About Vedic Astrology
Vedic Astrology is one of the six Vedangas, and is called the “eyes of the Vedas”. Vedic astrology is also known as Indian Astrology or Hindu Astrology or Bharatiya Jyotish. In samskrit vedic astrology is called “Jyotish”. The world ‘Jyotish’ has two parts, “Jyoti” – means Light and “Isha” – means God or Super-Consciousness. So Jyotish represents the knowledge of the light of Super-Consciousness. It allows us to get the ultimate knowledge of the “Brahman” by shelding light on the relationship between consciousness and matter, and the subtle balance between free will and predestination.
The Vedic Astrological chart also known as Horoscope shows us the karmas at the time of birth. Actually this astrological chart is our karma chart.
Graharaashinavaamshdyaidrishtya Drishtibalaabalaihi !
Purvajanmkritam Karma jnasyanti Buddhimattaraah !!
(Lomash Samhita – 2/8)
"Bhagwan Shiva said : The intelligent people will know about the karma of the previous births through the planets, signs, navamsha, aspects, the strength and weaknesses of aspects etc. !"
Vedic Jyotish measure the intricate state of this hugely complex Cosmos at the time of birth by observing its dynamically changing state at a level where the least number of points are required, the position of the planets in the solar system. We can say that the planetary positions are an accurate reflection of all the layers of natural law acting at any one time. Because the planetary motions are so isolated from everything else, and are governed by the laws of gravity and momentum that do not mix with any of the complexity of what’s happening within the Earth’s atmosphere, it makes a clean and simple model that lends itself well to fine mathematical calculations.
So Vedic Jyotish models nature’s dynamically changing state by observing the position and relationships between the nine Grahas(Planets), the twelve Rashis(Zodiacal signs), and twelve Bhavas(Houses). This does not mean that the planets are causing us to be and act in certain ways; they are merely observational points of this incomprehensibly complex universe.
We are the center of the universe for all matters that concern us. Vedic Astrology reflects this by observing the planetary positions from the Earth’s perspective (that’s called a geocentric view), and specifically, from one’s birthplace’s perspective. This allows one and the same planetary position to have very different implications for different people.
The Vedic astrology chart reflects the karmas at the time of birth and how these karmas will unfold in a very precisely timed and sequenced fashion according to the dashas and transits, and that sounds a lot like predestination. However, the status of the planets not only show what we are most likely to experience, but also what we are most likely to choose. So according to what most people would consider their freedom of choice in their day to day life, much of those choices are predestined by our psychological tendencies and karmic behavioral patterns. Unless something takes us out of the loop, our past karma leads us to make choices that enforce that same karma, leading to similar choices, and so on.
The true realm of free will lies deeper. As human beings that are capable of experiencing our own true self beyond the limitations of the relative described by the planets, we have the free will to change ourselves, and choose to create new karma that takes us to experience life more freely, more happily and more balanced within the karmic boundaries the astrological chart indicates. A choice based on true free will plants a new karmic seed and can only arise from a spiritual awareness that transcends the karmic machinery on the outside.
When awareness has a full connection with the divine, the same karmas will have to play out, but the person will be capable of experiencing those karmas without constantly recreating them. This is a truly spiritual path, where one is growing out of the old boundaries at maximum speed.
Vedic Jyotish can help us understand the purpose of the less favorable parts of our life and the valuable lessons they represent. This change in perspective can be extremely liberating and transformative in how we experience the lessons. Regardless of what our chart looks like, there is a personal treasure buried in it that is to be discovered and understood by us.
Whether the planets in the horoscope are favorable or not, they always reflect the perfect starting point for that person to grow and expand their ability to experience unbounded consciousness in the midst of activity. Every challenge represents a simple lesson about the need to transcend that level of relative experience. Therefore, strongly challenged planets in the chart represent many such lessons.
It is the purpose of Vedic Jyotish to shine light on how our past actions resulted in the life we have now, thereby detaching ourselves from identifying with this life as who we really are. Once we understand how the planets in our chart act out, it is easier to see our true self as the light behind that chart.
There are three main branches within Vedic Astrology : Hora, Ganita and Samhita. The Samhita branch deals with very broad aspects of understanding ourselves. It uses omens and observations from the environment to draw conclusions….
The Ganita branch deals with pure mathematics of the Astronomical basis of Astrology. It describes in great detail how to calculate the position of the planets and many other calculations that Vedic Astrology is based on. One famous work in the Ganita branch is the ‘Surya Siddhanta’.
The Hora branch deals with the actual interpretations and predictions of the horoscope. “Bhrigu Sutras” and “Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra” are all about that.
Vedic Astrology course is divided into 3 parts and 5 levels and level 6 for specialization.
- Vedic Astrology Foundation – Vedic Astro1 – 3 days, 24 hrs.
- Vedic Astrology Intermidiate – Vedic Astro2 & Vedic Astro3 – 3 days, 24 hrs. each
- Vedic Astrology Advance – Vedic Astro4 & Vedic Astro5 – 2 days, 18 hrs. each
- Vedic Astro6 – Specialization in (i) Medical Astrology or/and (ii) Horary Astrology
Pre-requisite :- For Level 2 to Level 6 workshops, corresponding Previous level workshop is necessary.
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