Whenever we look at the sky, many questions come to our mind. For instance, why is the moon bigger or smaller every day? How do the stars change their positions? Or such a bright celestial body, the Sun, where it hides at night. All these questions also came to the mind of our ancestors and they made a lot of efforts to find answers and after decades (or perhaps centuries) of hard work, they developed various astronomical formulae, which they used in building astrology.
But if our question is what is astrology, then it is important to understand why astrology was created. So now we have two questions, firstly what is astrology, and second what is the need for astrology. Let us understand these things deeply:
What Is Astrology?
Astrology or Jyotisha is ancient space science, with the help of which we understand time, star signs, the speed of the planets and their Today, we use astrology to assess the future, but in mythological times, astrology was used to assess time and circumstances and other things useful to society. The origin of astrology is still there today, but there have been some changes in the usefulness of Jyotisha.
Today we do astrology to predict the events that happen in our life. Well, while understanding the utility of Astrology, we have understood what astrology is but still, it would be an incomplete explanation because to understand astrology more, you have to understand the science of astrology or Jyotisha.
What Is The Science Of Astrology?
What is Astrology or Jyotisha? The answer lies in the very question. Astrology is the science that makes us measure the effect of celestial bodies on planet earth. The explanation of Astrology is wide and vast just like outer space. The smallest common unit of astrology or Vedic astrology is the planet. although various streams of Jyotisha also speak of more subtle studies like Nakshatra Charan and Nakshatra Pad. The basis of Astrology is the planet or star. Based on these, we are able to predict the future. Let us understand astrology by going inside astrology.
What Are Rashis?
The heavenly stellar systems (systems of stars) are known as Rashis. Rashis are quite important as per astronomical, celestial, and astrological perspectives. The 360 degrees expanse of the universe is called Krantivrit. It has been divided into 12 signs. Every Rashi (sign) holds the lordship of 30 degrees (360 degrees divided into 12 parts). Planets transit across these areas. Let us know about the 12 signs:
The First Zodiac Sign – Aries
Aries is the number one sign in the order of the zodiac, Mars owns this zodiac.
The Second Zodiac Sign – Taurus
The second number zodiac is Taurus, the lord of this zodiac is Venus.
The Third Zodiac Sign – Gemini
The third zodiac sign is Gemini, the lord of Gemini is Mercury.
The Fourth Zodiac Sign – Cancer
The fourth zodiac sign is known as Cancer, the lord of Cancer is the Moon.
The Fifth Zodiac Sign – Leo
The fifth zodiac sign is known as Leo, the lord of Leo’s zodiac is Surya (Sun).
The Sixth Zodiac Sign – Virgo
The sixth zodiac sign is Virgo, the lord of Virgo is Mercury.
The Seventh Zodiac Sign – Libra
The seventh zodiac sign of the zodiac is Libra, the lord of Libra is Venus.
The Eighth Zodiac Sign – Scorpio
The eighth zodiac sign of the zodiac is Scorpio, the lord of Scorpio zodiac is Mars.
The Ninth Zodiac Sign – Sagittarius
The ninth sign of the zodiac is Sagittarius, its master is Jupiter.
The Tenth Zodiac Sign – Capricorn
The tenth zodiac sign of the zodiac is known as Capricorn, the lord of Capricorn is Saturn.
The Eleventh Zodiac Sign – Aquarius
The eleventh zodiac sign of the zodiac is known as Aquarius, the lord of Aquarius is also Saturn.
The Twelfth Zodiac Sign – Pisces
The twelfth sign of the zodiac sign is known as Pisces, the lord of Pisces is Jupiter. Pisces is the last zodiac sign.
The Nine Planets (Navagraha) In Astrology
Navagraha occupies a very important place in astrology. Navagraha means those nine planets, which are part of our solar system. Just as there is gravity in the Earth, similarly all these planets also have some powers of their own which exert their influence on almost everything on earth. To simplify astrology, the planets have been addressed in the name of the greatest impact on the human body. In the language of astrology, we address that man by the name of Kaal Purush. Let’s learn more about the Navagrahas.
