Category: Jyotiṣa

Chelyabinsk Meteor

Whats with Russia (starting letter र-ra) and the places having starting letter च (cha) like Chelyabinsk or Chernobyl? At least prima facie we find the letter च (cha) in the sign Pisces which is the 6th house of troubles, accidents and suffering from the name letter of Russia.
Apparently, at about 09:30 local time, a very big meteor burned up over Chelyabinsk, a city in Russia just east of the Ural mountains, and about 1500 kilometers east of Moscow.

Argala: Planetary Intervention

Argalā means planetary/sign intervention. I consider this the single greatest teaching of Maharishi Parāśara without which we cannot explain the hidden or subtle influence of a planet in the chart. The magnificent theory of Argalā stipulates the following: –

(a) Every planet has the power to influence the affairs of every other planet or house.

Thus for example, even if a planet has nothing to do with the second house by way of ownership, aspect, conjunction etc, it does not mean that the person shall stop eating food during the daśā of the said planet.

Tattva & Dristi

There are five principal elements or states of existence of all material bodies called TATTVA. These are (1) the Solid state called Pṛthvi or Earth, (2) the Liquid state called Jala or Water, the Gaseous state called Vāyu, the Vacuum state called Ākāśa or the Energy state called Agni. Each sign is assigned one of the four principle elements of Agni (loosely called Fire), Vāyu (loosely called Air), Pṛthvi (loosely called Earth), and Jala (loosely called Water).

Scope of Jyotiṣa

Of late I have found some of my new students to make blunders which none of my older students would ever do. It is something very basic, very foundational. It is the scope of vedic astrology – vedāñga jyotiṣa. While everyone quotes Ādi Śaṅkara in stating that vedic astrology is as vast as the ocean and one lifetime is not sufficient to master every aspect of it, we need to articulate this in a scientific manner and define the scope.

Obama Wins Re-Election

President Obama won a second term in the White House Tuesday night, Fox News projects, overcoming concerns about the fragile economic recovery to edge out Republican nominee Mitt Romney. As races continued to be called well into the morning, it appeared that the balance of power in Washington could remain the same. Republican kept their majority in the House, while Democrats fended off a series of challenges to their majority in the Senate.

This was expected by almost all the vedic astrologers,except a handful few.