Vedic Astrology - Jyotish.
Astrology has been a part of our daily life since the time of its creation until today.
Through its view we can see various issues about the approach in our daily life such our bodytype, certain needs for our nutrition, habits, etc.
Through Jyotish, Vedic Astrology combined with the view of the wisdom of Ayurveda
we create a more beneficial routine for our yogic practice and health.
Vedic Astrology, Ayurveda and Yogic practices are all connected as a holistic science.
Astrology has been misunderstood as a way to predict or offer 'solutions'...
We seek and get benefited from advises of a beneficial 'source', but the solution
comes out from our proper practice, proper use of our precious time in a human life.
A Vedic science approach through Jyotish can be like a visit to a good friend of ours,
or a doctor, so we can get some advices.
Wisdom of Jyotish applied with a proper lifestyle can be very helpful.
Astrology has deep roots in the past and is one of the arts known to man since ancient times.
Over the years this art flourished in various traditions, such as Greece, Egypt, Persia, India and several more.
In India from antiquity until today this art is transmitted from teacher to student combining theory with practice,
after all semi-learning in an art like this can adversely affect humans.
A classic story that gives a picture of nature from the seven basic planets that Vedic astrology deals with is as follows :
The Sun and the Moon are the two main planets and rulers in this universe, a couple where in the various subjects it expresses, it represents the ascetic and female sexes.
As the main rulers in this universe they owned it and are represented by the signs of Leo (Sun) and Cancer (Moon).
At one point Mercury, which expresses communication, asked the Sun to have a point of its own in this universe, so he took the sign next to the Sun, the virgin.
Asking accordingly from the Moon, she took the zodiac sign next to her twin. Seeing this, Venus, where she represents desire, asked for a corresponding space and took the sign of Libra next to the Sun and Taurus next to the Moon. Mars where it expresses the action, took similar action here and took the sign of Scorpio next to the Sun and Aries next to the Moon.
Jupiter, where he expresses wisdom, considered that a similar share belongs to him, so he took the sign of Sagittarius next to the Sun and Pisces next to the Moon.
Seeing the above events, Saturn as practical and realistic, but also slower in his action, asked for a share and took the last two zodiac signs that were left free, the Capricorn next to the Sun and Aquarius next to the Moon.
The nature and characteristics of each planet are many of course, but with stories like this here we can start to have an idea of the nature and character of a planet.
A planet when in good condition on a chart, without harmful effects and with a strong nature, can yield the maximum of its quality, while conversely it can increase its inverse harmful properties.
We place great emphasis on the status of each planet for each horoscope, in order to strengthen our beneficial planets and appease the harmful ones, where they differ in each person.
Vedic astrology deals with the above seven planets and two more where they are called Rahu and Ketu, and is the northern and southern nodes of the Moon.
To have an image of the influence and relationship of these planets in our lives, we draw the horoscope where there is a map with 12 houses, and they correspond to the 12 signs.
Based on the time, date and city of birth we find the zodiac sign that rises at the time of birth so we have the horoscope representing the first house on a map and then we place the planets in the different houses on the chart depending on the zodiac signs that are also at the moment of our birth.
A chart is like a whole universe in itself expressing nature to each of us.
The horoscope expresses our life in everyday life, the Moon our inner world, the Sun the nature in our soul, as well as each house on a chart creates another universe with its corresponding interpretations in our life.
In Vedic astrology, although there are many different traditions and approaches, it is common to take the position of the horoscope and the position of the Moon seriously.
Although when we refer to the signs we have in mind 12 of them, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces in Vedic astrology there are 27 constellations (Nakhastras) where among them the Moon orbits within 27 days.
Knowing the constellation that the Moon is in when we were born we can calculate the times when we will have a strong influence from every planet in our lives where in total this time we call Vimsottari Dasha lasts for 120 years in a human life.
During this period each planet strongly influences its own time, such as the Sun for 7 years, the Moon for 10 years, Mars for 7 years, Rahu for 19 years, Jupiter for 16 years, Saturn for 19 years , Mercury for 17 years, Ketu for 7 years and Venus for 20 years.
The era we call Vimshottari dasha is one of the reference systems, (probably the most common in use) of time in human life, while there are several other similar systems.
Knowing the corresponding season we are going through on our chart we can give ‘light’ to the corresponding point that makes it relevant.
For example in the age of Jupiter comes the virtue of wisdom most relevant in our lives, and if Jupiter is the ruler of the fifth house where he expresses the apprenticeship, the right judgment, in this age these virtues will be more intense in our lives, while there are many details in giving an accurate example since it depends on the relationship that each planet has with our map, what it symbolizes to us, the situation it is in and several other factors.
