In my opinion astrology is more than science.Basically, it is one of the very ancient methods to know about the past, present and future of human being. We are going to discuss about Hindu astrology.Hindu astrology is basically called “jyotish” in Sanskrit. There are two parts of astrology as one consistsof the mathematics (involving some aspects of astronomy) creating and using horoscopes, and the second part is of predictive astrology. It is highly related with astronomy which is pure science in present era. According to ancient scriptures the science of astrology originates in India and has been practiced since a long time. Ravana, the main character in Ramayana was a great astrologer. It is said that when his son was about to born, he ordered all the planets to get at the desired places in particular houses to beget an unbeaten child for him in the universe.
It can be said that practically the science of astrology has been in practice for the last 8000 years in India. It can be said that the science of Indian astronomy was so much advanced that we mentioned the colors of the planets situated in universe. There is a shloka in “Hanuman Chalisa” i.e.jug shashra yojan par bhanu leelyo tahi madhur fal januwhich is interpreted to say about the approximate distance from the Earth to the Sun. This line in Hanuman chalisa calculates the distance with great simplicity,according to following conversion practices that are in use as per Hindu Vedic Literature-
- 1 Juug = 12000
- 1 Sahastra= 1000
- 1 Yojan = 8 Miles
- 12000 X 1000 X 8 = 96,000,000 miles
- 1 mile = 1.6 kms
This further implies that distance is 96,000,000 * 1.6 kms = 153,600,000 Kms this distance is much closer to that which is calculated by modern day scientists.
Hanuman Chalisa was written by Goswami Tulasidas (born 15th century) in Awadhi language.The distance between the Sun and the Earth has been calculated much more accurately than the calculation of the 17th century scientists.
It is evident that without the present scientific instruments, our “Rishis” with their consciousness calculated the distance between Earth and Sun. It cannot be denied that due to forces of the Moon billions of gallons of water in the ocean create ‘jwar’ and ‘bhata’ i.e. high and low tides. The blood of human consists hemoglobin that is the combination of ‘hemo’ and ‘protein’. Like Ocean and the Moon affects the blood of human being. Blood circulates in brain and controls the activities of a person, on the basis of this theory our saints studied that how the planets affect the flow of blood, which ultimately controls the brain and decide the fate of a person. That’s why in Hindu dharma ‘Geeta’ advocated for the importance of ‘Karma’.
No present scientist can predict about earthquakes, rain etc. without the help of modern instruments but as per astrology, it can be predicted only on the basis of the movement of stars in sky, it proves the significance of astrology in our daily life. Basically, there is very less work in the field of astrology in present era, therefore people do not believe about the importance of astrology in their life.
In my opinion, our Sciences will have to respect the work of our saints and try to understand this science rather than criticized it.
Presently there are lot of softwares which calculates the planet’s position in accurate manner and erect the horoscope on the basis of date of birth, time and place of a native.
Although there are lot of methods to erect the horoscope of a native but here we will discuss about ‘cuspal interlink theory’ and its importance to predict past and future events of a person.
To an observer on earth does Zodiac appears to be a circle and subtends an angle of 360 °. It is divided into 12 parts and each part is of 30 °. Each part is called a sign or Rashi. It starts from the vernal Equinox the division of the zodiac into signs is shown as below-
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Aries starts from 0 degree and ends with Pisces with 360 °. The division of Zodiac is done on the principles of law of polarity, law of elements and mode of action.
It is further characterized in:
- Masculine or Odd Signs: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius,
- Feminine or Even Signs: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces.
- Movable Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
- Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
- Dual or common Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
- Fiery Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Earthy Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
- Airy Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
- Watery Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Positive and negative Signs
- Positive Signs- Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra Sagittarius and Aquarius.
- Negative signs- Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.