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…

Zodiac Related Questions

1. How do you explain the exaltations and debilitations of all grahas at specific degrees ? How does anyone explain them? They are one of the big mysteries. You may think that nakshatras would explain them, but its not so. In fact, to correlate the nakshatras to exaltation degrees, the Indians changed a few of the exaltation degrees. I…

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…

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…

Components of a Zodiac Sign

Here is an essay written by  a very intelligent woman studying astrology with me… A Sign is defined as the area of space that the Sun travels through as it moves along the celestial equator. Each sign is “a collection of the Suns’ locations” measured with reference to the relative movement of the Sun and Moon…

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…

Is Astrology Upside Down in the Southern Hemisphere?

Here is a question I just got: I need reassurance please that astrology is valid in southern hemisphere. In Australia the 4the of June is winter, not summer.  Astrology seems so northernhemispherecentric, a real elephant in the room. Should not tropical signs and their sybmolism be reversed here down under. Have yet to here an…