As an astrologer who works with both Western astrology and Vedic astrology I am “translating” dialects all the time. When you work with more than one system there is a risk of combining rules and patterns in a willy-nilly way that becomes a bit messy and a lot less precise.I began studying all of the best books on Western astrology, and tested what I discovered. I grew in my mastery of Western astrology, and became sought after for birth chart readings, chart comparisons, predictive readings, etc. But much more was to come. One day, at Shambhala bookstore, I picked up a Vedic astrology book.