Jyotisha, the Science of Light
Vedic Astrology is known in India as Jyotisha, the Science of Light. This a deep, and ancient system of studying the Sun, Moon, planets and stars as a path to knowledge. The saptagraha - Sun, Moon, and planets - are said to be the bodies of devatas, beings radiating divine light. These saptagraha, along with the lunar nodes and a host of other celestial beings, are consciously playing a role in our lives, and guiding our souls along a path of illumination.
Far from being a predictive or fatalistic science, Vedic Astrology is a lens through which we may peer at our deepest selves, and into the heart of the cosmos.
I live in the coastal town of Gualala, California alongside a community of Kundalini Yoga teachers. We are blessed with the guidance of Gurubhai Singh, a master of Kundalini Yoga whose teachings inform and infuse my understanding of astrology. I have been graciously imparted my knowledge of Vedic Astrology by the eminent Jyotishi Sat Siri Kaur Khalsa, in the lineage of Pt. Sanjay Rath.
Sol Invictus, the Sun Unconquerable, was a deity held in high esteem in the late Roman Empire.
A Jyotishi, or Vedic Astrologer, is referred to in the ancient texts as Surya Das, a servant of the Sun. The Sun is the soul of our solar system.
In a person's natal chart, the Sun is the karaka, or significator, of the Soul. In our innermost being, we radiate a sublime light, that in truth can never be hid under a bushel.