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Title: JYOTISH/VEDIC/HINDU/INDIAN ASTROLOGY
Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:14:28 pm
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Jyotiṣa (Sanskrit jyotiṣa, from jyótis- "light, heavenly body": also spelled Jyotish and Jyotisha in English) is the ancient Indian system of astronomy and astrology (also known as Indian astrology, Hindu astrology, and Vedic astrology).

Philosophically, the Vedic system of astrology is one of the six disciplines of Vedanga , the auxiliary disciplines of Vedic religion. As such, Jyotish has historically been part of a continuous holistic approach to living and an integral practice based on the ancient spiritual tradition of India[citation needed]. The foundation of jyotish is the notion of bandhu of the Vedas or scriptures, which is the connection between the microcosm and the macrocosm. Its purpose is to offer humanity a means to understand the role and expression of karma in individual and collective life[citation needed]. Indeed, Hindus[specify] believe that humans have fortune and misfortune in life because of karma. Many use Jyotish to understand setbacks in life due to the influence of planets and perform religious ceremonies to mitigate or avoid the pain of separation in life.

The practice of Vedic astrology primarily relies on the visible or sidereal zodiac, which is different from the tropical zodiac used in Western astrology in that an ayanamsa adjustment is made for the gradual precession of the vernal equinox. The tropical zodiac is used in Vedic astrology only to predict the course of nature itself - as in weather, etc.

Vedic astrology also includes several nuanced sub-systems of interpretation and prediction with unique sacralized elements not found in Western astrology, such as its specific system of lunar mansions (called nakshatras, encompassing a pantheon of archetypal deities). The nakshatras are used by some to pick auspicious times of day or month for every human activity as well as to provide insight into the motivations and guiding characteristics of humans and events coming under their influence. Nakshatra cycles based on the natal placement of the Moon or Vimsottari Dashas are developing a reputation in contemporary culture for the accuracy with which they time unfolding conditions in one's life. When combined with an analysis of planetary transits, significant events in life become predictable.


In India, Jyotish is still commonly used to aid in important decisions in life. In Hindu culture, newborns are traditionally named based on their jyotish charts, and jyotish concepts are pervasive in the organization of the calendar and holidays as well as in many areas of life. Astrology is perceived to be vital in Indian culture, in making decisions made about marriage, opening a new business, and moving into a new home.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:18:26 pm
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The tradition of Jyotish is said to have existed in an unbroken line since 3000 B.C. or for some 5000 years. The Western tradition is, by comparison, considered to have existed since the Hellenistic period or for three millennia. Jyotish is regarded as one of the oldest schools of ancient astrology to have had an independent origin, affecting all other schools in and around India. Jyotish is often discussed as the instructional element of the Rigveda, or the Eye of the Veda, for its alleged ability to view both phenomenal reality and wisdom itself. Part of a larger Vedic curriculum including mathematics, architecture, medical and military applications, Jyotish has its own sophisticated teachings: the planets are grahas which are thought by astrologers to seize or act upon created beings and influence their actions and life. In particular, Surya, the Sun, is a manifestation of Vishnu, a central aspect of the Supreme, and is also the Atman within man.

Some level of interaction between Western and Indian astrology in ancient times has also been documented. The Yavanajataka ("Sayings of the Greeks") was translated from Greek to Sanskrit by Yavanesvara during the 2nd century CE, under the patronage of the Western Satrap Saka king Rudradaman I, and is considered the first Indian astrological treatise in the Sanskrit language.

Jyotish's many lineages or paramparas emphasize that its study is a sadhana or technique of mental and existential development. In modern times, it is a chief source of reference for many Hindus and other astrologers. Vedic astrologers will frequently prescribe special stones or meditation techniques using mantras to those facing difficult or unclear futures as predicted by means consistent with Jyotish methodology. While in past centuries, Brahmins had been the primary practitioners of Jyotish, since the last century, a renaissance of study of Jyotish and other Vedic sciences emerged in India and the west.[citation needed] The term "Vedic astrology" has been recently introduced by American and European astrologers in the 1980s and 1990s, leading to collaborative organizations such as the now-international Council of Vedic Astrology.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:23:03 pm
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Fundamentals of Jyotish

Vedic astrology i.e. Jyotish contains some concepts that are not found in any other school of astrology. Some of the important building blocks are discussed below.





 Nakshatra - the lunar mansions



Unique to Jyotisa or Vedic astrology is the idea of the nakshatra (Devanagari: नक्षत्र) or lunar mansion , one of the 27 or 28 divisions of the sky, identified by the prominent star(s) in them, that the Moon passes through during its monthly cycle, as used in Hindu astronomy and astrology. Each nakshatra represents a division of the ecliptic (of 13 degree 20 minutes) similar to the zodiac signs. 

 The mansion associated with a given date corresponds to the constellation which the Moon is passing through at that time. Traditionally the nakshatra position of Moon is computed for native's mental make-up, and calculations of planetary periods (dashas). Each nakshatra is further partitioned into four equal segments known as charan or pad. Nakshatra contains an important place in Astrological match making, Mahurtha, Panchanga and Prashana affairs.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:28:05 pm
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THE PLANETS


Graha literally means any heavenly body or point that can cast an impact on human affairs. It may be translated as planet for ease. Graha also includes lunar nodes (Rahu and Ketu) and sub-planets (upgrahas) which are not planets but no less effective than planets. The extra-saturnine planets (Uranus and Neptune) are not included in the category of Graha.


Here are the list of nine grahas (heavenly bodies or "planets"):


Sanskrit Name English Name Abbreviation Image Yantra Gender Guna Represents

Surya (सूर्य) Sun Sy or Su   M Sattva Soul, king, highly placed persons, father.

Chandra (चंद्र) Moon Ch or Mo   F Sattva Mind, queen, mother.

