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.

Horoscopes

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.

22 Aug 2023

Suppose you are analyzing the chart of a friend. She says her birth data is this: June 1, 1980, 7:30 pm, New York, USA. Can your friend, and you, guarantee that the birth time is accurate? You know the MC (and for births near the equator, the ascendant as well) moves by approximately one degree […]

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16 Aug 2023

When assessing the quality of any issue in the Jyotish chart, you need to look at that issue from three perspectives: the house that represents it, its functional karaka (the ruler of that house), and its natural karaka. This is the power of three, and a judgement should be made only after looking at the […]

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8 Aug 2023

In an early Jyotish post, I introduced the properties of the planets, and described their significations that have to be understood well if you are to properly interpret a chart. To reiterate, a planet signifies a person, a thing, or a circumstance in one of two ways: as a natural significator, through the planet’s inherent […]

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1 Aug 2023

We have looked at the first to third, fourth to sixth, and seventh to ninth houses of the Jyotish horoscope. Which leaves the houses ten, eleven, and twelve. Tenth House If  the ninth house is the pinnacle of the trinal dharma houses, the tenth house stands as the pinnacle of the angular karma houses. It […]

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