Mantras forRahu

With what special grace will lndra manifest for us brilliantly, our friend who ever helps us, with what powerful company 2. The spotted cow has come and sat before the Mother again, extending beyond the Father to the world of light. 3. The rope that the Goddess Nirritti has bound around your neck let that be loosened. We release you from that for greater longevity. May your happy In the first verse Rahu is referred to as the shakti or power of Indra, the supreme lord, that works along with the...

5 The Fifth House

The fifth is the house of creative intelligence (Buddhi), indicating our values, goals, aspirations and judgments as well as our creativity, progeny or legacy. A good fifth house shows good intelligence and perception, counseling abilities, good creativity and clear expression. An afflicted fifth house shows wrong values, impaired judgment, wrong beliefs or destructive opinions. Note the effect of different planets dominating the fifth house by their influence. If the fifth house is dominated...

Houses of Health and Disease

For examining overall health, the first house or Ascendant is the most important factor because it is the house of the body (Tanur-bhava). The fifth is the house of positive health, creativity and sexual vitality. The ninth is the house of the overall good fortune that improves the health as well. An important rule in Vedic astrology is that ben fic planets (Moon, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury) perform best when located in angular or trine houses (1, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 10), the main positive houses in...

Mantras for Saturn

May the Goddess Waters be auspicious for us to drink. May they flow peace and happiness to us. 2. Prajapati, all these creatures are not different from you, whom you surround on every side. Whatever wish we offer, may that come true. May we be lords of the treasure. 3. May you come to the sacred grass spread for Yama. Sit along with the our fathers, the great Angirasa Rishis. May the mantras uttered by the sages bring you here. King Yama, may you take delight in this offering. The first verse...

Astrological Factors

Jupiter types are created by a strong Jupiter in the chart, like Jupiter located in the Ascendant or in other angular houses, particularly if it is also placed, in its own sign (Sagittarius or Pisces) or sign of exaltation (Cancer). Jupiter ruled Ascendants (Sagittarius or Pisces) usually create Jupiter types, unless another planet aspects both the Ascendant and Jupiter. Sagittarius or Pisces Moon or Sun signs are contributing factors. Jupiter with the Moon or in an angle from it is another...

The Cosmic Person of Light

We live in an ecological age in which we must recognize that the Earth is a single organism, a 'planetary being' endowed with its own life and intelligence. The planet on which we live is not just a material formation but an organic field possessing a self-regulating awareness that we must adapt to if we are to survive as a species. According to Vedic astrology, each planet has its own being and consciousness. It is a God or Goddess, a cosmic entity worthy of honor, not a mere physical or...

Using More Than One

Generally it is best to wear one primary gemstone that is good for the chart. A single powerful stone will usually provide the strongest results. However, not everyone has one specific planet in their chart that needs strengthening, so for them more than one gem may be helpful. If this is the case, one can wear different gemstones on different fingers. Usually three rings are the maximum in this regard or the energy becomes too complicated. Or additional gems can be used in necklaces and...

Ygi c stro ogy

ASTROLOGY is more concerned with the subtle astral body than it is with the gross physical body. The astral forms the energy matrix for both body and mind and helps project the soul's karma into the material world. This 'astral' body or body of the stars reflects our 'astrology'. The planets and signs exist within us as the main energetic factors behind the astral body. Besides our 'outer birth chart' relating to the physical body is an 'inner birth chart' of the astral body that reveals the...

Saturn

The main Sanskrit name for Saturn is Shanischarya, which means 'he who moves slowly', often reduced to Shani for short. Shani is the son of the Sun, but in the negative sense. He represents the shadow of the Sun, the powers of death, time and decay. He is the darkness that is born along with the light. True to his name Saturn slows us down and teaches us through patience and endurance. Saturn relates to Yama, the God of death as his overruler. Yama is sometimes regarded as the first man like...

The Astrological Usage of OM

OM is the foremost of all bija mantras and has a wide astrological application. OM in the Vedas relates to the Sun and to light in general. The Upanishads say that the Sun chants OM as it moves in the sky.46 OM is the sound of the essential cosmic vibration transmitted through the Sun and all the stars. It also relates to the planet Jupiter as the cosmic guide or guru and to the Moon as the light of the mind. OM is the syllable of 'assent* that allows us to harmonize with everything. In this...

Mounting of Gem Stones

All gemstones should be mounted so as to touch the skin. Otherwise, the energy from the planet will not be effectively transmitted. One can wear gems without the stone touching the skin but the effect will be reduced and remain mainly ornamental, not therapeutic in nature. This is not only essential for rings but best for necklaces, bangles and all other settings. Some people turn necklaces over so the gem can touch the skin when the setting is not open to the back. But they often forget to do...

Rahu Types

Rahu types have a certain mysteriousness or unpredictability around them, like shadowy Rahu itself that can eclipse the Sun or Moon, which makes them hard to understand. There is a kind of cloud around them, which can have its allure or attraction, or can function like a shadow having a disturbing affect upon us. Rahu types are mainly Vata in their physical and mental traits, with a mixture of Saturn and Venus traits that can afford them a certain unusual or dark beauty. They are generally thin...

1 Planetary Periods

As the Moon is the general indicator of our emotional nature, its periods (dashas) will bring our emotions out for good or ill, depending upon its placement in the chart. If the Moon is afflicted, its periods are likely to be those of emotional disturbance, unhappiness or suffering. This is particularly true of malefic subperiods in the Moon's greater period like Moon-Rahu, Moon-Saturn, Moon-Ketu and Moon-Mars. Moon-Rahu is usually the most difficult. Moon-Mercury can be difficult because of...

