Collection of published articles

Part 2 of Choosing a name (Nāmakāraṇa)

Part 2 of the Jyotiṣa methodology for choosing a name for a child, or adult. This video shows how this is commonly practised, and the difference from the Rājjyotiṣa traditions of India.

Choosing a name (nāmakāraṇa)

Part 1 of choosing a name based on the Iṣṭa devatā, hoḍa chakra and ṣaḍbala.

The Weekday: Panchanga Series

Saptarishis Astrology presents "The Sultan" Visti Larsen sharing in-depth analysis on Panchangam and Vara.

Praśna and Clients

Short Saptarishi Interview excerpt on clients and praśna, and how to deal with the karmas of the cilent.

Tithi and Relationships – Panchanga Part 3

The 2nd part of my Saptarishi Magazine interview on Panchanga and Tithi.

Tithi and Relationships – Panchanga Part 2

2nd webinar in the Panchanga Series: Tithi and Relationships, conducted by Saptarishi Magazine with Visti Larsen

Saptarishi Interview: Panchañga Karaṇa

Saptarishi Magazine: Interview with Visti Larsen, conducted by Phyllis Chubb and Sunil John. Topic of Pañcāñga Karaṇa

Veśi Yoga (Sūrya Yogas)

Veśi Yoga (Sūrya Yogas)

Such is the complexity of Jyotish that for every one topic at least three different aspects of the chart can be examined to derive an answer. So highly complex is the topic of work or profession, that it drives astrologers to examine multiple points in the chart such as tenth house, Moon, second house and eleventh house, bhāvāruḍhas of first, tenth and seventh houses, Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, Drekkāṇa, Daśāṁśa to mention a few. Among the various perspectives in the chart is the work which is the desire of the soul. But just how many people are following the path of their soul? And which combinations leads a person to forego their mundane needs for a higher soul-purpose and how do they get rewarded for that act? This article takes a closer look at the Veśi Yoga, and seeks herein to investigate how this yoga affects the persons work.

Kashinātha Horā (D-2)

Kashinātha Horā (D-2)

Some people feel that this word Horā is of Greek origin, however whoever came first in this process of giving names and terminology is besides the point in this matter, as the word clearly has a root in the Sanskrit language. The Greeks have used this word to define the 24 hours of a day and hence there are 24 Horā in a day. The starting time of these Horā is traditionally accepted in India as teh start of the day itself or Sunrise. This has changed in western culture, but not without astrological relevance.

How to read charts II: Rājayoga (2/2)

How to read charts II: Rājayoga (2/2)

Now, the rājayoga in Pisces must be assessed from the Lagna, Ārūḍha Lagna and ātmakāraka. Being joined the ātmakāraka this yoga in itself is quite strong.

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