Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish, is an essential component of the Vedas, which are said to be the oldest record of human experience and first cognized by Vedic seers, or rishis, at least 5,000 years ago. The knowledge of the Vedas has been sustained in an unbroken tradition from its inception to the present.
The Vedas assert that consciousness, the subtlest and most powerful realm of the human mind and the field of all possibilities, is every bit as infinite as the outer universe. It is further taught that the inner or personal universe constitutes a precise mirror or parallel of the outer.
In this light, Jyotish represents the connection between both universes, and provides a clear and highly useful language of that connection, making it possible to discern individual strengths, weaknesses, tendencies and life events in the context of a greater karmic pattern.
By casting a map or “snapshot” of the heavens — the Vedic Astrology chart — for the moment of one’s birth, along with the application of time-proven methods for interpreting the chart, the science of Jyotish can be an extremely useful, revealing and transformational means of achieving greater insight into one’s own life.