|In the Indian Sidereal zodiac at 0° in Mesha, there is a reddish star which the western astronomers call Arietis. The Indians named it Ashwini or Aswini. The deity for Ashwini Nakshatra is Aswi or the Duality known as Ashwini Kumar Twins, the physician of the Gods, in the Veda. The Veda Puranas relate that the two Ashwini Kumaras were born of mother Sanga and father Ravi. Ashwini nakshatra falls in the Vedic zodiac sign of Mesha, which is ruled by the aggressive and fiery planet Mars.|
|The "star of transport," they are pioneers, explorers, always ready to try something new. They have zeal, and a zest for life. Heroic and very courageous, some will want to join the armed forces. Their restless and impatient nature has them rushing off quickly without planning ahead. Speed, not efficiency, is their preference. Their speech may be quick and halting, possibly stuttering, for the words can’t match the speed of their thoughts. They are the true trailblazers, headstrong and stubborn. As the symbol for new beginnings, they can represent a baby who goes after what it wants, not considering the inconveniences to others. They can be childish, irresponsible and inconsiderate. Ashwini rules all forms of transportation and fast travel. They are probably known for getting speeding tickets. Healers performing miracle healing's are one of Ashwini’s gifts.|
|From 13020’ Aries to 26o40’ Aries (Mesha) , this is the second star. The sign ruled by Mars and the star is governed by Venus|
|Parts of the body: Head , Cerebral Hemispheres , Organs within the head and eyes.|
|This star is under the planetary lordship of Venus and is within the sign of Aries, ruled by Mars. The star Bharani represents the character of Agni Rasi Tamo Guna. The etymological meaning of Bharani is "what deserves to be cultivated and preserved" that is dependence, servitors, retainers or anything by which living is earned. Bharani's animal symbol is the Elephant.This star is connected with the energies we expend to maintain ourselves in the material world.|
|Considered the "star of restraint," this is a difficult nakshatra. It denotes struggles and obstacles that result in personal breakthroughs. It is symbolic of the birthing process where one has grown out of the present conditions and must go through the pain of a new birth to create a new life. It is about personal transformation. Since Yama was the first to come to earth, and the first to die, they may be the first to try or do things. Social reformers, activists and philosophers are prominent here. There is a tendency towards jealousy or being plagued by the jealousy of others. Because the womb is so confining, in the end there is a feeling of restriction or confinement for these individuals. They feel oppressed by others, large groups and restrictive laws imposed by the government. It can also refer to those who inflict oppression on others. Here is the mystery of life and death. They may be attracted to a position such as an OBGYN physician or a mortician. They can be fanatical and intolerant of others who have different opinions. They are excessive and indulgent sexually. Their inner struggles can become a spiritual transformation leading to enlightenment.|
|From 26o30’ aries to 10o Taurus.The star is governed by sun|
|parts of the body : head , eyes , brain , vision , face, neck, tonsils, lower jaw|
|Krathika or Krittika is also known as the "Star of Fire" and is related to a commander, fighter, foster mother, luster, glow of power, physical and creative force. Krittika being a female nakshatra suggests passivity, indicating that Krittika needs outer energy or life circumstance to activate their power.|
|The "star of fire" is sharp, piercing and penetrating. People with this nakshatra have a cutting wit and can be sarcastic and critical. They are proud, ambitious and determined. They are passionate crusaders. As the nursemaids nurtured and protected Karttikeya, there is a protective influence, and they seem to adopt and care for children not their own. Their need to protect is where the warrior comes out. They are stubborn, aggressive and can be very angry. This nakshatra rules war, battles, and disputes. Since Agni is the ruling deity, these people have fast metabolisms and good digestion, and are usually good cooks. They have frequent ups and downs in life. Their passions can lead them to illicit sexual affairs, as the Pleaders were falsely accused. They are bigger than life and can rise to a place of fame and prominence.|
|From 10o Taurus to 23o20’ Taurus , sign ruled by Venus and star is governed by moon|
|Parts of the body:face , mouth , tongue , tonsils , palate ,neck ,cerebellum , atlas, cervical vertebrate.|
|'Rohini' is the wife of Chandra who is said to have been fond of fine dress, cosmetics and decor and was the most beloved of Chandra or Moon. Those born in the star Rohini are agriculturists, experts, well-behaved, handsome, good speakers and poets. Rohini Nakshatra evokes some degree of jealousy because others may resent that a person gains such abundance. It can increase desire. But these are only side effects to its great prosperity|
|The "star of ascent," the myth implies the suffering our intense desires may bring, for the Moon could not help his desire for Rohini. This is a passionate, sexually seductive nakshatra. These people are very attractive, alluring, and beautiful. They love luxury, art, music and all the finer things life has to offer. They are extremely materialistic and frown on those who don’t measure up to their taste and high culture. They can be spoiled, for nothing ever seems to be good enough for their high standards. They can be extremely critical of others, looking down at their seeming low class. As the myth implies, they can be over sexed, and use sex to get what they want. They can be very artistic and have an appreciation for beauty and the fine arts. This is a growth-oriented nakshatra, ruling crops and fertility. This implies they can rise to the top and achieve their desires. Also there is fertility for procreation, meaning they have children. This nakshatra gives wealth, but they must harness their worldly materialistic desires.|
|From 23o20’ Taurus to 6o40’ Gemini Star is governed by mars|
|Parts of the body : face chin cheeks ,larynx,palate ,throat , vocal chord ,arms , shoulders thymus gland , upper ribs.|
|The word 'Mriga' represents forests, gardens, a search, a seeking to find, to roam about in forests and a hunter, to seek to blaze the trail, a guide and preceptor. Mrigasira or Mrigshira is partly in Vrishabha and partly in Mithuna.It conveys the ideas of searching for beautiful faces, visit or request a girl in marriage. People born in this nakshatra have a strong body and moderate complexion.|
|This is referred to as the "star of searching". These individuals are constantly searching or looking for something. They are restless, nervous types always traveling. They are collectors looking for one more piece to add to their collections. They love to shop and fine that special deal, and the shopping or searching never ends. Like the deer they are gentle, peaceful, tender and have large soft doe like eyes. They are seekers and are powerful investigators and researchers. Highly intelligent their quest will eventually take them to spiritual dimensions of their soul. There is a sensual provocative side that can lead to incestuous relationships as the myth suggests. The fun is in the chase or the journey not the destination, for then the trill is over. They are known for having beautiful children.|
|From 6o40’ Gemini to 20o Gemini lord of the sign Mercury, lord of Ardra Nakshatra is the Rahu (Moon's North node)|
|Parts of the body : Accordingly to Vedic Astrology, Ardra ruled over throat , arms & shoulders.|
|Ardra means wet or surcharged with water, that is fat. When the Sun enters Ardra the Earth is said to be starting its menstrual course that is "Ambobachi".|
|Indications of Ardra as Vedic Astrology:|
|There is sadness as the symbol of the teardrop suggests. There is a very destructive quality here, but the destruction is necessary to save grace for the future. They create destruction and havoc wherever they go, sometimes even destroying themselves. This is the place of the dark night of the soul, for there is a new dawn or new beginning after the seeming tragedy. After the worse storms comes the beautiful sunny day, for the following nakshatra (Purnarvasu) means "return of the light." The rain the storm clouds produce brings growth and fertileness. These individuals are good at creating things out of destruction. They like to renovate old discarded things. This can refer to fixing up old houses or cars. They do have a lust for power and material things, and can appear cold and calculating. Their violent temperament causes many tears and depression, which can lead to their early destruction and death. They need to develop a sense of gratitude and appreciation for this will heal many wounds. Their real satisfaction comes as they overcome their hardships, and the truth and realization that comes through their suffering.|
|From 20o gemini to 3o20’ cancer|
|Lord of the star : Jupiter|
|Parts of the body : ear , throat , shoulder blades ,lungs respiratory system , chest , stomach , esophagus , diaphragm , pancreas , upper lobes of liver|
|The word Punarvasu is derived from Puna+Vasu, which means return, renewal, restoration or repetition. Punarvasu Nakshatra brings about the return of energy and vitality. It causes our creative growths and inspirations to be renewed.|
|This is referred to as the "Star of Renewal". After the bleak storms of Ardra the light appears again. Those with this Nakshatra have the ability to bounce back again, for they have deep limitless inner resources, and no boundaries as to what they can accomplish. They are deeply philosophical, inspirational, and spiritual with a true genuine understanding, which gives them their wisdom. There hardly seems to be a shadow side. They are likable, and charming. Because of their forgiving ways, others seem to forgive them easily. They love to travel, but just as the arrow is returned to the quiver so must these natives have a home base with family to return. There is a definite theme of return and renewal. As they give back to the world their prosperity doubles. This is a very prosperous nakshatra. They don’t have the need for a lot, they are content with little.|
|From 3o20’ cancer to 16o40’ cancer sign is ruled by moon and star is governed by Saturn|
|Parts of the body : lungs , stomach and ribs|
|The word Pushya means to strengthen, to fortify. The word etymologically means "to nourish" and that again means to preserve, to protect, replenish, multiply and strengthen.|
|Those who have this nakshatra are very religious, but usually in a conventional way. There is a helping, caring nature. They are very wealthy, abundant, sometimes to the point of opulence. They have close nit families. Since they are so high minded they come to believe they know it all, and can be very arrogant as to their orthodox beliefs. They believe they know all the rules, and they must make sure others follow their laws. They can be smug and believe they are the only ones who are right and the whole world is wrong, of course this indicates insecurity. The nourishment and abundance principle can create overweight problems. They are philosophers, and spiritual with boundless devotion. They want to share their inner wealth, so they are frequently teachers, preachers and professors|
|In Vedic Astrology from 16o40’ to 30o 00o of Cancer Sign is the area of Ashlesha Nakshatra. Cancer sign is ruled by moon and Nakshatra is governed by mercury.|
|Parts of the body : Ashlesha rules on Lungs , stomach , esophagus , diaphragm, pancreas & liver.|
|The force of Aslesha can be understood by its name Naga. Aslesha Nakshatra can be helpful if we have enemies but it can serve to give a person an inimical temperament as well. It all depends upon how the energy of this Nakshatra is used.|
|These are penetrating and intense individuals, with hypnotic eyes. They can hypnotize you with their glare and presence. It has been referred to as the "Clinging Star", implying they can squeeze the life out of you. They are profound and full of wisdom, but have been know to use it to the contrary, like black magic. They can be sneaky, crafty, devious liars. They attack when you lest expect it, are cold blooded, and dangerous. The end result is their convincing ways turn on them and they suffer the consequences of poisoning themselves. They cannot tolerate any criticism or humiliation. They are extremely sexual and may use it to manipulate and control others. When they become so distrustful, fearful and hurt they learn to turn their manipulative energy to divine wisdom and use their magic to achieve enlightenment. There can be interest in poisons in terms of medicines that heals.|
|From 0o leo to 13o20’ leo
Sign is governed by sun and the star is governed by Ketu
|Parts of the body: heart, back , spinal chord , spleen ,dorsal region of spine ,aorta|
|Magha is derived from Maghaban. Magha is the causes of brightness and light. Magha stands for noble impulses and incentives, the gift of Magha must always be a noble one. It shows that we are coming to the end of a cycle.|
|They are noble and eminent persons with leadership abilities. In this nakshatra kings or presidents are born, or simply those who rule or take charge. There is a drive for power and wealth. They are traditional with strong values and strong ambitions leading to restlessness. They are attached to their heritage and ancestry, and will usually seek out their family tree or origins. Worldly power and a need for recognition can obsess them. They have a generous hart, and deep loyalty with possible arrogance and egotism. Elitism and class-consciousness can make them quite snobby. There is a sense of emptiness that drives them towards enlightenment.|
|From 13o20’ leo to 26o40’ leo. The sign is ruled by sun and the star is governed by venus|
|Parts of the body : heart , spinal chord|
|It is also called the Bhagadaivata Star. It is the symbol of the call for creation, it announces creation and development. Poorvaphalguni brings about union and procreation on all levels. This nakshatra implies by the bed or hammock, it is a time of rest and relaxation.|
|This nakshatra implies by the bed or hammock it is a time of rest and relaxation. These individuals are usually carefree, never worry and rely on their luck. They are attractive, sensual, and affectionate. They are very social, with the ability to influence others, with their communicative skills. Social events and parties are their favorite activity. This has been called the party nakshatra. They are kind, generous, and loyal, and are seldom alone. They are usually married or in a long term relationship. Their joyousness can lead to excesses, going to the extremes. They are very sexual and passionate. They have robust health. They may be lazy and indulgent, lending to vanity and narcissism. They can be very artistic and often express themselves through music and dance. There is often a substantial family inheritance.|
|From 26o40 leo to 10o virgo The star is governed by Sun|
|From 26o40 leo to 10o virgo The star is governed by Sun This is the 12th nakshatra of the zodiac. The sign lords are sun and mercury , symbol is a bed. Uttaraphalguni indicates both the need for union and for organizing the resources gained through it.|
|Friendship is important to these helpful, kind individuals. They are happiest when married. Relationships and family unity are important. The meanings of Purva Phalguni apply here as well, just a little subdued. It is called the "Star of Patronage" for their love of humanity and caring sincere nature. They want to alleviate the suffering in society. Basically the Phalguniâ€™s are known to have a happy marriage. But, since this nakshatra cannot stand to be alone, they may settle for anybody, and become involved in a co-dependent relationship, leading to resentments and marriage problems. They are courageous and good with people, leading them into powerful positions. There is a tendency to be controlling and very stubborn.|
|From 10o virgo to 23o30’ virgo The sign is governed by mercury and the star is governed by moon|
|This is the 13th nakshatra of the zodiac. The symbol is a closed hand or fist. Hasta gives the ability to achieve our goals in a complete and immediate manner.|
|The hand symbolizes skill with the hands, as in craftsmanship and the arts. They may use their hands for healing, possibly as a doctor or massage therapist. They can be a comedian with their great clever wit, and good sense of humor. They are entertaining and good speakers. Their early life may be plagued by hardships restraints and possible impediments. The fist indicates an ability to grasp ideas, and hold on to things material or spiritual. Sometimes it is hard for them to let go. The crafty hand can indicate a thief, as well as a pickpocket, for they may be plagued by poverty or lack of success, until they focus on the spiritual path. There is an innate desire to be helpful and serve, as in a counseling profession. They are highly intelligent, attracted to mysticism, possibly palmistry being their specialty.|
|From 23o20’ virgo to 6o40’ libra and star is governed by mars|
|Parts of the body : belly , lower part , kidney ,loins , hernia , vasomotor system|
|Chitra is ruled by Twashtar, the Cosmic craftsman.This is the "star of opportunity". Chitra reflects the world of maya and delusions, which they are to over come.This is the 14th nakshatra of the zodiac, The symbol is the gem on the serpent's crest .It is anthropomorphically the forehead of Kalapurush.|
|This is the "star of opportunity". These individuals posses charisma, personal charm, and can be flashy and glamorous. They love bright colors and usually have very beautiful eyes with well-proportioned bodies. This is one of the most mystical nakshatra's of all. They have deep spiritual depth and with sudden flashes of insight. They are wonderful conversationalist; they say the right thing at the right time. Chitra rules creation, indicating artistic ability, and organizational ability as in architectural design. Many artists are born in this asterism. With an affinity to jewels they may deal with gemstones. Chitra reflects the world of maya and delusions, which they are to over come.|
|From 6o40’ libra to 20o libra . sign is governed by venus and the star is governed by rahu|
|parts of the body : skin , kidneys, ureter, appendicitis , hernia , bladder|
|This Nakshatra is concerned with air, wind, breeze or knowledge of Akaash since Akaash is the abode of air. Swati Nakshatra can be destructive unless we learn how to use it to remove negativity.|
|They excel in the fields of music, literature and art. Financial and business successes are part of their gifts. They are blessed with the art of communication, revealing their knowledge and interest. Their ability to ride with the wind makes them extremely flexible. They are curious and eager to learn. Some are very psychic and intuitive. They are vulnerable, striving for independence, but are always survivors. Swati also translates as "the priest" and are learned in theology. Sometimes they can be high strung, and shallow. Because of their Vata nature must be careful of their diet causing too much wind.|
|From 20o libra to 3o20’ scorpio . star is governed by Jupiter|
|Parts of the body : lower abdomen , parts near bladder ,pancreatic gland , genital organs , rectum , descending colon , prostate gland|
|Vishakha is ruled by Indra and Agni, who represents the powers of heat and lightning in the atmosphere. Another name of this star is Radha, a compliment to Anuradha, the birth star of the Sun. It has the Symbol of a leaf-decked triumphal gate.|
|This is the "Star of Purpose". They are very goal oriented, and don’t give up until they achieve success. Ambition, and concentrated power will conquer any obstacles or rivals. They are extremely competitive. With their hash opinions they may force their will and ideas on others. The end result or their bottom line may involve stepping on or either using others to get what they want. They need to be careful not to win the battle, but loose the war, by pushing their agendas too hard. If you have what they want, it will be hard for them to hide their feelings of envy and jealousy. They can become frustrated and angry when they don’t get what they want. They are always hopeful of success and their determination will persevere. They are patient, persistent and determined. They experience success in the second half of their life. As the warrior spirit they will get what they want, their best solution is to be the spiritual warrior.|
|In Indian Astrology, From 3o20’ of Scorpio to 16o40’ is span of Anuradha Nakshatra. It is governed by the Saturn|
|Parts of the body : Anuradha governs on bladder , genital organs , rectum , nasal bones bones near genital organs.|
|The Nakshatra Anuradha is ruled by Mitra Deva, the Divine Friend. Anuradha Nakshatra gives balance in relationship, both honoring others and seeking ourselves to be honorable.|
|Accordingly to Indian Astrology, this nakshatra promotes balance in a relationship. They are focused in their goals, but are able to maintain and balance friendships. Their friendly cooperation with others can bring them fame and recognition. They have superb leadership and organizational skills especially with large groups of people, like in organizations. Sensual and loving they know how to share and accommodate others; their gift is dealing with people. Also they have an ability to work with numbers. Traditionally they have difficult relationships with their mothers. Faithful and dedicated to the ones they love, they do have a melancholy side. There can be a jealous streak with a controlling angry side. They have been known to live far from their place of birth. There are many opportunities for travel, for they love variety.|
|From 16o40’ scorpio to 30o scorpio . Sign is ruled by mars and star is governed by mercury|
|Parts of the body : colon , anus , genital organs , ovaries , womb|
|Jyeshtha means the eldest one, the senior most, the chief one, more excellent than, preferred one or someone or something supreme glorious and superiority due to age and experience.|
|They are very protective of themselves and loved ones. They possess hidden occult powers. They are the wise ones who have the wisdom that only age and experience can give. As the patriarch or matriarch of the family they are the ones who will run the show. They know how to deal with wealth and power. Their lives are not easy and some may experience hardship and poverty. They are reclusive, secretive with few friends. Their inventive profound minds provoke them to seek the deeper meaning on life. At times they can be arrogant and hypocritical, because of their low self-esteem.|
|From 0o Sagittarius to 13o20’ Sagittarius sign is governed by Jupiter and the star is governed by Ketu|
|Parts of the body : Hips , thighs , femur , ileum , sciatic nerves|
|The meaning of the word, Moola means the root.The Symbol is a bunch of roots tied together. Moola signifies roots, that is to say, everything of basic nature, its motion is finite and limited. Moola connotes the ideas of foundation, commencement, from the very bottom, the chief or principal city or the capital.|
