Systems of Astrology:

Vedic Astrology is a "sidereal" astrology. It uses the sidereal zodiac or the zodiac of the fixed stars. In this regard, it differs from most Western Astrology, which employs the "tropical zodiac" or the zodiac of the equinoxes.

There is, however, a "Western Sidereal Astrology" introduced a few decades ago, which uses the sidereal zodiac but otherwise follows the aspects, house orientation and other methods of Western Tropical astrology. This is the basis of the "Fagan-Bradley" system.

It arose through the influence of Vedic Sidereal astrology, but also argues that the original Western Astrology was a sidereal system. We may, therefore, call Vedic Astrology "Eastern Sidereal Astrology".

Systems of Astrology