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Nonetheless, why are the two horoscopes so far off?
With these two charts, you can appreciate the confusion created by Westernand Hindu astrological signs.In Hindu or Vedic astrology, the position of the moon is given a lot of importance. The house where moon is located is also called
(rasiin Tamil, or raashee, in Sanskrit and other Indian languages, means a house of the zodiac). This determines the birthstar or nakshatram.
When we look inthe sky, there is usually a prominent star(*) that is close to the moon.
This star is called the birthstar. In Hindu astrology importance is given tothese 27 stars. (Some overenthusiastic modern astrologers, especiallyWestern astrologers, include many more stars and also the planets likeNeptune, Uranus, and Pluto, and prominent asteroids like Ceres, and haveconcocted astrological properties for them. Traditional Hindu astrologyignores these modern concoctions. This does NOT mean Hindus wereignorant. One has to understand what is relevant and important. You can takereadings of the stock market every minute of the day, but is it relevant when it comes to your fortunes?
Hindu astrology is based on Sanskrit versesrevealed by ancient sages/seers who knew the past, present, and thefuture! If you do not believe this, just read up on the sage of Kanchi, SriSri Sri Chandrasekara Swamigal, who was the Sankaraacarya of KanchiMatham and lived for 100 years and the insights that he had about
people’s past and future, even those whom he had never met before, like
me, for example. I was fortunate to see him from very close quarterstwice in my life! The second time, it was a close encounter when he hadtaken a vow of silence, but he still responded to me with just his looks!
Imagine a narrow belt wrapped around the equator of the earth. Now project this into the sky, which looks like a huge spherical dome around the earth. All the planets, the sun and the moon, are seen to (apparently) move in the sky
within this “belt” which is called the zod
iacal belt. In this belt, we also find 27