Astrology has been widely practiced in India, and is often refereed to as Vedic astrology or Hindu astrology. The system of Vedic Astrology originated in the ancient India, and has been documented by different sage in Vedic scriptures. Often regarded as the “Jyotish Vidya” or the “Science of light”, Indian astrology deals with the different patterns of astral lights that supposedly help in determining the destiny of a human being and of the earth in general.
Astrology is a part of science that deals with the effects of the planetary movements on human lives. Astrology relies on astronomy and the planetary positions to give correct predications about the future of an individual based on the accurate position of different planets at a particular time, together with the accurate positions of all the zodiacal start signs. The relation between the start signs and that of the planet is what astrologers take into account for predicting accurately.
The premise of Indian astrology is that it perceives a link between all the things that exist. It suggests that your fortune, which is the “karma” is predetermined by certain cosmic deigns. It takes into account your birth planet and stars and predicts your future according to the same. Also, it tries to establish a link between your karma and your future, stating that the later is based on the former.
There are too many inter-related concepts of Vedic Astrology that can be very difficult to understand. There are charts, natal carts, Jyotish Rashis, dashas and many other aspects that only Indian astrology can explain. It often seems to be a complicated science that has many hidden factors which the common man cannot understand. However, when simplified, the concepts of Indian astrology can be made easier.
There is a subtle difference between the Indian astrology and the Western astrology. While the Indian astrology follows the concept of moving zodiac, Western or Tropical astrology believes in fixed zodiac. This actually leads to differences in calculation, thereby affecting the overall prediction. The truth of these concepts is yet to be validated! But these different cultures have great respect for their individual concepts and so do we.Indian Perspective on Astrology
The basic of Indian astrology is simple for the ones who actually understand what astrology is all about. Indian astrology is not just about Indian horoscope, but there are so many other factors included in a horoscope that you would find it very difficult to understand what it actually means.
Astrology basically deals with the positions of different bodies and the observation of the same to deduce certain points that signify the relationship of the bodies to Earth and to one another. This actually helps in determining the relative positions of different bodies in correspondence to the Earth and other planets. In order to make these observations much easier to understand, the ancient sages created a rationale method based on 5 primary factors that makes the concepts of Indian astrology.
First, the Rashi or Zodiac signs are used as the fixed background that shares a common relation with all the cosmic bodies. There are 12 Rashi altogether in a circular band with 30 degrees angle between each of them.
Second, is the Nakshatra (s) or the asterism. These help in subdividing the fixed background of the zodiac signs into its smaller parts. in total 27 Nakshatra(s) are used today for prediction.
Third, the Solar System, involving the Sun, Moon and the different Planets. The motion of all these bodies from one point to another in relation to our Earth, keeping the Sun at the center is what is used for creating the Indian horoscope.
Fourth, the different Houses. You can see divides spaces that makes the Houses and each House has a particular meaning to it. There are various calculations involved in determining the Houses and on which house lies your planets and starts. Depending on that, your future will vary.
Fifth and the most important concept is Time. Time is the most important factor that helps in determining everything in life. The time is taken into account for creating an Indian horoscope and it is time that helps in predicting the future too.