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…

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…

Some More Astrological Yogas (2)

10th House Alignments – Amala A benefic planet in the 10th House (all the more so if without conjunction with or aspect from a malefic) will contribute towards the person being obviously pious and benefic in society. This yoga can occur in the 10th House from the Ascendant or the Moon, or, better, from both….

Some Astrological Yogas (1)

Prominent Planets – Maha-purusha If one of the five real pleanets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn) is in exalted or it it’s own sign at the same time it is in an angular house (house 1, 4, 7 or 10) the nature of that planet will become much more pronounced and the positive effects…

How to Read an Astrology Chart

How to Read an Astrology Chart By Vic DiCara In an astrology chart you basically have three factors: (1) nine planets, which move through the (2) twelve zodiac constellations, which themselves rotate through the (3) twelve “houses” of the sky. The pre-requisite to being able to interpret an astrological birth chart is that you have…

Differences Within a Single Sign (Part II)

This is a continuation from a previous post: Variations in a Single Sign. I’ll start by summarizing that previous article. There are 12 signs in the sky (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc.) because the moon cycles from one full moon to the next 12 times during the course of one solar year. The complete year has roughly…

Variations in a Single Sign

One of the greatest misconceptions in astrology is that a sign is a uniform place all the way through. It is akin to thinking that America is the same in the north, south, midwest, etc. The people in the American midwest are very different from the people in the northwest, who are different from the…

What the Planets Represent in Astrology

First, please read the previous posts on the main things represented by the planets and their main physical characteristics. In this post I am going to describe some rather specific and somewhat obscure things about the planets, which Mantreshwar describes in the 2nd Chapter of his Book, Phaladeepika – She Who Illuminates the Fruits. Basic…

Physical Effects from the Planets – Phaladeepika 2:8-14

When a planet is very dominant on the physical focal points in a chart, the physical characteristics of that planet will manifest in the person’s body. The physical focal point is the Ascendant – which includes The Ascendant itself The Rising Sign / 1st House The lagnesh (Ruler of the 1st House) The Navamsha of…

Basic Characteristics of the Planets – Phaladeepika 2:1-7

In verses 1 through 7 of the Second chapter of She Who Illuminates the Fruit (“phala-deepika”), the author Mantreshwara lists the basic intrinsic qualities of the 7 major planets (leaving out Rahu and Ketu, the nodes). The lists appear to be random, but one can find some order in them by looking carefully. I’ll sort…