Astrology is a divine science. Astrology is a Vedanga. Hindus consider it as an eye of Vedas. It enables one
To know the future
To know the good and bad period
To know the auspicious and inauspicious times etc.
Astrology can guide us almost in all walks of our life. Unfortunately in the recent past some of self-styled astrologers have failed to impress the public, due to either lack of knowledge in this science or some other reason. The failure of these self-styled astrologers made the public to think that astrology is only a superstition and it is a pseudo science.
No science is perfect. It is a human habit to err. A great scientist may some times fail, Similarly a doctor may also fail and may not be successful in all cases which he treats as such we cannot condemn the medical science out right as we do in case of astrology when ever an astrologers prediction fails. By wrong diagnosis of disease and administering wrong medicines a doctor may kill a patient. Similarly a lawyer fails as a result of which his client gets himself involved in financial loss. An engineer may fail and cause immense loss. Usually we do not consider the scientist, the doctor, the engineer and the lawyers are not cheats because they have failed once or twice in their profession. The same logic should apply equally to an astrologer. Merely because of one or two predictions failed an astrologer should not be branded as a cheat.
Many people contest that stars and planets cannot affect human beings on earth, but the practical experience of thousands of years has confirmed that planets profoundly influence life on earth.
Full moon and new moon are said to have influence on some people. The word lunatic originated thousands of years ago. From this it is evident that men long ago noticed a connection between the moon and mental instability. Many diseases such as Asthama and epilepsy have a direct connection with moon. The menstrual cycle in women happens with in the lunar cycle of twenty-eight day. Those who are practicing meditation will have good concentration on the day of full moon and new moon. This phenomenon can be practically verified. Medical plants grow due to the influence of moon. If we take rest in an open ground under the moon mental tranquility and peace can be felt.
Plants grow in sunlight by taking water and other minerals from earth. So far the growth of plants, sunlight is very important. Without proper sunlight the growth of the plant will be affected. During the daytime all the living beings will be active and during the night time all the living being will be in sleeping state. Day and nights are formed due to the rotation of earth about its own axis. Seasons are formed due to the rotation of earth around the sun. Because of seasons, many changes takes place in human beings, animals and plant life.
In cold countries people are white in complexion and in hot countries they are black. All these changes take place only because of different climatic conditions. In the similar manner all the planets affect the human beings on earth. The rays of every planet have some special qualities like metals and chemicals. Just like chemical changes, the rays of the planets if they combine in a house under go certain changes and the results vary according to the nature and position of the planets.
If a person knows before hand that some thing is going to happen in future. He mentally and physically prepares himself by taking precautionary measures to face the situation boldly and try to over come the situation to get success easily instead of getting defeated. If same calamity happens suddenly when he is not ready to face it. That is why we must know at least some indication regarding what is going to happen in future, in general, and what is going to happen in near future in particular.
If a person knows his future before hand, he will not face any kind of disappointment. As a preventive measure, if propitiation is done for bad and ill placed planets the intensity of bad result will be reduced and the person may be saved from accidents and diseases.
A weak person may become strong by doing exercise and by taking proper medicines and health tonics. In the same manner, by doing propitiation, the planetary influence will be modified, the intensity of bad effects will be pacified and good results will follow i.e. longevity will be increased, accidents can be avoided. There is no doubt about it.
Astrology is not only a guide in one aspect, but it is a guide for other sciences also. Astrology will be a guide in weather forecasting, physiology, psychology, geography, architecture, medical science etc