Jyotisha, or Vedic astrology, is the ancient astrology of India. It has an unbroken lineage going back over five thousand years. Jyotisha is derived from the Sanskrit word Jyoti meaning “light”. Thus, Jyotisha is often referred to as the science of light, for it helps us to see the past, present and future clearly as well as giving us insight into who we are and how to best actualize our potential.
Vedic astrology, along with yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, originates from the Vedas. The Vedas, meaning knowledge or wisdom, are a large body of texts intuited by the ancient sages of India to help humanity in achieving happiness, peace and fulfillment and to relieve suffering that arises along the way.
Vedic astrology has a strongly predictive focus. For thousands of years people have been going to Vedic astrologers asking when they would get married, have children and meet with professional success. All of this information can be seen from the Vedic birth chart, which is derived using the birth date, time and place of the individual. However, Vedic astrology is much more than a way to see into the future, it is a great vidya, or means to gain clarity, that is an integral part of an ancient and profound belief system.
How Does Vedic Astrology Work?
The philosophy behind Vedic astrology is that we are spirit beings that incarnate into a physical body as a way of evolving ourselves toward enlightenment. The Vedic birth chart is a a map or blueprint of the karma or actions that we are likely to take in this lifetime as well as situations that will arise, both positive and negative, based on the culmination of karma or actions from past lives.
Your Vedic Birth Chart
Your Vedic birth chart shows how your personal karma will unfold through time. It shows every aspect of who you are: your unconscious motivations or psychology, what you love and are passionate about, what makes you feel safe and secure, what your fears are and what you desire. The chart indicates what your birth was like, what your parents are like, whether you are an adventurer or prefer being at home with a book and a cup of tea. The chart reveals whether you are a teacher, an advisor, an artist, a leader, a hard worker or prefer to indulge in the pleasure of life. It is all there in the chart from top to bottom.
Vedic astrology is a great tool for gaining clarity and guidance at any stage of your life. It can help you answer the mundane questions of love, marriage, health, money, success and more, but at a deeper level, it can also allow you to know yoursellf better, help promote spiritual growth, and give you insight into the numerous ways in which your own karmic impressions are scheduled to manifest. This knowledge is a powerful tool that enhances your ability to utilize your free will, ultimately leading to greater success and happiness through out your life.