Modern Astrological Systems Explained
There are 6 major astrological systems:
This is the most commonly practiced form of astrology in the Western world. It is based on the tropical zodiac, which is divided into twelve signs, each associated with a specific set of personality traits and characteristics. Western astrology also takes into account the positions of the planets at the time of a person’s birth, and their movements and aspects over time.
Also known as Jyotish, this is a traditional form of astrology practiced in India. It is based on the sidereal zodiac, which uses the actual positions of the stars in the sky. Vedic astrology takes into account the positions of the planets at the time of a person’s birth, as well as the position of the moon and its phases.
This system is based on a twelve-year cycle, with each year associated with a specific animal sign. Chinese astrology also takes into account the five elements (metal, wood, water, fire, and earth) and their interactions with the animal signs.
This system is based on the Mayan calendar, which is divided into thirteen months, each with a different animal sign. Mayan astrology also takes into account the four cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) and their associated elements.
This is a relatively new form of astrology that was developed in the early 20th century. It is based on the idea that there are eight hypothetical planets (known as transneptunian planets) that have an influence on human affairs. Uranian astrology also uses a system of midpoints, which are points halfway between two planets or other astrological factors.
This system is based on the idea that the soul evolves over time, and that the positions of the planets at the time of a person’s birth can provide insight into their karmic patterns and life lessons. Evolutionary astrology also takes into account the positions of the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) and their influence on generational patterns and cultural shifts.