Vedic Astrology Basics

Explore the Building Blocks of Vedic Astrology

The Planets in Vedic Astrology

The Planets in Vedic Astrology

The nine planets, or grahas, form the center point of Vedic astrology and rule all facets of life. Learn about each of the planets and their individual expressions as an essential first step in understanding Vedic astrology.

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Signs of the Zodiac in Vedic Astrology

Signs of the Zodiac

Learn about the twelve signs of the zodiac from a Vedic astrological perspective.

In the West we tend to focus on our sun sign, but this can place a limitation on our self-definition. In Vedic astrology the rising sign and moon sign are considered more important than the sun sign and, in fact, all of the twelve signs have an important influence on different areas of our lives.

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The Houses in Vedic Astrology

Vedic Houses (Bhavas)

In Vedic astrology, the houses are known as bhavas or fields of action where the different areas of life are highlighted. Houses join the planets and signs as the building blocks on which chart analysis derives.

The houses are directly related to the time of birth...

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Use of Planetary Gemstones in Vedic Astrology

Vedic Use of Gemstones

Gemstones have been worn for their energetic properties for thousands of years.

“The sages discovered that pure metals emit an astral light which is powerfully counteractive to negative pulls of the planets. Certain plant combinations were also found to be helpful. Most effective of all are faultless jewels of not less than two carats.”

—Sri Yukteswar, Autobiography of a Yogi
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Canticle of the Creatures by Saint Francis of Assisi

Cancticle of the Creatures

by Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis expresses with devotion and sweetness a deep inner attunement with cosmic realities. The poem reveals his connection to the luminaries, the stars, the four elements and the cycle of life and death.

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Yogananda and Sri Yukteswar - Vedic Astrology in the Autobiography of a Yogi

Outwitting the Stars

by Paramhansa Yogananda

In this chapter from the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda relates his guru's account of Vedic astrology. Yogananda's guru, Sri Yukteswar, describes what astrology is and shares the practical benefits of wearing vedic gemstones and astrological bangles.

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To the Aurora Borealis - Poem by Paramhansa Yogananda

To the Aurora Borealis

by Paramhansa Yogananda

This poem is written by the great yogi Paramhansa Yogananda. Yogananda relates his external experience of seeing the beauty of the Northern Lights with his inner vison and expansion into an internal state of cosmic awareness.

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