Astrology is divided into different branches and segregated into different systems.
Branches of Astrology
Natal astrology is also popularly known as Genethliacal astrology. It is the system of astrology, which is based on the concept that anyone's personality or life can be determined by constructing a natal chart This chart is made with the exact date, time, and location of a their birth.
Natal astrology is famous in the Indian Astrology or Jyotish, and also in Chinese and Western astrological traditions.
Horary astrology is the branch of astrology, which deals with answering question by analyzing the astrological charts set for the exact time and place of asking a question.
It was established in Ancient time and it took its perfect shape by the British astrologer William Lilly during 17th century.
Mundane Astrology/ Political Astrology
Mundane Astrology is also known as political astrology. It is the application of astrology, which deals with world affairs and events. Mundane is derived from Latin word, â€śMundusâ€ť, which means "the World".
It is found to be the most ancient branch of astrology. It is a branch of Judicial Astrology. During Middle Age, this branch of Astrology was popularly recognized as the study of Revolutions.
Political Astrology specifically deals with politics, the government, and the politicians/laws governing a particular nation, state, or city.
Electional Astrology (Muhurta)
A branch of astrology which determines the most advantageous time to carry out a specific action ( like marriage, business inauguration, travel) by first erecting a suitable horoscope and working "backward" to calculate the time that is auspicious to the chosen horoscope.
It is also known as event astrology. Meaning of Muhurta is time. Thus, it is totally based on the time prediction.
Omens/ Shakun Astrology
Omens or Shakun is an important branch of India astrology. It is applicable for interpretation of dreams, sounds produced by human & animals, status of living & non-living items in the environment, portents, mode of pacification of adverse omens & portents.
Systems of Astrology
Vedic Astrology / Sidereal Astrology
Vedic astrology is the traditional system of astrology of India that is more than 5000 years old. It is also known as Jyotish, Indian astrology, Eastern astrology, or Hindu astrology. Vedic astrology is an excellent tool for helping us understand our dharma or life purpose as well as for giving us specific timetables for making decisions about career, finances, relationship, health, spiritual growth, etc. It is based on the sidereal zodiac, which calculates the positions of the planets according to observable astronomy.
Sidereal astrology is the system of astrology used by some Western and all Indian astrologers. It is based on the interpretation around the use of the sidereal zodiac. The signs of the sidereal zodiac approximately align to the sky constellations of the same name.
Tajik Astrology is found to be Greek method of astrology. It has different information about the impacts of Saturn in different houses. According to Hindu scriptures and Astrology, it is believed that Saturn is a pain-causing and an inauspicious planet. Thus, Tajik Astrology describes the influence of Saturn in our birth-chart.
Lal Kitab is a one of the most important branches of Vedic astrology. It is the collection of the five books, which were written during the period of 1939-1952. It is written in ancient Urdu language. First time in the history of astrology, Lal Kitab introduced a different trend of horoscope analysis with the fast and affordable remedies.
Lal Kitab remedies are affordable, easy, and they provide quick results. The effect of remedies is unbelievable. It is said that these remedies are specially suitable for quick results in Kaliyuga as the traditional methods viz. mantra, yagna, japa, havana etc. have become very difficult in todayâ€™s era.
Jaimini Astrology is based on an ancient text known as Jaimini Sutras. This is divided into four chapters or Adhyayas. In these chapters, this unique system of Hindu astrology has been explained in about 1000 sutras.
KP System (Krishnamurti Paddhati)
This is an excellent system (Paddhati) of astrological predictions conceived and created by the great Indian astrology master late Prof. K.S. Krishnamurti. Thus, this Krishnamurti Paddhati, which is famously known as KP System, is based on finer points of Indian and Western astrology and borrows important concepts from many branches of astrology.
KP System is regarded as most accurate system of present time. Contrary to classical Hindu astrology, KP system is systematic and very well defined.
Western Astrology / Tropical Astrology
Tropical astrology is based on a zodiac and its points of reference are the tropics. The word tropic is derived from the Greek word and it means "turning point".
It means the point at which the sun at sunrise and sunset appears to turn, and to move north in the northern hemisphere and south in the southern hemisphere along the horizon after the winter solstice or the opposite direction after the summer solstice.
Nadi is an ancient astrology and has been composed by great Maharishis (sages) of India in the past using their spiritual powers.
The sages recorded all their predictions for every individual for the betterment of humanity and to safeguard dharma (righteousness).