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What is Vedic Astrology?

Vedic Astrology is one of the sacred sciences of Vedas originated several thousand years ago in India.  It is called Jyotish (“science of celestial light”) in Sanskrit. Scientifically speaking, Vedic astrology studies planetary movements and its impact on human life. Sun rays hit the planets with irregular intensity, due to the distance of the planets from the sun. And that spectrum of light is deflected from these planets to earth, and enters the human body through the chakras therefore impacting us physically and mentally. Master Vedic Astrologer carefully assess this astronomical data and by understanding the behavior of the planets at the time of your birth, he measures the effects of the past, the influence of the present and the tendency of events to unfold in the future and thus prepares the detailed Vedic Chart specific to you.

It takes years to master the Vedic astrology. It is important to find a true master Vedic astrologer who can help you by mapping out your detailed Vedic chart and devising remedies to minimize the impact of malefic planets on your life.

What is Vedic chart?

Your Vedic chart is a map of your life from birth till death and it is completely unique to you. Getting a generic reading over the Internet or from a computer printout has little more value than reading the horoscope column in your local newspaper, which offers generic advice based on one factor alone—your Sun sign—rather than your chart as a whole.

The Vedic chart is so complex that even though it contains only nine planets, they can combine in literally billions of ways. Each person’s chart is unique; even the charts of identical twins born seconds apart show their separate, special destinies.

How is Vedic Astrology different from western astrology?

Vedic astrology is very different from Western astrology, even defining the zodiac differently. Both systems split the zodiac into 12 constellations (rashis), but Vedic Astrologers do not use the same 12 signs that Western astrologers use. In addition, Vedic astrology uses 27 other constellations called nakshatras, corresponding to the 27 days of the lunar month. It’s important to know which nakshatra the Moon was in at the moment of your birth because it marks the point from which your karma for this life begins to flow. This was considered such important information in ancient India that children were assigned names based on their birth nakshatra.

Can destiny be changed?

Very few events are completely inevitable; the vast majority of potential outcomes shown in a birth chart can be modified or even nullified completely once we become conscious of them and make a sincere effort to change. The Vedic Astrologer will assign you a technique such as a specific meditation practice, chanting a certain number of mantras (japa), donating a certain amount of money to charity (dhana), or performing a religious rite (puja) or wearing a certain gemstone. By wisely managing our karmic account we can take control of our destiny, avoiding unnecessary crises.

What kind of tools Vedic Astrologer uses to remedy a life event?

Vedic astrology is linked to other Vedic systems, such as Ayurveda for health, Vastu for dwellings (like Feng Shui) and other philosophies like Yoga and Meditation. Vedic Astrology is part of a holistic, integrated knowledge system and its effects can be bolstered by interoperating with its "sister" sciences. The Vedic Astrology system is kind in that not only is a person told what might happen, but they are presented a list of potential remedies or corrective actions to offset the quantity and quality of karmas that are returning to them, as seen in the birth chart. After all, it is held that the natal chart is a list of the karmas or previous actions that we have brought into this life. These fortifying practices, which should only be accepted from very qualified Vedic astrologer, include such measures as gemstones, balancing rituals called yagyas, and mantras and other remedies, used to propitiate or soothe the impact associated with unfavorable planetary positions.