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…

Questions Relating to God, Fate, and Reincarnation

does lord krishna have control over the planets in astrology? The us Government makes laws. In that sense they have control over US law. The police and courts enforce the laws, invested with the power of the US Government. Still it is the citizens who either break or obey the laws. The Government or police…

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…

Whats a “New Year” – And Why Do Some Hindus Say It’s Now?

If there is anything I really want you to learn from this article knowing, it’s this: time is a circle, not a line. Clocks are round. The Earth is round. It spins around to create days. Orbits are round, too. The Moon’s circular orbit creates Months, and the Sun’s (or Earth’s depending on your point…

Vedic Pantheon – and the 1st lord in the 9th house

In Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, the sage Parashara illustrates the nature of the 1st lord in the 9th house by stating that it inclines one to become a “Vishnu devotee.” I will now explain what he is talking about. The Vedic pantheon contains many gods. There are two reason why: (1) There are many powers…

What Gives Planets Power Over Us?

Q: Can you tell em lil bit more about Durga Mata as to how she is the Base diety of Rahu? etc yes that is an important topic actually, because it explains what gives planets “power over us.” the essentials are this… (i may have to stop suddenly if/when the appointment comes online) Q: np…

Tired of 2012

There are no “planets aligning with the milky way”. You are falling prey to pop astrology! 😉 The milky way is ALL OVER the sky. Now, as for the CENTER of the milky way – we don’t know where it is. We know it is roughly between Sagittarius and Scorpio in the zodiac. Winter solstices…

The Planets Incarnate

The student had learned that some souls attain the power to act in the role of Vishnu, Godhead. For example, the Creator and the planets are individual beings empowered to act in the role of God and cause the manifestation and operation of the universe. But now he had a question. “Are all incarnations of…

Creation of the Universe

Astrology is the study of the life itself. To know the depth of astrology is to understand the meaning of life. Life is a spiritual phenomenon, which springs forth from the Fountainhead. From this flowing fountainhead of life, the universe comes to exist. Before we undertake to comprehend astrology we should take shelter of the…