When predictions are to be obtained charts like natal charts and birth charts are generally used. These are charts which are based on elements such as sun, moon, planets and their positions. To draw important predictions of life, exact charts are to be made and making such charts is only possible when exact date and time of birth is known.
Meaning of the term "Vedic Astrology"
Vedic itself means the language of Vedas. Vedic Astrology is the modern name given to the ancient structure of astrology known as "Jyotish" in Sanskrit. 'Jyoti' means light and 'Isha' means lord. Jyotish as a whole word means 'the knowledge of light' or 'the lord of light'. It is around 5000 years old traditional astrology of India. Vedic astrology is the earliest form of astrology which have been evolved to bring out necessary predictions with life.
What exactly is Vedic Astrology?
It is the most diverse and extensive astrology among all methods and sciences. It covers each and every phase of human existence and gives the most accurate results. It is surrounded with everything that includes healing, psychology, religion and spirituality, predictions and so on. Vedic Astrology is a process of Self-Knowledge, Self- realization and Self-healing through Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta that provides the insights on understanding of the Karma to work with them and surpass them. Vedic astrology is Indian astrology that is related to several concepts of planetary objects as well. Often birth time, date and seconds are calculated for an individual and then they are associated with these astronomical elements to bring out facts associated with life predictions.
Signs and Houses in Vedic Astrology
There are twelve signs distributed in the twelve houses of the horoscope. The signs are different from the signs of western astrology. The signs in this astrology are called the moon signs and are different from the sun signs. According to the western astrology, if a person is born in the last five days then that person might fall in the same category of the moon sign. The nine planets in different houses are placed according to the day of birth, time and date of a person; this is known as the Birth Chart.
The houses in the chart are grouped into four parts as: Dharma, Kama, Artha and Moksha. Dharma signifies duty and responsibility of a person, Kama means desires of a person, Artha means Wealth and Moksha means enlightenment. The main idea that lies behind this Hindu astrology is the building of good Karma and fortune. According to the Karma, we all have some unique combinations of these strong driving forces Dharma, Kama, Artha and Moksha in our lives. All this can help formulate important astrological predictions associated with life.