Life is most unpredictable and so are we, the human beings. Life offers us loads of miseries at time, once again at times it comes as a bed of roses. Though life is full of happiness and sadness, nonetheless the truth is that, none of us know what is going to happen with us in the coming days or even the upcoming hours. Why is our life so much erratic? What are the variables accountable for those uncertainties?
Even though science has sophisticated so a lot that it can predict the upcoming tsunami, the functions of the galaxy which are billions of light-years away from us and lots of much more information which have been unknown to us few years back also, but it is nonetheless now unable to foresee our future.
And where science has raised its hand and surrendered, pseudoscience i.e. astrology has advanced. Some men and women think about astrology as a false belief. They assume that how it is attainable that we can foresee our upcoming days by calculating the position of the celestial bodies? How are the celestial bodies capable of changing one’s life?
But is astrology actually a pseudoscience, or some sort of science lies under all the calculations of astrology? I am among these individuals who think that astrology has science in it. This mysterious science draws my thoughts from a long time back which had motivated me to uncover out the origin of astrology and many things more about it. Nowadays I will share some facts about astrology with you all.
Origin of astrology
The origin of astrology dates back to the ancient cradle of civilization- Babylonia in the nineteenth century BC. Through the research of Plato, Aristotle and other folks, astrology is very regarded as a science. Although initially individuals utilised it to predict the climate, agricultural development, natural disaster war and so on, not too long ago it has entered into our day-to-day life. We use astrology these days mainly to foresee our future.
Distinctive schools of astrology
Nowadays there are 3 major schools of astrology. They are:
Indian astrology- it is popularly recognized as Vedic astrology or “Jyotish”. The terrific sage “Parasara” developed the concept of Indian astrology. Even though Indian astrology is known as Vedic astrology, but the intriguing fact is that it is nowhere described in Veda” but pointed out in “Vedanga”, which is a limb of “Veda”. Later, some eminent philosopher, like Satyacarya, Varaha Mihira did some incredible work on Indian school of astrology and wrote books on it. Till now the period of origin of Indian astrology is not clear. But according to some, it has originated within a period of 1200 BC to 2500 BC.
astrology school has three principal categories. They are:
Siddhanta- it is the study of arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, astronomy and geometry. It aids to calculate the planetary positions of different celestial bodies.
Samhita- it is the study of the planetary internet site of the sun and other celestial bodies and their effect on natural disaster, war, hurricane, distinct geo-political effects etc.
Hora- it is a predictive astrology of a particular person which is additional divided into the following sub-branches-
Gola- it is the positional astronomy
Ganita- it is the numerical analytical tools for analyzing the benefits of Gola
Jataka- it is the natal astrology and it is a person’s horoscope
Prasna- this is the answering of distinct inquiries, based upon the time the query is asked
Muhurta- this is the auspicious time chosen to get started a thing
Nimitta- they are the omens and presages
Swar Shaastra- it is commonly based on names and sounds
Ankjyotisha- this deals with the relation among numbers and humans
Nadi- it is the complete study of the past, present and future of a individual
Streejaatak- it is the female astrology dealing with the female genitures
Tajik Shaastra- it bargains with the annual solar returns
Nastjaatakam- it reforms the lost horoscopes
Chinese astrology- beside Indian astrology or Hindu astrology, one particular of the oldest schools of astrology is the Chinese school of astrology. According to some persons, Chinese astrology has originated thousands of years back. It has entered China by way of the identical silk route, which is the central Asian trade route via which Buddhism entered China from India. Chinese astrology depends upon the lunar cycle and takes twelve years to complete. It comprises 5 components- Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. Yin and Yang are the balancing, vibrant forces that hold the universe in a balanced predicament each and every time at every single level. Even though it is mostly preferred in east-Asia, still it is one of the most well-liked beliefs of the widespread men and women of the entire world and they seek the advice of Chinese astrology in their everyday lives.
Western astrology- it is well-known mainly in Europe and US. Western astrology originated in Mesopotamia throughout 2nd millennium BC. It developed lengthy time after Chinese astrology. The Arabs brought western astrology to Greece.
There are two principal branches of Western astrology. They are-
Natal- this type of astrology deals with the nativity of a individual
Judicial- eclipse, lunation, ingress, or some specific moments in time is the basis of this type of astrology
Unique astrologers in distinct element of this Globe follow distinct types of astrology to predict the future of a individual or a nation. A lot of astrologers, fortune-tellers forecast the future of an person though they do not give any written proof on its authenticity. The so-referred to as “scientific” people today appear at these astrological predictions as “quackery”.
But lately the scientists has established the science behind astrology. It is true that the tabloid-astrology which we at times see in the net or tabloids as every day horoscope has no scientific basis which predicts that you are a scorpion and right now you will get a lottery. But the calculations of an eminent astrologer can’t be denied who had predicted a long time back what is going to come about with you and the similar point is happening with you now. It is also a reality that if rotation of the moon has an effect on the oceans and seas and is responsible for the tides, then it will definitely have an effect on human life also.
The debate that astrology is a science or a pseudoscience will continue in the upcoming days also. But maintaining in mind its historical origin, the correct predictions by some astrologers prior to the occurrence of the incidence and the scientific research, can we genuinely say that all these are just a quack? Must we seriously show the spirit to deny the science behind astrology?