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  1. What is Jyotish?
  2. The Vedic tradition
  3. Branches of Vedic astrology
  4. Origin of Vedic Astrology
  5. Chronological references in the cosmic time order of Vedic texts and cultural history of India
  6. Classical works in the tradition of Vedic astrology
  7. Areas of application of astrology
  8. Difference between western (tropical) and sidereal (Vedic) astrology

For several years we have heard again and again about the most varied astrology systems that are practiced alongside our astrology, which is known in the West.

Each system offers life assistance in a special, timeless way and answers questions that can show us in everyday life how we can make life happier, more successful and more meaningful.

Knowledge and knowledge advantage that we can gain through additional use of astrological help can be more than just a guide in life or a competitive advantage in times of crisis or transformation.

We can find references to astrology in almost every ancient culture. These include Chinese astrology, the Mayan calendar, Celtic astrology, Egyptian astrology, Indian astrology and the Burmese astrology, us to Vedic astrology of India brings.

In this introductory article I have tried to go into the complex historical background of Vedic astrology in India and that â € œWho is whoâ € to uncover in the Vedic tradition from the beginning until today. Even so, there still seem to be more questions than answers to the questions of origin. Who is curious and inspires his inquiring, searching mind to penetrate deeper into this topic, will find an immense field of infinite wisdom and knowledge after initial hesitation.

What is Jyotish?

The term Vedic astrology, sometimes called Ayurvedic astrology or â € žEye of the Vedasâ € called, refers to Indian or Hindu astrology. It is a system that has its origins in ancient India, transmitted through the ancient sages (Rishis) in the Vedic scriptures.

Of the many Sanskrit or Old Tamil documentations on Vedic astrology, the writing of Maharishi Parashara is considered to be authentic and the source of the original rules. These are in the "Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra" been arrested.

Jyotish is an overwhelming subject of ancient wisdom. It is far more than astrology and should not be compared with western astrology, although on closer inspection one believes to discover many similarities.

To put it in the words of Adi Shakara:

â € œJyotish is the oldest knowledge of Vedic thought and philosophy. An ocean of wisdom. One lifespan is not enough to complete the deep discussion during the course of studyâ €.

Literally translated means â € žVedaâ € œ ’as much as wisdom or â € œknowledgeâ €. In several sacred ancient Hindu scriptures, den Vedas, of which there are 4 groups, we find wisdom in life that encompasses all levels of human and social life.

Jyotish, the name of the astrology of the Vedas, is a Sanskrit word derived from Jyoti = light. It is best with "the science of light"Translated. Of the six Vedangas or members of the Vedas, it is considered the most important. The true "eye" of the Vedas. By studying Jyotish, we see all of our circumstances here on earth. This ancient science reveals the subtle influences that come to us from the universe.

There are many of us in the West who today find no purpose in life in traditional religion or philosophy. We are looking for answers to the basic questions of life, such as:

"Who am I?"

"Why I'm here?"

"What's the meaning of life?"

There is a spiritual vacuum.

Vedic Astrology (Jyotish) can help answer these types of questions. It has always been an integral part of the religious and philosophical tradition of India. Many Indian spiritual texts of yoga, Ayurveda, Vaastu-Veda, Rig Veda etc. speak of astrology, especially the Bhagavad Gita. In the earliest texts of the Vedas it is said that one should turn to a Jyotishi, (astrologer) a professor of the Vedas, if one wants to know the goal in life.

Another text says that a king without astrology is like a man who "walks blindly" in his own house.

How true in today's political life, when the sextant or the light of Jyotish is absent everywhere. In our society things are always staggering and without inner guides â € œwith full speed aheadâ €. â € œIf not now, then whenâ € but you donâ € ™ t know where to go. From the contents of the party programs we can see how disoriented and short-term thinking politics is. Empty and without a concrete strategy or a long-term, sustainable value orientation.

