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Sunday, March 13, 2016

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Vedic astrology- Part 4 - Pathani Samanta: The Great Hindu Astrologer

Pandit Samanta Chandra Sekhar Harichandan Mohapatra, locally known as “Pathani Samanta”, was the illustrious author of Siddhanta Darpan – a systematic record of his life-long relentless work composed in beautiful metrical Sanskrit verses . Siddhanta Darpan is an astronomical treatise in elegant Sanskrit verses, developed and improved upon the Surya-Siddhanta and the Siddhanta- Siromani of the past. This magnum opus of Chandra Sekhar, the last and best book is worthy of its name as a real mirror of India’s astronomical knowledge.

A Hindu orthodox by nature, Chandra Sekhar, with his traditional background alone studied the subject of astronomy, observed the movements of planets through naked eyes and was able to reach the approximate reality as founded by scientists with the aid of modern equipments. He was an outstanding mathematician of high order and engaged himself in the field of mathematical calculations known as Astronomy.
In Siddhanta Darpan, poetry and mathematics are in tune with each other, and this stands as a specimen of his genius. By sheer efforts and perseverance, this last and foremost orthodox Hindu siddhanta writer could rise above his environment. He left an indelible stamp of his genius on the history of Indian astronomy. His ability in the use of manayantra (measuring instrument), “Golyantra” (spherical instrument) and surya-ghadi (sundial to measure the time) proved him to be a good architect with engineering skill.
He had also interest in the preparation of fire works with knowledge to launch the same to a particular height. India is a nation of ancient culture and tradition. It reached the zenith in all spheres at one time when most of the so-called advanced nations of to-day were not discovered. Indian astronomy is nearly as old as the Vedas. As a science, it rose to its peak in the days of Aryabhatta in the 5th century A.D. Indian astronomy is a mere curiosity to the scholars of the West. They know very little about our traditional mathematical astronomy because it does not come under the mainstream of astronomy which originated in Babylonia and evolved through the Greeks and Europeans. Hence neither are the scholars of the West fair enough to assess the merit of our system, nor are we sincere to project ourselves sufficiently in order to establish our wit and wisdom before the so-called advanced world.
Chandra Sekhar recorded all of his findings in Siddhanta Darpan, a small book with about 2500 verses(24 chapters) in Sanskrit language entirely written on palm-leaves. Will Durrant was amazed to find this great Hindu scholar writing treatises on mathematics even in verses. This invaluable contribution of Chandra Sekher to the astronomical science, Siddhanta Darpan was written on April 12, 1869 and completed in all respect by November 12, 1892. Out of its 2,500 verses (slokas), 2,184 are his own. The composition and structure of the verses indicate his extraordinary genius and deep knowledge in Sanskrit. The verses are highly ornamental and orderly. They flow like a running stream unchecked, un-controlled, un-restricted and unbridled.
The contents of Siddhanta Darpan look amazing and unimaginable as the achievement of a single mind. Chandra Sekhar observed, verified and corrected all that was known to the Hindu astronomers for thousand of years. Even on many occasions he has gone beyond them to discover new phenomena and formulations, and came out with predictions that will remain valid for at least the next ten thousand years. In the field of observational astronomy, very often he has given new methods of calculation. At the end of his treatises he has furnished the calculations of an almanac, which has been named the Kautuka Panjee.
Among those who applied their brain and mind for the improvement as well as development of Panjika, the name of Chandra Sekhar figures in a very eminent position. A glorious personality by virtue of his high academic attainments, scholarly approach to the problems and moral effulgence, Chandra Sekhar no doubt shines best in the history of Panjika-Samskara”. In 1876, the almanac computed according to Siddhanta Darpan found recognition in the temple of Sri Jagannath, and religious rites there are calculated/determined as per the latest Siddhanta of Chandra Sekhar.
Nearly one thousand years before the birth of Chandra Sekhar, no astronomer of repute had made any reformative study in the field of astronomical science. In order to know the exact longitude (grahasphuta of the planets) he took the help of Surya Siddhanta as his base book and innovated new methods in each chapter of Siddhanta Darpan.
As the moon changes its position more frequently than any other planet, it is very difficult to ascertain the exact longitude of moon. Hence, Chandra Sekhar innovated three principles, i.e. Tungatanra, Pakshika and Digamsa to know the exact longitude of moon. These three formulas expounded by him are very correct and they hold good in every respect. Likewise he had devised many new formulas for ascertaining the exact longitude of all the planets. His formulas regarding the solar and lunar eclipse are still invaluable objects in the astronomical treasury.
Completely unaware of the scientific and technological developments in the West, Chandra Sekhar had employed the traditional methods for astronomical measurements. He was well known in India and beyond for his accurate astronomical calculations, new theories about the planets and their movements, which were based on observations made by his naked eyes or with primitive instruments designed by himself. So he is rightly called the second Bhaskara in India. Chandra Sekhar seems to be the last link in the long order of great Hindu astronomers like Aryabhatta, Varahamihira, Brahma Gupta and Bhaskara, whose genius blazed from places spread all over India, scaling a time span of nearly 1,500 years, with available systematic record from 5th century A.D. to the turn of the last century. This continuous stream of genius appeared to have broken after Bhaskara for about seven hundred years, and one sees the burst of the last glow in Chandra Sekhar.
The long traditional culture of Jyotisha in Orissa for so many centuries was epitomized in Chandra Sekhar, who was honoured with the title of “Mahamahopadhyaya” by the British government in 1893 for his monumental work on Hindu astronomy, Siddhanta Darpan. He corrected the discrepancies in the astronomical calculations found in the annually prepared Almanac of Orissa.
Astronomy is a science in which observations go simultaneously with the calculations. Besides a thorough knowledge of motion of the stellar objects, it requires sufficient computational skill to tackle the vast multitude of big numbers. Chandra Sekhar was extraordinary in this respect, demonstrating a computational fit by providing tables with cores of data which pose a challenge even in this computerized age.
Chandra Sekhar had expressed his deep gratitude to all his predecessors in general and Bhaskaracharya in particular. He improved upon their calculations after careful observation of the planetary positions. Like any other original research work, his contributions are purely of intellectual interest in the field of mathematical astronomy.
The present Oriya Almanacs are being prepared as per the rules of Siddhanta Darpan and they have stood the test of time in successfully predicting the eventful occasions like eclipses. He had broken the icewhich blocked the path of progress in Indian astronomy for about a thousand years and mirrored the Siddhantas in modern perspectives, paving the way for future development. Our researchers today boast of degrees conferred on the basis of works which can hardly be compared with the originality and innovations that Chandra Sekhar has exhibited in a single chapter of his Siddhanta Darpan and its stupendous tables, called saranis. His contribution to the field of Hindu astronomy is little known and assessed due to the non-availability of a lucid commentary explaining the intricacies of astronomical calculations involved in understanding the Sanskrit verses composed in elegant pendantic style.
Pathani Samanta, alias Chandra Sekhar, was born in Khandapada, an ex-state of Orissa, in the un-divided Puri district of Orissa, on 11th January 1836 (the 8th lunar day of black fortnight in Pausa month of Saka era 1757). His final departure from this mortal world was on 11th June 1904. As per his own prediction, he came all the way to Sri Jagannath Temple at Puri to breathe his last.

