Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish, originated from The Vedas (Vedic Scriptures)
dating back over 6,000 years. The world´s most ancient scriptures give evidence
of a culture rich in the arts, philosophy, religion, and science. Jyotish was
first mentioned in the Rig Veda, and references were also made in the classical
Indian epics, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the classic Bhagavad-Gita.
The Vedas are considered by many to be the most vast and complete system of
knowledge known to man, and Jyotish is revered as one of the most important
limbs of the Vedas. Jyotish, a Sanskrit word, translates to "Science of
Light". Jyotish is the "remover of the darkness of ignorance".
It is the eye of divine knowledge which is pure, supreme, and exalted.
Jyotish is believed to have been conceived by the ancient sages while in a
state of super-consciousness which allowed them to cognize life beyond time and
space, beyond past, present and future. In this super-conscious state, they
recognized the energetic rays of the planets as reflectors or transmitters of
light energy. These solar and planetary radio-like waves, sent out at various
angles, were seen to bear influence on everything animate and inanimate,
affecting humans on both biological and psychological levels. It is said that
the sages observed and experimented with their observations in order to codify
into rules the formulations which ultimately became the laws by which Jyotish