In the past, the kings were well advised by astrology to make decisions, to determine the correct quality of time for their activities and goals, or to embark on a suitable strategy that had to correspond to the Dharma (righteousness, values, natural law).

In the core of Vedic astrology (Jyotish) and the related Vedic science, we find a rich source of orientation aids and spirituality for our time as well.

So if you want to devote yourself to this great subject, it takes a conscious, deep inner resolve.

Respect, openness to a foreign culture and freedom from the conditioning of Western models of thought. You must be attracted to Jyotish and its spiritual dimension. It is extremely useful and helpful to be guided by experienced teachers who know other areas of Vedic knowledge in addition to Jyotish. This includes Ayurveda, Yoga and Advaita as well as a didactic, educational background, experience and professional qualification in order to be able to convey the knowledge systematically. This teacher is called a Shiksha Guru. A teacher, mentor and instructor in the knowledge and practical aspects of spiritual knowledge.

Astrology is considered to be the oldest of all sciences. It studies the effects of planetary positions and movements on our lives.

Jyotish is always committed to the Dharma (righteousness, values, natural law) in his orientation. It gives the person spiritual and practical guidance to turn away from A-Dharma (ignorance) and to live a life in harmony with the laws of nature. It promotes the process of severing the delusion of Ahamkara (ego, I-consciousness) and elevating the person to the level of Atman and Brahman. The last immortal and immortal reality.

"Jyotish Mati Pragya" the omniscient consciousness.

Astrology is widely accepted in India to this day. There is also growing interest in the West. All important life questions about partnership, marriage, the purchase of a new car or house, professional orientation or finding a meaning in life are only clarified in India after consultation with an astrologer (Jyotishi). He gives tips and assistance for the successful implementation of the project. This can be For example, finding the right time, naming necessary resources or pointing out certain behaviors. Success for the success of a project can only take place if the goal corresponds to the spiritual task (Dharma) of the person.

So emphasizes Adi Shankara, too Shankaracharya called (acharya means master), who was a great teacher, innovator or philosopher of the Vedanta, (around 509 BC) the following:

â € œOnly the individual responsibility and the ability of a person to redeem can loosen the chains that have arisen through ignorance, lustful desires and the fruits of karmaâ €.

He also points out that intellectual pursuit is not enough without a spiritual dimension: "The study of the scriptures is fruitless until Brahman is experienced".

The Vedic tradition

Belongs in the long family tree of the Vedic tradition Shankara to one of the most important teachers. At the age of 7 he became a student of Gaudapada, Bhagavatpada.

To the students Shankaras included Visnusarman (Padmapada), Hastamalaka, Vartika-Kara and Trotakacarya in the lineage to Guru Dev, Bhagavan Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Shankarasharya of Jyotir Math, (1870-1953) who left a number of spiritual teachers of the modern age. They continue to work on his visionary work of spiritual renewal.

According to legend, it should Shankara an incarnation Veda Vyasas and a direct descendant of Maharishi Brighu, the… ..Ur-great-great-great-great-grandfather of the Vedic tradition.

Branches of Vedic astrology

The sources on the Jyotish scripts point to several supplementary treatises, all of which deal with the macro- and microcosmic energy fields of creation.

A historical branch of Jyotish is called "Samhita Shastra" which is referred to as the mathematics of astrology. This science is used to determine favorable times and qualities for events. In the Vedic conception of our universe, as in quantum physics, everything is viewed as sound and light. Nada Brahma. Jyotish uses his methods to investigate the effects of light on people, on the life of all creatures and on our entire living space.

The basic premise of astrology is that all things are interrelated. According to the law of resonance, everything is connected, nothing exists separately. Your karma or skill is predetermined by a cosmic design.

I would like to formulate it differently, however, â € œby defaultâ €. It is up to us to adapt this default setting and not let the basic setting dominate us. Yogananda once said that we bring 75% old karma influences into this life. 25% is the karma that we create in this life, that is, we create new karma. If we are aware of our responsibility, act responsibly and wisely, are ready to accept the consequences for our actions, then we can master the 75% karma. Otherwise we are ruled by the 75%, which is then understood as fate or predestination.

