"Michael and Kaya, I wanted to extend my gratitude to both of you for sharing your knowledge and gifts of Ayurveda and Jyotish and making them accessible to so many of us! I so appreciate the continued support on this fantastic voyage." - Tracy
Vedic Astrology - otherwise known as Jyotiṣa (Jyotisha) - is what I like to call a "karma map". Just as we grab our electronic devices these days for directions on the best way to get from point A to point B so also people consult with a Vedic Astrologer to help navigate the twists and turns of life in the most dynamic and taylor made way.
Jyotiṣa offers a map of one's karma - a view of one's past, present and future, and a means to understand the dance of fate and free will within our own lives. Several key tools are used in Jyotiṣa including the analysis of a horoscope (jyotiṣa), hands (hasta), and environment (vāstu).
These timeless tools are of great use when one is confronting change, life questions or challenge. Just as pouring over a map helps us to understand a place but becomes vital when one is lost, Jyotiṣa can satisfy our curiosity about our lot in life but becomes vital when one is at a crossroads.
Vedic Hand Analysis
Hasta Sāmudrika is the classical art and science of examining the hands for structure and markings that reveal your destiny pattern, disposition and temperament. As a branch of Jyotiṣa (Vedic Astrology), Hasta is used even to discover steller influences in your life. With you at all times, playing a distinct and direct role in your actions, your thoughts and your relationships. Within your hands are patterns that relate to your past and your ancestry, your present activities and intentions and your future challenges and opportunities.
Because your hands impart information that confirms or adds color and complexity to what is seeable in your horoscope, Hasta is included as part of a Jyotiṣa consultation. Jyotiṣa and Hasta are practiced literally, hand-in-hand. Because birth time is the impression at birth and your hands have been traveling with you every step of the way since, one piece of information informs the other.