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Astrology Sign : Key to Your Zodiac Horoscope
The Astrology signs can give us great insights into our day to day living or daily life. With the insight of astrology sign we come to know about our qualities, behavior and personality. Interestingly you can discover a lot about yourself through just reading your astrology sign. Your astrology sign depends on your date of birth. Basically, there are two types of astrology sign- 'Sun sign' and 'Moon sign'. It is believed that Moon governs our mind, while the Sun governs our soul. Hindu Astrology gives more emphasis and importance to Moon sign, as the Moon Sign reflects more on your personality and your life than your Sun Sign. In India, we follow Vedic Astrology or we read our horoscope based on moon sign. Generally, for any astrological term we use 'zodiac sign', 'moon sign' star 'sign' 'Sun sign' rather using 'Astrology sign'. So, are all these signs different to each other or are all these common names? Anyways, 'Astrology Sign' can be known as twelve equal segments of the sky. All astrology signs show different personality and behavior. Aries people are ambitious, generous, independent, courageous, and enthusiastic. Leo people are trustworthy, egoist and so on. So similarly, all twelve astrology signs give out varied individualities.
What is Astrology sign?
Now you might be wondering what is astrology sign. So we can say the universe is divided into 12 equal divisions and each of this division is regarded as a sign. For instance, the first part or division is called Aries sign or Mesha rashi, second part is called Taurus sign or Vrishabaha rashi and so on. If we talk about mathematically, the universe is observed as a circle of 360 degree and thus by dividing it in 12 equal parts, a sign comes out of 30 degree each. We may also define it by saying that Astrologic signs are equal parts of ecliptic associated with the 12 signs of zodiac.
Astrology sign differs in Vedic Astrology & Western Astrology
Before reading about your astrology sign you must know whether details or predictions of your astrology sign are following Vedic Astrology or Western Astrology. Both Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology differ to each other. And there is also a little difference between both of them for assessing the position of celestial bodies or stars and planets. The westerns analyse the position of celestial bodies from a fixed point whereas Hindus use a variable point. The Western degrees also differs from Hindus degrees by a factor called Ayanamsa. As per Astrology, Ayanamsa is merely a difference in the point of reference. At present, Western zodiac differs from the Hindu zodiac by 23 degree.
In Indian astrology, the twelve signs are connected with constellations, while in Chinese astrology and Western Astrology there is no connection with constellations, as it is simply the line of the equator that is divided into twelve equal divisions. If we talk about Western and Asian astrology the emphasis is given on space, and the movement of the Sun, Moon and planets in the sky through each of the zodiac signs. While In Chinese astrology, the importance is given on time, with the zodiac operating on cycles of years, months, and hours of the day. But the feature is common in any astrology, and it is the significance of the ascendant or rising sign called 'astrology sign' that is rising the eastern horizon at the moment of a person's birth.
So this way we can suggest that you should read your astrology sign of Vedic astrology if you're particularly from India, otherwise you may get confused. Just for your knowledge, as per Vedic Astrology if you were born between April 14 to May 15, you are Aries or your rashi is Mesh. But following Western Astrology, if you were born between March 21 to April 20, you are Aries. For knowing our Rashifal or horoscope prediction we usually read about our moon sign.
Difference between astrology sign, zodiac sign, sun sign, moon sign etc
Twelve different segments of sky can be referred as Astrology sign. At the time of your birth when Sun was posited is Sun sign, and when moon was posited it is Moon sign. Zodiac is more common way to refer to the signs so we use often zodiac sign. Anyhow all these terms give similar sense. For reading about your horoscope you must know your astrology sign or moon sign.