Sun – The Soul Of Kaal Purush
The Sun planet, also called by names like Prabhakar, Diwakar, Bhaskar, Bhanu, Aditya, is the largest planet in the solar system. The average distance of the Sun from the Earth is about 14.96 million kilometers. The Sun is the only planet (actually a star) to shine with its own light and other planets including Earth shine only with the light of the Sun. In astrology, the Sun is considered to be the lord of the east. In the Vedas and Upanishads, the Sun is the symbol of the soul. Sun is also the lord of energy, semen, and vital force in the human body. Among Rashis, Sun is the lord of Leo sign.
Moon – The Mind Of Kaal Purush
Moon or the lunar planet called by the names like Soma, Shimanshu, Mrigank, Shashi, and Sheetal Rashmi is considered the queen of planets. The Moon is considered to be the lord of the North West direction. In Vedic Jyotisha, the Moon is considered the factor of the mind. Moon or Chandra has a deep connection with the mental state and health of the organism. As per the tradition, the Moon is associated with the water element in Panchatatva. Three-quarters of the human body is filled with water. Thus, the Moon has a strong influence on the human body. Besides, the Moon is considered the lord of the Cancer zodiac.
Mars – The Courage Of Kaal Purush
Mangal is known by names like Bhuminandan, Bhaum, Angaraka and Kshitij. In the solar system, Mars is called the commander of the planet. Mars, being the lord of the south direction, rules over the fat and flesh in the body. Mars also has a direct effect on the blood flowing in the body. In Jyotisha, Mars is considered a factor of enthusiasm, courage, bravery, and strength. Talking about zodiac signs, Mars is the lord of Aries and Scorpio.
Mercury – The Intellect Of Kaal Purush
Mercury is also known as Soumya, Chandraputra, Tara Tanya and Kumar. Mercury is the lightest and smallest planet in the solar system. Mercury is the lord of the north and its place is the playground. The human skin is dominated by Mercury. A funny thing about Mercury is that he is also the lord of the Atharvaveda. Mercury is the prince among the planets, that’s why Mercury’s planet has special importance in improving the nature and personality of a man in a young age. Mercury is also about academics & learning Veena, In Vedic Jyotisha, Mercury is considered the lord of Gemini and Virgo.
Jupiter – The Wisdom Of Kaal Purush
The lord Jupiter (Guru), who is considered Jeeva, Angira, Vachaspati, Jupiter, and Surguru holds a dominant position among the planets. Guru is the largest, broadest, and heaviest of all the planets. Besides, Guru is considered the master of Dhankosh Bhandar in the east direction and at home. Guru or Jupiter provides happiness, prosperity, splendour, elegance, charity. The planet also brings about pilgrimage and makes the natives meet saints. In the zodiac, Jupiter owns Sagittarius and Pisces zodiacs.
Venus – The Beauty Of Kaal Purush
Famously known by names like Bhrigusat, Bhargava, Pundarik, Kavi, and Daityaguru, Venus is the minister of planets. Venus is considered the lord of Yajurveda. Venus does not move more than 47 degrees away from the Sun, so it occupies the same place as the Sun in the horoscope or is in the 2nd, 3rd, 11th or 12th house from the Sun. Venus is a powerful planet because Venus occupies one of the seven important elements of the body, the semen. When there is a conservation of semen in humans, then they become energized. Venus is the planet of the water element. Among the zodiac signs, Venus owns Taurus and Libra.
Saturn – The Suffering of Kaal Purush
Also known by names like Mand, Yama, Chhaayaasunu, Krishang, Kapilaksha, Neel, Sauri, Saturn holds the rank of a servant among the planets. Shani Maharaj is the lord of the western direction, having a beautiful ring pattern around itself. Saturn’s place at home is where we put garbage. In Vedic astrology, Saturn is considered the lord of Capricorn and Aquarius. Saturn is a planet of low speed. Lasts for two and a half years in a zodiac sign. Besides, Saturn travels the entire zodiac cycle in three years. From the place where Saturn is in the horoscope, its sight falls on the third, seventh, and tenth places. When Saturn is transiting from the twelfth place of the birth sign, then the phase of a major misfortune befalls the natives. This is known as Sade Sati.
