The Concept of Karma

What is Karma? Karma simply means ‘action’. Its logic is that everything that exists has its own cause behind it, that once upon a time, this effect felt in the present had a causative mover behind it.

I contemplated a lot these days as to see how I can incorporate it into my approach to astrology, and found out that whenever a certain planet is activated in your horoscope, for example through Firdaria, that planet brings its own Karma with it: in both accidental and natural significations.

I am currently in Mercury/Venus Firdaria, and I found out that I am constantly having romantic feelings on the fore of my being, feelings which I can track back to my teen days when Venus ruled Firdaria on a general level. These feelings mixed with different inner states (some negative some positive, according to the appropriate experience) were started back then when I had romantic encounters and now these same feelings are triggered once again. This Karma on an inner level. But also on an outer. The outer circumstances are bringing the environment that would stimulate these feelings inside me. Where is the Free Will? In healing the Karma if it is negative, and embracing the positive. We do have the power to choose. It would have been very sad if we have not. Don’t believe that we and our lives are 100% predetermined, that is for the lazy people with emotional masochistic tendencies.

So basically, each planet in your horoscope has its own Karma with it. It is activated whenever that planet rules the times through some timing technique. One could enter into deep philosophical discussions as to whether there are past lives, who controls that Karma, etc. I found out that from a practical viewpoint, one doesn’t need that in order to live its own astrology, to learn about the causes and effects, and to learn how one can evolve above them with the purpose to live more full and enriched life inside the scope of its own conditioning.

Think about these concepts and find your own truth, of course, with the guidance of the astrological principles.


2 thoughts on “The Concept of Karma

  1. I think there is both destiny and fate. Destiny takes us down a path by inclinations, strong ones seen in the planets movements, while Fate is tied up with free will to choose as you said. Choice must be made each day Edgar Cayce says. Which path or direction will we embark on when we reach that very strong inclined, “fork in the road”, for we can only choose one of them.

  2. All things at rest will remain at rest, and all things in motion will remain in motion, unless an agent acts upon them. This is part of what fate is, I believe. If we do not make conscious choices, our predilections will take over and choose for us. It is like a game that plays itself out. But if we do choose to take conscious actions, then the possible realities we can experience will expand.

    However, this does not mean that we can experience everything. We can choose to take certain actions, but we cannot choose the outcomes of our actions. The probability of us succeeding in a particular endeavour, again, depends largely on our Fate, given by our respective natal charts.

    So Fate limits the number of outcomes we can experience, but we are still capable of making choices, and in fact, even though we are fated, we are forced to make choices nonetheless: “Man is condemned to be free.” – Sartre

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