Vedic Astrology is a sidereal system (meaning ‘of the stars’) that calculates birth charts (horoscopes) based on the actual placements of the Sun, Moon and planets orbiting in front of the backdrop of the zodiacal constellations. In other words, our Vedic birth charts represent the observable astronomy of the moment we are born. Many people … Continue reading Of The Stars
Matthew Perry: Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing
Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the beloved TV sitcom Friends, recently released a memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, in which he shares his journey going from a child with abandonment issues to a famous celebrity hiding a growing addiction to alcohol, drugs, and prescription drugs. The … Continue reading Matthew Perry: Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing
“Oh, my dear, if you only knew how strange is the matter regarding which I am here, it is you who would laugh. I have learned not to think little of any one's belief, no matter how strange it may be. I have tried to keep an open mind, and it is not the ordinary … Continue reading Definite Maybes
A great way to understand the Ascendant or Rising sign is by looking at a blank chart. Yes! For example, take a blank chart with Aries Rising (which is also referred to as an Aries Ascendant or Aries on the First House) and consider the planetary rulership of each house and which houses the planets … Continue reading Understanding Ascendants
In Vedic Astrology, planets are classified as benefic or malefic. In simpler terms, good or bad. However, when simplifying planets into ‘good’ planets or ‘bad’ planets our understanding becomes black and white leaving no room for gray areas… and life is full of gray areas. Putting aside benefics for now, let’s consider one of the … Continue reading Understanding Saturn
Teal Swan: At the Top or the Deep End?
With over 1.3 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, Teal Swan is one of today’s leading social media influencers. A best-selling author and international speaker, her life’s work is helping people overcome all levels of pain after having transformed herself through an extremely traumatic, abusive childhood. Teal is referred to by her followers as “The … Continue reading Teal Swan: At the Top or the Deep End?
Work and Home Life – How Well Are We Balancing Them?
Probably every working adult has struggled at some point in their life to maintain the balance that works best for them between the amount of time and energy spent working and the amount of free time spent pursuing leisure and family activities. How well are you doing? Take an astrological look at your 4th and … Continue reading Work and Home Life – How Well Are We Balancing Them?
Stephen Crane: Twenty-Nine Years Full
Stephen Crane, the author best known for his novel The Red Badge of Courage, became internationally famous in American literature with six novels, volumes of poetry, short stories, and articles. He did not survive passed the first Saturn return, but accomplished much in his brief time. During his writing years, many manuscripts were rejected due … Continue reading Stephen Crane: Twenty-Nine Years Full
Different Styles of Birth Charts
Vedic Astrology uses two styles of birth charts: North Indian and South Indian. It's up to astrologers and students to determine which style they want to use in their astrological practice and study. However, typically astrologers will feel most comfortable using the chart style they were taught with and that style will remain their preference. … Continue reading Different Styles of Birth Charts
When Is It Okay To Share Astrology Insights?
Confidentiality plays a big role in astrology. All professional astrologers are expected to adhere to this principle with their clients. Yet in training, astrology students work with the charts of famous and infamous celebrities and other people in the news, as long as their birth data is available. So is this a double-standard? Astrologers must … Continue reading When Is It Okay To Share Astrology Insights?