Vedic astrology- part 3- How it works?

The knowledge of Vedic Astrology has come down to us from the Vedic slokas. These slokas have been deeply studied and realized by our Siddhas in ancient times. Hence, through them we learnt about the Universe, and the waves of energy that impact our lives. They suggested practical ways to diffuse negative energies of planets in our lives and how to seek blessings of good energies.

Vedic Astrology guides us to seek a better life than what our planets have destined for us. Siddhas in ancient times had understood the cosmic energy, and calculated its effects for the good of common man. Maharishi Parashara is said to have provided explanations of this ancient Vedic science as predictive astrology to enable man seek blessings of benefic forces and protect themselves from malefic ones.
Source of Vedic Astrology:
Vedic slokas tell us how the presence of planets in each house can create specific effects on man. But many of these slokas are indicative or suggestive in nature and not easy to comprehend without deeper knowledge of Metaphysics. Generally speaking, Ancient Vedic Astrology, as revealed through Vedas, mainly relates about creation of this Universe, and its relationship with man born to the Earth.
Astrology that came down from the Siddhas:
It was through the Siddhas that we learnt about the Universe, and the waves of energy that impact our lives. It is interesting to note that for better perception of the powerful forces of cosmos and understanding the nature of each planet; Siddhas represented them to us as deities. So planets are prayed and invoked as Gods and Goddesses: Power of Mars is represented by Lord Muruga, Sun by Lord Shiva, Mercury by Lord Vishnu and so on.
The Siddhas also suggested practical ways to diffuse negative energies of planets to a certain extent. Such remedies specifically help in adding good energies in human life.
The Predictive Astrology:
In Vedic Astrology, Moon is a very important planet and the Moon sign of a person is considered his or her Rasi. It is the combined study of the yogas, qualities of the 9 planets, their influence on the 12 houses, and how the qualities or gunas like Sattwa, Rajjas and Tamasa, and five primordial elements like space, air, fire, water and earth influence matter in forming their nature.
Modern Vedic Astrology has evolved over the years and at present, it is popular as a predictive astrology that forecasts about individuals from their birth-charts based on the time and place of birth. And here lies the most sensitive point of this field – what percentage of accuracy in predicting human life can be achieved? Perhaps 75 percent, at least this is the common belief.
The role of astrologer:
What surely an individual can gain from Vedic astrology is the knowledge about himself or herself. With a certain amount of interaction with individuals, and mainly study of birth-chart, an astrologer can tell about the nature and inclinations of the individual. He makes one aware of the good and the bad influences of planets and such awareness of cosmic powers can help one with better abilities to make appropriate decisions further in their lives.
The remedies in Vedic astrology:
When planets are in debilitated state, or in retrograde they bring lot of hardship to the native. There are certain strong afflictions of planets in birth-charts such as Pitra Dosha, Kaal Sarpa Dosha, Shani Dosha, and Mangal Dosha, which prevent the native from enjoying the good effects of planets.
Vedic Astrology suggests remedial measures like chanting of Mantras, observing and practicing certain rituals, keeping one energized through Yantras, wearing beads garlands and observing practices such as fasting on the days when the planets are powerful.

Vedic astrology part 2- Horoscope

A horoscope in your hands is a map of destiny. The secrets that it contains can be revealed only by a Vedic Astrologer. Now you may be wondering “What is Vedic Astrology?” You probably have heard of astrology–who hasn’t? Most people know what their Sun sign is in Western Astrology, but very few know about Vedic Astrology, the subject of this report. Even people who have only the slightest smattering of knowledge about astrology want to know what is Vedic Astrology and how it differs from the Western Astrology that they are accustomed to. To answer these questions I would first like to very briefly explain a little about Vedic Astrology and how it is different from its Western cousin.

