Nakshatras

I recently started a course on Jyotish, Vedic Astrology. I love it! It literally is like learning a foreign language.

I have always been fascinated with Astrology, but could never get my head around the whole concept. I can tell you a bit about Pisces, Scorpio and Leo because in Western Astrology I have those elements in my chart.

But not in Vedic! It seems my whole life I have thought I was a Pisces, when I’m really an Aquarius. No more Scorpio Moon! Now I have a Virgo one. Still a Leo ascendent, which explains for a lot.

I think the reason that I am loving it so much is that it ticks all the boxes for me. Jyotish is all about lessons; more specifically, why we came here. It can also explain why certain things happen to you in this life that are not explainable, unless of course you follow Vedic Astrology.

It’s quite simple, really. You are burning karma from a past life. This is something that you cannot control. It is your karma that you came in with. Of course with the actions you take, you will create more karma, and the cycle seems to go on and on until you burn it all off and return to the sun (the king of Grahas).

I enjoy the stories and the mythology, but am not certain if I believe all of it or not. But it is fascinating! I enjoy different cultures and hearing about their traditions and beliefs.

I am only about 10% through the course. The teacher is amazing and very thorough, which I appreciate. Hearing names like Surya, Chandra, Krishna and Vishnu can be confusing. There’s also a term called Yantra. I’ve heard of Yenta before but Yantra has nothing to do with that.

I now know that if you have a heavy Jupiter influence in your chart, you are probably in banking or finance or quite possible the military. I also know that if you want to talk to your significant other, the best time to do that would be when the Hora is in Venus because it has to do with love or maybe the Hora of Mercury, which has to do with phone calls. If you’re angry, steer clear of the Hora of Mars cause it could all go to Naraka.

There is so much to learn and I’m super excited about it all. Right now we are talking about the planets. Pretty soon we move into the Houses and then the Signs. At the end of all of this I should be able to make predictions (Vedic Astrology is very accurate), but I’m pretty good at some of those already.

For example, I can tell you that my youngest son will ask to go to the gym today around 3 even though he will have already worked out for an hour mid morning. He will mess around for another hour eating this or that and eventually we will drive over there around 4:30. I haven’t looked at his chart yet, but I’m guessing there is something in it that has to do with exercise, which wold be the Hora of Mars, and no matter how many times I try and get him to go earlier, he just can’t.

Around 5:30 I’ll open a bottle of wine my sister sent me and start celebrating another Saturday night at home. This is an easy prediction because I do it every day. I wonder if there is a drinking problem in my chart somewhere or if its just Covid. I’m calling it Covid!

When 9pm arrives I will make my way to bed after watching Atypical or Barry. I can predict you will laugh if you watch the series, Trial and Error and you will love Ricky Gervais in After Life.

I guess we are all pretty predictable when it comes to routines, but when it comes to the best time to invest, buy a house, life changes or taking risks…I think I’ll wait and see what the Bhavas have to say about that.

Here’s to predicting the unpredictable! How fun does that sound?!

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I’m a creative. This means I live in my head, my heart and my imagination; simultaneously. I love acting, modeling, writing and coming up with new ideas to help inspire others.

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