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Season of the Serpent

Season of the Serpent

Take cover. It’s Kala Sarpa season. While everyone was focused on the solar eclipse of August 21st, another significant phenomenon was taking place on the same day. Ever since the Rahu/Ketu axis had shifted into Cancer/Capricorn on August 17th, only one other element remained to put things in play. So when, in the early hours […]

Mathematical Frequency of Common Yogas

Mathematical Frequency of Common Yogas

As Vedic astrologers, we routinely scan a chart to note the presence of yogas, ie, the planetary combinations that portend one effect or another for the person under consideration. These anticipated results derive, typically, from the houses the participant planets own, the signs and houses they occupy and, sometimes, the basic nature of the planets […]

Mathematics of Yogas, part 5: Dhana Yoga

Mathematics of Yogas, part 5: Dhana Yoga

It’s a truism in the medical world that the best guarantee of longevity is to be born to healthy parents. For those who take their health for granted, the next-most-desired aspect of a perfect life is to be born rich or, if that’s not possible, with a birth chart containing multiple wealth yogas. Although there […]

Length of ring finger predicts physical aggression...

Length of ring finger predicts physical aggression in men

Without pointing any fingers, a new study suggests a way to take the measure of tough characters. The research, done at the University of Alberta and announced Wednesday, found a connection between the length of the male index finger relative to the ring finger and the tendency to be aggressive. No such connection was found […]

Researchers finger top financial traders

Researchers finger top financial traders

WASHINGTON, (AFP) – A longer ring finger than an index finger denotes a more successful financial trader, British researchers said in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Previous research found that the length ratio between the index finger and the ring finger, termed 2D:4D, is a measure of prenatal […]

Nikola Tesla: child of the storm

Nikola Tesla: child of the storm

Once, when asked by someone what it felt like to be the smartest man in the world, Albert Einstein said, “I don’t know. You should ask Nikola Tesla.” Tesla, an electrical engineer and physicist renowned for his showmanship in demonstrating his inventions, was something of a mad scientist. Over the course of his career he […]