Gayatri Mantra and Invocation of the Seven Worlds

We meditate upon the most adorable effulgence of the Divine creative Sun (Savitar), that he may inspire our minds OM, the cosmic waters, the cosmic light, the essence, immortality, Brahman, Bhur (Earth), Bhuvah (Atmosphere) Suvar (Heaven), OM The invocation of the planetary deities is preceded by the Gayatri mantra to the Sun God as Savitar. This is the most important Vedic mantra for connecting us to the Divine light. Savitar represents not just the Sun but the supreme light of consciousness...

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The Science of Karma

Our soul is a 'karmic being', a doer or actor in a universe shaped by its own actions. Astrology as a science of time is also a science of karma. Time is not merely a blank continuum, but reflects a karmic flow, a giving of the fruit of action to all beings. In this regard astrology is the most important of all sciences because through comprehending time and karma, it can unlock the energy and motivation behind everything that occurs in the universe. There is nothing in our birth chart that...

Red Coral

Red coral increases Agni and Pitta (but usually not excessively) and decreases Vata and Kapha. It strengthens the blood, marrow, bones and the reproductive system (particularly for men). It aids in digestion and circulation and also helps build up the muscle mass. Red coral increases ones resolve, will power and work capacity. It helps calm the emotions and creates motivation and determination so that we carry our actions out to the end. It increases the warrior spirit within us. Red coral can...

Organization of the Book

Part I explains the basic principles of Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and Ayurveda (Vedic medicine). It emphasizes the correlation between astrological factors of planets, signs and houses and Ayurvedic factors of doshas (biological humors) and tissues of the body. Central to it is the relationship between Ayurvedic constitutional types and astrological planetary types. It covers physical health, psychological well-being and spiritual development from a joint Ayurvedic Vedic astrology perspective....

Application of Astrological Mantras

The planets project powerful cosmic forces, both positive and negative, which influence us on all levels. They are not just material or chemical sources of light, but the source of subtle mental and emotional energies. They are lords of fate, karma and destiny that we must approach with reverence and respect. Their mantras are their names through which we can connect to their inner being. Their mantras are not simply sounds to repeat or formulas that work of their own accord. They require deep...

Ketu

Ketu means 'a flag, a sign, a symbol, intimation or indication'. It refers to the smoke that is the indicator or precursor of fire. It indicates the first light of the dawn or the first rays of the Sun. Ketu also refers to comets (upaketu), which were often regarded as omens of misfortune. Ketu indicates secret knowledge, including symbols, secret languages and ancient teachings. Ketu is the cut off body of a serpent and represents going beyond the mind. Ketu is ruled over by Chitragupta who is...

3 Color Therapy and the Planets

Each planet relates to a certain color of the cosmic rays that serve to make up our auras or energy fields. The influence of each planet can be increased by exposure to its corresponding color, or decreased by exposure to opposite colors. Color therapy is particularly good for targeting emotional and psychological imbalances but can be used for physical diseases, particularly those involving the blood, nerves or reproductive system. Many fiery Pitta disorders (infections and inflammations) can...

Kalki

Kalki as the tenth avatar represents all nine planets conjoined. Some see him as representing the new planetary dharma that is emerging in the world today. Worshipping him can help us energize all the nine planets in a positive way for inner transformation and upliftment. MANTRA is the main tool for working on the mind in Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology. It is perhaps the most important technique of all Vedic sciences. Mantra is the basis of the entire Vedic language and way of thought,...

Vedic Hymn to the Nine Planets Meditation on Ganesha

OMl We meditate upon the pervasive God adorned in white, who has the color of the Moon, with four arms, whose face is peaceful, for the removal of all obstacles. The invocation of the planetary deities, like that of any Hindu Gods and Goddesses, begins with the worship of Ganesha, the Elephant-headed God who grants skill and wisdom and removes any obstacles to the worship. As Ganesha is the lord of time, karma and calculation, he is also invoked as the main deity for Vedic astrology. Vedic...

The Three Doshas or Biological Humors

Ayurveda classifies our life energies into three primary biological forces called doshas, meaning 'factors of decay', owing to the problems they cause when out of balance. The doshas are a similar concept to the biological humors of ancient Greek thought (which also had astrological equivalents). First and foremost is a principle of energy, movement or change connected to the wind and the air element called Vata dosha, which means the 'life-wind'. Second is a principle of light, heat or...

