Vedic Astrology Described and Illustrated

This chart represents the Vedic Zodiac with all sanskrit names in place, along with the ruling planets of each sign, nakshatra and navamsa division.  The name of each Nakshatra, also named the 27 Lunar Mansions, contains their respective ruling planets.

 

This is the chart I drew demonstrating how the divisions fall:

 

 

27 Lunar Mansions/Nakshatras

27 Lunar Mansions/Nakshatras -Please click thumbnail for larger image

 

The ruling planets of the Nakshatras have been added for clearer definition of the symbols, and the sanskrit names of the zodiac are also in place.

 

Furthermore, Vedic astrology holds that there are nocturnal and dirunal zodiacal signs, split vertically along the Aquarius~Capricorn and the Cancer~Leo axis, meaning that as of the 17nd of August, the Sun sidereally will move from being in diurnal signs to the nocturnal signs.  

 

Please keep in mind that the Vedic chart runs on a sidereal zodiac, therefore tracking the zodiacal cusps by the fixed stars.  Fig.1 is a Tropical Chart, whereas Fig.2 is a Sidereal chart

 

 

Fig.01 Tropical Zodiacal Positions of the Planets

Fig.01 Tropical Zodiacal Positions of the Planets

 

 

Fig.02 Sidereal Positions of the Planets

Fig.02 Sidereal Positions of the Planets

 

 
Tropical
Sidereal
Sun 3˚ 36′ 41″ 8˚ 44′ 58″
Moon 9˚ 36′ 18″ ♈ 14˚ 45′ 43″
Mercury 29˚ 27′ 33″ ♋ 4˚ 35′ 56″
Venus ♌ 16˚ 32′ 42″ ♋ 21˚ 41′ 00″
Mars 14˚ 51′ 58″ ♌ 20˚ 00′ 13″
Jupiter ♑ 15˚ 21’57” Rx ♐ 20˚ 30′ 9″ Rx
Saturn ♍ 7˚ 4′ 48″ ♌ 12˚ 13′ 01″
Lot of Fortune ♏ 15˚ 38′ 36″ 2˚ 8′ 26″

Check the zodiacal positions of the currents transits to see how much of a shift there is.
  

As the Fixed Stars and the Tropical Seasons endure a slow shift named ‘Precession‘, the earth’s 23.25˚ tilt of the axis makes a full rotation, or ‘wobble’ every 26,000 years. Precession creates this gradual slip of the sidereal and tropical zodiacs, returning to their same zodiacal longitude every 26,000 years.  The slip therefore moves one sign every 2,100 years, or 1˚ every 72 years. As of January 2007, the sidereal zodiac has slipped 24˚ backwards from Aries into Pisces.    

A new pole star is therefore aligned with this sidereal tilt, and changes every couple of thousand years.  Currently, Polaris is considered the pole star, being just 2˚ from the earth’s axis.

 

 

Fig.03 North pole Precession Marker

Fig.03 North pole Precession Marker

 

 

 

Fig.04 South Pole Precession Marker

Fig.04 South Pole Precession Marker

 

 

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