Symbolism of Mercury

Symbolism of Mercury encapsulated in about 5 minutes! This is about Mercury in astrology – but if you want to find out about budhi (intellect), it also summarizes what Kapila teaches about budhi in the Third Canto of Bhāgavatam.

Avatāra and Planets

This is from BPHS (Bṛhat Parāśara Hora Śāstra)’s chapter, “Narration of Avataras,” ślokas 5-10 The basic idea is given at the end of śloka 8: सूर्यादिभ्यो ग्रहेभ्यश्च परमात्मांशनिः सृताः (sūryādibhyo grahebhyaś ca paramātmāṁśaniḥ sṛtāḥ). Incarnations appear in the world through the Paramātmā, which is also in the planets like the Sun and so on. That’s…

Symbolism of the Moon

The moon represents the subjective mind, an entity composed of three things: opinion, desire and emotion. The most basic function of the subjective mind is to form opinions of the things it encounters via the senses, some variety of decision on the spectrum from “love” to “hate.” Opinion causes desire. The more we like something,…

Planets that Break Your Face

Two days ago, at about 3:30 in the afternoon – I broke my face. Well, not really, but that’s a figure of speech I grew up using and which is quite appropriate to what actually happened. See, my 5th grade son wanted me to play this complex version of “tag” with him and about 20…

Escaping Destiny – Astrology?

Astrology… Is just a way to make sense of what is happening in the universe by looking at the configurations of the universe itself. Since you can use math to rewind those configurations into the past or fast forward them into the future, astrology also becomes a way to make sense of what happened in…

Participate in an Astrological Study

I would like to do a small study. Would you like to take part? Observation: Children develop the ability to speak at different ages. Specifically, when they consistantly start using single words to denote specific people and objects. (I think between 9 and 15 months is average for this). Hypothesis: The retrogression cycles of Mercury…

Sun in Virgo, Mars in Scorpio

Over the last 2 days, the Sun just entered Virgo and Mars just entered Scorpio. Let’s take this occasion to review the basic symbolic implications of these two placements. Sun in Virgo Communication: The Sun in Virgo fosters power in all vehicles of expression and communication. It inclines one to be a writer or a…

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…