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American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA) RO. Box 2149, Sedona AZ 86339 Ph 928-282-6595 Fax 928-282-6097 www.vedicastrology.org The American College of Vedic Astrology is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to teaching the art and science of Vedic Astrology or Jyotish. ACVA's purpose is to provide the highest quality of education and training in Vedic Astrology to students and professional astrologers worldwide emphasizing ethics and professionalism in the mastery of the principles...

Vedic Astrology and Ayurvedic Medicine

Vedic astrology is India's traditional system of reading the stars, the planets and the entire movement of time. It was originally called Vedanga Jyotish, meaning the study of light (Jyoti) which is a limb of the Veda (Vedanga). It was also called Jyotirveda, the 'light Veda' or 'science of light'. Ayurveda, which means the 'science of life', is the corresponding Vedic system of natural healing for both body and mind. Both are living branches of an ancient sacred science that arose in an older...

And Colors

VEDIC astrology is not just a system for reading our future it is also a means of changing it. Besides its predictive side, Vedic astrology has an equally effective therapemtic aspect, which is particularly important to integrate when exploring fc connection with Ayurveda. According to Vedic astrology, astrological indications are only probabilities capable of some degree of alteration. Vedic astrology is not a fatalistic science, which chains us to a fixed destiny according to some rigid...

Keys to Reading Vedic Charts

The following are charts of famous people, whose life and appearance are well known and easy to reference. They cover a broad range of body types and temperaments including examples of good and bad health, short and long life. My main aim is to show how the Ayurvedic constitution is reflected in the Vedic astrological chart. I have indicated how the Ayurvedic constitution or doshic type is reflected by the dominant planetary influences in the chart, with due consideration for both the Ascendant...

Venus

Venus, when weak, mainly causes airy or Vata disorders. The kidneys and reproductive systems are the main problem areas. For women there will be infertility, menstrual irregularity or menstrual pain and cramping, with a tendency to miscarriage. For men there will be impotence, prostate problems or other reproductive limitations. There may be chronic kidney or bladder infections or stones in the urinary tract. The complexion will be poor and the skin will lack in moisture or softness. A strong...

Jupiter

Brihaspati, the main Vedic name for the planet Jupiter, means 'the lord (pati) of the vast or the profound (Brihat)', which indicates his role as the lord of the night sky, the brightest of the nocturnal stars. Brihaspati is the priest or guru of the Devas or Gods, the cosmic powers of light. He is the first and foremost of the human rishis, the great seers and sons of Agni or fire, who guide humanity spiritually. He is famous for his knowledge of mantra, ritual, yoga and Vedanta. Jupiter is...

Astrology of the Seers

Distance Learning Program in Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda This comprehensive training program, authored by Dr. David Frawley, explains Vedic astrology in clear and modern terms, providing practical insights how to use and adapt the system for the contemporary student. For those who have difficulty approaching Vedic astrology, the course provides many keys for unlocking its language and its methodology, both in terms of chart interpretation and for the practical application of remedial measures....

The Main strological Remedial Mea5Ure

GEMSTONES are the most important remedial measure used in Vedic astrology, which emphasizes gem therapy above all other astrological therapies. Gems possess the greatest power of any substances found on Earth to transmit planetary influences, both to counter negative planetary energies and to promote those which are positive. Most people who receive a Vedic astrological reading come away with a gem recommendation and think that without it the reading is not complete. Gemstones are formed by the...

Planetary Deities East and West

In the West, we are suspicious of the idea of many Gods, associating this idea with some primitive nature worship, if not idolatry. This is a misinterpretation of the nature of God whose unity does not exclude a variety of manifestations, assuming many names, forms and functions in His Her cosmic play. The Gods or Devas represent the living powers of the conscious universe working behind the great forces of nature, of which the stars and planets are central conduits. We could say that the...

American Institute of Vedic Studies

PO Box 8357, Santa Fe NM 87504-8357, Ph 505-983-9385 Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), Director Web www.vedanet.com, Email info vedanet.com The American Institute of Vedic Studies is an educational center, directed by Dr. David Frawley, devoted to the greater systems of Vedic and Yogic knowledge. It teaches related aspects of Vedic Science including Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, Yoga and Vedanta with a special reference to their background in the Vedas. It offers articles, books,...

