Vedic Astrology: Indian Astrology – Hindu Horoscope

Whether you call it Vedic astrology, Jyotisha, Hindu horoscopes, or Indian astrology, you’ve probably heard about this ancient science and the power of Indian horoscope readings. It is unclear whether Indian horoscopes were based on Greek astrology, or whether they originated in the subcontinent. But in many parts of the world, Indian horoscopes are taken very seriously, and even taught in some universities.

In fact, in India, marriages and special occasions are often planned according to Hindu horoscopes. Indian horoscope readings are extremely advanced, and they can predict events and offer insights that are often more accurate than western astrology. Indian astrology is complex and covers all aspects of human existence. 

Both Western and Indian astrology has 12 zodiac signs. In Indian astrology, the motions of the planets are measured against the fixed position of the stars, and Western astrology uses the movement of the planets measured against the position of the sun. Your Indian sign is determined by your birth date and you can find your Indian horoscope online. 

So why should you get an Indian horoscope reading? If you haven’t been satisfied by Western readings, or if you are looking for a different viewpoint, an alternative reading of your future, or if you want to get the wisdom of this ancient science, then book an Indian horoscope reading online now. Get an Indian horoscope consultation that can accurately guide you into the future and give you insights you may not have found in Western astrology.

The Science Behind Indian Horoscopes

Indian and Western astrology measures a 360° circle around Earth and divides this circle into 12 equal parts of 30° each denoting a zodiac sign. The two systems are basically identical with just a shift of the starting point (vernal equinox) on the ecliptic longitude by about 22°. This results in the placement of heavenly bodies in the two systems being different about 80% of the time. The position of constellations and planets in your birth chart determines horoscope predictions. So even the slightest shift in the planets results in a different reading. 

Where Did Western Astrology Go Wrong?

When Western astrology was founded in Babylon in about 450 BC, they didn’t take into account the changing direction of Earth’s rotational axis in relation to the fixed stars. This was only discovered centuries later, and the Western system was never updated. But here’s the problem. Earth is on an axis, and also has an extremely slow gyroscopic movement. This affects the tilt of Earth’s axis on the first day of spring (vernal equinox) which is the first day of the zodiac, 0°. The vernal equinox has shifted over the years and so have the positions of the zodiac. But Western astrology continues to use the position of the stars as they were thousands of years ago, while Indian astrology calculates the ever-shifting movement of the celestial bodies.

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What Is My Indian Horoscope?

Indian astrology has been around for a number of years and has contributed enormously to western culture in the way it is used to read star signs. It is used to find out information linked to life events, time of birth and how the future looks in your own life.

In order to get the most accurate reading possible, it is important to understand your moon sign and astrology information. If you have never had a reading but know your date and time of birth, then you Indian astrology reading will help you understand this better.

What Are The Indian Zodiac Signs?

Indian astrology, also known as Moon astrology is mentioned in some of the oldest sacred texts and like the zodiac is compromised of the following:

  • Aries
  • Taurus
  • Gemini
  • Cancer
  • Leo
  • Virgo
  • Libra
  • Scorpio
  • Sagittarius
  • Capricorn
  • Aquarius
  • Pisces

These signs were later used to simplify Indian Vedic astrology. The star constellations are at the heart of Indian astrology and the calendar it uses is what defines the horoscopes readings.

Not only does the Indian astrology system take into account the stars but also counts for the main 5 elements when the reading takes place: fire, water, earth, air, sky. Each of these elements are considered during an astrology reading and whilst studying a horoscope. All of the elements signify a degree of importance but no more than the moon sign and the sky, which symbolises self.

What is My Indian Horoscope Sign?

You can find your Indian zodiac sign (Rasi chakra) using your birth date. 

Zodiac Sign / Vedic Zodiacs / Western Zodiacs

Mesh (Aries)        14 April – 15 May  (21 March – 19 April) – wants to be the leader in everything.

Vrishabh(Taurus) 15 May – 15 June (20 April – 20 May – emphasis on emotional and financial security.

Mithun (Gemini) 15 June – 16 July (21 May – 20 June) – curious and love exploring.

Karka (Cancer) 16 July – 17 August (21 June – 22 July) – love intimacy, sympathy, and nurturing.

Simha (Leo) 17 August – 17 September (23 July – 22 August) – charismatic, a born leader.

