In India the Sanskrit translation of astrology is “Jyotish”, this means “lamp of God”. The Vedic astrology chart is considered a form of grace given to an individual so that they can assess their strengths and weaknesses. There are two parts to astrology, one is astronomy which is the mathematical calculation of the positions of the planets at the time of birth. The second part is the prediction. One of the most important things that Vedic astrology can do is to help someone understand the opportunities that they will have in a lifetime, to bring various aspects of themselves to fruition, and interact with the external world in positive ways that help one fulfill their karmic destiny.
“All parts of creation are linked together and interchange their influences. The balanced rhythm of the universe is rooted in reciprocity. Man in his human aspect, has to combat two sets of forces – first, the tumults within his being caused by the admixture of earth, water, fire, air and the ethereal elements; second, the outer disintegrating powers of nature. So long as man struggles with his mortality, he is affected by the myriad of mutations of heaven and earth”.
Astrology is the study of man’s response to planetary stimuli. The stars have no conscious benevolence or animosity; they merely send forth positive and negative radiations. Of themselves, these do not help or harm humanity, but offer a lawful channel for the outward operation of cause – effect equilibriums that each man has set into motion in the past.
A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma. His horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing his unalterable past and its probable future results. The native chart is best interpreted by one who has wisdom, intuition and humility, these are few.
The message boldly blazoned across the heavens at the moment of birth is not meant to emphasize fate – the result of past good and evil – but to arouse men will to escape from his universal thralldom. What he has done, he can undo. None other than himself was the instigator of the causes of whatever effects are now prevalent in his life. He can overcome any limitation, because he created it by his own actions in the first place, and because he possesses spiritual resources that are not subject to planetary pressure.
Superstitious awe of astrology makes one an automaton, slavishly dependent on mechanical guidance. The wise man defeats his planets – or in other words his past – by transferring his allegiance from the creation to the Creator. The more he realizes his unity with his soul – Spirit – the less he can me dominated by matter. The soul is ever free; it is deathless because it is birth less – it cannot be regimented by the stars.
Man is a soul and has a body. When he properly places his sense of identity, he leaves behind al compulsive patterns. So long as he remains confused in his ordinary state of spiritual amnesia, he will know the subtle fetters of environmental law.”
|Name of Sign||Dates of Sign||Dates of Constellation|
|Aries||March 21 to April 20||March 21 to April 18|
|Taurus||April 21 to May 20, 21||April 19 to May 10|
|Gemini||May 21, 22 to June 21||May 11 to June 18|
|Cancer||June 22 to July 22||June 19 to July 21|
|Leo||July 23 to August 22, 23||July 22 to August 10|
|Virgo||August 23, 24 to September 22, 23||August 11 to September 17|
|Libra||September 23, 24 to October 22, 23||September 18 to November 3|
|Scorpio||October 23, 24 to November 22||November 4 to November 16|
|Sagittarius||November 23 to December 21, 23||November 17 to December 13|
|Capricorn||December 22, 24 to January 20||December 14 to January 21|
|Aquarius||January 21 to February 19||January 22 to February 14|
|Pisces||February 20 to March 20||February 15 to March 21|