Tropical VEDIC Astrology??? Huh?

A lot will make sense when you consider that “sidereal” literally means “stellar.” Nakṣatras are literally stars, “fixed stars” as we might say with contemporary astrological jargon. So, saying that “Nakṣatra are sidereal” is really as self-evident as saying “stars are stellar.” Rāśi are the “signs” – litterally rāśi means “a bunch [of space].” Rāśī…

Why are Daśā based on the Moon, not the Ascendant

Question: If the Ascendant is more important than the Moon or the Sun in a horoscope, then why does Dasha begin with the planetary lord of the nakshatra the Moon is placed in? Why not the planetary lord of the nakshatra the Ascendant is placed in? The president is more important than the joint-chief-of-staff but this…

Can Something Be in Sidereal and Tropical Space at the same time?

Let’s say you live in Split, Croatia (bordering the Adriatic sea, on the other side from Italy). Someone comes and asks: “Do you live in Europe?” Yes. “Do you live in Croatia?” Yes. “But I thought you said you lived in Europe?” I do, but Croatia is a country and Europe is a continent. “Oh, were…

“OK People LOOK…” Vedic Tropical vs Sidereal Madness!

At the beginning of 2012 I finished my research into the actual definition of the zodiac in Sanskrit, Indian classical literature. I came undeniably to the conclusion that a lunar “zodiac” of 27 divisions exists in sidereal space. And that a solar zodiac of 12 divisions coexists in tropical space. It was not hard to…

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

The 12 signs of the zodiac are the most popular aspect of astrology these days, by far. There is some deal of good reason why: The signs give the planets resources to work with. So they are very important. Let’s say you are a fantastic guitarist, but you are stuck in the military on operations….

Why is Astrology so Confusing?

The main reason astrology is so confusing is that even the people who explain it are usually pretty darn unclear about what it is. Why? Because Earth is only just now gradually emerging from the Age of Darkness (“Kali-yuga”). The darkness of this age creates great confusion. During this time the tropical zodiac drifted out…