Making a good marriage match is serious business in India and techniques focusing on relationships form an important component of Indian practice.
This webinar will focus on a compatibility technique using the Moon that can be easily utilized by Western astrologers as part of their relationship tool kit. Join Rhonda Busby as she shows the depth of information that can be obtained from a Jyotish approach to comparing the Moon placement in each person’s natal chart.
Basic compatibility using the Moon is only one step out of four that a Jyotish practitioner would use for a full compatibility reading:
1) Basic Compatibility – what Rhonda will cover in this webinar. This compares the nakshatra (constellation) and sign placement of each individual’s Moon. The Moon indicates how we attach emotionally to the material world. Emotional compatibility is crucial for establishing a happy life together. A couple with high compatibility but misaligned cornerstones may feel like soul mates to each other, but there is nothing to bind the relationship together. A couple with low compatibility but highly aligned cornerstones will have a relationship that is lasting but unhappy. Compatibility analysis will also reveal the strengths and difficulties that are likely in the relationship.
2) The Relationship Imprint of Each Person. These are the relationship skills and outcomes indicated by the birth chart. People with challenges in this arena have more difficulty establishing satisfying relationships than people with strengths here. Most people have a mix of both, so it is helpful to establish the challenges and strengths of each individual.
3) An Examination of the Four Cornerstones. This compares the relationship of the Ascendant, Moon, Sun, and Venus of one person to another. This determines whether, and in what ways, the relationship will be tied down or held together. Even a couple in which both have a strong positive Relationship Imprint will have difficulties if they don’t have positive alignments between each cornerstone.
4) Exploring Other Factors, such as alignment of other planets and the nodes, derivative or harmonic charts (called vargas in Jyotish), and timing, as indicated by transits and dashas (planetary time periods).
Jyotish (the astrology of India, also referred to as Vedic) has much in common with the Western Hellenistic tradition. Jyotish has been a living part of the culture of India for at least 2,000 years. It is not difficult to gain a basic understanding of the basics of Jyotish and doing so can give insights and a new perspective to your Western astrological practice. If you are interested in learning more, Kepler will be providing additional workshops and courses over the coming year, including a 10-week course this fall introducing Vedic Astrology for the Western Astrologer taught by Kenneth Miller.
Rhonda Busby is a Vedic astrologer with a varied backbground. She was a registered nurse for 10 years before becoming a licensed midwife (and has delivered 1,577 babies herself!). In the 1990's and early 2000's she discovered Enneagram and Astrology. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Astrological Studies from Kepler College. She also graduated from the two-year training program at American College of Vedic Astrology. In addition to her many other skills, she is also a qualified Life Coach and has trained in Reiki as well as other healing modalities.