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Three points to study your chart: 1. Planets in the signs. 2. Planets in the houses. 3. Ruler of a house in another house. If you're looking at the north indian chart. The houses always follow the same counter-clockwise order with the 1st house in the top middle. The number Read more
“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” 23º 20’ Capricorn - 6º 40’ Aquarius The Dolphin: Alpha Delphini, Beta Delphini, Delta Delphini, Gamma Delphini Ruled by Mars Star of Symphony. Power to give abundance and fame. Main symbol: a empty drum, an hourglass, bells and Read more
“The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man's basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act - and if necessary, to suffer and die - for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and Read more
The Dark Path through the Zodiac: The Path of Rahu & Ketu This 8 week course takes us backwards through the zodiac as we follow the course and polarity of Rahu & Ketu. Like all my courses, astrology provides the framework, but this is a good course for anyone interested Read more
 “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.” “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt They express themselves as good listeners, they give all the cues Read more
“I am rooted but I flow.” — Virginia Woolf 10º00’ Capricorn - 23º 20’ Capricorn The Eagle: Alpha Aquila (Altair), Beta Aquila (Alshain), Gamma Aquila (Tarazed) Ruled by the Moon. Star of Learning. Power to make connections.  Main symbols: an Ear, Three Uneven Footprints, a Trident. Meaning: The one who Read more
They have a lot of courage and will be active seeking personal perfection, to be the best version of themselves. Their power and courage itself is a never ending well which they can freely share with others without any concern of depletion, unless this mars is badly afflicted by aspect, Read more
26º 40’ Sagittarius - 10º 00’ Capricorn Sigma Sagittarii (Ascella), Tau Sagittarii, Phi Sagittarii, Zeta Sagittarii (Nunki) Ruled by the Sun The Universal star Power to grant unchallengeable victory Conquering above. Complete victory below The Later Victory, Wins the Final Battle, Makes the Winning Choice. Elephant Tusk, Planks of a Read more
Saturn in Magha The first pada is Saturn’s debilitated navamsha. They are likely to work in government service, working with the mass in a one size fits all sort of way. Of course this greatly restricts a persons expressions of personal or original intelligence, but it’s great for people we Read more
Moon in Uttara Ashada The Basics of  Uttara Ashadha (26º 40’ Sagittarius - 10º 00’ Capricorn.) Sigma Sagittarii (Ascella), Tau Sagittarii, Phi Sagittarii, Zeta Sagittarii (Nunki) Ruled by the Sun. The Universal star. Power to grant unchallengeable victory. The Later Victory, Wins the Final Battle, Makes the Winning Choice. Elephant Read more
20. Purva Ashadha 13º 20’ Sagittarius - 26º 40’ Sagittarius: Sagittarii: Epsilon (Kaus Australis), Delta (Kaus Media), (Kaus Borealis) Ruled by Venus. The Invincible star. Power to invigorate. Meaning: Former invincible one, previously undefeated, unsubdued. Aparajita. Main symbols: The hand-held fan, winnowing basket & an elephant Main deity: Apas - Read more
“Om mani padre hum” - “Hail to the jewel in the centre of the lotus.” (00º 00’ Sagittarius - 13º 20’ Sagittarius.) Upsilon-Scorpii (Lesath = Al Las'ah = the Stinger), 9. Lambda-Scorpii (Shaula)  Ruled by Ketu The root star, origin star, foundation star.  Power to ruin, destroy, scatter things. Meaning: The root, the Read more
The Heart of the Scorpion 16º40’ Scorpio — º 00’ Sagittarius Alpha Scorpionis (Antares) & Sigma Scorpionis & Tau Scorpionis “[They] are as a rule the legendary heroes of mankind, the very ones who are looked up to, loved, and worshipped, the true sons of God whose names perish not. Read more
“Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky  (3º 20’ Scorpio - 16º 40’ Scorpio.) Scorpionis: Beta (Acrab), Read more
Nakshatra research project goes deep into Vishakha and the 27 Nakshatraa's Read more
