The Difference Between True Sidereal and Western Tropical Astrology

Tarot Therapy 101

I use True Sidereal Astrology in my Tarot Spreads. Each month I download the chart for the Full Moon and the Dark Moon and create a spread based on the energies of that particular moon. 

For years, I didn't understand why astrology didn't make any sense to me. It always felt off from what other people were saying. 

First, I learned that Western or Tropical Astrology is based on where the stars were over 2,000 years ago. 

But stars move over time. Every 72 years or so, they shift about 1 degree in a process known as Star Drift. That might not seem like a lot, but after more than 2,000 years, it makes a serious difference! 

Most people are not even using the right Sun sign in their astrological readings, and can be one or even two signs over from what they think they are. 

Vedic Astrology is based on where the stars actually are. It takes into account the star drift and is a more accurate representation of what is going on in the sky. 

However, Vedic Astrology is still divided into 12 equal parts, giving each of the signs 30 degrees of the 360 degree circle. 

The constellations are not equal sizes. Some are much larger and take up more room, and some are smaller. 

In True Sidereal Astrology, the actual size of the constellation is used. This means that the birth dates for the signs can differ from what is commonly used. You can see the differences in the Sun Signs in the chart below. 

Tarot Therapy is about empowerment and creating your life the way you want to live it. But over decades, I've found that astrology does affect us. It's not about fate or controlling us, but it does have a great impact and can influence our lives. 

Ask any psychologist, police officer, or ER worker if they'd like to work the full moon or have the day off. 

If Western or Tropical Astrology has always felt off to you, and you don't understand why you feel a different way than a lot of people are posting about, check out True Sidereal Astrology. 

We use it for many of our spreads in Tarot Therapy 101.

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