Jyeshtha and Nirriti?

Q: Are JYESHTHA and NIRRTI the same Godesses? Yes, but that be careful about “mixing apples and oranges.” Niṛrti is an ancient name for Kālī, and Dūrga, all of which are names for the feminine destructress, Rudrānī – the femininity of Śiva / Rudra. Jyeṣṭhā is yet another way of addressing Rudrānī Nirṛti because one…

Dashas Effects Persisting Past Dasha Borders

QUESTION: When certain patterns get activated in us because, say, our Mercury got activated in dasha sequence, will it mean those trends still are a big part of us when the dasha changes again? So can it be said, that a great number of personality’s trends get unpacked by Dashas and transits, and therefore with…

Sharing Astrology is a Bad Idea?

QUESTION: Don’t you think that sharing astrology to the general public is a bit of a risk? Do people need to know about this science and practice it or should this be conserved only for the elite few? Won’t sharing it cause havoc to the general population or will sharing it actually cause a benefic…

Functioning and Malfunctioning Nakshatra

1.When you talk about a Nakshatra “functioning well” / “not functioning well”, does this imply that it has access / lack of access to its parastat and can go on to deliver on its avastat? Yes. Exactly. Therefore if its not functioning well the result will be (a) hunger for the parastat, creating an exaggerated…

Time & Space / Tropical & Sidereal

Many people think that a sidereal 12-fold zodiac and a tropical 12-fold zodiac can both be “correct.” I disagree entirely, though I admit happily that they can both be useful, useable, effective, accurate, etc. People can use anything they like, and can even be very good at effectively using whatever they choose to use. For example,…

The Nakshatra Sutra

For decades and centuries 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…

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…