|Called the "Root Star" they have a passionate nature that wants to get to the bottom of things. They are good at investigation, and research. They feel bound and trapped by the circumstances of their life, and can get caught up in blaming others or their environment. There can be extreme reversals in their lives with great losses. There seems to be cruelty, pain, and sharpness. Material fortunes seem to be stripped away, the lesson of non-attachment leads to spiritual realization. Resentment and betrayal are common. The deep sense of loss forces them to look deeper and seek a higher power, transforming their experiences into enlightenment. Excesses lead to compulsive behavior. There may be an interest in healing with herbs or alternative medicine.|
|From 13o20’ Sagittarius to 26o40’ Sagittarius Sign is governed by Jupiter and the star is governed by venus|
|Parts of the body : thighs, hips , the coccygeal and the sacral regions of the spine the iliacus arteries and the veins|
|Poorvashada is ruled by the Waters. Poorvashadha provides us additional energy for our efforts. It is also known as the "Invincible Star".This nakshatra is associated with declarations of war. It has the symbol of hand fan.|
|Called the "Invincible Star" they are invincible, proud and independent. They have influence and power over others. There is a philosophical and emotional depth. There is a strong need to always better their life or improve their situation, and can be seen as a social climber. They are fearless, aggressive, confrontational, and controlling towards achieving their goals. They want popularity and to spread their name. This nakshatra is associated with declarations of war, and their temperament is a bit angry and sharp. The formal education seems to be disrupted. There is an association with water, and rule any industry or travel pertaining to water, seas, ocean, or overseas travel. They are always successful and their success comes at an early age. Great oratory abilities make them successful at debates. Their fearlessness can lead to restlessness and an obstinate aggressive disposition. Skillful in intuiting others shadows, but somehow blinds them to their own flaws, and sense of self-denials.|
|From 26o40â€™ Sagittarius to 10o capricorn Star is governed by sun|
|Parts of the body : thighs, femur , arteries, skin ,knees.|
|Uttarashadha is introspective and penetrative and is concerned with intensiveness, the results of the latter being more permanent than the former. Uttarashadha is the second part of the Nakshatra Sagittarius.|
|Called the "Universal Star" they are much like their other half Purva Ashadha but a bit softer, milder and not as intense. They are enduring, invincible, and very patient. They fight for what they believe is right, highly righteous and responsible, with the highest degree of integrity. They practice what they preach. Sincere in every way, they cannot lie. Commitment to their ideals makes them very humanitarian. They can be driven like a workaholic, extremely persistent when excited, but if they loose interest they become lazy, introspective, and not finish what they started. Thy have deep powers to penetrate or quest for spiritual information. They are leaders, very ambitious which leads them to notoriety. In the latter part of their life they become more successful, and victorious. Marriage can be difficult because they are stubborn, self-centered and loose interest.|
|From 10o Capricorn to 23o20’ . sign ruled by Saturn and the star is governed by moon|
|Parts of the body : lymphatic vessels , knees and skin|
|Sravana usually means "hearing". The symbol of Sravana is three foot-prints. It is the birth star of Saraswati, Sravana enables to link people together by connecting them to their appropriate paths in life.|
|This is the star of listening, also called the "Star of Learning". They are always questing for knowledge, and information. They can be very intellectual. Wisdom and the spoken word are very important here. They make great teachers, or perpetual students. Counseling is a gift for they have the ability to truly listen. Their sense of hearing can be very acute and sensitive. They are very traditional and want to uncover knowledge of the past. Listening and participating in gossip are common, even though they are extremely sensitive and hurt as a result. Their restless nature causes them to travel extensively, usually in a pursuit of knowledge. There seems to be trouble and disappointments early in life, and some disabilities. With age they slowly regain their sense of self-confidence. They can walk with a limp or an unusual gate.|
|From 23o20 to 6o40’ aquarius . Sign is governed by Saturn Star is governed by mars.|
|Parts of the body : knee cap bones , ankles , limbs , portion between knees and ankles|
|The symbol is a drum and tabla. Dhanishta has two meanings in it - one is Dhana (riches) and the other is Dhvani (sound). Dhanishta builds upon the connections of Shravana and makes them more practical.|
|The "Star of Symphony", there is considerable material wealth, ownership of property and real estate with this nakshatra. As to the symbols of musical instruments, some do possess musical ability. The "Star of Symphony", there is considerable material wealth, ownership of property and real estate with this nakshatra. As to the symbols of musical instruments, some do possess musical ability and love dancing, for they are able to keep a beat. With this notion they are great at timing, this can refer to having a knack for being at the right place at the right time. There seems to be emptiness from within, for the musical instruments, a drum and flute are hollow. They are constantly trying to fill this void, and this may be the cause of their problems in relationships and marital discord. Marriage may be delayed or denied. There is a tendency to live up to the expectations of others. They can be materialistic, and gain fame and recognition. They must be careful not to be too self absorbed, greedy, and narcissistic. They love the excitement of travel.|
|From 6o40’ aquarius to 20o aquarius sign is ruled by Saturn and the star lord is rahu|
|parts of the body : portion between knees and ankles , calf muscle|
|This nakshatra is about healing the human condition spiritually and physically. Satabhisha is the nakshatra owned by the node Rahu This nakshatra is the large group of faint stars in the Water Bearer(Aquarius).|
|Called the "Veiling Star", this nakshatra is about healing the human condition spiritually and physically. They may be healers or doctors. The symbol of the empty circle represents the void of space, what is behind the veil, indicating illusions or maya, and inner vision. They are profoundly mystical, meditative, philosophical, scientific, and are visionaries. They are very secretive, and reclusive. There is an affinity to star watching, and this can apply to astronomers as well as astrologers. They can be moody, lonely and depressed. Intensely opinionated and stubborn they think they know it all and have nothing to learn from others, because they are above them. Alcoholic beverages are ruled by this nakshatra. Difficult to heal or hard to cure diseases come under this rulership. There is a connection with electricity.|
|From 20o aquarius to 3o20’ pisces sign is ruled by Saturn and Jupiter and star is governed by Jupiter|
|Parts of the body : ankles , feet , toes|
|Poorvabhadrapada raises up our spiritual aspiration in life and takes us out of the domain of selfish behavior. This is a transformational nakshatra where they will sacrifice themselves for a higher cause, to make a difference in the world.|
|This is a transformational nakshatra where they will sacrifice themselves for a higher cause, to make a difference in the world. There is a passionate nature, a bit extreme and indulgent. The symbol of the man with two faces can refer to looking to the past and the future possibly at the time of death, or can mean someone who has a dark side they conceal from the world, or just two faced. Fearful, nervous, and angry they can be very cynical. Their lives sometimes are filled with sadness and problems. They must be careful of accidents and injuries. They are radicals and non-conformist, who have excellent speaking abilities to sway the masses, regardless of the consequences|
|From 3o20â€™ pisces to 16o40â€™ pisces Sign is governed by Jupiter and star is governed by Saturn|
|Parts of the body : feet|
|Uttarabhadrapada is ruled by Ahir Budhnya, the serpent of the depths of the Atmosphere|
|Uttarabhadrapada grants growth and prosperity in a broad way, benefiting the entire world. A person born in this Nakshatra is rich and famous,and follows the virtuous path|
|The "Warrior Star", they are disciplined with writing and speaking abilities. They are somewhat like their former twin nakshatra, Purva Bhadrapada but a lot milder, and can control their anger and aggression. There can be a lazy streak. There is wealth usually as a gift or inheritance, usually latter in life. They are cheerful, generous, and self sacrificing. They tend to be extremely protective of their loved ones. They love solitude and seclusion, for they need time to contemplate. They can be incredibly psychic with profound insights. Their depth and wisdom can transcend the ego to the collective consciousness, and seem to have magical powers. They achieve a happy home life and are usually blessed with good children.|
|From 16o40’ pisces to 30o pisces Sign is governed by Jupiter and the star is governed by mercury|
|Parts of the body : feet and toes.|
|Revati is governed by Pushan, the nourishing form of the Sun God. Revati creates abundance through providing proper nourishment. This nakshatra indicates a journey, and may in fact represent our final journey from this life to the next, being the last and final nakshatra.|
|This nakshatra indicates a journey, and may in fact represent our final journey from this life to the next, being the last and final nakshatra. It grants protection for safe travels. They are sweet caring responsible loving friends. They nourish and care for others. They have been known to provide foster care for others, children or animals. They have an affinity or love towards small animals. They love humanity and society. They love to be social because they sincerely love connecting to other people. They don’t have a mean or jealous bone in their body. There is a love of fine arts and they can be creative as well. Their caring for others can lead to co-dependency. There may be disappointment early in life, but this developed their compassion and sincere forgiveness of others. They are a bit weak and may be prone to childhood illnesses. They are mystics with complete faith in their beliefs and in the goodness of humanity. With their love of water, they usually benefit from living by the water. There is a deep devotion and faith to God. They are protected in all their travels especially the journey from this world to the next.|
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28 February 2012
SUPREME REMEDIAL MEASURES
1) For marriage and child birth - Recite
- Mattapalli mangalastakam
- Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam
- Kanaka Dhara Sloka
2) For fear of death, severe health problems, eye trouble, loss of reputation,name and fame, litigation, difficulties to father - Recite
- Adhithya hirudhaya slokam
- Sri Vishnu Sahasranaamam
- Hanuman Chalisa continiously for one mandalam (41 days)
- Or Perform Sudharshana Homam
- Sri Vishnu Sahasranaamam
- Sri Lalitha Sahasranaamam for one mandalam
- Sri Lakshmi Sahasranamavali
- Soundarya Lahari
- Kanaka Dhara Sloka for one mandalam.
