AstrologyAstrology (from Greek: αστρολογία = άστρον + λόγος) refers to any of several systems of understanding, interpreting and organizing knowledge about reality and human existence, based on the relative positions and movement of various real and construed celestial bodies, chiefly the Sun, Moon, planets, and lunar nodes as seen at the time and place of a birth or other event being studied. For many astrologers the relationship need not be causal.
Central to all astrology is the natal chart (also called the horoscope, natus, or birth chart). This is a diagrammatic representation in 2 dimensions of the planetary and stella positions in the heavens as seen by an observer located on the earth at a given time and place.
Interpretation of a natal chart is governed by:-
Common forms of astrology include Western astrology, Chinese astrology, Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and Kabbalistic astrology. All of these can be subdivided by type, such as natal (the study of a person's birth chart), horary (a chart drawn to answer a specific question), and electional astrology (a chart drawn ahead of time to determine the best moment to begin an enterprise or undertaking).
- the relative positions of the heavenly bodies to each other,
- their positions relative to the starry background,
- their position relative to the horizon.
The majority of Western astrologers based their work on the tropical zodiac, but some Western and all Jyotish (Hindu) astrologers use the sidereal zodiac.
Relationship to astronomy and science
Astrology is not the same as astronomy. Astronomers are often dismayed at being confused with their counterparts in astrology. Many astrologers incorporate astronomical concepts into their predictions. Scientists dismiss astrology as pseudoscience because astrology does not follow the scientific method.
Astrology was once deeply intertwined with astronomy, and a clear divergence between the two dates back to the time of Galileo. He was one of the first to use the scientific method to test objective statements about the heavens.
Astronomy aims to understand the physical workings of the universe. Astrologers use astronomical science to calculate the positions of celestial bodies and seek to correlate the astronomical events with earthly events. From ancient times to the 17th centuary, astrologers were in constant search for better astronomical tables, and so instigated (and even funded) many important developments in astronomy. The role of Astrology as an important motivation for astronomical research expired with the works of Galileo. The rise of modern navigation and physics took over as the main motivations for astronomy.
The most common form of astrology is natal astrology. This form of astrology attempts to contrast astonomical data from the time of birth of the subject, and the time of the reading of the chart, and to thereby (when combined with astrological techniques) gain an insight into personality traits. Other astrologers believe correlations exist between geological phenomena (such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions) and astronomical phenomena (the movement of celestial bodies in relation to earth).
Many prominent figures in the early history of western astronomy, including Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, and Galileo himself, supported themselves by practising astrology for wealthy noblemen. It is a commonly held belief among astrologers that Isaac Newton had an interest in astrology. However, there is no apparent evidence to back this claim, as none of Newton's writings mention the subject, and the handful of books in his possession that contained references to astrology were primarily concerned with other subjects (and mentioned astrology only in passing).
There are some biological phenomena that co-ordinate with celestial movements (e.g. circadian rhythms, see Chronobiology). These results do not prove or disprove astrological claims, but suggest influences that are not fully understood. Scientific attempts to prove astrological influences have yielded negative or inconclusive results, for disputed reasons. Scientists often claim that the effect of tidal forces is far too weak over a small area (such as the human body) to have any influence on a biological organism. Astrologers counter that according to the scientific method, the burden is not on the experimenter to provide a mechanism for correlated statistical anomalies, and that gravity may not be the mechanism of astrological effects.
Astrological concepts are pervasive in many societies, and endure despite strong efforts by scientists to discredit them. This is evidenced by the fact that influenza was so named because doctors once believed it to be caused by unfavorable planetary and stellar influences. The word "disaster" comes from the Latin "dis-aster" meaning "bad star".
Astrology as a descriptive language for the mind
The personality descriptions made in astrological forecasts can be viewed as a method of describing matters of the mind and personality in western culture. It has roots in alchemical and Hermetic tradition which were very influential until the 17th century. Many modern thinkers, notably Carl Jung, have acknowledged its descriptive powers of the mind without necessarily subscribing to its predictive claims.
