Indian Astrology has its roots dating back to Ramayana days and is considered as a part of the Sacred Vedas. Even in modern days, it is being religiously followed in most of the Hindu families, right from the birth of a child, casting of Horoscopes, referring to them during Marriage and other occasions etc.
Astrology is no longer an occult science of the east. It is now viewed as a modern science based on scientific research and analysis.
Over the years, astrologers have studied the observations made and out of that, they formulated the laws in medical astrology. Astrology can aid in predicting and diagnosing a disease by looking at the horoscope.
Moon rules over our mind and Sun rules the soul. If the Sun and moon are not afflicted, then a reasonably sound health will be predicted. Our ancient sages formulated a medical guidance under the name of Ayurveda. A doctor cannot predict disease but an astrologer can and when it would afflict a person.
The ancient sages referred each zodiac sign to represent a part of the body and for the different diseases. They also identified the planets which cause the diseases and the period a person would be affected. The signs are predicted by one’s date and time of birth.
Sidereal astrology is different from the Hellenistic astrology which is dependent on the Greek concepts assimilated from the Babylonian science.
Nakshatras are considered to be the lunar mansions high up in the sky which creates a huge impression on the people and impact their lives as well as behavior.
|No||Sanskrit||Sanskrit Transliteration||Sanskrit||Western||Greek||Gloss||Tattva||Quality||Ruling Planet|
|1||मेष||Meṣa||ram||Aries||Κριός||ram||Tejas (Fire)||Cara (Movable)||Mars|
|2||वृषभ||Vṛṣabha||bull||Taurus||Ταῦρος||bull||Prithivi (Earth)||Sthira (Fixed)||Venus|
|3||मिथुन||Mithuna||twins||Gemini||Δίδυμοι||twins||Vayu (Air)||Dvisvabhava (Dual)||Mercury|
|4||कर्कट||Karkaṭa||crab||Cancer||Καρκίνος||crab||Jala (Water)||Cara (Movable)||Moon|
|5||सिंह||Siṃha||lion||Leo||Λέων||lion||Tejas (Fire)||Sthira (Fixed)||Sun|
|6||कन्या||Kanyā||girl||Virgo||Παρθένος||virgin||Prithivi (Earth)||Dvisvabhava (Dual)||Mercury|
|7||तुला||Tulā||balance||Libra||Ζυγός||balance||Vayu (Air)||Cara (Movable)||Venus|
|8||वृश्चिक||Vṛścika||scorpion||Scorpio||Σκoρπιός||scorpion||Jala (Water)||Sthira (Fixed)||Mars|
|9||धनुष||Dhanus||bow||Sagittarius||Τοξότης||archer||Tejas (Fire)||Dvisvabhava (Dual)||Jupiter|
|10||मकर||Makara||sea-monster||Capricorn||Αἰγόκερως||goat-horned||Prithivi (Earth)||Cara (Movable)||Saturn|
|11||कुम्भ||Kumbha||pitcher||Aquarius||Ὑδροχόος||water-pourer||Vayu (Air)||Sthira (Fixed)||Saturn|
|12||मीन||Mīna||fish||Pisces||Ἰχθεῖς||fish||Jala (Water)||Dvisvabhava (Dual)||Jupiter|
Twelve Zodiac SIGNS
There are twelve zodiac signs in the sky and the indomitable Aries is considered to be located at the vernal equinox at a zero degree of the latitude in an impeccable manner. It is a well known fact that most of the signs are the throw backs to the time of the amazing Babylonian and the Greek civilization, however the name of the zodiacs are based on the Indian as well as Babylonian names. According to the experts, historical knowledge has played a very important role in the popularity of the zodiac signs over a period of time. To understand the zodiac, one must know that English speaking population generally use the Latin words.
|№||Symbol||Long.||Latin name||English translation||Greek name||Sanskrit name||Sumero-Babylonian name|
|1||♈||0°||Aries||The Ram||Κριός (Krios)||Meṣha (मेष)||MUL LU.ḪUŊ.GA “The Agrarian Worker”, Dumuzi|
|2||♉||30°||Taurus||The Bull||Ταῦρος (Tauros)||Vṛiṣabha (वृषभ)||MULGU4.AN.NA “The Steer of Heaven”|
|3||♊||60°||Gemini||The Twins||Δίδυμοι (Didumoi)||Mithuna (मिथुन)||MULMAŠ.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL “The Great Twins” (Castor and Pollux)|
|4||♋||90°||Cancer||The Crab||Καρκῖνος (Karkinos)||Karkaṭa (कर्कट)||MULAL.LUL “The Crayfish”|
|5||♌||120°||Leo||The Lion||Λέων (Leōn)||Siṃha (सिंह)||MULUR.GU.LA “The Lion”|
|6||♍||150°||Virgo||The Maiden||Παρθένος (Parthenos)||Kanyā (कन्या)||MULAB.SIN “The Furrow”; “The Furrow, the goddess Shala’s ear of corn”|
|7||♎||180°||Libra||The Scales||Ζυγός (Zugos)||Tulā (तुला)||MULZIB.BA.AN.NA “The Scales”|
|8||♏||210°||Scorpio||The Scorpion||Σκoρπιός (Skorpios)||Vṛścika (वृश्चिक)||MULGIR.TAB “The Scorpion”|
|9||♐||240°||Sagittarius||The (Centaur) Archer||Τοξότης (Toxotēs)||Dhanuṣa (धनुष)||MULPA.BIL.SAG, Nedu “soldier”|
|10||♑||270°||Capricorn||“Goat-horned” (The Sea-Goat)||Αἰγόκερως (Aigokerōs)||Makara (मकर)||MULSUḪUR.MAŠ “The Goat-Fish” of Enki|
|11||♒||300°||Aquarius||The Water-Bearer||Ὑδροχόος (Hudrokhoos)||Kumbha (कुम्भ)||MULGU.LA “The Great One”, later qâ “pitcher”|
|12||♓||330°||Pisces||The Fish||Ἰχθύες (Ikhthues)||Mīna (मीन)||MULSIM.MAḪ “The Tail of the Swallow”, later DU.NU.NU “fish-cord”|