VEDIC ASTROLOGY - THE DNA OF OUR SOUL
Jyotish, the science of light – Vedic Astrology – is one of the six Vedangas – the Vedic limbs that are necessary to understand before we can begin to understand the Vedic scriptures.
But Vedic Astrology isn’t the same as western Astrology.
Instead of the tropical zodiac, that always aligns with Aries beginning on the spring equinox, it uses the sidereal zodiac, the follows the actual movement of the stars in the sky. Since the western Ephemerides were written down (which are still used today in western Astrology, the stars have moved about 24 degrees away. This difference is taken into account by Vedic Astrologers.
But there are other differences too. In addition to the twelve solar constellations, there are also 27 lunar constellations, or lunar “mansions”, called Nakshatras. And in addition to the birth chart, there are 60 divisional charts that show the different aspects of life.
Also the quality of timing is not just seen through planetary transits but also through planetary phases of activation, individually determined by the Nakshatra of the moon.
Vedic Astrology is complex and potentially more accurate in its interpretation.
Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology, is a very old, holistic system that sees the spiralling movement of the stars as patterns of our soul’s DNA. Just like a modern biologist can learn to read the pattern of the amino acids our cell DNA and recognise our body’s inherited strength and weaknesses, our soul’s DNA can give us insights into our karmic path.
Time is the movement of light through space. And light is the visible energy of consciousness. As the universe expands, so does our consciousness.
Vedic astrology uses 9 heavenly bodies (Grahas) to explain the human condition: The five planets of the solar system that are visible to the naked eye (mercury, venus, mars, jupiter, saturn), the two luminaries (sun and moon) as well as two mathematical points of the eclipses (the north and south node of the moon – Rahu and Ketu).
Each of them give our consciousness a certain quality.
Surya, the sun, which stands for our soul, our Self – that, which shines by itself.
Chandra, the moon, is our mind with all of it’s emotional capacity.
Mangala – Mars – is our energy and courage. Budha, or Mercury is our discerning intellect. Guru – Jupiter – is our higher wisdom while Shukra, or Venus, is our sensual side – our capacity to love and to see and create beauty in the world. Shani, or Saturn, is our stern teacher who brings us obstacles through which we can grow but also gives us discipline and endurance. And then there are Rahu and Ketu – the shadows, the imaginary points in the sky that create the eclipses. Rahu stands for our worldly unconscious desires and delusions and Ketu for our potential for liberations. Together they form the cast in our divine play, our personal story, the journey of our soul.
In our birth chart, we can see our divine story unfold. We can recognise karmic patterns and benefic or malefic influences that help us understand what we can do to balance it out. We can see our individual dharma, our divine calling in this life and we can understand the unconscious desires that created our incarnation in this life.
The Vedic system differs from the western system in many ways – maybe most importantly in its calculations of the planetary movements. In the west, we use calculations that were written several hundred years ago, when the spring equinox coincided with the constellation of Aries, and it is still used in this way. In Vedic astrology however, the difference in movement of the seasons and of the constellations is taken into account, which creates a change of 1 degree every 72 years, currently placing our spring equinox in the constellation of Pisces.
Vedic astrology – together with Ayurveda and Yoga – forms the basis of Vedic counselling. In an individual reading I can help you figure out the essence of your journey and the karma you need to resolve in this life.
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