Im currently teaching an ongoing Nakshatra course. Nakshatra is the sanskrit name for the 27 star fields of Vedic Astrology. That is to say that behind the 12 signs of the solar zodiac, we have another zodiac, a lunar zodiac, which is not well known, but very important. These are the 27 nakshatras, or lunar mansions of the Moon. The Moon takes about 27 days to go around the zodiac, stopping at one of these stars each night. It does in one month what the Sun does in a year. Thus we have the Solar division of 12 signs, along with a lunar division of 27 signs, and we layer these in together. Its like the big hand and the little hand on the clock, both are important if you want to know the exact time.
Each star is thought to have its own “shakti” or energy that the Moon touches and uses to grow life on the planet. By knowing these different shaktis of the nakshatras, we can learn to do things and plan events in a way that is more in harmony with nature. For example, if the shakti is “cruel and violent” for that day, it might be a good day for having surgery, or tearing down a dilapidated house, but might be a very bad type of energy for going on a first date with a girl you really like. However if the shakti for the day is “soft and gentle”, the opposite would be the case.
This intelligent cooperation with nature was and still is a big part of the Yogic lifestyle. This is where Vedic Astrology comes in, and why the Yogis called Astrology the “Eye of the Veda”.
To learn how to live in harmony with nature, we must study nature. Thats what the study of Astrology is all about. Learning to see how life is communicating. Many of us know the 12 signs, but know next to nothing about the 27 nakshatras. This nakshatra course aims to remedy that.
This course goes deeply into the mythology of ancient India, which is crucial for having a clear grasp on these stars, as they are intertwined with the deities and legends of the Vedic world. But we do not just leave it in the realm of philosophy. The aim of these classes is to show how to practically apply the same principles into modern day life and counseling. Techniques are taught on how to interpret nakshatras in the context of natal charts, prashna (horary), muhurta (electional astrology), Financial Astrology, Medical Astrology, and more. So one does not just walk away from the course only knowing how to apply naksatras to birth charts.
This course is currently being taught on teachable at my online school, and you can take it and the jyotish course for the price of one. See the bundle option if that interests you:
There are video lectures for each of the 27 nakshatras with numerous examples of how to see and use the techniques given, not just one or two examples and then moving on. As the course unfolds, I show how various techniques are layered in to synthesize Nakshatras into a great reading.
And here is an example video from the course that I shared on my youtube channel. Feel free to check out my other videos to get a feel for how I work