Yantras

Yantras are special geometrical and numerical meditation devices, sometimes fabricated in the form of small copper squares, which help attune us to the underlying order of the cosmic mind. The universe itself is like a gigantic yantra, a multidimensional geometrical structure that embodies cosmic law or dharma. The mineral mass of the earth is composed of crystals that one could call embodied yantras. Gemstones themselves are like solid crystalline yantras. Each planet is a yantra, as it were,...

Blue Sapphire contd

Blue sapphire helps control of the emotions, reducing desire and angei improving our resolve to face and overcome obstacles. It grants calmness of mind generally, countering anger and aggression and promoting mental steadiness and emotional endurance. Blue sapphire is good for detachment, renunciation, retreat and hermitage. It puts us in contact with the void, the infinite and the eternal. At the same time it increases our capacity for spiritual work and service. It helps us transcend the...

Mantras for the

Revolving through the realm of space by the power of truth, putting to rest both the mortal and the immortal, the Sun God Savitar travels in a golden chariot, illumining all the worlds. 2. We choose Agni, the sacred Fire, as our messenger, the invoker who carries all the treasures, the good will of the power of worship. 3. Pashupati, Lord of the animals both the two-footed and the four-footed, may your select sacred offering come to us may there be wealth and growth for your worshipper. The...

Rahu

Rahu indicates mysterious and difficult to treat diseases of various types. It shows collective health problems like epidemics and plagues, and can cause weakness of the immune system, a break down of the endocrine system and degenerative diseases like cancer. It indicates poisons, pollution, radiation and other environmental problems. It gives nervous indigestion, loss of appetite and parasites. It indicates the use of drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, and their side effects. Rahu...

Life and the Stars

All life on Earth derives from the stars, primarily through the light of the Sun. Biological life arises from the sunlight digested by plants through the process of photosynthesis, which creates the food that sustains all creatures. However, the lights of the planets also consist of reflected sunlight. One could say that the planets, like plants, are light receptacles designed to transmit light in various ways. The effects of sunlight and moonlight on organic life are well known relative to the...

Hessonite Garnet

Hessonite garnet increases immunity, strengthens the endocrine system, calms the senses, deepens the breath and protects the nervous system. It aids in sound sleep and helps reduce stress, environmental sensitivity and sensory overload. Hessonite garnet increases our capacity for empathy and deeper feelings, but at the same time it affords us emotional strength and endurance. It allows access to the positive forces in the subconscious mind as well as supporting our connection with the...

Osias and planets

Prime factors of stro ogy & yurveda BOTH Ayurveda and Vedic astrology share an energetic view of the universe, recognizing certain harmonic keys to our existence on all levels. They hold that the order of life on Earth and the structure of the universe, specifically the solar system, are intrinsically related and follow the same laws and development of forces. In this chapter, we will examine the prime factors of the biological humors or doshas of Ayurveda and the planets or grahas of Vedic...

Jupiter Types

Jupiter represents the positive, active or healthy side of the water element and of Kapha dosha. Jupiter types usually possess strong Kapha constitutions, with a good development of muscle, flesh and sometimes fat. Their heads, hands and feet are large and they can get on the heavy side later in life. Their complexion is tinged yellow or golden and they usually run a little on the warm side, with steady and strong circulation and a good metabolism. Jupiter types have great strength and enjoy...

Vedic Science

Vedic astrology or Jyotish is the foremost of the six Vedangas or 'limbs of the Veda'.2 It is said to be the 'eye of the Veda' through which all Vedic knowledge can be properly applied. Ayurveda is the foremost of the four Upavedas or 'secondary Vedas'3 through which a true Vedic life can be properly lived. Ayurveda and Vedic astrology are closely intertwined not only with each other but with all other Vedic sciences, including the great wisdom traditions of Yoga and Vedanta and their profound...

Our Three Bodies

As human beings, we are not mere lumps of flesh, but a composite of three bodies or encasements for the soul the physical, the astral and the causal.9 The physical body is the sphere of the gross elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, the visible body born of our parents and sustained by the food that we eat. This is the body that we all know and experience in our outer life on Earth and in the waking state of consciousness. Within this gross organism resides a more refined vesture that...

Planetary Periods Vimshottari Dasha

Special planetary periods are one of the hallmarks of the Vedic system and its predictive accuracy. Most important among the Vedic systems of planetary periods is the Vimshottari or 120-year cycle, which is based upon the Moon's degree within the Nakshatra (lunar asterism) at the moment of birth, which exactly determines the starting point within the cycle. Each planet governs a portion of this 120-year cycle with the Sun governing for 6 years, Moon for 10 years, Mars for 7 years, Rahu for 18...

Biographical Information

David Frawley is one of the leading western exponents of both Ayurvedic medicine and Vedic astrology. He has authored a number of important books on both subjects and various training manuals that have served to instruct thousands of students worldwide over the past twenty years. He is a former president of the Council of Vedic Astrology, the largest Vedic astrology association outside of India. His interests extend to other Vedic fields, including Yoga, Vedanta, Tantra and Vedic Studies....

Gem Quality and Size

The ability to determine which gemstone a person should wear is based upon a precise astrological analysis. Yet it is equally important to use a good quality gemstone, for which a good knowledge of gemology is necessary, such as may require a consultation with a trained gemologist. Not all astrologers are good gemologists, though some may be. If your astrologer is not also a gemologist, make sure to have your gemstone examined by a qualified gemologist to ensure it is of the best quality,...

