Astrology is being religiously followed even now in most of the Hindu families

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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 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”
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