The Vedas are the foremost among all ancient books. All the classics of the world have been born out of the Vedas. The root verb of the word ‘Veda’ is ‘vid’ meaning knowledge. Through the classics of Indian astrology, one can easily acquire knowledge about God while learning about living beings. For this reason, astrology is considered to be the eyes of the Vedas. Thousands of years ago, the Saints who were knowledgeable about the past, the present and the future, through the power of their meditation and yoga, have described in detail in their astrological classics the characteristics, features, appearance and nature of the planets and their auspicious and inauspicious effects on the living and non living world. The depiction of the position of planets in the zodiac at the time and place of a person’s birth is called the Janma Kundali or the Horoscope. The sign which was rising in the eastern horizon at the time of birth is called Lagna or the Ascendant. The sign where the Moon is positioned is called the Birth Rashi and the constellation in which the Moon is situated is called the Birth Nakshatra.
The Vedic Astrology3 03 2010