From the best blog entries concerning ISE Astrology Software for Windows
Nakshatras and Fixed Stars
We know theoretically the hindu lunar mansions, the sidereal (jyotish) and the
‘western’ tropical zodiacs and we know the ‘astronomical‘ stellar constellations
too. But for the complete understanding we need a synoptical view.
Let’s consider the total celestial context through the radix horoscope of a
famous Indian guru, Shri Ramana Maharshi. (Inside, we find the tropical zodiac,
in the middle belt the sidereal bound nakshatras, on the zone of the
stellar constellations there are old Indian zodiac illustrations.)
Mayan Prophecy 2012
The Long Count’s “zero date”was set at a point in the past marking the end of the third world and the beginning of the current one, which corresponds to 11 August 3114 BC in the propleptic Gregorian calendar. This means that the fourth world will also have reached the end of its 13th b’ak’tun, or Mayan date 126.96.36.199.0, on 21 December 2012.
Let’s have a peek at these dates by means of a synoptical astrology software called Inner Sky Electrum, the unique astrological tool displaying tropical and sidereal zodiacs together with the true stellar constellations.
The Mayan ‘Beginning of the World’
The Mayan ‘End of the World’
The Symbolic Beginning of the Kali-Yuga
There are several index dates to determine the beginning of the Kali-Yuga. According to the Surya Siddhanta, Kali Yuga began at midnight (00:00) on 18 February 3102 BCE in the proleptic Julian calendar, or 23 January 3102 BCE in the proleptic Gregorian calendar. This date is also considered by many Hindus to be the day that Krishna left Earth to return to his abode. Tradition says that the planets Saturn, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and the Sun and the Moon were all situated near the nakshatra Revati. (According to Surya Siddhanta and Jyotisa sastra)
With Inner Sky Electrum Synoptical Astrology Software (for Windows 7 and Windows Vista) I can display the whole celestial schema (inside: tropical zodiac, in the middle: sidereal vedic lunar mansions (Nakshatra), outermost zone: true stellar constellations along the Ecliptic).
The second horoscope demonstrates the sidereal zodiac instead of the nakshatras within the synoptical context: