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Astrology - Science Or Superstition

Aug 17, 2007
It has been estimated that approximately 75% of the population in the world today, follow astrology and listens to what it has to say. Since the ancient ages, humans have looked to the heavens for guidance. Astrology is nothing but the study of the correlation between the positions and the movements of the planets, the stars and other celestial bodies and events on earth. It is the firm belief of the astrologers that the placement and the movements of the heavenly bodies - the Sun, Moon, and the nine planets of the galaxy, at the time of birth of an individual have a direct influence on his/her character.

A person's desires and destiny, his fate and fortune, his success and failures are said to be affected by the planetary positions and movements. However, the faith and belief in astrology and astrological sayings is experiencing a rising trend since the recent past. Horoscope reading and astrology are affecting people from all walks of life in their daily lifestyle.

A study of the past reveals that astrology came into being with the advent of civilization. It was the result of combining the ancient practice of observing the night sky with a magical view. The Babylonians were however the first to introduce the concept of astrology which was further supported Greeks.

Astrology can be used as a powerful and fun tool for understanding ourselves, others, and the world around us. One can avail the services of astrology in different forms as well as in different fields in routine life. For example, it is of great use for managing health, business, and stability in business/professional career, enjoying marital life, solving problems of children, understanding your strength, aptitude, weakness as well as the favorable and unfavorable time frames during a particular period.

People use astrology in many different ways, from investing in the stock market, making business decisions, to analyzing political situations and social movements. The applications of astrology are almost endless. Thus, astrology, to some extent can definitely help people, make their lives better.

For example if you are impatient or temperamental, then you may monitor yourself and exercise control over yourself. Majority of your problems can be solved if you are able to exercise patience in your day-to-day life. However this is just an example and is not applicable to each and every person. Each person is governed by the planetary placement at the time of his/her birth and it through the astrological birth chart reading that a person's future can be predicted.

A Case Study
A girl child was born at 4.38am on 10th October 1960, in a place situated 30miles west of Madras. On a general survey of her birth chart, it was found that the second house is tenanted by its owner Venus along with Mercury. Venus and Mercury are not spoiled by conjunction of any of the natural malefics. Nor are they malifically affected. Saturn is neither in a bestial sign nor in a watery sign. There is no malefic aspect from Saturn to Mercury and Venus. In the face of all these indications, can one have any shadow of doubt regarding the girl's speaking power? Yes, and the truth however, is that the girl's speaking power is very defective and she is almost dumb.

Thus no body can stop the rain from falling but one can carry an umbrella. The above case clearly indicates the utility of the divine science astrology in our day-to-day life. In brief one can improve his/her life style by utilizing the services this science in a proper way.
About the Author
A student of Vedic Astrology, Abhishek Lodha launched MysticBoard.com based on his passion of the various forms of mysticism. In his website , he incorporated free software enhancing the calculation of the lagna, nakshatra and rashi.
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