Category Archives: signs

Lajjitaadi Avasthas of Venus: Free Course

Over the last few months I have been making a free learning course on my youtube channel. This course is focusing on just one planet, Venus, and covering the avasthas of Venus. What are Avasthas? Avastha is a sanskrit word that can basically mean a “condition” or a “state” to be in. For example Krishna tells Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita to act from the standpoint or mental state of yoga, or the “Yogavastha”. In the context of Jyotish, an avastha can show the various states of karmic well being a planet is in. These avasthas I cover are the ones specific to Parashara, the Lajjitaadi avasthas. Not to be confused with the deeptaadi, or balaadi, or jagradaadi avasthas. These Lajjitaadi Avasthas are described in ways such as “starved, shamed, proud.” As such, the implication is that they show a great deal of how we feel about that planet and what it is doing in our charts. So Venus can have good yogas for marriage and get one married. We all know that. But how do we determine how fulfilled various people will actually feel in their marriage? For this, the lajjitaadi avasthas are great.

So please enjoy this free series if you want to understand how Venus will feel in each of the various signs it falls in, and to grasp the deeper layers of what Venus represents in the natal chart.

This is a playlist, and be sure to check out the other videos I have on my youtube channel as well.

The Zodiac and Environments – Free Course

I have been making a series of videos detailing the zodiac and the environments that each sign represents. For example, Scorpio rules desert regions, while the opposite sign, Taurus, rules farmland.  Here is part 1, where I explain how this information comes from the Yavana Jataka, an incredibly ancient text that has been preserved in India.

In part 2 I cover the places ruled by Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer. There are many ways to apply this information to our modern life. Aries can signify skyscrapers within the context of a city, for example. The city itself would also be ruled by Gemini, but within the context of that city, Aries would rule a skyscraper.

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