Predictions of Liberation or Enlightenment Are a Bogus Hoax

Astrologers can be extremely pompus at our worst moments, but never are we more presumptuous, over-adoring of the potentials of astrology, and under-aware of its limits, than when we claim to state on the basis of astrology whether or not a person will attain mokṣa (emancipation from the cycle of birth and death). Emancipation is beyond matter. It…

From a Student, About Astrological Houses

Here is a recent exchange with Mercedes Lozano Fidalgo, a lady who recently studied my Essential Fundamentals course. I really think she hit some brilliant points, so I am sharing it with her permission. About The 12/6 House Axis: Both houses “erode” us: 12th house directly erodes the 1st house (us) and the 6th house…

Who is Parāśara and What is His Relevance to Vedic Astrology?

Parāśara is one of the Mahā Ṛṣi (greatest sages), grandson and foster child of Vaśiṣṭha (one of the primordial seven sages). He is mentioned from the earliest text, Ṛg Veda (see 1.65-73). He is credited as conceiving the Viṣṇu Pūraṇa and thus ushering in the Purāṇik era. Although he conceived Viṣṇu Pūrana, it is said…

Nakṣatra are NOT Ruled by Planets

Stars (the 27 Nakṣatra) have no “planetary ruler” as the signs do. Planets and nakṣatra are related only for the sake of calculating daśās, and every daśā system relates the two  differently. If you want to understand the 27 nakṣatras (Indian Fixed Stars) forget about these temporary correlations and instead focus on the deva (divinity)…

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…

Astrological Gurus: A Myth

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the idea that there are astrological “gurus” with bona-fide astrological “parampara” is just a dream, a fantasy. There are people out there who think they have a “guru” – and in a sense they do. But this guru is not divinely ordained by a spiritual…

New Birth Chart Overview is now Available!!!

I just made available a fantastic, brand new Birth Chart Overview. It features: Beautiful, original artwork renditions of your birth chart! Deep, yet clear and simple explanations of every important symbol in your horoscope. Your rising sign, and every planet in its sign, house and lordship! Fantastic graphs of the “positivity” and “potency” of every planet…

Can we Change our Fate?

Can we Change our Karma / Fate? Think of it like this: If there is a ball in your hand, you can choose where to throw it. If you throw it through your window, you will come to regret it. Once you have thrown the ball, you’ve thrown it. There is nothing else you can…

A New Reading: YOUR SIGNS

Here is a NEW READING ($10) Your Signs ~~~~~~ … Calculating your chart using my personal system of astrology, I put your planets in order of their prominence and recount to you the essential destinies announced by each planet being in the sign it is in. I conclude by doing the same for your rising…