This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday March 22, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.


Muruga with Devasena and Valli

Call Recording: Muruga, Discussion of Rahu & Ketu and Vimshottari Dasa (System of Major Planetary Influences

Book mentioned during discussion of Rahu and Ketu:  Lunar Nodes by Mohan Koparkar:

Full Length of Each Planetary Period in Vimshottari Dasa System

Ketu: 7 years

Venus: 20 years

Sun: 6 years

Moon: 10 years

Mars: 7 years

Rahu: 18 years

Jupiter: 16 years

Saturn: 19 years

Mercury: 17 years

A table of which stars are ruled by which planet. A person born with their Moon in that star starts their life in the Dasha of that planet. A person may only get a fractional amount of that planet’s Dasha based on what degree their Moon is in within the star.

Stars (Nakshatras) Ruled by This Planet
Ashwini, Magha, Mula Ketu
Bharani, Purva Phalguni, Purvashada Venus
Krittika, Uttara Phalguni, Uttarashada Sun
Rohini, Hasta, Shravana Moon
Mrigasira, Chitra, Dhanishta Mars
Ardra, Swati, Shatabhisha Rahu
Punarvasu, Vishaka, Purvabhadrapada Jupiter
Pushya, Anuradha, Uttarabhadrapada Saturn
Ashlesha, Jyestha, Revati Mercury


Website mentioned on call:

Suggestion: create a free account at AstroVed and run your own Vedic Birth Chart via the Reports Section and follow along with suggestions in the club session. See previous Vedic Astrology Club recordings for how to run this Report. Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for next week’s call on Saturday on the Events page.