Vakragatimay (having curved speed) Rahu, known by names like Tama, Agu, Asura, Bhujang, is not a physical planet but is considered a shadow planet. Rahu takes more than one and a half years to travel in any zodiac sign. Well, Rahu is the lord of the southern direction and his place in the house is the corner. Actually, Rahu is the north point of the Moon and it is impossible to physically see Rahu in the sky. Rahu occupies an important place in Jyotisha. In astrological language, Rahu gives Saturn like fruits. Rahu has an effect on body parts like the anus, parts around the pelvis, and the spleen. Rahu does not own any Rashi.
Ketu, known by various other names like Shikhi, Dhwaja, Shani Sut, Yamatmaj, and Pranhar, is a shadow planet like Rahu. Ketu is not physically present in the sky, it is just the south pole point of the moon. Ketu, the lord of strange colours, is a sinful planet. Ketu is located in the corners of the crematorium and houses and is functioning in all directions. Ketu too moves along curvatures like Rahu. Even though it is a sinful planet. Ketu is also a factor of salvation. Ketu also brings about unexpected attributes in life. It brings sudden changes in life.
What Is Kundli?
In simple words, it is said that kundli is the heavenly diagram of our destiny that tells us about human life as it is influenced by the signs and planets. In any Kundli, there are 12 parts. These 12 parts are known as houses or gharas or bhavas. Almost every area of life has been associated with these expressions or houses. Although many types of horoscopes are mentioned in Vedic Jyotisha, the most important is the horoscope of the Kaalpurush. Everything that is related to life is found in the Kaalpurush horoscope, Let us understand the areas of life related to the 12 houses:
The 12 Houses In Kundli
All the 12 houses in the horoscope are related to the various important area of life. Let us know in detail the importance of each house and its related areas one by one: .
The First House Of The Horoscope
The first house of the horoscope is known as lagna (ascendant) house, tanubhava or dehbhavan. The Sun is the factor of the first house in the horoscope. Aspects related to the first house are body, body shape like being fat, thin, tall, short, the colour of skin, body structure (appearance), self-effort, character, desire, morale, attitude, business, Areas like personal satisfaction, strength, fame, luck, mind, nature, etc. are also influenced in the first house.
The Second House Of The Horoscope
The second house of the horoscope is known as Dhan Bhava or family place. The areas included in the second house of the horoscope are kutumba, vak, nayan, wealth, immovable & movable property, indirect relationships, descent, accumulation of wealth, addiction, trade, gold, gem, gem, profit loss, ambition, respect for your son, and inheritance that comes from the property.
The Third House Of The Horoscope
The third house of the horoscope is known as Matru Sthan or Sahaja Sthan. The third house of horoscope is related to siblings, semen, patience, spontaneity, might, short stay, book publishing, correspondence, messaging, agreement, bilingualism, telegram, mail, telephone, fax, espionage, advice, transport, transport. It may also include migration, documents, music, work success, secret enemies, big alterations, decay, brokerage, relatives, and letters.
The Fourth House Of The Horoscope
The fourth house of horoscopes is known as Matrihasthana or Sukh Sthan. The aspects of the fourth house include sauhradra (harmony), house, intelligence, water, underworld, siblings, wisdom. The fourth house also caters to house, vehicle, dynastic tradition, land, agriculture, garden, school – college education, underworld, previous-births, opposition parties, animal husbandry, mines, homeland, and secret donations.
The Fifth House Of The Horoscope
The fifth house of the horoscope is known as the progeny house or place of learning. The fifth house is associated with mantra tantra (occultism), lore, knowledge, esoteric knowledge, worship, speculation, gambling, lottery. It also caters to the tendency of society, politics, the remedy of diseases, past virtues, previous births, splendour, stomach, machinery, spiritual knowledge.
The Sixth House Of The Horoscope
The sixth house of the horoscope is known as the enemy’s place or the enemy’s house. Aspects related to the sixth house of the horoscope include pain, limbs, weapons, fear, the intensity of the disease, enemies, daily work, job, animals, loan transactions, caste. It may also cater to the banking business, investment (in stock markets), inward interest, job work, service, and poor caste people.
