Arguably, because Vedic astrology takes into account all the planets and their movements, it is considered a much more precise branch of astrology. We understand that Vedic astrology adjusts signs for precession, while Western astrology keeps all signs at fixed times of the year no matter what. But this doesn't mean that Western astrology is “not real” or that Vedic astrology is “more accurate”. Because remember, astrology in its origins isn't about signs, it's about the position of the planets in the sky.
Neither the tropical nor the sidereal zodiac are astronomically accurate. The constellations do not form a perfect 360º circle in the sky and astrology represents most of the constellations that are closest to the ecliptic, though not all (despite reports, there is no thirteenth sign called Ophiuchus). My parents have had different Vedic astrologers make predictions for my marriage over the past three years, and while most have said that I will have a good marriage, the specific information from the different astrologers is confusing and often contradictory. Western astrology uses the tropical zodiac, which is based on the seasons and the Earth's relationship with the Sun.
Maybe you've heard of Vedic astrology before a friend mentioned that there's an astrology from India that turns you into “Aquarius” instead of Pisces. But how is Vedic astrology different from Western astrology? Is it more accurate? Are you really more Aquarius than Pisces? What does all this mean? We did all the research, so you don't have to. Vedic astrology uses the sidereal zodiac, which places the position of the planets against a backdrop of stars (sidereal means stars). Although there is no exact time to determine the origin of Vedic astrology, it has been practiced since 5000 to 10,000 BC.
C. If you're interested in a Vedic reading of your chart, the most important thing is to make sure you have a session with an experienced astrologer. Jyotishis (as Vedic astrologers are called) spend years immersed in both technique and spiritual practice before accepting clients and providing them with guidance. In his book, Foundations of Vedic Astrology, he explains that the name “Vedic astrology” comes from the system's relationship with the West, but in India, this practice is known as jyotish.