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Horoscope Date: Difference in Vedic & Western Sun Signs

Author: -- | Last Updated: Tue 23 Oct 2012 5:07:42 PM

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Horoscope Date: Difference in Vedic & Western Sun Signs

Readers have a keen interest in reading about horoscopes. Almost all the newspapers and magazines have a separate column for horoscopes and astrology. There would be hardly anyone who is not interested in reading his/her horoscope. Horoscope has also become a trend on internet. As a loyal reader you really need to know the system and logic behind writing forecasts or horoscopes. Only then, reading the horoscopes will make any sense. You must know that whether, whatever you are reading or about whichever sign you are reading is correct or incorrect. Well, this is a big question and must know the answer. Take an example- if any forecast is written on the basis of western sun signs, then reading it as Vedic sun signs is totally incorrect. Therefore, you must know whether the sun sign is based on western system of astrology (western zodiac) or Indian system of astrology (Indian zodiac).

Some newspapers /magazines publish horoscopes on the basis of western sun signs and some on the basis of Vedic sun signs. Reading a wrong horoscope can lead the readers to wrong paths. The readers might get worried and anxious. If a horoscope reads that you might meet an accident today and you read that part considering that it’s for your sign, though it wasn’t then you will live in tension throughout the whole day. This will definitely take away your peace of mind. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to know your exact sign on the basis of western and Indian zodiac, respectively. Once you understand the logic behind making horoscopes, only then you will be able to read the accurate horoscope. This will enable you to understand what destiny has in store for you.

Well, the difference between the western sun signs and Vedic sun signs must be clearly known in order to facilitate correct reading. Our universe is divided into 12 equal parts. Each part denotes a sign. The first part is Aries, the second Taurus and so on. Universe is measured as a circle of 360 degrees that is divided into 12 equal parts. Each part, comprising of 30 degrees represent a sign. The sun sign denotes the sign on the basis of position of the sun at the time of our birth.

There is a difference between western zodiac and Indian zodiac in calculating the 12 parts of the universe. The western zodiac calculates the position of heavenly bodies from a fixed point whereas; the Hindu zodiac system calculates the 12 parts on the basis of variable point. Currently, the western zodiac differs from the Indian zodiac by 23 degrees.


Ascertaining the sun sign is easy, as the sun stays at the same position for about a month. For western zodiac, these are the dates for sun signs:

  1. Aries - March 21 - April 20
  2. Taurus - April 21 - May 21
  3. Gemini - May 22 - June 21
  4. Cancer - June 22 - July 22
  5. Leo - July 23 -August 23
  6. Virgo - August 22 - September 22
  7. Libra - September 24 - October 23
  8. Scorpio - October 24 - November 22
  9. Sagittarius - November 23 - December 21
  10. Capricorn - December 22 - January 20
  11. Aquarius - January 21 - February 19
  12. Pisces - February 20- March 20

For Indian zodiac, the dates differ. They are as follows:

  1. Aries- April 14 - May 15
  2. Taurus- May 15 - June 15
  3. Gemini- June 15 - July 16
  4. Cancer- July 16 - August 17
  5. Leo- August 17 - September 17
  6. Virgo- September 17 - October 17
  7. Libra- October 17 - November 16
  8. Scorpio- November 16 - December 16
  9. Sagittarius- December 16 - January 14
  10. Capricorn- January 14 - February 13
  11. Aquarius- February 13 - March 14
  12. Pisces- March 14 - April 14

Now you can figure out that whether the written horoscope is on the basis of western zodiac or Indian zodiac. Moreover, you are now fully aware that which sun sign to read from now onwards.

You can also use astrology software in order to know your sun sign. You can visit www.astrosage.com , free online astrology software to know your Vedic and western sun sign.

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