seven rays’ definitions.
The Myers-Briggs test is widely used in business to identify personality types and as a management consulting human resources tool. It considers four dimensions of behavior:

• Focus on the inner or outer world: Are we Introverted and Extraverted (I versus E).
• How we collect information: Do we favor intuition rather than sensing, or vice versa? (I versus S)
• How we make decisions: Do we prefer to use our logic (thinking) or do we focus on people and circumstances (feeling)? (T versus F).
• Our sense of structure: In dealing with the outside world, do we prefer to get along with things or do we just go along with the status quo? Or to express things in another way: Do we judge or perceive? (J versus P).

The combination of all these characteristics results in sixteen different personality types. But they reflect behavior rather than
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