Long ago, there was a group of people who lived at the base of the Himalayas in what is now called northern India, along the banks of a river called the Saraswati, which is a Sanskrit word meaning “essence of one’s self”.
These people were truth seekers & wisdom keepers, gathering and sharing knowledge about human nature & universal laws. They were mostly interested in studying the inherent qualities of life and the magic of our planet as being part of a larger, cosmic organism.
Their knowledge was passed down from generation-to-generation over thousands of years using light & sound to imprint the true, subtle meanings of life’s teachings onto the minds of their students. When they finally decided to document these teachings in written form, they called it the Veda, which is a Sanskrit word meaning “to know”.
From these ancient texts (we’re talking 4,000-5,000 years old here), many forms of science & religion were created. One such branch of the Vedic tree is called Jyotish, the science of light (aka Vedic Astrology). With this science we map the stars & locate planets in our solar system, using knowledge of universal laws from the Vedas to interpret their meanings. They called Jyotish “the eye of the Vedas”, because with it we can see everything the mind can perceive.
Teachings of the Veda honor the great work of our ancestors. It gives us the ability to not only walk in their footsteps many thousands of years later, but to perceive the cosmic mind itself & become one with their teachings. What an amazing gift to use and enjoy.
Gold Star Astrology
“Finding direction in the stars”