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Free Indian Horoscope & Astrology – Indastro



Horoscope is the construction of your basic placement of planets at time of birth in a pre-decided format called the birth chart .

There are basic differences in techniques in casting birth chart/ horoscope by Indian Vedic, Western, Greek, Chinese System etc. It is this differences which makes the interpretations & predictions different and superior to other systems.


The birth chart cast on the Indian System is truly unique since the Indian system makes adjustments for the fact that our Zodiac / Universe is moving and not fixed ( by the Big Bang theory of creation of Universe – this system is following for more than 7000 years, proving ancient Indians had a great grasp of astronomy before any other civilization).

Also the Indian system takes into account that the zodiac is elliptic an not circular due to which the twelve houses in a birth chart are not 30 degree each but varying according to the time of birth. Due to these differences the birth chart cast on the Indian system would come out different from that done on any other system AND much more accurate :

To QUOTE an example, there could be a chart cast on the western system with MOON in Sagittarius on 10 degree in the 9th house, making the person : WISE WELL KNOWN, FRANK, OPEN MINDED, LUCKY, HAVING INTERNATIONAL REPUTE, HAPPY WITH REGARD TO MOTH.

NOW, if the same birth details are used to construct the chart on the Indian system, the MOON will fall in Scorpio 17 degree, 8th house, making the person petty, unhealthy, complexed, problems with mother, low on talent, insignificant and having a problematic married / love life.


Source by Archna Sajwan

Vedic Astrology & Chess


Is Chess a Divine Game? There are some evident correlations between the game of chess and the astrology which lead us to the conclusion that Chess is a game inspired by the Universal Laws, maybe by the planetary movement.

Is Chess another kind of Astrology?

In Chess, we have a board divided into 8 columns and 8 rows, while in Astrology we use the zodiacal circle divided into 12 signs.

In Chess, we have 6 symbols- the pieces (King, Queen, Bishop, Knight, Rook, Pawn). In Astrology we have 7 symbols- the 7 traditional planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn).
There are rules for the movement of these symbols and each has a specific value or interpretation.

The Art of the Player of Chess is to thoroughly study and understand the network of influences and forces on the chessboard, then to elaborate a strategy that will lead him/her to the defeat of the opponent.

The Art of the Astrologer is to thoroughly study and understand the network of influences in the astrological chart, then to elaborate an overall conclusion of it.
So far, we seem to have only some general rules that apply to most board games.

Pieces – Planets correlations

Looking deeper into this, one may notice some striking correlations.There are some strong pieces-planets correlations.

The King is obviously correlated with the Sun. When the King is besieged and captured (checkmate), the game is over.The Queen is correlated with the Moon in astrology. The Moon moves the quickest of all planets, so does the Queen on the chessboard. In horary and electional (traditional vedic astrology), the Moon is the most important planet to be considered. So is the Queen in Chess.

The Pawns are like children, which are traditionally ruled by the Moon. When they grow old, that is, when they reach the other end of the chessboard, they become Queens. Therefore the Pawns are also correlated with Moon.

The Bishops are obviously correlated with Jupiter, since Jupiter rules the religion and the religious persons. However, as the Bishops move always diagonally and there is the planet Mars whose glyph or symbol is a circle with an arrow coming out of it in an oblique direction, this is why the Bishops can also be associated functionally with Mars. So, the Bishops’ nature is Jupiter/Mars.

The Rooks are also called Castles and are therefore associated with Saturn. But since they move only horizontally or vertically and the ideogram of Venus is in the form of a circle with a cross below it, we may say that the Rooks are functionally associated with Venus. So, the Rooks’ nature is Saturn/Venus.

The Knights are also called Horses, and they move atypically by jumping over other pieces, much like flying. Therefore, the Knights may be associated with Mercury, the Roman name of Hermes, the messenger god, with winged sandals.

Houses – Game stages correlations

The astrological development of the game of ChessI’ll present next the correlations between the twelve astrological houses of an astrology chart and the development of a game of chess.

The traditional “joys of the planets” are a particularly helpful concept here. It refers to the house where a planet enjoys itself, its energy being really appropriate and useful there. The astrological tradition considers that Mercury has its joy in the 1st house, the Moon in the 3rd house, Venus in the 5th house, Mars in the 6th house, the Sun in the 9th house, Jupiter in the 11th house and Saturn in the 12th house.

The 1st house is associated with the beginning of the game. The players move the first pieces. At this stage, the Knights are very important as they jump over the Pawns and can attack the opponent’s Pawns. Mercury (the Knights) has its joy in the 1st house.

The 2nd house is associated with the next stage of the game, the development of the pieces, the building of a structure of defense.

The 3rd house is associated with the construction of a line of advanced Pawns (associated with the Moon), communicating and defending one another. At this stage the Pawns are really important. The Moon has its joy in the 3rd house.

The 4th house is associated with the castling. The King is put behind a wall of Pawns, in a safe place. The first part of a regular chess game is over.

