Vedic Astrology

This ancient art is the traditional Hindu system of astrology, Jyotisha, one of the earliest texts about astronomy within the Vedas. Many Hindus believe that heavenly bodies, including the planets, have an influence throughout the life of a human being, and these planetary influences are the “fruit of karma.”

Jyotisha meaning “light or heavenly body“, and is the traditional Hindu system of astrology, also known as Hindu astrology, Indian astrology or Vedic astrology. The “Vedanga Jyotisha” is one of the earliest texts about astronomy within the Vedas. Jyotisha has been divided into three main branches:

Siddhānta: Indian astronomy, calculating the position of the planets and other heavenly bodies. Hindu calendar (Pānchānga) is created from that calculation. ‘Siddhāntā Sirómāni’ and ‘Sūryā Śiddhāntā’ are two main books on Hindu astronomy. According to this theory, the earth is motionless and it is not considered as a planet. Seven planets (Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn) revolve around the earth.

Samhitā: Mundane astrology, predicting important events related to countries such as war, earthquakes, political events, financial positions, house and construction related matters (Vāstu Śāstra), animals, portents, omens, and so on. It is also concerned with the calculation of Sūbhā Mūhūrtā for Brātā, pārbā and Sānskārā.

Horā or ‘Jātakā’: Predictive astrology where the astrologer makes predictions about future events in a person’s life based on a birth chart (Jānmā kūndāli) which records the exact time of birth and the positions of the planets at the time.

Today’s Sun/Moon Cast

Sun in Gemini
Moon in Sagittarius
23 degrees
Full Moon
Full Moon
14 days old

India’s astrologers read the predictions from the moon sign (which is the sign the moon was in at the time of your birth). Also, your “ascendant” is the sign rising on the eastern horizon at your time of birth (aka your rising sign). Vedic astrologers call the ascendant the Lagna. It is determined by your time of birth.

Western astrologers use the sun (Tropical zodiac) signs, based on the Sun and seasons. India’s Vedic (Sidereal zodiac) signs, base their calculations on the stars and constellations. The planets move across this back drop and determine what sign the planets are in.

Your sun sign gives an in-depth look into what makes up your personality or your soul.

Your moon sign and rising (ascendant) sign gives an in-depth look into what makes up your heart or emotional core.

The Moon, has been the favorite of poets and lovers, kings and shamans as well as, intrigued by science. In Vedic astrology, the Moon is believed to be the Queen of the planetary Universe; with Sun being the king. The Sun and Moon together are called the eyes of the Universe.

Vedic Necessities

The Elements

In Vedic Astrology, each house is related to one of the four elements. The twelve houses can be divided into four groups:

* Fire – Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius – houses (1, 5, 9)
* Earth – Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn – houses (2, 6, 10)
* Air – Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius – houses (3, 7, 11)
* Water – Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces – houses (4, 8, 12)

The elements and houses also correspond to one of the fourAims of Life, or “Purusharthas” In Hinduism, Purushartha (Aims Of Life) refers to a goal, end or aim of human existence.

* Dharma: (religious, social and/or moral) righteousness, both spiritual and ritual
* Artha: (material and/or financial) prosperity as well as pursuit of meaning
* Kama: (material) pleasure of any kind
* Moksa: (spiritual) liberation; or renunciation and detachment

Astrological Houses

The flow of the houses through the signs represent a pattern of development. The highest house number in each grouping or triad represents the fullest and most powerful expression of energy in that group. For example, the 9th house is the fullest expression of the Fire/Dharma houses (1, 5, 9); the 10th house is the fullest expression of the Earth/Artha houses (2, 6, 10); the 11th house is the fullest expression of the Air/Kama houses (3, 7, 11); and the 12th house is the fullest expression of the Water/Moksa houses (4, 8, 12). For an in depth analysis of your houses, take a look:

1st House – Aries – Life
2nd House – Taurus – Wealth
3rd House – Gemini – Brothers
4th House – Cancer – Parent
5th House – Leo – Children
6th House – Virgo – Health
7th House – Libra – Spouse
8th House – Scorpio – Death
9th House – Sagittarius – Trips
10th House – Capricorn – Status
11th House – Aquarius- Friendship
12th House – Pisces – Prison

Zodiac Quadruplicates

Signs are also divided into three sectors comprising four signs each. They are the Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable sectors. Quadruplicates are also referred to as modes. Like elements, they rule different values and have characteristics of their own.