Examining the situation of each planet, its relationship with our chart, its friendly or not influences, which houses it rules, how strong and effective it is or not, which seasons its influence will be strong, what happens to the 12 houses on a chart, where the planets are currently in the universe, and with some more parameters we will be able to have a clear picture of our being, to 'read' in more detail ourselves, to see the different eras and how much we will be able to to benefit from them.
Birth chart - Kundli.
An astrological chart consist of 12 houses.
In each of the we have one of the 12 signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces).
Taking into account the sign that rises at the time of birth,
(given the time, date and city of birth) we define it as an
ascendant in the horoscope, and we call it in Sanskrit ‘Lagna’,
where it shows the first house of the chart.
Each house symbolizes different characteristics in our personality such as character, our way of working, body type, to name a few of them.
In general, the first house shows our character in general, our personality, our appearance.
The second house shows our family, our money transactions, our food.
The third, our abilities, our younger siblings, our short journeys, our efforts.
The fourth the mother, our feeings, the place that we where born, our place of residence, our material goods.
The fifth, our creativity, way of thinking, mind, children.
The sixth, our heath, diseases, enemies.
The seventh, the spouse, collaborations.
The eight, the chronic diseases, occult sciences and knowledge.
The ninth, our teacher, the higher knowledge and education, the higher truth.
The tenth, our career, our image in society, our father, our reputation.
The eleventh, the older brothers/sisters, our material benefits.
The twelfth, the distant places, the end of some situation, the enlightment.
The above is general information, while there are even more parameters, such as in relation to our body and its various diseases.
The first house shows the physical structure of the body, appearance, head, hair.
The second house, the face, right eye, nose, teeth, tongue, lips and death.
The third house the right ear, neck, hands, psychological strength, courage.
The fourth house the chest, heart, pneumonia, cough.
The fifth house the stomach, heart, knees, pregnancy.
The sixth house the intestine, waist, kidneys, general diseases.
The seventh house the urinary system, intestine, uterus, ovaries, sperm.
The eight house the genitals, longevity, hemorrhoids, death, chronic and incurable diseases.
The ninth house the knees, arteries, upper legs.
The tenth house the knees, spine, back.
Eleventh house, legs, left ear, left arm, muscles in the calf.
The twelfth house the left eye, left shoulder, heel, disturbed sleep.
In a more complete analysis of the twelve houses and placing the planets on a chart we have a complete view of every subject, which will occupy the human mind and body, every subject in iife.
There are many details here until a clear answer comes out, such as what is the state of a house, its ruling planet, what is the state of all the planets on a chart, what seasons will have the strongest impact and to what extent.
In daily life.
To have an example about the use of Vedic astrology in our daily life we could think of a weather forecast that we follow in order to have a better idea about how we will be behaving in the coming days.
If for example it shows that it is going to rain and be cold, there is nothing that we can do to stop it, or change it, but we can keep an umbrella with us, a warm jacket so we can protect our self's.
Vedic astrology as well as its name in Sanskrit is Jyotish, which translates as ‘the light of God’ can always be by our side in our lives
as a good friend who knows us well to give a good and useful advice where we have to apply it, otherwise nothing can be done if these tips remain in theory.
Thus the use of Vedic astrology goes hand in hand with various practices such as Yoga & Ayurveda.
The questions that can be asked to an astrologer have no limits such as for example, what is our relationship with parents, friends, partner, co-workers, what profession suits us, about children, what will our relation be with the above, when is the right time to start something, or also to leave something, when the mind is clear for serious decisions, as well as for health issues like when they will come to the surface, what we should pay attention to and any issues and questions that may come to our mind.
Someone can visit an astrologer once in a lifetime and get benefit for a lifetime, while he can visit whenever he feels he needs this help, so there is no issue here, it is personal to everyone.
An analisys of a birth chart.
A visit to an astrologer can be likened to a visit to a trusted friend who knows us well and is willing to give us helpful advice. We could also see it as a visit to a doctor to have a good diagnosis of our issue, and get some prescriptions for its management.
Whatever example we give, what is important to emphasize is that first we ourselves are 'open' to receiving information so that we can receive and apply it accordingly, as also examine these information through the time whether are working or not.
A visit can be made for various reasons, such as health issues, social, emotional, professional, family, or anything that could occupy our minds in everyday life.
We need to know the time, date and city of birth in order to prepare our astrological chart.
About time, the more accurate we are, the better we can calculate the different times we will encounter in life.
If we do not have the above details accurately, our chart can be calculated with the help of the shape on our palm, face and body type and approaching various events in our lives to see if they agree with reality.
My relation with Vedic Astrology.
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