The twenty-seven lunar mansions or nakshatras are a unique zodiac that has been used in India for some 5,000 years. The lunar mansions lie at the very origins of Hindu astrology, and they are rich in the myth, legend and lore of ancient India.
Kenneth Johnson, mythologist and astrologer, provides us with a colorful introduction to these "mansions of the moon." The lunar mansions are introduced and explained as an entire system or astrological paradigm, and each mansion is vividly described so that the reader, even one with only the most basic knowledge of astrology, can come to understand their own birth mansions. The second part of the book explores the mysteries of the lunar mansions and leads the reader upon a journey through ancient myths and stories to reveal how the mansions embody the life cycle of an archaic Goddess. Beyond that, they constitute an authentic "calendar of the stars" which is not only in the sky but within each and every one of us.
Kenneth Johnson is the author and co-author of numerous books, including Mythic Astrology: Archetypal Powers in the Horoscope, and Jaguar Wisdom: An Introduction to the Mayan Calendar. Ken has also served as the editor for a number of works on Vedic astrology, and is currently the managing editor of the ACVA Journal.