Vedic Astrology Magazine
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May-June 2004 Vol. 8 No. 3
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The All-Important Lagna A Brief Introduction to the Vargas Dr.
K.S. Charak The lagna, the ascendant or the first house, is the most important
house of the horoscope. The sign falling in the lagna is also significant
since it bestows upon the native its own specific characteristics.
The lagna lord is the owner of the rashi that coincides witht he lagna,
and is the most important planet in the chart. The results of various
planets in the lagna are discussed in this article, which is part
of the series by Dr. Charak that will not only help you understand
the importance of the lagna but also subtleties related to the analysis
of a horoscopic chart.
The Next US President? A comparative astrological study of President Bush and Senator John Kerry Sam Geppi (Sadasiva)
From the western astrological perspective the charts of George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry are like night and day. But from the Vedic view there is a remarkable similarity - the Moons are at almost the exact same degree and element. This factor aligns the dashas of President Bush and John Kerry with remarkable precision as planetary periods are calculated from the natal Moon position. The author compares the dashas of the two presidential candidates and gives his verdict - 'We will have a new President come election day 2004'. Adhi Masa and Kshaya Masa Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra
An understanding of the Adhimaasa and Kshayamaasa, respectively the intercalated month and the omitted month, is highly important as far as predictive astrology is concerned. The occurrence of these events has far reaching implications on a global level. The author here gives a fairly comprehensive information on how this information may be used while making predictions about international events. He also hints at some of the likely happenings during the coming years, based on this knowledge. The Snake Temple of Mannarsala Anasuya Jha
'Curse of snakes can cause childlessness', thus goes an astrological dictum. And a competent astrologer can detect the presence of the curse by studying the affliction caused by Rahu along with other malefics to the 5th house and the 5th lord in a horoscope. Rahu is synonymous with snake and Sarpi is one of the names used for Rahu by astrologers, especially in the South. It is believed that propitiation of Rahu through worship of snakes provides an effective remedial measure to beget progeny.
Indian Elections 2004 ... surprise ahead!!! Anshumalee Sood While most of the astrologers failed to predict the outcome of the general elections in India, only Anshumalee was able to foresee the return of Congress and Man Mohan Singh as the new Prime Minister of India. Read the article... Laghu Jatakam - Part 17 English Translation and Commentary by
Dr. K S Charak Varahamihira is considered the greatest authority on Vedic
astrology after the era of the sages like Parashara. He was born near
Ujjain during the sixth century AD. His most popular works are the
Brihat Jataka and the Brihat Samhita. The Laghu Jatakam is a rather
abridged version of the Jataka text. Easy to comprehend and rich in
substance, it is a classic that must be studied alike by the novice
and the master. Lessons
in Palmistry - Part 14 Indication of Diseases through the Palm Vinay
One of the prominent uses of palmistry can be diagnosis of diseases. The palm can give indication of a disease months before it actually sets in. Thus preventive measures in terms of diet, exercises and medication can be initiated and the disease can be avoided. Each element or parameter of the hand corresponds to some part of the body and the disease related to it. Needless to add that much research is needed in this field though a substantial basic information on which to build on is available in this regard. Brihaspati The Ruling Deity of Pushya Nakshatra Dr. K S Charak
Book Review - Ganesha Hora Shastram – Bhava Analysis
by S. Ganesh.
Astrology in Vedas: Canons of Intercalation by Dr. Suresh Chandra
A collection of some
of the best written books on Vedic astrology:
September 18 - 26 2004 at Nainital, Uttaranchal, India
Institute of Vedic Astrology, the publishers of the 'Vedic Astrology' magazine is conducting a seven days course in Vedic Astrology in the Himalayan valley in India. All the earnings from the course will be donated to the SOS Memorial Trust to provide free surgical and medical treatment to poor patients in rural areas of the country through organization of medical camps.
There will be two levels to teaching - the beginners level and the advanced level.
The course is for students of any age who wish to study and explore this wonderful ancient science. No qualifications or previous knowledge required. The course will provide the basic knowledge, which the student can build on and in time can lead to academically recognized qualifications in astrology.
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