Tag Archives: Vedic Astrology

Sun in Capricorn – Addendum to Shedding Light on Jyotisha

It has come to my attention that in my latest book, Shedding Light on Jyotisha, Vedic Astrology for Beginners, 2nd Expanded Edition, the Sun in Capricorn description in the chapter on the Signs or Rashis was accidentally left out. I want to … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on Jyotisha – 2nd Expanded Edition is Now Available!

Shedding Light on Jyotisha, Vedic Astrology for Beginners, 2nd Expanded Edition is now available in both the paperback and e-book/kindle version! To celebrate, the kindle/e-book will be available for free on Amazon here from December 30th through January 3rd! Shedding Light on Jyotisha explains the … 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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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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A Two-Part Astrology Study of WordPress

About a month ago, my friend and fellow astrologer Linda over at Litebeing Chronicles wrote a post about “likes” on WordPress in which she stated: What I would give to get a look at WordPress’ chart! And so, being the curious astrologer, I … Continue reading

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An Astrological Pie (chart) Recipe

When Linda at Litebeing Chronicles had her 111 Global Party, to celebrate she offered a free Western Astrology birth chart reading to three lucky readers. Though I’ve had my Vedic chart read by others, and I have studied and read numerous … Continue reading

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The Gunas of Ayurveda for Health & Healing

Understanding the three Gunas of Prakriti is not only                                                     helpful when studying our birth charts … 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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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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