The Bhaktivedanta College School of Jyotish online Vedic astrology journal is dedicated to publishing scholarly articles on traditional Vedic astrology. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Research papers, theory, philosophical and historical issues; in all branches of Vedic astrology.
- The philosophy of divination as it relates to Vedic astrology, divination in other cultures in relation to Vedic culture, etc.
- We define traditional Vedic astrology to mean: following in the school of Parasara, Jaimini, and other Vedic Rishis as found in the Classical and Nadi literature. This excludes Western astrology (trans-Saturnian planets, unequal house systems, Western aspects, etc.), Tajika and the Krishnamurti Paddhati system.
- Articles may be in any language, English is preferred. Publication in other languages may be delayed pending review by a qualified person in that language.
- Articles may be of any length.
- They must be submitted in RTF-Rich Text Format as a zipped file.
- Please be sure that your articles are edited and spell checked before submission.
- Being a scholarly journal appropriate references should be cited and bibliography listed. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
- Where appropriate, example horoscopes should accompany articles.
- Please provide a CV(curriculum vitae) of yourself. A recent passport sized photo would be a nice addition so that people can see what the author looks like.
We understand that in the world of Vedic astrology there are many standards and conventions used. It is not our intention to impose a given standard or convention on anyone. Being independent living entities everyone is free to follow their own desire. But, for the sake of communication---so that we are all talking the "same language"--- and to avoid confusion, especially for beginning students; all articles submitted should follow the BVC School of Jyotish standards and conventions, which are as follows:
Chart diagrams will be in the South Indian format. Lahiri ayanamsa. Mahadashas use 365 day year. Bhava = Rasi as defined by Varaha Mihira in Brihat Jataka 1.4. This excludes what goes by the name of Vedic equal house system, Sripati house system, and other unequal house systems.
If you have any questions please contact the editor, put "Editor – Jyotish Articles" in the subject line.