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What Are The Different Types of Astrology

What Are The Different Types of Astrology

While looking at horoscope we never think of the hidden aspects and types of astrology used for predictions. We usually read and leave things to destiny. But have you ever thought that the things you have missed out can make sense and change the way of your life?

The truth is they do. Everything that comes in the Universe deeply affects you and your life. And this is the reason why astrology came into the picture in ancient times. Curious to know more? Take a look.

What is Astrology?

Astrology is an ancient science that studies the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies (planets, the sun, the moon, and stars) and tells you how the planets and stars affect your life.

Owing to the importance of astrology in Human life, different types of astrology are prevalent in the world. What are these and how they contribute in this divine prediction is equally inquisitive and significant.


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The more you dig the more you will get enchanted with it.

So, let’s dive into the amazing types of astrology and their mystic prediction methods.

The Different Types of Astrology

According to astrologers, in order to learn and know more about astrology, every culture has evolved its own way to study and practice it. Some of these ways are lost in the texts and some are combined to form the different astrology types, we see today.

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Here is a quick glimpse of the 5 types of astrology that are popular and mostly practiced for making predictions:

1. Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology is the most ancient form of astrology that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is said that the origin of Vedic astrology is from the Vedas. According to astrologers, the evidence and source of Vedic astrology are still present in the ancient texts, going back to 5000 to 8000 years ago.

Known as Hindu or Indian astrology, this branch of astrology deals with the influence of the stars and planetary motions or positions subject to the time and effects on Humans. According to it, there are 12 zodiacs, 9 planets, 12 houses, and 27+1 constellations that need to be observed for making a native’s birth chart or natal chart. By reading these charts you may know about your life events and predict the events that may affect your life. Unlike Western astrology, Vedic astrology uses the fixed zodiac signs for predicting the future.

2. Western Astrology

Originated from the book “Tetrabiblos”, western astrology is among the most practiced form of mystic foretelling. This type of astrology is based on the horoscope chart formed by the person’s birth date. Referred to as “Sun Sign astrology”, it deals with the astrology signs based on the movement of zodiacs according to the sun’s transition.

In western astrology, predictions are made on five factors.

They are:

  • Astrology signs of the zodiac
  • Position of planets in the houses of the natal chart.
  • The position and movement of ascendant and descendant.
  • The aspects or angle formed between two planets and the main angle.
  • Position of the lunar node or orbital position of the moon.

Western astrology prediction employs “Tropical Zodiac” in which the beginning of zodiac signs depends upon the March Equinox.

3. Horary Astrology

Horary means “of the hour”. Originated in the 8th century, this unique branch of astrology is also termed as an oracle of astrology. This type of astrology uses a Horary chart which is created for the precise questionnaire moment or the time when a seeker asks a question. Place and time of question play a very important role in this type of astrology.

Unlike the use of birth time in other charts, the Horary astrology chart uses the aspect of the lunar at the time in question to form it. In this type of astrology, you need to ask a specific question that can be answered in Yes or No. Besides its answer in yes or No, the chart offers options to the seeker that he/she may look for. Although it is a complex form of astrology, it is famous for its quick and instant answer sharing concept.

4. Chinese Astrology

Chinese astrology evolved between 2 century BC to 2nd century AD in the reign of the Han dynasty. It is based on the principle that a person’s destiny is affected by “Yin” and “Yang”, the heaven and the earth, the lunisolar (Sun and Moon) and five elements- air, water, metal, earth, and fire.

In Chinese astrology, every classic planet is associated with an element. For instance, Venus- metal, Mercury- water, Mars- Fire, Saturn- Earth and Jupiter- Wood. It uses a series of 12 years in a repetitive cycle where every year signifies an animal sign.

5. Electional Astrology

Election astrology is the branch of astrology that deals with a period of events and their time. This astrology was used mainly for the battles where it was employed to plan the events. You may use this astrology to find the time of weddings, trips, engagements or any other important events of life.

Election astrology is formed for the place where events will be performed. It employs houses and planets to create an accurate election chart. In this interesting chart, the 12 houses represent events when you think to perform tasks while the planets represent the activity that you will perform in those specific events. Unlike the Horary chart, it answers the question before the occurrence of events, thus helping us to choose the right moment in life.


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You know about the different types of astrology that are popular and common now. All these hold a different concept but aim to help you in choosing the right path. Thus, step ahead and choose what appeals to you the most. The more you learn about your astrology chart, the more you will know yourself.

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