Mangala (मंगल) Mars Ma   M Tamas energetic action, confidence and ego

Budha (बुध) Mercury Bu or Me   N Rajas Communication and analysis

Brihaspati (बृहस्पति) Jupiter Gu or Ju   M Sattva the great teacher

Shukra (शुक्र) Venus Sk or Ve   F Rajas wealth, pleasure and reproduction

Shani (शनि) Saturn Sa   F Tamas learning the hard way. Career and Longevity

Rahu (राहु) Head of Demon Snake

Ascending/North Lunar Node Ra   F Tamas a Asura who does his best to plunge any area of one's life he controls into chaos
 
Ketu (केतु) Tail of Demon Snake

Descending/South Lunar Node Ke   M Tamas supernatural influences


Title: Re: JYOTISH/VEDIC/HINDU/INDIAN ASTROLOGY
Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:31:10 pm
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It is said in Vedic thought that everything emanated from the one basic vibration of "Om" or "Aum."

From "Om" the five elemental vibrations emerged representing the five different tattwas (or elements).

The five planets represent these five vibrations – Jupiter for Ether, Saturn for Air, Mars for Fire,

Mercury for Earth, and Venus for Water. Everything is made up of these five different elements in

different proportions. From this, arise the principles of Jyotish, the principles of Ayurveda, the principles

of Yoga, the principles of Indian classical music, the principles of color, and many other sciences in

ancient India.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:33:30 pm







Rashi - the signs




The most easily referred to difference between the Jyotish and Western Zodiacs lies in the method of measurement. While synchronically, the two systems are identical, Vedic astrology uses primarily the sidereal zodiac (in which stars are considered to be the fixed background against which the motion of the planets is measured), whereas most Western astrology uses the tropical zodiac (the motion of the planets is measured against the position of the Sun on the Spring equinox). This difference becomes noticeable over time. After two millennia, as a result of the precession of the equinoxes, the origin of the ecliptic longitude has shifted by about 22 degrees. As a result the placement of planets in the Jyotish system is consistent with the actual zodiac, while in western astrology the planets fall into the following sign, as compared to their placement in the sidereal zodiac, about two thirds of the time. The sidereal zodiac is also an imaginary belt of 360 degrees (like the tropical zodiac), divided into 12 equal parts. Each twelfth part (of 30 degrees) is called a sign or rashi.



Number Sanskrit Name Western Name Element Quality



1 Mesha Aries Tejas Cara
 
2 Vrishabha Taurus Prithivi Sthira

3 Mithuna Gemini Vayu Dvisvabhava

4 Karka Cancer Jala Cara

5 Simha Leo Tejas Sthira

6 Kanya Virgo Prithivi Dvisvabhava

7 Tula Libra Vayu Cara

8 Vrischika Scorpio Jala Sthira

9 Dhanus Sagittarius Tejas Dvisvabhava

10 Makara Capricorn Prithivi Cara

11 Kumbha Aquarius Vayu Sthira

12 Meena Pisces Jala Dvisvabhava


Title: Re: JYOTISH/VEDIC/HINDU/INDIAN ASTROLOGY
Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:34:35 pm




One's Ascendant, or lagna, the rashi which is rising on the eastern horizon at the time of one's birth, is the most influential and important one. Of lesser importance but still some impact is the Janma Rashi, the rashi in which the moon lay while one was born.

There are three different Jyotish chart notations, for showing the rashi and bhavi ( the houses ) which are functionally equivalent but quite different in appearance. The following images show the same birth chart in the two main notations - North Indian and South Indian. The third notation is followed in Eastern parts of India.


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In the North Indian notation, the house positions are fixed (1st house top middle, with the rest following in counterclockwise order) and the signs of the zodiac are indicated by numbers in the chart (1 for Aries, and so on).
 Conversely, in the South Indian notation, the signs of the zodiac have fixed positions (Aries always occupies the 2nd box from the left in the top row, with the rest following in clockwise order), and the first house is marked "As" (for ascendant) with the rest following in clockwise order.
 

The charts are broken into twelve sections, houses or Bhavas, each of which is related to a rashi in an equal house system.


Title: Re: JYOTISH/VEDIC/HINDU/INDIAN ASTROLOGY
Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:40:59 pm







Bhava - the houses



A two house system is in practice among follower of Jyotish. The first house is what Western astrologers call the whole sign house system while the second one is Sripathi akin to a Porphyry house system. KP also incorporates Placidus house system. The significance of 12 houses are as follow.

1st house Native, Appearance, Character, Purpose of Life
2nd house Wealth, Family, Meal, Early Education
3rd house Younger coborn, Communication (phone, SMS, chatting etc)
4th house Mother, Education, Home, Property, Vehicle
5th house Children, Lover, Recreation, Devotion, Creativity
6th house Health, Maternal uncle and aunt, Litigation, Servants
7th house Spouse, Business partner, Death, Trade, Agreement
8th house Sex, Longevity, Failure, Family of spouse, Dowry
9th house Luck, Higher learning, Travelling, Religion, Mentor
10th house Profession, Status, Power, Father, Mother-in-law
11th house Friends, Hopes, Earnings, Elder coborn, Daughter/Son-in-law
12th house Expenses, Sleep, Donation, Foreign stay


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:41:58 pm







Lagna - the Ascendant
One's Ascendant, or lagna, the rashi which is rising on the eastern horizon at the time of one's birth, is the most influential and important one. In addition, Sage Parasara mentioned a few special ascendants or Veshaish Lagni before mentioning the results of various divisional charts and houses. His mention that houses can be counted from special lagnas clearly indicates that he wanted special lagnas to be used instead of lagna for some clear purposes. Some important special lagnas are follows.

Chandra Lagna (ascendant counted from natal Moon sign - very important lagna)
Surya Lagna (ascendant counted from natal Sun sign)
Karak Lagna (significator taken as ascendant for all grahas)
Varnada Lagna (for social company)
Shri Lagna (for prosperity and marriage)
Indu Lagna (for wealth)
Hora Lagna (for financial prosperity)
Gati Lagna (for name and fame)


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:43:53 pm







Drishti - the aspect

Aspect is one of the most important phenomena that not only interlinks the planets with each other but also playing a role of bridge between signs. In Jyotish the word Drishti is tantamount to Aspect, means glance or sight. It is the transfer of influences to another graha or rashi as a result of their situation in relation to each other.

