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KMT Summer Solstice

by Metaphysics (edited)

Summer Solstice – Vernal Equinox

After a period of absence in the sky, the star Sepdit’s sudden appearance announced this time by its heliacal rising (just before sunrise). Sepdit’s heliacal rising precisely coincided with dawn at the summer solstice around the year 3,300 BCE.

The heliacal risings of stars and planets were observed in all the stages of Rama ni Kuma history. Their representations can be seen in countless religious artifacts. One early religious form was the association of the goddess Auset [3st], with a heliacal rising star or planet. In this regard she was depicted holding in her lap the nursing infant Heru [Hr], who symbolized the rising Sun, she the heliacal body. Continue reading

Jyotisha – Hindu Astrology

Nakshatras MoonHindu astronomy an astrology

Jyotisha (jyótis- “light, heavenly body”) is the traditional Hindu system of astronomy and astrology. Also known as Hindu astrology, more recently Vedic astrology, It has three branches:

  • Siddhānta: Indian astronomy.
  • Saṁhitā: Mundane astrology, predicting important events related to countries such as war, earthquakes, political events, financial positions, electional astrology, house and construction related matters (Vāstu Śāstra), animals, portents, omens, and so on.
  • Horā: Predictive astrology in detail.

The foundation of Hindu astrology is the notion of bandhu of the Vedas (scriptures), which is the connection between the microcosm and the macrocosm. Practice relies primarily on the sidereal zodiac, which is different from the tropical zodiac used in Western (Hellenistic) astrology in that an ayanāṁśa adjustment is made for the gradual precession of the vernal equinox. Continue reading

Navagraha Deities

Navagraha 2The Navagraha

In Hindu astrology, the Navagraha (Sanskrit: नवग्रह, nine seizers or nine influencers) are major influencers on the living beings of mother Bhumi (Earth). They themselves are not causative elements but can be compared to traffic signs.

The Navagraha denote the nine celestial bodies – not the nine planets as it is frequently erroneously translated – which are central to astrological calculations (and beliefs). The Navagrahas are: the sun, the moon, mars, mercury, jupiter, venus, saturn, and the two shadow planets Rahu and Ketu.

Surya is the chief, the solar deity, one of the Adityas, son of Kasyapa and one of his wives – Aditi, Indra or Dyaus Pitar (depending on the version). He has hair and arms of gold. His chariot is pulled by seven horses, which represent the seven chakras. He presides as “Ravi” over “Ravi-var” or Sunday. Continue reading

In Manibus Fortuna – Palmistry (4)

palmprintThis is the continuance of the post In Manibus Fortuna. As it takes quite some work to convert the text, this will be the last post.

From Indian Palmistry
by J.B. Dale (1895)


(1) The line of Life, which ought to be called the line of the Heart, embraces the root of the thumb.

(2) The Liver or natural mean runs straight through the middle of the hand.

(3) The line of the Head or Brain rises before the line of Life and extends towards the mount of Mercury, forming a triangular figure in the palm of the hand the great sign of success and brilliancy.

(4) The line of Fortune or Title line, which begins under the root of the little finger and extends towards the forefinger. Continue reading

In Manibus Fortuna – Palmistry (3)


From Indian Palmistry
by J.B. Dale (1895)

References to the Hand

[See for the first 20, here. See for the second 20, here.]

No. 41. Small lines running vertical to joint.
Location. Second phalanx of ring finger.
Interpretation. Indicates fame, especially if a straight and well-defined line passes up the middle of the finger.

No. 42. Small cross bars.
Location. Third phalanx of ring finger.
Interpretation. Honours and riches.

No. 43. Small cross or star.
Location. On mount of Mercury close to joint.
Interpretation. Eloquence. Continue reading

In Manibus Fortuna – Palmistry (2)

palmprintThis is the continuance of the post In Manibus Fortuna. The post has been updated with the first 20 descriptions from the book Indian Palmestry by J.B. Dale. Part of the Introduction and the next 20 descriptions, are below.


From the writings of Dr. J. Rothman and Geo. Wharton, Esq., I propose now to give, together with some of the choicest of those of the East, the principal matter, and to explain in the ordinary language used by palmisters such points as may require elucidation. Mr. Wharton, a careful student in these subjects, clearly proves that palmistry can only act in accordance with astrology, and that the art of cheiromancy cannot be relied upon beyond the period of from one to two years at most.

References to the Hand

[See for the first 20, here.]

No. 21. Sun place.
Location. A small circle on the line of Life opposite to the mount of the Moon. Continue reading

In Manibus Fortuna – Palmistry

in-manibus-fortuna2Indian Palmistry

by J.B. Dale (1895)

No. 1. Mount of Jupiter.
Location. Root of forefinger.
Interpretation. When very fully shown denotes pride, tyranny; when deficient in size denotes idleness and vulgarity; when there are concentric circles shown by the pores of the skin, here they indicate sure success in religion, marriage and monetary matters, ambition; broken circles or elongated, slightly less powerful; entirely void, no success thereby.

No. 2. Mount of Saturn.
Location. Root of middle finger.
Interpretation. When fully marked denotes wisdom, prudence; when very full, taciturnity, sadness; when concentric circles are placed here success in all Saturnian affairs; when absent or elongated the person will never make much headway with such things and persons. Continue reading

Zodiac Signs In European Astrology


The word zodiac comes from the Greek for “ring of animals”. It refers to the pathway along which the planets orbit in the heavens. This circular band is technically called the ecliptic and is divided into 12 sections known as the astrological signs. Most of the signs are named after animals, hence “zodiac”.

Aries  (Ram) March 21 – April 20

Aries is symbolized by the horns of the Ram and represents the time of spring when the land is greening and the sap is rising. People ruled by this sign are assertive, impatient, open and direct.

  • Yang
  • Fire
  • Cardinal

Taurus (Bull)  April 21 – May 21 Continue reading

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