Mantras for Jupiter

Brihaspati, beyond our worthy foes, shine radiant and strong of will among the peoples. As you shine with strength bom from truth, grant us that rich and lustrous light. 2. Indra with the Maruts, drink the Soma here, just as you drank the Soma of King Sharyata. By your guidance and in your protection, O hero, may the rishis, skilled at worship, come here. 3. Brahman was born originally from the East, as the adorable light revealed its radiance. The original foundation is his dwelling. He has...

The Ten Avataras of Lord Vishnu

The ten avatars of Lord Vishnu have planetary correspondences, through which we can also propitiate the planets. This is the main method used in the classic astrological text, the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. Lord Vishnu, by the power of compassion, voluntarily takes birth through the planets in order to guide the souls of creatures, who themselves are compelled by karma to take birth through the planets. All births, Divine and ignorant, occur through the planetary rays. When the solar system...

Effects of Gemstones

Some stones have possible side-effects and should be prescribed with care. This is particularly the case with the primary gems for malefic planets like blue sapphire for Saturn, cat's eye for Ketu or ruby for the Sun (yet not so much in the case of red coral for Mars). Getting a good gem prescription and making sure that the stones are right for you before using them is particularly important in the case of such stones for malefic planets. Note that the following positive effects of gems are...

Venus Types

Venus types are the best looking of the planetary types, representing the more attractive side of Kapha dosha. They are usually moderate in build and average in height, seldom very tall or very short, very thin or very heavy. Their features are roundish and their tissues well-developed but they seldom get obese. As they are concerned about their appearance this helps them keep their Kapha from getting too high. Venus types have attractive eyes, hair and skin, which glow. Their hands are...

6 Additional Considerations

Each house and planet has its psychological dimension of interpretation.29 The tenth house is often crucial for the psychology because it marks the career, vocation, status and social recognition of a person. Many people, in terms of their outer expression at least, ate dominated more by the psychology of the tenth house than that of the fourth house, particularly men. We might say that the tenth house governs the 'public psychology' of a person, while the fourth governs the 'private...

Mars

Mars represents injury and accidents, particularly those that cause bleeding, including surgery. It indicates acute infectious diseases, with elevated temperature and the build up of toxins. It produces fever, inflammation and burning sensations of various types. Mars causes liver and gall bladder disorders including hepatitis, jaundice arid cancer of the liver. It produces toxic blood conditions including acne, boils and ulcerative sores, herpes and venereal diseases. It results in blood...

2The Moon

The Moon indicates the basic emotional state of a person, their feeling nature. This is revealed astrologically by the Moon sign, the house location of the Moon, planetary aspects or influences on the Moon, and the extent to which the Moon is waxing or waning. A strong Moon endows a person with a strong and steady emotional nature that will aid them in all endeavors in life. A weak Moon will make one prey to emotional disturbances and imbalances, and can cancel or render ineffective the other...

The

The main Vedic name for the Sun is Surya, which means the ener-gizer, inspirer, enlivener and transformer. Surya is the deity (devata) for the Sun. It is he who sets all things in motion as the guiding force behind the universe, the executive cosmic intelligence and power. Surya is the great god who directs the cosmic movement, the solar logos or indwelling cosmic being. He represents the cosmic will in life towards growth, evolution and the development of consciousness. The Sun has many names...

Ascendant Lord in the Fourth House

The Ascendant lord in the fourth house endows a person with an emotional bent of mind, creating a heart centered temperament deeply concerned with home and happiness. Yet this placement can also render a person emotionally sensitive and if afflicted can make a person prone to psychological disorders. Then the person will take whatever happens to them in an emotional manner for good or ill. The Ascendant lord in the fourth generally connects the person strongly with the mother and her...

Strimft

STRIM (pronounced streem) is the seed mantra of the great Goddess Tara, who in Hindu thought is the wife or feminine form of Brihaspati, the planet Jupiter. Tara means 'a star' in Sanskrit and relates to the Nakshatra Rohini, the star Aldeberan, or alpha Taurus. As Brihaspati Jupiter is the high priest or guru of the Gods, Tara is the high priestess. As a general mantra of the Goddess, particularly in her higher knowledge form, it can be used for the Moon and Venus as well. STRIM can be used as...

B

Bija mantras, 152-155 Blue sapphire, 108, 118-119 Bono, Sonny, 187-188 Brahma, 136, 140, 142, 155, 174 Brahman, 142, 172 Brando, Marlon, 188-190 Brihaspati, 140, 157 Buddha, 146 Buddhi, 79, 146 Budha, 137-138,170 Bush, George, Jr., 190-192 Bush, George, Sr., 192-193 Cancer, 33, 63, 81 Capricorn, 33, 64, 82 Cat's eye, 108, 120 Causal body, 13-17 Chakras, 92-95, 158-159 Chandra, 136 Chart, Vedic, 182 Cher, 194-195 Chitragupta, 142, 174 Color therapy, 103-105 Copper, 110

Transits Gochara

Transits are current positions of the planets. As transiting planets cross over positions in the birth chart, they trigger various events. Transits of malefic planets such as Saturn, Mars or Rahu and Ketu over sensitive points in the chart relative to physical or mental health like the Ascendant, Moon or Sun can cause health problems. This is particularly true if a planetary period that is adverse for the health is running at the same time, or if the Varshaphal overall is not strong. Unlike...

