This 9-week Ayurvedic Astrology class was a real eye opener to the mysteries of the cosmos. We learned about the 5 elements, 3 stages of all beings in the gunas, 3 grahas, 9 planets, 12 signs and 12 houses. It’s such fascinating learning about famous people in the past like Hitler and Buddha and Gandhi, etc… and what made them into who they were.
My head is spinning with symbols, and I feel like I got upgraded with X ray vision and see the world a little bit clearly now. I’m super aware of who I am hanging around, and the environment that I put myself into, and the people around me and what I could expect during times of stress. The enthusiasm displayed by our international students is unparalleled, I really admire how some stay up to 3 am to tune in to this great knowledge. It’s so exciting to see all the questions everyone is asking, and it ranges from the practicality of strengthening our planets, to how our past deeds from past lives affect our current lives, to how many kids or enemies we will have. I also formed study group with some of my classmates and had the most intense and thought-provoking discussions up to 4am because one mystery leads to the next mystery, and we fell down that rabbit hole further and further.
I came away with a much deeper understanding that it’s not easy for anyone to walk the path of an atma in this material world. Many devas are working hard to pull strings to make it all happen. We are rather ignorant fleas making messes and shuffling along. I’m very grateful to Jeffrey Armstrong for making this sacred wisdom available to a layperson like myself even though I have not chanted 4 months of mantras to all the 9 planets, nor is a vegetarian, or qualify to receive these jewels! The complexity involved to be a soul mechanic being a Jyotish and the moral, spiritually sattvic live one must lead is not for the faint of heart.
Thank you for sharing with us a glimpse behind the curtain, many of my brain cells died in the process for me to become more humbled and grateful. I am forever indebted and bow at your brilliant showcase of the powers of Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Moon throughout this class series.