Astrology And The Mystery Surrounding It

Dr. Purushothaman
September 13, 2013

You must have come across friends or relatives wearing rings, bracelets, chains and such other accessories which bear colored stones or gems of any kind. They claim it is for their own good and were suggested by their astrologer. If you are one of those who believe in making your own luck then you will find these claims weak to say the least. But there are some who are strong believer’s in astrology. Makes you wonder what the word means or how it affects the lives of so many.

What Astrology actually means Astrology is mainly a study of the positions and aspects of the celestial bodies in a belief that they have an influence on our lives. Not just in our personal lives, but also on the natural earthly occurrences. This belief system is practiced by a lot of cultures around the world. Indians, Chinese and Mayans have an elaborate study of this aspect of science. Mayans even recently predicted, though incorrectly, that the world was coming to an end on 20th December 2012. When we talk about 2013 astrology should have brought clarity on the legitimacy of the astrological claims.

Origins of Astrology The origins of astrology date back to the third millennium when it was used to derive calendars and interpret other celestial movements. However it lost ground at the start of the 17th century when other sciences came into existence. Nowadays it is even regarded as a pseudoscience.

Influence of Astrology on different cultures In the east there are cultures that lay a lot of importance on astrology as a science. In the west it is mainly used as a form of entertainment. Horoscopes are the most widely known forms of astrology. They are published daily in major publications all over the world. There are even books written by famous astrologers explaining the subject in detail. In Chinese culture they believe that astrology 2013 is the year of the snake.

Importance of Astrology Some people think that astrology plays a very important role in our day to day lives. They believe that astrology has the only connection to the cosmos. Astrology can help us make a lot of decisions. A lot of things can be explained with the use of astrology. And there are various factors that you need to take into consideration when thinking about astrology. Like the influence that the moon, the sun and stars have in our lives and on our moods among other things. Some believe that in 2013 astrology will change lives of millions. It is only after you understand the importance of astrology that you can use it to your own benefit.

Different forms of Astrology Since the early ages till today, 2013 astrology has evolved in varied and different forms. Numerology, horoscope, gemology and palm reading are just some of them. Different forms are used for different aspects of lives. They are used to have an insight into one’s love, compatibility issues or one’s dating life. Palm reading has been done since long to predict the future. There have also been predictions of when one is going to die but the legitimacy of the same is yet to be ascertained.

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