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Everything You Need To Know About Vedic Astrology Readings (and where to get one)

Everything You Need To Know About Vedic Astrology Readings (and where to get one)

Jyotisha, OR VEDIC ASTROLOGY, is a vast body of knowledge PASSED DOWN to mankind by the Vedic Rishis (sages) OF INDIA LONG, LONG AGO.

According to scholarly research, Jyotisha has been practiced in India for at least the last 5,000 years, while the yogis and elders of India assert that it is much more ancient. Vedic Astrology encompasses not only astronomy but also the interpretation of the movements of the celestial bodies, such as the Sun, the Moon, the planets and the stars as seen from earth. This is what is commonly called astrology.  

Using the placement of the planets at the time of birth as a reflection of an individual’s karma, Jyotishis (vedic astrologers) “read” the karmic patterns of each individual and deliver insight into psychological patterns, predict the events that are likely to occur in your life, as well as suggest remedial measures to alleviate difficulties due to karma.

  Jyotisha readings are sacred revelations of your karmic records and must be approached with reverence and respect. These sessions can be transformative life experiences and can alter each individual’s vision of themselves and the Divine.  They are rare opportunities to get insight into the invisible forces and rhythms that influence your life and provide you the opportunity to shape what is to come in accordance with your highest ideals. Depending on the capacity and skills of each astrologer, they can “see” into various aspects of your karma. As a non-astrologer, it is useful to understand how a Jyotishi can help you.  The following 6 types of karmic readings are typically available to you once you encounter a skilled Jyotishi:

General Birth Chart Readings (Janma Patra)

This is the most common type of reading and is often necessary before an astrologer can go deeper into your karma. Typically, there is an analysis of the basic personality traits of the individual, as well as an overview the basic potentialities of various areas of life; such as profession, relationships, children, finances, home, spirituality, etc. An overview of major life events that have occurred thus far will likely be discussed, as well as the themes of the current period and predictions for events likely to occur in the next few years. Answers to any important questions can be asked and a simple remedial measure may also be suggested.

Yearly Chart Readings (Dasha/Bhukti or Vimshottari)

This type of reading explores your current planetary period for the upcoming year. Elaborate detail in all the important areas of life will be revealed using the transit of the planets through your horoscope.  This is recommended for those who wish to integrate the wisdom of Jyotisha into their lifestyle by having readings done once a year, in order to know the best directions to act for the highest degree of success, prosperity and happiness.

Timing Auspicious Events (Muhurta)

The moment anything commences indicates the likely outcome of that particular event. Whether the event proceeds smoothly or is delayed – brings happiness or sorrow – and whether it will ultimately succeed or fail is deeply influenced by the celestial energy emanating from the stars and planets. Choosing an auspicious time to start any important event, such as marriage, construction, travel, purchasing a vehicle etc., will assure that the event will bring prosperity and auspiciousness into your life.  In this type of Jyotisha consultation, the astrologer will help determine the best time to proceed with any important events.

Specific Questions (Prashna)

Using the position of the planets at the time of the question, the Jyotishia can give valuable insight into important questions, for those with an important question that the other readings cannot answer.

Elaborate Predictions (Daiva Vidya)

Some highly skilled Jyotishis can actually look into the future and “see”  the major trends and events that are likely to occur in the next 10+ years of your life. These readings detail the events that are likely going to manifest in your outer world. These readings are purely predictive and not psychologically focused. It is usually available only for certain individuals, with an abundance of fixed karmas.

Remedies (Upaya)

These are special consultations that will guide you in the appropriate direction to remedy the difficulties that you are experiencing due to negative karma. The performance of rituals, wearing gemstones, visiting temples, chanting mantras, making donations, planting trees, eating specific foods, special days to fast, flower essences, color therapy and other remedies will be recommended. These actions are subtle and mystical in their nature. They facilitate the discharge of negative energies in the aura, as well as appease various beings in the invisible spirit world that have the power to relieve our suffering. A spiritually charged amulet may also be given to energize and protect you.
Jyotisha is an exceedingly mystical sacred art. If you are ever fortunate enough to encounter a real Jyotishi on your path, hold onto them like they were gold, as their insight into your karma may help remove countless obstacles and provide an abundance of light. If you are looking for a reading we recommend the following 3 Jyotishis, who are based in the USA, and available to do readings via Skype:


About The Author

Ramananda Mayi

Author of “The Essential Teachings of Yoga,” Ramananda inspires the awakening of the spiritual heart through the wisdom traditions of Yoga, Tantra and Vedanta. A natural born mystic, vedic astrologer and ayurvedic medicinal healer, he is one of the founders of Blooming Lotus Yoga in Bali. Bridging the gap between the wisdom of the ancient sages with the modern age, Ramananda is an advocate of selfless service, devotion, meditation and contemplation as a means of promoting world peace.

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