Tropical Zodiac Definitions are “Irrelevant”?

Sam Geppi argues that the tropical zodiac is defined only in Surya Siddhanta, and is therefore not all that important because Surya Siddhanta is primarily astronomical, and is heavily heavily influenced by the Greeks.   Please think about this…   A) “Primarily Astronomical”   It’s absurd to say that astronomy is irrelevant to astrology. It’s…

Evidence of Traditional Indian use of Tropical Zodiac with Sidereal Nakshatras

An analysis of ancient manuscripts in Saptarishi Nadi by Madhivanan Panneerselvam Saptarishi Nadi is a book containing discussions of horoscopes by none other than the seven rishis (sages) and the consort of Lord Siva, Devi Parvati herself. It is written in poetic form, in the Tamil language. The books were compiled from Tamil manuscripts found…

Sidereal for Some Things, Tropical for Others?

QUESTION: I was watching a video by Narasimha Rao, expressing the view that one would use sidereal or tropical zodiac depending on the purpose. For example, in a “static” situation like a birth chart Narasimha always uses the sidereal zodiac; but in a “timing” situation, like for example examination of the annual horoscope (either using Tajika…

Mantra for Venus

Here is a partial transcription of the YouTube live session I did regarding the mantras for Mercury and Venus in Vedic Astrology. Venus’s mantra is very spiritual and lovely. Major feminine planets are Venus and Moon and their mantras are very much on the same topic – Happiness, Pleasure, Satisfaction, and Joy   So the…

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,…