|Posted on December 1, 2012 at 2:40 AM|
Before I explain what is Astrology or Jyotish I must make it clear that astrology is not an art of fortune – telling as understood. In fact, it is a divine science which has come to us as a gift from the GOD.
Astrology is a branch of Veda(Vedanga) with the aid of which it is possible to know about all the past and future events by considering the position of lagna (Ascendant) and the planets at birth or at the time of putting a query. Astrology has three broad divisions– namely – SIDDAHANTA, SAMHITA, and HORA
Siddhanta deals with astronomical side of the science.
Samhita with the world events.
And Hora with horoscopy of human and animate objects.
Astrology is a divine science and we must study it with apious mind and with faith and always start the study after offering prayer to God – Ganapathi- the god of knowledge. If you have no faith in what you have to learn, your studies will prove fruitless. One should, while learning astrology,have faith in it and one who goes to consult an astrologer, should go with faith in him.
It is said that on the sixth day (Chathi) from the birth of a native, the 'Beay Mata' (Goddess of luck who is said to besent by Lord Brahma) comes in the night and writes the future of the native onhis forehead. In India, on this day, special ceremonies such as holy bath of the mother and child are arranged, decent clothes are presented to the child from maternal side or in some cases from thef ather's sister of the native. Gifts are offered to Brahmin. The Brahim does the Naamkaran Sanskara. A name is given to the native on the basis of the Pada(Quarter) of the constellation.
The Astrologer can only peep into the future of the native through the great science “ASTROLOGY”. A proper horoscope is cast for the birthtime of the native. The reading about the futureof the native through this horoscoper can be done by an astrologer.The longitudes of the planets and ascendanthas inner relativity amongst them. Each planet has its own effect on the life of the native. THe strong planet has more effect than the weaker planet. The strength of the planets and their good or bad effects are also influenced/modified by the association, conjunction and aspects of otherplanets. In this relativity of the planets is hidden the future of the native. A horoscope is a 'picture' showing the position of the planets in the sky at the time of the birth of the native. Most of the life events are predestined and depend upon the 'Karma' (deeds) of the past life.
According to Sanatam Dharma, the soul is immortal.
“ Lord Krishna said to Arjuna that all souls including his own were present in past and will also be present infuture.”
“ The soul leaves old body and enters a new body in the same way as the man puts on new clothes and leaves the old ones.”
“Birth unceasing ! Death Unceasing!
Ever to pass through mother's womb!
The soul takes birth and dies, again takes birth, remaining in the womb of the mother where he suffers the “ jathar– Agni” (heat of womb).
Itis said while in the womb, the “soul” suffer all sort of trobles and is inuncomfortable position.
It is thus clear that there exists a relation between the past birth and the present one. The soul carries with it a balance-sheet of its karmas, showing the assets and liabilities of the deeds done in the past birth/births -known as 'sanchit karma” (accumulated results ofthe good or bad deeds.). Out of these 'Sanchit Karma', the results of the some Karma are allotted to present birth and are known as prarabdha (the luck, future life events to take place or destined incident etc). The native is to bear with the results of these 'Karma'and cannot be changed (Dridh Karamphala & Adridha Karamphala) - karmas that native is free to do according to his free will. He is also free todo karmas in the present birth of which he may or maynot enjoy the fruitsduring the present birth. The results of the karmas of the present birth may beenjoined in future births.
“ The person should only do his (karma)duty/action and should not worry for the results. He has a right to do action but not in enjoying the fruits of the deeds. Even while dong the action, he should not have any attachment but to do nishkam karma ( to work hard butnot for results. He should do his duty only)
The human birth is defined as karma yoni ( the soul has taken birth to do some action/deeds etc. Every action is followed by the reaction which may not be immediate as it is possible on physical plane. It is not sure when or what the results will be, it may be immediately or it may be after ashort period or after many years or even in next birth.
Astrologer are supposed to understandthe theory “ birth and rebirth” i.e. Karma theory. Man is doing most of his action under the influence of planetary disposition. He himself also acts with ego in him, for the fulfilment of his greeds etc and to commit disastrous mistakes. He advises others to take precaution and to do the remedial measureto mitigate bad effect of planets but himself will be entrapped in trouble.
Every one knows:-
“One can do one's duty, Results-good or bad, gains or losses, life or death and fame or defame are in the hands of God.”
Still ignorant people donot follow these instructions or warnings of sages in practical life. They act egoistically to save false image and to suffer results of bad actions.
Karmas known as “prarabdha” are revealed by the horoscope. To read horoscope and till about the events that arelkely to take place during the life of the native is the task of “astrologer”.Here I would like to give my own view that the horoscope does not depict“prarabdha” only, it shows complete balance-sheet of our past karmas known as 'sanchit karmas'.
In classical texts, sages have given principles to interpret from planetary combination etc, facilitating us to knowabout the past, present and also the future of native from birth chart. An astrologer should be thoroughly aware of the methods to predict events that are likely to take place during the life of the native. For this, he can take help from transitory positions of planets, dashas, birth charts, divisionalcharts, varshaphal etc, given by sages and learned astrological savants.
The readers may accept my humble submission and views on this great science. I request them to send their views for the sake of improving the quality of my future astrological work. I am a sincere student of Astrology who is very keen to learn this science. On the basis of my past experience, I have launched this website.
“ OM NAMAH SHIVAY”