- Sudharshanastakam,Mantra Rajapadam
- Mattapalli Mangalastakam
- Garuda Dhandagam
- Sri Durga Suktam
- Adhithya hirudhaya slokam
- Sri Vishnu Sahasranaamam
- Hanuman Chalisa continiously for one mandalam
- Or Perform Sudharshana Homam
- Garuda Dhandagam
- Sri Durga Suktam
- Sri Lakshmi Sahasranamavali
- Soundarya Lahari
- Kanaka Dhara Sloka for one mandalam.
Nadi Jyothisha - Jeeva and Sareera
Out of many important factors which have to be taken into consideration and special attention has to be paid for assessing the results of a House or Bhava are Jeeva and Sareera. The soul is named as Jeeva and the body goes by the appellation of Sareera. The Jeeva and the Sareera have to be worked out for every Bhava or House for proper predictions as they are the main planets on whom the results depend to some extent. It may be noted thet the jeeva and Sareera planets should be benefics to the particular native and well posited in the chart apart from benefic aspects etc for good results to flow. One has to consider whether the jeeva and Sareera planets are inimical to each other. Various authors and scholars have divergent views about the Jeeva and the Sareera. They have their own methods to find them out.
According to some Nadi Granthas, the Lagna is the soul and the Chandra Lagna is the Sareera. From these it follows or could be inferred that the Lord of Lagna is the Jeeva Planet and the Sareera Planet is the one which owns the Chandra Rasi. Their Strengths or Weakness is reflected in the results. For predictions Lagna along with Chandra lagna and placement of Planets with reference these Lagnas are examined.
Another view is that the owner of the house where a particular Bhavathipathi is posited is the Jeeva of that Bhava and the Lord of the House in which the Jeeva Planet is situated in the Sareera Planet. For example in a Mesha Lagna Horoscope in which Guru is in Simha and Ravi is in Vrishchika as per the chart 1 given below. The Jeeva planet of 9th house is Ravi and Kuja is the Sareera Planet of the 9th House.
The Lord of the 9th House Guru is in Simha so the Lord of Simha is the Jeeva planet of 9th House. Ravi, the Jeeva planet is in Vrishchika so the Lord of Vrishchika-Kuja is the Sareera planet.
Some scholars arrive at the Jeeva and Sareera Planets by taking into consideration the Karakathwas. The Lord of the house in which the Karakathwa is situated become the jeeva. The relevant House Lord counted from the placement of karakathwa planet become the Sareera Planet. The principle can be elucidated from the following example.
In Chart 2 where the Lagna is Mesha, the Moon, Chandra is in Kanya. One of the Karakathwa of Chandra is Mother. As Chandra is in kanya, its Lord budha becomes the jeeva planet for mother. 4th house represents mother so 4 houses counted from the placement of chandra is Dhanus, the lord of dhanus Guru becomes the Sareera planet for mother.
In the stellar system of astrology, the constellations and their lords are the basis to find out the jeeva and sareera planets of the respective bhavas or houses in a chart. The jeeva planet is the lord of the constellation in which the particular Bhava Lord is posited and the Sareera planet is the Lord of the star in which the Jeeva planet is situated. For example in a Mesha lagna horoscope, when Chandra ( lord of the 4th house ) is in the constellation Uthiradam ( Ravi’s star ) Ravi is termed as the Jeeva Planet for the 4th house. Ravi ( The Jeeva Planet in this case ) is in the constellation Poorattadhi, so the lord of Poorattadhi i.e., guru becomes the Sareera planet for the 4th House.
Ravi’s jeeva planet for 4th house in Guru is the sareera planet for the 4th house.
Ravi is in Poorattadhi and Chandra is in Uthiradham.
When the jeeva planet joins another strong or powerful planet, the powerful or stronger planet becomes the jeeva planet. In other words the stronger or powerful planet snatches away the right of the other planet. This may happen in the case of Sareera also.The following example will make it clear. See chart 4 where Sukra is exalted in Meena.
Ravi is in Poorattadhi and Sukra in revathi. Chandra is in Uthiradham.
Sukra is the jeeva planet and Budha is the Sareera planet of the 4th house.
In the Chart no 4, Ravi and Sukra are in Meena, on account of the exaltation of Sukra, Ravi does not become the Jeeva Planet though Chandra is in the constellation of Ravi.
In cases where the Bhava lord is in his own constellation, the Bhava Lord himself becomes the jeeva Planet. The Lord of the house in which the Jeeva lord is tenanted is the Sareera planet. For clarity see Chart 5 and explanation thereon.
Chandra in Rohini.
In the Chart 5 Chandra the lord of 4th house is in Rohini ( Chandra’s Constellation ) So Chandra becomes the Jeeva Planet and as Chandra is in Vrishabaha ( owned by Sukra ) Sukra becomes the Sareera Planet for the 4th Bhava or house.
At times the Bhava lord is not only situated in his own constellation but also placed in his own house and in these cases the Jeeva planet itself becomes the Sareera planet. For explanation see chart 6.
Ravi is in Uththiram.
The Lord of 5th Bhava ( Putra Bhava ) Ravi is in the constellation Uththiram which is owned by Ravi himself so he is the Jeeva planet. As Ravi is in his own house simha, he is the sareera planet for the 5th house. In this connection it may be noted that Ravi and guru have one of their constellations in their respective houses.
For good and favourable results to flow, the following point have to be considered along with other factors.
The Subject Predictive Astrology is one of the most complex parts in Astrology, most astrologers will be able to consider themselves in the subject. Predictive part and Timing of events poses the greatest challenge to an astrologer’s reputation. Now a days it is very difficult to get a Astro Guru who can fairly proficient to part his knowledge to the society and help in interpret the secrets of astrology.
Vaikuntavaasi Sri N V Raghava Chary (Meena 2) had given number of principles and interpretation techniques to arrive at timing of events in his work” Practical Stellar Astrology” (based on Nadi Principles). In his Meena 2 system he had given easy principles which helps an astrologer to foresee results. This article is based on Meena 2 system(Stellar Astrology)-I have taken one principle from his work and want to state here that how important the Stellar Astrology in Prediction.
In cases where friendly and benefic planets aspect each other mutually, when a plant is situated in one of the constellations of the mutually aspecting planets, one can foresee beneficial and auspicious results at appropriate period or periods.
In the above example, the Lagna is Mesha for which Guru is a Yoga Karaka Planet. Guru is in Uthiradam, the constellation belonging to Ravi who is also a Yoga karaka for Mesha Lagna. Chandra is the Lord of 4th House. There is the mutual aspect between Ravi and Chandra who are friends and further the Lords of 5 and 4 are mutually aspecting which is good as a Yoga is formed. As Guru who is in Uthiradam gets the effect of Ravi and Chandra who are also the friends of Guru. Under these circumstances beneficial results will be the outcome.
In cases where friendly and benefic planets aspect each other mutually, when a planet is situated in one of the constellations of the mutually aspecting planets, one can foresee beneficial and auspicious results at appropriate period or periods.
Guru is in Uthiram
Here the Lagna is Vrichika and Guru is a Yogakaraka for the said Lagna. Guru is in Uthiram. The constellation belongs to Ravi. Ravi is the owner of Simha and he is in the 10 th House. Sani is with Ravi in Simha where Ravi is more powerful than Sani as Ravi owns the house and he is also in the 10th House. There is also enmity between Ravi and Sani. So these examples are choosen to vividly demonstrate the effects and influences.
As Guru is situated in the constellation of Ravi, Guru gets the effects of both Ravi and Sani (as they are together). The beneficial results will have an edge over bad results.
Guru is in Uthiram
It will be noticed in this Chart 2B there is the same combination of Ravi and Sani but it is Kumbha where Sani is stronger than Ravi. So Guru gets more of Thamasic Guna and less of Rajasic Guna. In the previous illustration Guru was more Rajasic than Thamasic. In Chart 2B, the native is likely to feel more of bad results than of Good results or Effects.
Guru is in Uthiram
In this example (2C) also Guru is posited in Uthiram. The constellation belonging to Ravi. Note the mutual aspect of Ravi-Sani from their own houses. The results or effects are likely to be mixed in nature. The reason is that aspecting planets try to impose their influences on the other.
Ravi in Uthirattathi
Guru in Uthiram
In this Chart (2D),Ravi is in Uthirattathi (Sani’s Star) and he is also aspected by Sani from his own house. Thus Guru becomes practically a Thamsa, hence there is a likelihood of bad effects and a very minute degree of beneficial results as Guru aspects Sani.
Above illustrated examples will definitely give some indication to every one that stellar effects are very important in prediction. The predictive side of Astrology is very tough as well as thorny, whatever system that is applied or followed for forecasting the events.
Uthiram - Uthiraphalguni
Uthirattathi - Uthirabhadra padha
The Astrology has its effect from the ancient days to modern days. There are plenty of astrological views in Vedas meant for knowledge. The subjects depend on the person who understands and reproduces the fact. The study of various methods of astrology is essential for accurate prediction.
In India , the way in which Naksatravidya, the science of stars, has been thought of even in the Vedic literature shows that it was regarded as one of the intellectual attainments. The word Naksatra means star in general as well as an asterism in the zodiacal belt. The star groups or naksatras were referred as Devagraghas. Parts of the body (Kalapurusa) in terms of naksatras has been described, the same has been explained very well in future lessons to come. This will help the students in medical astrology to identify affected parts and to suggest proper remedial measures.
Horasastra or predictive astrology relating to horoscopes of individuals emphasizes that Karma and Punarjanma are powerful determinants of the lives of individuals. The individual has to perform good deeds and lead a pure life so that he can reap the benefits of good deeds and lead a pure life so that he can reap the benefits of good planetary influences in his future birth. Astrology is, there fore, a valuable guide to look up to, in order to have an insight into one's own life, here as well as hereafter. Astrology is not only a good guide but warns the wary about the “weak and broken bridges” on the way..
