When the Great Emperor Nala lost his kingdom and wandering the woods with his wife DamayanthiDue to the cruel arrangement of the planets in their horoscope, both the King and Queen had to beg and pray for food and clothing. Even the High King had to share half the sarry that the Queen wore. That is the way the planets play their game in our life. When the king Vikrama He was in someone else’s palace, The Saturn who was after the Great and Truthful King Vikrama, entered the body of a swan in a lifeless painting hanging on a wall, and
Swallowed a pearl necklace, only to give the King a bad name as a thief Vikrama. There is a proverb: when a person loses strength, even the ground hits him. That is why Shakespeare [King Lear ]says so: “Like flies for unbridled boys, are we to the gods? They kill us for their sport;“
However, there is a silver lining to the planet game. They will not kill us, unless they are destined. They force us to fight. Full of activity. When the planets force us to lose everything, by cruel disposition, they give us something precious in return, so that we can sustain the fight and finally return victorious; Gaining, not only what we lost, but also additional glory and honor for being truthful and not abandoning our duties and Dharma. Consequently, when the Kings mentioned above, with one addition more than Bheema from Pandavas, they have been taken to the state of beggars, Mars came to the rescue. Kings are people from Mars. King Nala and Bheemasena of Pandavas were
gifted with the art of cooking. The art of cooking is synonymous with these two Great Warrior Kings. They both survived with this gift of the art of cooking in their time of distress. As cited in my article,Blame it on Mars, Mantreshwara praises Mars for residing in the kitchen fire. Unless Mars bestows its grace, cooked food will be tasteless. Taste bud provocation is from Mars. The kitchen fire is also due to Mars. First of all, Mars represents fire. Second, the fuel we use consists of charcoal or firewood from Earth, which is the mother of Mars. There is a ritual under which a small part of the rice food prepared on a charcoal or wood stove is taken by hand and put on the fire for the fire god. Then only food is offered to the other gods and then consumed. The gas stove also consumes gas that is extracted from Earth’s womb, where Mars is supposed to come from. Electric ovens and stoves consume electricity, they may need a different interpretation, as they do not come under direct fuel from Earth. Food prepared in Gas or Oven is not tasty either. That is apart, the kitchen fire that represents Mars, gives us the power to sustain life. When Mars is in a good position in a person’s horoscope, that person is inclined to prepare tasty food,
although he may be a good soldier or a man from Mars wielding muscles in other respects. The food prepared by such a person takes on a special taste. Or when the kitchen is placed in consonance with the position of Mars, then that place too is blessed. That is why some places to eat, restaurants, hotels earn money by naming their tasty foods.
Whenever there is in-digestion, the state of in-digestion is called “Agni Mandya”, which means slowing down the fire in our stomach. Due to disease, the process of burning food called oxidation is affected. In this process, the food we eat will not be digested by the digestive organs of our body. This disease is due to the Mars effect. Mars is bilious (Whistle) in nature. Whenever
the PH factor is affected, by the action and reaction of the
Hydrochloric acid in our stomach, the Whistle also varied. When this pita increases, a person also loses mental balance. Recently, researchers have discovered that the digestion of food is affected during winter, when the atmospheric temperature is low. Digestion and waterborne diseases increase during this period. Truths called Chaturmasya and Dhanurmasa, who prescribe a strict diet of easily digestible foods and prohibit all hard foods. Mars is there from the preparation of food until it is digested and provides energy to our body. When describing a house, one will say: Living room, Living room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, etc. The Hall is the place where the morning sun first enters. Hall is the place that gives a majestic appearance to a house. The kitchen is the place where the life and energy of family members are created and sustained. Look! There is a pattern. In astrology, the sun is the signifier of the first house. Jupiter and Mercury are the joint significators of the Second House. Mars is the significator or Karaka of the Third House of energy and skill, which by the way is Kitchen. The body’s energy is obtained through a process of oxidation of the cells. One cell is divided into two. Two become four. Also, the process continues. In this process heat is generated and this heat keeps the body warm, while providing energy to the body. Agni, the god of fire represents Mars, just like Yama and Varuna represent Saturn. The huge and limitless history of Agni it is the history of Mars as well. That may require a lot of space for such description and uses, which is not the scope of this article. Agni It is the soul of Mars.Agni in form of Roof tiles it also represents the sun.
A good wife is one who provides good food for the family and good bed for her husband, thus dominating the family and controlling her husband, gaining respect and command in the home. They are both controlled by Mars. When Mars is in a good position in the horoscope, harmony in family life can be expected. Things are disastrous, if Mars is misplaced. Food is prepared through Agni, the god of fire represents Mars. A good sex is represented by the Venus-Mars combination in a horoscope. Mars also brings arguments, competition, and conflict on the negative side. When these factors enter the kitchen, women often quarrel. That is why the kitchen is often called a family’s battlefield. No two women agree like
clocks. A lady representing Venus wishes to be assertive and possessive in the home. The nature of Venus is that it enjoys the longing for possession, rather than being possessed. When the other lady also affirms in the same way the conflict arises. Look! There is a pattern. When there is a pattern, there is a way to find a remedy.“This is elementary! Mr. Watson”said Sherlock Holmes. Astrology can be helpful, if problems are only understood through proper analysis. Counselors and Psychoanalysts can take advantage of Astrology, just as the Aurveda takes the help of Astrology.