HJ: Vedic astrology is a profound, ancient science that is stunningly accurate. Based on precise astrological and celestial alignments at the time of our birth, it is a powerful tool for helping us to better understand who we truly are. By giving us insight into our personality, psychology and chosen life challenges/lessons, we can gain a firmer understanding of why we have chosen to incarnate in this lifetime and what our potential destines may be. In this sense, it gives us guideposts to help direct us down a path that will see the highest expression of our talents and ideas.
Vedic astrology is in certain respects similar to western astrology, however, it is also fundamentally different in others. The points are significant and therefore this excellent article by Richard Smoley should help give an idea of what one needs to consider in understanding the differences between the two. My personal experience has been that Vedic astrology is even more accurate that western astrology, but a lot of that has to do with the quality of the Astrologer one consults, if that is how one relates to the zodiac.
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