“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”
One of the most fascinating studies of modern day’s world is Astrology. Basically, astrology deals in The study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs.
Now, the real question that is bound on to the minds of the commoners is that “How far is astrology really true?” And since, Astrology has no scientific validation, we have to get serious about this sooner or later.
From the enormous amount of research I’v been doing on this subject, lets make the point clearer to you.
- Many people readily believe in Astrology. Some claim that their belief in astrology was because of the experiences they went through in their lives. They say that the astrologer they have been going to “predicts” their future, and so far all is true for them.
- While, others ignore Astrology and consider it a mere business to earn profits by tricking the customers.
Now, which of these proposed ideas is true, we have to find out. Astrology is basically a form of science in which the practitioner makes some complicated calculations regarding the motion and position of the various planets in the solar system and make predictions on the basis of this calculations. But the concept of making predictions on the basis of calculations about a person’s life and his forthcoming future is a matter of suspicion.
First of all, it depends on the exact birth time, which is I feel very difficult to get. Secondly, it is based on some complicated calculations based on the position and the movement of the planets. Generally astrologers ask you different types of questions to catch your problem and accordingly will suggest you some stones to buy from him only. Some say it is only a business.
Going back to the ending of 19th Century, there are ancient Indian Astrologers who have “predicted” the future of others as correct as to a point. Well, you just cannot call that guess work each and every time. The arguments, just never seem to end.
From the ancient world, it has therefore been argued that astrology began as a study as soon as human beings made conscious attempts to measure, record, and predict seasonal changes by reference to astronomical cycles.
Early evidence of such practices appears as markings on bones and cave walls, which show that lunar cycles were being noted as early as 25,000 years ago; the first step towards recording the Moon’s influence upon tides and rivers, and towards organizing a communal calendar. Agricultural needs were also met by increasing knowledge of constellations, whose appearances change with the seasons, allowing the rising of particular star-groups to herald annual floods or seasonal activities.
By the third millennium BCE, widespread civilizations had developed sophisticated awareness of celestial cycles, and are believed to have consciously oriented their temples to create alignment with the helical risings of the stars. There is scattered evidence to suggest that the oldest known astrological references are copies of texts made during this period.
By the 17th century, in England, astrology had reached its zenith. Astrologers were theorists, researchers, and social engineers, as well as providing individual advice to everyone from monarchs downwards. Among other things, astrologers could advise on the best time to take a journey or harvest a crop, diagnose and prescribe for physical or mental illnesses, and predict natural disasters
Astrology saw a popular revival from the 19th century as part of a general revival of spiritualism and later New Age philosophy, and through the influence of mass media such as newspaper horoscopes.
In the West there have been occasional reports of political leaders consulting astrologers. In India, there is a long-established and widespread belief in astrology. It is commonly used for daily life, particularly in matters concerning marriage and career, and makes extensive use of electional, horary and karmic astrology.
Astrology has not demonstrated its effectiveness in controlled studies and has no scientific validity, and as such, is regarded as pseudoscience. Therefore, it’s not proven that Astrology is correct.
So, in the end, it’s all up to you. Astrology does not predict anything in your life. It just shows a period where something is bound to happen, and it all depends on how good is the astrologer’s guesswork. And since it’s not an approved science, well, we have no reason to believe in it. And if are still not convinced, well then, keep believing in it.
That’s all from this side.