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Planets and Smell

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Tastes, Planets and the Food We Eat
BY: ABHAYA MUDRA DASI
Jul 13, 2010 — BLAGOEVGRAD, BULGARIA (SUN) — Feature story from TheAstrological Newsletter, July 8, 2010, No. 11.
 In Vedic Astrology the 2nd house reveals one's preference for food. The planets influencingit may decide one's favorite taste. In addition, one should avoid the tastes of the planetsthat are likely to bring on disease. Suppose one is running a
dasa
or
antardasa
of the Moonin the 6th house ruling diseases. Then some suffering related to Moon is possible. Moon cangive problems related to blood pressure as he governs liquids in the body. So eating toomuch salty food during such a period may result in high blood pressure. Similarly, oneshould cut down on sweets during a period in which Jupiter related troubles are indicated.Or, one may develop too much fat (Jupiter) or find himself prone to other Jupiter-relateddiseases.When we offer food to the Deities we wish those preparations to be palatable andacceptable by the Lord. In
Nectar of Instructions
(1) Shrila Prabhupada states: "There aresix kinds of 
rasas
(tastes), and if one is agitated by any one of them, he becomescontrolled by the urges of the tongue." For this reason it is desirable that we offer all sixtastes to the Lord while making an offering of food to Shri Krishna. Nonetheless the offeringshould contain only foodstuffs pleasing to the Lord and not be offered to Him with theintention of our enjoyment. Only then liberation from the material world is possible. TheDeity of Shri Krishna is not a machine for producing
 prasadam
.The seven planets (excluding Rahu and Ketu) rule the tastes as follows:
Sun Rules Pungent
(Sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell, as if by a penetrating power;biting; acrid.)
Pungent taste is present in spicy foods and in digestive enzymes. Pungent spices stimulateby irritating the lining of the digestive tract and other membranes. Made of the fireelement, pungent tastes are sharp and concentrated, fast-acting and intense, spreadingquickly to all tissues. The forceful, constant contact of fire element penetrates, burns,ulcerates, cuts and cauterizes. Black pepper and chilies are quintessential pungents. Thebody flushes pungent irritants by thinning the blood, dilating blood vessels and increasingthe heart rate. Pungent taste thus improves circulation and liquefies, softens, secretes and
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flushes breaking up and dissolving thick or hardened masses such as mucus. Pungent tastestimulates courage and valor because blood flow is movement of 
 prana
. The immunesystem is in the blood. Good circulation, stimulated by ginger, black pepper or otherpungents, helps improve immunity and resolve sore throats.
Moon Rules Salty
(Tasting of or containing salt; saline.)
 Salt brings out the flavor in food and brings enthusiasm for life. It stimulates secretionsimproving digestion. Salt is a laxative breaking up all hard masses in the digestive tract.Salt in excess obliterates all other tastes and causes thirst. Excess salt increases flabbinessand wrinkling of the skin. In excess salt damages fluids, decreases libido, hardens muscles,damages bones, causes premature aging and spoils the blood.
Mars Rules Bitter
(Having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste, like that of aspirin, quinine, wormwood,or aloes.)
 The body perceives bitters as a poison and stimulates various organs for protection. In caseof edible bitters, this has a beneficial, stimulating effect on digestion. Bitters stimulateperistalsis, release of bile in the liver and gall bladder, and clears the blood. Bitters are themissing taste in the modern diet but they are the most common taste in nature. Bitters aredrying to the body, increase metabolism, and scrape fat. Bitter purifies the body and driesup all secretions. Bitter resets the taste buds and destroys food cravings. It increases etherelement. Bitters are light, cooling, clearing and drying. They cleanse the body of toxicity.Bitters create a descending action that alleviates dizziness and fainting from heat conditionsincluding fevers. Bitters are used to treat fever because they also clear the blood plasma of impurities and sweet taste. Bitter taste clears wounds and purifies the skin and muscletissue. This was the favorite taste of Lord Chaitanya.
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Mercury Rules Mixed Tastes
Every food has a 'taste personality'. Generally eating a food daily for two weeks will helpdiscover the personality of the food. Emotions come from the mind but they are expresswith the mouth. As stated by Shrila Prabhupada in
Nectar of Instruction
(1), the tongue,belly and genitals are all situated in a straight line, and they fall in the same category. LordChaitanya said,
bhala na khaibe ara bhala na paribe
: "Do not dress luxuriously and do noteat delicious foodstuffs." (Cc. Antya 6.236) Those who suffer from diseases of the stomachmust be unable to control the urges of the belly, at least according to this analysis. Whenwe desire to eat more than necessary we automatically create many inconveniences in life.However, if we observe fasting days like Ekadashi and Janmastami, we can restrain thedemands of the belly.
Jupiter Rules Sweet
(Having the taste or flavor characteristic of sugar, honey, etc.)
 Sweet taste includes nourishing foods like carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Sweet tastemeans good tasting not necessarily sugary. Sweet taste is rare in nature and desirable. Weneed sweet taste to survive. After the agricultural revolution sweet taste became abundant.It dominates the modern grocery store. Sweet taste is cooling, heavy, oily, and sticky. Itbrings softness and stability. Sweet taste coats the tongue and throat. It facilitateselimination of bowels. It is beneficial to children, in old age, and in debilitated persons.Sweet taste alleviates thirst and nourishes the mind. Sweet taste helps in wound healing aslong as the wound is not infected. Excess use of sweet taste, especially refined grains andrefined sugars, thicken blood plasma. Thick, sticky blood plasma bogs circulation causingstagnation and high blood pressure. Poor circulation also causes swelling in the hands andfeet. Healthy lungs depend on good circulation to keep them hollow. Otherwise, the lungsfill up with mucous and water. Excess sweet taste causes mucous buildup in the lungs andback of throat.
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