Everybody needs a template on how to understand life, how to put things in the proper categories, how to make discernements (Mercury, Buddha) and how to make Good Judgements (Jupiter). Once you understand the 9 ingredients (Graha's) how gravity works in Jyotish (the art and science of (LIGHT) a Tantra, you can proceed with some sort of common sense or intelligent logic.
The Judge is necessary, we judge everyday, it is knowing if your judgements of 'lower petty judgements' where your attention is turned outward based on the shadow side of life or are Judgements based on Wisdom from the 'Wisdom Teachings'.
GANESHA is the ruler of Jyotish and we pray to Ganesha to help us put things in their proper categories, this is a life long lesson and one much need today because people are reacting from the MOON (LOWER emotional mind) and not using their Good Judgement (Jupiter) and Discernment (Mercury).
All have the highest significations and because we live on the Earth, all Graha's (planets) inside of us have lower significations (Karakas). If you are a practitioner this is basic and we are always looking to the highest level of discernment and judgement through (The Wisdom Teachings). It does not matter what others say or do, this wisdom comes from inside of us, deep deep inside from experience and age.
There is no right or wrong but we want to look up more than we look down on others and give everybody the benefit of doubt by weighing, measuring using our intellect to the highest degree (mercury) and our wisdom teaching based judgement (Jupiter) what would society be with Good Judges and Good Judgement how would the courts resolve anything, how would the law of karma work, there are beings Deva's making judgements all the time. It is petty judgements looking down on people, that often make people say judgement is bad. This is not the higher level of the Wisdom Teachings.
There should be no decisions without WISDOM, Compassion tempered with Wisdom.
Wisdom is the key and Jupiter is Wisdom. Wisdom comes with experience and age. That is why the elders were known as the Wisdom Keepers. I really pray I will be in Mumbai this September for Ganesha Puja, I have been there 2x and really really desire (Venus) to be there this year. Time will tell.
Photo by Trishula Das 2005 London Royal Museum banana by a old friend. :)