The 5th house is associated with thinking of a strategy of action; here the creativity of the player is put to trial. The main issue now is to strengthen one’s position in order to impress the adversary. The Rook (Venus) enters the game for the first time, as it gets out of the chessboard corner through the castling. Venus has its joy in the 5th house.

The 6th house is associated with a stage of preparations. Once the overall strategy has been established in the previous stage, it is now time to put it into practice, first by apparently innocent moves. In the same time, one must be attentive to speculate any bad move of the opponent, while trying to fix any weak points in the defense. The Knights (Mars) should be used to control the diagonals. Mars has its joy in the 6th house.

The 7th house is associated with the attack, with the overt challenge. It is the first house over the horizon and from now on the game will be played openly. The real war begins.

The 8th house is associated with traps and pitfalls, the most dangerous stage of the game, when the attack may fail and this would lead to a decisive counterattack. If the attack is successful, the opponent’s defense line will be broken and some of his pieces captured: the 8th house is the turned 2nd house (pieces) from the 7th house (opponent).

The 9th house is associated with important steps toward victory. Once the defense line of the opponent has been broken, at this stage the King (Sun) may be threatened by check. The Sun has its joy in the 9th house.

The 10th house is the stage when the player is already leading and now has to plan the next steps to make toward victory.

The 11th house is associated with the final stage of the game, when the final plan is put into practice. After both sides have captured many pieces, the Knights (Jupiter) have now plenty of space to run across the chessboard. Jupiter has its joy in the 11th house.

The 12th house is associated with the end of the game. The Rooks (Saturn) are supporting from behind the Pawns to advance and transform into Queens, which will checkmate the adversary’s King and bring victory. Saturn has its joy in the 12th house.

This is an astrological overview of the game of chess.But, Chess is a game of wits, which is governed by the moves of the players. It represents a mental warfare between two opposing players where the one with an agile mind and strength to succeed, wins this battle of minds. It is a board game played by two players.

By and large, it is believed that chess appeared in India around 5000 B.C. Several interesting legends abound this fascinating game. One of the legend states that the wife of King Ravana invented the game 4000-5000 years ago.

There is also a reference in the Bhavishya Purana about the game. Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, mentions the game of Chaturanga played between the two opposite sides of the Pandavas and the Kauravas.

When horoscope is simply a chart of heavens calculated by the rules of astronomy, it shows certain positions of the planets and zodiacal signs in relation to the earth. Indian astrology is popularly referred to as Vedic astrology. This is not because it is there in the Vedas (Veda means original knowledge and truth). There is no mention of astrology in the Vedas. However, it is one of the Vedangas, i.e., limb or branch of Vedas, and dates back to the Vedic period. Several of the Poojas and remedial measures prescribed in the Indian astrology are as per the Vedic system. Hence, it is called Vedic astrology. Ramayan and Mahabharat are the evidences of Vedic Astrology.


Source by Bhavesh Pattni

Psychic Astrology for Fall 2010


Guidance for All this Forceful Fall

The pictograph suggests dreaming is a valuable source of insight for people this Fall. Dreams can provide clues to where you’ll be happy, and what you’ll be happy doing. What makes your eyes light up? That’s what you’re supposed to daydream into being. Use your imagination to take you to real places this Fall, the sky’s the limit so charge ahead.

In Fall, people are both detail-oriented and forceful. It’s also a time when people are perfecting things, getting things done, and briskly, brusquely, releasing what no longer fits. Motivation is high, and creative types especially are willing to charge ahead with their lives. Critically important to success: to be orderly and organized. Be prudent in money matters.

“We are here to bring hope, through loving actions, forcefully expressed!” declare the spirits that enliven many this Fall. A powerful new brand of creativity and way of expressing freedom emerges now. People do powerful things but in new and humorous, or loving ways, like Jon Stewart’s upcoming “Rally for Sanity” in Washington D.C.

The spiritual message I received said there was a significant shift of balance this past August, and now people move towards a middle ground of stability, reason, and greater lucidity. (Personally, I do not see or sense any such shift in August, yet the message began, “Blessed be this August, when so much changed in the world”, and ended with, “We are growing stronger, more people joining the ranks of the sane of heart, no matter what their political platforms or parties.”

Expect new tactics from President Obama.

Many go through a hero’s journey of some kind this Fall. Reaching goals can take extraordinary effort, or be quite a stretch. You’ll be in the mood to cover a lot of ground if necessary, though.

Fall requirement: Have very little baggage, baggage as in: lies you’re caught in, devious dealings…oh, the havoc they can wreak! People are merciless in the pursuit of personal/political goals this Fall, and being at odds with somebody makes a person vulnerable. Sounds like we can expect some more outrageous exposes headlined in the news! (These messages were first posted in a “Fall Excerpts” article at the Examiner September 25th, a few days before California candidate Meg Whitman’s awfully expensive scandal broke.)

More personal guidance: Follow your hunches and take the scenic route through your day; it’s the fastest way to connect you up with what you need. For peace of mind with friends, because people can really get aggressive and reactionary this Fall, it’s best to only acknowledge what is good about a relationship, and don’t dwell on what bugs you.

