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Interesting Astrology Facts: Indian Astrology, Aquarius, & Pisces

As you continue to explore some of the facts concerning various aspects of astrology, you may or may not have already heard about Indian astrology, where you will encounter a brief mentioning about one of nine important planetary deities (Chandra). The article will also touch upon the zodiac signs of Aquarius and Pisces.

Indian Astrology

The system of astrology and astronomy hailing from the days of ancient India is called Jyotishya, which is still found in different parts of India and in other places in the world. A piece of this sort of astrology deals with the planets (referred to as Graha). ‘Graha’ is the term used to refer to any heavenly body or point that one believes has the power to cause an impact on the lives of humans.

For most, this translates into planet, but Graha also involves lunar nodes (Rahu and Ketu), as well as sub-planets (upgrahas) that are not planetary bodies but still viewed in the same manner. Interestingly, Uranus and Neptune are not listed the category of Graha.

An example of one of the nine Grahas is called Chandra, which is viewed as a ‘lunar deity.’ Chandra is a youthful, attractive male with fair skin and two arms that are mostly seen holding a club and a lotus. He rides on a chariot (expressed as the moon) and travels across the sky each night. Ten white horses (or a single antelope) are seen pulling his chariot.

Since the deity is linked to dew, he is one of the gods representing fertility. Sometimes, he is also called Hishapati (lord of the night) and other times, Kshuparaka (one who illuminates the night). Other associations include ‘Sattva Guna,’ which possesses ties to the Mind, also known as the Queen (or Mother).

Following more details concerning this Indian astrological figure, you will find that Chandra is also father of Budha (also known as the planet Mercury). Marriages in his life include Rohini, Anuradha, and Bharani, who make up the 27 Nakshatras (also known as constellations) and the daughters of Daksha.

All About Aquarius

Those who share a birth date that falls between January 20th and February 18th are Aquarius , ruled under Uranus and represented by the water bearer. While most Aquarian brothers and sisters seem to like their quiet time and dwell alone, they are still fun companions to be around. Other traits associated with this zodiac sign include sincerity, independence, intelligence, and charm. Good matches in love for this sign include Libra, Aries, and Gemini.

What About Pisces?

It is said that the zodiac sign of Pisces encompasses a bit of all the zodiac signs combined into one. Those who are born between February 19th and March 19th seem to share the similarities, such as a loving nature, compassion, sensitivity, impracticality, timidity, and having their head up in the cloud. Neptune rules over this sign, which uses a fish as its symbol. When looking for love, it is an Aquarius, Scorpio, or Cancer that provides the best matches.