What is vedic astrology?
Vedic astrology is an ancient science long used for personal empowerment and success – it helps us to understand the hidden forces that shape our lives and the world around us. Exploring our Vedic charts helps us to live life as our most genuine selves and to turn our dreams into realities. The ancient Vedic culture, along with all ancient cultures, believed the universe to be holographic. They saw the stars and planets in the heavens as a map of our internal mental, emotional, and spiritual forces.
Vedic astrology is an intuitive science that originated in the Vedic civilization of ancient India more than 4,000 years ago. As an intuitive science, Vedic astrology incorporates the infinite power and wisdom of imagination and intuition. It is the “mother” astrological system that the ancient Greeks based modern, mainstream, Western astrology upon. Vedic astrology is a sidereal system, meaning that it observes the placement of planets in the zodiac signs of the physical cosmos. Western astrology charts the placement of the planets within the ellipses (the 12 sectors of the horizon named for constellations, created by the ancient Greeks). In Vedic astrology the Sun sign plays a more minor role than in Western astrology, emphasizing other features in the chart such as the Moon sign, the Ascendant, the Chosen Planet, Planet of Destiny, Wealth Planet, and the largely unknown Arudha House. In addition, the 12 zodiac signs are made up of 27 smaller, more nuanced nakshatra constellations. This lends Vedic astrology a level of specificity that allows us to develop tailor-made strategies for living life, building success, protecting and improving health, and maximizing happiness and fulfillment.
Vedic astrology also provides very simple, yet powerful mantra meditations that we use like system updates to refresh the programming of the operating system of our Unconscious Minds. The ancients regarded the Unconscious Mind as a supreme creator deity that creates our personal and collective realities by setting our life path in motion and ruling our destinies. It also rules our unconscious reactions, preferences, prejudices, attitudes, and beliefs.