Vedic Astrology & Physiology


   by Rudy Ciscato ©1998

   The most ancient known texts are the Vedas, a huge body of discoveries and knowledge put together more than 6,000 years ago by the enlightened Rishis of India. Perhaps, we can say that the Vedas are the "Original Knowledge", meaning it was past down since the time of creation. Vedic astrology or Jyotish (which in Sanskrit means "The Science of Light") has always been an inseparable limb of the Vedic culture. It has been lebelled as the "eye"of the Vedas, the unquestioned repository of knowledge.

   The ancient Vedic Rishis perceived through enlightened visions the connection between the celestial bodies of our solar system and the human body. The motion of the planets and their positions in relation to each other acts upon us throughout our lifetime, just as the lunar phases push and pull the oceans and the seas. 

   The picture above (taken from Dr. Tony Nader's book, "Human Physiology, Expression of Veda and the Vedic literature") shows the correlation between the nine outer planets (macrocosm) and the internal coronal structure of the human brain (microcosm). Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D. ( Worldwide Director ofMaharishi Ayurveda®), has recently re-discovered this precise one-to-one correlation between the structures and functions of the human physiology andtheir correspondent cosmic counterparts.
   The location of the various planets during a person's birth can be mapped scientifically through an astrological horoscope. According to it, certain planets will be favorable, some will be unfavorable and some will give mixed results.  The afflicted and badly positioned planets in a person's horoscope are responsible for that person's misfortune. The correspondent parts of the brain will be, by the correlation shown above, afflicted and less developed as well. The results will be problems, slow progress, psychological complexes, stress and deficiencies in the person's life. 

   However Vedic astrology is not just another system of astrological interpretation. Its purpose is not only to predict with amazing accuracy circumstances and events in one's life, but shows how we can use the planetary energies operative in our lives in the best possible way.   Jyotish uses a series of remedial measures to balance or enhance planetary influences. Its methods include gems, colors, Mantras, Deities, rituals, herbs and food. The purpose of Jyotish is to reestablish the connection between microcosm (human being) and macrocosm (natural law governing in the universe).
   Vedic astrology deals with seven visible planets and two invisible ones: the SUN, MOON, MARS, MERCURY, JUPITER, VENUS, and SATURN, along with the two lunar nodes, RAHU (ascending lunar node) and KETU (descending lunar node). These nodes are the two intersecting points of the solar and lunar planes as seen from the earth. Nine astrological gemstones are associated with these planets. Associated with the sun is the RUBY, with the moon is the PEARL, with mars is RED CORAL, with mercury is the EMERALD, with Jupiter is YELLOW SAPPHIRE, with Venus is the DIAMOND, with Saturn is BLUE SAPPHIRE, with Rahu is the HESSONITE, and with ketu is the CATíS EYE. Associated with the nine planets are also the days of the week, different parts of the human body and different metals. 

   Someone might think that this correlation between the planets and its correspondent gems has no scientific validation and it is perhaps the result of blind superstition and religious belief. However, there is a scientific truth behind Jyotish Planetary Gemology. The specific studies on this matter has shown that the color spectrums emanated by the different planets are very similar to the color spectrums of the correspondent gems. The color of the planet is reflected on the human body through the gem and creates an effect by absorption and reflection of the rays and vibrations. The gem acts as a filter and produces good or evil effect, depending on the need of the body. If a planet emanating a ray, whose vibration is unsuitable for the body, this same ill vibration is counteracted by the ray absorbed by the gem and no negative effect shall show. 

   To conclude, now more than any other period in history, where the knowledge and technology of natural gemstones has reached a peak, a divine science is again made available to anyone to fulfill mankindís dream of a life free from problems and negativity. Natural, very effective and magnificent gemstones that demand no will power or effort whatsoever, are available now to transform our lives radically. 

   This article can be used in any kind of situation pertaining the divulgence of Vedic Knowledge and Vedic Astrology. The author believes that the Veda has not custodians or messengers. Please contact the author if you feel that your copyrights have been violated!

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