Astrology, Therapy… Karma and Vaiṣṇavas

Vic DiCara's Astrology

Temple_GatewayAfter posting the article, Astrology is not for Vaiṣṇavas, I received a very deep and sophisticated question:

I remember hearing once (I can’t remember where) that while it is generally the planets duty to distribute to us our karma, when one starts associating with high class Vaisnavas and starts to turning towards Krsna (particularly at the time of initiation) then Krsna himself personally steps in and takes the administration of that persons karma  into his own hands and the planets no longer have control. On the other hand I have also heard that our karma is set in stone and predetermined. Those things are like an unchangeble variable “x” and the radical variable “y” is our freewill, how we react to those things. “x+y = ‘destiny’.”

The dichotomy between these two perspectives has always been something I’ve never understood about Krsna Consciousness.

Very near the beginning of Bhakti Rasāmṛta…

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