Library of Articles & Writings  by KOMILLA SUTTON

Vedic Astrology
The Astrology of India

The Vedic Hindu Astrology originated in India. Many ancient texts and Vedas, some as old as 3000 BC still survive. Their interpretations as well as thousands of books written by modern Astrologers are available today for the serious students of Astrology. Jyotish - as Vedic Astrology is know in India - is the science of light. To light a candle in the darkness within us, to guide us towards our true direction...

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Myths of Saturn

Saturn myths are in many of the Puranas, prominently in Shiva & Skanda Puranas. Understanding his myths helps us to appreciate the quality of Saturn's influence...

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Shani Upaya
Remedial Measures for Saturn

Saturn is known as Shani in Sanskrit. Upaya means to make a strategy to defeat the enemy. In Jyotish we take the Upaya very seriously as it is the way to defeat the enemy of past life actions, of negative thoughts and blocks to your mind in order to open up a newer fresher world...

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Vedic Astrology, Yoga & Vedic Philosophy

Vedic Astrology, Yoga and Vedic philosophy all come from the Vedic texts. Jyotish is the eye of the vedas, therefore it shines light on our past, present and future life. It gives us the tools to understand karma, past life, present responsibilities. Yoga is a way of life that helps us integrate the mind, body and soul...

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Brihaspati, The Myth of Pushkara and the Pushkara Navamsha
Pushkara Part One

Push means to nourish and kara means who does or what causes. Pushkara is a special energy that nourishes. The term pushkara is used in connection to purification of the sacred rivers of India and the correct time to bathe in them so that all the sins of past lives can be washed of. While the rivers are sacred all the time, there is special times when they are energised with divine energy and this is the time to bathe in them...

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Pushkara: Navamsha and Bhaga
Pushkara Part Two

Pushkara navamshas are special navamshas that enhance the quality of the planet. Pushkara bhagas are special degrees, which bring good luck and auspicious energy to the chart. Push  means to nourish and kara  means who does or what causes. So pushkara navamsha nourishes the quality of the planet placed within it. This can take the quality of the planet from ordinary to extra-ordinary...

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Gandanta
The Spiritual Knot

Gandanta is the junction points in the zodiac that a particularly connected with times of soul growth. This is the position of the zodiac where the where the solar and lunar Zodiac meet. These points are at the junctions of Pisces (Revati)- Aries (Ashwini), Cancer (Ashesha)- Leo (Magha), Scorpio (Jyeshta)- Sagittarius (Mula). They are especially powerful in giving Karmic effects...

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Research
Vargotamma, Numbers and Panchamahabhuta

To unfold the story of Jyotish requires long and deep study. Each aspect of knowledge has deep and obscure roots and often as students of Jyotish we find it difficult to understand why the Sages have given us patterns of knowledge such as the assignment of the Pancha Maha bhutas, (the five great elements) to the 9 planets, the 12 signs, the 27 nakshatras and the 108 padas....

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Navaratri
The Nine Days of the Goddess

Navaratri is a very special time of honoring the Divine Mother. Navaratri means nine nights. Navaratri happens in Spring and in Autumn of every year. It begins on a New Moon in the month of Ashwini and Chaitra...

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Personal Panchang

Panch means five — Anga means limbs. Panchanga means the five limbs of the day. Panchanga is the Indian ephemeris, which takes into account the five sources of energy that support each day...

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Nadi Granthas
& Palm Leaf Astrology

Nadi in Sanskrit means the pulse, the subtle channels in the body, a division of time (24 minutes). In Tamil, the language of Tamil Nadu, Nadi means in search of. To be in search of the past, the reason of existence, to search the roots and essence of the past. Grantha is a great book of knowledge...

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Vakri Grahas
Retrograde Planets

Planets from the point of view of the earth will slow down and become stationary. Then they appear to move backward in the sky this motion is known as retrograde motion of the planets. This apparent retrograde movement is due to the motion of the earth’s orbit. The Sun and the Moon never retrograde. Rahu Ketu always move in retrograde motion...

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Atmakaraka
Knowing the Soul's Desire

What we desire and do not get, all this we find by going within ourselves. For here indeed are the true desires within the covering of the false. Just as those who do not know the field, walk again and again over the treasure of gold and do not find it...

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Nakshatras
The Fixed Stars of Destiny

Nakshatras or lunar mansions have a very special place in Vedic astrology. They are the axis on which Vedic astrology revolves. Moon stays in one Nakshatra for one day. They are mentioned in the ancient Indian Texts- the Artharva and Yajur Veda which lists all 27 of them. Kalaprakashika is the standard ancient text which forms the base of the study of Nakshatras...

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Rahu Ketu
The Shadow Planets

Rahu Ketu is the name given to the Nodes of the Moon. Rahu  is the North Node and Ketu  is the South Node. They are points on the ecliptic where the Moon is in alignment with the Sun and the Earth. They indicate the precise point of the harmony with the three most important influences in our life- the Sun, the Earth and the Moon. This relationship plays an important part in the enfolding of individual consciousness...

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Vedic View

Nakshatras are passive forces, which need the planets to activate them. To study the deeper meanings of life, the nakshatra placements of key planets will give a much better understanding of the inner motivations of planets...

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