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For a very long period, the celestial forces or the stars have been used to lead mankind in his journey through life. The paths and directions of this journey were assessed with the help of Indian or Vedic Astrology, based on real astronomy. The positions of the Sun, the Moon, the planets and the ascendant sign at the exact moment of birth is calculated in Indian astrology, one of the oldest and most accurate forms of astrology used all over the world.

Most of the people rely on Astrology for knowing about.

  • Their future,
  • Predictions regarding their day, week, month and year.
  • For knowing the compatibility rate and for matching the Janam Kundalis (birth-charts) of the couple at the time of marriage for a successful married life (MatchMaking).
  • To find out the auspicious time to start a ceremony.
  • To provide a remedy for their problems and so on.

The details essential for preparing a horoscope are

  1. Moon sign - The entire system of preparing a horoscope relies on your Moon Sign and not on your Sun sign. The Moon changes it zodiac sign in 2 ¼ - 2 ½ days when comparing to Sun which remains stable in a sign for 30 days. In a year Sun has 12 changes while the Moon changes nearly 146 times.
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Time of Birth (Local time)
  4. Place of Birth (Latitude and Longitude)

The Indian Astrology system, with its unique characteristic, identifies the minute differences of births even with a time difference of 2 minutes. It is this utility that enables to prepare separate horoscopes for even twins, triplicates etc.

An exact date of birth and place of birth aids an astrologer to create a horoscope with a very personal reading about the character, strengths, weaknesses and potentials of a subject, with proper interpretation of positions of all the astrological planets at the time of birth.

Indian Astrology, a gift from the Vedic period

Indian Astrology, a noble and natural cosmic science which dates back to 3000 B.C. is found in the ‘Mahopanishat’ or ‘Jyothishmati’ a part of Atharva Veda. This was developed by the Maharishis of Vedic times. Among them Aryabhatta, Marharishi Parashar, and Varaha Mihira are known for their contributions. According to astrology, the events related to a person’s life are predicted based upon the positions of various celestial objects at birth. Astrology calculates the position of planet and how they are related to each other.

As per Vedic Astrology, there are 9 planets, i.e. Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and two shadowy planets Rahu and Kethu. The 27 constellations or nakshathras known as stars are Aswini, Bharani, Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasira, Aridra, Punarvasu, Pushyami, Aslesha, Makha, Pubba, Uttara, Hasta, Chitta, Swati, Visakha, Anuradha, Jyeshta, Moola, Poorvashadha, Uttarashada, Sravana, Dhanisha, Satabhisha, Poorvabhadra, Uttarabhadra and Revathy.

While watching from the earth, the Sun, Moon and the planets appear to travel through a particular line in the sky, which is called the Zodiac. This Zodiac is divided into 12 equal parts, i.e. Mesha (Aries), Vrishabha (Taurus), Mithuna (Gemini), Kataka (Cancer), Simha (Leo), Kanya (Virgo), Thula (Libra), Vrischika (Scorpio), Dhanus (Sagittarius), Makara (Capricorn), Kumbha (Aquarius) and Meena (Pisces).

Study on Astrology creates an understanding in a person’s mind by pouring light upon the path of his soul.