Articles on Vedic Astrology

  • The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac and the Vedic Fire Ritual

    By David Frawley (vedanet.com) written 2003, posted Dec. 2008 The following article proposes a Vedic rationale for the nature and sequence of the twelve signs of the zodiac. It shows how the zodiac could have been invented as a form of Vedic sacrifice (Yajna) following the Vedic view of the Gods, the worlds and the […]

  • Nakshatras and Upanakshatras

    Summary – Nakshatras and Upanakshatras by David Frawley The Vedas show a division of the zodiac into 27 Nakshatras or lunar mansions. That they might have more subtle divisions of the zodiac than 27 should not surprise us. A twentysevenfold division would demand finer divisions for accurate calculations. In this regard Satapatha Brahmana describes Upanakshatras […]

  • The Milky Way and the Cosmic Soma

    By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Soma and the Orientation of the Zodiac The key to the meaning of the signs of the zodiac should be evident from the orientation of the zodiac itself. The most dramatic factor in stellar observation for any person is the Milky Way. The meaning of the signs of the […]

  • Shaktis of the Nakshatras

    This is a key article by David Frawley on the Nakshtras and how to use them, widely circulated and used, including as a predictive tool. Each Nakshatra has its particular power or Shakti. These are also the powers of the Devatas or the deities ruling the Nakshatras. Each of these Shaktis has its effect above […]

  • Fruits of Worshipping Each Nakshatra

    This is one of several articles by David Frawley on the Vedas, Vedic Astrology and the Nakshatras. Each Nakshatra reflects certain wishes or desires that those who born under them are inclined to have. In the Vedas each Nakshatra deity reflects these wishes, that those who worship this deity and its Nakshatra will gain. This […]

  • Special Planetary Mantras, Name and Shakti Mantras

    The following is one of several articles by David Frawley on Vedic and Tantric Mantras and their applications. The following are the name (nama) mantras for the planets as preceded by their Shakti or power mantras. These can be used to connect with the planetary deities and to energize all the higher powers of the […]

  • Secrets of the Yugas or World-Ages

    The following article by David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is adapted from Astrology of the Seers, by David Frawley – Who knows now and who can declare the paths that lead to the God; only their lower habitations are visible, who dwell in regions of supreme mystery. Rig Veda III.54.5 According to the Vedic seers, […]

  • Ayurvedic Astrology

    Extracts from David Frawley’s (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) book Ayurvedic Astrology, by David Frawley All great ancient civilizations centered their cultures on profound systems of astrology, connecting conditions and events on the Earth with cosmic influences deriving from the stars. Whether it is India or China, Egypt or Babylonia, or the Mayas and Incans of America, […]

  • A Rationale for Vedic Astrology

    The following article is written by Pavan Kumar. Introduction – The purpose and rationale of Vedic Astrology is an important place to begin an exploration of this Vedic Science. It helps to properly implement the information it gives us. In the Vedic system rationality and logic are an important entry point into deeper philosophy or […]