Vedic Astrology integrates karma and spirituality with the unfolding of the existing life of any person. As such it goes far beyond the information generally provided by other forms of astrology. Vedic Astrology has a wealth of myths and symbols, some in common with Western Astrology. Many of the secrets of life and consciousness can be discovered through Vedic Astrology. Vedic astrology is based on such accurate calculations of astronomy that dazzles modern scientists till date. And yet the depth of the knowledge crosses over mundane life`s issues, roping everything with a spiritual thread. Although it is said that an individual is born at the destined time and place according to his karmic pattern that he is obliged to fulfill, he has the liberty to make a new karmic patterns in his life.
While there are similarities to Western astrology, there are also substantial differences. Vedic astrology, perhaps because of its spiritual background, delves deeply into the movements of life within the larger context of destiny, karma and vast movements of time and evolution through time. Western astrology has been a discontinued practice, and has evolved in breaks. It is in recent times that it has gotten more widespread and regular. But Vedic astrology has been passed on from generation to generation since 3000 BC. It is impossible to give a meaningful description of Vedic Astrology in a short overview, so we shall try to provide guidance on books that illuminate the field so that you can find resources that can introduce you to the subject in a realistic way. Even western methods are accepting aspects of Indian astrology and modern astrologers are also improvising Vedic astrology by acknowledging the influence of Pluto, Neptune and Uranus.