For any action there has to be a motive behind it – It can be small- big, personal but there has to be motive as although Vasudev says in Geeta of nishkam karam– To not desire of fruits of your actions and I agree there are few things in life which are beyond profit and loss and you do it for the bigger goals.
Any type of action will have one of four motives and Jyotish is Same, this is from one of the articles of Shri K.N Rao – interpreted in different words.
1) Seeking Relief- This is the lowest category as when we get in trouble -we go to an astrologer and seek for any kind of remedy so the problem can go away- This is the lowest category as like an animal knows where to go at the time of crisis – That is how humans behave in time of crisis and slowly they know enough astrology to solve most of problems as they have visited n number of astrologers.
2) Making money- This is 2nd category when people like to make money and that is why they want to learn this science, they know their tools, weather it be transit or marriage date or Job date- They do a fairly good job- You will find good, bad, ugly all of them in this section as some of them really want to make money by fooling clients.
3) Learning Astrology- To discover something new as a curiosity of Mrighshira to enter a new domain and slowly they start to enjoy the new knowledge and they are hungry for it and will learn it seriously without thinking of profit and loss, just for the love of Jyotish.
4) To find themselves and give something in field of astrology-They work day and night like a mad person -cry, laugh and go through emotional turmoil to solve the puzzle and make everyday every minute of the life count for them life is small as they know what they are up against can’t be crossed until and unless Maa sarswati really bless them.
I have seen people going from Level-1 to 4 and vice versa.
My request to you all is when you feel like doing anything like a leg pulling in field of astrology as I see it as a trend to join fb/whatsapp astrology groups bashing each other – Sit down alone and think why you left everything and choose Jyotish, What was the reason you gave up everything for Jyotish.
Make your goal higher to give something new to the world of Jyotish- as if you will not then nature will choose someone else as an medium to get it done- Rather than reading a negative toxic comments – Concentrate on how you can do better and learn something new, As everyone has a work assigned by nature – Do not let nature assign you work of making others feel small.
So be clear in the goal of learning Jyotish- its not for friends, family or yourself- It for something far bigger – As if you are doing gayatri jaap -you would have understood by now- The power of Gayatri. You would have got those flashes of insights to give you goosebumps.