Moon Conjunct Neptune!

As I was talking to Pam about chaos and order-she told that autocorrect for word concept first showed change necrotic and then it showed change Neptune. Did it speak about something? Neptune is about 18 degrees 31 minutes into the sign Aquarius. It hasn’t changed its sign recently. Necrosis is skin cell death or death in general. Death is change. Transition. Removal of old and addition of new in the grand scheme of things. Neptune conjunct Moon is an aspect which is found in the birth chart of many writers. Whenever Neptune is closely associated to Moon or Mars it makes writers very imaginative and capable of eloquently expressing their ideas. Continue reading “Moon Conjunct Neptune!”


Horoscope of Gurdjieff!

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (13 January 1866/1872/1877? – 29 October 1949), also commonly referred to as Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff and G. I. Gurdjieff, was a mystic, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandrapol (now Gyumri). Gurdjieff taught that most humans do not possess a unified mind-emotion-body consciousness, and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic “waking sleep”, but that it is possible to transcend to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Gurdjieff described a method attempting to do so, calling the discipline “The Work” (connoting “work on oneself”) or “the Method”. According to his principles and instructions, Gurdjieff’s method for awakening one’s consciousness unites the methods of the fakir, monk or yogi, and thus he referred to it as the “Fourth Way”.
Name: Georges Gurdjieff
Date of Birth: Saturday, January 13, 1872
Time of Birth: 12:00:00
Place of Birth: Alexandropol
Longitude: 43 E 49
Latitude: 40 N 46
Time Zone: 4.0
Information Source: Web
Note: Birth data and charts are courtesy of website. 
It’s a synchronicity that many charts taken up for discussion here in the last few months have either Pisces ascendant or Aquarius Moon. Pisces is the rest house of Jupiter. It’s the final amongst the signs. Dissolution before new beginnings. It also indicates a bridge between this dimension and the next. Unlike Sagittarius where Jupiter is acute, driven and tense–it’s a relaxed sign with a great imagination which is in sync with great Logos. 
Aquarius indicates nectar and it’s a sign well suited to researchers, inventors, mystics and saints. Being the office of Saturn it bodes well for natives who delve deeper than most into the natural mysteries. Many New Age theories suggest that age of Aquarius has dawned upon us. In chart of Gurdjieff we see a combination of Pisces and Aquarius which fit with his role of a mystic, researcher, inventive teacher. He was unique in a sense that among greatest mystics of twentieth century–like Jiddu Krishnamurti, Osho, UG Krishnamurti, Shivananda, Ramakrishna, Ramana and Satya Sai Baba who tried to enlighten Western as well as Eastern people-he was least under the Eastern influence by virtue of his upbringing. Still it was an Eastern influence in form of mystery schools which shaped his thinking and way of teaching. Though not a perfectly accomplished master, his way of teaching is unique and stands out from others. Let’s briefly examine his chart here.

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Horoscope of Guru Gobind Singh!

Gobind Singh (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708), born Gobind Rai, was the tenth Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher. When his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, Guru Gobind Singh was formally installed as the leader of the Sikhs at age nine, becoming the tenth Sikh Guru.His four sons died during his lifetime in Mughal-Sikh Wars – two in battle, two executed by the Mughal army.

Among his notable contributions to Sikhism are founding the Sikh warrior community called Khalsa in 1699 and introducing the Five Ks, the five articles of faith that Khalsa Sikhs wear at all times. Guru Gobind Singh also continued the formalisation of the religion, wrote important Sikh texts,and enshrined the scripture the Guru Granth Sahib as Sikhism’s eternal Guru.


Birth data and charts are courtesy of 

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Queen Elizabeth’s Birth Chart

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Additionally, she is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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Capricorn arises on the eastern horizon with a deeply exalted Mars which is accompanied by atmakaraka Jupiter. Atmakaraka rising in lagna or navamsa indicates royal births(though not always as sometimes it might just be individuals having bearings like royal personages.) This union of Jupiter and Mars is in itself a powerful combination and it is present in 9 out of 16 prime divisional charts in this nativity! As I indicated in case of Aurangzeb royal personages often indicate peculiarities in divisional charts. Also examine powerful cancellation of debility of Jupiter as it’s with a planet which is in deeply exalted in a Kendra house. Moreover, lagna lord Saturn which is retrograde(by virtue of which it becomes even more of a benefic) and also sign lord of Jupiter aspects it fully from Labha bhava.  Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth’s Birth Chart”

Mapping Between Palmistry and Vedic Astrology

Studying subjects which are closely related by correlating with each other is better than studying them in isolation. In my humble experience I feel Palmistry and Vedic Astrology must go hand in hand. If there is a moot point it means analysis is incomplete and you’re missing something crucial. I haven’t developed a system neither I am a pioneer but I do propose an experiment of sorts for all Vedic Astrology enthusiasts if they haven’t tried it already. In many cases, people who consult you might be physically present before you. There is an opportunity to examine their palms and other features with ease and it might lead you towards better deductions.

