Leeds International Vedic Astrology Conference: Fate & Fortune
It is always good news when announcing events and gatherings dedicated to the topic that we love, namely Jyotish. One such event has been planned for the month of October this year, in Leeds Theosophical Society.
The topic chosen is Bhagya: Fate & Fortune. The conference has an exciting panel of speakers, including Visti Larsen, Rajan Pitamber, Gordon Brennan, Vijaya Subramanian, and Paul Barker.
Comparing 3 types of Vimshottari Dashas is Part 2. of a presentation done by Visti Larsen, with his gracious host, Anuradha Sharda. If you have missed Part 1., we recommend that you start with that. You can find How to read Dasha Sandhi here.
Daśā is the study of time and thus also our search for Mahakāla. This Mahakāla is the origin of time and existed before time began.
“If you have the knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”
In the true spirit of the quote from above, the month of May was all about knowledge-sharing.
If you haven’t already, my sincere recommendation is to listen to the lecture on the topic of The Astrological Soul: A Study of Eastern Astrology and Philosophy Part 1 & Part 2. The lecture was delivered by my Guruji, Pt. Sanjay Rath.
Another warm recommendation goes to checking the article by Visti Larsen WHICH AYANAMSA DO I USE? In this article Visti answers the reoccurring questions regarding the choice of the ayanamsa, what he has learned, what he uses and what he doesn’t use and why.
I happen to know that Visti also shares some really good and valuable lessons with those who subscribe to his weekly email. A small bite size part of it can be found below (to subscribe to Visti’s emails click here):
The first and most important lesson on transits and how to read them is: ‘what should be your reference point?’. Without this the transit analysis is not going to work, and the results will be vague and whimsical at best. e.g. Sade Sathi works, but not from the Moon’s Rāśi… but from its Navāṁśa! Whilst all the astrologers in the market highlight this important 7½ year event, doing so from the Moon’s Rāśi/D-1 placement will not provide the results one expects unless one reckons this from the Moon’s Navāṁśa position.
This weekly post is dedicated to the News where I hope to share and inform on the newest in the world of Jyotish. This time it is the very best of the news in the form of the new online lectures done by my Guruji, Pt. Sanjay Rath.
The topic is that of Pañcānga. Pañcānga is a Sanskrit word that means five parts or five limbs of time (pancha=five and anga=limbs or parts), those being Vara, Tithi, Karana, Nakshatra, and Yoga. As taught in the Tradition, examining Pañcānga is the very first step in ones approach to chart. In fact, we were taught that a student of Jyotisha is supposed to keep a diary of the Pañcānga for the day. With that in mind, I took some time to make a printable Pañcānga template for your own use, being chart analysis or a personal Jyotish diary.
Dear Friends, We have welcomed the New Year with an abundance of new video/audio and written materials, covering different Jyotish topics. For those hungry and thirsty for this divine knowledge, this is the golden era (and yes, all thanks to technology)!!
If you have missed some of it, here is the link to one of the lectures delivered by Visti Larsen, with his gracious host Vanita Lenka. The lecture was on the topic of Ketu, and how to read Ketu in one’s horoscope.
During his presentation, Visti gives an in-depth answers to the following questions
Which signs does Ketu lord if any?
What is Ketu karaka/significator of?
Can Ketu suffer afflictions, and if so, what are the indications?
What is Ketu Chakra and how to predict with it? And much more…
To establish the classroom/learning atmosphere, I took some time to create a worksheet with questions on topics covered during this presentation. You can download your worksheet down below, listen to the lecture at your own pace, and then try to answer all the questions. If you can do this in hand then even better, as that written by hand is half learned (and, I am sure that you know the story of Ganesha, yes/no?).