Spiritual Astrology Part 1

The talk aims to introduce the concept of atma and bondage through verses from the scriptures of Bhagavat Gita, Upanishads and the Shiva Maha Purana. We learn to look for spirituality in horoscopes by looking at the 9th and 12th house (representative of Akasha tattva-space) before arriving at examples to determine our unique path (dharma devata and Ishta) and to choose the deity that can help the process.

Spiritual Astrology Part 2

The talk aims to elaborate the meaning of liberation (moksha/mukti) while delving into bondage and release deeper. We also examine the suitability of four paths to freedom (from Shiva Mahapurana) by looking at the Atma Karaka and its relationship to the Chara Karakas in navamsa (particularly the amatya karaka and bhatr karaka) in horoscopes of spiritual persons as well in some practical examples of statesman to see what the destiny beholds.

Vijaya was born in India and had a successful international career in finance for two decades before giving it all up to pursue jyotish studies with her Guru Pandit Sanjay Rath who she met in 2005. She obtained the certificate of Jyotisha Pandita in 2016 after studying the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra and is a practising astrologer in London. She has been a member of British Vedic Astrology Association (BAVA) since 2004 and is a regular speaker in their annual conferences. She has been an ardent student of Vedanta which involves systematic studying of Bhagavat Gita and Upanishads since 1998 and is under the guidance of Swami Paramarthananda, a disciple of Swami Dayananda of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam.
She also teaches philosophy (of Gita and Patanjali Sutras) at the yoga teachers training programmes in UK. Her interest in human behaviour has led her to pursue recently a Master's degree in Executive Coaching Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School which draws heavily on sociology and behavioural psychology. Vijayajyoti.com