Vedic Astrology is an ancient science which is both universal and timeless, it is now honoured as one of the most accurate and profound systems of astrology available. The ancient Indian Vedas are in contemporary terms,’holistic’in their approach to all knowledge. Ayurveda (Vedic medicine) and Vedic astrology are closely related branches of Vedic science designed to harmonise ourselves with the greater universe of consciences. Astrology indicates and Ayurveda analyses bodily patterns which consists of the three health tendencies called Doshas or biological humours.
Human ailments can be linked to the outcomes of the gravitational pulls exerted by the planets through rotation and revolution, which is why Astrology has a close relationship with Ayurveda. Astrology is used as a diagnostic tool for Auyrvedic practitioner in the treatment of disease –it provides the understanding of person’s karma which can help the healer optimise their effort.
The astrological chart has the capacity to indicate good or ill health, strong or weak vitality proneness to disease or accident, emotional stability or instability, intellectual soundness or mental insanity. One should not underestimate the role of the planets in causing or indicating disease and suffering in life as well as indicating happiness and well being.
In addition to this Astrology can indicate the timing of disease, so that we can know when we are likely to get sick and can guard ourselves against it. Once we have come down with a disese, Vedic astrology can be an important aid in its prognosis, showing our ability to get well, so that we can know how easily we are likely to recover. In Auyrvedic Astrology, Auyrvedic therapies, like diet and herbs can be used to help balance planetary influences, and Astrological remedial measures, like gem therapy, can help improve our overall health and well being.
Auyrvedic medicine categorises individuals according to which of the three doshas of Vatha pitha,kapha predominates in their nature ,in what proportions and to what degree.Vedic astrology classifies people in several ways but most important is according to the dominant in the birth chart ,with individual types based upon Sun,Moon,Mars,Mercury,Jupiter,Venus,Saturn and the two lunar nodes (Rahu and ketu) .These planetary types are ‘Karmic types ‘,reflecting our overall life-movement and experience.
Nine planetary types are more specific than the three Auyrvedic types and can be used to expand them. Sun, Mars, and ketu are usually pitta types in terms with Ayurveda, but slightly different way.Moon, Jupiter and Venus types are usually Kapha .Saturn, Mercury and Rahu types are usually vata.In some individuals, also two or three planets may be equal in strength, in which case their delineations should be modified accordingly.