What does “X” Planet in “Y” sign/house/yoga mean?

The most common questions I get read something like this: “I have Saturn and Mars in the 5th house, what does that mean?” Or, “what does it means when Saturn transits the 9th and 10th house?” These questions have answers, yes, but the people asking the questions will not be able to understand the answers…

Is It “All One”?

Monism (“Oneness”) is basically a positive outlook on life, because it is aditi – unifying – and therefore results in peace and love. Dualism (“Twoness”) is basically a negative outlook, because it is diti – dividing – and therefore results in competition and violence. What is surprising, though, is that either outlook is very destructive if taken to its…

About Varna and Bhagavan

QUESTION: What’s My Varna? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I don’t see why people would want to know their varna from astrology. To me it seems like asking astrology to tell you your natural hair color. Varna is what you naturally are. The only thing you need you need to do to figure it out is ask yourself “what…

Real Men Pee Standing Up?

I had a fun English lesson today with a long-time student here in Japan. She told me that, just before I arrived, a group of people from Saga TV came up to her in the train station and asked if she would do an interview. The question, however was very strange: “The boys at the local Junior…

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…

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,…

Evolution of a Dream through the 12-House Continuum

by Parisa Yazdi If I had to sum up astrology in two words, I would say ‘context’ and ‘synergy.’ All the multitude of occurrences in the cosmos are related to one another and to the previous occurrences which made them possible. It may seem to some that random occurrences without previous causes are possible, but…

Is Love Higher than Law?

Love is not higher than law. Love is law. Love is not “beyond morality.” Love is the ultimate fulfillment of morality. Love means to desire the benefit of the other. Therefore love prevents one from causing harm to others, which is the whole purpose of morality. But hatred is the polar opposite of love, and therefore very similar. It…

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…

Free Class: Astro 102, Session 1 – What are the Signs?

This class explains what the signs are, how the planets interact with them, why there are 12, the two theories about where the 12 begin, the logic and classic-textual support for the Tropical Theory, the lack of logic in the Sidereal Theory, and an explanation of why many people wrongly consider the Sidereal Theory to be traditional…

My Apology re: the “Not Vedic” Post

I can see now that some people have severely misunderstood some of the things I said in my “You are not Vedic” post and I feel that I must issue a sincere apology. ❀❀❀ Some people were shocked by what appeared to them as “anti-vedic and anti-Indian” statements. I sincerely apologize to any and all who…