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Understanding Vedic and Western Astrology

The Difference Between Sidereal vs. Tropical Astrology

By Anna Smith Published 5 months ago 5 min read

Our Milky Way system contains Many billions of stars. The cosmic system as a whole spins around its middle. This focal point of the Cosmic system is called VishnuNavi in Vedic terms. Our Nearby planet group is situated here. On the off chance that we focus on the planetary group, we track down Earth alongside different planets rotating around the sun. The essential standard of crystal gazing is that it attempts to concentrate on the areas of the planet concerning Earth at a specific moment and study their belongings. To comprehend the locations of various planets, we want to characterize the areas of the planets regarding something.

A straightforward method for characterizing the area of planets is to divide the sky into various regions and concentrate on which area every planet lies in at a given time. For instance, the sun is in area A. Mars is in area B. Now, the question is: in what areas do we separate the sky, and how would we situate our divisions? Contingent upon direction, the planets can be in various locations. Thus, we really want a reason for this division.

The significant distinction between the Hindu division of the sky and Western astrology lies in this premise. They base their division on various standards. Let's first examine how the Hindus do their divisions. The Hindu division of the sky depends on the place of the stars. A long way from the Earth, there are many stars. Just a tiny portion of them is noticeable from Earth. Out of these visible stars, we have involved our creative minds and attracted nonexistent shapes in some of them. These are called groups of stars. 12 groups of stars around the Earth lie consistently in a circle. Their English names are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. These heavenly bodies are the principal reason for the Hindu zodiac. These separate the sky into 12 areas, 30 degrees each, and the areas are known by the names of these heavenly bodies. Since these zodiacs of Hindu astrology are characterized as corresponding to the stars, they're likewise called the "sidereal" zodiac.

Let's now focus on Western Astrology and how it's characterized. The Western zodiac depends on the place of the sun and not on far-off stars. We should perceive the way things are described. The Earth rotates around the sun in a circular circle. There are four particular focuses on the circle or orbit. The first one is the Winter Solstice. The second is the summer solstice. The third is the spring equinox. Lastly, the fall equinox. Winter Solstice, the colder time of year, is the point on the circle when half of the globe of the Earth has the longest night. The summer solstice is when the hemisphere has the longest day. Two equinoxes are the points where the Earth has equal day and night. One of these happens in Spring, known as the spring equinox, and the other occurs in September, known as the fall equinox. In Western astrology, the zodiac is characterized by the fact that when the Earth is on the spring equinox, the sun's center is in zero degrees Aries. Starting here, 12 zodiacs, every one of 30 degrees, are drawn. The names are like those of Hindu soothsaying. As a result of its definition from the sun, it's known as the "Tropical Zodiac."

Presently, an intriguing aspect concerning the Western zodiac is that the place of the spring equinox isn't fixed, and step by step, it moves along the circle. This peculiarity is known as the precession of the equinoxes. This precession happens because of many elements, similar to the consolidated gravitational impacts of the sun and moon and the sluggish turn of the pivot of the Earth. Thus, after some time, when the equinox point moves along the circle, the direction of the actual zodiac changes. The place of zero-degree Aries changes over time.

Over time, the sidereal zodiac is moderately fixed, while the tropical zodiac continues to move. Consequently, over time, these two zodiacs differ from one another. This contrast between the points of these two zodiacs is known as the "ayanaṃsa." starting around 2023, the ayanamsa is between 22-25 degrees.

These two zodiacs were flawlessly lined up with one another hundreds of years ago, somewhere close to 200-550 A.D. The specific date is obscure, yet various frameworks anticipate different beginning stages. A portion of the frameworks, the Lahiri framework, which expects the beginning stage in 285 Promotion B.V. Raman who places it in 397 Promotion Shr Yiukteshwar who accepts it in 499 Promotion As per Lahiri, the ayanamsa is around 24.1425 degrees. The BV Raman framework sets it at 22.698 degrees, and Sri Yukteshwar puts it at about 22.81 degrees. The public authority of India has endorsed Lahiri ayanamsa as a norm, and it is the most well-known among Vedic astrologers. Yet, different frameworks are being used as well. Overall, the western zodiac has a Precession pace of around 1 degree in 72 years.

Once more, in around 26 thousand years, the zodiac will align once again perfectly. Unlike the Western zodiac, the Hindu zodiac is moderately fixed and keeps up with its relationship with far-off stars. It saves its arrangement with the focal point of the World. The focal point of the Cosmic system is vital in Vedic crystal gazing. It is classified as "Brahma," the imaginative power, or "Vishnu Navi," which is the navel of Vishnu or 'The Cosmic Center' in logical language. It radiates the light interceded and communicated by the planets of the planetary group. The cosmic focus likewise decides life and insight on the planet. The Hindu Zodiac generally keeps up with its direction to such an extent that the cosmic focus is situated in the lunar star grouping or nakshatra called 'Mula,' meaning the root or source. In this sense, the Hindu zodiac keeps up with its relationship with the entire universe. Hence, it is also cosmic astrology. Subsequently, it is likewise vast crystal gazing. Conversely, western astrology keeps up with its association with the sun through equinoxes. Thus, it is called sun astrology.


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  • Salman siddique5 months ago

    Anna you know about hindu culture very well

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