The hierarchy of aspect can be categorized into two types as;

1- Aspect based on Planet or Sign’s Nature
2- Aspect based on Relative Distance
1- Aspect based on Planet or Sign’s Nature
This is the system of aspect studied in Vedic Astrology. This holds that certain planet or sign sights another planet or sign depends on its nature. This can also be divided into two kinds, namely;

Graha Drishti
Rashi Drishti
Graha Drishti should prefer when analyzing


Nakshatra Dasha
Chart with respect to the Moon
Sahams i.e. Arabic Parts
Rashi Drishti should prefer when analyzing



Rashi Dasha

Chart with respect to Special Lagnas (AL GL, HL etc)
Vargas i.e. Divisional Charts


2- Aspect based on Relative Distance

This is the same method in vogue in Western Astrology. Tajik Varshphal (Vedic Solar Return Chart) applies this technique to erect 14 different types of aspects also known as varshphala yogas.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:45:23 pm







Other elements of Jyotish

Jyotish also contains other important elements which build upon or develop the fundamental concepts of Vedic astrology.


 Varga - the divisional charts

The term Varga means Division and refers to the various divisions of a sign, based on which Divisional Charts (or simply D-Charts) is constructed. Divisional charts (Vargas or Amsas) are very peculiar to Jyotish, and they are not found in other systems of astrology. Ancient Indian Mentor and Expert, Maharishi Parashara describes 16 divisional charts which are as follows;

Rasi D-1: Body, Physical Matters and All Generall Maters
Hora D-2: Wealth, Family
Drekkana D-3: Siblings, Nature
Chaturthamsa D-4: Fortune and Property
Saptamsa D-7: Children/Progeny
Navamsa D-9: Wife, Dharma and Relationships
Dasamsa D-10: Actions in Society, Profession
Dwadasamsa D-12: Parents
Shodasamsa D-16: Vehicles, Travelling and Comforts
Vimsamsa D-20: Spiritual Pursuits
ChaturVimsamsa D-24: Education, Learning and Knowledge
SaptaVimsamsa D-27: Strengths and Weakness
Trimsamsa: D-30 Evils, Failure, Bad Luck
KhaVedamsa D-40: Maternal Legacy
AkshaVedamsa D-45: Paternal Legacy
Shastiamsa D-60: Past birth/Karma
Maharishi Jaimini explaines 4 more divisional charts. They include;

Panchamsa D-5: Fame & Power
Shasthamsa D-6: Health
Ashtamsa D8: Unexpected Troubles
EkaDasamsa/Rudramsa D-11: Death and Destruction
Apart form Rashi (D-1); Navamsha (D-9), Drekkana (D-3), Dasamsa (D-10) and Trimsamsa (D-30) are considered significant divisional charts.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:46:35 pm







Argala - the intervention


Significations of various houses are interlinked. Support provided by one house to another is called Argala and the obstruction offered to supporting houses is called Virodha argala.

Graha (planets) in 2nd, 4th and 11th house cause argalas on a given house, whereas the planets in 12th, 10th and 3rd cause virodha argalas to 2nd, 4th and 11th respectively.

Banefic generally give shubha argalas, malefic offerpapa argalas. If however a malefic has an argala on house of which it is a significator, such an aragala can be termed as shubha. For example a malefics in 10th house cast papa argala to 9th house as 10th house is second from 9th. This may make the native non religious and give bad relations with boss/teacher, provided there is no virodh argala from 8th.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:47:33 pm







Arudha - the mounted image


The term Arudha Pada is also known as "Pada". Arudha literally means "mount" and refers to the IMAGE of a sign falling on another due to "reflection of the rays emanating from it and being reflected by its lord.

Keeping the reflection in view, the Karaka (Significator) can be taken to be the Moon. Count from a sign to its lord. Then count as many signs from the lord to arrive at the ARUDHA PADA. For example, if the Lagna Lord is in the fifth house, then count five signs from the Lagna lord to arrive at the ninth house. This ninth house becomes the arudha Pada for the Lagna.

Exception: The Arudha Pada cannot be in the same sign or the seventh from it. In case this happens, then choose the tenth house therefrom. For example, if the Lagna Lord is in the 4th house, then the Arudha lagna should be in the 4th from the 4th house i.e. the 7th house. But since this is not allowed, the tenth therefrom should be chosen. The tenth from the 7th house is the 4th house and the 4th house becomes the Arudha Lagna.

Arudha of 1st house is also called PADA LAGNA or ARUDHA LAGNA. Arudha lagna stands for "manifestation of self, in this maya (illusory) world". In this manner Arudha Pada can be computed for all the houses. They are called Dhana Pada (2nd), Bhratripada (3rd), Matri Pada (4th), Mantrapada (5th), Satrupada (6th), Dara Pada (7th), Roga pada (8th), Bhagyapada (9th), Rajyapada (10th), Labhapada (11th) and Upapada (12th). Jaimini discussed Arudha lagna (AL) and Upapada (UL) extinsively in his classical treatise.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:48:30 pm







Yoga - the planetary combinations


In Jyotish, Yoga means yoka or combination. Yogas are certain planetary combinations. Jyotish classics explaines hundred of thousands of yogas. Chandra (lunar combinations for general luck), Dhana (wealth related) and Raja (power and success related) yogas are often studied.



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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:49:29 pm







Shadbala - the sixfold strength


Shadbala means sixfold strength. Although these strengths are combinedly used for finding the effect of planets on the lives of the natives, there is more use of the strengths and we get the clue of those uses from their names. These strengths need not be used only predicting the results of the dasa, however, can be used for normal horoscopic interpretation.