The two sciences "Nakshatra Vijyan" (astronomy) and "Phalit Jyotish" (predictive astrology) together result in "Jyotish".

Areas of Vedic Astrology (Jyotish) are:

Ganita: astronomical calculations

Siddhanta Jyotish: mathematical division and separation of space, planets, astronomy

Jaataka or Jatak Shastra: prediction and healing arts

Hora: Interpretation and analysis

Samhita Jyotish: Analysis of natural phenomena, favorable times (Muhurta)

Prashna Jyotish: astrology of psychology, numbers, letters, breathing

Shakuna Jyotish: cosmic omens, signs, dreams

Angividya (or Samudrik Shastra): the science and study of relationships between body parts, organs and planetary influences

Samudrik Shastra: Analysis of characteristics of the body parts, size, shape, color, substance, constitution, signs and marks

Mukh Shastra: study of features, features, signs, marks, lines and shape

Paad Shastra: Feet, Study of Features, Signs, Marks, Lines and Form

Has Rekha Shastra (Hast Jyotish). Vedic palmistry. Study of features, signs, marks, lines and shape

Origin of Vedic Astrology

According to a tradition from ancient India, it is said that Maharishi Bhrigu, was one of the seven great sages (Saptarishis) and one of the 23 Prajapatis, (forefathers of creation) who was created by Brahma, (Vedic god of creation).

According to the great rishis (seers) in all of creation, in our universe, our world in which we live, everything is perfectly organized and structured. We just don't understand the frame of reference, so it feels chaotic to us. From the Rishi's point of view, everything is harmoniously and intelligently coordinated with one another, subject to the rules of an inner almighty natural law. Within all material manifestations, from quanta and atoms to the largest and most distant galaxies, we discover a common pattern.

Maharihi Brighu was the one who was the first to compile content on predictive astrology. He was the author of the Bhrigu Samhita, a basic work of Vedic astrology (Jyotish) which is believed to have originated in the Vedic era, the Treta Yuga, around 3,000 BC.

Therefore will Bhrigu regarded as the father of Vedic astrology (Jyotish). He is the son and a desired child of Brahma, (Manasa Putra).

When Brahma wanted to create the world, he wanted a son who would stand by him as a helper. According to legend, this son is Brighu, the one with Khyati, the daughter of Daksha was married.

From this marriage came two sons called Dhata and Vidhata. According to the stories of the Puran encyclopedia, is Laxmi, the wife of Vishnu, also a daughter of Brighus. Another son that Brighu left behind was Shukrawho became even more famous than his father. In some traditions also becomes wise Chyvana mentioned as Brighu's son.

The descendants in the lineage of the sage Bhrigu become â € œBhrigusâ € called. They are the above-ground storm gods who maintain the balance between earth and sky.

The deeper one penetrates into Vedic philosophy and culture, the more one recognizes the metaphysical and natural-law relationships that open up a more comprehensive understanding of Vedic astrology (Jyotish).

Chronological references in the cosmic time order of Vedic texts and cultural history of India

The Brighu Samhita is considered a collection of more than 5 million horoscopes that consider and include all areas of life in our universe. According to the result of deep studies of this work and its rules, the fate of every living being in the universe is predetermined.

Vasistha, another important member of the group of Saptarishis, (the great 7 seers) who descended from Brahma Rajpurohit (a royal priest) and Rajguru (royal teacher and instructor) the Suryavansha (Solar dynasty). Vasishta was in possession of the sacred cow Kamadhenu, the mother of all cowsand Nandini, her child, which was able to grant its owner's every wish.

