I want to share a few things about how Vedic Astrology works. Vedic astrology uses predictive methods to test the chart. Quite often one or two fairly specific things will pop out at an astrologer from your past that they will be able to predict to a time frame. The ability to give such accurate prediction lends a heavy emphasis towards fate. For many people this might be the first time they come up against the notion that they personally are not the actor. In the context of astrology, ones sense of ego cannot deny it the power of fate over their lives. This alone can be helpful and bring positive response. But once an astrologer has determined the relative accuracy of the chart, he then knows which energies are working in which way and therefore can figure out which energies need to be worked with in which way. That’s the complicated way of saying that I then know which birth-stones to suggest for you.
From this point it’s up to you. If you can attach some emotion to that stone and that energy then you will get a positive result. Without any input from you and the stone will not work. But even if you wear it continuously after some time it will begin to work since you will naturally form an attachment to it. For those people more inclined to self-improvement from the perspective of Vedic astrology there are various mundane activities that can be incorporated over time. But these things depend on your inclination as much as by indications in the chart. What are you willing to do to fulfill your desires?
Astrology, from a Vedic perspective it is the foundation upon which things like yoga and Ayurveda rest. Astrology can determine our dosha as well as any health complications that might come your way. It can also suggest treatment possibilities. The Vedic birth chart is perhaps the clearest pathology report a person can get. From this point a person can focus their energies in simple ways to achieve positive results in their life. Though of course, even with the help of astrology you will still have to experience you karma, but with grace perhaps we can all lessen the effects of the bad karmas while improving the good karmas.
But same as any other method you use for self-improvement, positive results will be directly proportional to the effort you put in; and the amount of will power a person is able to muster is directly proportional to their belief in the effectiveness of the method. If you have belief in the method (Vedic Astrology in this case), and sincere desire for self-improvement thru this path, then it can guarantee results (by grace of true will, knowledge and desire, results will come).
If your will, your knowledge and desire are all acting in the same direction you will get positive results for yourself. Everything you get comes by this method. The desire created by the thirst gives the will; if you have right knowledge then it’s easy to satisfy that desire; whether it’s a thirst for water or knowledge or something simple like sex. But you have to know how to operate that thing that you want; this is important whether it’s a tap for water, a book for knowledge, the opposite sex for the obvious; or in this case, yourself so that you can have satisfy deeper desires for contentment.
A yogi spends years gathering self-knowledge through their body and their breath, looking inward for the reflection of the outward. Vedic astrology offers a opportunity to look outward at the position of the planets to see the inward reflection. There are always subtle (sometimes even mundane) things we can do to polish that double-sided mirror. Learning to operate our own bodies, minds and senses as well as the material world that surrounds us is how we polish that mirror.
The Vedic astrology of India is quite different from the astrology we grew up with in the west, it can be much more specific in regards to events. It’s not just and entertaining interlude, you have to be prepared to look at yourself in the mirror. The Vedic method is spiritual and philosophical as well as psychological and mundane. Fate is not a random occurrence. But the energies of the planets that help direct our fate can be manipulated. Change, after all, takes place on all levels. But usually change takes place slowly in increments. Regardless of the technique you choose to use, you must give it time to work. Hasty action without full knowledge is often a source and a symptom of what we generally consider to be bad luck while patience tends to produce the opposite.