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The Need of Astrology

Aug 17, 2007
Various theories have been set up to discover the influences of planets upon the terrestrial phenomena. It is admitted by some people that close relationship does exist between the movement of the celestial bodies in the heaven and the ups and downs of men, renaissance of different empires, changes of human passions and the resurgence of Arts, Sciences and Literature. There are others also who denies the existence of any sort of connection between the stars and the inhabitants of the Earth i.e. we, the human beings!! The reason of their attitude is due to the fact that they do not approach the subject with prejudice free and an unbiased mind. In any field of enquiry, the student will find it useful to remember, it is a major error of the intellect to attempt to oppose the prejudices based on priori arguments to the evidence afforded by the facts.

While the modern scientists acknowledge astrology, some of them sneer at astrology and neglect as well as reject it with contempt. And not only that they also charge it with dogmatism of charlantry and superstition. They preach frankness and research as fair and reasonable; but show the greatest bigotry, when the subject of astrology is taken up or introduced.

Astrology is the science which compromises the foretelling of the regular movement of planets, the fortunes and misfortunes of men, fates of nation, inundations, earthquakes, plagues, volcanic eruptions, pestilences, and other incidents relating to terrestrial phenomena. In Sanskrit it is called Hora Sastra meaning the science of Time. Astrology is also popularly termed as Jyotisha or the Knowledge of Light from Jyoti which is the root-cause of all the creations on earth. According to the Western interpretations, astrology is derived from Aster - a star, and Logos - reason or logic.

No normal and sane human brain can ever deny the strong influence of planets and their movements upon the life of man and how they affect deter and facilitate his fortune and career on the three planes of human existence, viz, physical characteristics, mental peculiarities and spiritual aspirations.

The greatest men of the world believed in and also practiced astrology. Vishnu Bhaskar, in his book named Astrology mentioned - Dante declared it to be 'the highest, the noblest and without defect' form of science. It had also been said that the ancient Hebrews called the astrologer 'Asphe' meaning 'the mouthpiece of the star'. It is said and believed that Newton too, was attracted to the study of mathematics and astronomy by the meditation of an astrological stature of the heavens.

Now, one thing needs to be noted. Astrology must not be confused with fatalism, witchcraft, palmistry and card shuffling or Tarots. It relates only that, what it thinks to be the future of a man as molded by his previous deeds or Karmas and indicated by the planetary positions and the lagnas at the time of his birth. Thus, it invariably follows that all bodies in nature, animate or inanimate, are subject to the motions of the celestial bodies. Not only are those that are already in existence are influenced by the movements and configurations of planets, but also the impregnations and growth and developments of the seeds from which bodies emanate are molded by the quantity and quality of these influences at the time of impregnation.

The Sun, as the central figure predominates over the entire arrangement of celestial system and the other planets and stars are directed by his rays.
About the Author
A student of astrology, Abhishek Lodha launched the MysticBoard.com based on his passion of the various forms of mysticism. In the website http://www.mysticboard.com/vedic_astrology , he incorporated free software enabling the calculation of compatibility between the rashis and nakshatras.
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