Britney Spears and the Arudha Lagna

By Marc Boney, M.A. 

According to the Astrodatabank software, Pop music star Britney Spears was born on December 2, 1981 at 1:30 AM in Mahon, Mississippi. Other sources give 1:26 AM in McComb, Mississippi.

Britney Spears’s Natal Chart

This gives a 9 degree Virgo lagna with the Moon at...

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The Art of Prediction - A Composite Approach

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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