List of Notable Astrologers
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Sai Sree Vedic Astrology Center
Prepares and analyzes horoscopes using Vedic methods.
Astro Journey to the Zodiac Secrets
Planetary influences, tantra, remedials, rudraksha, and personalized horoscope services. Free Vedic (horoscopes) birth charts are also available.
Some information on Vedic Astrology.
British Association for Vedic Astrology
Provides a European forum for Vedic astrology including monthly meetings and international conferences.
Astrology, numerology and horoscope readings from India.
Vedic Astrologer Shyamasundara Dasa
Offers consultations in vedic astrology, educational articles and training in vedic astrology.
Vedic Shaktis Astrology
Information on Vedic Astrology with examples.
Predictive Vedic Astrology by Doug Riemer
Vedic Astrology services by Doug Riemer - certified Vedic astrologer from Sedona Arizona. Readings with Vedic remedies and astrocartography, lectures and classes.
Utrasum Bead Tree, botanically known as Elaiocarpus Ganitrus Roxb. Rudraksha: legend, significance, benefits of the Rudraksha.
Help through Astrology
Get any of your problem solved through vedic astrology. We have been doing service to the society for last 20 years.
Vedic Astrologer Pandit Parsai
Prediction events in your and help to make wise decisions. Birth chart readings, predictions, forecast, gems.
Aryabhatt Astrology Services
The portal for astrology and occult science: Vedic (Indian) Astrology, Numerology, birth chart consultancy, Astrology books.
Vedic (Indian) and Muslim names for child (boy or girl), which should be chosen according Vedic Astrology.
Maharishi Jyotish: Important Transit of Guru in Mithuna Rashi
The transit of Guru in Mithuna Rashi (Gemini) affects all the areas of life for which Guru is the significator (Karaka). These areas include spiritual progress, good fortune, wealth, children, education, knowledge, and justice.
Consultancy and education on Vedic Astrology. Astrological books, periodicals, magazines, directories.
Zodiac signs and horoscopes.
Features interactive lessons, features and tips, with details of consultations available.
Vedic Astrology from New Dynamic Inc.
Vedic astrology, Vastu, Gemstone, Financial advice based on Muhurta configuration, Compatibility evaluation - Road to solution and reaching your goal.
Online Chart and Prediction Based on Indian Astrology
Vedic Astrology: birth charts and predictions based on the traditional Indian astrological methods developed by guru-ji Shree Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Panchang Online, Important Events and Festivals, Questions and Answers, Lost and Found, Herbal (ayurvedic) Cure, Mantra Cure, Herbal Tips.
Astroshastra: Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Gems, Vaastu-Shastra
Vedic (Indian) Astrology with remedies, Yantra, Mantra, divine idols, Vastu Shastra, gems.
Jyotish, Vedic Astrology, Yagyas, Jyotish and Astrology
Jyotish is Vedic astrology. Yagyas, performances which bring positive influences and avert negativity, are recommended by Vedic astrologers. We offer Jyotish consultations and yagya services
Sri Vidya Astrological Research Institute - Dr A D Uniyal
Offering information about how astrology affects love, anger, business and children. Details on courses offered, astrologer profile, and how to obtain a diagnosis.
Free predictions based on Lagna-rashi, free chart. Case studies on profession, health, progeny, marital, education and remedies. Paid courses through email.
Vedic astrology consultants from India - includes consultation, horoscope analysis services, computerized horoscopes, charts and compatibility.
Indian System of Astrology
Astrology based on Nakshatras -- Moon's constellations.
Indian Astrological Consultation
Astrological center from Jaipur India, providing astrological services.
Vedic Astrology Consultations
Personal readings of Vedic Astrology -- Jyotish.
Eastern Astrology by Kriyananda
A discussion of the differences between Eastern astrology and Western astrology.
Dirah Academy International
Information about the astrology of India, the Hindu Lunar Zodiac, yogas and astrology, ayurveda and astrology.
Astro World by K.R.Chari.
An Insight into Vedic Astrology. Learn Vedic Astrology in a scientific and systematic way. Consultations through prior appointment.