For those who feel they are on a new path in life:
“Walking on new paths,
step by step,
confidence grows.
Who knows where it goes, what comes to you now?”

Psychic Insights for the Fire, Water, Air and Earth Signs

Read your Sun, Moon, and Rising; individual horoscopes below

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius(Fire signs): Progress! You’re pleased with how things are going! No matter which fire sign you are, you are excited about your own growth. You gain in strengths that are personally meaningful, significantly freeing yourself of long-standing issues and conditions, and very happy about it. You grow to be a more independent person.

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn (Earth signs): Don’t debate new ideas, act on them. Move into new territory with the expectation of success. You get inspired this Fall. You could be inspired by falling in love, by falling in love with a mission, by helping others…it is a time of being uplifted, and lifting up, and beginning happier endeavors. There’s a sense of relief about this Fall, as if you’ve made it through something, or to the next opportunity that beckons.

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius (Air): You feel elevated this season by what comes your way and what you can secure for yourself. Things happen that make you feel your goals can be met. Something is difficult at first, however, the bright side being that it shows you what is true for you. Digested and understood, difficulty creates helpful and foundational truths so things get sorted out, and much better. There are definitely opportunities for you this Fall. Look for opportunities in new locations to increase your income.

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces (Water): You can be all set to accomplish certain things, and then circumstances create unexpected interruptions and distractions. As you need information to move forward, you will get it. Whatever happens now strengthens your spiritual connection, and you tend to become more grounded and organized. Towards the end of the season, you get more insights about how to protect and stabilize yourself: there are solutions around housing, money, and health.

Aries: Expect improvements in health, and something is in the works that brings money and expands your territory. Travel is beneficial. Projects get the green light.

Taurus: If you are at odds with someone in an official position, it works out. You get a clear picture of a future that makes you happy. Emotional security grows and life is good again.

Gemini: You are able to act on a personal truth or deep desire, and are likely to feel your life is beginning anew. You feel you know what you’re doing, and what you’re all about.

Cancer: Something new is in your midst, and it’s also mysterious. It could be love, or an opportunity, but it creates a new direction and you debate whether to go along. There’s no way of knowing without going!

Leo: Although you’ve got your foot in the door and gains have been made, something you’re happy about comes to fruition rather slowly. It’s hard to see the big picture of it now. The best use of your time is to develop a good attitude.

Virgo: It’s revelation time, with very big changes creating a window, an opening for new thoughts and possibilities. A great deal can change. You are not wedded to anything yet, as you review your changing views, realizations, and choices.

Libra: You have goals and agendas, but there’s no straight line to them because of interruptions, or because you must flail a little in uncharted waters to reach them, or because you learn from experience what it actually takes to get where you want to go, and more preparation is required. Please see your birthday horoscope for Libra’s year ahead.

Scorpio: News that something is established or “done with”, that you are finished, may lead you to leave a situation or location. You seek higher ground and a more rewarding situation. It’s right to leave the familiar behind.

Sagittarius: You might be working out plans with a partner, but they still result in you using your own strength and creative resources. There’s some idea that requires cooperation and daring. Be confident that up ahead are both interesting lessons and success.

Capricorn: Capricorns often have the strengths and wisdom of “old souls”, which serves them well when they have to stick to their guns. They will gain through either being a change agent and willing to push their original agenda through, or because a powerful institution or company goes through a change that benefits them.

Aquarius: You know you’re good, you know you’re headed for success, you don’t need a horoscope to tell you, the signs are all there! A super successful something is in your midst. If you haven’t received that good news, you will.

Pisces: Money can be tight and a big concern. What are you putting your money into? Make sure it pays to invest. A project you want to start is promising and it really has you thinking creatively and opening up to new possibilities.


Source by Elissa Heyman

Astrology, Marriage, Sex, and Compatibility


“Marriages are made in heaven”, is a well-known saying. So too can be said,”Divorces happen in hell”. The fabric of Indian society weaves itself strongly around the well-established and time-tested institution of marriage built upon a well-thought of procedure and societal sanction. It is as rigorous as any ISO certification. “Once married, married for life”, is the slogan or motto of Indian society. It is very strongly believed and rightly so, that marriage between a man and a woman approved by law, is not just a civil and social contract between two people but is also a union of two different families and their harmonious relationship into the future.

The starting point before a boy’s family ‘sees’ a girl of similar status for mutual agreeability to the marriage proposal is the involvement of an astrologer for judging the astrological ‘matching’ or compatibility of horoscopes. In the so-called ‘love marriages’, this aspect is of no significance and hence, only a suitable ‘muhurta’ as per electional astrology is fixed (if required) for the marriage ceremony performance. That the ancient Hindus had devised a method to judge the marriage compatibility of the bride and bridegroom in all aspects – physical, mental, spiritual and biological – speaks immensely of their foresight, insights and skills in social architecture.

