Lord Ganesha and Astrology

According to an ancient, thousands of years old myth, Lord Ganesha is one of two sons of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesha’s brother’s name is Lord Kartikeya, the God of War. Lord Shiva is one of the three most supreme deities in Hinduism, called Trimurti, meaning Trinity. Goddess Parvati is known as the Goddess of devotion, fertility, love, strength etc. Lord Ganesha is also popularly known as the elephant God globally; he is perhaps the most worshiped Hindu God in the modern day.

Lord Ganesha is known as the Remover of All Obstacles. He symbolizes success, prosperity, wealth, intelligence, wisdom, education, knowledge, art, literature etc. There are hundreds of names associated with Lord Ganesha, such as Ganpati, Vignaraja, Ekadanta, Vinayaka, Gajanand, Kapil, Shubam, Tarun etc.

We know that Astrology is the platform that helps global natives in all their daily and lifetime life aspects, especially in problem identification and its remedies, favorability, positivity, future predictions etc; this is powered by the in-depth study and interpretation of celestial bodies, Nakshatras, astrological aspects etc, with their respective movement-positioning and interpretation from time-to-time, in relation to the unique Janam Kundli, natal-birth chart that is specific to an individual. Horoscopes, sun signs etc are all part of Astrology.

Natives having weak, unfavorable, disadvantageous conditions-circumstances, inauspicious or cursed time etc, especially in the features of delay in success, wealth loss, long wait for prosperity even after hard work-eligibility, business distress, no job, hold up in promotion and rewards, mind distraction-instability, weakened vision etc, they seek the advice of Priests, Astrologers, Acharyas, Spiritual Leaders, Sages and guides, to flip the state of affairs.

Many natives in business, employment etc seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha before the start of any new or important work or task. Many also seek the right auspicious occasion and timing to begin something new. This is often informed by Astrologers, Priests or holy calendar basis the status of planets.

Lord Ganesha is closely linked to the astrological aspect of Ketu. Rahu and Ketu are the two mathematical imaginary intersection points between the Sun and the Earth’s Moon called nodes. Rahu and Ketu are not physical-material planets but given the status-importance-significance of a planet in Astrology. Rahu and Ketu are the two of the nine most important planets called NavGraha. In the legend and similarity, the heads of Rahu-Ketu were cut off, and the head of Lord Ganesha was also changed.

Lord Ganesha is also associated with the planet Mercury. Mercury in Astrology is the planet for intelligence and wisdom. Planet Jupiter that is associated with wealth is also linked with Lord Ganesha.

Among other remedies, most Astrologers also advice natives to worship Lord Ganesha, to make favorable, empower and strengthen the above aspects, in paragraph 2. Prayers on once a month occasion Chaturthi have a great effect-result. Chaturthi is the 4th day of the lunar-moon phase in the Krishna Paksha fortnight that is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Krishna Paksha is the waning-decreasing phase of the moon. Other than this, many natives visit temples on Tuesdays, a day of the week that is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

A Mantra for Lord Ganesha is—

Om Gan Ganpataye Namah

ॐ गन गणपते नमः

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