Astrology / Vedic Astrology Basics

It is based on solar system and its zodiac signs. Sun is the considered as a planet(Generally) and star (as per astrology).Planets impact the human life’s. Total there are 9 planets in the solar system / family.

Planets In The Solar System
S. No Planet Revolves Around Sun in
1 Sun Clockwise Direction
2 Moon Clockwise Direction
3 Mars Clockwise Direction
4 Mercury Clockwise Direction
5 Jupiter Clockwise Direction
6 Venus Clockwise Direction
7 Saturn Clockwise Direction
8 Rahu anti clockwise Direction
9 Ketu anti clockwise Direction

The sun rotates in an imaginary line called as ecliptic path on the sky marks the annual path of the sun called as zodiac path. Zodiac path considered as a circle with 360 degrees which consists of 13 parts and one (Ophiuchus) is not included and each has its own name. So 12 are considered. 360 (Zodiac path circle Radius) /12 (12 parts) = each of these signs have 30 degrees called nakshatras / Stars.

Constellation / Rasi
It is a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form / identified with a mythological figure.

Constellation / Rasi Astrology Date True Date
Aries March 21 - April 20 April 19 - May 13
Taurus April 21 - May 21 May 14 - June 19
Gemini May 22 - June 21 June 20 - July 20
Cancer June 22 - July 22 July 21 - August 9
Leo July 23 - August 21 August 10 - September 15
Virgo August 22 - September 23 September 16 - October 30
Libra September 24 - October 23 October 31 - November 22
Scorpio October 24 - November 22 November 23 - November 29
Ophiuchus Not Included November 30 - December 17
Sagittarius November 23 - December 22 December 18 - January 18
Capricorn December 23 - January 20 January 19 - February 15
Aquarius January 21 - February 19 February 16 - March 11
Pisces February 20 to March 20 March 12 - April 18

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