Jyotisha, also known as Vedic Astrology, is an ancient science that comes from the Indian tradition of the Vedas. This system of Astrology is related to Yoga and Ayurveda, and integrates well with them. Jyotisha literally means “Lord of Light”. It can shed light onto our path in life, helping us to align with our highest potential in order to facilitate personal growth and well-being. It is an excellent tool to promote self-awareness and self-understanding.
The birth chart, which shows the positions of the stars and planets at the time of birth, is said to be a map of the karmas. It can reveal our personal strengths and challenges, while allowing us to understand the stories of our lives as they unfold through time.
Jyotisha is uniquely different from the Western system of astrology in a number of ways. One significant difference is that it uses the Sidereal, rather than the Tropical Zodiac. Simply put, this gives about a 23 degree difference between all of the planetary placements in a chart (as well as the degree of the Ascendant). So if in Western astrology your Ascendant is Aries, more often than not it will be Pisces in Vedic Astrology (because you have to subtract about 23 degrees from the Western positions). For more information about this, I recommend listening to a Podcast by Penny Farrow called East vs. West; why isn’t my Sun in Aries?
Another unique feature of Jyotisha is that it employs not only the 12 signs of the zodiac that many of us are familiar with, but also uses 27 smaller constellations called Nakshatras. The usage of the Nakshatras can add another layer to our understanding of the horoscope.
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- Natal Chart Reading: A one hour session, with a 15 min. follow-up. $108
The initial reading will give you a basic overview of your birth chart as a way to enhance self-awareness and self-understanding, as well as address any questions you might have. Any area of life can be touched upon including health, relationships, career, finances, and spirituality.
A unique feature of Jyotisha that we will also look at are the “Dashā” or Planetary periods. These show the “chapters” in life that allow the potentials indicated in the chart to unfold through time.
Remedial Measures: As a part of any natal chart reading, remedial measures can be suggested or explored in order to promote balance and harmony in life. Some examples include the use of specific colors, meditations, or lifestyle recommendations.
- Follow-up Readings: 1 Hour. $60 (shorter or longer times are also available)
After our first reading, additional readings are available to continue our work together. Regular readings are often useful once or twice a year in order to look more deeply at current trends or influences.
- Muhurta: Selection of an Auspicious Time. $36
Muhurta or Electional Astrology is used to select a favorable time for beginning any important endeavor, in order to promote success and positivity.
Examples: Selecting a favorable time for marriage, travel, starting a business, fundraising, or for the timing of any important event.
- Relationship Dynamics/Compatibility: A one hour session. $108
Jyotisha is a powerful tool to promote and cultivate harmony in our daily relationships. Any type of relationship can be explored including romantic, work, social and family relationships.
*For a relationship reading, please send the birth data for both people.
For any of the above services,
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The date, time and location of your birth, as well as your full name. Please ensure that the birth time is as accurate as possible. Also send any points of focus or questions you wish to address.
Greg Stein (Poornamurti) has completed a 200 hour training in Ayurvedic Astrology through the American Institute of Vedic Studies (vedanet.com), and has been studying under the guidance of Penny Farrow (vedicchart.com), in the Jyotisha tradition of Hart DeFouw, for over two years.
- Contact me for any of the above services.