Astrology is an ancient science and astrological predictions have a scientific base. Indian Astrology is like any other science of the modern times. All Sciences are updating and reaching the next levels. However Astrology particularly Indian Astrology seems to be losing its sheen over the years. Main reason is because many of us are practicing this more as a business than profession. Modern, educated and also people with bitter experiences then become indifferent towards it. And in the process, this wonderful science Indian Astrology seems to be losing its sheen in the modern times. Then comes the question – what to do? This blog is a sincere attempt to apprise the reader of the fundamentals not only about the Indian Astrology but also about the practitioners of this.
Basis of Indian Astrology and Astrological Predictions
1st & foremost point here is that the Horoscope cannot be changed by anyone not even creator Lord Brahma therefore the best way to reap positiveresults is to take advantage from the planetary transits (changing Gochar) and Dashas. Instead of picking up negative points of horoscope ( just reading Lagna D1 Chart), loading person with mindless rituals is not my methodology. I try to focus mainly on the reasons causing concern with deep analysis of relevant divisional charts and then guiding you more towards karmic corrections, how to derive results from planetary transits, changing Dashas & may be then small but doable totally Vedic solutions. Astrology and astrological predictions are such a vast subject that the writing on these subjects would never suffice. Still I would like to elaborate on few important points which come to mind after 2 decades of practicing on Astrology and astrological predictions.
I apart from a PhD in Astrology, am also a Qualified Civil Engineer. So whatever I would narrate would have scientific meaning and authenticity with pure mathematical calculations. In the entire narration, my focus would be to co-relate everything with the Karmas of past life which become the basis of our Horoscope. And then guiding you on the Karmas of your present life. These Karmas are in our hand which can be and should be manipulated. That is what the Indian Astrology says in its true sense.
Difference between Indian Astrology and Western Astrology.
Indian Astrology is basically reading horoscope in context of the past life of a person. It primarily emphasises on analysing:
- Reading pending karmas from one’s previous life. (These are dridh, can’t be changed)
- Understanding liabilities of pending Karmas & negative karmas from this life.
- Residual karmas for the afterlife
- Then guiding the person for the modifications in the karmas of present life.( These are in our hand and flexible karmas)
- Because then only, it would lay the path of future. And ultimately define the horoscope of your next life, if that soul has not attained the status of Moksha.
That is where Indian Astrology is different from Western Astrology which deals only in future predictions. Here my take is that since our own past Karmas only constitute our Horoscope, without co-relating it in the astrological predictions , future predictions can have a question mark.
Can anyone change Horoscope?
A horoscope deciphers various planets & positioning of the different planets. Once the horoscope is cast, no one , even the creator of it (Lord Brahma) can change it. A horoscope is not any random script but allotted to us based on our past life karmas. These Karmas are dridh (fixed) so are the planets & their positioning fixed. So you can’t change anything in it. Another very important point is that each horoscope has both malefic & benefic planets. So one should never get frightened with the negative planets or pampered with positive Yogas. Negative planets can also give positive results and positive blossoming Yogas can also give least results. It all depends how we maneuver our Karmas to activate or de-activate these different Yogas & Dosha in Horoscope. Read more
Relevance of Indian astrology & astrological predictions in Human life.
There are many important aspects in human life at different stages for which people actually look upon to true astrology and astrological predictions. Let me give basic panorama as what do I think of Indian Astrology astrology and astrological predictions.
First be sure yourself about Astrologer.
Do not leave yourself totally to the wisdom of astrologer. He / she should be astrologer by design and not by default. Another very important point is that the astrologer should be knowing about the relevant divisional charts attributed to the different traits of life. And the astrological predictions should not be based only on D 1 or the Lagna Chart. Verify & satisfy yourself about the capabilities of the astrologer before consulting. Read more
Accurate birth time is the soul for astrology
Accurate birth time is the soul of Vedic Astrology hence one needs to be 100% sure his / her accurate birth time. In case of even iota of doubt, one should foremost go for birth time rectification. This is ofcourse the subject of an expert and no novice. Read more Birth Time Rectification.
Selection of career or education stream- Career predictions
Every horoscope has definite indications which field, stream one should select & pursue the career. A doctor’s son need not be a doctor. All can not become IAS or Businessman or leading Google or Microsoft and likewise. Selection of career or education stream should not be based on inheritance, surroundings, social obligations, family pressures or spontaneous likings. You must satisfy that the astrologer has referred to relevant divisional charts of horoscope i.e D1 Basic Lagna Chart, D10 Dasamsha Chart & D 60 Shastiamsha Chart before giving any astrological predictions on this subject.
I should go for job or business!
