Science in itself is a wide and deep-dwelling study that helps humans understand the ways of life, their own bodies, all other life forms, and the science of everything around them.
There are so many disciplines within science that make it difficult to keep track of all the different subjects and branches within it such as Physics, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, and many of the worldly sciences such as Astrology, Numerology, Astrophysics, etc.
These worldly sciences are derived from various cultures and religions and form a basis of deeper understanding through astrology books, charts, diagrams, and other materials that have been found in many countries.
In fact, much scientific research has validated the manuscripts and evidence found buried under the ground. Various solar and lunar calendars that were formulated by the Mayans, The Chinese and the Indians are still being used in museums and astrological classes.
Astrology and its Origin
Astrology originated in old Babylon many years ago. Ancient people of the Babylonian civilization used boards to identify and picturise the sun, the moon, and the positions of the various stars that coincided with the time of birth of the individuals who wished to know what the future held for them.
Each constellation, each star was given a specific name and character based on its appearance by many subsequent civilizations, and the whole system of stars, constellations, and planets revolving around the sun and the moon that revolved around them were imagined and named.
These slowly evolved into the more detailed version of zodiac signs which were based on the various constellations that showed up on the various days of a lunar year. Each month a specific zodiac constellation would shine the brightest, replaced by another imagery of a constellation.
Each imagery was given a name and a character based on its appearance and ability to shine the brightest along with some significant other traits.
Many Astrology books were written on these concepts – the position of stars, the constellations, the position of planets with respect to the moon and the sun, and the influence of these positions on people’s lives.
Most of these concepts had no scientific basis but the original concept of stars, constellations, the planets were all proven to be right after the invention of the telescope and deep observations into the night sky – which also meant that the ancient tales and myths might hold some information on the other things and could possibly be true. Nevertheless, astrology is one of the most discussed topics even today in many parts of the world, especially in the Southeastern countries.
Astrology and the Modern World
Many are now diving into the deep world of astrology but there is so much to learn and weigh when it comes to what is true and what might not be in astrology.
Astrology is practiced in many different forms in India such as to match horoscopes before nuptials and to check for compatibility between the prospective groom and bride. Astrology is also considered to begin anything auspicious or holy such as rites and rituals or to start any new venture, build homes or start businesses.
Astrology has a deep impact on Indian mythology and culture and therefore finds a permanent place in the day-to-day lives of people. Astrological significance, however ancient and unscientific, seems to provide a sense of comfort and restore hope and faith in humans.