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OFTEN an image of beauty transforms the individual to a different realm of experience. A golden sunrise, a starry night, the solitary evening star, smoke curling up from a lonely village-hut, snow-clad range of expansive mountains and even thickly grown trees far away from the din and bustle of human habitation often arouse deeply mysterious vibrations which touch the very inner-most core of the human individual. Saints have often gone into raptures on seeing rows of swans flying against a...

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Evident form the colossal bulls painted in the cave of Lascaux. Various names of provinces and the standards of several dynasties in Egypt also indicated the deep-rooted veneration for the bulls. In Egypt, the bull was worshipped for its power of procreation, whereas the function of the Sumerian bull-man was primarily to protect the heals. If we explore deeper in the realm of symbols we understand that this zodiac represents Divine Energy which makes the manifestation a possibility. Lord Shiva...

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This phenomenon would have been in it pristine state and matter altogether absent. The concept of Original Sin in the Christian theology represents the same event. Pristine nature of the Spirit gets contaminated by the first act of creation. One often wonders whether the sense of guilt associated with procreative activities is not a memory of the origina trial. Not without reason, the Aries-bom do not have a smooth marital life either. Astro logically, Aries is ram and symbolically it is y ....

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Abhijit was an asterism considered among them presided over by Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, with which even the Lord Krishna associated himself, but later on, for some unknown esoteric reason, it was dropped out and now only 27 asterisms are taken into account for astrological purposes. Abhijit was an asterism considered among them presided over by Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, with which even the Lord Krishna associated himself, but later on, for some unknown esoteric reason,...

Cosmic Music

EVER SINCE the Russian Sputnik went into the orbit, interest in the stellar world has greatly increased. This hits not, however, given mankind either the insight into the working of the Divine Plan, or the necessary moral courage to face the trials and tribulations of everyday life. But it is vital tiiat we come to an understanding of the rules regulating the universe around us. and this cannot happen so long as occult sciences are not properly acknow ledged and assigned proper importance among...

Moon The Psyche[

THE MOON, the luminous favourite of poets and lovers alike, Uncle-Moon of children and the main interest of the present-day. space scientists, is not any the less important in astrology. The Moon is believed to be the queen of the planetary kingdom. In primitive days, soothsaying was entirely based on the position of the Moon. There is a complete set of books known under the Greek name Selenodromia and in Latin the set is known as Lunaria. Besides, there are many Arabic, Indian and Chinese...

Gemini The Sign Of Polarity

GEMINI, the third sign of the zodiac represented as twins and symbolized by n stands for Divine Creative Activity' which is made to operate by polarisation of Spirit and matter. Various scriptures have referred to it esoterically, and astrologically it refers to an important aspect in the stage of development of individuals bom under this constellation. Gemini is Dioscure of the Greek mythology. It i . the joint name of Castor and Pollux who on their death were elevated to the sky and...

Serpent Fire

UNDOUBTEDLY the true significance of Scorpio ascendants can only be revealed indirectly through allegories, symbols and other esoteric hints and suggestions. It is widely known among scholars that along with Virgo and Libra, Scorpio forms the mysterious trio whose true meaning was withheld for a long duration. Even now, one has to dig deep into fables and scriptures in order to obtain some light on this constellation. Scorpio, the eighth sign of zodiac represents death (the hidden and the...

The Complex Capricorn

WHERE the Eternal Heavenly Man has been crucified at the altar of materiality, where the Spiritual Essence of Manifestation has been cribbed and confined to the limitations of Matter, where Divine Consciousness is aroused in the Prodigal Son, that level of cosmogenesis is represented by Capricorn. Human beings born under this sign are stormed by the highly activised forces of past karma as well as attracted by the irresistible future destiny waiting for them. The Capricorn personality is...

Miscellaneous

Some of the other influences of Jupiter which must be acknowledged by students of astrology are its benefic influence in transit and during the Mahadasa and Antar-dasa periods. During the transits, Jupiter is helpful only when it is transiting 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th, from the Moon. During this period, auspicious events take place in the life and family of the person concerned. Usually 5th, 7th and 9th are proverbially good for prosperity and happiness. Often the birth of babies and...

Introduction

The modern world lias a mixed approach to astrology There are many persons who consider it superstition and fraud They believe that technological advancements enabling mankind to explore the unlimited expanse of the stellar realm could reveal all dimensions of life to them. They have already landed on Jupiter and Venus. Their belief in this kind of human progress has induced them to decry occultism and esoteric subjects. They do not accept the validity of mystic experiences or of probation for...

Introduction To Esoteric Astrology

Whatever the outer expression, the Virgo-bom individuals are always dissatisfied with existing circumstances. The way Virgo influences the individual human beings is very difficult to describe. Different principles that operate on individuals are not properly understood so far. We are told that Buddhic consciousness operates beyond the level of intellect. Whenever any impulse is released at this level, it pervades the whole personality of the individual. Pallas Athene of the Greeks...

Libra The Dynamic Balance Of The Cosmic Dance

LIBRA, the sign of balance, conceals profound depths. The seventh sign of the zodiac is by no means simple. The symbol of it is as difficult as its implications. An understanding of the mysteries of this sign is liable to provide the key to the nature of a large number of people which might be used for the good or for harming them. Probably it was for this reason that the sign was not even made exoteric for a very long time. It has iTeen said that the main cause for this secrecy was the fact...

