Western astrology calculates Sun sign differently from Eastern (Vedic) astrology. That difference could mean that in Western astrology you are, for example, a Cancerian, but in Vedic astrology, you are actually a Gemini – that certainly helps explain why the things your newspaper horoscope says about you doesn’t always add up since the attributes of two Sun signs can never match!
There’s a scientific explanation as to why there is this difference in Sun signs between Western and Vedic astrology. Believe it or not, it has to do with the fact that the Earth rotates on its axis. It is well known that during the Roman times, astrologers all over the world decided that Aries would be considered the first sign of the Zodiac and everyone agreed as to the position of the 12 constellations, allocating equal 30 degrees portions of the 360-degree Zodiac belt. However, over the past 2,000 years, the rotation of the Earth has changed our planet’s position by approx ~ 22 to 24 degrees! That is almost an entire zodiac sign measuring approx ~ 30 degrees… Vedic astrology then corrected this discrepancy between Western and Vedic Sun signs and positions of each zodiac, using mathematical adjustments.
The table below shows the approximate dates for the Vedic Sun Signs as of 2020-2021:
Pisces / Meena
|Sagittarius / Dhanu||Fire||December 14th, 2020|
January 12th, 2021
Aries / Mesha
|Capricorn / Makar||Earth|
Taurus / Vrishbha
|Aquarius / Kumbha||Air|
|Gemini / Mithuna||Air||June 13th|
|Pisces / Meena||Water|
Cancer / Kark
|Leo / Simha||Fire||August 15th|
Virgo / Kanya
Libra / Tula
|Scorpio / Vrischika||Water|
So, now you know why you may not be the sign you think you are, and how a little wobble can make a world of difference in your life and in determining your Sun Sign! To know for sure your Vedic Sun Sign, especially if your birthday falls at the border of two signs, Divinity World recommends you to have your natal chart drawn up based on your exact date, time and place of birth.