Jyotish is a
Sanskrit word and is made of two syllables:
'Jyoti' means light and 'ish' the prefix of
the word 'Ishvar" means Creator, Truth
and many synonyms can be added here. I choose
the word "TRUTH" or the Great
Existence. My Personal definition is that
Jyotish is the study of the relationship of
the Macrocosm (Universe, Truth) and Microcosm
(Mundane, Humans) in this plane of existence.
From Egypt and Babylonia through Ancient
Greece, to modern day, Astrology has been used
to gain a better understanding of how mankind
in general, and people as individuals fit into
the Universal Cosmos.
is the difference between an Astrological Sign
and a Horoscope?
Astrological sign is determined by the Sun's
position at the time of birth. A Horoscope is
a picture of the sky, showing the exact
position of the Sun, Moon, and Planets,
calculated using the exact date, hour and
location of birth.
do the Horoscopes that I read in the
Newspaper or Magazines fit into this all?
speaking, newspaper and magazine Astrology
columns practice "Sun Sign
Astrology." Each individual has a
completely unique birth chart, and each
individual will respond to that chart, in
his or her own way. No two persons have
identical 'Karma" or events of life.
Each and everyone here is so unique and
is an Astrological Forecast?
Astrologer/Jyotishi studies the
Birth/Natal Chart of an individual with
his intelligence, intuition and instincts
and thus interprets the same. This
interpretation is called Astrological
Forecast. The relationships or aspects
between the planets is analyzed and the
influences of these on an individual's
nature and temperament over a lifetime can
be determined and foretold. One's fate for
a life-time, year, month, day or a given
time can be analyzed. No Astrologers agree
on the same conclusions. Even instincts,
intelligence and intuition varies from
person to person.
is a Rising Sign and why is it important?
The Rising Sign
or Ascendant (the beginning) is the sign that
is on the eastern horizon at the exact time of
birth. It is also the sign that rules the
first house of a person's chart. The birth
time of the individual, and each house
represents a basic field of activity. The
meanings of the houses are modified when they
are occupied by a planet. The rotation of the
Earth causes the signs and the planets to pass
through all twelve houses each day, one
approximately every two hours.
does it mean when Astrologers say that a
planet "rules" a sign?
or dignities is rather a very inconsistent
subject among Astrologers. What is meant
by saying a planet "rules" a
sign is that when positioned in that sign,
a planet expresses its energy more
naturally, with greater strength and
expression. Another term for planetary
dignity is saying that a planet is at
"home" in a sign, and that
pretty much describes it.
is the Indian or Vedic System of Astrology
is the basic premise of Indian Astrology?
astrology is the based on the tripod of
1. Sun signs
2. Moon signs (Rashi)
3. Rising Sign which is determined by the
precise date, time & place (latitude &
Longitude) of birth.
Do people born on the same day have similar
NO. Even twins do
not have the same fortune. So is my personal
do you work on personal predictions?
addition to your zodiac sign, an astrologer
studies several permutation and combinations
of your individual nativity (horoscope) before
giving personal prediction. Remember, no two
astrologers may agree on one suggestion.
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