In this course you will pick even more necessary building blocks for a solid foundation in your Vedic Astrology studies preparing you for Part 3, where you will absolutely need to be a “wiz” in how to establish the “Backstory” instantaneously. Become proficient in determining the strength, weakness, or both of each particular planet.
Before initializing any Vedic study, it is imperative that you recite the Student Invocation in Sanskrit in order to enjoy a brilliant study.
It is said in yogic philosophy that the best way to remember any subject is to repeat its content over and over (abhyasa in Sanskrit) - repetition, repetition, repetition! Therefore, you will summarize some of the highlights learned in "Learn Vedic Astrology Part 1".
Be able to distinguish some of the elementary differences between Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology's annotations and commonly used abbreviations. In other words, start a positive habit in 'staying true' to the study of Jyotish and don't interweave and 'mix systems'.
Vedic Astrology explains how each of the planets "gaze" at each other and influence each other, or not. Western Astrology uses an entirely different system to show how the planets influence each other, such as, sextiles, squares, etc.; yet Jyotish uses the explanation of 'planetary gaze' (Dṛṣṭi).
Learn in which signs (constellations) planets exert most of their power or function at a lesser than desireable level of power.
Astrology in essence is a symbolic representation of what "happens above" (in the skys) also "happens below" (in our psyche)..."As above, so below"; therefore, it is no coincidence that planets themselves act like humans. They also have relationships amongst themselves. Learn what those relationships look like in the Planetary Cabinet.
Just like us humans have a 'preferred location' (i.e. sleep best in our bedroom) where we perform at our highest level, planets also have a 'preferred area' in the natal chart where they perform at their utmost best (depending on their qualities).
Every planet has a unique set of qualities and characteristics that best represent the complexity of our psychology. Even though all the planets are necessary and neither planet is better or worse than the other, based on our 'human experience', we describe certain planets as being "malefic" or "benefic". In other words, some planet's influence on our psyche bring either more sorrow or more joy to our lives depending on its particular symbolism.
From our perspective on Earth, what does "Combustion" look like in the sky and how does the proximity (distance) of a planet to the Sun determine the level of combustion.
Learn how to identify "Retrogression" in a natal chart based on the position of the "inner & outer" planets relative to the nearness of the Earth to that particular planet.
What defines Planetary War? Who wins and who loses that war? Learn the astronomical facts pertaining to this phenomenon in the sky relative to our perspective from Earth.
What happens when a planet is placed in "Rashi Sandhi" and what constitutes this position astronomically? Learn what defines "Rashi Sandhi".
Learn how the first two primary planetary strengths are formed. This fundamental analysis, named "Backstory", is crucial before starting any chart interpretation.
Learn how the third primary planetary strength is formed. This fundamental analysis, named "Backstory", is crucial before starting any chart interpretation.
Learn how the fourth and fifth primary planetary strengths are formed. This fundamental analysis, named "Backstory", is crucial before starting any chart interpretation.
Learn how the sixth primary planetary strength is formed. This fundamental analysis, named "Backstory", is crucial before starting any chart interpretation.
Further analyze a planet's condition in a natal chart looking at the "Secondary Strengths" for deeper investigation on the condition of the planet and how it may act in such a sign (constellation).
Learn how the five primary planetary weaknesses are formed. This fundamental analysis, named "Backstory", is crucial before starting any chart interpretation.
Further analyze a planet's condition in a natal chart looking at the "Secondary Weaknesses" for deeper investigation on the condition of the planet and how it may act in such a sign (constellation).
You will see how all the astronomical data you have learned thus far comes together into forming the initial "Backstory" chart analysis before you can go on to studying "Learn Vedic Astrology Part 3". In Part 3 is where you will learn how Graha Yogas (Planetary Unions" are formed, which is the "meat & potatoes" of Jyotish!
Congratulations on having gotten this far in your Vedic Astrology studies. Recite the final Sanskrit mantra for ending any course of Vedic studies. Namaste.
After more than 10 years of witnessing human suffering working as a San Francisco Police Officer, and myself becoming a "victim" of dis"ease", finding an alternative to that lifestyle was not even a question anymore. Courage was my health insurance, and determination my pension plan. I left that life and never looked back. Yet, the most rewarding outcome of my police career was receiving my Basic Instructor Certificate, which I used the last five years to teach leadership to incoming officers at the academy. That amazing experience enabled me to currently lead workshops in Ayurveda.
Yoga, Ayurveda (Indian Medical System), Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Hasta (Scientific Hand Analysis), and Vastu (Indian Feng Shui) are all passions of mine.
I studied Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda and received certification at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm; both in Grass Valley, CA.