Free Vedic Astrology Lesson
Vedic Astrology Lesson 3
The real path of the earth around the Sun is called the
9 degrees to either side of the Ecliptic is a belt of the
Heavens known as the Zodiac. ( Dante called it the Oblique
Line that beareth all planets).
First 30 degrees of the Zodiac constitute the sign of Aries.
The next 30 degrees Taurus and so on. The Zodiac counted
from the first degree of Aries to the 360th degree of
Pisces is called the Tropical Zodiac.
The Limbs of the Tropical Zodiac
Aries 00 - 30 Taurus 30 - 60 Gemini 60 - 90 Cancer 90 - 120
Leo 120 -150 Virgo 150 -180 Libra 180 -210 Scorpio 210 -240
Sagittarius 240 -270 Capricorn 270- 300 Aquarius 300 -330
Pisces 330 -360
These 12 signs are the limbs of the Cosmic Man or Time
Eternal ( Kalapurusha- The Almighty Self as Time )
Aries is His head, Taurus His face, Gemini His neck, Cancer
His heart, Leo the place beneath, Virgo His belly, Libra
His generative organs, Scorpio the place beneath,
Sagittarius His upper thigh, Capricorn his lower thigh,
Aquarius His leg and Pisces His feet !
The Zodiac is tenanted by 27 constellations each of them
spread over an arc of 13 degrees 20 minutes. The Zodiac
counted from the first degree of Beta Arietis ( Aswini) to
the 360th degree of Zeta Piscium ( Revathi) is known as the
Western Astrology is based on the Tropical Zodiac and the
Vedic on the Sidereal.
The Limbs of the Sidereal Zodiac
Name of Constellation Deg Min Deg Min
1. Beta Arietis ( Aswini ) 00 00 13 20 2. 41 Arietis (
Bharani ) 13 20 26 40 3. Eta Tauri ( Karthika ) 26 40 40
00 4. Alpha Tauri ( Rohini ) 40 00 53 20 5. Lamda Orionis
( Mrigasira ) 53 20 66 40 6. Alpha Orionis ( Aridra ) 66 40
80 00 7. Beta Geminorum ( Punarvasu ) 80 00 93 20 8. Delta
Cancri ( Pushya ) 93 20 106 40 9. Alpha Cancri ( Aslesha )
106 40 120 00 10. Alpha Leonis ( Magha ) 120 00 133 20 11.
Delta Leonis ( Pubba ) 133 20 146 40 12. Beta Leonis (
Uttara ) 146 40 160 00 13. Delta Corvi ( Hasta ) 160 00 173
20 14. Alpha Virginis ( Chitra ) 173 20 186 40 15. Alpha
Bootis ( Chothi ) 186 40 200 00 16. Beta Librae ( Vishakam)
200 00 213 20 17. Delta Scorpi ( Anuradha) 213 20 226 40
18. Alpha Scorpi ( Jyeshta ) 226 40 240 00 19. Lamda Scorpi
( Moola ) 240 00 253 20 20. Delta Sagittari ( Poorvashad )
253 20 266 40 21. Delta Sagittari ( Uthrashad ) 266 40 280
00 22. Alpha Aquilae ( Sravana ) 280 00 293 20 23. Alpha
Delphini ( Dhanishta ) 293 20 306 40 24. Lamda Aquari (
Satabhisha) 306 40 320 00 25. Alpha Pegasi ( Poorvabhadra)
320 00 333 20 26. Alpha Andromeda ( Uttrarabhadra) 333 20
346 40 27. Zeta Piscium ( Revathi ) 346 40 360 00
The Portfolios of Planets
In the celestial Government of the Almighty, the Sun is the
King and Moon is the Queen! Mars, the Defense Minister,
Mercury, the Prince, Venus & Jupiter the Ministers and
Saturn is the messenger!
The Sun represents the Soul of the Cosmic Man The Moon
Mind Mars Physical Strength Mercury Speech Jupiter
Happiness Learning & Wisdom Venus The Libido Saturn
English Literature & Astrology
Homer referred to the mighty Orion. Cicero assigned divinity
to the stars. The great philosopher Origen believed that
the stars and the constellations were signs through which
the Omnipotent Divine exerted His malevolent or benevolent
Will. Dante was an astrologer like Newton, Bacon,
Nostradamus, Companus, Paracelsus and others. To Dante,
Astrology was the noblest of all sciences. Dante drew a
parallel between the seven liberal arts and the seven
planets in his Convivio. He gave grammar to the Moon &
Dialectic to Mercury. Shakespeare referred to the
"operations of the orbs by whom we doth exist and cease to
be ". Christopher Marlowe referred to the place where "
Mars did mate the Carthiginians"!
Count Louis Hamon ( Cheiro ) declared that the message
boldly blazoned across the heavens ( the positions of the
planets ) represented the Universal Will & that the
precession of the Equinoxes ( 25,920 years - 360 degrees )
was so beautifully calculated by the Great Geometrician of
the Universe & that all biological processes obey the
divine order of the celestial bodies and this is expressed
in the prayer we were taught long ago " Thy Will be done,
as in Heaven, so on earth".!
When Pythagorus discoverd the Correspondence between the
Nine revolving heavens and the nine numbers,
Astro-Numerology was born.
When the Indian Seers discovered the Correspondence between
the Nine gems and the Nine planets, Astro_Gemology was
Astrology as related to Yoga.
Correspondences - In Dante's Cosmology
The Seven cardinal virtues were represented by the seven
planets in Dante's Divina Commedia.
Jupiter Justitia Justice Saturn Temperantia Temperance Mars
Fortitudo Fortitude Sun Prudentia Prudence Venus Gnosis
Knowledge Mercury Sophia Wisdom Moon Understanding
Correspondences - In Integral Yoga and the Supramental
Life Sun Mind Moon Matter Mars Supermind Venus Being Jupiter
Knowledge Saturn Bliss Mercury
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