Western astrology


Western astrology is the most popular system of astrology all over the world. Western astrology is historically based on Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos (2nd century AD), which in turn was a continuation of Hellenistic and ultimately Babylonian traditions.

Western astrology is largely horoscopic, that is, it is a form of divination based on the construction of a horoscope for an exact moment, such as a person’s birth, in which various cosmic bodies are said to have an influence. However, in this system, we use ‘Tropical Method’ for calculation purpose to cast a chart. The Zodiac is an imaginary ring in the sky which encircles our solar system like a girdle. To determine the positions of the planets on this circle we need some reference point, a point which will remain fixed while the heavenly bodies keep moving.

The Western system uses a fixed reference point and utilizes the equinoxes for the purpose. Interestingly, 1st degree of Aries is yet again the starting point of the Western Zodiac. But the major difference is that the position of the Sun on Vernal equinox (the first day of spring) is taken as the 1st degree of Aries. This works equally well because the Sun moves 360° in a year. This is known as the Tropical Zodiac.

The planets and the house calculation system as per Western astrology is quite similar to that of Vedic astrology. Since www.cyberastro.com has huge global audience as its regular visitors, thus, considering the interest of visitors from different parts of the world, we have some useful, free as well as paid reports/services based on Western Astrology.

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