No Really, It’s NOT Sidereal

This is an excerpt from a continuing, but increasingly productive and scholarly, debate on the sidereal vs tropical zodiac IN Indian Astrology. If you are new to this debate, please first read this introduction. Some people wish to discount my argument on the basis of  Sanskrit declinations, saying that SB 5.21.3-5 cannot be a “definition”…

Origin of the Sidereal Zodiac

The stars of sidereal space are a valid and important astrological entity. India (and almost all cultures) has a valid system of dividing sidereal space with the Moon as the focal point, not the Sun as in tropical space. This system has 27 divisions, not 12, because there are that many sunrises during the time…

Discussion on Vedic Astrology

Astro Dienst recently published my article, Vedic Astrology – What It Is and What It’s Not. An interesting discussion then arose on their forum. The text in quoted format are things posted in response to my article, to which I am replying. There is a lot of cherishing for the indian astrology in this article….

How do You Calculate an Astrological Chart?

These days, computer software written by someone we barely know, if at all, calculates astrological charts for us. We ought to know how it is done, at least have some idea of it. If we don’t know how a chart is calculated we miss out on very edifying fundamental astrological knowledge. So I will explain…