Jyotish Podcast Archive

  • Eczema – Ayurveda and Jyotish working together

    Eczema – Ayurveda and Jyotish working together

    A yagya client asked me about a skin condition called eczema; extreme dryness of the skin.  Of course, the question was whether or not yagyas could be an effective treatment.  The image above is the birth chart of this individual. From the standpoint of astrology, eczema is listed as a function of Ketu, Mars, and […]

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  • #22 – Putting It All Together

    #22 – Putting It All Together

    In this weeks show Penny Farrow brings together the planets or grahas, the houses or bhavas, and the signs or rashis in a way that starts to show the Jyotish chart as a cohesive whole which forms the basis for the systematic interpretation. In this show Penny brings together the planets or grahas, the houses […]

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  • #21 – The Meaning of the Planets

    #21 – The Meaning of the Planets

    In the last few podcasts, Penny and I have looked at the way the Jyotish birth chart represents the heavens at the time of birth, and how the planets are placed in the constellations (signs).  Then we explored the concept of planetary strength and weakness, how that is determined, and what that might mean in […]

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  • #20 – Graha Strength and Weakness, Part 2

    #20 – Graha Strength and Weakness, Part 2

    Central to the analysis of a chart is the determination of the relative strength or weakness of a particular planet.  A weak planet will not be able to protect his significations and will therefore become a source of difficulties.  Penny Farrow presents the different types of planetary weakness and shows how this affects the nature […]

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  • #19 – Graha Strength and Weakness, Part 1

    #19 – Graha Strength and Weakness, Part 1

    In this podcast we look at the role that strong planets play in bringing good results and success.  Penny Farrow presents the concept of planetary strength and the different forms that it takes.  She relates the concept of strength to specific astronomical events such as retrograde motion and the brightness of a planet in the […]

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  • #18 – Mapping the Heavens

    #18 – Mapping the Heavens

    After creating the north or south indian chart and locating the ascendent, (the constellation that was on the eastern horizon), we have set the stage.  We associate the ascendent with a specific constellation or sign, and thus can know the rest of the houses and their associated signs.  The stage is set! The next step […]

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  • #17 – The South Indian Chart

    #17 – The South Indian Chart

    Penny Farrow discusses the way that the South Indian style of chart differs from the northern style.  In the south, the signs are fixed in the same place and the lagna moves, unlike the north indian style.  In our conversation we explore the features of this style of chart and how it aids in the […]

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  • #16 – The North Indian Chart

    #16 – The North Indian Chart

    Penny Farrow discusses the way that the North Indian style of chart reflects the position of the planets in the zodiac. In our conversation we explore the features of this style of chart and how it aids in the interpretation of an individual’s destiny. Penny practices and teaches Jyotisha full-time having been trained primarily under […]

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  • Sanskrit roots of the planets’ names

    Sanskrit roots of the planets’ names

    My good friend Frank Schmidt wrote the following on the Sanskrit roots of the names of the planets.  Interesting and insightful! Sun or sūrya सूर्य sūra is the sun. If we consider it as sūra+ ya it is the sun (sūra) + mover (ya). This su means excellent , right , virtuous , beautiful , […]

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  • #15 – The New Year

    #15 – The New Year

    Anne Beversdorf presents her thoughts on the new year by taking a look at the chart for the US and considers how the dasa (planetary period) gives an indication of what we can expect over the next few years.  She also introduces the concept of the “yogi” (wealth giver) and “avayogi” (wealth remover) in the […]

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