Vedic strologu and Ved ic Psychology

OUR mind and senses, much like the Sun, Moon and planets externally, serve to bring light into our inner world. In Vedic thought, the seven sensory openings in the head (the two eyes, two ears, two nostrils and mouth) correspond to the seven suns, the seven Adityas, which are also the seven planets. At other times they are called the seven seers or rishis. More specifically, the perceptive or intellectual mind (buddhi) is our inner Sun, while the reflective or emotional mind (manas) is our...

2 Difficult Transits

The same factors that relate to planetary periods are true relative to transits, though the results experienced will be weaker or of shorter duration (unless occurring during unfavorable planetary periods as well). The seven and a half years of Saturn's transit to the Moon called sade-sathi, is famous for causing emotional hardship and mental unrest. It commences when Saturn is forty-five degrees before the Moon in the zodiac and continues until it is forty-five degrees past the Moon. Should...

3 Mercury and Jupiter

As the two main planets governing the rational mind, Mercury and Jupiter must be carefully examined to determine our psychology, intelligence and mental acuity. Mercury is examined along with the Moon and the fourth house for determining our overall state of mind. While the Moon is the general indicator of our personal consciousness in life, the planet Mercury is the specific indicator of the intellect. The relationship between the Moon and Mercury in the chart shows how our emotional and...

Communing with the C osmic owers

THE planets are among the foremost of the great Gods (Devas) or cosmic powers behind this vast universe. As the planets represent the forces of time that govern all things, all the Gods can be said to work through the planets in one way or another. The planets are an integral part of the cosmic Lord's self-expression and creative power through which the eternal order of karma and dharma is maintained. As the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, the main classic work on Vedic astrology clearly states...

Hum f

HUM (pronounced hoom as in English 'whom') is the main Agni or fire mantra. Astrologically it relates to fiery planets like the Sun, Mars or Ketu and increases their fiery properties. It is particularly good for bringing in the higher perceptive power of Ketu, which is a great aid in astrological research. HUM can be used relative to any planetary energy whose light, warmth, power and insight we would like to activate. A related mantra HAUM ('au' pronounced as 'ou' in sound) is specific for...

Hrim if

HRIM (pronounced hreem) is the prime mantra of the Goddess in general in all of her three main powers. It is said to be equivalent to OM for the Goddess. It relates primarily to the Sun as the source of life and light and to the heart, the place of our inner Sun. It is sometimes used with Jupiter or. the Moon to promote their benefic forces. As it represents the power of Maya that Rahu projects into the world, it can also ward off the negative effects of Rahu. HRIM is a mantra of magical force,...

Integral Use of Ayurveda Vedic Astrology and Yoga

Through using all three disciplines together Ayurveda, Vedic astrology and Yoga we gain access to all the main tools and techniques for working with the physical, astral and causal bodies, thereby addressing all aspects of our being. Ayurveda provides the foundation of right living through the proper care of the physical body. Vedic astrology shows how to optimize our karmic potentials, which are the main concerns of the subtle body, through a proper understanding of our birth chart and its...

S

Sagittarius, 33, 64, 82 Sanskrit alphabet, 160-164 Sarasvati, 137, 155 Saturn, 24-28, 34-35, 38-40, 52-53, 59, 89, 90,141,145,173 Scorpio, 33, 64, 82 Second house, 63-64, 68, 69, 87 Self, 131 Senses, 30-31 Serpent God, 142 Seventh house, 63, 65, 70, 87 Shakti mantras, 155-158 Shani, 141, 173 Shiva, 136, 141, 157, 169 Shukra, 138, 171 Signs, 31, 62, 92-96 Sign qualities, 32 Silver, 110 Skanda, 139, 171 Soma, 137, 169 Stewart, Martha, 232-233 Subtle body, 13-17 Sun, 9-10, 16, 23, 25-28, 34-35,...

Table of don tents

Chakrapani Ullal

Foreword by Chakrapani Ullal Author's Preface Organization of the Book Part One The Vedic Astrology of Healing 1 Chapter 2 - Astrology, Ayurveda and Yoga 13 Prime Factors of Astrology and Ayurveda 23 Chapter 4 - Ayurvedic and Astrology Types 37 Chapter 5 - Disease Factors in Vedic Astrology 57 Chapter 6 - Vedic Astrology and Vedic Psychology 79 Chapter 7 - The Chakras and Yogic Astrology 91 Part Two Astrological Treatment Measures 97 Chapter 8 - Outer Remedial Measures Chapter 9 - Vedic Gem...

The Language of Shakti Mantras

Shakti mantras are woven into various combinations to access different deities and their specific qualities. For example, OM AIM HRIM SHRIM, means Om, I invoke (AIM), open my heart to (HRIM) and take refuge in (SHRIM). Or OM KRIM HUM HRIM means OM, I energize (KRIM), enkindle (HUM) and open my heart to (HRIM). These Shakti mantras allow us to energize our thoughts and feelings at a deeper level. Instead of the bija mantras for the names of the planets, the Shakti mantras can be used instead,...

1 The Three Ayurvedic Doshic Types

You can determine your Ayurvedic mind-body or doshic type by taking an Ayurvedic constitutional test, such as are found in Ayurvedic texts. Consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor is another way. You can also examine descriptions of these types below and see where your characteristics most commonly fall. I have also added a few basic planetary correlations to the usual doshic traits. Vata types are usually taller or shorter than average in height. They are thin-boned with thin builds, with...