As soon as a ‘middleperson’ brings up a likely ‘match’, the families refer the horoscopes of the boy and the girl to their astrologers for their astrological examination with regard to compatibility, commonly known as ‘matching’. There are three main factors to be considered:

1. The longevity of the boy and the girl

2. The strength of the 7th and the 8th houses

3. Agreeability of 12 factors or ‘Koota Milan’

The seventh house in a horoscope pertains to one’s partner. If Venus and Mars are in the 7th, the boy or the girl will have strong biological urges and so, such a person should be married to a similar one for compatibility. Judgement of longevity requires expertise and novices should not even attempt it. Once the minimum requirement of agreeability is achieved, the astrologer gives the go-ahead to the family, otherwise, he suggests skipping the proposal.

In ‘Koota Milan’, twelve (12) factors of matching are considered. The sixteen ‘Kootas’ are Dina, Gana, Mahendra, Stree-Deergha, Varna, Vasya, Graha-Maitri, Yoni, Rasi, Rajju, Vedha, and Nadi. Of them, the most important are Yoni, Rajju and Nadi. The maximum ‘marks’ or units of agreement are 36 (thirty-six) and a minimum of 18 (eighteen) are considered essential apart from the satisfactory matching of Yoni (sex), Rajju (duration of married life) and Nadi (physiological temperament). For the matching process, only the birth stars of the boy and the girl are needed. There are 27 (twenty-seven) ‘nakshatras’ or constellations in Indian astrology, not counting ‘Abhijit’. Each ‘nakshatra’ is sub-divided into four ‘padas’ or quarters. The constellation in which the moon happens to reside at a given moment is the ruling star of the moment. The one at the time of birth is the birth star. Some astrologers attach greater importance to ‘Graha-Maitri’ or friendship between the lords of the ‘Janma Rasis’ (sign of the moon in the horoscopes) since this determines the psychological dispositions of the couple. Some exceptions are also provided as otherwise marriages would not take place at all!

What happens if the ‘Janma Rasis’ and/or the ‘Janma Nakshatras’ of the couple are the same ? The commonly accepted verdict of the ancient Indian astrologers and sages, in case the ‘Janma Rasis’ are same, is that the boy’s birth star should precede the girl’s. In case the ‘Janma Nakshatras’ of the couple happen to be the same, they should belong to different ‘Padas’ (quarters). It is essential to avoid the match if the common star is one among Bharani, Aslesha, Swati, Jyesta, Moola, Dhanista, Satabhisha or Poorvabhadra. If, however, the common birth star relates to two different ‘rasis’ (signs), and the ‘Pada’ of the girl relates to the preceding sign, it is acceptable. In case, the common birth star belongs to two signs equally (Mrigasira, Chitta etc.), the ‘Pada’ of the boy should relate to the preceding sign. Some more exceptions have been laid down to make allowances for matching if there is a strong demand for the alliance. However, the honest and sincere astrologer should put forth his objections without any bias.

‘Kuja Dosham’ or ‘Mangalik’ is one major obstacle to marriages in India. This arises due to certain placements of Mars (‘kuja’ or ‘mangal’ or ‘angaraka’) in a horoscope with respect to the Ascendent, the Moon, and Venus. Certainly, this ‘dosh’ or evil is dreaded by any father, particularly, of a girl! Mars in the 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or the 12th house causes this incompatibility. There are two flaws committed by most astrologers. One is to reckon the position of Mars in the ‘Rasi’ (sign) and not the ‘Bhava’ (house) while the other is to ignore to ascertain whether this ‘dosh’ exists from the Moon and Venus. The evil is stronger if it is from Venus, less stronger from the Moon, and least from the ‘Lagna’ (Ascendent). Further, not every position of the above-mentioned five placements will endanger the life of the spouse. The 2nd house signifies family, the 4th happiness, the 7th spouse, the 8th longevity, and the 12th pleasures of the bed. ‘Kuja Dosh’ gets annulled if it is present in both the horoscopes. There are several other exceptions which have to be carefully considered before declaring incompatibility of the horoscopes.

The Western astrologer can greatly benefit from a deeper understanding and application of the methods of compatibility adopted by his Indian counter-part and save the great number of disastrous marriages in the West which has an inerasable effect on the unfortunate off-springs of such marriages. Of course, the new Indian generation has started emulating the undesirable pre-mature practices of the West. They will do good to themselves and the nation if they try to fathom the time-tested value system of India and avoid the pitfalls of the Western society.


Source by Mohann Krish

Zi Wei Dou Shu – A Chinese Astrology System


Zi Wei Dou Shu is a system of Chinese Astrology used by many professional Chinese astrologers. Although it is less popular than its counterpart, Ba Zi (also known as Four Pillars of Destiny or Eight Characters), it provides comparable insights into a person’s character, potential and luck throughout his or her life.

Ba Zi expresses a person’s Chinese solar year, month, day and time of birth into four pillars comprising each of a heavenly stem and an earthly branch. The astrologer then studies the relationship, the combination, clashes etc between the stems and branches in the pillars to make inference of a person’s character and potential. Zi Wei Dou Shu on the other uses a person’s Chinese lunar age (date and time of birth) and express then into a model comprising of palaces, stars, stems and branches to denote time and the four forces generated by the heavenly stems.

