Tangka Tibetan astrology
This tangka features symbols and diagrams of Tibetan astrology. The Tibetan astrological tradition is very complex and includes different astrological systems. Tibetan astrologers summarized and adapted the astrological systems Buddhist, Chinese, Hindu, the ancient
Bon Tibetan system, according to the needs of the Tibetan people. This astronomical system is essentially lunar: it is based on the Buddhist and Hindu systems for calculations in relation to the sun, the moons and eclipses. While Chinese elemental astrology is used for agriculture, seasons and personal health. The elements of Buddhist astrology are drawn from the Kalachakra Tantra.