Vasishta was the great guru and teacher of the Lord Rama in the heroic epic â € œRamayanaâ €. The exact time of origin of the Ramayana is unclear according to today's western view and time calculation. Accordingly, it lies between the 4th century BC. BC and the 2nd century AD. But this is disputed because of the different calendar systems, since other epochs and time cycles are used in the Vedic calendar and cosmology. These cycles can range between 1,200 and 360,000 "human years" and even 4,200,000 years. (Yugas)

In the traditional texts of the ‘Harappa’ one speaks of stellar references, of planets and constellations, which are also listed in the Rig-Veda. The Rig-Veda, with its astronomical clues, can almost certainly be dated to at least 4,000 BC. In it the signs (rashis) and planets (grahas) are already mentioned and based on the astronomical findings of the Harappa text one can safely say: the 12 signs and the 7 planets have their origin in ancient India (Bharat). The origin of the Indian forefathers: Nagas, Dravids, Uighurs and Harrapa, however, is not 100% clear. (References can only be found in mythological traditions)

We find an interesting clue to the great epochs in astronomy. â € œSuryasiddhantaâ €, â € œPaitamahasiddhantaâ € and â € žBrahmaguptasiddhantaâ € are three Vedic books on astronomy in which the celestial coordinates of different stars are given.

At first glance, however, these coordinates differ significantly from the findings of modern astronomy. With the help of modern measuring techniques and calculations, the star movements were traced and show a surprising result. The coordinates contained in the Vedic texts are correct - but at a point in time that is thousands of years in the past. Some details describe constellations as they were seen in the sky more than 50,000 years ago. In pictorial representations, there are even references in the â € œVishnudharmottara Puranaâ € about it to find.

The American historian Will Durant points out in his Cultural History of Humanity, "The Legacy of the East", that this high culture probably existed earlier and was even more developed.

He writes: "Oddly enough, the lowest layers of these remains (of Mohenjo-Daro) are of more sophisticated art than the upper - as if the oldest camps were from a culture already hundreds, maybe thousands of years old…. After the House architecture, the seal cut, and the grace of the pottery, the Indus culture was superior to the Babylonian at the beginning of the third millennium BC But that was a late phase of Indian culture, and it could have been earlier . "

Today, new finds, such as the sunken city "Dwarka" and the 1.7 million year old bridge between India and Sri Lanka, point to an immeasurably large ancient Vedic culture, which is described in the Ramayana with its ruler "RAMA".

Let's come back to Vasishta. It is said to have been around 3,500 BC. Lived Chr. This is proven by the discovery of a copper piece with a portrait of a person dressed in the style of the Rig Veda period. Various studies of this find, which were carried out independently by 3 important universities, prove the correctness of the dating on the basis of a series of tests. 14 different carbon analyzes, spectroscopic analyzes, X-ray analyzes of the fine structure and metallurgy (metallography) were used for the investigations.

Vasishtha was also Arundhati called. He had a son by name Shakti-Muni. Shakti-Muni had a son by name Parashara.

Parashara was the one who wrote the basic texts of Vedic astrology in the - Brihat Hora Sastra - carried together.

The training of Vedic astrological teaching is based on the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra to this day.

Another member in the tradition of Vedic lore is Vyasa.

Vyasa, also known as Veda Vyasa, comes across again and again when dealing with Vedic wisdom. He is the author of the â € œMahabharataâ €. "The great story of the Bharatas" is the most famous Indian epic. The Mahabharata is the most important and extensive Sanskrit epic of the Hindus, which tells of events in world history up to the present age. The important philosophical text of the Mahabharata is the Bhagavad Gita.

Western scholars consider the sacred texts and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata mostly to be mythical narratives. Both epics were obviously written in the post-Vedic period or at least recorded in concrete terms after prior oral tradition, with the Mahabharata being the younger of the two. In my opinion, however, they clearly reflect the events of the Vedic era thousands of years ago and are therefore not just a description of a myth.

Reading and studying the Bhagavad Gita for a deeper understanding of Jyotish, Vedic thinking and psychology is an absolute must, as is gin-depth knowledge of Vedic culture, theology and philosophy.

