Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
             24 November, 2020

Category:  Articles » Arts & Culture » Astrology


The Practicality Of Vedic Astrology - Take Charge Of Your Own Destiny Using Vedic Astrology

         Views: 1900
2007-10-25 04:53:21     
Article by Howard Beckman

Another year is drawing to a close and most of us find ourselves looking back over the past twelve months, reminiscing what might have happened if we had had the courage to start that new job or had the foresight to have seen what a terrible year it had been financially. What to speak of that awful relationship, that you just knew was going to be the love of your life! If we are always worrying about the past, thinking it to have made the present not fulfilling, it will do just that.

A good Vedic astrologer could have foreseen all of these things. The use of an astrological horoscope is meant to be practical, not something that is mystical and obscure. The astrologer gives you a tool, an invaluable map that will help you to make those important decisions. It will help you to make fewer mistakes and better choices, in all areas of your life. We can make plans and set goals to achieve success in all spheres of our lives. An astrological chart gives us a cosmic prognosis, which can be obtained with an accurate birth time, place of birth and date. Just as a physician comes to the conclusion of the likely course and outcome of a disease, the astrologer can predict how aspects of our lives will develop, give us the timing to sit things out and wait or strike while the iron is hot.

The Vedic birth chart should cover all aspects of life:


∑ Vedic astrology can foresee probable ailments and weaknesses in an individual's chart. To be forewarned is to be prepared and allows the situation to be avoided or reduced. For instance you may have a weak chest or lungs, so smoking would not be a good idea.

∑ By looking at the astrological chart we can determine what metabolic type you are (eg. Vata, Pitta or Kapha) as is often used in Ayurveda.

∑ Mental and emotional health, are often a cause of frustration for those that practice allopathic medicine. Badly placed planets can sometimes cause severe depression and remedial measures unique to Vedic astrology are often used.

∑ It can empower us. and stress can be alleviated just by knowing what you are dealing with.


∑ Before getting into a serious relationship, compatibility charts can be done to ensure good compatibility before committing. Do you have the same goals and aspirations? Will you be best friends as well as lovers?

∑ For those who have been in a long-term relationship that is growing sour, the astrologer can interpret the qualities and attributes each partner has and what buttons not to push. With adequate counseling a relationship can be saved. Alternatively, if the partnership is doomed, having the charts read can give the individuals confidence to move on with their lives.

∑ We often think of compatibility charts being done for marriage, but they are also done for potential business partners, as well.


∑ A Vedic astrological chart will indicate strengths, weaknesses, and propensities when deciding on what career to follow.

∑ Parents can have a child's chart done and see their talents before they even start school. If the child is very artistic, they may feel lost if pushed into mathematics or science and vice-versa.

∑ All is not lost if you are 30 something and wished you were doing something else. The horoscope will indicate what you would be happy doing, it is just up to you to take the leap of faith! Emphasis is put on "happy", for what is the point of being in a well paid job if you are miserable?


India is the birthplace of Vedic astrology, where in the ancient Indian scriptures it is considered an Absolute Science, which is proved by the movements and actions of the Sun, Moon and the other planets within our solar system. Astrology is a combination of science and metaphysics, brought together to make a cosmic map that involves planets, mathematics, skill and considerable expertise.

Vedic Astrology or Jyotish (Science of Light) uses the Sidereal Zodiac, which is using the fixed constellation of stars called Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc., as a backdrop to calculate the positions and movements of the planets. This is also what astronomers use in their calculations.

Western Astrology on the other hand, uses the Tropical zodiac, which is based on the premise that the Sun will be at zero degrees Aries annually on the 21st of March. The Tropical system was created (based on the equinox), about 1900 years ago, when the Sun was actually at zero degrees Aries. The assumption was made that the Sun would return to this position every year on the spring equinox.

The Earth takes approximately 365 and 1/4 days to orbit the Sun. It is astronomically impossible for the Sun to be at zero degrees Aries every year at the time of the Spring equinox. Therefore, after many years of discrepancy there is about a twenty-three degree difference between the constellations and the signs of the same names. This makes the Tropical system completely inaccurate for predictive purposes from a natal horoscope.

The Vedic system, said to be over five thousand years old, takes into account a phenomenon called (in Sanskrit) the Ayanamsha. This is the gradual rotation of the Earth's axis over thousands of years. Called the precession of the equinox, it is central to modern astronomy, as well as to Vedic Astrology. This means that the actual positions of the planets are constantly getting further behind the "imaginary" tropical placements. Vedic Astrology is based on a very old, unbroken tradition since time immemorial whereas Western Astrology has had a very checkered history.

Astrology virtually disappeared in the West during the Dark Ages (circa 500-1000AD); it resurfaced during the Renaissance, only to fall out of favor during the so-called Age of Reason. In fact, it totally disappeared from the European continent until the late 19th century. It had been kept barely alive in England during that time. Western Astrology as we know it today has existed for about 130 years only when it began a resurgence. The point is that the Vedic tradition is very strong and vibrant, with the heritage of many millennia of accumulated knowledge, whereas Western Astrology does not have the advantage of an unbroken tradition and is based on false mathematical assumptions, not scientific/astronomical facts.

The birth-map, or horoscope, is also a symbolic representation of the Earth, planets, and stars at the time of one's birth. It is a divine language, a mystic cryptogram by which the Creator has communicated what a person's destiny will be in the present span of life. To understand one's destiny is to be able to direct oneself towards success in all areas of life.

