Tropical Vedic Astrology Q&A

I haven’t engaged in extended discussion on this point in a long time, so… here we go: In an article on vedic astrology at astro.com you wrote, “I personally feel [the sidereal zodiac] is a mistake which became standardized in relatively recent history and must be abandoned.” In another article, you pointed out some astronomy…

Sidereal vs. Tropical: A Case In Point (Me)

This is my chart according to the typical modern Indian (sidereal) system: Debilitated Mars with a fairly undignified Sun in the 7th house. This would mean uncontrolled aggression primarily vetted on my spouse. And would also mean that a somewhat weak self-esteem (sun without dignity in a house that drains its dig-bāla) vets itself by…

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…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part IV.

Authoritative Statements? So far (see previous parts) I feel confident that about 2,000 years ago we mistakenly projected one zodiac system upon another. And logic has me fairly well convinced that the original system was tropical, and sidereal was the mistaken projection. The logic is that the qualities of the twelve divisions are all rationally…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part III.

Which is the Correct Twelvefold Division of the Zodiac? The evidence so far convinces me that about 2,000 years ago we made the mistake of projecting one zodiac system onto another. The question remains: which zodiac was original and which was the erroneous projection? Now I will set out to answer this question. Some feel…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part II

This is a continuation from Part I. What is the Sidereal Zodiac? Since it is not truly an exact representation of the stars themselves, what really is the sidereal zodiac? It is almost the same as the tropical zodiac. Both of them are defined in the same manner: The zodiac is the relatively narrow band…

Reconciliation of the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs. Part I.

The universe is, quite obviously, our mother – “mother nature.” The stars and planets of the heavens are her body. The movements of those planets and stars is the “body language” or “sign language” that our mother uses to help us navigate an understand the destinies we have created for ourselves over countless lifetimes on…