Shad Bal consists of the following strengths

1. Sthan Bal (Positional strength)
2. Dig Bal (Directional strength)
3. Kaal Bal (Temporalstrength), inclusive of Ayan Bal (Equinoctial strength)
4. Chesht Bal (Motional strength)
5. Naisargika Bal (Natural strength)
6. Drik Bal (Aspectual strength)
These strengths are computed for the seven Grahas from Sun to Saturn. The lunar nodes (Rahu and Ketu) are not considered.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:51:00 pm
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Branches of Jyotish/ Vedic Astrology


Vedic astrology (Aagam Shaastra / Jyotisha- futurity sciences) has three main branches:

Siddhant (Astronomy): Astronomy & its application to astrology
Sanhita (Mundane astrology): Covers Mundane astrology, predicting important events related to countries such as war, earth quakes, political events, astro - meteorology, financial positions, electional astrology; house & construction related matters (Vaastu Shaastra), animals, portents & omens etc.
Hora (Predictive astrology): This branch has the following different styles / sub branches:-
Jaataka Shaastra / Hora Shaastra (Natal astrology / horoscopy): Prediction based on individual horoscope.
Muhurta or Muhurtha (Electional astrology): Selection of beneficial time to initiate an activity to get maximum fruition from the life activities.
Swara Shaastra (Phonetical astrology): Predictions based on name & sounds.
Prashna (Horary astrology): Predictions based on time when a question is asked by querent / querist.
Ankjyotish / Kabala (Numerology): A branch of astrology based on numbers.
Nadi Astrology: An ancient treatise having detailed predictions for individuals.
Tajika Shaastra / Varsha Phal (Annual Horoscopy): Astrology based on annual solar returns.
Jaimini Sutras: A non-conventional method of timing of events based on Famous Indian astrologer, Acharya Jaimini.
Nastjaatakam (Lost Horoscopy): Art of tracing / construction of lost horoscopes.
Streejaataka (female astrology): A special branch of astrology dealing with female nativities.

Other related branches


Graha Samudriki (Astro-Palmistry): Palm reading as horoscope.
Hasta Rekha / Samudrika Shaastra (Palmistry): Based on palm reading.
Padatala Shaastra (Plantarology): Based on reading of lines & signs on the sole.
Shakuna Shaastra (Omens): Predictions based on omens & portents.
Swapna Vidya : Interpretation of dreams.
Kapala Vidya (Phrenology)
Aakriti Vidya (Physiognomy): Based on structure & moles on the body.
Kerala Jyotisha: Predictions based on querrist reply regarding name of flower or colour or touching part of body.

Remedial Astrology: Various modes of propitiation of planets based on planetary positions in nativity, transits, elections & for religious functions.


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:52:36 pm







Modern approaches to Jyotish
Vedic astrology includes a number of techniques and approaches that have accumulated over the eons with little consensus on what gives consistently accurate results. This collection of techniques and approaches is sometimes referred to as Classical or Traditional Jyotish. However, new insights and applications have developed in the modern epoch, with the objective to achieve more precise analysis and accurate predictions. They include the following:




New Techniques of Predictions by the late Mr. H.R.S. Iyer. In the 1960s, H.R. Seshadri Iyer, introduced a system including the yoga point, which became popular in the West.

Systems' Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes by Mr. V.K. Choudhry. In the early 1990s, Indian Vedic Astrologer and Author, V.K. Choudhry introduced the Systems' Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes, a simplified system of Jyotish (predictive astrology). The system, also known as "SA", helps those who are trying to learn vedic astrology.

Krishnamurti Paddhati by the late Mr. K. S. Krishnamurti. The system developed by Shri Krishnamurti is mainly based on the analysis of the stars (nakshatras), by sub-dividing the stars in the ratio of the dasa of the concerned planets. The system is also known as "KP" and "sub theory".


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:55:36 pm






Classical Jyotish texts


Treatises on Nativity
Skanda Hora or Jyotishmati (God Brahma)
Brihat Prajapatya (Daksha Prajapati)
Leghu Prajapatya (Daksha Prajapati)
Vasishta Hora (Sage Vasishta)
Garga Hora (Sage Garga)
Kousika Hora (Sage Viswamitra)
Sounaka Hora (Sage Sounaka)
Brihat Parasara Hora Sastram (Sage Parasara)
Surya Hora or Surya Jatakam or Suryaruna Samvadam (Sage Surya)
Jaimini Sutram (Sage Jaimini)
Brigu Sutram (Sage Brigu)
Vedanga Jyotish (Lagadha)
Yavaneswara Hora or Yavanajataka (Sage Yavaneswara)
Vishnugupta Hora (Vishnugupta, also known as Canakya)
Satyacharya Hora (Satyacharya)
Jeevasarma Hora (Jeeva sarma)
Srutakeerti Hora (Srutakeerti)
Sidhasena Hora (Sidhasena)
Maya Hora (Maya)
Sphujudwaja Hora (King Sphujidwaja)
MeenarajaHora or Vridha Yavana Hora (King Meenaraja)
Saravali (Kalyana Verma)
Brihat Jatakam (Varahamihira)
Phala deepika (Mantreswara)
Hora Saram (Prithu Yasas)
 Sarvartha Chintamani (Venkatesa Daivajna)
Hora Ratna (Acharya Balabhadra)
Jataka Parijatam (Vaidyanatha Deekshita)
Chatkara Chintamani
Kashyapa Hora
Poorva Kalamritam (Ganaka Kalidasa)
Uttara Kalamritam (Ganaka Kalidasa)
Suka Nadi
Deva Keralam or Chandra Kala Nadi (Achyuta)
Tajaka Neelakanthi (Neelakantha)
Pranasanushata Padhati
Prasna Ratna
Prasna Margam (Panakkattu Sankaran Nambootiri Brahmin)
Daivajna Vallabha (Varahamihira)
Kaalaprakashika
 




