What is Vedic Astrology?
Vedic Astrology, known in Sanskrit as Jyotish, is an ancient astrological tradition that comes from the Indian Vedas. Jyotish roughly translates to “light, heavenly body” and thus it is often interpreted as “the science of light.” While this system of astrology holds several features in common with more widely-known Western traditions, there are several techniques unique only to Jyotish:
- The 27 Nakshatras, or lunar mansions, which contain the 27 fixed stars found among the 12 zodiacal constellations
- The mahadasha system, or planetary periods, used to assess when planets in the natal chart become activated and yield their results
- The use of planetary yogas, which are specific combinations of planetary placements within a chart that yield specific results when activated
Other differences include the traditional use of the sidereal zodiac over the tropical zodiac, different ways of calculating aspects between planets, and the overall influence of Hindu philosophy and mythology in interpretation of the chart conditions. To learn more about astrology, check out my introductory series:
Why Vedic Astrology?
Vedic astrology can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the growth and evolution of an individual:
I have completed over 250 hours of professional-level education through the Northwest Institute of Vedic Sciences, in addition to over 5 years of independent study into the field of astrology.
Currently I offer two mediums for astrological assessment: live, one-on-one consultations and written, full chart analysis. Please note that accurate knowledge of your birth time down to the minute is mandatory for my astrological offerings.
Live Astrological Consultation
During a live consultation I look at your chart and make notes, identifying prominent patterns and information relevant to your questions.
This service is a good place to start if you are looking for some general information or a quick answer to a simple question.
For customers who have already had their chart read by me.
Full Written Chart Analysis
When you purchase a full written analysis from me, you receive a PDF document containing at least 3500 words of detailed assessment of your chart.
This takes up to 2 weeks for me to complete. I charge a flat rate of $290. The assessment covers the following areas:
Chart Ruler, which represents your overall appearance, character, and vitality
Moon placement, which represents your psyche
Additional planetary and house analysis, covering all areas of life including home, career, family, and relationships
Yoga assessment, which tells us what kind of results the planets can give in your life
Mahadasha and transit analysis, giving you the opportunity to prepare for future planetary currents and how they can impact you
You also receive a free Vedic Astrology primer to help understand the terms I use in your analysis, and every section of the document contains an easy-to-follow summary of the most important information about your chart.
Please visit my shop to purchase this service through the link below.