Mantra Examples in Vedic Astrology
Astrological mantras are branch of Vedic science. Each of these mantra examples are said to work in the more subtle or unseen realms that influence our lives in every area. Astrological mantras mitigate challenging astrology and amplify positive astrology.
There are specific times when the mantra examples below are purported to be the most effective: solstices, equinoxes, eclipses, new and full moons and sunrise, noon and sunset. However, astrological mantras can be used at any time.
Astrological mantras improve karmic outcomes at all levels to heal the body and mind. They can also help to improve situations in a larger sense such as the fate of nations or of Earth itself.
Personal Perspective on Astrology
Although I am not an expert in astrology, I find the idea that life occurs in cycles to be reasonable and plausible. My personal connection to the stars in the heavens stems from my childhood. My father flew planes in the final years before computerized flight navigation systems. He literally studied star maps and would determine his course by viewing or “shooting the stars” with handheld instruments.
As the seasons and constellations changed, he had new maps of the stars to study. He brought home the outdated star maps from work. Those were my first coloring books. As I traced the lines and constellations, I felt that I had come from somewhere out there. My home was among the stars! I learned the names of the stars and could point them out in the night sky as a small child.
The Sacred Nature of the Heavens
The sense of awe inspired by the heavens is a universal phenomenon. People in nearly every culture have found great joy in studying the skies. Many cultures have myths and stories based on star configurations.
For me, the universe, stars and heavenly bodies have always been sacred. When I was five or six, my grandfather was building a house on a piece of land on a mesa in New Mexico. Someone had practiced target shooting on the property with an old science textbook, which he brought home to me.
There was a bullet hole right through the middle of the book. I flipped through the book and found pictures of the solar system. I could not understand how anyone could damage a book that contained a picture of the solar system! That seemed to me to be a desecration of something very holy.
Various deities have been associated with planets and constellations for thousands of years. In the Vedic system, these mantra examples show how each heavenly body has been personified. An example is Surya, the Hindu god of the sun.
Surya is often depicted surrounded by the physical sun, riding in a chariot pulled by seven horses representing the seven chakras. His charioteer is Aruna. Mantras to the sun are the vocal equivalent of the Sun Salutation sequence often done in yoga classes.
Mantras as Examples of Adaptogens
What I love the most about using mantras in association with astrology is that they are purported to function like adaptogens. Adaptogens are herbs and plants that bring bodily functions into the normal range in either direction.
If a system is overactive, they calm the system down. If a system or organ is underactive, they act as a stimulant. The idea that chants act like adaptogens means that you don’t have to know whether a particular planet is placed well in your chart to use astrological mantras.
If the placement is good, the mantra will make things even better. If the placement is challenging, then the mantra will soothe and restore balance. There are numerous mantra examples related to astrology. My favorites are included below.
Surya, Hindu God of the Sun
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Chandra, Hindu God of the Moon
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Sun and Moon: Mantra Examples
This astrological mantra to the sun (Surya) includes the seed syllable “sam” (suum) which connects to the fundamental vibration of the sun, giver of life and energy in this physical dimension. Surya is often depicted surrounded by the physical sun, riding in a chariot pulled by seven horses representing the seven chakras. His charioteer is named Aruna. The energy of the sun heals all types of conditions and is particularly advantageous for healing the eyes and vision. This chant is the vocal equivalent of the Sun Salutation poses in hatha yoga.
Lyrics: Om Sam Suryaya Namaha
Meaning: I offer salutations to the sun.
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The astrological mantra to the moon includes the seed syllable “cam” which connects to the fundamental vibration of the moon. In the Hindu tradition, the deity ruling over the moon is called Chandra. The name Chandra means “bright and shining” in Sanskrit. The moon in Vedic astrology represents the mind, including thoughts, feelings, and psychology.
Lyrics: Om Cam Chandryya Namaha
Pronunciation: Om Chum Chun-dri-yuh Nah-mah-ha
Meaning: I offer salutations for transformation of the energy of the moon.
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Astrological Mantra for Mars: The astrological mantra for Mars (Kujaya) includes the seed syllable “kum” which connects to the fundamental vibration of the planet Mars.
Lyrics: Om Kum Kujaya Namaha
Meaning: I offer salutations for transformation of the energy of Mars.
Astrological Mantra for Mercury: The astrological mantra for Mercury (Bhudhaya) includes the seed syllable “bum” which connects to the fundamental vibration of the planet Mars.
Lyrics: Om Bum Bhudhaya Namaha
Meaning: I offer salutations for transformation of the energy of Mercury.
Astrological Mantra for Venus: The astrological mantra for Venus (Sukraya) includes the seed syllable “sum” which connects to the fundamental vibration of the planet Mars.
Lyrics: Om Sum Sukraya Namaha
Meaning: I offer salutations for transformation of the energy of Venus.
Astrological Mantra for Saturn: The astrological mantra for Saturn (Sanaya) includes the seed syllable “sam” which connects to the fundamental vibration of the planet Mars.
Lyrics: Om Sam Sanaya Namaha
Meaning: I offer salutations for transformation of the energy of Saturn.
Astrological Mantra for Jupiter: The astrological mantra for Jupiter (Brihaspataye) includes the seed syllable “brim” which connects to the fundamental vibration of the planet Mars.
Lyrics: Om Brim Brihaspataye Namaha
Meaning: I offer salutations for transformation of the energy of Jupiter.
Further Exploration of Astrological Mantra Examples
Excerpt from FREE mantra course.
Astrological mantras function like adaptogens: if your astrology for a planet is challenging, they ameliorate the effects.
If the astrology is good, they make it even better! Introduction to the seed syllables and mantras associated with Vedic astrology.
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