The three basic necessities in a person's life are food, shelter and clothing. But in today's world if we consider education as the base of life then we get the rest. Education not only provides a person with the basic requirements but also shapes his or her life perfectly. The people who take up education in the right way are said to have spiritual strength. Astrology to an extent shows the susceptibility towards learning and it helps the
individuals to propitiate to planets so as to overcome the difficulties associated with learning and what to pursue in the career of education. Education can be pursued without any obstacles provided remedies and propitiation of the planets and pursue vidyartha, learning and education where there will no hindrances in the way. With the help of astrology parents can arrive at choosing the right subject for their children which will help them to opt for the right career.
With so many availability of options in the field of career the students also get confused with what to choose and what to leave behind. In such cases astrology gives a helping hand by indicating the position of the planets in the natal chart which helps the individual to find out the suitable line of education without any obstacle. Though astrology is not going to determine a child's future completely, it to an extent helps the parent not to spend too much of money in a wrong field of studies for their child. So there are lots of remedies or solution provided by astrology for education related problems. There are many remedies which can be performed according to astrology for paving way from obstacles in the path of education like performing homams, fire rituals and poojas.
When there is an obstacle in the cognitive achievement of a child, then according to astrology the planets which have to be mainly taken into consideration are Mercury and Jupiter. The 2nd house takes the position of primary schooling, 4th house takes the position of college and the 9th house takes care of advanced degrees. When these houses are influenced by the planets Jupiter and Mercury then it is stated that the students shine as valedictorians. When the planets Mercury and Jupiter influence the 2nd house then it states the intelligence of the person and the 4th house is concerned about the focus on goals. Influence of both the planets on the 9th house says the ability to sustain planned thinking. In astrology there are also remedies for laziness, social dependency, loss of focus or distraction through friends and dietary problems.
The Air signs which include Gemini, Libra and Aquarius indicate a strong and mighty mind. The persuasive speaking and writing along with fluency in any language is offered by the planet Mercury. When the planet Mercury is present in either first, seventh or 10th house it gives the ability of the individual to become a good oratorical speaker. This planet is a sign of intelligence in the entire field related to studies. The planet Mars gives the argumentative skill of a person. The nature of Mars is to put an obstacle in the path of getting good education especially when he is posited in the 4th or 9th house of the natal chart.
"Budhaditya yoga" which helps in learning. When the lagna is taken over by Jupiter then it makes the mind to study and acquire wisdom especially in the field of law and medicine. Any obstacle coming in the way of Saturn planet will affect the power of concentration and firmness of mind to study for longer periods. Saturn shows higher intellect, power of concentration and firmness of mind to study for longer periods. Maelific Saturn is quite unfriendly in getting proper and higher education and this aspect or position in the 4th or 9th houses, hampers education and puts obstacles in the path of getting education. Whereas the planet Rahu is favorable in getting higher education.Some of the general remedies given by astrologers after studying various factors are put forth here which is sure to help a child in improving his or her concentration and thereby the quality of education. The following remedies are given mainly focused on the study room. They are:
-Sitting for studies facing the wall means we are blocking the path of the positive energy, like it should be more of our back facing the wall and the front facing the window.
-The best position to sit while studying is facing North or East or North East.
-We should try to avoid litters in the study room and also it should be dust free, for cleanliness gives positive energy and also has a soothing effect on mind.
-Things in the room should not be scattered but instead arranged properly.
-A money plant in the south east corner of the room will help in better studying and also positive energy is attracted by placing an aquarium in the north-east corner of the room. When the person studying is sitting under a beam then it is sure to cause stress.
-The grasping power of a child along with the interest in studies is increased by making the child wear a Saraswati Rudraksha Pendant.
-Since Moon influences education, it can be strengthened by dropping unboiled rice and silver in standing water like well.
- It is believed that when the left nostril of a girl is pierced with a silver needle it helps in her studies.
Also the recitation of the following mantra daily helps a child to fight all the hindrances in the path of education.
VEENA PUSTAK DHARINI ,HANSYUKT VIMANUDA
VIDYA DAAN DDATU, MAE HIREEM NAMAH.
Some of the other common remedies done for improvement in education are: For three continuous Thursdays before sunset five different sweets along with few green cardamom has to be taken in a bowl and offered to a peepal tree. The study room should be done with a green curtain along with Goddess Saraswathi's picture and ask the child to start the studies by reciting the mantra 'Om Shreem Hreem Saraswati–ya Namaha' for Goddess Saraswathi. Juice of basil leaf with honey mixed to it when taken in the morning after breakfast will help in improving memory. When studies are interrupted because of the planet Mercury then offer Lord Ganesha on Wednesdays with Green Moong Sabut seeds, few blades of green grass and few Green cardamoms wrapped in a green cloth. Before offering it to Lord Ganesha the child is asked to touch the offering and pray for a few minutes.
A student should also devotedly wet his or her hair at the time of sunrise and recite the Gayathri mantra for 21 times followed by "Om" thrice and again Gayatri Mantra for 11 times. When this is done regulary anything in the path of education is said to be taken care of. Use yellow, orange and green colours in your study room for curtains, carpets, etc.
In order to fill the area with positive energy for greater concentration and interest in studies the color green represents Mercury and it will help utilize the yellow of Jupiter and Orange of the planet Sun towards increasing intellect and interest in studies. It is also advisable to wear a Dasmukhi rudhraksh on a red thread either around the neck or on the right arm which will help in concentrating in the studies with a clear mind.
The furniture in the study room should not be kept touching the wall which is believed to obstruct the flow of positive energy. The center of the study room should be kept empty. Worshipping of Lord Dakshinamurthy, the ascetic form of Lord Shiva is sure to bring about excellence in education and make the person to come out with flying colors. Also chanting of the moola mantra of Dakshina Moorthy is said to be very effective. The mantra which is best should be initiated from a competent Guru.
Nithaye sarva Vidyaanaam Shri Dakshinaamoorthaye namaha.
Abhrameyadvayaatheetha nirmala gnaana moorthaye
Manohiraam vidooraaya Shri Dakshinamoorthaye namaha"