Astrology and Education


Sathya Sai Baba on Education

The education these days is not along the right directions. Human life is dedicated to worldly pleasures. By dedicating one’s life to worldly pleasures, man wastes his life. Today, a man who bought a car foolishly considers himself to be the car. A driver is necessary for the car. The car runs because of the driver. But nobody bothers about the driver. The body is like a chariot and the horse which pulls the chariot is the Self. The chariot has no strength of its own. Its movements depends on the horses that pull the chariot. Unfortunately modern education lays emphasis on decorating the chariot i.e. the body. To follow the path of truth, one should have Atmic feelings.

The students are the producers. They should produce good products, virtues and involve in action. Students are those who produce all the things in the world and transport them. But the students should possess spiritual strength in addition to worldly matters. The worldly matters and spiritual matters are like negative and positive. Only when these two are integrated, the world would move along the right path. Matter is inert and energy is power. When there is no power, then matter will not have any strength. Therefore the spiritual path is most necessary to the students. Sathya Sai Baba, Man Management

You should understand that education is for life, not for earning a living. Therefore, it is meet and fitting that one discovers what education capacity is possible for themselves, and then pursue the proper path of education so that a worthy profession make be taken up. Sathya Sai Baba says, “Make your life worthwhile!

To this end, the services of astrology may be utilised in order that one discovers innate qualities which may be developed further so that one may be of service to humanity in this lifetime and thus, attain the goal of life.


The fourth house from the ascendant is the house of school and college education. The third house indicates one’s inclination or desire to study any subject and the 9th house is the house of higher, university and foreign education. It is said that the Air signs, Virgo and Scorpio give proper intuition, fertile imagination and prompt action. The Air Vargas (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) are called mental signs as they are signs giving a strong and powerful mind. Any planet in the 3rd or 9th house has a powerful influence on the mind although they are signs of weakness and debility.

Mercury offers eloquence and fluency in any language. Mercury in Angular house i.e., especially in the first, seventh or 10th house gives superb oratorical powers and ability for public speaking. Mercury stands for intelligence in all shades and degrees of development.

Mars gives quick wit, argumentative and authoritative analysis. He gives us the courage, energy, endurance, push and go-ahead spirit. Mars in good aspect to Mercury or well-placed in a mental sign confers ready wit, fluent speech. It will make one a good debater, apt at argument and retort. This is a good location for an efficient lawyer.

The Sun and Mercury combination is called Budhaditya yoga and this yoga is a most valuable yoga for learning. The Sun and Mercury with Venus in the 2nd or 9th house make one a good poet. This combination is found in Rabindranath Tagore’s horoscope.

Jupiter in the lagna makes the mind to study and acquire wisdom. Mercury is the karaka of learning while Jupiter is the karaka of knowledge. Jupiter gives knowledge in law and medicine. Saturn shows higher intellect, power of concentration and firmness of mind to study for longer periods.

Malefic Saturn is detrimental to 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. Rahu helps in getting higher education. But Mars also puts hindrances, obstacles in the path of getting proper education, especially when he is posited in the 4th or 9th house. Mars in the 9th house can be deleterious for education.

Your Education, Your Astrology

Astrology indicates predispositions for learning and where a person may make propitiation to planets in order to overcome learning difficulties, and to what level learning may be pursued in one’s lifetime. If you wish to take up remedies and make proper propitiation of the planets and pursue vidyartha, learning and education, seek an astrological reading with the Puttaparthi Vedic Astrologer, Sai Bharathi. You may seek one reading here and make payment thought Paypal. Necessary details include: Date of birth, place of birth, time of birth.

Planet Jupiter is personified as a God and called Guru in Vedic Astrology
Planet Jupiter is personified as a God and called Guru in Vedic Astrology


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