The Seventh House Of The Horoscope
The seventh house of the horoscope is known as Kalatra Sthan. This house caters to partnership, stakeholder, court, office, public & social life, divorce, counterparty, public, location of missing or lost person, public protest, agreement, and maritime travel.
The Eighth House Of The Horoscope
The eighth house of the horoscope is known as Ayushya Sthan or the House of Death. The aspects related to the 8th house are ayushya (age or longevity), death, inheritance, accident, terrible loss, feminine, shareholder wealth, quietness, unexpected death or slow death, losing, widowhood, losing money, black money, contingency. It may also cater to mystics, friends, siblings among others.
The Ninth House Of The Horoscope
The ninth house of the horoscope is known as Bhagya Sthan. Aspects related to the ninth house of horoscope are guru, tenacity, religion, auspicious developments, luck, long journey, foreign travel, revelation. It also stands for medicine, coronation, horse, elephant, splendour, sins of past birth, worship.
The Tenth House Of The Horoscope
The tenth house of the horoscope is known as Pitru place. This house caters to the areas like karma, business, prestige, occupation, pleasure, beauty, prosperity, honour, old age, mantra siddhi, inheritance from ancestors, fame in work, and so on. It also deals with politics, government, public life, and so on.
The Eleventh House Of The Horoscope
The eleventh house of the horoscope is known as the House of Gains. The eleventh house of the horoscope influences areas like profits, auspicious tasks, fame, grace, the expectation of fulfilment, public life, success in court cases, election, partner, financial gain, ornament, and other precious things.
The Twelfth House Of The Horoscope
The twelfth house of the horoscope is known as Moksha Sthan. The twelfth house of horoscope is related to expenses, indulgence, bondage, prison, secret agency, espionage, salvation, divorce, living in an unknown place, travelling abroad, sleeping pleasure, mystics, spiritual progress, post-death aspects.
What Is Falit Jyotish?
Falit Jyotish is when we use Jyotish (Astrology) to determine and change our future. We all know that every planet and zodiac sign has its colour, shape, type, and effect. The formula to measure the effect of planets and zodiac sign effects on the earth is the characteristic of Jyotisha. It can be said in a simple and common language that Jyotisha is used to determine the future life of an individual.
After this simple interpretation of Falit Jyotish, if you still have some questions in your mind, then the sum and substance of this science lie in its name. Falit literally means the accomplishment of your fruits, which implies it is the science of knowing and changing your future and getting what you desire.
How Does Jyotisha Work?
Jyotisha works on the basis of combinations of zodiac signs, constellations, and planets formed in the horoscopes. We already know that there are twelve parts of every horoscope and each part (sign) caters to the various areas of life. When the zodiac signs and planets arrive in various positions, then we get special kinds of results.
Besides, there are other factors like Dasha and Mahadasha, Vishontari Dasha and so on that provide astrological future assessments based on various types of yoga and high low position. If a person has accurate information of place, time, and date of birth, then he/she can overcome his/her problems to a great extent.
The Branches Of Astrology
Vedic Jyotisha has been considered the fifth part of the Vedas, it is also called the vision of the Vedas. Jyotisha was created to determine the auspicious time and place for the yajna and pujas mentioned in the Vedas. Thus, auspicious tasks could be done at the appropriate time. But the use & utility of Jyotisha changed & expanded over time. In today’s era, we also use Jyotisha to make big decisions in life. Jyotisha underwent several changes so that it could apply to different aspects of human life.
The Branches Of Vedic Astrology
We can use astrology to determine and change our future. With the successful use of astrology, using accurate information about the birth of a person, such as date of birth, time of birth, place of birth, we can alter the life of an individual.
This science is also a part of Jyotisha. It is used to find the future hidden in the lines of the hands. Using this, experts provide information about the future of an individual, which can be used to better & beautify life.
In this form of Jyotisha, by looking at the signs of astrology, experts find answers to questions of the individual’s life. Not just this, numerology is also used to find remedies for problems and troubles.
In Chhaya Shastra, the shadow of the native is analyzed in the light of the sun. Based on this analysis, estimations related to the future and present are presented.
Indeed, Jyotisha or (Indian) Astrology is a marvellous empowering weapon in the hands of humans to remove sufferings, pre-empt failures, increase success, expand happiness and make the most of life.