Ayurveda, translated as the “science of life”, is inextricably intertwined with “Jyotish” (“science of light”), the sanskrit name for vedic astrology. In times past ayurvedic doctors in India were also vedic astrologers. The combination of these two sciences gave a complete system for diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the body, mind, and spirit. Even the 12 salts of homeopathy are related to the 12 signs of the zodiac. As without, so within, and the basic cosmic lesson is that we are a part of the universe, non-different but in quantity of elemental factors. Man is viewed as the microcosm, an indivisible part of the macrocosm. The same energies moving the stars and planets of our universe also operate within our bodies and minds to operate physical and mental functions.
The ancient seers of India revealed the sciences of astrology and ayurvedic medicine to not only allow human beings to understand the workings of their bodies, but also the inner spiritual knowledge of mind and soul. Astrology itself is the oldest science known to man and its secrets hold keys to the healing of mind, body, and spirit. To realize our relationship with the cosmos is to realize our own true natures beyond the temporary body and manifested personality of this single lifetime. This revelation of our destiny, our fate, gives a window into the karmic reactions of past lives. Its higher purpose is to reveal the prime path of action for the present, facilitate healing both inwardly and outwardly, and to direct us further upon our spiritual journey. Therefore vedic astrology is the science of time, and timing for proper action.
Time sees the creation, maintenance, and destruction of all things. The order of the universe is maintained by the electromagnetic energy emanated by planets in their orbits. By noting the planetary arrangements at the time of one’s birth, the future health or prosperity of a person (their “karma”) can be accurately foretold. The message of the seers was to open our “inner” eyes that will see and comprehend the reasons for our repetition of birth and death, the transmigration of the soul. It is not that this science only shows how we are bound by the planetary energies, but more importantly how we can become liberated from the cycle of constant birth, aging, disease, and death. In doing so we may open the door to higher dimensions of consciousness and reality, even while we inhabit these bodies on the earthly plane. Awareness of our “higher selves” allows us to make progress on all levels, materially, emotionally, and spiritually.