It does not come as a big surprise if we stop using the things that may lose their utility. But it is quite painful if we stop using even the things that have not lost their utility, to name it – “Astrology”.
Here is a ground-breaking story that suggests – if we think that astrology has lost its utility, it reflects only our ineptness and ignorance more than anything else.
The story that breaks the stigma about astrology
It so happened that about thirty years back, one of my well-known astrologers once told one of my colleagues that his stars forebode that he shall not have any sexual relations with not only his wife anymore – not even with any other woman.
This is something that can be very well predicted by analysing the effect the planets occupying the seventh house may have on our lives.
However, since he believed that the stars can’t be telling any lies, this prediction got stamped firmly into his mind.
So, he reconciled himself to such a fate and spent thirty years of his life in hard agony instead of looking up into the possibility of tiding the situation by talking out.
Actually, the reason of his not trying out talking it out with his wife was his ego and his being an introvert as a result of the planets that occupied the second house in his horoscope which caters to one’s innate skills.
I hope if he would have known about it, he would have joined some school to have improved upon his communication-skills rather than ravaging his entire life soaked in grief.
If we go between the lines, we can say even though it may have been predestined in his life to have suffered due to the planets that occupied the second house and the seventh house of his horoscope, he could have rewritten his destiny instead of bowing out to the stars.
The most interesting thing about it is that it is only the astrology through which he could have got alerted about the reason.
So, we can’t say – astrology has lost its usefulness to us. The very fact that such a prediction should have come out to have been so true is a proof by itself about the sanguinity of astrology.
Though we can decry that it is very disheartening that it should be so deeply steeped into a scramble of mythological folktales, it is also true that everything about it is not so much lopsided that we may push it aside.
Many people argue that it is abominable that they should not have any scientific basis to have decided upon which aspects of life are catered to by which house, actually it is not so as can be easily observed by checking the aspects covered by even the second house and the seventh house that have been referenced in this story.
Aspects logged to the Second House
This house rules a person’s financial prosperity, profit and loss, material resources, attitude towards earning money and the ability to earn money, the family, vocal communication and self-worth. It does not cater to only what one may own in terms of tangible things but even one’s feelings and emotions, as well as his vision and power of observation. It includes his interaction with close relatives such as grandfather, grandmother, mother, wife, children, brothers and sisters as well.
An astrologer assesses how various planets residing in this house may impact the aspects logged to this house.
Aspects logged to the Seventh House
This house rules a person’s relationship with the spouse, marriage, partnerships, legal bondages, lawsuits, quarrels, divorce, his enemies and competitors as well as his rivals.
An astrologer assesses how various planets residing in this house impact the aspects covered by this house the same way as in case of the second house.
But the most obnoxious thing about the aspects assigned by them to various houses is – why the aspects assigned to the second house could not have been assigned to the seventh house or yet some other house and, the same way, why the aspects assigned to the seventh house couldn’t have been assigned to the second house or to some house other than second or the seventh house?
Apparently, it looks as though they should be have made a blunder. But actually, it is not so ignominious if we take a different view about it by looking at the fact that we can prove the Pythagorean Theorem, in not just one or two ways, in as many as 122 different ways as have been listed at the site https://www.cut-the-knot.org/pythagoras/ and we know – none of them is invalid.
The same way, we may say, though the aspects could have been assigned in many different ways – it does not imply that the way they assigned the aspects should have been an invalid way of allotting various aspects.
Of course, every different way would have led to the evolution of a different pattern of astrology. Though it is true – the best thing would have been to have tried out all the options before settling down for any particular pattern.
Who knows, they may have tried out some of the other options as well before embracing the option they finally got crocheted to?
You would be amazed to know that they were not any fools who developed the astrology.
They seem to have prepared an exhaustive list of the types of events that happen in our life and tried to collect information about the planets that should have been found to have been residing in various houses at the time such events should have occurred in case of the individuals having each and every Ascendant Sign, as depicted in the following diagram.
In which, the box on the left side on the top reflects the type of incident that may be taking place in life as “A”.
The box on the right side on the top shows the Houses various planets may have occupied at the time of birth of the person in whose life such an event may have occurred as “B” and the box below on the left, shows his Ascendant Sign – “C”.
The grey area shown inside the three circles A, B and C, on the right side – shows the Houses various planets should have occupied at the time the incident “A” should have occurred in his life.
The people who undertook this project must have been very clear in their mind that if they succeeded in putting together all such bits of information of all types of events that may occur in our life, it would clear their way to be able to predict what was expected to happen in our entire life since based on the position various planets should have occupied at the time of somebody’s birth it was not at all difficult to calculate what position they shall occupy on any future date in their life, based on the “orbital times” of all the planets.
Can you think of any better way of solving the puzzle of knowing what may happen in our life based on the date of our birth and our Ascendant Sign?
Of course, we agree – how accurate may be the predictions entirely, depends on how accurate information they should have gathered about all sort of events though it is true – they could not have collected such bits of information related to the techniques such as “Stem-cell Therapy” or “Transplantation of the malfunctioning organs of the body” that are able to give us a new lease of life.