had a free reading done and I'm wondering why my chart doesn't
match up with previous readings I've had?
having a Vedic Astrology reading for the first time may wonder
why their horoscope is different, the planets can be in different
houses, and will usually even be in different signs. Vedic
Astrologers use the sidereal zodiac, which is a zodiac based
on the stars in the heavens. For a Vedic Astrologer a particular
point in space in reference to the fixed stars marks the beginning
of Aries. Western astrologers use the tropical zodiac, which
is based on the equinoxes.
a Western astrologer, the position of the Sun when it crosses
the equator on the first day of spring is the beginning of Aries.
Every year, however, the position of the Sun as it crosses the
equator is in a slightly different place in reference to the
fixed stars and galactic center. After several hundred years
this creates a sizable difference from the Vedic Zodiac. Right
now this difference is almost 24 degrees, which means that most
of the time all the planets in the Vedic horoscope will be in
a different sign then in the Western horoscope; they will be
in the previous sign. So if you Sun is in Taurus in Western astrology,
chances are it will be in Aries in Vedic Astrology. After about
25,600 years the position of the Sun on the first day of spring
will have moved backwards a full 360 degrees to return to where
it was about 25,600 years ago. In about 12,000 years the difference
between the Vedic (sidereal) zodiac and the Western (tropical)
zodiac will be 180 degrees!
Vedic astrologers usually divide the zodiac into the houses in
a slightly different way then do Western astrologer. In fact, Western
astrologers also divide the zodiac into the houses differently,
so if you go to a different astrologer there is always a chance
that one or a few planets may actually be in a different house
then you are used to. The best thing to do is to not be to concerned
about that, let the astrologer do his job, whatever system he is
using is the one that he is used to and will do the best job with.
Different astrologers recommend gemstones along different lines.
Your Astrogems Gem Analysis lists your gems in order of importance
from the one that will reduce the suffering and difficulty in your
life the most, to the one that will reduce the suffering and difficulty
in your life the least. The planets that are doing well in your
horoscope will indicate the good things in your life that are already
a source of happiness. The planets that are not doing well will
indicate the things in your life that are a source of trouble or
misery, so by wearing the stones for those planets, the things
that are a source of unhappiness can improve.
Some astrologers like to recommend gems primarily for the good
planets in your horoscope, in order to augment the good in you
life. But we think that happiness is primarily the absence of misery,
more then having more of what you already have, so recommend gems
that will heal the troubled planets. If you find a stone in your
gem analysis that that the gem analysis says will support something
that you want to augment, then you can make that gem a priority.
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