Are the present planetary positions responsible for the coronavirus pandemic?

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dattaswami
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Are the present planetary positions responsible for the coronavirus pandemic?

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Are the present planetary positions responsible for the coronavirus pandemic?

Tinku K. asked: Jai Guru Datta, Guruji! I read an online post by an astrologer which is as follows:

“This is not the right time to do astrology, as the whole world is suffering. But here are some points. On 5th November, Jupiter entered Sagittarius and Ketu was already there. Ketu represents viruses and epidemics and Jupiter represents expansion (or spread). From Sagitarius, Jupiter aspected Gemini, where Rahu is already present. Rahu also represents epidemics. Gemini represents communication or hands, which indicates that the virus will spread by hands. On 29th March, Jupiter will go to Capricorn, leaving Ketu for a while, and Mars will enter Capricorn on 22nd March, where Saturn is already there. In Capricorn, Mars will be exalted and Jupiter will be debilitated.”

But Guruji, I have read elsewhere that Jupiter is dhana kāraka or the giver of prosperity and wealth. So, his aspects give good results and, at present, he is favorably occupying his own house. Then why did the astrologer imply that Jupiter is causing the expansion (spread) of the epidemic?


Swami replied: You should have raised this doubt to the astrologer who made that prediction. How many times have such combinations of Ketu, Śani (Saturn) and Guru (Jupiter) not happened before? Rahu and Ketu are derived from a demon and are always responsible for such viruses. But Śani is the son of the Sun-god, who is praised to be the Sadguru of spiritual knowledge in the Veda (Tat Savituḥ…). Śani belongs to the race of angels. He is also the deity of knowledge (jñāna kāraka).

When Śani gives difficulties to souls, the main purpose is to set right the souls and bring them to the correct track of spiritual knowledge. The difficulties given by Rahu and Ketu are always based on the wrong path and the difficulties given by Śani are always intended to lead the soul towards the right path of devotion to God. Sometimes, souls need to be subjected to intense suffering in order to reform them. Such cases are dealt with by Rahu and Ketu because both are demons and they get a lot of pleasure in seeing other souls suffer.

The cases of souls who can be easily reformed are dealt with by Śani, since Śani is a good angel. Of course, Śani is also the brother of Yama and hence, he too, like his brother, presides over death. A person might undergo prolonged suffering from infections in the hospital due to Rahu and Ketu, but death might not come to him. But if Śani is present with Rahu or Ketu, death will come as early as possible, to relieve the soul from the suffering.

Jupiter is the embodiment of the Sadguru and hence he will never harm anybody, at any time. Jupiter is the most auspicious planet. One thing is very important to note in astrology. Sins of human beings are rising greatly in the world and the evil planets only represent this sinful state. The evil planets are not responsible for that sinful situation. The minds of individual human beings alone are responsible for this sinful state of society. It is human beings alone who are responsible for such horrible viral epidemics too since these epidemics are the divine punishment meant to bring humanity back on the right track. The planets are neither responsible for the sins of people nor for the punishments of those sins through such epidemics.

The planets only represent the situation, but are not responsible for the situation. The jailer executes the death sentence based on the judgment given by the court and not out of his own free will. Similarly, the planets are only executing the delivery of the fruits of each soul’s deeds. Souls are not doing wrong deeds due to the planets.
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dattaswami wrote: Wed Dec 28, 2022 12:00 pm Are the present planetary positions responsible for the coronavirus pandemic?
It could be the rings around Uranus.
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it's really none of my business but he does aks an interesting question and now I'm intrigued. are there rings around uranus, swami? if so, how did they get there and what elements are they composed of?
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If astrologers had PREDICTED it, as in said explicitly and in mass as a field of research, "there's going to be a huge health epidemic" before it happened, then maybe there'd be a conversation to have.

But this isn't interesting at all. I'm sure astrologers could come up with some explanation for bad things happening at any point. If the virus hit a month sooner you'd have astrologers coming out with all the silly reasons it was predicted by the stars. And if it hit a month before that, or a month before that, or...

So astrologers claiming a hit after the fact is literally meaningless. They can always claim a hit, because there's no fucking rules. It's all nonsense.
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promethean75 wrote: Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:21 pm it's really none of my business but he does aks an interesting question and now I'm intrigued. are there rings around uranus, swami? if so, how did they get there and what elements are they composed of?
I think he's talking about brown rings
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