Astrology Vedic Astrology

Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also referred to as Jyotish Shastra, is an ancient study of celestial positioning and its overall influence on living being in relation to cosmological forces. The study is assumed to be timeless and universal in nature. Its wisdom incorporates the entire multiplicity of materialistic phenomena in the boundary of time and space. Vedic astrology evolved as a part of the study rooted in ancient India focusing the arrangement of celestial bodies located in the external universe and their power on the worldly beings.

Vedic astrology is based on the understanding of the interaction of the law of nature that establishes an interconnection between different cosmological elements and with cosmos itself. This law of nature is an expressive form of the unison among all the diversities as well as the underlying super intelligence governing the entire precision. Vedic astrology figures out the vital commands of nature and looks for imparting to mankind a method, which facilitates the living strategy with great harmony in correspondence with nature, in order to increase the potentiality for opportunities for development and decrease distress.


Vedic astrology (Jyotisha) has three main branches:

  • Siddhanta (Astronomy) : Astronomy & its application to astrology

  • Samhita (Mundane Astrology): Covers Mundane astrology, predicting important events related to countries such as war, earth quakes, political events, astro - meteorology, financial positions, electional astrology; house & construction related matters (Vaastu Shaastra), animals, portents & omens etc.

  • Hora (Predictive astrology):

    • Jaatak Shaastra / Hora Shaastra (Natal Astrology / horoscopy): Prediction based on individual horoscope.

    • Muhurt or Muhurtha (Electional astrology): Selection of beneficial time to initiate an activity to get maximum fruition from the life activities.

    • Swar Shaastra (Phonetical astrology): Predictions based on name & sounds.

    • Prashna (Horary astrology): Predictions based on time when a question is asked by querent / querist.

    • Ankjyotisha / Kabala (Numerology): A branch of astrology based on numbers.

    • Nadi Astrology: An ancient treatise having detailed predictions for individuals.

    • Tajik Shaastra / Varsha Phal (Annual Horoscopy): Astrology based on annual solar returns.

    • Tajik Shaastra / Varsha Phal (Annual Horoscopy): Astrology based on annual solar returns.

    • Jaimini Sutras: A non-conventional method of timing of events based on Famous Indian astrologer, Acharya Jaimini.

    • Nastjaatakam (Lost Horoscopy): Art of tracing / construction of lost horoscopes.

    • Streejaatak (female astrology): A special branch of astrology dealing with female nativities.

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