Treatises on Hindu Electional Astrology


Adbhuta Sagaar
Brihannarad
Brihatdaivygyaranjan
Brihatjyotisaar
Daivygyamanoranjan Daivygyamanohar Granth
Ganak Mandan
Gian Manjari
Hindu Electional Astrology (V K Shridhar)
Jaganmohan Granth
Jyotiprakash
Jyotirnibandh
Jyotish Ratan
Jyotishsaar
Jyotish Chintamani
Jyotirvidabharnam
Kaal Khanda
Kaal Nirnaya Deepika
Kaal Prakashika
Madhaveeyam
Muhurtarnava
Muhurt Bhaskar
Muhurt Chintamani (Daivygya Ram)
Muhurt Chudamani
 Muhurt Darpaan


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Post by: Bianca on August 11, 2007, 02:57:16 pm







Treatises on Hindu Electional Astrology

Adbhuta Sagaar
Brihannarad
Brihatdaivygyaranjan
Brihatjyotisaar
Daivygyamanoranjan Daivygyamanohar Granth
Ganak Mandan
Gian Manjari
Hindu Electional Astrology (V K Shridhar)
Jaganmohan Granth
Jyotiprakash
Jyotirnibandh
Jyotish Ratan
Jyotishsaar
Jyotish Chintamani
Jyotirvidabharnam
Kaal Khanda
Kaal Nirnaya Deepika
Kaal Prakashika
Madhaveeyam
Muhurtarnava
Muhurt Bhaskar
Muhurt Chintamani (Daivygya Ram)
Muhurt Chudamani
 Muhurt Darpaan
Muhurt Deepak
Muhurt Deepika
Muhurt Ganpati
Muhurt Kalpadrum
Muhurt Maala
Muhurt Manjari
Muhurt Martanda
Muhurt Muktaavali
Muhurt Prakash
Muhurt Padavi
Muhurt Saagar
Muhurt Sangraha
Muhurt Tattva
Muhurt Tattvapradeep
Muhurtarnava
Muktaavali
Narpatijacharyaaswarodaya
Naardeeya
Nibandh Chudamani
Poorva Kaalamrit (2)
 Rajmartanda
Ratan Koosh
Ratanmaala
Samarsaar
Shiv Swarodaya
Vaivahaar Pradeep
Vivah Kautuhal
Vivah Patal
Vivah Pradeep
Vivah Saar
Vivah Vrindavan
Vyvahaarochchya
Yoga Yatra
Vyvaharsaar
Muhurtha malya
 


Samhitas — treatises on mundane, portents, omens, meteorology etc.

Brahmarshi Samita
Brihaspati Samhita
Brihat Samhita
Parasara Samhita
Garga Samhita
Rishiputra Samhita
Guru Samhita
Kashyap Samhita
Lomasha Samhita
Maanav Samhita
 Naagarjun Samhita
Narad Samhita


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Samhitas — treatises on mundane, portents, omens, meteorology etc.

Brahmarshi Samita
Brihaspati Samhita
Brihat Samhita
Parasara Samhita
Garga Samhita
Rishiputra Samhita
Guru Samhita
Kashyap Samhita
Lomasha Samhita
Maanav Samhita
 Naagarjun Samhita
Narad Samhita
Shakalya Samhita
Samaas Samhita
Samhita Pradeep
Samhita Sidhhanta
Satya Samhita
Sur Samhita
Vaikhaan Samhita
Vasist Samhita


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Various authors

27 Celestial Portals, Prash Trivedi, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-84-5
Key of Life: Astrology of the Lunar Nodes, Prash Trivedi, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-33-0
Discovery of Astrology, Dr. CL Diwan, 1994, Amar Jyoti Press, Jhansi, UP, India.
Sambhavami Yuge Yuge, Dr. CL Diwan, 1994, Amar Jyoti Press, Jhansi, UP, India.
Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer, James Braha, 1986, Hermetican Press, N. Miami, FL, USA.
Astrologie Hindoue, Denis Laboure, 1999, Guy Tredaniel Editeur France.
Hindu Astrology Lessons, Richard Houck, 1997, Groundswell Press, Gaithersburg, MD, USA.
Design Your Baby, Dr. Ashwinie Kumar Bansal, 2003, Ethnic India Publications, New Delhi, India.
Constellational Astrology, Robert de Luce, 1963, De Lice Publishing Co., Los Angeles. CA, USA.
The Essentials of Vedic Astrology, Komilla Sutton, 2000, The Wessex Astrologer Ltd., Bournemouth, England.
Applications of Yogini Dasha for Brilliant Predictions, Rajeev Jhanji and N.K. Sharma, Systems Vision, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-86374-00-0
Dots of Destiny: Applications of Ashtakvarga, Vinay Aditya, Systems Vision, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-86824-04-9
Introduction to Vedic Astrology By Pundit Sanjay Rath
New Techniques of Prediction, Vols. 1 & 2, H.R. Seshadri Iyer, Rohini Printers, Bangalore, India, 1963
Astrology of the Seers, David Frawley, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-914955-89-6
Ayurvedic Astrology: Self Healing Through the Stars, David Frawley, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-88-8
Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India, Hart de Fouw and Charles Svoboda, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-69-1
Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology, David Harness, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-914955-83-7


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Books by Prash Trivedi

27 Celestial Portals, Prash Trivedi, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-84-5
Key of Life: Astrology of the Lunar Nodes, Prash Trivedi, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-33-0
*Prash Trivedi's Books




Books by Bepin Behari

Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology, Vedic Astrologer's Handbook Vol. 1, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-52-7
Myths and Symbols of Vedic Astrology, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-51-9
Planets in the Signs and Houses: Vedic Astrologer's Handbook Vol. 2, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-940985-53-5


Books by Dr. K. S. Charak

Elements of Vedic Astrology, Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-0-7
Essentials of Medical Astrology,Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-3-1
Subtleties of Medical Astrology, Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-5-8
Surya The Sun God, Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-2-3
Yogas in Astrology, Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-4-X
Surya The Sun God, Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-2-3
Yogas in Astrology, Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-4-X
A Textbook of Varshaphala: Vedic Astrology Technique of Annual Horoscopy, Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-901008-1-5
Predictive Techniques in Varshaphala: Annual Horoscopy, Uma Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN 81-86824-03-0


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Books by V.K. Choudhry, M.B.A.

