What is Vedic Astrology?
Astrology is the science of planets. This science depicts the effects of planet on human lives.
Vedic astrology is the branch of astrology which deals with the study of Veda’s or we can also say it as Hindu astrology. This is because, in India, the study of astrology is from the Vedic period and since last several thousand years, people are practicing this divine science.
Importance of Vedic Astrology
The term vedic astrology or the hindu astrology, has been used as the English equivalent of Jyotisha since 19th century. Vedic astrology is relatively a recent term, which entered common usage in the 1970s with self-help publications on Ayurveda or Yoga. Some authors have argued that in the mythology, such as Ramayan and Mahabharata, only electional astrology, omens, dreams and physiognomy is used, but, still, there are several articles and blogs published which cites multiple references in those books where rashi(zodiac) is based.
One can see the glimpses of vedic astrology in the ‘Athar-Veda’, one among the most sacred texts of India. Ancient Indian Vedas Astrology in India, is popularly known as Jyotish, and relies more on the Sideral positions of the Planets.
The ancient system of Indian Vedic Astrology is thus scientific in Nature and it also employs the complex mathematical calculations for making the charts. Vedic astrology in India explains the planetary positions with respect to time and effects on human and other entities on Earth. Vedic astrology can be traced back thousands of years back and early vedic astrology was only based on the movement of planets with respect to stars.
If we analyse the horoscope, we can go through the analysis of birth chart of a person. According to Vedas, there are 27+1 constellations made up of 12 Zodiac sign, 9 planets and 12 houses. With each of these houses, it casts some effects on the human lives as well. Depending on the birth of a person, the 12 signs are distributed among the 12 Houses and 9 Planets are placed in various Houses of Kundalis.
The visual representation of the snapshot of the signs planets is known as Kundali or the Horoscope Chart. Vedic astrology is the interpreting and analyzing the arrangement of planets and their role which applies to the humans and other entities. According to Indian Vedic astrology in India, the celestial either be the Sun and the Moon, the planets or stars influence the Terrestrial phenomena, and also indicate such phenomena by their value or configuration. The configurations of the planets and stars at the moment of our birth determine our basic life and basic life story. It also determines the characteristics, strength, and weakness of a planet.
Suppose, if a person is born in the Gemini ascendant, then the role of Mercury is very important in his life. Mercury rules over the mind and the intellectual capabilities of a person, so the analysis of its position is extremely important for its result. It is also important to analyse the degree and the role of degrees of Mercury. In Vedic Astrology, apart from planets and the celestial bodies, the role of Nakshatra also plays an important role. The timing of birth and the nakshatra operating at a certain moment is very important to get an exact picture of the natives’ birth life cycle.
In short, we can infer that astrology is the limb of Vedas and also referred to as the eyes of Veda because it gives us a picture of our past karma, present karma and the future karma. It helps one to act accordingly as per the prediction of their birth chart or the horoscope.