Vedic Astrology

Lunar Nodes, Rahu (North Node) and Ketu (South Node)’s Transits and their Effects on the Zodiac Signs

Vedic astrology (also referred to as Jyotish or Indian Astrology) uses the lunar nodes in a different manner than the Western tradition. Turkish astrologer, Senay Yangel, offers an example of how the transiting nodes could be interpreted. The sign refers to the sign on the first house. The houses are where the current transiting nodes (Nov 2017) will be found based on the Indian sidereal zodiac.

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Ottoman Talismanic Shirts and the Yantras of Vedic Astrology

I have conducted many studies on the importance that the Ottoman Sultans placed on astrology. My research into and admiration for the Münecimbashi system of astrology that spanned from the 14th century up to the late 18th century drew my attention to a correlation between Ottoman Talismanic Shirts and the Yantras of Vedic Astrology. At a critical stage in my research, I realized the same method of calculation was used in constructing both the Talismanic Shirts and the Yantras.

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