There are 12 palaces to be exact arranged in a 4×4 matrix. There are Self, Sibling, Spouse, Children, Wealth, Health, Travel, Friends, Career, Property, Mental and Parent palaces. Within each of the palaces are the heavenly stem and branch that denotes time frame e.g. decades, years, months, day and even time. Also located within the palaces are stars that can range from as little as 18 to 114 depending on the school that your practice. And finally the four forces (or changes).

There are broadly two schools of Zi Wei Dou Shu namely the Three Harmony School and the Four Changes (refer to forces) School.

The primary difference between the two schools is in the emphasis. The Three Harmony School places much more importance on the stars in each palaces and their combination with other stars in selected palaces. The Four Changes School place much more emphasis on the four forces (that exist in every palaces) and hence are able to make as many inferences with much lesser stars. The Four Changes schools typically use between 18 and 30 plus stars only.

Both the systems have their strengths and weaknesses but in the hands of an experienced astrology, it can reveal a lot of things about the person. For example aside from telling you about the person’s character, it can also tell his or her career and wealth potential, relationship with others such as spouse, sibling, children, children and friends, his or her physical and mental health and migration potential.

Besides these it can also reveal a person’s luck e.g. career, wealth, relationships and health in every decade and year.

Needless to say learning the system is not easy and it takes years even under proper guidance to be reasonable good at it.


Source by Henry Fong

Love Astrology – When Will You Find Love? The Most Important Aspects To Look For


Timing is everything. Astrology holds the key to timing.

Love and astrology has it’s own special timing, and there are indications within your progressed chart that will help you hone into those special years when someone new will be coming into your life or it’s an indication of a marriage year.

First you have to have your natal chart in order to compare your progressed chart to it. There are three progressed charts to work with. There’s your forwarded directed chart, converse directed chart, and your solar arc progressed chart.

When you get your progressed charts, you can begin to compare them to your natal chart (a three wheel chart is recommended). Each planet progresses at a different rate, and when one of your love planets progresses to make an aspect to one of your natal – or another progressed – love planet you have a love year, bringing you either a new love relationship or possibly a marriage year !

Aspects that are formed by the progressed planet to the natal planet are the strongest, but you will also see them making aspects to the other progressed planets. I’ve seen love connections when converse to converse were seen, and progressed to converse, but most importantly progressed to natal. In many cases you’ll find up to 3 of these indicators from all or any of these combinations.

Here’s a list of what to look for, the planet in bold is the progressed planet, the other planets can be natal or progressed. And numero uno love planet is Venus of course!

  • Venus – Sun, Moon, Mars, Ascendant, Descendant, MC, IC, Chiron, Jupiter, and any planet in your 7th house or your 7th house ruler.
  • Mars – Sun, Venus, Angles, 7th house planets and rulers.
  • Sun – Venus, Moon, Mars, Angles (especially the Descendant) and Chiron.
  • Moon – Venus, Sun, Mars, 7th house planet or ruler.
  • Progressed Ascendant/Descendant – Venus, Moon, Sun, Jupiter, 7th house planets and rulers.
  • Progressed MC/IC Angle – Venus, Moon, Mars, 7th house planet Or 7th house ruler.

The aspects seen most frequently are conjunction, trine, and the sextile. However, squares and oppositions are noted as well.

The most frequently seen aspects for love in astrology are between these planets in order:

  • Venus/Mars
  • Sun/Venus
  • Sun/Mars
  • Sun/Moon
  • Moon/Venus and Moon/Mars
  • Any of the love planets to the Angles and 7th house ruler

And one more to look at is your Arabic Part of Marriage and love planets making an aspect to this point.

When you are comparing your progressed love planets to

natal/ progressed planets, look for an orb within 1 degree.

Look for Venus to work her magic from the time the aspect is exact to 1 degree after. Mars works a bit faster, look for an orb 1 degree before to exact. All the others are in the works anytime the orb is within one degree – before or after.

To fine tune the timing of when a new love or a marriage will take place look to the transits that set off the progressions.

If you are already in a love relationship and you are looking for a marriage year this works too!

That gives you an overview of love – astrology style.


Source by Beverly Broeker

Taurus Astrology and One of Their True Birthstones – The Apophyllite


Happy birthday for all members of the Taurus Tribe! We are moving on from Aries energy to feeling more grounded and willing to take care for our physical reality and well being. Making practical plans and then following through with it step by step is the Taurus’ way of life. Of course the coloration of self expression of different Taurus people are due to what else they have going on in their chart. The house position and the aspects to your Taurus Sun will make a significant difference in how you might express yourself as a Taurus.

A Taurus is not like any other Taurus

For example: I have a late Taurus Sun in the 12th house as well as my Mercury who rules my Gemini Ascendant. For me this Sun position helps me to condense spiritual concepts, like astrology, and make them applicable and useful. I always had a way with words, even if it is definitely more of a challenge for me to write in English then in my mother language German. And I am a meditation teacher and healer which all relates to the 12th house. For me things always have to have some practical application and value.

I think that is also the reason why I love to work with the healing properties of gemstones so much, because they are a very concrete manifestation on one hand but very transcendent in their connection to the non physical realm on the other hand. They can balance and imbue us with their essence. They can uplift us to higher states of consciousness if we use them for our meditation. Or they can alter our frequency if we wear them in our jewelry with us.

I also love beauty in all its forms: in nature, art, design, people, animals, gemstones and crystals, jewelry. Taurus is ruled by Venus and my Venus is in my first house which makes it double important for my life. Everything has to be beautiful for me. My room has golden yellow walls and red accents everywhere and every piece has a special meaning and beauty for me. How does that work out for you? How important is beauty in your life?

The Late Spring Sign of Taurus

By the end of April the Northern Hemisphere is free of its winter snows and it is time to attend to caring for the Earth and planting crops. In general you can say that Taurus people are very much in tune with the Earth. Due to the influence of Venus, they have a great love for beauty found in things such as art, jewelry, and the natural landscape. They are loyal, patient, and deliberate in working toward their goals, just as farmers must be in tending their crops from planting through harvest. When a Taurus person undertakes a project, it most likely will be completed! Grounded in reality and the physical world, they excel at professions such as artist, farmer, the financial sector, and politics.

Taurus likes to be comfortable and often likes to stay at home and make it their castle. My husband is a Cancer Sun with Taurus Ascendant; he almost never leaves the house. Physical comfort, health, good food, sex and everything that helps to enjoy the world through their senses is important for Taurus.

How Gemstones Can Enhance Your Taurus Experience

Taurus is a feminine earth sign. What better way to celebrate the Taurus love of beauty and the Earth than with beautiful gemstones, the hidden treasures of the Earth?

Gemstones have both physical and metaphysical qualities that can enhance all aspects of your well-being. The perfectly aligned crystal structure of gemstones creates an energy field that interacts with our own when you meditate with it, hold it or wear it on your body. In this way, the gemstone can be used to calm you, bring you mental clarity, increase your energy, enhance your creativity, and much more.

The Signature of Gemstones

Each gemstone has its own personality depending on their planetary composition. We call this the personal “signature” which is specified by the chemical composition, hardness, the color, translucency and reflection and crystal structure. Like for example if we know a gemstone has iron in it we know this is a good stone for all Mars related issues. So whenever Mars has hard aspects that stone would help to balance that friction.

Below you will find a description of the Apophyllite, one of the true astrological birthstones for Taurus taken from the book Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery:Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eyes & Strengthen the Soul.

This time I want to introduce you to a very special and rare gemstone you might not have heard about yet.

Apophyllite (Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Neptune, Chiron)

Apophyllite is a very rare, light green, four-sided, diamond-faced crystal found in only one place on the Earth, in Poona, India. The Poona mine was closed after some years of operation due to the objections of citizens to the dynamiting in the middle of their city; thus this is a very rare stone and good pieces are hard to find nowadays.

I love this stone because of its unique generous qualities for the heart. In its natural crystallized form it can be set into beautiful pendants and worn right over the heart. This is a stone for the heart chakra and connects us to the Christ consciousness and love in its highest form.

This energy is focused in our heart and connects us with the quality of compassion as a result of realizing who we really are: eternal spiritual beings of love, experiencing ourselves as humans on this earthly plane.

The light color of Apophyllite is soft and gentle, almost like a fragrance, and its energy very subtle, soothing, and expanding. The heart’s longing is to experience communion and oneness with God, with life in all its facets. It is the longing of the soul to melt the shell around the heart and heal its wounds, and compassion is the natural outcome of this process.

The planet Chiron represents the wounded healer. Chiron shows us our deepest hurt on the astrological chart. He shows us where we need to heal ourselves and where we can become a healer for others as a result of our own experience. Chiron and Neptune are hand in hand, joining their energies together to help us experience the highest truth of love and compassion: this is what we call “Christ consciousness.”

Apophyllite also may bring up emotions that are not in line with the Christ consciousness or oneness consciousness. It may work as an accelerator of spiritual growth by helping us to cleanse ourselves of grief, anger, jealousy, and fear- all the so-called negative emotions-by realigning ourselves with the truth that we are divine consciousness.

This crystal is one of the most powerful healers for the heart and thus it is a stone for healers. It is very beneficial to wear this beautiful, unique gem over the heart, or for meditation you may put it on your third eye or on your heart chakra. It goes very well together with the Ruby or Spinel, which add other aspects of the heart.

Gemstones Can Offer You the Highest Potentiality They Carry

Reading about the qualities of the Apophyllite you might not have imagined this to be necessarily qualities of Taurus. But Taurus is a deeply loving and caring being and can be truly centered in their heart in all their physical actions. For all of us wearing a pendant with Apophyllite over our heart can lift us up into the higher consciousness of oneness and unconditional love, helping the heart to flower. And I believe that is our deepest longing.

Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.


