Cosmic Science Of Astrology

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.

The effect of Rashis /Signs in the different body parts of a human being are like this-

Aries Head
Taurus Face and Throat
Gemini Neck and arms shoulders, chest
Cancer Heart
Leo Stomach upper abdomen
Virgo Stomach lower abodomen & intestines
Libra Private Parts/ External genitalia
Scorpio Waist and hips
Sagittarius Thighs
Capricom Knees
Aquarius Ankles
Pisces Feet

Positive Signs

Fiery Signs

Sir Aurobindo defined fire as “strength and force, beauty and Splendour, leading and pre-eminence”. The fire shows courage, strength, determination, aggression and confidence. It is also related with the religion, spirituality and self-assertion. Fire is also the creation of the universe. It also gives strength to a person and the person becomes proud enterprising and commanding position with a desire to read other person and rule upon other persons. The Fire also indicates the expressions and emotions of a person. Persons affected with fire elements are spontaneous and impulsive. In a horoscope, if fiery signs dominate then the person would like to choose professions like Trade union leaders, engineers, surgeons barbers etc.

But it is to be noted that if the person is affected by excess fire then he will be angry, hot tempered, violent and aggressive. Lack of fire causes poor circulation with cold extremities, poor muscle tone, low vitality, indigenous in digestion, lack of courage and confidence.

Airy signs

People with Emphasis of air element are mostly governing by the mind intellect and our theoretical approach. The nature of early people is quick and animated. These people become good lawyer, scientist, advisor and astrologer etc. These signs are related with professions like writers, authors, accountants, Book keepers, Poets, lecturers and all kind of Consultants. It also affects the Limbs, respiratory system and nervous system. It also causes Arthritis, asthma and nervous disorders and if a person has excess of this element then the person may become restless anxious and nervous.

Negative signs

Earthy Signs

Earth is an element which is more stable. It is related to actual mind that which knows what the thing is, what its significance is. It is related with the practical portion of mind. Peoples having the nature of earthy react quietly and cannot be changed easily. They apply themselves with strong emotions and are deeply rooted and cannot easily. The professions related to earthy signs are civil services, economics, property, buildings, agriculture, mining, food items coming directly from earth, furniture and other wood or Timber related businesses. In case of disturbance of earth element, diseases of teeth, skin, joints, nails, bones, tendons, muscles and hairs occur. It may also be the cause of depression.

Watery Sign

These people have interest in occult Sciences. According to Alan Leo “the watery signs are the least fortunate giving sensitiveness and often lack of energy. The people affected with watery sign are very emotional. The natives having the nature of Watery sign loves the past and fertile imagination, sensitive and sentimental.

The Professions indicated by watery signs are wine merchants, shipping business, Marine Engineers, Merchant Navy. Such persons also deal in Chemicals, petroleum, Dairy farming, food, underwater mining and fishing and also all sorts of liquid. It governs lymphatic system and all fluids excreting from body. The water has no colour and no shape like that, this feature also indicates in watery signs. These signs are introspective and very secretive in nature. Persons with lack of water element often suffer from thirst and dehydration. The water also brings about disorders in blood, urine, semen, lymphatic congestion and saliva. Natives are very faint hearted.

Rajsic, Tamasik and Sattawic Signs

These people have interest in occult Sciences. According to Alan Leo “the watery signs are the least fortunate giving sensitiveness and often lack of energy. The people affected with watery sign are very emotional. The natives having the nature of Watery sign loves the past and fertile imagination, sensitive and sentimental.

It is also an important division of the zodiac based on the important Law of Motion known in Hindu scripture as three Gunas called Rajasic, Tamasic and Satvik attributes or in common language is dynamic, static and harmonious or ideal and in astrological language as Cardinal, Fixed and Common or Mutable.

Other important classification of signs

  • Fertile signs -All watery signs (cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are said to be fruitful.
  • Barren signs-Aries, Germany, Leo, Virgo are called Barren signs.
  • Mute signs-All watery signs are said to be Mute signs.
  • Violent signs- Aries, Scorpio.
  • Human signs- Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius and first half of Sagittarius.
  • Voice signs- Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
  • Bicorporal or double bodied signs- Gemini, first half of Sagittarius, Pisces.