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.
13 Nov 2023
Every sign has a ruler. The ruler of Aries is Mars, of Taurus is Venus, and so on. In a horoscope, every house has a sign on its cusp, and the ruler of this sign becomes the ruler of the house. The ruler of a house carries the significations of the house. For instance, consider […]
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 […]
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 […]
28 Jan 2022
A couple of days back I was watching an episode in which face a challenger takes on Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. I was familiar with her presence on cooking shows, having often seen her as a judge on “Beat Bobby Flay”. As I watched this episode in which she speaks directly to camera, stakes her […]
25 Jan 2022
In the previous post, I narrated the story of Djokovic’s fight with the Australian government to get a visa so he could play in the Australian open. The astrology of it showed up in Uranus transiting over the IC in Djokovic’s chart. Here again is the transit chart for January 16, 2022–the day on which […]
21 Jan 2022
Tennis fans among you might have been tracking the Djokovic story that unfolded in a flurry the last couple of weeks. For those of you who don’t follow tennis, a little background. Novak Djokovic is a champion tennis player, regarded as an all-time great. However, Djokovic has repeatedly invited criticism over his actions both on […]