How science of astrology explain the human's life

How science of astrology explain the human's life
admin Monkvyasa

admin Monkvyasa

15th September 2016

In the history of science, which is a branch of the intellectual history of mankind, not infrequently we come across human effort which symbolized, as it were, man’s own imagery into the knowledge world of matter and form. Very often some of these efforts, in their earlier phases, revolved round the faith that man is macrocosm, and microcosm assumed different shapes and meanings in different cultural areas.

That man is the principal figure and that the earth on which he lives is the centre of the universe are wholly in tune with the crystallized concept of microcosm and macrocosm. An offshoot of this human inclination is that the happenings on earth geographically and in the life of man individually are, of necessity, influenced by the component of the universe, of stars and planets. It seems reasonable to suppose that the proto-elements or earlier forms of astrology could be traced to this inclination of man. Perhaps, in all the ancient civilizations in Egypt, Babylonia, India and China, the nature of the proto-elements of astrology must have been more or less similar but those elements were prone to take different shapes till they reached a stage of systematization based on recurring experiences over a long stretch of time. In this process each culture- area tried to introduce its own knowledge of experiences and his knowledge was passed on from one generation to another. The science of astrology grew from these experiences around the knowledge of the triad man, earth and planets.

There are different schools of thought regarding the place of origin of astrology. It would perhaps be wrong to think of a particular place or group of people as originators of astrology. Equally wrong would it be to imagine that astrology in its present form and practise was disseminated at a particular period of history. In this short compass it is rather difficult to go into the historical influences at work from time to time in relation to the science of astrology. Suffice to it say that astrology, as stated before, gradually evolves and absorbed in its evolution the thought structure of the culture area in which it grew. From this standpoint it is futile indeed to think of indebtedness of one country to another, particularly in the remote ancient period when astrology was an active participant in the movement of ideas from one place to another, notably among Egypt, Babylonia, India and Greece.

In India, the way in which Nakshatravidya, the science of stars, has been thought of even in the Vedic literature shows that it was regarded as one of the intellectual attainments. The word Nakshtra means star in general as well as an asterism in the zodiacal belt. The star group of Nakshatra were referred to as Devagrahas. Parts of the body of the Primordial being, Prajapathi have been extolled in terms of Nakshatras. The Kalapurusha also has been imagined in much the same way by the later exponents of Indian astrology.

In the Mahabharatha as well as the Ramayana there are passages which speak of inauspicious or unlucky movements with reference to Nakshatra as well as planets. It is seems to be fairly certain that the Nakshtravidya was held in high esteem in India of the vedic and post-Vedic period. A knowledge of Nakshtra was necessary for a religious rite called Nakshatresti as well as Srauta rite concerning the consecration of the sacred fires.

The foregoing citation illustrate that astrology based on the Nakshtra and planetary movements as well as known to the Indians and that its profane aspects were viewed with great indignation. I hope it is not necessary at this stage of scientific development to refute the charge that astrology is no science. According to Dr. Bachman of Syracuse University there is a direct relationship between the violent eruptions on the Sun’s molten surface and human illness, depression, pain and well being. Dr. Russel Fields of Washington opines that a certain geometrical position of Saturn with reference to Mars and the Moon could predispose a person to the dread disease of cancer. It is held that the incidence of correlation between solar flares and cardio vascular disease is too glaring to be ignored. Hence there is nothing unscientific if our astrology explain how the planets in outer space influence human life and behaviour on this earth.

There is yet another aspect of Indian astrology which needs special mention. Predictive astrology related to the horoscope of Individuals emphasizes that Karma and Punarjanam are powerful determinant of the lives of individuals. This is characteristic concept of Indian astrology as there does not seem to be any corresponding concept either in the babylonian or in the Greek astrology. The individual has to perform good deeds and lead a pure life so that he can reap the benefits of good planetary influence in his future birth. Astrology is, therefore, a valuable guide to look up to, in order to have an insight into one’s own life, here as well as hereafter. In this respect the method followed by astrology stands in good stead. A knowledge of astrology is incomplete without understanding its premise and methods. Astrology being an ancient heritage is naturally founded on a philosophical and spiritual approach to human life as a constituent of the macrocosm.

As a science astrology has discovered correct method and reached correct knowledge about the influence of planets on the human mind and on the day to day activities of human being.