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Star of ascent with the power to grow. Well known as the favourite wife of Chandra she is known as the Reddish One and her main symbols are an ox cart pulled by two oxen, or a fish, but the banyan tree, temples, and a pre-pubescent girl all represent different Read more
The star of fire offers the power to burn away or cut away what doesn't belong. The symbols are an ax, a razor and a flame. Kartikeya, the commander in chief of the army of the gods, the great champion, is the presiding deity. Read more
Star of restraint. Power to clean and remove impurity. Ruled by the god of death, Yama & and his sister Yami, "goddess of life.  ( Hades and Persephone from the western perspective). It's about the bondage of time and karma and has a lot to do with his we make Read more
1. Ashwini Nakshatra: (0° 00’ - 13° 20’) The star of transport. The power to initiate. The odd couple. Ruled by the Ashwini Kumar twins as an aspect of solar power. Ketu is the planetary deity. It's represented by a horses head and can be translated as "born of a female Read more
Aries Aries natives will have Jupiter transiting their 11th house. Hopes and wishes are likely to be expansive, optimistic, and humanistic. Large groups and gathering may be distinguished by ideology or religion. Gain can come from these areas as well. It can bring a lot of changes to routine and Read more
Rahu in 1st house Unusual, fascinating, bi-polar, outcast, deformed. Their personality is boundary breaking and they often feel special or chosen in some way. Thei personality may show some inconsistency like mania, depression or bi-polar. Some kind of physical deformity is possible. This could be something subtle or it could Read more
Jyeshta is represented by Indra, the king of the gods, the hero and dragon slayer who wields the thunderbolt and is the master of electrical energy and the atmosphere. Jyeshta is also represented by the Eldest sister to Laxmi; the dark sister who married Mritu, the fearsome god who kills. Read more
June 21 Eclipse in Gemini will have significant effects on media and communication. It will be occurring in Mrigrashira nakshatra, but very quickly after crossing the Sun, the moon will go into Ardra nakshatra. Both of these nakshatra relate to research in slightly different ways. It’s the part of the Read more
"Detached from the outer show, he sees the inner essence and recognizes that life is merely the spontaneous acting out of the roll consciousness has assumed in the drama of universal manifestation." -- Aphorisms of Shiva; Dyczkowski When we look into this philosophical or metaphysical questions of, "who am I?" Read more
Transits and any other type of chart overlays we do upon our own charts can be done from any significant planet or house in our chart: ascendant moon, atma karaka, dasha lord, Navamsha, karakamsha and some other possibilities like raja yogas or if there are several significant planets in one Read more
Ten years ago I came to North East India and visited the northern Naga tribes. They had only recently opened the land to outsiders. We needed four people and a guide to get a permit. Other than a couple groups of anthropologists we were the first tourists they had ever Read more
Asc: Leo/Magha - Leo ascendant likes to have centre of attention. His Sun is in 5th house which amplifies this trait considerably. On one hand, Leo does not like to serve under anyone, on the other hand, Magha, the constellation represented by a throne is also from the serving class. Read more
The endocrine glands of the human body are extremely complex. Vedic Astrology is only recently beginning to tackle these questions. A cursory look at the available literature in published books and on-line leaves me dissatisfied. Some agreement exists for some glands, but others are still a mystery. The more one Read more
Boundary issues are everywhere. How we define our boundaries is one thing; how we defend them is quite another. In this modern age we are seeking to break the boundaries that keep us from living in space. In this world, we find all kind of political turmoil over national boundaries, Read more
As we change the calendar Jupiter is midpoint of Scorpio and Saturn is midpoint of Sagittarius. Rahu and Ketu are preparing to change signs. Ketu will enter Sagittarius with Saturn, and Rahu will go into Gemini. Jupiter is Scorpio will bring an increase of wealth from drilling and diving. There Read more
Male 07 Dec 1976 09:10am Calgary, AB, Canada Moon is in Mrigrashira3 in the 8th house gives writing/research about astrology, occult, Tantra, secrets and the like. Mars, Sun & Ascendant are all in Scorpio sign (Jyeshta Nakshatra) which highlights occultist leanings and, thru Indra's rulership, gives a sense of divine Read more
When we say that our true self is Shiva, we are not talking about this self that is body, mind; limiter and ceaselessly changing. This I who is Shiva is the unchanging universal soul which is being expressed not just in this body, but in all bodies as an individual Read more
The main project of yoga is to ground us in reality so that we might be aware of the experience of truth. The truth is now; in the present moment. There is not other reality. The past and the future are merely mirages in the distance. We cannot be sure Read more
One of the most important things we have to keep in mind when we are offering remedies is: Will the client follow the remedy? No matter how good the medicine might work, it's useless if the client will not follow it. But if we can find remedies that the client Read more
