Category: Jyotish/ vedic astrology


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Video series with क्षणाति Kṣaṇāti Nakṣatra
Ketu is known as the presenter of obstacles, and this inherent energy and nature Ketu manifests deeply in its Karmic Expression.

How to use ancient remedial techniques, contemporary lifestyle practices, Ayurvedic remedies, as well as paradigms or ways of thinking to improve our karmic relationship with Ketu; thereby supporting us to achieve the aim of life and Ketu’s influences in each individual’s karma.

Topics of Discussion in this 2-part video:

1. Ketu’s Karma
2. Ketu through Signs & Nakshatras
3. Ketu’s current transit in Aquarius
4. Improvement of Ketu Karma – Remedial measures
5. SA Community chart interpretation, within the realm of Ketu’s karmic indfuence
6. Webinar live question & answer
7. Summing it all up


Published on Nov 23, 2016

This was recorded from a Facebook Live class. Trump has now changed from Rahu to Jupiter .. which could / should / May show some higher potential to come through. But how does Jupiter operate for him?


Estimated release date: 4/15/2014

A handbook for unlocking the soul’s purpose and manifesting a fulfilling life

• Reinterprets the traditional Dharma system of ancient India as a map for revealing one’s true purpose

• Provides tests for determining one’s Dharma type

• Explains the benefits, challenges, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each of the 5 Dharma types

Have you ever wondered why, despite great obstacles, some people achieve success, while others, though given everything, seem to squander it away? Or why some people, despite having very little, radiate joy, while others appear miserable though surrounded by opulence? The answer is Dharma: knowing your soul’s purpose and living it is the key to creating a fulfilling life.

Built on a deep body of Vedic knowledge, the ancient system of social structure and spiritual duty known as Dharma has modern applications for people seeking their life’s purpose. Author Simon Chokoisky explains the five Dharma archetypes–Warrior, Educator, Merchant, Laborer, and Outsider–and how your life’s purpose goes hand-in-hand with your Dharma type. Providing tests to determine your type, he outlines the benefits, challenges, emotional and learning styles, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each type.

Chokoisky reveals how the Dharma types function as an operating system for your identity, helping you map your life and play to your innate strengths, whether in choosing a prosperous career or field of study or in facing health challenges and meeting fitness goals. By accepting and understanding the nature of your type, you begin to align with your true purpose and, regardless of fate, find joy and meaning in life.

Simon Chokoisky teaches Sanskrit and Medical Astrology at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also runs a private consulting business based on his trainings in Vedic life mapping and Vedic astrology. The creator of the Decoding Your Life Map with Vedic Astrology DVD series, he travels widely giving seminars. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


In this talk Simon reveals the five levels of dharma, and why they are crucial to feeling at one with your body, your environment, your purpose, the cosmos, and with your divine source. The five levels are:
1. The Physical
2. The Environmental
3. The Social
4. The Cosmic
5. The Spiritual
The key to getting the most from these is understanding the technology of how they work together. In this talk, Simon focuses on the first two

The 5 Dharma Types – Simon Chokoisky

This is an extended explanation of the origin of the book The 5 Dharma Types, by Simon Chokoisky


Donald Trump was just named the presumptive Republican nominee. Yet there are still enormous obstacles ahead for him to be even be accepted by that party, let alone be elected President.

His improbable rise has been shown by the transit of Jupiter through his first house, since July 2015, when he burst on the Political scene.

His Chart is a fascinating case study in the specifics of astrology, in this case the transit of Jupiter through his first house — and its influence on his persona and Natal Mars in the first house.

For his rise to be possible there needed to be many things in place, they include:
~ A weak field / Competitors unwillilng to hold him accountable
~ A complicit media fawning over him / entertained by him
~ The underestimation of his chances by party elders until it was too late
~ Several mid-level / weak candidates splitting the vote once the Primaries began.

All of these things have come together for him since the summer of 2015 when Jupiter entered his first house and went over his natal Mars, the Yoga Karaka in his first house and his SubDasa planet.

