Astrology

Posted by Freddy on Aug-28-2010

The myriad stars in the cosmic sky have great significance in human life. They existed even before the origin of human race. The great astrological scholars have thrown light on the impact of stars in human life. Even the great scholars in astrology couldn’t close their eyes to the significance of stars and planets on Earth and the Human race and thus originated the era of astrology.
Astrology is the study of the Sun, the Moon and the planets of the solar system and how they influence the character and personality of a person. Astrology developed as an outcome when it bowed as a branch of astrophysics. The belief in a connection between the cosmos and terrestrial matters flourished astrology. Astrology is a science which has greater influence on both western and eastern cultures.
Astrology is believed to have its origin in Babylon. Babylon was the first organized system for astrology. Later astrology spread to countries like Syria and Greece. Thereafter man began to worship the forces of nature and the stars showered the light. The accurate calculation of trajectory of stars and planet calculated by our ancestors laid the foundation for astrology. The Holy Bible reveals the legend of the Kings who set out to see Jesus, identifying the direction by looking at the star.
The main traditions used by modern astrologers are Hindu Astrology, Western astrology, and Chinese astrology. In many countries, astrology was influenced by their culture and tradition. The Aryans and the Dravidans became the Godfathers of Indian Astrology and they moulded the Indian astrology according to Hindu mythology, influenced by the concept of the thirty three crore deities. Natural calamities were considered as the anger of various Deities. They regarded cyclones as the anger of God “Vaayu”, lightening as the arrogance of God Indra and flood as the tears of God Varuna. They clasped the stars to predict the natural calamities. The 27 stars and the 9 planets laid the foundation for structuring the Indian Astrology. Later they transferred their astrological doctrine to their successors as Sanskrit slogans and numerical.
Several innovations have occurred in contemporary astrological practice. In the past, astrologers often relied on close observation of celestial objects and the charting of their movements but no the modern astrologers use data provided by astronomers which are transformed to a set of astrological tables called ephemerides, showing the changing zodiacal positions of the heavenly bodies through time.

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