Omens of Ill Portent

Today I considered one astrological omen of evil, found in Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.14. grahān puṇyatamān anye bhagaṇāṁś cāpi dīpitāḥ aticerur vakra-gatyā yuyudhuś ca parasparam “Inauspicious planets moved retrograde into inauspicious constellations, to overlap and conquer the light of the auspicious planets.” By the way, this occurred amidst a string of many other omens in the…

Will the REAL Horoscope of Śrī Krishna Please Stand Up!?

Several opinions exist in popular circulation regarding the horoscope of Śrī Krishna. A few modern astrologer’s have their opinions. It appears, for example, that B.V. Raman suggests one horoscope, K.N. Rao another. My nature is not really to trust modern stuff that doesn’t firmly base itself on classical foundations – but even in the classical…

“OK People LOOK…” Vedic Tropical vs Sidereal Madness!

At the beginning of 2012 I finished my research into the actual definition of the zodiac in Sanskrit, Indian classical literature. I came undeniably to the conclusion that a lunar “zodiac” of 27 divisions exists in sidereal space. And that a solar zodiac of 12 divisions coexists in tropical space. It was not hard to…

How Long is Kali Yuga?

I am still in the process of researching this significant question and have not come to a conclusion, but here is some evidence that, at least for now, seems to bear very significant weight in my mind. Srimad Bhagavatam 1.4.14 says that Vyasa began his work when the Second Age was on the verge of…

Divine Love and Romance in Purva Phalguni

In modern times, with the rise of extremely dualistic concepts of religion, we tend to conceive of a huge gulf between mater and spirit, god and pleasure, etc. This divisive conception is not embraced by Vedic culture. Certainly dualism has some relevance, for not all things are identical. Selfishness and selflessness, for example, are polar…

Reply to “Vedic Astrology?”

My article, “Vedic Astrology?” established that the excellent astrological system of modern India is a hybrid of Indian, Greek and Persian astrological culture. I got one interesting reply: Only one critique I can make is that by dating written literature you are not considering how knowledge was passed down from teacher to the student in…

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami on Astrology

Astronomical calculations of stellar influences upon a living being are not suppositions, but are factual, as confirmed in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Every living being is controlled by the laws of nature at every minute, just as a citizen is controlled by the influence of the state. The state laws are grossly observed, but the laws of material…

“Vedic Astrology” – There is no Such Thing!…???

Well, the truth is that the term “Vedic Astrology” was invented in the early 1980s, amidst the popularity of ’70s India-movements like ISKCON (“Hare Krishna”) and TM (“Transcendental Meditation”) and their love for using the word Vedic in an alluring, attractive manner – referring loosely to just about anything that could be written in Sanskrit…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part V: Conclusion.

This is a continuation from previous posts. The True Sidereal Zodiac One thing is very certain, there is a sidereal zodiac in Indian astrology, and I bet in all astrological systems from the ancient great cultures. Yet this sidereal zodiac is not twelve but twenty-eightfold! The Sun and Moon, kings of the heavens, travel through…

What is Krishna’s Horoscope, Really?

Question: Also lord krishna’s horoscope. BV raman gave one version, Prashant trivedi given other. What horoscope ISKCON follows? I prefer prashant’s version. Neither person has any authority or capacity to understand Svayam Bhagavan Sri Krsna. “Tarko ‘pratishtha” Only Mahajana yena gata sa pantah – one the great, great krsna-bhaktas have any intimate knowledge of Krsna…

When Will The World End?

When will the world end? How long will it last? What happens after that??? These questions are always on the minds of thoughtful human beings. As a result we always prematurely ascribe dramatic importance to events like planetary alignments in the ’80s, the “rapture” in the ’90s, the “y2k” at the turn of the millenium,…