Aquarius, Varuna, and Breaking the Shell of Ego

Two years ago I was lucky enough to see Dead Can Dance, one of my favourite bands. Their live performances often feel like mystical experiences. There is something infinite and boundless about the way Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry channel their inner visions into music. Every time I listen to the second half of this … Continue reading Aquarius, Varuna, and Breaking the Shell of Ego

Ketu, Folklore, and Ancestral Heritage

In Vedic astrology, Rahu and Ketu denote the points of intersection of the paths of the Sun and the Moon as they move on the celestial sphere. Therefore, Rahu and Ketu are respectively called the north and the south lunar nodes. These two shadow planets symbolise deep-seated patterns and karmic influences that we usually block from our conscious mind.

The Role of Descendant in Self-improvement

In astrology, ascendant (or lagna) is the sign that was rising on the eastern horizon when a person was born. Descendant, on the other hand, refers to the opposite sign on the western horizon. In a birth chart, the former roughly corresponds to the first house, while the latter is related to the seventh house. … Continue reading The Role of Descendant in Self-improvement