12th House and Marriage
Published in Gochara Spring 2019
The 12th house is often described as the vyaya bhava. Vyaya is defined in Monier Williams Sanskrit Dictionary as ending, expense, outlay, disbursement, extravagance, waste and prodigality. The 12th to any house indicates how the resources of that house will be expended. Continue reading “12th House and Marriage”
We have three solar eclipses in 2019 on the Sagittarius/ Gemini axis and all dual signs will be affected by the sign aspect. The first one is early in the New Year and other two follow the summer and winter solstices. The interesting thing to note that Saturn will be involved in all the three eclipses as it will be transiting all year in the sign of Sagittarius in the asterism of Purvashada. Continue reading “Up in the Air – the Solar Eclipses of 2019”
Eclipse update – The lunar eclipse tomorrow coincides with Guru Purnima which is celebrated on the full moon of the lunar month of Ashada. This is a time to honour of teachers, mentors and Gurus and show our gratitude. Continue reading “Lunar Eclipse of July 2018”
Shashti Hayini Dasa – Conditional Vimshottari Dasa for Sun in the Ascendant
Published in Gochara, Volume 19, Issue 1 Spring 2018
Sun is the soul of all and represents the spirit of man. Sun in the first house will have the blessings of the Sun deity (Aditya) and therefore the person will carry the inner impulse of dhātṛ aditya. Continue reading “Shashti Hayini Dasa”
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”