The Nakshatra Sutra

For decades astrologers have struggled to understand the nakṣatras, because the Vedic source material was unknown or locked away in obscure Sanskrit. Finally, that is about to change. In this course I will fully and clearly explain the gold-mine of nakshatra-knowledge found in the 27 concise lines of Taittirīya-Brāhmaṇa’s “Nakṣatra Sūtra.” This will be the…

What are the Vedas? [Course Announcement]

A six-session course explaining the Vedic approach to knowledge and science, and clearly answering key questions like: What exactly are “the Vedas”? How to the Purāṇas fit into the Vedas? How can we read and truly understand sacred Vedic text? And why are the Gīta, Sūtra, and Bhāgavata so important? What is “knowledge”? How do…

Jupiter or Venus – Which Planet Signifies the Husband?

QUESTION: I often hear that Venus has more to do with the relationships in general, but Jupiter specifically regards the husband. That’s weird. Why would Venus be about relationships, but not about the most important relationship, marriage? It sounds like saying, “Honda makes engines, but not cars.” QUESTION: Well, a husband is the one who’s…

The Nakshatra Gods, Source Material

QUESTION: Where are many of the stories behind the nakshatras located? As I say many, many times to this and many similar questions – the Vedas were not written like modern reference or how-to books. They were written for extremely literate scholars dedicated to their study. So you are not going to find a Veda titled…

Online 9-Session Course on Planets, Signs and Houses!

Online Intensive Level 1 Astrology Course. Learn the inner symbolic truths of the planets, signs and houses! 9 live 1-hour online class sessions held via Zoom on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting January 17th. Live-session timings in various time zones shown below. The sessions are recorded, so if you miss them, it’s not a terribly big deal….

How Long is a Dasha “Year”?

QUESTION: I’m thinking about the dashas (thank you for this new video on youtube!) and your definition of a dasha year-length as 359 days (per your articles from 30th of July and September 2010 – How Long is a Year? and Further Discussion). As far as I understood Surya Siddhanta gives four different definitions of a ‘year’. Solar…

The 8th House – Deep, Dark, Drugs! (And Taxes)

Here are some questions and answers about the 8th house, from a conversation with an excellent student doing my guided study 103 course. ME: The main thing to understand is that the 8th house is secret. The 8th house is literally the area of sky above the western horizon. Next time the Sun gets to…

New Bhakti Rasamrta Sindhu Study Group

I am beginning a new Bhakti Rasāmṛta Sindhu group-study course. The schedule will be Sundays and Thursdays at 5:30pm, starting from January 7th, (Pacific time, which is 8:30pm Eastern time). There will be 17 online class sessions: 17 Class Sessions: (1) Definition of love (uttama-bhakti) (2) Six qualities & three stages of bhakti (3) Definition of…

Questions About Ganesh, and Constellations

How is it possible for the earth’s equator to line up with the celestial equator when the earth is actually tilted by 23.4 degrees? The earth is tilted with respect to the ecliptic. The ecliptic is the plane on which the Sun appears to travel. The celestial equator is 23.4 degrees inclined to the ecliptic. It is the…

A Few 10th House Questions

Would an undignified planet in the 10th cause problems to the 4th house by 180-degree aspect? Yes, but make sure it truly is aspecting the 4th house. Do that by calculating the aspect to the “cusp” of the 4th, which in a whole sign house system is the ascendant’s degree transposed to the 4th house. So, if your…

Questions About Sidereal Nakshatra w/ Tropical Rashi

Here is full information about the system I use, which utilizes both the tropical and sidereal conceptions by taking tropical signs (rāśī) and sidereal stars (nakṣatra): vicdicara.com/tropical The information there is very long. A very short synopsis is this: Indian tradition anchors the zodiac signs to the stars (“sidereal”), even though their source texts (the Purāṇas and Siddhāntas, etc.)…

Sex, Spirituality, & Astrology

  What is sex? some… Indulge in it as much as they can some idolize it, and those who can indulge others denounce it, and wish it would leave them alone almost no one knows what it really is.   We can not understand sex as long as we think of it only as poles…