Monthly Archives: January 2022

Aquarius – The Maker Of Tanks, Ponds, And Things Related To Shores

The Sun is now in Aquarius, and it got me thinking. Aquarius is the sign of being involved in making “tanks, ponds, and things related to shores” according to the Rishi Jaimini’s Upadesa sutras. Aquarius rules Islands, this is one way we can see it. It also rules people that live and work around Islands or “shores” in some way. People that live or work on boats, or near the water often do have prominent placements in this sign. Even the pro-surfer Kelly Slater has his sun in Aquarius, and he has made his living from the shore. I am a surfer, and I have noticed a lot of the people that hang around my funky beach town in Charleston, South Carolina have more placements here than average.

What does this concept of “things related to shores” symbolize? I think one aspect of it is that Jaimini is hinting at how Aquarius rules fringe groups and underground cultures, especially ones that promote new ideas or new things. In the old days, new and far away things came from the shore, like a ship bringing spices from a distant, exotic land. Aquarius is a dreamer, sitting or standing in the shore, dreaming about what the sea might bring them.

Aquarius rules progressive or underground movements, like being a Yogi in Los Angeles in the 40s, or being a surfer in the 70s, or an environmentalist in the 80s, or a skateboarder in the 90s and 2000s. Why is that? It rules these fringe groups because that’s what the shore is, the shore is the “fringe” or outermost edge of the world. That’s what the water bearer is really about, being away from the center of the world (which is symbolized by the opposite sign, Leo). Aquarius is at the very edge of the world, not at all at the center. If there was any further part that could get Aquarius further from the world, Aquarius would probably be involved with that thing too. The water bearer is the sign of enjoying the world, working to make it more bearable, but eventually detaching from and moving beyond it. Aquarius is done with the world. Aquarius is starting to turn away from the world and beginning to look out to the vast infinite sea. This is why it rules the shores and things related to them, because they are the outermost edge that one can stand on before being fully immersed in the sea, symbolizing spiritual enlightenment, and the next sign of Pisces.

So Aquarius is the last stage, just before one is fully enlightened or “in the sea” of Pisces. Pisces is like heaven, the work is mostly already done at this point, but Aquarius is that last bit of psychological work we all must do to turn ourselves away from the maya of the world, and towards the “sea” of truth. The water bearer is ruled by Saturn, a planet that has a ring around it, again hinting at this separated, detached, fringe-like quality that Saturn is comfortable with. Saturn is also the furthest light we can see with the naked eye, again symbolizing being at the fringe of reality, being “out there” as Aquarians are often described. (How the ancients knew that Saturn was the furthest of the planets is another mystery!)

I also talk a little bit about this theme of “things related to shores” in this video on Aquarius as the sign of skateboarders and surfers:

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Financial Astrology and Cryptocurrency Class 9: Rahu and Ketu As Obstacles To Abundance

Class 9 in the ongoing Financial Astrology and Cryptocurrency course is now available at the Eye of the Veda University over on teachable! Rahu and Ketu are the main karmic obstacles to our abundance in life. They are like the highest karmic ceiling for the native or chart in question. Understanding them is crucial to any branch of astrology, and this class covers them in the financial context.

I just started this, so I will be adding a lot more classes to it as the year unfolds, and will also be doing a subscription based service. But for now, I have the most recent class I taught on Financial Astrology and Cryptocurrency. Check it out here!

This class is $27 and is almost 2 hours long, and comes with 2 manuals. One manual that comes with any of the Financial Astrology classes, and another manual specifically focused on Rahu and Ketu and how to read them. You also get access to the telegram group, to ask questions and share insights with other students and finanncial astrologers!

I have many more classes and courses planned for 2022, and I hope to see you over on teachable!

Mythological Image of Ketu, the Headless Deity

Eye Of The Veda 2022 Updates

Here I will give some updates on Eye of the Veda and what I have been up to, as well as what I am planning for 2022. First off, my site got hacked! Oh no! I lost some of the posts for all the courses I have taught since June of 2021. It was annoying to say the least, but now I am motivated to start building up a more legitimate school and to teach a lot more in 2022. Eye of the Veda is now moving everything over to and will be starting the Eye of the Veda University. This will be where I formally teach new students Astrology, Meditation, and other topics. I will even be able to give out certificates for students that complete courses, which appeals to me because in the jyotish tradition there is a big emphasis on the teacher/student relationship. In Jyotish you can be given scrolls by your teacher showing that you have mastered certain skills. So I like that we can work towards that as well, and teaching with a more structured approach. I can teach all kinds of classes and they can be bought individually, or thru a subscription service. Be on the lookout for more updates and future courses through teachable. Follow my telegram to get all the updates, free of big tech censorship Check out the youtube as well for more updates

I am still offering readings, and they have been going great, all is well there. I plan to teach a jyotish and yoga philosophy course from the ground up, as well as more financial astrology, a nakshatra course, and rahu and ketu courses. For now you can still order any of the financial astrology courses, but just send me an email if interested, because I dont officially have those posted anywhere at the moment. When the teachable is complete they will be available there.

I am almost done editing my book, which is called Astrologically Understanding Movies. It is a book about how all the best myths, movies and stories of any sort follow the same patterns as Astrology and the zodiac. Ive finished writing it and just need to edit and publish it, so I hope to get this done in 2022.

So the main focus for Eye of the Veda in 2022 will be teaching and building the Eye of the Veda University, as well as getting my book out. Stay tuned for more!