This lecture explores the utilization and meaning of the outer planets in Vedic Astrology. According to the great jyotishi Narendra Desai, there is an ancient Vasistha nadi palm leaf in a museum in Madras, India. The writing on the leaf predicted that three important grahas or planets would be discovered by the jyotishis of Kali Yuga.
The great seer Vashistha was the author of a number of hymns in the Rig Veda and was considered a great priest of the kings. According to the ancient palm leaf the names of the grahas would be Prajapati, Varuna and Yama. The palm leaf went on to reveal that the jyotishis of Kali Yuga would need to decipher the significance and meaning of these powerful grahas.
We examine the fascinating correlations between Prajapati and Uranus, Varuna and Neptune as well as Yama with Pluto. A strong case can be made to for the study and importance of the outer planets in modern Vedic Astrology. This research should be done with an open mind while protecting the tenets of traditional jyotish. The challenge of integrating this information into the Vedic system is the work of the Neo-Vedic astrologer of the new millennium.