Occult Nature Of Astrology

ARYAN philosophy and Hindu astrology arc intimately connected. The latter provides an important clue to the esoteric side of the former. It is however extremely difficult to pierce the veil of esotericisin only the adepts have the true and complete key to such knowledge. What we may try to do is to collect fragments of occultism to see whether some meaningful conclusions can he drawn in this direction. If this endeavour fails, this line of enquiry may be abandoned and astrology may continue to...

Pisces An Auspicious Beginning

IF problems of astrology which is one of the most sacred sciences of the world are approached not for selfish considerations but for enlightenment in Divine Wisdom, one would not be unduly agitated about banning astrological predictions but would rather endeavour to improve one's own personal character one would not get very much perturbed about the unhappy turn of events but would rather cultivate fortitude to co-operate with the Law of Karma. God's plan is evolution, and the knowledge of this...

White And Black Astrology

BFI.TRt- in astrology is universal and ancient. Most of the great men ofhistory, such as Caesar, Pliny, and Ciccro believed in it. Marcus Antonious never travelled without the astrologer recommended to him by Cleopatra. Augustus, when ascending the throne, had his horoscope cast by Thcagenes. Tiberius discovered pretenders to his throne by means of astrology and divination. Alexander of Macedonia consulted astrologers before his invasion of India. During World War II the Nazis and the*allies...

Nakshatras The Twentyseven Wives Of The Moon

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein for the time is at hand. One of the most abstruse though very rewarding has been the subject of Nakshatras, or the Lunar Mansions, which have acquired such an outstanding significance in the Hindu astrology that it based on them almost all their astrological prognostications. The subject has indeed been very ancient. In almost all the ancient civilisations where astrology...

The Sun On The Meridian

THERE is much erroeous impression currently in vogue about the tenth house. Whenever any one desires to know about one's promotion, worldly success, name and fame, exoteric astrology directs its attention to this house. Following the ancient astrological tradition, astrologers in modern times have also time and again emphasized the 10th to be the significator of Karma. The problem actually arises as to how this house primarily concerned with Karma becomes important for the consideration of...

Rahu The Planet Of Materialisation1

WHETHER Rahu is a planet or merely a point of tremendous power radiating special influence of a particular kind to the cosmos is not for the astrologers delving in planetary occult powers to decide. Maharishi Parasara postulated twelve planets for twelve zodiacs each enjoying a characteristic significance of its own. This seems plausible on the basis of correspondence. If there are twelve houses, twelves signs, twelve Bhavas, it is logical to assume that there would be twelve planets unless...

The Veil Of Saturn

IN an ancient book of instructions, a neophyte is warned that his feet will be washed in the blood of his heart before his soul can stand before the Holy Masters. It is for this reason that the path of occultism is strewn with many wrecks. If the candidate hopes to succeed, the hierophant instructs him to kill ambition, as well as desire of life and comfort. But it is difficult to do so. In doing so, his entire personality would dissolve. He will have to confront humiliation at every step and...

Aries as ascendant

Original Act of Creation is an act of spiritual imprisonment. When Aries rises on the eastern horizon, the imprisoned splendour is freed, but in this process of freedom, the materiality is sacrificed. This process requires that all ambitions of self-centred nature be stifled, all desires for material comforts be frustrated, and all outgoing energies on the Path of Pravriti obstructed. The churning of the ocean takes place at this stage. The Aries-bom therefore is a martyr. The divine flame...

Aquarius The Father Of The New

VARIOUS occult sciences indicate some fundamental truths of astrology which are immensely illuminating. A discovery of such truths makes our life meaningful and our action purposeful. It also assists us in relieving some of the heart-wrenching experiences of our life. The nature of Kumbha Lagna has been bewildering. The complexity concerning the subject has been increasing with every efforts to understand it deeply. To give the adjective 'enigma' to this sign is an understatement. By ploughing...

Cancer The Sign Of Dizzy Heights And Profound Depths

CANCER or Karkatuka Crab as the Hindu seers have called the Fourth sign of the zodiac is a deeply mysterious sign representing, as Swami T, Subba Row has indicated, that level of manifestation where the divine syllable. Pranava, the sacred word, was resolved into four entities corresponding to the four states of Brahma as Vaisvanara, Hiranyagarbha, Prajna and Isftara. This sign according to Subba Row also represents the four aspects of Parabrahman. namely, Sihula physical , Su amp shma subtler...

Chapter I

THERE are many fundamental problems of astrology requiring careful attention. Some of these problems are related to the following i The nature of astrological predictions. Are these predictions merely statistical averages Or, is there some foundation for the same fii The nature of the planets. Is it merely the physical composition, mass and distance of these planets which influence the terrestrial beings fit T he mechanism of the influences flowing from these planets and affecting the human...

The Esoteric Aspect Of Zodiacal Signs

THE twelve signs of th e zod i ac form the bedrock of astrology fbe esoteric nature of the zodiac as well as the occult significance of astrology were well known to the ancient Indian seers. But. the predictive astrology was not held in very high esteem by them the main interest of the seers in this science was to discover the clues for unravelling the hidden mysteries of the cosmogcnesis and the role of men in it. It was for this reason that astrology was thought as Vedango an organ of the...

The Authors

Suit Madhuri Bchari holds post-graduate degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, and a diploma in Psychiatry. She has studied Astrology in the light of Eastern pliilosphy and modern psychological approach very profoundly for more than 45 years, She has travelled extensively in Europe and in India and has lectured at various gatherings of eminent astrologers. She writes occasionally for The Astrological Magazine Bangalore and The Times of Astrology New Delhi . Bcpin Bchari is a noted authority on...