The following is a guest post by my Vedic Astrologer, Lorae Marsten. I was highly sceptical about Vedic Astrology at first since I tend to have one foot in the woo woo and one firmly planted in practicality. I thought getting my chart read was a bit out there for me but Lorae and I have a mutual friend who raved about her so I gave it a chance. I was blown away … no joke by how accurate and useful the information Lorae gave me was, and so she has made me a believer ;-). So, with that in mind, I’ll hand this post over to Lorae.
Vedic Astrology and Yoga
You may wonder, ‘What does Astrology have to do with Yoga?‘ Actually, the answer is plenty. The two are deeply entwined, and each adds to the other. Vedic Astrology and Yoga, along with Ayurvedic Medicine, are three sister sciences that can provide a framework for a healthy and worthwhile life. Here is a simple example of the connection between Yoga and astrology: Ganesha, the great remover of obstacles, is a representation of the intelligence and wisdom of planet Jupiter. So… if you have ever chanted the Ganesha mantra in class (or any other mantra), you were calling forth the higher energy frequencies of a particular planet or energy associated with a planet. Pretty cool!
The intention of Vedic Astrology is to help you grow and evolve and to point you in directions that will lead to a happier life. It provides an accurate picture of your tendencies, strengths, weaknesses, and can point out areas of success or difficulty in your life. A good astrologer can predict when, or if, events will take place in your life. The best part of this is that, just like a great Yoga practice, you can feel more relaxed in your life, have more clarity, and you can receive guidance on things you can do, to make good situations better, and improve difficult ones.
Differences Between Western and Vedic Astrology
Western astrology is often seen as entertainment, but Vedic Astrology is taken very seriously. Vedic Astrology is sometimes called “Jyotish”, or light. In many parts of the world, no one starts a business or gets married without consulting the wisdom of Astrology. Important festivals and meetings are all timed with the celestial rhythms as well.
Western astrologers use the tropical zodiac, which is lined up well with the seasons, whereas the Vedic, sidereal zodiac, is accurate with what is happening in the sky at the moment. Therefore, some of your planets may change signs if you have your Vedic chart done! We also recognize a number of powerful, distant stars and star groups, called Nakshatras, and their influence; the Moon’s cycles; and the Dasha Cycle which determines when your planets are most active in your life.
Why could Vedic Astrology be important for you?
This Astrology is practical, accurate, and aims to help you grow in consciousness and have a good life. It is not meant as entertainment. Here are some examples:
1. We provide remedies for problems, to strengthen weak areas, and reduce or avoid difficulties as they arise. One common remedy is prescribing mantras, sacred sounds which create powerful creative vibrations. It would be very practical and beneficial to know which mantras would be most effective in your life. Other remedies can include prayers, wearing gems, helping the poor, and more.
2. Depending on your chart, certain career paths will be more suitable and successful for you than others. Also, some times are much better than others for taking a big step, eg. going back to school, or starting a business. It can be extremely useful to know when and how to move forward!
3. You can learn about the various Moon phases, and use them to improve time management: some are good for removing obstacles, some for celebration, wealth creation, romance, etc. Some other moon phases are best for resting, planning or meditating. Using knowledge of the Moon Phases, you live more in the natural flow and don’t have to second-guess yourself about decisions.
4. Relationship astrology can help you choose a good romantic partner. Find out if this person will be faithful; if the relationship is likely to last; if you will feel valued, loved and respected; if you will prosper together; and if you will be sexually compatible. Relationship astrology is also very useful in choosing a good business partner too.
So, Astrology for Yogis?
You bet! You can learn more about yourself, manage time wisely, avoid difficulties and stress, and make better decisions. Astrology can even help you improve your Yoga practice by pointing you to types of practice most in line with your unique life path.
How the sessions work: You start by contacting me with your request and forward your birth information: date, time, and place of birth. Then you agree on a time for the session, which lasts about half an hour. Many of these sessions are by phone. Other clients prefer their sessions to be in person.
I will explain where your planets are in the sky, and what that means about you, also the Dasha period and what it might bring to you, as well as your Nakshatra or birth star, and its gifts for you. If appropriate, I will suggest a remedy for you.
I also offer full, more in-depth readings, Transit Readings (what is happening this year), and Relationship Readings.
I have an intro mini session for promo for you (Nyk’s community) for $30 until the end of 2016. This is a great gift for friends or family members, as well as yourself.
Lorae Marsten is a Certified Vedic Astrologer, meditator, healer, mentor, and a long-time Yogi. After a life-changing encounter with a Vedic Astrologer in Kathmandu, Nepal, she began learning about the myths and legends surrounding Vedic Astrology and Yoga, and later with the encouragement of her teacher, Dr. Baskaran Pillai, began training as an astrologer. These days Lorae is on a mission to help bring more happiness, health, and meaning by using the power, beauty and practicality of Vedic Astrology to Westerners.