Why Vedic Astrology?
We wanted to give an introduction to Vedic Astrology and the reason is because these symbols are imprinted on the containers inside the Moong Bean Soup Elixir kit, which house the Aryaa elements (spices).
In Vedic astrology, each celestial body is associated with a particular energy or quality, and during the creation process of the Moong Bean Soup Elixir kit, our vision was to imprint our spices with these energies or qualities through a playful and colorful creative way.
What is Vedic Astrology?
Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotish, is an ancient system of astrology that originates from India. It is believed by practitioners to be one of the oldest and most accurate forms of astrology in existence, with roots dating back thousands of years.
The principles of Vedic astrology are based on the belief that everything in the universe is interconnected, and that the movements and positions of celestial bodies can have a significant impact on human lives. Vedic astrology uses a sidereal zodiac based on fixed stars, which is different from the tropical zodiac used in Western astrology.
Vedic astrology takes into account the positions of the sun, moon, planets and constellations at the time of a person's birth to determine their unique astrological chart, which is then used to make predictions and provide guidance on various aspects of their lives including health, career, relationships and finances.
The practice also makes use of various remedial measures, such as gemstones, mantras and spiritual practices, to defend against negative astrological influences and harness positive ones.
Many of the planets and celestial bodies in Vedic astrology are associated with specific gods and goddesses from Hindu mythology. Here are some examples:
- Surya (the sun) is associated with the god Surya, who is revered as the supreme deity in the Rig Veda, the oldest of the Hindu sacred texts. Surya is believed to represent the soul and the self, and is considered to be the source of life and energy.
- Chandra (the moon) is associated with the god Chandra, who is often depicted with a crescent moon on his head. Chandra is believed to have a significant impact on one's emotional well-being, and is associated with fertility, abundance and creativity.
- Mangala (Mars) is associated with the god Mangala, who is the god of war and protection. Mangala is believed to have a powerful influence on one's courage and determination, as well as one's ability to take action and achieve goals.
- Budha (Mercury) is associated with the god Budh, who is considered to be the god of communication, intelligence and business. Budha is believed to have a strong influence on one's ability to think logically and make informed decisions, as well as on one's communication skills.
- Shukra (Venus) is associated with the goddess Shukra, who is considered to be the goddess of love, beauty and prosperity. Shukra is believed to have a significant impact on one's relationships, and is associated with the arts, music and creativity.
- Brihaspati (Jupiter) is associated with the god Brihaspati, who is revered as the guru of the gods. Brihaspati is believed to bring good fortune, wisdom and spirituality into one's life, and is associated with education and learning.
- Shani (Saturn) is associated with the god Shani, who is often depicted as a fierce and malevolent deity. Shani is believed to bring challenges and difficulties into one's life, but is also seen as a teacher who helps one learn important life lessons and achieve personal growth.
The astrological mythology of ancient India provides a rich and complex framework that helps practitioners of Vedic astrology understand the deeper spiritual and cosmic forces at work in a person's life.