also known as Moon astrology, has its origins in the Vedas, the oldest
sacred texts. In the Indian astrology system there
are 12 zodiac signs as given below:
Rashis or Moon signs
were developed at a later stage to simplify Indian astrology/Moon astrology.
Constellations are the base of the Indian astrology system. There are
27 constellations. The 28th constellation Abhijeet
not taken into consideration while studying the horoscope.
As per Vedas and Shastras there
are five elements in total, which are:
All these five elements
are taken into consideration while studying a horoscope, along with Constellations
and Rashis or Moon sign. The fifth element, sky, or ether, is given utmost
importance. Ascendant is the most effective point in anyone’s chart because
it signifies ‘self’ and this point (ascendant) is ruled by the sky element.
Indian astrology or Moon
astrology system follows a calender based on constellations
. It has the
Moon in the centre. The Moon governs the mind and emotions. Moon is the
fastest moving planet in the Zodiac
and ‘no event is possible without
Moon’s support’. Those who know a bit of western astrology would know
that there is a ‘void of course’ principle in western astrology which
means that if there are no aspects to Moon, no event will take place.
As such, both the luminaries are given equal importance but Moon because
it governs the mind has been given prime importance in Vedic
or Moon astrology.
Dasha System a
special feature of Vedic
Based on the Moon
Sign, Degree, Minutes and seconds at birth, those practising Indian
astrology reckon ‘Dashas’ widely known as planetary periods, which
were later also found in Persian astrology system as ‘Al-Firdaria’
astrology makes it very easy because everything can be divided into
smallest molecule of time. Among all the systems of astrology, Indian
astrology has the capacity to divide time to its smallest section,
hence it is considered to be more accurate.
There are various Dasha
systems out of which two were most popular Ashtottari and Vimshottari,
but over a period of time, Vimshottari Dasha System has taken over all
other Dasha systems. Vimshottari system is based on ‘Trine aspects’.
Trine generates energy and it also rules the luck factor so Vimshottari
stands out to be the best Dasha system to predict anybody’s good or bad
Planetary transits, though
they have been given importance in Vedic system, because there is Dasha
system in place many astrologers do not combine Dashas and transits
whereas it is necessary to do so.
by Tajik Neelkanthi has become integral part of the Indian astrology
system. Western astrology, just like Moon astrology, has a feature
called ‘Solar Return’ but the Indian astrology system has more parameters
based on aspects like Sneha
in western solar return they give much more importance to part of fortune,
part of success etc. – the same way there are Sahams
Moon astrology system which play a major role in predicting the year
also a very special feature in Varshphala System.
In short, Indian Astrology
consists of deepest knowledge of this noble and precise science of astrology,
by using which one can foretell future and can take precautions before