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Here you will find a very traditional and personal approach to the ancient science of Jyotish also known as Vedic Astrology or Hindu Astrology. Traditional doesn’t mean unsuitable to modern times, not at all, because the Jyotish texts instruct the intelligent astrologer to fit his reading to match the kala-desa-patra, that is, the current “time, place and circumstances” that he is in. Thus a truly traditional astrologer will thrive in any historical era or social context.


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“There is no better boat than a horoscope to help a man cross over the troubled sea of life” Varaha Mihira

Whether you are new to Vedic astrology or are an expert you will find something of interest on the site. From introductory articles that explain the history of Jyotish as well as the consumer’s guide What is Vedic Astrology? that tells you everything that you wanted to know about Vedic astrology but were afraid to ask; to topics for intermediate and advanced students as well as scholars. In these articles we try to go beyond the “how to’s” to the “why’s” -- a deeper look into the philosophical, foundational topics and spiritual basis surrounding Jyotish that make it a very useful tool for spiritual growth.


The horoscope of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

Often students jump into the techniques without really understanding the philosophy and worldview of Vedic astrology. These articles are meant to fill that lacuna, several of them are translated into other languages like Russian, French, Croatian and German and available as PDFs. We are intermittently adding to this collection so stay tuned and check in again to find out what’s new. Or, click on the RSS feed icon rss feed icon in the footer at the bottom of the screen to be alerted of any updates.

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Start off by reading the consumer’s guide: What is Vedic Astrology? It will help you to understand something of the depth of Vedic Astrology, its relationship to Western Astrology, the role of fate, free will* and the law of karma, and the basic meanings of the planets and houses in a Vedic astrology chart. You will also find out about the many powerful tools available in Vedic astrology. And, it will give you hints and tips on how to choose a Vedic Astrologer.

*Because Vedic Astrology is a part of the Vedic worldview it is not deterministic or fatalistic; rather you always have free will, though in comparison with God your free will is small (infinitesimal) while His is infinite. Still though it is tiny you do have free will and Jyotish helps you to use your freewill to act with wisdom rather than reacting to the world around you in ignorance.

We offer practically every Vedic astrological service imaginable. For some of these (such as Prashna) we are the only competently trained Vedic astrologer outside of India. Typically when people think of astrology they think “birth chart.” However, there is a whole world of powerful Jyotish techniques in which we have trained. What is Vedic Astrology? explains practically every possible use that Jyotish can be put to. Jyotish is a super-science and in the hands of an expert astrologer you have a powerful tool to help and guide you in making your strategic and tactical decisions.

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Unlike other sites our chart readings are done by a real live trained Vedic astrology scholar and are not computer generated, generic and impersonal readings. Or, the “advice” of a self-taught amateur. This makes a big difference as our client comments tell and as you will personally experience for yourself. We now give a brief description of some of our services, by clicking on the related links you will see a more in-depth description of the service as well as how to avail yourself of that particular Jyotish technique.

Natal Chart or Birth Chart is also known as Janma Kundali in India. There are different types of birth chart readings like - psychological - spiritual growth readings useful for religious people, people who meditate, are initiated into a spiritual order or are otherwise on a spiritual journey; and secondly future predictions with time line that are just predictive in nature for those who just want “the facts.” There is also the third possibility of a combination of a spiritual growth and future prediction reading that is the best of all. Click to read more.

Update Readings: after having a Birth Chart done you may want to take a closer look at future time lines. For this purpose we provide various Yearly chart readings (this is sometimes called Varshaphal in India). We also do special readings for upcoming or current Mahadasha (planetary periods) or Bhukti (planetary sub periods). Click to read more.

Prashna is one of the most useful tools in the Vedic astrologer’s arsenal, known as Horary astrology in the West. This system is not dependent on the time of birth and is very useful for making strategic and tactical decisions. Click to read more.

Matchmaking: A Vedic astrologer can help you in your quest to find a soul mate via an ancient system of Matchmaking using a chart compatibility study of the Natal horoscope’s of the boy and girl so as to maximize marriage compatibility. This is called Synastry in English and Jataka Vicara or Kundali Milan in India. It has stood the test of time. Click to read more.

Corporate Astrology: In this world you need an edge to stay ahead of the competition. Vedic astrology can help you choose the right employees and high level managers with astrological executive screening. Select the right business partners, legal counsel, sound business investments, vendors and suppliers. What ventures should you endeavor in and when to start new ventures, where to start a business and what to name your new business so that it is prosperous. Vedic astrology is an invaluable guide in all your strategic decisions. Click to read more.

Vedic AstroCartoGraphy: Also called relocation or locational astrology is a method by which your natal chart is plotted onto a map of the world. By analyzing your chart in reference to AstroCartoGraphy we can determine where in the world is most favorable for you to pursue your dreams and inner most calling, spiritual growth, love, career, creativity, abundance, health…and what places you should avoid. Click to read more.

Jyotish Remedial Measures: Vedic astrology not only helps in spotting problem areas of life but can also provide effective methods for atoning for past life activities that gave us bad karma in this life. Remedial solutions include, but are not limited to prayers, yajna and homas, following vratas (vows), giving charity, and reading of sastras. We can provide a remedial measure prescription for you. Click to read more.

Muhurta: sometimes called Muhurat is the Vedic equivalent of Western Electional astrology. It is the inverse of a natal chart in that from the birth chart we see the future of the person or event, but with a Muhurta we choose an auspicious time for an important life event (marriage, starting a business, etc.) so that it has a beneficial outcome. Click to read more.

Garbhadhana Samskara: is a special application of Muhurta for the purpose of conceiving children. In the modern age a wit has quipped that people are more concerned with the pedigrees of the dogs, cats and horses than their own children. It is not surprising then that today many so called humans are actually dvipada pasu - two legged animals. But in Vedic culture there was a scientific method for conceiving virtuous, empowered and spiritually enlightened children. Click to read more.

Chart Rectification: Sometimes a person is not sure of their time of birth. Without an accurate time of birth it is impossible to do your Birth Chart. Chart Rectification is the art and science by which we are able to find out when you were born based on past events in your life. Click to read more.

Longevity Calculation: Also known as Ayurdaya focuses on one thing and one thing only: “how long will you live?” Click to read more.

Astrological Name: In Vedic culture the sound vibration associated with a name is important and it is recognized that it can bring good or bad fortune. This applies to individuals and corporations. Click to read more.

Gem Prescription: The Vedic worldview recognizes that jewels have powers and are related to each planet. And, that according to your Birth Chart (Kundali) configuration a gem may be compatible with you and be a positive addition to your life style. Click to read more.

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Yours in the service of Sri-Sri Radha-Govinda
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