Vedic Astrology versus Western Astrology: The Major Differences

Below is an old post, called Vedic Astrology: The Study of Light, that I wrote a few years ago when I first started this blog. I thought I’d re-post it here since I just created a short video explaining the major differences between the two systems. I hope this brings some clarity to those who are curious about and interested in learning astrology:

Vedic Astrology: The Study of Light:

As a Vedic Astrologer, I am often asked what that is, and how it is different from Western Astrology. Vedic Astrology is also known as Jyotisha, the study of light and the heavenly bodies. It is the astronomical and astrological system developed by the sages of ancient India after hundreds of years of studying the stars and planets. It is based on the sidereal zodiac and the movement of the stars. Western Astrology, in contrast, is based on the tropical zodiac and the seasons. Vedic and Western astrology look at the heavenly bodies’ messages and influences from different perspectives, but they are both valid systems of astrology. It’s always good to take a look at things from a different perspective once in a while to shed new light on things.

Vedic Astrology also takes a more in depth look at one’s karma and dharma. There are three aspects to one’s karma: karma brought into this life from past lives, karma created in this life that will be addressed in this lifetime, and karma created in this life that may not be addressed until a future lifetime. Think of karma as the cycle of cause and effect. It is not necessarily good or bad; it just is. One’s birth chart can show and give guidance on how to deal with karma in a positive light. Dharma is one’s purpose in life, not only in the material/physical realm, but also the mental, emotional, and spiritual lessons one needs to learn. Insight into one’s karma and dharma can help one navigate the roadmap of life.

BookJyotishaTo learn more about Vedic Astrology, check out my book, Shedding Light on JyotishaVedic Astrology For Beginners.

About Julianne Victoria

I am a Spiritual Counselor, Shamanic Healer, Writer, & Creator. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their souls' journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright
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6 Responses to Vedic Astrology versus Western Astrology: The Major Differences

  1. How do we understand past karmas? I have studied basic astrology ie Vedic astrology.My ascendant is Libra and the moon rasi is Leo

  2. Numerologist & Spiritual Intuitive Kathleen Lamoureux says:

    Thanks for this post Julianne, because I was just talking about this to someone the other day, but my knowledge is limited and didn’t explain it this well. So this was very helpful to put it into more perspective. Sending love and light ❤

  3. Paula says:

    Reblogged this on the art of life and commented:
    I agree 100% with Julianne when she states, “It’s always good to take a look at things from a different perspective once in a while to shed new light on things.” This is why I love metaphysical science! It covers so many topics, ideals, and perspectives.

    Scientists are beginning to recognize that what they have been defining as “cause” is simultaneously “effect”. –

  4. Grandtrines says:

    Reblogged this on Grandtrines.

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