Astrology of Bharat (of India) - to solve a problem with help of Jyotish.
Sre Kagabujandar Nadi Astrological Research Centre
Offering both free and paid predictions and remedial services, with background information.
Overview of various vedic health and spirituality topics, with related services and forums. Membership required.
An Astro Journey to the Zodiac Secrets
Articles, horoscopes and Rudraksha information.
Sri Jagannath Center
Center for Vedic Astrology (Jyotish) and Spirituality guided by pandit Sanjay Rath.
Indian (Vedic) Astrology and palmistry: online horoscope and consultation. Vastu, numerology, match-making, marriage-classified, consultation on business/career and money matters; vedic remedies, gems, rudraksha.
Details of consultancy and software services, plus gemology, electional, mundane and horary astrology, with practitioner profile.
The Mechanics of Creation
Essay on the philosophy of vedic astrology, featuring its keywords and characteristics connected to the rashis, bhavas, grahas and nakshatras.
Naveen's Vedic Astrology Page
Information on Vedic astrology: planets, houses, charts and basic information.
Devoted to the Eastern approach to astrology called Jyotish or Vedic astrology. Prescribe to the daily newsletter to observe the daily transits and energies.
Jyotisha -- Vedic Astrology
What is Jyotisha from Brhat Parashara Hora Shastra and Surya Siddhanta. Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. Navagraha Stothram.
Harish P. Goswami - Jyotish Guru and Vedic Astrologer
Kundli 2000 - an Vedic astrological software.
Vedic Astrology, numerology, Vastu-Shastra, gems by Jayantkapur.
Vedic Astrology Educational, Business and Personal Counseling Service.
Vedic Astrology at Boloji.com
Articles on Jyotish.
Jyotish Information and Research
Information about Jyotish and astrological research under the supervision of Rohini Ranjan. Free articles, materials for beginners, and links on Vedic Astrology.
Predictions, astrology services, astral gems, Prashna-Lagna, matrimonial and marriage matchmaking, remedies, Vastu and astrology consultations.
Shri Jagannath Vedic Centre in Yugoslavia (Serbia)
Vedic Astrology by Zoran Radosavljevic: studies, articles, consultations, book, links.
Offering horoscopes, rememedies, gems and vaastu services. Overview of services with contact information.
Uses Vedic Astrology and Hindu Palmistry for events in life with actual dates of occurrence.
Vedic Astrology Portal
Vedic horoscopes and astrological resources.
Jyotish -- The Science of Light
Vedic Astrology information and consultation service.
Treatment of diseases through Vedic Medical Astrology.
Vedic healing and the astrology of India. Discussion of dosha types.
Vedic Astrologer Robert Koch
Vedic astrology is based on an ancient hindu system and differs in many ways from Western astrology.
Vedic Astrology and Predictions
Free online Vedic Astrology charts and reading. Ancient Vedic texts. Tips for life. Body indicates. Dream interpretations. Nature signs. Vastu. Love in female's life.
Vedic Astrology Forum
Discussion group on Jyotish -- Vedic Astrology -- of Sri Jagannath Vedic Center.
The American Council of Vedic Astrology
Educational organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of Vedic Astrology -- Jyotish -- founded in November 1993. Information and upcoming events.
Maharishi Jyotish and Yagya Programs
Maharishi Vedic Astrology -- Maharishi-Jyotish -- A science and technology to know past, present, and future.
Vedic (Indian) Astrology consultants, providing predictions according to the science of cosmic synergy.
Vedic Astrology by Prof. Mrs. Archana Agewan
Astrology is a science of knowledge of past, present, future destiny of individuals.
Great Jyotish guru Sanjay Rath from India. Predictions, articles, books, links.
Vedic Astrologer, Palmist and Numerologist.
KP Astrology -- Krishnamurti Paddhati
K.P. Astrology: predictions, selection of gems in general or for specific occasions, and matching of horoscopes.
Sample astrological chart.
Vedic Astrologer from India Krishna Shenoy - Vedic Astrology prediction, Vastu consultancy.