Sidereal or Tropical Transits?

Let’s say someone has Saturn at 13º Taurus. If we change this to a sidereal coordinate it would be about 20º Aries.  This shows that 13º Taurus tropical is the same place as 20ºAries sidereal. Saturn does not change its position, only our way of describing that position changes. So, let’s say, on a certain date…

Tropical VEDIC Astrology??? Huh?

A lot will make sense when you consider that “sidereal” literally means “stellar.” Nakṣatras are literally stars, “fixed stars” as we might say with contemporary astrological jargon. So, saying that “Nakṣatra are sidereal” is really as self-evident as saying “stars are stellar.” Rāśi are the “signs” – litterally rāśi means “a bunch [of space].” Rāśī…

If The Tropical Zodiac Were Right, Everyone Would Be Using It

In my new book, 27 Stars, 27 Gods, there is a small section at the beginning explaining that the fixed stars (“nakshatra”) and the zodiac signs (“rashi”) are two different entities without a permanent connection, because the zodiac signs are anchored to solstices and equinoxes, which perpetually drift through the fixed stars. A prominent astrologer…

Astounding Evidence that Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Used the Tropical Zodiac

Astounding Evidence that Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Used the Tropical Zodiac In Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava, a biography of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati written by Bhakti Vikasa Swami, there is a chapter dedicated to short biographies of prominent disciples. The section on Sridhar Swami is delightfully long and has one astrologically relevant episode: The acarya, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati – in his youth a…

Response to a paper seeking to establish a Sidereal Indian Zodiac

I published my article explaining that the original Indian zodiac is tropical (not sidereal as is currently in use). Today a rebuttal was published. Here is my reply to that rebuttal. Tale of Two Zodiacs Reply Dear Antardwipa Dasa and Shyamasundara Dasa, Respectful thanks a well written and knowledgeable article. I will reply to a…

Astrological Gurus: A Myth

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the idea that there are astrological “gurus” with bona-fide astrological “parampara” is just a dream, a fantasy. There are people out there who think they have a “guru” – and in a sense they do. But this guru is not divinely ordained by a spiritual…

Is it only me – Vedic Tropical Astrology???

How is it that you alone understand these things, and no one else? That is very inaccurate. I am merely doing my part and carrying the torch. Many, many important personalities before me have discovered and advocated the same reform I am championing. Similarly there are many others (and their number is growing steadily by…

Sidereal Zodiac is not Authentic

David Frawley says: “Because the tropical system is a Solar-based system the commonly held opinion is that the tropical system is better at describing the personality and psychological patterns. The Vedic system is often considered to be better at describing the soul nature and predicting actual events because it’s tied to the actual fixed constellations.” The…

More Reviews of Articles About Sidereal vs. Tropical Zodiacs in India

In continuing feedback from my newest video, I’ve been asked to comment on several articles that cover similar topics. I reviewed on such article in my previous post. Here are a few more. Sidereal vs. Tropical Debate, by Vaughn Paul Manley REF: http://lightonvedicastrology.com/articles-sidereal_tropical.htm First I want to express my appreciation for Vaughn Paul as a good…

Sidereal Zodiac Signs in Rg Veda???

In response to my most recent video, someone sent me this article by G.K.GOEL of Vihar, New Delhi, asking for my comments… Zodiac signs were visualized by ancient sages in the sky, along the path of the earth around the Sun. Or is it the path of the Sun around the Earth? It’s not terribly important to…

The Myth of Sidereal Babylonian Astrology

Some present the argument that, “The oldest known zodiac comes from Babylonia and is sidereal!” This is half-truth spoken by those who only look far enough to support their initial assumptions. Our oldest, best record of Babylonian astrology and astronomy comes from the cuniform tablets called Mul.Apin. Anyone can review the translations of these tablets…