Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish Vidya, is the oldest study of Astrology.
It can be traced back to the Vedas, ancient Hindu scriptures composed over 3,000 years ago. They contain references to celestial observations, including positions and movements of celestial bodies and their influence on human life.
Compared to Western Astrology, core differences exist in the calculation methods and interpretation of birth charts between the two systems.
One primary difference is that Vedic Astrology focuses on the Moon's position and Lagna or ascendant.
This contrasts Western Astrology, which uses the tropical zodiac, placing the Sun at the center of its calculations. Aside from the Nakshatra, the Dasha period, and the Equal House System predictions and insights, Vedic Astrology is closely tied to Hindu philosophy and the concept of karma and reincarnation.
This gives a deeper understanding of your soul's dharma (life purpose) and karma (actions and their consequences) throughout your existence.