L Which Gemstones to Wear Basic Rules

To determine which gemstones are best for a particular birth chart, we must first understand how to determine the status of planets in Vedic astrology as both 'natural' and 'temporal', benefics or malefics. Natural benefics are the Moon, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury. Natural malefics are the Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu - as explained earlier in the book. 'Temporal benefics' are planets that rule good and helpful houses from the Ascendant like houses one, five and nine. 'Temporal malefics'...

Mantras for the Chakras and the Elements

LAM, VAM, RAM, YAM, HAM (all pronounced with a short vowel sound as the 'a' in the word 'father') are the bija mantras of the five great elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether and relate respectively to the five chakras from the root (Muladhara) to the Throat (Vishuddha). They strengthen their respective elements and chakras and can also be used for the planets connected to the elements. In addition, the mantra KSHAM rules the third eye or mind center and the mantra OM the crown chakra...

Vedic Astrology and the Three Bodies

Vedic astrology similarly considers the role of all three bodies. It starts out with an examination of our physical health concerns, but then extends to all the main factors of our well-being career, relationship, creativity and spirituality bringing in the roles of the astral and causal bodies as well. Each of these different concerns is denoted by specific houses in the birth chart. These houses along with their planetary significators are examined with precise rules of delineation and...

Metals for Setting Gem Stones

Some astrologers consider that gold is the best metal for setting all expensive stones because it is the metal of the Sun from which all the planets derive their light. Their view is that the energetics of the metal are overcome by the power of the stone and it serves a more or less neutral role to transmit the gem's influence. Other astrologers point out that the heating nature of gold must be considered in its usage with gemstones. They hold that white gold (gold with silver) or gold with...

Diamond

Diamond decreases Pitta and Vata and mildly in-creases Kapha. It strengthens the reproductive system, the bones and Ojas and helps promote overall strength, beauty and vitality, aiding in longevity. It is particularly good for women in developing female energy. Diamond increases creativity and passion in general, whether in terms of art or in terms of sexuality, but gives fortitude, steadiness and resolve as well. It strengthens vision, imagination and insight. Diamond is good for promoting...

Deities for the Planets a Universal View

Looking behind the meaning of these planetary deities, we get the following system Divine Father in Wrathful or Transformative Energy Divine Mother in Wrathful or Protective Energy Each planet represents an inner archetype that we must integrate within ourselves for wholeness and transformation. Each represents a particular part of our psyche that we must understand and honor with its appropriate place within us. Each represents a certain stage in spiritual growth and a particular approach...

Emerald

Emerald is in general a balanced stone in terms of the doshas but can decrease Agni or the digestive fire. It strengthens the nerves, lungs and vocal organs, improving perception and respiration. It aids in balancing endocrine function and helps promote growth and development in children. Emerald improves the mind and emotions and stimulates the senses. It provides us better powers of speech, communication and expression, aiding in the learning process, particularly for children. It grants...

Ascendant Lord in the First House

Located in its own sign, the Ascendant lord is good for health and vitality as well as for overall expression and achievement in life, adding energy to the body and strengthening congenital vitality. However, if afflicted by malefics in this location, it can cause significant health problems from birth because both th Ascendant and its lord will be compromised. If aspected by Saturn or Rahu, long term Vata problems or degenerative disorders are possible. If afflicted by Mars, long term Pitta...

Moon Sign Types

ARIES MOON shows a direct, impulsive and expressive temperament, with the emotions driven by the will and vitality. It gives qualities of leadership, ego drive and a striving for preeminence. The person's emotional sensitivity will revolve around issues of independence, control and assertion, with a tendency to anger or domination. As the Moon rules Cancer, the fourth house from Aries, the emotional nature will be deep and intense and everything will likely be taken personally. 2. TAURUS MOON,...

Vedic Astrology and our Karmic Code

The soul can be defined as our 'karmic being' as opposed to our merely human personality, which is its mask. It carries our karmic propensities called samskaras from one body to another. Our karma, we could say, is the DNA of our soul. Just as the body has its particular genetic code, the soul has its particular 'karmic code'. The soul's karmic code is based upon the life patterns it has created the habits, tendencies, influences and desires it has set in motion over its many births. These...

The Signs and the Doshas

Vedic like Western astrology uses the twelve signs of the zodiac. However, in the Vedic system, the signs are a twelvefold division of the fixed stars, what is called a 'sidereal zodiac', not tropically based as is the case with the signs of western astrology based upon the equinoxes.16 The difference between the two systems, which coincided nearly two thousand years ago, is now around 24 degrees, with the point of the vernal equinox around 6 degrees of Pisces sidereally, moving backward toward...