According to legend, it is Ganesh, the scribe of the Mahabharata. The work was dictated by Vyasa on behalf of Brahma. Vyasa, the author of the epic, received the inspiration for this text from Brahma during a meditation and was instructed to dictate the epic to Ganesh. Ganesh appeared before Brahman and agreed to write the Mahabaratha, provided that Vyasa dictated without pause. Vyasa agreed on the condition that Ganesh must understand the thoughts and meanings before he writes it down. This gave Vyasa enough time to compose the verses.

From this legend it is deduced that the Mahabaratha should not be read. Rather, like Ganesh, it is more important to hear the story in small pieces in order to understand the depth of the meaning of each verse. It is interesting that Brahma gives the order to let Ganesh, who is a son of Shiva, write the epic and Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu (the sustainer) is the main hero of this greatest and most important Sanskrit poem. Mahabharata (the great struggle) is regarded as the textbook of Dharma.

Vyasa is the son of Potash, a fisherman's wife, later Queen Satyavati. and the wandering monk Parashara. Similar to Christian history, Kali received her son Vyasa without losing her virginity, as a gift from Vishnu. Vyasa was the grandfather and spiritual teacher of both sexes, Kauravas and the Pandavas, which the Mahabharata is about.

The two sons Dhritarashtra (Kauravas) and Pandu (Pandavas), were adopted into the line of the Kuru Princely House, sons of the royal family of Vichitravirya. From the original line of the Pandavas, also comes the disciple of Krishna â € œArjunaâ €.

The oldest written texts of the Mahabharata are estimated in the West to be around 400 BC.

There are individual indications that there are earlier texts based on archaeological finds, dated to 1,100 BC, which were left behind in engravings and scripts.

Until 700 BC Research results show the Brhami fontwhich existed well before 600 BC. Chr and was assigned to the Iron Age.

Long before the first records, however, the Vedic knowledge was passed on in oral form. In the original teaching form of the Vedas, Shrutis are the scriptures that are regarded as timeless revelations and are therefore absolutely binding. They are considered wisdom which the rishis (wise men) have "heard" directly (from the divine).

The meaning of the Vedas is still enormous today. For example, the tradition of Vedic chants has been included by UNESCO in the masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of mankind. The Vedas also aroused great interest among German philosophers of the 18th and 19th centuries such as Kant, Hegel and Schopenhauer. Schopenhauer wrote in Parerga and Parallipomena: â € žThe Upanishad is… the product of the highest human wisdom.â €

Vyasa is a key figure in most areas of Vedic traditions. He will also â € œVeda Vyasaâ € called, which means as much as: â € œHe who brought the Vedas together.â €

Another name for Vyasa was Krishna Dvaipayana, who is recognized as the author of the versions of the Vedas and the supplementary texts to the Puranas.

Classical works in the tradition of Vedic astrology

Vyasa had five important students. These included Sumantu, Jaimini, Paila, Vaisampayana, and Suka. Vyasa's apprentice Jaimini, was a great philosopher of the Mimansa school of Vedic philosophy. The Jaimini Sutras or Upadesha Sutras, are another classic work, which has a similarly important place in the Jyotishliteratur as the "Brihat Parasara Hora Sashtra", by Maharishi Parsara.

Jaimini gave a comprehensive accompanying commentary on this standard work and thus a supplementary astrological system named after Jaimini was created. The "Jaimini System".

In historical stories of the Puranas, one finds a number of references to the Yavanas, a Ksatriya class, (warriors) and their country. There is even confirmation of this in the Mahabharata.

The Yavanas fought with the Kauravas in the Mahabharata on the field of Kurukshetra.

Historians found facts about the Yavanas' links with the Ionians in Greece. (Yavanas - lonians) The Ionians, along with the Aiolians, Dorians, and Achaeans, were one of the tribes of ancient Greece. According to current doctrines, they belonged to the first wave of Greek immigrants around 1,600 BC. They were originally located on the west coast of Asia Minor. (Today's Turkey) In Turkic languages ​​and Kurdish, the Turkish form "Yunanistan" is still used today. The origin of the Ionians is dated to be older than that of the ancient Egyptians, who had a close connection with ancient India from an early age.