Vedic versus Western Astrology
The Vedas are the oldest scriptures known to exist, being well over 5,000 years old. The vast ocean of Vedic knowledge encompasses both material and spiritual knowledge; it is perfect knowledge that was revealed by Sri Krishna (The Godhead) to the Rishis, the sages of Vedic culture. Astrology is part of the Vedic literature, and has been preserved and handed down in the guru-parampara, the chain of apostolic succession, since time immemorial. Vedic Astrology is the original form of astrology that existed thousands of years ago in what is now known as the Indian subcontinent. It gradually spread by diffusion into other cultures such as the Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Chinese, etc. The major differences between Vedic Astrology and modern Western Astrology are threefold:
First of all, Vedic Astrology is technically termed a “sidereal system” whereas Western Astrology is “tropical.” What this essentially means is that up in the sky there are stars which make up the various constellations of the Zodiac such as Virgo, Aquarius, etc. Vedic Astrology is based upon the actual stellar constellations (sidereal), whereas Western Astrology is based on a fictitious zodiac that slowly moves backwards in space as a function of time (“tropic” in Latin means “to turn”). These definitions can be found in any good dictionary. As of this writing (October, 1993), the beginning of the Western imaginary zodiac–their first point of Aries–is at 6.25 degrees of the constellation Pisces. This is called the Age of Pisces in Western Astrology. This first point will move in a retrograde (backward) motion at a rate of about 1 degree per 72 years until it enters into the constellation of Aquarius. That will be the beginning of the famous Age of Aquarius that we have all heard about. At the rate of motion of 72 years/degree ´ 6.25 degrees, it will take 450 years before the so-called Age of Aquarius takes place. Out of ignorance of astronomy, the New Age community has “jumped the gun” by almost half a millennia in declaring that we are already in the Age of Aquarius.
Secondly, as already mentioned, Vedic Astrology is based on a very old, unbroken tradition since time immemorial whereas Western Astrology has had a very checkered history. Astrology virtually disappeared in the West during the Dark Ages (circa 500-1000AD); it resurfaced during the Renaissance, only to fall out of favor during the so-called Age of Reason. In fact, it totally disappeared from the European continent until the late 19th century. It had been kept barely alive in England during that time. Western Astrology as we know it today has existed for about 130 years only when it began a resurgence. The point is that the Vedic tradition is very strong and vibrant, with the heritage of many millennia of accumulated knowledge, whereas Western Astrology does not have the advantage of an unbroken tradition.
Thirdly, Vedic astrology, being an appendix to the Vedas, is thoroughly steeped in Vedic thought and philosophy. This means that the practitioner of the science must have earnestly assimilated the Vedic philosophy and lived the life of a Vedic Brahmana, with all its attendant spiritual practices. By contrast, modern Western astrology is a reflection of permissive Western culture, in which “anything goes.” Western astrology has no real or consistent philosophical basis; what passes for a basis is watered down, distorted, third-hand Vedic philosophy. The Western Astrologer has (in comparison to the Vedic Astrologer) no philosophical training, nor does he know what it means to follow a spiritual discipline. The combined effect of genuine philosophical knowledge coupled with an authentic spiritual lifestyle cannot be overestimated when it comes to developing the divine vision and ability that is so necessary for enabling an astrologer to properly guide others.
I have hardly done justice to the subject of comparing-contrasting Vedic and Western Astrology, but hopefully what I have said will give the reader an inkling of the differences. These are not just technical differences but depend on an entirely different worldview. Now that we have completed our digression, let’s return to the main objective of this treatise. The birth-map, or horoscope, is a symbolic representation of the Earth, planets, and stars at the time of one’s birth. It is a divine language, a mystic cryptogram by which God has communicated what a person’s destiny will be, knowing which a wise person will exercise his free will to optimize the result.
Fate, Free Will and Vedic Astrology
The viewpoint of Vedic Astrology is that life is an interplay of both fate and free will–fate being the reaction to our previous exercise of free will. In our lives we are often faced with choices presented to us by our environmental circumstances. We have the freedom to chose “a” or “b,” but once that decision is made we must accept the reaction to our choice. The reaction may be immediate, or it may be delayed by thousands of lifetimes. In any case, the reaction, pleasant or unpleasant, will come at the appointed time determined by higher authorities. As Canakya Pandita says, “Just as a calf can find its mother in a herd of 10,000 cows, in the same way your [re]actions will find you.” The reactions to life’s actions are inescapable by everyone except those who are completely devoted to God (via Bhakti-yoga). When a karmic reaction ripens and fructifies it creates a new situation, a new environment that presents us with more choices upon which to exercise our free will. Thus, life is an interplay of both fate and free will as previously stated.
Let’s consider an example of how this works. Suppose someone is born into a poor family because of his bad karma from a previous lifetime and so is raised in a ghetto beset with crime and poverty. Let us say, hypothetically, that he has two choices. He can blame society for the evils he faces and thus try to victimize society by taking to a life of crime to acquire wealth; or he can take responsibility for his situation and try to better himself by education and honest endeavor. Suppose he chooses the first option of crime and robs several establishments. Eventually he will get caught (if not killed first) and sent to jail, a natural reaction for his criminal behavior. But even while in jail he still has options, though more limited than those of a free man. He can choose to be a hardened criminal or to be a model prisoner and reform himself. Each choice will have a reaction. Thus we can see that life is an intricate interplay of fate (karma) and free will.

VEDIC ASTROLOGY-PART 1- Introduction to Nakshatras

The nakshatras are the apparently fixed bodies in the Zodiac, where the planetary system moves with them placed in the background. Among the Rasi and the nakshatras, the former is overlorded by the Sun, whereas the latter is overlorded by Moon. This implies that the Rasi shows the environment we would be placed with at different times in our life and what we get out of it, on the other hand, the nakshatras govern the different state of mind we shall be having at various times. Even the actual events are important in our life, taking a person-centric view point; our reactions to them also matter equally. Hence the study of the nakshatras is well warranted.

