Focusing on the Science of Light in Hinduism

Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotish, is an ancient system of astrology that originated in India thousands of years ago. It is considered a sacred science and is deeply rooted in the Vedas, the ancient scriptures of Hinduism. Vedic astrology is based on the belief that celestial bodies and their positions at the time of a person’s birth can reveal information about their personality traits, life events, and overall destiny.

The Puranas, on the other hand, are a collection of ancient Hindu texts that contain a wealth of mythological and historical narratives. They are considered to be among the eighteen Mahapuranas, which are considered the most important and authoritative texts in Hinduism. The Puranas provide insights into various aspects of Hindu philosophy, theology, cosmology, genealogy, and legends of gods, goddesses, and sages.

The Puranas consist of diverse narratives and are traditionally classified into three main categories: the Vishnu Puranas, the Shiva Puranas, and the Brahma Puranas. Each type focuses primarily on the deity it is named after but also includes stories and teachings related to other deities. These texts play a significant role in shaping Hindu religious traditions and rituals, as they provide guidance on various aspects of spiritual practice, devotion, and ethical conduct.

Vedic astrology and the Puranas hold immense cultural and religious significance in Hinduism. Vedic astrology serves as a tool for understanding cosmic influences on human lives. At the same time, the Puranas provide mythological narratives that offer moral and philosophical lessons, as well as insights into the divine aspects of Hindu deities. Together, they contribute to the rich tapestry of Hindu culture, spirituality, and belief systems.

Vedic Astrology and the Fertility Wheel: Understanding Their Connection and Similarities

While slowly understanding and crafting the Fertility Wheel, I extensively researched diverse cultures and their beliefs. As a result, I discovered numerous intriguing connections to ancient religions, revealing their remarkable similarities.

The enchanting Fertility Wheel is a wondrous artifact that unveils nature’s majestic symphony with the sun. I believe it has a connection to Hinduism and the tools and symbols depicted in the deities’ hands. Born from the depths of ancient and modern wisdom and rooted in the sacred science of light, this mystical wheel unfolds the secrets of life’s grand design. Its intricate spokes and celestial patterns mirror the cosmic dance of the sun, guiding us on a profound journey of discovery and beckoning us to embark on a sacred quest to comprehend the mysteries of creation.

Within this magical wheel, we witness the ebb and flow of the seasons, choreographed by the celestial movements of the sun. Like a conductor orchestrating the symphony of life, the sun’s radiant rays influence the destinies of plants and creatures alike. It bestows upon them the gift of fertility, igniting the spark of life and weaving intricate tales of reproduction and renewal.

With each turn of the wheel, we unravel the secrets of nature’s courtship, observing the intricate mating rituals of flora and fauna. We witness the vibrant blossoms, caressed by the sun’s tender touch, embracing their role as harbingers of life’s perpetual cycle. We marvel at the dance of pollinators, guided by the celestial harmonies, as they carry the seeds of creation from one blossom to another.

Through the eye of the Fertility Wheel, we gain profound insight into the interconnectedness of all living beings. We recognize the delicate balance between light and life, as the sun’s radiance shapes the destiny of every creature. We realize the significance of understanding the subtle dance between sunlight and fertility, for it holds the key to the sustenance and continuation of all species.

May the Fertility Wheel illuminate our path and inspire us to honor the cycles of life and life itself, nurturing the seeds of creation and fostering a world where harmony and abundance flourish.

Through the ancient knowledge contained within the Fertility Wheel, we are initiated into the sacred rhythms of the natural world. We are reminded of our profound connection to cosmic architecture, where the sun’s radiance ignites the flame of life, and the Earth cradles the seeds of transformation. As we embrace this mystical journey, we unlock the secrets of creation and rediscover our place within the magic of existence.

