There are three solar eclipses this year. All of the solar eclipses are partial and their magnitude is much smaller than the August eclipse we saw last year. However the tango of Mars and Ketu in Capricorn in the summer months when Mars is mostly retrograde during the two eclipses, with the planets hemmed between the nodes in a Kala amrita yoga will create friction and there is a greater need for caution. Jupiter in Libra is blessing for Aries and Libra and to an extent to Aquarius and Gemini ascendants until it transits into Scorpio in October.
Continue reading “Eye on the Sky – Solar eclipses of 2018 and the summer of discontent”
United Kingdom – Fortunate or Eclipsed?
The appropriate proverb for the situtation in the UK is the translation of the Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”. There are a lot of challenges ahead of us with respect to deadlines, expenses and a potential for serious conflict with our neighbours. Some soul searching is necessary. Continue reading “UK – Fortunate or Eclipsed”
The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 will be visible in North America, It is dubbed as the “Great American Eclipse” and it will be the first one visible there since 1979. Continue reading “Great American Eclipse”
What is my Being or What is my Dharma?
Published in Spring 2017 Gochara
A look at the trines to the 9thhouse to see how intrinsic nature and intelligence can affect quality of life of a person and the importance of Dharma Karamadhipathi Yoga. Continue reading “What is my Being or What is my Dharma?”
Om Gurave Namah
Adityas and Soul of the Nations
Published in Jyotish Digest April 2013
The Sun is the soul of the Kala Purusha. Kala Purusha is the embodiment of the divine or the birth of the divine soul into a human form. The Soul takes birth usually for a purpose ascertained by the law of karma.
As the Sun travels around the Zodiac it creates the 12 rasis (signs) or Adityas. The purpose of the soul is shown by the placement of the Sun in a horoscope. This is a concept based on the “Dvadasa Adityas (12 adityas)”. These 12 Adityas are the sons of Sage Kashyap and Aditi, and they are giver of resources and skills that are necessary to achieve the purpose of the soul. Continue reading “Adityas and Soul of the Nations”
Chaturthamsha D4 – Property and Inheritance
Published in Gochara, BAVA April 2016
The fourth divisional chart or Chaturthamsa (D4) is seen for landed assets and property. It operates at the physical level. There are four one-fourth divisions (7◦30’) in every sign. The first quarter of every sign falls in the same sign, the second quarter falls in the next Kendra or fourth from it, the third quarter in the seventh from it and finally the last quarter falls in the tenth house from itself. Continue reading “Divisional chart D4 – Properties and Inheritance”
Avasthas or States of Planets
Published in Gochara, BAVA in April 2014
Parasara states that before judgement of results the states of the planets must be looked at. Planets have five different states:
1. Baalaadhi – maturity
2. Jagradadi – alertness
3. Deeptaadi – status
4. Lajjitaadi – mood (such as proud, shy etc.)
5. Shayanaadi – condition of activity Continue reading “States of Dignities of Planets”
Published in Jyotish Digest, Sagittarius Publications, April 2011
Solar Eclipse and the fate of Egypt
The unrest in North Africa seems to be triggered by the partial solar eclipse that took place on Jan 4th of this year in Sagittarius Rasi and in Purvashada Nakshatra. The path of the eclipse from the NASA website is reproduced below. Continue reading “Solar Eclipse of 2011 and fate of Egypt”
Solar eclipse and fate of Republic of Turkey
Published in Jyotish Digest, Sagittarius Publication in September 2010
The eclipse in July 2010 was a total solar eclipse with Surya in Gemini in Punarvasu Nakshatra. We can also say that this eclipse was in Ardra as Ketu at the time of the eclipse was still in Ardra Nakshatra.
We learnt that “if the eclipse is visible at the time of rising or setting, the region would face 1) financial downturn due to poor agriculture; 2) danger or ill-health to the political leaders and government. Further, if the eclipse occurs during the uttaryana, then the brahmana and kshatriya will suffer. Continue reading “Solar eclipse and fate of Turkey”