Astrology is a noble science. It is as old as the ages of the Vedas.
Sun May 30, 2021
"A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician. - Hippocrates
Astrology is a noble science. It is as old as the ages of the Vedas. It depends on the position of the planets ascertained astronomically. It explains the celestial phenomena and the corresponding terrestrial events.
The true meaning of astrology is the "Message of the Stars."
By using the salient principles of astrology depending on the position of the planets ascertained astronomically one can forecast events for the benefit of all and as such, it is a useful science for interpreting nature.
"Astronomy is excellence: but it must come
Up into life to have its full value.
And not remain there as Globes and Spaces."
The whole world is run according to a well-defined plan. Nothing happens by chance. Astrology does not permit one to classify anything as an accident, as it explains the cause and effect of events. The divine plan is well arranged. It is timed with amazing precision.
Some say that astrology is an art. Some others reject it as an idle dream or an illusion. Still, others may speak of astrology as though it were an altogether contemptible superstition.
They contemplate with pity those who believe in it. Some of those who have no disappointment or other difficulties in life take pride in saying that they no faith in astrology and ridicule both the astrologer and the science.
Probably they may fear that they may lose their self-importance if they were to recognize astrology. A few others say, under the wrong impression or with prejudiced ideas, that astrology is not a science. These people would not have mastered the data on which correct predictions are based.
This science explains clearly such opponents of astrology will have in their horoscopes evil aspects between Mars and Uranus or between Mars and Mercury. These planets, when afflicted, do not give a quick grasp of this science, good memory, and reproductive ability, and produce people who are either ignorant, arrogant, envious, or are always inclined to find fault with what they are not able to understand.
The antagonists often quote the opinions of such learned men, who do not want to admit that it is a useful science. Learning is a mechanical requirement of facts and gaining knowledge in any subject. But wisdom is not so.
Astrology can be correctly interpreted only by a genius endowed with divine grace and none can call himself wise, without knowing astrology.
Nothing can be more funny than to find young men, especially, taking up astrology, as their first subject of attack in their public utterances. It is a subject to which they pay little or no attention except for purposes of ridicule. In my experience, I find a few elderly members behave worse than such youngsters.
I submit that astrology is a science and that it can render very useful service to one and all and create faith even in the skeptic if one studies the course I have put together.
Knowledge about the history of astrology and the illustrious and eminent sages and savants who practiced astrology would give a better appreciation of the science itself.
Here's what's in your horoscope for today: science.
What if I told you that there's a 2,000-year-old divination practice which claims that the life and personality of some primates is defined by the movement of the moon, planets, and a few randomly defined constellations?
The majority of professional astrologers rely on performing astrology-based personality tests and making relevant predictions about the remunerator's future.
Astrologer and psychologist Michel Gauquelin claimed to have found statistical support for "the Mars effect " in the birth dates of athletes.
Philosopher Karl Popper proposed falsifiability as ideas that distinguish science from non-science, using astrology as the example of an idea that has not dealt with falsification during experiment.
The foundations of the theoretical structure used in astrology originate with the Babylonians, although widespread usage did not occur till the start of the Hellenistic period after Alexander the Great swept through Greece.
Ptolemy 's work on astronomy was driven to some extent by the desire, like all astrologers of the time, to easily calculate the planetary movements.
Non-science are often distinguished by the criterion of falsifiability .
Using this criterion of falsifiability, astrology is sometimes said to pseudoscience. Ignorance of the exact calculation of astrological positions lead to such conclusions.
In contrast to Popper, the philosopher Thomas Kuhn argued that it was not lack of falsifiability that makes astrology unscientific, but rather that the process and concepts of astrology are non-empirical. Astrological science does not follow a uniform set of foundational concepts. There are inaccuracies in various schools of thoughts.
This isn't the first moment astrology's had and it won't be the last.
Carlson concluded that astrologers likely work off of the body language and reactions of their clients during in-person meetings to improve their odds at correctly guessing relevant details about their lives.
We sit on a rock made of nickel, iron, silicon, oxygen, and other minerals that orbits our star at 67,000 miles per hour.
The Earth rotates about its axis bringing the sun into and then out of view.
Commercial Astrologers fail to predict life event outcomes any better than chance.
Even now, scientists are just beginning to appreciate the implications of this for the Earth's climate and, indeed, the biological evolution of life on our planet.
Some may make rash financial decisions based on predicted good fortune.
