Whether Hindu astrology is about a cause and effect, the relationship between man and the planets or a correlation between the two, or whether it is the language of the stars as a holy script embodying the all-pervasive, all destructive Time - the past, present, and future - is a question that will continue to baffle and engage the attention of all thinkers. But there can be little doubt about its delivering the goods in helping us to achieve the fourfold objectives (Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha) of life identified by the great Rishis of India.
With the philosophy that has come down through the ages from the Rishis (seers) of ancient India, Frawley takes up a discussion of Jyotisha starting from the basic step of calculating the chart to the more interesting part of understanding the chartóthe planets, their qualities, characteristics, the signs and their descriptions, Nakshatras, houses, Yogas which are a unique feature of Indian astrology, divisional charts, Dasas and Bhuktis. From this point, consistent with his specialization in oriental medicine that includes Ayurveda, Dr. Frawley goes on to medical astrology- humor, diseases, constitution, and psychology.
David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the few Westerners recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient Vedic wisdom. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Vedic Topics including Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology,Vedanta, Hinduism, Yoga, and Tantra, as well as translations and interpretations from the Vedas. Dr. Frawley has been given many awards for his work in India including the Veda Vyasa award by the International Institute of India Studies. He is a Jyotish Kovid through the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, and is also the President of the American Council of Vedic Astrology, the American offshoot of the Indian council; He has a Doctorês degree in Chinese Medicine and has also been certified as an expert through the University of Poona for his knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda. He is presently Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.