Systems´ Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes, Third Revised Edition, 2002, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-017-0.
How to Identify Significant Events (Through Transits), Revised Edition, 2003, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-030-8.
Self Learning Course in Astrology
How to Study Divisional Charts, Fourth Revised Edition, 2003, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-033-2.
Impact of Ascending Signs
Books co-authored with K. Rajesh Chaudhary, M.B.A.

How to Analyse Married Life, Revised Edition, 2002, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-022-7.
Predictive Techniques and the Application of Astrological Remedial Measures
Manage Your Health Through Preventive Astral Remedies
How to Avert Professional Setbacks, Revised Edition, 2002, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-018-9.
Application of Prasna Astrology (Based on the Systems´ Approach), Reprint, 2002, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-021-9.


Books by B.V. Raman

How to Judge a Horoscope, Vols. 1 & 2, 1953, Raman Publications, Bangalore, India.
Prasna Marga, Vols. 1 & 2, 1991, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi, India.
Astrology for Beginners, 1940, UBS Publishers' Distributors, New Delhi, India.
A Manual of Hindu Astrology, 1935, UBS Publishers' Distributors, New Delhi, India.
My Experiences in Astrology, 1985, UBS Publishers' Distributors, New Delhi, India.
Graha and Bhava Balas, 1940, UBS Publishers' Distributors, New Delhi, India.


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Books by K.N. Rao

Learn Hindu Astrology Easily, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Vedic Astrology Demystified, Parimal Publications, Delhi, India.
Astrology Destiny and the Wheel of Time, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Ups and Downs in Career, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Planets and Children, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Predicting through Jaimini's Chara Dasha, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Predicting through Karakamsha and Jaimini's Mandook Dasha, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Karma and Rebirth in Hindu Astrology, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Astrology and Karma, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Dips into Divinity Astrology and History, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
The Nehru Dynasty, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Timing Events through Vimshottari Dasha, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Learn Successful Predictive Techniques of Hindu Astrology, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Yogis, Destiny and the Wheel of Time, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Astrological journey through History, Mystery and Horoscopes, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
The Science of Astrology, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Applied Astrology, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Enigmas in Astrology, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Tried Techniques of Predictions and some Memoirs of an Astrologer, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Risks and Tricks in Astrological Predictions, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.
Kaal Sarpa Yoga - Why such freight?, Vani Publications, Delhi, India.


See also

 Astrology Portal
Bhrigu Samhita
Culture of India
David Frawley
Hindu
Hindu calendar
Hindu cosmology
Hinduism
History of India
Navagraha
Panchangam
Sri Yukteswar Giri
Vedas
Nadi astrology


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                          T H E    A N C I E N T   V E D I C   S C R I P T U R E S






                                     Mystery of Orion, Pleiades and Draconis





The ancient Vedic texts answer the "Orion" mystery of the Pyramids, the "Draconis" mystery of temples in Angkor, and the "Pleiades" mystery of the Mayan civilization.
These texts contain more references concerning all these sacred constellations
and deep sky objects than any other ancient manuscripts.

The Orion mystery of the Pyramids arises from the fact that the three Pyramids at Giza, located south-west of Cairo, and are aligned exactly to the three middle stars of the constellation of Orion namely Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. The three Pyramids are aligned at an angle of 45 degrees, and astronomical data shows that the belt of Orion was tilted at such an angle around 10,500 BC. Concluding, that the Pyramids were constructed not around 2500 BC, but by a more advanced civilization thousands of years earlier. The main chamber of the King's pyramid was linked to passages which aimed directly at the heart of Orion as it would have been located in that time.

The temples at Angkor in Cambodia form a shape exactly similar to the constellation of Draconis. Using astronomical data, once again it is found that the temples align with the constellation as it appeared around 10,500 BC. The constellations of Orion and Draconis lie almost opposite to each other in the celestial view from Earth.


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The year of 10,500 BC comes up in both cases, and this is also the time given by esoteric astrologers for the last great global cataclysm which destroyed a civilization much more advanced than our own. Esoteric astrology can help understand why the ancients were so keen on studying and following the motion of these sacred constellations. Within these celestial bodies also lies the key to the common source of all these civilizations, which can only be understood by understanding their esoteric significance through the study of astrology of the ancients. If these theories are correct, then the ancients constructed these structures as astronomical codes for preserving the knowledge of the past cataclysm, which happened around 10,500 BC, and also as a warning for future generations.

Most of the esoteric astrologers agree that the last major cataclysm occurred around 10,000 BC when the Age of Virgo gave way to the Age of Leo. This change of ages takes place due the Precession of the Equinox. The earth's axis is not stationary, but spins around and completes one revolution about each 26,000 years. This means that about every 2000 years, a different astrological sign rises at dawn on the Spring Equinox when night and day are of equal length. That period in history is said to be the Age of that rising sign. Ages after the Great Flood around 10,000 BC would be like this.


 

10000 - 8000 BC : Age of Leo
8000 - 6000 BC : Age of Cancer
6000 - 4000 BC : Age of Gemini
4000 - 2000 BC : Age of Taurus
2000 - 1 BC : Age of Aries
1 - 2000 AD : Age of Pisces
2000 AD onward : Age of Aquarius

 

These different Ages were characterized by use of common
symbols by all the civilizations which happened to exist at that time.


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The Age of Leo was characterized by Sun worship. Leo symbology was the use of the Lions. The use of Gold as currency was the norm, and Gold and Lion are unique symbols of the sign Leo and its planetary ruler the Sun. Cults of Great Mother Goddess came up everywhere, especially across Asia minor and the shores of the Mediterranean during the Age of Cancer.

