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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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New Moon with a Bang – Literally!

Yesterday morning I recorded the New Moon Vedic Astrology General Horoscope, and I kept saying this was a New Moon with a Bang. According to Vedic Astrology, today’s New Moon is in Aries with the Sun (for those not astronomically … 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 Eighteenth Nakshatra: Jyeshta

The eighteenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Jyeshta, spanning from 16°40′ in Scorpio/Vrishchika to 0°00′ in Sagittarius/Dhanus in the Sidereal Zodiac. Jyeshta, ज्येष्ठ, means distinguished, respected, older sister (one who is respected), the Ganges (which washes away karma), and the middle finger of destiny (used in a mudra during pranayama to control … Continue reading

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The Seventeenth Nakshatra: Anuradha

The seventeenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Anuradha, which spans from 3°20′ to 16°40′ in Scorpio/Vrishchika in the Sidereal Zodiac. Anuradha, अनुराध, is nearly identical to anuradha, अनूराध, which means causing happiness. The symbol for this Nakshatra is the lotus flower, whose beauty rises out of stagnant and murky waters towards the Sun to … Continue reading

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The Doshas of Ayurveda and Their Astrological Influences

In Ayurvedic Medicine there are three metabolic body                                                       types associated with the five … Continue reading

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Purushaarthas: The Four Motivations of Life

Let’s now discuss the four motivations of life, the Purushaarthas पुरुषार्थ. They are Dharma धर्म, Artha आर्थ, Kama कामा, and Moksha मोक्ष. The Purushaarthas are also called the four aims, pillars, purposes, and urges. The first three, Dharma, Artha, and Kama are human pursuits, which … Continue reading

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The Gunas: The Three Constituents of Prakriti

Before going further into the Nakshatras and Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), we need to become familiar with both the three Gunas and the four motivations of life. Let’s begin with the Gunas, which are the intrinsic qualities or tendencies of Prakriti, … Continue reading

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