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ASTRO COUTURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO SIDEREAL ASTROLOGY

November 23, 2021

Illustration by Tatyana Antusenok via iStock

Have you ever heard of sidereal astrology? When we read a magazine, newspaper or any other article about astrology, we know that the horoscopes are based on the tropical system – a system prevalent in the West and not sidereal astrology which is used by ancient cultures like Mayans, Egyptians and Vedic (Indian).

Both systems are true but the sidereal system is based on the current position of the constellations. This means that there is a 24 degree gap between the tropical and sidereal system and that your ascendant (the rising sign that was in the sky at the time of birth), sun, moon and even the positions of other planets differ from that in tropical.

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