Vedic astrology is built on 2 laws. One of them is the law of re-birth (reincarnation) and the other is of karma (action). We were born on Earth numerous times and most probably, this process will happen many times again. Thus, life is like a long necklet and one of its chains is the current incarnation (life). According to the law of karma, our current actions are the good or bad fruits of our past deeds. At birth, the star-print (code) in the sky contains our tasks stemming from the past that needs fulfillment in our present life and in the future. The position of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn shed light to the most important tasks of the current incarnation and they pinpoint our strengths and weaknesses. Of the two virtual planets (i.e. the karmic axis), Ketu represents the past and Rahu the future. The descending part of the axis (Ketu) shows the past and the types of energies and behavioral patterns with which we were born, while the ascending branch (Rahu) shows a new direction. Via the current planetary alignment visible on the sky (transits), we can see the effects of probable future events, which, if positive, one can enhance, and if negative, one can weaken or eliminate altogether. Vimshottari Dasha (meaning life clock) demonstrates that during each life periods which planet is affecting us. The Jyotish way is the light (towards God), through which our duties are fulfilled, our negative behavioral patterns are mended, thus, through which we can get closer to te Transcendental and get fulfillment in this life.
Natal chart with the transits in the middle
The natal chart shows where you are coming from, where you are heading, it sheds light on what you need to learn in your present incarnation. It provides information on every part of your life: your life path, life goal, family, the future of your child, your relationship, profession, work, financial situation, and health.