The Prayacittas or expiratory rites prescribed in the Dharma Sastras suggests that man is no automation in the hands of an inexorable Fate. It is the conviction of great sages and saints that by the self effort coupled with sincere devotion to God and faith in oneself man can rise above the influence of his environments. The twelve signs of the Zodiac represent soul patterns.
The Sun ,atmakaraka and the Moon Manokaraka, these energies or powers will provide the required inner strength to the native.
The acts of creation (srishti), protection (sthithi) and destruction (laya) are embedded in the womb of the all powerful time and this carinations are brought about as a consequence of this subtle power. The Sun by his daily movement s and the change of seasons brings to perfection the embryo in plants and animals and brings about various changes on the earth. The Moon bring nearest to the earth exercises much influences on it and as she wanes and waxes rivers to swell, the tides of the sea rules and plants and animals affected.
The greatest men like Kepler, Pythagoras of the world believed in and practiced some of the basic problems in one's life which can be effectively answered by astrology. The questions like the purpose for which one is born, the profession of the person , his financial status, marital happiness and other problems relating to marriage, wife and children, various tensions and accident proneness, and the question of death and so on can also be answered in astrology. Although knowledge of astrology will help to understand or analysis the mental and physical qualities of any man and the fortunes and misfortunes that wait him and his progress in the world whose actual moment of birth is accurately known or otherwise can be analyzed through the horary or sakuna sastra. There is a proverb to quote” Fools obey planets while wise men control them.”
An intelligent understanding of the stellar science could enable them to transmute their sorrow into equinity, their pleasure into understanding and ambition into benefic influence. Such a goal would however require much deeper knowledge of astrological occultism.
That which is inevitable cannot be altered but many of the unhappy conditions of our life are susceptible to change. As students in the study of astrology they realize that we are here for certain purposes, each in his or her own place according to an orderly to cosmic plan, with opportunities to produce certain results by refining our reactions to planetary influences.
There is not only pleasure but satisfaction and profit as well in the knowledge which astrology provides. Astrology asks only impartial, fair investigation on its merits and when accorded always emerges with the same respect other sciences enjoys.
Any one with ordinary ability can learn much of Astrology. It is no longer a difficult study. With proper instruction and a reasonable amount of effort one can learn to cast a horoscope and read it so that it becomes a guide regarding important affairs of life.
Some say that astrology is n art, some others rejects it as an ideal dream or an illusion. I would like to state here that astrology is a science and that it can render very useful service to one and all and create faith even in the septic, if one studies sincerely this course and Meena2 system.
The art of prediction of timing of events prognosticated by various indications or combinations found in the Birth Chart or Horary Chart. It goes without saying that success in reading charts depends to a considerable extent on the skill of the astrologer and methods applied by him to predict correctly the probable periods of the various events of life indicated by the birth chart or horary chart. There are number of methods available to give prediction, if an astrologer follow a easy and tested method without much of mathematical calculation then he will become very successful and his name and fame will skyrocket.
The primary commitment of an astrologer is to predict the events to the customer. Events are of various types. Nevertheless the typical customer, being immensely curious, pesters the astrologer to know when he can expect good events in his life. However experience of renowned astrologers whom I have association proves that KP formulas are working very well in pin pointing the events in life.
In Stellar astrology, the star is very important and it needs due consideration in prediction. Each star is divided into nine unequal divisions called sub divisions named as SUB and each planet is allotted one sub division in the same proportion and in the same order as per Vimshottari Dasa System.
The Lord of the sub division is called sub lord. In KP System the cusp refers to the beginning of the house. The lord of the sign in which the cusp falls is referred to as Bhava lord or House lord, the lord of the star (constellation) in which the cusp falls as Star lord and the lord of the sub division in which the cusp falls as sub lord. Similarly we will have to analyze for the Planet Sign, Star and Sub lord.
The Sub Lord of the Sub-division in which the cusp falls signifies the result of that House or Bhava more predominantly among the Sign lord, star lord and the sub lord is useful for detailed reading of that Bhava. In Stellar astrology the planet deposited in the particular star gives the results of the lord of the star and acts as an agent. The planet transiting in a sign is the source of the event, the lord of the star in which the planet is transiting signifies the nature of the event according to its nature, occupation and lordship, while at the same time the sub lord decides whether the event is favourable or not according to its nature, occupation and lordship.
The following are the significators of Bhava in the order of strength.: -
• Planet deposited in the constellation of the occupant of the Bhava (this is the strongest)
• The occupant of the Bhava.
• The planet deposited in the constellation of the lord of the Bhava.
• The lord of the Bhava
• The planets conjoined with or aspecting the above significators and also the Bhava in question.
How to select fruitful significators?
The selection of correct significators gives accurate prediction. As such, which of the significators are fruitful and which of them are just temptors have to be found out. If many planets become significators, then the selection will have to be made from amongst them either on selective basis or in the order of strength or by elimination basis by eliminating the just temptors or weak significators.
Methods to predict the timing of events: -
An event will materialize during the conjoined period of the Dasa, Bhukthi and Anthara lords who happen to be the common planets derived from the significators and the ruling planets.
Method 1: -
• While timing the events, when the event is to happen within a few hours, the transit of Lagna is to be considered.
• If the event is to take place in a few days, Moon's transit will have to considered.
• If the event is to take place within few months, the Sun's transit will have to be taken into account.
• If the event is to take place in some years, the Jupiter's transit will have to be considered.
Method 2: -
• The timing of event can be worked out by taking into consideration the cross transit of the Dasa lord, Bhukti lord and Anthara lord who will be within the common planets.
Method 3: -
• To find the timing of event, the transit of Dasa lord, Bhukthi lord and Anthara lord is to be taken into account.
• The event materializes whenever the Dasa lord or Bhukthi lord or Anthara lord transits in any of the three sensitive positions viz the star of the Dasa lord to be taken as the star and that of the Bhukthi lord as the sub or vice versa or inter- Dasa, Bhukthi and Anthara lords during that Dasa, Bhukthi and Anthara period.
The above said significators, selection of significators and the methods for finding the timing of events are being discussed in our regular astrological courses /classes being conducted with the guidance of Sri P. V. K. Punneswara Rao at Hyderabad . We had given thousands of accurate predictions by following the above said prediction techniques. Krishnamurthy System of prediction is too simple for precise prediction if you understand the system properly.
“ Prof K.S.K states that during his research had found that several thousand events take place in a day but without the involvement of Ruling Planet not a single event can take place”
The statement of Prof KSK is very powerful because Ruling planets decides the timing of events. To-day we are studying Astrology to know when the events are going to take place. Ruling planets theory is an application theory. We can workout Ruling planets for the natal chart and also for horary charts.
Ruling Planet definition :
Those planets that are ruling at the time of query or at the time birth and can contribute for the fructification of the events are called Ruling Planets.
Ruling Planets Consists of the following:
If any of the planets which strongly aspect or conjuct the ruling planets mentined above planets may be added as a ruling planet.
If Rahu or Ketu happens to be a ruling planet then take the Rahu /ketu representations planets also has Ruling planet. Rahu/ Ketu representation, they represent or firstly gives the results of the planet with which it is conjoined, then that of the aspecting planet, then the results of the planets in whose star it is deposited and lastly the results of the Lord of the Sign it is posited.
Principle Involved in selection of the ruling planets
• The ruling planets at the time of query would be the ruling planets at the time of fructification of the expected results/events.
• The ruling planets at the time of birth would be ruling planets at the time of query or vice versa.
Here we can take the time of judgement as the time of query.
As the ruling planets have definite bearing over the events it is found that the common planets between the ruling planets and the selected significators will contribute for the fructification of the events.
How to link Ruling planets for Timing of Events?
1)We have to select the houses which are relevant to the query say for marriage 2,7,11 houses, for education 4,9,11 houses, etc.,
2)Identify the strongest significator among the significators.
3)Identify the common planets among the ruling planets.
4)Workout the representations of Rahu and Ketu.
5)If Rahu and Ketu happened to be the strongest significator give maximum importance to them.
An Event will materialise during the conjoined period of the Dasa, Bhukthi and Anthara lords who happen to be the common planets derived from the significators and the ruling planets.
An event can take place during the cross-transit if Dasa lord, Bhukthi Lord and Antara Lord –if they represent common planets.
An event can materialize whenever the Dasa Lord transits any of the three sensitive positions. Say, the star of the Dasa Lord to be taken as the star and that of the Bhukthi lord as the Sub, or vice-versa or inter Dasa,Bhukthi and Antara lords during that Dasa Bhukthi and Anthara periods- if they represent common planets.
If the event to happen within a few hours, the transit of Lagna is to be considered. If the events are to take place in few days then the Transit of Moon has to be considered. If the event is to take place within few months, the Sun's transit have to be considered. If the event is to take place in some years, then the Jupiter's transit will have to be taken into account.
While making the Ruling planets, the KP astrologer should have the strong urge for the purpose it is made and unless the urge for the matter is deep and sincere he should not resort to ruling planets and stated by Prof. KSK.
It is strongly suggested that every one should carefully select the ruling planets and use the RP theory for successful prediction since I had used and observed that Ruling Planets never failed in giving accurate timing of events.
|Stellar Effects in Astrology-A Study on Digbala |
(Based on Nadi Principles)
With respects and pranams to Late Sri NV Raghavachary (Meena2), I am elaborating the principles written by him on Digbala in “Practical Stellar Astrology” based on Nadi Princples.
Everyone knew that the lords of the lagna,9th and 10th house are very strong in all aspects and occupy favourable positions, the native becomes very prominent in life and success come to him from all aspects of life. Over and above if they possess Digbala without any flaw, then the native may rule a country or may head a government.
