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Old 21-10-2019, 01:06 AM
JRL09 JRL09 is offline
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The difference between Vedic vs Western. I'm two different signs in each?
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Old 21-10-2019, 05:00 AM
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My understanding of Vedic astrology is minimal, but basically:

Western astrology is based on the movable Tropical Zodiac which does not consider the precession of the equinoxes and everything moves around the Earth.

Vedic astrology uses the fixed Sidereal Zodiac which does consider the precession of the equinoxes, and is based on the time taken by earth to revolve around the Sun with respect to a fixed star. This duration is apparently 20 minutes longer than the tropical year.

So Aries of Western astrology beginning 21 March keeps drifting away farther from the Aries point of Vedic astrology at a rate of 1 degree every 72 years. The last time when Aries of Western astrology and Vedic astrology were in the same place was approximately 285 AD. Nowadays there is a difference of about 24 degrees, which is why you may be in a different sign in each system. You may be Capricorn in Western astrology and Sagittarius in Vedic astrology.

Vedic Astrology has 9 Planets: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Rahu/Ketu, the two nodes of the Moon.

Western Astrology includes planets like Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto which are not considered by Vedic Astrology.

Calculations in Vedic astrology seem rather more complicated but they are generally regarded as giving a more accurate reading.

But that is the limit of my understanding.

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