Every horoscope deciphers clearly whether it has an employee yoga or employer yoga. All may want to do business but we should see if there is an employer yoga in their horoscope. If this was not relevant, many giant business houses of earlier decades would not have vanished from the Orbit. So one should not opt for a job or business just out of circumstances, inheritance fascinations, pressures etc. Get the verification from an able astrologer of this Employee or employer Yoga before taking any decision abruptly.You should be sure that the astrologer has referred to relevant divisional charts of horoscope i.e D10 Dasamsha Chart & D 60 Shastiamsha Chart before giving any advise to you on this subject. Read more
When would I marry?
One can easily get to know the time for Marriage Yoga with some clues about the prospective spouse also. This surely refines & improvise your search for spouse more effectively. Also if there is a delay in marriage, you come to know the reasons for this delay are: planets, our own over – expectation, stubbornness, excessive interference of family & likewise. One must be sure that the astrologer has referred to relevant divisional charts of horoscope i.e D1 Basic Lagna Chart , D9 Navamsha chart & D7 Saptamsha Chart before giving any astrological predictions on this subject.Read more
How would be my married life?
The happiness of marriage life depends on the compatibility factors of both the spouses. One should not marry only with Gun Milan before the marriage. Gun Milan is only a preliminary step towards matching the charts for marriage. One should always go for complete analysis of marriage compatibility factors of marriage. All facing problems in married life would find lack of any of these marriage compatibility factors only. This am not bragging or exaggerating but is an outcome of my practical experience of Indian Astrology of 2 decades. What are these marriage compatibility factors.
How would be my Progeny?
Progeny means idea about next generation , our offsprings, our children. We human want to remain in the world through our children to take our legacy forward. So obviously all want a faithful, care taker & the one who would bring fame to the parents & take the legacy forward with grace. Vedic astrology gives fairly good idea on progeny & has divided the type of children into 4 categories.Be sure that the astrologer has referred to relevant divisional chart of horoscope i.e D7 Saptamsha Chart before giving any advice to you on this subject. Read more
Success in business and profession
Factors causing concern in running profession and business, reasons for sudden fall, stagnation, lower results than others in the field. Vedic astrology has sufficient insights & accurate astrological predictions can decode all such factors.You must satisfy that the astrologer has referred to relevant divisional charts of horoscope i.e D24 Chaturvimsamsha Chart and D 60 Shastiamsha Chart before giving any astrological predictions on this subject. Read more
With stability in life, all want to make investments. Here a small insight from vedic astrology can really help a person to make investments at right time, right place and most importantly with right people. Present situations of miserable & pathetic results in investments made this more prudent. Please satisfy yourself that the astrologer has referred to relevant divisional charts of horoscope i.e D12 Dwadasamsha Chart & D 60 Shastiamsha Chart before giving any advice to you on this subject. Consider listening
Disputes, Litigations, court cases in life.
With the growing age, such situation can confront anyone in life . Such unwanted situations emerge only from 2 factors. First where lower operating Jupiter leads native towards greed, unrealistic ambitions, deceitful tendencies, it invite court cases. Second, where the native due to weak planets in the his / her horoscope is dragged / induced by others into such situations. A true astrology with unbiased astrological predictions can decode and really help a person. One must be sure that the astrologer has referred to relevant divisional charts of horoscope i.e D30 Trimsamasha Chart & D 60 Shastiamsha Chart before giving any advice to you on this subject.
Astrology remedies & rituals – not the final solution
My strong belief here is that rituals can not please the God unless we modify & regulate our Karmas. One can not ratify Pitra dosh with any rituals unless we respect our parents. Also there is no ritual potent enough to eradicate what is written in the Horoscope. We should not follow rituals only because we are scared or want to look for an excuse to carry our flawed Karmas. Therefore one should avoid following unmindful rituals.
My Final say on Vedic astrology and astrological predictions.
I have seen many horoscopes where people are either scared with many Negative Dosha like Mangal Dosh, Pitra Dosh, Guru Chandal Dosh, Nadi Dosh & so on. Same way many people are flattered seeing some positive yogas in horoscope like Amala Yoga, Viprit Rajyoga, Mahabhag Yoga, Adhiyoga, Kesari Yoga, Gaj Kesri Yoga. But I believe in theory of Karma Correction. I have already narrated above no dosha or Yoga harm or benefit you by themselves without our Karmas . We should manipulate our Karmas to keep malefic planets de-activated and activate benefic planets . And that is where the Vedic Astrology helps you , provided we know the right person.
How and when to believe Indian astrology & astrological predictions
To go with astrological predictions on the basis of astrology all is a matter of faith. SO either we should not depend on it. And if we want to depend on it, we should be sure that we contact an able astrologer. All this I have explained adequately with best of my efforts. In this blog, I have tried to give some relevant explanations. Rest all is left to the wisdom of the reader.