Lord Brahma is the Divine Creator and presiding deity of guna of rajas. His fraction is present in each of us, too, in the form of creative urge.
At the beginning of creation of material world, when desire to create awakens within Lord Vishnu (Garbhodakashayi), inspired by the guna of rajas (passion), a mystical lotus flower, containing all the worlds, sprouts from his navel – the only lotus flower in this world, “which doesn’t grow out of mud” (as explained by Mother Lakshmi herself in Lakshmi Tantra), because its origin is God Himself. This lotus flower is named Kalamaya or “the one made of Time” and it represents the Infinite Time, sprouting from the metaphorical singularity of Vishnu’s navel. From this lotus flower Lord Brahma, the Creator, is born.
Name brahma itself comes from Sanskrit root brh, which means “to expand” – as he is the force, which expands the universe from its initial point of singularity (Divine Will) into infinite forms. Interestingly, the name of personifed Jupiter himself, cosmic ruler of sign of Pisces, Brihaspati, comes from the very same Sanskrit root brh, revealing Jupiter’s expansive powers (already revealed by Lord Vishnu’s Vamana avatar).
Yet, this creator himself, Brahma, must by his very definition have a limited knowledge – because if his knowledge would be absolute, the universe won’t expand.
The constant expansion of the universe into countless forms is seen in Vedic philosophy as a constant attempt of Brahma to know Himself and know God. This is why Lord Brahma is also representing the guna of rajas, as his consciousness is constantly turned towards the outside and it constantly seeks final self-satisfaction and self-realisation, therefore it is naturally restless. This is beautifully explained by the story of Lord Brahma’s birth from Srimad Bhagavatam.
When Lord Brahma awakens and finds himself seated on a mystical lotus flower, he is confused at first. He doesn’t know, who is he, what is he doing here, where does he come from or what is his purpose. „On coming out of the lotus, Brahma, being guided by the divine potency tuned his mind to the act of creation under the impulse of previous impressions. But he could see nothing but darkness in every direction.”
Brahma, being the only being existing in the darkness of uncreated universe, was the first being to experience existential emptiness.
He couldn’t see Lord Vishnu dwelling below him, hidden in the cosmic waters, as darkness was enveloping every corner of the universe. So he started to ask himself these four most important questions in life, which each of us starts to ask at some point of our soul’s journey throughtout the lifetimes: „Who am I? Where do I come from? What am I doing here? Where am I going to?”
Srimad Bhagavatam continues:

“Brahma, born out of the lotus flower, could not see the world, although he was situated in the whorl of a lotus. He therefore circumambulated all of space, and while moving his eyes in all directions he achieved four heads. Situated in that lotus, he could not perfectly understand the creation, the lotus or himself.

“At the end of the millennium the air of devastation began to move the water and the lotus in great circular waves.”
“Lord Brahma, in his ignorance, contemplated: Who am I that am situated on the top of this lotus? Wherefrom has it sprouted? There must be something downwards, and that from which this lotus has grown must be within the water. Brahma, thus contemplating, entered the water through the channel of the stem of the lotus. But in spite of entering the stem and going nearer to the navel of Lord Vishnu, he could not trace out the root.”
“While searching in that way about his existence, Brahma reached his ultimate time, which is the eternal wheel in the hand of Vishnu and which generates fear in the mind of the living entity like the fear of death. Thereafter, being unable to achieve the desired destination, he retired from such searching and came back again to the top of the lotus. Thus, controlling all objectives, he concentrated his mind on the Supreme Lord.”
And only then, in deep meditation, Lord Brahma has met the Lord and understood himself and his Divine purpose.
Isn’t Lord Brahma story a bit similar to our own? We are born with this Divine curiosity within us. Deep inside each of us wants to understand the true purpose of life and our own place in the vast universe (which is what sign of Pisces and 12th house deal with). But, unfortunately, in our forgetfulness, we constantly search those most important answers in life in the external world – and we constantly fail. It is only when we were scared by the influence of eternal Time, when we get closer to death, this deep rooted fear of ending pushes us to make our effort and meet the Divine within us. This is why 12th house in Vedic Astrology is both the house of spirituality and final spiritual goal, libration, as well as death.
But why do we so rarely make a true effort to dive deeper within ourselves and find the answers for these important life questions? Because it is way more „comfortable” to study something from the distance, without actually merging into it and experiencing it. With our current „advanced” technology we, as humanity, think so highly of ourselves and our seeming progress, exploring the visible universe and all its wonders, but we shrink on the thought of exploring our inner universe, far more vaster and far more complex than its external projection. And no wonder: there are more possible neuron connections in our brain than stars in our manifested universe.
Yet, the great rishis and sages of ancient times knew some deep scientific truths, without any scientific tools apart from their own insights gained in deep meditation.
In many of the most ancient Vedic texts we can see some deep concepts of quantuum physics explained in an indirect way – and there is surely much more that we are going to discover there in the future.

