The word Astrology means “the language of the stars”. In Sanskrit it's called Jyotish, or the Science of light. It throws light on the dark recesses of the future, and attempts to foretell the future of humans and the fate of nations.
The Sun and Moon produced effects the ancients couldn't fail to notice. The rains, tides, fertility of the soil, general comfort and well being of people were directly traceable to their influence.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VEDIC AND WESTERN ASTROLOGY?
There are two types of Astrology. One is Western which is based on a moveable zodiac and this is extremely good for character analysis and psychological profiles. The other is Vedic which is based on a fixed zodiac and is excellent in making accurate predictions.
The distinction between Astrology and other divinations is that Astrology is based on the actual movements of planets, and has an empirical base. Other forms of divination such as Numerology, Palmistry, Tarot Cards, Psychic Readings, Mediums, Crystal Ball readings are not Astrology.
According to the ancient Indian scriptures, the Vedas, we have to experience Karma in this life, which reflects the good or bad actions we have performed in our past lives.
Vedic Astrology is based on universal religion and believes in the transmigration of the soul in its quest for further spiritual growth
On the taking of each birth, we bring forward our unaccomplished Karmic debt from previous births and are expected to pay or clear those debts within the given parameters of our life time.
Karmic law will bring a couple together to work out their karmic debts in this life time. Free will, will determine how the couple deal with their problems and whether or not they stay together.
Sade Sati is a cycle of seven and a half years. It's caused by the transit of Saturn (Shani) every 30 years and affects the major houses in a person’s life causing disappointment, disharmony and undesirable events in general, but like everything in life, this can be managed.
Vedic Astrology is well known for its upayes or antidotes to planetary afflictions and how to neutralise them with gems, as outlined by the ancient and enlightened sages.
Vedic Astrology is based on the philosophy of karma and reincarnation. You are who you are because of your many past lives. Never feel sorry for yourself, never ask why me and never compare your life to anyone else's. You are alone in this journey and you live by the decisions and choices you make.