In my opinion the best explanation in the modern times came from Carl Gustav Jung, the famed Swiss analytical psychologist when he talked about Synchronicity. In his words, ‘Everything that is created at a particular time has the energies of the Universe of that particular time’. Both Einstein and Jung agreed that these energies are real.
“Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things and I am greatly indebted to it.”
“We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born.”
Carl Gustav Jung ― a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
“A physician without the knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a physician.”
Hippocrates ― the Father of Medicine
“Astrology is astronomy brought down to earth and applied toward the affairs of man.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Millionaires don’t use astrology, billionaires do.”
JP Morgan ― America’s first billionaire
“I have studied the matter. You sir, have not.”
Sir Isaac Newtonto sceptic Edmund Halley
“It’s common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology.”
Donald Regan ― formerly Ronald Reagan’s Chief of Staff
Also in my opinion, since we are born with specific energies of the Universe it is we who possess the options to live a life of success and progress, including good health or we end up as one of the so many individuals who live their lives in a robotic mode and when life and opportunities have passed them by, they wonder at “what did I do!”? Or didn’t do!
One of the best papers I have read is available on the website of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. This is one of the many papers published in these cynical times that unabashedly talks about ‘Infinite Potential’ and that living in accordance with the order of the Universe is a prerequisite for a wholesome life. The key words in the research paper are Archetypes, Cosmic Consciousness, Mysticism, Non-empircal reality, Potentiality, Quantum physics, Spirituality.
Yes, we all possess infinite potential. We are all born with it. It’s never too late to recognize and build on that potential.
There are phases in our life when we can be most effective and then there are times when it is best to go with the flow. Astrology is our true guide on when to recognize these times and make the best of our lives. And lastly, astrology is not abracadabra but a careful calculation of the horoscope to determine the weeks, months and the medium term periods which are sometimes years, when the universe grants us the greatest efficacy and power to be successful.
What is Astrology?
We are all creatures of nature and the universe. The average human body weighing 70 kilos comprises approximately 7 x 10 to the power of 27 atoms which is to say 7 billion, billion, billion atoms. Thus, our mind and body react with the positions of the planets which is nothing but the energies released by the universe. The four fundamental forces of the universe being Gravitational force, Weak Nuclear force, Electromagnetic force and Strong Nuclear force.
Something as simple as the full moon can cause a human to react differently even affecting sleep. The U.K. police is known to send out additional forces on full moon nights because of escalation in crime rate. Not only this, there are many other mishaps that take place on full moon nights according to scientific studies.
We are all governed by the position of the planets at the time of our birth and consequently, the energies of the planets at that point in time, in terms of astrology.
What is the purpose of astrology?
To make the best of the situation when the planets are in our favour and avoid problems before they occur. Astrology is also used in some cultures for determining compatibility to great effect, resulting in extremely low divorce rates.
What is Vedic astrology?
In lay person’s terms Vedic astrology takes into account astronomical data similar to Western astrology. The significant difference being that Vedic astrology uses not just the position of the Sun but also the Moon at the time you were born, in relation to the rest of the planets and also the place you were born. This allows for more accurate forecasts, in my opinion and in the view of many other skilled astrologers.