What are the differences between Vedic Astrology and other divinations?

The distinction between Astrology and other divinations is that Astrology is based on the actual movements of planets, and has a scientific base. Other forms of divination such as Numerology, Palmistry, Tarot Cards, Psychic Readings, Mediums, Crystal Ball readings etc should not be described as Astrology.

Vedic Astrology has an empirical base and has evolved over a very long time. As human learning about the planets advanced, assumptions were made and hypothesis tested to explain the relationship between humans and the cosmos. The observations and resultant effects were documented as yogas, and at the moment there are some 40,000 of these being used for predictive purposes.

Vedic Astrology is based on the philosophy of Karma, with its doctrine of reincarnation and the soul’s attainment of Nirvana. In Vedic civilisation, Astrology forms the very basis of daily life so that man might harmonise his life with the laws of nature.


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How does Astrology affect us?

How many schools of Astrology are there and what are the sun signs?

What are the differences between Vedic Astrology and other divinations?

How do you find a genuine and astute astrologer?

What is a Vedic Horoscope?

What is destiny and can free will change it?

Are marriages made in heaven?

What is Sade Sati and why do people dread it?

Astrological Remedies (Upayes) and Gem Therapy


Karma and Reincarnation

Sneh Joshi, Vedic Astrologer, London

020 8518 5500

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