Astro-remedies for depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts
Astro-Spirituality is effective in alleviating depression and anxiety & prevention of suicides
We often hear about unfortunate incidences of suicides by celebrities. Extreme depression and anxiety could be a potent cause. Astro-remedies for depression are effective in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety. These remedies can be effective in preventing suicides due to depression.
Can Astro-Spirituality help in depression?
In an earlier article, we discussed about depression, anxiety and stress relief. We also discussed how mantras can be helpful in managing depression and anxiety.
Suicides by famous and successful persons shocks the society. Why anyone who has got so much in life drive self to the extent of committing suicide? Let's examine.
Rising Depression, Anxiety and Suicides:
The Coronavirus or COVID-19 has shaken the world to its core. The World is trying its best to adjust to the pandemic. But, not everyone has been able to mentally be strong enough to dominate the virus. Depression and anxiety has been the most common offshoot of COVID-19. The day-to-day existential problems are in itself a potent factor for rising depression. This has become common across people of all ethnicities.
From the point of view of Vedic Astrology, depression indicators are many. Medical Astrology does not specifically cover depression aspects. Yet, it is easy to point out the planetary combinations leading to depression and anxiety.
Astrological combinations indicating Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal tendencies:
We can delineate combinations for depression, anxiety and even suicide from a horoscope. There is no suicide yoga in Kundli as such. But, we can know about combinations that can drive a person towards suicide. Thus, Astrologers should deal with depression, anxiety and suicides in a holistic manner. This is a research area in Astrology which can benefit society at large.
Major Role of FOUR Planets in depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies:
Although every planet contributes, but Four planets have a significant role in depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. In short, they are-
Moon- the karaka of mind,
Sun- the karaka of physical well-being,
Jupiter- the karaka of wisdom and
Mercury- the karaka of logic and intelligence.
Afflictions to any of these planets can cause depression and anxiety in a person. Especially, Moon being the karaka of mind and mood has a significant role to play. There are 16 fast-changing phases of Moon known as shodash Chandra Kalas. There will always be a few moments of deep depression in everyone's life. Even those who are happy, contented and successful will have to witness these moments. The risk of committing suicide is greatest during such time.
Astrology Remedies for Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal Tendencies:
There are effective depression remedies in Astrology for persons in different situations:
Dasha Planet Propitiation:
For those already affected by depression and anxiety, propitiating the dasha planet helps. There are several Vedic Remedies - Mantras and Chants for each of the planets. Rishis have also prescribed certain karma in the form of good deeds in specific dashas. Keeping fasts on specific days also helps in propitiation of the planets.
It requires technical understanding of Astrology to zero in on the dasha planet. This is due to the fact that various dasha schemes could be applicable to a horoscope. But, an easy way is to find the Lords of Antar dasa or Pratyantar dasa as per Vimsottari dasa scheme. Then, listen to or chant the grah mantra of that planet to propitiate it. Vimsottari dasa is the dasha of the mind. It is an important dasha for remedies of depression, anxiety or suicidal tendencies.
Recitation of appropriate Nakshatra Sutram:
Sometimes, anxiety and depression levels increases to the level of generating suicidal thoughts. In such a scenario, the most effective remedy is listening to the Nakshatra Sutrams. The Nakshatra Sutra of the nakshatra in which the dasa planet is situated will be most effective. The sattvik Nakshatra Sutrams takes away the mind from suicidal thoughts. Moreover, the Nakshatra Sutrams lift the person out from depressive moods.
Listening to or chanting the sutram of the nakshatra having Moon is very auspicious. It works almost as an SOS if someone is having suicidal thoughts.
One of the best antidotes to depression and anxiety is what I call the Astro-Jagriti Sessions. These sessions involve confidential discussions on horoscope. The positive and empowering undertone of analysis helps in expansion of self-awareness. This leads to uplifting the mind from the current depressive state. The remedies involving karma and chants maintains the renewed mental state for long.
It is important to know qualities of being an Astrologer before going for such sessions. Otherwise desired results would remain elusive.
Working on the core thought process:
Working on the core thought process is sure shot remedy for depression. We need to make the best dish out of the ingredients that God has laid down on our plates. We should never worry about the missing items on our plate. Nor we should bother about other's plates and the items therein. According to the Karma theory, we get what we deserve so there is no point fretting about stuff that we handle.
We need to be a bit more emotionally intelligent, a bit less ambitious, a bit more helpful and a bit less selfish.
Astrology can help people in anxiety, depression and having occasional suicidal tendencies. It is not difficult to win over such situations. We need to be a bit more emotionally intelligent, a bit less ambitious, a bit more helpful and a bit less selfish.
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