Tag Archives: astrological art

the Sun “Lotus seated, lotus in hand, brilliant as a lotus flower and sittingin a seven horse drawn chariot with two arms is the Sun.”

the Moon “White, dressed in white, divine, ten horses, white adornments,mace in hand and two arms is fixed the Moon, O’ Twice Born.”

The Grahas – Planetary Deities- Mars

Mars “Wearing red garments and clothes, a spear, trident and maceand blessing, four armed is Mars riding a ram.”

Mercury “Wearing yellow garlands and clothes, brilliant like a Karnika flower,handling a sword, shield and mace on a lion and blessing is Mercury.”

Jupiter “Jupiter… yellow…, four armed, staffs, blessing, offerings,rosary threads and Kamandalus (water-gourds used by ascetics).”

The Grahas – Planetary Deities- Venus

Venus “Venus… white…, four armed, staffs, blessing, offerings,rosary threads and Kamandalus (water-gourds used by ascetics).”

Saturn “Brilliant like blue sapphire, trident, blessing, riding a vulture,holding arrow and bow is known Saturn, O Twice Born.”

The Grahas – Planetary Deities- Rahu

Rahu – the North Node “Gaping mouthed, sword, shield, trident, granting wishes,on a lion and dark colored is fixed Rahu.”

The Grahas – Planetary Deities- Ketu

In 2006 I did the sketches of the planetary deities for my husband Ernst Wilhelm’s book “Graha Sutras.” The sketches were done true to the astrological descriptions of the imagery of the planets as described in the ancient astrological text from India. In 2008 I started portraying these nine images in watercolor and finished them Continue Reading

WIP- Rahu 3

Here is where I reached the day before… I hink Rahu himself is all done.Jst have to paint his steed, the lion now!

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Srishti Wilhelm Srishti Wilhelm is an award winning Impressionist artist who paints plein air paintings from life in oil and watercolor.