I was about 9 years old when I was walking thru a frozen forest, shouldered my pellet gun, and discovered the great transformative silence of death as a chickadee fell from the branch.  In 2003, my father was killed in a work accident. Later in life I came to live and practice in a Read more
What is Prana Vayu? Prana is life force or vital essence. Vayu is air and movement. Pranavayu is the movement of vital energy. Western Yogis have been talking about prana for many years already and it's a relatively common term now. Modern Sanskrit scholars now tell us that we may Read more
Detailed study of medical astrology. Read more
Who can benefit most from Vedic Astrology? A wide variety of people us Vedic astrology for many reasons, but most of the people who come to me are looking to deepen their spiritual practice; or understand their place in society thru wealth, marriage, career; or perhaps they are concerned about their health, Read more
Sagittarius Sagittarius natives will have Saturn transiting their first house, this is well known to age a person, or, at least, make them appear older as they struggle with life's responsibilities. Saturn in the first house while speed up the aging process of the body while causing delay in most Read more
  Sagittarius Sagittarius natives will have Saturn transiting their first house, this is well known to age a person, or, at least, make them appear older as they struggle with life's responsibilities. Saturn in the first house while speed up the aging process of the body while causing delay in Read more
Leo For Leo natives, Jupiter is giving his blessing to the Kama (desire) trine which can act as a multiplier, so desire could be strong in this period; though since it's the Guru who giving his dristi to this trine, you are likely to conduct yourself honourably; due to which Read more
So much has changed since my last post. I should appoligize for the delay and thank those of you who reminded me to update my transit predictions. Saturn is in Sagittarius, Rahu and Ketu in Cancer and Capricorn respectively, and Jupiter is in Libra. The others are making their way Read more
What is the ground of Yoga? What is it that makes yoga unique and special setting it apart from all the other activities we perform on the course of the day or throughout our lives? According to Patanjali, Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind. yoga cittavrtti nirodaha Read more
Predictions  21 August 2017 Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse: Sun, Moon, Rahu within 5 degrees. Sun & Moon in Magha - Mars in Ashlesha - Rahu in Ashlesha - Ketu in Dhanista - Saturn in Jyeshta - Jupiter in Chitra Big events, like natural and man-made disasters often happen near the eclipses of the Sun and Read more
I found predictive astrology while I was searching for freedom. As I came to better understand the limits to my freedom it just made sense that astrology would work. I was fortunate to have Sanjay close to give a demonstration and then, of course, to guide and teach me this Read more
What does it mean to create a safe container? Every sort of therapy, regardless of the intensity requires the client to feel a sense of safety and security in the space and in the presence of the therapist. W One of the main roles we play as yoga teachers and Read more
Many people are interested to hear my stories. I’m one of these lucky fellows who have had the pleasures of travel and the leisure for philosophy. I’ve spent about half of the past ten years in India following pilgrim routes and spiritual places; I didn't intent to, that's just the Read more
  For most of the past 10 years I’ve been searching for an answer to the question: What is Tantra? How does one write about a secret without spoiling the whole thing? It’s nothing! It’s everything! It’s the yin of the yang. It’s the inner reality beyond the five senses. Read more
I finally get to my own rising sign, Scorpio. Scorpios are still suffering with Sade Sati as Saturn goes back and forth between the 1st and the 2nd houses. Sade sati can influence durable savings. Perhaps it can be said that as the trouble of Saturn’s transit over moon sign Read more
The moon is full in debilitation in the second house for Libra natives while the second owner is in the 8th house from the 2nd (ie. The 9th house). Of course, both the moon and Mars are fast moving planets sop this is a very dynamic situation I’m writing about Read more
7 This is essentially a tutorial for reading a chart in the style of Parashara using the transits for Cancer Lagna in 2017 as an example. In writing this, I have tried to consider the many students of astrology who contact me, but many people with even a mundane interest Read more
I've used a chart made for the full moon on June 9, 2017 to provide me with a framework  for this horoscope, however, the emphasis is on the slower moving planets which can make this reading relevant for most of the first half of 2017. Saturn is retrograde in Sagittarius Read more
For Gemini ascendant, Saturn will be in the the 7th house bringing our sense of responsibility into partnerships. For Saturn's influence in the 9th sign, Sagittarius, please see my article regarding Aries ascendant (the first sign of the natural horoscope). In any case, 7th house Saturn will bring his influence Read more
Saturn brings a return to orthodox and traditional values and well as penance and austerities in Sagittarius. Not exactly bad luck, but hard luck, nothing will move quickly and you might even find yourself quite patient. For Aries ascendants this could bring some travel for your career or it could Read more
Sometimes inspiration can come from the most uninspiring source. I was given a Bible a few days ago. He was a nice Christian Baba in Port Hardy. His talk of spirit and divine powers of healing along with the wild look in his eye has led me to the conclusion Read more