A More Reasonable and Complete History of Astrology and the Zodiac

  1. Oldest Known Forms of Astrology Siderealists assert that the earliest form of the zodiac was sidereal, and it later became tropical. The measure of any account of history is how well it accounts for all the available fact. The siderealist interpretation of history does not take into account all the historical facts we…

Do we have FREEWILL, or are we Puppets of FATE?

  In this video I explain the intrinsic relationship between consciousness and will, and how our inherent will is limited and conditioned by the momentum of decisions we have already made and actions we have already taken. This momentum is “fate.” I also a question about a statement in Bhagavad Gita that appears to deny…

The Saga of Moon & Mercury (Understanding Planetary Relationships)

Nithin: Classical texts say that the Moon has no enemies. This would make sense because the Moon represents the Mother, and nobody is an enemy of their Mother. Vic DiCara: When we say, “The Moon has no enemies,” does it mean (A) the Moon hates no planet, or (B) no planet hates the Moon, or…

Evolution of the Zodiac

Why does India use a sidereal zodiac, even though their source texts define the zodiac tropically? I will present an answer to this question, explained in the context of the historical evolution of astrology and the zodiac over 6,000 years and about half-a-dozen cultures. Historical Evolution of the Zodiac The ancient cultures of Kali-yuga –…

Classical Western Astrology – An Interview with Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan, the author of the monumentally important book, Hellenistic Astrology, answers my questions about the origins of astrology in the West, its transmission and integration into the astrological cultures of the East, its philosophies, techniques, and key figures. We discuss the Western Dasha Systems and Aṁśa charts, the figures Claudius Ptolemy and Vettius Valens,…

Flat Earth? Geocentrism? Puranik Astronomy

Chapter 21 of Bhāgavata’s 5th Division I have described an approximation of the observable characteristics of the circle of existence. bhū-valaya –“Earth Bracelet,” the circle of existence, the place of existence, Earth I’ve explained the measurements of the upper half of this circle (the heavens). Experts say that one can understand the second part of…

The Six Nakshatra Types

This Video explains the six nakshatra types, which nakshatras belong to which type, and the nuances and subtleties between the nakshatras within each type.  

3 Reasons to Study Bhagavad Gita

1. To Understand Vedic Culture… If you want to understand Vedic culture, but don’t know how, realizing that studying the Vedas is an impossibly big and difficult ambition – then you should study the Gītā! Vyāsa wrote it especially to condense all the Veda, Upaniṣads and Purāṇas into a bite size, easy to digest cookie….

Paloma Rodriguez Jones

My dad is writing a science fiction story, and is building one of the main characters on her astrological chart, having me interpret the details for him. Her name is Paloma Rodriguez Jones, and her date of birth is November 10th, 2024 @ 6:49am in Calexico, California. Here is the chart for that: Her fundamental character…

Tropical and Sidereal Zodiac in Vedic Astrology, Part 2

Learn why there are 12 signs (rāśi) and 27 stars (nakshatra), why the nakṣatra are not permanently aligned to specific rāśi, and how Bṛhat Parāśara Hora describes all of this. I also address misconceptions about the tropical zodiac promoted by prominent Vedic astrologers like Sanjay Rath Jī: that it is seasonal, hemisphere specific, and not…

Tropical & Sidereal Zodiacs in Vedic Astrology – A live Q/A

Sūrya Siddhānta 14.7 bhacakra-nābhau viṣuvad dvitiyam samasūtragam ayana dvitayan caiva catasraḥ prathitāstutāḥ The four all-important points are the two solstices and two equinoxes – for these are the sūtra/thread upon which the core of the ecliptic rests. 8 tad atareṣu saṅkrānti dvitayam dvitayam punaḥ Two borders are between each point. 9 bhānor marakara saṅkrānteḥ ṣaṇmāsā…