What Is Vedic Astrology

Astrology is a system of understanding human beings—physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually—through mapping the planets and the constellations.  Each planet represents a component of the human condition and each zodiac constellation represents a different personality.  Combined they show our tendencies—both good and bad—which we are meant to improve through the application of our will power….

Why Planets Change Sign from Western to Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology is much like Western astrology.  In most ways they are the same.  There are, however, a few notable differences. To begin with, Western astrology originated in Greece and was influenced heavily by Egyptian astrology.  In general, many ancient Greek systems of thought came from Egypt or were at least influenced by Egyptian systems…

How to Find Your Astrologer

Astrology is a daunting subject for many people and is shrouded in misunderstanding and confusion.  This is largely because astrologers often make astrology seem unapproachable and too complicated.  They can make astrology seem locked in a world of mathematical complication.  Or, conversely, they can make it seem too fantastical and whimsical—like they are getting astrological…

The Sun and Moon: The Male and Female Archetypes

The Sun and Moon are usually considered the two most important planets in understanding one’s astrology.  They represent the male and female archetypes—the Sun shows how we project our will and the Moon shows our personality and emotional nature. The Sun in popular astrology is well-known.  Nowadays people usually call themselves by their Sun sign,…

The Purpose of Our Talent

We love becoming skilled at music or sports or any number of activities.  But what is the deeper purpose of these endeavors and the talents that we develop?  In astrology, the third house is the house of skill and relates to Gemini and the quick mind that can assimilate information and develop talents with remarkable…

The Shade of the Cross We Bear

“Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the…

On Self-Giving and Self-Expressing

This article addresses the difference between the 5th and 11th houses.  These houses correspond to Leo and Aquarius respectively.  The 5th house (which relates to Leo) and the 11th house (which relates to Aquarius) are, in some ways, complete opposites.  This comes as no surprise as they are always opposite each other in the zodiac….

Home Life and Career

The previous article on the angular houses examined the meanings for the first and seventh houses—the houses of self and of partner.  It sought to show how our search for balance in the world (often through partnership) allows us to develop more completely as individuals.  There are, however, two more angular houses to examine—the tenth…

Self and Partner

The planets, the houses, and the signs form the basis of astrology.  The planets and the signs reveal their meanings more easily because they exist physically.  Jupiter is a real thing in material existence.  We can physically observe it.  Moreover, cultures for at least thousands of years have ascribed personalities and deities to Jupiter as…

Balancing Expansiveness and Discipline

People often gravitate toward extremes.  Some people spend all their time working while others spend all their time playing.  Some people love going out while others almost always stay in.  Some people spend money as soon as they get it while other people try to save every last penny.  Moderation is difficult and it seems…