Vedic and Western Astrologies — Do They Say the Same Things in the End?
I was asked this interesting question by a potential student, and I am sure I will be asked a similar question many times in the future, as there were times when I was asking it myself. It's a natural question for everyone who dares to know both the Western Astrology and Jyotish, the mysterious and powerful Vedic Astrology.
The answer I came to is this: different systems of astrology are like two stories told about the same person by two different story-tellers. They both are true and at the same time, they are different. What's important is to be consistent: listen to one story, then to the other, then make your own opinion. It would be wrong to take the first phrase from one story then compare it to the first phrase from another story etc.