Kanya (Virgo) 17 September – 17 October (23 August – 22 September) – caring and wanting to be cared for.

Tula (Libra) 17 October – 16 November (23 September – 22 October) – peaceful and harmonious.

Vrishchika (Scorpio) 16 November – 16 December (23 October – 21 November) – very resilient person.

Dhanush(Sagittarius) 16 December – 14 January (22 November – 21 December) – enthusiastic, wanting to improve the world.

Makar (Capricorn) 14 January – 13 February (22 December – 19 January) – striving to achieve more.

Kumbh (Aquarius) 13 February – 14 March (20 January – 18 February) – mysterious and trying to solve life’s mysteries.

Meena (Pisces) 14 March – 14 April (19 February – 20 March) – living in your own dream world.

Do I have an Indian Zodiac Sign? 

Indian horoscopes are calculated by tracking the position of a constellation, then deducting 23° to compensate for the angle tilt of the Earth’s axis. This translates as a 23-day gap between Indian and Western signs. So your birth date may fall in one zodiac sign in Western astrology, and in another in Indian astrology. If you’ve ever wondered why you don’t quite fit with the typical traits of your sign, then it’s possible you’re not even that sign! Some birth dates do end up in the same zodiac zone in both Indian and Western astrology, but they may give you a different interpretation, as the systems focus on different aspects of your personality. Everyone has a Western and Indian zodiac sign and can get a horoscope reading for both.

How The Moon Is Represented In Indian Astrology?

The moon is represented in Indian astrology at the centre of the ancient system. It governs the mind and emotions when it comes to a daily horoscope and according to astrology, the moon sign governs all of the events linked to the other planets. Western astrology tells us that there are no links to the moon and the way the planets are linked to a horoscope. This is how it differs and the moon has a significant importance when it comes to Vedic astrology.

What Is Rashi Or A Zodiac Star Sign?

So we understand the moon is at the centre of your zodiac sign and depending on your date of birth and where the moon was at your place of birth, this is what we call the moon sign. The astrological signs are made up of 12 Rashi of each 30 degrees of arc.

Like the moon sign, depending on where the sun was placed at your time of birth is known as the sun sign. Vedic astrology tells us that a Rashi or a zodiac sign tells us the positioning of the moon, In turn, the moon is the most significant and most important indicator within Indian astrology. This is how we can gather the reading through your birth chart signs.

How Do I Find Out My Indian Zodiac Sign?

When you choose one of our Vedic astrology readers, they will be able to tell you everything that you want to know based on how your birth time and date lines up with the 12 signs outlined above. Our online consultation will consist of getting to know you on a personal level along with finding out when you were born. The astrologer will use this information to tell you about your current situation and how your future looks too.

You can find out a lot fro your astrology horoscope. Your reader will be able to report on your personality, your financial and life prospects and really inform you on the direction your life is going. Whether you have started a new job or are in a new marriage, your astrologer expert will be able to give you the guidance you desire.

Find Your Indian Horoscope Today

Check out our free daily horoscope readings here at Free Astrology. Our astrologers will help you understand how your Indian horoscope works and ultimately how you can apply to your daily life.

When you receive your horoscope, you can also share this if you wish across social media and keep it in a place where you can use as a reference. If you feel unsure about any of your daily readings, you can then get in touch with one of our psychics who will help you to understand your reading better.

You can ask your psychic anything you wish with regards to your life, career, business or personal goals. A vedic horoscope is designed to give you guidelines that then your chosen psychic will be able to reveal more on.

When you reach out to one of our psychics via Free Astrology 123, you will get 3 free minutes when you choose a new reader. This means that you can try out as many astrologers as you like. They will also help educate you on the differences between the kinds of systems that are used in Vedic Indian astrology.

Get an Indian Horoscope Reading Today

Both Western and Indian signs are important for giving you an overall view of your future, and personality. Your Western horoscope can tell you about your future, personality, and personal attributes. Your Vedic sign gives you a deeper understanding of who you are inside. The two together provide a balanced interpretation. If you’ve been following your horoscope in the newspaper or online daily horoscopes, you’ve been reading your Western horoscope. To get the full benefit of astrology, you should look at your western zodiac sign and your Indian sign. On our website, you can find a list of astrologers trained in the art/science of Indian astrology. Get a new perspective of your horoscope with an Indian horoscope reading.


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