New in 2021 – The Cosmic Coaching Program

Jyotish, Yoga, and Ayurveda are ancient sister sciences meant for the purpose of self-realization, above all else, which means making contact with your ESSENCE, not just your personality.

The human system is LONGING to operate in harmony with the solar system. Our nature CRAVES integration with mother nature, and Vedic Science is designed to facilitate that existential desire.

Some Yoga practices are timed to the mechanics of celestial movement (Sun Salutations for example), and Ayurveda helps us adjust our lives to daily & seasonal changes, but Jyotish can be used as an integral spiritual practice that calibrates your actions and the development of interpersonal relationships to the movement of the Sun & the Moon.

I have been writing about New Moons & Full Moons for several years now, but I also use these cosmic events as a beacon for understanding my own path forward, and it’s a tool that I can depend on for knowing the difference between a calling of spirit and forcing a personal agenda.

Starting in 2021, I’m going to be assisting others with harmonizing themselves to the rhythms of nature, and I’m calling it the “Cosmic Coaching Program”.

If you want to get involved, click here.

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What is Vedic Astrology (Jyotish)?

Vedic Astrology is one of the spiritual sciences of ancient India. Like yoga & meditation, which have been embraced by the western world for decades now, the purpose of Vedic Astrology is to make contact with our inner being & spiritual identity. It’s a tool of self-awareness & personal development. It’s known as the, “Eye of the Vedas”, which allows us to classify the universal qualities of nature, identify our personal tendencies, and evolve beyond past conditioning.

The seers & rishis of ancient India came from a more spiritually enlightened period of human existence. The advanced knowledge of Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian and Mayan cultures were all destroyed in the holy crusades & wars of the dark ages, but India was able to preserve many of the ancient texts & spiritual practices from an earlier age, which is an amazing gift for all of humanity to acknowledge & embrace.

Over the past 120 years, knowledge from that culture has been trickling into to the western world. Indian gurus like Yogananda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and Deepak Chopra have done a wonderful job of making many of these tools accessible to the western mind, but Vedic Astrology is still a relatively unknown and underappreciated aspect of the spiritual sciences.

An astrological birth chart creates a blueprint of our personal karma. It shows the cosmic energy that was imprinted on our psyche at the moment of physical incarnation. By learning the meaning of each planet & their placement in our birth chart, we begin to integrate with primordial energies & awaken their full expression in our everyday lives. The better we know our placements and their tendencies, the easier it becomes to move forward without repeating our past mistakes.

The moon’s placement specifically allows us to map the sequence of ripening karmas & prepare for their appearance in our lives. Much like a weather forecast, an astrologer can read patterns & make predictions about likely outcomes, but not every thought becomes an action, and not every action becomes a result, so it’s much simpler to trace events backwards than estimate events before they happen.

Vedic Astrology measures the movement, interaction, and geometry between planets & the stars. The language & system of Vedic Astrology is much like the astrology of the Greeks (we know it as our Sun Sign), but Vedic Astrology uses the fixed background stars rather than seasonal equinox & solstice points to measure their location. Part of the philosophy of Indian culture is that “out there” is a mirror of “in here”, so by measuring with the stars we gain insight into the deeper workings of the cosmic self. The path to enlightenment is said to be making the unconscious conscious, and that’s what astrology can help us do.

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What is Karma?

The word karma means action, but more specifically it means an action that’s connected to consciousness & consequence. So the actions of seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, smelling and thinking are all ways we experience karma. If something appears on the screen of consciousness, and has an effect on the world around you, it’s karma.

Our actions are determined by habitual thought patterns (called vrittis or neural pathways) and mental/emotional urges (called vasanas). The cycle of action & consequence that most people refer to as karma is just a surface understanding of a more profound & fundamental principle of nature which states that, “the present moment is the culmination of everything that happened in the past, and the future will be determined by decisions & actions we take in the present moment”.

If life is just a sequence of past actions ripening in our conscious awareness (which are trying to teach us the truth about who we are) then it’d be pretty valuable to get your hands on the lesson schedule, don’t you think? Well that’s what we do over here at Gold Star Astrology; evaluate the past so we can understand what’s going on in the present.

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What’s the Difference Between Western Astrology and Vedic?

The most fundamental difference between western astrology & Vedic Astrology is the zodiac. In western astrology, Aries begins when Earth crosses the vernal equinox point (which means the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere). But Vedic Astrology uses fixed background stars, or constellations, to determine the position of Aries.

1,500 years ago these two zodiacs were identical, but over time the seasonal zodiac has drifted apart from the background stars of its namesake. The seasonal zodiac & sidereal zodiac currently have a 24 degree separation, but in another 10,000 years the two zodiacs will be completely inverted.

In other words, western astrology relies on a calendar & ephemeris to determine the placement of planets, but Vedic Astrology has been and always will be observable in the sky. (Btw, the term “astrology” means “that which relates to the stars”)

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Birth Chart Consultation Overview

This is a summary of what we’ll be covering during your birth chart consultation. The cost for this consultation is currently $110.  If you’re interested, please use the “Book A Reading” tab to schedule a consultation:

Phase 1: The Rising Sign
How the stars wrap around the sky at your time/place of birth provides insight into how life unfolds from your perspective. It shows the type of situation your soul incarnated to experience. It’s the starting point of Vedic Astrology because it sets the foundation for how & in what way your life has manifested.

Phase 2: The Ruling Planet
The placement of your ruling planet (which is based on your rising sign) provides insight into the focal point of your life experience. It shows a dominant theme or a recurring pattern of behavior that needs to be addressed, with situations that you’ll need to work on or work through.

Phase 3: The Moon
The placement of the moon at your time/place of birth gives a depth of insight into the way your heart & mind operates, showing how you process & integrate life experiences. It basically reveals your mental & emotional patterns of behavior. The moon placement is a rabbit hole worthy of its own consultation, but this phase will be a summary of what the moon placement indicates.

Phase 4: The Nodes
The placement of the eclipse axis at your time/place of birth reveals the most intense areas of attachment & aversion in your life. One end of the node shows an area of skill & expertise, but potentially deep hidden pain or blind spot from your past, while the other end shows an area of active searching & unconscious pursuit towards future development.

Phase 5: The Cycles of Time  – 
The placement of the moon at your time/place of birth also reveals the schedule for certain “lessons” to appear in your life. The Law of Karma states that everything from the past culminates in the present moment, and the Cycles of Time reveal when your past decisions will come back around to test what you think you’ve learned.

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