The Origin, History and Utility of Astrology

The super science of astrology started developing when man began to relate the happenings on earth with the movements in the sky through continued observations.The meaning of astrology is the language of stars. ‘Aster’ means stars and ‘logos’, language.

Though astrology perhaps developed all over the world at the same time with the development of the human mind, out of curiosity, in India it enjoys a special place. India is known as the place where thousands of rishis have done japas and tapas.Here, the vibrations and the atmosphere support the learning of astrology.

Trikaal - Astro

Astrology is a perfect science. It is a super science. Why then do the predictions go wrong? They have to, when self-styled astrologers with superficial ideas shoot predictions from the hip or when those with incomplete knowledge and the intention to extort money predict with nefarious and commercial motives.

Astrology is growing in popularity; the media reflects and magnifies this trend. Big money is to be made from the telecast of hyped up programmes of predictions. People are waylaid and made to believe what, in a true sense, is not astrology. Wrong predictions are being unleashed on the gullible.All you need to do to look like an astrologer is don akurta and a tilak.

Predictions also go wrong when even the serious astrologer reaches a sketchy picture of things in store. We can perhaps, with sincere study, arrive at a range of eighty percent knowledge of the subject. The balance twenty percent needs to be achieved by an astrologers' intuition and insights acquired through spiritual practices. The dasha of the astrologer at the time he is predicting is also important. Wrong predictions could also result from incorrect birth data provided by the person seeking consultation.

In view of this, before announcing predictions, it is the moral duty of the astrologer to make the person, seeking consultation,aware of these limitations. This advice may appear unviable for the commercially inclined astrologers, but it makes for sustainable and credible astrology, and is an essential statutory warning for our trade for, like nuclear buttons and surgical instruments, some astrological predictions, too, leave deep scars. Astrology should, therefore, be allowed to be practiced by those who are conscientious and have the stamp of qualification from a recognised training school. The fact that so many seek astrological guidance should make the policy makers introduce astrology in the universities and devise ways to help other institutions that impart training in astrology.

For those engaged in the learning and teaching of astrology for several years, can advocate with conviction that astrology is a science that works very well.

The paths may be numerous but the goal remains one-a correct prediction. It can be said with confidence that many systems being practiced all across the globe can deliver the same correct prediction when perfected. Vedic astrology has a definite edge over other systems due to the numerous dashas developed by great rishis, perhaps through their yogic practice.

How the planetary position in the sky unravels, up to the day, when an event is to take place, is as amazing as many of the myriad mysteries of our universe: how the human body works at the physical, mental and spiritual levels simultaneously through sensory perceptions; the nature that surrounds us with beauty and magically regenerates itself, also fills us with awe and admiration for the creator.