Vedic Astrology is a modern term that refers to a highly developed and complex system of divination from ancient India. This highly developed sacred knowledge called Jyotisha in Sanskrit, has been well preserved through the oral tradition from teacher to student for over 6,000 years. Jyotisha means the light of the heavens. It is this light that gives us sight to see the unseen realms of our lives.
Vedic Astrology, or Jyotisha (Sanskrit), reveals the “cosmic clock” of past karmic events and conditions that may potentially manifest in a present lifetime. The “cosmic clock” is based on the movements of planets with respect to 12 constellations against a backdrop of 27 fixed stars. The multitude of permutations and combinations interacting in a highly complex system reveals a cosmic kaleidoscope for divination. The sages of ancient India were able to see through this kaleidoscope and marvel at the dance of the planets and stars in the sky, and interpret the language of the heavens.
These sages were able to provide an elaborate treatise on astronomy, mundane, horary (based on the time a specific question was asked), electional (elect an auspicious time to initiate an event) and predictive astrology. During ancient times this system was used primarily for preparing calendars and almanacs, matching couples for matrimony and naming a newborn. Some of this tradition is very much alive in the daily fabric of today’s Indian society.
To this day, this form of astrology is still used to help alleviate suffering and map out a direction and purpose in the realms of marriage, education, family, health, wealth, spirituality and daily living by helping to determine the most opportune time to initiate an event, be it a journey or start of an important endeavor.
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