Each one of us have a Rishi (ancient seer) who is governing and guarding our Mind. Discovering the Rishi governing our mind can be a powerful and transformative experience that connects us to the ancient seers who have contributed greatly to the our tradition.
We are all born with a debt called Rishi Rna, which is a moral and spiritual obligation to honor the rishis and this can be fulfilled through various forms of reverence and gratitude, including the performance of rituals and ceremonies in their honor, the study of their teachings and scriptures, and the practice of spiritual disciplines they developed such as yoga and meditation.
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says – “A strong mind can carry a weak body but a weak mind cannot even carry a strong body.”
Our mind gets renewed and recharged through our 12th house of sleep. The Rishis are also in the 12th house, that is why when you meditate (connected to 12th house) you are fulfilling the debts you owe to the Rishis.
To strengthen, recharge, rejuvenate our minds we have to Honor the Rishis who guard it.
In Vedic Astrology, each planet is connected to a Rishi who governs it:
- Sun – Kashyapa
- Moon – Atri
- Mars – Kratu
- Mercury – Pulastya
- Jupiter – Angiras
- Venus – Bhrigu
- Saturn – Vasishta
- Rahu – Pulaha
- Ketu – Narada
How to find your Rishi
To discover the Rishi governing your mind, start by checking the 12th house of your horoscope. If you have any planets placed there, the Rishi is connected to that planet. If there are no planets in the 12th house, check if any planets aspect it. If there are no planets aspecting the 12th house, then the Rishi is connected to the planet that lords the 12th house.
You can use the Cosmic Insights app to find your Rishi easily.
- Download the Cosmic Insights App
- Create your profile
- Create your birth chart
- Go to the Spirituality section.
- You can discover the details of your Rishi there.
Once you have found your Rishi, take some time to learn about their contributions to the world, including mantras, Upanishads, and other spiritual scriptures they have written or contributed to.
To connect with your Rishi, try a simple meditation ritual:
- Find a quiet and comfortable corner of your home.
- Close your eyes and take a couple of deep breaths.
- Place your right hand on top of your head.
- Remember your Rishi and offer them your love and gratitude.
- Bring your hands down and meditate for a few minutes.
- When you finish your meditation, honor your Rishi again by bowing down.
By regularly connecting with your Rishi through meditation and learning about their contributions to the world, you can strengthen your mind and clear obstacles on your path.