Tag Archives: Vedic Astrology

Reflections on the Thema Mundi and Jaimini Astrology

Recently I’ve been trying to learn something about Vedic astrology and have been comparing the basic concepts of the Vedic approach with those of early Hellenistic astrology. Fundamental to the Hellenistic approach is the teaching device known as the Thema … Continue reading

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On Planetary Turf Wars: “Northerliness” and Brightness Win.

Recently I’ve been trying to learn something about Indian astrology.  One of the concepts that caught my eye is the so-called planetary war or Graha Yuddha, which is an idea that, as far as I know, does not exist in Western astrology. The … Continue reading

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Which House Rules Cars?

In her book on horary astrology (p. 217), Olivia Barclay presents a chart for the question, “I have fallen in love with an 1937 Bentley.  Will I be able to buy it?”  (15 Feb 1987, 4:42 PM GMT, 51N13, 1E25).  … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: Leo or Virgo rising?

There has been some debate in the astrological literature about whether Donald Trump has tropical Virgo or Leo rising.  His birth certificate gives a birth time of 10:54 AM, which is within a few seconds of the change of sign … Continue reading

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