Although the Vedic and Western astrological systems have 12 zodiac signs, they differ in their understanding of the position of the constellations. Vedic astrology is different from Western astrology in that it is based on the sidereal zodiac rather than the tropical zodiac. This means that, while the Western (tropical) zodiac is fixed, the Vedic zodiac is much more dynamic and is calculated based on the constellations, which changes the result. Vedic astrology can be a bit more complicated and less fixed than Western astrology, which, according to some, makes it more accurate.
As mentioned, Vedic Astrology is considered to be a more detailed and profound and complex reading of the two different astrological methods. For most astrology professionals in the Western world, Vedic astrology is considered to be a fairly harsh system. In Western astrology, the birth chart is based on a circle with houses and signs drawn counterclockwise. In Western astrology, there are 12 zodiac signs and in Vedic astrology, there are also 12 zodiac signs.
Traditionally, Indian astrologers calculated planetary positions based on the fixed locations of the stars in the sky. Vedic astrology is believed to be closely linked to spirituality and was born of the sages and seers and of the Four Vedas, which focus on mantras, rituals, philosophy and divine revelations. In Western astrology, it is the four seasons and the tropical calendar that serve as a marker to resolve everything. Vedic astrology is not a personality test or a face-to-face psychoanalysis, but it establishes guidelines on how to live life through spirit and intention.
Nowadays, however, the corrective adjustment used in sidereal astrology is about -24 degrees, or almost an entire zodiac sign. Astrology and the positions of the planets can affect a person's personality, character traits, and the way they deal with things. Vedic astrologers analyze the positions of each planet in the birth chart to determine what major life events are likely to take place during a specific planetary period. Although there is no exact time when the origin of Vedic astrology can be determined, it has been practiced since 5000 to 10,000 BC.
Although Western Vedic astrology has its merits and, in some ways, they are very similar, it is believed that the Vedic system is a more refined system. Signs and planets generally have similar symbolic interpretations and meanings in both systems, but Vedic astrology uses more precise calculations and detailed methods, making it more reliable.