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ASTROLOGY- RELIGION Nexus
is not a religion and is just a study of life, like physics or psychology.
Nevertheless, because it deals in archetypal truths, shows unvarying cycles
and can register major events in individual lives and national history,
astrology is closer than other disciplines to describing "the will of
God". Its potential depth of meaning and essential sacredness is lost
today when it is reduced to nothing but sun sign columns and party gossip.
It may also be that only new insights of the religious mind can help astrology
resolve the eternal problems it presents with regard to fate and freewill
- which are perhaps two sides of the same thing.
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For most of the Christians , a "Christian astrology" cannot exist; the very idea is a contradiction in terms (oxymoron is the fashionable word). Yet Christianity begins with signs in the heavens and the visit of Wise Men or Magi (literally, astrologers) to the Christ child.
"The star went before them until it stopped over the place where the child was." (Matt. 2:9b)
The Bible itself states in its first chapter (Gen.1.14) that the lights in the heavens were put there as "signs" and signs exist to be interpreted. In his answer to Job, God asks him if he can "bring out the signs of the zodiac in their seasons" (Job 38.32).
The origins of Hebrew astrology are popularly attributed to Abraham or even Noah though it is more likely that it should be traced to the Jewish exile in Babylon. Possibly at that time the subject entered through the influence of biblical figures like Daniel, who had access to the pagan wisdom, or Ezekiel whose vision of the four creatures around the throne has profound relations to the astrology of the elements and the four fixed signs.
said, "Let there be lights
in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let
them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, . . ." (Genesis
God told the Israelites: "Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season." (Numbers 9:2)How were they supposed to know when the "season" of Passover had come? By watching for the Full Moon.
According to Islam, Astrology is the scientific study of stars for determining and fixing time division such as months and seasons and directions.In modern times, this is lawful because it is perceived by the senses and fixed calculations, which can help determine the times of prescribed prayers, and other religious duties that should be observed at certain times.
Allâh has informed us of His intended purpose for the stars: to guide mankind in the right path and to drive away evil satanic forces that might disrupt one' life in this world of ours.
"And the Sun runneth on unto a resting place for him .That is the measuring of the mighty, the wise. And for the Moon, we have appointed mensions till she returns like an old shrivelled palm leaf. It is not for the sun to overtake the Moon, nor doth the nights outstrips the day. They float each in an orbit." (Surah X X X VI. verse 38,39,and 40). These verse prove the well ordained and well knit mechanism of Allah's creation.
At another place He says, "He is who appointed the Sun a splendour and the Moon a light and measured for her stages that he might know the number of the years, and the reckoning. Allah has created not (all) that save in truth.
We find that in the Holy Quran, in several verses, Almighty has asked and encouraged mankind to look into and ponder over the objects of his creation, including the heaven, the stars and the Moon, in orders the understand his signs and thereby his supreme might, glory and greatness.
regard to Astrology or the influence of planets and stars is found in
the Holy Quran in connection with Pharaoh, who was warned of the birth
of Prophet Moses.
Vedic Astrology or Indian Astrology or Hindu astrology, is a system that originated in ancient India, and was documented by sages in the Vedic scriptures.Also known as "Jyotish" -- the science of light, Vedic astrology deals with astral light patterns that are thought to determine our destiny.
It is a little known fact that the ancient maharishis from the Vedic era of India (c. 3000 B.C.) were also master astrologers. Parashara, considered the grandfather of modern Vedic Astrology, was the grandson of the Rishi Vasishta, and the father of Veda Vyasa, who compiled the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, and many other scriptures of the Vedic tradition. Throughout the centuries of India's long history, countless saints, scholars, and sages have studied and practiced the sacred science of astrology.
The basic premise of this Vedic astrology is that all things are linked. Your karma or fortune is determined by a predestined cosmic design. You are a soul incarnating in a body at a very specific time and place, and your life is a reflection of the greater whole into which you are born just as flowers bloom at certain times, say during spring time, when all conditions are perfectly congenial. So is the case with our births on this planet.
In Jyotish, the main item is your chart. It's a map of the planets in the signs of the zodiac. Charts are cast based on an exact moment at an exact place on earth. Therefore, the moment you were born and the place you were born has a chart, and that is your "birth chart" or "natal chart".
Eg; A Natal Chart
By reading the chart of the heavens for the time and place of your birth, claim vedic astrologers, they can know much about you. The positions of the planets in the real star-based zodiac are taken and your "dashas" (predictive timeline) are arranged. Your Vedic chart will most likely reflect your real life and your dashas are probably operating the way they should. The Vedic astrologer looks at these planets, signs and house placements in your chart and can "see" your personality, as well as life events and possibilities - both the good and the bad times in your life. The dashas are then used to determine "when" the events will unfold in the life.
Through Vedic Astrology we can discover the underlying unity of existence, the cosmic connection between the macrocosm and the microcosm. It can be a doorway to mystical awakening, a window into the Infinite, a pathway to Self-knowledge. It can be all of these things for you, if you choose to become a seeker of wisdom.
Zoroastrian astrological system is the original source of all subsequent currents and tendencies in astrology. The calendar cycle includes 32 years, in which each year has a certain symbol connected to one of the animals with a totem. The totem has certain symbolics and properties given to the person who has been born in the given year. Every totem has an antitotem, warning about devil temptations, offered to people of the given year of birth.
Owl - 1904, 1936,
Deer - 1906, 1938,
Mongoose - 1908, 1940,
Stork - 1910, 1942,
2003- The Year of the Ram
who are born in this sign, are under special supervision of their ancestors
who left for a better world. They consider their family as somewhat holy
and inviolable. People of the Ram totem can't be outside of patrimonial,
family, or national traditions. Big masses involvement in their affairs
is most important for them. However, they are quiet and obedient. It is
necessary to mention that this sign is a miserable sheep without energy
of masses. It needs to be directed. People of this sign should be connected
with earth to sow the good seed. People of the Ram sign are neither fat
nor thin; they tend to be a bit popeyed with curling hair and a little
bit poking teeth.
What the Bible says..
"He determines the
"And God said,
"There is a time
“And indeed We have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps.” Sûrah 67: Âyah 5.
“And landmarks (sign posts during the day) and by the stars (during the night), they (mankind) guide themselves.” Sûrah 16: Âyah 16. “
... and We have made such lamps as missiles to drive away the Shayatîn (devils).” Sûrah 67: Âyah 5.
"Say (O Muhammad) : Behold what is in the heaven and the earth! But revelations and warnings avail not folk who will not perceive." (Surah Yunus : verse 101).
He detaileth the revelations for people who have knowledge" (Surah X verse 5).
The Vedic system of astrology originated in India over 5,000 years ago.
Vedic Astrology is related to astral patterns that are believed to shapes one's destiny.
Natal charts or birth charts are the sole basis upon which a person's future rests according to Vedic Astrologers.
Vedic astrology differs from Western or Tropical astrology mainly in that it uses the fixed zodiac as opposed to the moving zodiac.
Vedic Astrology has six main branches: Astronomy, Mathematics, Birth Charts, Mundane Predictions, Auspicious Timings, and Omens .
Lord Krishna states: "Oh Arjuna, the Lord dwells in the heart of all beings, and by His Maya causes all beings to revolve as though mounted on a machine." (Bhagavad Gita, 18.61).
Vedic astrologers are less limited to talking about your general overall self and can get more deeply into what's going to happen in your life.
Zoraostrain calendar is divided into a 32 cycle period.
Those born in the year 2003 would be obedient and quiet and thye consider their homes as the best solace .