About Vedic Astrology
Vedic Astrology is an ancient art and science. It is said to have been cognized by the sages of old, in states of deep meditation. It is not a creation of the mind, but a revelation from the hearts of enlightened rishis (sages). Some say that Vedic Astrology is just a divination system. In fact, it is a great spiritual science rooted in a profound understanding of Creation and the Cosmos.
In India, Vedic Astrology is known as Jyotish. The first written reference to Jyotish was in the Vedas, ancient scriptures that are considered to be at least 5,000 years old. Jyotish means “the Lords of Light”, which refers to the Sun, the Moon and the other stars of heavens.
Insight into who we are
Jyotish helps us gain insight into ourselves and our destiny, our gifts and challenges.
The cycles of time
Jyotish can also help us understand and map the cycles of time. What are the cycles of time? We’ve all noticed that sometimes we find ourselves incredibly busy, while at other times, life is quite relaxing. Sometimes problems crop up one after another, while at other times difficulties resolve very smoothly. These are not random occurrences and Jyotish can map them with incredible accuracy.
The right (auspicious) moment for performing important actions
But perhaps the greatest gift of Jyotish is helping us “see” (determine) the right moment for performing various actions: when to get married, when to start building a house, when to start a business or simply when to make an important phone call. It can help us “align” with the flow of the universe. When we are in alignment, “in the flow”, and act from that place, life has a tendency to unfold graciously and effortlessly and our efforts yield the desired result. This part of Jyotish is called Muhurta. Muhurta has been used in India for thousands of years and continues to enjoy tremendous popularity, a testament to its efficacy and value for everyday living.