Unlike the Past,. in Trump’s Favor
In elections past, a majority candidate emerged to take down a fringe candidate, early in the process, one who earned a similar percentage as Trump. For example, Mitt Romney in 2012 quickly began to earn 50% or more in 2012, with New Gingrich earning voting percentages akin to Trump – with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum hanging out in the 5-10% range. This is normal.

Thus, even though Trump has barely gotten 40% of the vote, he has gotten close to 70% of the Delegates. This UNpopularity (within his own party) will be death of him as a General election candidate, and is showing up now as Speaker Ryan and other prominent Republican party members are still against Trump – former presidents and candidates will not endorse him or even show up to the Republican convention.

Foolhardiness and Overconfidence of Jupiter
One thing to understand about Jupiter, is he also can mask the truth for while, as we ride high, overlooking the underlying factors, as i see the media now doing with Trump – speaking as if he is “so popular” because he is “winning”,.. all the while overlooking these obvious numbers and fortunate circumstances.

His luck is about to change though, as Jupiter will move forward in early May and Trump will be challenged to be a “uniter” and rally this very divided party behind him. This will be no small feat, as Trump has created most of the divisions himself, and he is also riding high.
In the middle of August Jupiter will move into his second house and the circumstances will change. He will have a very tough battle on his hands where he will need to be accountable for his words and be facing battles from all directions, including within the Republican party itself.


Published on Feb 7, 2016

The comparison between Eastern and Western forms of Astrology and timekeeping is the subject of this Video. It is not a video making predictions about the coming year based on Chinese new year.

So many people start out with a great love of astrology, and wanting to understand it in a holistic way. They buy an astrology book, then realize it is complicated and very hard to learn. Instead of something inspiring, astrology becomes one more thing that is confusing and frustrating. In my latest book, I have addressed this issue. I have gotten enormous experience teaching my Certification Course the last several years, and that insight has gone into this book.

I start from the very beginning, from the spiritual tradition itself. The truth is, that is where all the “astrological rocket sauce” is anyway. These spiritual truths transcend astrology, and give it meaning.

The Book is called“Yoga and Vedic Astrology – Sister Sciences of Spiritual Healing” – and it takes the complicated principles of Vedic astrology and makes them simple and digestible for everyone

Principles in this book can be put in your life right now, regardless of whether you study astrology or not.

In this book:

I first describe the sacred astronomy, which actually shows how the universe itself is the great cosmic being that creates everything. By the way, this is why all astrological systems work. You have forgotten the miracle of life on earth. I mean think about it, you are on a little rock, moving around a gigantic ball of fire at almost 70,000 miles an hour, right now!
Next, I describe the emergence of yoga, astrology and the other Vedic sciences from the scriptural/cultural tradition of India. I accomplish this by analyzing the ancient texts, from the Vedas to the two most important yogic texts: the Bhagavad-Gita and the yoga sutras of Patanjali. You will understand how this timeless wisdom was passed down from abstract teachings to practical methods that you can use in your everyday life.
Next, I connect those threads to spiritual structures like Chakras, elements, 3 Gunas (Body, mind, Spirit) and the other qualities of Samkya philosophy (the philosophy of Yoga). Understanding how your energetic bodies work and cooperate with each other is crucial to understanding what is exactly happening with astrology and the astrology chart. Most people have absolutely no idea how astrology works at all. Do you?

Then, I begin to describe astrology, as the science of karma, as the science of spirit taking form. This begins by mapping the same universal qualities of yoga to the astrological components. First, the planets and their relationship to the elements, the gunas, and universal principles they govern, are analyzed. These are the energetic factors of life, the seven rays of consciousness, the seven evolutionary forces.
Next, I describe the astrology signs of the zodiac as the sacred mandala through which the planets express themselves and through which our karmic mind unfolds. Most of us identify with the signs as the “feeling” of life.
Next, I outline the astrology houses from many different angles to bring specifics into astrological considerations. This shows whether that powerful Venus gives us a great job, a great house, or great butt! We can’t know the details until we learn astrology houses.
Next, I describe the 27 constellations (nakshatras) and how they work on a spiritual level. I explain each one in detail, and show how to approach each planet through them. The celestial zodiac refers to a deeper cosmic nature overlooked by other astrological systems, including Western astrology

