Jyotiṣmatī Blog

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Birth Times: A Quick Reading

Depending on local time, it’s possible to determine some information relating to Sūrya given only the person’s time of birth by understanding the placement of Sūrya in a chart in relation to the Lagna...

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Śani and Self-Compassion

Perhaps many of Śani’s “ailments” are a result of compassion of others over compassion of self. The strong desire for justice with a heavy tendency for judgment and fairness often outweighs the fairness of...

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Ganesha and Mithuna (Gemini)

Gemini represents duality, the polarization of the singular into two parts. It represents the splitting of ine into two: the splitting of cells, the difference between light and dark, even the separation of Pārvatī...

Budha (Mercury) & the Tattvas of Mental Operation 0

Budha (Mercury) & the Tattvas of Mental Operation

Prakrti (manifested matter/objective energy) differentiates into antahkarana (the psychic apparatus), indriyas (the senses), and bhutas (matter). Antahkarana as the “psychic,” or information processing mechanism of an individual, consists of three sattvas: the buddhi, ahamkara,...

The Power of Language 0

The Power of Language

“The power of language, the power of words, is is that power inside consciousness that limits the vastness and makes it small, makes it limited.” – Sally Kempton. 24 July 2013 Mantra Telecourse. I have...

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Prajapati, Creation & Pūrva Phalguṇī

Prajapati is the ultimate creator, creating the heavens, the earth, and all creatures living in the universe (including us humans). The Taittiriya Brahmana states that Prajapati continually created living creatures out of the sacrifices...

Daksha’s Curse on Candra 0

Daksha’s Curse on Candra

Daksha found that Soma overly favored one daughter (Rohini) over the others, thus neglecting their needs and flouting his responsibilities. For this, Daksha cursed him to wither and die. Chandra Dev approached and worshipped...

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Budha Vakri (Mercury Retrograde) September 2016

Pre-Shadow (29 August) As tomorrow begins the first day of Mercury’s apparent retrograde motion, and today I have absolutely nothing to amuse my interest, it’s really a perfect time to do something that I should...