Vedic Astrology vs Western Astrology- The Difference

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Interpretive Differences between Vedic and Western Astrology

Astrology helps you gain clarity and make you aware of your inner personality. It also reveals what the future holds for you. Whether it’s western or Vedic, it reveals so much about a person’s life. Speaking of the difference, the very first thing you will notice when you compare a Vedic and a Western Chart is that a Vedic chart looks very distinctive. You are probably familiar with the round shape of a western chart, the Vedic chart is square.

If you’re familiar with Western astrology, upon careful inspection, the Vedic chart will appear to have planets aligned with the wrong zodiacs. A birth chart reading unveils the differing sign and house changes of planets in the Vedic chart.

For instance, assume, according to Western astrology, your Sun sign is in Capricorn. However, in the Vedic system, it could be in Sagittarius. Your growing sign and the opposite planets might also be in different signs. Still, this does not indicate that Vedic astrology is wrong. It just casts a horoscope uniquely. The discussions are most often more accurate than in Western astrology.

Western astrology indicates the irrational character of the individual, however, needs reliability for predicting future cycles and events. Although Vedic astrology also represents a person’s irrational nature, it provides more focus to judgment when some events are expected to take place. Vedic astrology provides a larger view of:

A person’s karmic inclinations

When such inclinations are expected to reveal for that person.

The times of life events are shown through a comprehensive system of planetary time cycles, called “dashes.” There is no similar program in Western astrology. Western astrologers who conduct a study of it, often find themselves transforming to Vedic astrology due to its greater reach, intensity and efficiency for foretelling the destiny.

The Zodiacs

Western astrology uses “Tropical Zodiac’. This suggests that the origin of the 12 signs is defined by the Sun’s orbit around the earth. It depends on the start of the four seasons i.e. the movement of the Sun when it crosses the equator and its highest and lowermost points. When the Sun meets the tropics and goes north during springtime, it symbolizes the opening of Aries and when the Sun moves south during fall it symbolizes the beginning of Libra.

Vedic astrology uses ‘Sidereal zodiac’. This suggests that it is based on the natural position of the stars and planets in the sky. They demand a starting point which is defined by the area of the moon when a child is born. This matches the beginning of Aries and interests in sections of 30 degrees for the signs that occur after that.


Western astrologers practice distinctive types of appearances. It involves the five Ptolemaic aspects that are connection, sextile, square, trine, and action. These are in tight orbs of 10 degrees or less, defined by the sort of aspect. Planets only aspect other planets and the angles (Ascendant and Midheaven). In western astrology, the smaller the orb the stronger the aspect.

Vedic Astrology in Delhi uses whole-sign perspectives. Hence, a planet in Libra is in regard to any planet in Aries, no matter what their degree areas are. Many Vedic astrologers do pay attention to aspect orbs, however, they don’t accept as tight orbs as do Western astrologers. Unlike Western astrology, where the kind of appearance adds meaning. Vedic aspects are indeterminate. What performs an aspect positive or negative is not the type of character however whether the aspecting planet is benefic or a malefic. The benefit planets are Jupiter, Venus, and also Mercury and the Moon. The malefic are Rahu and Ket. Saturn, Mars, and the Sun. In Vedic astrology the strength of the planet making the aspect is important.

To know more about Vedic Astrology, contact Shivjyotish Anusandhan Kendra.

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