There are two nakshatra schemes, one of which uses 27 Nakshatras and the other uses 28 nakshatras, which include the Abhijit Nakshatra, an intercalary nakshatra. Both the schemes are useful in their own right. While 27 nakshatra scheme is used for all day to analysis, such as analysis of birth chart, analysis of dasas, using Navatara chakra etc; the 28 nakshatra scheme is used for analysis of few chakras such as sarvatobhadra chakra, the sannadi chakra etc. The Nakshatras are reckoned from beginning with Aries which coincides with the beginning of Ashwini.
There are four padas (quarters) of each nakshatra, each measuring 3d 20m making the total duration of the nakshatra to be 13d 20m. Thus there are 108 padas across the zodiac and each map to 1 Navamsa. However, since the duration of 1 sign is 30 degrees, the nakshatra cannot be mapped exactly on the Rasis. However, it is interesting to see that 9 nakshatras can be mapped to 4 Rasis. From this we can derive the basis of dividing the zodiac of 12 Rasis and 27 nakshatras into 3 parts each measuring 120 degrees. This is the basis for the Navatara Chakra, where the nakshatras are divided into three groups of 9 each, starting either from the Janma or Lagna Nakshatra.
While we see the mapping of the 9 Nakshatras on 4 Rasis, we see that there are few nakshatras which would fall across two Rasis such as Krittika, which falls in Aries and Taurus; Mrgashiras, which falls across Taurus and Gemini and so on. There are others which would fall in 1 rasi such as Ashwini, Bharani, Rohini etc. Even though this looks haphazard and erratic, there is a hidden meaning behind it. To understand the meaning, we need to know the tattvas (primordial elements) ruling the Rasis and the Nakshatra padas. Beginning from Aries, the Rasis are ruled by Fire, Earth, Air and Water in a cyclical manner. Thus Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are the fiery signs; Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn are the earthy signs and so on. This is the same pattern which repeats for the nakshatra padas, which means that the first pada is governed by fire element, 2nd by earth, 3rd by air and the 4th by water. This cycle repeats across the nakshatras.
The beauty of the mapping of the Nakshatra with the rasi is that, among the 9 nakshatra padas which fall in a rasi, the tattva of the first and the last pada belongs to the tattva of the sign. So the first and last pada of Aries would be Fiery, the first and last pada of Taurus would be Earthy and so on. Seeing this from another perspective, the while seen among the three groups of 4 signs (starting from Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), the 1st sign starts from 1st pada of a nakshatra and ends with the 1st pada of a nakshatra (for example, Aries starts with 1st pada of Ashwini and ends with the 1st pada of Krittika). Similarly, the 2nd sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) start with 2nd pada of a nakshatra and end with the 2nd pada of another nakshatra (for example, Taurus starts with 2nd pada of Krittika and ends with 2nd pada of Mrgashiras); 3rd sign Gemini starts with 3rd pada of Mrgashiras and ends with 3rd pada of Punarvasu and the 4th sign Cancer start with 4th pada of Punarvasu and end with 4th pada of Aslesha.
The lordship of each cycle of 9 nakshatras, as per Vimshottari dasa scheme, starting from Ashwini is Ketu, Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury. It is worthy to note that the 3 of the 9 nakshatras, which fall in the junction of signs (rasi sandhi), are ruled by Sun, Mars and Jupiter, the three best friends on the Deva’s side! The other Nakshatras which fall inside the signs are ruled by Ketu, Venus, Moon, Rahu, Saturn & Mercury. What can be made out of these two categories of the planets?
Classification of Nakshatra
Fixed Nakshatras
Rohini, Uttar-phalguni, Uttar-ashadha and Uttar-bhadrapada are supposed to be fixed nakshatras and they are favourable for activities which are related to establishing something permanent such as coronations, laying the foundations of cities, sowing operations, planting trees.
Soft Nakshatras
Chitta, Anuradha, Mrigasira and Revati are soft nakshatras. They are favourable for soft or artistic activities such as wearing new apparel, learning dancing, music and fine arts, sexual union and performance of auspicious ceremonies.
Light Nakshatras
Ashwini, Pushya, Hasta and Abhijit are light nakshatras, and they are favourable for light and sportive activities such as putting ornamentation, pleasures and sports, administering medicine, starting industries and undertaking travels.
Sharp Nakshatras
Moola, Jyestha, Ardra and Aslesha are sharp nakshatras in nature and they are favourable for sharp, piercing and painful activities such as incantations, invoking spirits, for imprisonment, murders, and separation of friends.
Mobile Nakshatras
Sravana, Dhanishta, Satabhisaj, Punarvasu and Swati are mobile nakshatras and they are auspicious for mobile activities such as acquiring vehicles, for gardening and for going on procession.
Dreadful Nakshatras
Purva-phalguni, Poorvashadha and Poorvabhadra, Bharani and Makha are dreadful nakshatras and they are favourable for nefarious schemes, poisoning, deceit, imprisonment, setting fire and other evil deeds.
Mixed Nakshatras
Krittika and Visakha are mixed nakshatras and during their influences, works of day-to-day importance can be undertaken.
Inauspicious Nakshatras
Beginning from the third quarter of Dhanishta and ending with the last part of Revati, the time is held to be unsuitable for any kind of auspicious work. This period goes under the special name of Nakshatra Panchaka and when these stars are ruling, one should avoid journey towards the south, house repairing or renovation, collecting fuel and cattle fodder or acquiring cots and beds.
Auspicious Nakshatras
Of all the twenty-eight constellations, the pride of place appears to have been given to Pushya, the 8th star.
1. Ashwini
2. Bharani
3. Krittika
4. Rohini
5. Mrgashiras
6. Ardra
7. Punarvasu
8. Pushya
9. Aslesha
10. Makha
11. Purva-phalguni
12. Uttara-phalguni
13. Hasta
14. Chitra
15. Swati
16. Visakha
17. Anuradha
18. Jyestha
19. Moola
20. Purva-ashadha
21. Uttara-ashadha
22. Sravana
23. Dhanishta
24. Satabhisaj
25. Purva-bhadrapada
26. Uttara-bhadrapada
27. Revati

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ancient Indian ASTROLOGY was a Science

Ancient Indian wisdom is a treasure trove of science. In fact, most of the claims made by ancient India (related to astrology, yoga, ayurveda) have been validated by Modern Science today. For example, this physics journal from USA in 1998 was astonished to find that ancient India knew the speed of light, down to the last digit of accuracy!!

