Astrology & Horoscope – science, pseudoscience or bluff?

Astrology & Horoscope – science, pseudoscience or bluff?

Astrology is the science of stars and is based on the belief that the position of the planets and stars in the sky changes human life.

Like in any other profession, the precision of the task depends upon the person performing it. The failure of predictions could be because they are incorrectly understood by astrologers or incomplete and wrong birth information (date and time) given. The Study of astrology has been into existence since 4th century B.C.

Astrology consists of a sign of faith systems that hold the relationship between planetary phenomena and events or types of personality in the human world. Astrology has been rejected by the scientific community as having no supplementary power for describing the universe. Scientific experiment has found no sign to support the assumptions or purported effects described in astrological beliefs.

Many people have a deep trust on Astrology, Horoscope, Palm reading etc. and that’s why they purchase various costly stones and keep those in touch of the body by different means of faith to cool down the Angry Planet.

Astrology vs Science

  • Lack of consistency:
    Questioning the validity of astrology can be difficult because there is no agreement amongst astrologers as to what astrology is or what it can predict. Most professional astrologers are paid to predict the future or describe a person’s personality and lifestyle, but most horoscopes only make questionable statements that can apply to almost anyone.
  • Lack of predictive power:
    Some astrologers make claims that the position of the planets must be taken into the record, but astrologers were unable to predict the presence of Neptune based on mistakes in horoscopes. Rather, Neptune was predicted using Newton’s law of universal gravitation. Despite of these facts where science has an upper hand on astrology, millions believe in astrology and this is one thing that cannot be defined on scientific grounds.

Astrology in India:

India is the country full of religious faith and different cultures, and many people believe in astrology frantically. If we talk about our new generation’s thought regarding astrology, they believe that astrology neither science nor bluff, it is pseudoscience.

Unfortunately, Indians go to an Astrologer only to ask about their wealth and marriage. This kind of things puts a black label on this wonderful science(astrology) which is all about the relationship between space, time, and distance.

There is nothing wrong in Indian youths having their belief in Astrology to improve themselves psychologically.

Astrology is a path of self-realization for both astrologers and the seekers. The major problem in India is that Astrology is always related to materialistic features.

People in the western country have very good perception and understanding of Astrology. They use it for their Personality and Psychological improvement. It is considered as a major part of humanistic and behavioral science.

Many people classify astrology as pseudoscience and horoscopes and palm reading as a bluff. Several ancient religions held that the stars were affiliated with various gods who controlled the kingdom and human affairs. So followers of those religions at least believed in and had a method for their astrology.

Does the time you are born change your destiny? Why are the lives of two individual born at the same time not similar?

The planetary positions at the time of birth define our destiny path, It gives an idea of when and where and when we are likely to face challenges, joys, and happiness. Our birth time is actually the starting time of our journey on this planet.

The time of events ( muhurta ) for the start of a journey, marriage, change of house or even launch of a satellite becomes the birth time of that event. Planetary positions at the time of birth will follow its course, progress, success or failure. Even Ved Vyas Ji, the author of the ancient Vedas, was born at the time predetermined as auspicious by his father, the sage Parashar. However, even twins do not have the same lives, simply because no two people have the same lines on their palms.

“There is a beautiful passage in the Mahabharata in which the great warrior and hero Bhishma is described lying wounded on the field of battle, and holding his life within his shattered form by his own indomitable will, until he considered the aspect of the heavens suitable to his retirement. While in this state, there drew round him young and old, to ask him to teach them, as his wisdom was extraordinary. And one amongst  the number asked this memorable question: ‘Tell us, oh Bhishma, of two forces which is the stronger, Effort or Fate?’ Bhishma gave it as his view that of the two great forces Effort was the greater, and that exertion wedded to knowledge could overcome Fate.”

The debate has been going on for centuries now and it looks like it totally depends upon the believer to decide, whether, Astrology, Horoscope etc.. are science, pseudoscience or bluff?

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