Below we show the south Indian style (the north Indian style uses a diamond pattern). The south Indian chart is often preferable. This is because in Vedic astrology we read houses not only from the Ascendant but also from the Moon and other planets. These can be seen easily on the southern chart but not on the northern chart. In it the upper left star marks the constellation Aries and the rest of the signs follow in clockwise order around it. The exact degree positions of the planets and houses are usually listed separately, though for a simple reading they are not necessary. Our example is the chart of Mahatma Gandhi. Notice that this structure puts much more emphasis on the signs. The usual western circular chart emphasizes more the aspects between the planets.
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