What is Astrology?
Astrology is the study of the astrological phenomenon that uses the placement of celestial bodies and stars present in the cosmos at the time of birth of any individual. These cosmic attributes possess the power of influencing and culminating personality traits and daily events in any individual’s life.
Astrology is the divine study that is used to generate expectations about the future events of any individual’s horoscope and mundane events through observation and interpretations of the fixed stars, Sun, Moon and the planets.
Astrology has always been a very contentious [opinions] topic vis-à-vis its scientific base for predicting the future events based on:
- Set of rules about the relative position and movements of the heavenly bodies to generate predictions.
- The expectations of future predictions generated are specified in general content on the broader horizon based on the natural characteristics of planets, signs and degrees like the- zodiac impact on any person’s behaviour.
- The predictive principles of astrology do not change on the basis of any contradictory events or evidence but are based more on the astrological concepts and calculations with the divine intellect of the astrologer.
Myths and Facts of Astrology
Myth 1: The Moon/Sun sign reveal the entire bio-data of your personality.
Every public content board like newspaper or media posts the version of astrological predictions for all zodiac signs for the majority of their readers/viewers based on the Sun/Moon sign on a broader base.
Astrological predictions are not only based on the study of Moon/Sun sign but more accurate conclusions are provided based on the ascendant sign with study of placement of planets in transit with varied degrees for all different ascendants. This can be proven with the fact that diagnosis of any disease is not optimized only on the basis of blood group test but the series of connected relevant tests can reveal how chronic the disease is.
Myth 2: Beneficial Astrological Yogas/Combinations of Planets in Horoscope reduce the necessity of hard work.
Certain beneficial planetary combinations in any horoscope are believed to be a blessing for any individual for the overall progressive movement in the concerned aspects of life without any conscious and manipulated effort.
A good astrological indication of beneficial combination of Yogas/planetary combinations in any horoscope can be a blessing but that does not guarantee success in life without any effort. Good planetary combination/yoga in any horoscope is like a smart GPS [global positioning system] in your hand. It will be inactive to guide you in your perspective direction until you start your vehicle to reach your designation.
Myth 3: Astrological Reading/Forecast restricts your options of success.
Any less progressive or weak planetary combination/reading forecasted by the astrologer restricts the chances of gains or progress in that aspect of life that may be personal, professional, mental or emotional.
Astrology is the valuable tool or divine cosmic guideline to help you to be more conscious towards your weakness and strength of your personality traits. Astrology readings give you a concrete map to plan your individual journey with your own way of travel and direction to reach your cosmic destination in any arena of your life.
Myth 4: Doubts over authenticity of astrology since twins / two individuals do not lead the same life.
There is a general notion that the astrological predictions are not authentic based on the fact any two individuals or twins born with same birth time have disparity in the quality of life, personality and different perspectives in life.
The fact over this myth can be related to the fact that the birth of every person is linked with his/her Past Karma or accumulated actions, where the person is born with beneficial and progressive life or deprived and unprogressive life. This can be explained with the fact that number of children born in the world at the same time reap different degrees of mental inclination and progressive traits. So it can be seen that two identical twins do not have the same kind of life due to their accumulated past actions of many previous lives.
Myth 5: Matching of Horoscopes is not mandatory for partners in a love relationship.
There is a very strong myth about couples in love relationship that they do not require the matching of their horoscopes for the planetary influence on their mutual relationship and understanding of love.
The matching of horoscopes of both partners is essential and an intelligent astrological step to nullify the impacts of any negative potential in both horoscopes that can hamper mutual coordination in a marriage/relationship. All relationships require intelligent astrological guidance for the prosperity of personal relations irrespective of the current status of the relationship.
Myth 6: Astrology observes Earth as the Center of the Universe for Astrological Readings and Observations.
Lot of people and astrologers are of the opinion that Astrology considers geocentric [model of the earth] as the basis of all astrological readings and observations.
All the astrological readings and observations are not based on geocentric model but on geocentric observations, that means - we humans live on earth, so we observe the universe and all the planetary movements from the earth. This indicates that all the astrological readings and observations are done from the earth and not taking earth as a model for astrological readings and observations.
Myth 7: Astrological Remedies are strong tools that can solve all problems of life.
There is a strong myth that all the astrological remedies that are recommended by the astrologer work with accurate efficiency to remove all obstacles and restore smooth path for progress without any effort.
Astrological consultation work in coordination with providing remedies to the querist for overcoming any hurdles in life creates an illusion that consultation and remedies are inseparable. The real fact is that the remedies are focused on providing positive aura and psychological strength to the querist in problem. They make the psychological quotient of the person strong by suggesting some remedies to uplift the confidence and effort level of the person to fight against odds. Any individual will only benefit from remedies when they will make a consistent conscious effort with strong determination to alter decisions on routine basis according to the demand of the situation.
Astrology, at times, is only considered as the tool for readings portrayed in any horoscope based on the Karma [your past actions] that can be related to your progress or setback in present life. Though it is very true to some extent that destiny cannot be changed but with conscious human efforts it can be altered to a certain extent.
On practical grounds it is always believed that only a sailor who can maneuver against the odd currents with consistent courage, valour and strength is able to cross the sea.