Source by Shakti Carola Navran

Effective Use Of Blue Sapphire In Astrology


Blue Sapphire is an effective gemstone which represents the planet Saturn. It is considered as the symbol of royalty and romance. It provides miraculous results especially in Saturn transits like ‘Sade Sati’ and reduces the malefic effect of this powerful planet. According to vedic astrology, Saturn gives the fruit of hard work, so hard working people can get the blessings of Lord Shani and achieve huge success with the help of this gemstone.

It is said that effects of Blue Sapphire are always good but one should consult an expert astrologer before wearing the same. Also, it is very important to wear this gemstone in its prescribed manner to avoid its negative effects.


The strongest and fastest acting gemstones that give health, wealth, peace and prosperity to the wearer.

  1. It protects the wearer against hatred, witchcraft and malignity.
  2. If this gemstone suits you will surely be blessed with good fortune.
  3. It simplifies even the most complicated things and blesses with mental clarity.
  4. Blue Sapphire shows exemplary healing properties to soothe the senses and blesses with calmness.
  5. It improves digestion and takes away lethargy.


Blue Sapphire not always brings changes that are good for you but it has some negative effects too.

  1. Minor mishaps or accidents indicated that this gemstone is not suitable for you.
  2. You may suffer from insomnia or stress if it does not suit you.
  3. Avoid wearing cracked blue sapphire otherwise it can cause trouble to your eyes.
  4. A blue sapphire stone with milky appearance can lead a person to poverty.
  5. It should be worn only once after consulting an experienced and skilled astrologer.

When and How to wear Blue Sapphire?

If you are planning to wear Blue Sapphire then you are advised to wear at least 2 carat of it for fruitful results. Make sure that you wear this stone on Saturday in the middle finger of your right hand. Before wearing it soak it in pure cow milk, honey and gangajal for about 15-20 minutes to extract all the negative energies. Burn five incense sticks and take out the stone from the mixture. Also, chant ‘Om Shanishcharaye Namah’ 11 times and wear the ring.

Wear Blue Sapphire as per your Zodiac Sign

Aries: People born under this sign are advised to wear this gemstone when their Saturn is in major or sub-major period position.

Taurus: This gemstone will bless you with health, wealth, name and fame. Taurus born are governed by Venus and Saturn shares a very good bonding with it. So, you don’t have to think twice before wearing this auspicious stone.

Gemini: You are suggested to consult an astrologer before wearing this gemstone. You should wear Blue Sapphire during the Saturn period to get expected results.

Cancer: When your Mars and Saturn are not placed well then you can wear this stone.

Leo: The ruling planet Sun does not share a good bonding with Saturn. So, people of this zodiac sign should wearing.

Virgo: A Virgo can wear this stone when Saturn is placed in 1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th house.

Libra: Ruling planet of this sign is Venus, so Librans can wear this stone for beneficial results.

Scorpio: Scorpions can wear Blue Sapphire if Saturn is in 3rd, 4th or 11th house.

Sagittarius: Take advice of an experienced astrologer before wearing this stone.

Capricorn: It is suitable for people born under this sign as Saturn is the ruling planet of this zodiac. This gemstone brings positive changes in the life of the wearer.

Aquarius: Drastically changes the fortune of people who belong to this zodiac.

Pisces: Avoid wearing this stone because the ruling planet Lord Jupiter and Saturn does not share friendly relations.


Source by Jagat Kumar Rakesh

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Astrology


OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is an anxiety disorder. It is characterized by distressing intrusive obsessive thoughts or repetitive compulsive actions. Obsessions are ideas, images and impulses that run through the person ‘s mind over and over again. People who have OCD often have other kinds of anxiety, like phobias or panic attacks, also may have depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an eating disorder or a learning disorder such as dyslexia.

Medical Astrologer’s View:

DOB: 18-06-1985, TOB: 06.41 PM IST, LAT 16N34 LONG 82E01

The Native is suffering from nervous disorder, OCD and depression along with severe stress and problems like shivering of body, remembering his own breath, losing concentration so quickly at many times, feeling lonely, mentally hurt and developed a complete negative attitude towards life and lost his Job because of abnormal mental situation and no concentration.

Aries is the first sign of Zodiac and stands for Head and Brain. Mars, the Lord of Aries rules over Head and all diseases related to the Head and Brain. Sun rules the vital fluid in the body. Ascendant is also to be considered. So affliction to Aries and Ascendant and their lords and the planets Sun, Mars in an astrology birth chart will cause disease of the brain.

The fifth house from ascendant in an astrology chart rules over the wisdom or intelligence. Afflictions to the 5th house and to the Moon or Mercury will also cause mental disease. Moon governs the mind intellect and affliction to Moon will cause mental excitement or depression. Mercury controls the entire nervous system and intelligence and any affliction to Mercury will cause mental imbalance. Saturn or Rahu afflicts Moon or Mercury; the native may get to mental depression. Gemini is the sign of reasoning and Cancer is the sign of emotions and severe afflictions to these signs will also cause mental disorder.

