Imagine you live in a time when electric light is not yet available. Therefore, much more than today, you live in accordance with the times of the day and orient yourself to the position of the light-giving Sun. If the Moon shines brightly at night, it is much more impressive than today, as it does not compete with illuminated cities and streets. The Sun is seen as the king of the day and the Moon as the queen of the night. A solar or lunar eclipse, darkening the main source of light, is a major event during this age. This loss of light happens not suddenly, but slowly, as if by magic a curtain is drawn in front of the Sun or Moon. Read more
Divided into two parts and banished to the firmament. What a fate for Rāhuketu, the bold demon who managed to steal a few drops of Amrita from the gods. Amrita, this is not just any hip cocktail. Amrita is the nectar of life. The ultimate essence with the help of which the gods wanted to secure the decisive advantage over their archenemies, the demons.
Crisis mode. Collision of worlds. Reason, idealsism, and extremism. Natural responses to major challenges in a free world. But who reacts in what way? Either you know a person by heart to be able to assess how she or he may react under stress. Or you know how to analyze the index finger. Welcome to the world of Hasta Sāmudrika, Vedic palmistry. Read more
A new professional cooperation is waiting for me, I was informed. A promising project is about to come my way within a few days. How do I know? A bird told me a couple of minutes ago. Sounds unusual? Well, not for an astrologer.
Generating new routines is not that easy and, under pressure, almost impossible for many of us. But that is exactly what we are currently expected to do. Many of us are mentally and emotionally challenged, because so much of the usual flow of life got lost in the past few days.
Lothar was a common male name. Then in 1990 a hurricane of the same name swept across Europe and caused the greatest storm damage in recent European history. Gone was Lothar’s immaculate existence. Corona is the Latin word for crown. Then in 2019 a pandemic of the same name swept across the blue planet and is currently causing the greatest global challenge in recent world history. Corona and Lothar now share the same lot. Who still thinks of the Sun and its ring-shaped crown when mentioning Corona? We do – at least in this newsletter!
Yesterday I was sitting together with dear friends for autumnal coffee. The question came up, what makes Jyotisha special, when compared with Western astrology. No surprise, 1000 ideas popped up in my mind. Still, it’s important to make it clear that Jyotisha is no better and no worse. Both forms of astrology are valuable and independent methods.
We sat at a rectangular table. The table ends oriented to the east and west. Read more
It was time to adapt my website to the current conditions. With the help of my friend, the photographer and web designer Jens-Gerhard Schnabel, this new outfit came into being. Here are some of the many new features: