Birth Time Accuracy? Aṁśa vs. Harmonics

Question: If the birth time is off by 2 minutes would that change the reading much? 2 minutes changes the ascendant slightly. Each minute of time changes the ascendant by about 13 minutes of arc (there are 60 minutes in a degree, 30 degrees in a sign). So it is very slight. What might change is…

Exaltation and Enlightenment (Astro Q&A, ep 5)

[youtube https://youtu.be/H9MXtw7frrA] Indrani: What is the logic behind exaltation? What singles out a specific as the one that causes a specific planet to be exalted? Exaltation is part of the theory of dignity.  This theory informs you whether you should give a more positive or more negative slant to your interpretations of a planet in a…

Symbolism of Mercury

Symbolism of Mercury encapsulated in about 5 minutes! This is about Mercury in astrology – but if you want to find out about budhi (intellect), it also summarizes what Kapila teaches about budhi in the Third Canto of Bhāgavatam.

Q & A: Zodiac Signs, Validity of Astrology, Scorpio Toughies, Chinese Astro

Question: What defines your personality more… your moon sign or your sun sign? They show different aspects of your personality. The Sun sign shows how you approach situations requiring decisiveness, commitment, and strength. The Moon sign shows how you think and feel about things. Of the two – Sun and Moon – the Moon is more personal…

Symbolism of the Four Astrological Elements

Earth is solid and fertile. Because of being solid, it represents reliability and practicality, as well as their downside: stubbornness and dullness. Because of being fertile, it represents beauty and health, and the ability to produce wealth. It is like a mother bearing children and always supporting them with the wealth of her breast. Water…

Symbolism of the Moon

Vic DiCara explains the symbolism of the Moon all from a single keyword: “mind.”

Astrological Gems…

There are no such thing as astrological stones in the Sanskrit system of astrology. It is a popular myth that gemstones directly relate to certain planets. It is said in Garuḍa Purāṇa that various stones and crystals have various effects – but these are not correlated to astrology. It is said in Bṛhat Parāśara and…

I Don’t Match My Rising Sign!?!?!?

In astrology, no single thing ever generates an outcome on its own. It is only when a few things indicate the same outcome, then the outcome is certain. For example: I have a career with limited scope for what typically evaluates as “success.” Is it because my 12th lord is in my 10th house? Is…