The Astrological e-Magazine


Collected By Prof. RISHABH SHASTRI


(The Great Hindu Astrologer And Spiritual Guru) 

“A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma. The horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing his unalterable past and probable future results. The message boldly blazoned across the heavens at the moment of birth is not meant to emphasize fate, but to arouse man’s will to escape from his universal thraldoms. What he has done, he can undo. None other than himself was the instigator of whatever effects are now prevalent in his life. He can overcome any limitation, because he created it by his own actions in the first place, and because he possesses spiritual resources that are not subject to planetary pressure.”

“Superstitious awe of astrology makes one an automaton, slavishly dependent on mechanical guidance. The wise defeats his planets- which is to say his past- by transferring his allegiance from the creation to the creator. The more one realizes one’s unity with spirit, the less one can be dominated by matter.

The soul is ever free; it is deathless because birthless. It cannot be regimented by the stars.”

Sri Yukteswar concludes by saying: “by prayer, by will power, by yoga meditation, by consultation with saints, by use of astrological bangles- the adverse effects of past wrongs can be minimized or nullified”.

Thus, one’s personal destiny must be accompanied by personal action. The keynote of astrology is discrimination in action.

In summary, it is imperative to support and motivate the client to take a more active role in their spiritual growth and healing process rather that emphasizing a fated existence that cannot be changed. One of the greatest strengths of Vedic Astrology is its use of remedial measures such as prayer, mantras, yoga, meditation, Yagyas and Gemstones. (The qualities of the ideal astrologer have been described by Varahamihira in the Brihat Samhita).