Indian astrology, the oldest system of astrology in the world differs considerably from the western system. Indian astrology uses the actual constellations of stars as seen in the sky. This system gives a completely different chart as compared to the one used by western astrologers. The Indian astrology is based on the date, place and time of birth.
Indian Astrology also differs considerably from the Chinese horoscope,
which is based on the year of birth and believes that the year of birth
indicates a certain phase or aspect of sixty year circle of time. Therefore
you may find yourself born in the year of dog, horse or rat or even a
dragon. Hence, people who are born in a particular animal year share certain
common traits just like people born in common zodiac do.