Sun worship gave way to Moon worship. The Sign Cancer is also the sign associated with the Great Mother, the creator of the Universe. This same Mother can be seen manifesting in various ancient cultures: the Isis of Egyptians, Nana of Chaldeans, Rhea of the Romans, Spiderwoman of the Hopi, and Shakti of the Vedic scriptures, but they all arose from the early Mother goddess cults of the Age of Cancer.

The Age of Gemini brought about the worship of the twin-gods. The Phoenician, Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Vedic cultures are testimony to the cult of the Twins who were born of the mating of the universal male principle symbolized by the Sun and universal female principle symbolized by Earth and the Moon. Since Gemini is the sign of writing and communication, we find that new languages were discovered and spread in this time. The best example is that of the Sumerians who are supposed to have brought the art of writing from Central Asia to Mesopotamia around this period.

The Egyptian civilization was in the Age of Taurus, we have its real evidence in Egyptian Bull and Earth mother cults which were part of Egyptian culture and religion at this time. Taurus is the sign ruling over the desire nature on Earth symbolized by the Bull. Taurus also presides over the gifts of mother Earth to its inhabitants.

The Age of Aries found in the civilizations, namely the Roman and Greek. The Arian idea of individualism was the cornerstone for these civilizations. The Greeks worshipped Apollo, the god of the Sun. Sun finds its exaltation in the sign of Aries and thus its worship returned once again. Romans worshipped Mars along with Zeus, as the God of War. Sun worship returned among the Egyptians. Jews became the chosen ones for this Age with Moses. Buddha, who had five planets in the Sign Aries at Midheaven in his chart, ushered in a new individualistic belief. Lao Tse, Confucius, and Zoroaster heralded new beliefs along the same lines in ancient China and ancient Persia.

 
 
The Age of Pisces was clearly marked by Jesus. He went against the Old Testament, which emphasised ram and the sacrificial fir . Through his teachings the New Testament was brought about, along with the emblem of 'fish' and baptism by 'water'. The 'fish' is the symbol of the sign Pisces and 'water' is its element. Even on a deep psychological and spiritual level, his teachings and life represent the qualities of the sign Pisces. Jesus was born when the planets Jupiter and Saturn joined in the sign Pisces. This could have been the Star of Magi which the three wise men from east followed.

Virgo, the opposite sign of Pisces, found its symbolism through Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. Virgo, as is common knowledge the sign of the Virgin. This Age saw mysticism in poetry, art throughout the world. The Christian mystics and the Sufis were all in to the vibrations of this emotional, all inclusive sign. Exaltation of martyrdom, extreme monasticism, the Dark Ages, the blind belief systems, unquestioned orthodoxy represent some of the dark sides of the Piscean era.

The Piscean age started giving way with the advent of scientific thought during the Renaissance, but it still holds the majority of humanity in its grasp through the orthodox religions, blind patriotism, and growing financial inequality. Due to concentration on the lower energies of this sign especially in the last century, the world has virtually become a 'market' and 'money' its God.

Aquarius,the sign of Man, will take over. Perhaps somewhere in the early years of the 21st century. An important astrological event which is happening is the conjunction of winter solistice with the Galactic center, which according to vedic scholars lies at around 6 degrees of the sign, Sagittarius. The timing of the last Great Flood around 10,000 B.C coincided with conjunction of summer solstice with the Galactic center. The summer solstice is exactly opposite to the winter solstice.


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The Aquarian Age, the age of individual enlightenment and brotherhood of Man,
will only manifest fully only after a purification process. This fall is imminent in the way
this civilization has polluted the Earth beyond repair. Derived from the greek word Christos,
meaning the "anointed one" who inaugurated the age of Pisces as the Jesus of Nazareth, says .

"When the Sign of Man shall come, he will enlighten you in all things."

We all wish to see things happen with the minimum of suffering and maximum of benefit but the present reality and the message of the ancients reveals a different plot which we must accept as a manifestation of the cosmic intelligence / will. The ancients have warned us that in the past, many civilizations which considered themselves invincible, were reduced to dust by the storms of 'time'.

Coming back to the time of the last global cataclysm, the Great Sphinx is the structure which assumes prime importance in marking the time around 10,500 BC. It is regarded by esoteric astrologers as a combination of signs Leo and Virgo. It is quite evident in its mixing of human and animal form that it was an attempt to represent the change of Ages from Virgo, a sign with a human symbol, to the Age of Leo, a sign with lion as its symbol.

Several descriptions of this catastrophe and its timing can be found within the wisdom and scriptures of all the ancient civilizations, including that of the Native American Indians. In the vedic scriptures, one can get the detailed accounts of the civilizations which made these structures around 10,500 BC, and which existed before and during the Age of Leo.

 
  Two main ancient Vedic epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, deal with nothing but the culture and lifestyle of the four main Ages before 2000 B.C. Those ages are the Age of Leo, the Age of Cancer, the Age of Gemini, and finally the Age of Taurus. The Vedic scripture Ramayana tells us of the Kings who ruled in the Age of Leo, and reveals that they all considered themselves Suryavanshi, meaning the direct descendants of the Sun.

In other words, they were all Sun Kings, which is a very strong indicator of that time being the Age of Leo, as Sun has the lordship of Leo according to Vedic astrology. The Ramayana also reveals that some of the cities in that Age which were built mostly of Gold, which again is associated with Sun and the sign of Leo in Vedic astrology. The Vedas talk about flying machines "Vimana", which functioned simply from the power of thought. It describes a very advanced civilization whose downfall came through pursuit of excessive materialism.
 
It is Krishna who said to Arjuna in the middle of the battlefield..
"Whenever there is decay of righteousness and exaltation of unrighteousness,
O Bharata, than I Myself come forth for the protection of the good.
I am born from Age to Age, for the sake of establishing righteousness."