The Cardinal Signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, take action. They charge right in and get the job done. The Cardinal Signs show where in your life you will tend to take action. They are the instigators; ready to forge ahead with plans…

The Fixed Signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, like stability. They want to own things. They want to be the boss and let the cardinal signs run things for them. Fixed Signs are stubborn, fixed in position. They frequently take longer to start, but they never seem to stop…

The Mutable Signs of  Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, are more adaptable and deal more easily with change. The adaptability of mutable signs makes them light on their feet in a crisis. They travel well in and among different types of people…

Astrological Planets

There are 9 planets in Vedic astrology. Precious and semi precious stones have power as good receivers of these planet’s energies and are associated with each one. Also, each planet signifes a specific body system/organ and influences them. To Vedic astrologers, the planets represent basic drives and impulses within the human psyche. These drives express themselves as different qualities throughout the twelve signs and in different cycles of life through the twelve houses. How exactly the planets manifest themselves also depends on their relationship to each other in the sky as seen from Earth. The patterns that the planets make in the sky reflect the ebb and flow of basic human impulses, just like the moon.

Planet Gemstone Health Issue
Sun Ruby Heart
Moon Pearl Digestion
Mercury Emerald 5 Senses
Venus Diamond Kidneys
Mars Red Coral Head
Jupiter Yellow Sapphire Liver
Saturn Blue Sapphire Hips
Rahu Hessonite Self-esteem
Ketu Cat's Eye Balance
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Moon Signs

The sign occupied by the Moon at your time of birth is an indicator of your emotional and physical nature. It describes your unconscious, instinctive reactions, what is innate. Moon signs define our emotions and make up the unconscious side of our personality. This is the place where we go to find comfort, peace and childhood memories. These signs also have an affect on our senses, such as sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. They are all connected to our subconscious memories and affect us differently than the Sun’s Zodiac signs, by showing us what kind of experience we need in order to feel emotionally satisfied.

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Chinese Horoscope

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the Lunar new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The lunar calendar has a sixty year cycle. In Chinese Astrology, the five basic elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, which make up all matter, are combined with the twelve animal signs of Rat, Oxen, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep/Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar/Pig to form the sixty year cycle. One’s Chinese horoscope is based on which lunar year in this sixty year cycle one was born.

Dig deeper into your personality sign…

Celtic Astrology

The Celtic Calendar is a compilation of pre-Christian Celtic systems of timekeeping, including the Gaulish Coligny calendar, used by Celtic countries. The Ogham (commonly pronounced Oh-m) is an early Medieval alphabet used primarily to transcribe the early and late period, Irish language The glyphs are the only written form left by the Druids. The Ogham is sometimes called the Celtic Tree Alphabet, based on ancient medieval traditions, ascribing names of trees to the individual letters. The Ogham were associated with the 13 sacred trees and followed the 13 moons of the calendar year.

What’s your sacred tree sign?

Sun Signs

The sun signs are the 12 signs of the zodiac. This system of astrology, which considers only the position of the Sun at birth, places one “personality” within one of the twelve zodiac signs.  Also called your “star sign”  this basic twelve-fold division relates the current movements of all the planets to each other, using traditional rules to divine meanings for each sign separately. Because the Moon has the fastest apparent movement of all the heavenly bodies, it is often used as the main indicator of daily trends for sun sign astrology forecasts.

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Today’s Your Birthday

Happy Birthday!!

A birthday is a day or anniversary when we celebrate our special date of birth. Birthdays are a big deal. Monumental. Sacred. What could be bigger in your life than the day you were born?  Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a gift, party or rite of passage.

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Your Personal Birth Chart

A birth chart, also called natal chart, shows the positions of the stars in a chart drawn for the exact time of your birth at a particular place on Earth for the purposes of gaining more insight as to who you are. Because the sun, moon, planets, and primary angles in the sky are constantly in motion relative to the earth, as each second passes the natal/astrological birth chart is changing and a new chart is created for every moment at each location. A natal chart is extremely personal and unique, depending on the specific date, exact time, and precise location of the birth.

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Your Relationship Charts

Now, you can take it one step further and calculate the astrological compatibility between yourself and another person. Tonio will compare your birth chart to the birth chart of your love and provide an in-depth analysis.

Tonio’s unique method is based on the psychology of each sign. We all know that each sign has their specific traits. We also know that each sign is influenced by their associated planets, moon and sun signs. Sun sign compatibility takes into account only one of hundreds of compatibility factors. Many other factors are involved when evaluating the compatibility of two people.

Are you both compatible?

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