How to learn on this blog

You are here because you want to learn astrology. On this blog, there is a large and growing number of posts on many topics in astrology, aimed at different levels of learning requiring varying amounts of background information. Where exactly to start your learning, and how to acquire a cohesive and meaningful repertoire of knowledge? This special post will show you how.


There are two essential tools you need to analyze horoscopes. One is the ephemeris, and the other is a horoscope charting program. This post tells you how and where to get them.

15 Jun 2023

The first thing to remember is that Jyotish uses a whole-sign house system, where each house is one whole sign. The 1st house contains the sign of the ascendant, and the ascendant itself falls somewhere in the 1st house, unlike the Western tropical system with Placidus houses where the 1st house cusp is the ascendant […]

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12 Jun 2023

Western astrology proposes numerous aspects each with a specific interpretation. Aspects come with orbs-an aspect is only defined to work if it is within a certain orb, and the closer the orb, the more intense the effect of the aspect. Jyotish defines aspects as well, but these aspects work differently than those in Western astrology, […]

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7 Jun 2023

I introduced Jyotish or Vedic astrology in a previous post, where you saw how a Western chart can be translated into its Jyotish equivalent by subtracting the applicable ayanamsa for the date of birth. You also saw how Jyotish uses whole-sign houses, and how the chart may be drawn using either the South Indian and […]

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2 Jun 2023

I spent many years learning and practicing Western tropical astrology before I got the itch to branch out into the Indian system of astrology that is alternately called Vedic astrology (implying a relationship to the time long ago when the Vedas were scripted) or Jyotish (the science of light). More often than not, I tend […]

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