“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.”  -- Confucius  “A man is born gentle and weak; at his death he is hard and stiff. All things, including the grass and trees, are soft and pliable in life; dry Read more
“Being and time determine each other reciprocally, but in such a manner that neither can the former - Being - be addressed as something temporal nor can the latter - time - be addressed as a being.” — Martin Heidegger Ruled by Mars. (23º 20’ Virgo - 6 º40’ Libra.) Read more
“If you full-fill your obligations every day, you don’t have to worry about the future.” — Jordan Peterson Ruled by the Moon. (10º 00’ Virgo - 23º 20’ Virgo.) Corvi (the Crow): Alpha (Alchiba), Beta, Delta (Algorba), Gamma (Glenah), Epsilon. The power to place what you want in your hands; Read more
Ruled by Sun. (26º 40’ Leo - 10º 00’ Virgo.) Beta (Denebola) & 93-Leonis. Star of Patronage. Power to give prosperity. Main Deity: Aryaman  Greek Deity: The official system was patronage was designed as a way of regulating favours. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.  Meaning: The Latter Read more
Ruled by Venus. (13º 20’ Leo - 26º40’ Leo.) Leonis: Delta (Zosma) & Theta (Chetan) Leonis. Star of rest and relaxation Power of creative procreation; to combine polar opposites. Meaning: The Former Reddish One, the Little Fig Tree, the Fruit of the Tree.  Main Deity: Bhaga - the Morning Star Read more
(00º00’ Leo - 13º 20’ Leo.) Leonis: Alpha (Regulus, the little king), Eta (Al Jabhah), Zeta (Adhafera), Mu (Rasalias), Epsilon, Lambda (Alterf), & Kappa. Heart of the Lion. Ruled by Ketu. Star of Regality or Sovereignty. Power to leave the body Meaning: Mighty, Magnanimous, Magnificent, the Most Important, the Most Read more
Ruled by Saturn. (3° 20’ - 16° 40’ Cancer.) The Donkeys in the Manger: Theta, Gamma & Eta Cancri. Star cluster Beehive M-44. Star of nourishment. Ability to create spiritual energy. Main deity: Brihaspati Meaning: Nourisher, Nurturer, Yielding. Most Auspicious & Prosperous. Main symbols: Milk Yielding Udder of a Cow Read more
9. Ashlesha (16° 40’ - 30° 00’ Cancer) Epsilon, Delta, Mu, Rho, Sigma & Zeta-Hydrae. Ruled by Mercury The Clinging star. Power to Inflict & Remove Poison. Meaning: Embrace, Entwine, Coiling, Clinging Main Deity: Snake king, Shesha, The Remainder,  Symbols: Coiled Serpent, Naga, Kundalini Shakti, Caduceus, The Staff of Aesculapius Western Read more
"The Bow and Zen are One." Ruled by Jupiter. (20° 00’ Gemini - 3° 20’ Cancer.) Castor & Pollux (Alpha & Beta Gerinorium). The star of Renewal. The power to Achieve the Objective. Main deity: Aditi - Great Mother - Womb of the Universe, the Unbound - Mother of the Read more
Ardra Nakshatra (6° 40’ - 20° 00’ Gemini.) Betelguese (Alpha Orionis). Ruled by Rahu. Star of Sorrow. Power to make Gains Through Effort.   Meaning: :Green, Fresh, “the Moist One,” Main deity: Rudra, The Howler, the ruddy one, the Lord of Beasts Main symbols: a Diamond, a Teardrop & a Human Read more
Introduction to Parashara astrology My latest Course Offering. Rahu & Ketu Nakshatra Path. Starts 20 January 2024 Vedic astrology is called the supreme limb of the vedas, what are the 6 limbs of the vedas? Kalpa: (Hands) Ritual Jyotisha: (Eyes) Astrology/astronomy Nirukta: (Ears) Etymology - the roots of words Chandah: Read more
Mrigashirsa Nakshatra (23° 20’ Taurus - 6° 40’ Gemini.) Pi2, 3, 4 Orionis & Bellatrix. Ruled by Mars. The "Searching Star." The power to give fulfilment.  Meaning: “Benevolent” Primary Symbols: Head of a deer, Pot of Soma, Group of Lotuses, Arched Bow Main Deity: Soma Secondary deity: Parvati has her Read more
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
Ashwini Nakshatra 0° 00’ - 13° 20’ Aries Mesarthim, Sheratan, Hemal. Ruled by Ketu The Star of Transport. The Power to Initiate.   "Born of a female horse" "Horse Woman" The Ashwini Kumars - Physicians of the Gods The Odd Couple.  Listen to the audio Lecture here. Main symbol: Horse's head, 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
Astrology & the Endocrine System A cursory look at the available literature in published books and on-line contradicts each other about most glands though there are threads of agreement here running through it all. But the more we trie to match it up with myth, philosophy, ayurveda, the chakras, the Read more