Astrology is the science of assessing the planetary influence in shaping the personality and the nature of a person at the time of his/ birth. Thereafter the person acts according to his nature and reaps the consequences of his actions, which determine his future. It means that the person determines his future through the implementation of his thoughts into actions. Going by this logic, astrology also predicts the future of the person.
1.WHAT IS VEDIC ASTROLOGY. 2.ASTROLOGY AS AN OCCULT SCIENCE. 3.ASTROLOGY AND KARMA. 4.HOW ASTROLOGY WORKS. 5.THE HOROSCOPE OR THE BIRTH CHART. 6.SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC. 7.PLANETS. 8.ASTROLOGICAL HOUSES. 9.PLANETS AS GODS
WHAT IS VEDIC ASTROLOGY: -
Astrology is the one branch of the Vedas. The Sanskrit word for Vedic Astrology, Jyotish has two elements Jyoti and Ish which translate as the science of light in which one can see the truth. It is a system used to assess, forecast, and improve the quality of our life so we can live more peacefully and happily. It is based on twelve Rashis (Zodiac sign) twelve Bhavas (Houses) nine Grahas (Planets) and twenty seven Nakstras (Distant stars). A horoscope is simply a map of the planets in the sky at the time of our birth. It also includes the transits, or angles the planets make with the placements in our birth chart as they move in their orbits. ASTROLOGY AS AN OCCULT SCIENCE Astrology is a noble science which is as old as the ages of the Vedas. It depends on the position of the planets ascertained astronomically. It explain the celestial phenomenon and the corresponding terrestrial events. The true meaning of astrology is the "Message of Stars". By using salient principles of Astrology depending on the position of the planets ascertained astronomically one can forecast events for the benefit of all and as such it is a useful science for interpreting nature as it explains the cause and effects of events.
ASTROLOGY AND KARMA Karma is the sum total of one s physical, mental and spiritual efforts and in fact they manufacture destiny. Astrology is based on the relationship of cause and effects. If there is an effect, there must be a cause preceding it. If an event good or bad happens today than there must be a cause for it. Certain karmas produce immediate results wherein others fructify after a long time period and this concept of law of cause and effect takes one to the belief in birth and re-birth. Karmas done in one birth must manifest some time in a later birth.
An Astrologer can point out which of the karmas from the past can be overcome and those, which cannot be overcome and therefore have to be suffered.
HOW ASTROLOGY WORKS The astrologer s main tool is the birth chart. This is the map of heavens drawn up for the time, place and date of birth of the individual to whom it will refer. It shows the positions of all the planets in the signs of zodiac at the time of birth.
The skill of the astrologer is to interpret the birth chart, which is said to set the pattern for the growth of the person throughout their life. In other words, what will happen is described by the positions of the planets and the signs of the zodiac at birth. Astrology is based on a system of `correspondences which means that each planet will correspond with different ways of behaving resulting in different personality patterns.
THE HOROSCOPE OR THE BIRTH CHART:- Birth chart is a map of heavens showing the signs of zodiac and the planets as seen from one s place of birth and this is the reason why astrologers needs your time, date and place of birth to draw up an accurate chart. The main constituent of the birth chart are- A. The ascendant, B. The signs of zodiac, C The houses, D. The planets, E. The aspects. The ascendant is the rising sign at the time of birth at the eastern horizon and it is also called the lagans.
The signs of the zodiac represent twelve personality types, influencing the planets that are placed in them.
The astrological houses, of which there are also twelve, represent twelve different areas of life.
The planets, the sun and the moon, represent different parts of an individual s personality.
The aspects show the relationships between planetary energies and how these planets will affect you.
SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC There are twelve signs of the zodiac and each zodiac represents personality types which have been described in detail in the chapter `your personality . However the twelve signs of zodiac are as follows: -
PLANETS In Vedic Astrology there are nine planet with each planets signify different human attributes-
SUN ---------Soul, King, Bones, Temple, Father etc. MOON ------Mind, King, Blood, Water/ place, Mother MARS ------ Essence, Commander-in-Chief, Siblings, Marrow, Fire. MERCURY- Speech, Heir, Skin, Playground, Education, Maternal Uncle JUPITER -- Wisdom and comforts, Minister, Fat, Treasure House, Son, Dharma. VENUS------Seminal Fluid, Minister, Bedroom, Wife SATURN -- Miseries, Servant, Nerves, Dirty places, Longevity, Obstruction, Sorrow. RAHU ------ Sudden happenings, Foreign Travels, Old age, Snakes, Gambling, Maternal Grand Father. KETU ------ Detachment, renunciation, Physician, Paternal Grand Father, Stone, Trouble from enemies.
PLANETS AS GODS As per sage Parashara the various planets are representatives of various Gods, which are as follows: - SUN -------- Lord Rama MOON ----- Lord Krishna MARS ----- Lord Narsimha MERCURY Lord Buddha JUPITER - Lord Vamana. VENUS ----Lord Bhargawa. SATURN -Lord Kurma (Tortoise incarnation) RAHU ----- Lord Sookar (Boar Incarnation) KETU ----- Lord Meena (Fish incarnation)