The Stars of Truly Vedic Astrology

Here is a playlist with all the videos I’ve done describing the 27 sidereal constellations of truly Vedic Astrology (the nakshatra). Check back often or subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep up to date with new videos. The playlist goes all the way back to Kṛttika, in order. The explanations are based on my book,…

Free Class: Astro 102, Session 1 – What are the Signs?

This class explains what the signs are, how the planets interact with them, why there are 12, the two theories about where the 12 begin, the logic and classic-textual support for the Tropical Theory, the lack of logic in the Sidereal Theory, and an explanation of why many people wrongly consider the Sidereal Theory to be traditional…

My Apology re: the “Not Vedic” Post

I can see now that some people have severely misunderstood some of the things I said in my “You are not Vedic” post and I feel that I must issue a sincere apology. ❀❀❀ Some people were shocked by what appeared to them as “anti-vedic and anti-Indian” statements. I sincerely apologize to any and all who…

New Astrology 101 Course!

I’m consolidating and improving all my online astrology courses, and I’m happy to announce the first finished product: Astrology 101 – The Planets. This course leverages video conferencing, edited videos, pdf notes, and online discussion to give you the most interactive learning experience possible. This course is truly “Vedic” because I have organized and explained…

No, You are Not Vedic:: The “Oral Tradition” Fallacy

Here is an apology for the tone used in this post, and clarification some statements   “Vedic” is an English word based on the Sanskrit वैदिक (vaidika), which means “from the Veda.” So, if we are going to describe something as “Vedic” — like we do when we say, “Hi, I am a Vedic Astrologer” —…

Questions and Answers about Nakshatras

QUESTION: Is it true that a nakshatra is the area of the heavens transversed by the Moon’s movement within a day? That’s right. That is the basis for dividing the night sky (which is full of stars) into 27 equal sections. (because there is a little more than 27 days in a lunar month, there is an extra Nakshatra…

Can Meditation be Skipped?

QUESTION: Is meditation ONE of the paths/tools towards gaining knowledge or is it PART of the path to knowledge? This is answered directly in Gītā, which is a summary of the entire Veda. Meditation is a part of the path towards knowledge. Can it be subbed out? It can’t be subbed out but there are…

The Names of Mercury

Names of Mercury Intellect बुध budha बोधन bodhana विद् vid ज्ञ jña Key Traits प्रहर्षुल praharṣula   Friendly राजपुत्र rājaputra     Diplomatic हेमन् heman            Mercantile (gold) श्यामाङ्ग śyāmāṅga  Beautiful तुङ्ग tuṅga                 Refined Intellect as a Product of Mind (son of Moon)…

THE 8th HOUSE – DESTROYER OF THE FALSE SELF

Let us start with this premise: nothing which has a design and a function is superfluous; that which is superfluous must be annihilated for the coherency of other parts to remain a functional whole. This is why the Eighth House, though at a first glance an apparent anomaly, is perhaps one of the most necessary…

The Secrets of Success – Uttara Ashadha

If you want to be undefeatable, this Nakshatra, Uttarashadha, holds the secret! To be undefeatable, have no enemy. Bring all diverse powers and forces and people together to serve a common objective. You will also need 10 virtues, the 10 Viśvadevas (Divinities of Uttarāṣāḍhā): attention, substantial goals, method, expertise, detail, patience, action, lament, and rejoicing….

Exaltation & Debilitation (and their terms in Sanskrit)

Here’s a short video to explain the terms ucca (उच्च) and nīca (नीच), which, in astrology, refer to “exaltation” and “debilitation.” Ucca literally means raised up, and nīca literally mean’s to fall low. And, actually, that’s what the terms “exaltation” and “debilitation” also mean. Exalt means to raise up, and debilitate means to bring low and weaken. These…