An Astrological Verse from Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

An Astrological Verse from Śrīmad Bhāgavatam In Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.18, Prajāpati Kardama says to Hari: The wheel of time spins on an eternal axle. Three meta-seasons form its hub. Thirteen months form its spokes. Three hundred and sixty days form the joints that support its circumference. Six seasons form its rim. Infinite moments form the…

Practical, Modern Evaluation of the Yuga Defined in Vedanga Jyotisha

In Theory The theory presented by Vedāṁga is that a unit of time called a “yuga” begins every five years when the Sun and Moon conjoin at a specific point in space; a point equivalent to what we nowadays call 0° Tropical Capricorn – the “winter solstice.” For this to be true, the Moon most…

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…

Everything you need to know about Sade Sati

  Sade Sati (“Seven and a Half”) is the Hindi term for Saturn’s transit over the Moon and it’s neighboring signs. “Much ado” is constantly made of it, and I think it is “too-much ado.” Sade Sati is just one of many, many factors causing the rhythms and fluctuations in your personal time-flow. Basically, Sade…

Śrī Caitanya Illustrates the Moon in Leo

Śrī Caitanya, the world-famous saint and avatar of divine love, was born February 27th 1486 at 17:55 in Mayapur, India. He is an excellent subject to illustrate the nature of the Moon in Leo because the Moon in Leo was rising as a full moon during an eclipse when he was born. There are several…

9 Planets – 9 States of Personal Evolution

What are the Planets, and Why? Planets are the active principles of astrology. Knowledge of what the planets represent is fundamental clearly understanding every other component of astrology – so learn carefully and well! If you look up at the sky, it’s clear to see that the planets are “the active principles.” Go ahead and…

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

A sign is a place in the heavens which can be occupied by the planets. The planets are like people, who utilize the resources of a place to achieve whatever ends they desire. So the zodiac signs influence astrology not directly, but indirectly by providing specific resources which limit, facilitate and otherwise modify what the…

Everything You’ll Ever Need to Know About SATURN

If you were taking my course, 102 – the planets, this would be what you would be discussing with me in your eighth class, the class on Saturn: Saturn’s Sutra: The Miserable Limitations of Reality. When you cut straight to the chase, Saturn is all about reality. Reality imposes limitations and is unyielding, yet only…