1The Ascendant or Rising Sign

The Ascendant or rising sign represents the basic presentation of a person in the external world. It indicates the manifest self or ego, the outer expression and body of a person. Each Ascendant from Aries to Pisces has its characteristic temperament and qualities based upon its elements and other factors. We can classify people into Ascendant types', reflecting these qualities. From the standpoint of psychology, the first house is the house of the ego (ahamkara), the 'I am the body idea' or...

Mantras for Mars

Agni is the head of Heaven and the mountain lord of the Earth. He invigorates the waters' seed. 2. O Earth, our place of dwelling, be auspicious for us and free of thorns. Grant us a wide peace. 3. With the Lord of the Field, as with a good horse, may we win cattle and horses that provide nourishment. May he be compassionate to such as we. Mars is lauded in the form of the Fire God Agni as the lord of the Earth, Heaven and the Waters. This relates specifically to his name as Angaraka. The...

Where to Place Gemstones on the Body

High quality gems are most effectively worn as rings. The fingers have a special capacity to conduct the influence of gems into the rest of the body because they are connected to the subtle channels of the mind and nervous system. Note the following table for the relationship of the planets, the fingers of the hands and the five elements. The right thumb also relates to the Sun and the left thumb to the Moon. But generally it is not advisable to wear rings on the thumb as this is not only...

Ganesha Mantra

Ganesha, the elephant-headed God, the first son of Shiva and Parvati, is the main deity of Vedic astrology. He is the lord of time and karma as well as the deity governing all the occult sciences, including the usage of mantras. He holds the powers of all mantras within himself and can make them all work effectively. Ganesha is usually propitiated at the beginning of any activity for protection and removal of obstacles. He is worshipped before any other deities, whether for external rituals or...

14 Audrey Hepburn Vata

May 4, 1929, 03 00 AM, Ixelles BE, 04E22, 50N50 May 4, 1929, 03 00 AM, Ixelles BE, 04E22, 50N50 Audrey Hepburn is another typical Vata constitution actress - thin, expressive, sensitive, creative and enthusiastic. Aquarius, an air sign ruled by Saturn rises, along with the Moon. Saturn aspects both the Ascendant and the Moon. The Moon under such Saturn influences, waning and not far from the Sun does not bring much Kapha into the chart, making Vata dosha her Ayurvedic type. However, Hepburn has...

5 George Bush Jr Pitta

July 6, 1946, 07 26 AM, New Haven, 72W56, 41N18 July 6, 1946, 07 26 AM, New Haven, 72W56, 41N18 George W Bush has Cancer Ascendant but under the influence of conservative Saturn, reflecting more the public and political side of the sign. A quick look at this chart would appear to indicate a Vata or airy constitution. Saturn, a Vata planet, is located in the Ascendant and aspects the Ascendant lord, the Moon. Mercury, another Vata planet, is also in the Ascendant. The Sun and Moon are both...

6 George Bush Sr Pitta

June 12, 1924, 11 45 AM, Milton MA, 71W05, 42N15 June 12, 1924, 11 45 AM, Milton MA, 71W05, 42N15 George Bush Sr. has a chart that is easier to understand astrologically than his son's and is more obviously Pitta or fiery in nature. Leo, a fire sign marks the Ascendant. Mars is the dominant planet, aspecting both the Ascendant and the Sun, with no other major aspects on the Ascendant. The strong tenth house Sun also brings more fire into the chart. These positions make Bush Sr. a Pitta type of...

33 Oprah Winfrey Kapha

Jan. 29, 1954, 04 30 AM, Koscuisko MS, 89W35, 33N03 Jan. 29, 1954, 04 30 AM, Koscuisko MS, 89W35, 33N03 The dominant planet in Oprah Winfrey's chart, not surprisingly, is expansive Jupiter. Jupiter marks her planetary type and her Kapha constitution. Jupiter is the lord of the Ascendant, Sagittarius, and is located in a Kapha and earthy sign Taurus. It aspects both the Sun and the Moon and all the other planets except Saturn. Located in the sixth house of health and digestion, it also impacts...

Shrim sft

SHRIM (pronounced shreem) is the seed mantra of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Prosperity and Abundance, and the consort of Lord Vishnu, the Preserver in the Hindu trinity of great Gods. It relates primarily to the Moon as a planet of abundance, happiness and fertility. It is sometimes used for Venus as a Goddess Mantra for the heart, happiness and love. It is also used relative to Jupiter for its general benefic qualities. SHRIM is the mantra of refuge or devotion. It can be used to take refuge or...

Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology

Ayurveda is called the mother of all healing because it embraces all forms of healing including diet, herbs, bodywork, surgery, psychology and Yoga. It accepts anything internally or externally that promotes health, well-being and happiness. Ayurveda explores the qualities and effects not only of foods, medicines and behavior but also of climates, the weather and the stars (astrology). Ayurveda provides an integral mind-body system of both diagnosis and treatment. First it shows us our...

Substitute Gem Stones

While the stones listed above are the most powerful (and most expen sive), the following less expensive but less powerful substitutes are allowed. Spinel, garnet, sunstone, red zircon, red tourmaline Aquamarine, peridot, jade, green zircon, green tourmaline Topaz, citrine, yellow zircon, yellow tourmaline White sapphire, clear zircon, clear quartz, white coral Lapis lazuli, amethyst, turquoise, blue zircon, blue tourmaline As a substitute gemstone for the Sun, I recommend garnet, which is not...

