The more I read about Vedic astrology, the more intrigued I become.
I’ve been using two books for initial research: Astrology of the Seers: A guide to Vedic/Hindu Astrology, by Dr. David Frawley. And The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology, by Richard Fish and Ryan Kurczak.
Both books look at Vedic astrology from a western perspective. The first book does so in overview, and is regarded as one of the most authoritative texts on the subject. The second book is more technical, and quickly becomes very complex – but is equally as fascinating. Let me run through it in broad strokes –
“Astrology is the original science or system of knowledge devised by human beings. – through which the ancient rishis, or seers, were able to comprehend the structure and movement of the universe. It was the science of fate or destiny, used for understanding events on earth, which were seen as originating in the heavens. Astrology shows the cosmic source for the forces working in any field of endeavour.”
“The spiritual cultures of Egypt, Babylonia, India, China and Mexico were founded on the cornerstone of astrology.”
“Time is the original power that rules the universe; all things originate through time. The world is time, and the creation and destruction of the entire universe is present in any moment. The laws of time structure all things.”
“The gods are personifications of time. The first gods of time are the Sun, the Moon and planets that direct the movement of time through this solar system. The gods of the planets are the gods of time. The planets reflect the powers of the cosmic intelligence that rules all things through the force of time.”
“According to modern science, time is not a mere empty continuum. It is a force field determined by the gravity of the objects within it, the foremost of which for us are the Sun and the Moon. The planets possess large magnetic and energetic fields. Though the planets appear in the distant sky, their energy fields are present on Earth, responsible for the formations of the earth life, and our own bodies and minds.”
“Each planet in its orbit both gathers in and gives out forces, transmitting a particular wavelength of energy necessary for the order of the solar system. The movements of the planets determines the nature of the different phases in which we live. It sustains the forces that direct the play of our lives.”
“The Earth, by the movement on its axis, determines the day. The Moon, by its orbit around the earth, determines the month. The Sun, by the earth’s orbit around it, creates the year. As lords of time, the planets are lords of karma, or destiny. We are living in an ocean of cosmic influences transmitted by the planets.”
“The book of life is the book of time, which is the book of the stars…”
That’s a little starter. I’ll keep posting excerpts from both books –