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OF LIGHT : VEDIC ASTROLOGY
Vedic and Western Astrology
Vedic astrology represents the oldest, most consistent and most continually used system of
astrology in the world. It was established and handed down through a series of enlightened
sages including by many great yogis up to the present. Shri
Yukteswar, guru of Paramahansa Yogananda was one such great yogic astrologer.
Additionally, as it corresponds to the fixed stars it cannot be criticized
by astronomers for no longer being accurate, as is the case with tropical astrology. It is more
scientific and based more clearly on direct observation.
Its disadvantage is, first of all, it causes a shift in the sign positions
in a chart, which makes it hard to understand for those used to their
tropical positions. Two-thirds of us will find our Sun signs changing,
as well as the signs of all our other planets. If we are already used to
reading ourselves by the standards of tropical astrology this shift may
prove difficult to deal with. We might find it hard to change from being a Virgo to a Leo Sun, for