Aligning ourselves with the cycles of nature

Within the hands of the gods, we discover a profound shift, where the turning of the year takes precedence over the compass rose. It is crucial to consider the four seasons instead of the cardinal directions to accurately interpret the symbolism of the tools in the gods’ hands. Three seasons are dedicated to sowing and harvesting, while the fourth is a time for rest, conservation, and knowledge-seeking. By aligning ourselves with the cycles of nature, we can gain a deeper understanding of the universe and our place within it.

While the four cardinal directions have traditionally been considered a fundamental aspect of Hinduism, I hold a new and unique perspective that suggests the four seasons should serve as the basis instead. By shifting the focus from directions to seasons, we can reimagine the representation of the hands or quadrants in a way that reflects the cyclical nature of life.

By embracing the guidance of the seasons, we transcend the limitations of cardinal directions. So let us cast aside the conventional and embark upon this magical odyssey, where the seasons unveil the secrets of the divine. By immersing ourselves in their cyclical embrace, we awaken the dormant wisdom that resides within and discover our rightful place amidst the celestial tapestry of life.

Ancient agricultural tools and symbols appear when you shift perspectives

In making this fundamental shift, I recognize it may no longer be accurate, or even respectful, to refer to this as Hinduism. So I offer that perhaps instead, we consider this a new way of thinking, a different system showing agriculture, one that has its basis in the concepts of Hinduism and has its own system of interpretation. It is never my intention to offend anyone’s beliefs, but rather, to change the perspective and look at traditional ideas from different angles – to understand them in a new way and maybe even expand our understanding.  These tools represent the fundamentals of farming.

If I were to depict a deity, I would have every item needed for the season to teach and show the people the times for plowing, seeding, and the harvest. These would be needed tools and not weapons.

Here, the hands of the deity hold sacred tools and symbols inspired by the essence of each season, each representing a tool or event known for each season. These objects, far from being weapons, are the keys that unlock the doors to an abundant future for us and the world we inhabit.

By embracing the importance of the seasons, we align ourselves with the rhythmic pulse of nature, becoming attuned to the interconnectedness of all things. This shift in perspective awakens a deeper understanding of our place of existence. With each cycle of the celestial compass, we uncover the ancient wisdom that has guided humanity since time immemorial.

With the tools held within the deity’s hands, we cultivate a more holistic, sustainable way of life, honoring the earth and all its inhabitants. Through the profound harmony of this enchanted path, we discover the magic within nature, illuminating a brighter future for generations yet to come.

In Hinduism, where mystic tales intertwine with ancient wisdom, the symbols hold the knowledge of farming using equinoxes and solstices. These tools were needed once people developed agriculture. However, with advancements in farming, the meaning and utilization of these tools have faded into the mists of time, their purposes shrouded in mystery and magic and forgotten by many. Yet, their essence lingers, waiting to be rediscovered.

Items and events for each month must be shown in the correct hand(s) or quadrant

Tools or items similar to the Fertility Wheel found

The wand of Inanna, a relic of spring, can be held by any of the celestial deities. Contemplate upon the bow and arrow of Damuzid, a sacred emblem of summer’s bountiful harvest, in the hands of divine beings. Marvel at the trident, this three-pronged fishing tool, serves as a reminder of the fishing season. Observe the ram’s horn, an artifact also linked to the fall equinox, nestled within the palms of celestial guardians. And cast your gaze upon the seashell, another sign of the crab or shellfish at the winter solstice, a much-needed food source when plants have stopped producing food, is held by heavenly deities.

In the mystical realm where symbolism intertwines with ancient wisdom, the art of accurate interpretation unfolds, unveiling the profound significance concealed within the hands of the divine, the intricate placement of objects carefully chosen to bestow wisdom and meaning upon the mortal realm.

By delving into the tools in these divine hands, we unlock the gateway to understanding. Each carefully chosen object offers a unique glimpse into the rhythms of the natural world. 

The arms or quadrants of the deity do not represent mere directions but rather the sacred seasons.


