For most of us, one of the activities that we do before leaving for school, college, or work is reading the astrology column that our paper has. Something about knowing a bit of our future gives us a sense of security and helps us in preparing for the day. Time and time again the origins and the science of astrology have been questioned and put to test.
What exactly is astrology? According to google astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world. Astrology is founded on understanding the positions of the stars and planets, which is a scientific enough pursuit in itself. Where did it all start? The foundations of astrology originate with the Babylonians, who used horoscopic astrology, by observing the seasonal movement of the sun, moon, and planets, the Babylonians connected their beliefs of divine intervention and put it to use in their daily lives. They would forecast the future by determining the movement of the sun, moon, and stars and predict the solar and lunar eclipses and the high and low tide. The Babylonian beliefs of astrology soon spread far and wide, modifying with time and areas. During the Islamic Golden Age, astronomy was funded so that astronomical parameters like the eccentricity of the Sun’s orbit could be calculated accurately. Observatory laboratories were made so that precise information on planetary movements could be made.
According to one of the best and professional astrologers Vipul Goel, the man behind Kismatguru, there are various aspects of astrology, like, predictive astrology which can tell one at what age or approximate period of their life they would be expecting a marriage, litigations, buying of a vehicle or property. Predictive astrology also offers remedies via the laal kitaab. Another aspect of astrology is Ramal Shastra, which is said to have been used by Shakuni in Mahabharat. Palmistry is another very interesting branch of astrology that involves predicting one’s fortunes by reading their palms. A very famous field in astrology is Vastu, that is, architectural designs aimed to integrate architecture with nature, the relative functions of various parts of structures, and optimizing the use of geometric patterns (yantra), symmetry, and directional alignments. Vastu Shastra originated from the textual Vastu Vidya (textbook on architecture and design theories used in ancient India). It is still practiced extensively in India and is used to design almost every building. According to the Vastu Shastra, a house should never have a mirror directly facing another mirror, as it is said to bring bad luck and misfortune to whoever lives in that house. This coincides with the theory (originated outside India) that if a mirror faces another mirror constantly, it creates a portal to the other world, and no one can guarantee what kind of energy comes in from that portal. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. The knowledge of Vastu Shastra learned via professional astrology courses also helps one in syncing and rectifying energies associated with their homes or buildings.
Intuition, or gut feeling as we call it is the ability to understand something intuitively without the need for conscious reasoning. It is another branch of astrology. The best astrologers have really strong intuitions and can give a definite answer of yes or no when asked about the future.
Numerology is another branch of astrology which is the belief in mystical relationships between numbers and one or more coinciding events. The term numerologist is used for professional individuals who can decode numbers and associate them with different aspects of life.
One of the most ancient branches of astrology is horary, in which an astrologer attempts to answer a question by constructing a horoscope for the exact time at which the question was received and understood by the astrologer. In this branch, the position and aspects of the moon are of utmost importance along with the concept of planetary dignity and reception. It is mostly used for a variety of questions, which are divided into twelve houses according to the type of the question. For example, the eleventh house is related to questions about friendships, wishes, hopes, and aspirations.
Pendulum dousing is a relatively unexplored area of astrology in which a crystal is used to gain information that can be used in the future. Crystals are used because they absorb energy from their surroundings, whether they are coming from people, places, or spiritual objects. In this method, a question is asked and the pendulum is held suspended by a chain trying to keep it as motionless as possible. The swaying of the pendulum due to it absorbing energy from around it is said to give answers. This method is used to find water or ley lines, dispel negativity from a place or get answers from a higher power.
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