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Please use Jyotish as the main tag, and have Astrology redirect to Jyotish, instead of other way around.

Jyotish shastra is one of the 6 vedangas, and is an exact science that deals with astronomy (a pundit in a village in India with a Panchang, can predict exact eclipse times without complicated NASA telescopes), among many other things.

Reason - Words/Names/Terms are important, and the word Astrology has been given a bad reputation by untrained professionals using it to make money, by Westerners who have little to no knowledge of Vedas, by anti-theists using it to mock the scripture itself etc. Similar to how Mythology got a bad name

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    We usually use the popular (English) words e.g. scriptures, philosophy, deity, gods, worship etc. in tag naming so that everyone (who do not have much knowledge on Hinduism) can find it easily, except some words e.g. mythology which deemed to be problematic.
    – Pandya Mod
    Dec 27 '20 at 7:20
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    @Pandya, can we have both tags then (Jyotish & Astrology), so that people who do know the original can use it ? That way people who don't know Hinduism can at least learn the word Jyotish (if some of us add that tag to questions tagged with astrology), and realize it is a Vedanga and an exact science. I'm saying because, just like mythology which had lot of negative connotations, astrology is also slowly becoming like that. soon ayurveda & homeopathy also going down that track.
    – mar
    Dec 27 '20 at 8:48
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    We should make Jyotish and astrology as synonym tags for now.
    – Mr_Green
    Dec 29 '20 at 6:57

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