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|VEDIC ASTROLOGY |
The Hindu System of Astrology
Aryabhatt Astrology software
In Vedic astrology it is founded that nothing in the universe is stationery. In any case we consider ourselves in the central point with rest of universe in the constant motion around us. We, therefore, consider the position and movement of all the heavinely bodies in relation to earth itself. The Indian Astronomy and Astrology considers earth as the centre, and all other heavenly bodies moving around it in one manner or the other. The Indian astronomy is thus geocentric, and not heliocentric which latter considers sun as the centre.
The zodiac forms the reference point for fixing up position of any planet or star in the sky. Since it encircles the earth, it is comprised of 360 degrees. The twenty-seven nakshatras being evenly distributed on it each having the span of 13ฐ20’ arc. The various nakshtras are numbered from one to twenty-seven. Apart from it Vedic astrology recognises nine grahas. They are the Sun, the Moon, the Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu & Ketu. Of these the Sun is star, the moon is a satellite of the earth, Rahu and Ketu are mere mathematical points on the zodiac. While the remaining ones are planets.
Before going further it is important to understand how a horoscopic chart looks like. Vedic Astrology has three major facets.
Detailed mathematical calculations.
The rules and the information based on these rules to predict the influence of planets.
Charting System in Vedic Astrology
The main points of it are as follows:
Rashichakra is regarded as 360 degree of the imaginary globe in which important houses as well as nakshatras have their own place these positions keep changing from time to time. In India various styles of astrological charts are prevalent.