All classical texts states that
Guru and Budha gets dig bala in Lagna Kendra,
Chandra and Sukra gets dig bala in fourth house,
Rahu and Sani gets dig bala in 7th house,
Ravi ,Kuja and ketu gets dig bala in 10th house.
Where as Sri NVR(Meena2) further clarifies and states that a planet need not alone be posited in a house as per classical texts to get dig bala(directional strength), even if they have posited in a different house but having stellar connection or associated with the planets who owns the house that gives dig bala to the planet, is enough for a planet to get dig bala. I would like to clarify further with example charts to the benefit of the readers.
Example chart No:1
Guru and Budha gets dig bala in Lgna Kendra. As per nadi principles even if Guru is posited in a naksatra whose lord is posited in lagna then also Guru gets Dig bala.
Example chart No:2
Example chart No:3
Here we will have to understand the basic principles of Stellar astrology that the 1)planets delivers their good or bad effects based on the naksatra they occupy not because they are in uchha or neecha positons in the horoscope 2) Even if the planets posited in neecha rasi delivers good result when possess dig bala. Lot of astrologers may be wondering that the Sukra posited in Uchha rasi(meena) for a native not in a position to enjoy dasa of Sukra, as per nadi principles if Sukra posited in Uthirabhadrabada naksatra whose lord is Sani then the native may not get good results during Sukra dasa.. Here we will have to understand that Uchha status of a planet may not give good results if they are posited in a bad naksatra.
While analyzing the horoscope carefully note the constellation in which the planet is posited and also constellations lord position in the horoscope and observe dig balas of the planets by using the stellar theory to arrive correct and accurate prediction.
Astrology and Science
Astrology is as much a science as theories of genetics were in their early days, when critical observation was the key to progress. Our ancient rishis were intellectual giants who had reached conclusions on the basis of their observations. Today the conclusions may be regarded only as hypotheses; but believers would say there is enough material evidence in their favour, just as proofs for several biological postulates are only now coming in. The three supreme postulates of Hindu philosophy (universal Atman, rebirth, and karma) have parallels in modern biological postulates (universal genetic material, heredity, and genes), which shows the astounding observational ability of the rishis. No science or art is more interesting, instructive and useful to mankind in contributing to his moral and material advancement than the sublime science of astrology. Astrology is the science that comprises the foretelling of the regular movements of the planets, the fortunes and misfortunes of men, fates of nations, inundations, earthquakes, plagues, volcanic eruptions, pestilences, and other incidents relating to terrestrial phenomena. In Sanskrit it is called Hora Sastra meaning the science that treats of Time. It is also called Jyotisha or Knowledge of Light from Jyothi or light that is the root cause for all known creation.
Purpose of Human Existence
The purpose or goal of human existence is called as PurushArtha. According to the Vedas, there are four goals namely Artha (wealth), kAma (pleasure), Dharma (righteousness) and Moksha (permanent freedom from worldly bondage). According to this philosophy, the first three goals are not an end by themselves but need to be pursued with the ideal of attaining Moksha.
Moksha is a state where the Jeeva achieves one-ness with Brahman in terms of all knower ship and possessing qualities free from all worldly evils and defects. The Jeeva however does not possess the power to create and destroy. Neither does it have the power to grant Moksha.
Ethics of Jeeva
Souls and Matter are only the body of God. Creation is a real act of God. It is the expansion of intelligence. Matter is fundamentally real and undergoes real revelation. The Soul is a higher mode than Matter, because it is conscious. It is also eternally real and eternally distinct. Final release, that comes, by the Lord's Grace, after the death of the body is a Communion with God. This philosophy believes in liberation through one's Karmas (actions) in accordance with the Vedas, the Varna (caste or class) system and the four Ashramas (stages of life), along with intense devotion to Vishnu. Individual Souls retain their separate identities even after moksha. They live in Fellowship with God either serving Him or meditating on Him. The philosophy of this school is SriVaishnavism, a branch of Vaishnavism.
Vishishtadvaita and Sri Vaishnavism-Jeeva & Sareera-Stellar Astrology Concept
The Absolute Supreme Reality referred to as Brahman, is a Transcendent Personality with infinite superlative qualities. He is Narayana, also known as Lord Vishnu. Narayana is the Absolute God. The Soul and the Universe are only parts of this Absolute and hence, Vishishtadvaita is panentheistic. The relationship of God to the Soul and the Universe is like the relationship of the Soul of Man to the body of Man. Individual souls is only parts of Brahman. God, Soul and Universe together form an inseparable unity which is one and has no second. This is the non-duality part. Matter and Souls inhere in that Ultimate Reality as attributes to a substance. This is the qualification part of the non-duality. Vishishtadvaita philosophy provided the philosophical basis for the establishment of Sri Vaishnavism and gave Vedantic backing to the brimming devotion of the Alwar saints and their composition of wonderful poetry and devotional songs in praise of Lord Vishnu.
A basic understanding of the Sareera bhava ( body aspect) of the Jeevatma in relation to the Sareera bhava (soul aspect) of the Paramatma is the springboard for our take off on the way to attain Moksha. The Seshatva(Subordination) of the souls is only another way of saying that they have Dasatva (Service) or right and duty to serve Isvara, who is their master.
The impediments arise from sins committed by the individual souls by transgressing the codes of conduct prescribed in the Sastras thus incurring the displeasure of the Lord. This in turn impedes the progress of the Jeeva towards Moksha. The sins are born out of Avidya (Ignorance), and Karmavasana (the latent impressions of the past and the present deeds)-the effects of which can be got rid of only by atoning and surrendering to the Lord.
As for the impediments, they manifest in different ways:- i) Committing sins deliberately to secure temporary and trivial mundane benefits .ii) Continuing to commit sins more and more- one sin leading to another in an endless chain
Through the Sastra, the individual soul discerns the differentiation as between its self and the body on the one hand and as between its individual soul (Jeevatma ) and the Universal soul (Paramatma) on the other. He also comes to know that his deeds (Karma) are responsible for his repeated reincarnations (Punarjanmas). He therefore refrains from bad deeds (Papa) and resorts to spiritually meritorious deeds (Punya) as prescribed in the Sastras. He also becomes aware of the Supreme Lord Sri Narayana and that surrender (Prapatti) to him as the best mean to reach Narayana and enjoy everlasting bliss.
To the Jeeva who has attained Moksha everything will be pleasant, agreeable and blissful. Even those that appeared painful or even less pleasurable while on earth because of the constraining effects of the material world would now appear enjoyable due to the absence of the material binding and the presence of Bhagavan.
While comparing Jeeva and Sareera of Sri Vaishnavism, with that of Stellar Astrology, in Sri Vaishnavism, the ultimately Jeeva to merge with universal soul and body (Paramatma) to get Moksha or relief from the cycles of birth and death, in Stellar astrology the Jeeva and Sareera of bhava/karaka should go inline with each other to give best result to that bhava/karaka, so that the bhava/karaka gets satisfied and also the native bestowed with very good results. Just like the Jeeva(by performing good karmas) gets Moksha the ultimate in the life, in astrology the bhava/karaka Jeeva and Sareera planets if they are benefic, friends and associated with benefic houses bestows very good results to the native like blissful Moksha. Working on this line I had worked out certain principles for good result to flow to the native with the timing of events, as when the event shall fructify by linking dasa, bukthi and anthara of the birth chart with that of bhava/karaka Jeeva and Sareera planets.
Historical Background and Importance of Nakshatra
In India, the way in which Nakshatra Vidya, the science of stars, has been thought of even in the Vedic literature shows that it was regarded as one of the intellectual attainments. The word Nakshatra means star in general as well as an asterism in the zodiacal belt. The star groups or Nakshatra were referred to as Devagrahas. Parts of the body of the Primordial Being, Prajapati, have been extolled in terms of Nakshatra. The later exponents of Indian astrology also have imagined the Kala Purusha in much the same way. It seems fairly certain that the Naksatra Vidya was held in high esteem in India.
In the Vedic as well as the post-Vedic literature including the puranas there are innumerable references to the auspicious days ion relation to the Nakshatras, for marriages, ploughing and the like. Some of them were even thought of in terms of punya and papa. Nakshatras and prognostications were usually made on that basis. In the Mahabharata as well as the Ramayana there are passages that speak of inauspicious or unlucky movements with reference to Nakshatras well as planets. It seems fairly certain that the Nakshatra Vidya was held in high esteem in India. Knowledge of the Nakshatras was necessary for a religious rite called Nakshatresti as well as the Srauta rite concerning the consecration of sacred fires.
Significance and Importance of Stellar Astrology
Among the greatest wonders of world is the wonder of the Nadi Granthas in India that reveal with stunning accuracy even the minute details of person’s life. Among Nadi Granthas, Dhruva Nadi by Sage Satyacharya occupies a unique place. Based on this Dhruva Nadi, Meena System was developed by Late Sri. R Gopala Krishna Row (Meena 1) and Late Sri. N V Raghava Chary ( Meena 2) in late thirties. Invaluable astrological principles not to be found in the classical astrological works are to be met within it upon which one can reliable proceed in the delineation of a horoscope.
Generally in traditional astrology almost all the astrologers give important on planet and their positions in the zodiac. As per nakshatra Siddhantha or stellar astrology, it is not the planets posited going to deliver good or bad results but its stat lord that i.e the planets posited in particular star that star lord is going to deliver the result to the native.
Stellar Effect in Jeeva and Sareera Theory
The timings of events fulfill an important need of Vedic Astrology. Predictive astrology aims at identifying the specific period for the occurrence of a specific event. Several principles on this subject have been indicated in classical texts. Many of them are not available to a large number of modern students. Predictive astrology aims at identifying the specific period for the occurrence of a specific event. Several principles on this subject have been indicated in classical texts. Many of them are not available to a large number of modern students. In my research study, I had noted that timing of events can be easy identified by using stellar effects.
