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WOW!OCT 26, 1998 - Astrology/Jyotish - Dirah Academy offers the briefest of introductions to Jyotish, the Vedic (Hindu) system of sidereal astrology. Sidereal astrology, in case you're not familiar with the term, uses stars rather than signs as its reference system. Typically it's based on a zodiac of constellations, for example. (Although there are variants that don't use constellations per se, instead relying on a particular star as a fiducial and demarcating the celestial sphere from that point.) Astrology/Jyotish - Dirah Academy is a sparse bilingual (Dutch and English) introduction to the discipline. Among the features you'll find at Dirah Academy is one on the Hindu lunar zodiac: really an online tease for a book you can order, but an instructive tease worth reading in its own right. Another feature worth reading if you can - it wouldn't load with any of my Netscape 3X-4X browsers, but came through fine with Internet Explorer 4X - is Yogas in Vedic Astrology. This too is a tease, being an excerpt from Dirah Academy's Jyotish correspondence course. (You can take the course by email or snail mail, as you wish - like anybody with email is gonna wait for the postman.) If you're at all curious about the Vedic system, Astrology/Jyotish - Dirah Academy might be just enough to whet your appetite . . .

Technical note: Web Site Garage rates Astrology/Jyotish - Dirah Academy fair over-all and in load time (28.73 seconds on a 28.8k modem). In comparison, the page you're now reading rates good in both categories (with a load time of 10.94 seconds at 28.8k).

OCT 27 UPDATE: Dirah Academy webmaster Roeland de Looff has re-coded Yogas in Vedic Astrology, and it now loads fine with Netscape browsers. (Just telling you this increases the load time on the page you're now reading to 11.23 seconds at 28.8k.)

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