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.   Advertisements

The Historical Argument for a Sidereal Zodiac

Sidereal Origins If we survey ancient astrological cultures across the world, we find that they all had sidereal (“stellar”) frameworks, observing planet’s motions with respect to the stars.  For example, the Egyptians had 36; the Chinese and Vedic, 28; and the Babylonians, 18 important astrological constellations. Most scholars propose that the zodiac we use today evolved…

Pompous Pleasure, Ceremonial Love, Official Wealth? Purva Bhadrapada Nakshata

Location The main stars in Pūrva Bhādrapadā are Markab and Scheat (alpha and beta in the Pegasus constellation). It spans from 20º of the 11th sidereal rāśi to 3º20’ of the 12th, currently corresponding to 14º06’ through 27º26’ of tropical Pisces. Symbol The Bhādrapadā are a nakshatra pair, Pūrva and Uttara. To the Vedic eye,…

Deepest Secrets of Shatabhishak Nakshatra Revealed

The main star in Śatabhiṣaj is Gama Aquarii, which the Mesopotamians envision at the base of the head of the man in the constellation of Aquarius. It spans from 6º40’ to 20º of the 11th sidereal rāśi. Which is currently equivalent to 0º46’ through 14º6’ of tropical Pisces. To the Vedic eye, the Stars of…

Questions and Answers about Nakshatras

QUESTION: Is it true that a nakshatra is the area of the heavens transversed by the Moon’s movement within a day? That’s right. That is the basis for dividing the night sky (which is full of stars) into 27 equal sections. (because there is a little more than 27 days in a lunar month, there is an extra Nakshatra…

The Secrets of Success – Uttara Ashadha

If you want to be undefeatable, this Nakshatra, Uttarashadha, holds the secret! To be undefeatable, have no enemy. Bring all diverse powers and forces and people together to serve a common objective. You will also need 10 virtues, the 10 Viśvadevas (Divinities of Uttarāṣāḍhā): attention, substantial goals, method, expertise, detail, patience, action, lament, and rejoicing….

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…

The Stars of Truly Vedic Astrology

Here is a playlist with all the videos I’ve done describing the 27 sidereal constellations of truly Vedic Astrology (the nakshatra). Check back often or subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep up to date with new videos. The playlist goes all the way back to Kṛttika, in order. The explanations are based on my book,…

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!

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…