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…

A “Practical” Astrology Book

I am writing a book about the philosophy of astrology. Here is a section from the introduction: There are hordes of d-i-y astrologers flocking for how-to guides. I am not here to disparage or discourage them, but many of them seem to be under the impression that a book such as this one is not…

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…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part III.

Which is the Correct Twelvefold Division of the Zodiac? The evidence so far convinces me that about 2,000 years ago we made the mistake of projecting one zodiac system onto another. The question remains: which zodiac was original and which was the erroneous projection? Now I will set out to answer this question. Some feel…

The Most Important Planet

If you look at your own horoscope/ birth chart, or at someone elses, the first thing you wonder is, “what the heck… where do I start understanding this?” There are a few ways to answer that question, and several of them are good answers. Let’s explore one answer right now… The first, most important thing…

Meditation on Rahu

The following is what the grandfather of Vedic Astrology, Sage Parashara, reccomends we meditate on in order to attain “graha-shanti” – a peace with Rahu. It is from the ancient Rig Veda, 4.31.1 कया नश्चित्र आ भुवदूती सदावृधः सखा । कया शचिष्ठया वृता ॥   kayā naścitra ā bhuvadūtī sadāvṛdhaḥ sakhā | kayā śaciṣṭhayā vṛtā…

The Astrology of Serial Killers

A recent question on Yahoo! Answers made me look into the horoscopes of three famous serial killers to identify the causes of their perversions and see if any of these causes were held in common between the three. This is the beginning of a “scientific” approach to investigating this, but a truly thorough investigation (currently…