We are humans, we make mistakes. We suffer due to our temptations and troubles, and even for our past life karma. While an honest approach and virtuous lifestyle should do away with most of the ill effects of planets, sometimes it’s just not enough. However, astrology remedies should be practiced only when there is a genuine need. When your good planets are under malefic influence, remedies can help you strengthen or weaken a planet. It’s like an expert’s prescription based on the diagnosis.
Think of Sun. Its energy can be felt through the light and heat but when you are in a closed room, you would be unable to experience it and all you see is darkness. You need to lift the window blinds to let the energy in. In astrological terms, this window blind represents a malefic aspect of other planets over Sun, eclipse, position in enemy sign, debilitation or placement in negative houses like 6th, 8th and 12th. To open those window blinds, you need remedies. Remedies can activate and re energize a weak planet or nullify the impact of a strong malefic planet.
One should note that astrology remedies are a mean to heal, not prevent every possible loss. Your karma manifests in this life so there is no running away from it. You also need to experience pain, learn from your mistakes and only then true healing begins. Letting go, charity, fasting, volunteering are few effective ways but all remedies should be done with a serious approach and sense of responsibility and not be to carried out as barter with God. Now there are several ways and methods to perform remedies that align with Vedic astrology principles.
Mantras are sound vibrations grouped together chanted to propitiate planets. By chanting Mantras, not only do we pay respect to the corresponding planet but also become one with its energy. The Mantra gets activated by per fusing into that part of your body or the cells that it correlates with, which are ultimately made of the tatva or metal corresponded to that particular planet. Mantra requires the use of the power of your Mana, meaning mind (Man + tra).
Tantras are the rituals and actions performed in order to free oneself from the negative impact of planets. Tantras are actions performed for the enlightenment of the soul and in doing so, you need you use the power of your Tana, that is body.
Yantra refers to the devices, symbols or processes used to balance the mind and concentrate your energy on to the concepts that the Yantra represents. Yantras can have geometric patterns imprinted comprising of squares, circles and so on and these shapes represent some spiritual power or concept. Sri Yantra is one of the most common Yantra used which has geometrical patterns that represent the Universe, hinting towards the unanimity of the subject and object, of human and divine.
Through the dawn of history, gemstones have been thought to carry talismanic value. The Navagraha concept is specifically popular in Vedic astrology. According to this, each gemstone represents a certain planet and based on the strength or weakness of the horoscope, a gemstone is recommended to either strengthen or pacify a planet.