Interest in Vedic Astrology appears to be moving West with this particular form of divination attracting believers and non-believers alike.
So, What exactly is Vedic or Tamil astrology?
In a nutshell, it is the study of the stars, planets and other celestial (space) bodies in relation to their effects they have on human beings, animals and all aspects of the world as we know it. Most people wonder about the differences between Tamil and Vedic astrology, however, they are quite similar. In fact, Tamil astrology is a part of Vedic astrology which makes these two types interconnected. Vedic astrology is connected to the Hindu religion, which is signified by the use of the word, “vedic.” This means that it is connected to the spiritual realm and of course, divine revelation. Tamil astrology, on the other hand is known to have been originated in the Indian state, Tamil Nada and is seen as a very scientific type of astrology.
Astrology is used to divine many things in human life, some of which include birth or natal charts, past karma, probability of future relationships, career, money, success and many other of life’s important questions. Many westerners doubt the truth of this science; however, astrology has been around for thousands of years and is deeply rooted in culture and mysticism.
The truth of the matter is that it can neither hurt nor do any harm to get a reading and there are many ways you can get one. The first step is to determine what type of reading you wish to get. The first reading I ever purchased was a birth or natal chart. These charts plot the exact positions of celestial bodies at the exact location, day, month, year and time of your birth. Once the natal chart has been created, it then has to be translated by a qualified astrologer so that you can understand the meanings. Personally, I have found the natal chart to quite accurately describe my personality, disposition and issues that have cropped up throughout my life.
Another popular astrology reading is the relationship or love astrology reading. This type of reading compares the birth information of two people who are in a relationship or want to be in a relationship. The whole purpose of this is to determine compatibility and help prevent or strengthen their bond. Compatibility readings will usually compare the basic personality traits of each person and determine whether they will clash or complement each other. These readings will often describe how emotionally connected you two will become, the effect you both will have on each other and the probability of a happy future.
A third type of popular reading is career, health and karma. Both Tamil and Vedic astrology can help a person reveal what their true talents are and the best career for them. It can also warn of potential health issues and the Karma that their soul brought into this life that they have to work out.
Astrology is a wonderful science that is a great tool that we can use to better understand ourselves and the world around us. However, like any tool, it must be used with caution and not be relied upon completely. Free will shall always reign.