Tag Archives: sidereal zodiac

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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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 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 Sixth Nakshatra: Ardra

The sixth of the 27 Nakshatras is Ardra, which                                                                 … Continue reading

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The Fifth Nakshatra: Mrigashira

The fifth of the 27 Nakshatras is Mrigashira,                                                                   … Continue reading

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New Moon, New Beginnings

My break from the blogosphere and time for rest is coming to an end. The New Moon in Virgo (in Tropical/Western Astrology, Leo in Sidereal/Vedic Astrology) occurs this coming Wednesday evening or Thursday morning depending on where on the planet … Continue reading

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The Rashi of Kumbha (Sign of Aquarius)

According to the Sidereal Zodiac, the Sun is now making its                                         journey through the sign of Aquarius, the eleventh sign … Continue reading

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The Rashi of Kanya (Sign of Virgo)

According to the Sidereal Zodiac, the Sun has begun its                         transit through the sign of Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac. Kanya is the only sign represented … Continue reading

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The Rashi of Karkata (Sign of Cancer)

According to the Sidereal Zodiac, the Sun is about to enter                                                     into the sign … Continue reading

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