Thus far, we have seen Ashwini and Bharani. Out of the three, which constitute Aries, we shall see the final one, Krittika here. This star’s narration is inextricably woven with the birth of Skanda. Sati (Daakshayani?), the consort of Shiva immolated herself at Daksha yagna. She is reborn as Uma
We now move into the first complete star in virgo viz hasta. In fact, it is the only star which falls fully in virgo–Uttaraphalguni has only 3 quarters in virgo while chitra has only 2 quarters in it. A person born in the first quarter of hasta is revengeful and
This is a star which favours expansion or development. It also stands for peace. It stands as a significator for the following:- (1) Writer (2) Dyer (3) Gemmologist (4) Singer (5) Maker of perfumes (6) Mathematician (7) Weaver (8) Eye specialist (9) Grains The first two quarters of Chitra fall
The presiding deity of Bharani is Yama. The Vedas say that Yama, when propitiated, could bestow Moksha. Yama is the custodian of Dharma. All living beings, after birth experience different effects, but the journey ends in death. Paramatma is the supreme soul of which the Jivatma is a fraction; in
All constellations form part of the zodiac. In astrology, this band is divided into 12 equal parts called signs, each 30° wide. The Vedic constellations have a spiritual purpose in the cosmos. They constitute the repository of our Karma. Our ancestors believed that our souls travelled to stars after death.
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. Ardra remains solely in the
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
One of the charismatic actresses of all time is Marilyn Monroe. Her cult verges on the incredible. Her life off the camera was more intriguing than her life on the studio set. Her untimely death at the peak of her career was the subject of speculation by the world media.
Ian Fleming’s fictional character, James Bond is today considered as an iconic figure, the world over. As a British secret service agent, Bond as 007 has enthralled worldwide audiences with Skyfall, the latest movie marvel grossing up a revenue in excess of one billion dollars. By creating this character, Ian