My Video on Hasta Nakshatra

The Vedic star of skill, dexterity, and refinement – all rooted in the awakening of consciousness. Vic DiCara illuminates the nature of Hasta Nakshatra’s devatā-god, Savitā, and brings out the essence of the famous gayatrī mantra.

Marriage Star: Uttara Phalguni

The Vedic star of marriage and family – the result of commitment to love, which itself is inseparable from beauty, pleasure, and happiness. Vic DiCara explains all these things, illuminating the nature of Uttara Phalguni’s devatā-god, Aryamān, the god of friendship, family, and marriage. Watch this video to learn not only about a Vedic Nakshatra,…

Vedic Astrology vs. Vedic Astrology

QUESTION: So if I am understanding correctly, you calculate the signs using tropical astro and nakshatras using Vedic? “Vedic” means “belonging to the Veda,” it doesn’t mean “sidereal.”  I calculate as I have understood the Sūrya Siddhānta and Vedic Purāṇa: tropical for signs and with ayanāṁśa for the sidereal nakṣatra. QUESTION: How is puranic or…

Is “Vedic Astrology” Really “Vedic”?

“Vedic Astrology” sounds so cool! It sounds so ancient and mystical. In actuality, however, there are very few ancient texts dealing with jyotish. You may balk at that statement, but please allow me to define how I am using the terms “ancient” and “jyotish.”  By ancient I mean: not the modern era (which can stretch all the way back…

Rules for Interpreting Rahu and Ketu in Houses

Rāhu & Ketu in the Houses Since they are always a pole/axis 180º apart from one another, their presence in a house gives prominent to the theme of that house’s axis. The way that they activate the axis is this: Ketu pulls from the house in which it sits, and gives what it pulls to…

Oscar Pistorius Birth Chart Essential Analysis

I am new to the story of Oscar Pistorius, but when an astrology student evaluated his horoscope as part of their lesson work, I looked him up and found him tragically fascinating. In short, almost from birth he had both legs amputated below the knee, but went on to compete in the olympics (not just…

Basic Birth Chart Analysis – Donald Trump

His birthtime is June 14, 1946 at 10:54am in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Here is the Chart as a wheel:   And here it is in the square form: Our calculations are not finished. We must now calculate the raw strength of each planet, and the positivity as well. We can get these values from…

Saturn in the Fifth House

Well, if Saturn is in the 5th house, close to the cusp, it will powerfully aspect the 7th, 11th and 2nd house (according to Vedic aspects). There is a synergistic theme in all these houses: 5 is about love, 7 is about partnership, 11 is about pleasure and 2 is about family. So, Saturn placed…

Questions about Raja Yogas

Question: When kendra [angle] and trikona [trine] lords are together classics say Raj Yoga is formed. But, does raj yoga give results if it formed in dusthana houses – like the 12th house? Raja yoga gives results through the bhāva(s)  [house(s)] in which it exists. It can give the results through the dusthana houses, or…