Astrology: Western and Vedic
Both Western and Vedic astrology are ancient systems of divination and self-understanding that share many similarities, but they also have some key differences. Western astrology is based on the tropical zodiac, which is fixed in relation to the equinoxes and solstices, while Vedic astrology is based on the sidereal zodiac, which is fixed in relation to the constellations. This difference in the zodiac systems leads to different calculations of planetary positions and birth charts.
Vedic astrology also places more emphasis on the nakshatras, or lunar mansions, which are divisions of the zodiac that are associated with different deities and characteristics. Western astrology, on the other hand, focuses more on the signs of the zodiac and their associated archetypes.
Despite these differences, both Western and Vedic astrology aim to provide insights into an individual's personality, life path, and potential future. They can be used for self-understanding, guidance, and decision-making.See more information on Western and Vedic astrology.