Cats

Cat's eye improves circulation through the brain, senses and nervous system. It aids in coordination of the muscles and motor organs. It improves our resistance to disease and our ability to handle environmental stress. Cat's eye increases acuity of both the mind and the senses. It gives control over the emotions and the subconscious mind and makes the will stronger It gives resolve, determination, focus and endurance Cat's eye helps awaken our higher perceptive abilities and stimulates our...

Gayatri Mantra and Invocation of the Seven Worlds

We meditate upon the most adorable effulgence of the Divine creative Sun (Savitar), that he may inspire our minds OM, the cosmic waters, the cosmic light, the essence, immortality, Brahman, Bhur (Earth), Bhuvah (Atmosphere) Suvar (Heaven), OM The invocation of the planetary deities is preceded by the Gayatri mantra to the Sun God as Savitar. This is the most important Vedic mantra for connecting us to the Divine light. Savitar represents not just the Sun but the supreme light of consciousness...

Anslcrt Pronunciation

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The Science of Karma

Our soul is a 'karmic being', a doer or actor in a universe shaped by its own actions. Astrology as a science of time is also a science of karma. Time is not merely a blank continuum, but reflects a karmic flow, a giving of the fruit of action to all beings. In this regard astrology is the most important of all sciences because through comprehending time and karma, it can unlock the energy and motivation behind everything that occurs in the universe. There is nothing in our birth chart that...

Red Coral

Red coral increases Agni and Pitta (but usually not excessively) and decreases Vata and Kapha. It strengthens the blood, marrow, bones and the reproductive system (particularly for men). It aids in digestion and circulation and also helps build up the muscle mass. Red coral increases ones resolve, will power and work capacity. It helps calm the emotions and creates motivation and determination so that we carry our actions out to the end. It increases the warrior spirit within us. Red coral can...

Organization of the Book

Part I explains the basic principles of Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and Ayurveda (Vedic medicine). It emphasizes the correlation between astrological factors of planets, signs and houses and Ayurvedic factors of doshas (biological humors) and tissues of the body. Central to it is the relationship between Ayurvedic constitutional types and astrological planetary types. It covers physical health, psychological well-being and spiritual development from a joint Ayurvedic Vedic astrology perspective....

Application of Astrological Mantras

The planets project powerful cosmic forces, both positive and negative, which influence us on all levels. They are not just material or chemical sources of light, but the source of subtle mental and emotional energies. They are lords of fate, karma and destiny that we must approach with reverence and respect. Their mantras are their names through which we can connect to their inner being. Their mantras are not simply sounds to repeat or formulas that work of their own accord. They require deep...

Ketu

Ketu means 'a flag, a sign, a symbol, intimation or indication'. It refers to the smoke that is the indicator or precursor of fire. It indicates the first light of the dawn or the first rays of the Sun. Ketu also refers to comets (upaketu), which were often regarded as omens of misfortune. Ketu indicates secret knowledge, including symbols, secret languages and ancient teachings. Ketu is the cut off body of a serpent and represents going beyond the mind. Ketu is ruled over by Chitragupta who is...

3 Color Therapy and the Planets

Each planet relates to a certain color of the cosmic rays that serve to make up our auras or energy fields. The influence of each planet can be increased by exposure to its corresponding color, or decreased by exposure to opposite colors. Color therapy is particularly good for targeting emotional and psychological imbalances but can be used for physical diseases, particularly those involving the blood, nerves or reproductive system. Many fiery Pitta disorders (infections and inflammations) can...

26 Ronald Reagan Pitta

Feb. 16, 1911, 04 16 AM, Tampico IL, 89W47, 41N38 Feb. 16, 1911, 04 16 AM, Tampico IL, 89W47, 41N38 flxample Charts ZZ Planetary Periods flxample Charts ZZ Planetary Periods Ronald Reagan's chart features a strong Mars rising in a fiery Sagittarius. This makes him aggressive, self-righteous and a reformer. It also creates his Pitta nature and makes Mars his dominant planet. A liberal in his youth, Reagan became a conservative politician under Saturn's major period later in life. Jupiter, the...

Kalki

Kalki as the tenth avatar represents all nine planets conjoined. Some see him as representing the new planetary dharma that is emerging in the world today. Worshipping him can help us energize all the nine planets in a positive way for inner transformation and upliftment. MANTRA is the main tool for working on the mind in Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology. It is perhaps the most important technique of all Vedic sciences. Mantra is the basis of the entire Vedic language and way of thought,...

Vedic Hymn to the Nine Planets Meditation on Ganesha

OMl We meditate upon the pervasive God adorned in white, who has the color of the Moon, with four arms, whose face is peaceful, for the removal of all obstacles. The invocation of the planetary deities, like that of any Hindu Gods and Goddesses, begins with the worship of Ganesha, the Elephant-headed God who grants skill and wisdom and removes any obstacles to the worship. As Ganesha is the lord of time, karma and calculation, he is also invoked as the main deity for Vedic astrology. Vedic...

The Three Doshas or Biological Humors

Ayurveda classifies our life energies into three primary biological forces called doshas, meaning 'factors of decay', owing to the problems they cause when out of balance. The doshas are a similar concept to the biological humors of ancient Greek thought (which also had astrological equivalents). First and foremost is a principle of energy, movement or change connected to the wind and the air element called Vata dosha, which means the 'life-wind'. Second is a principle of light, heat or...