Purification of Gem Stones

All gemstones are receptors and take on the influences around them, whatever these may be. They reflect and hold the strongest energy that they are exposed to. Gemstones of sensitive or mutable planets, like the Moon and Mercury, are more susceptible in this regard. All gems need, first of all, an initial purification to clear out such influences. This cleanses them of any impurities that may have at tended their production or their sale. Purification is more important if the gem was previously...

Ayurvedic Astrology

Yet, though they have their specializations in many areas, both Vedic astrology and Ayurveda have a significant overlap as well. Vedic astrology contains a medical system based upon Ayurveda, while Ayurveda contains a system for the timing of disease and its treatment based upon Vedic astrology. We can designate this combined usage of Ayurveda and Vedic astrology more simply as Ayurvedic Astrology'. Ayurvedic astrology is the medical branch of Vedic astrology, adding to it the Ayurvedic view of...

Chakras and the Exaltation Points of the Planets

This relationship between the signs and the chakras also helps explain the exaltation of the planets. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, the sign of the Moon and the head chakra. This shows the spiritual side of Jupiter and its function as the guru or guide, the teacher of the solar system. It is the point of maximum aspiration in life. Jupiter in the head center gives wisdom, peace and delight. Mercury is exalted in Virgo, its own sign, and is the planetary ruler of the throat chakra. This is the...

Health Potentials of the Nakshatras

I will only give an introduction to the Nakshatras here as these will be the subject of a separate and more extensive study in an upcoming book. The Nakshatras are defined mainly in reference to the position of the Moon, which transits one Nakshatra a day, though they can be applied as well to the position of other planets. We can best under-stand the Nakshatras through examining them from three primary perspectives. The first perspective is relative to the nature of the signs that they are a...

Prayers to the Planets

Besides the name and bija mantras, there are longer extended mantras, which are usually verses or parts of hymns. We could also call these 'prayers'. They aim at propitiation (prarthana) of the deity for general or specific results. Such verses aim at warding off negative energies and promoting positive energies through an attunement of our speech, mind and will to the divine forces of the universe that work through the planets. To use them requires that we recognize the power of cosmic...

Advanced Rules of Prescribing Gemstones

There are many other special rules for prescribing gemstones that go beyond the basic principles just indicated. These principles are mainly for gems that aim at improving the overall health and well-being of a person. Gems can also be prescribed for more specific issues and for particular domains of life. These considerations are outside the main scope of this book, so I will only provide a general indication of them here.42 Planetary gems generally strengthen the houses a planet rules or the...

The Sun and Prana

Behind all light sources in the universe is the supreme light of consciousness, the Light of lights or inner Sun, which is the original form or face of God. This spiritual Sun exists within our own minds and hearts as the power of illumination at the core of our being, our own true inner Self. Returning to it is the ultimate goal of life. The Vedic mantras are said to arise from the breath of the Godhead (Brahman) or the universal Prana. The power of these mantras resides in the rays of the Sun...

Yellow Sapphire

Yellow sapphire increases Kapha and Pitta, but not usually excessively, and decreases Vata in a major way. It helps develop Ojas (primary vigor), strengthens the immune system, and aids in overall growth and development. It is particularly good for the livei spleen and pancreas. It promotes growth and healing of the tissues and helps balance the functions of the endocrine system. Yellow sapphire improves our ojtlook in life, grants enthusiasm, and gives us courage and generosity to pursue our...

16 Michael Jordan Pitta

Feb. 17, 1963, 10 20 AM, Brooklyn NY, 73W56, 40N38 Feb. 17, 1963, 10 20 AM, Brooklyn NY, 73W56, 40N38 Michael Jordan is an extremely competitive, high achieving Pitta (fiery) personality, with secondary Vata (air) characteristics. The As- cendant is Aries, an aggressive and assertive, headstrong fiery sign. Mars, the Ascendant lord, exchanges signs with the Moon, being in Cancer ruled by the Moon, while the Moon is in Scorpio, ruled by Mars, bringing a strong Mars influence to the Moon. Mars...

Mantras for Venus

To the brilliant light (Shukra), to Agni, carry your purified thought offering, who with wisdom travels through all divine and mortal births. 2. I have heard that Indrani is the best wife among women. Her husband never experiences old age and death. 3. We call upon lndra from the peoples in all directions. For us may he be supreme. The first verse is to Shukra (Venus) as Agni or the cosmic fire in its brilliant effulgence (the Sanskrit word Shukra also means brilliant). All the planets are...

