Indian Vedic Astrology Planetary positions are based on Lahiri Ayanamsa. Current
planetary positions helps astrologers find out the current transits or Gochara of
each planets on each Zodiac sign and on Nakshtra. Astrological predictions are done
for a person based on either Vimsottory Dosha Phase of the person no, or with respect
to his/her planetary positions in horoscope, current transit of planets. Current
Planetary positions are as following|
Transit events today are ...
is moving from Pisces (Meen) to Aries (Mesh) today.
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Planatory positions are not the exact positions on of the planets on celestial
sphere but the Ayanamsa calculated in Indian astrology. Ayanamsa is a Sanskrit words
which means movement of components which relates to the movements of the planetary
bodies. Difference (longitude) of Sidereal and Tropical zodiac are calculated here.
N C Lahiri’s calculation is most precise and we use this one for all our calculations
which is known as Lahiri Ayanamsa.
As per the definition this is the angle difference of from sidereal longitude
with the tropical ecliptic longitude of any celestial component or body. As per
Lahiri as of now Ayanamsa is 23.85 degree (in year 2000).
longitude is the longitude position of the body on planet or celestial body with
respect to the stars which is considered to be fixed on eclipse.
Where as Tropical longitude of a mass or body is the longitude value on eclipse
with respect to a vernal equinox point which is moving toward west in a certain
rate every year..
In Indian Vedic Astrology we calculate sidereal
longitude of a planet. To do that we first calculate the positions of planets sing
astronomy and then add the differenced introduced by Ayanamsa at the current time.
This is one main reason that in Indian Ephemeris differs with western Ephemeris
or others. Rate of the motion remain the same but the positions will have a difference.
While calculating the planetary positions on eclipse or zodiac signs
there are various mathematical ways. One easy way can be taking a snapshot of the
positions of planets (degrees) on a specific time, say 1st January 1900 at 00:00.
And then calculate the difference of seconds passed since then. And also calculate
the degree of movement on a planet in such time. For example Jupiter takes 4332
days or 11.86 years to complete one full cycle or 360 degree rotation around Sun.
Which means, after every 4332 days Jupiter will be in exactly same degree back.
So we can calculate how many degree Jupiter has moved in these seconds and add the
same with the initial snapshot point.
In the table above we calculated the positions of planets now using Lahiri
Ayanamsa which can be used for any astrology purpose and can be used to inputs
for any horoscope or similar matters.