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Vedic Astrology and Ayurvedic Medicine

Vedic astrology is India's traditional system of reading the stars, the planets and the entire movement of time. It was originally called Vedanga Jyotish, meaning the study of light (Jyoti) which is a limb of the Veda (Vedanga). It was also called Jyotirveda, the 'light Veda' or 'science of light'. Ayurveda, which means the 'science of life', is the corresponding Vedic system of natural healing for both body and mind. Both are living branches of an ancient sacred science that arose in an older...

And Colors

VEDIC astrology is not just a system for reading our future it is also a means of changing it. Besides its predictive side, Vedic astrology has an equally effective therapemtic aspect, which is particularly important to integrate when exploring fc connection with Ayurveda. According to Vedic astrology, astrological indications are only probabilities capable of some degree of alteration. Vedic astrology is not a fatalistic science, which chains us to a fixed destiny according to some rigid...

Keys to Reading Vedic Charts

The following are charts of famous people, whose life and appearance are well known and easy to reference. They cover a broad range of body types and temperaments including examples of good and bad health, short and long life. My main aim is to show how the Ayurvedic constitution is reflected in the Vedic astrological chart. I have indicated how the Ayurvedic constitution or doshic type is reflected by the dominant planetary influences in the chart, with due consideration for both the Ascendant...

Venus

Venus, when weak, mainly causes airy or Vata disorders. The kidneys and reproductive systems are the main problem areas. For women there will be infertility, menstrual irregularity or menstrual pain and cramping, with a tendency to miscarriage. For men there will be impotence, prostate problems or other reproductive limitations. There may be chronic kidney or bladder infections or stones in the urinary tract. The complexion will be poor and the skin will lack in moisture or softness. A strong...

Jupiter

Brihaspati, the main Vedic name for the planet Jupiter, means 'the lord (pati) of the vast or the profound (Brihat)', which indicates his role as the lord of the night sky, the brightest of the nocturnal stars. Brihaspati is the priest or guru of the Devas or Gods, the cosmic powers of light. He is the first and foremost of the human rishis, the great seers and sons of Agni or fire, who guide humanity spiritually. He is famous for his knowledge of mantra, ritual, yoga and Vedanta. Jupiter is...

Astrology of the Seers

Distance Learning Program in Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda This comprehensive training program, authored by Dr. David Frawley, explains Vedic astrology in clear and modern terms, providing practical insights how to use and adapt the system for the contemporary student. For those who have difficulty approaching Vedic astrology, the course provides many keys for unlocking its language and its methodology, both in terms of chart interpretation and for the practical application of remedial measures....

The Main strological Remedial Mea5Ure

GEMSTONES are the most important remedial measure used in Vedic astrology, which emphasizes gem therapy above all other astrological therapies. Gems possess the greatest power of any substances found on Earth to transmit planetary influences, both to counter negative planetary energies and to promote those which are positive. Most people who receive a Vedic astrological reading come away with a gem recommendation and think that without it the reading is not complete. Gemstones are formed by the...

Planetary Deities East and West

In the West, we are suspicious of the idea of many Gods, associating this idea with some primitive nature worship, if not idolatry. This is a misinterpretation of the nature of God whose unity does not exclude a variety of manifestations, assuming many names, forms and functions in His Her cosmic play. The Gods or Devas represent the living powers of the conscious universe working behind the great forces of nature, of which the stars and planets are central conduits. We could say that the...

American Institute of Vedic Studies

PO Box 8357, Santa Fe NM 87504-8357, Ph 505-983-9385 Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Director Web www.vedanet.com, Email info vedanet.com The American Institute of Vedic Studies is an educational center, directed by Dr. David Frawley, devoted to the greater systems of Vedic and Yogic knowledge. It teaches related aspects of Vedic Science including Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, Yoga and Vedanta with a special reference to their background in the Vedas. It offers articles, books,...

L Which Gemstones to Wear Basic Rules

To determine which gemstones are best for a particular birth chart, we must first understand how to determine the status of planets in Vedic astrology as both 'natural' and 'temporal', benefics or malefics. Natural benefics are the Moon, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury. Natural malefics are the Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu - as explained earlier in the book. 'Temporal benefics' are planets that rule good and helpful houses from the Ascendant like houses one, five and nine. 'Temporal malefics'...

Mantras for the Chakras and the Elements

LAM, VAM, RAM, YAM, HAM (all pronounced with a short vowel sound as the 'a' in the word 'father') are the bija mantras of the five great elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether and relate respectively to the five chakras from the root (Muladhara) to the Throat (Vishuddha). They strengthen their respective elements and chakras and can also be used for the planets connected to the elements. In addition, the mantra KSHAM rules the third eye or mind center and the mantra OM the crown chakra...

Vedic Astrology and the Three Bodies

Vedic astrology similarly considers the role of all three bodies. It starts out with an examination of our physical health concerns, but then extends to all the main factors of our well-being career, relationship, creativity and spirituality bringing in the roles of the astral and causal bodies as well. Each of these different concerns is denoted by specific houses in the birth chart. These houses along with their planetary significators are examined with precise rules of delineation and...

Metals for Setting Gem Stones

Some astrologers consider that gold is the best metal for setting all expensive stones because it is the metal of the Sun from which all the planets derive their light. Their view is that the energetics of the metal are overcome by the power of the stone and it serves a more or less neutral role to transmit the gem's influence. Other astrologers point out that the heating nature of gold must be considered in its usage with gemstones. They hold that white gold (gold with silver) or gold with...

