Sidereal Zodiac is not Authentic

David Frawley says: “Because the tropical system is a Solar-based system the commonly held opinion is that the tropical system is better at describing the personality and psychological patterns. The Vedic system is often considered to be better at describing the soul nature and predicting actual events because it’s tied to the actual fixed constellations.” The…

Real Estate and Astrological Planets

A student recently asked: Mars and Saturn are connected with real estate.If these are in the 4th then it is not good for emotional happiness but could be good for real estate. Is this right? Everyone commonly says that Mars conjoined Saturn is a symbol pertinent to real estate. I think this concept may be…

More Reviews of Articles About Sidereal vs. Tropical Zodiacs in India

In continuing feedback from my newest video, I’ve been asked to comment on several articles that cover similar topics. I reviewed on such article in my previous post. Here are a few more. Sidereal vs. Tropical Debate, by Vaughn Paul Manley REF: http://lightonvedicastrology.com/articles-sidereal_tropical.htm First I want to express my appreciation for Vaughn Paul as a good…

What does “Jyotisha” mean?

Jyotiṣa is the Sanskrit word for “Astrology.” There is a lot of speculation on what it means. Here is what it really means, in lieu of authentic Sanskrit dictionaries and linguistic rules. It is made of two parts jyotis and the suffix ṣa. [It’s not made by combining jyoti and iśa because (a) there is no such word as jytoi (it’s jyotis), and (b) there is…

Reading a Tropical Horoscope With Indian (“Vedic”) Techniques.

I have come to embrace the conclusion that the 12 sidereal signs of modern Indian astrology are not in line with the classical Indian definitions of the 12 signs, and have therefore adopted a somewhat unique system of calculating the 12 signs tropically, but calculating the 27 stars (“nakshatra”) sidereally. Many people have kindly read…

Does the Sun Revolve Around the Earth???

Let’s get some basic astronomical and physical concepts ironed out. First of all motion is relative. If Car A is going 50kph and Car B is going 45kph. Than Car B is moving backwards at 5kph relative to someone looking at it from Car A. And someone sitting in Car A experiences the car itself…

Astrology of King Yudhisthira, Recorded in Mahabharata

Describing the astrological conditions of the birth of King Yudhisthira, the Mahabharata says, starting from 114.4: muhUtrte ‘bhijite ‘zthame divaa madhya-gate sUrye tithau puNye ‘bhipUjite The first line means Yuddhisthira was born, “at the moment of abhijit / eighth.” Abhijit is never considered the 8th nakshatra (it is counted as the 22nd or sometimes the…

What you can learn from just words

What do these words have in common? Soulful Lunatic Mercantile Venereal Martial Jovial Stern They are adjectives formed from the proper Latin-based names of the seven main astrological planets: Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn! The Sun’s proper name is Sol. It represents the Soul, the singular center of all things, the core…

Why Arjuna is Named “Phalguna”

In the Mahābhārata (Virata Parva, Section 44) Arjuna explains his many names to his daughter in law, Uttarā. In text 14 he explains why he has the name Phālguna. उत्तराभ्यं च पूर्वाभ्यं फल्गुनीभ्याम् अहम् दिवा जातो हिमवतः प्रेस्ष्ठ तेन माम् फल्गुनं विधुः uttarābhyaṁ ca pūrvābhyaṁ phalgunībhyām aham divā jāto himavataḥ presṣṭha tena mām phalgunaṁ vidhuḥ…

Why are the astrological phases (dasa) based on sidereal stars (Nakshatra)?

Nakshatras are not the basis of all dasa systems. There are several dasa systems that have nothing to do with nakshatras. However, the most popular systems are nakshatra based. And the most popular of all, vimshottari dasa, is among the nakshatra systems. The reason nakshatras are essential in calculating the flow of time can be…