Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Death of Kobe Bryant

Today (26 Jan 2020) there was shocking news from California. Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash. Bryant was born on 23 August 1978 in Philadelphia. The time of birth is not independently verified but one source … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Fallen Mars

Recently I read a discussion in a traditional astrology group about combustion, planetary dignity, the effect of sect on the so-called “malefic” planets, Mars and Saturn. Combustion occurs when a planet is obscured by the light of the sun due … Continue reading

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Tropical vs Sidereal Years in Calculating Solar Returns

There is a disagreement in the literature about the best way to calculate solar returns. Should we have the Sun return to its birth position with respect to the vernal point or with respect to the fixed stars? Should charts … Continue reading

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A video on Yogini Dasas

Recently Aswin Balaji invited me to discuss Yogini dasas on his channel. Click on this link to watch the video on YouTube.

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Book Review of Predictive Method: Predicting with Grahas as Karakas by Laura Barat

Not long ago I came across the YouTube channel of astrologer Laura Barat and was impressed by her videos on Hindu astrology. Going to her website, I noticed that she had published a book entitled Predictive Method: Predicting with Grahas … Continue reading

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