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Western astrology is Tropical Zodiac as Vedic astrology is Sidereal Zodiac. Today, there is a 24-degree difference between the two systems. In Western Astrology, the Sun Sign is used for horoscopes and predictions. In Indian Astrology, the Moon Sign is capital and decisive.

Astronomical differences:

In Western Astrology, the Sun is the center of the solar system, the relationship of the Earth to the Sun is the most important. Western Astrology uses Tropical Zodiac which measures the relationship of the Sun to the Earth’s tropics.

In Vedic Astrology, also called “Jyotish” or the “Eye of the Veda” in India, they use Sidereal Zodiac which is the science of observing the celestial bodies and the fixed stars. Each planet in the chart can be positive or negative according to their placement.

Vedic Astrology is said to be more accurate, to be a more precise tool for predictions.

 Western and Vedic charts

A Western chart looks very different from a Vedic one, the Western chart is round, the Vedic one is square.

In Western astrology, if your Sun sign is in Gemini, it could be Taurus in Vedic Astrology, as every planet and point will be placed 24o backward.

Western Astrology emphasizes the psychological nature of the person. Vedic Astrology focuses more on the karmic tendencies. In Vedic Astrology, the Moon is considered like your Rising Sign in Western Astrology.

Vedic Sun signs

Aries: April 14 to May 14

Taurus: May 14 to June 14

Gemini: June 15 to July 15

Cancer: July 16 to August 16

Leo: August 17 to September 16

Virgo: September 17 to October 16

Libra: October 17 to November 15

Scorpio: November 16 to December 15

Sagittarius: December 16 to January 13

Capricorn: January 14 to February 12

Aquarius: February 13 to March 13

Pisces: March14 to April 13

Predictions for the second semester of 2018

If you were born with a Vedic Sun Sign in

Aries: October is the best month for Love. Challenges at work. Relocation and career opportunities.

Taurus: Happy relationship for the last term of the year. Progress at work but heavy responsibilities.

Gemini: Concentrate on one project at a time. Renewed optimism. Creativity and opportunities.

Cancer: Selling or buying a house. More self-esteem. Travel and time with family is favored.

Leo: Possible break from the past. Avoid overextending and exhaustion. Follow your heart.

Virgo: Social life expanding. Relocation possible if unsatisfied. More travel in second part of the year.

Libra: Need to balance work and domestic needs. Success and personal growth. Year of commitment.

Scorpio: Learning new skills. Competitiveness. Love and romance during last term of the year.

Sagittarius: Time to grow, to become serious and responsible. Settled down and more committed.

Capricorn: More doubt in the second part of the year. Need for rest and rejuvenate. Avoid sabotage.

Aquarius: More action in the last term of the year. Social life boosted. Delays while traveling.

Pisces: More reflexive time in the last part of the year. Like-minded new friends. Balance advised.


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