12 Signs of the Zodiac Course NOW AVAILABLE!

My new and Improved Course on the 12 signs of the Zodiac is now done and available in four formats (self-study, guided-study, group-study, and personal tutoring). You should take this course to very deeply and clearly learn What the signs are The difference between sidereal and tropical signs Why certain planets rule certain signs What…

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…

Confused About “Vedic” Astrology?

Question 1: Lately I can’t get past the fact that you pointed out: Vedic astrology was originally just time keeping for Vedic rituals. So, does that mean that we aren’t really even using astrology correctly, with all this psychological or predictive stuff attached to it?   Keeping track of time means keeping track of cause and effect, because…

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…

Radically Deep Fundamentals of Astrology

Radically Deep Fundamentals of Astrology Planets, signs, and houses… You’ve never learned about them in such radically sensible, memorable, and useful depth! Vic DiCara reveals the clear and threadbare logic behind why the planets, signs, and houses represent the things they do, bringing the occult mysteries of astrology into rational and systematic clarity. Based on…

How to Interpret Planets, Ex: Sun

The sun represents *self*. This, like anything, has positive and negative possible implications. Self could mean “selfish” or self could mean “self-realization.” By symbolizing “self” the sun symbolizes *both* polarities, the good and the bad. Determining which polarity comes out, and to what extent, in a giving individual’s birth chart depends on being able to see how positive…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part V: Conclusion.

This is a continuation from previous posts. The True Sidereal Zodiac One thing is very certain, there is a sidereal zodiac in Indian astrology, and I bet in all astrological systems from the ancient great cultures. Yet this sidereal zodiac is not twelve but twenty-eightfold! The Sun and Moon, kings of the heavens, travel through…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part IV.

Authoritative Statements? So far (see previous parts) I feel confident that about 2,000 years ago we mistakenly projected one zodiac system upon another. And logic has me fairly well convinced that the original system was tropical, and sidereal was the mistaken projection. The logic is that the qualities of the twelve divisions are all rationally…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part III.

Which is the Correct Twelvefold Division of the Zodiac? The evidence so far convinces me that about 2,000 years ago we made the mistake of projecting one zodiac system onto another. The question remains: which zodiac was original and which was the erroneous projection? Now I will set out to answer this question. Some feel…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part II

This is a continuation from Part I. What is the Sidereal Zodiac? Since it is not truly an exact representation of the stars themselves, what really is the sidereal zodiac? It is almost the same as the tropical zodiac. Both of them are defined in the same manner: The zodiac is the relatively narrow band…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part I.

The universe is, quite obviously, our mother – “mother nature.” The stars and planets of the heavens are her body. The movements of those planets and stars is the “body language” or “sign language” that our mother uses to help us navigate an understand the destinies we have created for ourselves over countless lifetimes on…

Astrology “ABC”s from Ancient Sanskrit Texts

There are several medieval and ancient Sanskrit astrology textbooks that have a great wealth of knowledge – but are completely misunderstood by readers without the cultural background required to correctly approach them. This handicap is not the special curse of non-Indian’s by any means! All humans since the dark ages have lost the intellectual culture…