Not only that new scientist acknodge that Solar does influence mind of all living in earth. Heard about Full moon and many unusual activites.
The radiation patterns of the Sun not only affects at individual level but might affect at society level as well. Extensive studies and historical evidences have shown the correlation between historical activity and moments of maxima of solar activity.
For example, this webpage from National University of Singapore gives more insight into the concepts of maxima-minima of solar activity (sunspots & sunflares) and their effect on humans
Carlini Research Institute, based in Canada, is involved in intensive study of the effect of solar activity on human psychology and has been publishing papers depicting the influence of solar activity on our lives.
Following is an interesting revelation from a science magazine which claims: “Solar activity affects every single aspect of human life
A recent study published in the popular science journal NewScientist claims that solar activity affects physical & mental state of humans.


Saturday, December 13, 2014


vedic astrology lesson

In higher states of Consciousness, many philosophic verities were cognised by the Sages which gave birth to the sciences called Astrology, Numerology, Yoga & Vedanta. All sciences study Being. Physics is the science of Being as Matter, as Energy. Chemistry is the science of Being as Qualities.
Mathematics is the Science of Being as Numbers. Biology, the science of Being as Life. But the philosophia prima ( Vedanta ) is the Science of Being as Being, in its pure state. While the Science of Being ( Vedanta ) & the Art of Living ( Yoga ) dominated the six main sciences, the six auxiliary sciences were dominated by the Science of Being as Time ( Astrology ).
The Law of Corresondences - Western and Eastern Views
In the Occident, the divine Hermes Trismegistus spelt out the Law of Correspondences saying " That which is on high is that which is on below, that which is on below is that which is on high, in order that the miracle of Unity may be perpetual ".
In the Orient, Aurobindo averred " The mystery of the lotus cannot be deciphered by analysing the mud below, but by analysing the heavenly archetype of the lotus that blooms forever in the heavens above".

The role of Jupiter in Horoscopy

The biggest planet in the solar system, Jupiter is
considered to be one of the most important planets. 1300
earths can be fit into Jupiter. He is the indicator of
Divine Grace and if he be benign, the entire horoscope is
considered benign. On the other hand , if he be weak, the
horoscope loses its intrinsic strength.

Jupiterian Effects in the 12 Houses

Jupiter in the Ascendant

Jove in the Ascendant makes one scholary, beatuiful, jovial.
Jovian influence on the First House endows one with majestic
appearance, magnetic personality, learning and wisdom. High
longevity is conferred by Jovian presence in the First.
Scholarship will grace in no uncertain measure. Will be
respected by the multitude. Will be handsome and will have a
high discriminative intellect.

Jupiter in the Second House

In the second Jove bestows poetic faculites, handsomeness,
wealth and fame. Will have the gift of the gab or the divine
gift of articulate speech. Will speak beautifully. Will have
scholarship and learning.

The wisdom planet in the house of speech makes one

Jove in the 3rd makes one miserly and not an altruist. Will
have to face many a defeat. Will have bad relations with
brothers and sisters.

Will be the subject of ridicule. Will have stomach problems.

Jupiter in the Fourth House

Jovian tenancy of the fourth makes one hedonistic with a lot
of friendsand relatives. Will be fortunate with respect to
house. Your fame will cross the seas and spread all over the
land. Will be of adamantine nature. Will enjoy all the
comforts of life.

Jupiter in the Fifth House

High intelligence is conferred by the position of Jupiter in
the fifth. Wealth will grace you in no uncertain measure.
May be worried due to children. Will be versatile. Jupiter
in one of the moral triangles can make one highly moral and

Jupiter in the Sixth House

Jove in the sixth is the destroyer of enemies. Will be lazy
and physically weak. May resort to occult rites.

Jupiter in the Seventh House

Will be equivalent to a king as the royal planet of Wisdom
becomes posited in a quadrant. Will destroy a lakh of
afflictions. Will have high communication ability.
Scholarly, a lover of poetry, handsome, will be more liberal
than the father, famous with good life-partner and children-
these are the effects of a benign Jove in the seventh.

Jupiter in the Eighth House

This adverse postion of Jupiter makes one dependent on
others, will do sinful acts, will have high longevity, will
be well liked by all, will do jobs on behalf of others, will
be highly determined & will be interested in base women.

Jupiter in the Ninth House

Jovian tenancy of the Ninth makes one highly spiritual. Will
have devotion to preceptors, will be scholarly and well
informed, will be of ministerial cadre, will be famous &
will be highly moral and ethical.

Jupiter in the Tenth House

This benign position of Jupiter makes one well off in life.
Will be equivalent to a lord, will be famous with comforts,
vehicles and children, will be virtuous, scholarly and

Jupiter in the Eleventh House

Jupiter well posited in the eleventh makes one highly
determined, scholarly with good longevity, with multiple
streams of income, famous and with a lot of conveyances.

