Over last few years, I have been very much away from Astrology and have only found time to do one off consultation. Covid took a toll on a lot of our day to day timetables. We got disconnected from the world. The daily schedule was thrown off. The lines of work from home, education, taking a clean break from one activity and to start the other were blurred. However, I think my bigger problem is Twitter. I got addicted to Twitter both for my personal communication with the world as well as for Astrology front. Speaking with the world through twitter is an art, but it is very different kind of art as compared to blogging.
Everyone likes a word of encouragement after a job well done.
A good reading for me is a massive release of dopamine, which is a neuro-transmitter tied to reward center of brain. This chemical affects memory, learning process. A good reading and a subsequent phone call release lots of dopamine in the mind and immediately propels me in a forward direction to do more research in astrology. So, there I am, more and more encouraged to learn and then give it all back to you.
Most of the clients provide simple verbal or written feedback. People come to me with problems and are not always in a position to say express their feelings. After I am done helping them, just one word of “thanks” is enough for me to derive immense satisfaction from the process.
Then there are few who have the gift of gab and an ability to put down their thoughts using the most beautiful words. I do cherish these words and read these emails from time to time to feel happy about myself.
I have collected some of the sentences from their emails and have quoted them here. These statements neither disclose any confidentiality nor contain any information to give away their identities.
Some of the collected statements are as follows: Continue reading
There are a lot of good books on Vedic Astrology in Hindi and other languages, as compared to the quality and quantity of books in English. The books in English are directed towards Western countries and to expose them towards this ancient science. These books are frequently written on basic topics, like how to cast a chart, how to interpret signs, planets and houses, and how to use the predictive methods. There are very few astrologers who have both the command on astrological principles as well as command on language. Shri David Frawley and Shri PVR Narsimha’s books are brilliant. Frawley’s book “Astrology of the Seers” is superb for its philosophical angle and Narsimha’s book is great for its application, being written by his students as class notes. In my very humble opinion, they are *the* books to start learning astrology.
There were couple of posts asking for how to start learning Astrology. Please refer to the list below. I have tried to review each of these books in the reference book section and you can look up the publisher information.
Beginner: For beginners, I would suggest to go through the books in the order given below. Once you have gone through the list, you could move to the reference book section and then so on.
Baba Ramdev, who has woken up against the Indian Government on the issue of corruption and black money is missing the whole point. I am afraid that all his posturing will eventually get the better of him and he will become inconsequential.
He has no idea of the black money economy in India. It is not about Continue reading
I am planning to restart this blog again with few blog posts a week. I have been neglecting this page for quite sometime now and this has resulted in my Astrology knowledge going down. I can’t read charts as well as I could last year. Hopefully, it will improve again with practice.
To further my claim in the previous article that there is no scope for “unbiased” and “independent” research in this country, I would like to draw the attention of the readers to this article in Times of India, How Allahabad HC exposed ‘experts’ espousing Masjid cause. You can find relevant part of the judgment here – http://www.rjbm.nic.in/sa/Judgment%20RJB-BM%20Vol-15.pdf Continue reading
The day came and went and India remained calm. We all got home early from work and were glued to the television screen to hear the verdict. I heard it on the television and then rushed to the computer to download the PDF file of the verdict from the Allahabad High Court website. Read it, made some sense and then sat thinking – have I really moved on or have I stopped caring.
I distinctly remember the day of 6th December 1992. Continue reading
It was not an ordinary day at work and colleagues pointed out to each other that Bangalore Oberoi and the Taj West End are directly visible from our office. I looked out of the window and shuddered. Even when I was aware that I am a thousand odd kilometers removed from Bombay, I felt scared.
There was a feeling of disgust when Bangalore was bombed. However, it is a different feeling now. It is a feeling of Continue reading