Next I give an overview of the lunar nodes, the eclipse points, and briefly describe these very compelling karmic forces. The main attractions and repulsions in life come from the lunar nodes.
Next, I outline the major aspects and Yogas (planetary associations) and how to understand the way divine energy communicates within us. These specific connections show the complexities, great strengths and inner conflicts in life.
Next, I get into timing factors, to show how to actually read a chart and organize the information. This advanced material will help to take your understanding beyond just gathering information, and help you apply it.
Next, I give a couple example charts and give you chart reading templates so you can actually begin to approach your chart and understand your karma. I give two powerful case studies of both a general chart analysis, and an event in their lives shown by the timing factors.

This text is actually volume 1 in a series called “Essentials of Vedic astrology” – and serves as a companion to my very popular certification courses.


Published on Dec 16, 2015

When the Sun and Mercury come together, it puts skill and interpretation (Mercury), very close to the true source of power and integrity (the Sun).


Published on Nov 5, 2015
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Planetary War is where planets get very close together – too close in fact.

When this happens their energies get mixed and confused, but also powerfully aligned for intense actions. Regardless of the rules for which planet is winning the war at any given time in the Graha Yuddha (Planetary War) the sign and planets involved will all be issues.

Now issues related to personal strength and video (Leo) and having the courage to go for it (Mars) as well as the principles and inspiration that fuels your fire (Jupiter) are all powerful aligned and should be until the end of the month.

Venus energy (our relationships / cooperating with others), is being sacrificed now a bit – unless those others are also aligned with a common vision and purpose.

Moon moving through the “Liberation” section of the Zodiac. The Sagittarius – Pisces section of the Zodiac is about the soul being liberated. We seek a meaningful answer in Sagittarius, then commit to that vision in Capricorn, then want to share that with humanity in Aquarius, then let go of it all in Pisces.


Published on Sep 23, 2015

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Gemini power ,..
Sagittarius Power
A host of Raja Yogas in his 7th,
Mula Nakshatra – wild and impossible to control, sees God in the Chaos.
Saturn 9th lord in 9th – enduring hope and unshakable faith underneath it all
Born Near Eclipse, nodal Power!!
A very high being!

The most important thing all students of Vedic astrology need to know is Sanatana Dharma, the principles of eternal truth. All Vedic teachings, literature and sciences refer to these core principles.


Published on Aug 6, 2015

Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are in Leo now, bringing a lot of creativity and appreciation of beauty. But it is also hemmed between DB Mars and the Sun in Cancer, showing a lack of discipline. Also Rahu is in Virgo showing some confusion with details.


Published on Jul 28, 2015

The moon will be full in Capricorn on July 31, 2015. This full moon happens in the Nakshatra of Shravana calm a ruled by Lord Vishnu. This full moon is the balancing point of the sun in cancer.
This full Moon in Capricorn is the balancing point of cancer, where the sun now resides. Cancer is where we tend to feel impractical, even childish. Capricorn is about practicality and maturity. All of these things sound quite nice, but in truth, we don’t usually want to be mature and rational.

Everyone does what they feel like doing, or what they hope is going to make them feel good. Those things have nothing to do with the Capricorn lesson, which is about what is most useful, what is most beneficial in the long term. What makes us feel good in the moment is often totally at odds with what will benefit us in the long run. These are important themes for the next several days.luna-plina-in-capricorn

One of the biggest lessons of Capricorn is “solitude”. In cancer we tend to cling to other people too much. In Capricorn we are challenged to be alone without feeling lonely. Most of us have a very hard time being alone without some form of distraction, or people to distract us.

Shravana Nakshatra
This full moon happens in Shravana Nakshatra. Shravana means “hearing”, And is ruled by Lord Vishnu, the one who governs the manifest world. There’s a theme of music, chanting and other forms of creativity on this full moon.

Published on Jul 24, 2015

Donald Trump – Vedic Astrology Case Study

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