Jyotish = Jyoti + Ish = Light of God.
This is the best way I understand Astrology.
In this present day and age where "Doing" has become "Being", you can say that now I am an Astrologer. But this is just my work, not my identity. I am yet to realize myself. So, I can't say anything "About Me".
And if "work" is someone's "identity" then I have changed my identity quite a few times. This is my 4th profession after being a Lawyer, Law Teacher, Corporate Legal Job and now as an Astrologer. So, I have changed quite a few name plates. But anyways, let's talk about what is important here, i.e. Astrology & Myself.
My journey in Astrology started like many of us, by looking at daily, weekly, monthly and yearly predictions on the basis of Sun-Sign, Moon-Sign etc. in newspapers or calendars (which are more popular in India as “Panchaang”). Discussions among family members, friends and on various TV channels kept the interest alive but it was never up to the level of learning astrology. Like many of us, I also wanted to know how much someone can tell me about myself. My interest grew and I started asking other Astrologers that on what planetary basis they are saying what they are saying. At the same time, I started nurturing my research skills on internet and searching about various things including Astrology. Some other friends who were little more active in Astrology kept me updated with latest trends in Astrology.
Then in 2008, came the 1st major turn towards Astrology when my career turned upside down from being a Lawyer. I tried to search for the reasons from visible sources but no benefits. Then I tried Occult/Hidden Science like Astrology. I took my horoscope and visited almost all famous practitioners of Astrology in my city and interestingly they all were able to tell my career situation correctly, with near hits and misses (which I now realize as limits of human efforts).
The fact that they all predicted almost similar things got me intrigued in Astrology. I started reading about it. My study was based on books and online research. In the process, I found many good people online from whom I learnt one thing or the other.
Then came the most important turn-around in my ever-changing life & career when between 2013 to 2015 I went through Saturn Antardasha and I became focused at learning about Astrology. And by the time Saturn dasha was over, I was a completely new person. Transformation happened for me from Law to Astrology.
Then I started my FB Page, Site and Twitter Page etc. I started giving consultation. One important thing I did is that I never advertised myself. I never paid for any advertisement or subscribers. I am of the view that a happy client is best advertisement. And with time, this view paid off. Another thing is that during consultation, I don't want my own ego to come in between. So, I mean to say that if a person has asked any question then I am bound to give response and that response should be 100% honest. I should say as I see in chart. I should not show a negative picture when it is not there nor I should show a rosy picture when it is not there. I should not think that how other person will feel if I say this or that? Changing someone's perception is not my job. I am here to respond to questions as per my understanding or information. I am supposed to follow this middle path where if I see a positive thing then I should let person know and if I see a negative thing then again I am under duty to make person aware so that he can mitigate the losses. At least he won't say that he was not advised before hand else he would have done this or that.
I am also a follower of Osho Rajneesh. As Osho Rajneesh once said that - "Human Life on Earth is Bi-polar in nature. With Life, Death will always exist. With Prosperity, Poverty will always exist. With Peace, Violence will always exist. If you want one pole to exist then its exactly opposite pole will always and automatically exist. You can't expect only Happiness to exist and Sorrow not to exist. Those who talk about World Peace, Utopian World and Prosperity to all have no idea about Polarities of Life".
I got initiated in Sannyas at Osho Swarg Ashram in Rajpipla, Gujarat on 16th July, 2019. My Sannyas Name is Swami Premanand Bharti.
So, I prefer to remain in this middle path which I call Buddha-Field. Somehow I feel that Astrology has suffered from extremes of both sides, i.e. from people who try to scare people in order to sell remedy/gemstones and also from those people who say that everything in chart is fantastic. Real Truth is somewhere in between. If scaring someone and robbing money in name of Astrology & Remedy is wrong then showing an unnecessary dream & rosy picture to someone who is going through a terrible time is also wrong. We need to strike a balance. It is then I realized that and as Buddha also said that real path is actually the middle path. Also Krishna said, Life is the name of Balance. My approach become to tell good and bad both sides of coin with suggestions as to how person can improve the bad side, not by any remedy/gems but by understanding what Planets/God wants him to do. We need to tell person the efforts he can take in a particular direction to make his life better and work towards evolution of soul at higher level.
With this intention, I started this site in 2015. With this site, my purpose is not only to provide information about Astrology and to provide guidance through consultations but also to work against myths and misconceptions related with Astrology which are rampant in society. No doubt because of these misconceptions only, many people prefer to stay away from Astrology.
I personally feel that every one of us must learn this science, not to know your future, but to know your place in universe, to know what for you are here in this world, to know what God expects from you?
And that’s how Astrology became Jyotish = Jyoti + Ish = Light of God for me.
I am sure I am going to get many co-travelers in this journey towards Light of God.
Swami Premanand Bharti