Out of many important factors, which have to be taken into consideration and special attention, has to be paid for assessing the re¬sults of a House or Bhava are Jeeva and Sareera. The soul is named as Jeeva and the body goes by the appellation of Sareera. The Jeeva and Sareera have to be worked out for every Bhava or House for proper predictions as they are the main planets on whom the results depend to some ex¬tent. It may be noted that the Jeeva and Sare¬era planets should be benefics to the particular native and well posited in the charts apart from benefic aspects etc. for good results to flow. One has to consider whether the Jeeva and Sareera planets are inimical to each other. Various authors and scholars have divergent views about the Jeeva and Sareera. They have their own method to find them out. As per Nadi system , the following rules to be appled to find out Jeeva and Sareera.
The Jeeva planet is the Lord of the constellation in which the particular Bhava lord is posited and the Sareera planet is the lord of the star in which the Jeeva planet is situated.
When the Jeeva planet joins another stronger or powerful planet, the powerful or stronger planet becomes the Jeeva planet in other words the stronger or powerful planet snatches away the right of the other planet. This may happen in case of Sareera also.
In cases where the Bhava Lord is in his own constellation the Bhava Lord himself becomes the Jeeva Planet. The Lord of the house in which the Jeeva Lord is tenanted is the Sareera Planet.
At times the Bhava Lord is not only situated in his own constellation but also placed in his own house and in these cases the Jeeva planet itself becomes the Sareera planet.
By applying the following rules you can easy identify the eventful periods
Work out Jeeva and Sareera planets for each bhava or the bhave in question and Jeeva and Sareera planets for the Karaka in question. Events will take place or fructify when Dasa/bukthi/anthara lord have any connection to the Jeeva and Sareera planets of the bhave in question. For good results to flow, the Jeeva and Sareera planets should not be enemies, they should not be placed 6 and 8th positions among themselves, they should not be posited either 6th or 8th house in the rasi chart.
How to link Dasa,Bukthi and Anthara to Jeeva and Sareera Planets to arrive the timing of events?(Methods)
1. If Dasa or Bukthi or Anthara lords have connection with Jeeva or Sareera planets of Bhava or Karaka in question then fructification of results shall happen at that time..
2. In transit(Gochara) Jeeva and Sareera planets of a bhava or karaka in question touches the natal(birth) charts’ position of Jeeva or Sareera and DBA should have connection to Jeeva and Sareera then results to that bhava fructifies.
3. In Transit(gochara),Jeeva or Sareera planet aspects each other and DBA should have coonection to Jeeva and Sareera then the connected bhava or karaka in question fructifies.
Timing of Marriage
DOB: 22-5-1978 TOB:20:55 Hrs POB:Thanjavur(TN) Anuradha 2nd pada
Balance of dasa:Sani dasa 11yrs 1month 21 days
Marriage taken place on:4-4-2007
Marriage: Kalathra Bhava is Seventh house from lagna. Kalathra karaka is Sukra. Let us work out Jeeva and sareea for both.
For Seventh house, the lord is Budha, Budha is in Mesha rasi and in Bharani nakshatra whose lord is Sukra then Sukra will become the Jeeva for that bhava, then Jeeva Lord is Sukra and is in the nakshatra Aridra whose lord is Rahu, so Rahu will become Sareera for that bhave(Rule No:1)
Hence Jeeva and Sareera for 7th house is Sukra and Rahu.
For Kalathra Karaka Sukra, Sukra is in the nakshatra of Aridra whose lord is Rahu, so Rahu will become Jeeva and Jeeva planet Rahu is in the nakshatra of Hastha whose lord is Chandra and hence Chandra becomes Sareera .(Rule No:1)
Hence Jeeva and Sareera for kalathra karaka Sukra is Rahu and Chandra.
Date of Marriage: 4-4-2007
Ketu in Pubba Nakshatra.Running Dasa at the time marriage is Ketu dasa/Sukra bukthi/Chandra anthara from 2-4-07 to 27-4-07
Bukthi lord Sukra happens to be Jeeva planet for 7th house. Dasa lord Ketu is transiting in Pubba nakshatra (Sukra), Jeeva planet Sukras’ nakshatra in Simha rasi at the time of marriage. Kalathra karaka is Sukra’s Jeeva and Sareera is Rahu and Chandra, Anthra lord at the time marriage is Chandra having direct connection with Sareera of kalathra karaka. Over and above Anthara lord Chandra transiting in Jeeva lord Sukras’ house thula rasi. Hence the marriage had taken place in Ketu dasa Sukra bukthi and Chandra anthara.(Method 1).
| Astronomy and Astrology|
The whole universe moves at the will of its creator, but it moves under the controlling influence of fate. It is not free”
“No man is the dispenser of his own destiny,. The actions done in a former life are seen to produce fruits in this. The soul is born again with its accumulated load of karma. By performing only virtuous actions it attains to the state of the celestials. By a combination of good and bad actions, it acquires the state of human brings. By indulgence in sensuality and similar vices, it is born among the lower animals.”
We are living in a mathematical age. Our lives, from the personal to the communal, from the communal to the international, from the biological and physical to the economic and even to the ethical, are increasingly mathematicized. Despite this, the average person has little necessity to deal with the mathematics on a conscious level. Mathematics permeates our world, often in "chipped" form.
Astrology which very often had links to astronomy and religious practice, demanded exact planetary positions, and astrology stimulated and supported mathematics for long periods of time and led to intellectual controversy. Astrology carries with it an implication of rigid determinism and this came early into conflict with the doctrine of free will.
The extent of the historic relationship between mathematics and astronomy should not be underestimated. There is much that can be and has been said. Practically every major theme of mathematics, its concepts, its methodology, its philosophy, has been linked in some way to astrological concepts.
A common misconception is to confuse astronomy with astrology. Astronomy is the scientific study of the universe. Astrology is “astromancy”, or divination by the stars. As science communicators dealing with astronomy we often find a strong interest amongst the public in astrology — how the stars and planets directly affect our individual lives. Nowadays astrology is at odds with the scientific nature of astronomy, but this has not always been the case. Presented here is a background to astrology, to give a deeper understanding of where it has come from and why it has such an enduring place in all forms of global media.
Historically, astrology and astronomy were not considered entirely separate fields; much of an astrologer’s time was spent working on star charts or taking meticulous measurements. Observations repeated thousands of times allowed the prediction of certain celestial events and, as a result, terrestrial events . Proceeding from the correlation between celestial and terrestrial events, a control of the latter by the former was imagined. The planets or “wandering stars” were perceived as a coded communication from the deities; hence observation of tiny planetary movements was a way of interpreting the will of the Gods.
“Sahobhirvisvam paricakramu rajah purva dhamanyamita mimanah
Tanusu visva bhuvana ni yemire prasarayanta purudha praja anu”
Planets with their super natural powers move around in various planes and control the overall existence as well as non-existence of all beings. Strictly in accordance with their strength, they confer all Karmic effects, both good and bad, to one and all. So, they are the ultimate executors of this entire creation. Astrology is a science which reveals an individual’s environment, patterns of behaviour, potentialities, propensities, fortunes, misfortunes, his vicissitude of life, his past, present and future. In short, it is a blue print of his destiny. In modern times, we find various researches in various fields and aspects. On observing these from astrological point of view, we find all the sciences are related to astrology.
The micro form of Sun rays in human being is called as mind (manas). The light reflected by various planets is showing its effects on mind in different ways and the resultant is the diversification of thoughts. The ascendant, the Natal Moon sign and the light of various planets at the time of birth of an individual are taking the form of manas (mind).
A prevailing mindset towards astrology assumes that it is somehow similar to other psychics, disciplines, and it inevitably ends up being placed in the same category as clairvoyance, tarot reading, psychometry, prophecy, spirit channeling, talking to the dead and the like. The truth is that astrology is quite different from all other disciplines and it is in a class by itself. This study will serve as a foundation for laymen, students and enthusiasts alike who wish to further their understanding of this study, which in ancient times had been considered “the king of sciences”. Astrology is based on the relationship of all stellar bodies to the earth. It is primarily concerned with all the bodies in our solar system including the planets, the Sun, the Moon, asteroids and comets.
The Stellar bodies outside our solar system i.e. the fixed stars and constellations are also important, but only as far as they serve as a backdrop to movements within our orbital system. The relative shape of our solar system is disk shaped. All the planets revolve around the Sun in the same direction from left to right as they pass in front of the Sun and from right to left as they go behind.
In Sanskrit, astrology is called “Hora Sastra” meaning the science that treats the Time. It is also called “Jyotisha” or “Knowledge of Light from Jyothi” or light that is the root cause for all known creation.
No brain can ever deny the influence of planets upon men and how they affect, deter and facilitate his future career on the three planes of human existence, viz., physical characteristics, mental peculiarities and spiritual aspirations. The Sun, by his daily movements and the change of seasons, brings to perfection the embryo in plants and animals and brings about changes on the Earth. The Moon being nearest to the Earth exercises much influence on it and as she wanes and waxes, rivers swell, the tides of the sea are ruled and the plants and animals affected. Astrology must not be confused with fatalism, witchcraft and card shuffling. It interprets what it conceives to be the future of man as moulded by his previous Karma and indicated by the planetary positions at the time of birth.
It is recorded that Newton was attracted to the study of mathematics and astronomy by the contemplation of an astrological figure of the heavens. When one has acquired a thorough knowledge of the everlasting and ever-changing influences of the stars, he will be able to prognosticate correctly the mental and physical qualities of the man and the fortunes and misfortunes that await him and his progress in the world whose actual moment of birth is accurately known.
THE ORIGIN OF ASTROLOGY
It is a part of Vedas and is called a Vedanga. The belief is that this science was taught by Lord Shiva to His consort Parvathi, which was passed on to Brahma who in turn passed it to sages like Brahmadeva, Vasishta etc. the following sloka says:
“Surya pithamaho vyaso vasishtauosuraha
Kasyapa narada garga mareechirangeerasa.
