In Vedic astrology, or Jyotish, we utilize five true planets (Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn), the Sun, Moon and the North and South nodes (Rahu and Ketu). These are not the same as the nodes used in Western astrology. We also have twelve houses of the zodiac, from Aries to Pisces. Each occupies an arc […]
Starting the New Year Off Right
Happy New Year! Today marks the first day of the Indian new year. Yesterday was the festival of Diwali (dee-vaah-lee) or Deepavali (deep-uh-vaah-lee) – the festival of lights. Deepa means light and avali means a continuous line. Diwali celebrates the return of Lord Rama back home after a 14 year period of exile. The residents […]
What Do We See in a Vedic Astrology Chart?
Accordingly to Vedic mythology, thousands of years ago, astrologers prepared a compilation (a samhita) of all the horoscopes of everyone who would ever be born and each individual’s future births as well. The Gods became angry at how this information was being used and cursed astrologers to always disagree. It seems to hold true to […]
Timing is Everything
The Byrds sang, “To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn …There is a season Turn, Turn, Turn…And a time to every purpose, under Heaven…A time to plant, a time to reap…” We have all experienced various phases in our life from childhood to education to illness…relationships…career ups and downs, family situations, etc. We plant seeds for […]
Farewell to the Big O!
On November 20, people all over the world were saddened to hear about the impending loss of an old friend. Someone whom they had gotten to know over the last 25 years was going to be moving to another realm. It garnered much media attention as there were not only emotions, but also millions of […]
Happy New Year (and New Decade)!
There’s something very special about the first snow in winter. It puts a fresh white coat on everything and even beautifies the bare trees. When the sun glistens on heaps of fresh snow, we are captivated by the shining brilliance of the landscape. It’s similar to applying a fresh coat of paint. There’s a different […]
One Month Into the New Year
January has moved along, like the gusty winds of winter. It’s carried in some unanticipated directions. It’s blown open some new doors of possibilities and made us close others which we’ve had to force open. The year has heralded in some much needed change. We’ve embraced hope again and ready for the dawn of a […]
Happy New Year 2009! It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t done so already, it’s certainly been on your mind. It’s what everyone is talking about, next to how fast 2008 went by. Yup the question to ask is: What are your new year’s resolutions? It’s a lot easier to ask than answer. […]
From Wrong to Right
It’s easy at the end of a year to focus on what didn’t happen – which resolutions you didn’t keep, how much weight you didn’t lose, what projects you didn’t complete, the soul mate you didn’t meet, etc. It’s human nature and it’s second nature to look at the half empty glass at the end […]
Sending some holiday cheerTo you and those you hold dear May you have a festive holiday seasonAnd celebrate for many a reason As the holiday lights shimmer and glow, May circumstances in your life start to smoothly flow May abundance display its many facesMay your worries dissipate and leave no traces Set your intentions strong […]