Just as every aspect of human life is pre-programmed, so is the educational destiny. Vedic astrology is a fool proof tool to reveal the educational and intellectual capacity of a child or an even an adult for that matter. In an Indian horoscope the third, fourth and fifth houses indicate the education possibilities and future path. The 3rd house signifies valour and intent (will) in a person without which he/she cannot achieve significant results. If a child is not inclined towards learning, the battle is lost before it began and no amount of coxing by the parents or teachers can change his mind.
Hence the strength and vitality of the 3rd house should be analyzed at the start of a horoscope reading which if weak should be remedied through Yagya performance, a mantra chanting process which is highly effective to attract relevant cosmic energy and strengthen destiny at the subjective level. For a person to achieve extra ordinary feats in the arena of knowledge and learning, he/she must possess an acute power of comprehension and naturally a keen intellect, which was apparent in the horoscope of Albert Einstein, as shown by the 4th house.
A child may be intelligent but if this faculty is not used in the right direction or externalized, then it is a waste which is why the analyses of the 5th house in a horoscope becomes essential. Here the astrologer can assess the wisdom quotient of the soul and also its capacity of deep pondering and discrimination. In Vedic astrology the 5th house also signifies the experiences and learning of past life, which is embedded in the subconscious memory of the child and hence is easily harnessed through training and self effort. A strong 5th house is the reason which musicians take to learning instruments at an early age and some children are mathematical geniuses.
The planets that come into play in terms of education are Mercury, the orator and intellect, Sun who bestows power of comprehension, Mars (courage and determination), Venus (creativity), Jupiter (wisdom) and Moon (mental strength and intelligence). In choosing the right vocation for a child, the strength and influence of individual planets should be studied in depth by the astrologer. Sun makes a person inclined towards mathematics, space, electronics, computer science and psychology. Moon takes a person towards medicine (gynaecology, neurology and cardiology). Moon is also responsible for shipping, navigation, marine biology and economist. The association of Mercury with any planet is highly desirable as it bestows the person with special intellectual success in the profession. Mercury also pushes a person towards journalism, teaching, writing and communication.
A strong Mars is found in the horoscopes of police and armed forces officers where courage and valour is required. Venus the planet of beauty and creativity is seen to be dominant in the horoscopes of musicians, actors, film makers, fashion models, designers, choreographers, interior- jewellery designers. Jupiter is the all natural planet of good fortune and success and His blessings is crucial without which the full potential of prosperity is not externalized.