Diamond

Diamond decreases Pitta and Vata and mildly in-creases Kapha. It strengthens the reproductive system, the bones and Ojas and helps promote overall strength, beauty and vitality, aiding in longevity. It is particularly good for women in developing female energy. Diamond increases creativity and passion in general, whether in terms of art or in terms of sexuality, but gives fortitude, steadiness and resolve as well. It strengthens vision, imagination and insight. Diamond is good for promoting...

Deities for the Planets a Universal View

Looking behind the meaning of these planetary deities, we get the following system Divine Father in Wrathful or Transformative Energy Divine Mother in Wrathful or Protective Energy Each planet represents an inner archetype that we must integrate within ourselves for wholeness and transformation. Each represents a particular part of our psyche that we must understand and honor with its appropriate place within us. Each represents a certain stage in spiritual growth and a particular approach...

Emerald

Emerald is in general a balanced stone in terms of the doshas but can decrease Agni or the digestive fire. It strengthens the nerves, lungs and vocal organs, improving perception and respiration. It aids in balancing endocrine function and helps promote growth and development in children. Emerald improves the mind and emotions and stimulates the senses. It provides us better powers of speech, communication and expression, aiding in the learning process, particularly for children. It grants...

Ascendant Lord in the First House

Located in its own sign, the Ascendant lord is good for health and vitality as well as for overall expression and achievement in life, adding energy to the body and strengthening congenital vitality. However, if afflicted by malefics in this location, it can cause significant health problems from birth because both th Ascendant and its lord will be compromised. If aspected by Saturn or Rahu, long term Vata problems or degenerative disorders are possible. If afflicted by Mars, long term Pitta...

Moon Sign Types

ARIES MOON shows a direct, impulsive and expressive temperament, with the emotions driven by the will and vitality. It gives qualities of leadership, ego drive and a striving for preeminence. The person's emotional sensitivity will revolve around issues of independence, control and assertion, with a tendency to anger or domination. As the Moon rules Cancer, the fourth house from Aries, the emotional nature will be deep and intense and everything will likely be taken personally. 2. TAURUS MOON,...

Vedic Astrology and our Karmic Code

The soul can be defined as our 'karmic being' as opposed to our merely human personality, which is its mask. It carries our karmic propensities called samskaras from one body to another. Our karma, we could say, is the DNA of our soul. Just as the body has its particular genetic code, the soul has its particular 'karmic code'. The soul's karmic code is based upon the life patterns it has created the habits, tendencies, influences and desires it has set in motion over its many births. These...

The Signs and the Doshas

Vedic like Western astrology uses the twelve signs of the zodiac. However, in the Vedic system, the signs are a twelvefold division of the fixed stars, what is called a 'sidereal zodiac', not tropically based as is the case with the signs of western astrology based upon the equinoxes.16 The difference between the two systems, which coincided nearly two thousand years ago, is now around 24 degrees, with the point of the vernal equinox around 6 degrees of Pisces sidereally, moving backward toward...

Purification of Gem Stones

All gemstones are receptors and take on the influences around them, whatever these may be. They reflect and hold the strongest energy that they are exposed to. Gemstones of sensitive or mutable planets, like the Moon and Mercury, are more susceptible in this regard. All gems need, first of all, an initial purification to clear out such influences. This cleanses them of any impurities that may have at tended their production or their sale. Purification is more important if the gem was previously...

Ayurvedic Astrology

Yet, though they have their specializations in many areas, both Vedic astrology and Ayurveda have a significant overlap as well. Vedic astrology contains a medical system based upon Ayurveda, while Ayurveda contains a system for the timing of disease and its treatment based upon Vedic astrology. We can designate this combined usage of Ayurveda and Vedic astrology more simply as Ayurvedic Astrology'. Ayurvedic astrology is the medical branch of Vedic astrology, adding to it the Ayurvedic view of...

Chakras and the Exaltation Points of the Planets

This relationship between the signs and the chakras also helps explain the exaltation of the planets. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, the sign of the Moon and the head chakra. This shows the spiritual side of Jupiter and its function as the guru or guide, the teacher of the solar system. It is the point of maximum aspiration in life. Jupiter in the head center gives wisdom, peace and delight. Mercury is exalted in Virgo, its own sign, and is the planetary ruler of the throat chakra. This is the...

Health Potentials of the Nakshatras

I will only give an introduction to the Nakshatras here as these will be the subject of a separate and more extensive study in an upcoming book. The Nakshatras are defined mainly in reference to the position of the Moon, which transits one Nakshatra a day, though they can be applied as well to the position of other planets. We can best under-stand the Nakshatras through examining them from three primary perspectives. The first perspective is relative to the nature of the signs that they are a...

Prayers to the Planets

Besides the name and bija mantras, there are longer extended mantras, which are usually verses or parts of hymns. We could also call these 'prayers'. They aim at propitiation (prarthana) of the deity for general or specific results. Such verses aim at warding off negative energies and promoting positive energies through an attunement of our speech, mind and will to the divine forces of the universe that work through the planets. To use them requires that we recognize the power of cosmic...

Advanced Rules of Prescribing Gemstones

There are many other special rules for prescribing gemstones that go beyond the basic principles just indicated. These principles are mainly for gems that aim at improving the overall health and well-being of a person. Gems can also be prescribed for more specific issues and for particular domains of life. These considerations are outside the main scope of this book, so I will only provide a general indication of them here.42 Planetary gems generally strengthen the houses a planet rules or the...