Planet Shifts October 24 – 31, 2018

October 24, 2018 at 2:02 am EDT Sun enters Swati Nakshatra for 13 days.  The Sun is the natural karaka (significator or indicator) for Atman; the divine source within. It represents vitality and creativity. In Swati Nakshatra the Sun’s creativity is aroused through the arts, literature and music. Saraswati, the Goddess … Continue reading

Planet Shifts October 16 – 23, 2018

October 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm EDT Neptune retrogresses into Shatabisha Nakshatra where it remains until the beginning of January. Neptune is a trans-personal or collective planet that represents illusions, dissolution, dreams, escapism, removal of boundaries, the dissolving of things or matters, nebulous unseen forces, spiritual mysteries, oceans, and the … Continue reading

Planet Shifts October 8 – 15, 2018

New Moon October 8, 2018 at 11:47 pm EDT in Hasta Nakshatra. Visit my Lunations Blog for information on how to align your objective with the cosmos this month. Hint, it is all about actualizing our dharma. October 10, 2018 at 8:38 am EDT Mercury enters Swati Nakshatra for nine … Continue reading

Lunar Cycle of October 8 – November 6, 2018

The New Moon occurs at 11:47 PM EDT on October 8, 2018. New Moons in general are a great time for starting new projects, initiating good habits into your life, and new beginnings of any kind. However, since the Moon is dark, combust and invisible when New, it is not … Continue reading

Introduction to Planet Shifts Blog

Jumping right into a quarter lunation cycle blog that tells the ingresses, stations, and aspects as they change would leave out information of the slower moving factors that will not change for months or years. Since this would leave out information of the energies available to us from those planets … Continue reading

Nakshatra (Panchanga)

The Nakshatras are the 13°20’ asterisms that divide the zodiac into twenty-seven segments, often called the Lunar Mansions. The Panchanga will list the Nakshatra that the Moon is in at the start of the day and give the time it enters the next Nakshatra. We must pay attention to the … Continue reading

Basic Principles of Panchanga

The Panchanga is the Indian almanac that is used to determine the quality of the energy for the day. It is composed of five (panch) limbs (anga) that represent five sources of energy and deals primarily with Sun, Moon, and their relationship to each other. When working with the Panchanga … Continue reading

Gandanta

What is Gandanta?  Gandanta is a Sanskrit word that is derived from gaNDa meaning bubble, joint, spot, knot and anta meaning end, termination, dividing line. In Vedic Astrology, we take this to mean the knot at the dividing line. This bubble or knot at the dividing line occurs between water … Continue reading

The Role of Planets, Signs & Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology

Signs in Vedic Astrology are called Rashis. A rashi is a heap or collection. They relate to heap or collection of attributes relative to the sign.  These attributes are just sitting there, in a passive heap, waiting to be acted upon by a planet in the sign. Planets are called … Continue reading