The Veda teaches us ‘do not fear’. The Upanishads tell us ‘Moksha is not for cowards’. We fear death, the unknown and everything else. Karma theory puts things in a perspective where we begin to realize that we are part of a properly conceived, meticulously planned and brilliantly executed ‘grand design’.
The Karma Theory rests on 3 Pillars-
- Man’s inescapable propensity to do karma; an actionless existence is impossible.
- Fruits of actions have to be suffered/ enjoyed.
The Mahabharata refers to the karmas of previous life and states that none can escape the consequences of karma he has done or is doing. The karma is like a calf which knows how to search for his mother-cow, even in a herd. The karma chases its doer unmistakably.
In a horoscope, houses –
1, 5, 9 – these are the houses of Dharma
2, 6, 10 – these are the houses of Artha
3, 7, 11 – these are the houses of Kama
4, 8, 12 – these are the houses of Moksha
The signs and the planets occupying and influencing these houses indicate the karma pattern. If the majority of planets are in the Artha and Kama houses, the native’s inclination and motivation are oriented in that direction. He has the desires (Kama) and Money (Artha) and if they match at the right time in the native’s chronological growth, he can enjoy them to the fullest. This is the pattern which is laid out in the horoscope.