Vedic astrology is a science dating back to more than 5000 years. its earliest origins can however be traced back to the beginning of the manifest universe. it passed down through the ages as an orally transmitted knowledge and formed an important part of the Vedas, one of the prime manuscripts containing the spiritual tradition of India.
The Vedangas are six in number. They are: Siksha or phonetics, Kalpa or ritual, Vyakarana or grammar, Nirukta or etymology, Chhandas or metrics and Jyotishya or astronomy and astrology. These are mentioned in the Upanishads.
Vedic scriptures known as ‘Vedas’ describe Jyotish as ‘the eye of the Vedas’. the world is always there but we cannot see it without our eyes – in the same way Jyotish is the light which illumines the universal knowledge encapsulated in the Vedas.
The ancient sages who according to Vedic mythology are the mind born sons of Brahma (one of the trinity, the creator of the universe in Vedic mythology), were privy to the secrets and functioning’s of the universe and transmitted their knowledge orally to their disciples.
The instructions of one such sage by the name of parashara were put into text around 3000 years ago. these writings form the backbone of present day Vedic astrology.
Vedic astrology is thus the earliest form of astrology and is a system that has changed very little over the course of time. its precision and accuracy as a divination science is unrivalled even today.
Vedic astrology is much more extensive and vast than its western counterpart. it is unquestionably the foremost among all divination methods and sciences.
It requires a serious and deep study with an open attitude from all the intellectual and inquisitive minds to uncover its magic. to all the critics of astrology we suggest that they take a good look at the functioning’s of vedic astrology before they dismiss it as nonsense. history bears testament to the fact that the greatest scientific minds like Ptolemy, Newton and Galileo all practiced astrology.
It is interesting to note that ancient vedic sages knew about most of the astronomical phenomena including the precession of the earth’s axis thousands of years before modern astronomy came to know about it and used it in their calculations.
The present day vedic astrology is comprised of different systems delineated by different sages, which are complementary to each other thereby adding to its richness.
Vedic astrology covers every area of human existence and can give accurate results down to the minute. vedic astrology encompasses everything ranging from psychology, healing, prediction, religion and spirituality to everyday affairs.
Every birth is sacred and brings with it both positive and difficult karma which influence our character, talents, relationships, career, finance, health and spiritual nature.
There is nothing one cannot improve or change through greater self understanding and right application. upon this foundation one can take responsibility for one’s self and direct one’s life in a more positive and meaningful manner. Vedic astrology helps you do exactly that.
Astrology – its importance and relevance
Astrology is our only connection with the cosmos. all we have is sky above and ground below.
Astrology connects the patterns in the heavens with the happenings on earth.
Astrology is the oldest among sciences. its origins can be traced back to the beginning of the cosmos and it will be relevant as long as the universe exists
Astrology is the soul of astronomy … it begins where astronomy stops. astronomy without astrology is as lifeless as a body without a soul …it is similar to trying to appreciate a painting by analyzing the chemical composition of the colour used.
Astrology is the language of the stars … it is in fact the universal language.language of the stars … it is in fact the universal language.
Astrology is basically a science of time. every moment in time has a certain quality attached to it. by being born at a particular moment in time under the heavens we imbibe this quality. the personal horoscope is just a simplified map of the heavens at the moment we are born. it is in turn a guide map for our journey through time on the planet known as earth.
Astrology does not pronounce any judgment. just like nature, it has no good or bad. it just reveals what was, what is, and what can be.
Astrology is not about depending on fate as a lot of people purport it to be. in fact, it puts more emphasis on karma than fate. today’s ‘karma’ is tomorrow’s ‘fate’.
Astrology is not about bondage to a cruel hand of fate or destiny but all about attaining freedom through understanding and proper use of our freewill.
Astrology functions upon the natures law – “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” our fate (present life) is made up of our own actions (past) and thus can be dissolved only by our own actions (present). it is all a question of varying forces. supposing if our previous actions carry a weight of 100 lb. and if our effort (in the present) outweighs 100 lb. we will overcome our fate.
Astrology lets us know what tools we have at our disposal in the present life and how we can make best possible use of them.
Astrology is the answer to the ‘why’ of everything with in the realm of human existence.
Astrology is a catalyst in our evolutionary journey … it can help us learn our lessons with the minimum of strife.
Astrology is all about lessening confusion and increasing clarity.
Astrology is all-encompassing … it covers all the spheres of human existence. it is the root of psychology, healing and all other humanitarian pursuits.
Astrology is all-inclusive … it has no bias for any race, religion, gender, culture or nationality. it has space for all the modern branches of science and even those who don’t believe in it!
Astrology has much more to offer than just being a tool for foretelling the future.
Astrology is the chord linking the past, present and the future.
Astrology is a conscious way of living our lives on earth. in plato’s words ” a life unanalyzed is not worth living”… it is a wonderful tool for self-introspection and self-analysis.
Astrology is more about understanding than belief … it is a knowledge system not a belief system.
Astrology is the key to attaining the understanding of the workings of the universal mind.
Astrology basically deals with consciousness … it works on a material level through the level of consciousness.
Astrology in a sense deciphers the handwriting of the creator … it unravels the message inherent in the stars spawning the night sky.
Astrology is the only common link between all the existing as well as the ancient cultures.
Astrology is not a science of chance, but since probabilities exist at the quantum level of existence as modern physics has found they do so at the macro level as well. so astrology doesn’t say a certain event is going to happen. it only indicates that there is a certain probability of an event happening.
Astrology is as valid as its practitioner. it can only be pronounced valid or invalid after being put to test like everything else. sir isaac newton’s retort when a fellow scientist was questioning its validity – ,” but sir, i practice it and you don’t ” – puts this point in perspective.
Astrology is amazingly accurate … it can work accurately even on a daily or hourly basis if required