Friday, March 1, 2013

Vedic vs Western Astrology

The basic difference between the two systems is that the Vedic zodiac is Sidereal and the Western is Tropical

In Sidereal astrology, the zodiac is aligned with 27 constellations or fixed star groups while Western astrology uses the moving zodiac. Because the earth tilts on its axis—known as the precision of the equinoxes, the zodiac appears to be moving at about 1/60th of a degree per year, which would make the current relative/movable zodiac almost an entire sign of the zodiac off from the fixed zodiac. Because of this difference, you will most likely be one sun sign back in Vedic astrology from the one you have in Western astrology

The Tropical Zodiac is figured from the location of the Sun when it crosses the Vernal Equinox which is the midpoint of the extremes of the Sun's apparent as seen from the Earth travel from North to South during the year. In Western or tropical astrology the Sun's position on the 'first day of spring' designates the beginning of the zodiac's first sign, Aries. For example, according to Western astrology, your Sun sign is in LEO but In the Vedic system, it could be in CANCER.

Vedic Astrology has a very highly developed system of analysis that emphasizes the signs, their meanings, and their relationship to each other, the planets, and the houses. Vedic astrology is the study of the subtle energies emanating from the sky upon the people, plant, animals and earth itself. The logic behind why Vedic astrology more accurate because the concept of dasha. Dashas are predictive timelines based on the positions of the planets in the fixed zodiac. Because these “planetary ruling periods” are unique in Vedic astrology.