Your Natal Solar Month – Reveals Your Nature
Most of us who have a basic idea about Astrology know what the Lagna or the Ascendant is in Astrological nomenclature and that the Lagna is one of the twelve signs of the Zodiac beginning with Aries (Mesha) which happens to rise from the horizon at the time of one’s birth. Metaphorically speaking the Lagna thus determined, is the foundation on which one’s Natal Chart is built.
Significance of Lagna in Vedic Astrology
Much significance is attached to the Lagna of a person, because the Lagna serves as a portrayal of a person’s characteristics and the course of his life in store. In fact, the Lagna is so important that the influence of planets on a person is modified- either reduced or intensified – depending on the Lagna.
Natal Solar Month in Western Astrology
However, Western astrologers, numerologists in particular, adopt a different method in ascribing the signs of the Zodiac to people for the purpose of delineating their characteristics and making predictions. They go by the Solar month in which a person is born rather than the sign which rises from the horizon at the time of birth.
We hope that the readers know that there is a solar calendar as distinct from the Gregorian calendar. According to the solar calendar, the 12 signs of the Zodiac are assigned to the 12 months.
The Solar year begins with Aries (Mesha) and ends with Pisces (Meena). For us in Sri Lanka, the Solar month Aries begins when the Sun enters the Aries sign about 13 or 14 April of the year. (The exact duration of the Sun’s transit in a given sign can be verified with the aid of an ephemeris for the year.) The Sun remains in this sign till about May 14.
Western astrologers and numerologists treat all persons born within the period the Sun transits in the Aries sign as Aries people.
The Solar calendar for the year 2020/2021 is given below for the convenience of our readers.
April 14 - May Aries (Mesha)
May 14 - June 14 Taurus (Vrushabha)
June 15 - July 15 Gemini (Mithuna)
July 16 - August Cancer (Kataka)
August 17 - September 1 Leo (Sinha)
September 17 - October 17 Virgo (Kanya)
October 18 - November 15 Libra (Thula)
November 16 - December 15 Scorpio (Vrushika)
December 16 - January 13 Sagittarius(Dhanu)
January 14 - February 12 Capricorn (Makara)
February 13 - March 14 Aquarius (Kumbha)
March 15 - April 13 Pisces (Meena)
Going by the above calendar, you can determine the Solar month which a person born in the 2020/21 year belongs to.
In your case, the Sign where the Sun is placed in your horoscope indicates your Natal Solar month. For example, if the Sun is placed in Libra, your Natal Solar month is Libra.
To be Continued