In the lower right-hand or hands or that quadrant, we should find the needed tools and representations of spring. Behold the plow, a sacred tool that adorns the divine hand. Its sturdy form tills the fertile soil, awaiting seeds to grow and nurture life's verdant landscape. With each furrow it carves, it heralds the dawn of a new season, inviting the earth and seeds to embrace the vibrant rhythms of spring. A wand graces the hand of the divine. When waved over the land, this wand may also have power, bringing fertility to all that dwell upon it. Woven with mystical energies, it serves as a conduit for the luck and magic that permeates the air during this transformative time. Much like the wand waved by Inanna to herald the arrival of the new year, a comparable gesture was performed. Coiled gracefully, the cobra, a serpentine symbol of spring, rests within the realm of the right lower hand, usually on the deity's hip. Its slumber during the depths of winter gives way to a dance of mating rituals as it intertwines with destiny ushering in the spring equinox. The cobra reminds us of the profound transformations that arise from spring's embrace. And there stands the celestial cow or bull, a metaphorical embodiment of the first day of spring. Just beyond spring’s beginning, it emerges, adorned with splendor, heralding the commencement of a new year at the equinox. Its powerful presence echoes the promise of growth as the earth awakens from its slumber and embarks on a journey of abundant renewal. These sacred symbols weave a narrative of rebirth, renewal, and the eternal cycles of life. The plow tills the fertile earth, the wand invokes the magic of rebirth to the land, the cobra invites the spring equinox, and the celestial cow or bull heralds the start of the new year. Some might call it a new day. Together, they create the cyclical dance of nature and a reminder that within the embrace of spring lies the boundless potential for growth and transformation.


The upper right hand(s) or quadrant should represent summer, and the deity should be adorned with seasonal symbols. Like Dumuzid astride his horse on the Fertility Wheel, a bow and arrow are confidently held while riding to represent a tool to hunt animals and the time of the harvest, representing this important time of gathering food. Another important symbol of the season is a sickle, scythe, or harvesting knife, emblems of the golden harvest, where oats and grain sway in the summertime, awaiting the reaping. Other symbols that can be associated with the summer season are those that represent the sun's highest point in the year, the summer solstice, such as a sun, a flame, or a ball of fire, which can be illustrated in or above the deity's hand. Additionally, the lotus flower, which blooms during the summer, should also be considered a symbolic representation of this season.


It is customary to place the symbols in the deity's upper left hand(s) or quadrant to represent the autumn season. This quadrant is often adorned with a trident used for fishing, and the deity is often depicted holding a goat horn or the horn of plenty. Autumn is symbolized by a pair of fish and a ram on either side of the fall equinox on the Fertility Wheel. Planting autumn crops such as wheat, barley, and rye also characterizes this season. Therefore, it is appropriate for the deity to be depicted with a fishing tool like a trident and farming tools like a tiller and a pitchfork, and it is customary for them to hold the horn of plenty to signify a grand harvest and abundance.


As the frost-kissed winter season unfolds its icy embrace, the deity's lower left hand or quadrant unveils a tale of stillness and hidden life. Within this realm, an empty hand or a shell is cradled, symbolizing the dormant earth and the scarcity of new growth that graces this time. Yet, beneath the icy waters, a world teeming with life awaits as crabs and shellfish emerge just after their mating time when they are at their largest. In reverence to this hidden abundance, the deity's hand holds the shell, a reminder of the ocean's bounty and the sustenance it offers during this season. To also represent winter, the deity finds kinship with the regal tiger or lion; these noble beasts embark upon their own journey of love and creation during these months. Their union and the shell symbolize the winter months in the most straightforward way possible.

A new idea and perspective worth considering

Let’s reflect on the significance of this particular change, changing from the four directions to the four seasons. Although it originated from several visions of mine, I hope to convey its message to others.

Please keep in mind that this is merely my dream, one of many I have had concerning agriculture. If it causes any discomfort, you can choose not to take it seriously, but if you can see the patterns and the correlations, perhaps it can be used to expand your beliefs and not, in any way, limit them.