Anuradha – Star of Love

Love IS beauty! Anurādhā bestows love, and therefore bestows lovability. Love IS virtue! Anurādhā bestows virtue. Vic DiCara explains Anuradha Nakhshatra by discussing her devatā, Mitra – and thus reveals the importance of Bhakti (love) in Vedic culture.

News Flash about Vishakha Nakshatra!

The idea that Indrāgñi is a combination of Indra and Agñi is something that we reach for when our knowledge of Sanskrit and the Veda is not deep enough. So there is a linguistic problem and a “lore” problem. Here is some detail on the linguistic problem: The yogikārtha (denotational meaning) of “Indra” is “defeater…

Svāti – Nakshatra of Individuality

Be a part of the whole, not apart from the whole. Individuality is already in you, it is not something you have to create by cleaving yourself away from others, away from the whole. Explore the Nakshatra of Individuality, Svāti, with Vic DiCara and get to know a lot more about Prāṇa and Vāyu, too!

New Course: Definition of Reality

What is reality? What is consciousness? What is God? How are they all related, and how can we realize it all, firsthand? In this class we explore practical, deep, inspiring answers to these questions from Jīva Gosvāmī’s brilliant exposition on Bhāgavata, the Tattva Sandarbha. We will see the vision of reality Vyāsa himself saw in…

Questions about Vedic Astrology and Vedic Culture

Q: In exactly what context does astrology exist in Vedic philosophy? There are six primary and largely complimentary schools of Vedic Philosophy: (1) Pūrva and (2) Uttara Mimaṁsa – which are primarily focused on textual analysis and practice of the Vedas themselves; (3) Yoga and (4) Samkhya – which are primarily focused on clearing the mind,…

Citra Nakshatra – Star of Fascination

Explore the Vedic star of creative fascination and mesmerizing, multifaceted, beautiful detail. Vic DiCara helps you understand the Vedic divinity within Citra: Tvaṣṭā – the god of creativity and ingenuity; and, by explaining the fascinating relationship between Tvaṣṭā (creativity itself) and Brahmā (the creator), Vic reveals the relationship between Citra, Rohinī and the Phālgunī, on…

Followups on Hasta Nakshatra

This is a reply to some questions recieved regarding my video on Hasta Naksatra Q: Is Savita the same as Surya? There are many gods connected to the Sun, all the children of Aditi, because the Sun is such a crucial symbol. It is so crucial because it symbolizes consciusness, which is the most important thing that…

My Video on Hasta Nakshatra

The Vedic star of skill, dexterity, and refinement – all rooted in the awakening of consciousness. Vic DiCara illuminates the nature of Hasta Nakshatra’s devatā-god, Savitā, and brings out the essence of the famous gayatrī mantra.

Reality is Beautiful. Misalignment with Reality is Ugly.

Reality is not a malevolent force. It cannot be. Reality is a sustained existence, and can not be the product of malevolence. Destruction is the produce of malevolence.  If we contemplate this deeply, we will stop assuming anything that happened, is happening, or will happen is really “bad” for us. Of course, many very very painful and…

Some Rahu / Ketu Q & A

Q: Do the nodes [Rahu and Ketu] have dignity? If so, how do we calculate it. If not, how to we assess their positivity or negativity. We still have to consider the positivity and negativity of Rahu and Ketu, but we don’t calculate it in the same way as with other planets because Rahu and…

Marriage Star: Uttara Phalguni

The Vedic star of marriage and family – the result of commitment to love, which itself is inseparable from beauty, pleasure, and happiness. Vic DiCara explains all these things, illuminating the nature of Uttara Phalguni’s devatā-god, Aryamān, the god of friendship, family, and marriage. Watch this video to learn not only about a Vedic Nakshatra,…

The Sexy Star – Purva Phalguni

Hold on to your pants, because this video is going to blow away your misconceptions that Vedic culture is anything like Judeo/Christian/Mulsim culture in terms of sexuality and perception of the male/female dynamic. Learn the essence of how to use Purva Phalguni Nakshatra in interpretation. The nakshatras and their gods are the heart of true…