Ardra is the sixth star in the lunar constellation. Its presiding deity is Rudra. Ardra means wetness. The Purana-s say Rudra removes distress. When we are distressed, we shed tears. Tears indicate wetness and wetness denotes Ardra. This explains the link between Ardra and Rudra.… Click to read the rest


In this edition we will look into the various aspects of an “auspicious star” in the zodiac, Vishaka which falls partly in Thula and partly in Vrischika. This means Rasi sign-dispositors could be either Venus or Mars. In navamsa, the four padas of Vishaka could fall in Aries, Taurus, Gemini or Virgo and hence the navamsa dispositors would be Mars, Venus, Mercury or Moon.… Click to read the rest