Jupiter in the Twelfth House

In the adverse 12th, Jupiter makes one devoid of happiness,
sons & fortune Earlier wealth gets destroyed. Will be
lacking in funds most of the time. Will be lazy and will
lack proper education. Will be ridiculed by many. Will have
dubious character.


vedic astrology lesson
The foremost amongst the six auxiliary sciences is Sidereal Astrology according to the Indian Sages. It has been rightly called as the Vision of the Vedas. She is the most perfect amongst all the auxiliary sciences, says one poetic verse, highlighting its importance in Higher Superconscient Learning. 
In Sanskrit "Vid " means to know. Veda means Knowledge. It is equivalent to the Episteme of the Greeks and the Scientia of the Latinists ( Scire - to know, Scientia ( Science ) - Knowledge). 
The Deep Exaltation Points of Planets 

In the 5th degree of Cancer, Jupiter is in a state of deep exaltation. 
Moon       3rd degree of      Taurus 
Saturn     20th degree of     Libra 
Venus      27th degree of     Pisces 
Mercury    16th degree of     Virgo 
Sun        10th degree of     Aries 
Mars       28th degree of     Capricorn 
The Deep Debilitation Points of Planets
180 degrees from the deep exaltation point is the deep debilitation point and is therefore ( for planets )
Jupiter   5th degree of     Capricorn
Moon      3rd degree of     Scorpio 
Saturn    20th degree of    Aries 
Venus     27th degree of    Virgo
Mercury   16th degree of    Pisces
Sun       10th degree of    Libra 
Mars      28th degree of    Cancer 

The Dispositor Theory
A planet transmits its power to the signs owned by it. For instance, Jupiter owns Sagittarius and Pisces. If Jupiter is exalted, then Sagittatariius and Pisces becomes powerful. Not only the signs owned by the planet, but the Planets posited in these signs also become powerful. Dispositor is the planet who is the lord of the sign. For instance, if Mars is in Cancer, Cancer is owned by the Moon and hence Moon becomes the dispositor of Mars.
Exaltation Dispositor
The planet who gets exalted in a sign is called the Exaltation dispositor.
For instance, Jupiter get exalted in Cancer. Hence the exaltation dispositor of Cancer is Jupiter and its dispositor, Moon!
Cancellation of Debilitation ( Neechabhanga )
We know that planets gets exalted in certain signs and debilitated in certain signs.The debilitation sign is 180 degrees from the exaltation sign.
Debilitation is cancelled due to 2 factors
1. When the dispositor is in a quadrant ( 1,4,7 & 10 houses ) either from the Ascendant or the Lunar Ascendant
2. When the exaltation dispositor is in a quadrant either from the Ascendant or the Lunar Ascendant
This Cancellation of Debilitation is considered to be a powerful Regal Yoga or Conjunction ( Raja Yoga ).
Planets in Quadrants
1,4,7.10 houses are called quadrants. 1,5,9 houses are called Trines.
Benefic planets like Jupiter, Venus & Mercury are considered to be powerful when they are posited in quadrants. It is said that that these  natural benefics in quadrants can destroy crores of afflictions!
If natural malefics own quadrants, they become benefics. Mars &  Saturn are good as owners of quadrants.  On the other hand, if natural benefics likeVenus and Jupiter own quadrants, they are vitiated by Quadrangular ownership. They become functional malefics.
The trinal lords ( lords of 1,5 & 9 ) are considered powerful.
Colours of Planets
Jupiter Golden Hue
Moon Fair
Mars Deep red
Mercury Greenish
Saturn Black
Venus Polished Light Black
RahuBlack ( Resembles Saturn )
KetuRed   (Resembles Mars )
Significators of Houses
8th House 
Ist House Sun
2nd House Jupiter
3rd House Mars
4th House Moon
5th House Jupiter
6th House Saturn
7th House Venus
9th HouseJupiter
10th House Sun
11th House Jupiter
12th House Saturn

Signs as Significators of the Elemental Five!
Aries Leo Scorpio  Fiery Signs
Taurus Cancer Libra Watery Signs
Gemini Virgo Earthly Signs
Capricorn Aquarius  Airy Signs
Sagittarius Pisces Etheric Signs
Classical Philosophy has The Law of Correspondences as its base.
" As Above, so Below", the Earth is an exact replica of Heaven!
Based on the Pythagorean Law of Vibration, the nine digits correspond to the nine revolving heavens and this science came to be known as the science of Astro-Numerology.

Gemologists have found that the vibrations of gems correspond to the vibrations of the planets and this came to be known as Astro-Gemology.


Vedic Astrology Lesson 4
As the earth sphere is divided into the Western & the Eastern hemispheres by the Prime Meridien ( the Greenwich Meridien ) so is the Celestial Sphere divided into Western and Eastern hemispheres by the Celestial Meridien. As the globe is divided into northern and southern hemispheres by the Equator, so is the Celestial Sphere divided into the nothern and southern hemispheres by the Celestial Equator.

The Four Major Mathematical Points of the Zodiac
In Astronomy the Eastern Horizon is called the Ascendant. 180 degrees from it is the Western Horizon called as the Descendant. The intersecting point where the Ecliptic cuts the Celestial Meridien is called the Meridien Cusp ( M C ) and 180 degrees from it is called the Imum Coeli ( I C ).

The Computation of Houses
First the longitude of the Ascendant is calculated by using the following formula

Tan L    =                   Sin E
                  Cos E Cos w - Sin w Tan A
Where L is the Ascendant, E is the Right Ascension of East Point , w the  Sun's maximum declination and A - the latitude of the place. Once the Ascending degree is known , 180 degrees is subtracted to get the  Descendant.

