Astrology is the study of celestial objects and their movements that have a profound effect on human lives on Earth.
There are two primary methods of astrology- Sidereal astrology and Western astrology. Although both techniques are based on similar principles, there are significant differences between them in terms of their focus, interpretation, and style.
Sidereal astrology is based on the calculation of the position of the stars in the fixed zodiac. It determines the exact position of the stars relative to the earth and constellations in the sky. Just like Western it is to determine the personality traits and future events of individuals. On the other hand, Western astrology uses a tropical zodiac, which is based on the seasons and the movement of the sun relative to the Earth. This means that Western astrology focuses more on the relationship between the sun and other planets and their effects on human lives.
Another significant difference between Sidereal and Western astrology is in their interpretation of planetary placements. Sidereal astrology places more importance on the constellation in which the planet is placed, while Western astrology identifies the planet’s sign position and the aspects it makes to other planets. Sidereal astrology also places greater emphasis on the moon’s position in the sky, while Western astrology perceives the sun as the most important planet in a horoscope.
In conclusion, both sidereal and Western astrology have their unique approaches to predicting astrological events and determining a person’s personality traits based on the stars.
While sidereal astrology is based on the precise calculations of the stars’ positions in the sky, western astrology is more focused on the movement of the sun relative to the Earth and its effects on human lives.
The exact location of planets as seen from Earth through the constellations is seen here.