For example–if you get to know about Shadbala and judge relative strength of various planets in a horoscope-you will get to know which planets are strongest. This can be cross-verified in the hands of natives doing query immediately. It has been my experience that physiognomy must act in accordance with Vedic Astrology and vice versa. The mounts of various strong planets can be examined easily in a palm. Various lines on them along with signs like rectangles, stars, cross or conches should be taken into the account and then it should be examined if strongest planets are the ones which are getting good points in shadbala calculations too. If it’s not so then one should look at other things like nakshtra lord of the planets in question and keep verifying.

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Shirdi Sai Baba’s Birth Chart!

Sai Baba of Shirdi was a fakir(monk) in the 19th century who lived in Shirdi(Maharashtra, India) for most of his life. He is widely worshipped in India today by people of all communities alike. Not much is known about his early life and birth data is not corroborated to be factual. He performed many miracles in his lifetime and said that he will reincarnate after eight years. Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi was born 8 years after his death. Thus devotees believe that his prophecy fructified. Based on this data, let’s see birth chart of Sai Baba. My humble salute to Baba.

Birth Data: 28 September 1835. Monday. 09:47 AM. Pathri. Maharashtra(India)

Ascendant and Navamsa

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Three Moksha Houses and Signs!

Moksha is a Sanskrit/Hindi word which stands for liberation. Buddhist term Nirvana has slightly different meaning but the essence is same. Those who follow the path of devotion might understand it as merging into the supreme personality of godhead. Those who follow Vedanta might take it to be realization of Self. Moksha or liberation means there are no more future births and even this borth has become full of light and peace. In Astrology, fourth, eighth and the twelfth house are observed for spirituality and liberation. Similarly signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are examined in various nativities for the same.

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Hora: An Excellent Technique For Planning Schedules


Hora stands for ‘hour.’ It’s one of the most easy to implement techniques of Astrology. It’s used to find out auspicious times in day, in order to take decisions. It takes hardly ten minutes to master its yields however might be long lasting. 


Lunar Constellations

Every hour of every day of week is ruled by a planet. What it means is: Jyotisha stresses that every hour of the day has a distinct type of energy which affects all conscious beings. You might be familiar with Nakshatras-lunar mansions, which are constellations through which Moon transits. They are 27 in total and Moon takes 27 days to travel through all of them. In order to understand practical usage of Nakshatra approach—let’s take an example: Jyotishi suggest that you should not lend or borrow money when Moon is in Mula Nakshatra. It’s considered that Mula has negative binding energy which doesn’t let debts get dissolved, which is not good for anyone giving loans or borrowing it.

Swati Nakshatra on the other hand is considered auspicious for trading activities. 

The Hora Approach!

The Hora approach is even more minute considering every hour of day and common for everyone in the sense that it doesn’t take into consideration Moon sign or Major/Minor periods. The learned people however will take into the account the sign through which Moon transits along with its relation to their natal Moon. When this is combined with Hora, Minor, Major and Sub periods–it becomes a classical powerful method to decide best time for all activities.

Hora technique is especially good for deciding auspicious times for leaving your home for journey, for buying things, trade and business deals. It’s especially good for those subjects who are troubled by recurring accidents, traffic and quarrels.


This easy to implement approach is as follows:

1. Find out the local time of Sunrise and Sunset etc for your locality. For example: Sun rise today in Bangalore was at 6:05 AM in morning in Bangalore.

2. Pay attention to this cyclic order and note it down; if possible, memorize it: {{{Sun—>Venus—>Mercury—>Moon—>Saturn—>Jupiter—->Mars—->Sun}}} 

3. Every day is owned by a planet–for example: Wednesday is ruled by Mercury, Saturn rules Saturday etc.

4. The first hour, when Sun rises is ruled by the day lord: For example: Today is Wednesday–that is why Mercury rules the time 6:05 AM to 7:05 AM.

Moon rules 7:05 AM to 8:05 AM.

Saturn rules 8:05 AM to 9:05 AM.

Jupiter rules 9:05 AM to 10:05 AM.

And so and so on.

Moon, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are natural benefics, though Mercury gives slightly mixed influences.

Journeys, inaugurations undertakings and other important activities should be started in the Hora of natural benefics.

