If The Tropical Zodiac Were Right, Everyone Would Be Using It

In my new book, 27 Stars, 27 Gods, there is a small section at the beginning explaining that the fixed stars (“nakshatra”) and the zodiac signs (“rashi”) are two different entities without a permanent connection, because the zodiac signs are anchored to solstices and equinoxes, which perpetually drift through the fixed stars. A prominent astrologer…

Response to a paper seeking to establish a Sidereal Indian Zodiac

I published my article explaining that the original Indian zodiac is tropical (not sidereal as is currently in use). Today a rebuttal was published. Here is my reply to that rebuttal. Tale of Two Zodiacs Reply Dear Antardwipa Dasa and Shyamasundara Dasa, Respectful thanks a well written and knowledgeable article. I will reply to a…

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…

“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…

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…

Calculating Kali Yuga using Astrology

12.2.27-28 saptarṣīṇāḿ tu yau pūrvau dṛśyete uditau divi tayos tu madhye nakṣatraḿ dṛśyate yat samaḿ niśi tenaiva ṛṣayo yuktās tiṣṭhanty abda-śataḿ nṛṇām te tvadīye dvijāḥ kāla adhunā cāśritā maghāḥ “Take the two stars in the big dipper that rise first, draw a line straight through them. The nakshatra that is along this line is an…

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…

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…

How do You Calculate an Astrological Chart?

These days, computer software written by someone we barely know, if at all, calculates astrological charts for us. We ought to know how it is done, at least have some idea of it. If we don’t know how a chart is calculated we miss out on very edifying fundamental astrological knowledge. So I will explain…

Happy New Year, Astrologically!

People like U2 can say, “nothing changes on new years day” but still, a year is an extremely important and significant unit of time. The Sun, you see, is by far the brightest, most powerful and most important heavenly body for us human beings here on earth. A “year” is a measurement of one complete…

Do Your New Discoveries Make My Old Readings Wrong???

Since I published my article on the actual length of the “year” for calculating dasha cycles and eras – many people have become stumped. First of all they are stumped over the article itself. Secondly, they are stumped about what it means to the readings I did for them before I realized the correct length…

How Long is a Year?

How long is a “year”? That question may not have crossed your mind but it is important, because Parashara (and all others) define planetary eras in years. So unless you know what a year is, you don’t really know how long the planetary eras and cycles are. To answer this question we must turn to…