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Kala Sarpa: the astronomical rationale for “yoga”

March 1st, 2019 · 5 Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

As I discussed in last month’s article, one of the great uncertainties among devotees of jyotisha is whether Kala Sarpa is a yoga or a dosha. The existential question is: does it promise success or threaten destruction? As I explained in that article, there are multiple consequences when the chart is split in two by […]

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Kala Sarpa: the astronomical rationale for “dosha”

February 1st, 2019 · 2 Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

At the core of the mystique surrounding Kala Sarpa is the existential question: is it a yoga, or is it a dosha? Does it promise success or threaten destruction? That question can only be answered via yoga vichara, the careful analysis of a configuration in order to determine its nature, its strength, and its ultimate […]

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Kala Sarpa: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

November 30th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Publication

“If the Sun and Moon would doubt,” poet William Blake once wrote, “they would immediately go out.” As for me, there were times over the past 18 months when my own vision blurred, and I doubted whether I could write a book on Kala Sarpa that would do justice to its myth. But as it […]

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Ted Bundy, criminal chameleon

July 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, Crime

The weird thing about Ted Bundy, people later reflected, was that he never looked the same from one photograph to another. Even in person, he had the ability to metamorphose, with a glance or a turn of his head, from someone of charming intelligence to one of cunning violence. Criminal investigators later attributed his chameleon-like […]

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Sean Hannity, “opinion journalist”

May 2nd, 2018 · 3 Comments · Astrology, celebrity

Many serpents are immune to the venom of their own species. Perhaps this explains the cozy relationship between two current examples of the Kala Sarpa pattern – president Donald Trump and “opinion journalist” Sean Hannity. Snakes also have forked tongues, lurk in dark places, and are noted for their peculiar mating habits, wherein they engage […]

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Charles Manson: Crawling King Snake

December 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, Crime, Instruction

The Manson Family murders in the summer of ‘69 seared a hole in the American psyche. The Family was a cult of hippie nihilists led by Charles Manson, a frustrated singer-songwriter on the fringe of the LA music industry. In what was to become one of the first acts of social-class terrorism to date, Manson […]

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Kala Sarpa Yoga

April 2nd, 2017 · 6 Comments · Astrology, Instruction

Kala Sarpa Yoga is not discussed in classical shastra. Rather, it arises from an oral tradition, probably with roots in South India. Some say it’s Tantrik in origin and, perhaps because of that, is subject to significant differences in interpretation. Some describe Kala Sarpa as a major flaw in a birth chart, a dosha which foretells loss […]

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Donald Trump: the man who would be kingmaker

July 24th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction

Donald Trump: the man who would be kingmaker  Donald Trump is like an anteater whose tongue is capable of extending so deep into the American psyche that it can stir up entire nests of cherished beliefs, fantasies and phobias. Although most rational people dismiss him as a serious contender for the highest political office in […]

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Lady Gaga rides a big snake

November 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Astrology, celebrity

Even from her earliest days as a performance artist and musician, Lady Gaga was deemed to be too provocative and eccentric. Which only goes to show, if you just stick with what you’re good at, you can make it work. Lady Gaga recently revealed her birth time on her Twitter feed, so that means about […]

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Britain on the Butcher’s Block?

May 29th, 2013 · Comments Off on Britain on the Butcher’s Block? · Astrology, Crime

No more hiding down the block when a bomb goes off. Now it’s up close and personal, with blood on their hands. And when the dirty work is done, the perpetrators explain themselves to witnesses. British soldier Lee Rigby was murdered last week, Wednesday May 22, 2013, in the Woolwich district of London. According to […]

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