What’s The Difference Between Vedic Astrology And Western Astrology?

The primary difference between Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology is the use of different zodiac systems. Western astrology (aka as Sun Sign Astrology) uses the tropical zodiac, based upon the seasons and the orientation between the sun and earth. In the tropical zodiac, the Spring Equinox always coincides with the sign of Aries.

Vedic Astrology uses the sidereal zodiac, based upon the positions of the constellations in the sky. As the Earth spins on its axis, it experiences a bit of a tilt known as precession. As a result, the stars and constellations do not remain in a fixed position and move approximately one degree every 70 something years.

While Western Astrology does not take this shift into account, Vedic Astrology corrects it within the birth chart using a system called ayanamas. For this very reason, your sun sign in Western Astrology may be different from what it is in Vedic Astrology. In addition, Western Astrology emphasizes looking at yourself from the sun sign, and Vedic Astrology examines your core from your rising sign (aka ascendant) and moon sign, as the moon governs our mind and consciousness.

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