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Shedding Light on Your Karma & Dharma through Vedic Astrology

Shedding Light on Your Karma & Dharma through Vedic Astrology An Online Video Webinar begins this Sunday! See below to sign up… Most of us have pondered and wondered about ourselves, who we are, and what we are doing here in … Continue reading

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Vedic Astrology versus Western Astrology: The Major Differences

Below is an old post, called Vedic Astrology: The Study of Light, that I wrote a few years ago when I first started this blog. I thought I’d re-post it here since I just created a short video explaining the … Continue reading

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The Twenty-seventh Nakshatra: Revati

The 27th of the 27 Nakshatras is Revati, which spans from 16°40’ to 30°00’ in Pisces/Mina in the Sidereal Zodiac. Revati means ‘wealthy’, ‘royal’, and ‘shining one’, but broken down rev- means ‘to move’ or ‘to go’, and –ati means … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on Jyotisha

I am happy to announce that my next book, Shedding Light on Jyotisha, Vedic Astrology For Beginners, is completed and now available for purchase! In Shedding Light on Jyotisha I explain the basics and fundamentals for learning how to read a Vedic Astrology … Continue reading

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The Twenty-fifth Nakshatra: Purva Bhadra

The 25th of the 27 Nakshatras is Purva Bhadra, spanning from 20°00′ in Aquarius/Kumbha to 3°20′ in Pisces/Mina in the Sidereal Zodiac. Purva, पूर्व, means early or first as in the first part of the two Bhadra Nakshatras. Bhadra, भद्र, means fortunate, auspicious, pleasant, blessed, and kind. The symbol … Continue reading

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The Twenty-third Nakshatra: Dhanishta

The 23rd of the 27 Nakshatras is Dhanishta, spanning from 23°20′ in Capricorn/Makara to 6°40′ in Aquarius/Kumbha in the Sidereal Zodiac. I’ve read in many places that Dhanishta, धनिष्ठ, means drum or bamboo flute, as in Shiva’s drum or Krishna’s flute, but when I … Continue reading

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The “Extra” Nakshatra: Abhijit

During the ancient Vedic period there was a 28th Nakshatra called Abhijit, which spanned from 6°40′ to 10°53′ in Capricorn/Makara in the Sidereal Zodiac. This overlaps small portions of both the 21st Nakshatra, Uttarashadha and the 22nd Nakshatra, Shravana. According to Hindu myth, the 27 Nakshatras are the … Continue reading

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The Twenty-first Nakshatra: Uttarashadha

The 21st of the 27 Nakshatras is Uttarashadha, spanning from 26°40′ in Sagittarius/Dhanus to 10°00′ in Capricorn/Makara in the Sidereal Zodiac. Uttara, उत्तर, means concluding or higher, and ashadha, अषाढ, means invincible. As an extension of Purvashadha, Uttarashadha refers to the knowledge and wisdom of Jupiter/Guru (ruler of Sagittarius) and … Continue reading

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The Nineteenth Nakshatra: Mula

The nineteenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Mula, spanning from 0°00′ to 13°20′ in                   Sagittarius/Dhanus in the Sidereal Zodiac. Mula, मूल, means root, source, origin, and foundation, all of which imply the end of one stage and the manifestation of a new one. From the roots, the tree … Continue reading

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The Fifteenth Nakshatra: Swati

The fifteenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Swati which spans from 6°40′ to 20°00′ in Libra/Tula in the Sidereal Zodiac. Swati, स्वाति, is the Sanskrit name for the star Arcturus, one of the brightest stars in the sky in the constellation Boötes, the herdsman. The symbol for Swati is coral, a … Continue reading

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