Daivajna Varahamihira 505 - 587 CE, too Varaha, or Called Mihira, was an Indian astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer who lived in Ujjain, Madya Pradesh, one of India's seven holy cities.

He became at court at the time of the legendary and powerful king Vikramaditya, (Gupta period, Emperor Chandragupta II Vikramaditya) as one of the â € œNine Jewelsâ € (Navaratnas). The king's daughter-in-law, Khana, was also a famous astrologer. Varahamihira was a sun cultist Savitru and wrote the â € œBrihat Jatakaâ €.

His work influenced the astrological traditions on the way west

His works included:

Brihat Jataka - it is considered one of the 5 most important treatises on Vedic astrology

Daivaigya Vallabha

Laghu Jataka

Yoga yatra

Vivaha Patal

His son, Prithuyasas, also made his contribution with a famous book on horoscope analysis "Hora Saara". This book is to be regarded as equivalent to the standard works: Parasara Brihat Hora Shastra, Brihat Jataka, Saravali and Jataka Parijata

Areas of application of astrology

Astrology is a fundamental science with a diverse, wide range of subjects. They are used to create natal charts (Janma Kundali) which are calculated on the basis of the date of birth, the time of birth and the place of birth. They can be used to answer specific and concrete questions with the help of â € œPrashnasâ € (question horoscopes) or to find favorable time windows for carrying out various activities (muhurtas / elections horoscopes).

The entire spectrum of Vedic astrology is used in India. Still, one of the most popular topics is pre-marriage partnership analysis. Marriage and the family are an important part of Indian life, which is integrated into the Vedic culture of its forefathers, even if much has been lost through modern ways of thinking and foreign, materialistic influences. Even so, the family is still held in high regard.

The astrological documentation and analysis by the astrologer for a newborn child is extremely important in order to be able to assess the entire life cycle. That is why the parents have a horoscope made at the time of birth. When the child reaches marriageable age, the astrological matches are checked with the groom or bride.

Indian astrology is a major part of Indian culture. Most families in India have a home astrologist, just like we have a lawyer in the West, a family doctor or a hairdresser whom we go to regularly. This age-old tradition is still upheld, despite the booming, technically oriented modern times of India

I have had great success with compatibility studies on couples myself. Jyotish couples analysis can reveal issues that family constellations or similar couples therapy methods often miss. Unfortunately, my clients only come to a consultation when it is often too late. When it comes to the question of partnership, whether as a life partner or as a business partner, it makes more sense to consult an astrologer than later to pay expensive fees to the lawyers.

The different areas of application of Vedic astrology that are used today as in western astrology:

Birth horoscopes

Partnership horoscopes

Monthly horoscopes

Annual horoscopes

Professional horoscopes

Personality Horoscopes

Health horoscopes

Question horoscopes

There are also 16 segment horoscopes (Vargas) that are commonly used according to Parashara and derived from the birth horoscope for:

Disposition, talents, occupation, meaning in life, prosperity, siblings, friends, well-being, feelings, life of children, marriage and partnership, power, status, success, fate and karma, home, possessions and vehicles, spiritual development of the soul, spiritual and meditative Forces, enmity, unhappiness, illness, bad habits, emotional and psychological inclinations, moral and ethical attitudes.

Difference between western (tropical) and sidereal (Vedic) astrology

Thousands of years ago, knowledge of Vedic astrology was passed on orally from teacher to student.

Only at the beginning of "Kali Yuga" was this knowledge documented in writing on palm leaves as astrological literature for future generations.

Today the essence of astrology is embedded in high quality astrological software. The programs that are now available are immensely precise in their calculations. On the basis of scientific calculations, they give detailed results and mathematical analyzes, which the experienced astrologer can use as a basis for interpretation.

