The Importance of Vedic Astrology in our Live:
In this modern age of technology and science with heterodox thoughts and concepts, do you think astrology is significant? Astrology is an ancient concept, as old as time, you can say. It is an importance aspect of our lives – our past, present and future. To a great extent, astrology is used to forecast and predict future events and can also be used as a medium to get rid of any kind of mishap related to planetary positions.
The concept that planetary bodies in the solar system can actually provide a vision of the future has fascinated people from a very long time. Our interests with astrology range from a regular glance at a newspaper’s zodiac signs section to making significant decisions in life related to marriage, finance and career and even predictions on health. It is known that many successful people have consulted astrologers to help make decisions in their lives.
The word ‘Astrology is derived from two Greek words: Astra, which means a star, and Logos, which means a logic or reason. Astrology signifies the doctrine and law as depicted by the stars or planets. It is the study of the movement of the planets and the stars and how they influence us in our daily lives.
Is Astrology a Science?
The answer is yes. It is basically a science of time. Every moment in time has a certain meaning, quality or significance attached to it. By being born at a particular moment in time as per astronomical chart, we imbibe this quality. Personal horoscope is our guide map for our journey through time on earth. It is believed that studying astrological chart or preparing birth chart is nothing short of studying science as it involves great deal of astronomy and its interpretation is based on certain recognised rules. A birth chart contains different combinations of planets to describe various situations in life, which include mental and physical abilities, profession, partnerships, marriage, children, and difficulties and so on.
Modern Astrology Hypothesis
• A birth chart reveals our potential and what we can aim for.
• The symbols in a birth chart have to be decoded.
• All the viewpoints in the whole chart are connected with the planetary movements of the present time.
Significance of Planetary Movements in our Lives
One aspect of astrology is that it affects our lives. The different movements of the moon or the planetary movements or alignments affect our minds and emotions and we do not even realise this. The planetary positions at the time of our birth in the astrological chart can be compared with the planetary position of any time. This study will show how a particular planet or two influence our lives to a great extent at a given time. The result may be positive or negative, but these comparisons highlight the change in our lives or our moods and reactions to events. This is nothing but astrology.
The planetary movements not only have their impact on us, but we are also affected by the planetary movements of the people whom we deal regularly with, be it our parents, spouse, kids, relatives, friends, colleagues, bosses, acquaintances, etc. And these people are also affected by astrology as much as we are.
It has also been seen in many cases, people start believing in astrology at the times of disasters. Why? The word “disaster” is made up of two root words – “dis”, which means separation, and “aster”, which means star, thereby giving the meaning “separation from the stars”. This also gives a logical explanation of the influence of the movement of the stars in our lives. In short, the significance of astrology lies in the direct influence that the moon, stars and the eight planets have on our lives.
Why is Astrology Important?
The astrological birth chart of every one of us is independent of individual opinions. There are many instances in our lives when we arrive at the comparison mode of thinking though we know comparison is not good. Sometimes, we ask ourselves, “Why am I doing this? What is happening in my life? Why do I have to see this?” And so on. It is here that astrology brings a new opinion in our lives. Astrology does not mean we have to be solely dependent on fate. It lays emphasis on our karma and actions as astrology firmly believes in, “Today’s karma is tomorrow’s fate”.
Astrology lights the path known as life and it is entirely our choice as to whether we want to travel on this path or not. Astrology helps us to know how we can make the best possible use of these tools in our lives for our benefit when we see the bad phase in our lives. Astrology is the connecting chord among our past, present and future. It knows no caste, religion, gender or nationality. It simply concerns the important fundamentals of our everyday lives.