Astrology in the Southern Hemisphere has always been a subject of contention among scholarly astrologers. The Western and Vedic astrological traditions were developed in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is from that perspective that we interpret the movement of the planets (grahas), houses (bhavas), and signs (rashis). For the most part, astrologers have interpreted the
It is astrology to note that no two human beings are alike (even the twins behave differently). Everybody is curious to know the factors which are responsible for these dissimilarities. Psychologists and Psychiatrists are able to understand the defects and the behavior of the human being only when certain manifestations are observed and made known
The mutable signs of the Zodiac, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces represent energies that are flexible, adaptable and communicative. Of course, each of these signs remains true their element, but how this element is expressed is where we can see this Mutable quality. As Cardinal signs give us the necessary power to initiate something and
We all know the major and minor aspects of astrology, and the levels of importance placed on them. But what of those aspects that aren’t given as much importance. Looking at astrology from a numerology perspective you would automatically take into consideration all divisions of the Natal chart by numbers one through nine. But main
Mars, the Warrior Planet is considered a Natural Malefic both in Vedic and Western Astrology. Mars’s energy is hot, explosive and violent, hence the classification “malefic”. There are many areas of life where this potentially destructive energy is not only beneficial, it is also necessary. Associating Mars with warfare is logical, because in battle, especially
Vishakha “the forked one” 20°00 Libra – 3°20 Scorpio Deities: Indra, two gods of lightning and fire Symbol: leaf encrusted triumphal gateway Shakti: the power to achieve many and various goals Basis Above: to cultivate Basis Below: the harvest Result: fruits of the harvest Vishakha, as a Jupiter ruled Nakshatra, is connected to divine spirit.
Uttara Phalguni “the latter red one” 26°40 Leo – 10°00 Virgo Deity: Aryaman, god of chivalry and contracts Symbol: a bed or a cot Shakti: the power of wealth and accumulation through partnership Basis Above: wealth obtained through one’s family Basis Below: wealth obtained through the partner or partner’s family Result: accumulation of wealth Uttara
Pushya “nourishing” “the flower” 3°20 – 16°40 Cancer Deity: Brihaspati, teacher of the devas (divine beings, gods) Symbol: udder of a cow Shakti: the power to create spiritual energy Basis Above: sacrificial worship Basis Below: the worshipper Result: possessing spiritual knowledge and energy Brihaspati as the lord of Pushya rules knowledge and Pushya natives tend
Rohini “The growing” or “the red” 10°00 – 23°20 Taurus Deity: Prajapati, lord of creation Symbol: an ox cart Shakti: growth Basis Above: plants Basis Below: waters Result: creation Rohini is a soft, tender nakshatra. This was the favorite wife of the Moon. The deity, Prajapati is a creative deity, presiding over theatrical art, dancing
The Nakshatras are 27 constellations in the sky measuring 13 degrees 20 minutes each. This is the most ancient of zodiacs, mentioned in texts long before mention of Rasis. Basis Above and Basis Below: The basis above is what is in the mind of the deity of the Nakshatra when thinking about life upon earth.