"Vedic astrology was developed by the ancient sages of India over 5000 years ago. Called Jyotish, the science of the light of life, it is part of the Vedic Wisdom which includes sciences such as Ayurveda, Vastu (Vedic Architecture) and Yoga. The Vedas and the vast Vedic Literature, mankinds oldest and most sophisticated body of knowledge, details the relationship between astronomy, astrology and human beings. Vedic astrology is a powerful medium which can be used to understand ourselves through the study of the stars and the constellations. It predicts and offers remedies for mundane difficulties as well as guideposts to an individuals spiritual path."
Excerpt from: The British Association for Vedic Astrology