Western & Vedic AstrologyAstrology uses the information gained from astronomy, such as the paths of planets and the phases of the moon, to gain insight into our lives on earth. Underlying the practice of astrology is the idea that the movements and behaviours of celestial bodies can influence events on earth. There are many different types of astrology, which all come from different traditions around the world. In this course, we’re mostly going to focus on Western and Vedic astrology. You will also learn how to create a chart for yourself and clients.
Veidc Astrology: The term Hindu astrology has been in use as the English equivalent of Jyotiṣa since the early 19th century, whereas Vedic astrology is a relatively recent term, entering common usage in the 1980s with self-help publications on Āyurveda or Yoga. Vedanga Jyotisha is one of the earliest texts about astronomy within the Vedas. However, some authors have claimed that the horoscopic astrology in the Indian subcontinent came from Hellenistic influences, post-dating the Vedic period. In epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, only electional astrology, omens, dreams and physiognomy are used.
Western Astrology: Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. Western astrology is historically based on Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos (2nd century CE), which in turn was a continuation of Hellenistic and ultimately Babylonian traditions.Astrologists divide a full year into 12 periods, during each period the sun being in a constellation area. Every one of us has a corresponding zodiacal. The 12 signs of the western zodiac are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. People believe that different signs of the zodiac present different characteristics and talents.