The tradition of the once true astrologer’s insight

In the traditional Vedic culture of India going back thousands of years, astrology was well accepted, and in fact it was the brahmanas – the priests – who were also astrologers, doctors and teachers. They were referred to as “tri-kala-jna” aware of past, present and future, which is what an astrologer is technically, by dint of his or her ability to interpret the movements of the planets and their influence on us. Although these people were the most respected in society since they were dedicated to a life of scholarship, they would travel door to door like itinerant monks to distribute their knowledge, and may thus even have appeared like beggars, or rather humbly dressed due the fact that they did not charge a fee, but simply accepted donations for their services… By Julian Horack Jasomatinandan Das

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