Vedic astrology is Hindu or Indian astrology. No one knows for sure the origins of Vedic astrology. Many believe that it originated between 6,000 BC and 9,000 BC … based upon some of the spiritual teachings of works like Bhagavad Gita. The renowned sages of the time formulated the knowledge of the Vedic period and the information was passed on for many, many generations through oral traditions.
There are several differences between the Western astrology system and the Vedic astrology system. One main difference between them is the way their charts are drawn up. Western astrologers use the Moving Star system whereas Vedic astrologers use the Sidereal position of the planets which is not subject to movement.The difference between Western and Vedic is profound … The two systems result in very different chart interpretations. They are considered cousins to each other.
Technically, Vedic Astrology is termed a sidereal system. Western astrology is termed a tropical system. In other words, the stars in the heavens make up the constellations like Pisces, Gemini, or Taurus, for example. Vedic astrology is based on the actual star constellations or “sidereal.” Western astrology is based on a zodiac that moves in space as a function of time (tropical).
You can calculate your Vedic astrology chart by choosing from our Vedic Chart Menu. Just enter your birth information and we will produce a chart for you. Vedic astrology has a direct correlation with Yoga & Ayurveda (The medical system of India).