Vedic Yugas… Five Years Long

This continues my presentation of Vedanga Jyotish – the oldest complete treatise on Indian calendrical astronomy. Yugas A yuga contains 5 years, 1830 days, and 62 synodic (lunar) months. Knowing this, we can calculate many other ways of measuring the yuga. The star named Dhaniṣṭhā will rise 1835 times. [i.e. A yuga has 1835 sidereal…

Vedāṁga Jyotiṣa – Part 1

I will organize this presentation in leiu of the work of Professor T.S. Kuppanna Sastry and Dr. K.V Sarma. It combines the two versions of Vedāṁga Jyotiṣa found in Ṛg and Yajur Veda. Introduction I purify myself by bowing my head to the Creator, whom I envision as being the power within the five-year cycles…

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…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part IV.

Authoritative Statements? So far (see previous parts) I feel confident that about 2,000 years ago we mistakenly projected one zodiac system upon another. And logic has me fairly well convinced that the original system was tropical, and sidereal was the mistaken projection. The logic is that the qualities of the twelve divisions are all rationally…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part I.

The universe is, quite obviously, our mother – “mother nature.” The stars and planets of the heavens are her body. The movements of those planets and stars is the “body language” or “sign language” that our mother uses to help us navigate an understand the destinies we have created for ourselves over countless lifetimes on…

Do Rahu & Ketu Own Any Signs?

Question: What about Rahu and Ketu – being imaginary points they should not own any houses but there has been different school of thoughts regarding this. What is your view?   “Everyone is a doctor and astrologer.” Therefore there are millions of opinions about health and astrology. We don’t concern ourselves with millions of opinions,…

Limitations of Astrological Compatibility

Compatibility is about relationship durability; the “glue” that either makes it easy or, by lack thereof, difficult for a relationship to persist. In a sense this talks about the good/bad of the relationship because durability is quite an important factor of any good relationship. And in a durable relationship, love is an investment that can…

Getting Started with “Dasha” Timecycles

Every horoscope has a timeline, called the “dasha” cycle. This timeline defines when something seen in the horoscope will unfold. Thus a single horoscope can show indicates for both extreme poverty and extreme wealth. Mapped to the dasha cycle timeline, the planets causing the poverty will bring financial hardship during their cycles, while the planets…

Q&A for Today: 2010 November 24

The Ever-Present Comparison of Vedic Astrology with Western Astrology Almost all of todays questions and answers focus on this topic! For some reason it is “trending” or something =) Sidereal or Western??? Some rich guy wants to buy a guitar, right? He’s going to buy a Paul Reed Smith – the most expensive guitar in…