Planets and stars associated with love, family and happiness along with the difficult aspects of life are placed within each person’s astrological chart. The astrological chart shows us a karmic road map that guides and helps us navigate both happy and difficult times. During difficult times, our chart helps us to understand the nature of our challenge and to realize that whatever the sorrow, it will end and we will evolve. During times of joy, our chart helps us to expand our good fortune and share our wealth with those around us.
Your consultation include lifestyle suggestions drawn from ayurveda, yoga and marma treatment. Ayurveda, massage and yogic recommendations provide a stabilizing influence, grounding us while we move through periods of joy and difficulty, growth and change.
The Science of Light
Jyotisha means wise light or wisdom of the heavens. This astrological practice is a holistic approach to life, encouraging full development of the soul. The Light of Jyotisha is that of pure consciousness which shapes our perception. When perception is balanced, the ups and downs of life are much more easily navigated and understood.
Jyotisha is a Vedic astrological science regarded as one of the oldest in the world. The root meaning of Jyoti is light and brightness, referring to one who is knowledgeable of birth, fate and has relationship with the waters, earth and stars. We use Jyotish to understand ups and downs in life commonly referred to as our karmas.
As a holistic approach to living and to spiritual practice, Jyotish is the actual study of light emanating from the sun, moon, stars and planets. It involves the calculation of planetary positions, stars and other points in the sky. Jyotish supplies us with a karmic blueprint called our natal chart. The time, date and place of our birth generate the natal chart. The natal chart, through placement of the luminaries, reveals karma binding us in this lifetime. Jyotish guides choice in ayurvedic remedy and dharmic support; aiding us in realizing our svadharma (fulfillment of our potential).
The Planets and Dosha
Saturn and rahu dosha is vata. Vata qualities are contracting, dry, cold and in excess, are experienced as fear. Mars, sun and ketu’s dosha is pitta. Pitta has the affect of heat and inflammation and in excess, is experienced as anger and frustration. Jupiter, moon and venus dosha is kapha. Kapha is heavy, damp and cold and in excess, is experienced as depression or apathy. Mercury’s dosha is tridoshic, taking on the quality of the planet placed with it or by aspect. Many astrologers consider Mercury a vata planet.
Gunas are also reveled by planetary placement. Gunas are the qualities of sattva, rajas and tamas. Sattva represents crystal-clear perception. Tamas represents cloudy or dense perception while rajas represents fire and the heat that results in striving for perception.
Ayurveda provides an integrated approach to preventing and treating illness through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies, such as hygiene, exercise, herbal preparations, massage, and yoga. This ancient approach to physical health, mental clarity and spiritual fulfillment dates back 5,000 years to the Rishis and sages of ancient India during the Vedic period.
In the Ayurvedic system, complete wellness is achieved through restructuring and realigning an imbalanced human lifestyle with the elements of Nature and the Earth’s seasons.
Your Ayurvedic astrological reading combines physical diagnostics with your astrological chart, helping to determine your prakruti and vikruti. Prakruti is our ayurvedic constitution at birth while vikruti is the expression of our imbalances. Over time and as a result of poor nutrition and lifestyle practices, our vikruti becomes ‘rooted’, creating a false self. We’ll tend to identify with this false-self, thinking our imbalances and disturbances, is who we are. Your Jyotish-Vedic astrological chart will expose your core constitution (Prakruti) and vulnerabilities as an expression of imbalance (Vikruti).
Your Ayurvedic astrological chart can guide the best time for healing, restorative retreats as well as detoxes and cleanses. After your Ayurvedic astrological reading, you’ll know your dominant physical doshas are in accordance with your astrological chart. You’ll receive nutritional and self-care practices that includes an herbal routine, balancing and managing your planetary and physical doshas.
Ayurveda stresses a balance of three substances representing divine forces:
- Vata (Air/space/wind)
- Pitta (Fire/bile)
- Kapha (Earth/water/phlegm)
All beings on earth as well the planets and stars possess a unique constellation of doshas. In both humans and animals, ayurvedic theory promotes the building and maintenance of a healthy metabolic system, attaining good digestion, and proper excretion leads to vitality.
Ayurveda focuses on exercise, yoga, meditation, and massage. body, mind, and spirit-consciousness need to be addressed in unison to achieve good health