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There are forty-nine types of sounds which correspond to the forty-nine letters of the Sanskrit alphabet and to the forty-nine types of airs. All these sounds are found in the chakras.
For each person a specific root sound may be determined at the moment of birth by analyzing the position of the planets and stars in the sky. The sound varies according to the time of birth. By returning to this initial sound at birth, it is easy to know which sounds are lacking in the body and in the same way to re-establish a balance.
The sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet are linked to the fixed stars, which are themselves related to the signs of the zodiac. The sounds are also related to the planets, establishing in this way a specific relationship with the stars; and thus they are connected with the chakras.
The astrologer must study the position of the planets in the sky at the time of birth. From this he can ascertain the location of their effects on the chakra in the spinal column. The present planetary transits in the sky have to be taken into account, comparing how far, how close, opposition, exaltation, debilitation and conjunction with the position of the planets within the spine at the time of birth. A cosmic astrologer will then find out which part of the spine the planets are affecting. The astrologer can determine the appropriate remedy by connecting these three given factors – planetary position in the sky, in the spine, and the mahadasha (planetary period). Without establishing this relation, the remedy may act in a way other than intended or it may be ineffective and useless. Then, if any positive effects come about, it would only be a lucky coincidence.
When someone meditates, he can obtain knowledge of the overall system of sounds used in the spine. Through concentration on a particular centre affected by the bad effects of the planets, and by using the missing sound, he will be able to correct or prevent the manifestation of negative effects. Complementary remedies of a physical nature can be added to this type of concentration and meditation.
In the practice of Second Kriya, the sounds (letters of the Sanskrit alphabet) are related to specific chakras. Through practice, the Kriyaban obtains knowledge of the relationship between the sounds and the chakras.
Traditionally, when a child is born in India, the astrologer determines the first sound or letter which will be used as the root or key for the child’s name. It’s possible that there may be more than one root sound to choose from. Once selected, the name is given when the child is twenty-one days old. This sound is known through the fixed stars and the child will always be called by this sound. Even though this tradition is in decline in today’s society, it is impossible to ignore the effects.
For example, suppose a person was born when the Moon was in Gemini which is in the constellation of three stars Mrgasira, Arudra and Punarvasu. In this example, the person would be born in the sounds ve, vo, ka, ki when the Moon was in Mrgasira; ky, gha, ang, cha when Moon was in Arudra and ke, ko, ha, hi when Moon was in Punarvasu. Knowing this, one can look at “Figure 3: Relationship between Birth Sounds, Nakshatras (Stars) and Zodiac” to find the root sounds. One does this by looking for the sign holding the Moon and by how many degrees on the baby’s birth chart. Suppose in your chart, the Moon is at 65 degrees from the beginning of Aries, meaning five degrees from the beginning of Gemini, then your birth sound is ki. Similarly you can find the sound for all the other signs as well as your own birth sound.

The astrologer himself has no power over the negative influences of the planets affecting a person in difficulty. Only the person affected by the problem can act efficiently, by meditating and by following the advice of the astrologer. The astrologer indicates the measures to take in the same way a doctor gives a medical prescription. Usually the treatment prescribed by the astrologer consists of meditation practice with a sound, as well as a physical remedy such as a root worn next to the skin or by magnetizing the spine through meditation which will balance all the planets. He may also give advice regarding a decision concerning certain habits, which is a karmic consultation. The seeker should put into practice the remedy given to him in order to reap the maximum benefits.