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.

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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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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19 Jul 2021

The second house of the horoscope has self-worth as its root meaning. Having self-worth as the root meaning of the second house makes it such an important area of analysis and interpretation – who among us has not struggled with issues of self-worth? The amplification of this psychological dynamic brings home the point: the drive […]

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15 Apr 2021

Jupiter and Saturn are the social planets, in contrast to Mercury, Venus, and Mars which are the inner planets. Unlike the inner planets that are highly individual and personalized in how they are expressed, Jupiter and Saturn urge us to go beyond the self and consider our place in the broader society. Jupiter is the […]

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