 The MC is calculated by using the following formula

 Tan K = Tan R / Cos w
Where K is the longitude of the MC, R the Right Ascension of the Meridien  Cusp and w the Sun's maximum declination. 180 degrees deducted from the MC is the longitude of the IC.

These 4 are the Four Houses of the Zodiac. Ascendant is the Ist House,  IC the Fourth, Descendant the Seventh and MC, the tenth.

We have said that each sign of the Zodiac is 30 degrees each. If the  Ascending Degree is Pisces, then the Ascendant is Pisces, the IC is Gemini, the Descendant is Virgo and the MC, Sagittarius.
Rulership of Signs
Aries ruled by Mars
Taurus  Venus
Gemini     Mercury
Cancer Moon
Virgo  Mercury
Libra    Venus
Scorpio  Mars
Capricorn    Saturn
Aquarius Saturn
Pisces Jupiter

Equal House Division or Bhava Theory

Now  we have got the longitudes of the Ascendant ( Udaya Lagna ) , the  Descendant ( Astha Lagna), the MC ( Madhya Lagna ) & the IC  ( Patala Lagna ).

 The distance from the Ascendant and the IC is divided by 3 and we have the first Three Houses.

 The distance from the IC and the Descendant is divided by 3 and we have the 4th,5th and 6th houses.

 The distance from the Descendant and MC is divided by 3 and we have the 7,8th and 9th houses

 The distance from the MC and Ascendant is divided by 3 and we have the 10,11 and 12th houses.

 The Houses of the Zodiac and what they represent

First HouseSignifies Personality and Fame
Second Signifies House Wealth
Third HouseSignifies Younger coborns, valour
Fourth House     Signifies Houses, conveyances
Fifth HouseSignifies Progeny, divine merit
Sixth House Signifies Enemies, debts
Seventh House Signifies Life Partner
Eighth HouseSignifies Death
Ninth House   Signifies Fortune, father, Guru
Tenth House         Signifies Profession
Eleventh HouseSignifies Gains, Fulfillment of all desires
Twelfth House  Signifies Liberation, incarceration.

The First House or Ascendant ( Lagna )

Fame and personality are indicated by the First House. The greatest wealth that is Health is also indicated by the Ascendant. Analysing the strength of the First house consists in assessing the strength of the Ascendant lord , the strength of the planets occupying the First House and the planets which aspect the Ascendant. If the First House is highly fortified, then the qualities denoted by the First House ( like Fame, Health and Personality ) will be highly fortified. If weak, then the qualities will be weak. viz the native will be less famous and mediocre.

The Second House

Wealth is ruled by the 2nd house. The other significations are family & speech. If the 2nd house is powerful , then the probability of the native acquring wealth will be high. Accumulated property is ruled by the 2nd house.

The Third House

Younger coborns are ruled by the 3rd house. Also colleagues.Valour and virility are also ruled by the 3rd house.

If the 3rd house or its lord is powerful, younger coborns achieve success. The native becomes known for his or her courage and valour
The Fourth House
Mother, friends, uncle, houses and conveyances are ruled by the Fourth. If the fourth house is powerful, then the native gets good conveyances & house. If weak, then the native struggles to get these acquisitions.

The Fifth House

 Intelligence is ruled by the Fifth house. If the 5th lord is powerful, the native becomes highly intelligent.

 Divine merit is also indicated by the Fifth House, the fifth being a moral triangle.

 The Sixth House

 Enemies and debts are ruled by the sixth house. If the sixth house is powerful, enemies get destroyed.

 The native becomes debt-free. On the other hand, if the sixth be weak, persecution from enemies and torture by debts.

 The Seventh House

Life-partner is indicated by the seventh house. The native gets a rich partner if the seventh house is powerful. Diplomacy is also indicated by the seventh house.

The Eighth House

Death is indicated by the eighth louse. Lots of longevity if the eighth house is powerful. If the eighth house be powerful, less obstacles & hindrances on the path of life. Also 8th represents subordinates.

The Ninth House

Fortune, Guru, Divine Merit - all these are the characteristics of the Ninth House. If the ninth house is powerful, spiritual progress and the smiling of Fortune. The Ninth House can confer not only Fortune, but also a cordially disposed spouse and good children too. Also Ninth represents Senior Office and supervisors.

The Tenth House

This is considered to be a very important House as it indicates one's profession.

If the tenth lord is powerful, the native becomes reputed . Professional enhancement and reputation.

The Eleventh House

This is the house of Gains and Fulfillment of all desires. All planets are welcome in the Eleventh. Excellent position for Saturn and Jupiter to be in. If the eleventh lord is powerful, even anarchic qualities may manifest.

The Twelfth House

This is the house of Liberation. Excellent position for South Node (Ketu) to be in( as he is signiicator of Liberation ).On the negative side, incarceration and loss indicated by this house.

If the twelfth house is powerful, the native attains to Liberation, provided Jupiter, Saturn and Ketu are well posited.

While analysing the strength of Houses, the strength of its Lord, the strength of the planet posited in the House, the aspects of other planets on it - all these factors should be considered.

The Law of Correspondences of Classical Philosophy applies to astrological science.

The Correspondence between the Nine digits and the nine revolving heavens is the science of AstroNumerology.

More quality information about Astro-Numerology and a free Astro- Numerological Report can be had from

The Correspondence between the Nine gems and the Nine planets is the science of Astro-Gemology.


vedic astrology lesson
The real path of the earth around the Sun is called the Ecliptic.

9 degrees to either side of the Ecliptic is a belt of the Heavens known as
the Zodiac. ( Dante called it the Oblique Line that beareth all planets).


