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The Art of Prediction - A Composite Approach all articles case studies jaimini technical principles

By K.N. Rao 

What we teach in the classes we run at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (astrology school in New Delhi, India) is a plain approach to predictions first based on the birth horoscope and mainly springing from the birth horoscope. The varga charts are referred to for...

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K.N. Rao Interview: The Value of Research all articles interviews most popular published articles

This interview appeared in Journal of Astrology - July/Aug 2010

Sri K.N. Rao, is widely considered to be one of the foremost Vedic astrologers in the world today. He is the founder of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s school of astrology in New Delhi, India, which is a two year course...

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Gifts of the 8th House Transformation and Change all articles case studies most popular published articles

This article appeared in The CVA Journal – Spring/Summer 2009
By Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

 THE DISPARAGED 8TH HOUSE

The 8th house has earned the dubious reputation as the ugliest house in the Jyotish neighborhood. It’s the one capable of wrecking the most damage,...

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The Hanuman Chalisa For Difficult Times all articles most popular remedial measures

By Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

POPULAR HANUMAN

Hanuman, the celebrated monkey devotee of Ram in the epic story The Ramayana, is one of the most popular Hindu deities. There are arguably more temples and small roadside shrines to Hanuman than all of the other Hindu deities combined. You...

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The Sidereal vs. Tropical Debate all articles basic astrology technical principles

By Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

It’s important to clearly understand the difference between the two primary systems of astrology in use today:  the Vedic or sidereal, and the Western or tropical. Without this understanding it’s easy to think that one system is superior or...

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Intro to Vedic Astrology: A Living Tradition all articles basic astrology most popular

By Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

INDIA’S LIVING TRADITIONS – INTERESTING FACTS

Vedic astrology is the traditional astrology of India and is some 4000-5000 years old. This is no fly by night tradition! In fact, the remarkable thing is that it’s a living tradition. If...

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Retrograde Planets / Dasha Pravesh all videos case studies technical principles vaughn paul videos

What are the effects of a retrograde exalted planets? What is Dasha Pravesh and how can it be used for greater predictive accuracy. Watch this video and find out. 

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The Double Transit Effect of Jupiter and Saturn all articles case studies technical principles

When learning Vedic astrology, as with any discipline, it’s important to apply the principles you learn with many practical examples. This article presents a very useful and reliable chart interpretation method, involving the transits of Jupiter and Saturn, which you can immediately apply...

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Navigating By The Stars all articles published articles
This article appeared in the Zento Magazine - Winter 2005
By Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

Have you ever considered following a star? Many ancient cultures relied on the stars to chart their destinies. Polynesian navigators discovered the Hawai’ian Islands more than 1500 years...

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The Mystical Power of the Name of Rama all articles most popular remedial measures

By Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

RAMA AS LIGHT

Over the years I’ve made it a practice to read the Ramayana by Tulsidas, also known as the Ramcharitmanas, which is an inspirational text about the life of Rama that was highly praised by Mahatma Gandhi, as the "best work on...

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Jyotish Star Interview with Vaughn Paul all articles basic astrology interviews

 Juliana Swanson for the Jyotish Star Newsletter: How did you become interested in Vedic astrology?

Vaughn Paul: My journey with Vedic astrology began with an unexpected phone call in May 1991. I was teaching at an elementary school in Seattle, Washington, living in a yoga ashram, and...

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Interview with K.N. Rao: Conversations with an Eminent Vedic Astrologer all articles interviews jaimini most popular

reprinted with permission from K.N. Rao & interviewer Maalok
originally published May 30, 2005 by sulekha

Sri K.N. Rao, is widely considered to be one of the foremost Vedic astrologers in the world today. He is the architect of a great astrological renaissance, and founder of...

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Predicting Education with the D24 all articles case studies technical principles

Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A.

There are several heated debates among Vedic astrologers, and one that hovers near the top of the heat index is, “Which is the primary house of education?” Generally, north Indian astrologers attribute the 5th house, while south Indians give the 4th house....

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Ethical Considerations in Astrology all articles basic astrology

Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A.

PRACTICING ASTROLOGY: BEING AWARE OF MOTIVATIONS

Recently I was asked by a student about Do’s and Dont’s when giving an astrology reading. So, here’s a few key ideas that come to mind in response:

The main point is to have the primary motive of being of...

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The 9th House, Dharma, and Einstein’s Chart all articles case studies technical principles

Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

THE DHARMA HOUSES

The dharma houses 1, 5, 9 are the houses of meaning, purpose, and inspiration. They can be also considered ‘fire houses’ since they correspond to the fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. When we are living in harmony with the dharma...

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The Power of Synchronicities and Omens all articles basic astrology published articles

This article appeared in Zento Magazine, Spring 2004
Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

What’s in a cloud? It may be a lot more than just fluff. Many cultures around the world, both ancient and modern, have believed in signs and omens as a source of valuable information about life. To the native...

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Sannyas Yogas: Combinations for Spirituality all articles case studies technical principles

By K.N. Rao

All that has been said here forms the background for the discussion of the horoscope of my Guruji, late Swami Paramananda Saraswati. He was like any true and genuine saint of India encouraging the study of astrology, not for any mercenary motives, but for the twin purpose of keeping...

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The Largest Astrology School in the World all articles interviews published articles

This article appeared in Journal of Astrology – Winter 2004 issue
Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

THE LIMITATIONS OF LEARNING ASTROLOGY

Learning astrology is usually a private hobby, or for some – a private obsession. Once you’ve learned enough to realize that...

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Ups & Down in Career all videos case studies technical principles vaughn paul videos

A video class on KRS Channel about the fluctuations in career that happen under certain planetary influences. 

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Important Clues From the Previous Dasha all articles case studies published articles

This article appeared in Express Star Teller July 2007
Vaughn Paul Manley, M.A. 

A successful psychic friend of mine in Hawaii once said to me:In dasha analysis the extra step of analyzing the past is often overlooked. We usually fall into the habit of analyzing the current or...

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