Saturday, 20 December 2014

Studying Vedic and Western Astrology

Vedic astrology is supposed to be dated from ancient times supported by Indian Holy Scriptures or Vedas which are also probably the oldest text of the world written about 5000 to 8000 years ago. Western astrology is also developed at almost a similar time 2000 to 3000 years ago by the civilizations of the Greeks and Babylonians.

On the other hand, Western astrology is about relationships between Sun and Earth. Approaching the subject this way, the belief is about Sun being the centre of Solar system, which implies Sun is dominating body to Earth than other celestial bodies. There are numerous important aspects to the Western astrology charts. Predictions about future are based using Sun and Earth tropics like Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. March 22 is date when day and night are of equal time period. When we use January 1, it is the Roman year while West astrology accepts March 22 as start of the year. Thus, Aries is to be the sign starting from start of year according to Western astrology, and the latter signs following it.

Unlike West astrology, Vedic astrology is different. The standards to depict the start and end of a year are not present. This science is based effectively on stars positioning and planets with specificnature of their relations. Signs are required to get shifted to one day previous to enable logic of astrology, in the case of “equinoxes” shifting by 50 seconds a year due to Earth’s rotation and revolution. This, therefore, makes Vedic astrology more accurate.

Vedic astrology is somewhat deeper and more accurate than the West astrology. This follows in the executions of astrology functions. While with Western astrology the stress is about psychological traits of individual than the future prediction. Unlike West, Vedic astrology also emphasizes psychological trait, though it is equally effective for forecasting events of the coming time.  Vedic astrology is benefitting the transparent views of individual Karmic tendencies which lead to direct assessment of sins and virtue. Therefore, one could better tell how the different situations in the future could probably arise from different time of person’s life.


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