Vedic astrology is based on the teachings of the Vedas. Here the planets are read in terms of their impact on the last life and the simultaneous effect on the present, going by the notion of Karma. In Hindu astrology, only the planets till Saturn are used. The other tools used for predictions are dasha, prashna, muhurta, varshaphal, lunar nakshatra and harmonic charts.
Unlike equinoxes in Western astrology, Jyotisha shashtra employs the methodology of calculations based on the twelve constellations along with 28 nakshatra or lunar constellation. It is considered to be more accurate in terms of predictions and analysis of the native’s fate than Western astrology.
The high accuracy of Vedic predictions is also because of the study of dashas or the period when a planet is reigning. After analyzing the dasha of your planets, the future events are detected. This method expands the area of Indian astrology from the limited self to the larger events that are going to be unfolded soon. Then varshaphal or the yearly outcome is calculated by studying the position of the Sun at your birth. It is different from natal chart, as varshaphal predicts how the year will turn out to be after your birthday in a particular year. Vedic astrology is also used to detect the auspicious timings or shubhmuhurat.