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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 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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The Third Nakshatra: Krittika

The third of the 27 Nakshatras is Krittika, which spans from 26°40′ Aries to 10° Taurus. Kṛttikā कृत्तिका means white spots and is associated with the sisters of stars, the Pleiades. In Hindu mythology the Krittika were six sisters who raised the … Continue reading

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Animal Spirits: The Peacock

Now that I’ve begun the Animal Spirits category, I’ve been asked about the symbolism of the peacock. It’s been hiding on my About the Peacock’s Eyes page, so I thought I would repost it here: Meaning and Symbolism of the Peacock I chose … Continue reading

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Nakshatras: The Lunar Zodiac

When we think about astrology, most of us will immediately think about the twelve signs of the zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. When we say someone is an Aries, for example, … Continue reading

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Suspiciendo Despicio: Ascendant, Sun, and Moon

The sixteenth century Danish astronomer and astrologer,                                                     Tycho Brahe, stated, “Suspiciendo, despicio,” – By … Continue reading

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