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What is Jyotish (Vedic Astrology)

Jyotish is the Sanskrit word for Vedic Astrology. Jyotish literally means the mastery of light, both the outer light emanating from the Sun (the center and soul of the galaxy and cause of time), as well as the inner light within ourselves. Jyotish is the science to help us remove all that stops our light from shining, to reach our full potential: Live in Harmony with Your Soul’s Purpose.

Jyotish is a sister science of Yoga and Ayurveda. It is said that Jyotish shows us the path, Ayurveda keeps us healthy along the path and Yoga is the way to walk the path. They all work together and have the same philosophical foundations. Jyotish can help to create an Ayurvedic routine that will prevent diseases that have not even arisen yet.

By observing the movement of the Sun, the moon (our mind, emotions and feelings), and the other archetypal energies of the planets in relationship to their placements at time of birth, we can better understand that light shining within ourselves, and the karmas (actions) that occur to us over the natural procession of time.

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”  — Mahatma Gandhi

A Jyotishi or Vedic Astrologer is someone who is able to ultimately bring the light of awareness to individuals, so they may better understand their life’s purpose, their past, present, and likely future. While identifying problem areas and blind spots, it is their divine duty to assist the client through problem areas by providing remedies, such as mantras and mediations, recommending healing rituals, or actions that will help move their clients’ lives forward

Vedic astrology is believed to have been developed by highly advanced Yogis known as Rishis’. Jyotish has continued into modern times from the unbroken traditions of ancient Vedic scholars.

Jyotish is a complex science as it is interpreting life with all its complexities. It takes many years to learn. Jyotish is also a great healing system that treats all aspects of life. In the process it employs a wide range of techniques which, although unfamiliar to most westerners, are very effective


At Mind Yourself Ayurveda Esther uses the full range of Ayurvedic therapies, Yoga philosophy and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) to free the mind and give an universal perspective on healing autoimmune diseases and mental health.

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