Planets in your horoscope have a role to play – to bring you the fruits of your karma. They influence the good and bad moments you experience in life. These experiences are instrumental towards your evolution and better understanding of your true self. Appreciating the role of the planets and connecting with their energies helps you stimulate and structure your internal energy centers. However, there are times when the disturbing energies of the planets make things extremely difficult for you. This is when you need to take remedial measures to pacify them to reduce their intensities.
Which planets are malefic in your horoscope?
“Malefic” refers to the harsh, cruel, and punitive tendencies of a planetary energy. Their radiations cause imbalances in your mind and lead you to make bad decisions, do improper acts, and suffer due to health problems. Natural malefic planets are the Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu. However, in Vedic Astrology, planets that are benefic in nature can become malefic depending on the ascendant. Those are known as functional malefic for the ascendant. I.e., Cancer ascendant Jupiter, which gets exalted in Cancer, becomes functional malefic along with Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu, for Taurus, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Rahu, and Ketu are functional malefics.
Remedies for malefic planets
Remedies, one of the most powerful elements of Vedic Astrology, are the technique of communicating with the disturbing planetary energies with the help of tools like rituals, prayers, spiritually-endowed sound vibrations, and therapies using gems, colors, and mindful exercises. Once communication is established, higher forms of consciousness can then fill us with their energy and blessings. Consulting a Vedic Astrology specialist will help you with specific remedies depending on the energy configuration in your natal chart. Below are some of the powerful remedies to connect with the higher energies and seek their blessings to lessen the impact of unfavorable energies. Fire Lab/Fire Ritual/Homa: This is a powerful and effective ritual to invoke the energies of archetypal beings for the attainment of boons and general wellbeing. Dr. Pillai says the success of a fire lab depends on the right kind of specialists doing the right sounds and intentions and offering all of the right materials at the right time. The worship of fire purifies the fire element in the body, and the recitation of special sounds focusing on your specific intentions purifies your consciousness and dilutes the blockages in your mind. Scared Sounds: Mindful recitation of these sacred sound frequencies connects your vital life force with your mind and senses. These sacred sound vibrations have the ability to clean out negative energies and replace them with positive ones. As per Dr. David Frawley, these sounds have the ability to alter your subconscious impulses, habits, and afflictions. It helps you access heightened levels of awareness, unfolding new realities about yourself. Energy Vortexes: Dr. Pillai says, “The most important remedy if you can afford it is to go to certain energy vortexes. As soon as you enter the vortex you dissolve your bad karmic energies, be it impacting your relationship, your money, or your health. There is a specific vortex for every type of problem, and this has been documented in scriptures.