First 30 degrees of the Zodiac constitute the sign of Aries. The next 30
degrees Taurus and so on. The Zodiac counted from the first degree of
Aries to the 360th degree of Pisces is called the Tropical Zodiac.
The Limbs of the Sidereall Zodiac
Sign Degrees

Aries 00 -    30
Taurus 30 -    60
Gemini 60 -    90
Cancer 90 - 120
Leo 120 -150
Virgo 150 -180
Libra 180 -210
Scorpio 210 -240
Sagittarius 240 -270
Capricorn 270- 300
Aquarius300 -330
Pisces 330 -360
These 12 signs are the limbs of the Cosmic Man or Time Eternal
( Kalapurusha- The Almighty Self as Time )

Aries is His head, Taurus His face, Gemini His neck, Cancer His heart,
Leo the place beneath, Virgo His belly, Libra His generative organs, Scorpio
the place beneath, Sagittarius His upper thigh, Capricorn his lower thigh,
Aquarius His leg and Pisces His feet !

The Zodiac is tenanted by 27 constellations each of them spread over an arc
of 13 degrees 20 minutes. The Zodiac counted from the first degree of Beta
Arietis ( Aswini) to the 360th degree of Zeta Piscium ( Revathi) is known
as the Sidereal Zodiac.

Western Astrology is based on the Tropical Zodiac and the Vedic on the

The Limbs of the Sidereal Zodiac

           Name of Constellation                                     Deg Min                              Deg Min

1.          Beta Arietis              ( Aswini )                          00 00                                13 20
2.          41 Arietis                 ( Bharani )                         13 20                                26 40
3.          Eta Tauri                  ( Karthika )                       26 40                                40 00
4.          Alpha Tauri              ( Rohini )                           40 00                                53 20
5.          Lamda Orionis         ( Mrigasira )                      53 20                                 66 40
6.          Alpha Orionis           ( Aridra )                          66 40                                 80 00
7.          Beta Geminorum       ( Punarvasu )                    80 00                                 93 20
8.          Delta Cancri              ( Pushya )                        93 20                               106 40
9.          Alpha Cancri             ( Aslesha )                     106 40                               120 00
10.        Alpha Leonis             ( Magha )                      120 00                               133 20
11.        Delta Leonis              ( Pubba )                       133 20                               146 40
12.        Beta Leonis               ( Uttara )                       146 40                               160 00
13.        Delta Corvi                ( Hasta )                       160 00                               173 20
14.        Alpha Virginis            ( Chitra )                       173 20                               186 40
15.        Alpha Bootis              ( Chothi )                      186 40                               200 00
16.        Beta Librae                ( Vishakam)                  200 00                               213 20
17.        Delta Scorpi               ( Anuradha)                  213 20                               226 40
18.        Alpha Scorpi              ( Jyeshta )                     226 40                               240 00
19.        Lamda Scorpi             ( Moola )                      240 00                               253 20
20.        Delta Sagittari             ( Poorvashad )              253 20                               266 40
21.        Delta Sagittari             ( Uthrashad )                 266 40                               280 00
22.        Alpha Aquilae             ( Sravana )                    280 00                               293 20
23.        Alpha Delphini            ( Dhanishta )                  293 20                               306 40
24.        Lamda Aquari             ( Satabhisha)                 306 40                               320 00
25.       Alpha Pegasi                ( Poorvabhadra)            320 00                               333 20
26.       Alpha Andromeda        ( Uttrarabhadra)            333 20                               346 40
27.        Zeta Piscium                ( Revathi )                     346 40                               360 00

The Portfolios of Planets

In the celestial Government of the Almighty, the Sun is the King and Moon
is the Queen! Mars, the Defense Minister, Mercury, the Prince, Venus &
Jupiter the Ministers and Saturn is the messenger!

                       The Sun represents the             Soul of the Cosmic Man
                       The Moon                                         Mind
                        Mars                                                  Physical Strength
                       Mercury                                            Speech
                       Jupiter                                              Happiness Learning & Wisdom
                       Venus                                                The Libido
                        Saturn                                              Sorrow

English Literature & Astrology

Homer referred to the mighty Orion. Cicero assigned divinity to the stars.
The great philosopher Origen believed that the stars and the
constellations were signs through which the Omnipotent Divine exerted His
malevolent or benevolent Will. Dante was an astrologer like Newton, Bacon,
Nostradamus, Companus, Paracelsus and others. To Dante, Astrology was
the noblest of all sciences. Dante drew a parallel between the seven liberal
arts and the seven planets in his Convivio. He gave grammar to the Moon
& Dialectic to Mercury. Shakespeare referred to the "operations of the orbs
by whom we doth exist and cease to be ". Christopher Marlowe referred to
the place where " Mars did mate the Carthiginians"!

Count Louis Hamon ( Cheiro ) declared that the message boldly
blazoned across the heavens ( the positions of the planets )
represented the Universal Will & that the precession of the Equinoxes
( 25,920 years - 360 degrees ) was so beautifully calculated by the
Great Geometrician of the Universe & that all biological processes
obey the divine order of the celestial bodies and this is expressed in
the prayer we were taught long ago " Thy Will be done, as in Heaven,
so on earth".!
When Pythagorus discoverd the Correspondence between the Nine revolving
heavens and the nine numbers, Astro-Numerology was born.

When the Indian Seers discovered the Correspondence between the Nine gems
and the Nine planets, Astro_Gemology was born.

Jupiter       Justitia                 Justice
Saturn  Temperantia Temperance
MarsFortitudo Fortitude
Venus Gnosis  Knowledge
Moon Understanding

Correspondences - In Integral Yoga and the Supramental Dialectic
Bliss Mercury