There are activities which are well done in the Hora of Mars, Saturn and Sun–for example–administrative and official activities in the Hora of Sun and physical exertion and adventures in Mars’ Hora. 

Mercury Hora is most conducive for reading scriptures, commercial activities, Astrology, learning, reading as well as writing.

Moon Hora is important for respecting elders, meditation and chanting etc.

Jupiter Hora is most auspicious Hora.

Saturn is good for labour, for getting things done and not for anything else. It’s a separative Hora.

If you continue to calculate Horas for Wednesday, for all 24 hours, you would come to realize that the first hour of the next day, i. e. Sunrise hour for Thursday will be ruled by the planet Jupiter.

I advise intuitive readers to think about nature of planets. Thus contemplating on nature of energies available in various hours of day, learned readers would be able to decide most auspicious Horas for desired activities.

For example: Expressing love and romancing are soft and sensitive activities best done in the Horas of Venus and Moon because Venus signifies beauty and love and Moon signifies sensitivity and feelings.   

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Horoscope of Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is the incumbent prime minister of India. He came to office last year after a record victory for his party BJP.

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Atmakaraka is the planet with highest degrees in any sign in the radix chart. In his chart Saturn is Atmakaraka and it’s placed in the Karma Bhava(tenth house) in the horoscope. Saturn is a planet of common people, elders, downtrodden and justice. Saturn being atmakaraka suggests that mission of such a native is to serve people. Since Atmakaraka is placed in the tenth house, which is the house of social visibility and public responsibility, he is shouldering a great responsibility and will continue to do so for the major part of rest of his life. Atmakaraka is placed in the sign Sagittarius in the Navamsa(ninth division of radix) which suggests a fall from some conveyance or a high place. This might be true either literally or figuratively. In my humble observation, many role models who have propagated traditional and spiritual values have this placement. Continue reading “Horoscope of Narendra Modi”

Some Observations on Horoscopes of Spiritual Gurus!

Atmakaraka is the planet with highest degrees in any sign. Atmakaraka represents soul’s mission in life. The sign in which Atmakaraka is in Navamsa(ninth division of Radix) is called Swamsa. 

The study of other divisional charts like Siddhamsa etc. is also important for spiritual figures but Navamsa and Atmakaraka hold supreme importance. I tried to look for such a consistency in charts of spiritual teachers and I think I have found something which looks promising for a while. 

It’s quite perspicuous that Atmakaraka in chart of spiritual teachers should be placed in the Navamsa of Jupiter. Therefore, It could be either in the sign Sagittarius or in Pisces. It’s important to note that Atmakaraka in the sign Pisces suggests that native would do pious deeds and would attain final liberation. Another condition is that Atmakaraka in the Pisces navamsa should not be afflicted. 

I studied a few charts of  most renowned spiritual figures of past century in India. It’s because their charts are available online for study. I used data available on Astrosage website for study. 

Atmakaraka in the Sagittarius

For Jiddu Krishnamurti, Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharya, Swami Vivekananda, Maharshi Mahesh Yogi and Baba Ramdev, Atmakaraka is present in the sign Sagittarius. These people have been great teachers with a worldwide reputation for their groundbreaking work in field of spirituality.


Atmakaraka in the Pisces

I have found Atmakaraka in the sign Pisces for Mahatma Gandhi, Osho Rajneesh, Shri Shri Ravishankar and Winston Churchill. Churchill was obviously not a spiritual figure but he was a genius. The condition that Atmakaraka should not get an aspect from any malefic is not satisfied in any of the cases above. 

Jupiter as Atmakaraka 

Other Atmakarakas have a peculiarity of their own but Jupiter as Atmakaraka suggests a person born to be Guru. Jiddu Krishnamurti has Sun as Atmakaraka suggesting problems with his ego. Similarly in charts of Gandhi and Ramana Maharshi Atmakaraka is Moon, which suggests a calm temperament inclined to serve others generously. Saturn as Atmakaraka suggests someone inclined to serve others, as in case of Eckhart Tolle. Mars as Atmakaraka suggests a soul born to fight, a Yogi in case of spirituality. Jupiter is the greatest planet and best among the benefics. He’s preceptor of Gods known as Guru. It goes without saying that in chart of a spiritual Guru, the Guru must be strong enough. If Guru is Atmakaraka, such a person is blessed with Vedanta knowledge. In charts of Osho and Shri Shri Ravishankar, Jupiter is Atmakaraka. Further, as per noted Astrologer Pt. Sanjay Rath retrograde Atmakaraka suggests a strong deep rooted desire as cause of the birth. In horoscope of Osho Jupiter the Atmakaraka is retrograde.  Also, Jupiter is exalted in the Radix sign and in the sign Pisces in Navamsa. 

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