For a Sagittarius ascendant, Mars and the Sun are benefics. Venus, Saturn and Mercury are evil and Jupiter and the Moon neutrals in an astrology chart. Here Aries is the 5th House and its lord Mars is placed in 7th house in Gemini and placed in Arudra star ruled by Rahu. Aries is also afflicted by the placement of Venus and Rahu. Venus and Rahu are placed in Bharani star aspected by malefics Saturn and Ketu from Libra. And thus Moon is severely afflicted. Four planets Sun, Moon, Mars and Mercury are placed in Gemini sign and heavily afflicted create mental disturbances. Mars and Mercury are placed in Arudra star ruled by Rahu. Sun and Moon are placed in Mrigasira star ruled by Mars.

Mercury rules the nervous system and Saturn rules the windy pressure in the nervous system. 3rd house from Zodiac is Gemini and rules over nerves. Conjunction or affliction of Sun and Moon in an horoscope causes mental disease. Afflicted Mercury and Moon in Gemini, 3rd house from Zodiac, in astrology birth chart cause mental disease. 6th house, the house of disease is Taurus and its ruler Venus is severely afflicted here. Saturn and Ketu are placed in Libra and Rahu is placed in Bharani star. The Lord of the 6th, Venus is placed in its debilitated sign Virgo and weak. 6th house is aspected by ascendant lord Jupiter.

Rahu’s placement in the 5th house[trine] aspected by Saturn create mental problems. Ascendant lord Jupiter is weak by its placement in Capricorn and afflicted by Saturn. Saturn and Ketu are placed in Visakha Star ruled by Jupiter. In Navamsa chart [D9] Moon is afflicted by Rahu and Sun and Mercury is afflicted by Saturn and debilitated Venus. In Drekkana [D3] Chart Moon is placed in Gemini and afflicted by Saturn, Sun and Ketu. Mercury is also severely afflicted here.

In Shashtamsa [D6] chart, Moon is afflicted by Sun, Venus and Mercury. Mercury too afflicted here by Saturn and Mars. Fifth house of the D6 chart is Virgo and afflicted by Saturn and Sun in D6 is afflicted by Rahu and Ketu indicating mental problems. Conjunction of Sun and Moon in Aries in D6 is the clear indication of mental trouble. A weak Moon in the 12th house of D6 chart indicates mental difficulties. Mercury is afflicted in the 3rd house and Moon is placed in 12th house in D6 indicates mental disease.

The association of Moon and Mercury is not favourable in astrology chart and the native will have the feeling of guilt, insecurity and suspicion. Affliction to the Moon will affect the mind and suffer by his own imagination. All these afflictions to the significators in the astrology birth chart and divisional charts are responsible for nervous disorder and mental depression.

Certain postures of yoga are beneficial for treating depression. The Simhasana (lion pose) yoga posture increases the glow of the face by providing more oxygen to the facial muscles. Matsyasana (fish pose) is posture also helps in providing relief from tension and relaxes the mind and the body.

Rasayana treatment, head massaging (like sirovasti, thalam), meditation are involved in Ayurvedic depression cure treatments. Wearing a three Mukhi Rudraksha will help to get confidence and energy to face any situation. It is very useful for those who suffer from depression, anxiety, and guilt induced complexes.


Source by Pradeep Muthukulam

Prostate Enlargement in Astrology


Prostate gland is a tiny gland present under the urinary bladder and surrounding the urethra. Overall the whole sexual health and the urination process of male are dependent on a healthy prostate. The problem arises when the enlargement is of more than that of a normal size.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is the technical term for prostate enlargement.

The enlargement of prostate causes problems in genito -urinary system like difficulty with starting to urinate, urinary tract infections, difficulty in maintaining a constant flow of urine, dribbling at the end of urination, frequent feeling of urination, increasing numbers of times the need to urinate during the night, increase for urgency to urinate frequently, incapable of empty your bladder completely, blood in urine.

Around 100 million men are suffering from prostate disorders.

Astrology can predict the cause and the timing of beginning of the prostate problems.

Factors responsible for prostate enlargement

· 6th house: house of sickness

· 8th house: excretory system and bladder, prostate gland

· Moon: genito and urinary derange

· Mars: inflammation, infections, contagious diseases Mercury: genito-urinary disorders

· Venus: suppression of urine, venereal complaints

· Saturn/Rahu: chronic diseases, produces blockages and obstructions, anything that impairs normal functioning or gradual erosion of functions.

· Jupiter: enlargement of organs, fluid retention,

Different combinations for prostate enlargement

· Mars in ascendant denotes prostate problems

· Rahu and Saturn placed together in any house may cause prostate problem.

· Rahu, Mars and Saturn posited in ascendant, chances of having enlarged prostate increases.

· Rahu, Mars and Saturn placed in 6th

· Rahu and Jupiter placed in ascendant

· Mars and Rahu placed in 6th

· Lord of ascendant and Rahu/Ketu/a malefic placed in 8th

· Jupiter, Sun and Rahu posited in 3rd

· Saturn and Mars placed in 8th

· Venus and Mars placed in Aries/Scorpio

· Mars and Moon posited in Aries/Taurus and aspected by Jupiter and Saturn





Source by Geeta Jha