Quite possibly a few years back we could have been taken for a ride by the astrologers that the stars can foretell us what may happen in our life but a close look at astrology frustrates us about all such claims blatantly.
You may ask me what I mean by having a close look at astrology.
It needs taking you out on a tour that would tell you what I construe by having a close look at astrology.
Since beginning the man has been keen to know what sort of future was in store for him the same way as he has been keen to possess as much of gold as he possibly could.
So two different sets of alchemists started working on both of these plights in sixth century.
While the group that was working on the gold project raised their hands the other group did not raise their hands ever.
Though the alchemists who worked on the gold project called off their project because it was not difficult to ascertain whether they could have converted lead into gold or not but it was not so in case of the team that worked on the other project. So they did not call off their plight.
As a matter of fact the suspense over it has taken a never-ending toll of time.
We are struggling even today to know whether it is really possible or not.
The fact is, it was only a farfetched fancy of the man which never closed its wings.
Actually it is not at all possible to draw a parallel between the position of the celestial bodies in the sky and the things that happen in our life here on the earth, as explained below.
THE RATE AT WHICH CHANGES TAKE PLACE IN THE CYCLE-TIMES OF THE CELESTIAL BODIES DOES NOT MATCH THE RATE AT WHICH CHANGES HAVE TAKEN PLACE ON THE EARTH
As mentioned by Phil Plait at the URL http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/07/14/solar_wind_versus_fusion_how_does_the_sun_lose_mass.html if the sun loses 1 percent of its mass due to solar wind and nuclear fusion, the earth’s orbit increases in size by 1 percent. Since the sun is losing about 6 x 1012 grams per second and has a mass of 2 x 1033 grams. So the fraction of its mass it loses every year is about 10-13. At this rate, the earth’s orbit which is about 150 million kilometres the size of earth’s orbit gets bigger by only about 1.5 centimetre in a year. It would take 65,000 years for the Earth to move one kilometre away.
Now look at the changes that have taken place on the earth since the time astrology took inroads.
Just two hundred years back we could have not taken even a black and white photograph using a camera but today we can take full videography of an event just through our cell-phone.
There were no bullet trains anywhere on the earth. In the past, we could have not seen what would have happened even in the nearby city. But today we can see everything online.
We could have not got our kidneys transplanted if they got damaged, in the past. But it is not so now.
Just see the two pictures of the same city shown below.
Do you think we live the same way as we used to live in the past?
Everything has changed not only in this city but sky-scrapers can be seen today all around the world almost in every country.
When astrology had been conceptualized there were no skyscrapers anywhere in the world. Obviously the people who live on the upper floors of the skyscrapers can’t be expected to have same astrological status as the people who may be living on the ground floor. But all of them have same astrological status since all of them live at the same latitude and same longitude.
WHAT EVENTS MAY TAKE PLACE IN OUR LIFE DEPENDS MORE ON THE COUNTRY WHERE WE LIVE NOT SIMPLY ON THE LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE OF THE PLACE
Take the case of North Korea and South Korea for instance.
Prior to World War II, living conditions were much the same in both Koreas but now over past sixty years we find that the people living in North Korea feel far more frustrated than their counterparts living in South Korea even though latitude and longitude wise both countries enjoy same geographical as well as astrological status.
THE QUESTIONS ASTROLOGY IS UNABLE TO ANSWER
If we believe in astrology horoscopes of all the people who die in a stampede or in a rail-accident or a road-accident at the same time and at the same place should match.
Do you think by any chance any of their horoscopes could be expected to match?
NOTHING CAN BE MORE ABSURD THAN TO DRAW A PARALLEL BEWEEN THE LIFE OF THE CELESTIAL BODIES AND THE LIFE OF THE EARTHLINGS
Just imagine as if we, the earthlings, are living in a ground floor apartment, the planets are living in the first floor apartment and the constellations are living in the second floor apartment of the same building.
To match what happens in the sky with what happens in our life is as ridiculous as to match what may be happening in our life with what may be happening in the life of the people living on the first floor or the people living on the second floor.
Let us extend our discussion on this very issue a little further.
What happens in our life never repeats, in a way.
For instance, if we were born thirty years back we shall be never born again.
If we had gone to a nursery school twenty six years back we shall never go to any nursery school again in our life.
But it is not so in case of the planets and the constellations. They would reassemble in same positions times and again.
So to try to correlate anything that may happen in our life with the positions various celestial bodies may occupy in the sky does not make any sense.
Every event of our life depends on too many variables but it is not so in case of the celestial bodies.
For instance, our parents decide the schools where we have to study depending on what type of schools they can afford and what type of schools are available in the city where we live – not we.
A lot depends on the type of schools where we may have studied and the type of teachers who may have taught us. But we have no control over the type of the teachers who may have taught us.
All such things play a role in the type life we ultimately lead.
But the celestial bodies shall come back to the same positions again and again depending on only their cycle-times – nothing else.
So it is absolutely irrelevant to link what happens in our life and what happens in the life of the celestial bodies.
The reason why the suspense over relevance of astrology has stretched so long is that if we start a new venture on a date that may have been professed to be very fortunate for us as per astrology we can never ascertain how lucky or unlucky it would have been if we would have started the venture on a date that may have been professed to have been unlucky by the astrologer according to astrology.
The same is true of marriage. Once we get married to someone, we can never ascertain what sort of life we would have led if we would have got married to someone else or would have got married on some other date.