The Symbolism of Taurus

Here I try to share my clearest understanding of why Taurus is the zodiac sign that most profoundly symbolizes “enduring and real beauty, wealth, and love.” Advertisements

From a Student, About Astrological Houses

Here is a recent exchange with Mercedes Lozano Fidalgo, a lady who recently studied my Essential Fundamentals course. I really think she hit some brilliant points, so I am sharing it with her permission. About The 12/6 House Axis: Both houses “erode” us: 12th house directly erodes the 1st house (us) and the 6th house…

The 12 Zodiac Signs, by Element and Mode

This is a quickie in answer to a specfic question of a student. But I hope there aren’t too many typos and so on, and that you can enjoy and understand it.   Cardinal mode has similarity to fire. Fixed mode has similarity to earth. Dual mode has similarity with air. Water has some similarity…

Do Daśā / Dasha Systems Originate from India?

Do Daśā / Dasha Systems Originate from India? It is hard to say, but I am inclined to believe that it is a Persian system. I believe so because the indigenous Indian System was moon-sun-star based, not planets-and-signs based. It seems that the Persians and Ionian Greeks created the interest in planets/signs/houses astrology that took…

Zodiac Signs in the Southern Hemisphere

  The character of the 12 signs is a result of three or four things overlapping: The character of the planet that owns the sign The character of the element the sign is made from The character of the mode the sign moves in The natural “house” order of the sign The character of the…

Astrological Gurus: A Myth

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the idea that there are astrological “gurus” with bona-fide astrological “parampara” is just a dream, a fantasy. There are people out there who think they have a “guru” – and in a sense they do. But this guru is not divinely ordained by a spiritual…

Are My (Compatibility) Readings Different Now, With a Tropical Zodiac?

QUESTION:  Now that you use the tropical zodiac, does that mean that your readings are different that they have been in the past?  Are your readings similar to what a western astrologer would say, in regarding your compatibility readings? I’ve been working with tropical zodiac signs since January 2012. Readings I gave before that used…

More Reviews of Articles About Sidereal vs. Tropical Zodiacs in India

In continuing feedback from my newest video, I’ve been asked to comment on several articles that cover similar topics. I reviewed on such article in my previous post. Here are a few more. Sidereal vs. Tropical Debate, by Vaughn Paul Manley REF: http://lightonvedicastrology.com/articles-sidereal_tropical.htm First I want to express my appreciation for Vaughn Paul as a good…

Reading a Tropical Horoscope With Indian (“Vedic”) Techniques.

I have come to embrace the conclusion that the 12 sidereal signs of modern Indian astrology are not in line with the classical Indian definitions of the 12 signs, and have therefore adopted a somewhat unique system of calculating the 12 signs tropically, but calculating the 27 stars (“nakshatra”) sidereally. Many people have kindly read…

Numerological Subdivisions of Zodiac Signs

There are only twelve signs in the entirety of space. And that means that each sign is pretty darn big. It’s a lot like how America is quite a big country. Being that I live in Japan, especially when I first moved here a lot of people would ask me, “What is America like?” It…

A New Reading: YOUR SIGNS

Here is a NEW READING ($10) Your Signs ~~~~~~ … Calculating your chart using my personal system of astrology, I put your planets in order of their prominence and recount to you the essential destinies announced by each planet being in the sign it is in. I conclude by doing the same for your rising…