Lomasha poulasya chavana yavana
Manaha sounaha kosta dadheecha jyotisastra pravataha »
According to the accounts found in the Puranas, even Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva were aware of the science of Jyotish, therefore it should have existed since the beginning of the creation of the Universe, which was hundreds and billions of years ago. Then this knowledge was passed down to the Maharishis, sons and grandsons of Brahma: Surya, Pitamaha, Vyasa, Vasistha, Atri, Parashara, Kashyapa, Narada, Garga, Marichi, Manu, Angira, Lomasha, Paulisha, Chyavana, Yavana, Bhrigu and Saunaka. Some of them have compiled their knowledge into books, which were preserved and rewritten during the ages. Some of them are Surya Jataka, Narada Samhita, Garga Hora, Bhrigu Samhita, and Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra.
Brihat Samhita, a classical treatise on astrology, also gives its version on the origin when it says:
“Prathamamun katita marealokya grantha
Sparsa maohi datrin”
So from the above it is clear that astrology has a divine origin and man has had no hand in its creation. But laws propounded by sages from time to time should be interpreted to suit conditions of the people, country and time for which predictions are made.
NEED OF ASTROLOGY AND MODE OF THINKING
Many people read their horoscopes and consult astrologers every day .Astrology is a scientific mode of thinking, which is just one mode among many like for economists there is a "marketing mode", for sociologists there are "social modes", and for psychologists there are "behaviour modes"..
Astrological calculations involve proven and recognised rules.
Calculation of the birth chart involves a great deal of astronomy, and its interpretation involves recognised rules. Altogether the birth chart contains more than enough combinations to describe situations in life. Different schools may differ in their working methods but normally this does not upset the astrological mode of thinking. The birth moment symbolises the start of the life plan.
IMPORTANCE OF HINDU ASTROLOGY
In Vedic astrology, we would try to trace out the spiritual status of the native and also the karmic forces activating the different life events, and approach the chart as a map for the different opportunities in the perspective of the native. Vedic philosophy is in full support of the astrologer, as the Vedas state that everyone is an eternal spirit soul and his contact with matter is just a temporary phenomenon, which can be overcome by the proper utilization of the native's free will. Therefore the astrologer can pinpoint the difficulties on the path of the native's self-realization and spiritual development, and can indicate him the proper way to elevate himself. The astrologer can suggest suitable remedies that will not only give relief from material suffering or fulfill his lawful desires, but also serve his ultimate benefit by elevating him to the plane of pure knowledge and consciousness, and, possibly, love of God.
He should also remember that all branches of Vedic knowledge were and are handed down through the Guru-Parampara or disciple succession, which helps them to preserve this knowledge in its original form, and prevents it from becoming corrupted or distorted.
REVEALING HIDDEN CAUSES
Astrology has adapted to changes in society throughout history, and as a result it continues to benefit from a positive public image. The commercial and social success of astrology, largely driven by the media, is surprising given the dominance that science enjoys within our society. Its foundations exploit the widely held belief that pervasive connections exist between the macrocosm (the Universe as a whole) and our microcosm (human society and social relationships). Astrologers aim to decipher the hidden meaning behind planetary movements and positions, which they believe correspond to human personality traits or predict major and minor life events. The lexical ambiguity, with which these predictions are made, however, produces results that can be neither proven nor disproven.
The knowledge of astrology may help to determine the astrological pattern of each individual and know the relative strength and weakness of several forces operating in each life to the degree that we are in possession of such knowledge. We can begin systematic and scientific character building. We elect times and seasons cosmically advantageous to unfolding undeveloped qualities, correcting faulty traits, and eliminating destructive propensities.
The educational value of astrology lies in its capacity to reveal the hidden causes at work in our lives. It enters into the intangible, yet ever present and potent, factors in life. It transcends form. It discovers Spirit. It demonstrates reality. It touches every walk of life. It counsels the adult in regard to vocation, the parents in the guidance of children, the teachers in management of pupils, the judges in executing sentences, the physician in diagnosing disease, and in similar manner lends aid to each and all, in whatsoever station or enterprise they may find themselves.
The planets are interdependent, and at the same time are controlled by one chief planet the Sun. Our ancient seers never ignored the empirical universe. We live in this universe and it is our duty to relate this universe with all our experiences and flights. In order to interpret the Vedic texts and to enable the people to follow and practise the Vedic injunctions there arose six ancillary disciplines called the Vedangas. One part of these Vedangas is Jyothisa which deals with astrology and astronomy. Literally Jyothi means light.
"The Vedanga has six limbs, viz. Jyotisha, Kalpa, Nirukta, Siksha, Vyakarana and Chanda. For the Vedas, the six important limbs, viz. the feet, the face, the hands, the eyes, the nose, and the ears are represented by Chanda, Vyakarana, Kalpa, Jyotisha, Siksha and Nirukta respectively. As astrology is the eye of the Vedas, it is given the pride of place. No person possessing all the organs intact but without eyesight can have individuality."
Therefore, although astrology is a subordinate part of Vedic knowledge, it still occupies a very prominent position, because with its help one can foresee the results of his actions. Maitreya also mentions the three branches of astrology, namely Hora, Ganita and Samhita.
“Those who know Astrology can only indicate in a way what will take place in future. Who else, except the creator Brahma, can say with certainty what will definitely happen?”-Jataka Chandrika
What is Vedic Mathematics?
Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas According research all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras or word-formulae. For example, 'Vertically and Crosswise` is one of these Sutras. These formulae describe the way the mind naturally works and are therefore a great help in directing the student to the appropriate method of solution.
Residential Strength of a Planet - Avasiya Bala
This post is in response to a question about strength of planet in a horoscope, that was asked in Vedic Astrology forum on this site. The reader “had presumed that the higher the degree, the more matured the planet and hence more powerful the planet”.
Geocentric Model vs. Heliocentric Model
The heliocentric model places the Sun at the centre of the solar system. The geocentric model places the Earth at the centre of the solar system. Technically, it is not wrong to adopt the geocentric model, as we would be merely considering different frames of references. We live in a geocentric world. Astrology is preoccupied with how the planets relate to an individual on Earth, and hence their relative positions. Generally, the heliocentric model is good for explaining how things work in the solar system, in accordance with the laws of physics. By contrast, the geocentric model is suitable for descriptive purposes.
Inner and Outer Planets
The planets in our solar system play an important role in astrology. Analysis of them involves tracking their movement across the sky. This is not a simple task, as their motions are varied – some take days or even weeks to record any changes in position.Furthermore, only five of the planets are visible to the naked eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars,Jupiter and Saturn.
Mercury and Venus are situated between the Earth and the Sun and are called the minor, interior of inferior planets.
Mars,Jupiter and Saturn are situated far away from the Earth. Their orbits are outside the Earth’s orbit. They are called outer, exterior or superior planets.
What is the connection between what you see at the sky and the astrological chart? What are the Moon nodes exactly and how is it possible that sometimes planets seem to go backwards? Why is the Moon sometimes high or low at the sky and how to explain the Moon phases and Eclipses? Do other planets have phases, if so what are these and have they any meaning for the astrological interpretation?
What is the background of the difference between the sidereal and tropical zodiac?
We can give answers to the above questions in Astronomy linking with Astrology.
Rahu and Ketu
Rahu and Ketu have been considered in Hindu astrology as equivalent to planets or grahams. They are physical bodies but only mathematically calculated sensitive points having immense influence over the nativities on Earth.
Moon in its orbit, on a northerly course from south to north, crosses the ecliptic. This point of intersection is known as Rahu or Dragon’s head. 180 degrees away from this point, Moon on its southerly course, from north to south, again crosses the ecliptic. This point is called as Ketu or Dragons tail.
Ascendant/Lagnam means an auspicious moment, decisive moment, time of action. The point of ecliptic rising ,at the eastern horizon at the time of birth or occurrence of an event. Calculation of or drawing of zodiacal sign, at the time of birth.
In a horoscope, an ascendant represents general personality, opportunities in life, and the basic impulse motivating the individual. We requite following particular to cast a horoscope: Date of birth, Place of birth, IST/ZST, Local Mean Time etc. By knowing the longitude and latitude we can work out the Local Mean Time.
Example of calculating Chennai Local Mean time:
Earth completes one rotation in one= 24 hours= 1440 minutes.
360 degree moves in 1440 minutes
1 degree moves in 1440¸360 = 4 minutes.
The central/standard meridian of India is 82°30’(E) longitude. It passes through a place near Varanasi. The LMT of this meridian is the Indian Standard Time(I.S.T.) which followed throughout India.
Chennai at 10.20 AM IST. Chennai’s longitude is 80° 15’ (E)
Step 1. Difference between the central meridian and local meridian=82° 30’-80°15’=2°15’
Step 2. 2°15’ x 4 = 8 minutes 60 secs = 9 minutes
Step 3. As Chennai is in the west of the central place.
Required LMT = 10 hrs 20 mts – 0 hrs 9 mts = 10 hrs 11 mts
Vedic astrology is nothing but pure mathematics and Indian astrology teaches us the "Mathematics of Life". With the help of this web space, one will understand as to how the planets exert their effects on one's life i.e. body as well as mind and also how precarious one's life could be. Every individual negotiates a unique life which runs through continuous and ever changing process under the influence of planetary world.
Hindu astrology, a special education follows the mathematical way to know the effects of planets on us during its movement through the orbits on time to time. Hindu astrology is the subject which is a real friend to humanity. Mathematics gave birth to the Law of Probability. When this Law based on astronomical facts & figures is applied, it becomes the Wisdom of the Heavens, Astrology. People, without any prejudices & misconception should learn Vedic astrology for their self development & to get the most trusted guidance.