Astrology is the ancient, universal science of light called jyotish in the Sanskrit language which can aid in the determination of one’s karma from past lives and thereby the fulfillment of one’s potential in this lifetime. It is also an extremely valuable tool in the determination of the proper timing of human events so that those efforts will meet with success and not founder upon the rocks of difficulty and failure..
Vedic Astrology or jyotish is the oldest system of astrology still in use in the world today. It comes from the subcontinent that is now called India. In former times, it wasn’t called India. It was known as Bharata. Vedic astrology comes from the Vedas, ancient books of knowledge dating back to about 3000 BC. The word ‘veda’ means knowledge in the archaic Sanskrit language. Prior to this time, the knowledge had been transmitted from guru to disciple through an oral tradition dating back even further in time. Though the Vedas cover all human concerns, they are more widely known for their elucidation of the sciences of karma, yoga, reincarnation, meditation and self-realization. In recent times, Ayurvedic medicine has seen a resurrection of interest throughout the world as well.
Western Astrological calculation which is widely used in the Western World and can be found in most newspapers, makes a fundamental error in calculating the positions of the planets and the Sun.
Much has been written or suggested regarding recommendations of astrological birth stones and such birth stone recommendations are often printed in the back pages of yearly calendars. In 1912, many of the traditional gemstones used as birth stones were substituted for more commercially viable stones by the American National Jewelers Retail Association to suit their own commercial needs. If you are taking recommendations for your own birth stone from such a source, then you are being deceived and led astray.
An Interview with Drew Lawrence, the internationally acclaimed Vedic Astrological Consultant and Sanskrit scholar. Reprinted from Shared Vision magazine.
Afflicted or weakened planets in a birth chart can be pacified or appeased by the use of mantra which is spiritual sound vibration that is repeated for a minimum number of times. Some people are willing to undertake such a discipline while most others would rather simply put on a gemstone and let it do the work.