In Sanskrit, the word Jyotish, translated as “science of light,” refers to the profound and mathematically sophisticated form of astrology originating in the ancient Vedic traditions of India. Sometimes known as Vedic astrology, Jyotish describes the planetary patterns at the time of our birth and can give us valuable clues to understanding our life’s journey.
Jyotish can also enable us to make more evolutionary choices. It offers practical remedial measures to alleviate areas of difficulty, giving us the confidence to manifest our true destiny and create success, happiness, and harmony on all levels.
In Jyotish, we don’t think of people in terms of their sun sign, as we do in tropical astrology. Instead, we enter the chart through what is called the “ascendant,” the constellation that is rising on the Eastern horizon at the time of a person’s birth. This sets up the relationship between the planets at the time of birth to the event of the birth and gives clues about an individual’s personality, physical body, and the way the person presents themselves to the world. We think of a person first in terms of the ascendant.
Vedic Astrology is famous for its accuracy. Your birth chart is a snapshot of the placement of the planets in the heavens at the time of your birth. It provides a storybook for your life from birth to death and gives insight into your life’s purpose. We experience planetary cycles throughout our lives, which tell us about the likelihood and timing of future events. By knowing what lies ahead, you can take advantage of upcoming opportunities and minimize future obstacles.