Eclipse Mythology of India

At the time of the Ksirodaka-lila (churning the cosmic “ocean of milk”) there was not yet any being named Rahu or Ketu. There was however an asura (“demon”) named Svarbhanu. When the amrita (“nectar of immortality”) was finally produced from the ocean, the devas (“gods”) managed to get it from the asuras by trickery via…

Zodiac, Clocks, and Why There are “12 Signs” and 12 Hours.

A lot of things about the zodiac can be more easily grasped by looking at a regular analog clock. The short, hour hand is the Sun. The long, minute hand is the Moon. whole clock is the zodiac. The Sun (short, hour hand) goes around the zodiac once, meanwhile in that time the Moon (long,…

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…

Discipline – An Astrological Perspective

The planets utilize the resources of the signs and houses. Therefore the planets are the main forces in astrology. Let’s look at the astrological planets in light of the question, “what is discipline and where does it come from?” First lets ask a dictionary what we mean by “discipline” as a noun. It answers –…

Harming Beings – 6th lord in the 12th house

Vedic Wisdom gives us a caricature of the nature of the 6th lord in the 12th house as creating a person who does not observe non-violence, but winds up harming other beings. I will now explore the reasoning for this caricature. Harming beings: This specifically refers to the Vedic principle of ahimsa (non-violence), which is…

Astrology “ABC”s from Ancient Sanskrit Texts

There are several medieval and ancient Sanskrit astrology textbooks that have a great wealth of knowledge – but are completely misunderstood by readers without the cultural background required to correctly approach them. This handicap is not the special curse of non-Indian’s by any means! All humans since the dark ages have lost the intellectual culture…

What is Time?

What is a Calendar? A calendar is a way of marking time. Why is it important to mark time? Because time is God, and we must make ourselves aware of God. “Time is God”??? Why? Because time is all-powerful. God is much more than time, yes, but time is one way God becomes a tangible…

Perfectly Terrible Relationships, Tarot, Squares, & Conjunctions

Perfectly Terrible Relationships What two signs would always argue with eachother but never leave one another? To stretch, I could say OPPOSITE signs have this trait somewhat (for example Taurus/Scorpio) because this is the attraction of opposites, which is the most exciting and therefore least smooth. But, it’s not really about two signs. It could be…

Colors of the Zodiac and Planets

 Colors of the planets Sun is burnt orange Moon is snow white Mars is bright red Mercury is yellow-green Jupiter is saffron Venus is prismatic/crystalline Saturn is black/ dark blue/ purple Rahu and Ketu (the nodes) are smokey and hazy.  We have to acknowledge that it is not as simple as the above makes it seem….