Howard Beckman (Hamsavatar das) is a director of the Vedic Cultural Fellowship and Pecos Valley Yoga and Ayurveda Center. He was trained in India for over a decade and has been a practicing Vedic Astrologer and Planetary Gemologist for over 30 years. He is the author of three leading books on the Vedic Sciences and is recognized as the sole gemologist in the U.S., who is also expert in the field of Vedic astrology and gem therapy. His most recently manufactured Balaji GL108 Navaratna Gem Lamp combines all of this knowledge and is the latest most innovative technology available on the market today. Being considered one of the world's foremost authorities in both jyotish and ayurvedic gem therapy he is often consulted by other Vedic astrologers and ayurvedic practitioners for opinions and recommendations of gems for their clients. Howard still consistently travels and works dividing his time between the US, the UK and India, as well, as maintaining a busy astrological practice seeing clients from all over the world, and does many consultations for clients by telephone and mail.

Specialized in: Practicality - Vedic Astrology
Print article      Bookmark this page
Related Articles 
Spirit Walk Up Tarot Holy Mountain (Popularity: ): The teachings found in the Element Cards, the minor arcana-Ace to 10 only-focus on the lessons experienced in mundane or every day life. These lessons are presented as a "spirit walk." As the spirit walk begins, we are standing at the foot of Tarot Holy Mountain. Each face or side of the mountain is connected to an aspect of ancestral wisdom and spiritual evolution.We begin our spirit walk by climbing ...
The First Four Tarot Cards of the Major Arcana Explained (Popularity: ): There are twenty two cards in the Major Arcana of a tarot deck. These cards, numbered from 0 to 21, deal with the great matters of life that hold significance. They do not pertain to day to day existence. While other cards may offer advice, the Major Arcana lay down a way of being. Whenever they appear in a tarot reading, they are given the most importance.The Fool is pictured on ...
Find What You Want, The Occult Way! (Popularity: ): This incident dates back to the eighties, when I was employed in an Airport in a small town in India. One day I received a call from my brother, informing me that my close relative who was in his house, had gone out after a quarrel, and did not return back. He wanted to know whether she had come to my house. I was shocked to hear the news. In ...
The Month of Virgo, 2007 (Popularity: ): As we welcome the Month of Virgo, this mutable sign indicates change is once again on our horizon. With the Sun entering this communication earth sign, the energy is stirring up as the summer season is soon to some to a close. Mercury ruled Virgo's symbol is the pure, innocent Virgin- completing the concept of the ideal woman- as we continue around the Zodiac wheel.The perfection-oriented sign of Virgo specifically ...
iPhone Mania (Popularity: ): Hold up Stars before rushing out to get your new iPhone!You might just want to wait until we see just how operable this new communications product really is. After all, you are all in awareness that it is currently a Mercury Retrograde period, so one can be sure there are some wrinkles in this product to be ironed out first. Now why would one want to initiate a new communication ...

Related Business 
Vedic Astrology Online Live Consultation by Vedic Astrologer Dr. Sudhanshu from India. (Popularity: ): Online Vedic Astrology consultation in 15 minute in astrology predictions, specific and pinpoint timing of the event with Vedic remedy. Vedic astrology software, course, medical astrology with gem therepy and Astro Vaastu.
Maharshi College Of Vedic Astrology (Popularity: ): Shree Maharishi college of Vedic Astrology is an educational center providing a broad range of training programs, resources and publications. The Institute teaches various aspects of Vedic Science, particularly Ayurveda (Vedic medicine), Vedic astrology (Jyotish) . It also provides in depth teachings on Astrology, Palmistry and Vastu. Identifying the Vedas with the broader system of Hindu Dharma, the Institute is engaged in several projects in the greater Shree Maharishi college ...
Astrovalley: Career Astrology (Popularity: ): Astrovalley.com is prominent Vedic Astrology Online Organization located in India. It was founded by Brahmnaad Solutions and aims at using Vedic Astrology for the betterment of mankind at large. The organization works towards bringing out the real essence of Vedic Astrology. We are here to help you out in each and every aspect of life – finance, career astrology, love relationship and lot more.
Indian Astrology and Vedic Horoscope (Popularity: ): This Indian Astrology and Vedic Horoscope site is brought to you by "The Hermit's Hut of Vedic Astrology", an association of renowned and leading astrologers who are devoted by their holy work to eradicate the human being problems through their vast and divine knowledge of the Astrology.
Jyotish, Vedic Astrology, Yagyas, Jyotish and Astrology (Popularity: ): Jyotish is Vedic astrology. Yagyas, performances which bring positive influences and avert negativity, are recommended by Vedic astrologers. We offer Jyotish consultations and yagya services
Remedies of Vedic Astrology from INDIA (Popularity: ): Advice about HERBAL BATHS of Vedic Medical Astrology, using Ayurvedic churnas. Advice based on your Vedic horoscope about FASTING, to improve your general health and well-being.
Vedic Astrology and Predictions (Popularity: ): Free online Vedic Astrology charts and reading. Ancient Vedic texts. Tips for life. Body indicates. Dream interpretations. Nature signs. Vastu. Love in female's life.
Kiran Pawa Astrologer (Popularity: ): Vedic astrology can never be matched with any astrology in this world and that way Vedic Astrology influenced my life. Mr. Naresh Soni, Dr. Prem Kumar Sharma, Pt. Dev Swarup Shastri and Mahesh Paraser the great astrologer in India influence my life. They are remarkably an amazing person that I admire so much. They have great knowledge about astrology and they know that how can we help the people through ...
Indian Astrology (Popularity: ): Dr.Gurudeva, Renowned Indian Hindu vedic Astrologer, Daivopasi, residing in EDISON, NJ, USA, offering you FREE Consultation for Vedic astrology, Indian astrology, Horoscope readings and Kundli matching.
British Association for Vedic Astrology (Popularity: ): Provides a European forum for Vedic astrology including monthly meetings and international conferences.