Vedic astrology is a sacred science that originates from the Vedas, with its foundations rooted in the Rigveda. It is also referred to as Vedang Jyotish, with 'Jyotish' being the eye among the six limbs of the personified Veda. The other limbs include Kalp (hands), Nirukta (ears), Shiksha (nose), Vyakaran (face), and Chhand (feet/legs).
Jyotish, or astrology, is a comprehensive system that encompasses planets, signs, and nakshatras. Within Vedic astrology, special emphasis is placed on the moon's nakshatra at the time of birth, which aids in predicting the timing of events.