Welcome to Jyotisha, the greatest of the divination arts of India.
With each passing moment the heavens rotate like the turning of a cosmic kaleidoscope. Each turn creates a unique pattern – one that may not appear again for millennia.The heavenly pattern present at the moment of birth indicates a unique trajectory for a person, a country or even an idea. It is as if the heavens are speaking and we have only to understand the language. The sages of ancient India were interpreters of the cosmic language, linking these patterns to human destiny and passing on their revelations as part of the unbroken 5000-year tradition known as Jyotisha, or Vedic Astrology. They pass on the stunning conclusion that the stars, our cosmic kaleidoscope, reveal the patterns generated by the interactions of all the laws of nature, from macrocosm to microcosm. Their core insight tells us of the holographic nature of reality: As is the whole, so is the part. Thus, the patterns of the heavens are mirrored throughout manifestation. In fact, the reason we look to our cosmic counterparts is not only because they chart a higher order of reality, but also because their motion is slow and predictable enough that we can study the holographic patterns with relative ease.
Jyotisha is a study of the lights in the vault of heaven, but it is also the development and application of the inner light of knowledge and discrimination. Both outer and inner light illumine the mystery of the cosmic patterns and help to align us with nature. Jyotisha is therefore an “Old World science”, ordering our world and empowering us with reverence for the mystery of underlying spirit.
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Cosmic Kaleidoscope Journal
Volume 2 June 20, 2021
This Journal is a collaborative effort to cultivate the ability and provide a vehicle for all levels of Jyotiṣa students who would like to write and publish peer-reviewed articles on śāstra based principles.
— Penny Farrow, Editor