About Vedic Astrology

Vedic Astrology may be called Indian astrology or Jyotish.

About Vedic Astrology

Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish, originated from the Vedic Scriptures in India dating back over 6,000 years. The world´s most ancient scriptures give evidence of a culture rich in the arts, philosophy, religion, and science. ‘Jyotish’, “eye of the Vedas” was first mentioned in the Rig Veda, and references were also made in the classical Indian epics, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the classic Bhagavad-Gita.

The origins of Jyotish are from the Vedantas, along with Yoga and Ayurveda and the great spiritual teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.

“The great sages of that time in India passed it on through oral traditions that continued to the present time.

Jyotish is said to be the Eye of the Vedas to illuminate our lives.

Vedic astrology is a spiritual science that shows the soul’s progress towards liberation or Moksha through the cycle of rebirth.

The astrological birth chart shows the exact karma that the soul has chosen to experience in this life to continue its evolution.”

How is Vedic Astrology Different to Western Astrology?

Vedic astrology is Moon based while Western astrology is Sun based astrology.

Vedic astrology is Sidereal (the Fixed star system), whereas Western astrology is the Tropical or Moving star system. 0 BC the two systems were in unison, but since then the Tropical system has moved away from the Sidereal position of planets, by more than 23 degrees. This means that a chart drawn up by a Western astrologer will vary by 23 degrees compared to one drawn up by a Vedic astrologer. The Vedic Sidereal chart gives the accurate position of the planets according to present day astronomy, and is not subject to movement. This has significant implications on the formation of the chart and interpretation.

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For example, a Tropical chart of, say, 13 degrees Leo ascendant with the Sun in Virgo at 3 degrees, will become in the Sidereal system, a  20 degree Cancer ascendant. with the sun in Leo at 10 degrees. These differences can be profound and can lead to different interpretations. Western astrology of course has great merit in its own areas of expertise, and is considered to be the cousin of Vedic astrology.

Generally the outer planets of Uranus, Neptune or Pluto or any other meteorites are not used by Vedic astrologers.

Vedic astrology is an accurate spiritual science, as it uses the ACTUAL scientific location of the planets of your birth in your chart. This means that for many people a Western chart will have a different chart to their Vedic Astrology chart, according to the date of the month they were born. This means they won’t be in the Sun sign they thought they were.

Astrology is a cosmic map of the moment of birth for each soul. The arrangements of planets over the place and time of birth form the Vedic astrology chart which is a symbolic map showing the soul’s journey on its path through the cycle of life towards awakening.


About Vedic Astrology

Vedic Astrology has a Wealth of Tools to Use for Interpretation.

  • The astrological birth chart
  • Divisional charts that each cover specific areas of life such as marriage, children, career, parents, siblings just to name a few.
  • Planetary periods called Dasha’s
  • Nakshatras – Lunar Mansions of the Moon.
  • Yogas – Planetary combinations that give strong indications of karma to come to fruition in this life.
  • Transits
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All of these tools when used together will give an accurate indication of your psychology, relationships, events, capabilities challenges, creativity and more.

Jyotish will help you to understand the timing of the karmas to come into your life so that you are more informed, prepared and able to make choices.

The astrology chart is the cosmic map of your karmic imprint showing all that is to unfold in this life. Within this imprint there is destiny and also free will. So there are many opportunities for directing your life as you follow your life purpose. For this reason Vedic astrology is an empowering self-development or personal development tool in helping you to understand yourself and make the most of your potential.


Everything in the universe is composed of stardust. The page you are looking at, your mind, your body and the chair that supports you.

As stardust we humans are also gifted with a soul and consciousness.

As we come out of creation and are part of creation it is part of our journey to  create too. Vedic Astrology can help us create our own reality more consciously..

As we grow so does our consciousness.

Synchronicity, chance, destiny and choice are all active within and around us.

You are here because you are at the stage of your soul development where you are  asking the big questions of life, the universe and everything.


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