Yoga and the Three Bodies

Yoga in the Vedic system is-a science of meditation aimed at Self-realization or union with the Divine as its ultimate goal.12 Yoga or spiritual practice of any genuine type is the main concern of the soul or the . causal body, the immortal part of our nature, whose intentions go beyond physical or psychological well-being to our eternal welfare. Yoga begins with the balancing and clearing of the physical body through various asanas or yoga postures in order to provide the foundation of health...

Factors that Disturb the Psychology

Many astrological factors can disturb our psychological well-being. Most important are afflictions to the Moon, which is the primary indicator of our emotional nature. These are reinforced by afflictions to the fourth house and its lord, which like the Moon govern over our emotional nature. Malefic influences to the Moon from Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu disturb the psychology. Aspects of malefic house lords, like lords of the sixth, eighth or twelfth have a similar negative effect. Each of...

Mantras for the moon

May all vigorous powers come to you from every side. Abide in the gathering place of power. 2. In the Waters, Soma has said.to me, are all the medicines and the Fire that gives blessings to all, and the waters that are the universal medicine. 3. The Goddess Gauri has chanted, fashioning the waters. She has become onefooted, two footed, fourfooted, eightfooted, ninefooted and a thousand syllabled in the supreme ether. The first verse lauds the Moon's deity devata as Soma,...

Astrology and Healing

Through its ability to help us understand our physical constitution or body type, Vedic astrology shows our overall disease propensity, indicating the types of health problems that we are most likely to be vulnerable to. In addition to this, it can indicate the timing of disease, so that we can know when we are likely to get sick and can guard ourselves against it. Once we have come down with a disease, Vedic astrology can be an important aid in its prognosis, showing our ability to get well,...

The Mantras of the Sanskrit Alphabet

The Sanskrit alphabet consists of fifty prime mantras, considered to be the 'mothers' or root powers behind the entire universe. They have special correspondences with the planets and signs as noted below.48 The Planets and the Sanskrit Alphabet 16 Sounds in the Head and Senses - Sun 16 Sounds in the Head and Senses - Sun 25 Sounds of the Trunk and Limbs - 5 Planets 25 Sounds of the Trunk and Limbs - 5 Planets The Sun relates to the vowels, which in Sanskrit are a group of sixteen. Vowels...

Methods of Color Therapy

There are many methods of astrological color therapy. One very direct method is to increase exposure to the planet's color in your environment. This may involve changing the colors of your home or office walls, particularly the room in which you spend most of your time. You can paint your rooms according to astrological principles. Having a meditation room in a certain color can be very important. If you are a health practitioner, the right colors in the healing room are very The colors of our...

Mantras for Ketu

Creating a ray Ketu where no ray existed, creating a form where there was no form, O youthful Indra, Lord of Life, you were born along with the dawns. 2. The Creator Brahma among the Gods, the master of the verse among the poets, the seer among the sages, the falcon among the birds of prey, the axe in the forests, Soma flows through the purification filter, singing. 3. May he radiant Chitra , appear radiant to us, whose rule is radiant, the giver of life. May he, lustrous with his lights,...

2 The Nine Planetary Types

The nine planetary types are more specific than the three Ayurvedic types and can be used to expand them. Sun, Mars and Ketu types are usually Pitta in terms of Ayurveda, but in slightly different ways. Moon, Jupiter and Venus types are usually Kapha. Saturn, Mercury and Rahu types are usually Vata. But these doshic connections are only general and exceptions do exist. In some individuals, also, two or three planets may be relatively equal in strength, in which case their delineations should be...

Planets and the Tissues of the Body

The influence of the planets extends to the tissues dhatus of the body as described in Ayurveda. As with the doshas, there is not a final one-to-one correlation to the planets but a number of important correlations. 1. PLASMA Rasa dhatu - The Moon's rulership over the water element in the body and Kapha dosha brings its influence to the plasma or basic bodily fluid as well. A strong Moon provides good hydration to the body, which is the main function of the plasma. Classical Vedic astrology...

Houses of Longevity and Maraka Houses Deathcausing Houses

The first is the main house of longevity as it represents our overall vitality. The eighth is also a house of longevity ayus , in that it indicates our term of life. The third house relates to longevity as well as to vitality. As the eighth house by position from the eighth house, the third house shares in eighth house indications. Longevity is indicated by the first, third and eighth houses. Houses two and seven are special maraka or 'death-causing houses', because as the twelfth from the...

