Astrology is an applied science based on hypothetical data and an extraordinary invention by mankind which answers many questions which is unanswered by any science. It is a world of Stars, Planets, their positions and impact of them in any living or material things on this universe.
When a person is born, destiny of the life is decided. life, Luck, Characters, features, everything is written based on birth time and the planetary positions on that time.
Astrology is an ancient old tool which helps a person to discover him/herself. It helps to plan for the future according to the birth time and current transits. .
Being an Astrologer the most asked question in common person is what is Astrology? Even though there are some general awareness about sunsign, moon sign etc, it is not very likely that the answer of what is astrology is known.
What is Astrology : What is Indian Astrology ?
Next question asked after what is astrology is what is Indian astrology. Indian astrology is known as Vedic astrology or Jyotish or Jyotisha. Indian astrology origin is Hindu Vedas. Practice relies primarily on the sidereal zodiac, which is different from the tropical zodiac used in Western astrology in that an ayanamsa adjustment is made for the gradual precession of the vernal equinox. In Sidereal astrology, the zodiac is aligned with 27 constellations (each of them are named with a star or Nakshatra). Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, aligns with the first star named Aswini. In the tropical zodiac, the point in space when the Sun crosses the earthï¿½s equator is the beginning point of the zodiac, or Aries.
Moon is key Planet in Indian Astrology compared to Sun in western astrology. A character,
luck, future, etc is calculated through Moon Sign (Known as Rashi). Indian Hindu Astrology is nothing
but a Moon Sign based Astrology…
There is another main difference in Indian astrology compared to Western astrology is the calculations of planetary positions. Indian zodiac is Sidereal where as Western zodiac is Tropical. Indian Astrology Planetary positions are based on Lahiri Ayanamsa. 12 Signs Entire Eclipse on the sky is divided into 12 Signs, represents a fixed place on the sky. Hence, every signs are spanned through
30 degree of space on the sky. Signs are named in sequence as Aries (Mesh), Taurus (Vrish), Gemini (Mithun), Cancer (Karkat), Leo (Simha), Virgo (Kanya), Libra (Tula), Scorpio (Vrischik),
Sagittarius (akara), Aquarius (Kumbha) and Pisces (Meen).
What is Astrology : What is Transits in Astrology ?
Astrology results are all based on the planetary positions in a sign and their relative positions. Any event that changes the positions or relation between two planets are important in astrology and called transit. Transits are the key input in astrology for any day to day or monthly or yearly forecast which can be somewhat applier in a generic fashion.
For example, if Sun and Moon are at an angle of 90 degree (called square between two) in a day
that is considered as an important transit event.
What is Astrology : What is Aspects in Astrology ?
Aspects are caused by geometric position difference of two planets. Western astrology considers sextiles, trine, square, opposition, conjunction between two planets, but in Indian astrology Aspect means different thing.
Every planet aspects on the planet that is positioned in the 7th house. Jupiter, Mars and Saturn has some additional aspect positions with 7th house.
Mars cast aspect on 4, 7, 8th house from its natal position in Birth chart. Jupiter cast impact on 5, 7, 9th house from its original position in birth chart. Saturn cast aspect on 3, 7 and 10th house.
For example, if Saturn is placed in Pieces then it aspects in the 10th House from it in Sagittarius. If any planet say Mars is positioned in Sagittarius then Mars is said to be aspected by Saturn at that time.