Astrology is a language. If you understand this language. The sky speaks to you.
There are several incidents which motivated me to learn vedic astrology. Although from text book, vedic astrology is something which evolved from Jyothda sastras, there are so many stories and incidents which emphasise and confirm the existence of vedic astrology several thousand years ago.
We would have seen horoscope of Lord Rama present in several astrology and Ramayana books. Vedic Astrology has deep connection with the events such as birth of Rama, his learning skills, character, exile, reclaiming the throne etc. The dasha and planet positions in the horoscope is said to be accurately matching with his life.
Another example is in Mahabharata. Sahadeva was one of the greatest astrologer who accurately predicted the events happened during the Kurukshetra war. In those days, astrology took a main role before starting any event. The story tells about the event when Sahadeva predicts the day to start the war.
Not only the epics, even astrologies existence are there in Veda Shastras. There are many other stories which relates to vedic astrology. In the forecoming blogs we will cover the stories and its correlation to vedic astrology.
Vedic Astrology not only deals with astronomy, it also deals with many different numeric figures in Mathematics. Lets start our basic lesson.
9 Planets in Vedic Astrology
Why only 9 planets. Earth is not considered ?
In every vedic astrology book or course, first thing we learn is about 9 planets. Astrology is about belief. There are no right or wrong answers here. We know that astrology is all about the galaxy and movement of planets in circular orbit. When planets move in the circular orbit, we need a point from which we can measure the movement. Which is Earth. Rahu and Ketu are front and back mirrors. We are trying to be on the center of circle(being on earth) and place the predictions based on the movement of planets
What is the correlation between the planets and our Life ?
We have many connections with these planets in our day to day life. First and foremost – Sun. Sunlight is the basic source for all human being. Say Moon, During No moon or Full moon day, we could have seen some people acting very strange and aggressively.
Planets like Uranus, Pluto , Neptune are not considered ?
When they had a mechanism to find out the existence of such planets, Why not neptune or pluto considered in vedic astrology. Did they were not aware of these planet ? No, thats not the case. Saturn is the farthest planet in our list. These planets are even farther than Saturn. Hence, the movement of these planets has very very less significance with human life. That is why, these planets are not there as part of the main list.
Astrology is not just a single subject. It has deep connections with Astronomy, Mathematics, Spirituality and more. Once we start studying about each, hundreds of questions arise. For some we get the answer of our own. Some are still unanswerable. Please feel free to post about the question on Planets and their behaviour in the comments. We will see more about them in the future posts as well.