Upachaya Houses Houses of Resistance to Disease

Houses 3, 6 and 11 are houses of resistance to disease and relate to the immune system. Malefics here destroy disease and increase our immunity. Benefics do not do well in the sixth, but are not bad in the third and eleventh. Such houses are called upachaya or increasing houses in Vedic astrology as their strength, like that of the immune system, increases over time. Saturn, Mars, the Sun, Rahu or Ketu do well in these houses. In fact these malefics placed in upachaya houses can be stronger in...

The Six Twelve Axis

The sixth house and the sixth sign Virgo, which govern the lower abdomen, the colon and digestive nerves, are particularly important in determining a person's disease potential. The opposite twelfth house and sign Pisces, which govern emotional and metabolic balance, are also crucial. This means that the sixth house twelfth house axis in the birth chart is very important for both physical and psychological health. Virgo governs Vata, the biological air humor in the body, in general. As most...

Ayurveda and the Three Bodies

Ayurveda has as its primary concern the right functioning of the physical body, showing how to correct the various imbalances that can arise within it. However, as the physical body is energized by the vital force and connected to the mind and to the soul, which is the ultimate source of life, Ayurveda considers impacts of the astral and causal bodies as well. In general, we could say that the physical body relates more to Kapha, the biological water humor of Ayurveda, because it is composed...

Benefic and Malefic Planets

For determining their overall results, planets are divided into two groups benefic or expansive and malefic or restrictive. Benefic planets usually promote health and malefics cause disease. Yet this is only a general rule. Malefic planets cause disease owing to their destructive effects, but can increase resistance to disease if well-placed. Benefic planets work to create positive health if well placed in the chart but can cause disease when poorly placed. In this regard, the Sanskrit for...

Ketu Types

Ketu types resemble Mars types, and are usually Pitta in their constitution, with moderate height and build, wiry, a little muscular, and running on the warm side. Yet they also have secondary Vata characteristics, being lean, nervous, dry, and having a fast metabolism. Their eyes are particularly piercing and probing. Their circulation is strong but with a tendency to toxic blood conditions, skin diseases, ulcers and hypertension. They often suffer from neuromuscular disorders and may have a...

Doshas and Planets

Vedic astrology uses the seven classical planets visible to the naked eye the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. To these it adds the two lunar nodes, the north node or Dragon's head called Rahu, and the south node or Dragon's tail called Ketu. These points in the Moon's elliptical orbit at which eclipses occur are very important in the Vedic system. Some Vedic astrologers also use Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, but few afford them the importance of the other planets. The term for...

Doshas Planets and Elements

Both doshas and planets correspond to the five elements, which form their main common ground of correlation. There are however some differences and variations that should be borne in mind. Mercury is often related to the earth element because of its ability to facilitate clear communication and action in the outer world through the concrete or information oriented mind that it rules. However, it does not necessarily make a person heavy or Kapha physically. It is usually more Vata in this...

Divisional Charts

Along with the usual birth chart, called the rashi chart Vedic astrology employs a number of subtle, harmonic or divisional charts, which are mathematical subdivisions of the birth chart.20 Planetary positions in several divisional charts are considered important for health. Most notable of these are the positions in the drekkana harmonic third for Prana and general vitality, navamsha harmonic ninth for the connection with the soul and for longevity, in the dvadashamsha harmonic twelfth for...

Vedic Parable

One of the greatest Vedic sages was Atharva, after whom the Atharva Veda, one of the four main Vedic texts, was named. In the older Rig Veda, to which this story goes back, he was already a legendary figure. Atharva had a son named Dadhyak, who is the central figure in the sto y that follows. Dadhyak by his profound austerities had received the highest knowledge of immortality, called the 'knowledge of honey' Madhu Vidya because it carried the supreme bliss. Dadhyak gained this knowledge as a...

Ayurvedic

Ayurvedic Literature Review Example

The author demonstrates great skill in presenting the treatment methods and remedial measures of ancient India for their healing benefits to the modern world. Ayurvedic Astrology Self Healing through the Stars is destined to become a classic text in the field. Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. President, American College of Vedic Astrology This is probably the first book available that jointly examines both Ayurveda and Vedic astrology in detail for the modern reader. Even in the traditional literature...