Just a thought about the current banking crisis and disrepute and the problems of the Euro, and how astrology depicts and predicts those.
Vedic astrology, using the sidereal zodiac, shows Ketu (South Node of the Moon), Jupiter and Venus in the sidereal sign of Taurus, which sign is all about material value and the body. As many Vedic astrologers have been predicting for some time, Ketu with its energy of dissolving and sudden events in the materialistic sign of Taurus could topple unsound financial structures, so as to seek to get back to what is genuine.
Western astrology on the other hand, using the tropical zodiac, shows these three planets in the tropical sign of Gemini, which sign is all about communication and lower mind.
How do they compare? Well, it seems to me that it’s Vedic Astrology depicts what’s really going on.
I am not knocking western astrology, which is really useful for psychological analysis in the hands of a reputable and qualified astrologer, because its tropical zodiac starts with 0 Aries based on the position of the Sun each year’s Vernal Equinox, so being Sun Sign based, it is about our egoic psychology and our egoic unfoldment.
But the sidereal zodiac of Vedic astrology is anchored to a ‘fixed star’ (Spica) and so depicts the eternal, for example our incarnational destiny and the circumstances we attract at birth and at definable times of predictive unfoldement, and thus Vedic Astrology is more sure and declarative.
I set out below the Vedic chart for NOW and the western chart for NOW, so you can compare!