You may have come across an Indian astrologer in USA in your search for your destiny and fortune but very likely you still don’t understand how Indian astrology works. Understand that astrology (Vedic or Vedanta) is totally different from the astrological conceptions that are commonly handled, it is the original astrology, the mother of all current astrological thinking.
The Vedic astrology known as “Jyotish” (science of light) has its origin in India more than 5000 years ago. It is therefore spiritual in nature and aims to help understand personal karma with the aim of being able to correct it and at the same time de-identify from it, to realize the inner divine nature. It is therefore intimately linked with the philosophy and practice of Yoga.
That is why these astrological functions are inseparable from Yoga. For example, a Vedic astrologer has the ability to help identify Kaal Sarp Yog, something unknown in Western astrology. This astrology has quite accurate predictive analytical tools, such as the planetary periods and planetary transits that govern the different intervals of its life.
The particularity and one of the differences that the Jyotish Veda highlights, from the other astrological aspects, is the use of esoteric devices, such as the wise use of fasts, mantras, yantras, gems, colors, metals to counteract the compromising energy. of any particular planet, relieving our lives of unworthy sufferings.
In our transitory passage through this world, it is more than just necessary to know the planetary configurations of our zodiac, in order to lead a life in a healthy and happy harmony with the universe, which should be the ideal goal to continue.
To understand Jyotish, we must understand what Karma is. We always wonder what Karma is, this is the universal principle or law of action and reaction, cause and effect. Each action that is done, based on thought and intention, will generate a fruit that we must reap. A life situation, which we must experience, which may be one of well-being or suffering, depending on the type of action.
Life is a school toward enlightenment, where we learn through experience and error. Each selfish or harmful action generates a suffering that teaches us the lesson, and each generous or evolutionary action generates favorable situations for enlightenment and happiness. The effects of the action may take time to manifest themselves and a lifetime is not enough to learn everything.
That is why there is the transmigration of the soul, as a way to continue learning, reaping the pending fruits of past existences. When we are born, we do not do it by chance in any place and time, but it will be in that corresponding one according to our past actions, where we will continue what we left pending.
The ancestral knowledge of India declares that the planets and the stars are the instruments of the Divinity through which karma acts and by analyzing their position at the moment of birth we can understand which is the karma that will manifest in this life, as well as the impressions or mental tendencies from the past that are in our subconscious.
This conception, however, is not fatalistic and emphasizes that through the accumulation of actions and reactions that we generate in this life, it allows us to correct our past and generate a new becoming. It is here where we have the free will to choose in which direction we orient our life and sow our future.
The Jyotish Veda is one of the many tools presented by the ancestral Hindu philosophical heritage, so that our life can channel the energies of the environment and sublimate our disabilities, in order to establish ourselves in the condition of eternal perfection.