Telugu Astrology is the method of Astrology which began its practice with the people from the southeastern part of India. In this Astrology, ancient traditions and vedic sages have a different concept in relation to time. They did not see time as an arrow traveling inexorably in a straight line, but rather as a pattern of cycles that had certain qualities that were repeated in theme and general influence. It was only much later in Ancient Greek Philosophies that the linear concept of time emerged. There are two ways of thinking as with regards to time in Telugu Astrology, first is the Monochronic Time (M-Time) and the second is Polychronic Time (P-Time.)
Time and the qualities of Telugu Astrology
Monochronic Time’s attitude is to do one thing at a time because of the belief that time is inflexible and that time should be divided accordingly (e.g. Personal Time, Work Time, Leisure Time) while Polychronic Time’s attitude is the exact opposite as it tends to veer towards the principle of multi-tasking as time is fluid and or flexible. This type of Astrology veers towards subtlety and its knowledge delves into the esoteric because it is pretty much hidden and mysterious. It is principally about using time in a subtle, conscious and effective way. It also has something to do with a person’s birth and how everything is connected to it. Most Indian Astrologies revolve around the concept that the birthday of a person can tell a lot about them, that it can reveal personalities, hidden desires and habits; it also offers solutions on how to overcome these trials. They determine a person’s sun sign by the month and date of his/her birth and a person’s moon sign through the star that is present at the time of that person’s birth. That is why there are cases that one person could have different sun and moon signs. It technically teaches about the value of time and its practical results. Because of the Vedic correlation, knowledge of this is based from three (3) principal qualities which are:
SATTVA – stability and goodness
RAJAS – industry and passion
TAMAS – entrophy and ignorance
Telugu Panchangam and its relation to Telugu Astrology
This Astrology is often referred to as TELUGU PANCHANGAM. This literally means five (5) parts which are the following: day, tithi, nakshatram, yogam and karnam. These five (5) parts help in telling which particular day and or time will be good or bad in terms of making decisions like changing jobs, traveling, etc. These components are computed through the movement of the sun and moon. The sixteen (16) Tithi’s are: Padyami, Dvitiya, Tritiya, Chaturdhi, Pancham, Sashti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, Dasami, Ekadasi, Dwadasi, Tryodasi, Chaturdasi, Powrnami and Amavasya which could either give or bad results and is best to be aware of when making decisions. There are around twenty-seven (27) components for the Nakshatram, yogam and karnam respectively which also holds importance in our daily lives. Telugu Astrology basically opens up an awareness regarding time and its aspects in relation to how we can deal with it day to day.