Rather, in Kuhn's eyes, astrology is not science because it was always more akin to medieval medicine; they followed a sequence of rules and guidelines for a seemingly necessary field with known shortcomings.
Even though scientific studies have never found evidence for the claims astrologers make, I know for a fact that astrology is scientific.
In my line of work, bad data science is often brushed off as “basically astrology.” It's a humorously cutting insult, but one that I believe expresses an important insight: astrology truly is a type of data science, one that deserves credit as history's first attempt to understand the world, and ourselves, using numerical algorithms. And horoscopes are an astrologer's foretelling of a person's life based on the relative positions of stars and planets.
The idea behind astrology is that stars and planets have some influence on human affairs and terrestrial events.
Never mind the answer; the question alone is likely to incite exasperation among scientists, most of whom would condemn astrology as pseudoscience at its most fatuous and infuriating.
But the truth, however annoying, is that astrology played an important role in the history of science.
What is particularly interesting, though, is the connection drawn between astrology with authoritarianism, fascism and modern capitalism (remember that this was in the aftermath of WWII and the Holocaust).
People high on authoritarianism tend to have blind allegiance to conventional beliefs about right and wrong and have high respect for acknowledged authorities.
Today, modern psychology has cast astrology as a fantastical way that people of the past project the workings of their minds onto the environment around them.
When we had more time to look at the sky, what knowledge was possible to unfurl that's hard to access now?
Hellenistic astrology describes a causal relationship between the movement of planets and stars and the material world on earth.
It is not whether there is a smidgen of truth in astrology, it's not because there really is some way of reading your fate in the stars, but because the fundamental intuition of astrology is unambiguously true: “Astrology embodies a sense that life on Earth is affected by events in the wider universe” – as shown, for example, by discoveries in the 20th century about the cycle of the sun's activity, the flux of cosmic rays, and the influence of meteorite impacts on evolution.
A Scheme of Heaven: Astrology and the Birth of Science explores how astrology was a regular part of what was then called natural philosophy, at least until the time of the so-called scientific revolution in the 17th century that Kepler and Galileo explains how a belief in the “astral influences” of the celestial bodies – the stars, constellations and planets – on events and people on Earth had motivated careful studies of the night sky since ancient times.
Yes, indeed, it does work.
For centuries, astrology (looking for signs based on the movement of the celestial bodies) was considered basically the same thing as astronomy (the scientific study of those objects).
The position of the moon causes ocean tides. Moon directly controls the fluid system in human body. Moon's effects on menstrution cycles for women are scientifically studied. The effect of full moon and new moon and lunar and solar eclipses on people are scientifically proven.
An image of the sun surrounded by a calendar showing seasons and the symbols of the zodiac that appear on the title page of an 1814 almanac written by Nathanael Low, M.D., and published by Munroe and Francis in Boston, Mass.
The Sumarians and Babylonians, by around the middle of the second millennium BC, appeared to have had many divination practices they looked at spots on the liver and the entrails of animals, for example and their idea that watching planets and stars was a way to keep track of where gods were in the sky can be traced to The Venus tablet of Ammi-Saduqa.
(Some also refer to the New Age as the “Age of Aquarius” the 2,000-year period after the Earth is said to move into the Aquarius sign.) In the decades between the New Age boom and now, while astrology certainly didn't go away you could still regularly find horoscopes in the back pages of magazines it “went back to being a little bit more in the background.”
As the summer officially begins, with the Summer Solstice occurring in the Northern Hemisphere, those who enjoy Western astrology will be checking out their Summer Solstice horoscopes to try to use the stars to figure out what the season might have in store.
While some horoscopes sites may promise predictions based on the “movement” of the stars, it's important to remember that a true astrologer does not offer promises. He predicts accurately. There is no scope for Buts, Ifs, and Maybes in astrology predictions. It is Yes or No. That's it.
India's Bombay High Court has ruled that astrology (which took a recent and very public drubbing after an astronomer pointed out that astrological signs have changed over millennia) is not merely a harmless diversion but instead a science, presumably on par with biology, astronomy and physics.
The case involved a lawsuit brought by Janhit Manch, a non-governmental consumer watchdog group that complained that ads for psychics and astrologers were illegal under India's Drugs and Magical Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, which prohibits false advertising.
Be Blessed by the Divine!
Prof. Krish Murali Eswar.
Krish Murali Eswar
Master in Astrology, Vastu Sasthra, Kundalini Yoga & Kayakalpa Yoga