The differences between the two systems, known as tropical or sidereal astrology, are now known to every astrologer. Basically you should choose one system and not mix them.

The Jyotish natal chart graph is an image showing the planetary constellation in relation to the earth at the time of birth. It shows which signs of the zodiac are rising on the eastern horizon, in which signs the planets are and which corner of the sky they occupy - which area of ​​life or house is affected. The interactive relationship between the planets and other elements of the horoscope (e.g. houses, signs, lunar houses) shown in the graphic (Janma Kundali) reflects the highs and lows of a life. The planet positions indicate the influence of the laws of nature and the elements at the time of birth.

A fundamental difference between Vedic astrology and Western astrology lies in the application of the sidereal zodiac as opposed to the tropical zodiac. The zodiac is a kind of celestial belt that extends along the path of the sun (ecliptic). The sun, moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn and all other known planets move around the earth in this 360Â ° split orbit, which in turn is split into 30Â ° for the zodiac signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini etc. . This zodiac is divided into 12 equal parts known as the signs of the zodiac. In Sanskrit these characters are called â € œRashisâ €.

The sidereal zodiac used in Jyotish corresponds to what we actually see when we look up at the sky. Unlike tropical astrology, Vedic astrology is based on the fixed stars, which are self-luminous celestial bodies, and on fixed constellations. Not on the moving zodiac. These fixed stars then help to identify the 12 and 27 subdivisions for the constellations and lunar houses (nakshatras) of the sidereal zodiac. The sidereal zodiac, in which the signs of the zodiac and constellations are identical, can also be referred to as "fixed".

While the beginning of the tropical zodiac is defined by the fact that the sun apparently crosses the celestial equator from north to south during its annual course, this is not so easily defined when using the Vedic system.

The tropical zodiac, which is used in western astrology, uses the time of spring (the position of the sun at the beginning of spring) as a basis for measuring the 12 signs of the zodiac in the zodiac.The tropical zodiac is also known as the "moving zodiac", as the moment of the "spring equinox" moves against the background of fixed stars.

Due to a slight movement and a slight tumbling in the earth's axis, similar to a top, it looks as if the spring time changes over time.

2,500 years ago, the time of spring (spring equinox, spring equinox, March 21), from the point of view of the earth, was in "Ariesâ €.

The starting point of the sidereal and tropical zodiac coincide every 25,800 years. From then on they move away from each other by 1 Â ° over a period of 72 years. The distance in the distance between the sidereal and tropical zodiac is called â € œAyanamshaâ €.

In 2009 this point in time is at approx. 6 ° in the sign of the â € žfishesâ € œ. According to the so-called Ayanamsha, the time of spring moves (equinox) backwards by 1 ° every 72 years through the sidereal zodiac. The ayanamsha value used by N.C. Lahiri was developed and is recognized by the Indian government, is approx. 24 ° and is recalculated annually.

In addition to the N.C. There are other ayanamsha called Lahiri, but they differ only minimally from the Lahiri Ayanamsha. These include the ayanamshas of Yukteshwar, Raman, Bhasin, Fagan and Krishnamurti.

In a few hundred years, this value will be in the sign of Aquarius. This process is called Precession of the equinox. (Shifting the point of spring). For this reason there are different perspectives of the astrologers when they talk about the Piscean Age, Aquarian Age etc.

The current constellations of the sidereal zodiac are identical to their names, while the 12 movable tropical zodiac signs do not coincide with the 12 constellations whose names they bear.

Astrologers who choose the sidereal zodiac for their calculations must therefore make a corresponding mathematical adjustment in order to compensate for the precise movement. But meanwhile every suitable software program does that. Astrologers who use the tropical, moving zodiac orient themselves by means of the position of the sun at the spring point of the equinox, at 0Â ° degrees Aries, in order to define the beginning of the zodiac.

If you want to adapt a western astrological horoscope to a Vedic horoscope, we only have to subtract approx. 24 ° degrees from the position of each planet on the basis of the existing tropical zodiac.

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