In the stellar world of nakshatras, Lord Brahma, the creator, the first offspring of Lord Vishnu, presides over two different nakshatras: Rohini, the star of growth and expansion, and (according to oldest Vedic scriptures) Mula, the star our roots. Interestingly, Mula, is this portion of our night sky, where we can see the Milky Way galaxy and locate a supermassive black hole in its center. Astronomers believe that every large galaxy has its own supermassive black hole, which might have been in the past its origin – and which might eventually consume it. All the stars and solar systems, including our Sun, revolve around their supermassive black holes, in spiral-like shape, pulled by their irresistible gravitational pull, which looks from the distance, as if the black hole is „churning” the ocean of this part of vast cosmic creation.

It is this supermassive black hole that was most likely addressed in Sri Yukteshwar’s „Holy Science” as Vishnu nabhi or „navel of Lord Vishnu”. The creation of our galaxy literally sprouted from this point and started expanding, blossoming like a lotus flower. No wonder that Mula nakshatra is also a mulatrikona of Jupiter (planetary ruler of Pisces), who is even called Brihaspati, „the lord of expansion”.

Black holes are the most mysterious objects in our manifested universe. By its definition, a black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing, not even particles of light, can escape from inside it. Everything that approach black hole is getting consumed by it – and nobody can ever know, what is happening behind the event horizon. How so?

In the center of a black hole is a gravitational singularity, a one-dimensional point which contains a huge mass in an infinitely small space, where density and gravity become infinite and space-time curves infinitely, and where the laws of physics as we know them cease to operate.
Current scientific theory suggests that, as an object falls into a black hole and approaches the singularity at the center, it will become stretched out or “spaghettified” due to the increasing differential in gravitational attraction on different parts of it, before presumably losing dimensionality completely and disappearing irrevocably into the singularity. An observer watching from a safe distance outside, though, would have a different view of the event. According to relativity theory, they would see the object moving slower and slower as it approaches the black hole until it comes to a complete halt at the event horizon, never actually falling into the black hole.

Such is the influence of Time and death itself in our world, represented by 12th house in our Vedic Astrology chart. This deep feeling of existential emptiness and fear of the unknown can be experienced here, as if you were looking right into the black hole, if there is any serious planetary obstruction.

But at the same time, the very same feeling can become greatly liberating and lead us to some great answers about our life’s purpose, if we only decide to courageously meet our own darkness and our inner black holes. Ultimately, similarly like Lord Brahma was seeking his roots, and like Mula nakshatra itself, it reminds us about the need to search for our roots on the path of our spiritual quest, it is only through diving deep within the ocean of our inner universe that we can truly find, where do we come from and where are we heading.

Interestingly enough, Brahma is considered in Vedic Astrology to be the devata of Ketu (karmic finisher and planetary ruler of Mula nakshatra), adi-devata of Saturn (ruler of 12th house) and pratyadi-devata of Jupiter, who is the planetary ruler of Pisces. Thus the energies of these three planets, so important for understanding 12th house in Vedic Astrology, as well as the sign of Pisces, are connected in Brahma.

This is the fragment of the book I am currently working on. “Twelve Vedic Suns” is going to be the first book ever dedicated exclusively to the topic of Adityas, twelve Sun-gods in Vedic Astrology and describing in detail all of their hidden meanings. Through different astrological principles, as well as mythological stories, you will learn on this journey with the Sun something more about Vedic Astrology and its 12 zodiac signs – but you will also learn more about yourself.

I am still in the process of writing “Twelve Vedic Suns” and it will take me quite some time. But if you preorder, you can become the first one to have the access to some of the finished chapters. This will be my longest ebook – I estimate it to be 600 pages long in total.

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