|Vedic Astrology, An Introduction|
|by Das Goravani
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... Astrology is the science of the effects of the planets
movements on our lives and all things. Astrology is based on
astronomy in that astrologers need to know the correct
positions of the planets at any given time, as well as the
correct positions of the zodiacal fixed star signs in
relation to any place on earth at any given time. ...
... Vedic astrology differs from Western or Tropical astrology mainly in that it uses the fixed zodiac as opposed to the moving zodiac. Because of the gradual tilting of the earth in space on it's axis, the zodiac, if you calculate it from the Sun's relationship to the Earth, appears to be moving at the rate of a little less than 1/60th of a degree per year. Currently, the relative or movable zodiac is off or out of alignment with the fixed or real star-based zodiac by roughly 23 degrees, which is almost one whole sign of the zodiac. ...
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