Vedic, or Jyotish astrology, has its roots in Indian and Hindu culture, making it markedly different from its Western counterparts. The author of this book explains how it can be used, and how it shouldn't be used, in this introduction. Complete instructions, easy to understand. Charts. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
"Ever since my first journey to India I have desired to share the knowledge I was fortunate enough to receive. I have also felt a need to dispel some rather major misconceptions, the main one being the fact that Hindu astrology is extraordinarily difficult. This is not true, as will soon hopefully be revealed. Although I have always been most fascinated with astrology because of the philosophical implications and revelations which can be extracted. I have done my best to keep philosophy from this work, as that is not my present purpose. It is my intention only to present Hindu astrology in a way that it deserves to be presented, which is long overdue -- a way which western astrologers can understand and utilise, and which will clear away the mystery and finally put into perspective the enormously complex techniques which make up the bulk of most textbooks on the subject. Having worked with both Hindu and western systems, it is my experience that the two greatly complement each other and together form the basis for a complete and profound astrology." -- taken from the Introduction.
This book named "The Essence of Vedic astrology" is really the essence of astrology according to its title. It has very useful and important topics on astrology. Each topic is complete in its entirety and efforts have been made to explain the related topic in very simple language with examples and tables, where needed. Attempts has been made to present, analytical discussion of all important topics related to various organs of astrology like horoscope, Muhoorat, Vastu Shastra, dreams, omens, etc... All topics are based on thorough study and analysis of ancient Vedic astrology texts, Hindu mythology and Codes like Saravli, Brihtprashrhorashastr, Brihtjatk, Faldeepika, Hora Ratnam, Jatak Parijata, Prashan Marg, Tajik Nilkanthi, Prashan Chandeshwar, Muhoorat Ganpati, Sarvaarth Chintamani, Brihat Davjtrrnjanm etc. Manglik Dosa, Kaal Sarpa Yoga, wearing of Gems stones etc. Controversial topics are also discussed absolutely. Long practical experience of writer in the field of predictive astrology remained helpful in presenting this book.
Through astrologers are well aware that it is the aspects between planets which has been planets which add detail and definition to a birth chart, there has been no single work which deals comprehensively with the theory and delineation of aspects in Vedic Astrology. This book fills a voig by providing a clear and concise treatment of the subject. The authors have drawn their material from the ancient and medieval classics of Vedic astrology, preserving the wisdom of the sages as well as granting their readers a wealth of insight into how the ancient dictums may be applied to contemporary life.