November 27, 2016
The triangle is a very mystical symbol; the pyramids of ancient Egypt themselves are built in this shape. A triangle has three equal sides, and the number 3 may be regarded as a symbol of completion. The number 3 appears throughout history in many cultures and religions. There are, for example, the three worlds or three levels of consciousness -- consciousness, unconsciousness, and cosmic consciousness. Western Psychology may define these same three worlds as the ego, the shadow, and the self. In the Vedanta philosophy of India, the three gunas are the ingredients of the nature of matter – sattva = goodness and virtue, rajas = passion, and tamas = darkness or ignorance.
October 10, 2016
Vedic astrology, called “Jyotish,” means “the science of light.” Vedic science comes from the Vedas, one of the oldest spiritual scriptures of India. It was revealed to the great sages of India around 1,500-2,000 BCE. The great sage Maharishi Parashara was the most influential; his Brihat Hora Sastra is still the most referenced text, and has many translations. There were eighteen great sages, but the most popular today and the principles outlined in this book are primarily from Parashara.
June 20, 2010
Initially when one begins the study of astrology it is believed that all events can be predicted in a chart. The chart is a map of the karmas of a soul. There is a promise indicated in every chart but the probability of it all coming to fruition is definitely tempered by the fact that we all have free will. But some events seem predestined. It is our choices and how we operate within the apparent destined events of life that can shift our soul development. Much of our free will is developed through our thinking process for we can choose how we think and the choices we make within the apparent destined events. I believe some events are fated or predestined and our choices within these events can shape and change our lives
September 16, 2008
In Vedic astrology associations the planets form or variations of how they are placed in the chart are referred to as Yogas. Yoga means union, or that which joins or yokes. Most yogas are composed of more than one planet. The idea behind most yogas is to equate the planet’s strength in a chart, and how and when it will produce its effects in the person’s life. This is generally determined through the dashas of the planets. If a planet is involved in many good, strength producing yogas it will give it’s beneficial results at the time the person enters the dasha of that planet. There are auspicious yogas for wealth, success, and happiness as well as inauspicious yogas for downfall, poverty and ill health. The yogas outlined here are the most basic yogas, there are hundreds of yogas to be memorized. But it is more important to understand the concept behind these names...
September 16, 2008
As an astrologer for over 25 years, I remember calculating charts in the 70s. This is something most astrologers have no remembrance of doing. For those who have calculated charts by hand, they have an understanding of the astronomical reasons for movement, time, and space. There is something in the process of the calculations that somehow gave you impressions of the individual you were preparing to read. By the time the chart preparation was complete, you felt you already knew the person. It was like a meditation that gave you insights into the soul of the client before you met them. Even though this sounds very tempting, believe me, I do not want to go back to calculating charts again, but I am glad I experienced it...
September 16, 2008
Transits are the constant motion of the planet’s cycles. A chart is a freeze frame of the planets in space. We chart them relative to our planet Earth within the boundaries of the ecliptic against the background of the fixed stars. The fixed stars are what make up the constellations or signs. The transiting planets in a chart are where the planets are currently in the sky. As they form aspects to the natal planets in a chart they trigger events in an individual’s life. We can chart where these planets will be in the future, giving us the ability to make predictions based on where the transiting planet will go in a chart (what houses) and what planets in the natal chart the transiting planet will aspect. The transits will bring to life all the indications of the houses they activate and the planets they aspect. Transits are used to time events in a life. You may see a potential in a chart, but when will the potential manifest or come to fruition? This is activated through the onset of the dashas and the activation of the natal planets through the transits aspecting them...
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