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…

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…

Basic Birth Chart Analysis – Donald Trump

His birthtime is June 14, 1946 at 10:54am in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Here is the Chart as a wheel:   And here it is in the square form: Our calculations are not finished. We must now calculate the raw strength of each planet, and the positivity as well. We can get these values from…

Integrity Among Astrologers?!

“Astrologers” today are busy cranking out thousands of “predictions” in the hope that one will come true and make them famous in the eyes of innocent, naive onlookers. When one prediction comes true, the dozens of failed predictions suddenly disappear. The astrologer is praised by fools, and like a fool he accepts this praise around…

Classical Vedic Astrology

Let’s start by defining classical.  Classical –                   1. Having the form used by ancient standard authors; 2. Being of recognized authority or excellence. Now let’s define vedic, which is a form of the word veda. Veda – 1. Knowledge 2. Written compilation of knowledge Something is vedic if it is directly related to this…

Do “Malefic” Planets Have Value?

What is “malefic”? In Sanskrit it is क्रुर (“krura”) –  “rough, harsh, strong.” Malefic planets possess this nature, that is why they are called क्रुर or “malefic.”  By contrast, “benefic” planets are सैम्य (“saumya”) or “gentle, soft, and generous.” What we really learn about life is that there is a right time and place for…

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…

How to use Astrological Cycles (Dasha & Sub-Dasha)

At any given point in my life, I am experiencing a moment within a minute within an hour within a day within a week within a month within a year within a decade within a century. Vedic astrology reflects this reality by deliniating 5 levels of cycles within cycles within cycles, and refering to the…

New Video: The 12 Houses

I just completed this video yesterday. It attempts to share with you a very simple, yet profoundly deep way to understand the 12 houses of astrology. Please enjoy and share it! – Vic DiCara http://www.vicdicara.com

When your Horoscope Contradicts Itself

Oftentimes a single horoscope will have some placements that indicate one outcome, and some placements that indicate an opposite outcome. For example, a single horoscope may have several factors in it indicating poverty, while several other factors indicate wealth. How do you read this? Some think that opposites “cancel each other out.” So that if…

Thoughts About the Earthquake Disaster in Japan

I would like to open this discussion to other astrologers, so I will enable comments and welcome input. I am looking at a chart of Miyagi, Japan on March 11, 2011 at 14:41. I am not really looking much at houses, so if there is a better time it wont make much difference to the…

ABCs of Medical Astrology

The medicinal science of Sanskrit culture (ayur-veda) primarily approaches health as a balance between three primary factors (doshas) in the body: Tissue (kapha) Metabolism (pitta) Circulation (vata) A unique ratio of these three blends to constitute each individual’s health (prakriti). The more unbalanced the ratio, the more there is illness (vikriti). Various types of imbalances…