 

                            A divine incarnation who heralds every new Age.





The war of Mahabharata, at around 3100 BC, is the conflict which begins Kaliyuga,
or the Age of Darkness. This war relates to the transition from the Age of Taurus to the
Age of Aries, symbolized by the death of Krishna. The actual transition took place around
2000 BC. The Vedic tradition felt that humanity lost some part of their original divinity
through each of the changing ages and finally the absolute bottom in "Kaliyuga".
 
The cycle repeats itself after a cataclysm similar to that of 10,000 BC
 



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                                 27 Constellations





The ancients gave. different names to all the 27 stars
i.e. 27 zones of 13° 20' coummencing from Aswini and ending with Revathi.


 
They are aware that the stars are not equally elongated from 0° to 13°-20' and than another from 13"-20'
to 26°-40' and so on. The Zodiac does not give the appearance of a circular wheel made of a cane
with 27 rings in it. But the Zodiac is an imaginary pathway in the heavens. 360° in length
and l5° in width with stars scattered all over, in and outside the Zodiac, and these appear
as dots and not rods. The constellations selected by our sagas are either a group of
stars or any single bright star, so that they can be first identified easily.

1. Aswini- Arietus-Stars-3
2. Bharani- Arielisa Mus-3
3. Krithika- Tauri Alcyoni-S
4. Rohini- Taiur Aldeboran-S
5. Mrigsrlra- Orionis-8
6. Arudra- Orionis-1
7. Punarvasu- Gemini Po!lux-5
8. Pushyami- Cancri-3
9. Ashtesha- Hydrac-6
10. Makha- Leonis Regulas-5
11. 12 Pubba and Uttara Leonis-4
13. Hasta- Cofvl-5;
14. Chitra- Virginis Spica-1
16. Swathi- Bootis Arcturus-1
16. Vishaka- Librae-3
17. Anuradha- Scorpionis-3
18. Jyesta- Scoipionis-6
20. and 21. Purvashada and Uttarashada-Sagittari-4
22. Sravana- Aquilate-3
23. Dhanishta- Delphini-4
24. Sathabisha- Aquari- l00
25. Purvabh»dra- Pegasi-4
26. Uttarabhadra- Pegasi and Andromedae-4
27. Revathi- Pisclum-3
 
 
A few of them are in the Zodiac itself but the majority of the groups are around the constellations which are named after these groups. These stars (constellations) may be very close to the 27 divisions of the Zodiac or far away, and they may be either to the North or to the South of the Zodiac A few groups are very near and in the next constellation and yet they are chosen because they can be identified easily and they will be useful for reference and calculation to locate where a particular constellation would commance and end in the Heavens. Further, there is no other constellation within or near the zone which can be uimistakably identified. Therefore, these 27 stars are to guide us, so that we can calculate and ascertain the position of the 27 zones in the Zodiac, each measuring 13°-20.


These 27 constellation are governed by the 9 planets. Hence, each planet rules over three zones at an interval of 120 (e.g.) Dragon's tail. KETHU—Aswini, Makarn, Moolam. VENUS (Sukra)- Bharani, Pooram, Pooradam and so on. These zones modify the results of the planets transitting the Zodiac and not the stars, scattered in the Heavens which are far gway. "Planets-are the immediate neighbours of our Mother Earth and these belong to one family. Probably this is the reason why they have sellcted only 27 groups of stars even though there are numberless stars in the sky which can infiuence the earth as much as these 27 groups.


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                                               Changing Astrological Ages




 
The two cycles, one of the changing Astrological Ages and the other of changing Ages based upon the shifting level of consciousness of humanity, overlap each other in unison like two wheels with different number of spokes revolving side by side with the same speed.

In vedic astrology, there are 27 constellations spanning the 12 signs of the zodiac. One of these constellations within the sign Gemini is Ardra, which is nothing but the second brightest star in Orion, known as Betelguese. It is supposed to be the abode of Shiva, one of the Trinity and the Vedic deity presiding over Destruction and Regeneration.

Orion houses two constellations in Vedic astrology and is revered in all the Vedic
texts as the gateway from where the souls descend to begin their earthly life.


It is called the "Giver of Life".
 
 



Astronomically, Orion is located in the gap between the astrological signs of Taurus and Gemini. This gap is one of the two celestial gateways in the Zodiac; the other one lies between the astrological signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius.

Pleiades is again one of the constellations mentioned in Vedic astrology, and is supposed to be ruled by the Sun. It is revered as being the "Giver of transcendental Knowledge" along with understanding of the Cosmic Laws. I feel that all the Knowledge is out there already, and all we need to do is put the pieces together and synthesize all the seemingly unrelated aspects.
 
The Flying Serpent


The fact that Draconis among the constellations signifies the Flying Serpent, relates to the Mayan civilization which worshipped the Flying Serpent with the temples of Angkor, which were made in the image of this constellation. The Flying Serpent is revered in the Chinese culture as the "Dragon" which in turn symbolizes the very heights of wisdom and knowledge.

The same Serpent is revered in the Vedic scriptures due its association with the "Kundalini" power, which resides at the base of the spine and is the giver of supreme enlightenment once it opens up the "Crown center" located at the top of the head. Vedic astrology represents this Serpent power through the Moons nodes, Rahu (north node)and Ketu (south node). All the cultures and civilizations past and present have a common origin. The science of astrology is the common link between the symbolism of all these cultures.

Why it has become possible for us to break this astronomical / astrological code of the Ancients at the present time is because we might again be on the verge of another global transformation similar to that of 10,000 BC, and the key to our future may lie in this very Knowledge !


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Title: Re: JYOTISH/VEDIC/HINDU/INDIAN ASTROLOGY
Post by: Bianca on October 03, 2007, 01:53:59 pm
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Title: Re: JYOTISH/VEDIC/HINDU/INDIAN ASTROLOGY
Post by: Bianca on October 03, 2007, 01:55:43 pm
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